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Cyber Monday 20177


The Oatmeal Cyber Monday Sale Use discount code CYBER25 and get 25% off your entire order Exploding Kittens - Party Pack Edition A new expanded version that supports up to ten players. It also plays party music, in case that's your thing. This product is not available on Amazon! Normally $30.00 HOLIDAY PRICE: $22.50 View Party Pack Source: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/black_friday2017

Predictions 2017 _#8211; Economy


Source: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/predictions-2017-economy/ Every year, the Big Red Car makes predictions for the coming year. On 2 January 2017, the Big Red Car made some predictions about the ECONOMY. Let’s grade the old boy, shall we? You can see all of them here: Predictions 2017 Economy Predictions US GDP growth Q3-2017 is 5% on an annualized basis and Trump says, “What did I tell you?” Economists begin to complain, “President Trump has no restraint. If this keeps up we are looking at growth rates approaching ten percent.” Partly true. GDP growth was recently 3.3% which is a move in the right direction. US jobs flood back from overseas and the desire to buy American goods and employ Americans becomes a bedrock value of the economy. Partly true. Job growth has been good, but there is scant evidence it is because jobs are flooding back from overseas. Stay tuned. President Trump uses access to the American market like a bludgeon and makes the world pay an entrance fee to get into the US. He Tweets: “You can’t get into Disneyland for free, right?” Work in progress. Trump dumped a few trade agreements and has Canada and Mexico at the bargaining table on NAFTA. The NYSE index tops 24,000 by 31 December 2017, creating a sound base for more growth in 2018. Trump says, “Huh? What did you expect?” HOME RUN. GRAND SLAM HOME RUN. When Paul Krugman said the stock market would dump because of Trump, the Big Red Car said, “Not so fast, y’all.” Huge prediction given the stock market was in the high 19,000 range at the time. big win. True. Median family income makes solid upward movements as the combination of controlled immigration, less regulation, lower taxes dramatically increases employment. Employers begin to complain of a shortage of labor. Poets are still in over suppply. Work in progress. Poets remain in oversupply. Unemployment — faux BLS U-3 — is at a low, but there is still not a shortage of labor and median family income is still stagnant. I continue to be hopeful on this subject. The Labor Force Participation Rate reverses course and begins to increase. Trump says, “Anybody in America who wants a job can get one. If you’re having a problem, call me personally.” True. The Labor Force Participation Rate did reverse course. It has begun to increase.  So, there you have it, dear readers. The report card on predictions relating to the ECONOMY. If you do not agree with the scoring, score it yourself and explain why. We will cover the others in subsequent posts. Now, let’s focus on y’all. Get ready to have a great holiday season. Merry Christmas! But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car. Be good to yourself. Source: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/predictions-2017-economy/

Reaching people on the internet41


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Disqus and Zeta1


Today, our portfolio company Disqus, which makes the software that powers the comments on this blog, is announcing that they have joined the Zeta Global empire. Zeta Global operates the largest independent marketing cloud for enterprises. Zeta competes with companies like Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle, IBM, and others to provide enterprises the marketing services they need to grown and sustain their businesses. Zeta Global has grown mostly by acquisition and they operate many different businesses that they have bought over the years. They will continue to operate Disqus as an independent service and brand. The Disqus management team have joined the Zeta organization and I will be joining the Zeta Advisory Board in connection with this transaction. The Zeta management team understands that community is part of the marketing equation and they understand that Disqus powers more communities on the Internet than any other tool, by a wide margin. I expect that Zeta will continue to invest in the Disqus comment system to sustain it as the best community tool out there. Personally, I am happy that the Disqus founders and team have found a transaction that allows them an exit while finding a good home for the Disqus comment system in the process. They have been building Disqus since the summer of 2007, over ten years. They have done a great job staying focused, winning the market, getting profitable, and now finding a great exit. It has been a pleasure to have a front row seat to that ride. http://avc.com/2017/12/disqus-and-zeta/

Disqus and Zeta1


Today, our portfolio company Disqus, which makes the software that powers the comments on this blog, is announcing that they have joined the Zeta Global empire. Zeta Global operates the largest independent marketing cloud for enterprises. Zeta competes with companies like Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle, IBM, and others to provide enterprises the marketing services they need to grown and sustain their businesses. Zeta Global has grown mostly by acquisition and they operate many different businesses that they have bought over the years. They will continue to operate Disqus as an independent service and brand. The Disqus management team have joined the Zeta organization and I will be joining the Zeta Advisory Board in connection with this transaction. The Zeta management team understands that community is part of the marketing equation and they understand that Disqus powers more communities on the Internet than any other tool, by a wide margin. I expect that Zeta will continue to invest in the Disqus comment system to sustain it as the best community tool out there. Personally, I am happy that the Disqus founders and team have found a transaction that allows them an exit while finding a good home for the Disqus comment system in the process. They have been building Disqus since the summer of 2007, over ten years. They have done a great job staying focused, winning the market, getting profitable, and now finding a great exit. It has been a pleasure to have a front row seat to that ride. http://avc.com/2017/12/disqus-and-zeta/