huffingtonpost:

“It was very accurate. It kind of made us all chuckle because there were things that we thought only people at CDC might get,” said Laura Gieraltowski, an expert in foodborne illnesses.
How nice for you. 
‘Contagion’ Is Real, According To Scientists

huffingtonpost:

“It was very accurate. It kind of made us all chuckle because there were things that we thought only people at CDC might get,” said Laura Gieraltowski, an expert in foodborne illnesses.

How nice for you. 

‘Contagion’ Is Real, According To Scientists

Be self-aggrandizing by calling your experiment “great” and then mock the people that react.  

Chris Brogan’s: Great Twitter unfollow experiment of 2011

Here is an interesting infographic on Silicon Valley salaries. Facebook might be the hot company but it’s still good to be at Google.

Here is an interesting infographic on Silicon Valley salaries. Facebook might be the hot company but it’s still good to be at Google.

Obama’s Twitter town hall by the numbers: 100K+ tweets, 65K questions, 4 biggest topics (Jobs, Budget, Taxes, Education) and more…

Obama’s Twitter town hall by the numbers: 100K+ tweets, 65K questions, 4 biggest topics (Jobs, Budget, Taxes, Education) and more…

Groupon IPO by the Numbers (from SEC Filing)

    • Groupon has 83.1 million subscribers as of March 31, 2011. It had 152,203 on June 30, 2009.
    • The company is in 175 North American markets and 43 countries.
    • In Q1 2011, Groupon earned $644.7 million in revenue, but it still wasn’t enough to make Groupon profitable. It lost $102.7 million in Q1 2011.
    • Groupon spent $179.5 million on online marketing in Q1 2011. That’s huge, especially when you compare it to the $245 million Groupon spent on online marketing for all of 2010. Essentially, the company spent around $6 per Groupon offer.
    • Groupon had 56,781 merchants as customers by the end of Q1 2011, up from 212 in Q2 2009.
    • The company sold 28.1 million Groupons in Q1 2011, up from 116,231 in Q2 2009.
    • Groupon had 7,107 employees on March 31, 2011.
    • Groupon has made 13 acquisitions in the past year.
    • The company’s largest shareholder isn’t CEO and founder Andrew Mason, but investor and co-founder Eric P. Lefkofsky. He owns 64,113,046 Class A shares (21.6% of the total) and 499,992 Class B shares (41.7% of the total).
    • Andrew Mason owns 22,967,252 Class A shares (7.7% of the total) and owns the same amount of Class B shares as Lefkofsky: 499,992 (41.7% of the total).
    • Groupon has raised $1.12 billion so far in venture funding from a $6.8 million Series A, a $30 million Series B, a $135 million Series C and a $950 Series D.
    • Groupon had $208.7 million in cash and cash equivalents on March 31, 2011.
    • Groupon has paid $34.8 million for its acquisitions, not including CityDeal and QPod.

Also see:  Key To Success

6 Things Jesus Wants You To Know About the Rapture…(this is one of the many reasons I love working at FOD)

6 Things Jesus Wants You To Know About the Rapture…(this is one of the many reasons I love working at FOD)

The back-fill ads on Funny Or Die are trying to be both relevant AND funny….

The back-fill ads on Funny Or Die are trying to be both relevant AND funny….

Milk = Dream Team of Angel Investors

Kevin Rose brings an impressive group of investors to his new mobile development lab, Milk; including Michael Arrington, Ron Conway, Tim Ferriss, Dave Morin, Philip Rosedale, Evan Williams, Shervin Pishevar, Joshua Schachter, Anthony Casalena, Ashton Kutcher, Philip Kaplan, Chris Sacca, Gary Vanyerchuk, Tony Hsieh, Chamath Palihapitiya, Matt Mullenweg, Matt Williams, Tony Conrad and Rob Hayes.

More At:   TechCrunchMilk Inc.

Fun morning around the office…we got doughnuts & passed the NFL on Twitter. 

Fun morning around the office…we got doughnuts & passed the NFL on Twitter. 

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Bye Bye Apocalypse