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An unprecedented wave of layoffs, what you need to know about the stimulus bill, and what comes next

Hello! This was the week that the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic really became clear. On Thursday, the Labor Department revealed that around 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 21, a record high. As Joseph Zeballos-Roig reported, the true unemployment number is likely much higher.  The scale and speed of the surge in unemployment is striking. For many in corporate America, the dramatic turn of events has meant layoffs via virtual meeting. He...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Texas, Softbank, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Yale, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Norway, Halliburton, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz


How the coronavirus is impacting the advertising business as sports TV viewing evaporates, events are cancelled, and consumers stop spending

The coronavirus pandemic is upending the advertising business, along with other swaths of the economy. Here is a breakdown of how the pandemic is impacting advertising, from events cancellations to buzzy startups whose sales are tanking. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The advertising business has been upended by the coronavirus, along with other sectors of the global economy. Events and in-person pitch meetings have been cancelled, advertisers have hit the breaks in spend...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Barack Obama, Trends, Fox, Nba, Hilton, Ncaa, Silicon Valley, Publicis, WPP, McCann, JPMorgan Chase, IPG


Facebook and Google might get walloped by the thousands of small businesses impacted by the coronavirus, but their massive ad businesses will come out stronger in the end

Facebook and Google will take a revenue hit as the thousands of small businesses that they rely on for advertising cut back spending amid the coronavirus, but ad buyers say they'll come out stronger long term. Wall Street firm Pivotal Research Group expects Facebook's 2021 revenue to be down 20% to 25% while Google's will decline 15% to 20%. Facebook acknowledged that its ad business would be impacted by the spike in usage of messaging apps that aren't as lucrative as its newsfeed and stories ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Washington State, Alphabet, SMB, Hippo, McCann Worldgroup, Alex Schultz, Pivotal Research Group, Craig Atkinson, Wpromote, Mothner, Mike Mothner


The coronavirus is upending advertising. Top marketers at Toyota, Burger King, and Hippo reveal how they're changing their ad strategies to keep up.

As the coronavirus spreads across the world, chief marketing officers are scrambling to pull and rework their ad campaigns. CMOs are fearful that consumers will punish them if they appear tone deaf in a time of social distancing and economic uncertainty. The exercise can mean combing through tons of creative and even scrapping ads, even if it means eating the cost. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Toyota was going full speed ahead with a March sales campaign featuring TV ads touting exte...
Tags: Google, UK, America, Trends, CMO, Diamond, Marriott, Toyota, Burger King, Kfc, Mindy Grossman, Arne Sorenson, Anheuser Busch, Gupta, Toyota North America, Fernando Machado


YC-backed Goodcover launches into the fast-moving insurtech space

As the insuretech space fills up, a new entrant is joining the fight. Y Combinator -backed Goodcover is launching today to take on the likes of big insurance, as well as insurance startups like Lemonade, Jetty, Hippo, and Zebra. The company offers renters insurance in California. The twist? Goodcover returns unclaimed premiums to policy holders at the end of the year. Here’s how it works. Goodcover operates as a managing general agent, which means they write the policy, set the pricing, and bu...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, California, Tech, Aig, Yc, GEICO, Statista, USAA, Lotz, Hippo, Box Group, Goodcover, Chris Lotz, Goodcover Lotz


WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER NET

Hippo found swimming in family’s pool on New Year’s Eve (Thanks to Doug Ogg)
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Comcast Ventures was an early investor in unicorns like Away and Hippo. Here are the 3 hottest trends it says to watch in 2020.

Comcast Ventures, the 20-year-old investment arm of media giant Comcast, was an early investor in unicorns like Away and Hippo as well as buzzy media companies The Athletic, Vox Media, and Cheddar. Its managing directors revealed the three media themes and related companies they're most bullish on heading into 2020. Read more BI Prime stories here. Comcast Ventures, the 20-year-old investment arm of media giant Comcast, was an early investor in unicorns like Away and Hippo as well as buzzy me...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Pandora, Comcast, Fullscreen, Kylie Jenner, Viacom, Casey Neistat, Comcast Ventures, AT T, Athletic, Comcast Corp, Hippo, Cleland


5 VC firms including Lightspeed and Comcast Ventures named their top media trends for 2020, including streaming media and gaming

Investors from five top venture-capital firms including Lightspeed, Union Square Ventures, and Comcast Ventures shared their top media predictions for 2020, including the rise of text messaging and megainfluencers. 2019 was a tumultuous year for text-based news media, but some see opportunity in streaming media, podcasting, and gaming. They predicted a strong market for subscription-based services, even as more streaming players crowd the market, and that text-based advertising would thrive on...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Quinn, Vox Media, Union Square Ventures, WPP, Fred Wilson, Lightspeed, Comcast Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk


Comcast Ventures, which bet on buzzy companies like Away and The Athletic, predicts 2020 will be the year gaming takes off

Comcast Ventures, the 20-year-old investment arm of media giant Comcast, was an early investor in unicorns like Away and Hippo as well as buzzy media companies The Athletic, Vox Media, and Cheddar. Its managing directors revealed the three media themes and related companies they're most bullish on heading into 2020. Read more BI Prime stories here. Comcast Ventures, the 20-year-old investment arm of media giant Comcast, was an early investor in unicorns like Away and Hippo as well as buzzy me...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Taylor Swift, Trends, Pandora, Comcast, Fullscreen, Kylie Jenner, Viacom, Casey Neistat, Comcast Ventures, AT T, Athletic, Comcast Corp, Hippo


5 VC firms including Lightspeed and Mastry told us what media trends will take off in 2020, from podcasting to gaming

Investors from five top venture capital firms including Lightspeed, Union Square Ventures, and Comcast Ventures shared their top media predictions for 2020, including the rise of text messaging and mega influencers. 2019 was a tumultuous year for text-based news media, but some see opportunity in streaming media, podcasting, and gaming. They predicted a strong market for subscription-based services even as more streaming players crowd the market and that text-based advertising would thrive on ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Quinn, New York Magazine, Vox Media, Union Square Ventures, WPP, Fred Wilson, Lightspeed, Comcast Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk


Direct-to-consumer brands' average sales revenue is expected to soar 85% by 2020, spelling more doom for legacy brands struggling to catch up

Most DTC brands are not seeking billion-dollar valuations, but are chasing profitability, global expansion and diverse media channels, according to new research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. The average annual sales revenue for DTC brands is estimated to soar 85% from 2018 to 2020, and it's going to come at the expense of incumbent brands, IAB research found.  DTC brands see e-commerce giants like Amazon and Wayfair and other DTC companies as their biggest competitors, according to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, US, Trends, Unilever, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Dollar Shave Club, Comcast Ventures, Iab, Wayfair, Hippo, Randall Rothenberg, Rothenberg, Kylie Cosmetics, Sue Hogan


Direct-to-consumer brands are minting money and eyeing global expansion, with their average sales revenue expected to soar 85% by 2020

Most DTC brands are not seeking billion-dollar valuations, but are chasing profitability, global expansion and diverse media channels, according to new research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. The average annual sales revenue for DTC brands is estimated to soar 85% from 2018 to 2020, and it's going to come at the expense of incumbent brands, IAB research found.  DTC brands see e-commerce giants like Amazon and Wayfair and other DTC companies as their biggest competitors, according to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, US, Trends, Unilever, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Dollar Shave Club, Comcast Ventures, Iab, Wayfair, Hippo, Randall Rothenberg, Rothenberg, Kylie Cosmetics, Sue Hogan


Category Product Reviews: Avail

[Note from editor: The Geek Estate Mastermind is a real estate tech think-tank comprised of 200+ founders, executives, VCs, and practitioners. Our mission is to attract the 1,500 most forward-thinking, and diverse, innovators. Below is a sample of one of the in-depth category reviews from our small landlord property management software mini-series that members have full access to for only $109/quarter.] Without further ado… Category Product Reviews: Avail (Series I, Part V) BY DREW MEYERS L...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Bank Of America, Radio, Citibank, Zillow, Rentals, State Farm, Zumper, Redfin, Avail, Hippo, TransUnion, Zillow Trulia, MetaProp, Ryan Coon


The Human on Heaven’s Throne: Why the Ascension of Christ Matters

ABSTRACT: After Jesus died and rose again, he ascended into heaven, there to sit at his Father’s right hand. Without the ascension of Christ, the work of redemption would be incomplete, and Christians would have no way to the Father. But since Christ lives and reigns in heaven, all of his people have a pledge that where he is, there they will be also. Jesus has joined our humanity to himself forever, and all the redeemed will travel to God’s presence as passengers in Christ. For our o...
Tags: New York, Religion, Jerusalem, Spirit, Jesus, John, Christ, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Peter, Timothy, Mary, PAUL, Adam, Christ Jesus, Holy Spirit


Streaming news' golden age, Amazon's private-label tear, and Salesforce cozies up to advertisers

Hello! It's a good time to be a news junkie. The social and streaming platforms are hungry for news programming because it can help build a loyal audience, and that means more eyeballs and ad dollars for media companies. This past week, my colleague Ashley Rodriguez wrote about how The New York Times is applying lessons from its popular "The Daily" podcast to a TV news show, "The Weekly," that's due out June 2 on FX. On May 29, NBC News will launch its streaming news service, NBC News Now, that...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Abc, Nbc News, US, Trends, New York Times, Roku, Cbs, Warren Buffett, Hulu, Huawei, FX, Comcast Ventures


The brands upending retail, an exclusive invite, and hot cannabis startups

Hello! Direct-to-consumer brands like Away, Brooklinen, and SmileDirectClub grew up on Google, Facebook, and Instagram, upending the retail business along the way. Now, they're starting to broaden their horizons. "We found that digital platforms scaled well for our first few years, but we struggled to cut through the clutter and tell the story we wanted," Caroline Bank, associate director of marketing at ice-cream brand Halo Top, told my colleague Tanya Dua last month. That presents a ...
Tags: Americas, Disney, US, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, New York Times, Square, Cbs, Silicon Valley, GlaxoSmithKline, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange, Jared Leto, Kleiner Perkins


NBCUniversal and CBS are building teams to go after direct-to-consumer dollars, but startups still think TV is too expensive

TV companies that once snubbed direct-to-consumer companies for not having TV-sized budgets are now aggressively courting them. The likes of NBCUniversal, Viacom, and CBS are changing how they work, building teams focused on this fast-growing sector that grew up online and is now looking to TV to keep growing. But many DTC companies that are used to Facebook rates still have sticker shock from television's prices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The TV upfronts are still f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, CMO, Nbcuniversal, Cbs, Viacom, Nbcu, Samsung Galaxy, EVP, Zola, CPM, Hippo, Karen Phillips, Stockman, Chris Simon


Comcast Ventures is training startups like Away and Hippo to become TV advertisers and says they're spending millions of dollars a year on TV

Direct-to-consumer companies that grew up online are ramping up spending on TV. But TV is still too pricey and lacking in performance metrics for many of them. Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of cable giant Comcast, is trying to create the next generation of television advertisers by teaching its DTC portfolio companies how to buy TV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As direct-to-consumer companies that launched on Facebook look for their next customers, at some point ...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Comcast, Cbs, Salesforce Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Nbcu, Samsung Galaxy, Baublebar, Comcast Cable, Facebook Google, Duda, Mike Duda, Hippo, Comcast TV, Kwon


Comcast Ventures is training startups like Away and Hippo to become TV advertisers and says it could be a competitive advantage in a world awash with VC cash

Direct-to-consumer companies that grew up online are ramping up spending on TV. But TV is still too pricey and lacking in performance metrics for many of them. Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of cable giant Comcast, is trying to create the next generation of television advertisers by teaching its DTC portfolio companies how to buy TV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As direct-to-consumer companies that launched on Facebook look for their next customers, at some point ...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Comcast, Cbs, Salesforce Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Nbcu, Baublebar, Comcast Cable, Facebook Google, Duda, Mike Duda, Hippo, Winterfell, Arya, Comcast TV


TV giants like NBCUniversal and CBS are gunning for direct-to-consumer ad dollars, but challenges still hold back marketers

TV companies that once snubbed direct-to-consumer companies for not having TV-sized budgets are now aggressively courting them. The likes of NBCUniversal, Viacom, and CBS are changing how they work, building teams focused on this fast-growing sector that grew up online and is now looking to TV to keep growing. But many DTC companies that are used to Facebook rates still have sticker shock from television's prices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The TV upfronts are still f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, CMO, Nbcuniversal, Cbs, Donald Trump, Viacom, Nbcu, EVP, Zola, CPM, Hippo, Karen Phillips, Stockman, Chris Simon


How a major tumor suppressor pathway becomes deactivated

The Hippo pathway is an important biological tumor suppressor program that controls cell growth and organ size in humans. Cancer cells have been found to frequently deactivate Hippo signaling in order to achieve increased cell growth and become more aggressive. However, how the Hippo pathway becomes deregulated in human cancers is still poorly understood.
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Researchers determine how a major tumor suppressor pathway becomes deactivated

The Hippo pathway is an important biological tumor suppressor program that controls cell growth and organ size in humans. Cancer cells have been found to frequently deactivate Hippo signaling in order to achieve increased cell growth and become more aggressive. However, how the Hippo pathway becomes deregulated in human cancers is still poorly understood.
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BATHDOOM: A Doom level based on a terrible bathroom remodel

For years, Something Awful forum members have reveled in user bEatmstrJ's blow-by-blow account of a terrible bathroom remodel, in which he sought to transform his bathroom "with a woman in mind" with an eye to a future home-sale ("woman play an unfair role in the home-buying process"); bEatmstrJ's saga combines terrible ideas about how a bathroom should look with total home-renovation incompetence, making it the perfect foil for Something Awful's pioneering brand of jeering insults and mayhem. ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Games, Design, News, Makers, Rpgs, Doom, Trolling, Hippo, Matthew Gault, Matthew Gault Motherboard, Goons, Bathdoom, Dieting Hippo


Review: Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine

Summary: Join Duck, Hippo, and their friends as they uncover their secret valentines!It’s Valentine’s Day, and something curious is going on. As the birds tweet their love songs, Hippo and his friends Elephant, Pig, and Turtle each receive mysterious, unsigned Valentine’s Day cards. Hippo wonders if his is from Duck; Elephant and Turtle think theirs are from Pig; and Pig dreams that hers is from Turtle. The cards tell the friends to come to the park at four o’clock to meet their valentines—so t...
Tags: Books, Turtle, Valentine, Hippo, Julie P, Blue Slip Media, Andrew Joyner, Jonathan London, Duck Hippo, Elephant Pig, Hippo Turtle Pig


Lawsuits no longer lingering, Hippo brings to market its service for buying discount drugs

The long and litigious saga of Hippo Technologies may finally be over now that the company is finally launching its service to sell discounted prescription drugs to members just three months after settling a lawsuit with its chief competitor, Blink Health. Hippo and Blink were locked in a lawsuit for much of last year, with Blink accusing the company of stealing pretty much every aspect of its business. For its part, Hippo’s chief executive and co-founder had sued Blink for wrongful termination ...
Tags: Health, TC, Blink, Tech, Pharmaceuticals, Geoffrey, Hippo, Jacoby, Blink Health, Hippo Technologies, Blink Health Hippo, Hippo Blink, Matthew Chaiken, Eugene Kakaulin, Blink Kakaulin, Kakaulin


Lawsuits no longer lingering, Hippo brings its service for buying discount drugs to market

The long and litigious saga of Hippo Technologies may finally be over now that the company is finally launching its service to sell discounted prescription drugs to members just three months after settling a lawsuit with its chief competitor, Blink Health. Hippo and Blink were locked in a lawsuit for much of last year with Blink accusing the company of stealing pretty much every aspect of its business. For its part, Hippo’s chief executive and co-founder had sued Blink for wrongful termination u...
Tags: TC, Blink, Tech, Geoffrey, Hippo, Jacoby, Blink Health, Hippo Technologies, Blink Health Hippo, Hippo Blink, Matthew Chaiken, Eugene Kakaulin, Blink Kakaulin, Kakaulin, Charles A Jacoby, GoodRX Amazon


HEADS UP

Hippo-shaped asteroid heading home for the holidays (Thanks to funny man, who who thinks it looks "more like a turd.")
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The Philanthropic Work of James Dondero

The charitable efforts of James Dondero have led to success for many different organizations in the Dallas area. Dondero is known as an entrepreneur who is able to use his skills as a businessman to benefit the work he does as a philanthropist. He has made his vision a strong and positive force in the Dallas community. It is based on his financial contributions and more for the organizations he supports. Philanthropy This is a way individuals capable of giving financial an...
Tags: Africa, Advertising, Article, Dallas, Dallas Zoo, Hippo, Southern Methodist University, EIF, James Dondero, Dondero, Highland Capital Management, Highland Capital, Hippo Outpost, Highland Hippo, SMU Tower, Highland Capital Management This


A More Realistic 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Another year means another Thanksgiving and what says Thanksgiving more than a parade? Some might say turkey, football, or the constant reminder that you don’t like your family, but no those people would all be wrong. The Thanksgiving Day parade is an institution in American culture and the most popular one hosted by Macy’s in New York is well known world wide for its array of balloons and floats. But isn’t it time we move away from the cutesy cartoon characters and sponsored nonsense? Isn...
Tags: New York, America, Humor, Best Of The Web, Macy, Hippo


Kid Konnection: Duck and Hippo Give Thanks

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a picture book that celebrates Thanksgiving! Summary: It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and Hippo has his heart set on having a good old-fashioned feast with Duck and their friends. Together, Duck and Hippo go shopping for food and invite Turtle, Elephant, and Pig to share the special day with them. Then they get everything ready. ...
Tags: Books, Duck, Hippo, Kid Konnection, Julie P, Blue Slip Media, Andrew Joyner, Jonathan London