2019 is shaping up to be a breakout year for tech IPOs.
The economy is strong, unemployment rates are low, and investor optimism is high with rising tech valuations. Airbnb, Slack, and Lyft could all go public within the next year, and despite its slowing growth, Uber is among the most anticipated offerings in years.
The demand for New York’s tech talent may be heating up.
Amazon is expected to announce the home of two new headquarters—one in northern Virginia and the other in New York City—before year-end, employing 25,000 people at each location. Still unconfirmed, Amazon’s news comes just days before rumblings that Google may also be planning a New York expansion.
In 1994, a computer science grad from Carnegie Mellon published a new project: A Linux distribution he dubbed “Red Hat.” Twenty-four years later, Marc Ewing’s project—and the business spun around it—has been bought by IBM for $34 billion, making it the largest software acquisition in history.
A small blast from the past, from my place of employment. This GIF celebrates the Informa Green Day (18 September 2008) in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature to promote environmental issues. There is a cute pun on the American punk rock band Green Day, which was enjoying a surge of popularity in the UK at the time.
The above is a advertising banner type GIF I created on a whim for a company I consult for. I made it from a series of stock images using GIF portal EZGIF.com, along with the logo of the consultancy. My friend, who owns the company, was very impressed with it, and this could possibly be used on its website or externally to promote on other sites.
For the 100th entry in my amazing collection of classic GIFs, here is something a little close to my heart. This GIF, featuring different security documents and tax stamps from Romania, was taken from the website of the country’s state printing house, the Compania Natională “Imprimeria Natională” SA in Bucharest. I collect cigarette tax stamps as a hobby, and this far-flung East European nation has produced some beautiful examples, of which some can be seen in the above animation.
GIF: compania nationala imprimeria nationala sa ss2 DATE: 22/03/2008