Jon Snow vs Daenerys Targaryen

California and Hawaii are catching on

Shortly after #deletefacebook became a thing, a survey that found 57% of Americans didn’t know Instagram was owned by Facebook. Looks like California and Hawaii might be catching on.

Speakeasy, Microbrewery, or Beer Garden

Using Google Search Trends to Correlate and Forecast Revenue

Google search can be highly correlated to revenue for many categories. In the example above, I pulled the yearly data from 2010 to 2018 for worldwide search queries for “Beer” from Google Trends and the worldwide revenue (USD) for Beer from Statista. I ran a linear regression against the data and it shows an R2 value of .987.

This is a really great fit and we can use this information to predict what Beer revenues for a particular period will be given the searches in that period or vice-versa.

In case you haven’t heard, CBD is blowing up

There used to be a time where folks smoked weed because it got them high. Not anymore. Today’s pot user is all about CBD and its gone mainstream. Walgreens will start selling it in 1,500 stores. CBD promises a lot, will it live up to the hype?