For the fourth year in a row, Springbot has made the Inc. 5000 list. Springbot's continued growth secured our spot on a list that a lot of companies don't make more than once. Everyone had a hand in getting us to where we are, and should feel really proud of this moment. And here are three other things you should know: 1. Back again. Just keep swimming, right? That's what the FTC is doing, bringing Facebook back to court for antitrust violations after a judge tossed the original complaint. Boasberg wrote that in its first complaint the FTC failed to define a plausible market that Facebook monopolized and suggested too loose of a percentage of market share it owned. Plus, he wrote, the FTC lacked authority under its chosen statute to bring charges against Facebook for how it implemented an old policy preventing rivals from accessing its platform seven years ago. Boasberg said in order for the FTC to receive an injunction under that statute it must be clear that a violation is in progress or about to occur. The new complaint is longer than the original, clocking in at 80 pages compared with 53. CNBC 2. Big bucks for dorms. One niche industry we tend not to discuss involves filling and decorating dorm rooms. As it turns out, this under-the-radar vertical generates over $3B annually. That's a lot of Led Zeppelin posters. This tidbit was uncovered in a Deloitte study, where dorm decor was just a small slice of the Back-to-College $26B pie. See the findings here. 3. 143 days and counting. That's how long we have until we can order Girl Scout Cookies again. The 2022 release will also see a new flavor: Adventurefuls. See them here.
Mind Edit Thank you to Nick Hardy for sharing a podcast from last week's poll. Check out Sway - a podcast hosted by Kara Swisher. "Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it." Birthdays Jared Meline (Aug. 22)
Anniversaries Abby Barnett (3 years) Jack McLaughlin (3 years)