Happy Hour Wednesday!

Just a reminder to RSVP for Wednesday's outdoor happy hour if you haven't already. It runs from 4-6 PM and is happening at 5Church! Additional reminder to nominate your coworkers for the Spring Into Action award if you haven't yet. You can nominate someone here. And here are three other things you should know: 1. A picture's worth a 1,000 words (and $500,000 too). Everyone is familiar with Disaster Girl, even if the name doesn't ring a bell. It's a picture featuring a burning house in the background and a creepy girl smirking in the fore. Well, thanks to NFTs, Disaster Girl finally made some big bucks off her picture. The “Disaster Girl” photo that sparked a thousand memes is the latest to make it big all over again as an NFT. Zoe Roth, a 21-year-old college student and face of the viral “Disaster Girl,” sold an NFT of the meme for roughly $500,000 worth of Ether, The New York Times reported. The auction took place earlier this month, on auction site Foundation. Roth plans to use the funds to pay for school and make donations to charity, she told The Times. Engadget 2. Prime Day is coming. During their earnings report, Amazon announced that they have picked a date (kind of) for their annual shopping bonanza. Amazon said in its quarterly earnings report on Thursday that its annual Prime Day will take place in the second quarter, shifting from its later slot in 2020. Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky specified during a press call that the event will take place in June. "We are going to do it on a date where we think it'll get more attention for our customers, and also for our vendors," Olsavsky said. CNET 3. Ads are big business. Seems like everyone is getting in on the digital advertising game, including Apple. In what may be a surprise to some, the tech giant will generate a couple billion dollars in ad revenue this year. It's easy to overlook Apple's ad biz, when Google and Facebook take the spotlight. Apple doesn't have a search engine or social network to fill with protein powder ads — but it does sell ads in its App Store, and displays ads in the News and Stocks apps. App Store ads are expected to bring in $2B this year (a fraction of Apple's $275B annual sales). For reference: Google made $46B in ad revenue last quarter alone. Buuut ... Apple is making big privacy changes that could hurt competitors, while bolstering its own ads. Apple’s latest iOS update lets users decide whether to let apps track them for ads. Robinhood Snacks

Mind Edit Thanks to Hannah Rozelle for submitting this week's Mind Edit! Check out Netflix's new Headspace series and learn why eight hours of sleep may be a myth, on Esquire. Anniversaries Jonathan Ramey (4 years)

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