science: super strong spider webs September 18, 2017 Newsletter Archive September 18, 2017 Share science: super strong spider webs on Facebook Share science: super strong spider webs on Twitter Share science: super strong spider webs on LinkedIn Share science: super strong spider webs via Email Newsletter Archive Bad data viz. eSports startups to watch. Top renewable energy deals. That’s a lot of pie slices Hi there, Been a while since we’ve featured bad data viz. This one summarizes how 243% of baby boomers describe themselves. Mall moves We looked at six of the largest mall groups and retail REITs and analyzed their non-real estate investments, categorized according to their core business function. Simon Property Group (SPG) has made a combined 24 unique investments or acquisitions via the SPG parent company or its CVC (Simon Ventures) since 2012. Win some, lose some Last Monday, we talked about Juicero and its violation of the Jobs Rule. Several of you wrote in saying our writeup was excessively critical of the startup and founders. On Thursday, we talked about the vending machine startup Bodega and Andrew Ng’s 70-90 hour work week expectations at his new startup. Several of you wrote saying we’re not being critical enough of these startups and their founders. I’m glad that is settled. eSports startups to watch We surfaced 10 notable, early-stage eSports startups developing technologies related to competitive gaming facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games played on computers or consoles by professional gamers. These technologies range from the development of competitive games to media outlets providing eSports coverage, among others. A full list can be found in our eSports collection on the CB Insights platform.