02/05/15 – Thursday afternoon reading

  • The end of the trading floor was inevitable. (cpirrong.tumblr)
  • Inside Subtropolis the massive business complex built under Kansas City. (bloomberg)
  • HealthKit is finding traction with hospitals on a test basis. (reuters)
  • A deep dive into the future of television and the role of the big TV networks. (mediaredefined)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) reaches us a deal with Google ($GOOG) to show tweets in search results. (bloomberg)
  • Harvard tells its professors to stop sleeping with undergraduates. (bloomberg)
  • How fees affect your diversification decisions. (ai-cio)
  • College freshman are increasingly at-risk of depression. (nytimes)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) is at-risk of becoming an increasingly niche social network. (wired)
  • The CME ($CME) is shutting down most of its Chicago and New York-based trading pits. (wsj)
  • An inside look at the Sony ($SNE) hacking scandal through the eyes of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. (vanityfair)
  • On the business of fake diplomas. (priceonomics)
  • Five types that deserve to lose their money in the stock market. (bclund.tumblr)
  • Fidelity is adding a REIT fund to its lineup. (etftrends)
  • A Revelation For Small-Cap Investing Strategies (capitalspectator)
  • The case for REITs. (charlessizemore.tumblr)
  • American Funds is now cleared to launch their own ETFs. (investmentnews)
  • The story of how Twitter ($TWTR) started making money. (medium)
  • Denmark is pushing even harder on negative rates to save its Euro peg. (bloomberg)
  • Why you need to find your own unique style in the markets. (thefelderreport)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims remain below 300,000. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Can Whole Foods ($WFM) succeed in a world it largely created? (bloomberg)
  • The inherent energy of the trading pits never migrated anywhere else. (pointsandfigures)
  • An oral history of Chipotle Mexican Grill ($CMG). (bloomberg)
  • Does Harvard Business School need to hit the refresh button? (wsj)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is talking about building its own web TV service. (recode)
  • Endowments are now pulling back from alternative assets. (ft)
  • An interview with hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. (marketfolly)
  • Buy cheap countries with positive GDP surprises. (gmo)
  • Why is Apple ($AAPL) raising debt when it has a big pile of cash? (aboveavalon)
  • Where in the world to look for cheap stocks. (alphaarchitect)
  • Staples ($SPLS) and Office Depot ($ODP) to merge: Starboard Value is on a roll. (dealbook.nytimes)
  • Apple ($AAPL) has stayed true to its mission, that it what is so remarkable about its success. (daringfireball)

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