02/15/15 – Sunday Interest-ing Reads

  • Life in the Algorithm: The searches we make, the news we read, the dates we go on, the advertisements we see, the products we buy and the music we listen to. The stock market. The surveillance society. The police state, and the drones. All guided by a force we never see. (adbusters)
  • Costco ($COST) was a huge part of American Express’ ($AXP) business. (businessinsider)
  • Thinking about markets as a gymnasium. (forbes)
  • An Apple ($AAPL) Car is not that crazy an idea. (recode)
  • Ten years ago, a video-sharing site called YouTube was born. Then, this happened (s.telegraph.co.uk)
  • TED, “Among Goldman Sachs’ real clients—hedge funds, large institutional investors, corporations, and private equity firms—I would suggest that the Squid’s slightly salty reputation in society at large may actually act to attract and retain the wholesale business it seeks to conduct.” (epicureandealmaker.blogspot)
  • Many sectors are still below their 2014 highs. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Some more intel on what Schwab ($SCHW) is up to in the robo-advisor space. (riabiz)
  • A look back at the economic week that was. (ritholtz)
  • Bill Carter on Covering ‘SNL’ and Lorne Michaels: “Many Lost Their Minds in Pursuit” of His Approval (hollywoodreporter)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Don’t waste your time making to-do lists. (ft)
  • Short interest in energy stocks is soaring. (dashofinsight)
  • At 92, the man who brought you the lithium-ion battery is still having creative breakthroughs (qz)
  • What happened to the end of the month bias? (sanzprophet.blogspot)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is reportedly working on an electric car. (wsj)
  • What negative interest rates imply for an economy. (marginalrevolution)
  • Apple ($AAPL) Pay continues to gain adherents. (washingtonpost)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is hiring automotive industry experts for its R&D lab. (ft)
  • A cynical theory about the prospects for an Apple ($AAPL) car. (qz)
  • The logic behind the outperformance of so-called ‘sin stocks.’ (wsj)
  • Barry Ritholtz, “Lots of things in investing can look like a forecast, but really are not.” (bloombergview)
  • If coding is not the “new literacy” then what is? (qz)
  • Send in The Weathermen (nbcnews)
  • The Birth of the Cheesesteak (priceonomics)
  • Despite the hype Apple ($AAPL) may not be building a full-blown vehicle platform. (techcrunch)
  • How The New York Times Works (popularmechanics)
  • Italy’s economy is moribund. (washingtonpost)

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