04/05/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • The world is only going to get weirder. (stevecoast)
  • Marc Andreessen is the secret weapon behind the authenticity of “Silicon Valley.” (finance.yahoo)
  • The risk inherent in long term, guaranteed baseball contracts. (bostonglobe)
  • Why did the hot dog get a bad reputation? (consumerist)
  • IPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch (wired)
  • Inside the Weird, Noble World of Autograph Collectors (sports.vice)
  • MLB is betting big on an exclusive deal with DraftKings to reach younger fans. (pando)
  • The Chicago Cubs are finally being run like a real business. (bloomberg)
  • Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs (bbc)
  • Can Tidal be anything more than a ‘gated community’ for artists? (ft)
  • Jay-Z will not define the music business: Tidal and the future of music. (stratechery)
  • California is rapidly draining its groundwater. (washingtonpost)
  • The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt: If you knew where a million dollars’ worth of blow was buried, would you go dig it up? (gq)
  • The PayPal Mafia: An inside look at the hyperintelligent, superconnected pack of serial entrepreneurs who left the payment service and are turning Silicon Valley upside down (fortune)
  • Tech companies are sending your secrets to crowdsourced armies of low-paid workers (fusion)
  • Nuts are a nutritional powerhouse. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • How the baseball cap became the American man’s crown. (nytimes)
  • The Revolution Will Probably Wear Mom Jeans (thebaffler)
  • Wall Street Executives from the Financial Crisis of 2008: Where Are They Now? (vanityfair)
  • Tylenol doesn’t do much, if anything, for pain. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Eating out is once again in vogue. (bloombergview)
  • Vintage arcade game prices are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • Lowering the cost of video is going to help upend the film business. (lefsetz)
  • California should raise the price of water. (gregmankiw.blogspot)
  • Great artists often make for poor business people. (lefsetz)
  • Liquor taxes could be higher. (washingtonpost)
  • On the plan(s) to speed up baseball. (wsj)
  • A closer look at the nutritional value of the Aztec diet. (marginalrevolution)
  • There is little evidence in favor of taking Omega 3 supplements. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • 70 songs to celebrate Eric Clapton’s 70th birthday (mashable)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) music strategy looks increasingly risky. (aboveavalon)
  • Baseball needs to boost run production. (nytimes)
  • MLB continues to beef up its technology. (wired)
  • Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms (warontherocks)

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