04/30/15 – Thursday Interest-ing Reads

  • Twitter at the Crossroads: The company knows it’s in trouble, and its options are bleak (slate)
  • More on the flash-in-the-pan nature of viral apps (New York Times)
  • Cullen Roche, “Directionality matters a lot more than precision.” (pragcap)
  • The ‘Sell in May’ effect on sectors. (marketwatch)
  • Winners of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (theatlantic)
  • The S&P 500 has gone over three years since a 10% correction. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • How Google ($GOOG) saved YouTube. (arstechnica)
  • 10 investment apps for the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (forbes)
  • The FOMC statement provides little new information. (economistsview.typepad)
  • Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here’s What It Really Is (npr)
  • Can Instacart upend the grocery business? (nytimes)
  • Is Barclays about to sell off its wealth management business? The rumor mill says yes. (AdvisorHUB)
  • In defense of WebMD. (kernelmag.dailydot)
  • Will traders trust their messages to Goldman Sachs ($GS)-backed Symphony? (institutionalinvestor)
  • There are many different ways to be an investor. (monevator)
  • Byron Wien:Population and Productivity (blackstone)
  • How Sony Makes Money Off Apple’s iPhone (wsj)
  • If Salesforce.com Is in Play, Here Are the Possible Suitors (recode)
  • Good luck finding the fund manager who will rule the next bear market. (basonasset)
  • How One Woman Could Destroy Uber’s Business Model — and Take the Entire ‘On-Demand’ Economy Down With It (New York Magazine)
  • Drawdowns happen: the case of biotechs. (theirrelevantinvestor.tumblr)
  • One week with the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (sixcolors)
  • The long, painful and repetitive history of how Baltimore became Baltimore (washingtonpost)
  • Can Warby Parker, a new member of the unicorn club, really take on Luxottica ($LUX)? (blogs.wsj)
  • Why you need to match your personality with your investing style. (forbes)
  • Investor sentiment is decidedly bullish. (blog.yardeni)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims drop to decade lows. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Easy Money?This WasNeverEasy (fool)
  • What Gundlach thinks about robo-advice and the potential for systemically risky ETF concentration (Think Advisor)
  • Tainted asset management company F-Squared may be looking for a buyer (ETF Trends)
  • Bitcoin miners keep looking to the public markets for liquidity. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Some Investors Can’t Wait for the Fed to Raise Rates (wsj)
  • “The eurozone’s recent spell of deflation ended this month, with official data showing prices were flat in the year to April.” (Financial Times)
  • The Great Inflation Conundrum:How do you hedge a risk when the tool box is so small — and everyone wants to use it? (ai-cio)
  • …but don’t get too excited about that Euro Zone inflation reading (MarketWatch)
  • Real consumption trends should not be a break on the Fed. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • US ports are getting increasingly congested. (wsj)
  • Biotech companies are taking advantage of the open follow-on window. (bloomberg)
  • John Gruber on the Apple ($AAPL) Watch, “It’s a cool watch that does cool things.” (daringfireball)
  • Why do investors pay a percentage, instead of fixed, fee? (bloombergview)
  • Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — it’s scary how accurate he was (businessinsider)
  • China Rethinks Safety Net for Its Banking System (DealBook)
  • How technology has affected wages over the past 200 years.* (hbr)
  • Is the commodities index hinting at inflation to come? (Dragonfly Capital)
  • David Letterman Reflects on 33 Years in Late-Night Television (New York Times)
  • Rents keep on rising for the US consumer. (bonddad.blogspot)
  • Why Twitter ($TWTR) never should have gone public. (linkedin)
  • A comprehensive look at elevated investor sentiment. (shortsideoflong)
  • How technology will change the investment industry over the next 15 years. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • SenatorElizabeth Warren is Not Impressed with Your Diamond-Encrusted Ring, blasts kickbacks for brokers&nbsp (medium)
  • The mounting evidence that fracking can cause earthquakes. (newyorker)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) is investing in a Bitcoin-based startup. (nytimes)
  • The real side effect of a gluten-free diet: scientific illiteracy (vox)
  • Can you create an online Costco ($COST)? (theverge)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) needs new leadership. (stratechery)
  • Why did the Wright Brothers stop making planes? (thedailybeast)
  • Companies should be investing in their workers not their own stock. (maliceforall)
  • Goldman MD acquitted of Hamptons rape charge. Too bad he can’t get his career back. (Bloomberg)
  • Secret was “valued” at over $100 million on Tuesday. On Wednesday it was shutting down. (TechCrunch)
  • Is today’s university just a pipeline for Corporate America? (newrepublic)
  • Is this Biogen ($BGEN) drug going to be a real treatment for Alzheimer’s? (fortune)

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