09/29/15 – Tuesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Medium is the new PR Newswire. (businessinsider)
  • Business Insider to be acquired by Axel Springer. (recode)
  • Dropbox has an existential problem. (theverge)
  • How preference rights belie the whole unicorn story. (mobile.nytimes)
  • While you were sleeping: Goldman slashed its S&P 500 earnings estimates, year-end target (ZeroHedge)
  • This Is Why Public and Private Market Valuations Are Completely Different (mahesh-vc)
  • Why does Google ($GOOG) still make Nexus phones? (recode)
  • Why conviction matters more than consensus when making VC-related decisions. (bothsidesofthetable)
  • How being a VC can keep you “relevant.” (linkedin)
  • Junk bond demand has cooled dramatically. (wsj)
  • BDCs are still pretty small fry. (ft)
  • “Unlike recent market downturns, which were shallow and short, this decline indeed feels different.” (MarketWatch)
  • Employer Health Coverage for Family Tops $17,000 (wsj)
  • Turns out “Sell in May” would’ve have worked very nice this year, who knew? (MarketWatch)
  • Hurting the Rich Won’t Help the Poor (bloombergview)
  • Och-Ziff Managment ($OZM) is “interesting and cheap.” (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is getting into the flexible, local delivery business. (businessinsider)
  • Just how much better are today’s phone cameras? (snapsnapsnap.photos)
  • Denier vs Skeptic (theness)
  • How Congress May Have Saved Goldman Sachs From Itself (bloomberg)
  • Subscription snack and food box businesses are popping up everywhere. (nytimes)
  • Investors Are Mining for Water, the Next Hot Commodity (nytimes)
  • White House report says Internet is a ‘core utility’ just like electricity (csmonitor)
  • A Mucky Business: Systematic fraud by the world’s biggest carmaker threatens to engulf the entire industry and possibly reshape it (economist)
  • Why does Wall Street want higher interest rates? (bloombergview)
  • We are in the late stages of the credit cycle. (ft)
  • The Case-Shiller numbers continue to show rising home prices. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Short-sellers crushing it this week, for the first time this decade (Bloomberg)
  • The city call-center worker who refuses to stop answering the phone like a robot is my favorite person of the week (DNA Info)
  • Shocking! Selling illiquid assets is an expensive proposition. (nytimes)
  • CTAs are now short equities. (blogs.wsj)
  • NASA Says Signs of Water Flowing on Mars, Possible Niches for Life (nytimes)
  • Of course, big investors meet with company management. (bloombergview)
  • The risk of solely betting on growth. (signalvnoise)
  • Rich people rule! (washingtonpost)
  • “Fake” Startup L Jackson has garnered real respect in the startup community. (recode)
  • How Patent Law Can Block Even Lifesaving Drugs (nytimes)
  • Don’t mess around with long-term bonds. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • A Q&A with AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant. (medium)
  • The long, dark history of online retailer JustFab. (buzzfeed)
  • On the challenges of raising capital as a first-time founder. (medium)
  • Seven reasons Volkswagen is worse than Enron (ft)
  • Think of Uber as a platform not an app. (blog.semilshah)
  • Silicon Valley Raises $75B in Venture Capital (ai-cio)
  • The problem with your product isn’t price. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Why interest rates could stay lower (and longer) than commonly thought. (marketanthropology)
  • Investors are tiring of M&A and are selling down acquirer shares. (wsj)
  • Why Kickstarter may be the future of the corporation. (fusion)
  • The video Icahn dropped at midnight was very well done but there was nothing new in there (MoneyBeat)
  • The Connection Between Cleaner Air and Longer Lives (nytimes)
  • Yahoo ($YHOO) is spinning off Alibaba ($BABA), IRS be damned. (nytimes)
  • Trevor Noah’s reign at the Daily Show got underway last night, here’s his opening monologue (Gawker)

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