BP wants Twitter to shut down a fake BP account that is mocking the oil company....– JIMMY FALLON, Late Night (via the New York Times) (via inothernews) (via palahniukandchocolate) (via jayparkinsonmd) (via fred-wilson) I wrote down what I think of that.
No Photos Please, We're British →
rafimama: newsweek: Photographers say BP and government officials are preventing them from shooting the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Great, now British Petroleum controls the airspace and media too? The world we, the many, live in is in the hands of the few. Period.
You know it is a bubble when they are saying -... →
RE: Twitter’s change of TOS. Ban on in-stream advertising via 3rd parties. Izea CEO Ted Murphy quickly noted that his Sponsored Tweets service only had to deactivate a “direct publishing” option. Participants will just manually post ad content. But surely the crackdown puts a hurt on TweetUp, a new tool meant to boost the search presence of sponsored Twitterers? They’re...
Mr. Remnick also said The New Yorker won’t bow to any dictates over its content...– New Yorker Plans One Price Across Digital Platforms Very happy with Mr. Remnick’s stance here, but I wonder how long it can last. I hope Conde Nast won’t bow to any content pressure from Apple. Apple is a big CNP advertiser. Opens up a whole world of uncomfortable situations. (via evangotlib)
There’s always pressure, from other people and yourself. We keep thinking up new...– Natalie Portman (via kari-shma)
Video: Comet Caught Crashing into the Sun (via... →
May the Great Reflation Continue. Trying to avoid... →
Liquidity squeeze. Repo man is coming for some banks. Timmy advising Europe to make stresstest. Larry Summers, Obama’s Top Economic Adviser, Makes The Case For Another Round Of Stimulus Spending
Who should investors listen to; the markets or the Fed? One says we are in for a double dip recession, the other just raised GDP forecasts. The head of our central bank Benjamin S. Bernanke has a perfect track record for predicting economic outcomes. Unfortunately, his track record is only perfect due to its 100% inaccuracy. The Fed Chairman once assured investors that the subprime housing...
Pension Pulse: The End of Welfare States? →
I doubt that Europe (Germany, France, etc) will cut DEEP into the welfare state. I have listened the last weeks very carefully and will say that the current administration in Germany will see itself forced to cut where it is possibel, and to increase tax where they have been cut previously (high income, corporations). Otherwise, we will see people on the streets of Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid,...
THE WORLD BEATS
Can the world take another confrontation; war? Credit risk soars as Korea tension, Euro slump spook investors. N Korea’s Kim Jong Il ordered military to prepare for combat last week, group says. and liquidity squeeze (LIBOR/REPO)? European banks forced to pay more for short-term dollar borrowings than banks in US, Asia. double-dip concerns Oil drops to near $68 in Asia as traders eye...
Econ Forecasting: Alleged Experts vs. Those With... →
Zuckerberg needs your data. His business is built upon it. The most important...– Lyons, on Facebook (via newsweek) (via blakeley) Uh… How is Facebook different from any other publication - the one Lyons works for included - whose “real customers are advertisers?” Seems kind of hypocritical to me to write that in a publication that ostensibly makes its money off of advertising...
Robert Reich: Obama's Regulatory Brain →
The most important thing to know about the 1,500 page financial reform bill passed by the Senate last week — now on he way to being reconciled with the House bill — is that it’s regulatory. It does nothing to change the structure of Wall Street. The bill omits two critical ideas for…