Posts filed under “Television”

How the Weather Channel Forecasts What You’ll Buy





“The Weather Channel knows the chance for rain in St. Louis on Friday, what the heat index could reach in Santa Fe on Saturday and how humid Baltimore may get on Sunday.

It also knows when you’re most likely to buy bug spray.

The enterprise is transforming from a cable network viewers flip to during hurricane season into an operation that forecasts consumer behavior by analyzing when, where and how often people check the weather. Last fall the Weather Channel Cos. renamed itself the Weather Co. to reflect the growth of its digital-data business.

The Atlanta-based company has amassed more than 75 years’ worth of information: temperatures, dew points, cloud-cover percentages and much more, across North America and elsewhere.

The company supplies information for many major smartphone weather apps and has invested in data-crunching algorithms. It uses this analysis to appeal to advertisers who want to fine-tune their pitches to consumers.”



Weather Channel Now Also Forecasts What You’ll Buy
Company’s Data Helps Fine-Tune When and Where Advertisers Should Place Spots
WSK, August 14, 2014

Category: Data Analysis, Science, Television

TDS: The Big Bank Fury

The SEC settles with big banks involved in the 2008 global financial crash and then brags about it. The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook (04:59)

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend

SEC vs. Fabulous Fab

Sleuths at the SEC prove mid-level Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre misled his investors during the global financial crisis.

The Colbert Report
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Wednesday August 7, 2013 (03:36)

Category: Humor, Television, Video

Pay Mas – Fast Food & Minimum Wage

Watch both of these, but the 2nd one is the killer:

Fast food workers agitate for higher wages and the right to unionize.

Pay Mas



Fast food workers demand increased wages and financial analyst Neil Cavuto shares details of his first job.


Category: Humor, Television, Video, Wages & Income

Doctors Timeline for Doctor Who

Click to enlarge Source: Flowing Data

Category: Television, Weekend

Lewis Black: New York Versus Texas

“Don’t mess with Texas? No, don’t f**ck with New York!”


Category: Humor, Television, Video

A Brief Refresher on Glass Steagall

Last week, I referenced the Warren-McCain bill to restore Glass Steagall. Earlier this morning, we showed Senator Warren discussing the bill on CNBC. The Squawkbox anchors revealed such a shocking ignorance of history, that we are compelled to offer a brief refresher on what Glass Steagall does and does not do. (Kudos to Senator Warren…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Television

Senator Warren Discussing Glass Steagall

How embarrassing:

The shocking ignorance/hilarity demonstrated by the anchors’ inane questions is rife with Fox News Penis Envy.


Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discusses the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on July 12, 2013. Senator Warren introduced the legislation with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Angus King (I-ME).

Category: Regulation, Television, Video

US vs Canadian Bank Regulations: Money Boo Boo

Internal e-mails implicate credit rating agencies in the 2008 financial crisis.

Money Boo Boo

Monday June 24, 2013 (04:33)


Jason Jones teaches regulation-loving Canadian bankers the advantages of harmless free-market fun.

Money Boo Boo – The Canadian Banking System

Monday June 24, 2013 (05:49)

Category: Analysts, Bailouts, Derivatives, Humor, Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Television, Video

Media Rules

If it’s not in the newspaper, that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Just because the newspaper says it’s important, that doesn’t mean it is. Don’t confuse ink with traction. You can hire a PR person, be all over the media, and no one can care. Just because you’re on TV, don’t assume everyone’s seen you….Read More

Category: Financial Press, Television, Think Tank