Posts filed under “Video”

‘Like Watching Dinosaurs Mate’

As we await what is happening with Microsoft and Yahoo, Aaron Task and I discussed the bigger picture as to what happens next on the internet.

This was all pretty off the cuff stuff (in case you cannot tell) but its how I really feel about the players involved:

That headline was actually spontaneous (I can turn a phrase, huh?)

Ok, feel free to write what a MSFT basher I am (no arguments from me)

Category: Digital Media, Video, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Becker, Phelps, Scholes & Spence on Decoupling

Nobel laureates in economics Gary Becker of the University of Chicago, Edmund Phelps of Columbia University, Myron Scholes of Stanford University, and Michael Spence, former dean of the Stanford University Business School, participate in a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles about the theory of "decoupling" and outlook for the U.S. and global economies.

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Source:
Becker, Phelps Are Optimistic on U.S. Economic Outlook
Bloomberg, April 29 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aXOHNasDoVqw

Category: Economy, Video

Business Video

You may have noticed that I run a bit of video a few days a week on the site, usually overnight.

As part of the redesign, I am setting up a tab for Video (hence, the slow loading video won’t impact the main page). As such, I have been compiling a list of Business-related Video for the update, and this is what I came up with. 

(Have I missed anything significant?)

Video Reports:

Financial Times (FT)
http://www.ft.com/multimedia

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/av/

WSJ
http://online.wsj.com/video

Economist
http://audiovideo.economist.com/

CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/?id=15839263&tabid=15839798&tabheader=false&t=0.9244770663790405

Business of Innovation
http://innovation.cnbc.com/en

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/video/

The Street.com
http://www.thestreet.com/video/index.html

Barron’s
http://online.barrons.com/public/main?mod=DNH_WSJ#

Marketwatch
http://www.marketwatch.com/tvradio/bcPlayer.asp

Yahoo Finance Tech Ticker TV
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker

CNN Money
http://money.cnn.com/video/

New York Times
http://video.on.nytimes.com/index.jsp

BBC tv
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/video_and_audio/default.stm

Fox Business
http://www.foxbusiness.com/

PBS
http://www.pbs.org/nbr/info/video.html

60 Minutes
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60minutes/main3415.shtml

CNET Video
http://www.cnettv.com/

Wallstrip
http://www.wallstrip.com/

Category: Television, Video

KBH: Home Prices May Drop Another 20%

“I don’t think we’re anywhere near a bottom in housing”

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courtesy of Bloomberg

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Excerpt:

Eli Broad, a philanthropist and co- founder of KB Home, the fifth-largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, said he expects home prices to drop another 20 percent.

"I don’t think we’re anywhere near a bottom in housing,” Broad told Bloomberg TV at the Milken Institute Conference in Beverly Hills, California. "We’re going to have a big inventory of unsold, unoccupied homes that’s going to take three or four years to clear out.”

Homebuilders, hurt by banks’ stricter requirements for granting home loans and concern over the rising number of homeowners failing to pay their mortgages, have begun work on the fewest number of houses since 1991, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce."

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Source:
KB Home’s Broad Says Home Prices May Drop Another 20%
Rhonda Schaffler and Bob Ivry
Bloomberg, April 28 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aNGtHO1tbzng

Category: Real Estate, Video

Rhodes of Citigroup Says Credit Crisis `Half Way’ Over

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William Rhodes, vice chairman of Citigroup about the outlook for the U.S. economy and financial markets, trade policy and his expectations for China’s growth.

Source:
Rhodes of Citigroup Says Credit Crisis `Half Way’ Over
Kathleen Hays
Bloomberg April 25 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=avGIXeWKBadQ

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Video

Volatile Real Estate Market Driving Web Traffic

Marketwatch video: Zillow upgrades their algo, claiming a 12% improvement. They also are allowing homeowners to improve and upgrade data about their houses:

Category: Real Estate, Video

Real Scoop: Television Pundit Analyzer

How would you like to have this attachment on your TV ?

"RealScoop utilizes leading voice analysis technology to analyze statements made by public figures. The BELIEVABILITY METER™ analyzes each video second by second, displaying the real-time results in a color-coded manner from left to right. The most believable statements are green, gradually turning red as they become more questionable.

Here’s what it looks like in action:

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CEO of Bear Stearns (3 Days Before Collapse)
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If I were philosopher king, I would mandate that be installed on every television set.

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Category: Psychology, Television, Video, Web/Tech

O’Neill: Strong Dollar Policy Is ‘Vacuous Notion’

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill discusses the U.S. economy and global financial markets, the performance of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies, and the Federal Reserve’s response to the mortgage and credit crisis.

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Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill"

The "strong dollar” policy that he and every other Treasury chief since 1995 endorsed is "a vacuous notion.”

"It implies in it that somehow we have the ability to manage the relationship between the value of the U.S. dollar and other currencies around the world,” O’Neill, now a special adviser to Blackstone Group LP, today said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.

O’Neill roiled currency markets when he was in office from 2001 to 2002, at one point with comments in an interview with a German newspaper that the U.S. pursued a policy of a strong economy, rather than currency. The current Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, has repeatedly stated that he is a "very strong” supporter of the "strong dollar” policy.

"When I was Secretary of the Treasury I was not supposed to say anything but ‘strong dollar, strong dollar,”’ O’Neill said today. "I argued then and would argue now that the idea of a strong dollar policy is a vacuous notion.”

The U.S. currency today fell to a record low against the euro, and has declined 15 percent against its European counterpart in the past year.

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Sources:
O’Neill Says U.S. `Strong Dollar’ Policy Is `Vacuous Notion’
Rhonda Schaffler and John Brinsley
Bloomberg, April 16 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ackYQhodd4Nk

O’Neill Says Strong Dollar Policy Is `Vacuous Notion’
Bloomberg, April 16 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/avp/avp.htm?clipSRC=mms://media2.bloomberg.com/cache/vwyrSX9M2QsQ.asf

Category: Currency, Economy, Video

Joseph Stiglitz On The Economy

I have been meaning  to post this since Thursday morning : An interview with Joseph Stiglitz, the Columbia Professor who is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, with his overview of the economy.

Stiglitz recent books include Globalization and Its Discontents (2003) and Making Globalization Work (2006).

The professor pulls no punches — about the economy, President Bush, and Fed Chair Bernanke.

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Sources:
Stiglitz on the Economy
CNBC
Thurs. Apr. 10 2008 | 7:00 DT[08:07]

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=708404472

Joseph E. Stiglitz Home Page
University Professor
http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/

Category: Economy, Employment, Video

Is the Bush Admin Trying to Kill Us ?

Too funny:

Category: Politics, Television, Video