Posts filed under “Video”

Mocking Finance Web Videos

OMG, this is frickin’ hysterical:

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Thanks, Aaron

Category: Television, Video, Weblogs

Ghriskey of Solaris: Stocks in `Bottoming Process’: Video

Ghriskey of Solaris Says Stocks in `Bottoming Process’: Video                                             

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Ghiresky

Timothy Ghriskey, who helps manage $2 billion as chief investment officer at Solaris Asset Management, talks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar in New York about Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s share sale, the outlook for stocks and his investment strategy, including the recommendation of Alcoa Inc., Assurant Inc. and Union Pacific Corp. Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker and Julie Hyman also speak. (Source: Bloomberg)   

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Source:
Ghriskey of Solaris Says Stocks in `Bottoming Process’: Video
Bloomberg, April 1 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aNJTc4ZFU6Ns

Category: Economy, Video

FT: John Authers on Q1 Earnings

Authers notes (like us) there is still way too much optimism on Earnings growth; Even ex-financials, expectations are for double digit  gains:

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Global_earnings_forecast

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Source:
Short View
FT, March 27, 2008
http://www.ft.com/cms/bfba2c48-5588-11dc-b971-0000779fd2ac.html?_i_referralObject=699507360&

Category: Earnings, Markets, Video

Bloomberg vs CNBC Video: Bleccch

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Yesterday, I noted how pokey and bug laden the videos are on CNBC.com, saying "I sure wish CNBC would get hip to embeddable flash media, like
BrightCove. The klunky old windows media players crash all the time. (I
don’t understand why they went with this 10 year old technology)."

Turns out there is an even worse Video feed from a major news organization than CNBC.com: Its Bloomberg.com/news/av/

At least CNBC — crash-prone, buggy, ugly and slow — will play on a Mac.

The Bloomberg video — also  crash-prone, buggy, ugly and slow — is Windows only! I can play the video, but not the audio, on a Safari or Firefox browser for OSX.

And speaking of bugs, Bloomberg is the one of that odd collection of web based video that can’t/won’t be captured by a screen grab on a Windows machine. That means that any Bloomberg video you see here (like this one) is the result of watching and coding it on a Dell in the office, than grabbing the (silent audio) video part on the Mac at home, and combining the two.

Don’t you want people promoting your brand and your content?

Its not like Bloomie doesn’t know what embeddable flash is — if you go to this page, their promotional video is not WMP — its flash based! No loading delay, no glitches, just straight up video.

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Hey Bloomberg.com & CNBC.com:

You folks are paying for the shooting, editing, storing, hosting and bandwidth usage of all this video. I assume you actually want people to see it — to sell subscriptions, to roll adverts, to brand your product.  You are spending all of this money for a product that sends people  running in the opposite direction. 

Every time I post a video from either of your sites, I get email telling me it crashed their browser, or even worse their computer. It is slow, ugly and to be blunt, unprofessional.  Your online video product is in fact damaging your brands. (CNN/Money’s video auto roll is another bit of annoyance, but we’ll save that for another day).

Of all the major  Financial media that run video, only WSJ and NYT seem to have gotten it right.

Um, its 2008. Can we get with program?  The embeddable flash video is circa 2006. Can you find it
in your business models to only be 2 years — not 10 — behind the
technological adoption curve?

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Category: Financial Press, Television, Video, Web/Tech

Lehman: Its a Buyer’s Market for Houses

Lehman Housing Analyst Bruce Harting on the housing crisis: Its a Buyer’s Market.

Category: Real Estate, Video

Dick Bove: Buy Banks, Avoid Brokers



Bove Says Bear Holder Lewis Won’t Find Alternative Deal: Video Play

Interesting interview with Dick Bove, the Punk Ziegel analysts who has been so dead right about the banks and brokers this past year.

Richard Bove, an analyst at Punk Ziegel & Co.,
talks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar and Julie Hyman about the outlook for
financial markets, brokerage and bank earnings, and the possibility that Bear
Stearns Cos. shareholder Joseph Lewis may push the company to consider
alternatives to the $339 million buyout offer from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Economy, Video

Why Australia is Insulated From US Sub-Prime Woes

Since its the last day of the trading week, how about a little humor from down under?

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Clarke and Dawe: the comic duo you can bank on
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Source:
Clarke and Dawe: the comic duo you can bank on
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast: 14/03/2008
http://www.abc.net.au/australiawide/stories/2008/200803/s2190009.htm

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Economy, Video

Merrill’s Rosenberg: Deep Recession Looms

From the WSJ’s video center:

Category: Economy, Video

Comedy Central on The Economy

For our UK friends who may not have access to TDS: several moments of lighthearted hilarity:

The Daily Show on Bear Stearns:

Stephan Colbert on the Economy:


Aasif Mandvi reports on the Bear Stearns bailout while experiencing gravitational altitude correction
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I talked to guy about 300 feet ago . . .

Category: Economy, Markets, Psychology, Television, Video

Why Can’t I Rip DVDs to My iPod?

Simpsons_movLegally, that is.

This is my annoyance of the moment: Why are DVDs a DRM-locked proprietary platform? When I purchase one, why can’t I use this on a convenient, portable device such as my iPod?

What a pain in the arse it is to rip a DVD: Frist, you need to use several products (MP4
Converter
, Handbrake, Ripper); 2nd, it takes forever. 3rd, and its illegal to do so.

What brought this about recently was The Simpson’s Movie — actually, more  of an extended 90 minute episode. I saw it with my nephews (with me snoozing thru parts of it).

However, going through the extras, I started listening to producer/writer commentary. Unbelievably entertaining stuff, like a terrific radio show with several very funny people cracking each other up. I would have liked to put on the iPod for the train, but no such luck.

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I can rip the basic movie, but not the special audio commentary. Anyone have a clue how to do that?

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Sources:

The Complete Guide to Converting DVDs to iPod Format
Jerrod Hofferth
iLounge, November 21, 2005
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-converting-dvds-to-ipod-format-mac/

Rip DVDs To Your Mac To View On AppleTV And iPod.
Alexis Kayhill
Mac360, Friday, April 13, 2007
http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/rip_dvds_to_your_mac_to_view_on_appletv_and_ipod/

Category: Digital Media, Film, Technology, Television, Video