Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

New Site: Bloomberg’s Gadfly launches a new site called Gadfly – its is geared to be data-centric, graphic heavy, smart reporting — my kind of site. The Twitter handle is @BFly (Gadfly is an expansion of the site I write for, Bloomberg View).

The focus is finance and technology. It is an impressive roster of authoritative columnists drawing on a treasure trove of data and analytics from the Bloomberg terminal. You’ll notice every column has a data source and specific chart/table. (Here is Micklethwait’s announcement).

 Its very cool.

There is a proliferation of garbage commentary and junk science on the internet, especially regarding all things financial. This is the intelligent pushback to that.


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Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech

Tech and Media Outlook 2016

Michael Wolf looked to the future of messaging apps, pay TV, e-sports and more Activate Tech and Media Outlook 2016 from Activate

Category: Financial Press, Technology, Web/Tech

ESPN & Grantland

We can debate the financial viability of “Grantland” all day long. But we cannot debate the fact that the site was synonymous with Bill Simmons, and without him it’s toast. Unlike the “Wall Street Journal”‘s digital coverage. Did you see the paper held a tech conference in Laguna with even more heavyweights than Recode? Illustrating…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Sports, Think Tank, Web/Tech

Fantasy sports is a losing bet (for the players, not the house)

  As they say in poker, If you’ve been in the game 30 minutes and don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy. – Warren Buffett   By now, you may have heard about the insider trading scandal at the two biggest fantasy sports companies. DraftKings employees, based on the bets they saw laid down by…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Really, really bad calls, Sports, Web/Tech

What You Get When You Buy Web Traffic

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Really, really bad calls, Technology, Web/Tech


It’s like there are two internets. One of skeptical consumers doing their best to navigate their lives and the other of scumbag providers doing their best to win through subterfuge. Then again, in a world where brands are revered and Volkswagen cheats why do we expect people to bend over backwards for businesses? We can…Read More

Category: Web/Tech, Weblogs

E-Book Sales Tank

“E-Book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts” Beware of your dream coming true. For years we’ve heard that music is undervalued, that people must pay more. But maybe the consumer doesn’t want to. That seems to be the case with e-books. When Amazon launched the Kindle no e-book was over ten bucks. A business burgeoned….Read More

Category: Books, Think Tank, Web/Tech

How to Game Google

Since today is the 11th anniversary of first-day trading in Google shares after its initial public offering, I wanted to bring to your attention a recent bit of gamesmanship that has been taking place with its search function. Google rose to its position of authority and influence because it invented a better way to navigate…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income, Web/Tech

Sorting Through Online Investment Noise

As Theodore Sturgeon famously observed, 90 percent of science fiction is crap, but then again 90 percent of everything is crap. In the world of online investment opinions, Sturgeon was an optimist. Not all that long ago, the perspectives of individual amateur investors and professional ones, too, were for the most part unknown. Most market…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Gold & Precious Metals, Really, really bad calls, Web/Tech

Data Never Sleeps 2.0

We first looked at this back in June 2012; here is the updated version:     Source: Domo

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Web/Tech