Monthly Archives: May 2012

Betsey and Justin Go Closet Sumnerinan

High-frequency data on consumer confidence from the research company Gallup, based on surveys of 500 Americans daily, provide a good picture of the debt-ceiling debate’s impact (see chart). Confidence began falling right around May 11, when Boehner first announced he would not … Continue reading

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Things We Sorta Know: Earth’s Core Edition

NYT on some recent reserach: Now it turns out that existing models of the core, for all their drama, may not be dramatic enough. Reporting recently in the journal Nature, Dario Alfè of University College London and his colleagues presented evidence … Continue reading

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Guess That City

via MR: The riches reflect a regional economy as resilient—and as strange—as any in the world. “We don’t make anything here,” Fuller says simply. […] is one of the few metropolitan areas in the country that have no significant manufacturing … Continue reading

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Googorola

The story goes that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, was trying to poach new head of Motorola, Dennis Woodside, from Google to be Head of Sales at Apple. But then Larry Page asked Woodside to be the next Steve Jobs. … Continue reading

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Ugh… More on Facebook

I’m bored of talking about Facebook but I can’t stop myself. Two essays (here and here) present the apotheosis of Facebook hating (as a business model). Here’s a quote that about sums it all up. I think. Facebook is not … Continue reading

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The Thrill Of The Chase

Well there is one inescapable fact about the Facebook IPO: there’s a lot of poop in this bed. Just about everyone seems in on it: From a purely technical trade execution perspective, the NASDAQ was in complete chaos The bankers … Continue reading

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Pinterest vs Reddit

Like a high school dance:

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