Counterparties

By Felix Salmon
May 16, 2011
Reuters

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The disgraceful interrogation of LA school librarians — LAT

Great photo of DSK — Coveritlive

A couple of notes about that hotel suite — Tumblr

David Carr’s piece on a Pew study about Drudge has links to neither the study nor the Drudge Report — NYT

Ben Stein, Arabist. Is there no beginning to his talents? — CBS News

LVaR + ETFs = volatility and flash crashes — Reuters

When piracy helps the original: How PDFs Of A Bedtime Book Exploded The Old Publishing Model — Fast Company

As far as you know, what is Reuters? — Tumblr

“Covering conflict is thrilling. Addictively so.” — CLP

How to make wifi work at tech conferences: “Calculate 2.3 devices per attendee” — Nonblocking

“Part of Intellectual Ventures business model is to sell its patents or patent rights to aggressive patent trolls” — Tumblr

The Lilac Continuous Uniform Distribution is my favorite. Formula on the back! — Tumblr

Warhol accounted for $168.7m of the $579.4m raked in at the NYC evening sales this week — Artinfo

“Not all psychopaths are violent! We’ve gotten a bad rap by Hollywood…” — Ronson

Norris on the Friend Finder IPO: “Its largest asset, by far, is good will. Even counting that, it has a negative net worth.” — NYT

UK Judge issues gag order for Twitter — Reuters

Arianna on why people will blog for free: “The truth is, self-expression has become the new entertainment.” — WWD

With almost five million out of work, Spain’s unemployment crisis rages on — Iberosphere

Britain’s government plans to sell off some of its stock of fine wines to pay for cheaper bottles — Reuters

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