Felix Salmon

Counterparties: Yen and the art of business cycle maintenance

April 9, 2013

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The disruptive potential of native advertising

April 9, 2013

Andrew Rice delivers 6,000 words on BuzzFeed in the latest NY Mag, which means he has the space to tell a number of different stories. The one I’m interested in is the way that BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wants native advertising to disrupt banner advertising. I apologize for the long blockquote, but it’s a lot shorter than the article:

Counterparties: Thatcher’s economic legacy

April 8, 2013

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Why techies don’t buy contemporary art

April 8, 2013

Alice Gregory, in the NYT, has been reading her Austen: “It is a truth universally acknowledged,” she writes, “that a young technologist in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a high-end art collection”. Well, maybe she doesn’t put it exactly like that. But that’s her clear message:

Counterparties: The slow March of the recovery

April 5, 2013

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What will Henry Blodget do with Jeff Bezos’s millions?

April 5, 2013

The news of the day in the media world is that Jeff Bezos has led a $5 million Series E funding round for Business Insider. Here’s the story, according to CEO Henry Blodget:

Counterparties — Richie Havens: Here Comes the Sunlight

April 4, 2013

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Counterparties: Electric car loans

April 3, 2013

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How paywalls are evolving

April 3, 2013

Last week, I hypothesized that the publishing industry was going to informally settle on a single management-consultancy company to ask for paywall advice from. That consultancy, having seen everybody’s internal figures, could then tell everybody else what “industry best practice” was. It’s the time-honored management-consultancy m.o., reselling other clients’ confidential information, suitably anonymized, of course, so that everybody learns from everybody else’s successes and failures.