Felix Salmon

Maria Popova’s blogonomics, part 2

February 16, 2013

By a curious coincidence, Maria Popova was scheduled to give a speech about blog business models the day after Tom Bleymaier and I wrote about hers. I went along to hear what she had to say, and caught up with her afterwards.

Counterparties: How Warren Buffett sweetens his ketchup

February 15, 2013

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Counterparties: Trading chickens and data

February 14, 2013

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Heinz: The headline-friendly LBO

February 14, 2013

Brazilian multi-billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann’s cunning plan seems to have worked. In 2008, when his InBev announced that it was buying Anheuser-Busch, there was an immediate uproar: sites like Drink American and SaveAB immediately appeared to protest the deal. (“With your help we can fight the foreign invasion of A-B. We will fight to protect this American treasure. We will take to the Internet, to the streets, to the marble halls of our capitals, whatever it takes to stop the invasion.”)

Blogonomics, Maria Popova edition

February 14, 2013

Back in May, Kickstarter looked as though it was moving upmarket. Following Bob Lefsetz’s lead, I said that “while Kickstarter was originally embraced by the undiscovered and impecunious, its greatest potential, in the music industry, is actually with established acts who already have a large following”.

Counterparties: Corporate America’s miserly ways

February 13, 2013

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Counterparties: A minimal vision at Barclays

February 12, 2013

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The social network you can’t opt out of

February 12, 2013

As befits a company backed by a Who’s Who of Wall Street names, Relationship Science has tapped Andrew Ross Sorkin as the vehicle of choice for its big public unveiling.

Why Apple should ignore its shareholders

February 12, 2013

Allan Sloan neatly divides the world of Apple obsessives into two types of people: