Monthly Archives: September 2018

Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users

From “Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users“: Facebook said the attackers had exploited two bugs in the site’s “View As” feature, which allows users to check on what information other people can see about them. The feature … Continue reading

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Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

From “Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company“: Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock (though the final cost was closer to $715 million because the stock on which part of the deal was based declined in … Continue reading

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Not comfortable

From Kottke’s “Not comfortable“: This is not a diary. A diary is a personal, private thing that I don’t feel comfortable sharing with you. Alas, I’ve occasionally let this thing turn into a diary. I’ve also shared information about other … Continue reading

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Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the new James Bond movie

From “Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the new James Bond movie. Here are 3 things to know about him“: Fukunaga grew up in the Bay Area and once wanted to be a pro snowboarder, something he actively trained for, eventually … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

From Criterion Collection: Achieved with the aid of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and production designer Jack Fisk, the Palme d’Or–winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick’s singular approach to filmmaking. Wait… What? Criterion Collection? I should … Continue reading

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How Amazon’s Long Game Yielded a Retail Juggernaut

From “How Amazon’s Long Game Yielded a Retail Juggernaut“: “The thing about retail is, the consumer has near-perfect information,” said Paul Vogel, an analyst at Barclays. “So what’s the differentiator at this point? It’s selection. It’s service. It’s convenience. It’s … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg posts video of him blowing the shofar for Rosh Hashanah

From “Mark Zuckerberg posts video of him blowing the shofar for Rosh Hashanah“: In a Facebook post in December 2016, Zuckerberg said he was once an atheist but now believes that “religion is very important.” The post came after he wished his followers a “Merry … Continue reading

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Why Spend $110 Million on a Basquiat?

  View this post on Instagram   I am happy to announce that I just won this masterpiece. When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want … Continue reading

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Investment Philosophy

From “The Greatest Investors: Peter Lynch“: Know what you own; It’s futile to predict the economy and interest rates; You have plenty of time to identify and recognize exceptional companies; Avoid long shots; Good management is very important – buy … Continue reading

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Tragedy? Farce? Confusion?

From “Tragedy? Farce? Confusion? The Method Behind That Russian Poisoning Interview“: “It is a slap in the face of the West,” said Peter Pomerantsev, a fellow at the London School of Economics, an account of his time as a television … Continue reading

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