Wattpad is a bit of a tech darling as of late. Not only does it have the venture capital crowd on its side, it’s also got Margaret Atwood. In fact, credit where credit’s due, Atwood’s the one who coined the name “what pad,” which inspired WTF pad, whch sounds a lot like making reading and writing [...]
Or does Cequity Int Limited just have two very similarly named directors? Yakov (Yankey) Mermelstein owns all or part of Econolive also known as Empire News.
If you’re a mystery fan looking for a quick, fun, plot-twist-filled read, you’ll l likely enjoy Herman Koch’s The Dinner, a Dutch sensation and worldwide bestseller recently translated into English. Just don’t expect much more from the novel. Like the dinner it describes, it’s predominantly show and lacking in substance — most seriously in the [...]
All the news about Richard III has reminded me of Josephine Tey’s great 1951 detective novel, The Daughter of Time. The book began the most recent rehabilitation of Richard III, who until its publication was known in modern times mostly by his evil Shakespearian reputation. Tey’s hero, Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a [...]
The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting story Monday about an extensive investigation into media companies in lock-ups and the possible premature release of sensitive and potentially market-moving economic data. I think we’re supposed to read between the lines about why no charges are being laid as the explanation given by anonymous source(s) doesn’t really [...]
Just a note to say I’m still here.
I’ve been bemused for awhile now about how proposed changes to the Department of Labor lock-ups have been played as a great affront to journalists and freedom of the press, when, in reality, those who would be most affected by the suggested restrictions are so-called algorithmic or high frequency traders. The general public, who the [...]
I listened to the whole thing and a number of things struck me: Boy, has Carl Fillichio changed his tune since his April 16th conference call with reporters, when he stonewalled and refused to answer reasonable questions. (The transcript to that call is here, but to fully appreciate the extent of his obnoxiousness, listen to the audio.) [...]
These are the ones that I know about, but there are more: JED Capital of Chicago used to be tied to Need to Know News (NTKN) Vigilant Global (formerly Vigilant Futures) of Montreal started the fake news agency CEP News to gain access to lock-ups. CEP News was subsequently folded, but its marketing director, Paula [...]
Not only is the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce demanding to know more about the changes to the lock-up rules, so is the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which will hold a hearing “Addressing Concerns about the Integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting” on Wednesday June 6. The [...]