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Monday, 21 September 2020

Secret Documents Show How Criminals Use Famous Banks To Finance Terror And Death

quote [ Thousands of secret ?suspicious activity reports? offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity ? and how the government lets it flourish. ]

Dirty the money, laundry, had to wash it (yeah)
[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Billionaire Chuck Feeney achieves goal of giving away his fortune

quote [ Chuck Feeney has achieved his lifetime ambition: giving away his $8bn fortune while he is still around to see the impact it has made. ]

A remarkably mature attitude - and more fun than spending it all on lobbyists and prostitutes. And prostitutes for the lobbyists. And lobbyists for the prostitutes. It's prostitutes and lobbyists all the way down.

[SFW] [business]
[by cb361@9:04amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 6 September 2020

The secret Avengers video game the world never got to play

quote [ "Just put the knife down. We'll go outside and figure this out." ]

Messy insights in the video game business. Nothing too extreme, but highlighting the unstable nature of the studios. Via today's RPS' Sunday Papers.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
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Friday, 21 August 2020

Just Too Efficient

quote [ overoptimizing efficiency doesn?t just burn people out, it also too often requires cutting into what you later realize were prudent safety margins. ]

Some points from the famous RSS guy who recently quit Amazon.

thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [business] [+3 Underrated]
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Thursday, 23 July 2020

Exclusive: Segway, the most hyped invention since the Macintosh, ends production

quote [ The Segway brand will no longer make its two-wheeled, self-balancing namesake. ]

It's over! Keep your balance. Also, sorry for delaying this message for a full month.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@4:16pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

No Room for Design

quote [ Of the many things that social platforms have taken away from us, perhaps the most disappointing is the freedom to customize our spaces. We need it back. ]

I remember you way back, back from MySpace
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:08amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

?Build More Housing? Is No Match for Inequality

quote [ ?The affordability crisis within major urban areas is real,? they write, ?but it is due less to over-regulation of housing markets than to the underlying wage and income inequalities, and a sharp increase in the value of central locations within metro areas, as employment and amenities concentrate in these places.? ]

Somehow missed this in posting the urbanism articles. The author notes how reporting on this triggered quite a backlash.

See also an old knumbknutz post and the game system one.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@3:59pmGMT] [4 comments]

Having a Cow, Man

quote [ From knockoff Bart Simpsons to CafePress ripoffs, what the long association between T-shirts and bootlegging tells us about copyright. ]

And I might start slangin' bean pies
Or the bootleg t-shirt of the month
[SFW] [business] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:18amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 13 July 2020

Unlucky Charms: The Rise and Fall of Billion-Dollar Jewelry Empire Alex and Ani

quote [ Astrology, private equity, a $1.1 billion gender discrimination lawsuit, and a precariously built bangle behemoth ]

For diamonds and gold
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
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