Introducing Yahoo Finance Contributors

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By Phil Pearlman, Interactive Editor, Yahoo Finance

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of Yahoo Finance Contributors - a finance-focused and socially driven network where expert contributors will regularly create and share premium original content.   

We are opening up the Yahoo Finance platform to a select group of leaders of finance from money and wealth managers to strategists and analysts to successful traders, where they will publish content directly to Yahoo Finance pages from Tumblr. We are building a daily habit information and analysis destination where those who want to know what some of the smartest and most accomplished pros in the world are thinking about stocks, commodities, the economy, wealth management and more will be able to find it.

Contributors at launch include people like Carl Icahn, Jim O’Shaughnessy, Jeffrey Kleintop, Josh Brown, and Linda Descano. You can find a full blogroll with links on the Yahoo Finance Contributors Tumblr here.

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Powered by Tumblr, all contributors will have created their own blogs and will publish their content which is then pulled directly onto Yahoo Finance pages. This will be great for Tumblr users too who will be able to follow Yahoo Finance contributors and program content directly on their Tumblr dashboards.

Yahoo Finance is already home to some of the most trusted names in financial and business news.  We couldn’t be more excited to welcome more of the best minds in the industry to share their insights with millions of readers around the world.  Stay tuned, and check out Yahoo Finance to learn more.

We plan to slowly and carefully grow the contributor list so if you are an accomplished and seasoned financial pro who would like to be involved, please contact me directly at pearlman@yahoo-inc.com.

On War and Risk Perception

philpearlman:

This from Josh Brown

The notion that there is more uncertainty now than there was last month because of a plane being shot down in the Ukraine or an Israeli incursion into Gaza is both childish and ahistorical. Just because we choose not to be concerned with uncertainty at a given moment – like on September 10th, 2001 for example – that doesn’t mean an outbreak of violence or hostility is any less likely to occur.

and this…

Each time is different, by definition every one of these episodes brings with it a set of variables and unique dynamics that no investor has a readymade answer for in advance. Models, frameworks, heuristics and rules of thumb will be totally useless here. Awareness of this digestive process, on the other hand, will be priceless.

from the must read - How Geopolitical Threats Affect the Stock Market

micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.

After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.

The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit

Wow.

  • Reblogged from Mic
parislemon:

Insert the joke here: Times change — The times they are a-changin’ — Think different.
But really, this IBM deal seems like a smart partnership for Apple. They could either double their workforce to fully go after enterprise, or they can partner with a massive company already doing that. 
Yes, Apple likes to control every aspect of what they do. But enterprise is not a core competency and won’t be any time soon. Yet customers are demanding it. Hence, this deal.
And yes, this is potentially very bad news for Microsoft — which, oddly, is now the one trying to do everything itself. 

Here’s to the crazy ones… Zoom Permalink

parislemon:

Insert the joke hereTimes changeThe times they are a-changin’Think different.

But really, this IBM deal seems like a smart partnership for Apple. They could either double their workforce to fully go after enterprise, or they can partner with a massive company already doing that. 

Yes, Apple likes to control every aspect of what they do. But enterprise is not a core competency and won’t be any time soon. Yet customers are demanding it. Hence, this deal.

And yes, this is potentially very bad news for Microsoft — which, oddly, is now the one trying to do everything itself

Here’s to the crazy ones…

cnbc:

What would you do if you happened to walk by Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney casually hanging out on a bench in Omaha, Nebraska? If you’re 16 year-old Tom White, you take a selfie.
Posted last night to his Instagram account, @speeeeeeed_of_white, the photo has been liked more than 400 times, and made White famous for a day.
(Photo credit: Tom White) 

Classic… Zoom Permalink

cnbc:

What would you do if you happened to walk by Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney casually hanging out on a bench in Omaha, Nebraska? If you’re 16 year-old Tom White, you take a selfie.

Posted last night to his Instagram account, @speeeeeeed_of_white, the photo has been liked more than 400 times, and made White famous for a day.

(Photo credit: Tom White) 

Classic…

Yahoo Screen Now On Xbox 360

yahooscreen:

By Robby Stein, Director of Product, Mobile and Emerging Products

Yahoo Screen lets you explore great videos whether you’re on the go or on the couch. And we’ve been hard at work making sure our experience is available wherever you are - on iOS and Android devices, Roku and Apple TV. Today we’re thrilled to bring Yahoo Screen into the homes of Xbox 360 users.

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The Yahoo Screen experience on Xbox 360 is just like turning on your TV. You can jump right into the most popular videos, flip through videos and channels or search for clips with your controller.

With easy access to the videos you love, Yahoo Screen on Xbox 360 brings a channel surfing experience to your fingertips — from clips of your favorite shows like Saturday Night Live to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, or live news,  events, and Yahoo originals, you can now view endless hours of videos from your favorite console.

Join us this summer to enjoy the collection of new videos and live events on Yahoo Screen.

Very nice…