People, Ideas and Capital

Month: August, 2010


A few more details have trickled out about the Hurd transgressions that have shaken loose some odd revisions in analysis that, well maybe these were “fire-able offenses.” Some of the details that have muddied the waters: WSJ: Hurd Deal Inflamed Board Oh, the BOD was miffed? Which led SiliconBeat to believe that maybe there was [...]

Marc Andreessen as Interim CEO of HP

Perhaps I am getting too out front on this issue, but the pieces are really starting to fall together for the decision to put in Marc Andreessen as the Interim CEO of HP11.A note to future readers: as of this date Sunday, 8/15/10 no announcement had been made ;) . It is now clear that [...]

QC: RIM versus UAE

I’ll admit to being surprised by the amount of coverage this is getting but even so I’ll make a quick comment on the RIM versus UAE kerfuffle because there is a bit of misunderstanding out there, even from the security experts: Schneier on Security: UAE to Ban Blackberries When people hear Blackberry they automatically think email, and [...]

HFT Bot-versus-Bot

Zero Hedge has a great post on High Frequency Trading (HFT): “It’s Not A Market, It’s An HFT ‘Crop Circle’ Crime Scene” In this article Tyler Durden presents pretty compelling visual evidence of “quote stuffing” by HFT trading bots.  This quote stuffing can end up “pushing the bid/offer range up to 10% higher without even [...]