Better to pay interest than taxes.
– John Malone

Companies

John Laing Group Says On Track For Full Year As It Enters FTSE 250
it has made total investment commitments of GBP72 million in the first half of 2015 so far. It has made GBP42 million in realisations in the year to date and is on track to hit its full-year target of GBP100 million.

With an Activist Investor, ConAgra Is Primed to Be Carved Up
The question is how to slice it.

Kindle Unlimited Pages Read
The Uber of e-books.
Beginning July 1, 2015, we’ll switch from paying Kindle Unlimited (KU) and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) royalties based on qualified borrows, to paying based on the number of pages read.”

Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety
The camera might be cheap and simple enough to install, but four displays per truck would be a major investment for any transport company to make, especially since it wouldn’t lead to any direct financial benefit.”

Apple Music to pay royalties during free trial: ‘We hear you Taylor Swift’
Eddy Cue responded directly to the star on Twitter in announcing the company’s u-turn.” On the same day.

Markets

Driverless Cars: Insurers Cannot be Asleep at the Wheel
This is a double edged sword for… insurers… What they could save in falling claims costs and frequency, they stand to lose in shrinking premiums.”

Capital Gains: Airbnb’s Billion Dollar Round, Hair Tech and More Funding News
Here’s the funding news from Silicon Valley

Investing

The Sad State of the Financial Web, in 10 Charts
While buy-and-hold investors nearly always come out on top of active traders, you wouldn’t know it from searching the Web.

Long reads

A coffee addict’s guide to the universe
Given the primacy of coffee in our daily lives, we decided to chart and map some of the finest data on the world’s coffee habits — who drinks it, how we drink it, and how much we guzzle on a daily basis.

How LEGO Revived Its Brand
The Brick is Back

Graph of the week

Efficiency of EU health care systems

Source: europa.eu
Source: europa.eu
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