You can observe a lot by just watching.
– Yogi Berra

Companies

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon
Everybody kind of agrees choosing Amazon is a safe bet

Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector
“…the same kind of controversy as when the company retired its proprietary 30-pin dock connector…”

Windows 3.1 Is Still Alive, And It Just Killed a French Airport
The tools used by Aéroports de Paris controllers run on four different operating systems, that are all between 10 and 20 years old,”

Royal Mail Staff To Be Equipped With Mini-Cameras
Wearable cameras will allow delivery workers to prove that deliveries have been completed.”

Markets

Highway Bill Announced by U.S. Congress Negotiators
The legislation would provide $281 billion over five years for roads, bridges and mass transit.”

Fitch: Losses for U.S. Subprime Auto ABS Top 8% as Prime Inches Higher
Despite weaker asset performance, Fitch-rated subprime auto loan ABS are still performing well within initial expectations heading into the end of the year.”

Investing

Inside the Curious Mind of John Malone

Why and how do Munger and Buffett “discount the future cash flows” at the 30-year U.S. Treasury Rate?
You can’t compensate for risk by using a high discount rate.”

Long reads

The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps
Imagine for a second if we could do this with everything. On Saturday morning, well-rested and wise, you retroactively decide everything you want to have done during the previous week. Anything you decide was not worthwhile, you get that time back.”

The Silk Road Affair: Power, Pop and a Bunch of Billionaires
Mobile companies in three countries in alleged bribery probe

Graph of the week

Shrinking U.S. Shopping Malls Get Makeovers

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