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Kristian Segerstrale to highlight e-sports’ touch-based future at GamesBeat 2015

VB EVENT: Kristian Segerstrale, COO and executive director at Super Evil MegaCorp, sees a mighty future for e-sports on the smallest screens.

Why industry disruption must support agents — not replace them

Start-up pros and venture capitalists are furiously brainstorming about how they can disrupt the real estate industry. Four times now, I've been approached by groups of startup people looking to do something in the real estate space and asking me to toss around ideas or come on board...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Severin Borenstein (UC-Berkeley) & Lucas Davis (UC-Berkeley), The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), How the IRS Can Regulate Return Preparers Without New Law, 148 Tax Notes 1355 (Sept. 21, 2015) John Cawley (Cornell) & David Frisvold (Iowa), The Incidence of Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened...

Tune into Inc. Uncensored Ep. 33: Fantasy Sports, Gourmet Food Delivery, and Lovable Robots

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the alleged "insider trading" at daily fantasy sports sites, a successful entrepreneur who fled Vietnam as a child, and a robot that teaches kids how to code.

9 signs you're not ready to retire

Having cold feet about retiring? Find out if maybe now is not the time to retire

Trump has profited from companies that stash cash abroad

While blasting U.S. multinationals for this tax-avoidance strategy, he hasn't been shy about investing in them

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me. But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home. I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotizeShow More Summary

GoPro Jumps 6% Despite Cautious Comments from Oppenheimer

Shares of adventure camera maker GoPro (GPRO) are up $1.85, or almost 7%, at $29.45, after declining 6% yesterday and 4% on Wednesday on a series of negative viewpoints. The stock was downgraded by Cleveland Research yesterday from Buy...Show More Summary

21 bars that have incredible views

Instead of working up a thirst sightseeing, drink in booze and views at bars whose backdrop are some of the world's most amazing sights. We've rounded up bars that have some of the world's most incredible views. From iconic landmarks...Show More Summary

Friday links: real impact

Book review: Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both by Adam Galinsky and Maurice...

Here comes the Baker Hughes rig count ... (USO, WTI, OIL, VDE)

Oil driller Baker Hughes is set to release its latest count of US oil and gas rigs at the top of the hour. We saw a renewed drop in the oil rig count last week, which fell by 26 to 614, the biggest decline since the rig count toppedShow More Summary

'The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much?'

Alan Krueger: The Minimum Wage: How Much is Too Much?: The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. While Congress has refused to take action, Democratic politicians have been engaged in something of a biddin...

Stocks Reversing Slightly Lower Midday on Global Growth Fears, Earnings Outlook Worries, Technical Selling, Financial/Homebuilding Sector Weakness

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Higher Sector Performance: Mixed Volume: Around Average Market Leading Stocks: Outperforming Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 17.85 +2.47% Euro/Yen Carry Return Index 142.93 +1.18%...Show More Summary

'Faith in an Unregulated Free Market? Don’t Fall for It'

Robert Shiller continues to phish for book sales: Faith in an Unregulated Free Market? Don’t Fall for It: Perhaps the most widely admired of all the economic theories taught in our universities is the notion that an unregulated competitive economy...

I Have A $3000 Gaming PC, But I'm Playing 'Star Wars: Battlefront' On PS4

VideoThe Star Wars: Battlefront Beta launched this week, and you know what that means! It's time to incite the console war and summon the #PCMasterRace evangelists by comparing the graphical fidelity of DICE's shooter across PlayStation 4, Xbox  One, and PC. Digital Foundry has already crunched the pixels and found them to be [...]

Wall Street flat after Alcoa results

Weak earnings from Alcoa fail to dampen market aided by petroleum shares.

Twitter and the Federal Election: A Last Update

Well, there is just over a week to go until Canada’s federal election and I finally managed to put together another update of the leader Twitter follower numbers I first began looking at with my August 13th post and then...

US lawmakers advance efforts to reauthorise Ex-Im Bank

Conservative Republicans face defeat having previously tried to shutter bank.

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