FT Opening Quote – Let the star content wars begin

Thursday December 14 will go down in history as the day that the Walt Disney Company wrote a new chapter in the history of a once feared empire, and settled the destiny of one who was taught to wield mysterious power by a wise and wizened old master. But enough of Star Wars, Luke Skywalker and his mentor Yoda, writes Matthew Vincent. In other news, Disney is buying the entertainment assets of the 21st Century Fox empire, and deciding the destiny of James Murdoch, who had run the business for his father: the legendary media mogul Rupert. Continue reading: FT Opening Quote – Let the star content wars begin

US Solar Installs Fall to Their Lowest Level Since 2015, as Uncertainty Swirls and Prices Rise

America's solar industry had its toughest quarter in two years. 


Faced with political uncertainty, rising equipment prices, a slowdown in maturing markets, and a churn within residential installer rankings, deployments in the third quarter of the year are down on both a quarterly and annual basis. 


According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association&rsquo;s latest <em><a href="https://www.greentechmedia.com/research/subscription/u-s-solar-market-insight">U.S. Solar Market Insight </a></em><a href="https://www.greentechmedia.com/research/subscription/u-s-solar-market-insight">report</a>, 2,031 megawatts of PV were installed in the U.S. in the third quarter of the year, resulting in the market&rsquo;s smallest quarter in two years. (For historical context -- Q3 deployments were still 100 megawatts more than the entire year of installations in 2011.)


And even with the slowdown, solar PV added 25 percent of new capacity additions to America&#39;s grid in the first three quarters of the year -- coming in second to natural gas.


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Facebook Exec: Dopamine Driven Feedback Loops Are Destroying American Society

Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, explains why he suffers guilt over the problems created by Facebook: “Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth,… Read More The post Facebook Exec: Dopamine Driven Feedback Loops Are Destroying American Society appeared first on The Big Picture.

DP Alert: Short-Term Head & Shoulders Still Viable on Dollar (UUP)

No new changes to the DecisionPoint Scoreboards. The NDX is holding onto its PMO SELL signal and it still has some margin to cover before the new PMO BUY signal can generate. Of particular interest today, and of course coming on the heels of a very bullish blog on the Dollar, today's drop could be starting the beginning of a right shoulder. < p class"entry-more-link">Continue reading "DP Alert: Short-Term Head & Shoulders Still Viable on Dollar (UUP)" »

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Burial on the Baltic Sea [Flickr]

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Burial on the Baltic Sea I think about my father a lot.

We brought his ashes to spread on the Baltic Sea of his youth. Here are some photos from family and friends on the tall ship at sea.

I grew up with an immigrant mentality – with an unbounded sense of opportunity for those who work hard, and a reservoir of pride for our unique heritage. My father instilled a sense of scientific curiosity in me, and a love of learning about technology. He would often ask me how things work, from tape recorders to rainbows, and talk through a logical decomposition, invoking physics instead of fairies. He was ambitious and took risks to advance his career, with a fire in the belly to achieve. Memories of his proud homeland, while distant, provided us with a basis of self-confidence and belief that we could succeed against all odds, much like
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12/13 MarketWatchers LIVE Recap – Guest Arthur Hill – "What Would You Do?"

  Welcome to the recap of Wednesday's MarketWatchers LIVE show, your antidote for the CNBC/FBN lunchtime talking heads. Listen and watch a show devoted to technical analysis of the stock market with live market updates and symbols that are hot. You'll find the latest episode here. Information abounds in our Monday through Friday 12:00p - 1:30p shows, but the MWL Blog will give you a quick recap. Be sure and check out the MarketWatchers LIVE ChartList for many of today's charts.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcome. Our Twitter handle is @MktWatchersLIVE, email is marketwatchers@stockcharts.com and our Facebook page is up and running so "like" it at MarketWatchers LIVE. You'll also find archives of our shows on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Don't forget to sign up for notifications at the end of this blog entry by filling in your email address.  < p class"entry-more-link">Continue reading Continue reading "12/13 MarketWatchers LIVE Recap – Guest Arthur Hill – "What Would You Do?""

Felix Capital adds EIR, associate

London-based venture firm Felix Capital, which raised $150 million for its second fund in the summer, announced it has added its first entrepreneur-in-residence and associate to the team. Joining as EIR is George Pallis who came over from Deliveroo, where he led global marketing, and before that was with Transferwise. Felix said Pallis will provide feedback on investment opportunities through his operator eye, especially on the consumer side. Joining as associate is Emilie Spire, who started in venture as an associate with Partech Ventures in Paris before moving to Blablacar in a corporate development and then operational role. Felix said Spire will spend time in France and work very closely with all of the team on deal sourcing, Source: Medium blog post