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Greek fears send German bond yield to record low

FT.com – Jan 25, 11:48 PM – Syriza's resounding election victory in Greece has spooked investors across the eurozone and sent Germany's 10-year bond yield down to a new record low of just 0.34 per cent. European bond markets rallied hard last week on the European Central Bank…
Marc Andreessen RT @RobinWigg: Greek fears send German bond yield to new record low of just 0.34% t.co/ZpfjBALnb2 t.co/ka1ewByRx3
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Michael Bloomberg Shakes Up Newsroom Side of His Company

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – Jan 25 – Things have changed at Bloomberg since its founder, Michael R. Bloomberg, returned to the office. Some of the changes are small. He had struggled to find the paper towel dispensers, artfully hidden behind the mirrors in the company bathrooms, so he…
Elise Hu How @MikeBloomberg shook up Bloomberg News: "He feels like a weather system..high up, uncontrollable & all-powerful" t.co/WFYXkHN5de
Katherine Miller RT @tomgara: Mike Bloomberg "was also told that the White House would support him as a candidate for president of the World Bank" t.co/rf7ITE9hMU
Nick Confessore This @ravisomaiya piece on Bloomberg back in the saddle at Bloomberg is just full of delicious detail: t.co/6chWJqYVUB
Pierre Briançon "He struggled to find the paper towel dispensers, so he had them labeled with arrows" t.co/UClQZyP4DP
Robin Wigglesworth Mike Bloomberg like a weather system. "High up, uncontrollable and all-powerful." And also taking Spanish lessons. t.co/frMVZwwjWA
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First U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Set to Open

Wsj.com – Greg Bensinger – Jan 25, 1:34 PM – The virtual currency bitcoin is getting a very real boost on Monday, with the opening of the first licensed U.S. exchange. Coinbase Inc., a startup backed by $106 million from the New York Stock Exchange, banks and venture-capital firms, said its…
Ben Haines RT @pmarca: "The virtual currency bitcoin is getting a very real boost on Monday, with opening of first licensed U.S. exchange." t.co/SU0ObG9Cuz
Balaji S. Srinivasan RT @WSJ: Coinbase begins trading in bitcoin today, with licenses to operate in 25 of the 50 U.S. states. t.co/lBlIoB1W2M
Tikhon Bernstam Coinbase is opening the first US Bitcoin Exchange with backing from NYSE and banks! t.co/RVvS4v4OgY
exiledsurfer .@Coinbase begins trading in #bitcoin on Monday, with licenses to operate in 25 of the 50 U.S. states. t.co/FUxR52hL6y
Danielle Morrill RT @GregBensinger: Coinbase will be the first licensed Bitcoin exchange Monday, a big boost to the cryptocurrency. Exclusive from @WSJ t.co/PzgKFmg3r1
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British Start-Up TransferWise Raises $58 Million

dealbook.nytimes.com – Mark Scott – Jan 25 – LONDON — With the dollar having recently hit an 11-year high against the euro, technology start-ups are positioning themselves to take advantage of continuing volatility in many of the world's currency markets. That includes the London-based…
Roman Stanek British Start-Up TransferWise Raises $58 Million t.co/HV2pYYLFoY
Fred Destin RT @IlvesToomas: Guess some East European immigrants are desirable. Two Estonians' "British" Start-Up TransferWise Raises $58 Million t.co/IV2lTikIDU
Reshma Sohoni RT @pmarca: We are thrilled to invest in @TransferWise -- a radically better/cheaper way to transfer currency globally! t.co/IuUk29BiZw
Konrad S. Graf RT @IlvesToomas: Guess some East European immigrants are desirable. Two Estonians' "British" Start-Up TransferWise Raises $58 Million t.co/IV2lTikIDU
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Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

nytimes.com – Dionne Searcey – Jan 25 – The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century. In the late 1960s, more than half of the households in the United…
Scott Smith Middle class continues to narrow in US, and with it, buffer between the well-off and the completely trapped. t.co/vbvfGyMyBL
Josh Zumbrun This is good @UpshotNYT story on middle class but I have a few quibbles... t.co/XHbfEBdtKz
Edward Luce RT @equitablegrowth: Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up t.co/Rblhw1UtfZ
Vaughn Sterling Since 2000, middle-class share of households has narrowed as more have fallen to the bottom of the economic ladder t.co/wE9N9CS8x8
John Schwartz Exploring "middle class economics"--the middle is shrinking because the middle is sinking @dionnesearcey @gebeloffnyt t.co/Fi48GZDqkm
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China's Anti-Corruption Drive Sets Off Death Threats and Dawn Raids

Bloomberg – Frozen Chinese bank accounts. Top executives taken in for questioning. Reports of death threats and pre-dawn clashes between armed body guards and police in Beijing. That's the fallout from a corporate feud playing out in Chinese press and social…
Shai Oster RT @ChinaFile: ICYMI: Death Threats and Dawn Raids: Welcome to #China Anti-Graft Drive - By @beijingscribe via @bloombergnews t.co/2dSSp4FzA9
Shai Oster A rare glimpse behind the scenes as Peking University's Founder Group and a mystery billionaire take their fight ove t.co/MJOEqJyoAl
Shai Oster Is China's anti-corruption campaign run amok? Death threats, police raids,as mystery billionaire fights for brokerage t.co/bLN1HqBPrV
Fion Li Death Threats and Dawn Raids: Welcome to #China's Anti-Graft Drive t.co/3KYtXy3nAw via @business @beijingscribe @QiZHAI
bill_fischer Founder-Zenith squabble suggests China "anti-corruption crusade is spilling over into business disputes" t.co/OXHBqwiCfG #imd_prc
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Rand Paul's daddy issues begin to emerge as the Kentucky senator preps for White House bid

washingtonpost.com – Jan 25 – Rand Paul wants to lead the United States. On Saturday in Texas, his father was speaking at a conference about how to leave it. “A lot of times people think secession, they paint it as an absolute negative,” said former representative…
David Boaz RT @washingtonpost: Are Ron Paul's hard-core stands a problem for son's presidential bid? t.co/0RyViltLi7 t.co/rpbGIrBxe3
Daniel Drezner RT @jmartNYT: Reminds me of Madigan deal in Illinois where father is blocking kid's ascent. Ron has to know he's hurting Rand t.co/xjAOBDlmrD
Mark Dow RT @davidfrum: Ron Paul fans worry Rand Paul insufficiently insane. t.co/iQvKILic3k
Neil Irwin Here's @Fahrenthold on Rand Paul's Ron Paul problem. With guest appearance by Jar Jar Binks. t.co/EQsw6UsBbB t.co/XAXKSbw1qI
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Why Apps for Messaging Are Trending

nytimes.com – Mike Isaac – Jan 25 – A team at BuzzFeed, the news and entertainment site, knew it had struck gold when it came across a decades-old photo of Dwayne Johnson, the musclebound wrestler and film star known as The Rock, wearing a fanny pack and dated bluejeans. To drum up…
Zac Nielson RT @cdixon: The race to create the next WeChat - "Why Apps for Messaging Are Trending" - t.co/Jqqi5HhU7O t.co/HRPqCtVaFb
Jonah Peretti RT @arraysum: "Media & communication are converging", @peretti on messaging apps (@BuzzFeed has dedicated a content team for it) t.co/hT4qxY9Va7
Mike Dudas Massive opportunity for mobile messaging platforms as "full-blown portals" of content and commerce says @fredwilson: t.co/6RHD5tWc4p
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IBM is about to get hit with a massive reorg and layoffs

ITworld – Andy Patrizio – Jan 23 – IBM is expected to go through a massive reorg next month that will reportedly see 26% of its 430,000-strong work force let go, or 111,800 people. If that figure holds true, that would make it far and away the largest corporate layoff event in…
Ben Haines RT @niclabuz: IBM laying off 112k people? But who will support Lotus Notes and their other innovative solutions?! t.co/lYRBVqSENs
Niv Dror IBM will let go a record breaking 111,800 people, one of does records you don't want to break. t.co/v0bXt597OZ t.co/a1tzgeXrH6
Dan Quine Crow RT @cdmh: Wow, IBM reported to be laying off 26% of its workforce in the next month (111,800 people) t.co/GrnXBCUzPY
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Defense.gov News Article: Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King

defense.gov – Jan 26 – DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense…
Damon Darlin MT @MonaChalabi: US Department of Defense sponsors essay competition to honor Saudi king t.co/GWem6hnmHg ???????????
Alex Tabarrok RT @ishaantharoor: In news you can't make up: the Pentagon initiates an essay contest in honor of the late Saudi king t.co/mxKwMDztrZ
Matt Bradley RT @MicheleDDunne: ?? RT @MuftahOrg: US Dept of Defense Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King t.co/7pX2lgiIad #SaudiaArabia #KSA
Aaron Bady RT @ishaantharoor: In news you can't make up: the Pentagon initiates an essay contest in honor of the late Saudi king t.co/mxKwMDztrZ
modest proposal RT @comradewong: RT @ishaantharoor: In news you can't make up: the Pentagon initiates an essay contest in honor of the late Saudi king t.co/zPKSL0iHpb
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Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President

Medium – Hank Green – Jan 24, 6:47 PM – For the past six years, Google has been hosting post-State of the Union interviews with the President on YouTube. Some of these used pre-recorded questions, others incorporated Google Hangouts. My brother John even asked a couple of questions…
Hayes Brown Who the eff is Hank? RT @EvanMcSan: .@hankgreen on Medium: "Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President' t.co/zieAVBJPT8
Ben Hammersley RT @katikrause: 'Legacy media isn't mocking us because we aren't a legitimate source of information, but because they're terrified' t.co/Joh5sxTqqZ
Katie Jacobs Stanton RT @kevinweil: Must read POV on media by @hankgreen, after his interview with the president: t.co/9DF0R6ggRY
David Pakman RT @kevinweil: Must read POV on media by @hankgreen, after his interview with the president: t.co/9DF0R6ggRY
Kevin Weil Must read POV on media by @hankgreen, after his interview with the president: t.co/9DF0R6ggRY
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