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CoopDigital Newsletter — 20 Nov 2017: What are cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin,...
Excellent overview and collection of links on cryptocurrencies from the Co-op Digital Newsletter; some useful links in here for A Thing.
cryptocurrency  finance  investment  commodities  sigh 
november 2017 by infovore
Re-Thinking the Game of Monopoly | Capitally | Big Think
"One-thousand dollars invested at a 20% discount with 5% interest (calculating interest every 3 turns, but simple, not compounding interest) means a player will have starting debt of $1000. After three turns the debt is $1050, 6 turns is $1100, 9 turns is $1150, etc. Totally manageable. The banker is your friend and wants you to succeed."
finance  games  monopoly  bubblewhatbubble 
may 2014 by infovore
bizpunk: EA's Miss
"This suggestion was derided by EA execs at the time -- they literally couldn't imagine going to Wall Street with a message of increased profitability rather than top-line revenue growth. They wanted to make the transition to digital while continuing to grow the packaged goods business." Great Mitch Lasky post on the problems facing EA - and, indeed, almost every big games company out there. Though it stems from their announcement that they missed their targets last year (again), really, it's about the changing shape of the games industry.
games  ea  mitchlasky  business  finance  profitability 
january 2010 by infovore
What does one TRILLION dollars look like?
"...these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like." A nice, simple piece of amateur informatics that is a good wake-up call.
money  visualization  finance  economics  bailout  us 
march 2009 by infovore
FreeAgent - Online accounting for freelancers and small businesses - FreeAgent Central
"FreeAgent is an easy online accounting tool, perfectly suited for freelancers and small businesses." Lots of good support for UK-based business, especially when it comes to tax calculation.
finance  application  business  money  webapp  invoicing  freelance  vat 
february 2009 by infovore
ivan krstić · code culture » How Porsche hacked the financial system and made a killing
"Porsche’s move took three years of careful maneuvering. It was darkly brilliant, a wealth transfer ingeniously conceived like few we’ve ever seen. Betting the right way, Porsche roiled the financial markets and took the hedge funds for a fortune. Betting the wrong way, Adolf Merckle took his life." A powerful example of how much you can lose when shorting goes wrong.
finance  trading  shares  markets  shorting  volkswagen  porsche 
january 2009 by infovore
Inside the world's most annoying economic crisis. - By Joe Keohane - Slate Magazine
"As a result, vendors here are more likely to decline to sell you something than to cough up any of their increasingly precious coins in change. I've tried to buy a 2-peso candy bar with a 5-peso note only to be refused, suggesting that the 2-peso sale is worth less to the vendor than the 1-peso coin he would be forced to give me in change." They're running out of coins in Argentina, and it makes for a seriously odd situation - and a reminder of the differences between value and worth.
finance  money  currency  worth  value  coins  argentina 
december 2008 by infovore
Flickr Photo Download: 4chan breaks down our economic downfall
4chan /b/ thread on the American economic deficit, which explains things quite well, and has stick-man-anon illustrations to boot.
economy  debt  deficit  4chan  illustration  america  finance 
september 2008 by infovore
PS3 pricing costs Sony USD 3bn News // None /// Eurogamer
"[Sony]... lost USD 2.16 billion on PS3 in 2007, and a further USD 1.16 billion this year... the company has warned investors that ... 'the large-scale investment...may not be fully recovered'" This isn't sustainable, guys.
games  economics  finance  industry  profit  loss  lossleader  investment  ps3  sony 
june 2008 by infovore
random($foo): Google Spreadsheet, My Asset Allocation, Investing 101
"A couple years ago, it occurred to me that learning some basic finance/investing (which sadly, isn't really taught at all anywhere in the school system) might not be a bad idea." Leonard Lin shares his investment spreadsheet.
finance  spreadsheet  investing  stock  shares  public 
june 2008 by infovore - the price of beer anywhere in the world
"The only price comparison website worth drinking to as well as the only travel and short-break holiday guide you really need."
economy  finance  currency  money  beer  pint  exchangerate  yardstick 
april 2008 by infovore
Irrational economics | Look and feel |
"With money, it seems, it is not familiarity, but unfamiliarity that breeds contempt." People are less good at estimating the value of unfamiliar currency, no matter what it says on it.
psychology  money  currency  research  behaviour  society  interaction  finance 
april 2008 by infovore
n+1: interview with a hedge fund manager
""the people who make huge money, the George Soroses and Julian Robertsons of the world, they’re the people who can step back and see when the paradigm is going to shift, and I think that comes from having a broader experience"
finance  training  education  hedgefund  business  subprime 
january 2008 by infovore
Cash Flow Management For Small Business - Pulse
"Pulse is a web-based cash flow management tool that allows you to easily monitor the heartbeat of your small business - your cash." Has Basecamp integration, too.
business  finance  money  management  webapps  project 
december 2007 by infovore
Cha-Ching v1.0
Cha-Ching is a fun and easy to use money manager, with a slick interface that uses advanced functionality built into OS X.
finance  software  mac  osx  money  management  application 
may 2007 by infovore

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