“That discount isn’t really about the viability of the core business; it’s about the fact that investors don’t have direct access to any of the individual businesses, but have to buy them in packaged conglomerate form where any gains on the business they want can be wiped out by losses on the ones they don’t. And that’s as true of Alibaba and Yahoo Japan as it is of Core Yahoo: Each of those businesses would, as a matter of arithmetic, be worth more on its own than it is in Yahoo. Each share of those businesses that Yahoo owns is worth less to Yahoo shareholders than a share that those shareholders own directly.”—
A great article explaining why Yahoo!’s investments in Alibaba and Yahoo! Japan can be worth (billions) more than the net YHOO market cap.
So I came across this brilliant article from the Huffington Post, and while I’m glad to see someone finally sticking it to the hipsters, I didn’t think it went hard enough, so I thought I’d expound a little bit.
Fresh baked bread
Ok we get it, bread is good, but does it really need to ALWAYS be fresh? Pop open some classic wonder bread, put the ham on it and you’re good. Also they are called bagels, not BRAGels, got it skinny jeans?
Ever since Sean Kingston wrote the hipster anthem “Beautiful Girls”, hipsters have been pining for the sweet sweet Caribbean flavor of Tropical Skittles. Wanna know something, hipsters? We’re not impressed with your light blue colored bag or your ironic guava flavored Skittles. When I want a bag of Skittles I’ll reach for the red.
Van Camp’s Baked Beans
When was the last time you were in Brooklyn and you didn’t see some hipster guzzling a big bowl of Van Camp’s baked beans? It’s like the PBR of legumes! Watch out hipsters before you get sugary bean sauce all over your SKINNY JEANS.
ANYTHING served in a bowl!
Since when did all these fixed-gear-bike-riding-fedora-wearing hipsters become too good for a plate? Sorry hipsters, but bowls are for dog food, not kale smoothies!
Last time I tried to order a Steak Oscar in a Brooklyn steakhouse I was almost laughed out of the place by some skinny jeans hipsters who were listening to The Arcade Fires on their iPhones. Uh, sorry hipsters but some of us don’t have enough money for cognac sauce on their steaks!
Not quite a grape and not quite a peach, plums are basically the Zooey Deschanel of the fruit world. Hipsters have been gobbling up these quirky fruits ever since Daft Punk wrote their first techno songs. Sorry hipsters, but the real world is over it.
Egg Foo Young
Does it really surprise anyone that hipsters can’t get enough of this quirky Thanksgiving, Chinese food, Breakfast hybrid? And speaking of hybrids, aren’t those the cars hipsters are driving all over portland these days?
Movie Theater Popcorn
We get it, you love the cinema and of course you love indie films the most, but regular people are a little tired of seeing hipsters with movie theatre styled butter topping in your beards and ALL OVER your flannels.
#9 Breyers Blasts! Golden Oreo ice cream
What, regular old fashioned cookies and cream ice cream not cool enough for you Hipsters in Austin Texas to eat on a hot Texas day? Sorry to be “square” but I want my chunks of cookies to be black in my cookies and cream. The hipsters at Breyers are trying a little too hard.
Another example of your every day hipsters obsession with the flavors of the tropics. Coconut and marshmallows aren’t a salad, nice try quirksters! isn’t this why you guys invented kale?
Canfield’s Diet Swiss Creme Soda
Pretty sure that it’s impossible to log in to your Vice or Pitchfork accounts unless you have a few of these sodas swimming around in your system. Hey hipsters, last time I checked “buying local” doesn’t mean importing gourmet sodas from the Alps. Typical.
“Compared with Twitter, Tumblr is more vibrant and faster in terms of reblog and interactions. Tumblr reblog has a strong bias toward recency. Approximately 3/4 of the first reblogs occur within the first hour and 95.84% appear within one day.”—
I haven’t dug into this paper yet, but there seems to be some pretty good insight and some stuff that is straight up opposite what tumblr is saying, like the above quote vs "30% of engagement comes 30+ days later" for sponsored content.
It’s great to see tumblr finally appear in an actual research paper. It will be great to see what the Y! Labs team can contribute to the rest of tumblr.
“The combination of the technology many of us are lucky enough to carry around with us and our ability to turn heaps of data into accessible, personalized, and empowering insights is finally at a place where we can push the space forward past data for data’s sake to a place of profound impact and I’m really excited to get to work with this team to make that happen.”—Diving back in… — Alex Rainert
“We have by and large solved the web logs files big data problem, and are now trying to make it easier for everyone to participate. But, we have only just begun to even concerive of the scope for the sensor network big data problem.”—As I move on to what is surely the biggest challenge of my career, I couldn’t be happier to have Drew's help and guidance.
hello there. I recently just started using the geocities theme for my tumblr, and i don't know if you created the theme or not, but i saw the picture of your tumblr on the example for the theme. if so, one question about the theme: how do you manage to put links in the description? thanks