Best of the Blogs: Flipboard for Android Ripped and Online, No Longer iPhone Exclusive
By Kathleen Culliton May 09, 2012 12:10 pm
Minyanville's daily roundup of some of the best financial commentary from around the Web.
This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Use our comments section to post your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written.Venture Beat
"From what we're seeing, the leaked Flipboard version works fine across new and old Android devices. Like the iPhone version, the app allows you to follow news from topics you're interested in, as well as news posted to your social media streams. Flipboard has long been one of the prime examples of well-designed mobile apps on iOS, so just like Instagram finally heading to Google's (GOOG) mobile platform, it's something Android users have long been waiting for."
All Things D
"Daniel Loeb of Third Point - the activist shareholder who set off a management crisis at Yahoo (YHOO) last week with the revelation that new CEO Scott Thompson had added a fake computer science degree to his bio - will be onstage at a high-profile investor confab in Las Vegas this afternoon. It's his first public appearance since Loeb scored a direct hit on Yahoo in his ongoing proxy fight against the company - a first casualty yesterday with the stepping down of Yahoo director Patti Hart, who vetted Thompson." (Also read Can Yahoo Be Saved?)
Wall Street Journal: Market Beat
"Major indexes are getting whacked today, with the S&P 500 (SPY) hitting a two-month low, as Europe rears its ugly head again. There are a mountain of worries that investors are currently grappling with. Concerns over Greece's political turmoil and the state of the euro are intensifying. Corporate profit growth is slowing. The U.S. job market remains shaky. One issue not getting a lot of attention right now - but will quickly gain traction in the coming months - is the US elections in November." (For related content, see Bush Vs. Obama: Who's Better For Investors? An Update.)
"With investors interested in "income, income. income,' Scott Burns, director of ETF research at Morningstar, says they may want to leave the beaten path and consider international real estate with the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate (RWX) or emerging markets bonds through the Wisdom Tree Emerging Markets Local Debt ETF (ELD)."
"Spain. Spain. Spain. The reality is Greece is largely noise. Greece will eventually leave the Eurozone, but not this month. The hardliners inside Greece will realize they need some time to organize. The markets will have spooked the hardliners outside of Greece that they should play nice for a little bit, because forcing Greece out now won't do them any good whatsoever." (Also read The European Sky Is Falling And It's Not Even Friday.)
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