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Best of the Blogs: Focus on Apple, Not the iPad


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. Feel free to send along your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written.

All Things D
Link What to Watch For at Apple's Event, Besides That New iPad
"Clearly, the most eagerly anticipated thing from the Apple event Wednesday will be the new products. Almost certainly there will be a new high-resolution-screen iPad, with the potential for TV-related products as well. But there is more to a Cupertino production than just the new products." (Also Read Three Key Challenges Facing Tim Cook.)

Link: Countering the Google Plus Image Problem
"Google has a bit of an image problem. For people peering in, Google Plus, Google's latest attempt at social media, has been a ghost town. Some say it is a desolate wasteland that is used only by, well, Google employees and a few Google faithful. Yet internally, Google says that Google Plus is the greatest thing since sliced bread, or cars that can drive themselves. It says Google Plus is the quickest-growing product the company has ever built." (For related content, see Visualizing Google+'s Race to 25 Million.)

FT Alphaville
"From the weird and wonderful head of Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group chief market strategist and bringer of alternative economic indicators galore. This one's focused on mobile home sales, a.k.a "manufactured" housing. As Colas notes mobile-home sales and prices slipped in line with the broader US housing market over the last few years. But recently there's been a bit of a pick-up. In fact, there's been something of a break-out...."
Total Return
Link: The Money-Market Fund Showdown
"With debate raging over the Securities and Exchange Commission's upcoming proposal to shore up the $2.7 trillion money-market mutual-fund industry, it's no surprise that organizers of one of the industry's biggest conferences are expecting their largest attendance in five years next week in Orlando, Fla. But there's one guest who won't be coming to the three-day event: the SEC."
Zero Hedge
Link: LTRO - Scratching The Surface
"Now that the hype of LTRO is over (for now) people are starting to focus on the details and some of the potential consequences. This is a first cut based on bits and pieces from various LTRO documents released by the ECB. I haven't seen anything that resembles a document fully describing the current LTRO's, but am trying to find it, and will refine this analysis as more details come to light." (Also Read 5 Things You Should Know About The ECB's LTRO.)

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