Links and Reading for June 11th
June 11, 2011 1:00 pm
Some of the more interesting and important items for June 11th :
- Obama Faces More Voter Anxiety, Less Excitement – NYTimes.com – If President Barack Obama wants North Carolina in his win column again next year, he might have to count on Elliott Johnson’s quiet, even grudging, acceptance rather than the riotous enthusiasm that propelled him to the White House in 2008.
- Hollywood Spurs Surge in Computer Science Majors – NYTimes.com – NEW HAVEN — When Keila Fong arrived at Yale, she had never given much thought to computer science. But then last year everyone on campus started talking about the film “The Social Network,” and she began to imagine herself building something and starting a business that maybe, just maybe, could become the next Facebook.
- Sophisticated Cyberattack Is Reported by the I.M.F. – NYTimes.com – WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last month in New York, was hit recently by what computer experts describe as a large and sophisticated cyberattack whose dimensions are still unknown.
- Streetwise: Sentiment Slog – Barrons.com – The subpar economic recovery has tamped down investor expectations, and recalled two previous markets. But will 2011 be more like 2010 or 2005?
- News Hub: Chinese Firms Under Fire by U.S. – Dozens of companies from China have come under fire by investors and regulators for allegedly misleading investors, exposing a loophole that has U.S. regulators concerned. Dinny McMahon has details from Beijing.
- Jim Rogers Talks Gold, Silver, Oil – In this excerpt from “The Big Interview,” investor Jim Rogers offers some thoughts on the gold and silver markets, while warning about a future energy crisis due to dwindling oil reserves.
- Secret Features of Apple’s New Headquarters – AllThingsD
- Apple Recalls “Extremely Small” Number of Verizon iPads Over Duplicate ID Numbers – AllThingsD – Apple confirmed to AllThingsD on Friday that it has recalled a very small number of Verizon iPad 2 models after the products were inadvertently shipped with identical electronic serial numbers.
- Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and the Terrifying Truth About New Technology – WSJ.com – As we consider the umpteenth round of cutting-edge cellphone upgrades, we feel a creeping unease settle over our shoulders. Dread drips from every new device that dances into our lives: newer, shinier, faster. This time in white.
- Weiner’s Messages to Teen Are Probed – Delaware police said Friday they interviewed a teenage girl who received online messages from Rep. Anthony Weiner and said the girl disclosed “no information regarding any criminal activity.” Rep. Weiner’s office, in a statement, said the 46-year-old Queens Democrat’s “communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent.”