What We’re Reading – Week of 09/12/2014


Large consumer data breaches are driving the enterprise security market.

Article via Bloomberg


When floor traders disappear will we lose something?  It’s a very good question.  How would 1987 have looked if all the trading  was by algos?  

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


The world might be pretty different if Google had been acquired by Excite for $1.6 million.

Fireside chat with Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page


The WSJ had a profile of Alex Salmond, the man behind the Scottish independence movement.  It is hard to imagine what practical benefits will really accrue to Scotland if this movement succeeds.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


The New York Times had a good profile of Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba group (which is basically like a Chinese Amazon, Ebay, and Paypal all in one).  The company IPOs shortly.

Article via New York Times ($)