Index funds + more things

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Index funds may be conspiring against the very same investors who fund them | Quartz – interesting analysis on index funds, surely this would also be the issue with ‘shareholder value’ in general?

Oracle’s cloud sales – Business Insider – short term numbers for long term losses

Shanghai Street View: Wealth Explosion – high street wealth management products, explains a lot. This could all go wrong and explains China’s regulations against shadow banking. The problem is a lack of supply for Chinese consumers to invest in. Savings accounts give poor returns, the stare market is way oversubscribed

Exclusive: Amazon planning drive-up grocery stores with first coming to Sunnyvale — sources – Silicon Valley Business Journal – it feels like a retrogressive move to me. I think of drive-thrus as being representative of 20th century America. The drive-in cinema, the drive-thru/drive-in fast food restaurant a la McDonalds or American Graffiti

What Really Killed Homejoy? It Couldn’t Hold On To Its Customers | Forbes – which sounds very dot com in its nature

Apple Watch to Be Sold at Best Buy – Digits – WSJ – interesting how this doesn’t fit with their initial luxury positioning

Nike, Apple agree to $2.4M settlement in suit over false FuelBand claims, Apple to pay nothing – I guess tis scuppers Nike’s wearable ambitions and possibly Fuel being part of a wearable eco-system. More related posts here.

If what you say is useful, people will pass it on | SiliconAngle – if they see it at the right time…

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Update on the Autocomplete API | Google Webmaster Central Blog – basically it was a drain on resources that didn’t provide Google with useful data

Firefox is getting audio indicators to show noisy tabs, and will let you mute them | VentureBeat | Dev | by Emil Protalinski – brilliant for them auto playing videos in my RSS feeds