Smart Links from February 9th 2014

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Word Science of Social Media is an infographic created by ShortStack which analyses the titles for highest social media sharing.  The infographic is broken down by Twitter, Facebook and Blog and displays the words in title that get that most shares.  A good read if you want to increase your social media shares.

Value Investing goes Back to the Future discusses the apparent change in thinking of value investors (according to Barron’s Conway).  In recent years value investors were concerned with bankruptcy risk and book values but it appears that might have changed to forward-looking metrics like p/e ratios.

Vitaliy Katsenelson is always a good read and this week he wrote an article titled What I learned at the Mall about Investing.  It’s a piece about looking back on past mistakes (to try to avoid in the future) with regard to the retail industry.

Microsoft, Past and Future by Daring Fireball is an excellent synopsis of Microsoft and what it may hold for the future

MicroCapClub wrote up a quick article that contains statistics on micro-cap stocks.  There are 18,726 public companies on all U.S. exchanges (including OTC), with 16,710 companies sporting market caps greater than $1m.

Bloomberg’s huge cash cow is under attack by a wave of new technology companies attempting to disrupt the Bloomberg terminal.

The Economist released an excellent report on Tech Startups.  It is long and detailed, so make some time to read the full report.

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