Hedge Funds’ Use of Alternative, Unstructured Data to Generate Returns

How to value data:

  • Scarcity (how many other actors in the market have it)
  • Granularity (time, aggregation)
  • Structure (vs. unstructured–“cost”)
  • Coverage (demographics, geos, industry coverage)

Really great talk from an Ex-SAC Capital Director.As the saying goes, “from the horses mouth”

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Image Hosting as a Business

Drew DeVault, creator of now-defunct MediaCrush, has some interesting things to say about the image-hosting business:

The Profitability of Online Services

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Scraping w/ Celery in 6 mins

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Python Celery demo

A short demo screencast I made about how to use python’s Celery library in a basic way:

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