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Bryant Urstadt Guest Contributor

  • Trading Shares in Milliseconds

    Manjo Narang, CEO of Tradeworx, talks about his company’s high-speed trading technology and what such systems mean in today’s stock market.

  • Trading Shares in Milliseconds

    Today’s stock market has become a world of automated transactions executed at lightning speed. This high-frequency trading could make the financial system more efficient, but it could also turn small mistakes into catastrophes.

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  • Social Networking Is Not a Business*

    Web 2.0–the dream of the user-built, user-centered, user-run Internet–has delivered on just about every promise except profit. Will its most prominent example, social networking, ever make any money?

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  • The Blow-Up

    This summer, as a meltdown in the subprime credit market spilled over into other markets, all eyes were on the mathematically trained financial engineers known as “quants.” Who are these guys?

    11 comments

  • The Oil Frontier

    Don’t expect the scarcity of fossil fuels to drive us toward alternative energy sources anytime soon: we’re getting smarter about finding and extracting oil.

    25 comments

  • Wild Profits

    The Arctic refuge may soon be in the hands of Big Oil. Will it drill clean?

  • A Tangle of Wires

    Could Washington’s approach to cybersecurity be worse? Possibly, if it had an approach.

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