Keystone XL pipeline to be delayed TransCanada Corp. says the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more than its current $5.3 billion price-tag as it continues to await U.S. government approval. TransCanada had been sticking to its late 2014 or early 2015 start-up target, but the regulatory process has dragged on. More
Drivers benefit as oil prices drop sharply A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It's a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy. More
Could cow manure be the future of green energy? The next time you drive past a farm and smell cow manure, here's something to think about while you're holding your nose. The stinky stuff could someday be an inexpensive source for fueling your car and powering your home... The process of turning the waste into natural gas by using what are called anaerobic digesters, has become much more efficient. More
Oil ease as focus returns to oversupply, strong dollar adds pressure - Yahoo! Finance UPDATE 3-Oil eases as focus returns to oversupply - CNBC 05/20/2016 - 12:15 pm | View Link
German Bonds Spurred by Stocks and Fed to 1st Weekly Drop in May - Bloomberg ... benchmark securities follow Treasuries lower Recovering oil and equity prices reduce demand for havens ... bunds touched a two-week high ... 05/20/2016 - 6:06 am | View Link
Kilduff: Oil's bull run won't last—it's likely to fall back to $35 - Yahoo! Finance Kilduff: Oil's bull run won't last—it's likely to fall back to $35 - Yahoo! Singapore 05/18/2016 - 1:25 pm | View Link
Why Crude Oil Prices Rose 84% since the Lows in February 2016 - Yahoo! Finance How Do Oil Rigs Interact with Crude Oil Prices? - Yahoo! Finance 05/18/2016 - 9:43 am | View Link
Total CEO - Yahoo! Finance Total CEO: oil demand strong, year end too early for rebalancing - Philly.com 05/18/2016 - 7:29 am | View Link
Cash Flow, $50 Oil, And The Oil Price Challenge Going Forward Only soaring demand can overwhelm growing supply and push oil prices to profitable levels. It remains to be seen how increased prices and the resultant rise in production can keep oil sustainably high. Now that the psychologically significant $50 level for ... 05/28/2016 - 11:44 pm | View Link
Oil at 6-month high, edging towards $50 "Falling production and rising demand are expected to wipe out the excess supply that sent us to 12-year lows". A combination of supply disruptions and a turnaround in the stance of a major investment bank boosted oil prices to a six-month high on Monday. 05/28/2016 - 7:22 pm | View Link
Crude Oil Prices at Six Month High on Shortages Goldman's analysts Jeffrey Currie and Damien Courvalin said in a report unexpected supply disruptions and sustained demand resulted in a "sudden ... of crude oil from Nigeria have culminated in high prices in the worldwide market. Fresh evidence indicates ... 05/28/2016 - 6:34 pm | View Link
Futures File: Traders send oil prices higher as they wait for OPEC to meet Sugar prices exploded near a two-year high this week, topping 17.5 cents per pound. Prices are rising as global demand stays strong in the face of shrinking supplies. Global sugar crops were hurt this year by the El-Nino phenomenon, which brought dry ... 05/28/2016 - 6:04 pm | View Link
Oil prices retreat from $50 on oversupply concerns, stronger dollar "In the next few months oil prices could stay in the high $40-$50 mark". Crude has been rebounding ... "There's a little bit of demand but not like suddenly we've found a huge pocket of demand, we are not seeing that". A meeting of the Organisation of ... 05/28/2016 - 2:57 pm | View Link
Latest 2016 Oil Prices And Best Profit Plays The latest on oil prices today, including what’s moving crude oil prices, expert oil market analysis, and 2016’s biggest oil price news and updates. 05/26/2016 - 4:12 pm | View Website
Demand factors in the collapse of oil prices | Econbrowser The price of oil passed another milestone last week, falling below $50 a barrel, a level that I had not expected to see again in my lifetime. 05/26/2016 - 4:05 pm | View Website
History and Analysis -Crude Oil Prices A discussion of crude oil prices, the relationship between prices and rig count and the outlook for the future of the petroleum industry. Introduction 05/26/2016 - 1:49 pm | View Website
Oil: prices, news and analysis OIL PRICES The oil industry is being shaped by one of the most dramatic price movements of recent times that has changed the corporate landscape for oil companies ... 05/25/2016 - 3:24 pm | View Website
Price of oil From 1999 til mid 2008, the price of oil rose significantly. It was explained by the rising oil demand in countries like China and India. In the middle of the ... 05/25/2016 - 4:04 am | View Website
DragonflyWhen brands release new icons and logos, previously loyal customers often groan with frustration.
This happened when Instagram changed its app icon at the start of May. The flatter, more abstract design was described by Adweek as possibly "one of the biggest design fails of the year."
But the industry trade title was wrong, according to new analysis from Dragonfly, a design-analysis app created by Black Swan and researchers from Queen Mary University of London.
The new logo is actually 10% more engaging to the human eye than its predecessor, according to the app.
Dragonfly uses a computational model to process the visual characteristics of what someone is looking at (orientation, contrast, texture, luminance) to assign a stimulus attention score to every pixel, demonstrating its attractiveness.
Shutterstock / TDWayDisgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand power to self-styled pirates at an early election.
But whereas other European voters are culling traditional parties out of weakness, Reykjavik’s are rebelling out of strength.
In contrast to eurozone countries (core as well as periphery) that remain deeply constrained by excessive external debt, Iceland has just paid down its foreign obligations by a cool US$61 billion, returning them to the safe 2006 level.
The country that suffered proportionally the world’s biggest financial collapse in 2008 is now set to boom again as it diversifies from fish, tourism and aluminium into renewable energy and information technology.
Its GDP, already among the highest in the world per capita, is back above the pre-crisis level and set to rise (on central bank forecasts) by 4% in 2016 and 2017 – twice the eurozone and UK rates.
Although its overgrown banks were one of the causes of the global financial crisis, Iceland responded to their meltdown in the opposite way from the rest of Europe – and against the received wisdom of most economists.
LUMA PartnersThe digital media and advertising landscape is staggeringly complex.
In the milliseconds it takes for a web page to load, dozens of companies you probably have never heard of are bidding in a furious auction to serve you an ad.
And that's just one area: programmatic advertising.
The investment bank LUMA Partners, the company known for its LUMAscape summaries, has a new presentation on the state of digital media that helpfully explains the biggest trends in the digital media industry in an easy-to-understand way.
LUMA Partners has kindly allowed us to publish the presentation and commentary, which summarizes pretty much everything you need to know about the digital media industry in 2016.
The presentation covers the latest issues affecting the sector, how public ad-tech and mar-tech companies are performing, mergers-and-acquisitions activity, venture-capital funding, and the most significant industry trends: programmatic, mobile, content 2.0, convergent video, and ad-tech and mar-tech convergence.
You can download the full deck here.