Friday links: family feud

04May07

A trio of writers at the WSJ.com on the complicated nature of the family ownership of Dow Jones (DJ) super-voting shares.

Richard Siklos and Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times chat with Rupert Murdoch about the Wall Street Journal and his approach to the Bancroft family.

FT Alphaville on why Rupert Murdoch wants to control the Wall Street Journal.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Warren Buffett to jump into the Dow Jones bidding game. (via Marketwatch.com)

Bespoke Investment Group on a stubborn level of individual investor skepticism despite a rapid market rise.

Dailyii.com on how returns to the venture capital industry are skewed by the performance of a handful of firms.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts on continued asset outflows at a prominent trend-following money manager.

Wallstrip chats with Way of the Turtle author Curtis Faith.

The only way a Yahoo (YHOO)-Microsft (MSFT) deal can work is if the combined Internet operations are spun-off. (via Internet Outsider)

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage on the common key success factors between two disparate businesses.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on the surge in media deals and the “supremacy of data.”

Felix Salmon at Market Movers wonders whether taxpayers should be nervous about infrastructure privatization.

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