(Bloomberg View) -- The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Sakona Coffee Roasters, grab a seat overlooking the harbor, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:
- Can Anyone Beat Jeff Bezos? Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Facebook have remade the economy in their image. So what happens if they turn on each other? (Vanity Fair)
- How UBS Became Home to Half the World’s Billionaires (Bloomberg)
- Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You (Great Wall Of Numbers)
- The Coming Software Apocalypse (The Atlantic)
- How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down: At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from. (New York Times)
- The Futurism Industry’s Blind Spot (Slate)
- Apple and Qualcomm’s Billion-Dollar War Over an $18 Part: The iPhone maker pays $2 billion a year in patent fees, and it’s had enough. (Bloomberg)
- Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity (Evonomics)
- Reid Hoffman is using his fortune, and his Silicon Valley network, to take on Trump (Recode)
- Building a Better Coral Reef (New York Times)
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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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