STLR Link Roundup – July 24, 2013

Moto X Coming August 1 Motorola, the recently acquired mobile hardware unit of Google, is set to unveil its new family of smartphones at a Moto X Event in New York City on August 1.  Android Police provides a complete list of confirmed specs for the Moto X, including a 4.7 inch-display (1280×720 resolution), 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, running Android OS 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.  Other leaked information also confirms that Continue Reading →

Taking a Slow Approach to High-Frequency Trading

As the New York Times reports, other countries are leading the way to implement new regulations on high-frequency electronic trading while regulators in the U.S. have been “slow to act.” In my view, that may not be such a bad thing. High-frequency trading (HFT) refers to algorithm-driven, computerized strategies that allow traders to move from one position to another in mere seconds, though often in microseconds.  HFT traders make a profit from a “flash trade” Continue Reading →