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January 19, 2007

January 19, 2007: Zero-Sum Investing, Jott, Free 411

Filed under: My Stack — Brandon @ 12:00 pm
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Investing is an Immoral Zero-Sum Game?
A colleague of mine proposed that investing in the stock market is a zero-sum game according to game theory. His post is linked first below, followed by some research links. Also, I have some additional dialogue about this topic with my colleague and with an economist-friend of mine archived in my e-mail.

http://truthmapping.com/viewtopic.php?id=557

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero%E2%80%93sum_game

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/z/zero-sumgame.asp

http://www.christianecon.com/2009/10/why-is-capitalism-immoral.html

Jott
Recommended in 2007 by co-worker as a voice-to-text note-taking device. Sent this blog post:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070114093746/http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/11551

Premium service added in August 2008 and free service discontinued in February 2009:
http://techcrunch.com/2009/01/13/no-more-free-jott-for-you/

Acquired by Nuance in July 2009. Discontinued in May 2011
http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/voice-to-text/index.htm

Wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jott

Plenty of snapshots of the website are available in the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.

Free 411
The same coworker sent the following link, advocating 1-800-FREE411:
http://web.archive.org/web/20081006221532/http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/devlin/6661
The http://www.free411.com/ still functions as of July 19, 2011. (Jingle Networks)

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