Tags: 4AM, Anthony Scaramucci, buds, friendship, Marlene Dietrich, Muhammad Ali, Twitter
Earlier today, Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino reported that fund of funds manager Anthony Scaramucci “plans to ask his [SkyBridge Capital] investors if they want to remain in SAC.” For those who are unaware, up until this point Scaramucci has not only kept money with SAC, but been one of the few people willing to go on the record to vigorously defend Steve Cohen, telling the press back in May, “I have enormous amount of respect for the guy, and I think he’s misunderstood” and something about bombs, trenches, and friends who run in the direction of bullets (“A lot of guys, when bombs are going off, you figure out very quickly who your friends are in the trenches. Most friends run from bullets, but your best friends run toward them”). While it’s unclear if Scaramucci’s clients will decide to part ways with SAC, the fact that he’s reportedly even entertaining the very idea of giving them the option is nothing short of shocking. A punch in the stomach. A blow the ego. A shot through the heart. If Steve Cohen were on Twitter, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he’d be tweeting:
@Scaramucci shot through the heart
@Scaramucci and you’re to blame
@Scaramucci you give fund-of-funds a bad name
Steve Cohen’s not on Twitter, but Anthony Scaramucci is. And right about now, he appears to be saying, “My investors may or may not pull their money but you and I? We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got. It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not. We’ve got each other and that’s a lot.” Read more »
Tags: so that's nice, Twitter
After continued high-profile security breaches over the past year, Twitter Inc. on Wednesday announced it will bring increased security features to users, a way to further verify a user’s identity when logging in to his or her profile…The process is much like other two-factor authentication services across the Web. When a user tries to log in to his or her profile, they are asked to provide a cellphone number. Twitter sends an SMS message to that phone, and the user is asked to enter that code to continue the login. The new feature is optional, and must be turned on inside the settings menu…The new feature comes in the wake of a string of widely publicized hacks of visible Twitter accounts, including those owned by news outlets like the Financial Times, the Guardian and others. Most recently, when the Associated Press account was hacked, a single alarmist tweet was enough to send U.S. stock markets into a tailspin, plunging the Dow by upwards of 150 points in a matter of minutes. [WSJ, earlier]
Tags: Barclays, Bob Diamond, god love this girl, HMD, I'm not sure but I think I did something bad, Liborgate, Nell Diamond, trouble, Twitter
Diamond talked the situation through with Jennifer, his wife of 26 years. “What is the best thing right now I can do for the firm?” he asked. His answer: “Step aside and shut up.” His daughter, Nell, a recent graduate of Princeton, wasn’t quite so discreet. The morning after Diamond announced his resignation, she tweeted: “George Osborne and Ed Miliband you can go ahead and #HMD” — referring to a slang term that can’t be reprinted in these pages. (Google it.) She immediately called her father. “ ‘Dad, I think I did something really bad. I think I’m in trouble,’ ” Diamond recalled her saying. He told her: “Sweetie, I love you. That’s so nice. I think we’re probably all in trouble.” [NYT, earlier]
Tags: decor, people who display glamour shots of themselves in their offices, Prince Alwaleed, Twitter, what?
[Twitter via BI]
Only two are visible in this photo he tweeted of himself and Prince Charles but presumably the gold thing behind the couch is an oil painting of his HRH and one would hope that if the cameraman zoomed out, we would see glossy 8X10′s of this, this, this, and this. And maybe a huge version of this, on the wall behind his desk.
Tags: auteurs, Bill Gross, PIMCO, Twitter
“It doesn’t take very long. I take my cup of coffee, one or two cups, and get my brain working and then something comes to mind that listeners might take advantage of or be respectful of. Do I tweet what is exactly on my mind? In some cases because of the 140 letter limit, it’s hard to get across the message. But yes, I enjoy tweeting.” [Bloomberg TV]