Although this has nothing to do with generating alpha specifically, I just have to mention the latest FaceBook news. Is it me or is Yahoo! the acquirer of last resort? What's up with that??? And does the Microsoft ad deal still stand if they do buy out FaceBook? What's the effect on Yahoo!'s numbers if that deal changes?
(See, I could find a way to tie it all back to alpha, even if loosely! Ha!)
Okie, I go now.