As regular readers of this site will know, I’m unhealthily fascinated with Bloomberg (the company, not the mayor). Maybe that’s why this Slate article on the company’s continuing success in a market — news — that most people think is broken is so intriguing.
The Bloomberg obsession with giving traders what they want sometimes vectors to the absurd. The Bloomberg Terminal is marketed as a money-making machine, which it is, but it’s also presented as something as racy and exclusive as a BMW. Who does the dressing? The Bloomberg sales force has a reputation for being staffed with a lot of good-looking women.