Weekend Links December 13 2014

I have been the busiest I’ve ever been in the past four or five months, and as a result I haven’t been able to blog at all. Now that my schedule is a little less hectic, I will resume blogging. The weekend links post is the easiest to begin with so I’m starting with that.

The first link is on Uber, and while a lot of attention has been paid to the company, enough hasn’t been written about the drivers who use the company to make their living. This is a short piece which is worth a read.

The next link is a very interesting piece about how Facebook can know even when its ads influenced an offline purchase. I suppose it was only a matter of time before a company figured out a way to do this, and I feel this is the direction other online ad companies will take as well.

The Economist has a good piece on oil prices, although I feel one needs to look at China’s markets as well in order to get a more comprehensive picture on oil.

A very interesting article on how Google Maps data is refined.

The RBI governor provides some interesting commentary on the Make in India mantra. I think the headline doesn’t do justice to what the governor is saying so it will serve you well to ignore the headline and read his words.

I loved this post about a couple who write about what they learned from their rabbits.

Finally, I enjoyed reading this guide to India’s tiger reserves, and hope to visit one in the near future.

Enjoy your weekend!

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