A Crazy Cool Bloomberg Leaderboard

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Last week, I met with a few of the crack Bloomberg Data Visualization folks. I got to see some of the skunk works projects that are in development. While I am a longstanding fan of "chart porn" and interactive digital media, this was real next level, Area 51-type stuff. Way, way cool.

As an example, have a look at this video I whipped together earlier today.

Pretty wild stuff.

One of the things I am most excited about is working with this crew to bring some interactivity to financial and economic data. Nothing is imminent, but come Q12, I think we are going to have a few interesting surprises.

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net