Wednesday's Blog Watch - TheStreet

Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

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The

great battle

of the 21st century begins:

Google

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vs.

Baidu

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.

Stockpickr's

System Trades of the Day

is triggering several trades this morning, including buys for

Amgen

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,

Check Point

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and others.

Venture capitalist and parent extraordinaire Michael Eisenberg notes that

ESPN actually gets it when it comes to Web 2.0

.

Dash of Insight, as usual, has a great post summarizing economics of the past 100 years, and it's

well worth the read

.

The New York Times

notes what we've known all along:

Piggybacking the activist hedge funds

is a successful strategy.

Uber-analyst Hilary Kramer

likes

American Commercial Lines

( ACLI).

Notable Calls provides

some more color

on the proposed merger between satellite-radio providers

Sirius

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and

XM

( XMSR).

The Microcap Speculator lays out the case of why "special purpose acquisition companies"

are often great investments

.

Invest the Middle Way provides an update on

free trade broker

Zecco.

Ticker Sense compares U.S. returns with those of every other country out there and wonders why

the U.S. can't get any love

.

The top 25 stocks

since the 2002 bull market began

.

Read/Write Web offers up

the online video index

.

Seeking Alpha believes we should

satisfy our cravings

with

Yum! Brands

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.

Stockerblog finds

four ways to invest

in

Berkshire Hathaway

( BRKA).

The

Canned Meat (spam) portfolio

is starting to get ugly.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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and

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