Archive | July, 2009

Microsoft finally marries

They’ve flirted for years. Constant advances were spurned and due diligence seemed wasted but Ballmer’s finally got his gal. Well, sort of. This week has seen a sharing of search revenue, not a sale between Microsoft and Yahoo. Despite her strong words of rebuilding and turning-the-tanker, we all assumed Carol Bartz’s number one play when […]

Patenting ideas

We’ve all got a good design idea in us. You know, the one that’s been at the back of your mind for years. You’ve told your friends about it but the task of developing it, sits at the bottom of your to do list (along with that parachute jump and learning French). Watch this simple […]

Facebook faux pas

The Times is reporting on a modern classic. The Facebook faux pas is a recent phenomenon witnessed too closely by the head of MI6 as he was outed by his wife on her Facebook wall. From the piece: …entries by his [Sir John Sawers’] wife Shelley on the social networking site have exposed potentially compromising […]

Allez Lance

Sir Steve Redgrave, Michael Jordan, Pele, Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods, Muhammed Ali, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer… etc. They’re all great, but the greatest? No, sir. The world’s foremost sportsperson is alive and well and out of retirement. Lance Armstrong starts today in the world’s toughest race (absolutely no question about that one!). He’s won it […]