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Having failed to buy Yahoo, Microsoft buys itself instead

I guess they need to do something with all the spare money they have, so they’re buying their own shares. BBC NEWS | Business | Microsoft unveils $40bn buy-back Advertisements

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In times of recession: eat chocolate

That’s the conclusion I draw from the news today that Thorntons has revealed annual profits have risen nearly 20% to £8.5m. Although the Thorntons PR spin is “There’s room for pleasure and a little bit of indulgence in everyone’s life”, … Continue reading

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Summer was officially crap

As if we didn’t already know it. “This August has been the dullest in the UK since records began – with just 105.5 hours of sunshine, against an average for the month of 165 hours.” BBC NEWS | Magazine | … Continue reading

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How to swat a fly

“The research suggests that the best way of swatting a fly is to creep up slowly and aim ahead of its location.” Well, duh. I bet those researchers spent months trying to work out how to get the last ship … Continue reading

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Official Scrabble to come to Facebook

A piece I’ve written for Inside Facebook on the official version of Scrabble to be released by EA and Mattel. It’s Official – You’ll Soon be Able to Play Scrabble on Facebook

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Fry-ups are good for you

That’s the obvious conclusion from this BBC news article. Although this “discovery” is somewhat less than startling: “Dr Jakubowicz reported that the big breakfasters said they felt less hungry, particularly in the mornings.” BBC NEWS | Health | Big breakfast … Continue reading

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Floyd inflatable pig goes missing

A reward has been offered for a giant inflatable pig which floated into the Californian desert during a concert by Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters. This isn’t one of Roger Waters’s best quotes: “Waters said ‘that’s my pig’ as it … Continue reading

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