Apple Buys iCloud.com Domain For $4.5 Million
They made 1000x that in profit last quarter. They have $50 billion in the bank. $4.5 million is rounding error to Apple.
Dot-Com Craze Peaked 10 Years Ago This Week
This also means that it's the 10th anniversary of my first major investment: Putting a small wad of money in a tech-heavy mutual fund. Reader, it is I who precipitated the dot-com collapse, by my first foray into the market. Sorry about that.
Hedge Fund Offers $2 Billion For Novell
Novell's basically had $1B cash for over a decade now, and through several acquisitions (SUSE, Ximian, Platespin, others).
I think $1B for the rest of the company is a low bid. Again, it's worth more in pieces, which I would guess would be the primary interest of the hedge fund. They're not delivering much shareholder value with a bid $1 above the current trading price--the stock has fluctuated that much in the past few months. The letter implies they intend to grow the company, but that wouldn't provide additional shareholder value if the company is privately held, would it?
NASA Moon Launch May Be Delayed After 2020
I have a VERY IMPORTANT meeting on the Moon, and I HAVE to be there by 2020! You can't just postpone flights and expect to stay in business!
CFLs Causing Utility Woes
Just put in a ton of CREE LR6s in our kitchen/family room renovation. 650 lumens at only 12 watts (a 65W floodlight replacement.) The CRI is 92 with the 2700K bulb. Power factor is > 0.95. Rated at 50,000 hours (and have a 3 year warranty if they die before then) These are great bulbs. They retail for about $100, I was able to get them for $80/per on sale.
Billy West Says Futurama Might Return To Fox For 6th Season
TV shows DO NOT work that way!
HP Shatters Excessive Packaging World Record
I remember getting a set of VMS manuals from Digital. It was a very large box, very heavy (a set of VMS manuals weighed over a hundred pounds.) The books didn't fix the box exactly, and in the box was another box, empty, labeled "Empty Filler Box".