A 157 year old Bowmore Scotch sold for almost $60,000, setting a new world scotch record. My experiences with single malts have been uninspired – so much so that I’m skeptical about most people who claim to have special tastes for good scotch.
However in this case I’m guessing that even I could tell the difference.
But at $2000 for a shot of this whiskey I’m confident we’ll never know.
Hey Mr. Bartender, can you make mine a 1850 Bowmore whiskey sour with extra ice?
Dana Baran over at WebGuild blog has a great short article summarizing Microsoft’s case against a Google takeover of Doubleclick. The chart (from the MS legal team?) has what appears to be an excellent summary of the total online advertising spend. I assume this is for 2006 but not sure. It shows approximately a 20 billion total ad spend with Google scooping up 30% followed by Doubleclick at 22%, Yahoo at 19%, Microsoft at 17%, and all the rest at 12%.
Microsoft’s point seems to be that Google and Doubleclick should not merge because, as the two leading recipients of online advertising revenue, this would create a player with more than half the market and thus too much power over the marketplace and advertisers.