Daily Archives: October 24, 2007

Microsoft loves Facebook


Microsoft bought a 1.6% stake in Facebook today for $240,000,000.   Reported at NYT here.  This give a market value to Facebook of right about 15,000,000,000.    WoW I do think Microsoft is smart (and Facebook stupid) to make the cash outlay much smaller … Continue reading

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Science on a Sphere


Wow, NOAA has a great educational tool – a large spherical display representing earth, using computers and projectors to animate the display.  It is called Science on a Sphere. Here’s a list of locations that have this. It looks like a schools … Continue reading

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Google v Microsoft over Facebook


Henry Blodget over at Silicon Alley Insider has a thoughtful post today predicting that Google will beat out Microsoft in the Facebook sweepstakes, and that the real winner here is Facebook founder Zuckerberg who will walk away from any deal with a jaw … Continue reading

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