Ground Zero from Fast Company’s offices in NYC
Originally uploaded by Robert Scoble
Robert Scoble has a very intriguing and tragic picture from Fast Company’s NY offices looking at Ground Zero.
The attack on the World Trade Centers that killed almost 3000 innocent Americans will be viewed as one of history’s most significant events both as an unprecedented attack on America but also as the catalyst that set the stage for the most expensive security and military buildup in history. Did all this spending prevent more attacks? I think probably yes. Was the return on this spending as great as alternatives such as improved infrastructure? Almost certainly not.
I thought I’d coined “MicroHooBook” but Matt had done that a full hour before.
Just a moment, just a moment…. looks like The 463 had it before Matt. Originality sure isn’t what it used to be…
Microsoft is certainly working with Yahoo now to try to buy a piece of the company rather than the whole – Microsoft announced that over the weekend. Most think they want to buy the search component of Yahoo and that Yahoo may sell because if they don’t Carl Icahn will be forcing a proxy fight that he will probably win, having already bought or lined up about 30% of the votes/shares in his favor.
But John Furrier “broke” the rumor that as soon as they had Yahoo search MS would snap up Facebook for 15-20 billion. I think this rumor is speculation and nothing more and I’m even thinking this was something of a test of the non-emergency blogcasting system, which generally delivers misleading information even faster than the truth.
John Furrier and Robert Scoble are both clever guys, which is why I’m a bit suspicious they have cooked up the MicroHooBook rumor to test TechMeme and how the blogosphere reacts to unfounded rumors.
As usual, the blogOsphere loves unfounded and unverified rumors and this is the key tech blog story for Monday May 19.
I think Sarah Lacy has this right, and she’s got more of an inside track to Facebook than most reporters.