After the Netherlands barely beats Mexico in the World Cup, KLM, its national airline, emits an ill-considered tweet, complete with graphic of a man in a sombrero.
It was a good day for Airbus publicity as its energy-efficient passenger A350 jet flew over the high-profile air show and the French president hitched a ride in an A400M airlifter.
Attendees of the premier aerospace event probably will see the new energy-efficient jet on Friday. Also, its French manufacturer announces $69 billion worth of deals.
The last time the Federal Aviation Administration grounded an airplane, the situation was much, much worse.
Since it's so hard to keep up with everything that's shared on social media, here's a weekly guide to things that may have passed you by.
CNET Audiophiliac and general audio diva Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on The 404 Podcast for his last appearance of the year, and as usual he brings a list of talking points, like a kooky theory on how to curb population control, and when the iPad will eventually overtake the big screen TV.
Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff rages against Oracle during his last-minute, rescheduled speech about "the social revolution."
Two European airlines announce that they will add recycled cooking oil to their fuel mix. Do passengers want to know about that?
KLM's Africa and China Clubs, launched in 2007 and 2006 respectively, provide an interesting case study of 'marketing with meaning.'
Search engine lets consumers search for cheapest available carbon-friendly flight options, but for some flights that's a big price jump.