Hi, everyone, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m BC in for MW who filed for her IPO and now
has to observe an SEC-mandated quiet period.
Best scam to get
time off IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve ever heard of.
Welcome to the Buzz Report.
the gadget of the week.
The Gadget of the Week is...Electric Death, aka, the U.S.
It shoots a 5Ã¯Â¿Â½ shell up to 220 miles without using any
gunpowder -- it does it with 33 megajoules of electromagnetics,
sort of like one of those maglev trains, just deadly.
the nod to work on it this week, and it could be on U.S.
2025...And I canÃ¯Â¿Â½t wait for a surplus one to come on eBay to
mount on one of our review cars!
Now the news Ã¯Â¿Â½
With all the buzz, youÃ¯Â¿Â½d have thought Facebook went public this
week, when in fact they just filed papers saying they intend to.
But in the meantime this weekÃ¯Â¿Â½s filing indicates FB will be worth
$75B-100B...$21B-$28B of that will be ZuckerbergÃ¯Â¿Â½s shares,
which still wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t convince him to buy a shirt with a collar.
For most of us FB users who will never own the stock, the best
part of it them going public is that they have to Ã¯Â¿Â½go publicÃ¯Â¿Â½:
Formally and regularly report to the world what they do and how
they do it.
That may lead to greater transparency when it comes
to our privacy, or at the least greater pressure to do so.
Anti-corporate group SumOfUs started a petition this week for
Apple to make iPhone 5 the first Ã¯Â¿Â½ethical iPhoneÃ¯Â¿Â½ by demanding
its manufacturing partners like FoxConn in China improve
Some 35,000 people have signed it last we
checked, about the same number of Chinese who lined up for
jobs at for jobs at FoxConn this week.
If you saw the leaked photos a few weeks ago of the supposed
new BlackBerry designed by Porsche and realized the
Panamera isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t the only ugly thing with the Porsche name on it,
A new leak suggests THIS is in fact the new
BlackBerry, blessedly devoid of any Paul Revere pewterware
But as you can also see, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a touch device - no famed BB
And the rumor is itÃ¯Â¿Â½s the single new phone theyÃ¯Â¿Â½ll be
rolling out late year.
What sticks out further than PinocchioÃ¯Â¿Â½s
But that cure beats being long on yesterday.
Speaking of phones, new research out this week: If you carry an
Android phone, youÃ¯Â¿Â½re a whore.
This survey was done by
Match.com, beating MIT to the punch, and found, in a nutshell:
- iPhone users are most likely to fish off the company pier but
also to call you the next day after a first date.
- Android users are most likely to have a one night stand, do it on
the first date, or both.
They ainÃ¯Â¿Â½t never calling ya.
- And BlackBerry users are most likely to get drunk on a date.
They are carrying a BlackBerry after all.
And it gets better: Another survey this week tells us BlackBerry
users are most likely to continue their call when theyÃ¯Â¿Â½re on the
DonÃ¯Â¿Â½t do that.
DonÃ¯Â¿Â½t leave that damned stall door unlocked.
And donÃ¯Â¿Â½t make noises like youÃ¯Â¿Â½re having geriatric sex.
STOP ALL OF IT.
And thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for this week, everyone.
MollyÃ¯Â¿Â½s back next
week, all wealthy and smug.