Merkel puts on brave face for CeBIT’s future

March 3, 2010

It’s that time of year when the tech industry flocks in droves to that dreary, grey German city called Hanover to celebrate the sector, to make deals, to network and connect and to round it all off in the evenings with swanky company dos, right?

from Left field:

Hasta La Pista, Baby

February 9, 2010

SPORT ALPINE SKIThe Olympic torch relay just got bigger, much bigger.

At 106 days, the pre-Vancouver Winter Games run weighs in as the longest domestic relay in Olympic history and to help get it across the finish line… Arnie is back.

from Maggie Fox:

Where scientists go to learn about swine flu

September 17, 2009

Usually, at a forum on swine flu, all the experts stand up, present a bunch of general background material, a few new findings, and leave. The learning curve on H1N1 is so steep that by the time you fill in the background, you are out of time, and there's no point in hearing the next presenter speak to a general audience

Paris Air Show: Europe, when will you reach the stars?

June 17, 2009

-Maria Sheahan is a Reuters senior correspondent in Frankfurt.-

So far, Europe has left it up to the United States, Russia and China to send people into space. But almost 50 years after Russia’s Yuri Gagarin made his first orbit around the earth, it’s about time that Europe finally enter the playing field, some say.

from Tom Bergin:

Exxon envy?

May 27, 2009

  A cynic might say they had seen it all before: New CEO of a big oil company, which is under pressure from shareholders, announces a wide-ranging restructuring that will make the company look like the much-admired industry leader.

from Richard Baum:

The year of living digitally

By Reuters Staff
March 30, 2009

Starting this blog was a costly decision. To be precise, $359. That's how much I paid Amazon last night when I ordered a Kindle electronic book reader to kick off my plan to document the impact of digital media.

Detroit auto show: Tata’s Nano is talk of show

January 15, 2008

nano1.jpgTata’s $2,500 Nano car (pictured left) may not have been unveiled at the Detroit auto show, but that didn’t stop it from being the talk of the show.

Detroit auto show: AutoNation CEO calls Chinese cars worst of show

January 15, 2008

jackson.jpgSome day cars built by Chinese automakers may be compared with the likes of Toyota and Honda, but not today, according to the CEO of the largest publicly traded U.S. car dealer.

Detroit auto show: Dodge wants to show its softer side

January 15, 2008

dodgelogo.jpgSay goodbye, or good riddance, to scantily clad models tossing footballs and other old Dodge promotions aimed solely at young men.

Detroit auto show: It’s hemp, not marijuana in your car

January 15, 2008

hemp.jpgWhat do MacGyver, the A-Team and the professor on Gilligan’s Island have in common? Easy; those guys could recycle spare parts to make something useful.