It is interesting that I can’t find this on NY Times or WSJ at this moment. All this news from across the pond…
AOL Time Warner accused of insider trading Two institutional shareholders launch a lawsuit accusing top executives at media giant AOL Time Warner of insider trading. [Via BBC]
Ted Turner and Steve Case are named directly.
The suit also named the AOL and Time Warner’s financial advisers, Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney and its parent, Citigroup. Morgan Stanley executives could not immediately be reached for comment, and Citigroup had no immediate comment. [ZDNet UK]
Sars ‘is mutant cold virus’ The most authoritative study yet identifies sars as a mutant form of the virus which causes the common cold.
This is very, very bad. As you may recall, there is no cure for the common cold.
Man, this guy is just too easy to make fun of:
The U.S. military has not taken Saddam International Airport, nor are their tanks streaming through the streets of Baghdad. Also, the Boston Red Sox bullpen looks to be in great shape.
–Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqs Information Minister. via SportsPickle.com
“I would like to stress again that the Americans are not in control of Bagdhad. Also, I would like to make a shout-out to all my homies in New York, and request Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell,” or any song that has the word “Run” in the title.
–Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraqs Information Minister , on-air soundbite on Q104.3
“How do we strengthen the Second Superpower? What are the next vital developments we need to make? ” [Jim Moore’s Weblog]
Even more interesting are the comments from the audience here. Rahul Dave throws down the idea of a Blog News Network which my friends can tell you I’ve also had designs on for a long time. What would it take to take on the AP or UPI with bloggers everywhere?
The damn cable TV in the office is down. I’m waiting “24-48 hours” for repairs. Meanwhile, kudos to the Feedroom for high quality streaming video from multiple sources. They even have RSS feeds to tell you what’s on. Example:
Saddam Hussein Statue Downed Apr. 9 – In a sweeping, symbolic gesture of the end of Saddam Hussein’s rule over Baghdad, a Marine tank toppled a giant statue of the Iraqi leader. (raw video)