Diggnation Declares its Candidacy for President
FBI confirms Roswell UFO incident?! Plus, all about Cisco shutting down the Flip Cam, Dish Network buying Blockbuster, and the guys pay homage to Wolf Girl's place in the Guinness Book of World Records! Plus: DIGGNATION FOR PRESIDENT 2012!
Oops! FBI Confirms Roswell UFO Incident
This week the FBI launched an online document archive that they're calling The Vault. The site is an electronic reading room that has over 2,000 documents scanned that cover many different subjects. Unfortunately, it seems as if they didn't censor the UFO documents well enough as within those is a memo written by the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office to the FBI Director on March 22, 1950 that confirms the Roswell UFO incident in 1947.
Amazon, Love The Kindle Ads Idea - But The Right Price Is $99
When I first read the new that Amazon would begin selling an ad-supported Kindle, my heart sank. This is the beginning of the end, I thought. But that was only because the Businessweek article about the change left out one key detail: the ads will not be shown during the reading experience. Jason dug up those details.
Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees
Wow. Cisco has just issued a release stating that in a strategic plan to "align its operations," the company will exit parts of its consumer businesses and realign the remaining consumer business to support four of its five key company priorities: core routing, switching and services; collaboration; architectures; and video. One of the casualties of this realignment: Cisco's video camera Flip business, which was part of its $590 million acquisition of Pure Digital.
Dish Buys Blockbuster for $320 Million
Dish said Wednesday that it had won an auction to buy Blockbuster. The satellite TV provider said it had offered $320 million, about $228 million of which was in cash, to beat out competitors like investor Carl Icahn and SK Telecom. Bids had gotten as high as $310.6 million, from Icahn, before Dish landed the final price.
Girl Wolf Got Into the Guinness Book
11-year-old Supatra recognizes that proud to be considered a "very hairy girl in the world." Her life around other kids teased Supatra, calling the girl "obezyanolitsey" and "girl-wolf", but now that Supatra hit the Guinness Book of Records, kids at school began to treat her very differently. "I am happy that I got into the record books. Many people have to try to prove it. And I asked a few questions - and all "- she says.