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Microsoft

Submission + - Man Survives Steve Ballmer's Flying Chair To Build (wired.com)

phonewebcam writes: "Mark Lucovsky was the other man in the room when Steve Ballmer threw his chair and called Eric Schmidt a “fucking pussy.”

Yes, the story is true. At least according to Lucovsky. Microsoft calls it a “gross exaggeration,” but Lucovsky says that when he walked into Ballmer’s office and told the Microsoft CEO he was leaving the company for Google, Ballmer picked up his chair and chucked it across the room. “Why does that surprise anyone?” Lucovsky tells Wired.com, seven years later. “If you play golf with Steve and he loses a five-cent bet, he’s pissy for the next week. Should it surprise you that when I tell Steve I’m quitting and going to work for Google, he would get animated?”"

Submission + - Pangrams rock (wikipedia.org)

An anonymous reader writes: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
Sony

Submission + - Sony Stores closed due to Anonymous protest. (psgroove.com)

j0ey2069 writes: "Today is the day of the "Sony Boycott" that was organized by the underground online group known as "Anonymous". However, the photographs below suggest that Sony is not taking the demonstrations lightly.
Reports are coming in that Sony stores across Europe are closed for the day and it can be speculated that the closings are in anticipation of the demonstrations. Shoppers are being greeted with signs which state: "We are sorry the Sony Centre is closed" "We will be open as soon as possible" and "CLOSED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES". Some of the stores are even being guarded by local Police and security guards. One can only imagine the amount of lost revenue due to these store closings."

Twitter

Submission + - Detroit Needs A Statue of Robocop (kickstarter.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In a story containing all of the tech press's favourite buzzwords, a group in Detroit are planning a crowd-funded statue of Robocop after a brief exchange with the mayor on Twitter. So far, they have $20,000 of the $50,000 goal pledged, as well as a piece of land donated to the cause.

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