Bill Gates: Falling Microsoft stock wipes $9 billion (U.S.) off value of chief geek in one day. Don’t ya hate it when that happens? Coin tosses : Used to decide verdict in U.S. murder trial, and to fix arbitrator in Alexei Yashin-NHL dispute.
And now, for those away on Mars recently, some Canadian media news. The head of the company that owns The Toronto Star, the country’s largest newspaper, says Internet development is more important than ongoing newspaper wars. Meanwhile, Conrad Black, who owns more newspapers here than anyone, will sell many of them, and use proceeds to develop online projects.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
No one should be worried if they can’t get their tongues around the words “Prime Minister Long” just yet. Despite all the excited insider chatter that greeted his entry into the Canadian Alliance leadership race last week, it is doubtful whether one in 20 Canadians knows who Tom Long is or what he stands for.By Bruce Wallace4 min
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