28 May 2015 by Chris Edwards
The chip industry's latest megadeal sees the centre of gravity of another US company effectively moving east and out of the country. Broadcom, with a HQ close to the west coast of California, is being bought by Avago Technologies, a company half Broadcom's size that is now based in Singapore but was once part of San Francisco Bay Area icon Hewlett-Packard. The deal is worth some $37bn, which is going to make some investment bankers very happy indeed.
28 May 2015 by Paul Dempsey
A clean-out of football's rancid stable is overdue. FIFA, the sport's governing body, has been dogged by well-researched accusations of corruption for years, yet no legal authority seemed willing or able to act upon them until now. But the notion that this week's US and Swiss criminal indictments and investigations are solely about cleaning up an ugly game should be dispelled. From Washington, a message is also being sent to every major international industry, including ours.
26 May 2015 by Dickon Ross
In the movie 'Jurassic World', released next month, the attraction from 'Jurassic Park' is open but the kids are getting bored with the old dinosaurs. So, the scientists decide to make a new attraction: their own super-scary franken-dinosaur, which they call Indominus Rex. But guess what happens? She escapes! I know, it's just the last thing you'd expect.
22 May 2015 by Pelle Neroth
I remember Jacques Delors, then boss of the European commission, nemesis of Margaret Thatcher, predicting the end of the UK.
20 Apr 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev
I was both amused and enraged to read in several UK's national newspapers earlier this year about an unfortunate 7. 29 daily train "service" from Brighton to London which failed to arrive on time (8.25) EVERY SINGLE DAY in 2014. Not that trains chronically late trains were a huge novelty to me - a signal-problems-and-engineering-works-weary commuter. But to have your morning "service" late every single day of the year - that's the Guinness Book of Records material, no less...
22 May 2015
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