Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

Iger through 2015

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

How did I miss this story over the weekend?!?

Disney CEO Robert Iger to Step Down as CEO in 2015.”


Apple iPhone Nano?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Oh boy I hope the Wall Street Journal is correct on this one: “Less-Pricey iPhone in the Works“.

Although we did just buy a year-long subscription to MobileMe …

Cutler in the WSJ

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Eliot Cutler sinks a little lower in my esteem after this Wall Street Journal Opinion piece today: “Who Stole Election Day?

Kind of sour grapes, especially after Down East confirmed Cutler has voted early often.

The Nahyans to BP’s Rescue

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Ah yes, the old “when in doubt, sell out to the Gulf’ move.

Right on.

Check out this morning’s Wall Street Journal: “BP Eyes Stake Sale to Abu Dhabi.”

Dubai News

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Dubai has been in the news quite a bit lately, and it’s not good: “Airline Crew Face Jail In Dubai Over Sexy Texts” and “British Couple Appealing Dubai Kiss Conviction” and “Dubai’s Moral Crackdown Is Kiss Of Death For Tourism.”

MIT Media Lab

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Check out this neat new building in Boston (okay, okay, Cambridge) that opened on Friday. The new hq for the MIT Media Lab was designed by Fumihiko Maki and Associates.

MIT Media Lab

Photo by Andy Ryan/MIT

When I was at BU one of my buddies was at MIT and the Media Lab. It always sounded like a geek playground. I went over there once, in about 1996 or 1997, to see Bran Ferren speak. Genius.

I wonder how many people in that auditorium are millionaires now?

Anyway, for more on the building (and the lab) check out the Wall Street Journal: “MIT Unveils New Digital Sandbox.”

Dubai Defaults on Knickerbocker

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Istithmar World Capital, the private equity and alternative investment arm of Istithmar World, part of Dubai World, a Dubai government-owned company (phew) has defaulted on their $300 million mortgage for the former Knickerbocker Hotel building in Times Square.

For more, we go to the Wall Street Journal: “Dubai World Coughs Up the Knickerbocker.”

Even More Dubai Assassination Details

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The assassination of Mahmoud al Madbouh is still captivating me. Doesn’t it seem like wacky Cold War shit – but twenty-five years too late? At the very least it feels like Daniel Craig James Bond. Spys sans tuxedos.

Perhaps I’m just into it because it’s Dubai, where I always felt rather surveilled to begin with.

Anyway, here’s a The Wall Street Journal article written by a senior military and intelligence analyst for an Israeli newspaper: “Israel and the Dubai Murder Mystery” (the site is gated, so I made a page for it on my site).