Archive for August, 2012

Breaking up after 17 years

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

No it’s not me, it’s you!

After 17 years together, I finally pulled the plug on AT&T (Cingular) today.

Following an upgrade to an iPhone 4S 6 weeks ago, I lost all service at my house. So in addition to the dropped calls that I had gotten used to, I could not make/receive any calls at my house. Tested Verizon with a Galaxy S III for three weeks, and found it very convincing. Now making the full switch for the entire family. It goes without saying that AT&T made me pay a $300 termination fee per line, and did not take the 6-week-old phones back.  Hasta la vista, baby

Two of the most beautiful things combined: 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB in Paris

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Among the more brilliant ideas: On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive him at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. Here is the video.

eBay and Paypal will do $10 billion in 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

eBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe:

“I think it’s very hard to underestimate the impact of the mobile revolution,” Donahoe said on CNBC. “We made a very big bet on mobile three or four years ago, and it’s really paying off,” he added. “Ninety million people have now downloaded the eBay mobile app, and we’ll do over $10 billion of volume on our mobile apps this year.”