Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Breaking: Buys Zappos has made a huge purchase today, buying the online shoe and clothing retailer for $807 million. CEO Tony Hsieh sent an email informing his employees today, suggesting "Please set aside 20 minutes to carefully read this entire email."

According to an article on the technology and social media blog, the Amazon-Zappos deal will be for "$807 million in Amazon stock, plus about $40 million in cash and restricted stock."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Legendary News Anchor Walter Cronkite Dies at Age 92

Longtime CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite, one the the legends of TV news, has died at the age of 92.

He started in journalism in the 1930s and later became a familiar TV face known to virtually all Americans, at a time before cable and satellite, when people only had three broadcast networks on TV.

Cronkite covered many of the major stories of the 20th century, from the Nuremberg Trials after World War II to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy to Apollo moon landings and the Vietnam War.

Rest in peace, Walter... we'll miss you.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win with the Disney Channel Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes!

Enter the Disney Channel Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes at to win great prizes (including some personal items from Hannah Montana)!

Go to the Web site to look for certain items to watch for in the Disney Channel Scavenger Hunt, then start watching for sneak peeks on the Disney Channel all this week. Enter your choices on the Web site, and find all the items on the list. At that point you'll be able to enter the Disney Channel Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes!

Zack and Cody will be on the S.S. Tipton on the Teen Cruise, and Hannah Montana will be on board too on her way to her Hawaiian concert. And you can get in on the cruise too through the sweepstakes!

Enter the Disney Channel Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes, and be sure to watch "Wizards on Deck" with Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel Friday, July 17th.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Canadian Pro Football Player Offers Odd "Tribute" to Michael Jackson

People are paying tribute to the late Michael Jackson in their own ways, but here's one of the more unusual ones. Arland Bruce, a player in the Canadian Football League, scores a touchdown, then takes off his jersey to reveal a black undershirt, lays down on his back on the field, and folds his arms across his chest like a body in a coffin.

As you can imagine, his coach and his quarterback were not amused by the stunt.

Bruce was penalized for "objectionable behavior." Last season, Bruce was penalized for another unique post-touchdown expression: removing his helmet and briefly donning a Spiderman mask.