Facing dire financial circumstances that have it selling assets to survive, The New York Times is doing
something it had previously refused to do throughout its 157 year
history; placing ads on its front page.
The January 5, 2009 issue of one of the world's most storied dailies
contains a modest ad, two-and-a-half inches high, at the bottom of its
front page that promotes CBS.
On the heels of a phishing scheme that lured unsuspecting Twitter users
to a website that was designed to steal their passwords, the Twitter
accounts of well-known individuals, including United States President-Elect Barack Obama, have been
TechCrunch's Michael Arrington and others noticed unusual tweets on the
official accounts of the United States President-Elect, CNN's Rick Sanchez, FOX
News' Bill O'Reilly and Britney Spears. Companies such as Facebook and
The Huffington Post have seen their official Twitter accounts
compromised as well.
When Steve Jobs announced that he would not be speaking at this year's
MacWorld, the blogosphere was rife with rumors that Apple's superstar
CEO was battling serious health issues.
Jobs is a survivor of pancreatic cancer and therefore concerns over his
health are a constant issue. In recent times, Jobs has appeared
noticeably thin, prompting some to speculate that all was not well. His
decision not to speak at the next MacWorld, which will be the company's last appearance at the show, only fueled further speculation and caused a drop in Apple's share price.