Thursday, April 19, 2012

Starbucks solves the insect problem (yum!)

"As our customers you expect and deserve better -- and we promise to do better. After a thorough, yet fastidious, evaluation, I am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected products to assure the highest quality possible." --- Starbucks U.S. President Cliff Burrows

What is old Cliff talking about? You ask?

Starbucks will stop using cochineal extract --a dye derived from crushed insects -- to color select beverages and baked goods.

The company came under fire when news hit the web that it was using the surprising ingredient.

Is this why Starbucks is serving beer at some locations this year? [read: Yeah! Booz it up at Starbucks]

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lonely 94-year-old billionaire solves the loneliness problem again

Karl Wlaschek, the perpetually lonely 94-year-old Austrian billionaire, has successfully solved that love problem once again with Wife Number Five: girlfriend Friederike 'Ricki' Schenk.

Karl earned his billions over the years with founding Billa, a European supermarket chain.

Seemingly, all Karl has to do when he is in the wife shopping mood shop is to walk through the Marriage Market isles and just select the next Fraulein.

Friday, April 6, 2012

NASDAQ wins the Facebook listing contest

The Nasdaq Stock Market, the market that few people know what that darn acronym actually stands for [except Think Billion$: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations], has won the Facebook derby for new stock listings.

Facebook Inc. plans to list its shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market, not the NYSE - New York Stock Exchange.

Facebook, based in Menlo Park, CA, filed in February 2012 to raise $5 billion in the largest Internet IPO on record.