Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pinch Me

Michael Schumacher at a press conference at th...Image via Wikipedia

It's been an exciting 24 hours, with several developing stories dominating the headlines today. Firstly the announcement that Microsoft had finally persuaded Yahoo! to commit seppuku join forces in taking on the overwhelming dominance of Google. The search deal that has been rumoured, speculated and drawn out for over two years has finally reached a conclusion. Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

On the subject of search; Twitter's homepage has received a makeover to make the site more accessible for new users. Repositioning the product to focus more on discovery, search results and trend analysis is a positive move. Co-founder Biz Stone admits that they will likely continue to make changes to the Twitter home page as they respond to feedback and ideas.

The furor surrounding AT&T and Apple continues to simmer, with the official Google Voice app and compatible apps being blocked from the App Store and without an explanation this doesn't appear to be closer to a resolution..

Finally onto Motorsport and obviously I was shocked by the events from the weekend when Felipe Massa suffered a skull fracture in a freak accident during qualifying for the Hungarian grand prix -
The Brazilian was knocked unconscious when a spring, which had become detached from the rear suspension of Rubens Barrichello's Brawn, struck Massa on the head as he reached 175mph on one of the fastest sections of the Hungaroring.(
With Felipe Massa injured, seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has opted to return to race for the Ferrari team. Although there are only seven races remaining the return of the Formula 1 legend will definitely add another element to the grid. Ferrari have become increasingly competitive recently, could Schumacher influence the outcome of the Championship and maybe earn a podium?

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