Monday, January 17, 2011

No citizens please

I guess I was a bit optimistic. Now you have to be a foreign investor to invest in Facebook.

I love it: the US securities laws excluding US investors from investing in a US company in the US. What will they think of next?

The comments are pretty classic as well - one of the guys seems to think, through some leap of logic, that Goldman offering the equity only to foreign clients somehow means that taxpayers are giving Facebook the money.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The war on Intel is on

Microsoft seems to have Office and Windows ready for the ARM processors. I guess the Intel power requirements are getting a bit too high.

A side note. If mainstream Microsoft apps end up jumping ship from x86 to ARM processors, we would again be in a situation where Apple is running on its own thing in the corner.

Monday, January 3, 2011

GCC on Mainframes

An awesome community effort, and an open letter to R.