Monday, November 23, 2009

This CEO Freely Publicizes His Contact Information

BaltTech: The CEO with the public cellphone number A.L. "Tom" Giannopoulos is the CEO of MICROS, the company that provides a large portion of service automation to restaurants and retailers worldwide. If you visit the MICROS web site, you'll note that his mobile phone number and e-mail address are at the bottom of the home page. In this interview with Gus Sentementes, he reveals that it is really his contact information and there have been times he has taken calls from customers at 3:00 am.

(Via BaltTech at

Friday, November 13, 2009

Scientists Develop Rot-Proof Apple that Stays Fresh for 4 Months

Scientists in Australia have spent the last 20 years cross-breeding different varieties of apples in an effort to make a better one. Finally, their results have paid off with an apple that doesn't rot; or at least won't rot for a long time. Test have show that this new variety can stay fresh without refrigeration for up to two weeks, and up to four weeks with refrigeration. It is also more disease resistant and able to avoid the common "black spot", a disease caused by fungus venturia inaequalis which affects both the foliage and fruit. The great potential here isn't just extending the time to market for crops and reduction in loss to disease, but the overall reduced costs to the farmer. It also brings the possibility of improving the process of exporting apples to new markets, including famine areas of the world.

(Via Independent.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Framed for Child Porn by a PC Virus

ABC News reports on a story that computer viruses that are being used to distribute child pornography to unsuspecting users' Windows computers. In some cases, these otherwise innocent users end up being prosecuted for harboring the material. This is definitely a use case for running good security software and keeping your system patched. Maybe we'll see this in an Apple commercial soon?

(Via ABC News.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

7 Ways to Get More Out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is still the social network of choice for most professionals. But many are ignoring their LinkedIn profiles as more people turn to use Facebook and Twitter for business networking. Here are 7 ways to get more out of your LinkedIn account.

(Via Mashable.)