Yesterday I wrote about how things were getting quite in Europe, and today S&P downgraded a bunch of European countries!
The big name there is France, which is Europe’s second largest economy, but no longer a AAA country. They have downgraded 9 countries and affirmed the ratings of 7.
In Asia, the Japanese are using the Tsunami disaster to try out new things and one of the more incredible ideas is a 600 acre farm that will be wholly run by robots!
It was only a matter of time when this happened – Samsung, LG and Lenovo are launching TVs that can recognize hand gestures, faces and voice like Kinect – so very soon we will have TVs with no remotes!
Spiegel Online has a great piece on the Iran oil sanctions with a great history on how oil sanctions have played out in the past, and this was a very insightful piece that I read this week.
Seth Godin talks about the first thing you do when you wake up and I must admit that I waste time in all of the ways he mentions.
At 7.7 millimeters – this is the smallest frog in the world – smaller than a tiny coin and the size of a house fly!
Enjoy your weekend!
Update: There was an error in the post where I said S&P has downgraded 16 countries in all. They have downgraded 9 countries and affirmed the rating of 7.