Things I lost in 2 weeks

2 weeks away from email and a newsreader can sometimes leave you a bit disconnected from what’s happening. Here are some items I was welcomed back to:

– Procter & Gamble’s $57 billion purchase of Gillette. (Will someone please ask them to reduce the price of the blades)

– Superbowl and the various advertisements

DEMO and emerging technologies

– Carly Fiona’s departure from HP

– Mobile phones galore at the 3GSM

– Verizon’s proposed purchase of MCI

Mark Jen’s termination for blogging about Google

The Cell Processor from IBM, Sony and Toshiba

– Mobile Music (I haven’t even caught up with the Portable Media Players movement)

– Call Centers in Africa (About time)

– Various political events too many to list

The Grammy Awards

Ask Jeeves aquisition of Bloglines

– SPAM