Archive for June, 2006

Bill Gates Steping Down From Microsoft

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Microsoft has announced that Bill Gates will, over the course of the next two years, be stepping down from the day to day operations of Microsoft. He plans to devote more of his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Online Groceries

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Since I’m working at this summer, I pay more attention to the company than I would otherwise. One recent announcement that I was predicting several months ago, was that Amazon would offer groceries on their site. Just recently we announced our Grocery store along with a new feature… a Shopping List.

One reason I was interested in online grocery stores was because we actually had one that would deliver to the Ann Arbor area, specifically to student dorms at the University of Michigan. It was called Arbor Grocery. I doubt they are still delivering over the summer, but hopefully they will continue next fall. I was actually considering buying the business as it was for sale last semester because the owners were moving on to “real” jobs. It got bought for something like $500. I’m pretty sure they just went to the grocery store and delivered the stuff to you, so its not like they had a warehouse to sell or anything.

I was looking into a few other grocery stores. Specifically NetGrocer and Simon Delivers. Net Grocer actually sells products on Amazon’s website.

Flickr in Gamma

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Maybe this is old news, but I found it amusing that Flickr is now in… no, not beta… GAMMA! Check out the logo on their page. Not exactly sure what they mean by gamma. Here’s what they have to say about it.