Vanity Fair’s most influential 100 people

Vanity Fair just published its list of the 100 most influential people in the information age. And you will not believe who is # 1. Let me give you a hint, it’s not Bill Gates, it’s not Steve Jobs… It’s actually the founder of Facebook!!

Here are the top 10, you can read all the rest over at Vanity Fair:

  1. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. With 500 million members, it’s not difficult to see why Mark Z is #1.
  2. Steve Jobs of Apple. His huge influence and impact on both the music and smart phone businesses put him at #2.
  3. Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt of Google. These 3 guys own the most popular site on the net, and their Android system phones are expected to surpass iPhone by 2012.
  4. Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation. Ownerships include print media, as well as Fox TV & film.
  5. Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Need we say more on why he’s on the list? He single handedly revolutionized online shopping, wether books, ebooks, or Kindle e-reader.
  6. Bernard Arnault of LVMH. He’s the richest man in Europe, and was able to steer the luxury empire in the roughest financial crises in decades.
  7. Michael Bloomberg the Mayor of New York. In addition to his vast fortune, he was able to achieve tremendous success as mayor, with reduced crime and improved education.
  8. Larry Ellison of Oracle. His software practically dominates the world, plus he and 37 other billionairs have promised to donate half their fortunes to charity. Well Done Larry, along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
  9. Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter. With 124 million users and a billion tweets a month, they sure deserve to be on the top 10 list.
  10. John Malone. His media empire includes Expedia and Sirius internet radio among other things.

I know some of my friends will be over the moon with this list. One person in particular is so in love with LV, Expedia, Apple, and Facebook all at once. Knock yourself out with the list R.

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Kuwaiti Martyr Asrar Al-Gabandi الشهيدة أسرار القبندي

I saw this video on Framkom’s blog. I’m sorry for stealing it from Frankom, but I feel Asrar Al-Gabandi deserves to be remembered and recognized by everyone for her sacrifice to Kuwait.

Thank you Frankom for writing about her and putting this excellent video. Here is a very good article about our hero.

Here are older posts about the invasion here, here, here, and here.

Apple’s new products at its Fall Event

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Apple‘s fall event took place a few hours ago, and as expected, a lot of the additions and improvments were around its iPod devices. Here’s a small recap of the new stuff introduced by Apple in its Fall Event:

  • iPod Touch with 2 cameras, a retina screen, video recording, and Face Time.
  • iPod Nano gets a multitouch screen instead of its scroll wheel, and is half the size of the previous model.
  • iPod shuffle gets back its buttons.
  • iPad with wireless interaction, like printing and streaming.
  • A new Apple TV, that is 75% smaller than the previous model, and at less than half the price.
  • New IOS, Apple’s operating system for all its mobile devices like the iPod, iPad, and iPhone; is coming out this November. This new IOS will allow iPad users to share media via wifi.
  • New iTunes, with interactive social features (called Ping) that resemble features offered by Twitter and Facebook.

Older posts about Apple’s Fall Event are here and here.

Best Ice Cream in the world

I know everyone is in love with PinkBerry and those new frozen yogurt places. But truth be told, Baskin Robins is extremely good, yummy, and ever so tasty.

We ordered 2 5-scoop cups from BR home deivery, it took less than 15 minutes to get here mashalla. The bill was KD 3.300 and their phone number is 1833033. Bonne appetite moqadaman.

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