Daily Archives: March 5, 2010

Paul Taylor

The Friday Personal Tech column in the FT’s Business Life section this week looks at portable scanners:

“Anyone in need of a digital version of paper documents knows how useful a scanner can be – but few people would ever describe one as cute or sexy. Until now, perhaps. Read more

James Crabtree writes in the Comment section of Friday’s Financial Times that the forthcoming UK election will be influenced more by old-style databases and email lists than new social media tools such as Twitter:

“On Monday, the BBC’s Richard Bacon invited a group of experts to talk about technology and British politics. The question he posed was simple: “Will this be the Twitter election?” Radio 5 Live’s bemused guests, including Iain Dale, the top Conservative blogger, grappled with the seemingly ridiculous notion that, come polling day, over-caffeinated Twitter enthusiasts could tip the balance between prime minister Gordon Brown and his Tory challenger David Cameron.” Read more

Chris Nuttall

Open warfare has broken out between Activision Blizzard and the two studio heads it fired this week  responsible for its biggest hit -Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 .

Activision responded on Thursday to a lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court by lawyers representing Jason West and Vince Zampella, president and chief executive respectively of the Infinity Ward studio, over their dismissal. Read more