Daily Archives: June 10, 2010

Chris Nuttall

Seagate Technology and Western Digital are two Californian companies that dominate the global hard drive market and are in constant, close competition with one another.

Western Digital overtook Seagate in the first three months of 2010 in hard drive shipments for the very first time on a quarterly basis, according to a recent iSuppli report. On Wednesday, it unveiled its latest attempt to challenge it in the media player category, with the WD TV Live Plus HD. Read more

Richard Waters

Nobody likes to pay more in taxes. But venture capitalists don’t have much of a leg to stand on in their fight over the way VC profits are treated in the US.

And there is more than simple equity at stake here. If anything, higher taxes might actually be a good thing for VC – at least, as far as the investors are concerned, if not the many others who have been riding this particular gravy train. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

BP has finally made a move on its Twitter nemesis.

@BPGlobalPR has been spoofing BP’s public relations operation since mid-May. Its caustic updates reach almost 150,000 Twitter followers. @BP_America, which the real BP has updated sporadically since 2008, has fewer than 15,000.

That’s up from just a couple of thousand a month ago. After a quiet few days in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP started to engage with its critics on Twitter, and it recently acquired a “verified account” badge.

But BP is still struggling to make itself heard in the Twitterverse, while its evil twin has thrived. Read more