Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

Paul Taylor

Ahead of next week’s consumer launch of Microsoft Office 2010, the Friday Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section looks at the improvements and web extensions to this venerable suite of productivity programs:

“When I first got a personal computer – an Apple II, nearly 30 years ago – I played Pong for fun, used WordStar for word processing and put numbers into VisiCalc, the pioneering spreadsheet program. Read more

Rumours that Apple will buy the British chip designer Arm are treated with ridicule in Silicon Valley but, in London, they were enough to push its shares up by 30 per cent at one point on Thursday.

A note in the Lex column of the Financial Times on Friday ponders whether to be long or short on the stock after a 60 per cent rise so far this year. Read more