Monthly Archives: July 2006

81 miles with 1 gallon of gas – Renault Megan 1.5dCi (diesel) makes it!

You think it’s a joke? You think there’s something wrong behind it? Well, guess what – it’s not wrong, and it’s not a joke. It was tested with Renault Megan 1.5dCi, 100 hp engine, on the road Sofia – Varna. … Continue reading

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Macedonians look for Bulgarian citizenship

The New York Times (sigh… yes, again!) reported under headline “For Dream Jobs in Europe, the Line Forms in Bulgaria” The NYT says, “Bulgaria, which is larger than Macedonia, is willing to grant citizenship to Macedonians who prove Bulgarian ethnicity. … Continue reading

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Dell, Yahoo, Microsoft, others, lose value

Something is happening in the USA, and in the IT-world. The New York Times reported that Dell’s shares fall nearly 10 %. Yahoo lost about 20 % last week, too.

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Former AOL chief Steve Case says he's sorry for merging with Time Warner

Steve Case, the once powerful AOL chairman, has said in an interview that he’s sorry for the 2001 merger of AOL with Time Warner. I met Steve in 2002 in Berlin, during the “21st Century Literacy Summit”. At this point … Continue reading

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Goran Bregovic – concert in New York

UPDATE from April 2008: Goran will have a concert in New York City again – July 9, 2008. Read more here. Original entry: That was the music event of the month in New York.Goran Bregovic for the first time in … Continue reading

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Running for the ICANN board

There are several people who have stated officiallly they are running for the ICANN Board: My colleague from ISOC – Patrick Vande Walle. The English journalist Kieren McCarthy. Another American, with long history around ICANN has sent an e-mail to … Continue reading

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EU fines Microsoft with another €280.5 million for defying ruling

European Union regulators fined Microsoft €280.5 million, $357.3 million, on Wednesday for defying a 2004 antitrust ruling, and warned the company to comply or face bigger fines from next month. The tough new penalty is the first of its kind … Continue reading

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IT companies meet Bulgarian President, PM, minister of ITC, and MP

July 4-5 was the day when nine executives from world-known organizations came to Sofia to meet the President, the Prime Minister, the Minister of IT and communications*, and members of the Parliament. Topics of discussions were aimed at how to … Continue reading

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