News archive from 14 January 2011

Apple on a win streak as rivals regroup

As quarterly earnings approach next Tuesday, expectations are that Apple's revenue should easily swell more than 50 percent. That would be a sparkling performance for a company of any size, much less one with a market value north of $300 billion. With...

 

Old women on the telly | Michele Hanson

Here I am, an ancient crone of 68, swathed in wrinkles, with a turkey neck and greying roots, but still working, and with my picture in the paper. Don't think I don't know my luck, especially now that darling Miriam O'Reilly has sort of won her case...

 
Hollywood's new stars: the identity parade

Hollywood's new stars: the identity parade

Mia Wasikowska"Her name begins with M. She'll possibly get a bit more famous, but I don't think she's going to be a big star." Risario Khameen, 11, West Wickham "Haven't got a clue. [On being told she was in Alice in Wonderland] Alice...

Guardian, 22:07 in Business
 

Pandas are political animals | Henry Nicholls

The apparent newsworthiness of pandas coming to Edinburgh zoo may be largely down to the public's delight in this distinctive bear. But the lobbying for them underlines that the panda has become more than a zoological curiosity. With the rise of...

 
Intel sees big profit rise thanks to server sales

Intel sees big profit rise thanks to server sales

Intel has posted a 48% rise in quarterly net profits, as strong sales of server microprocessors more than offset weak demand for chips used in personal computers. The world's largest microchip-maker made a net profit of $3.4bn (£2.1bn) in the last...

BBC, 22:10 in Business
 
Celtic's Paddy McCourt shocked by more bullets in the post

Celtic's Paddy McCourt shocked by more bullets in the post

The Celtic winger Paddy McCourt was said to be "shocked and disappointed" by an attempt to send him bullets through the post. A package containing bullets and addressed to McCourt at Celtic's Parkhead ground was intercepted at a Royal Mail...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
Chris Woakes makes an immediate splash in England colours

Chris Woakes makes an immediate splash in England colours

There were times here today when the unbroken rain made Melbourne feel as depressing as the film set for Blade Runner. But at least the bleak weather gave Chris Woakes the time to reflect on the delivery that caught the eye of the cricketing world....

Guardian, 22:13 in Sport
 
Anna Calvi's orchestral manoeuvres

Anna Calvi's orchestral manoeuvres

Hyptnotised by the new goth"I developed as a guitarist by trying to make my guitar sound like other instruments," says Anna Calvi, the gothically inclined singer-songwriter who has been attracting excited attention since signing to the...

 
Readers' reviews

Readers' reviews

Criticise Lemmy and you face the wrath of Motörhead fans. Criticise the 1970s and face the wrath of those aged over 50. Criticise both Motörhead and the 1970s and prepare for a rain of derision. That's what we learned last week, when Alexis Petridis's...

 
Britney is capable of a cult hit. Hold It Against Me fails to deliver | Tom Ewing

Britney is capable of a cult hit. Hold It Against Me fails to deliver | Tom Ewing

Hold It Against Me, the lead single from Britney Spears's new album, surfaced online this week. For a song that is mostly rot Europop and rests on a gag last made by the Bellamy Brothers in 1979, it sparked an unusual degree of excitement. But pop...

 
David Bentley laughs off the comparisons with David Beckham | Stuart James

David Bentley laughs off the comparisons with David Beckham | Stuart James

They have the same initials, both are renowned for their crossing ability from the right flank and, in the eyes of some people, they also look alike, but David Bentley recoils at the idea that he idolises David Beckham. "I give you my word that I...

Guardian, 22:37 in Sport
 
Cesc Fábregas says Ipswich Town won by playing 'rugby' against Arsenal

Cesc Fábregas says Ipswich Town won by playing 'rugby' against Arsenal

Cesc Fábregas has offered a scathing assessment of the tactics employed by Ipswich Town to establish a first-leg lead in their Carling Cup semi-final with Arsenal, claiming the Championship side resorted to "rugby" kicking at Portman Road...

Guardian, 22:37 in Sport
 
ALEX BRUMMER: Growth at risk from rate rise

ALEX BRUMMER: Growth at risk from rate rise

Good signs: The British economy is rebalancing and manufacturing is the strongest sector of the economy This shows that the British economy is rebalancing and manufacturing is the strongest sector of the economy. As Ross Walker of RBS noted, we have...

 

Mervyn King must hold his nerve | Larry Elliott

Since the election, the Treasury and the Bank of England have had their own version of good cop, bad cop. George Osborne has played the hard man, raising taxes and putting the squeeze on public spending; Mervyn King has been Mr Nice Guy, providing...

Guardian, 22:38 in Business
 
Street music: Why face-to-face mixtape selling still matters

Street music: Why face-to-face mixtape selling still matters

It's a freezing Thursday night in London, with snow blanketing much of the city. Hip-hop heavyweight DJ Premier is headlining Fabric, but not even his presence can guarantee a full house, with many fans opting to stay home and avoid the weather. A...

 


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