Aug 7th 2009 2:28PM INESE - you'd be surprised at the fact that there are indeed many people out there earning in excess of $1 billion per year. Check out some of the hedge fund managers, for example. James Simons for example, a true genius who runs a hedge fund called Renaissance Technologies, took home a salary of $2.5 billion last year. Here's the top 5 hedgies from Alpha Magazine:
1. James Simons, Renaissance Technologies Corp. $2.5 billion
2. John Paulson, Paulson & Co. $2 billion
3. John Arnold, Centaurus Energy $1.5 billion
4. George Soros, Soros Fund Management $1.1 billion
5. Raymond Dalio, Bridgewater Associates $780 million
Anyway, getting back to the topic - the silly thing about this lawsuit, other than the plaintiff's flawed math, is the fact that there are no trillionaires in the world yet. If this even makes it into a courtroom, the judge should immediately hold Mr. Goffe in contempt for wasting the valuable time and resources of the US legal system.
Aug 2nd 2008 9:04PM No offense "Opinion", but if you're so cynical about the luxury goods market then why exactly are you reading Luxist?
Apr 13th 2008 9:07AM I'll use this to repeatedly bash RIAA and MPAA executives over the head until they begin to ooze green slime and display their true alien overlord forms.
Jul 28th 2006 10:28AM This is great news - hopefully a model for the European market will appear at some point in the near future.
I'm a cyclist and I need a decent waterproof phone to keep in my jersey pocket when out on long training rides - normal phones get destroyed very quickly by sweat corrosion during intense physical exercise. I currently use a very old Nokia splashproof phone - a 5210 - and swap my SIM into it when I head out for training rides. However, I could use something a bit more up to date (with a megapixel+ camera, etc) so if anybody knows of anything that's available now or imminently, please do let me know!
Mar 30th 2006 1:29PM Will Sony ever learn that it'll never win the format wars with its proprietary technology.
Betamax, MiniDisc, MemoryStick, ATRAC3 and now UMD. History repeats itself repeats itself repeats itself...
Slightly OT, but what made me laugh most of all was the fact that they took so long in allowing their Network Walkman products (MP3 players to any normal person) to play MP3 files rather than those DRMed ATRAC3 files that you could only load using that horrendous SonicStage software. Works for Apple with iTunes, but you were a bit late to the game Sony, as always!
Feb 24th 2006 5:18PM SpudTastic, thanks for your constructive criticism of my comment. By the way, the USPTO has now formally rejected all of NTP's patents, but being well-read (unlike myself) you already know that of course.
No individual or organization should have the right to file for such broad-based patents and then attempt to hold other companies to ransom.
Having been involved in the technology sector, advisory service and venture capital all of my life, I'm all for innovation. Sadly, companies like NTP are not the innovators - they're the companies that hold the rest of the true innovators back.
Just my two cents.
Feb 19th 2006 3:51PM Don't pick me. I don't want to win.