Rolling Stones Going Back Into The Studio – Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones will meet in a recording studio later this month “to just throw some ideas around.” The guitarist for the legendary rock group said Monday that he and the band just want “to get the feel again.” [associated]
Apple Market Cap Hits $600 Billion For The First Time – Apple, already the world’s most valuable company, hit the $600 billion level for the first time Tuesday. Only one other company has been worth $600 billion – Apple’s old sparring partner Microsoft Corp. It reached that valuation for 13 trading days around the turn of the millennium, at the peak of the technology stock mania. [ibnlive]
FW De Klerk Reckons Mandela Was ‘Brutal And Unfair’ Opponent – Former president FW de Klerk has called Nelson Mandela a “brutal and unfair” opponent and said he was no “holy man”, angering the ANC. De Klerk, 76, won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Mandela in 1993. [timeslive]
Consumer Watchdog Seeks Arrest Warrant For Levitt – The National Consumer Commission will approach the courts today to secure a warrant of arrest for Rael Levitt, erstwhile CEO of Auction Alliance, for his failure to present himself to the commission after being served with a summons. [businessday]
Rick Santorum Pulls Out Of Presidential Race – US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has pulled out of the race for the White House, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to become the nominee. [skynews]
Sony Doubles Annual Loss Forecast – Sony has doubled its estimated annual loss, as reports emerge that the struggling firm is planning 10,000 job losses worldwide. The Japanese company has forecast a 520 billion yen ($6.4bn/£4bn) net loss for the year to end-March 2012, up from the 220bn that it had forecast in February. [digitalspy]
Red Hot Chili Peppers Support Obama – It’s a good week for the Obama campaign: George Clooney agreed to host a fundraiser for the President’s campaign and the DNC and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing a free show for the campaign’s volunteers. [huffpo]
SABC Head Of News Placed On Special Leave – SABC head of news and current affairs Phil Molefe has been placed on special leave. SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago declined to give the reasons for Molefe’s special leave but said the matter was pending discussions between Molefe and chief executive Lulama Mokhobo. [citypress]
‘The Lion King’ Tops ‘Phantom’ On Broadway – According to Monday’s box office numbers, “The Lion King” has officially surpassed “The Phantom of the Opera” as Broadway’s highest grossing show of all time. [washpo]
Archbishop Panel Member Believe Gay People Can ‘Change’ – A leading member of the Church of England who believes some gay people can be counselled to suppress or possibly change their sexual orientation is helping to select the next Archbishop of Canterbury. [mail&guardian]
Mugabe Is Actually On Holiday – Zimbabwean officials have dismissed reports President Robert Mugabe was seriously ill in Singapore, saying he was well, on holiday there with his family and expected to return home this week. Yeah, right. [stuff]
Save Your Instagram Photos Before Facebook Gobbles Them Up – Given Facebook’s recent struggles with user privacy, you can be forgiven if the company’s purchase of popular photography network Instagram makes you more than a little nervous. Check out Instaport, which let’s you save all your Instagram pics to your desktop. [tecca]
Report Sheds Fresh Light On North Korea – A new report has shed fresh light on life in North Korean labour camps. It presents a detailed picture of torture, forced abortions and public executions in a vast network of secret political camps. The research backs previous evidence that more than 150,000 political prisoners are being held in North Korea. [bbc]
CloudOn Brings Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader To Your iPad – In January CloudOn launched its iPad app allowing you to access and work with Microsoft Office documents directly on your iPad, saving those documents to DropBox. Tuesday, the company took its app a step further, adding support for Adobe Reader as well as the ability to also store and access files on Box. [mashable]
Kanye West Will Be Appearing On Kim’s Reality Show – On Friday it was announced that “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” was returning for a seventh season this summer and by Monday, it was rumored that the upcoming season may have a special guest star: Kanye West. The hip-hop star will appear on Kim Kardashian’s E! reality show later in the season. [xfinity]
TV Cameras To Be Allowed In British Courts For The First Time – The broadcaster STV will be allowed to film the sentencing of 49-year-old David Gilroy, who killed his former mistress Suzanne Pilley, 38, before burying her body in a “lonely grave” in the west Highlands. [telegraph]
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Roland Schoeman Chats To 2ov.fm From A Plane – Listen: Captain Kai chats to Roland Schoeman, while he is 30 000 feet in the air on an airplane from Phoenix to Johannesburg. Roland makes his way home for the up and coming Olympic Trials and chats about sport development in SA. [podcast]
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Bob Skinstad Show 3pm to 5pm – Bob chats to rugby-brain John Dobson about his new book, which has nothing to do with rugby. Then there is a surprise guest for the Biz Chat and another secret retreat in the Bob’s Weekend Getaways feature! Plus, we’re giving away a Nokia Lumia 800! [bobskinstadshow]
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