Billionaire basketball team owner Mark Cuban was a no-show, but the head of the United Nations Children's Fund made it and pop star Prince rounded off the evening by throwing a guitar over his head. The occasion was the 10th annual Webby awards -- the self-proclaimed Oscars of the internet -- which drew a large and varied group of winners from across the cyberspace world.
A high-level United Nations meeting on Aids agreed on Friday on a global strategy to fight the epidemic -- but civil groups slammed the strategy for a lack of specific commitments and for coy references to high-risk groups like prostitutes. The declaration is the first of its kind since a landmark UN Aids summit in 2001.
It's no easy task to promote a sport that even your national champion admits is about as fascinating as watching paint dry. "I don't think it could be more boring if it tried. Think of a roomful of students sitting their exams and you're getting close," Josh Foer said on Saturday, shortly before being crowned Memory Champion of the United States.
Time, the largest magazine publisher in the world, is looking for desk-bound young men more interested in idly surfing the internet than doing the work they are paid for. Surveys suggest there are millions of them and Time's new online magazine, <i>Office Pirates</i>, has been custom-designed to grab their attention.