Monday Must Reads
Starting the week with some interesting business stories from the last few days:
- I've heard of hotels being named after founding families. I'm thinking this may be the first time a hotel has been named after a magazine. Where else would this happen but Las Vegas? (NY Times.)
- At first glance, it's a story about pop culture. But Jim Cramer's crazy program on CNBC is more than that. He can move stocks, as this story shows. (Associated Press via the Houston Chronicle.)
- The maker of Heinz ketchup is facing some challenge in the financial marketplace. A well-known investor is angling for changes. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.)
- Here is another example that again proves the old adage - technology for technology's sake never works. It's a tale about Microsoft Corp.'s Internet wristwatch, which apparently isn't working so well. (Business Week.)
- Think you're safe from computer viruses using an Apple computer? A Seattle Times columnist thinks not. (Seattle Times.)
- That robotic vacuum cleaner? Apparently, it works! At least according to this columnist for the San Jose Mercury News.