Rock of ages
Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones will soon meet in a recording studio “to throw some ideas around” for an upcoming tour.
Among those ideas: Start shows at 4 p.m. so the Stones and their fans can get home in time to watch “Harry’s Law.”
Money for nothing: In its biggest acquisition yet, Facebook will purchase Instagram, the photo sharing system with those quirky special effects filters that make your iPhone pictures look like they were taken with an Instamatic in 1973, for a cool $1 billion — despite the fact that Instagram has never made a dime and employs only about a dozen people.
Instagram’s founders celebrated by taking photos of themselves lighting cigars with $100 bills, then running the pictures through a filter that made them look like they were taken during the 1999 dotcom bubble.
You’ve got drink coasters: In another billion-dollar deal, AOL, which needs the money these days, has sold about 800 patents to Microsoft.
If The Buzz ran AOL, when we pack up that bundle of patents we’d sneak in a couple million of those “20 hours free! Sign up today!” AOL CDs from 10 years ago.
Mark Carlson, Herald staff