Friday, August 10, 2007

China National bids US$2b for Devon's African assets

Just a reminder, there's a whole 'nother world out there.
It's not just the last tick on a screen.
One of these days:

China buys Google
Google announced the transfer of 140m shares of Class B stock to a new entity owned by the Chinese Ministry of Information in typically forthright style. The news was disclosed in a Captcha graphic on its Google Canteen Menu weblog; investors had to click a hidden link to see the announcement, and then decode a stenographically-hidden message watermarked into the JPG file. Once decrypted, the message read:
gee it's raining here in mountain view and my cats hungry so we thought we'd better update you on our corporate finances. we've sold out to china. have a great weekend boo-yah!! lol

No other details were forthcoming.

If you scroll down, you can see the great leap forward in search quality.
From The Register

The CNOOC bid for Devon's Africa assets was covered by MarketWatch quoting a 36 word teaser from the South China Morning Post. To my knowledge no other media had it.