Monday, December 19, 2011

Who's in charge of maths at Tesco online?

Exhibit A:

You mean I could have ordered 'none'? 

Exhibit B:

Red napkins come under 'The Big Price Drop', which is why they are £1.23, and not £1.25. Buy now ....these crazy prices can't last.

Exhibit C:

Now that's more like it: 'The Big Price Drop' has reduced these sausages from £1.60 to £0.00. Unfortunately, nobody told the people who actually charge you, and they're costing me £1.45.

Despite all this, I like Tesco - because the people who deliver the stuff are invariably cheerful and friendly, and if they don't turn up at the appointed hour, you can actually ring up and speak to someone who will find out very quickly what's happening. 

I particularly liked the man who came recently and said he didn't believe in all this internet shopping, and always preferred to check what he was buying himself instead of letting other people pick his veg for him. I begged to differ. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Filming at Facebook HQ

A few stills from the film:

Mark Zuckerberg at his desk

Sheryl Sandberg's desk is right next to Zuckerberg's

Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook's F8 conference in September

Where tourists get themselves photographed

Free food at the rooftop barbeque

Finally, here's something I wrote about promoting the programme on the BBC. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

Emily Maitlis meets Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the most talked about new business of our time.

Facebook has 800 million users and could be worth $100 billion if, as expected, it floats on the stock market next year.

The Facebook story has already been portrayed in the Hollywood movie, The Social Network.

Now in this Money Programme production for BBC2, Zuckerberg talks to Emily Maitlis about how he invented Facebook, what he hopes for it, and how he reconciles his ambition to ‘make the world more open and connected’ with the need to guard Facebook users’ privacy.
BBC2 Sunday
December 4 9pm

Presented by Emily Maitlis   Assistant Producer: Jo Hicks
Archive: Briony Clark   Film Editor: Doug Newman   Executive Producers: Michael Tuft, Dominic Crossley-Holland   Producer: Charles Miller

More about the programme on the BBC website HERE and HERE and HERE