Thursday, August 25, 2005

Two Point Oh

The only business magazine I read regularly is Business 2.0. It's dedicated to entrepreneurs, and I'm not one, but it's fun to read. Some interesting info in the latest issue:

-- "Each Trader Joe’s store is about a sixth the size of a typical supermarket but sells more than twice as much, nearly $1,300 per square foot."

-- Insiders tell Business 2.0 that Google is quietly building a national broadband network, which could save the company millions each month. Further, Google may be planning to blanket the nation with Wi-Fi broadcasts.

-- After the Live Aid 8 concert, sales of Pink Floyd albums soared 1,343 percent; the Who, 863 percent; and Annie Lennox, 500 percent. A Paul McCartney/U2 version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" became the fastest-selling download in history.

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