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Judgment Day

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Today is the day that Bernie Madoff will learn his fate.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in NYC has asked for the statutory maximum of 150 years.

Whatever the sentence, hopefully this will bring at least some closure to the thousands who were swindled out of their life savings.

As for closure, we received some soccer closure yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa, as Brazil upended the USA 3-2 in the Confederations Cup, in the U.S.’ first ever appearance in a FIFA match final anywhere.

If you watched the game, you know it was a game of halves, the first belonging to the U.S., the second belonging to Brazil.

It was great fun following the Twitterstream live during the game, as more and more people “awakened” to the possibility that the U.S. might take the match, considering they outscored Brazil 2-0 in the first half.

Alas, it wasn’t to be, but hey, who the heck expected the USA to make it to a FIFA match final in the first place???  And to beat the European national champion, Spain, to get there?  Are you serious??!

No matter the outcome, it was an incredible soccer match, with both teams giving it their all, and a nice appetizer as we futbol fans around the globe unite in anticipation of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

As Brazil scooted past the U.S. in Johannesburg, news is scooting out that Microsoft may be putting digital marketing arm Razorfish up for sale, with French marketing company Publicis expected to be a possible bidder, according to the Financial Times.

I would expect some serious consolidation in the digital space as companies prepare for the (eventual?) upturn, but am finding many of those partners are ill-equipped to understand and embrace the social media space.

But more on that in a future post.

Written by turbotodd

June 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Posted in marketing, sports

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