If the FT Weekend took its front page question about the prospects of a happy new year into a review of the prospects for Ireland, its analysts might offer the same conclusion as the Telegraph: Sure, the Irish have Jedward to distract them from their austerity. Similar fiscal restraints blow across the UK, putting several regional airports under threat. Those little airports directly affect regional prosperity. For example, Manchester Airport brings £570m per year to the local economy there.
Neither the FT (Chris Nuttall) nor the Sunday Business Post (Adrian Weckler) thinks Apple will lead the world with innovative products, once the three-year roadmap endorsed by Steve Jobs runs its course. I've the Steve Jobs biography and think Apple deserves its place as one of the Four Horsemen of modern innovation. Apple's cash pile has secured its standing as a 100-year company.
If you watch the 10-minute clip on YouTube, you'll notice my iPod Touch recording the clip as an Audioboo while my Nokia Lumia 800 handset creates electronic interference with the Xperia Arc camera. I'm surprised to encounter RF interference with the cameraphone but I like getting technical surprises and that's why I try to create these short newsrounds every week. I have enough energy to make at least 45 of them in 2012. They will appear on YouTube.com/topgold before they show up on my blog.
Watch on http://youtu.be/0Q28_qqB3_w