Allen Dives into New Venture
Microsoft co-founder buys submarine; Microsoft-Nortel alliance marks a milestone."We all live in a yellow submarine," brayed the Beatle-esque Baron of Babble when a gal pal told him Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen recently plunked down $12 million for his own personal 40-foot yellow submarine. "Funny, in the movie Yellow Submarine, the Beatles found the Sea of Holes, and Allen made his fortune by helping create one," cackled the Kitty, referring to all the security holes found in Microsoft products over the years. The Lynx, enjoying a day at the beach on Massachusetts South Shore, was a bit shaken, though, when his lady friend told him a 15-foot shark had recently been spotted about 20 feet from where they were swimming. "With all the seafood Ive consumed in my life, it would be pretty ironic if I were to be eaten by a fish," fretted the Furball, who sprinted back to his beach chair.
The KattPhones new ring tone, "Catch a Wave" by the Beach Boys, brought forth a call from a crony who noted that July marks the first anniversary of Microsoft and Nortels Innovative Communications Alliance. Although the crony said some skeptics have joked that Nortels decision to choose Microsoft as its VOIP partner is as risky as "brushing a crocodiles teeth," the duo has managed a moral victory of sorts over VOIP rival Cisco by claiming Indiana University as a customer. The school is the alma mater of Cisco bigwig John Chambers. "Me-ouch," mused the Mouser. Before bidding Spence adieu, the Furry Ones phone pal also said Juniper Networks is rumored to be eyeing an acquisition of strategic partner Q1 Labs.