Mantenna – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Split

May 10, 2011
Microsoft splashes the cash with a big acquisition, the top vacation destination is revealed, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver head to Splitsville… Mantenna phone home.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Split

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After 25 years of marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have separated. The couple released a joint statement saying, “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart, while we work on the future of our relationship. We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives.” Shriver has reportedly moved out of the home she shared with the action hero/former Governor. While Arnie is hoping for a showbiz comeback, Maria has struggled with the transition back to private life. The former NBC News correspondent and member of the Kennedy dynasty recently said, “It is so stressful to not know what you're doing next.” [People]

Sci-Fi Manuals from IKEA

You love IKEA, right? And what’s everyone’s favorite thing about IKEA? Deciphering the instructions and putting the weirdly-named furniture together. Okay, so obviously we’re kidding. But if you’ve ever torn your hair out in frustration because of the Scandinavian furniture lords, you’d be wise to check out CollegeHumor’s funny take on IKEA instruction manuals. Litsabbur, anyone?[CollegeHumor]

Microsoft Makes a Big Purchase

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Microsoft has completed its largest acquisition ever by purchasing Internet communications company Skype for a staggering $8.5 billion. The company released a statement saying, “The combination will extend Skype's world-class brand and the reach of its networked platform, while enhancing Microsoft's existing portfolio of real-time communications products and services.” The tech company is expected to integrate Skype across its various platforms, such as Lync, Outlook , Xbox Live, and Kinect. The purchase of Skype will also help Microsoft compete against Apple and Google in the competitive smartphone market. Critics of the deal say Microsoft overspent in acquiring the loss-making telecommunication company. [Los Angeles Times]

AskMen Ranks The Top 29 Cities to Visit in 2011

Looking for a hot vacation spot this summer? Of course you are. Now’s the time to hit up, who have just released the 2011 edition of their annual Cities to Visit feature. So who nabbed the top spot on the list? Spunky little Barcelona, believe it or not. Check out the rest of the sprawling list to see if your favorite destination made the cut. [AskMen]