You defintely have tried the most popular ice cream flavors which are named after fruit and candies as a rule. Strawberry, chocolate, buble gum and vanilla are favorites. But what do you think of a new ice cream flavor that is meant to taste like Facebook?
No, this is not a joke, it atually exists, as two enterprising ice cream makers at Valentino Ice Cream Shop in Tisno, on Croatia’s Murter island, came up with the novel idea to perform the taste of the etra popular network.
As Mashable reports, one of the small ice cream shop’s owners, Admir Adil, noticed that his 15-year-old daughter was instantlychecking Facebook, so he’s come up with the idea to create a flavor for other fans obsessed with the social media networking site.
Admir and his brother Ibi Adill used vanilla ice cream and topped it with blue syrup to make the unusual taste.
By the way, the only thing that lets everybody known that it is a Facebook ice cream is a sign with the Facebook logo sticking out of the blue-and-white cold treat.
The dessert with the unusual taste beame a sensation among tourists this summer, although customers were probably digging the novelty of the item, rather than it’s “chewing gum and candy” taste.
By the way, the brothers have not contacted Zuckerberg for a permission to use the trade mark. Admir assures that “if he calls, I’ll ask him.”
Meanwhile, Facebook is facing some changes in personnel as it was announced two weeks ago that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months.
The company’s lead independent director, John Thompson, will oversee the search for his successor, heading a committee that will also include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Investors applauded the move, sending the shares up the most since 2009.
“I’ll work closely with the other members of the board to identify a great new CEO,” said Gates. “We’re fortunate to have Steve in his role until the new CEO assumes these duties.”
There are no obvious candidates to succeed Ballmer at a company that has only had two CEOs in its 38-year history. Ballmer had once indicated that he intended to stay at least until 2017.
“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said in a statement.
The company needed a leader who could see through its reorganisation and new strategy, he added. “My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”
Ballmer, 57, first met Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 1973 while they were living down a dormitory hall from each other at Harvard University.
He joined Microsoft in 1980 to bring some business discipline and salesmanship to a company that had just landed a contract to supply an operating system for a personal computer that IBM would release in 1981.
Ballmer did the job so well that he would become Gates’ sounding board and succeed him as CEO in 2000.
When Ballmer took the helm in January 2000, the company was worth more than $601 billion.