Friday Latte: Bloomberg Orders Fuel Rationing, Coupa and Spotify, Navy Seals and Video Games

Welcome to the third world?
New York Mayor Bloomberg imposes post-Sandy fuel ration -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered number plate-based petrol rationing, 10 days after Storm Sandy ravaged the city. Fuel shortages since the storm hit have led to hours-long waiting times at pumps, and traffic chaos for commuters struggling to get to work. Similar measures were introduced in New Jersey on Saturday and will also be enforced in New York's Long Island.

To mix with coca cola, probably...
'Fine wine' hoard highlights China's problem with fakes -- Police in China have discovered 10,000 bottles labelled as one of the world's most expensive wines in a deserted house. If authentic the haul of Chateau Lafite Rothschild would be worth £10m ($16m), but police believe it is fake. Chateau Lafite is very popular with China's new rich and 50,000 bottles are imported from the estate each year. Police say it's unlikely that a fifth of that total would have been stored in one deserted suburban villa.

Do not consult with Navy Seals re: video games.
Navy Seals Face Disciplinary Action After Consulting On 'Medal Of Honor: Warfighter' -- Seven members of the Navy SEAL Team 6 have been disciplined by the Navy for disclosing classified information to the developers of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The SEALS, including one involved in the Osama bin Laden mission, have received punitive letters of reprimand and "a partial forfeiture of pay for two months," according to The Washington Post. "We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as sailors in the United States Navy," deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli said in a statement.

Coupa keeps expanding.
COUPA'S RAPID GLOBAL EXPANSION CONTINUES AS MORE EMEA CUSTOMERS ADOPT THE TRUE CLOUD PLATFORM -- November 6, 2012 – Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend optimization software, today announced that three EMEA-based companies: Bourne Leisure, a privately owned, leisure and entertainment organization in the UK, NNIT A/S, a leading IT consultancy in Denmark, and Spotify, a global digital music service headquartered in Sweden, have selected Coupa as their spend optimization solution. Coupa also announced a strategic partnership with Stretch, a leading consultancy firm with offices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Stretch will be a valuable partner by assisting customers with Coupa implementation and value-added services.

- Sheena Moore

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