Media: Chatter

"The consensus is that we will earn £13.5 million in 2007. What do people think I've been doing for two years? Baking cakes?" - The GCap chief executive, Ralph Bernard, says he's been busy pulling his weight.

"Sky's shareholding means that ITV is no longer fully independent. This may alter the future of the competitive landscape, especially as we approach digital switchover." - John Fingleton, the chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, on Sky's 18 per cent stake in ITV

"Apple paid for the ads, therefore, they are not likely to show the PC in a positive light. But you have people with little to do at work ranting away online. Comments stop at 5pm every day." - The comedian David Mitchell on the impact of the Apple ads in which he features alongside his comedy partner, Robert Webb.

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