Media: Chatter

"We remain more cautious than most about the state of the economy." - Chris Liddell, Microsoft's finance chief, is downbeat after the company posted its first-ever revenue decline in its 34-year history

"Managing decline is by no means inevitable if we act now. Radio must battle in a world of fully mobile audio delivering limitless choice. Radio must offer something different." - Tim Davie, the BBC's director of audio and music, announcing a new partnership with commercial radio to build the medium

"Our new proposition provides our people with the best marketing thinking at their fingertips and puts the need for ideas inspired by humans at its core." - Richard Hartell, the chief strategy officer at Starcom MediaVest Group, as the agency becomes the latest to put people, sorry humans, at the heart of its business.