REVIEW: Marketing and advertising news in the week's press

Steve Ballmer, the chief executive of Microsoft, has expressed

despondency about the timing of broadband access, which is taking a lot

longer than expected. Ballmer fears that the slow introduction of the

high-speed access could hit the demand for Microsoft's games console,

Xbox, which is due for launch in November. He also said that he expected

it to take more than five years for the access to reach 50 per cent

penetration levels in developed countries. - Financial Times.