Tuesday, July 17, 2007

40 IN 5000 OUT

It looks like a pretty good deal.
I do come to the site and see lots of projects available that you can work on.
There are no fishing involved because DQ is checking on every project by phone most of the time and see if the project is a serious deal or not. I wanted to see some more about the projects but I found this testimonial.

"I bought $40 in credits and within 3 days my company had contracts worth more than $5,000. DesignQuote.net has allowed me to focus on development of projects rather than hunting down work. Instead of going out looking for jobs, I have clients who have projects in hand and ready to hear what we can do for them. I can review the job and decide which clients I want to go after. This service changes the way my team works. Thanks DQ!"
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Official Google Blog: Cookies: expiring sooner to improve privacy

Cookie and security! Google is talking about their cookie and the new policy.
We are committed to an ongoing process to improve our privacy practices, and have recently taken a closer look at the question of cookie privacy. How long should a web site "remember" cookie information in its logs after a user's visit? And when should a cookie expire on your computer? Cookie privacy is both a server and a client issue.

On the server side, we recently announced that we will anonymize our search server logs — including IP addresses and cookie ID numbers — after 18 months.

Official Google Blog: Cookies: expiring sooner to improve privacy

Microsoft game boss to join EA

Moore leaves Microsoft during a spate of Xbox 360 carnage, with a $US1.5 billion bill for console repairs.

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has announced that the head of its gaming business, Peter Moore, will leave the company to join Electronic Arts Inc, the world's biggest video game publisher.to the original story

Friday, July 13, 2007

Harry Potter: Now in (Ask)3D

By Carla Borsoi from Ask.com Blog

Quote from Ask.com Blog
"I admit it, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan-- looking for the best in fan sites, news, and rumors. And this is a BIG month for us muggles. The seventh and final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, comes out on July 21st, the movie of the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix arrives in theaters today (July 11th), and finally, Harry has a birthday on July 31st (coincidentally also author J. K. Rowling's Birthday)." To Original

Unusual Lawsuit with a flight

Andrew Speaker
Photo: Andrew Speaker

SEAN FARRELL from Yahoo News reported a unusual news today on Yahoo.
Just to thought about it make me wondering for a sec for after read the article, it leads me to lot of thinking. Since I have be in a flight for a long time soon, this news makes me nervous.To original

May I Suggest... From Yahoo

Here is little talk about how to use Yahoo search more effective.
It is suggesting terms and phrase that are related to the words that you are entering.
It is a pretty cool function. Also you can see what other people search with the words in the suggestion list.

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WiMAX is crap? what do you say?

I read this article from theBrowser

WiMAX is crap. That’s my summation of the sentiment expressed by Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm (QCOM). During Stephanie Mehta’s panel, “Who Moves the Bits?” he predicted that the long-distance wireless standard is headed nowhere fast. “If you look at the WiMAX experiment in Korea, you’ll see that only a few thousand people are using it — and those are probably the friends and family of the people who rolled it out. It’s not a good technology.”

There are pretty interesting comments. Click here to see them

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Best uses of Flash from google's view

Thursday, July 05, 2007 at 3:15 PM
Written by Mark Berghausen, Search Quality Team.

I found this site from one of the official Google Blog. It explains the best use of Flash from search engine's view. Please click the link below to see the detail.

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Best uses of Flash

Now, about Dollars

I found this another article on bloomberg.com. This article talks about our dollar value fall and falling Yen.
" July 12 (Bloomberg) -- The yen fell to a record low against the euro as rallying global stocks signaled investors were taking on risky bets, including so-called carry trades.

Japan's currency pared a gain versus the dollar on speculation investors resumed selling the yen to fund carry- trade purchases of assets in countries with higher yields. The Bank of Japan kept its key interest rate at 0.5 percent today, the lowest among"

Tokyo shares close lower ahead of Fukui speech, BoJ rate freeze ignored - UPDATE

by kaori.kaneko@thomson.com

Japanese Yen has fall and the market shows worries. Some of reporters are showing concerns that Dollar might fall further, too. Here is one of the articles from Forbe.

TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Japanese share prices closed lower Thursday as selling in late trade wiped out the gains made in the morning session on the back of Wall Street's rebound overnight and the slightly weaker yen.

Spam of the Devil

Some random bits scribbled by Jeremy Zawodny

My spam box had this devil number the other day. how about you?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson dies at 94

Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, smiles in 1989.

In Google News, there was a news on loss of the nation.
Here is some of the story
"Lady Bird Johnson, a former first lady, a Texas legend, a woman who used the humble wildflower to teach an entire nation to treasure and preserve the environment, died today of natural causes at her home. She was 94." more

Photo for the day

by Tyler E Nixon from his website http://wink.nixone.com

Don't know very much about photos but I do like the angle of it
Hope you guys enjoy it, too. more

Google Hiring At A Very Specific Pace

By Nathan Weinberg

Just by looking at it, it is amaizing the rates are matching exactly fit together. It is pretty ideal for a company doing business this way.
Here is what Nathan from Blog News Channel says more


by Kristi Sword

I found this blog today and the author has a great art works.
See more art works on DesignSponge

Yahoo Celebrates "Ultimate Connection" Search Marketing Awards

SearchEngineLand Posted an Yahoo award. It is called "Ultimate Connection Search Marketing Awards" Here is the story.
"Yesterday, the Yahoo Search Marketing team honored three small business owners at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ as part of the Yahoo! Ultimate Connection Contest. Of over 10,000 applicants, five finalists were chosen, and of those five, three special individuals, Glen Halliday of Kids Crooked House, Mike Willner of AlphaGrip, and Melissa Belland of Made in Heaven by Missy were selected as winners."

E3 extravaganza

After watch the Movie "Transformer", it is pretty exciting to see the game is going to be available. Here are more on the games and reports on it on Yahoo.more

Official Google Blog: Overview of our accessible services

Official Google Blog posted a blog for their accessible services.
It is good to see all the services that they have as a list cause there so many of them now.
The List and more
* Web Search: Result pages include headers to delineate logical sections.
* Accessible Search: Promotes results that are accessible.
* Book Search: Full-text access to public-domain works.
* Gmail: A simple yet functional HTML mode that works well with screenreaders.
* Gmail Mobile: A lightweight user interface that is also speech-friendly.
* Google Maps: Easy-to-use textual directions.
* Calendar: A functional, yet speech-friendly user interface.
* Audio Captchas: All services that use Google Accounts provide an audio alternative for the visual challenge-response tests that are used to distinguish humans from machines.
* Mobile Transcoder: A mobile lens for viewing the web that produces accessible views.
* Google Video: Allows uploaded videos to contain captions/subtitles in multiple languages for viewers who are hearing-impaired or unfamiliar with the original language.
* Google Talk: IM clients inside a web browser can pose accessibility challenges, but the use of the open Jabber API means that Google users can choose from a variety of Jabber clients, many of which work well with adaptive technologies.
* Web APIs: Many Google services offer high-level web APIs that aid in authoring mashups; this provides a means for creating highly customized accessible views.
* 1-800-GOOG-411: Here's an exception to the rule that we deliver most things through a web browser. Our experimental Voice Local Search service lets anyone who can speak into a phone search for a local business by name or category; get connected to the business free of charge; get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone. (Just say "text message".)
Official Google Blog: Overview of our accessible services

Monday, July 9, 2007

Old people dig Facebook, too

As recently as late May, The Browser’s Fortune colleague Adam Lashinsky posed the question in his must-read Go West blog: Will anyone over 25 really embrace Facebook, the social networking site that began life as a way for college students to communicate with each other? This was on the heels of Facebook’s announcement that it was opening itself up to programmers and innovators of all kind. Lashinsky wrote: “My hunch is that adults are finding out about Facebook and then inviting everybody they can think of. But will they actually visit the site and see who is ‘poking’ them? I seriously doubt it.”
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Scott's iPhone Story: great summary as a IPhone user

"This past Saturday, I went to my local Apple store, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg Illinois and bought an 8GB Apple iPhone.
What drove me to get up early and get to a store before it opened?

Last December my Sony Clie organizer died. I was in need of a new device. I started to look at new Palm PDAs and cellphones that had built-in organizer features. I looked at Palm-based devices, Blackberry and even Windows Mobile (but not for very long). To make a long story short, too many friends told me about too many bad stories with their various devices. I also heard that Apple would be introducing a phone next year. Full disclosure: I'm a very happy Apple user (iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod, even a Newton MessagePad, which I still have). So what should I do? "

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MSN Live Earth Streaming A Success

by Nathan Weinberg

"MSN streamed the Live Earth concert even this past weekend, and by all accounts it was a success. Microsoft claims it connected more than 10 million streams, the most simultaneous viewers of any online concert ever. The worldwide audience tuned in to see concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Hamburg and acts including The Police, Genesis, Bon Jovi and Madonna, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas and Jack Johnson."

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Steve Lamb's Blog

Google Pays $625 Million For Postini

By Nathan Weinberg

Google Inside Section from Blognewschannel.com posted a comment on Google's aqusition of postini.com. As Nathan Weinberg mentioned I also was very surprised that it would cost that much to get it. Good luck to Google and Postini!
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Official Google Australia Blog: Google Australia celebrates NAIDOC Week

Quote from Google blog
"You have undoubtedly noticed today's Google doodle on the Google Australian homepage. It's in recognition of NAIDOC Week which is an annual celebration of the continuation of Australia's ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the contribution made by Indigenous people to Australia. NAIDOC stands for "National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee". Historically, there was only the one day of celebration. Now a whole week is set aside to celebrate our Indigenous cultures (you may see the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag on Government buildings)."
Official Google Australia Blog: Google Australia celebrates NAIDOC Week

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Yahoo! Answers: 10 million strong and growing

"At around 5:30 am on Sunday, May 7th, almost precisely five months since we launched, a user posted the 10 millionth answer on the service. This is a big day for us, and we├»¿½ve decided to celebrate by coming out of beta, and beginning the integration of Answers into our core search services." To original

One blogger's mind

It is always challenging to pick a subjects and how honest you can be and how far you can go with your personal stuff.
Here is a blogger Andreas's quote
"I just spent three hours on writing the most personal and honest blog post I have ever written. I have written similar personal posts a couple of times before, but I have never published any of them. Instead, I save them in my private offline diary. But I was really close to posting this one, and I am actually planning to do it once I've got a chance to read (and edit) the post with a clear mind and some time for reflections."
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Site24x7: Website Monitoring

Cool System to watch over your site 24X7.

Here is the original article link.

Place for the day

It has such a deep blue color for the sky and the ocean.
It feels so live.. I tried to make it show here but not showing. Please follow the link.
by Heath
more photos by Kylie

Photo for the day

by Tyler E Nixon "Lost Highway"

more photos

Official Google statement: Google and health care

After all the heat from the discussion on Michael Moore's film "Sicko" and Google's idea with health system, Missy Krasner, Product Marketing Manager of Google posted a her opinion. Here is the link.
Michael Moore and Health system VS Google and health care

Official Google Blog: All aboard

7/02/2007 01:01:00 PM Posted by Wesley Chan, Product Manager

Google now acquired GrandCentral.
It seems like a smart move to get the next generation's communication method.
Here is the detail.Official Google Blog: All aboard

Monday, July 2, 2007

one of my favorite blog has a interesting story

A real-world troll story by Scobleizer
"The Nokia trolls are here. They are almost as annoying as Apple trolls back in the 1990s. It’s always interesting behavior when you piss off someone’s "product religion.”

The iPhone is business media’s Paris Hilton

I found this article on Fortune Blog.
It is pretty smart and funny way to see it. iPhone is really everywhere on media in Business and IT section. Here is the quoted comments
"The Browser now understands how the folks at television news organizations like CNN (part of the CNN/Money family) feel when they privately complain about leading the news with stories about Paris Hilton. They know the story is overhyped and lacks the value of other news, but they struggle with the fact that viewers seem to love it, even demand it.
The iPhone is our Paris Hilton."


U.S. healthcare industry: Google wants to protect you from Michael Moore’s Sicko

Posted by Dan Farber

Here is a interesting posting from ZDNet.
"Taking a break from reading the wall-to-wall iPhone coverage on TechMeme, I ran across a post from Lauren Turner, who works for Google as an account planner selling ads to the healthcare industry. In the post on what is called the Google Health Advertising blog, but only contains two posts, she assures potential advertisers that Google can help protect them from the negative impact of Michael Moore’s just released film “Sicko,” which does to the U.S healthcare system what Fahrenheit 9/11 did to the Bush administration."more

Ellison: Oracle to continue acquisition spree

Posted by Dan Farber @ 10:23 pm

"During the Q4 earnings call Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said that his company is not going to slow down its acquisitions binge. Oracle has acquired more than 30 companies in the last five years, including five in the last quarter, led by Hyperion for $3.3 billion. “I expect the pace to continue,” Ellison said."

iPhone reviews: Not perfect, but worthy of the hype

Posted by: cpinho
Wordpress.com's flash and apple watch section posted review and a related link on iPhone.
" iPhone reviews: Not perfect, but worthy of the hype by ZDNet’s Dan Farber — Yesterday I wrote about Steve Jobs making an all-in bet on the iPhone. Now the first reviews are in from those seeded by Jobs with the device. The verdict was universal, at least among the three reviewers (who don’t want to be viewed as contributing to the hype, but were clearly enamored of.." more