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If a book is just a URL …

If a book is just a URL …

27.01.11 – 12:49 pm Featured, Media, Tech
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This is another experiment on how to read ebooks digitally, offering an access (instead of ownership) to the books. And since a book is just a URL, you can easily lend a book to a friend! The idea of access versus ownership is coming to the forefront quickly in the book publishing world. Inventive Labs recently ...


What happened with the Internet in 2010?

What happened with the Internet in 2010?

13.01.11 – 10:22 pm Featured, Media, Statistics, Tech
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What happened with the Internet in 2010? There are almost two billion Internet users worldwide; 107 trillion emails sent; 152 million blogs tracked; 175 million people on Twitter; 600 million people on Facebook; 2 billion videos watched per day on YouTube; and 5 billion photos hosted by Flickr. Check-out the complete Internet 2010 statistics compiled by ...


Why did Quora get so popular so fast?

Why did Quora get so popular so fast?

06.01.11 – 7:14 pm Featured, Media, Tech
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Beyond its technology and platform, Quora really enjoyed Silicon Valley rockstars' endorsement and support. Almost all A-list pundits, enterpreneurs, journalists and bloggers use this platform to engage discussions and conversations. That's the luxury that not all startups can afford! According to Sysomos Blog: One of the reasons we heard that might have caused this explosion was TechCrunch. ...


Ballmer at CES 2011: ‘Windows will be everywhere’

Ballmer at CES 2011: ‘Windows will be everywhere’

06.01.11 – 5:35 pm Business, Entertainment, Featured, Tech
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MICROSOFT STRIKES BACK? Looks like Microsoft came up with a few surprises at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.  The success of Windows Phone 7 and Kinect are among the company's milestones last year. Today in his Consumer Electronics Show keynote, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared that Xbox is no longer a gaming device but an entertainment ...


Facebook now worth $50 billion!

Facebook now worth $50 billion!

03.01.11 – 4:05 pm Business, Featured, Law, Tech
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Facebook hits the world's headlines today with its new cash: The popular social networking site has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor at a $50 billion valuation, the New York Times' Dealbook reports. What should Facebook do with its new cash? Many things, for sure. They will have more firepower "to steal ...


Half a million people donate to keep Wikipedia free

Half a million people donate to keep Wikipedia free

02.01.11 – 10:23 am Featured, Media, Statistics, Tech
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Wikipedia has just ended their shortest fundraiser and most successful year ever, raising $16 million from more than 500,000 people in 2010 --compared to the 230,000 people for $7.5 million donations in 2009. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales listed out some milestones about the latest effort: Over 500,000 donations to the Wikimedia Foundation. Almost 130,000 donations to the ...


Watch out, Silicon Valley: China and India’s maneuver!

Watch out, Silicon Valley: China and India’s maneuver!

30.12.10 – 11:42 am Business, Education, Featured, Science
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The Foreign Policy piece tells us how China and India will shake the world. They focused on educations and research & development first. China has built world-class universities, while India has $10 billion R&D industry. The first generations of Indian startups focused on selling IT services, and the Chinese developed copycat web technologies such as Baidu, ...


10 Asia blogs you’ll love

10 Asia blogs you’ll love

28.12.10 – 12:00 pm Featured, Nature, Travel
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If you love everything -- traveling, culinary, life, photography, nature etc -- about Asia,  you'll love these 10 Asian blogs, thanks to Traveling Greener for the list. I even can't pick the best one among them! All is great! :-D 1. My Several Worlds 2. Asian Ramblings 3. EatingAsia 4. Unearthing Asia 5. Mike’s Blender 6. Jamie Sinz 7. Annamatic 8. Stickyrice 9. ...


Actually, blogging is dead (again)

Actually, blogging is dead (again)

25.12.10 – 2:55 pm Featured, Tech
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THAT'S TRUE. It's like a term says that there is "iPhone killer" while the Apple's shiny gadget is still there. CopyBlogger writes: How many times have your heard them say that? They said it in 2007. They said it in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Maybe they’re right. When you’re promoting a business, or a cause, or an idea with online content ...


Skype gradually returns to normal

Skype gradually returns to normal

23.12.10 – 7:56 am Business, Featured, Tech
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Skype is currently down for millions of users (yeah, up to 20 million users) -- its first *major* interruption since 2007.  CEO Tony Bates told BBC News that the service now is gradually returning to normal. "Right now it looks like clients are coming on and offline and sometimes they are crashing in the middle of ...


About.me acquisition and the mentorships

About.me acquisition and the mentorships

22.12.10 – 6:26 am Featured, Tech
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A super simple personal profile tool, About.me, has been acquired by AOL recently (you can learn why CEO Tony Conrad sold his company quickly). This service is amazing. They had 400,000 beta testers before announced publicly! One of About.me's secret recipes: They have a bunch of strong mentors! About.me advisors include Twitter's Dick Costolo, Digg's Kevin ...


Zuckerberg deserves to be TIME’s Person of the Year…three years ago!

Zuckerberg deserves to be TIME’s Person of the Year…three years ago!

16.12.10 – 12:21 pm Featured, Media, People
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No doubt that Mark Zuckerberg is one of a few brightest CEOs in the world. But naming him as TIME's Person of the Year? For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, ...



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