Tag: Google

Reading Time: 2 minutes What a week. Stock market indices dropped significantly in last 3 trading days of the week, following many events in the week. 1. Scott Brown won MA senate race No one see this coming until recently. Looking back this is actually easy to understand. A few days before the Tuesday election, I was thinking, if

January 23, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was in Las Vegas this week, attending a technology (software) conference. One tip to share at the beginning: Google Free Wifi at LAS airport. It appears my Boingo service does not have wifi spot here, but Google provided free Wifi during holidays until Jan 15. They even have some “google colored” bean shaped couch

December 5, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute I bought a used book “Inside COM” from Amazon Marketplace recently. This is my second Amazon Marketplace buy this year. I found for used (a little out of dated) computer books, Amazon Marketplace offers a great value. Why I need to buy the COM book? I found in order to really understand the .NET stuff,

June 2, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Microsoft Bing, the new search engine which represents the high hope of Microsoft executives, goes alive today (incidentally today marks another big event in US corp history: General Motor files for bankruptcy). Underneath the Bing, it is really the re-brand of Microsoft Live search, plus some new features, as shown last week at D7. (Actually

June 1, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday, our home PC acted strangely after my wife downloaded something from a China web site, basically there is always an Ad bar at the top of Internet Explorer (something like the picture below, full size pic here). To fight against the ad bar, I did the following: upgrade the IE to 7. That did

May 8, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Currency effects While we are heading to $4 gas (partly thanks the weak dollar), not all are victims of this trend. Think Google or IBM. Google (GOOG) and IBM reported blow out earning, while cell phone maker Nokia (NOK) reported so-so earning (or outlook) last week. One key difference is the reported currency, Google and

April 20, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s that season again. I saw people carrying around Moon cake bags, presumtably many got it from Danwei. That’s one good thing working in China, you got a lot freebies during holidays, that’s different from west. Can not imagine that companies in the US will give away Turkey coupon during Thanksgiving. Anyway I like the

September 24, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Source: Google CN and Yahoo China (Why did not baidu come up with something?) I noticed Yahoo (US version) has lots of pictures about Lunar New Year. While Chinese young generation are embracing the western holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day (in some ways western holidays are overshadowing the most important Chinese holiday), western world

February 19, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute Google is doing everything to become the king of the Internet. The holiday promotion of Google Check out is targeted towards eBay’s Paypal; in the search market it’s continuing gaining market share from Yahoo, although I still like Yahoo Mail better than GMail 🙂 eBay is not standing still, it’s raising the listing fees. As

January 7, 2007
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