Is western media biased?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, yes or no. As with many things in life, there are honest (at least try to be honest) western media outlets, such as NPR and PBS; and there are some biased ones, mostly for profit media, such as CNN, and even WSJ which is a business newspaper. Why is that? The simple reason is… Continue reading Is western media biased?

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Nokia 5800 XM: video playback, game, bluetooth and podcast

Reading Time: < 1 minute I got to play more with my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (XM) phone in the weekend. The following are the things I tried. 1) Video playback: I found there are some Nokia sample videos and a .wmv video (transferred from my PC Windows media player). Both played without problem. However, when I copied some Apple Dev… Continue reading Nokia 5800 XM: video playback, game, bluetooth and podcast

DTV day, PBS and NPR

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today is DTV day, the analog TV will be turned off and the local TV stations will broadcast digital signals only. Go to DTV.gov for the government coupon Digital TV converter box and other information. Local PBS station (KETC) is running short of funds recently, partly due to the recession, corporate underwriting and viewer donations… Continue reading DTV day, PBS and NPR

Response on Geithner Plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Toxic asset plan, or Public Private Investment Partnership (PPIP). Charile Rose Hedge fund manager’s perspective: Daniel Alpert is a managing director of Westwood Captial and Thomas F Steyer is Co-Managing Partner of Farallon Capital Management (total about 22 mins)

Things more important than stocks

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update May 13) I put two links about Sichuan earthquake on the top of middle side bar: one in Chinese; one in English. Yesterday afternoon when I listened to NPR Melissa Block live report (click on listen: Melissa Block at a shattered school) from Chengdu/China, I was almost in tears. Melissa was in Chengdu for… Continue reading Things more important than stocks