Google’s Trading Floor

Google dominates the online space. Google is often our homepage and the first place we go to when we open a web browser. We use Google Web Search when we’re looking for something on the Web. We use GMail to read and write email. We use Google Maps to get directions or find the nearest … Continue reading “Google’s Trading Floor”

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Google dominates the online space. Google is often our homepage and the first place we go to when we open a web browser. We use Google Web Search when we’re looking for something on the Web. We use GMail to read and write email. We use Google Maps to get directions or find the nearest stores. We use YouTube to find the hottest videos.

Within a relatively, short period of time Google has developed or acquired an unbelievable number of products. Here are some of Google’s more famous products: Continue reading “Google’s Trading Floor”

What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

by Geoff Riley Each year, thousands of people use the Internet to find and purchase used cars. Many of those people find good deals. But some invariably end up with lemons. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid buying a lemon.

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by Geoff Riley

Each year, thousands of people use the Internet to find and purchase used cars. Many of those people find good deals. But some invariably end up with lemons. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid buying a lemon. Continue reading “What To Look For When Buying A Used Car”

A Mutual Fund Has Its Selling Points as Well as Its Downsides

Credit: GourmetGiftBaskets Mutual Funds offer a dynamic variety of choices, providing investors with a range of opportunities. There are thousands of mutual funds to choose from. Many investors choose mutual funds in their portfolios because these funds have some advantages.

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Mutual Funds offer a dynamic variety of choices, providing investors with a range of opportunities. There are thousands of mutual funds to choose from. Many investors choose mutual funds in their portfolios because these funds have some advantages. Continue reading “A Mutual Fund Has Its Selling Points as Well as Its Downsides”

How Stuff Works

[update 10/15/2007: Acquired by Discovery Channel for $250m]. HowStuffWorks is a site which explains the workings of common and uncommon things. Founded in 1998, by Professor Marshall Brain [fitting name]. If you’ve ever wondered how stuff works, check out this site.

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[update 10/15/2007: Acquired by Discovery Channel for $250m].

HowStuffWorks is a site which explains the workings of common and uncommon things. Founded in 1998, by Professor Marshall Brain [fitting name]. If you’ve ever wondered how stuff works, check out this site.

Invest in a 401k, 403b, or Keogh plan

It may be surprising to some that the 401k, 403b, and Keogh plan are powerful investing weapons. These plans have two main advantages: Tax advantages — contributions occur before the money is treated as income by the IRS. In other words, taxable income is reduced. Tax-deferred growth — contributions in these plans grow tax-deferred and … Continue reading “Invest in a 401k, 403b, or Keogh plan”

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It may be surprising to some that the 401k, 403b, and Keogh plan are powerful investing weapons. These plans have two main advantages:

  1. Tax advantages — contributions occur before the money is treated as income by the IRS. In other words, taxable income is reduced.
  2. Tax-deferred growth — contributions in these plans grow tax-deferred and are only taxed when funds are withdrawn.

Continue reading “Invest in a 401k, 403b, or Keogh plan”

Do you have the Mentality of a Free Agent?

The term “free agent” was originally coined to describe the shift in major league baseball that allowed players to switch teams on their own. Free agents view themselves as equal partners of their employers, and take responsibility for their personal career management. The relationship between their company and them is changing from paternalism (loyalty) to … Continue reading “Do you have the Mentality of a Free Agent?”

Baseball

The term “free agent” was originally coined to describe the shift in major league baseball that allowed players to switch teams on their own. Free agents view themselves as equal partners of their employers, and take responsibility for their personal career management. The relationship between their company and them is changing from paternalism (loyalty) to partnership. Their assets are their deep structure interests, values, skills, knowledge, expertise, personal characteristics, and the like. Continue reading “Do you have the Mentality of a Free Agent?”

What is a Social Graph?

by GustavoG Facebook is about to launch personal ads. Google already targets advertising to personal, search queries and a website’s content. Both approaches are in the early stages of utilizing a social graph. A social graph takes into account how people are interconnected. Similar in concept of how Google’s PageRank algorithm takes into account how … Continue reading “What is a Social Graph?”

Social Graph
by GustavoG

Facebook is about to launch personal ads. Google already targets advertising to personal, search queries and a website’s content. Both approaches are in the early stages of utilizing a social graph.

A social graph takes into account how people are interconnected. Similar in concept of how Google’s PageRank algorithm takes into account how websites are interconnected. This can also be used to predict a person’s tendencies, trends in culture, consumer wants, even the state of the economy. As always, this sort of knowledge is power. Continue reading “What is a Social Graph?”

How Does Snapple Market Its Products?

Snapple and its competitors Napa Naturals, Natural Quenchers, SoHo, After the Fall, Ginseng Rush, Elliot’s Amazing, Old Tyme Soft Drink, Manly Sodas, Syfo, Original New York Seltzer, Ocean Spray, Sobe, Lipton, Arizona, Nestea, and Fruitopia are Snapple’s key competitors in the New Age or Alternative beverage category in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. They compete in … Continue reading “How Does Snapple Market Its Products?”

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Snapple and its competitors

Napa Naturals, Natural Quenchers, SoHo, After the Fall, Ginseng Rush, Elliot’s Amazing, Old Tyme Soft Drink, Manly Sodas, Syfo, Original New York Seltzer, Ocean Spray, Sobe, Lipton, Arizona, Nestea, and Fruitopia are Snapple’s key competitors in the New Age or Alternative beverage category in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. They compete in the areas of teas, fruit drinks, diet drinks, and water. They are alternatives to carbonated beverages (e.g., Coke, Pepsi). Snapple stands out from the crowd by differentiating itself as natural, real, personal. Continue reading “How Does Snapple Market Its Products?”

Digg Dugg

Digg is a phenomenon. It has eclipsed other social content, news sites such as Slashdot and kuro5hin. Launched in 2004, by Kevin Rose, Owen Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky, and Jay Adelson (who serves as CEO), it has quickly surpassed its rivals. Now, other popular news sites are mimicking its design and features. It has done for … Continue reading “Digg Dugg”

Digg

Digg is a phenomenon. It has eclipsed other social content, news sites such as Slashdot and kuro5hin. Launched in 2004, by Kevin Rose, Owen Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky, and Jay Adelson (who serves as CEO), it has quickly surpassed its rivals. Now, other popular news sites are mimicking its design and features. It has done for news what YouTube has done for video.

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This is viral, word-of-mouth, news at its best. Readers can now get their news in moments. Usually the stories are technology or science related, but Digg has recently opened up to covering all fields of interest. Recently, Digg has added a video and podcast section, in addition to news. The site is constantly being refreshed with new content. Continue reading “Digg Dugg”

Do You Invest for the Long Term?

by Ramy Majouji An old Wall Street adage states that two emotions move the market: fear and greed. Indeed short-term investors are affected by these emotions. Acting on strong emotions may lead to some investment mistakes.

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by Ramy Majouji

An old Wall Street adage states that two emotions move the market: fear and greed. Indeed short-term investors are affected by these emotions. Acting on strong emotions may lead to some investment mistakes. Continue reading “Do You Invest for the Long Term?”