Google Book Search: Wealth of Giants

Google Book Search initiative has met some resistance with publishers. Nevertheless, Google has been steadily scanning a significant portion of the world’s books and putting portions of them online to browse and purchase. The significance of this is astonishing. While, the Internet has grown at a rapid pace, much of the world’s collective knowledge lies … Continue reading “Google Book Search: Wealth of Giants”

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Google Book Search initiative has met some resistance with publishers. Nevertheless, Google has been steadily scanning a significant portion of the world’s books and putting portions of them online to browse and purchase. The significance of this is astonishing. While, the Internet has grown at a rapid pace, much of the world’s collective knowledge lies in print. Anything we accomplish now is by “standing on the shoulders of giants.” And much of what the “giants” have cataloged exist in books and periodicals. Continue reading “Google Book Search: Wealth of Giants”

Apple Bonjour: Secret Weapon?

Bonjour is Apple’s implementation of Zeroconf that is included with Mac OS X. Bonjour is a service discovery protocol which has the primary function of discovery services on a local area network (LAN). It uses multicast Domain Name System (DNS) service to locate devices such as computers, printers, and services that those devices offer. The … Continue reading “Apple Bonjour: Secret Weapon?”

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Bonjour is Apple’s implementation of Zeroconf that is included with Mac OS X. Bonjour is a service discovery protocol which has the primary function of discovery services on a local area network (LAN). It uses multicast Domain Name System (DNS) service to locate devices such as computers, printers, and services that those devices offer. The beauty of this is that it allows non-experts to connect to these devices and services in an easy and automatic fashion. No complex DHCP or DNS messiness. Continue reading “Apple Bonjour: Secret Weapon?”

Interview With Blogging Expertise

Blogging Expertise is a small business devoted to helping you get the most out of blogging, whether you’re an individual or represent a small business. Its owner, Sarah Lewis, is passionate about blogging. If she has it her way, you will be too. Here is our interview with Sarah.

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Blogging Expertise is a small business devoted to helping you get the most out of blogging, whether you’re an individual or represent a small business. Its owner, Sarah Lewis, is passionate about blogging. If she has it her way, you will be too. Here is our interview with Sarah. Continue reading “Interview With Blogging Expertise”

Emergency Preparedness for Your Finances

It’s winter. Hardware stores, and fire departments tell us to inspect our homes to keep them safe. What are the potential dangers to your financial house? This article offers ideas to protect and weatherproof a sound financial plan. We’ll start with a walk around your property looking for signs of danger to your financial plan. … Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness for Your Finances”

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It’s winter. Hardware stores, and fire departments tell us to inspect our homes to keep them safe. What are the potential dangers to your financial house? This article offers ideas to protect and weatherproof a sound financial plan.

We’ll start with a walk around your property looking for signs of danger to your financial plan. Then we’ll look at your foundation (asset protection) and then move towards the roof of your home (your investments). Afterwards, you may have a to do list or you will be assured you have prepared for financial emergencies.
Let’s start with cash flow drains. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness for Your Finances”

The 7 Services Virtualization Lacks for Utility Computing

by Bert Armijo and Peter Nickolov Utility computing has gained considerable popularity over the past eighteen months as businesses big and small seek to take advantage of the flexibility the new computing model offers. This hasn’t always been the case, though. For a time, utility computing seemed a lackluster space that hadn’t been able to … Continue reading “The 7 Services Virtualization Lacks for Utility Computing”

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by Bert Armijo and Peter Nickolov

Utility computing has gained considerable popularity over the past eighteen months as businesses big and small seek to take advantage of the flexibility the new computing model offers. This hasn’t always been the case, though. For a time, utility computing seemed a lackluster space that hadn’t been able to deliver on its early promise. The renewed interest comes on the heels of rapid market acceptance of server virtualization solutions like VMware and Xen. Continue reading “The 7 Services Virtualization Lacks for Utility Computing”

The Downfall of the Microsoft Empire

Microsoft is seeing a monumental, momentum shift. Never before has Microsoft seemed so vulnerable. It is being attacked on all fronts by huge, game-changers. Is this a repeat of computing history? Microsoft changed the scene when they licensed MS-DOS and later Windows to IBM — which was the dominant force, at the time. In those … Continue reading “The Downfall of the Microsoft Empire”

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Microsoft is seeing a monumental, momentum shift. Never before has Microsoft seemed so vulnerable. It is being attacked on all fronts by huge, game-changers. Is this a repeat of computing history? Microsoft changed the scene when they licensed MS-DOS and later Windows to IBM — which was the dominant force, at the time. In those days, everything had to be IBM-compatible. Microsoft’s operating system powered IBM computers — and, as we know, software can be highly profitable. Thus, Microsoft quickly eclipsed IBM and went on to rule the world with an iron fist. Is this deja vu’? Continue reading “The Downfall of the Microsoft Empire”

E*Trade Madness

It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me. Currently, E*Trade Financial Corp stock is trading at $3.60 a share. The share price has been knocked down by $5 today! Before today, it was over $8 a share; a month ago over $13; 6 months in the mid $20 a share. In other words, E*Trade’s market capitalization has dropped … Continue reading “E*Trade Madness”

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It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me. Currently, E*Trade Financial Corp stock is trading at $3.60 a share. The share price has been knocked down by $5 today! Before today, it was over $8 a share; a month ago over $13; 6 months in the mid $20 a share. In other words, E*Trade’s market capitalization has dropped from over $10b to about $1.5b in just a matter of 6 months! Continue reading “E*Trade Madness”

The Resiliency of Online Advertising

The online advertising market is now finally mature. When the Internet and Web first rose to prominence in the Great Dot-com Bubble of 1995-2001, advertising was everywhere! Even annoyingly so, with pop-ups, advertising bars, etc. Have we returned to the same advertising “irrational exuberance” just 7 years later? Will the advertising market stay or will … Continue reading “The Resiliency of Online Advertising”

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The online advertising market is now finally mature. When the Internet and Web first rose to prominence in the Great Dot-com Bubble of 1995-2001, advertising was everywhere! Even annoyingly so, with pop-ups, advertising bars, etc. Have we returned to the same advertising “irrational exuberance” just 7 years later? Will the advertising market stay or will it implode? Continue reading “The Resiliency of Online Advertising”

Facebook Valuation

Facebook is a well-designed social network. However, it is a closed system. This makes it difficult to determine its true worth. Microsoft invested $240 Million for a 1.6% equity stake in Facebook, thus, according to some, it values Facebook at approximately $15 Billion. Is this number a good indication of Facebook’s market capitalization? Let’s look … Continue reading “Facebook Valuation”

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Facebook is a well-designed social network. However, it is a closed system. This makes it difficult to determine its true worth. Microsoft invested $240 Million for a 1.6% equity stake in Facebook, thus, according to some, it values Facebook at approximately $15 Billion. Is this number a good indication of Facebook’s market capitalization? Let’s look at some numbers and find out. Continue reading “Facebook Valuation”

OpenSocial – Social Unification

Google laid the hammer down by announcing OpenSocial. For those out there that thought that Facebook was the next big thing and would lead to Google’s eventual downfall, think again. Google has done it again by strategically abstracting themselves from the social network wars.

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Google laid the hammer down by announcing OpenSocial. For those out there that thought that Facebook was the next big thing and would lead to Google’s eventual downfall, think again. Google has done it again by strategically abstracting themselves from the social network wars. Continue reading “OpenSocial – Social Unification”