Archive for the 'Business and Economy' Category

Monday, September 12th, 2005

eBay Buys Skype

It’s official now, Skype is own by eBay. eBay pay a total of about $2.6 billion in cash and eBay stock for this VOIP messenger. One of the fastest growing companies on the Internet, Skype already has 54 million members in 225 countries and territories. Skype is currently adding approximately 150,000 users a day and […]

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Mickey Mouse Goes China

Disney’s newest theme park is about to open it’s door to the public this Monday in Hong Kong. The park will be 30 minutes from central Hong Kong, which was constructed at a cost of $3.5 billion dollars and encompass a total of 298 acres. Also located at the theme park is two resort hotels. […]

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

New iPod Nano

Apple is coming out with a new iPod and it’s smaller than the iPod mini by 62%. The new iPod Nano will be available in two versions, 2GB and 4GB capacities for US$199 and $249 respectively, and in two colors, black or white designs. The iPod nano weighs 1.5 ounces and is so thin that […]

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Google Advertising Reach

There is a reason why Google Talk came out. What do you get when you combine Google VOIP + Google Ads + Google Print Ads = Google Pay-Per-Call advertising model. Google won’t be the first ones who are using this pay-per-call format. With Google Talk I can imagine an ad that’s on the IM screen […]

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Google Finance

When it rains it pours, that’s whats going on with Google these days. After announcing Google Talk, Google is rumor to be coming up with their own Yahoo Finance. I bet Google can make their finance site a lot better. Hopefully they add features that Yahoo doesn’t presently offer or make it better. Maybe they […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Whats Google Cooking Up?

Google will be announcing something this Wednesday. What will it be? Will it be some kind of instant messenger program, a portable email system like a BlackBerry, or something along the lines of a smart cell phone like the T-Mobile Sidekick? I think it will be some kind of instant messenger. I either case Google […]

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Happiness Base on Wealth

Researcher has determine that money can buy happiness, as long as you have more money than others in your age group. It took a research to determine what most people have already known for many years, that they are happier when they are richer than if they were poor. Instead of increasing ones income to […]

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Apple iPod Patent Own by Microsoft

What a twisted humor, the patent to Apple iPod’s method of using hierarchical menus to navigate through the iPod’s contents has been denied. This denial was because a similar method has been outlined in a Microsoft researcher’s patent application. So this looks like Microsoft will be getting some royalty payments for each and every iPods […]

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Crude Oil at $100 at Barrel

Do you think crude oil will hit $100 a barrel? Only time will tell. But my money is on that it will, given the worldwide demand for gasoline is increasing and supply being constant or decreasing. With the Chinese increase demand for oil to fuel its ever increasing industrial machines. If the situation in the […]

Friday, August 5th, 2005

When Jobs Bad for the Market

What’s going on with this world? Seems like any kind of news is bad news for the stock market. The employment report came out today, which showed job creation was higher than expected last month. You would think this would be good for the economy, but not to Wall Street, to them this only means […]

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