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Google retiring Adsense Referrals

I received this email today from Google Adsense regarding retiring Adsense Referrals. It's time to update your website if you are using the service before last week of August 2008.

Here's the full email message:
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Thank you for participating in the AdSense Referrals program.We’re writing to let you know that we will be retiring the AdSenseReferrals program during the last week of August. We appreciateyour patience during this transition and here are some alternativeoptions to consider:

* Google Affiliate Network: As part of the integration ofDoubleClick, the DoubleClick Performics Affiliate Network will nowoperate as the Google Affiliate Network for advertisers targetingusers located in the United States. Similar to the AdSenseReferrals program, the Google Affiliate Network enables publishersto apply for advertiser programs and get paid based onadvertiser-defined actions instead of clicks or impressions. Forfurther details, please visit:www.google.com/ads/affi…

Google Launches Affiliate Advertising Network, Courtesy of DoubleClick

Amazon, watch out. Earlier today, Google launched an affiliate ad network. Or, rather, it rebranded Performics, the affiliate ad network that came along with its purchase of DoubleClick, as the “Google Affiliate Network.” As with other affiliate networks such as Amazon’s, participating Website publishers get paid a fee for each referral that results in a sale. Existing advertisers include Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Citi, Target, and Verizon.

The service isn’t yet integrated into Google AdSense (publishers and advertisers still have to set up separate accounts), but that would be a logical next step. An integration with AdSense could add a contextual element to the affiliate ads placed through the network. The more relevant Google can make those affiliate links, the more that consumers will actually click through and buy (in theory).

Source: TechCrunch

Grou.ps Pulls In $1.1 Million, Opens Up Code To Take On Ning

Grou.ps, a startup based in San Francisco, has secured a $1.1 Million Series A financing round in a deal led by Golden Horn Ventures. Grou.ps will also now be open-sourcing a restricted version of its code, with a view to spreading its collaboration tools. This move is based around the idea of commoditizing the platform faster and then taking advantage of the fact that they can then hire the best programmers out there. Currently Grou.ps has about 200,000 active users worldwide, after launching a public beta in April.

The site offers chat, blogs, wikis, forums, mailing lists, photo albums, bookmarking, calendaring and maps among other features. You can run all of your group’s collaboration tools from one Grou.ps domain using a single login. It also will mash with content from Flickr and YouTube. In fact if it sounds a little like Ning or Wetpaint, then that’s because it has several aspects in common with those sites. One of the main differences are that Ning - with $104 Million in backi…

Gadget Tips: Skype and Team Speak

If you want to save some $ and keep it to your wallet, check out this gadget tips.

We all love something for nothing. With Skype’s free software – by the way, it works seamlessly with your internet connection – you can chat away with free Skype-to-Skype calls and never worry about cost, time or distance. Share the love and get your friends to download Skype so you can talk, chat or make video calls for nothing. You can also make local, long distance and international calls to phones and cell phones at great rates too.

TeamSpeak is a quality, scalable application which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users. This results in an Internet based conferencing solution that works in a variety of applications such as team mates speaking with one another while playing their favorite online game, small b…

Choose the right Social Networking application.

If you are looking to establish your own community e.g social networking, here's a review completed by the geeks in TechCrunch. I agree with their finding about Ning. I actually use Ning in some of our project such as RandomPage.com (formerly known as Plogging.com) and DNConference.com Domain Name for Business.

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The news may overflow with stories about the social networking giants, such as Facebook and MySpace, but a horde of companies are doing their best to reduce the fundamental features of these websites to mere commodities. These up-and-coming companies provide so-called “white label” social networking platforms that enable their customers to build their own social networks (often from scratch) and to tailor those networks to a range of purposes.

The idea of white labeling a network is to make the platform provider as invisible as possible to the social network’s users and to brand the network with the builder’s identity or intent. While definitions of “social networking” may…

Registrar Market Share

If you are interested to find out who got the lead in domain name registration services, click the image graph courtesy by RegistrarStat website.

As of this date, Godaddy.com lead overall with the domain count of 25Million+ registered domain names. There is no doubt about it, the marketing team succeeded and send out the right advertising package. You will see godaddy.com ad campaign in Super Bowl, Television, Nascar and other public broadcast.

Second place is eNom with 8.8Million+ registered domain names. They are known with good reseller program (just like this one) and easy management of tool to transact with your domain name. Buying and selling domain name is just a push away.

Third in the list is Network Solutions or NetSol with 6.6Million+ registered domain name. The Network Solutions hold the main registry of .com and .net extension. They are pioneer of managing .com .net and .org (now with PIR.org) extension. The .TV extension is added to their arsenal, the growth of .TV extensio…

Financial Impact of Human Resources.

I'm reading the article in "The Financial Impact of Human Resources Management Activities" (my class in Human Management Capital) and I found this graph that explain everything.

Employee satisfaction, produce customer satisfaction, result in profit, revenue for the business.

I would like to share this to my readers what is the important of having the right people (partners) in your business, why it is important? The business goal is profit, revenue for the business and continue to grow efficiently.

Reference: Managing Human Resources 7th Edition by Wayne Cascio

Recent National Arbitration Forum Domain Name Decisions Involve YouTube, Canadian Television and American Girl

The National Arbitration Forum issued decisions on the rights to YouTube.net, CTV.com, and AmericanGirl.net. Conflicts over domain names are on the rise. The dispute resolution provider handled 1,658 domain disputes in 2006, a 21 percent increase from the prior year, and 1,805 disputes in 2007.

The following decisions were made in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) by independent and neutral arbitrators on the National Arbitration Forum Panel.

YouTube.netComplainant Google Inc., owner of the popular video sharing site YouTube.com, filed a complaint on March 11, 2008 against YiWuShi Shuangfeng Jixie Youxian Gongsi of China, the registered owner of YouTube.net.

The National Arbitration Forum Panelist followed traditional UDRP principles in disregarding the functional ".net" generic top-level domain (gTLD) when determining the "YouTube" domain name was identical to Co…

Ferrari California

For the unveiling of its first front-engined V8 sportscar, Ferrari rolled out a dedicated launch site. But up until now, the site (as well as the company's media portal) only gave us a glimpse at a handful of studio shots. Germany's AutoBild, meanwhile, managed to obtain a handful of new shots of the California out in the open, inside and out and front to back. Natural sunlight seems to soften the sportscar's lines a fair deal... but don't take our word for it: Check out the images in the gallery below to see for yourself.

Source: Autoblog.com

Microsoft And Yahoo Talks Back On

We’ve got multiple sources at both Yahoo and Microsoft telling us that official talks are back on between the two companies. But we’re hearing something different than CNET - the talks are about a full buyout again, not a sweetened search-only deal.

The information we have is thin, but what one source is saying that Microsoft is talking a price lower than the $33 they were offering when the talks disintegrated in May. Given Yahoo’s recent share price (it’s below $21 today), and the fact that just about everyone other than their board and top execs are publicly screaming for a deal, I’m not surprised.

Source: TechCrunch

Microsoft And Yahoo Talks Back On

We’ve got multiple sources at both Yahoo and Microsoft telling us that official talks are back on between the two companies. But we’re hearing something different than CNET - the talks are about a full buyout again, not a sweetened search-only deal.

The information we have is thin, but what one source is saying that Microsoft is talking a price lower than the $33 they were offering when the talks disintegrated in May. Given Yahoo’s recent share price (it’s below $21 today), and the fact that just about everyone other than their board and top execs are publicly screaming for a deal, I’m not surprised.

Source: TechCrunch

ICANN to vote on new Internet domain names

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is getting ready to vote later this week to open up the Internet naming convention to allow more options.

On Thursday at its meeting in Paris, ICANN, the not-for-profit organization charged with overseeing the Internet's naming scheme, will vote on a proposal that would allow companies to purchase new generic top-level domains ending in almost anything they want. So instead of being limited to .com, .org or .co.uk as the last letters of their Web addresses, companies or organizations could add their company name to the end of their URL. For example, eBay could become .ebay or Intel could be .intel. Even cities could name their Web sites .newyork or .berlin.
But the new names, which could be ready in 2009, won't come cheap. As a result, it's unlikely that individuals will be able to take advantage of the new naming conventions to create more personalized Web sites. The exact price to register these new names isn't ye…

ICANN to vote on new Internet domain names

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is getting ready to vote later this week to open up the Internet naming convention to allow more options.

On Thursday at its meeting in Paris, ICANN, the not-for-profit organization charged with overseeing the Internet's naming scheme, will vote on a proposal that would allow companies to purchase new generic top-level domains ending in almost anything they want. So instead of being limited to .com, .org or .co.uk as the last letters of their Web addresses, companies or organizations could add their company name to the end of their URL. For example, eBay could become .ebay or Intel could be .intel. Even cities could name their Web sites .newyork or .berlin.
But the new names, which could be ready in 2009, won't come cheap. As a result, it's unlikely that individuals will be able to take advantage of the new naming conventions to create more personalized Web sites. The exact price to register these new names isn't ye…

Siriusly: Lamborghini offering lifetime satellite radio subscriptions

Buy a Lamborghini and be prepared to shell out big bucks... not just for the initial purchase (or the more likely financing arrangement), but for operational costs throughout the lifetime of the vehicle. Even before the warranty runs out, you're looking at big figures for gas, new tires, the inevitable scraped chin spoiler... At least Murcielago buyers have one less upkeep fee to worry about now, as Lamborghini has hammered out a deal with Sirius to provide lifetime subscriptions to its satellite radio service.

A couple of obvious questions arise. For one, who would want to listen to the radio when there's a sonorous V12 revving behind your head? Aside from that, however, is the uncertainty over the future of Sirius service with its impending merger with rival service provider XM. We'd like to think that few LP640's will be sitting still long enough to worry about that, though.

Source: Autoblog.com

What steps would you take as a manager to ensure fair treatment for older employees?

As a manager, I will check with Human Resource regarding existing policy related to age discrimination or fair treatment for older employees. The employee manual will address this matter and as a Manager, making sure employees are aware and completely understand the consequences.

Steps I have in mind that would probably within HR and Legal guidelines:Inform all employees (not just older employees) of their rights and obligations while working with the company.Follow standards of behavior in accordance with Human Resource policy.State clear consequences (penalty) of breaches of policy.Consistent communication and training for employees.We currently employed older employees with their years of customer oriented skill, business experience and strategic decision making. Our work environment is filled with older employees that drive our business. They are mentors and advisors, they give us great feedback to reach our business goal.If you have any suggestion, please share it with us.

What steps would you take as a manager to ensure fair treatment for older employees?

As a manager, I will check with Human Resource regarding existing policy related to age discrimination or fair treatment for older employees. The employee manual will address this matter and as a Manager, making sure employees are aware and completely understand the consequences.

Steps I have in mind that would probably within HR and Legal guidelines:Inform all employees (not just older employees) of their rights and obligations while working with the company.Follow standards of behavior in accordance with Human Resource policy.State clear consequences (penalty) of breaches of policy.Consistent communication and training for employees.We currently employed older employees with their years of customer oriented skill, business experience and strategic decision making. Our work environment is filled with older employees that drive our business. They are mentors and advisors, they give us great feedback to reach our business goal.If you have any suggestion, please share it with us.

YouTube Paying Upfront for Content

When YouTube launched its new indie short film destination The Screening Room earlier this week, we had heard rumors that the video sharing site actually paid creators an upfront fee to license films like Love and War and Our Time is Up for the new section.

When asked, YouTube spokesperson Ricardo Reyes told us via email “The economics of our deals are subject to confidentiality provisions, but we are experimenting with a variety of limited promotional sponsorship programs.”

In a follow up phone call, Reyes told me that he “can’t confirm but not denying” that YouTube is paying for content for The Screening Room. Additionally, when referencing his earlier email Reyes said that YouTube itself could be considered a “sponsor.”

Source: NewTeeVee.com

YouTube Paying Upfront for Content

When YouTube launched its new indie short film destination The Screening Room earlier this week, we had heard rumors that the video sharing site actually paid creators an upfront fee to license films like Love and War and Our Time is Up for the new section.

When asked, YouTube spokesperson Ricardo Reyes told us via email “The economics of our deals are subject to confidentiality provisions, but we are experimenting with a variety of limited promotional sponsorship programs.”

In a follow up phone call, Reyes told me that he “can’t confirm but not denying” that YouTube is paying for content for The Screening Room. Additionally, when referencing his earlier email Reyes said that YouTube itself could be considered a “sponsor.”

Source: NewTeeVee.com

Compass™ 597 by Sierra Wireless

Sprint Broadband service is a must for every IT Consultant, Domain Name Investors, Entrepreneurs, Business man or just a mobile user. I consider myself as one of the mobile user that can't function without Internet access. The installation is straight forward setup, all new devices or hardware should be done like that. All I need to do is insert the Sprint USB to my laptop, follow the default installation. My test machine that runs Windows XP operating system automatically detected a new device and install the right software to setup my Sprint broadband. Restart my workstation, the Sprint software have asked me to automatically configure my connection. Of course, I choose yes to automatically configure my connection setup. Viola ... I'm surfing the net.Next, check my bandwidth speed. I've used bandwidthplace.com free service to give me the test result. I've got 864.44 kilobits per second. Not bad.

Compass™ 597 by Sierra Wireless
Smallest 2 in 1 deviceThis 2-in-1 device p…

Cityware.com New Travel Website.

Travel Booking for Airfare, Hotels, Cruise and Vacations Package by Cityware.com now with new website design and professionally equipped videos of your vacation destination.

The Cityware.com website is a straight forward travel marketing brochure with Google Adsense text and images to provide additional content. If you are interested to create your own Travel Agency Website, visit Cityware.com and read the compensation plan.

To book your next travel with us, please try our service at Booking.Cityware.com.

Thank you.

Meet Hasbro's Ampbot, the mother of all Rollys

Cross a Segway with a Rolly and Miuro and out pops this A.M.P. soaked in a grey-goo afterbirth of Robotic procreation. The two-wheeled, dancing A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality or Ampbot) from Sega-Hasbro stands 2.4-feet tall and features a MP3 or iPod cradle on its back, stereo speakers, and the ability to follow and interact with its owner. There's a 5-inch mid-range speaker in the chest and a pair of smaller tweeters in the shoulders for a total output of 12 watts. Osamu Takeuchi of Sega Toys says, "The owner can also enjoy being chased around the house by the robot." Uh, yippee? The Ampbot and controller require 6x D and 3x AAA batteries for about 10-hours of continuous music. The stalking begins November for $745 $500 in the US and Japan.

Source: Engadget.com

Meet Hasbro's Ampbot, the mother of all Rollys

Cross a Segway with a Rolly and Miuro and out pops this A.M.P. soaked in a grey-goo afterbirth of Robotic procreation. The two-wheeled, dancing A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality or Ampbot) from Sega-Hasbro stands 2.4-feet tall and features a MP3 or iPod cradle on its back, stereo speakers, and the ability to follow and interact with its owner. There's a 5-inch mid-range speaker in the chest and a pair of smaller tweeters in the shoulders for a total output of 12 watts. Osamu Takeuchi of Sega Toys says, "The owner can also enjoy being chased around the house by the robot." Uh, yippee? The Ampbot and controller require 6x D and 3x AAA batteries for about 10-hours of continuous music. The stalking begins November for $745 $500 in the US and Japan.

Source: Engadget.com

HOWTO Deltek troubleshooting invalid SiteWideDirectory entry.

This is an error when you try to connect to the Deltek repository server.

Error & Warnings:
Error: x:\data\Deltek\GCSPremier\SiteData is an invalid SiteWideDirectory entry in DTLocal.ini

Description:
Error: x:\data\Deltek\GCSPremier\SiteData is an invalid SiteWideDirectory entry in DTLocal.ini

As you can see, the Error & Warnings and Description doesn't make any sense though pay attention of DTLocal.ini file.

The DTLocal.ini hold the connection string from your workstation and to the Deltek repository server.

To troubleshoot this problem, please follow these steps:

First, you have to determine the actual network path of your Deltek repository server. For example, x:\data\Deltek\GCSPremier\SiteData where x is the network drive and the Deltek folder.Go to workstation Windows directory and search for DTLocal.ini file.Open in Notepad, you will be able to see SiteWideDirectory folder path. For example, SiteWideDirectory=x:\data\Deltek\GCSPremier\SiteData. This path should point to the …

The Brightcove Internet TV Platform

Brightcove provides everything you need to launch and manage your Internet TV business. Learn how Brightcove's professional video platform can help you achieve your business objectives with online video.

Publish Internet TV
Organize your content using our web-based professional video platform. Create and publish video players on your website and track the performance of your video initiatives. Focus on your content, programming and design — we'll take care of the rest.
Build a Video Community
Increase traffic to your website through viral video sharing. Gather new content from your audience by accepting video uploads. Brightcove makes building an online video community straightforward and easy to control.
Leverage Video Distribution
Create video distribution offers to attract video affiliates who promote your content around the Web. Submit your content to video search engines to increase traffic to your videos. Brightcove makes it easy to put your content in front of the largest au…

Sprint to turn up Baltimore WiMAX network in September

Sprint will commercially launch its first WiMAX market in September in Baltimore and turn up service in its two other trial markets, Chicago and Washington, D.C., before the end of the year, said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse during his keynote address at NXTcomm08.

The launch is a long time coming as Sprint has pushed back the date throughout the year as it dealt with its troubled finances, operational changes, changes in its executive staff—including Hesse’s replacing former CEO Gary Forsee—and negotiated with fellow WiMAX adopter Clearwire and a myriad of other companies to share the operation and costs of the new network. Sprint first deployed the three networks last year, flipping the switch right before Christmas, but since then Sprint has launched only employee trials. Commercial trials early in the year and a full commercial launch in second quarter failed to materialize. But all of the pieces now appear to be in place to take the wraps off the first market by fall.

Source: TelephonyOnli…

Sprint to turn up Baltimore WiMAX network in September

Sprint will commercially launch its first WiMAX market in September in Baltimore and turn up service in its two other trial markets, Chicago and Washington, D.C., before the end of the year, said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse during his keynote address at NXTcomm08.

The launch is a long time coming as Sprint has pushed back the date throughout the year as it dealt with its troubled finances, operational changes, changes in its executive staff—including Hesse’s replacing former CEO Gary Forsee—and negotiated with fellow WiMAX adopter Clearwire and a myriad of other companies to share the operation and costs of the new network. Sprint first deployed the three networks last year, flipping the switch right before Christmas, but since then Sprint has launched only employee trials. Commercial trials early in the year and a full commercial launch in second quarter failed to materialize. But all of the pieces now appear to be in place to take the wraps off the first market by fall.

Source: TelephonyOnli…

Microsoft Buys Navic for TV Ads

Microsoft failed to get Yahoo to increase their online search presence and go head to head with Google. Well, Microsoft move on and acquired Navic networks to extend its ad platform to television.

About Navic:
Navic's technology is transforming television advertising through sophisticated campaign management tools that use real-time audience measurement data to optimize the delivery and placement of targeted interactive media. Navic's closed-loop solutions are designed to ensure continued campaign success across local or vast geographical areas that span multiple MSO divisions and platforms.

In the news:
Buying Navic is also a way to keep pace with Google, which is making a push to enter the estimated $80 billion TV ad market. McAndrews said Navic differs from Google's approach by working directly with cable companies versus satellite services, allowing greater targeting and not forcing broadcasters to use an auction. Project Canoe, which recently recruited Aegis Media America…

fring releases new fringAPI

Fring just launched their own fringAPI to extend their application add-on development platform to third party and it is FREE to use. The fringAPI currently support any server-side language such as PHP, JSP, ASPX and XML.

All newly developed applications will be available as fringAdd-ons, accessed free of charge, from the fring Catalog, inside the regular mobile application. Developers can get started today by logging into the fring Developers Section, the catalog is to go live sometimes in July 2008. More info on our blog or simply check our latest YouTube clip.

About Fring.com: fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables users to talk, chat & interact with other fringsters™ and their online communities, from their mobile phones.

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The popularity of .TV domain extension is going up up up!

This is a follow up of my previous post about Big TV Networks are enthusiastic about .TV. The big companies prefer to use .TV to expand their online media brand. It is simply make sense to use .TV when advertising on local television network.


So I'm curious to see the latest trends of other domain extension comparing to .TV. I used Google Trends to produce this graph, click the image to see more detail of trend history. I'm not surprise with this results, .TV continously gaining populary year after year. This graph speak for itself. It's not too late to invest in .TV domain name extension. There are still some quality and premium domain names available to register. Visit NeedName.com website to search your .TV domain name.




Big TV networks are enthusiastic about .tv

I would like to share this article initiated by michaeldotcom from namepros regarding latest trends in .TV domain extension.

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Big TV networks are getting more and more enthusiastic about the .tv extension. They're developing and promoting more .tv sites than ever before.

We all know that the value of .tv domains in the future really depends on .tv awareness. The more average Internet users will be aware and used to going to .tv sites, the more type-in traffic .tv domains will get and the more valuable they will become.

Because of their massive advertising budgets and because of the amount of time average people spend in front of TV everyday, it will be key to watch how much those big TV networks invest in .tv in the future and how many .tv sites they will develop and promote.

I've tried to start a list of some of the .tv sites that have been developed and promoted by big TV networks, both in the US and the UK.

If you notice other .tv sites developed and promoted by…

First Australian Web Site to Auction ".au" Domain Names

After the recent auDA (au Domain Administration) decision to allow the sale, purchase and trade of ".au" domain names, the anticipated .au property boom has begun. The need for a well structured, affordable venue, advertising domain names for sale in Australia, has been realised by the creation of the Domain Shed Web site Domainshed.
The CEO of Domain Shed, Goran Simunovic, believes the Domain Shed Web site will allow anyone to have insight into the current .au domain name marketplace. "As well as providing a tool for the sale of .au names, the Web site also works to enable potential buyers and sellers to get the gist of movements within the marketplace," Simunovic says.
Source: prweb.com

Why you need to register your own .TV domain name?

Sponsor: NeedName.com register your .TV domain name.

While TV’s place as the preeminent channel for Americans to watch video content remains safe for now, results from recent research conducted by Ipsos MediaCT shows that the PC is slowly encroaching on the TV’s dominance, capturing an increasing amount of screen time among those who download or stream video online.

Within this article, you will read this quote "shows that the percentage of video consumed on a TV among video downloaders and streamers declined from 75% in February 2007 to 70% in February 2008 – a small, yet significant drop in overall ‘share of screen time’ with the growing contingent of digital video users."

Source: Ipsos News Center

Write a press release to KING.NET

Become a contributor, submit your articles to EM @ KING.NET or request for posting rights. If you know how to blog, you know how to post here as well.

Would you like to submit your Press Release (PR) directly to KING.NET website? If you represent a company or a business or entrepreneurs that would like to showcase their new services or products, please send email to EM @ KING.NET for us to send you the invitation.

What do KING.NET want from your article?
We want to know your business, your products and your services, and local news. Must be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 1000 words. We believe that this is enough to cover your press release or news. If not, just send another article with your follow-up.

Interested what is next?
01. Send email to EM @ KING.NET with Subject: Press Release or Article Posting
02. We will send you the invitation link to create your account.
03. Start composing news and release your articles to the world, no boundaries to reach your new customers.

You may …

Another Yahoo and Google news

According to Michael Arrington of Founder and Editor of TechCrunch, "Google taking Yahoo out of the game long term". This is why I don't like this idea, instead let Microsoft be part of Yahoo Search to combine the no.2 and no.3 search company to compete with Google to avoid monopoly in search engine business.

World’s First Super Conductor Electric Powered Car From Japan

Japanese manufacturer Sumitomo Electric has done something that has not been done before; they have created an electric car that boosts its performance through the use of liquid nitrogen-cooled super-conduction. The result is greater efficiency and range than regular electric vehicles. So what is the advantage of using super conductors in car engines? At -200C, electrical resistance and current loss are all but eliminated. What that means is that the engine will operate more efficiently and produce greater torque. Sumitomo are claiming that their prototype travels 10% further than conventional electric vehicles on the same battery.

Source: Uberreview.com

Hey Microsoft, How ’bout We Do That First Deal You Offered?

The devil is in the details, and the details of the Yahoo-Google search advertising deal reveal the desperate, possibly neurotic state of Yahoo these days. Quite simply, it looks to me like Yahoo is effectively paying Google off to step in and (1) keep Jerry Yang, Sue Decker and the current board of directors in power, and (2) avoid a desperation deal with Microsoft for as long as possible, or longer. It’s not even clear to me that Google wants this deal, based on the terms. It almost looks like they’re just doing Yahoo a favor, and trying to keep them out of Microsoft’s hands.
Source: TechCrunch.com

Bido.com Domain Auction begins on June 18, 2008

Bido.com will start their domain name auction service on June 18, 2008, here's the first 8 days to watch out. I believe they are in order.

DiscountImages.com
GolfIowa.com
RYY.com
GoldAuction.com
SpywareHelp.com
DomainTalk.com
VacantRoom.com
CerealBox.com

This is very intesting domain batch to watch but I'm not excited to the first week of auction. Let's all join and watch Bido.com this is good for our business.

Russia Calls For New Domain Name In Cyrillic Script

Interesting request from the President Dmitry Medvedev of Russian Federation regarding the use of cyrillic for .rf (Russian Federation).

"We must do everything we can to make sure that we achieve in the future a Cyrillic Internet domain name -- it is a pretty serious thing," said Medvedev, addressing the International Congress of Russian Press in Moscow.

Source: Redorbit.com

Russia Calls For New Domain Name In Cyrillic Script

Interesting request from the President Dmitry Medvedev of Russian Federation regarding the use of cyrillic for .rf (Russian Federation).

"We must do everything we can to make sure that we achieve in the future a Cyrillic Internet domain name -- it is a pretty serious thing," said Medvedev, addressing the International Congress of Russian Press in Moscow.

Source: Redorbit.com

Power Outage in Downtown DC

Not a good friday morning! I've got this message from our Building administration regarding power outage in Downtown DC. All my servers are shutdown. This is the second time for year 2008. Tsk.

Pepco reported the failure of a substation located in China Town (7th and H Streets., NW), causing outages in the downtown area. Please be advised power has been restored to the building, though we recommend you monitor critical operations in case of another power grid failure.

Also, Metro is reporting delays of over an hour on the Red Line. A small fire on the tracks in the Metro Center area has been put out, but major delays continue. Additionally, at least Dupont Circle, Shaw-Howard U, Farragut North, Farragut West and McPherson Square Metrorail stations have no power. Non-Red Line service is operating normally in those stations, but with low (emergency) lighting. Avoid Metrorail entirely if you were planning to use the Red Line.

We will provide further updates as received. Thank you.

Boston Celtics win in stunning fashion

Just a quick blog before going to bed.

I'm watching NBA Finals between Boston Celtics and LA Lakers, dismay to finish watching the game because of 21 LA Lakers lead ending 1st quarter.

I thought the game is over but Boston Celtics Paul Pierce and Ray Allen led the charge to win game 4 in their commanding 3-1 lead in the series, one win away to capture their 17th championship.

more in nba.com website.

Business Values

I am searching the Internet today looking for something that will help uplift my entrepreneurship values and I stumbled to CACI's Ten Business Values that I would like to share with you.

Place integrity and honesty above all else. Put our clients first. Create value for clients and deliver quality. Provide career opportunities for our people. Recognize and reward our top performers. Maintain a value-oriented culture, where people enjoy working. Grow our business profitably, and create long-term shareholder value. Maintain accountability and responsibility for what we do... and if it's not right, fix it. Treat each other fairly, with mutual respect, and with equal regard for our clients, shareholders, business partners, vendors, suppliers and the public at large. Work to sustain the highest-quality reputation for CACI and its people. Get more details here:

iPhone 3G

Sponsor: RandomPage.com Global Community
The new iPhone 3G is coming on July 11, 2008 with new features such as surfing through 3G network, Maps with GPS and iPhone for Email Enterprise.

The iPhone for Email Enterprise it support the Microsoft Exchange Activesync delivering push email, calendar and contacts. I hope the cut and paste feature is also added with this release.
More details for iPhone Enterprise: http://www.apple.com/iphone/enterprise/
iPhone 2.0 Software update is also coming not sure if this will be available by July 11, 2008. Keep checking the http://www.apple.com/ website for update.
What to expect in iPhone 2.0 software update? You will be able to use the iPhone for Enterprise as mention above, easy search for your contact list, additional languages, better email management, email attachment, scientific calculator and applications for iPhone.

What I would like to see in the future release in iPhone is VoIP via WIFI network. This will really give value to my iPhone aside of…

The Statement of Cash Flows.

I would like to share some useful information as I continue to learn it myself.

The statement of cash flows reports cash receipts and disbursements related to the three major activities of a firm:
Operations are cash transactions associated with running the business.Investments are cash used in or provided by the firm's investment activities.Financing is cash raised from the issuance of new debt or equity capital or cash used to pay business expenses, past debts, or company dividends.Source: Nichels-McHugh: Understanding Business, 8th Edition page 471

How to Activate a Terminal Services License and Install TS CAL

Installation of Terminal Services is easy to implement but if you don't do this so often then it's ok to come back to a simple procedure or search Microsoft Support website for assistance.

You need to enable and activate a Terminal Services "License Server" and the install the TS CALS.

Here some useful links for you to accomplish this tasks:
How to Activate a Terminal Services License Server and Install CALs Over the InternetTerminal Services Licensing service discoveryYou can transfer your TS CAL from one server to another server. In short, you can consolidate your TS CALS and let other Terminal Service connect to this main TS License Server.

Here's the step by step procedure to accomplish this task:
How to transfer Terminal Services CAL from one client computer to another

Another useful networking tool to share:
Zolved.com FREE remote management tool. It is safe to use, you can share your desktop to view only or give full control to your geek friend to assist you reso…

How to Activate a Terminal Services License and Install TS CAL

Installation of Terminal Services is easy to implement but if you don't do this so often then it's ok to come back to a simple procedure or search Microsoft Support website for assistance.

You need to enable and activate a Terminal Services "License Server" and the install the TS CALS.

Here some useful links for you to accomplish this tasks:
How to Activate a Terminal Services License Server and Install CALs Over the InternetTerminal Services Licensing service discoveryYou can transfer your TS CAL from one server to another server. In short, you can consolidate your TS CALS and let other Terminal Service connect to this main TS License Server.

Here's the step by step procedure to accomplish this task:
How to transfer Terminal Services CAL from one client computer to another

Another useful networking tool to share:
Zolved.com FREE remote management tool. It is safe to use, you can share your desktop to view only or give full control to your geek friend to assist you reso…