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Google Voice in your iPhone

"Apple may have blocked the Google Voice internet telephony app from its App Store, but Google has executed a nifty end-run around the blockade by releasing Google Voice as a web page that is accessible by any HTML5 web browser. Simply direct your iPhone or Palm Pre to google.com/voice to make calls from your Google Voice account (Android and Blackberry owners can just keep using their native Google Voice apps)" (2010, Wired.com)

Actually I like this approach, because you don't have to download any software to your iPhone. Just point your safari internet browser URL address to http://www.google.com/voice, login using your account ID and password, you're ready to call anyone, and not wasting your mobile air minutes. While in the same screen, click the (+) sign to book mark "Add to Home Screen" so that it will look like a native apps.

NeedName.com launched a new website and new products.

Guest Post: From NeedName.com.


We just published our new website to offer additional products in every domain name you register with NeedName.com. Aside new products and services, we also updated our website look and feel, easy navigation, lots of information provided to you to make your domain name management easy, and fun. The new products are:
RichContent - Add content to your site to drive your salesRatePoint - Email Marketing, Survey, and customer relationship toolInstant Mobilizer - Mobilize your website for portable devicesBusiness Listing - Market your business.Google Apps Standard Edition (free) - for email, calendar, docs, chat, and sites.Upgrade to Google Apps Premier Edition -  no ads, more email space, Groups, and Video.

Google's Privacy Principles

Thursday, January 28th marks International Data Privacy Day. We're recognizing this day by publicly publishing our guiding Privacy Principles.
Use information to provide our users with valuable products and services.
Develop products that reflect strong privacy standards and practices.
Make the collection of personal information transparent.
Give users meaningful choices to protect their privacy.
Be a responsible steward of the information we hold.



Source: (2010, Google Blog)

It's official Apple called it the iPad.

As of 10:00am Apple announced iPad, Steve Jobs demo the iPad.

10:30 Hardware: 1/2 inch thin. weighs 1.5 pounds. 9.7 inch IPS display. Multi-touch.

Powered by custom silicon. 1 GZ Chip called A4. 16- 64 GB flash storage.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
Accelerometer. Compass. 30-pin connector.
Battery: 10 hours

The photo courtesy by CNN.com and here's the link of the live blog by Philip Elmer-DeWitt. Refresh you Internet browser to see the update.

Apple spotlight a new product today.

This is the day Apple will announce their new product, new technology, and new gadget added to our life in cyber world.

So much anticipation and full of surprises for this new device or tablet computer if you prefer it that way. Most people anticipate this is a bigger version of iPhone e.g. can be use for watching video, surfing the Internet, reading online books, and loaded of apps.

It just a matter of hours ... we will keep you posted.

Techcrunch.com Hacked!

The Technology blog giant got hacked last January 25, 2010. If you missed this news, here's a detailed blog from TechFreakStuff.com.

This a message posted in TechCrunch.com website:


To follow up with TechCrunch.com blog, here the link:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/26/techcrunch-hacked/

Randompage.com community is down!

As of 2:59pm PST RandomPage.com (RP) social networking still down. According NING "We are still seeing error and maintenance messages on a few Ning Networks. Our engineers have narrowed down the cause of this maintenance and are working on a fix now. We will post another update here at 4:45pm Pacific. Thanks!" (2010, status.Ning.com).

My last visit to RandomPage.com (RP) at 10:10pm PST, the social networking website still down. The message posted in the website is "We apologize for the inconvenience, but RandomPage.com is currently undergoing maintenance."

Well I guess this is one of the disadvantage of hosting with NING with your social network. :(

Update:
Ning resolved the problem as noted in their blog.

2:55pm PST NING back to unscheduled maintenance affecting our community e.g. RandomPage.com (RP)
4:55pm PST NING engineers still trying to figure out on how to resolve this issue. Most NING social networks intermittently going up and down for the past 48 hours as …

Ten domain names worth to mention in Las Vegas auction.

The 10 domain names that will increase value over the years, especially if develop. The list below with domain name, price sold and current WHOIS records. Then I will check it again after a 7 and 14 days to see the owner of the new online property.Stutter.com sold $10,000 WHOIS: http://www.netstumble.com/index.php?option=com_targetdomain&task=get&id=2868Suffocate.com sold $5,500 WHOIS: http://www.netstumble.com/component/targetdomain/?task=get&id=2871Divorce.MX sold $900 WHOIS: http://www.netstumble.com/component/targetdomain/?task=get&id=2871YGA.com sold $5,000 WHOIS: http://www.netstumble.com/component/targetdomain/?task=get&id=2872CatFood.com sold $41,000 WHOIS: http://www.netstumble.com/component/targetdomain/?task=get&id=2873

Migrating 6,000 users in Google Apps

At the end of 2008, we were at a crossroads for our email and collaboration tools. We had to make a long-term decision on what direction to take. At the time, we had over 6,000 Lotus Notes/Domino users around the world using an older platform (Lotus Notes/Domino version 6.5). We had some serious challenges: our users were frustrated with the outdated Notes/Domino functionality, the IT environment was complicated, and the ongoing maintenance costs were high. At the same time, we were working to implement an email archiving and e-discovery solution that was, frankly, not going well. To add to the mix, the world economy was in free-fall and our business was seeing those effects.

We wanted to improve our messaging tools while simplifying the IT environment, but needed a cost-effective approach. We originally thought we should upgrade our existing solutions to the latest releases, but knew that was going to be a time-consuming and expensive approach. So, we started seriously evaluating oth…

Some nice domain names in auction.

The Latonas.com held an auction for premium (some of them) domain names in Las Vegas January 22, 2010 7pm eastern time. For the first hour is a failure due to technical difficulties. I'm not surprise for first timer though this is a huge lost in many ways e.g. trust of the seller, buyer, reliability of the auction system, and the process. No backup in place where million dollars of domain names at stake.

I experienced the online nightmare when I tried to visit the website, not loading properly and the online update is not happening. So in short, I decided to stop watching the auction.

Search Engine Optimization Spam

I have some project websites and I received some SEO spam emails using @gmail.com email address. Good thing, I have a nice anti-spam and anti-virus email service called Google Apps Premier Edition (Gmail) to make it easy for me to manage my emails.
Here's an example of email I received today:
+++
Search Engine Optimization

We would like to get your website on first page of Google.

All of our processes use the most ethical "white hat" Search Engine Optimization techniques that will not get your website banned or penalized.
Please reply and I would be happy to send you a proposal.
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Share your thought here.

Updated photos of Port au Prince.

"In the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake, aid organizations have been hard at work on the ground and citizens around the world have pitched in to help in whatever way they can. On the Geo team, we've been looking for ways we can help relief efforts using our mapping tools." (2010, Google Blog)

Google Docs now accept upload any file.

I just checked this new feature of Google Docs upload any file to check it out. I've tested only for uploading at least 10Mb zipped files, it works and fast.

In this way, you can upload important files and have access to these files wherever I go. I don't have to worry of losing these files, and securely protected in Google network.

Now, teens are the new CEOs

I read this article last weekend and wanted to share this to you.

"Bangalore: At a time, when teens are glued to the computer screens playing games in the virtual world, there is a new breed of Indian Indian teens who are busy managing their own ventures in the real world. For example, Mohnish Nagpal runs a blog 'Sensonize.com,' through which he makes money online by advising people on how to make money online. Coming back home after college, Nagpal starts working at 5.30 pm when his target audience in the U.S. wakes up and logs on to the internet, reports Mahafreed Irani of The Times of India.

One of his posts lists blogging, affiliate marketing, paid surveys and writing articles for directories as some of the ways of making money online. "Very few people know that you can even earn by tweeting," Nagpal says. With a steady five-figure income, he doesn't have to worry about pocket money. "Every time someone clicks an advert on my blog, I get paid for i…

Store and share files in the cloud.

Yesterday Google Apps announced they are rolling out the ability for Google Apps users to upload and securely share any type of file internally and externally using Google Docs. Every Google Apps Standard Edition users will have 1GB free storage. If think this is good, check out Microsoft Skydrive free 25GB storage. Yes, you read it right 25GB storage. I will check Microsoft Skydrive service and will share this to you in another post.

Question for Google Apps, do you think you can offer higher free service comparable to Microsoft Skydrive? With Google Apps announcement, the Google Apps Premier Edition will be able to purchase additional storage for $3.5/GB/yr.

Achieving a near zero-touch conversion process with Google Apps

Sanmina-SCI is a leader in outsourced Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS). We have 37,000 diverse employees and our business is very competitive. We needed something that was less expensive to maintain and provided better collaboration tools than what our incumbent vendor, Microsoft, offered.

After putting Google through the test in more ways than you can imagine we decided that Google Apps was the way to go – especially after we saw collaboration tools like Google Sites. Then our job was to migrate 15,000 users in 18 countries...no small feat.

Google.cn considering closing it's door in China.

The New Approach to China Posted by David Drummond, SVP, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer.

Here are some issues involved:
"In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google.""We have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses--including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors--have been similarly targeted.""We have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Based on our investigation to date we believe their attack did not achieve that objective"."We have discovered that the accounts of dozens of U.S.-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties"

Building five to ten websites a day in Year 2010.

I want to share my experience in developing five to ten websites a day. I thought it will be easy for me to accomplish this goal because I have the tools in place e.g. web server, content management system to run the website, ready templates, articles sharing and of course generic domain names. I forgot to include "time" to allocate each day. That's a big mistake, I have only 10:00pm-11:59pm as my quite time.

I have a day time job in Information Technology. The day to day routine varies depending on any given situation, projects and technology challenges for that day. In short, time management is really a big obstacle of meeting my target to develop my domain names at least five to ten websites a day.

Who is using Google Apps? City of Los Angeles

Today I will start blogging to track who is using Google Apps for Government, Education, Private and Public company to make everyone aware of the power of cloud computing technology. Note. If you want to feature your company here, please create an article and send this to EM @ KING.NET for guest posting.

Last December of 2009, the City of Los Angeles chose to use Google Apps over Microsoft Exchange Server. Here's a notable saving switching to Google Apps. "Moving to Google Apps will free up nearly 100 servers that were used for our existing email system, which will lower our electricity bill by almost $750,000 over five years" (2010, Google Enterprise).

Enom DNS Outage affecting million of websites.

Today Enom DNS servers are not resolving properly due to distributed denial of service (DDOS) according to a twitter post. This makes million of websites and blogs are not accessible (including KING.NET at earlier time) for the last 2-4 hours.

According @nwilkens twitter post (12:46pm ET) Customers should begin to see a significant improvement in services. We are still addressing some remaining issues. More updates pending.

AppUp Center from Intel.

There are so many new technology and gadgets that were introduced in CES 2010, from netbooks, tablets, mobile devices, e-readers (picture shown, courtesy by CNN), games, and other electronics. Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced their own AppUp Center dedicated to run for netbooks.


"Intel CEO Paul Otellini at CES announced an app store for applications on netbooks. The store is called AppUp Center, and it’s a place where users can purchase programs that cater to a netbooks’ unique screen size and mobility. Intel AppUp center launched today for Windows and will support Moblin-based open source operating systems and a number of runtime environments later this year.

DCweb.com re-launched a new portal.

I am testing DCweb.com news portal using a content management system (CMS) to provide daily update of news, entertainment, sports, business, community, and forums.

Not only a news portal, DCweb news portal also provide yourname@DCweb.com powered by Google Apps Premier Edition fully managed by Moscom engineers to provide customer support in a timely manner. The email service is only $9.95 per month per user, and best of all you don't have to manage your own email server. Check it out here, http://outsource.moscom.com to read the article.

That's all for now.

Outlook 2003 or 2007 having issue updating meeting calendar.

Issue in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2004, in Windows Exchange Server 2003 environment.

We are currently having an issue affecting a number of our users where when a meeting is re-scheduled in the Outlook Calendar the old meeting entry isn't been removed from the calendar leaving a duplicate Calendar entry in both the old and new meeting times. We are using Exchange 2003 and a mixture of Outlook 2003 and 2007. Though only Outlook 2003 users have reported experiencing this issue up to yet.

Some user received undelivered messages, just like this example
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
Subject: KING.NET Meeting - Delivery of Specifications (example subject)

Cityware.com relaunched with more news.

I want to post this project update for Cityware.com news portal last year but I want to bring something big for year 2010, so here you go.

The Cityware.com news portal will be the main source of contents (Articles Sharing) of all projects in 2010. Basically sharing articles for each content management systems that we are going to launch to increase traffic of our advertising networks.