Saturday, June 24, 2006



There is a lot of creative idea in makezie.

For example : Papercone record player

Amazon may get in Second Life

From BusinessWeek.

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels revealed that a group of Amazon engineers is looking at ways to use Amazon Web services to bridge Amazon with Second Life. According to a comment by Vogels at the virtual-worlds blog, it's not an official project. But it's no secret that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is an investor in Second Life creator Linden Lab, so I don't doubt those engineers will come up with something.


ADSDAQ — an online exchange similar to the NASDAQ where advertisers and media owners can trade.

Google and eBay are the front runners right now.
For more, please read

ClaimID !

ClaimID lets you verify, track, classify, annotate, prioritize and share the information that is about you online. It is ready for you to register!

You are going to have an online identity for the rest of your life.

Internet Cases

Evan Brown is an attorney and he has a blog

I found it is a good resource to study some cases.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Every Release kills 50% of software

Xedant research has a article mentioned that very next release kills 50% or more software businesses.

We see that v2.0 get 40% less downloads than v1.0. Why? Mostly because software developers make their second release much more powerful (and complex) than the first one. People who haven't used the very first version often can't figure out how to use v2.0

And if you want to more details, you can read it here.

Here is another article talking about most profitable software.

Shopping + Blogging = Shogging

There are just too many shopping sites out there. Pepperjam is another one.

And JellyFish another one to be launched soon. And here is good article about JellyFish and the industry.

Largest photo sharing sites

What is the largest photo sharing site? Maybe you want to say Flickr. But you will be suprised to look at the stats from Hitwise. And here is the list of Top 3:

2. Yahoo! Photos
3. Webshots Community

For more details, please click here.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I think that everyone knows craigslist and I check it very often. Founder Craig Newmark mentioned that big problems for craiglist are:
  • Spam
  • Malicious political propaganda
  • Illegal activity
  • Journalists hug Craig a little too tight (he didn't say that but you know it's true)
For more information, please see the original report from

Windows Live VS Google Labs


Joga got a lot of traffic. Google and Nike quietly lanuched it long before world cup( I noticed Joga and mentioned it in my previous blog.

Naked Conversations

I am reading "Naked Conversations" by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel.
It is very interesting book and I will provide my review after I am done with reading.

Opera 9 is available

ITWire has an arcitle named " Opera making big profits from free software" . It explains why Opera can generating $14 Million gross profit out of $30 Million revenue.

The company has several main revenue sources. It licenses the browser to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Motorola, to operating system owners, such as Symbian and user Interface (UI)/middleware owners, such as Canal+. Since 2003 it has focussed on offering the browser directly to other players that are placed higher in the value chain such as mobile operators.

It also collects revenue from integrated search and shopping bars, and partner companies pay a fee to Opera every time a user users the integrated search or shopping bar. Opera cooperates with a few select partners it feels can contribute value to its product and users. It says that deals with companies like Google, Fast, Lycos, InfoSeek, Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay are showing constant growth in revenues for Opera.

Opera also delivers a full-featured, embeddable version of its desktop browser that can be integrated into a wide range of applications. Adobe and Macromedia are important partners in this segment.

And when users subscribe to the premium version of its Webmail service, Opera splits the revenue with Outblaze, the company that operates the service.

Here is the link if you want to read.

"The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes"

Here are some startling pictures from

I do not understand Didn't they know that you can change font size of any website by pressing CTRL-Rolling mouse wheel?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Where are social networks going?

Ben explained that "Why advertising won’t work for a social network" in his post.

And PRBlogging said "Monetizing MySpace shouldn’t be hard" and "MySpace is a brand that is bigger than Fox".

I think this is very interesting topic and here is my comment on Ben's post:

Ben raised an very interesting topic.

Here is my 2 cents.

Advertising is about impression. This is true for website and TV. Impression itself can not directly guarantee a sale but it does increase the odd. Therefore, any platform that can generate impressions has some value. So popular site has a value, popular TV channel has value…

Then the question become how much it worth when a site has this much viewers. This is a tricky question especially for social website.

I think social website has more adversiting value than tradition media(TV, web1.0) since it has another dimension of marketing channel — word of mouth.

Basially, I think internet itself now is a big social community.

Monday, June 19, 2006



There are not much content in 1080i high definition

mariposaHD covers beauty, adventure and style and is produced out of Argentina. The show is distributed on BitTorrent. The content can be viewed on a PC, HDTV, or a video iPod.

Spam Distribution

There is article mentioned 64% of spam comes from Taiwan, if you want to read it, click here.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Do you want to search blogs, boards, code, images, jobs, links, msdn, myspce, news, shopping, tags, videos AND web at the same site? Then you may want to take a look at kbcafe .


Notied today and it covers a broad source of entertainment news and reviews, as well as coverage of world news, technology, sport and science.


I subscribed a lot of magazine and continue to look for some new ones. Here is a complete list of all