Wednesday, February 01, 2006

IE7 Beta 2 released

The awaited IE7 preview just released yesterday (31-Jan-2006), note it is still in beta, but hey - early adopters will like to give it a try anyway. You can read about it @ slashdot or download the installation directly from Microsoft (this is what I'm just going to do).

Friday, December 30, 2005

TOP Search results for 2005

The top news search for 2005 of both Google ( and Yahoo! ( has already published.

 It is Interesting to see the difference between the two. The question now is who will investigate it to tell what these differences in the lists tell about their users?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The MySpace Generation

An article under that name was posted two weeks ago in the businessweek magazine Reading this article I realized that my youth days are definitely over. The youngsters today are getting used to the technological progress much better that we do (oopps, talking on myself, you can join me if you feel the same), and many of them (my 2 y/o son for example – who already know to use most of the TV remote keys) have been born into this digital world and therefore feels much more comfort with it than we do. Rapid growth of Internet communication and the potential of exponential growth of social networks are the seeds for establishing better ways for collaboration and information search in a way that will reduce operation time and time to market of whatever we the human produced dramatically.

Creativity & Innovation link

I have found the following link to be interesting and refreshing.

It deals with ideas, innovation, strategy, marketing and whatever goes with it – very interesting

Source of information that can fits to this blog.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005 have been bought at the right time
Earlier today I could not get any response from servers. It was frustrating mostly due to the fact that I already used to that service so that some of the URLs that I recently used have been kept there and are now captured in an unfaithful service. Moreover, after several minutes I finally got a response from the servers which were wide open, showing the world errors and lines of code (see attached).
Due to the recent sale of to Yahoo! on Dec-9, all I can say is that its about time. You have been lucky to be purchased by a giant and have the option to continue working on your dreams, but hey, don't leave the boat!!! We, the supportive users are still expecting to get our service, and Yahoo! guys, I know that you are not underestimating the crowd.

Ha - Its happened to be that{login name} works fine. It is just that after I'm logging in I can't see the initial page. I have sent an email for support, hope to see it back to normal soon.

After several more tries, the servers are dead again, with a different error...

HELP !!!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Technology Gadget: BlueTooth Jacket

Burton Snowboards announced on a joint venture with Motorola for the development of a series of technological cloths, among them the BlueTooth Jacket that is expected to be available earlier next year (2006). The BlueTooth Jacket under the name Audex Jacket is expected to function as a media center, enabling collaboration between BlueTooth devices such as Cellular Phone, MP3 Player, PDAs and more. A control panel is stitched to the left sleeve of the Jacket along with embedded microphone and earing in the Jacket's cap.
Price is expected to be around $600.
Information Source

Friday, December 09, 2005

Globalization: Western Culture, Democracy and Interests Paradox

We might think that globalization and trade activities between countries are a key factor for making a meaningful progress in the overall health and wealth. Is it right? Rest assure that this debate can not be covered in this short column, there are too many complex factors involved, among them traditions, cultures, religions, economies, geographical structure, politics, ego, interests and much more. However, I wanted to point out one factor that build up a paradox that the whole world will have to deal with, and from my point of view, it better be soon.
Don't Be Naive !!! The western culture, although being built of democracy, is also built of rules. Our education is based on the common understanding that says that people should act based on a global and mutual social interests, and by applying to the rules we will live peaceful and can expect for having the tools and capabilities to gain more progress in our life, either it is financial, spiritual, educational, or other. It is also common to think that this is the right way to live in order to increase the overall satisfaction and efficiency, just by being collaborative and conforms to the common rules. The democracy gives us the right to choose between alternatives and the ability to show our individualism, as long it is being based on the common rules. This is nice, as long as we are all sharing the same faith, common understanding, and similar education. What happens when we don't? Well, I want to tell you that in the global world this just don't work and that we are all naive (yes, me too. Well - not any more). The western countries are currently facing a critical challenge, their own rules putting them in dangerous and it is time to understand that yesterday's rules does not apply to the future, and domestic rules are different than exterior ones. Also, there must be alternative rules, or better say alternative ways for dealing with situations that your rules does not thought about.
You might ask yourself what am I talking about. I'm talking about terror, terrorism, terrorists and the way the world is dealing with them. I'm talking about the long processes that we have to comply with when we are dealing with evil enemies, those that are not sharing the common understanding with us and are using our own rules cynically to work for them. We give them the tools to publicly judge us under soft eyes of bleeding hearted public, whilst our enemies are not judged at all. Our democracy enforce us to allow open communication even in critical situations. The reporters that can not enter into the other lines and show their actual evil, are busying in showing our own acts with much more criticism that we deserve, leaving no place for doing the "right thing" since everything is under everybody's eyes. - This is naive I must tell you. Some saw says, "When you are at Rome, act as a Roman" - are we?

The "flattening of the world" makes us more vulnerable for being the victims of evil forces since there are much more alternatives for small groups to organize plan and move from one place to another, using basic low-cost tools. Decisions can be made in a distance, and it is relatively more difficult to track such organizations today due to the mass means of message deliveries that exist - this is one of the major cynical ways of using our own tools to attack us, the Internet which was built in the USA is now used against it, and against the modern world.

The United Nations organization supposed to be the competent authority for solving problems such that. So does (maybe) the international justice court in Hague. The problem from my point of view is that both organizations are either using double standards, or not familiar with the situation they are facing with. When each of these organization condemns Israel for its some kind of reaction, and cannot do the same for a suicide bomber, I see it as a brute double standard (without getting into the question whether Israel is right or wrong). If this is the case, how can we expect the suicide bombers to stop doing so? Isn't it supposed to be a trivial act to condemn such kind of "solution"? - When the evil is condemned, it is basically done through a long process. Take the Iraqi crisis for example. Is the long "play" of Saddam Hussein with the UN observers sound reasonable? It took them years to understand that collaboration will not be made. Another sample, the Palestinian authority. Israel through Osslo's agreement started to "pay" by providing its share of the agreement. The Palestinians from the other hand are keeping to educate their children for war, and building a new generation of fighters and suicide bombers, instead of sticking to their side of the agreement - which will bring them new opportunities, prosperity and much more joy and potential.

Call for action: My call for action is to form a new agenda in the political life. A one that is much more responsible and less hesitant. One that will put the interests of well being at the top, and will not use double standards. One that can be controlled and criticized, but not by the overall public in a way that gives ways to the civil enemies to use it cynically. A special body should be built in order to perform such control, but also to enforce proper education that will maintain the overall integrity. Our rules should be apply to anyone that participate in our culture and act under the same rules. All the others, should be treated by a different set of rules, in some cases even with their own rules.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Internet Bubble 2 - Is it here already? Passing through...

The internet market today is acting as in the good old days, and in some cases even better. Big Internet companies already show profits, whilst traditional companies increasingly invest in the Internet and relying on it in their core businesses. New internet bazzwords are getting into our life, this year it was the word 'podcast' who won the 'word of the year' of Oxford's dictionary. Earlier we 'googled' the net while we searched for new stuff, and during all that time the market value of Google's stock (NASDAQ: GOOG) soared to levels that does not put to shame any company that has been with us in the 'bubble 1' days. Podcasting raised the demand for flash memories, increasing interests in companies such as M-System (NASDAQ: FLSH), SANDISK (NASDAQ: SNDK) and lately also from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and others. Apple computers (NASDAQ: AAPL) revived due to the success of their iPod devices and their music commerce methods. This is only a portion of this evolving industry, but put it all together you will see the re-shaping of this industry, which urge new companies to enter with little barriers. For this particular supply-chain, iPod deamnds increases flash memory production and presents new challanges for innovation. It brings more vendors to the market either for production or to the development of new accesories. These Companies better learnt than before to collaborate in order to stay focused and in order to stay together in the market. Globalization causes for movement of compnaies and development into new countries. This by itself causes for a knowledge spreading all over the world. Companies need to better integrate their systems, and for that reason they are more opened than before.... This scenario, although being more hardware oriented, influences on the whole hi-tech market, among many other factors and samples.

You might be asking yourself 'what is the result of all this?' - this is simple: people are getting used to collaboration in business and therefore are able to produce better products. As a result, productivity increases and the good companies benefits by rapid growth. Investment companies looking to put their hands inside new deals and Suddenly, it is not forbiden to get into a VC hall and talk about new innovation strategies. Suddenly, the VCs are even willing to hear you even if you have only an idea (hmmmm...), and yes - suddenly they are not alone. The bubble days have been characterized by both software and hardware expensions. This is also the case now.
The price tags for some of the companies are again seems to be out of proportion, at some point (maybe even now?) Baidu china which develops a chineese platform for searching was valued at more than $5B with an earning of $1.4 million a year, that is right, amazingly non-realistic, or at least might seems so.

So what am I saying actually? Nothing really. I just wanted to point out that we are already in the next bubble. I didn't even mentioned the gllobalization transformations that involves India and China, maybe in a future post.