Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fed Cuts Rate .075 Percent.

A divided Fed cut interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point to 2.25%, delivering less than the markets hoped for despite the magnitude of the move. The central bank highlighted growth risks, but discussed inflation concerns. The vote was 8-2 on the move.

Find out how I got here on the Market according to Stern Bears.

Google me this...

(By Jennifer Bosavage, ChannelWeb 2:39 PM EDT Mon. Mar. 17, 2008)
Bejing has banned access within China to YouTube and to Google News, in an apparent attempt to block coverage of riots and demonstrations in Tibet, according to several published reports.

Last week, protesters, mainly Tibetian monks, gathered to commemorate the 1959 uprising against Chinese rule that resulted in a number of Buddist clergy, including the Dalai Lama, into exile. The protests have become increasingly violent, with rioting that may have left as many as 80 people dead, some reports said. Chinese government reports have put that number closer to a dozen. YouTube andGoogle (NSDQ: GOOG) have been specifically targeted by the government and rendered inaccessible in an attempt to stop the spread of video footage and news coverage documenting the riots and protests.

A video entitled, "Protest in Lhasa (Tibet)," exemplifies the types of videos the Chinese government is trying to block. Posted to YouTube by a subscriber known as "Amdo2007," the video offers a minute and 15 second look at the scenes in the streets of Tibet today. >>>MORE

Monday, December 31, 2007

Constant Google Information

Formed during 2007. In 2008, Googleverything, will continue only as an ATOM/RSS Feed for those thirsty for Google News.

See you in 2008...

Friday, December 28, 2007

"Is Google pulling a Facebook?"

"In its attempts to add social elements to products, is Google pulling a Facebook?

Google Reader has allowed people to share items they are interested in with others since 2006 with hyperlinks, clips on blogs and storing them on a public page that you had to know the URL for to see.

Last week, Google tweaked Google Reader so that your shared items are automatically made available to your Google Talk contacts.

But, as anyone who uses instant messaging knows, not all of your IM contacts are friends. Many are acquaintances or people you barely know and with whom you may not want to share a reading list.

Recently, Facebook was forced to modify its new Beacon ad targeting service that notifies friends in your network when you buy things on sites of Facebook partners. Facebook made that an opt-in feature, however, after consumer groups and Facebook members complained the service violated people's privacy." >>>>Gimme More!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

99% of Google's Advertising comes from...

Remember the bad Spock from the parallel universe? The Vulcan who wore a menacing goatee? Well, it seems that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has its own bearded evil twin, and he's ready to make another cameo.

Google's original courtroom victory in a patent-infringement suit has been dealt a blow, now that an appeals court will let part of Google's successful defense be contested.

Initially bringing the lawsuit was HyperPhrase, which charged that Big G's AdSense product and AutoLink toolbar feature trampled on its intellectual property.

Thankfully for Google, only the AutoLink feature will get a second run through the court system. Since Google relies on online advertising for 99% of its revenue, any setbacks to its AdSense cash cow would have sent chills down shareholders' spines.

>>>Gimme More!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Gmail hacked, dot com held for ransom

Web developer and top notch logo designer, David Airey, had his Gmail hacked! here is his story and send this to friends in order to save them or yourself from such a terrible situation.

"What would you do if a criminal stole something very personal, and very valuable from you?

What if they were able to target your business and criple your income?

You wouldn’t be too happy now, would you?

What if you also discovered that this was happening because of a Google security infection that can affect every GMail user on the planet?

That’s what has just happened to me, and here I’m going to tell you my story..."

>>>Gimme More!

Google, DoCoMo Partner Up.

Japan's biggest mobile carrier, NTT DoCoMo Inc., will partner with Google Inc. to provide search and e-mail on its handsets, news reports claimed today.

As early as this spring, DoCoMo subscribers may be able to access Google's search tool, as well as the Gmail e-mail service, Google Calendar scheduler and Picasa photo-sharer, using the former's i-Mode network, said the Reuters news service and Japan's main business daily, The Nikkei. Each cited unnamed sources within DoCoMo.

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