Tag Archives: Internet

“Think big but start small”

At the height of the dotcom bubble in 2000, almost anyone with a cheque book could put money into a hot new technology company. Few got out without losing their shirts.

But Carmen Busquets, a 46-year-old Venezuelan entrepreneur, managed to make a successful bet on an e-commerce venture, and has gone on to become one of the most important investors for fashion-related internet businesses.

An early backer of Net-A-Porter, she recently made an angel investment in ModaOperandi.com, which allows fashion obsessives to order straight from (and straight after) the runway.

Ms Busquets’ investing style stands apart from more famous venture capital firms, which shower start-ups with tens of millions of dollars, bestowing young companies with colossal valuations. Instead, she doles out small investments as a company needs capital.

“Why give a million dollars to someone if they have not proved that they can make a million dollars?” she asks. “I learnt this from my father, who would never give us more money than we could make. If I maxed out a credit card, he would cut it.” Read more »

Google Disables Uploads, Comments on YouTube Korea

Google has disabled user uploads and comments on the Korean version of its YouTube video portal in reaction to a new law that requires the real name of a contributor be listed along each contribution they make.

The rules, part of a Cyber Defamation Law, came into effect on April 1 for all sites with over 100,000 unique visitors per day. It requires that users provide their real name and national ID card number.

In response to the requirements Google has stopped users from uploading via its Korean portal rather than start a new registration system.

“We have a bias in favor of freedom of expression and are committed to openness,” said Lucinda Barlow, a spokeswoman for YouTube in Asia. “It’s very important that if users want to be anonymous that they have that chance.” Read more »

Farewell, Google Dictionary

Tongfei Kou's Website / 寇同飞的个人网站Google Dictionary Offline

From yesterday afternoon, when you visit Google Dictionary, you will see the page like shown above. It’s telling you that Google Dictionary is offline. It guides you to use Google Search or Google Translate instead.

Google Dictionary had three functions, which are words’ definition, translation and pronunciation. Here are alternatives:

That are the only solutions so far. I am trying to use all the alternatives, but I have to say that I’m not used to and I don’t feel the alternatives are as functional as Google Dictionary. However, Google Dictionary is no longer available. Say farewell to it.

Thanks for http://www.guao.hk and http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/

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Give you a shock: the difference between Google+ and Facebook

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From: TraceHotNews.com

Google+ is Google‘s new social network product. No doubt about that Google+ will bring discussions again in the social network industry. Furthermore, Google+ from the IT giant is inevitably taken for being compared with Facebook, the biggest social networking website at the moment.

There can be functional differences, but here is one biggest different.

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Chefs Who Spy? Tracking Google’s Hackers in China

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Posted on The Wall Street Journal
Author: James T. Areddy

JINAN, China – From this city of six million, Shandong Lanxiang Vocational School quietly churns out 30,000 mechanics, barbers and welders each year. One of its triumphs was training chefs who cooked for Olympic athletes at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.


James Areddy/The Wall Street Journal

Google Inc. issued a surprise announcement this week, accusing Chinese hackers from Jinan of hijacking personal Gmail accounts of senior U.S. officials and others, by tricking them into disclosing their passwords. Among those targeted were White House employees, people familiar with the matter said. Read more »

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