Along with her YouTube colleagues, Chung represents a phenomenon that's changing the music industry at its core. As the established music industry model is crumbling, fresh young YouTube stars – many from Orange County – are rising, posting their videos online, independently recording and releasing their own albums, and arranging their own concert tours. - Clara C. is a YouTube sensation - The Orange County RegisterYouTube - ClaraMusic's Channel
After interviewing 12 or 13 candidates they didn't like, Page and Brin happened to make something of a social visit to Apple and Jobs. After the visit, the Google cofounders met with investor John Doerr and asked him: why can't we hire that guy? Game Changers doesn't have the exact quote, but we figure he told Page and Brin something along the lines of, "are you nuts?"
番組ではこんな風に紹介されていた。12人か13人候補に面接を行ったが、どれも気に入らない。そんな折、ラリー・ページとセルゲイ・ブリンはたまたまアップルにご挨拶にお伺いし、ジョブズに会った。帰ってからふたりはジョン・ドーア（超大物投資家）に会って、こう聞いた。「あの男がどうして雇えないのだ？」 。ドーアがどう答えたかまでは触れられていないが、たぶん「アーユーナッツ？（アホか？）」みたいなこと言ったんじゃないかな。-Business Insider
|Local Giants fan offering 420 for World Series Tickets|
(c) Craigslist via Larry Brown Sports
New Yorkers were most likely to wave their fists or arms. They were most likely to lay on the horn and they were most likely to make some sort of obscene gesture" - Michael Bush, Affinion Group, Fox8.com
TOP 10 ANGRIEST DRIVERS (Telegraph)
More than half of all drivers said they had suffered a 'bad experience' at the hands of a BMW driver.
|(c)Aman-i-Khás - Luxury resort hotel Rajasthan|
Guests were taken on an early-morning safari to do a little wildlife spotting. A small bazaar was set up inside the resort that included shopping and, reportedly, a parrot that reads fortunes by picking cards. [...]The ceremony also featured two elephants and a white horse for a pre-wedding procession.- chicagotribune
"You can still go to ABC, CBS and NBC directly to watch over-the-air broadcasts through Google TV just fine. [...]Google TV isn’t stripping the video off the sites. It’s not inserting its own ads into the content.[...] It’s simply letting you use a web browser, exactly as you’d use a web browser on a Windows or Mac computer.[...]it seems crazy that using a browser on a laptop is OK but using a browser through things like Google TV is not. "
The also recently unveiled Apple TV has only two major networks signed up, ABC and Fox [...] and “much Internet content — including some available on rival boxes [such as Roku] — still can’t be accessed through Apple TV. Plus some TV network executives are wary of Apple TV’s 99-cent rental model, with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman reportedly saying last month: “We value our content a lot. We don’t think Apple has it quite right yet.”
|オバマ政権の支持率推移 (c) huffingtonpost.com|
(c) heritage.org via Obama’s Budget Unicorn | Verum Serum
(c) Danger Signals Flash: Unprecedented Deficits Loom | Liberty Works
|見る度に気が滅入る将来予想 (c) Congressional Budget Office via Washington Post|
In the first independent analysis, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that President Obama's budget would rack up massive deficits even after the economy recovers, forcing the nation to borrow nearly $9.3 trillion over the next decade.From whom? Asia? Well... the worst is yet to come. Obama's proposed FY 2011 budget is $3.8 trillion, and the deficit would surge to a record-breaking $1.6 trillion.
|(c) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan|
Ruth Hess got a call from her husband's doctor's office telling her that Medicare had declined payment to the doctor. Why? Because they mistakenly thought her husband Karl Hess had died.
Ruth Hess said, "That's strange. We are sitting here having lunch and he just played tennis." - Dead Man Alive
A total of 234,354 centenarians are unaccounted for across Japan despite still being registered as alive under the family registry system, the government said Friday based on its nationwide survey on missing elderly. Of the persons aged 100 and over whose current domicile cannot be found, 77,118 would be 120 years old or older and 884 would be at least 150 years old if they were still alive, the Justice Ministry said. -Japan Today
|rank||age||birth year||sex||Famous people born that year|
|1||200||1810||m||Frédéric François Chopin|
|3||186||1824||m||Alexandre Dumas fils|
|(c) Yahoo.com Suffers Outage, Issues Apology | BoomTown|
This product image released by Oakley shows the Oakley Polarized Radar Range sunglasses. The California-based company donated 35 pairs of Radar sunglasses with black iridium lenses to the Chile mine rescue operation. According to Oakley, the glasses should help the miners' eyes adjust to sunlight again. (AP Photo/Oakley) NO SALES
A list has been drawn up suggesting the order in which the 33 miners should be rescued, and Manalich said the otherwise cooperative miners were squabbling about it.
"They were fighting with us yesterday because everyone wanted to be at the end of the line, not the beginning," he told reporters, It’s a question of solidarity.
Chilean miners argue over who’s out last - BostonHerald.com
Some exception applies to Ireland. Interesting.
Reading David McCullough’s 1776, I found myself wondering: Did Americans in 1776 have British accents? If so, when did American accents diverge from British accents?
The answer surprised me.[...] What’s surprising, though, is that those accents were much closer to today’s American accents than to today’s British accents. While both have changed over time, it’s actually British accents that have changed much more drastically since then.
|Click to view (c) PaidContent.org|
|Possible Merger? (c) NY Times|
Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe’s offices to hold a secret meeting with Adobe’s chief executive, Shantanu Narayen. The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, covered a number of topics, but one of the main thrusts of the discussion was Apple and its control of the mobile phone market and how the two companies could team up in the battle against Apple. A possible acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft were among the options.
マイクロソフトのスティーブ・バルマーCEOが最近、側近を引き連れてアドビの各オフィスを回り、シャンタヌ・ナラヤンCEOと極秘の会議をもった。話し合いは1時間以上に渡って行われ、数々の話題を網羅したが、主題はAppleと携帯電話市場における同社の支配力、2社がどう力を組んでAppleに対抗できるか。マイクロソフトによるアドビ買収の可能性もオプションのひとつとして話し合われた。 - NY Times, Bits blog
Shares of Adobe were halted by circuit breakers after surging 17 percent, according to exchange data sent to Bloomberg.- Adobe Systems Shares Halted By Circuit Breaker After Surging 17% - Bloomberg
“We believe the intrinsic value of shares cannot be unlocked if the status quo remains, and we have increased caution near term on a more elongated PC refresh cycle, combined with the newer threat of notebook cannibalization from tablets, where Windows does not yet have a presence," write Goldman Sachs analyst Sarah Friar and associates in the introduction to the report. - More on TechFlash
"Don't pay attention to words, OK? Don't take it seriously.It's just a random chat." -0:44/ Truseneye92
Adidas decided to cancel its iAds after Apple rejected its creative concept for the third time. - Business InsiderBack in August, Chanel was the first among its launching partners that pulled out of the iAd program.
Part of the reason some marketers are experiencing delays in getting their iAds to market is that Apple has kept tight control on the creative aspects of ad-making, something advertisers aren't used to, according to several ad executives involved with creating iAds.
That has made the creation of the mobile ads laborious, taking about eight to 10 weeks from brainstorm to completion—longer than normal for most mobile ads, executives said. The building of the actual ad, handled by Apple, in some cases is taking two weeks longer than expected, one person added. - WSJ
|Beijing’s flagship Apple store (c) M.I.C gadget (more pics available)|
Beijing Apple Store Closed Due To Scalpers Reselling iPhone 4 » M.I.C gadget: "According to sources, the real customers and the iPhone 4 scalpers had a fight in the Apple store. A gang of scalpers were cutting the queue and some customers were fed up with the scalpers for buying large quantities of iPhone 4 and resell them right outside the store. The police and Apple’s own security staff appeared to clean up the mess and due to the chaotic crowd, the store needs to be closed temporarily…" [...]UPDATE: All four Apple retail stores in China now require customer to show his/her identity card while purchasing the iPhone 4. Every customer could only purchase one iPhone 4.
|Yahoo! US chief|
|Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz|
(c) FORTUNE, AP
|AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong|
Also likely to be interested: New Corp. [....] Both AOL and News Corp. could certainly make approaches to (Alibaba CEO) Ma or Yahoo Japan’s Masayoshi Son to agree to help them get back their Yahoo stakes.- Boom Town
AOL's enterprise value is about $2.4 billion. Yahoo's is $16 billion. Yahoo could probably get AOL for $3 billion, maybe $3.5 billion. That's only 20% dilution. - Business Insider
Jack Ma (c) Alibaba
Masayoshi Son (c) Forbes.com
AOLとNews Corpの両社から（Yahoo China運営元アリババCEOの）ジャック・マー氏かYahoo Japanの孫正義氏に対し、Yahooの持ち株を買い戻すお手伝いをさせてくれ、とアプローチがかかることは充分あり得る。- Boom Town因みに企業価値は以下の通り。
AOLの企業価値は約$2.4B（24億ドル）。ヤフーは$16B（160億ドル）。ヤフーはAOLを$3B（30億ドル）か、たぶん$3.5B（35億ドル）で買収できるだろう。それでもたった20%の希薄化に過ぎない。 - Business InsiderTechCrunchにとってAOLはYahooに至る飛び石なのかもね。