Microsoft has bought a part of Facebook

•November 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment

 Facebook and Microsoft

Microsoft has bought a part of Facebook for $240 million dollars which represents 1.6% of the company.

The amount spent by the world’s largest software maker make it go deeper in tis relationships with a startup based on community.

Besides buying a stake in Palo Alto-based Facebook, Microsoft also will sell Internet ads for its Web site outside the United States, broadening a marketing relationship that began last year.”This is a strong statement of confidence in this partnership and in Facebook,” Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, said during a Wednesday conference call with reporters and analysts.

Microsoft’s investment points out the increasing value of online communities like Facebook — a place where Web surfers look for dates, connect with friends and family, and share photos, videos and music.

Although MySpace remains the largest social network, Facebook has been growing much faster in the past year.Facebook attracted 30.6 million U.S. visitors during September compared with 68.4 million at MySpace. Microsoft’s entry in the social networking arena — “Windows Live Spaces” — attracted 9.8 million U.S. visitors, according to comScore Inc.

Because Facebook members share insights about themselves on their personal profiles, Microsoft might be able to harvest some of the data to pick out linked ads.
But if the advertising becomes too intrusive or heavy-handed, it could alienate users and decrease traffic to the social network.

To go deeper in the subject…let’s follow this link: The Associated Press


History of e-culture

•November 7, 2007 • Leave a Comment


History of INTERNET

The term internet was adopted for the first time in 1974. It was linked to the time when ARPANET was still interlinked with NSFNet, that the term it came into general use with an internet meaning any network using TCP/ IP.

“The Internet” came to mean a global and large network using TCP/IP. Previously “internet” and “internetwork” had been used interchangeably, and “internet protocol” had been used to refer to other networking systems.

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History of E-MAIL

The first email system was MAILBOX. It was created at Massachusetts institute of technology. It basically left a message on the computer for the next person who logged on. Another program like this was called SNDMSG.
1972: When computers started to communicate with each other, we needed to be able to send messages to other computers and to do this we needed to be able to address them. A man named Ray Tomlinson came up with the solution. He worked for ARPANET as a contractor and he made the @ symbol for the keyboard to help address the messages. His idea caught on and is still used today.

1974: A lot of army people used email.

1975: Some gateway services went beyong simple email peering.

1996: email went to the internet which really helped email takeoff. As email got more mature out came POP (post office protocol) which is still being used today.

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History of iPod

In 2001, Apple launched a portable media players called iPod. The line-up currently consists of the original style hard drive-based flagship iPod classic, the iPhone like iPod touch, the mid-level video capable iPodnano and the low end screenless iPod shuffle. a peer to peer lending model on internet.

•November 7, 2007 • Leave a Comment logo is an uncredible website which enables people to lend and borrow money on internet.

The borrowers post a listing requesting a loan and other benefit from the privilege of lending money.

The lenders can earn a fair return with a better rate than in a traditional bank.

The better way to earn money is to make small loans rather than one big one. It’s better to spread the risk and ensure a more reliable return.

This website is trusty worthy thanks to a system of Credit grades. Credit grade is based on the borrower’s Experian’s Scorex PLUS (SM) credit score. Prosper credit grades are (the highest) AA, A, B, C, D, E, and HR (“high risk”). Lenders considering a bid on the borrower’s loan listing have access to the borrower’s credit grade, along with summary credit data from the prospective borrower’s credit history, including number of current delinquencies, amount currently delinquent, delinquencies in the past 7 years, and other data.

Both borrowers and lenders are anonymous in order to protect they privacy.

 Prosper has a transaction-based business model, in which the company collects revenue by taking a fee on its customers’ transactions. Borrowers who receive a loan on Prosper pay 1-2% (depending on their credit grade) of the principal amount at the time the loan is funded. Lenders who make a loan on Prosper pay a 0-1% (depending on the borrower’s credit grade) annual servicing fee.


Google docs use

•October 31, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Google Docs is a free web-based word processor, spreasheet and presentation application offered by Google. It enbles users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Docs combines the features of two services, Writely and Spreadsheets and a third product for presentations.

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Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations can be created within the application itself, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. They can also be saved to the user’s computer in a variety of formats. By default, they are saved to Google’s servers. Open documents are automatically saved to prevent data loss. Documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes.

Collaboration between users is also a feature of Google Docs. Documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users at the same time.

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Rsizr: how to resize photos on internet.

•October 29, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Rsizr is a new way to resize your photo on internet. This tool is really simple and much more simple than software as photoshops. So, don’t hesitate to give new shapes to your photos.

Rsizr is a Flash application that lets you resize JPG, PNG, and GIF images on your computer. With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.

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You can visit Rsizr gallery to make up your own mind!

Killer App Design: Flickr.

•October 24, 2007 • Leave a Comment

The Twelve Principles of Killer App Design

  • Reshaping the landscape
  1. Outsource to the customer.
  2. Cannibalize your markets.
  3. Treat each customer as a market segment of one.
  4. Create communities of value.
  • Building New Connections
  1. Replace rude interface with learning interfaces.
  2. Ensure continuity for the custome, not yourself
  3. Give away as much information as you can.
  4. Structure every transaction as a joint venture
  • Redefining the interior
  1. Treat your assets as liabilities.
  2. Destroy your value chain.
  3. Manage innovation as a portfolio of options.
  4. Hire the children.

For further information, you can visit the following website: Killer Aps.

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Flickr is an example of a successful business story. The killer apps is viewed as business initiatives and not as technology initiatives. This working model is based on a photo sharing website.

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Flickr is also a web services suite and an online community web 2.0 application.It is a famous website for users to share personal photographs. Flickr provides both private and public image storage. Its popularity has been increased by its innovative online community tools which allow photos to be tagged.

Flickr allows to categorize images by use of keywords “tags”, wich enables searchers to find images concerning a certain topic.

Flickr also allows users to categorize their photos into “sets”, namely groups of photos that fall under the same heading.Finally, Flickr offers a fairly comprehensive web-service API that allows programmers to create applications that can perform almost any function a user on the Flickr site can do.

For further information about Flickr, you can visit Wikipedia website.

E-culture: a new way of living.

•October 17, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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This blog aims at showig the new behaviours adopted with because of the use of internet tools. Internet takes part to our relationships and create new habits of prurchasing and communicationg. Let’s discover together these new trends…