WARNING: From time to time, I get really pissed off and must do a Very Angry Post. This is one of those posts. Stop reading now if you don’t like such posts.
Here, 2011: Apple’s Next Greedy Move: Exclusivity
2014: Apple, Google offering game developers special incentives for exclusivity
Now just STFU when you find what I write hard to believe.
You are the idiot. Not me.
The shit I have to eat from people who can’t think…
Today I’m getting shit over Chinese tablets. Come back in three to five years when practically everyone is using a Chinese-brand tablet.
They removed this ability quite some time ago. I don’t know why because it’s often useful.
Anyway, it actually still exists despite the link no longer appearing.
Click here for Advanced Book Search.
Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice [If paywalled, plop the title into Google; could work.]
Live web shows are empowering amateur entertainers, some of whom can now earn $90,000 annually, nearly 30 times the average Chinese salary.
From a run-down apartment complex, Poison often performs live for more than 10,000 online viewers a night (a birthday concert once drew 36,000 viewers), making her one of the most popular performers on YY’s Entertainment channel.
I think this is one of those things that can’t cross cultures, just as Japan’s DoCoMo was possible only in that country.
Go look. Just go look. There are no words I can add.
The “secret” after the break.
Filed under Reference, Video
Filed under Reference, Video
Coincidentally, I was thinking about how the goal of every business is not to have customers, but addicts.
And then I realized that as far as Western Civilization is concerned, commerce has really been about nothing but addiction.
Some day I might develop this thought further. But not right now.
Besides, someone else must have realized this and already written an entire book about it. (If you know such a book, point to it in Comments.)
This is something I’m certain Napoleon Hill would have added to his “Magic Ladder” had he paid a bit more attention to the actual anatomy of industry.
It’s a tool to ensure the completion of any project, whether for work or for life. But it’s hardly ever used and whenever it’s suggested or revealed, it’s usually dismissed or ridiculed.
It’s a very simple tool that is possibly the most powerful thing on earth.
It’s a checklist.
There have been some stunning images via Twitter of the Presidential Palace captured by victorious Ukrainian protesters.
This image …
… exemplifies everything that is wrong with those who currently — and temporarily — hold power.
More photos here.
Family urges flu shots after virus claims News 10 advertising executive
These were Nancy Pinnella’s last days: On Jan. 21, she felt sick, leaving work early. On Jan. 22, she went to a doctor, hardly able to speak or breathe. By 6 p.m. that day, she was in intensive care at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. Her kidneys were failing, her lung capacity severely reduced. Doctors sedated her, induced paralysis and put her on a ventilator and dialysis. Then, as quick as that night, doctors told her family she was in very, very bad shape.
The H1N1 influenza was winning the battle.
On Friday, a bright spot: her kidneys and vital signs got better. Then, between midnight and 6 a.m. Saturday, Pinnella suffered three severe strokes in three different parts of her brain. On Sunday, the family said goodbye and took the 46-year-old advertising executive at KXTV News10 off life support.