Google+ The World 2 Come: 2005

Monday, December 26, 2005

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Audio of the Day: Webmaster Radio

"WebmasterRadio.FM is lifting the 'veiled curtain' called the Internet to bring the business community together through an interactive, Internet based radio network. WebmasterRadio.FM offers an all-star line up of radio shows hosted by the most respected names in the Internet business world. Here on WebmasterRadio.FM listeners can find programming with a vast appeal to anyone looking to be a part of a community destination and learn industry specific information from the most successful marketers and technology experts in the world."
Source: Webmaster Radio

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Friday, December 23, 2005

My Predictions for 2006

Image: Athena - Wikipedia

What's next?

1. Videocasting
2. Vertical search (GYMAE, startups)
3. Pay-per-call (GYMAE, startups)
4. Booming online advertising, new forms
5. New mobile applications and services

6. Photo recognition technologies (Riya, MyHeritage)

Update 2:
GYMAE = Google, Yahoo, Microsoft,, Ebay

Update 3:
7. Podcasting is everywhere

My Predictions for 2006 - Jason Calacanis
Predictions for 2006 - Jon Udell
Predictions 2006 - John Battelle
My 2006 predictions - Greg Linden
The Deal Predictions For 2006 -

The Coming Year in Online Marketing - Clickz

Mobile life:
Predictions - MobHappy

Corante Network Thinks about 2006 - Corante Web Hub

Weblogs, Inc 2.0 - The Chris Pirillo Show

Monday, December 19, 2005

Image of the Day: Virgin Galactic

Keywords: Virgin Galactic

"By the end of the decade, Virgin Galactic - the most exciting development in the story of modern space history - is planning to make it possible for almost anyone to visit the final frontier at an affordable price."
Source: Virgin Galactic


Virgin Galactic -

Virgin Galactic Sets Deal With New Mexico Spaceport -

Virgin Galactic -
All Eyes On Branson -

Virgin Galactic to Build Space Port in New Mexico - Slashdot
Space Travel -

Rocket Man - Wired

Movie of the Week: "The Fountain" by Darren Aronofsky

Keywords: Darren Aronofsky, The Fountain

"Darren Aronofsky, the genius who brought us 'Pi' and 'Requiem for a Dream', has produced a movie called 'The Fountain', which may be one of the most epic and thought provoking movies since 'Space Odyssey 2001.' "

"Just exactly what this movie is about has been kept a big secret. All that we know really is what can be gleaned from the recently released teaser trailer – and it doesn't tell us much. What we know is that the movie, starring Hugh Jackman, will span a period of 1,000 years, has themes of Mayan Mysticism, the quest for eternal life, and undying love."

"The movie takes place in three periods. In the first period Jackman is a Spanish Conquistador on a quest, the second period takes place in the present, and the third period takes place on another planet in the future.

The movie is expected to be released sometime early in 2006."
Source: Event Horizon

"The Fountain" -

The Fountain - Apple - Trailers

Clint Mansell

See also:
Movie - The World 2 Come

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Book of the Week: The Literature Network

Image: Jules Verne - The Literature Network

Keywords: book, library

"Welcome to The Literature Network. We offer searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. To find the work you're looking for start by looking through the author index. We currently have over 1200 full books and over 2000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. Our quotations database has over 8500 quotes."
Source: The Literature Network

Literature: Classic -
Literally Blogging

Literature - MIT OCW

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Advertising of the Day: "Talk to Chuck"

Keywords: Charles Schwab Corporation, stock broker

" 'So I was talking with my broker the other day—just the usual small talk, you know, how's the kids, how's the family, all that. And then it dawned on me: When you think about all the years I've been paying those big commissions on everything we bought and sold, were we really discussing my kids' future? Or his kids' future?' "
Source: Slate

Blogs: on Retail Financial Services Advertising - Daily Dose of Optimism

Charles Schwab gets animated, but so what? - AdJab
Talk to Chuck - AdJab

Charles Schwab -

Charles Schwab - Yahoo Finance
Schwab (SCH) - Seeking Alpha

Best Online Trading Web Sites -

Reboot - Wired
New Money - Wired
Charles Schwab - Fast Company

How Stocks and the Stock Market Work - Howstuffworks
Stocks -

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Photo of the Day: Asimo learns new tricks

Keywords: robot, ASIMO

"Serving refreshments is one of the new tasks Honda's cutting-edge robot, Asimo, has learned during the past year. The company demonstrated the robot's new skills in a video released on Dec. 13, 2005."
Source: CNET News

ASIMO - Honda Worldwide

Robotics - Slashdot

See also:
Video of the Day: Dancing Robots - The World 2 Come

Book of the Week: Steve Jurvetson's Bookshelf@Work

Keywords: Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson:
"I found that I have blogged, directly or indirectly, about most of these books. From foreground/right to background/left:
Dawkins, Ridley, Nanotech, Lessig, Deutsch, Complexity and Emergence, New Humanists from, Redesigning Humans, Free Culture, Feynman, Molecular Electronics, Biohazard, Po Bronson and MacNiven cover Hotmail, Kurzweil, Biocosm, Scientist in the Crib, Code, Juan Enriquez, Genetic Programming, TED, On Intelligence & Mind Wide Open, Watson’s DNA, Gates, Wolfram and Williams’ thoughts on quantum computing, World Tech Summit, Accelerating Change Conference, and The Future of Life."
Source: Photos from jurvetson - Flickr

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Monday, December 12, 2005

Interview of the Day: 60 Seconds with Bill Joy

Image: CNET News

Bill Joy, venture capital, startup

"Sun cofounder and Silicon Valley bad boy Bill Joy on the future of startups and where he's placing his venture-capital bets."
Source: Fast Company
[via SiliconBeat]

Bill Joy - NerdTV

See also:
Venture capital - The World 2 Come
Entrepreneur - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My Dream Media Team

President: Richard Branson
CEO: John Battelle
COO: Jason Calacanis
CEB (chief executive blogger): Robert Scoble
CTO/CIO: Max Levchin
CSA (chief software architect): Mark Canter
Editor-in-chief: Chris Anderson
Chief customer representative: Craig Newmark
Pundit: Jeff Jarvis
Pundit: Susan Mernit
Pundit: Steve Gillmor
Pundit: Dana Blankenhorn
Editor: Dan Gillmor
Editor: Tom Foremski
Editor: John C. Dvorak
Analyst: Rafat Ali
Content development: Marshall Brain
Marketing: Seth Godin
PR: Steve Rubel
Business development: Michael Arrington
Search: Philipp Lenssen
Podcasting: Doug Kaye
Podcasting: John Furrier
Telecoms: Om Malik
Blogs: David Sifry
Europe: Loic Le Meur
China: Jack Ma
CSO: John Robb
VC: Fred Wilson
Mobile: Oliver Starr

Entrepreneur: Mena Trott
Editor: Rebecca MacKinnon
HR: Heather Hamilton
Fashion: Anina
Analyst: Staci D. Kramer
Gossip: Jessica Coen
Politics: Ana Marie Cox

Update 2:
Web 2.0: Richard MacManus
Legal department: Denise Howell
Photos: Caterina Fake
Video: Amanda Congdon
Reporter: Xeni Jardin
Geek: Gina Trapani
Zeitgeist: Anastasia Goodstein

Update 3:
Reporter: Kevin Sites

Update 4:
What's your dream media team, aka the make believe hiring list - Susan Mernit
If this Dream Media Team forms--it's Game Over for the rest - Silicon Valley Watcher
Nightmare Media Team - pc4media

Update 5:
Research: Mary Hodder

Update 6:
India: Rajesh Jain
Japan: Joi Ito
Russia: Anton Nossik

Update 7:
Inventor: Dave Winer

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Report of the Day: Rise Of A Powerhouse

Keywords: Eastern Europe

"How the young knowledge workers of Central Europe are pushing the region to a new level."
Source: Business Week

Europe News -

The european blogosphere - LoicLeMeur Wiki

Audio of the Day: Omid Kordestani at Web 2.0 2005

Image: Gen Kanai - Flickr

Google, Omid Kordestani

"In 1999 Omid Kordestani became the 'first guy with a suit' at Google. Since then it has been his job to lead the company's revenue generation efforts, which makes him a key source for insights into the Google business strategy. In conversation with John Battelle Kordestani considers where Google is going and what business it is really in.

Kordestani discusses the growth potential in Google's core advertising business and the extent to which the company now resembles the Microsoft of the 1990s. Finally, he addresses the issue of how a company of Google's size, hiring more than ten new people every day, can foster rather than crush innovation."
Source: IT Conversations

Titans Column: Omid Kordestani - John Battelle's Searchblog
Google -
GOOG - The Internet Stock Blog

Google - Slashdot
Google Finance and Business Operations - WebmasterWorld

The Google galaxy - At The Whiteboard - ZDNet

See also:
Audio of the Day: Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 2005 - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Peter Norvig at ETech 2005 - - The World 2 Come
Google - The World 2 Come

How Google Got Going - Forbes
[via Junto Boyz]

Monday, December 05, 2005

Idea of the Week: Intellectual Ventures

Image: MSNBC

Keywords: Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures

"Intellectual Ventures is an invention company. We conceive and patent our own inventions in-house through a world-renowned staff of internal and external scientists and engineers. We also acquire and license patented inventions from other inventors around the world. Our network of invention sources includes: large and small businesses, governments, academia, and individual inventors. These inventions span a diverse range of technologies including: software, semiconductors, wireless, consumer electronics, networking, lasers, biotechnology, and medical devices. Our current focus is on developing our invention portfolio. Over time, we intend to market our portfolio on a broad and non-exclusive basis through a variety of channels including spin-out companies."
Source: Intellectual Ventures

Patent Stalker -
Another Year, Another Patent Record - Paul Kedrosky

Patently-O: Patent Law Blog
Inventors -
The Invent Blog
I/P Updates
Right to Create
Patent Pending - Inventions and Technology Updates
Patent Prospector

Patent Law -

Patent Searching Database

Patents - Slashdot

How Patents Work - Howstuffworks
Inventor's Handbook
Patent - MIT OCW

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Photo of the Day: World War 2 Pictures In Color

Keywords: World War II, Viktor Suvorov

"For so many years, historians and casual observers alike have observed the events of World War II through faded black and white images. What most people do not know is the fact that quite a large portion of the WWII was shot using color film! However, it wasn't until recently that a lot of the photographs and motion picture footage was de-classified by the U.S. Government. We don't just have a collection of U.S. images, but we also have a diverse collection of German, Russian, Japanese, British and Italian photos."
Source: World War 2 Pictures In Color

World War II Buffs - Myspace

Thursday, December 01, 2005

7,000 Feeds

Wow!!! 7,000 RSS feeds in my Bloglines account! Topics: anime, artificial intelligence, audio, aviation, biotech, blogs, blogs - Africa, blogs - Asia, blogs - Australia, blogs - Canada, blogs - China, blogs - Europe, blogs - favourite, blogs - India, blogs - Latin America, blogs - Middle East, blogs - popular, blogs - Russia, blogs - USA, blogs - world, bookmarks, books, Bulgaria, business, cars, CEO, CIO/CTO, communications, communities, competitive intelligence, consultant, corporate blogs, culture, design, developer, downloads, economics, education, energy, entertainment, entrepreneur, events, finance, food, fun, future, hardware, health, history, ideas, innovation, international affairs, IT, jobs, knowledge management, law, library, lifestyle, magazines, management, marketing, media, mobile life, moblogs, multimedia, music, my blogs/links, nanotech, net, neurotech, news, outsourcing, people, personal technology, politics, real estate, reference, research, science, scifi, search, security, shopping, Silicon Valley, society, software, space, sport, tech news, technology, telecom, travel,, TV, venture capital, video, virtual worlds, weird, world, world - Asia, world - Europe, world - Middle East, world - Russia, world - USA, Yahoo groups, zeitgeist.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Insight of the Day: Timeline of future technology and social change by J.R. Mooneyham

Image: Stargate Atlantis - SCIFI.COM

Keywords: future, futures studies, timeline of the future in forecasts

"This signposts document consists of two separate but closely related works: the timeline and perspectives.

The timeline offers a general outline of our possible future history, and is somewhat conservative and circumscribed in what it offers the reader. The timeline is meant to be the 'harder' (or more factual/credible) of the two works, in terms of science and predictions."
Source: J.R. Mooneyham

Future Blogs - The World 2 Come

See also:
Future - The World 2 Come

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Video of the Day: Dancing Robots

Keywords: robot

Google Video of the Day: EXTRA: The Robots of Beck's New Video in Practice

Robots -

Robots - Engadget
Robotic Nation Evidence

Robot - Flickr

Daniel Wilson - IT Conversations
NeoFiles Show #21: But You Won’t Let Those Evil Robots Defeat Me

How Robots Work - Howstuffworks
Robotics - MIT OCW
Robots -

See also:
Event of the Week: DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 - The World 2 Come
The Pentagon's Robotic Army - The World 2 Come
Book of the Year: "Singularity is Near" by Ray Kurzweil - The World 2 Come
Book of the Week: "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins - The World 2 Come
Where is the Robot-Valley? - The World 2 Come
Anime and Robotics: A Symbiotic Relationship - The World 2 Come

Interview of the Day: Thomas P.M. Barnett in Second Life

Image: Second Life Future Salon

"You may have heard of Thomas P. Barnett; he's a foreign-affairs wonk whose influential latest book is The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century. He once worked for Donald Rumsfeld, yet is a lifelong Democrat who briefed John Kerry on his foreign policy during the last election. Barnett has an interestingly geeky way of describing politics. He calls the American style of government the 'source code' for democracy; he argues that democratic countries need to form an armed deployment that will operate as the 'SysAdmin force' to help negotiate peace and trade worldwide.

Perhaps because he's so tech-savvy, Barnett recently agreed to a really unusual public event: He appeared as an avatar in the online game-world Second Life, and conducted a speech and Q&A session on his ideas. Avatars logged in from all over the world, including France, Britain, and China -- many of whom hurled catcalls at him and threw tough questions. Wagner James Au, Second Life's official in-game journalist, hosted the event -- as his avatar Hamlet Linden -- and he's blogged the transcript."
Source: collision detection
[via Thomas P.M. Barnett]

New World Notes
Thomas P.M. Barnett's Second Life Transcript and Slides - Second Life Future Salon

Thomas Barnett - IT Conversations

Blog of the Day: Future Perfect

Keywords: mobile phone

"Future Perfect is about the collision of people, society and technology, drawing on issues related to the user research that I conduct on behalf of my employer - Nokia."
Source: Future Perfect
[via MobHappy]

Thanksgiving Carnival of the Mobilists - Smart Mobs

See also:
Design of the Day: Nokia Concept Lounge - The World 2 Come

Person of the Day: Norbert Wiener

"Norbert Wiener (November 26, 1894 - March 18, 1964) was a U.S. mathematician, known as the founder of cybernetics. He coined the term in his book Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (MIT Press, 1948), widely recognized as one of the most important books of contemporary scientific thinking."
Source: Wikipedia

Norbert Wiener - MIT OCW
Cybernetics - MIT OCW

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Audio of the Day: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program

"Educators Corner is pleased to announce that it is podcasting the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture series held at Stanford University. The lectures take place every Wednesday during the academic quarter."
Source: STVP Educators Corner

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar

Sessions of the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program are available as podcasts - Software Only

See also:
Person of the Day: Young Entrepreneurs of Tech - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Stanford on iTunes - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Topic of the Day: Google Base

Keywords: Google, list of Google services and tools

What is Google Base?
"Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we'll host and make searchable online. You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle, Google Base and Google Local."
Source: About Google Base - Google

First Base - Official Google Blog

Google Base Officially Live Now - Google Blogoscoped
Google Base Live, Accepting Content - SEW
Poking At Google Base - SEW Blog
My Experience With Google Base - Inside Google
Google Base: Whatever You Want It To Be But Is It An Advance? -
Google Base Launched. Yuck. - TechCrunch
Google Base - About Web Search

Google Is Lame - A VC

RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web - Burnham's Beat

Google Base Live - WebmasterWorld
Google Base Launches - Slashdot

Daily SearchCast, Nov. 16, 2005 - SEW

See also:
Rumor of the Day: Google Base - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Person of the Day: Young Entrepreneurs of Tech

Keywords: entrepreneur

"A generation ago, entrepreneurship was considered a career path for those with no other prospects. Michael Dell's huge success did a lot to change that, and so did the Internet. Today the entrepreneur is the rock star of the business world.

So, last month, BusinessWeek Online set out to find the next generation of Michael Dells. We asked readers to nominate standout young entrepreneurs. Our editors reviewed the nominations and narrowed the field to this group of 20 finalists."
Source: Business Week

Entrepreneur Blogs - The World 2 Come

Venture Voice

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Movie of the Week: "9th Company"


Keywords: Soviet war in Afghanistan

"9th Company is a Russian film released in 2005. It is directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, the son of classic Soviet film director Sergei Bondarchuk, whose 1959 Destiny of a Man was a landmark in film treatments of World War II.
The film is the first attempt by Russian filmmakers to create a big-screen, big-budget movie about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The film tells the story of a group of soldiers from the moment they are drafted into the army until their final standoff against the mujahideen. The film is based on real events which took place in 1989. The film was made for $9 million with help from the United Kingdom's Shepperton Studios.

The film was released September 29, 2005 and became a Russian box office hit. It generated $7.7 million in its first five days of release alone, a new domestic record."
Source: Wikipedia



Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS - Viktor Suvorov
Inside Soviet Military Intelligence - Viktor Suvorov

Audio of the Day: Peter Norvig at ETech 2005

Keywords: Peter Norvig, Google, Google Labs, ETech 2005

"At Google, engineers and researchers are not two different groups of people. Engineers research products and researchers build products; their functions overlap. At ETech 2005, Google's Director of Search Quality, Peter Norvig, speaks about how this helps Google increase the interactivity of search tools and relevancy of search results using products such as Google Sets and Google Suggest."
Source: IT Conversations

See also:
Audio of the Day: Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 2005 - The World 2 Come

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Start of the Week: Windows & Office Live

Image: Michael Arrington - Flickr



Microsoft Live Event - My Real Time Notes - CrunchNotes
Office Live Will Be A Huge Productivity Tool - TechCrunch
Windows Live - More than an AJAX Desktop - TechCrunch


Microsoft Announcement November 1, 2005 - Flickr

"The 3-hour audio of Microsoft's Tuesday press briefing, with comment from Dan Farber, Steve Gillmor and myself."
Source: Scripting News

Disruption Gang - Gillmor Gang

Gates, Jobs, & the Zen aesthetic - Presentation Zen
Bill Gates and visual complexity - Presentation Zen

How Microsoft Works - Howstuffworks

Exclusive: Full text of Gates email, Ozzie memo - Dave Winer

Topic of the Week: Riots in France

Image: Le Monde

Keywords: France, 2005 French riots, Nicolas Sarkozy

"As the violence in France reached its tenth consecutive night, the torched car index reached 1,300, and the geography outside the control of the government radically increased, it has become clear that a classic riot over a lack of economic opportunity and justice has morphed into something else entirely."

"Open source war emerged spontaneously in France due to its particularly potent combination of criminal networks and Islamic extremism. The bonding of the two, the economic self-interest and techniques of criminal networks with the moral cohesion and antagonism of Islamic extremism, provided all the necessary preconditions (read more about Guerrilla Entrepreneurs). The spark that took this from a riot to open source war, was the attempt by the French Interior Minister (Sarkozy) to eliminate the parallel criminal economy (a type of primary loyalty energized by globalization) that provides the main means of economic advancement and status in many of these immigrant communities."
Source: Open Source War in France - Global Guerrillas

Paris erupts - BBC News
Violences Urbaines - Jean-Paul Ney

Special Report:
Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency - Strategic Studies Institute

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Blog of the Day:

"A group of IT professionals has launched India’s first network of technology blogs. Named, the network includes 'expert-managed blogs' in areas of coding, design, database, operating systems, emerging technologies, enterprise solutions, outsourcing, web and wireless technologies."
Source: The Blog Herald : India's first technology blogging network

See also:
Insta Blogs Network - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Blog of the Day: Inside Google Desktop

Keywords: Google Desktop

David Krane, Google’s head of Corporate PR, reports:
"Yet another new product blog from the Google Product Team – this time, featuring Google Desktop."
Source: kraneland

Inside Google Desktop

Friday, October 28, 2005

Audio of the Day: Stanford on iTunes

Keywords: Stanford University, iTunes

"Stanford on iTunes provides university-related audio content via the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s popular music jukebox and online music store. Stanford on iTunes gives alumni and the general public free access to a wide range of Stanford-specific digital audio content."
Source: Stanford iTunes
[via Rodrigo A. Sepъlveda Schulz]

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

How Much Is My Blog Worth?

Dane Carlson:
"Inspired by Tristan Louis's research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc, I've created this little applet using Technorati's API which computes and displays your blog's worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal."

"Your blog,, is worth $19,758.90."
Source: Business Opportunities Weblog

Technorati Weblog

Rumor of the Day: Google Base

Tom Oliveri, Product Marketing Manager at Google:
"You may have seen stories today reporting on a new product that we're testing, and speculating about our plans. Here's what's really going on. We are testing a new way for content owners to submit their content to Google, which we hope will complement existing methods such as our web crawl and Google Sitemaps. We think it's an exciting product, and we'll let you know when there's more news."
Source: Official Google Blog

More Google Base Screenshots - Google Blogoscoped
Google Base: It's An Early-Stage Test Project from Google - SEW Blog
John Battelle's Searchblog

GoogleBase: Structured/Vertical/Domain Search Ain't The FreeWeb - John Battelle's Searchblog

Google Developing Database Service - Slashdot
Google Base, classified ads? - WebmasterWorld

GoogleBasics - AttentionTech

Friday, October 21, 2005

Research of the Day: Morgan Stanley

Keywords: Morgan Stanley

Technology Research - Morgan Stanley
"Morgan Stanley's latest reports address the issues and opportunities that face our institutional clients today."
Source: Morgan Stanley

JupiterResearch Analyst Weblogs
Charlene Li's Blog
Internet Outsider

JupiterResearch Conversations

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Blog of the Day: First Carnival of the Mobilists

Image: TEDBlog

"We're delighted to host this first edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists, which aims to showcase some of the best writing on the web about mobile."
Source: MobHappy

Monday, October 17, 2005

Huawei is the “Cisco of China”

Keywords: Huawei, China, Cisco

Steve Jurvetson reports:
"Huawei is the 'Cisco of China' and a whole lot more. The breadth of their product line across datacom, telecom and consumer electronics is breathtaking. Annual sales are about $10 billion and growing about 40%/year. It is a microcosm of the Chinese economic juggernaut.

At this R&D center in ShenZhen, they employ 30,000 R&D Engineers ( of which 6,000 are working on 3G wireless).

Engineering graduates are paid $6K per year. After ten years of service, they are raised to $15K/year.

Huawei is privately owned by its three founders."
Source: Flickr

China taking over data networking business? - TechnoFusion
The New (Telecom) World Order - Om Malik
Huawei takes over Europe - Om Malik

Blogs - China:
Huawei - China Net Investor

Huawei - The China Stock Blog

Radio Economics: Interview - Dr. FAN Gang - Beijing, China

Headquarters -
Huawei - Flickr

See also:
China Blogs - The World 2 Come

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Movie of the Week: "The Optimists"

Keywords: Bulgaria, Jew, Holocaust

The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust

"Our documentary tells the dramatic story of how Bulgarian Christians and Muslims saved 50,000 Jews from the Holocaust. Few people know this rescue story. But that is about to change.

The time was 1943. The place: Bulgaria, a supposedly obscure, backward country in Eastern Europe. But it proved to be among the most civilized of nations. Fifty thousand Jews lived in Bulgaria before and after World War II. Fifty thousand didn't die even though the Nazis had begun to set in motion the trains that were to take the Bulgarian Jews to their deaths.

The Jews of Bulgaria lived because Bulgarian Christians and Muslims found ways to protect them. Individuals and organizations made a difference. Ordinary people stood up for their Jewish friends and neighbors. The Church, certain Bulgarian Parliament members, lawyers, writers, trade unions, professional guilds, and people from all walks of life helped defeat the Nazis' plans for mass deportations.

And this despite the efforts of the Bulgarian government to meet Nazi demands for quotas, i.e., to hand over thousands of Jews for transport to concentration camps.

The Optimists explores how different ethnic and religious groups stood by each other in Bulgaria even during the Holocaust. It is directed by award-winning filmmaker Jacky Comforty, whose family was among those rescued and who was determined to tell this story on film.

Bulgaria's experience offers valuable insight into how we can mobilize to protect human rights and civil rights now. This is a story that must be told. The Optimists tells it."
Source: The Optimists

Veni and his movie - Joi Ito's Web
Lawrence Lessig

Friday, October 14, 2005

The Broadband Around The Planet Project

Keywords: broadband

Om Malik writes:
"We are building a 'broadband profile' of the planet. What I would like to do is find contributors who are kind enough to write 250 words about the broadband situation in their country. In addition, I would love to get a list of:

1. Key Broadband Players
2. Main Access Technologies, like cable, or DSL
3. The price of bandwidth per megabit
4. Average Speeds available to consumers.
5. Anything else including links to some of the better blog posts about the 'broadband situation' in that country."
Source: Broadband Wiki


Broadband -

Internet Access - Digital Media Europe

Internet Access - Digital Media Asia
Broadband in India

Broadband Future

Broadband - The Internet Stock Blog

Broadband - JupiterResearch Analyst Weblogs
Broadband - IT Facts

Veselin Topalov is World Chess Champion!

Keywords: chess, Veselin Topalov, World Chess Championship

"The Bulgarian Veselin Topalov (30) became World Champion on chess. The citizen of the city of Rousse ended even against Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan) and dethroned him at the world top.
The Bulgarian Topalov has started the play against the ex world champion very easy but suddenly made some brilliant moves that let him attack. Kasimdzhanov evaded the defeat at the 42nd move and the two players agreed to end even but that has brought the title for Topalov."
Source: Focus News

Topalov FIDE Champion! - The Daily Dirt Chess Blog

Veselin Topalov is World Champion -

"The World Chess Championship, San Luis, Argentina: what an event! The daily hecatombs of pieces and pawns have produced the most thrilling chess spectacle of recent decades. It is a pity there are so few visitors to the hall to witness the bloodbath. Never mind: the servers that carry the moves live around the globe are breaking all audience records.

One man, Bulgaria's Veselin Topalov, has given an exhibition of such virtuosity that it looks doubtful, at the halfway stage, that he can be stopped. The comparisons are not with Garry Kasparov - merely the greatest chess player ever - but with Bobby Fischer, the only modern giant capable of such thorough annihilation."
Source: Guardian

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Audio of the Day: We Media

"We Media fosters collaboration through conversations, connections and shared knowledge. We’ve organized conversations with individuals and organizations who are using the Internet as a collective force of unprecedented power. We’ve created a setting for you to talk to them and to each other – a day for learning, and sharing, ideas and opportunities.

No ordinary conference, We Media is about how we create a better-informed society by collaborating with each other."
Source: The Media Center
[via Blogebrity: The Blog]

Blogs: October 05, 2005 Archives

See also:
Audio of the Day: Advertising Week 2005 - The World 2 Come