Tuesday, November 30, 2010

iPad Invades Wall Street - the Financial Times has offered all its employees $480 to buy an iPad

JPMorgan will give its investment bankers iPads, according to an e-mail unearthed by Bloomberg. The move continues the iPad's march into enterprises as a replacement for traditional mobile email devices, particularly the Blackberry, as well as mobile PCs running Windows.
In October, AT&T announced it would begin offering iPads through its corporate sales channel, and the Financial Times has offered all its employees $480 to buy an iPad or other tablet.

iPad Invades Wall Street - Francis Pacavira 
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The big loser in these transactions is Research In Motion, which traditionally owns the mobile-email space, particularly in Wall Street and Washington DC. RIM has shown a video of its PlayBook tablet loading Web pages significantly faster than the iPad, and it'll support Flash as well. But the iPad is out now and the PlayBook isn't due out until next year.
Longer-term, Microsoft is the other loser as users move to mobile devices running operating systems other than Windows. Tablets are already affecting consumer PC sales, and if they start to make inroads into businesses as well, that's bad news for Microsoft's largest and most profitable business.
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Eleanor Coerr, Author of 'Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,' Dies at 88

Eleanor Coerr, whose Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin, 1977) introduced children to the true story of a Japanese girl who suffered from the effects of an atomic bomb attack, died November 22. She was 88.

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Eleanor Coerr has died at 88.

The inspiring book follows Sadako Sasaki, who was two-years-old when the United States dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima during the final stages of World War II in 1945. It chronicles Sasaki as a healthy schoolgirl winning relay races, through her diagnosis with leukemia, and her long stay in the hospital. She died a decade after the attack at the age of 12.

While in the hospital, Sasaki began making origami cranes to pass the time. Her ultimate goal was to make 1,000, but, according to the book, she died with only 644 completed. Sasaki's classmates finished making the remaining cranes, and all 1,000 were buried with her.

Sasaki's classmates started a national campaign to build a peace statue to remember her and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. To help raise money, they sold copies of a photocopied and staple-bound autobiography of Sasaki called Kokeshi. To this day, the statue of Sasaki, erected in 1955, is decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people from all over the world.

Coerr learned of the story while living in Japan after the war and visitingHiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. A missionary friend who had a copy of Sasaki's autobiography encouraged Coerr to write about the girl, who is sometimes referred to as the Anne Frank of Hiroshima.

Sadako(Original Import)

American school children learned about Sasaki through the 1977 publication of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and teachers quickly incorporated the book into lessons about the horrors of war and the art of origami. The book has been translated into many languages and each year on August 6, Peace Day, thousands of paper cranes made by children from numerous countries are placed at Sasaki's statue.

"This slim book of 80 pages, written in very simple language, presents [Sasaki's] heart-wrenching story," said literary critic Anita Silvey on October 25, the 55th anniversary of Sasaki's death. "A three-handkerchief story, it will always work for those readers who request a sad book. It even ends with the line, 'She never woke up.' By showing the effect of a war on the life of a vibrant and attractive child, Eleanor Coerr wrote a powerful book that advocates for peace."

Coerr was born in 1922 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in Saskatoon. She began her professional life as a newspaper reporter and editor of a column for children. She also wrote The Big Balloon Race (HarperCollins, 1984) and Mieko and the Fifth Treasure (Penguin, 1993).

In May of this year, Coerr attended a ceremony at New York's Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center, where Sasaki's brother presented one of the original cranes folded by his sister.


Monday, November 29, 2010

5 Most Popular Myths About Making Money Online

Make money online is a powerful attraction for many people. However, some are still skeptical about it while others have wrong beliefs. Either way, you are losing your chance to earn your millions just by working on your computer.

If you wonder why many people have become successful in online business, the reason is that they have enough knowledge about it. If you want to be like them, here are some make money online myths you should know to avoid misconceptions.

1. You Need to be an Expert

Some cynical individuals fail to venture into this line of business because they think that to make money online, you have to be an expert. The myth is the primary reason why many are still trapped in financial burden. Remember that the internet offers a wide source of information.

As long as you have the drive to learn, you can become an expert on the area of your interest. By focusing on your field, you can start to make money online. Actually, to earn more profit, you do not have to know everything. Just concentrate on your niche and riches will come flowing to your door.

2. You Need to Quit your Job

Some people fear even trying to join the internet community because of their fear that they will lose time for their job and eventually, it will require them to quit. However, contrary to this belief, you can make money online without having to quit your primary source of income.

You can make additional earnings by simply using your leisure time. Instead of wasting your time watching non-sense on TV or waiting for your spouse to come home, you can turn your free time into productive time by navigating the net to find ways to increase your income.

3. You Need a Huge Capital to Start a Business

Another setback for wannabe online millionaires is the myth that they need a huge capital to start a business on the internet. In land-based businesses, you have to hire employees, rent an office, and pay for the utilities. With the make money online, all you need is your internet connection and your computer, and your business starts to work. Your virtual office is open 24/7 without any employee manning it.

4. Only the Professionals in the Field can Make money

Anyone can join and create an online business. Whatever field you are in, you are welcome to start your venture. You do not have to be somebody to make money online. An ordinary employee and a boss can have the same status when it comes to businesses.

5. Internet Marketing is an Overnight Success

Some people fail in the venture because of the misconception that make money online will turn them from rags to riches overnight. Although it is true that you can earn huge amounts of money with the internet, the earnings come with time. You cannot achieve the financial abundance overnight. If somebody offers you with a quick way to make money online, be extra careful before jumping into the offer. Many fraudulent sites exist and they are waiting for their next victim to come.

Andre Conferido has been in the internet marketing business for over 5 years mainly doing “niche blogging”. Andre is also a writer at the make money online blog http://www.carlocab.com/

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