The Korea Times answers the question on how did the number of Korean broadband subscribers explode from nothing in 1998. It was when the high-speed Internet was first introduced by Thrunet (English site) to the present 12 million. Many experts have pointed to the tech-savvy Korean people, a highly urbanized and dense population, an affordable fixed-rate price and full government support as keys to broadbandâ€™s success.
Viral Videos & Ads posted four new television commercials/spots/advertisements today. Only three were funny and worth noting.
This Yahoo! News article report thousands of tech companies have baton-passing rituals with "offshoring", the migration of jobs to lower-cost countries such as India, China and Russia. It remains politically sensitive because of the tepid United States (U.S.) job market. But executives insist that cheaper labor and faster work flow have made offshoring a fact of life for everyone in the industry.
CrashBonsai is John Rooney's creation who is torned between the desire to create and destroy. Recently, he has been making bonsai plants, and combining them with model cars and trucks which he has creatively smashed and melted, to create "CrashBonsai," little living car crash sculptures. There are a few photographs that do not have bonsai plants.
Emo is a cool rendered art work with group of happiness and a single sadness. Nice colors and meanings. Sometimes I do feel like the red face.
This Mercury News' story says "Googling" stopped for 15 minutes on Saturday. Google, the world's leading Internet search engine shut down from 6:45 to 7 p.m. eastern time, according to Google spokesman David Krane. "It was not a hacking or a security issue," said Krane. He said the problem was related to the DNS, or Domain Name System, though Krane did not elaborate. The DNS translates domain names for computers. "Google's global properties were unavailable for a short period of time," Krane said. "We've remedied the problem and access to Google has been restored worldwide."
This amusing UserFriendly cartoon shows the possiblility of the new name, new logo, and new slogan.
After United States' broadcast debut of the "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" trailer #1 on Saturday, May 7th during ABC's network premiere of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", on America Online (AOL) Web sites, Disney Channel, four channels across the Starz Entertainment Group network, and Verizon Wireless customers (V CAST wireless multimedia service), Ain't It Cool News posted AOL's link to the QuickTime movie (direct link to download the 56 MB high quality trailer file).
This online Wired Issue 13.05 article compares New York on the morning of September 12, 1609, a few hours before explorer and trader Henry Hudson sailed into the harbor, and today. Back then, the city that never sleeps hadn't woken up yet.