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Microsoft Windows 8 (Daily Shop)

Microsoft Windows 8

Until now, touchscreen PCs were little more than gimmicks – finger-friendly add-ons to a very mouse-oriented OS. Microsoft Windows 8 ($TBA) looks to change all of that. By borrowing heavily from Windows Phone 7, Redmond has built a touch-optimized, tile-based main interface for Windows 8, melding the user friendliness of modern smartphones with powerful PC features like complete access to the file system, the ability to see more than one app at a time on screen, and desktop caliber apps — although we’re still trying to figure out how you’re supposed to use the Office toolbar without a mouse.

$TBA  BUY

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DJ’s Parties (Daily Stories)

Above & Beyond ‘Hedonism’

Eric DLux ‘Watch Me Dance’

TV Rock ‘Vegas Baby’

EC Twins ‘Heat It Up’

Cosmic Gate ‘Travel Light’

Cedric Gervais ‘Lets Go’

Laidback Luke ‘Jet Lee’

Kaskade ‘Photoshoot’

Avicii ‘Hoover Dam’

Markus Schulz ‘Sinners’

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New York (Daily Trip)

The Beat Of New York

New York Farm City

Fifty People, One Question: New York

Ways Your Business Can Use the Internet (Daily Article)

Ways Your Business Can Use the Internet

(NOTE: This is an article listing the ways in which the World Wide Web can be used by businesses. It was authored by Dr. Bill Pierce with the assistance of Dr. Don Altman while both were at Visualogic, Inc. Written during 1994, and therefore ancient by Internet standards, it still is still spot-on, a tribute to Bill’s vision.)

Reach a worldwide audience The Internet is a worldwide network allowing you to reach people even very expensive advertising could not.

Provide product information Give customers direct access to information about your products. Some people prefer to learn about products on their own. The Internet has an unsurpassed ability to make information about your company’s products or services available to potential customers. It also provides the information when the customer wants it (now).

Save on literature costs Providing the information online reduces the need to print and mail product literature, thereby resulting in significant cost reductions.

Augment/replace phone banks Often people staffing phone banks are serving merely as interfaces to computer databases. In an age of graphical, networked computing, this function is less necessary. Simple graphical interfaces can be designed to allow customers to find the information they want quickly and inexpensively.

Provide easy access to customer service representatives Human interaction cannot be totally replaced by even the best graphical interface. When customers have a question, or would like to speak with a person, provide a list of contacts and phone numbers or allow them to send e-mail directly to a customer service representative, requesting that they be contacted.

Level your customer service load How many customers are turned away unsatisfied when your customer service lines are busy? How often do you have slack times when customer support personnel are not handling calls but still cost your business money? E-mail provides “asynchronous communication” that can help level the load. Customers with problems that do not require immediate attention can send an e-mail message through your Web site which can be handled when support people are not busy. Telephone-tag is eliminated for your customers, and you.

Inexpensively create/augment your corporate image It is easy and inexpensive to define your image on the Internet, whether you are a one-person-company or a large corporation. If your company information changes rapidly due to market forces, there is no easier way to change your image than electronically.

Recruit new employees Many companies (now nearly all), provide current information about job openings and attract talented people from places they could not reach otherwise.

Provide useful information to attract customers Ski shops often have a board listing local snow conditions. Search sites like ” yahoo ” and ” Lycos ” provide useful search services for the Web. Providing useful information to potential customers is a good way to get them to come to your site and return again and again (a property now called “stickiness”).

Provide your service on-line Many products and services can be delivered over the Internet. Online services will become an even brighter option for many businesses. Since the transaction is electronic, billing and inventory control can be automated, increasing accuracy and reducing your accounting and product storage costs.

Give customers access to searchable information Computers on the Internet allow companies to post information in the form of static Web pages. But, with some of the latest software (or some clever programming) , these computers can also help your customers find the information you are providing quickly. Federal Express created an award winning Web site that allows customers to track their packages. In doing this, Fed- Ex is providing a useful customer service while also promoting their product (service).

Help customers understand why they need you Another thing computers do well is provide artificial intelligence, expertise, or analysis. The Internet allows you to deliver custom software applications and extend your expertise virtually. Suppose you manufacture thermopane windows. A spreadsheet application could allow potential customers to determine how much money they would save in energy costs if they installed your windows. A financial services company could allow potential customers to analyze their investments in light of a financial service the company offers.

Let customers try a sample of your product or service Many new Web tools are becoming available that will allow consumers to try out a sample of what you have to offer before they buy. Gain a competitive advantage by offering a “test drive” of your product or service.

Eliminate the middleman Middlemen exist in some industries where there are barriers to direct contact between producers and consumers. The Internet is a vehicle for removing these barriers. This lowers prices for consumers and increases profits for producers.

On-line commerce This has been much touted in the popular press. Some products and services are well suited for sales on-line. Rapid growth in this area will occur as secure credit card transactions become (are now) standardized. Efficiency of shipping and delivery methods for hard goods is important for typically impatient internet shoppers.

Consider an Intranet Use the same Internet technology within your company to help workers communicate better and work more productively. Many companies are finding an Intranet to be a much more cost effective solution to their network information needs than proprietary software.

The best feature films of 2010 (Daily Top)

The best feature films of 2010

12.jpgDavid Fincher’s “The Social Network”is emerging as the consensus choice as best film of 2010. Most of the critics’ groups have sanctified it, and after its initial impact it has only grown it stature. I think it is an early observer of a trend in our society, where we have learned new ways of thinking of ourselves: As members of a demographic group, as part of a database, as figures in…a social network.

My best films list also appears on my main site, but I am posting it here on the blog so that you can comment on it. In response to the reader protests of recent years, I’ve returned to the time-honored tradition of ten films arranged in order from one to ten. After that, it’s all alphabetical. The notion of objectively ordering works of art seems bizarre to me.
Here are the year’s best feature films:

1. “The Social Network” Here is a film about how people relate to their corporate roles and demographic groups rather than to each other as human beings. That’s the fascination for me; not the rise of social networks but the lives of those who are socially networked. Mark Zuckerberg, who made billions from Facebook and plans to give most of it away, isn’t driven by greed or the lust for power. He’s driven by obsession with an abstract system. He could as well be a chessmaster like Bobby Fischer. He finds satisfaction in manipulating systems.

The tension in the film is between Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins, who may well have invented Facebook for all I know, but are traditional analog humans motivated by pride and possessiveness. If Zuckerberg took their idea and ran with it, it was because he saw it as a logical insight rather than intellectual property. Some films observe fundamental shifts in human nature, and this is one of them.

David Fincher’s direction, Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay and the acting by Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and the others all harmoniously create not only a story but a world view, showing how Zuckerberg is hopeless at personal relationships but instinctively projects himself into a virtual world and brings 500 million others behind him. “The Social Network” clarifies a process that some believe (and others fear) is creating a new mind-set.

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2. “The Kings Speech” Here, in a sense, is a first step in a journey that could lead to the world of “The Social Network.” Prince Albert (Colin Firth), who as George VI would lead the British Empire into World War Two, is seen in an opening scene confronting a loud-speaker as he opens the Empire Games. He is humiliated by a paralyzing stutter. The film tells the story of how his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) involves him with a rough-hewn Australian speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush), whose unorthodox methods enable him to eventually face a BBC microphone and forcefully inform the world that the empire was declaring war.

All of the personalities and values in “The King’s Speech” are traditional (and the royal values are too traditional, the therapist believes). Tom Hooper’s filmmaking itself is crafted in older style, depending on an assembly of actors, costumes, sets, and a three-act structure. The characters project considered ideas of themselves; “The Social Network,” in contrast, intimately lays its characters bare. From one man speaking at a distance through the radio, to another man shepherding hundreds of millions through a software program, the two films show techology shaping human nature.

A difference between them is that we feel genuinely moved by the events in “The King’s Speech.” We identify. While some people may seek to copy the events in “The Social Network,” few, I think, would identify with those characters. Mark Zuckerberg is as much a technology-created superhero as Iron Man.

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3. “Black Swan” And now we leave technology and even reality behind, and enter a world where the cinema has always found an easy match: Fantasy. That movies were dreamlike was understood from the very beginning, and the medium allowed directors to evoke the psychological states of their characters. “Black Swan” uses powerful performances by Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel to represent archetypal attributes: Female/male, young/old, submissive/dominant, perfect/flawed, child/parent, good/evil, real/mythical.

Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” provides a template for a backstage story that seems familiar enough (young ballerina tries to please her perfectionist mother and demanding director). Gradually we realize a psychological undertow is drawing her away from reality, and the frenzy of the ballet’s climax is mirrored in her own life. This film depends more than many others on the intensity and presence of the actors, and Portman’s ballerina is difficult to imagine coming from another actor.

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4. “I Am Love” In this film and “Julia” (2008), Tilda Swinton created masterful performances that were largely unseen because of inadequate distribution. Is it an Academy performance is no one sees it? Here she easily clears a technical hurdle (she is a British actress speaking Italian with what I understand is a Russian accent), playing Emma, a Russian woman who has married into a large, wealthy and guarded Milanese family.

She isn’t treated unkindly, at least not in obvious ways, but she doesn’t…belong. She is hostess, mother, wife, trophy, but never member. Now her husband and son are taking over the family dynasty, and her life is in flux. When she learns her daughter is a lesbian, she reacts not as an Italian matriarch might, but as the outsider she is, in surprise and curiosity. She has heard of such things.

Now she meets a young chef named Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a friend of her son’s. A current passes between them. They become lovers. There are many ways for actors to represent sex on the screen, and Swinton rarely copies herself; here as Emma she is urgent as if a dam has burst, releasing not passion but happiness. She evokes Emma as a woman who for years has met the needs of her family, and discovers in a few days to meet her own needs. She must have been waiting a long time for Antonio, whoever he would be.

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5. “Winter’s Bone” Another film with its foundation on a strong female performance. Jennifer Lawrence plays Ree, a girl of 17 who acts as the homemaker for her younger brother and sister in the backlands of the Ozarks. Her mother sits useless all day, mentally absent. Her father, who was jailed for cooking meth, is missing. She tries to raise the kids, scraping along on welfare and the kindness of neighbors.

When the family is threatened with homelessness, she must find her father, who skipped bail. She sets out on an odyssey. At its end will be Ree’s father, dead or alive. Unless there is a body her family will be torn apart. She treks through a landscape scarcely less ruined than the one in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Debra Granik, the director and co-author, risks backwoods caricatures and avoids them with performances that are exact and indelible, right down to small supporting roles. Ree is one of the great women of recent movies.

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6. “Inception” A movie set within the architecture of dreams. The film’s hero (Leonardo DiCaprio) challenges a young architect (Ellen Page) to create such fantasy spaces as part of his raids on the minds of corporate rivals. The movie is all about process, about fighting our way through enveloping sheets of reality and dream, reality within dreams, dreams without reality. It’s a breathtaking juggling act by writer-director Christopher Nolan, who spent 10 years devising the labyrinthine script.

Do dreams “have” an architecture? Well, they require one for the purposes of this brilliantly visualized movie. For some time now, I’ve noticed that every dream I awaken from involves a variation of me urgently trying to return somewhere by taking a half-remembered way through streets and buildings. Sometimes I know my destination (I get off a ship and catch a train but am late for a flight and not packed). Sometimes I’m in a vast hotel. Sometimes crossing the University of Illinois campus, which has greatly changed. In every case, my attempt is to follow an abstract path (turn down here and cut across and come back up) which I could map for you. “Inception” led me to speculate that my mind, at least, generates architectural pathways, and that one reason I responded to “Inception” is that , like all movies, it was a waking dream.

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7. “The Secret in their Eyes” This 2009 film from Argentina won the Academy Award for best foreign film of 2010. But it opened in 2010 in the U.S., and so certainly qualifies. It spans the years between 1974 and 2000 in Buenos Aries, as a woman who is a judge and a man who is a retired criminal investigator meet after 26 years. In 1974 they were associated on a case of rape and murder, and the man still believes the wrong men were convicted of the crime. The whole case is bound up in the right wing regime of those days, and the “disappearances” of enemies of the state.

Although the criminal story is given full weight, writer-director Juan Jose Campanella is more involved in the romantic charge between his two characters. No, this isn’t a silly movie love story. These are adults–experienced, nuanced, survivors. Love has very high stakes for them, and therefore greater rewards. Soledad Villamil and Ricardo Darin have presence and authority that makes their scenes together emotionally meaningful, as beneath the surface old secrets coil.

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8. “The American” George Clooney plays an enigmatic man whose job is creating specialized weapons for specialized murders. He builds them, delivers the, and disappears. Now someone wants him to disappear for good. A standard thriller plot, but this is a far from mainstream thriller. Very little is explained. There is a stark minimalism at work. Much depends on our empathy. The entire drama rests on two words, “Mr. Butterfly.” We must be vigilant to realize that once, and only once, are they spoken by the wrong person — and then the whole plot reality rotates.

A few of my colleagues admired this film by Anton Corbijn very much. Most of them admired it very little. I received demands from readers that I refund their money, and messages agreeing that there was greatness here. “The American” reminded me of “Le Samourai” (1967) by Jean-Pierre Melville, which starred another handsome man (Alain Delon) in the role of an enigmatic murder professional. The film sees dispassionately, guards its secrets, and ends like a clockwork mechanism arriving at its final, clarifying tick.

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9. “Kids Are All Right” There are ways to read that title: Kids in general are all right, thee particular kids are all right, and it is all right for lesbians to form a family and raise them. Each mother bore one of the children, and because the same anonymous sperm donor was used, they’re half-siblings. The mothers and long-time partners are played by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, and like many couples, they’re going through a little mid-life crisis.

Their children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) unexpectedly contact their birth father (Mark Ruffalo), and the women are startled to find him back in their lives. It was all supposed to be a one-time pragmatic relationship. Ruffalo plays him as a hippie-ish organic gardener for whom “laid back” is a moral choice. He thinks it’s cool to meet his kids, it’s cool their moms are married, it’s cool they invite him for dinner. I mean…sure, yes, of course…I mean, why not? Sure. In a comedy with some deeper colors, the film is an affirmation of–family values.

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10. “The Ghost Writer” In Roman Polanski’s best film in years, a man without a past rattles around in the life of a man with too much of one. A ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) is hired to write the autobiography of a former British Prime Minister so inspired by Tony Blair that he might as well be wearing a name tag. He comes to stay at an isolated country house like those in the Agatha Christie mysteries, in which everyone is a potential suspect. His wife Ruth (Olivia Williams), smart and bitter, met Lang a Cambridge. His assistant Amelia (Kim Cattrall), smart and devious, is having an affair with him. The writer comes across information that suggests much of what he sees is a lie, and his life may be in danger.

This movie is the work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller. Smooth, calm, confident, it builds suspense instead of depending on shock and action. The actors create characters who suggest intriguing secrets. The atmosphere — a rain-swept Martha’s Vineyard in winter — has an ominous, gray chill, and the main interior looks just as cold. The key performances are measured for effect, not ramped up for effect. In an age of dumbed-down thrillers, this one evokes a classic tradition.

Top 10 Biggest and Best Jumps Ever (Daily extreme)

First track = Last Jungle by Sub Focus
Second track = Blue Foundation – Eyes on Fire (Zed’s Dead remix)

2011 FORTUNE’S 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

Rank Company Job
growth
U.S.
employees
1 SAS 3% 5,629
2 Boston Consulting Group 2% 1,713
3 Wegmans Food Markets 6% 39,255
4 Google N.A. N.A.
5 NetApp 9% 5,455
6 Zappos.com 37% 1,843
7 Camden Property Trust 0% 1,719
8 Nugget Market -2% 1,240
9 Recreational Equipment (REI) -1% 9,380
10 DreamWorks Animation SKG 10% 1,994
11 Edward Jones 2% 35,987
12 Scottrade 19% 2,884
13 Alston & Bird -12% 1,611
14 Robert W. Baird 5% 2,406
15 Mercedes-Benz USA -3% 1,657
16 JM Family Enterprises -2% 3,688
17 USAA -1% 21,889
18 Stew Leonard’s -7% 1,991
19 The Methodist Hospital System 2% 11,298
20 Cisco 3% 36,612
21 Container Store -3% 3,338
22 DPR Construction -7% 1,073
23 Goldman Sachs 7% 13,154
24 Whole Foods Market 3% 52,915
25 Umpqua Bank 18% 2,154
26 Plante & Moran -4% 1,478
27 CHG Healthcare Services -5% 1,124
28 Bingham McCutchen 7% 1,607
29 Quicken Loans 4% 3,179
30 NuStar Energy 4% 1,419
31 W. L. Gore & Associates 1% 5,770
32 Chesapeake Energy 10% 8,529
33 Qualcomm 2% 12,520
34 QuikTrip 5% 10,936
35 Genentech 3% 11,464
36 Southern Ohio Medical Center 18% 2,276
37 Scripps Health 5% 11,847
38 PCL Construction -4% 1,323
39 American Fidelity Assurance -1% 1,495
40 Balfour Beatty Construction 37% 2,079
41 Devon Energy -10% 3,508
42 Baptist Health South Florida 5% 12,249
43 Shared Technologies -3% 1,192
44 Intuit -3% 6,475
45 TDIndustries -11% 1,429
46 Johnson Financial Group -4% 1,259
47 Novo Nordisk -1% 3,340
48 Build-A-Bear Workshop -7% 4,250
49 American Express -3% 26,329
50 Baker Donelson 1% 1,127
51 Intel -1% 42,694
52 Salesforce.com 15% 2,725
53 Four Seasons Hotels N.A. 11,729
54 Atlantic Health 5% 7,418
55 Perkins Coie 2% 1,726
56 Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 11% 1,269
57 Aflac 0% 4,400
58 General Mills 1% 16,803
59 Hasbro -4% 3,055
60 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta -1% 6,521
61 Mayo Clinic -1% 41,068
62 OhioHealth 4% 12,529
63 Deloitte -1% 38,493
64 FactSet Research Systems 3% 1,355
65 Adobe Systems 18% 4,788
66 EOG Resources 5% 1,811
67 Publix Super Markets -1% 141,217
68 Stryker -2% 8,389
69 Mattel -2% 5,161
70 S.C. Johnson & Son -1% 3,310
71 Marriott International -4% 106,280
72 Microsoft -4% 53,410
73 PricewaterhouseCoopers -4% 28,168
74 Nordstrom 19% 49,447
75 Arkansas Children’s Hospital 2% 3,776
76 Gilbane -9% 1,761
77 Ernst & Young -7% 23,102
78 SRC/SRCTec 9% 1,054
79 National Instruments -1% 2,545
80 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -1% 3,557
81 CarMax 3% 13,436
82 Teach For America 10% 1,236
83 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 6% 6,735
84 Bright Horizons Family Solutions -4% 13,737
85 Booz Allen Hamilton 9% 23,294
86 KPMG -5% 19,892
87 Men’s Wearhouse -1% 14,548
88 Meridian Health -8% 8,004
89 Brocade Communications Systems 8% 3,112
90 CH2M Hill -12% 13,486
91 The Everett Clinic 4% 1,633
92 Rackspace Hosting 14% 2,405
93 J. M. Smucker -4% 4,157
94 Aéropostale 7% 16,589
95 Morningstar 14% 1,224
96 MITRE 2% 6,686
97 Darden Restaurants 21% 167,537
98 Starbucks -5% 103,425
99 Accenture 4% 31,000
100 W. W. Grainger -3% 13,699


Top Ten Websites anyone can make money with (Daily Top)

1. Bitwine.com | Ether.com – sell your knowledge by offering consultancy services

2. About.com – become a guide (publisher) on about.com, and get paid for writing content. Based on your performance, your salary can be anywhere between $500-$8500/month. Check out the list of available
topics here

3. Chacha.com – chacha is a human powered search engine that’s maintained by search guides. It has more than 10.000 guides already and pays them between $5-$20/hour depending on performance.

4. Cafepress.com | Zazzle.com – these websites lets you put custom graphics or photos on popular, easy-to-ship, high-selling products i.e. t-shirts, mugs, hats, bags….etc. If something is sold you receive a commission. Since both of these websites receive lots of traffic, it seems quite promising

5. Elance.com | Getafreelancer.com | Odesk.com | Guru.com – mainly for techies; SEO professionals, web designers, developers…etc

6. Associated Content – write a story, how-to articles, rant etc, and if they like it they’ll pay you somewhere between $3-$20 for it

7. Clicknwork.com – get paid $5-$150/hour for doing some freelance work on a per-assignment basis. You’ll have to pass a tough test before you can start with it

8. Squidoo – squidoo won’t pay you but lets you publish articles with promotional content (ex; amazon products). It has lots of traffic and if you figure out what’s popular there, it can be well worth your effort

9. AGLOCO – how about getting paid whenever you browse the web? That’s exactly what agloco does, it pays you for browsing the web. There is a lot more to it though, check it out here.

10. H3 – Get paid to find the right candidate for particular jobs. Commissions range from $50-$5,000 depending on how desperate the hiring company is.