Yahoo Browser

Yahoo only had search engine, the search engine is not bad. However, Yahoo now has browser: Axis.

Yahoo said: Yahoo! Axis redefines what it means to search and browse the Web.

The Axis browser is mainly focus on Apple’s mobile users, for iPhone, iPad … etc. Also, for desktop user they provide plugin for those popular existing web browsers.

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Actually, Axis browser provides the different “face”: searched result is not pure text, but thumbs, such as a website home page thumb.

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If you are interested in the new Yahoo browser, please read their official site.


Citizen and Immigration Canada E-newsletter 2012 Spring

Citizen and Immigration released lots of changes in 2012, they published many new policies, and continue to prepare and make more.

Even in their official website, maybe there are most of new content in 2012.

Here is the newest E-newsletter which is about main new changes in 2012 spring:

1: Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012 – Proposed changes to Canada’s Economic Immigration System;

2: CIC’s Media Centre Now Available by Email;

3: Consultations on a Redesigned Parent and Grandparent Immigration Program;

4: Evaluation Shows Ministerial Instructions are Relevant and Necessary;

5: Cracking Down On Marriages Of Convenience – New and Proposed Measures;

6: Permanent Resident (PR) Cards Mailed Directly Under New Pilot Project Of Convenience – New and Proposed Measures;

7: Pre-publication of Language Assessment Changes;

8: Reform of the Interim Federal Health Program


Citizenship and Immigration Canada Officially Released How to Immigrate to Canada Video

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) released a serial of videos to help people to immigrate to Canada, introduce Canada Immigration System, and settle new comer’s life.

Here is the “Immigrate To Canada” video which introduce Canada Immigration Program. There is captions in the video, which is good for people to understand better in the world.image

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer is the Worst CEO in the World ?

Forbes website recently posted a 3-pages article about 5 CEOs who should have already been fired. It means those 5 CEO are not qualified for a CEO.

The interesting thing is who is the worst CEO in this world ? Actually Forbes just means who is the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company, not all over the world, but for people, and all other medias, nobody cared about the range was limited a traded, large, and American company, they just simply think the worst CEO is worst CEO in this world.

Poor Steve Ballmer, he was chosen to be the worst CEO in American area, but, people now think he is just the worst CEO in all over the world.

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#1 – Steve Ballmer, Microsoft.  Without a doubt, Mr. Ballmer is the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today.  Not only has he singlehandedly steered Microsoft out of some of the fastest growing and most lucrative tech markets (mobile music, handsets and tablets) but in the process he has sacrificed the growth and profits of not only his company but “ecosystem” companies such as Dell, Hewlett Packard and even Nokia.  The reach of his bad leadership has extended far beyond Microsoft when it comes to destroying shareholder value – and jobs.

— From Forbes

For me, I don’t know the stock well, but I know Microsoft’s stock value has dropped too much since Steve Ballmer took the CEO place. Microsoft own the best software development team, but they lost too much in the mobile field, they missed too many chances. and, just say the web browser, I can not believe the IE browser can not win Chrome, actually the best web browser is definitely Google Chrome now, no more IE.

Fortunately, Microsoft still have enough strong and great products such as Windows 7, .NET, and the coming new Windows 8. Microsoft is still the giant IT company, they only have to consider a better CEO maybe.

LinkedIn Provides Apps for Windows Phone

LinkedIn had appls for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, even Palm, but they did not have apps for Windows phone.

Until today, they unveil it, the app for Windows Phone.

Now the Windows Phone profession guys have the way to access LinkedIn to connect to their profession friends and groups.

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Please use the following useful links to get the new Windows Phone app, and join the group.

Get LinkedIn for Windows Phone Now

Join the LinkedIn for Windows Phone Group Now

Payment Rank In Technology Company

There were many discusses about which tech company paid more. This is the newest information about payment rank.

The following numbers are average payment annually.

And, there is another important point, the average payment calculated based on most of Junior engineers payment in those company.

(Average Payment Annually, USD)

1: Twitter: 114,917 USD

2: Facebook: 111,428 USD

3: LinkedIn: 110,902 USD

4: Cisco: 105,562 USD

5: Apple: 103,883 USD

6: Google: 102,428 USD

7: Yahoo: 102,638 USD

8: Zynga: 100,494 USD

9: Oracle: 99,391 USD

10: Amazon: 92,613 USD

11: Microsoft: 87,956 USD

12: IBM: 86,608 USD

About more details information, please read Business Insider.

Microsoft’s New Bing: Social

Microsoft today announced a new version of Bing searching engine. They call this version is Transforming Search from Finding to Doing.

“…a major update to its Bing search engine that fundamentally transforms the way users search the Web. The update, the most significant since Microsoft launched Bing three years ago, is designed to help users act quickly by taking advantage of the Web’s evolving fabric.”

The main updates looks like the Social searching feature.

With the new Bing, user can get advice more easier and get recommendations from friends or even experts, The new Bing provides a new social sidebar which put the right side by default.

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User can also view useful, action-oriented information via a kind of screen snapshot feature.

The new Bing will be presented in a three-column new design that provides more and useful information.

Canada’s Last One Cent Coin

According to low purchasing power and rising production costs, Canada government has decided to stop distributing the one-cent coin and stop the one-cent coin in the market by phase.

On Friday 2012 May 4th, Canada Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presses the button to make the last penny at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg.

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Resources:

1: Canada’s penny withdrawal: All you need to know;

2: Canada’s last penny minted;

James Whittaker: Why I left Google

James Whittaker left from Microsoft to Google in 2009, now he left from Google to Microsoft.

Who is James Whittaker?

Let’s read a blog written in 2009:

James Whittaker joins Google
Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3:34 PM

By Patrick Copeland

I’m excited to announce that James Whittaker has joined us as our newest Test Director at Google.

James comes to us most recently from Microsoft. He has spent his career focusing on testing, building high quality products, and designing tools and process at the industrial scale. In the not so distant past, he was a professor of computer science at Florida Tech where he taught an entire software testing curriculum and issued computer science degrees with a minor in testing (something we need more schools to do). ……. At Microsoft he wrote a popular blog, …

He has trained thousands of testers worldwide. He’s also written set of books in the How to Break Software series. They have won awards and achieved best seller status. His most recent book is on exploratory testing is coming out this summer. ….

Join me in welcoming James to Google!

This blog was still in here, you can read full content.

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The world is changing fast. Today, 2012 March 13, people read Mr. James Whittaker’s blog on Microsoft site again, and the title is “Why I left Google”:

The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus.

The old Google made a fortune on ads because they had good content. It was like TV used to be: make the best show and you get the most ad revenue from commercials. The new Google seems more focused on the commercials themselves.

The old Google was a great place to work. The new one?

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China Top Online Video Site Youku.com and Tudou.com merged

The No.1 and No.2 online video sites in China: Youku.com and Tudou.com, merged today. Now another online video giant born.

The combined company will be called Youku Todou Holdings, and Youku will own 71.5% holders, Tudou will own 28.5% holders.

The stock will continue to trade under the symbol YOKU on the NYSE.

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“We intend to lead the next phase of online video development in China. Youku Tudou will represent a differentiated leader in the online video market in China with the largest user base, most comprehensive content library, most advanced bandwidth infrastructure and strongest monetization capability within the sector,” Youku CEO Victor Koo said in a statement. “Youku Tudou Inc. will have the reach and scale to bring our users high quality content at high speeds. The combined company will have the two leading online video brands in China: Youku and Tudou.”