Microsoft “Live” Will Be Replaced By “Microsoft Account”

Most of Microsoft online users have a Live ID, which is the uniform User ID for Microsoft web stuff. In Windows 8, Live ID will be changed to Microsoft Account.

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The new name Mail will instead of Windows Live Mail, Photos instead of Windows Live Photo Gallery, and so on. Most of Live names will be unified by a single “Microsoft Account.”


How The Making of Huawei Pegasus in MWC 2012

China No1 Telecommunication Product provider Huawei Inc. just released 4 brand new smart phones in MWC 2012 (Mobile World Congress 2012) today.

There is a Pegasus sculpture outside the MWC venue in Barcelona. Huawei think the Pegasus is a symbol of their rapid cellphone’s growth obviously. 

The Pegasus was sculpted out of 3500 Huawei handsets and supporting rods. It was sculpted by “Machine Shop” company in London: “Standing at 5.7 meters tall and made of 3,500 smartphones, the Huawei Pegasus took 720 man hours to build.”

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Let’s look how the “Horse” made:


Apple co-founder Steve Jobs Passed Away Today

We heard lots of Jobs’s dead message. but this is real. The great man in this world of IT, passed away today, 2011 Oct 5, he is only 56 years old.

We do not know whether there is other guy is greater than Jobs, maybe Bill Gates? But we know Jobs is the only one who made Apple is a popular or even a fashionable brand. Most of young people are proud of owning an iPhone. 

RIP!

Now, the Apple’s official website just post Jobs’s big picture on home page:

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(from National Post:

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues.)

Google’s Facebook ?

Google pushed a news today about their new project: Google Plus. It is a similar web product and service with Facebook. Actually, it should not a new project. Google started a Facebook like website very earlier, they had Google Wave, Google buzz, but all them seems failed.

Maybe this time Google Plus is a chance. One of reason is very interesting: Because Facebook is more and more popular currently, so that means more people know what Facebook is and what they can do using Facebook. So maybe they have already a question: Why other company do not have similar service ? See, This is Google’s chance. Facebook is helping Google.

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Google Plus is still in the testing stage. Not all people can use it now.

At the moment, we’re testing with a small number of people, but it won’t be long before the Google+ project is ready for everyone. Leave us your email address and we’ll make sure that you’re the first to know when we’re ready to invite more people.

Microsoft Mango Beta will come in 24 hours ?

Just read the message from Twitter: seems the Windows Phone 7 Mango beta system will be release in 24 hours.

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Original Twitter URL is here.

Actually, it is June 22 now, I think Microsoft will release today ?

Anyway, we still hope Nokia can release their WP7 earlier. Seems the end of this year is too long for WP7 fans.

There is a related article about this news here.

China Government’s New Search Engine

2011 June 20, People’s Daily, a News and Media company which managed by China Government, rebranded their own search engine, the domain name changed from Goso.cn to Jike.com.

Jike, means fastly and quickly in Chinese. People’s Daily said it also chose the name because it sounds like “geek” in English, “representing a computer expert or enthusiast.”

The home page of Jike.com is just like other search engine page, a searching box is the main content:

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Why People’s Daily want to launch their own search engine but not use the biggest search engine in China – Baidu.com, we think they have their own reasons such as content and business. For the government, China can build a robust searching engine easier than other tech companies in China.

The launch ceremony of the new domain name and web search platform of jike.com themed “Future, begins immediately” was held in its new office in World Financial Center Monday in Beijing, one year after the running of the beta version. The new domain name “jike.com” and the new company logo developed based on the concept of tangram as well as the new web search platform were officially launched on the ceremony.

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(General Manager: Deng YaPing)

Chairwoman Ma Li, general manager Deng Yaping and chief scientist Liu Jun of jike.com as well as CEO of Sina Cao Guowei, chief scientist of Baidu William Zhang, director of National Geomatics Center of China Li Zhigang, chairman and CEO of ChinaCache Wang Song, president of 360.cn Qi Xiangdong, Sohu CEO Wang Xiaochuan and President and CEO of Soufun.com Dai Jiangong jointly opened the launch ceremony of the new web search platform of jike.com.

Taking advantage of its new-comer’s strength, jike.com made great breakthroughs in large scale web search technology and launched its web search platform with a multi-billion full-text indexing capacity within one year. This platform utilizes many advanced technologies including high-throughput mega storage and massive parallel processing as well as the latest advances in core search algorithm by its top-tier search R&D team, making the search results more accurate and richer.

“The State requires that we have our own search engine technology with Chinese intellectual property right. If you have grasped this technology, you own the commanding height, especially for internet search engine, because it’s information gateway. If we have mastered this info gateway, we can know better what the public want, I mean common people’s inner voices and needs,” said Deng Yaping, general manager of jike.com.

The new domain name, jike.com, comes from the Chinese words “即刻”meaning “immediate”, symbolizing fast response speed. It also pronounces similarly to the English word “geek”, representing "a computer expert or enthusiast".

The new logo, developed based on the concept of tangram, a dissection puzzle originated from China, takes on blue—the color of sky symbolizing broad developing space, yellow—the color of sunshine which nurtures things to grow, and black—representing modernness and rationality as its basic colors.

The straight cut line of tangram is very special compared with the more traditional curve line in Chinese culture. It creates infinite combination of patterns with basic geometric figures, showing the scientific, rational and modern beauty of cutting-edge technologies. It sparks wisdom and knowledge from playing, a way in line with the life style of the young people in the modern world.
Guests from cooperating organizations including Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Development Bank, China Telecommunications Corporation and National Geomatics Center of China as well as professionals from well-known IT companies such as Sina, Sohu, Tencent, Baidu and Qihoo witnessed this significant moment in the development of jike.com.

There is also other report about Jike.com

Air Canada Workers Strike

Just now we received email from Air Canada:

Dear customer,

We are very disappointed that an agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) leadership has not been reached, leading call centre and airport customer service agents in Canada to take strike action.

How will this affect your travel plans?

Rest assured that we will continue to operate our regular schedule, and have implemented a contingency service plan to minimize impact to our customers. Existing bookings will be honoured and future bookings welcomed.

Use our self-service tools

To manage or book your flights visit aircanada.com or contact your travel agent.

Our customers are requested to check-in within 24 hours of flight departure, online at aircanada.com or on a mobile device at mobile.aircanada.com. Check-in prior to going to the airport, to avoid expected long line-ups at our self-service check-in kiosks.

Get flight updates at aircanada.com

We apologize for the inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you on board while we work things out on the ground.

For up-to-date information visit aircanada.com.

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