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Saturday, March 22, 2008
(NEW YORK The Associated Press): On the verge of a collapse that could have shaken the very foundations of the U.S. financial system, investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. was bailed out Friday by a rival and the federal government.
Foundations of capitalism are shaking but my friend Vuth Sem is fortunately unaware of that. On the same day Bear Stearns signed a merger agreement with JP Morgan Chase in a stock swap worth $2 a share I received the following message from Kiva.org:
Dear Roman Stanek,
We are very pleased to notify you that the business you have loaned to, Motor Taxi service run by Vuth Sem, has repaid the full amount of this loan $300.00. The payment was collected and deposited by Sive Chheng Sreng.
Friday, March 21, 2008
A few years ago Stefan published list of his favorite Mac utilities. When I started to use the new MB Air last week I realized that my list is completely different:
Remember The Milk
Oh, I almost forgot to mention Firefox and Adium...
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Every time I planned my travel I ended up with a pile of confirmation emails from different sources: airlines, hotels, car rental companies, internet travel agents and so on. It was usually very difficult to create an itinerary from this mess. Until today!
Everything changed when I joined TripIt earlier today. I simply forwarded the confirmations to email@example.com and I ended up with a very detailed travel plan for my upcoming US visit. Few clicks and I was done. Now I have everything in one place. Integrated with my Google calendar. The best Web 2.0 app I ever used. By far...
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I always wondered why English uses the expression "near miss" when "near hit" would be more logical. But after the last weekend when hurricane Emma brought down some large trees around our house I am glad the tree missed my car and it did not not hit it:
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Today starts a new chapter of my life. After a year of hard work my team and I are coming out of stealth mode and launching a new company: Good Data Corporation.
We've built a complete, on-demand business intelligence platform combining analytics, reporting, data warehousing and data integration. Our primary focus is collaborative analytics. We believe that sharing and teamwork will allow our users to move past isolated reports and arrive at the true meaning of "business intelligence."
How is it different? It's fast, it's flexible, and it's on-demand. We've packed a sophisticated bundle into a simple package. By focusing on the right features, we've eliminated feature bloat. And it's secure, too.
We've been working hard, and I would love to hear your thoughts. If you would like to learn more about Good Data please visit http://www.gooddata.com.