Thursday, October 25, 2007

Microsoft Buys 1.6% of Facebook for HK$18603359900

AP: "'s mastermind Mark Zuckerberg smiles at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. in this Feb. 5, 2007 file photo. Rapidly rising Internet star Facebook Inc. has sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million(HK$18,603,359,900), spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Inc. The deal announced on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 after several weeks of negotiation values Palo Alto-based Facebook at $15 billion _ less than four years after Mark Zuckerberg started the online social networking site in his Harvard University dorm room."

FF: "Mark Zuckerberg, u r awesome~ Facebook it's a social networking hub can bring the world together"

Apple and Sony, like peas in an iPod

Engadget: "Funny huh? We knew something was a tad too familiar with those Sony DSC-T2 Cyber-shot cameras announced yesterday. Now, Engadget Japanese reveals why. Those pictures are official, un-doctored press shots from both Apple and Sony. The former (and we mean former) comes courtesy of since it's been supplanted by Apple's new nano. Of course, Apple's no saint in these matters either. Flattery at its finest, eh? Sony,"

FF: "Sony's Marketing?... Sony, r u allrite? =_=""

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


NYPOST: "A German artist has invented an accessory that publicizes how many mentions you get in a Google search - a ring that flashes the number on a digital display.

Your Google ranking is the new status symbol, more than diamonds and wealth or even being on television," said Marcus Kison, 30, who spent six months producing the glass prototype.

Kison is looking for a marketer for the titanium band, which he says should fetch upwards of $700, and wants it to hit the market next year. It comes with a jewel-case docking station that plugs into a computer. Every time you "charge" the ring, it updates your latest Google ranking.
(Paris Hilton, you're at 17.5 million hits as of this writing.)

"Being in people's minds means being important . . . Every content creator that copies and pastes your name will raise the value of your virtual mirrored importance," Kison said.

Kison says President Bush is No. 1 in Google hits, with 40.1 million.

"Just by inventing the ring, I've jumped to 10,000," Kison boasts. "

FF: "Danny Cheng, you're No. 1 in Google Hong Kong, Yeah~~"

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Zune 2.0 gets official

crave: "Microsoft has officially revealed its plans for new 4GB, 8GB, and 80GB Zune MP3 players (the rumormongers nailed this one). The new players are expected out in November, priced at $149, $199, and $249, respectively. The 80GB version is only available in black, but both the 4GB and 8GB versions will be available in black, red, pink, and green. While the news hasn't exactly knocked us off our feet, there are some interesting new features: Wireless sync, Zune Social and Media Center.

On the right you can see last year's Zune. Cosmetically, the new Zune players are smaller and use a new, rubberized control pad.

FF: "Wireless sync, kool~~ Existing Zune users will also be given the new wireless sync feature once the firmware upgrade hits in November~~ Lovely~"

Sony's Walkman NW-A910 series slakes that media jones

Engadget: "Nice huh? That's the latest Walkman from Sony. However, unless you live in Japan, you can forget about using it to watch your mobile digital TV. This little pup packs a 1Seg tuner, not DMB, DVB-H, or Flo. Measuring just 86.8 × 48 × 12.3-mm, the NW-A910 series player holds up to 16GB of flash memory and a 2.4-inch, 320 x 240 pixel display. The included EPG even allows you to schedule up to 10 programs for recording up to one month in advance for up to 100 hours of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formatted television inside the device. As this is Japan, it still supports ATRAC in addition to non-DRMed WMA and AAC, MP3, and linear PCM audio playback with SonicStage doing the sync work back to your PC. Rounding things out are an FM tuner, direct encoding from your CD/MD player, clear audio noise canceling headphones, and a battery capable of juicing up to 6 hours of television or 36 hours of audio. The premium NW-A919/BI will sell in November for ¥47,800 while a 4GB NW-A916 should pop for about ¥30,000 ($259)."

FF: "Yup, with noise canceling headphones and FM tuner, this player will become the best music player in the world"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sony 3-mm thin XEL-1 OLED TV in person

Engadget: "Sony was all about showing off their new turbo-thin XEL-1 OLED TV at CEATEC today, and we have to hand it to them, this thing is kind of mind-blowingly thin. Naturally that kind of thinness is a little hard to capture in photographs -- it's kind of one of those things you have to see in person. But once you do check it out, you may just find its gorgeous, bright pseudo-HD, 1m:1 contrast ratio picture hypnotizes you from remembering its ridiculously high ¥200,000 (about $1700 US) price and piddly 11-inch size. We want one on our desk, like, yesterday~"

FF: "Wow, I want one... but i don't like the base stand, can Sony re-design it? make it smaller :D"

Monday, October 01, 2007

iPhone sucks

FF: "Nokia launchs a new campaign/marketing slogan for themselves saying- Phones should be open to anythings. Yes, we all know Apple sucks~ The main point of their campaign is that you can't install third party applications on iPhone, for example- Java (which ~ 90% of other phones support and let people support the same app on different devices) or phone OS specific. btw, the quartet of posters on the left was photographed in New York city over the weekend by a MacRumors forum jockey. Cheers~

FF: "Apple sucks, Nokia rules~~ YEAH~"