Monthly Archives: January 2014

Zuckerberg Makes $3B in One Day as Facebook Stock Surges

Very good day at the office for Mark Zuckerberg. He made $3 billion.

With the Facebook’s stock rising 16 % to an all-time high over $61 on Thursday, social networking company’s founder and CEO’s wealth also shot up by more than $3 billion to $29.7 billion, according to the Wealth-X.

That is up from net worth of $20 billion that he hit at the Facebook’s IPO in May 2012. And his net worth has almost tripled since those dark days of the Facebook’s post-IPO depression last year, when Zuckerberg was down to his last $10 billion.

Zuckerberg may perhaps be the richest 29-year-old American ever.

Forty Percent Would Steer Kids Away From Football

Forty 40 percent of Americans would steer their children away from the football because of concerns about concussions, (A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.)

Finding comes in midst of a main lawsuit which questions if National Football League has done sufficient to prevent concussions or care for players with brain injuries.

According to the poll, those at different income stages observe the issue in a different way. Respondents among the highest income were more probable to say they did not want their children to play football than those with lowest incomes. Read More

Photo and News Source: nbcnews

Fly Underwater With Subwing

This new device could be about to take snorkeling to the next level.Designed by Norwegian sailing enthusiast, Simon Sivertsen, Subwing has been created to be towed along by boat, whilst the person holding on to two wings can be pulled to underwater, by performing acrobatics or just enjoying beautiful sight of undersea world.This idea came to 20-year old Sivertsen while he was on a sailing trip in Mediterranean.

Subwing

‘When sailing through the Greek islands, I was astounded by the clarity of the water, it almost felt like flying when diving, just missing the speed and thrill,’ he write on the company’s website.

‘The first ideas of an underwater wing, towed behind a boat, started emerging deep in the right hemisphere of my brain.

Using world’s strongest rope, Dyneema, Subwing is attached to boat. The two wings can be separately or individually manouevered, allowing user to twist them with the purpose of spin. To attempt a roll, the user twists wings in the opposite directions.

The user can make speeds of up to 4 knots by holding on to wings. No other equipment is needed other than a scuba mask, and a big deep breathe of course. Still when user wants to surface, this wills not a problem as tilting the wings upwards results in resurface.

The company says that generally beginners can spend up to 15 seconds underwater and diving at around three meters but can be increased with training. A number of accessories can be attached to the wing, like a lighting method for dark dives and GoPro camera mount to capture the experience.

The basic Subwing model costs $490, with option of upgrading to a ‘carbon glossy’ one for $895.

Images via Subwing

News Source: Dailymail

What Is The Different Between E-Business, E-Commerce, And E- Government?

 

screenshot6E-business (electronic business) refers to the use of digital technology and the internet to execute a firm’s business procedures.It consists of internal business processes and processes for coordination with suppliers and others external entities.

 

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E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the part of e-business dealing with the purchase and sale of goods and services over the internet, including with support activities for example marketing and customer support.

 

screenshot5E-government refers to the application of internet and networking technologies to digitally permit government and public sector agencies’ relationships with citizens, business, and other governmental bodies.

How Do Systems Serve The Various Levels Of Management In A Business?

Systems serving operational management are transaction processing systems (TPS), such as payroll or order processing, that track the flow of the daily routine transactions necessary to conduct business. Management information system (MIS) and decision support system (DSS) support the middle management. Most MIS reports condense information from TPS and are not highly analytical. Decision support system (DSS) support management decisions that are unique and rapidly changing advanced analytical models and data analysis capabilities. Executive support system(ESS) support senior management by providing data that are often in the form of graphs and charts delivered via portals using many sources of internal and external information.

What Are Business Processes? How Are They Related To Information System?

A business process is a logically related set of activities that defines how specific business tasks are performed, and represents a unique way in which an organization coordinates work, information, and knowledge. Manager need to pay attention to business processes because they determine how well the organization can execute its business, and they may be source of strategic advantage. There are business processes definite to each of the major business functions but several business processes are cross functional. Information system automates parts of business processes and they can help organization redesign and streamline processes.

Teacher Arrested After 350 Dead Pythons Found At Home

California neighbors complained of stench for months. Police say breeder neglected snakes after his mother died.
Police of Southern California arrested the teacher of an elementary school ,Wednesday after 350 dead pythons were found in his home.

Neighbors in Orange County city of Santa Ana said they had complained for some months regarding the stench of the death, which could be smelled 300 feet away and made residents gag, (the Los Angeles Times reported.)

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William Buchman was charged with animal cruelty Jan. 29, 2014, after hundreds of dead snakes were found in his home.(Photo: Santa Ana Police Department)

William Buchman (53), who is a teacher and teaches in upscale Newport Beach, was booked for animal cruelty after police served a search warrant.

About all of the snakes (but two) were dead and rotting in the five-bedroom home, which was filled with the garbage and feces from rats and mice. Trash filled the backyard.

Buchman was breeding the snakes to attain various color and patterns.
Such “morphs” had beforehand fetched $1,500 but at present sell for about $200 since the market is oversaturated, Sondra Berg, an animal services supervisor, told the Register.

She said Buchman was it appears that depressed by death of his mother’s three years ago, which worsened a hoarding disorder and caused him to neglect the snakes.

Photo and News Source: usatoday

Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army Knife

If you are a fan of Swiss knives and have to carry a lot of data around(like 1TB data storage), fine this Knife for you; The Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army Knife. The drive can be detached from the Swiss knife.victorinox-ssd. (2)

Packing 1TB of eSATA II SSD storage (and a nail file ,a blade, and some mini scissors too), the flash drive aspect characteristics a 96×48 pixel LCD monochrome display and your desired data is more than protected than to the 256 AES hard and software encryption.

USB Can Cooler and Warmer

Keep cold beverage right at your desk as a result you are always prepared for immediate refreshment with the USB Can-Shaped Cooler and Warmer. This USB powered mini-fridge is perfect in size to fit a can of Diet Coke, Coke, or other drink so you are always set to quench a thirst or give yourself a jolt of caffeine.Coller.

The LED Beverage Cooler is retro styled and has small blue LED inside. So attach a little style to your desk and remain your drink cold at the same time.

Product Specifications

  • Thermoelectric cooler/warmer
  • Magnetic door closure
  • Yellow when cold
  • Red when warm
  • 4 feet of USB cable
  • Capacity: Fits 1 US standard 12 oz. can
  • Powered by 5V 500mA 2.5W USB port
  • Chill a can down to 46° F / warm a can up to 149° F
  • Materials: Plastic exterior and metal for the temperature pad
  • In-line switch included at no charge to change between warm & chill with LED indicator
  • Dimensions: exterior 7 1/2″ high x 3″ wide x 3 1/2″ deep; interior 5 1/2″ high x 3″ wide x 3 1/4″ deep

Swiss Army Knife

Function:Swiss army knives, mediumSwissKnife

Color: Red

Material: Cellidor

Attributes: Phillips screwdriver (cross), corkscrew, can opener with screwdriver, large blade, nailfile, cap lifter with scewdriver, tweezers, wire cutters, toothpick, multipurpose pliers, biker special tool, all-purpose wrench.

Maker: Wenger

Product Details: This model is equipped with the exclusive and original multipurpose tools capable of fixing the most serious technical, practical problems. These dedicated tools contain a detachable device for adjusting the spokes (3.3 mm and 3.5 mm spacing), combined with an integra.

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