e enjte, 05 qershor 2008

DiscoverXBRL on the SEC decision to make XBRL mandatory

The SEC is in the process of making the standardizing language XBRL mandatory for filing financial statement reports. This decision will first affect large corporations, but is expected to become increasingly important for medium sized firms as well.

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e shtunë, 27 tetor 2007

University ranking by the Consus Group

The Best University blog brings you:The Consus Group Composite ranking; a university and college ranking for American institutes. Number 1: HarvardNumber 2: PrincetonNumber 3: Stanford

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e hënë, 24 shtator 2007

Increase Your Memory By Moving Your Eyes

A recent study released from Manchester Metropolitan University in Britian suggests that moving your eyes horizontally back and forth for 30 seconds improves one’s recall memory. The study tested the ability of participants to recall a list of words after either moving their eyes horiz

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e diel, 16 shtator 2007

Google Introduces New Affiliate Program

Google Introduces New Affiliate Program

Google has introduced a new way to make money using its AdSense program. Webmasters can now choose to create advertisement for specific products.

It was already possible to add ads for Google products like AdWords and Firefox. Now Google made it possible to choose a number of articles (like online games), and generate scripting code to place in a website that will display as an ad for those articles.

There are a great number of product categories with many many subcategories. The next main categories are featured:

Animals
Arts & Humanities
Automotive
Beauty & personal care
Business
Computer & Electronics
Entertainment
Finance & Insurance
Food & Drink
Games
Health
Home & Garden
Industries
Internet
Lifestyles
Online communities
Photo & Video
Real Estate
Recreation
Reference
Science
Shopping
Society
Sports
Telecommunication
Travel

This service offers great new opportunities. In many cases, content related advertisements are great, because they usually fit to the public of your website. But say you write an article on a website about video games, but your specific article is about the juridical aspects surrounding a new, violent video game. The content of that article could contain many keywords related to law and lawyers, and ads about job openings is law firms could be displayed around your article, although it would have been more appropriate to show, for example, ads about other new video games. In such a situation, implementing a self-chosen advertisement could be a very good option.

These referrals, however, work a bit different than normal ads. It is not about the clicks one receives, but about the actual sales resulting from the link-throughs. This percentage will probably be much lower, but bonuses for successful referrals can be much higher as well. A short search through all the possible options revealed that some companies pay up to 80USD for 1 successful referral!

e shtunë, 15 shtator 2007

Why India has the Online Advantage

The internet economy offers new opportunities to citizens of developing economies.

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e martë, 04 shtator 2007

What does a 10'000 signature petition get you? Jail!

China has arrested an activist who gathered 10,000 signatures on an open letter rejecting the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and demanding more respect for human rights, a watchdog organization said Tuesday.

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Sony edits Wikipedia, downplaying Halo 3's graphics

Sony's SCEE Liverpool Studios isn't impressed with Halo 3's graphics, and through the power of Wikipedia, it shares its feelings.

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When worlds collide [PIC]

Phenomenal artwork by Greg Martin

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The World's Most and Least Democratic Countries

Almost half of the world's countries can be considered democracies, but only 28 qualify as “full democracies”

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A Picture is Worth... Being Nice to Cyclists in Toronto (PIC)

A thank you letter from a cyclist in Toronto who was helped by some strangers. Great ending: "You give me faith in humanity".

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Robot Chicken - Gummy Bear

there's only one thing left to do!

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Why Teens Start Having Sex in the First Place

Environment, age of partner and perceived family support may affect young people's decisions to have sex.

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Optimize BitTorrent To Outwit Traffic Shaping ISPs

These days, nothing gets an internet service provider more hopping mad than peer-to-peer file trading. Depending on where you live, P2P can account for between 50 and 75% of broadband internet traffic. We mostly have the popularity of BitTorrent to thank for this crazy amount of data going to and fro.

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Sony edits Wikipedia, downplaying Halo 3's graphics

Sony's SCEE Liverpool Studios isn't impressed with Halo 3's graphics, and through the power of Wikipedia, it shares its feelings.

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I realize it's a cat ... [pic]

but WTF is wrong with it?

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