At the Microsoft Premix 2007 event at Geek Terminal on Thursday night it was encouraging to see the new developments coming our way with Silverlight. I just downloaded the package and my brand new MacBook can not install it o well…quite funny because the reason is I need Mac OS X 10.4.8 or higher hmmm I have Mac OS X 10.4.10…never mind…what was more disappointing however was the bashing of APPLE iPhone on the night. Tuning into CNN Dial “P” for Phenzy news report and seeing the crowds lining up to purchase the iPhone for USD600 this morning however makes me believe it is just sour grapes from Microsoft that they have not got an iPhone of their own.
Please bring the iPhone to ASIA quickly. I wonder if someone has created a “Virtual iPhone” for Second Life or there.com
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For your unique opportunity to be interviewed by Microsoft, courtesy of the in-world Virtual Careers Fair in Second Life – May 15th to May 17th 2007.
Hurry, if Microsoft is your dream employer, submit your resume to Microsoft now as they close applications on May 14th.
About the Event
Job seekers from all over the world are gathering to meet recruiters and hiring managers from some of the world’s top companies.
- The event takes place in the Second Life™ 3-D virtual world
- Chat in private
- Ask your most important questions
- Discuss your most critical issues
Virtual reality means incredible experiences and mind-blowing adventure. Buckle your virtual seatbelts and get ready for some outrageous in World fun…
…..Hmmm FUN while being interviewed now that’s worth signing up for.
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Joost is reaching another big milestone this week.
After months of testing with many thousands of users, they are ready to move Joost on to the next stage of its development.
In preparation for this Joost are closing down applications for the beta testing program on the website at the end of Thursday (GMT).
Between this time and the public availability of Joost, access will be by invitation from beta testers only.
So this is their last call to apply via joost.com website!
The good news is, that everyone who applies before they close will get access to try out Joost within the next couple of weeks….
Apply today, now… else who knows how long before it gets to the rest of those that don’t know yet.
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I read about like.com recently in a CFO Magazine (truth) and I think it has potential, huge potential…
below are details about what the site offers you…
Like.com is the first true visual search engine, where the contents of photos are used to search and retrieve similar items.
We believe that there are literally millions of items that are difficult to describe via text-based search and where individual tastes are all over the map — think of your favorite pair of earrings or shoes and what an ordeal it can be to find something new but in a similar style.
We created Like.com to solve the challenge of finding “the perfect you” for a broad range of aesthetic and soft goods.
Like.com utilizes our Likeness Technology™ to create a digital signature that describes the photo’s contents and enables a more accurate search for similar looking items and products.
Our initial launch focuses on handbags, jewelry, shoes, and watches – allowing users to search and purchase items from thousands of leading and boutique brands. We will very quickly add clothing and a number of other aesthetically oriented product categories.
Key features of Like.com include:
* Likeness Search™ – the ability to search by image instead of text;
* Like Detail™ – finds items that have a specific feature you like (such as a buckle, straps, bezel, etc);
* Like Color™ – find color variants of the item you desire;
* Like Celebrity™ – find clothing, shoes and accessories similar to those worn by your favorite celebrities;
* Like Upload™ – the ability to upload your own photo of your favorite item and find the same or similar products, coming soon.
* To learn more about Like.com and the great ways to use the product make sure to visit our blog . Happy shopping!
Riya was founded in August 2004 and has assembled one of the largest visual computing research teams in the world. Its mission is to simplify search and ecommerce by harnessing the latest breakthroughs in visual computing. It has almost one dozen patents pending in the areas of visual recognition and search. Riya has raised $19.5 million from venture and private equity investors, including Bay Partners, BlueRun Ventures, and Leapfrog Ventures.
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