This video is to highlight some of the challenges faced when moving or living abroad. Culture shock can be a difficult experience affecting the whole family… This video is a funny mashup of a 1964 comedy movie taken from the fantastic Prelinger archives. Video editing was done by Peter Du and the music editing by Karmaleon.
Remember that you can use ExpatFinder search engine to learn more about Culture shock, cultural etiquette, local customs, intercultural experience and more so that you will be in the know before you go!
Kindernet– Need a safe place for your kids to search the internet? Then Kindernet is the place for you. Kindernet insures that the safest and most useful results are found for you and your children. For example, typing in Britney Spears brings up news about her fan page and mild websites which are useful and appropriate for children.
I can assure you they will not stumble upon pages which reveal the true side of Miss Spears. Besides the smart searching filters. Kindernet also allows for faster searching by making the keyword entry process easy. If you want to search for two words, just type in “and” between your two key terms. If you wish to exclude a word, just add a minus sign in front of it.
Concierge-like search engine connects consumers with premium lifestyle experiences
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PRLog (Press Release) – Sep, 2008 – Today Circos relaunched its search engine Circos.com, helping consumers find personalized, premium lifestyle experiences online. By tapping into the collective knowledge of people across the Internet, Circos condenses user-generated content into meaningful tips about hotels, restaurants, and other relevant brands. The updated site is live at http://www.circos.com.
There are millions of insights and shared experiences distributed across the Web in individual communities, blogs, and forums, but it’s nearly impossible for a high-end consumer to locate the right insights and tips for their personal needs. Conventional Internet search relies on site statistics and popularity, leaving many answers buried under layers of irrelevant Web pages or worse, overlooked altogether……
……The new Circos.com features multiple ways to find the perfect hotel or restaurant. A concierge-like guided search experience at http://www.circos.com/guided_search/ walks you through your search with a simple three-step process. Circos’ “search by personality”
feature connects you with the previous experiences of others just like you. This means self-professed hipsters find the edgiest urban hotel, while high-end diva foodies are shown exclusive restaurants with the most attentive staff and service. APLINK Note: WOW…
Interexpat launches new website for expatriate information services with powerful search engine and social community capabilities: ExpatFinder.com
ExpatFinder.com addresses the increased demand for information and services for global on the move professionals and their families.
Singapore August 21, 2008. Interexpat Pte. Ltd., a Singapore headquartered Internet services company (www.interexpat.com) today launched new information services combining social community capabilities with a powerful global search engine: ExpatFinder.com. The new service aptly called ExpatFinder is the first vertical search engine for people intending to relocate or already living abroad.
ExpatFinder.com addresses the increased demand for information and services by relocating professionals and their families. The website acts as a channel to guide expatriates or pre-expatriates about to make the move, to the most relevant information and websites both locally and globally.
Featuring a simple keyword search interface, ExpatFinder provides its users access to the highly detailed and relevant information needed to make informed expatriation and relocation decisions.
“Expatriation is characterized by a need for information on various topics with a different perspective than other average web users. Expats need deeper, more focused information to relocate with ease. With the unveiling of our specialized search engine www.ExpatFinder.com, we are excited to be able to provide expats all over the world with a comprehensive and user-friendly resource, giving access to information search but also very soon additional search for services like local relocation services, international moving, housing and much more,” said co-founder Sébastien Deschamps.
The global family start-up with offices in Singapore and France, uses the search technology from French company Exalead and Singapore’s Qweki (for the blog search only). “Working with a mature search engine technology provider like Exalead gave us the necessary experience to build a state of the art search solution. Qweki allowed us a greater flexibility with the expat blogging community. “adds Francois Deschamps, co-founder, Interexpat.
In addition to web search, users of ExpatFinder.com can interact and share the experience and lifestyle with other expats by doing a search on blogs, and discussion forums. The Expat Blog search provides an insight on local experiences through the eyes of an expat and further helps to ease the adjustment of expats and expat families to make the relocation a success.
About Interexpat & ExpatFinder.com French and French-American co-founders Francois and Sébastien Deschamps are working on innovative solutions for the expatriate populations around the world. ExpatFinder is one of their favourite as it combines their fascination for the search technology as well as their goal to bring support to people and families in global transition or with international lifestyles. ExpatFinder is also the first website launched by their co-founded Singapore based company: Interexpat Pte Ltd. They are currently working on other expat-related projects including a community website to drive innovation in the expatriate online experience. For more information visit: www.expatFinder.com
MOCCA is MediaCorp’s platform for classified advertising and online communities in Singapore. (’MOCCA’ stands for MediaCorp Online Communities and Classified Advertising.)
MediaCorp aims to build an online ecosystem of buying and selling with MOCCA. MediaCorp recognizes that the future of classified advertising lies online. The trend is already evident in many cities around the world. Online classified advertising offers both seller and buyer many features, such as search….more
Live Blogging for the TDM/iDA Infocomm LIVE event ! which APLINk attended this evening in Singapore
“Seated on the cushion, Meng introduces himself. He is an early Google employee and is the first Singapore Googler. He is hired as an engineer and now working with Google University. He worked on Mobile search, search quality, chinese search and all. HE developed emotional intelligence training program in Google. He is also the ambassador for Google.org – which is the official philantrophic part of Google. He graduated from NTU and worked in NUS. He considers himself bi-partisan. He also wants to save the world when he grows up. Go ahead – ask him about that and he will give you the entire flow.”
Google Search doesn’t come close to what SearchMe is rolling out – check out the Videos
SearchMe might take some getting use to but – I’m going to focus on getting used to it…the interaction with social media platforms looks awesome – please come home from ICU little Mac – I hear you are almost recovered – APLINK
Recruit.net’s marketing strategy evolves targeting social media micromarkets with job channels powered by Recruit.net’s award winning technology platform..
Singapore, May 5th 2008, Recruit.net, an award winning tech company that operates a network of trilingual job search engines across Asia Pacific, has launched a new job search function at Ping.sg, Singapore’s leading blogging community site. With the new function, community members are able to search for ten of thousands of jobs through a single click at Ping.sg. The Recruit.net job channel allows for users to find tens of thousands of Singapore related jobs from hundreds of websites in a single search through Ping.sg: http://jobs.ping.sg/ Continue reading →
Seems Google may have a strong Competitor coming called SearchMe – search is based on Visual and looks to be a whole heap of FUN – but dial up connections (yes there are still millions of them) won’t be able to use searchme – but then again it has IVR – Instant Visual Recognition – very cool and worth upgrading to a decent connection speed….