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By Echo Lingo on 5/19/2012 9:54 PM

Echo Lingo - Facebook IPO

The much awaited Facebook IPO finally took place on Friday, 18 May. Founder Zuckerberg rang the opening bell at Nasdaq remotely from Menlo Park, wearing his trademark hooded sweatshirt. Priced at $38 per share, Facebook valuation on Friday would be an amazing $104 billion, although that only barely placed Facebook within the top 10 technology companies today.

Under the IPO plan, Zuckerberg would hold 18% of Facebook value plus 55.8% of the voting power. Going forward, the company was expected to face increasing challenges in eliciting revenue from the growing proportion of mobile users.

Another major obstacle facing Facebook was the growing concern over online privacy. Zuckerberg had previously apologized for privacy lapses after users were outraged that their information were being made visible to advertisers. Now that Facebook was publicly listed, it would have to better account for its privacy protection.

By Echo Lingo on 5/17/2012 5:25 AM

Yahoo! parted way with CEO of only four months, Scott Thompson, after the revelation that he had padded his resume to include a false computer science background. 

Yahoo had been a strong technology company since its rise to prominence but had increasingly found it difficult to adjust and compete in the new social media environment. Over the past years, Yahoo! had been plagued by retrenchment and management shakeout. Its market share and revenue had also decreased dramatically.

Echo Lingo - Yahoo

By Echo Lingo on 5/3/2012 9:05 AM

Echo Lingo - Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard

Yahoo! Small Business had launched a new and exciting Marketing Dashboard service, designed specifically for small business owners, not just marketing experts, to monitor and analyze their corporate marketing effort.

The new Marketing Dashboard allowed small business owners to analyze their website’s metrics, manage their online reputation as well as perform other functions like email marketing, SEO and SEM campaign tracking.

In particular, the Marketing Dashboard’s online reputation management enabled small business owners to retrieve and reviews feedback from up to 8 thousands social media sources such as Facebook and Twitter. It also enabled users to maintain comprehensive business listing and provided new listing recommendations.

By Echo Lingo on 4/27/2012 8:04 AM

Echo Lingo - Google Drive

Google had rolled out a new cloud storage service called Google Drive that enabled users to store photos and other content online, somewhat similar to what popular technology company Dropbox had been doing.

Google’s new cloud storage services would tap on its legendary search capabilities to allow users to not only retrieve their stored information faster, but also searched through a variety of document types via the normal web interface.

In addition, users would be able to access Google Drive on any popular web browsers and also to share and comment right on the documents for online collaboration. While Dropbox was currently offering 2 GB of free storage, Google Drive users would have the first 5 GB for free.

By Echo Lingo on 4/8/2012 7:04 AM

4.  Alfresco

Echo Lingo - Alfresco

Alfresco was a powerful enterprise content management system that was built for users who required scalability and modularity. The Alfresco application required a steeper learning curve for novice users but was an excellent choice for enterprises.

5.  XOOPS

Echo Lingo - XOOPS

XOOPS which stood for eXtensible Obkect Oriented Portal System, was a very flexible and customizable application for controlling the layout of content. However the application had limited extensions and less online support for non-English speaker.

6.  Plone


Echo Lingo - Plone

Plone was a platform independent application built on Zope application server and written in Python. It came with installers for the Windows, Mac and the Linux environments. Apart from being platform independent, Plone was highly regarded for its security features.

By Echo Lingo on 3/15/2012 5:48 PM

There were plenty of choices when it came to selecting a content management system for your business needs. Below were some of the most popular content management systems.

1.  WordPress

Echo Lingo - Wordpress
WordPress was one of the most popular self-blogging applications today. It was estimated that about one-fifth of all new websites created today utilized WordPress. As a result of its widespread adoption, there were also more design themes available for WordPress applications compared to other CMS.

2.  Joomla!

Echo Lingo - Joomla

Joomla! evolved from another application called Mambo. However, it now commanded a much larger following in the online community. Joomla! had a rich collection of extensions available to enhance its functionalities.

3.  Drupal

Echo Lingo - Drupal
It was estimated that about 1.5% of all websites globally utilized the Drupal framework. Drupal had an extensive online following with lots of enhancement features and online documentation.

By Echo Lingo on 2/20/2012 7:52 AM

Echo Lingo - Happpiness

1.Right Thoughts and Actions

2.Tamed the Mind

3.Focus on Being Happy

4.Remain Interconnected

5.Stay Positive

By Echo Lingo on 1/25/2012 9:57 AM

6. Intel

The global leader in microprocessor industry. Intel had been able to increase computing capabilities every few years with new architectures. The company now faced challenges from new computing devices such as tablets and smart phones.


7. Qualcomm

Qualcomm was one of the largest mobile phone chip makers. In recent years, the company had made attempts to enter the personal computer microprocessor market in a big way.


8. Cisco

The global leader in the manufacturing and selling of networking equipments. Cisco played an important role in the growth of the internet and was one of the first to offer routers for multiple network protocols. The name Cisco was derived from the city San Francisco.


9. Amazon

The famous online book retailer had successfully diversified into selling anything that could be sold online. It had also performed remarkably in cloud-computing-based services and electronic book reader Kindle.


10. EMC

EMC started as a company selling data storage hardware and software for businesses switching to IT as a service. Lately, EMC had benefited from strong trends in cloud computing and ‘big data’ and was poised for strong growth ahead.

 

By Echo Lingo on 1/13/2012 10:11 PM

1. Apple Inc

Apple Inc was the world’s most valuable company by market capitalisation. It was also widely expected to be the first company in corporate history to pass the $1 trillion valuation mark.

2. International Business Machine, IBM

Known as the ‘Big Blue’, IBM had been in business for over a century and the ever-reliant technology giant continued to perform admirably through many generations of technological evolutions.

3. Microsoft

The poster child of the personal computer revolution. Microsoft played a critical role in making personal computers affordable and easy to use for small businesses and home users.

4. Google

It was hard to imagine that this search engine giant, so dominant in our everyday lives, was founded a little more than a decade ago. Google continued to be strong in technological innovation and persistently ranked as the best company to work.

5. Oracle

First founded as a highly successful database company, Oracle had since grown from strength to strength mainly through a string of acquisitions. The biggest of which were PeopleSoft, Sun Microsystems and BEA Systems. Sun Microsystems also developed the popular Java programming language.
 

By Echo Lingo on 12/8/2011 6:38 PM

DAILY PRACTICE
Be prosperous. Do each of these things every day.
Created by Kevin Elliott. Based on the ideas and daily practice developed by James Altucher.
PHYSICAL
EMOTIONAL
MENTAL
SPIRTUAL
Wake up by 5AM.
The early bird gets the worm. Besides, it’s peaceful when it’s early.
Cut out people that drag on you.
The world is full of negative people. Ignore them, don’t engage them.
Write down a list of names of lists of ideas.
10 businesses you can start from home. 30 ways you can help others without spending any money.
Pray to something, besides yourself.
You don’t have to be religious.
Exercise for at least 20 minutes.
No excuses. It’s too easy to sit in a chair all day. Shoot a hoop, run a mile.
Help friends, family, and people you love.
Except when they bring you down, no exceptions!
Write down a list of ideas.
Then, write down even more later. Revisit it later in the day, and even the following day.
Meditate.
Meditate for 15 seconds visualizing meditating for 60 minutes. Sit in a chair, with your back straight. Watch your breathing.
Do not eat after 6PM.
Totally hard, but you’ll sleep better. And you’ll lose weight naturally.
You don’t owe any explanations!
Explaining is draining.
List every productive thing you did yesterday.
If you did nothing, list what you would have done.
Be grateful, and forgiving.
Visualize every person you are grateful for, as well as every person who has done you wrong and forgive them.
Go to sleep by 9PM.
8 hours a night!
Always be honest.
Just because everyone else isn’t, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be. You can be proud that you are.
Complete a crossword or Sudoku puzzle.
Puzzles, books, or other mind expanding activities!
Study and read.
Read a bible, book on Buddha or a positive philosopher. Think positive thoughts, and appreciate your existence.

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