Archive for March, 2009

19
Mar

Shareapic Get Paid to Upload Pictures

Posted By admin in PTC, SOHO, Work From Home

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19
Mar

Network Effect

Posted By admin in E-Business, IT, The Internet

Network effect is a proper noun used in economy or business. The value of a product will depend on how many people use it. For example, if there is only one fax machine in the world, its value will be zero because there is no another fax machine can communicate with it. However, the value of fax machine will increase if more and more people start to use it. To apply in the e-business, network effect could infer the ability of the development of the Internet society. Network effect is just like rolling a snowball on the Internet. The people using the Internet have continued increase since 1990. The value of each Internet user depends on the total other Internet users. It means that other people will join an Internet community when critical mass of users are attracted by this community. In other words, a successful website requires techniques, marketing, and price strategy to attract customers so as to trigger network effect.

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19
Mar

The Protection of Software Manufacturers

Posted By admin in Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

The best way for the protection of any new software product is the law. First, software manufacturers should apply to obtain the intellectual property patent from the related government apparatus (wisdom wealth bureau) when any of their research or development belongs to their own intellectual property. Besides, software manufacturers have to apply for the international patents in order to be protected by the international laws. For example, Foxconn Electronics Inc. has more than 7,000 patents in the field of coupling industry. Those patents effectively impede potential competitors from entering the market.

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19
Mar

Recent Patent Disputes

Posted By admin in Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

The patent disputes about electronic industry between Japan and Korea have been increased rapidly these years. The competition between those large enterprises is the primary reason. Here are several cases happened from 2004 to 2008: Japanese Toshiba Corporation filed the charge in the US and Japan accusing South Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor of encroaching on the memory chip related patent. Before that, Japanese Panasonic also filed the charge in Japan accusing LG Electron of encroaching on the plasma monitor board patent and requested the court to forbid LG Electron to sell plasma monitor board in Japanese. Meanwhile, LG Electron made the countersuit immediately.

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19
Mar

List of Ping Service Websites

Posted By admin in SEO, The Internet

Ping service is for you to tell the world automatically that your blog was updated. Here is the definition of Ping from Wikipedia:
In blogging, ping is an XML-RPC-based push mechanism by which a weblog notifies a server that its content has been updated. An XML-RPC signal is sent to one or more “ping servers,” which can then generate a list of blogs that have new material. Many blog authoring tools automatically ping one or more servers each time the blogger creates a new post or updates an old one.
This can bring more visitors to your blog without doing much job. If you’re using WordPress blog, all you have to do is to put the ping service website links into Update Services field(you can find this under Writing in Settings). Here is a list of Ping services I collected, you can copy it to your blog.

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19
Mar

P2P Networks Rock, Music Industry Rolls

Posted By admin in E-Business, IT

Problems with illegal music downloads

– Sales of CDs (physical unit albums) decreased 20% in 2007, and 11% in 2008
– Music retail stores closed
– Overall purchases of music including legal digital downloads increased 15%
– About 10 million people logged onto P2P music-sharing sites during a typical day in the US

The history of P2P networks

– Central servers that restore indexed music titles: Napster
– Local shared directory (local client) on each individual computer
Kazaa FastTrack (single client server)
BitTorrent, BitComet, eDonkey, Foxy (multiple client servers)

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19
Mar

Intellectual Property? Free Competition? or Social Benefits?

Posted By admin in IT, Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

Because free competition is the fundamental principle to support the US economic system, all the US companies are able to engage in any production, marketing, or service in any open environment. However, any business tort will be penalized by intellectual property laws.

While intellectual property is protected by laws, the government also has to prevent the business that owns intellectual property rights from monopolizing the market. For many years the US has put the intellectual property rights (specially is patent) under the surveillance of the fair trade laws. It gives the balance between IP rights and free competition. The developers of a new product or an idea have right to apply for patent, but they also have to agree to transfer the patent to other manufacturers when the market demand increases.

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