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  Apple is catching up with Samsung in smart connected device market


According to Sina Tech. IDC's latest report shows that as of the end of 2012, Samsung has a 21.2% share of the global market on smart connected devices which is #1. Apple has a 20.3% share which ranks #2. In smart connected devices market, Apple is catching up with Samsung. These devices include desktop computers, laptops, smart phones and tablet PCs. However, because of the higher prices,  Apple is still far ahead of Samsung in revenue. As of the end of 2012, Apple's revenue accounts for 3...

   Apple,Samsung,IDC     2013-03-26 10:53:31


  Apple will shut down Ping on 30th September


What? Apple also has social networks! Yes. Unfortunately, you just heard it and it is to be shut down. In fact, Apple launched Ping not too long ago, in September 2010, it was released together with iTunes 10.Ping allows users to share with your friends the music you are listening to, and you can even share concerts and activities information, and it supports for picture and link sharing. In addition, Ping also includes the "Top Ten" list of features that can be customized, each singer and the ...

   Apple,Ping,Social network     2012-09-12 22:21:31


  VirtualBox Q&A(Host OS: Windows; Guest OS: Ubuntu)


This is a Q&A post after sharing Guide for installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox on Windows 1. If the resolution of the installed guest OS on the VirtualBox is too small(For example 640x480) and you cannot adjust it through System Settings -> Display, what should you do? A: In this case, it is mostly probably you don't have the VirtualBox Guest Additions installed. You can install the Guest Additions on your guest OS by: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms Then restart the VM and you wil...

   VIRTUALBOX,HOST ONLY,RESOLUTION,Q&A,STATIC IP     2016-08-12 04:24:40


  Investment Banking in China — What I’ve Learned & Unlearned


Anyone seeking to succeed in investment banking in China should live by one rule alone: it’s not who you know, but how well you know them. In China, more than any other country where I’ve worked, the professional is also the personal. Comradeship, if not friendship, is always a necessary precondition to doing business together. If you haven’t shared a meal – and more importantly, shared a few hundred laughs – you will never share a business deal. Competence, experience, education and r...

   Business,China,Relationship,Cooperation,Advice     2011-11-18 09:13:49


  Google has done more for the world with ngrams


Data is valuable asset for a company in the Internet world. With data of users, a company can gain lots of benefits. They can push specified ads to users by analyzing user behaviors, they can even sell the data to third parties. Data is very important for a company's success, so some companies will keep their data secret in order to gain advantages over competitors. However, Google seems do it in another way. Google shared their ngrams text corpus publicly, which basically contains valuable info...

   Ngram,NLP,Data     2013-12-12 07:56:02


  Socket programming tips in Solaris


I sponsored a topic in stackoverflow.com, and hoped the programmers can share the socket programming tips in different UNIX flavors. But unfortunately, the responders are few. So I can only share my socket programming tips in Solaris at here (the Chinese version can be found there): 1. Use the following link options: "-lresolv -lnsl -lsocket";2. Solaris doesn't provide socket options: SO_SNDTIMEO and SO_RCVTIMEO(Why does Solaris OS define SO_SNDTIMEO and SO_RCVTIMEO socket options...

   C,Solaris,socket,     2014-05-09 23:01:03


  Data from iPhone 5 event


Apple finally unveils iPhone 5 on an event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. At the beginning of the event, Apple showed us some data. There will be 380 Apple Retail Stores opened across 13 countries Last year Apple Retail Store welcomed 83 million customers 7 million Mountain Lion upgrades since last month It ranked the first place in sales for Macbook Air in United States, it has 27% market share in July From April to July, 17 million iPads are sold 84 million iPads are sold until thi...

   Apple,iPhone 5,event,data     2012-09-12 21:26:03


  Where do software engineers get highest pay?


According to Tencent Tech, Tech companies are generous to engineers is not a secret because there is a lack of excellent engineers. These companies are willing to pay high salary and provide attractive welfare to attract these talented people. Recently, a list of companies which pay highest average salary to software engineers is published. The interesting thing is Apple, Google or Facebook is not the company which pays highest. Then which one? The answer is Juniper. The average salary in Junipe...

   Software engineer,Salary,Juniper     2013-04-12 21:06:52


  North Korea Government website costs only $15


Wired reports that the North Korean government is not occlusion as people imagine. Recently, some users found that the North Korean government has an official website in English, URL is www.korea-dpr.com. The Korean government hopes to launch an official website to carry forward its "ideology".The site design looks very good and fully functional. It has big improvment relative to their news release website Korea News.The report also pointed out that the official website was developed by the Nor...

   Nprth Koreea,Website,Price     2012-04-20 01:43:34


  The Reality


Everyone loves to talk about benchmarks. AMD’s Andy Parma recently wrote a blog that covers the top performance scores for the AMD Opteron™ 6200 Series processors. As marketing professionals, of course that’s what we talk about. What’s important to look at is the reality as well – what customers are actually purchasing. When you drive past car dealership, you’ll always see the fancy red sports car prominently displayed. It draws people in – it’s what the car dealers pur...

   AMD,Intel,Comparison,AMD vs Intel processor,artitecture     2011-11-15 08:33:58