brucespear.com or play of words

It is easier than ever before to keep in head a name of any web site.  In fact, any web site, like brucespear.com, can not DIE in our heads: (Disappear- Invalidate – Escape).  We can not forget something that we have never learnt.

Indeed, it makes sense to use surname/name as an Internet domain , which could be considered as a critical step to let other people know who you are and what your name is associated with,. .. unless you are famous and rich…
Hollywood stars usually have a domain starting with their names, like madonna.com, sting.com or piercebrosnan.com. These and many others are desired targets of cybersquattring – registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else’s trademark (Cybersquatting: What It Is… )

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Bing StreetSide – New level of Street Fighting

Have you ever heard about “Bing StreetSide”? Reading this my first thought was like “wait a minute, is it the same as Google Street View?” Curious, I started inquiring about that topic and found some interesting facts; one of them, that Bing StreetSide is Microsoft’s answer to Google Streetview with some additional/improved features…   

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The Virtual Revolution

Last semester, Mr. Mueller introduced a very good video to us and now I also want to share it with you, perhaps some of you have already known it. For the last year, it has been a highlight of the week. It charts the very real impact that the Internet has had on our lives and forecasts how it might develop as access spreads around the globe. Saying much, it is “BBC The Virtual Revolution”. Continue reading

Android@Home – A profitable Business Idea?

Maybe you’ve read my last blog post where I explained what Android@Home is and how one can use it. Today I want to continue with that topic, but instead of just explaining what Android@Home is, I would like to focus on the business aspect, because I wonder what the main idea is? Is it clever to publish such a big project, although other companies already failed? How can companies profit from Android@Home? What if Google sells the collection of personal information to other companies in order to make profit?

Are you curious now? Then let’s take a look at what I found out.

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Android@Home – Control all your Appliances

Since last semester break I regularly watch “The Big Bang Theory” an American sitcom by Chuck Lorre (right, the one who did “Two and a Half Men”) and Bill Prady, which is about Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj, four nerdy scientists who seem to know everything about universe and comics but meeting Penny, Sheldon´s and Leonard´s neighbour and aspiring actress, shows how little they actually know about “normal” life.

Honestly, sometimes it´s way to geeky for me but when I thought about a potential topic for my next blog post I remembered the following scene:

I have to admit, it seems superfluous. Nevertheless I wanted to know whether we “normal” people can do something alike. This is when I started my research and stumbled across Android@Home.

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