Monthly Archives: October 2008

Forbes: Shanghai, Beijing as world’s top emerging business centers


It was not surprising to see Forbes suggest that Shanghai and Beijing ranked highest in their recent survey measuring which cities are poised to become major global business capitals. They used a neat picture from Shanghai’s World Financial Center – … Continue reading

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Robert Rubin on Zakaria GPS


Today on Zakaria GPS we have Robert Rubin, Citibank and Wall Street megamoneymeister and Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasury. Rubin is always one of the most impressive observers of the economy, and distinguished as one of the few Secty’s of … Continue reading

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Shipwreck of Peter Iredale along the Oregon Coast


And thither into an infinite ocean Originally uploaded by Zeb Andrews Thanks to Zeb Andrews for posting this superb shot of the Peter Iredale, a shipwreck off of the Oregon Coast that has been buried in the sand for 102 … Continue reading

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Obama for President


Although I’m a political junkie I’d hoped to try to stay  objective  in a race I knew would be clouded with the usual nonsense of our American democratic experience where marketing and the politics of personal destruction *always* trump an … Continue reading

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Obama and McCain click ads throttled by Google?


This just in from the Google click advertising confusion department.   It appears Google is severely throttling the number of clicks they allow to  publishers  for the key terms “Barack Obama” and “John McCain”.  I don’t understand why they’d do this … Continue reading

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Google: Typosquatting for dollars. 32,000,000 of them


Google is helping to monetize interenet search misspellings, a technique that is estimated to make them 32-50 million per year.   It has also brought them a lawsuit from Edelman, the massive advertising consultancy who has no less than Wal-Mart as … Continue reading

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Debate about Joe the Plumber could not get any dumber


Of Plumbers and Presidents The inane stupidity of the “Joe the Plumber” discussion tells us a lot about how out of touch the campaigns and media are with America, and frankly how little most Americans seem to understand about small … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge


Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Columbia-Gorge-2008 146 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Hey, I’m kind of temporarily tired of blogging about technology and politics and even blogging about the Oregon Coast, so how about an Oregon waterfall?  This shot of … Continue reading

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Sacre Coeur, Paris


Sacre Coeur, Paris Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Sacre Coeur is on of Paris’ many splendid Catholic Cathedrals, though this one is much newer than most of the other European landmark Cathedrals like Notre Dame, Chartres, and Winchester Cathedral. Sacre Coeur … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s Zakaria on the Economy


Fareed Zakaria, one of the best observers of the global landscape, suggests that if we curb some of our bad borrowing and spending habits we may emerge better and stronger from the current fiscal crisis: If we wanted a bigger … Continue reading

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