Flash Sale and spending

By , August 22, 2011 4:56 am

Thanks @nguyentridat

Reading: recession Flash Sale

Secret’s Out: Sample Sales Move Online http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/technology/internet/07private.html

Even Marked Up, Luxury Goods Fly Off Shelves http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/business/sales-of-luxury-goods-are-recovering-strongly.html

Flash-Sale Site Shifts Its Model http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/business/flash-sale-site-turns-to-more-traditional-retail-models.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=Gilt&st=cse

A list of flash sale sites:

  1. http://www.gilt.com/
  2. http://www.fab.com/
  3. http://www.hautelook.com/
  4. http://www.ideeli.com/
  5. http://www.myhabit.com/
  6. http://www.ruelala.com/
  7. http://www.onekingslane.com/ – Household goods
  8. http://www.overstock.com/ – Household goods
  9. http://www.ashford.com/ – Watches
  10. http://www.bluenile.com/ – Jewelry
  11. http://www.jetsetter.com/ – Household goods, owned by Gilt
  12. http://www.reebonz.com/South East Asia
  13. http://www.brandsfavor.com/ – the first Vietnamese flash sale
  14. http://www.nhomvip.vn/ – from VTC Online

What I don’t like about HTC Desire Z

By , August 17, 2011 4:15 pm

htc desire z slide slider

  • The Z slider is tough to handle especially when one is in a hurry
  • The keyboard is too wide one can’t text with one hand
  • The phone is 12% heavier than a Blackberry Torch 9800

Overall, far from a phone for the texter.

Mobile Market Share Q2 2011 by Gartner

By , August 17, 2011 2:33 pm

Mobile Vendor Market Share, Gartner Mobile Operating System Market Share, Gartner

Source: Gartner

Technology Industry in Vietnam: NOW is the time

By , August 13, 2011 4:29 am

Living in the Stream

By , August 10, 2011 12:59 am
The good news is The bad news is
You only need to concentrate your efforts to creating contents. Leave the viral job to consumers You have to publish really good stuffs to be pinned long enough in the stream
You become famous fast You are forgotten fast
You have great opportunities Others have their great opportunities
News! News!! News!!! News! News!! News!!!
The past is history Lessons are well buried under history
There are many options Focus is totally lost
Everybody can drink from the stream Anybody can bath in the stream
Plagiarism is open to public You always have to be the first
What flies by flew by “It’s crazy I can’t find the thing I had cast into the stream!”
Less is more More of less important key points
Complexity is hidden You miss out the production process, which is usually the fun

How Social Media is changing the way we do business

By , August 10, 2011 12:56 am

Building and Using Personal Brands with Social Media

By , August 10, 2011 12:55 am

Why core WordPress does not support “Connect” features

By , August 10, 2011 12:54 am

Why core WordPress does not support “Connect” features

  1. WordPress is a blogging platform at heart
  2. It can be deduced that Matt’s team put their full focus on WordPress’ core values
  3. The result is that WordPress updates versions rapidly enough to keep bloggers fully awake and excited
  4. Most importantly, when WordPress becomes the #1 blogging platform, ecosystems will follow
  5. and see, now we have Facebook Connect, Google Friend Connect…
  6. Eventually, the WordPress builders see though the values of WordPress-powered professional bloggers: attract readers with quality of publications. WordPress keep its bloggers concentrated on their writing task

What do you think?

Low cost does not mean cheap

By , August 10, 2011 12:46 am

[Social Media] create low-cost and widely accessible tools.

Low cost does not mean cheap.

Low cost creates margin. Cheap only return cheap results.

Low cost is optimization. Cheap is arbitrary.

Low cost refines. Cheap creates messes.

Now, replace [Social Media] with “Your strategy”.


By , August 9, 2011 7:47 pm

The UK has the floating rate LIBOR as the reference rate at which banks borrow in the money market. This floating rate is also used for engineering other derivatives.

Respectively, Australia has BBSW: bank-bill reference rate.

In Vietnam, the inter-bank rate between Vietcombank, Agribank, Vietinbank and BIDV has recently been used e.g. for bonds. The full term is long, so I came up with an acronym for it: VAVB. This term is sheerly for the ease of remembering and discussion; the order of the letters serves no other purpose.

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