Posts tagged: Network

How to use 3G on Blackberry Torch 9800 OS6 without using BIS/BES

By , August 31, 2011 10:59 am
  1. From home screen, select "Setup"

    blackberry os6 setup options icon

  2. Select "Options"
  3. Select "Advanced System Settings"

    blackberry os6 advanced system settings

  4. Select "TCP IP"

    blackberry os6 tcp ip

  5. Enter APN details

    blackberry apn

    Service Viettel Mobifone Vinaphone
    APN v-internet m-wap m3-world
    Username for APN leave blank mms mms
    Password for APN leave blank mms mms
  6. Go back to "Advanced System Settings"
  7. Select "Service Book"

    blackberry os6 service book

  8. Press Alt+SBEB
  9. The phone should display the message "Legacy SB Restore Enabled"

    blackberry os6 legacy sb restore enabled

  10. Click here or here to download the service book
  11. Open Blackberry Desktop Manager
  12. Select Devices \ Restore…

    blackberry desktop manager restore service book

  13. Browse to the folder where you store the downloaded service book
  14. Click Restore
  15. Activate data package with your carrier. For example, for Mobifone you would:
    1. Send SMS with content "DATA ON" to 999
    2. Send SMS with content "DK <name of data package>" to 999. Names of data packages can be found here

There you go. Enjoy the service.

Facebook in Australia – initial stats

By , March 7, 2009 9:54 am

My first fortnight in Sydney passed and the only social media entity I’m surrounded by is neither Google, Yahoo nor Twitter, but Facebook.

My experience with the University of New South Wales confirms my hypothesis on the Viralization of Facebook:

In UNSW we have over 100 clubs and societies. Student activities and career orientation programs here are organized make use of Facebook as a platform for announcements, discussions, networking and to some extent, information storage.

Newly arrived students are inevitably invited to create a Facebook account, connect to others and join many of the student groups.

Influencers are ubiquitous. And they’re not necessarily the tech-savvy; mainly, they have something to share.

Around 2,600,000 Australian are in Australian network, around 12% of the whole population of Australia.

A quick check on Alexa shows that Facebook is ranking 3rd in Australia, only after the two Google’s properties. Considering their popularity and potential to dominate the web further, I’m not surprised if Facebook wants to shift from relationship-centric to content-centric.

You never know till you try

By , January 13, 2009 11:26 am

AnhHung made his point in his article Start-ups 2.0: one, or no one?

Seeing that his point is interesting, I want to bring this on a larger scale.

Take half step back and see

First thing first, not all efforts pay off.

Why? Because you never know till you try.

Experiments make way for innovation, and pave the path to success

“Innovation lesson: experiment a lot, fail often, and fail early.”

Some spread efforts too thin

Hung argues that some Vietnamese start-ups spread their efforts too thin by make and maintaining so many products: VCCorp, VON, Tinhvan

Just a quick note, while it’s true that VCCorp does have many products, they also have their focus: dantri the cashcow.

Here, from a business perspective, I think I can give some justifications why this approach might make sense.

Why it’s sensible

1. You never know till you try

Simple enough to understand from a Product Manager’s perspective.

2. Market segment

Take one example, VCCorp has 3 e-commerce products running simultaneously: muare, rongbay, enbac. A valid question can be raised: do they overlap one another?

My impression by looking at these 3 products is: muare might map to a market, rongbay might map to a store, enbac might map to a small plaza (ebay might map to a hypermarket by the way). What’s more, enbac differentiates itself from the rest as it’s B2C.

For one area, different customers from different market segments require different features and it’s sensible to satisfy this need.

3. Vietnam market is hard to predict

And while it’s hard to predict, why don’t shouldn’t we try?

In other words, it’s venture by nature.

How to tackle challenges

Obviously, while I point out that spreading the efforts might be sensible, it faces challenges.

Where there are challenges, they are solutions.


Development efforts can be cut off by using open-source systems. Quick and painlessful.

Resource management

If the company decides to maintain different products, they have to get best at shifting and cross-training their resources through multiple products.

Another thing is to reduce mid-level management overhead where appropriate.

Business model

Managing efforts for career planning

The lessons from managing efforts for several products can also be used for one’s career planning.

Whether to focus, or to experiment?

Most importantly, it is omnipresently advised that focus works best. Pick one thing, be good at it.

However, as one starts his/her career, experimenting through different fields is not a bad idea since it’s hard to know enough about the industry while at college.

Additionally, having different skill sets is becoming crucial in difficult times. If the sector one is most proficient with goes slow, s/he can choose to utilize other skills to go for other industries.

But all in all, eventually one has to needs to determine what to invest most efforts on.


Simply put, it might to be the best way to spread the efforts, but there are reasons why it’s sensible to do so at certain stages.

What do you think?

Facebook discontinues Networks

By , May 11, 2008 1:36 am

I’ve noticed that Facebook has hidden “Networks” tab for some time.

Now Facebook just announced that they will discontinue Networks and encourage using Groups.

What do you think of this decision?

Facebook's announcement for discontinuing Networks

36 Reasons why people Word-of-Mouth

By , January 26, 2008 11:26 am

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