Entries Tagged as 'Business'

Why Facebook

Why people like social on Fackbook? I asked my friend.

Q: hey, my co-worker wants to know, why people like facebook more than others, like QQ, myspace, etc.

A: cuz everyone is using them, lol

Q: so, why everyone using it? more fancy?

A: easier to communicate and share, i guess. and you can pick whatever you want to see.

Q: but why I don’t login so often?

A: cuz you are too busy, facebook is for the bored office dudes like me.

🙂

Yinan Li Change

I happened to know the news from China Telecom about Mr. Li, Yinan, actually, the news are everywhere in many majority media, that he left Huawei again. It wouldn’t be surprised since he might have nothing to do after he sold Harbour Network and back to Huawei. However, suprisely, he went to Baidu, a searching engine company competed with Google, as CTO.

I used to worked for Huawei and Harbour Network. Mr. Li, Yinan is used to be my boss. He is the man who has many legend story. He is VP of Huawei when he was 27 years old. He left Huawei when he was 30. He spin-ed off Harbour Network, promoted 3-layer LAN Switches in 2001. He brought 802.1x to China Netcom. He also advocate IP-DSLAM in China Telecom. He has a keen sence about what technology will be adopt by the market.

However, he lost the game playing with Huawei. So, he went back to Huawei in 2006 as chief scientist. I believe Mr. Ren, Huawei’s Chairman, would not give him power anymore. I am always guessing what technology in his mind during these two years.

The answer came out on Oct 6th, 2008. He decided to be a CTO of Baidu. He used to be a telecom expert, but right now, he will develop his energy in the Internet.

We may also guess that, Baidu may develop more products in telecom area since the Internet searching market may not support their margin.

Looking forward for good news, Mr. Li, Yinan.

Histories Should Be Remebered

Ethernet

Birth Year: 1973

Father: Robert M. Metcalfe

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C Language

Birth Year: 1973

Father: Dennis Ritchie of Bell Laboratiries

C was developed from 1969 to 1973 by Dennis Ritchie of Bell Laboratories. The American National Standard Institute (ANSI) ratified the ANSI C standard in 1989. The standard defines the C language and a set of library functions known as the C standard library. Kernighan and Ritchie describe ANSI C in their classic book, which is known affectionately as “K&R”. In Ritchie’s words, C is “quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.”

GNU Project

Birth Year: 1984

Father: Richard Stallman

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The GNU project is a tax-exempt charity started by Richard Stallman in 1984, with the ambitious goal of developing a complete Unix-like system whose source code is unencumbered by restrictions on how it can be modified or distributed. As of 2002, the GNU project has developed an environment with all the major components of a Unix operation system, except for the kernel, which was developed separately by the Linux project.

Linux

Birth Year: 1991

Father: Linus Torvalds

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From:torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroup: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: 1991Aug25, 20578.9541@klaava.Helsinki.FI
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki. 

Hello everybody out there using minix- 

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big
and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has
been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like
any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix; as my OS
resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-sytem
due to practical reasons)among other things. 

I've currently ported bash (1.08) an gcc (1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that i'll get something practical within a few months, and I'd
like to know what features most people want. Any suggestions are welcome,
but I won't promise I'll implement them :-) 

Linus Torvalds torvalds@kruuna.helsinki.fi

10 Years Working Experience, Have to Quit?

I read a news about Huawei, the company has already been the biggest Telecom equipment vendor in China. They even tried to compete with Cisco in the markets of North American. Cisco sued Huawei in 2002, which actually made Huawei more famous.

Well, the story is really funny. China government has issued Labor Contract Regulation and will be effective in Jan 1st 2008. Some items in the regulation said that, if one employee has worked for the company for 10 years or more, he/she should get unlimited date contract with the company. For Huawei’s point of view, if that take effect, they cannot easily make some employees, who worked more than 10 years for Huawei, and who somehow kind of “lazy”, to be unemployment.

So, Mr. Ren, the spirit leader of Huawei, issued the one company policy.  Those who have worked for Huawei for almost 10 years, have to quit and compete with the same position with others. There are 7000 employees need to do that in terms of the company policy. Of course, everyone will get some compensation.

Well, this is Huawei, the legend of Huawei.   If you are interesting in this company, just google it. You will find a lot of more interesting story.

Silverlight: Standard Rather Than Product

I recently went to realDeveloper tour hold by Microsoft. The topic of this year is around web application. The next release of .NET will be launched on Feb some day next year. Everybody is happy with that. Although Silverlight is not major topic of the presentation, a quite lot people brought the question about that. If you go to Silverlight website, you will find out that it is actually a kind of new technology to compete with AJAX.

Well, what’s wrong with AJAX? Microsoft listed several problems that currently we always encountered. However, in my opinion, Microsoft is intent to come up with new technology, which can be binding with .NET platform and which can compete any technology that does not belong to Microsoft. I should say, Cool!

Here brought a question: What are you selling? Most people think that, companies are suppose to sell products, which are either hardware or software. It’s true. However, in the real world, we can probably group all companies to three levels. The third level companies are selling products. The second level companies are selling solutions, such as IBM. The first level companies are actually selling technical standard, such as Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco. It would not be surprised that Microsoft tried to replace XML by XAML.

Merge Strategy: Big goes Bigger

I just heard that Business Object was acquired by SAP. It wouldn’t be surprised since Oracle has already acquired People Soft. Business Object can’t live without big guys. Then, logically, that is happened. Actually, Oracle even tried to get BEA to compete with IBM. Well, BEA rejected the acquirement since 6.7 billion is really underestimate the value of BEA.

The business is more like game. They have their own rules to play the game. In the game, the big goes bigger. If the business cannot be the number one in its area, then it will lose the game.

Startup

It must be coincident that I read two articles today about startup. One is from CNET. The article lists 9 fun ways that Web 2.0 startup may commit legal suicide. The other is from Matt Cutts. It seems a lot of people are willing try to startup in Web 2.0. Why? The answer is quite simple: it’s easy to startup. 🙂

However, those who try to follow the winners, such as FaceBook, Digg and… oh, I almost forgot, Google, have to pay more attention to legal issues. Otherwise…

Startup = = Suicide