Saturday, May 12, 2007
The BRAD BLOG - Inside political information
FindLaw - News from the wires
Findlaw for the Public - Legal News
Best YouTube Videos - BestOfYT.com
Friday, May 11, 2007
Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery
CELEBRITY COSMETIC SURGERY
THE CELEBRITY PLASTIC SURGERY BLOG BY DR. ANTHONY YOUN, A MICHIGAN-BASED BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
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English Muffins, Scones, Crumpets, Gourmet Gift Baskets and other gourmet foods from Wolferman's
THE NIBBLE - Gourmet Food Finder - Gift Baskets - Gourmet food magazine with product reviews of the best gourmet food and specialty foods: gourmet chocolate, gourmet coffee, gourmet olive oil, gourmet tea, gourmet gifts, corporate gifts & other fine foods
- I'm an investigative journalist and author of two books probing the underside of Wall Street. A brief bio is at Forbes.com. My website is gary-weiss.com.
- It's at Forbes.com, and it's called Muckraker.
InvestorVillage - Stock Message Boards for Serious Investors
nvestorVillage was inspired by the vision of a tight-knit community of fellow investors capable of researching stocks and willing to share their due diligence with other investors.
With a focus on attracting serious investors and maintaining civilized forums, InvestorVillage is quickly becoming the most engaging & informative stock discussion community on the Web.
We encourage vigorous, open debate and welcome differing, even opposing, points of view.
Overstock.com: Online Shopping Bedding, Furniture, Electronics, Jewelry, Clothing & more
White Collar Fraud
SAM E. ANTAR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US
I am the former CFO of Crazy Eddie (and now a convicted felon) who helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered in the 1980's. Through this blog I share my views about white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other related topics.
Seeking Alpha: Stock Picks, Stock Market Investing
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. ('Alpha' is a finance term referring to a stock's performance relative to the market; it's used more loosely by fund managers to describe beating their index, so every stock picker is "seeking alpha".)
- select the most interesting articles from over 400 contributors,
- edit them to guarantee quality and consistency, and
- arrange and tag them so they can be easily found and subscribed to by stock ticker, sector and theme.
To make Seeking Alpha a one-stop-shop for stock research, we then add our one page daily summary of top market and stock related stories (Wall Street Breakfast), hundreds of conference call transcripts, daily summaries of Jim Cramer's stock picks, comprehensive coverage of new IPO filings and a regular housing market roundup.
Seeking Alpha is different from other finance sites because it focuses on opinion and analysis rather than news, and is primarily written by investors who describe their personal approach to stock picking and portfolio management rather than by journalists.
Seeking Alpha has a strong readership among money managers, research analysts, investment bankers, and serious individual investors.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The Boy Genius Report
The Boy Genius Report was founded by The Boy Genius, just prior to his debut as one of the most popular Engadget personalities. Under his assumed identity, he contributed exclusive scoops for the BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl), BlackBerry 8800, Motorola V3xx, Motorola KRZR, HTC Excalibur (T-Mobile Dash), Cingular's late-2006 product roadmap, and many more.
Through his almost weekly (and sometimes more often) column on Engadget and Engadget Mobile, The Boy Genius ultimately gained a following and became a crowd favorite within the circles of the online mobile gadgetry communities. He has quickly become one of the most reliable and defacto sources in the underground market for prototype and unreleased mobile phones and most things tech.
With the rise in popularity of his columns and breaking news and scoops, a formal website front quickly transformed from a novelty to a necessity, and thus, Boy Genius Report.com was created.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
QJ.NET - QuickJump Home - Apple News
The Consumerist: Shoppers Bite Back
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Everyone hates Paris
The Beginning Of My Ascendance
My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria
My sister, Nicole Vienneau, has been missing in Syria since March 31st (36 days), near the town of Hama, while on a day-trip to see Qasr Ibn Wardan (a nearby castle).
May 7th UPDATE (Noon):
Again, there is very little real news to report. I want to assure everyone who emails that every email is being read, but I don't have time to respond to them all just now. Some of our contacts will only talk on the phone and that necessarily takes more time, as do the various media interviews as we try and get the word out.
At this point, we're still trying to reach people that live or work along the route to Qasr Ibn Wardan. Along this route is the town of al-Hamra where she likely got off the mini-bus and attempted to walk or hitchhike the remaining distance.
We are also attempting to reach religious leaders that might have contacts via their church/mosque with other religious leaders in the area. They might have access to the community that no one else possesses.
Foreign Affairs has retrieved Nicole's belongings and is keeping up constantly updated on any progress in the investigation as passed along to them by the Syrian government. The Syrian Ambassador to Canada has contacted us and has been very helpful in assisting us with visas and following up on the investigation. Reports in Hama have indicated that the Syrian police are actively searching for her, and people are becoming aware that she is missing. I thank everyone for their efforts in this regard, especially a Canadian traveller who printed out over a hundred Arabic flyers (copies available below) and distributed them at the Hama bus pick-up spots.
I am preparing to go to Syria myself in hopes that personal contact might make it easier to find information, and to perhaps use my knowledge of Nicole to figure out what she might have done. I could be there by the end of the week.
On his own initiative, a friend of Nicole's in Vancouver has put up a "YouTube" video. UPDATE - the video link has been updated to the new location with additional information.
Monday, May 07, 2007
SolidPolitics.com is drawn from news reports gathered by a diligent staff of political junkies.
Politico.com - Politics, Political News, Campaign 2008
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Mappy - Road Guides and Maps
The most popular map and trip-planning website in France, mappy.com has 7.5 million single visitors a month.
The adventure started in 1987...
From the Minitel to Internet, 13 years of evolution at the service of professionals and private individuals
In 1987, 3615 iti, the first trip-planning calculator on Minitel, was created. That was a revolution for the French, who could now obtained personalised itineraries for all their travel.
In 1997, iTi anticipated the explosion of the digital market and went on the Internet with www.iti.fr
In 1995, Mappy developed a real expertise intended for professionals by launching Visiocity, an offer of over 20 million digital photos of cities in France and Spain intended for online directories. Since then, Mappy has never stopped putting its double know-how of maps and photography at the service of companies and local communities through its MappyPro range.
The year 2000 was a turning point: iTi became Mappy.
2000-2006 - Continuous innovation: the key to Mappy's success.
True to its strategy of innovation and anticipation of new modes of communication Mappy never stops innovating.
In 2003, mappy.com added tracing the trip planned and aerial photos of 63 European cities.
Trip to Rome - Photo Maps based on Google maps
NNDB: Tracking the entire world
NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people
we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead.
Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's
curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of
birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)
But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of
which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior
is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been
Eventually, we will have synopses and analyses of creative works by the
people in the database, including their books, films, and recordings.
Screens - Arts - New York Times Blog
With television and the Internet converging at last, who's going to watch all this here-goes-nothing online video? Everything from political propaganda videos to pseudo-candid celebrity rants seems to expect an audience. "Screens" will find, review and make sense of all those senseless new images: web video, viral video, user-driven video, custom interactive video, embedded video ads, web-based VOD, broadband television, diavlogs, vcasts, vlogs, video podcasts, mobisodes, webisodes, mashups and more. http://screens.blogs.nytimes.com/
Subscription Walls? That's So Cute!
SUBSCRIPTION WALLS? THAT'S SO CUTE!
BECAUSE FRANK RICH AND PAUL KRUGMAN ARE A GOD-DAMNED PUBLIC SERVICE.
Defamer, the L.A. Gossip Rag
Posts from the Paris Hilton Category at TMZ.com