Doing Business with other Countries →
Thinking of travel for business development? The World Bank has a quick map on doing business in 183 countries. Countries are color-coded for ease of doing business there: easy, moderate, and difficult, in green, yellow and red respectively. Take a trip around the world to discover how easy (or difficult) it is to do business in 183 economies. Click on color markers to learn more about each...
Crocodyl Rock - Corporate Watch Collaboration →
Crocodyl is a collaboration sponsored by CorpWatch, the Center for Corporate Policy and the Corporate Research Project. Aim is to stimulate collaborative research among NGOs, journalists, activists, whistleblowers and academics to develop publicly-available profiles of the world’s most powerful corporations. The result is an evolving compendium of critical research, posted to the public...
Happy World Intellectual Property Day!
On April 26, 2010, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and member firms across the world celebrate both the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property Day and the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention establishing WIPO. The theme of World Intellectual Property Day in this celebratory year is “Innovation – Linking the World”. The U.S. in 1989 agreed to the Berne...
Wicked site for Weather Watcher Addicts click here →
Good for a rainy day or maybe an Earth Science class on weather. The site provides a spreadsheet for you to enter data an integrate with many cool tools from the Internet. Now, it does take work. You need to read the instructions. The instructions are on the spreadsheet identified on a tab at the bottom of the form. For those who just want to plug in the name of a city and make it work, it...
Happy 20th Hubbel - Try Many Moons to manage your... →
Unlike the gallery photos from the Hubbel telescope you can browse at hubblesite.org, the Many Moon site gives you a better lense on your earthly activities. Its free, its flexible and provides you with many services to organize your life, business or other interests.
Happy Fifth Birthday YouTube! Have fun click here →
You can Dub any YouTube video with the sound of the other video, classify them as funny, sad, action etc. View user videos and then share their creations with friends. There are practical uses most are to have fun. You can do a translation over an existing video. For example if you find a training video and want to translate it to Spanish, French, or other language you can… but otherwise...
Earth Day try Jaduka for links to your Business... →
Enables Web site visitors to leave audio comments or testimonials that can be heard by others through a nifty module that is placed on a blog or Web site. Jaduka - marketplace - embraces the image of he market as an open place where goods are bought and sold, where anyone can participate, and where commerce, trade, interaction and discussion can all meet. You can target business processes by...
Find / Promote Business in your area click here →
A2TA allows you to discover and locate businesses and services in the area you designate—be it large or small, near or far—to save you time and money. Businesses: A2TA brings customers to your door: If you are a bank, people will be able to locate the ATM service they need. They can plan a route with stops at your shops. Help find exactly the type of business you are seeking. Or find special...
Pay Gap for Women in Business click here →
Fortune magazine lists the top 500 paid women. Time magazine and the sunday’s magazine in the local paper also includes salary samples of different occupations. The web site, http://www.mibazaar.com/fortune/, was created using a variety of tools so you can map out where the top salaried women work. The map also includes a link to see the extent of gender pay gaps throughout the U.S....
New York Times List - reading list click here →
One of my favorite past times especially on Sunday, is to check through the latest best sellers. Personally, I favor non-fiction rather than fiction. I found a site to recommend. In the not to distant past, the NYT objected to posts of its lists of best sellers on other sites. Hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful week.
Shakespeare's Birthday and American Broadband
In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Welsh rebel Glendower tells his co-conspirator Hotspur: “I can call spirits from the vasty deep.” Hotspur responds, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” William Shakespeare, Henry IV, pt. I, act 3, sc. 1, 52–58. Happy Birthday Shakespeare. The FCC just issued the strategy to improve America’s Broadband. The plan...
Citizen Scientists, Online Wiki's, and Archivist...
On the campus of WCU, today is Banana Day! Several student volunteers are out giving away bananas and sponsoring contests to win the highly treasured Banana t-shirt. In many quieter ways, citizens across the world participate in other activities. The much esteemed AOTUS - Archive of the United States blog - http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/ makes a powerful plea and expression of appreciation to...
Mobile Technologies for Education click here →
Great news, I learned I received a grant for developing reference services via text messaging. With the grant I’ll also be continuing work with the Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica The grant will help develop other services for mobile devices down the road. The grant will work with off campus students and in a parallel universe in Costa Rica, a similar project will be launched. We will...
Just found new term, positionality, which discusses attributes of local globalization. Sounds dull, but the suggestion Eric Sheppard analyses is the context of a networked world. I keep corresponding with friends in Costa Rica and learn what they are doing. I sent a video of the dancing giants (see previous post, on YouTube -...
Career Information and Salary Expectations click... →
There are hundreds possibly thousands of widgets for many different functions. This was created to provide salary expectations for many types of work. Please comment to let me know if you like it or not. I also got a message for next weeks National Library Week. Many companys providing information services for a fee, provide free access during this week. A new one to try is the old one. H. W....
Just YELP! click here →
I like simple and sometimes I like to complain about a service or not a service I got from a restaurant or store or bank or whatever. So, I can unload what I didn’t like OR what I really liked on Yelp. The link is for Philadelphia, but there are several other cities you can choose from. Went to Syracuse University’s alumni reception in Philly last night at Table 31. Right in the...
Homework Help for high school, college or graduate... →
Course Hero is #1 in Homework Help. With State budget axing some services, this may be useful for those who need a little extra help. Course Hero is a commercial service with expert help avaialble and provides tutoring in all subjects for high school, college and graduate students. They promote learning quality via access to millions of high quality study guides, homework assignments, lecture...
Real Estate tools click here →
Walking to work today and met a colleague who mentioned he had interest in my current house. He settled for a smaller (more manageable, I trust) home also nearby. Made me think of a real estate service which you may wish to use named Trulia. Trulia is a real estate search engine designed to help you find homes for sale and provide real estate information at the local level. This will enable you...
Exhibit of Caldecott Medal winning books click... →
This area is famous for illustrious illustrators. The Brandywine River Museum is highlighting, among others, Robert McCloskey, Maurice Sendak, Ezra Jack Keats, Peter Spier, Arnold Lobel and David Wiesner. The Drawing from a Story: Illustrations by Selected Caldecott Winners, will be on display from March 20 through May 23. The exhibit also includes a loan from the West Chester University...