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Blog software company Six Apart recently acquired micro-blog site Pownce, which will be closed on December 15.

According to foreign media reports, Pownce and the summer of 2007 by Digg co-founder Kevin Rose and Leah Culver,Daniel Burka joined together founded the Web site will be Closed on December 15.

Pownce said that after the closure of the site, users can choose to retain their own account information and other services into China. Wo and the other two test Pownce engineers will join the Six Apart team, as will two other co-founder of Six Apart consultant.

Pownce many of the core functions and the like Twitter, so called “Twitter killer.” But the difference between the two is that, Pownce allows users to share information, but also provides embedded pictures, video and MP3 and so on.

Six Apart did not disclose the amount of the transaction. The company said that they Pownce users more interested in their products too.


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September 9, according to foreign media reports, Microsoft plans to launch update Hyper-V technology in the next 30 days for free.

Hyper-V be integrated in Windows Server 2008, Microsoft on its website of the Hyper-V charge 28 dollars for each copy of the cost.

New Hyper-V has a name “Live Migration” of the new features, system administrators can run software applications are moved to other servers. Home users can download the latest version of the Hyper-V.

Microsoft also plans to release next month System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. The software used to manage virtual machine and other tasks. Microsoft said, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 or VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 compatible.

Microsoft has been committed to developing a set of virtual tools and techniques to compete for virtual technology market with manufacturers such as VMware.IT administrators take Virtual technology as an effective tool to fully tap the function of hardware.

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Mozilla will introduce the pilot version of “Ubiquity Web” services according to open source software licenses. This service will provide the integration of Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo, YouTube, Amazon, Digg and Twitterand other sites. This application will run on the Firefox browser to let the ordinary Internet users build their own Mashup (an interactive Web applications).

Mozilla labs has launched a prototype of software services to non-technical users to create a network mashup. These mashup to Google maps and other information together to create more useful applications.

As this service, as the name implies, Ubiquity seeks to each other on the network basically no connection to any Internet content together.

Web 2.0 enables users to generate many elements. However, these are generally stored in the isolation of the shaft. Ubiquity services designed to create a new user interface, so that everyone can have faster and more convenient to implement the general tasks of the network.

For example, Ubiquity services to the traditional Web 2.0 mashup is a step forward. Mozilla Labs user experience Aza Raskin, head of the August 26 on the blog said, the current mashup for ordinary Internet users is a problem, because they are static and need to develop skills and networks are created for specific sites The.

Programmers know how to access the contents of the different applications of the data sets together, to create two or more mashup. However, ordinary Internet users must use this programmer to create a mashup, because the general lack of network users to create their own mashup of knowledge and training.

Ubiquity 0.1 allows users to perform many tasks, such as e-mail to friends or colleagues sent a map of location, directly on the page text translated into different languages, search Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo, YouTube, Amazon, Digg and Twitter, and other sites, find and insert local search site Yelp’s assessment.

Raskin said, Ubiquity service is very far-sighted. I think that, due to the lack of official explanation for the next generation Internet, the service can be described as Web 2.5.

August 25, according to foreign media reports, GSM network GSM Association industry group recently announced that the worldwide users of mobile broadband (HSPA) network increased from last year’s 11 million to 50 million.

According to foreign media reports, according to market research firm Wireless Intelligence to provide the data showed, at present, 89 countries in the global total of 191 commercial HSPA network operators, from 116 manufacturers to provide more than 740 kinds of HSPA-enabled mobile devices.

GSMA estimated since the beginning of the end of this year, the number of HSPA users will add 4 million each month. GSMA Chief Executive Officer Rob Conway said: “These projections show the successful application of mobile broadband in the global scope, we can anticipate that it would have a greater scale.”

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The professional investment institutions especially dedicated to private equity fund In China and Europe – Epiven recently pointed out that, in recent years as China’s reform and opening up and economic prosperity, more and more foreign capital were put into China. The European investment institutions (limited partners) who managed 100 billion euros is no exception. However, as there is no suitable channe and China’s investment environment and variable policy, the pace of private equity fund investment in domestic China is slowed down.
This report shows that in the next five years, major European private equity investors, will China’s private equity industry has a greater influence, China’s private equity general partner to help Europe’s limited partners a deeper understanding more clearly The Chinese market, the future is a very important task.

Large-scale capital

Jun-division enterprises selected more than 80 furniture representative of the European large institutional investors (limited partners), against them the next five years China’s private equity investment funds (general partner) with the idea of the trend survey. 59 of them in before the deadline to complete all the questionnaires. This 59 limited partnership to manage the 156 billion euros (nearly 244 billion U.S. dollars) of assets, representing 75 percent of the European private equity fund industry’s assets. These large European institutions limited partners are: the mother Fund (FoF), pension funds, asset management companies, endowment funds, insurance companies and private banks.

Investigation report showed that 88 percent limited partner in Europe said in the future five years will increase investment in China. 52% of the limited partners have targeted their funds to China’s private equity funds (general partner), the allocation of funds range from 1% to 15%. The European private equity fund limited partners for each additional 1 percent of the funds to China, is nearly the amount of 1.5 billion euros, equivalent to China’s private equity in 2007 Muzi 40 percent, and the proportion of impact is great .

European private equity fund limited partner in the investment of choice, in all developing countries, China ranked second (after Eastern Europe). China’s private equity funds raised by the investment amounted to only 0.17 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), and Eastern Europe (2 percent) and India (0.5%), China’s private equity fund industry’s growth model is different.

Interest in the new energy and resource-based enterprises

Private equity in Europe and the United States is a very mature business model, but China has only just begun. In this survey shows that a limited partner in Europe for China’s private equity investment fund is the first choice of leveraged buyout funds (buyout fund), followed by the Growth Fund (expansion fund). This private equity fund and China’s actual investment situation is exactly the opposite.

In considering the types of industrial investment, investment in China more limited experience of the European partners, new energy and natural resources have higher interest. They and the media communications and information technology (TMT) industries related to lower interest, which reflects the Chinese market is the real situation. This also implies that the Chinese have deep experience in the European limited partner gradually do as the Romans do.

It also specified that 31% of the limited partner in Europe, and China’s private equity-related cognitive very dissatisfied. In order to increase understanding of the Chinese market, a limited partner in Europe adopted by the way is the most frequently travel to China and take part in the seminar, but found the Chinese to find a good private equity fund of the general partner (GP) is still very difficult.

The European view of the limited partners to invest in China is the biggest risk for the whole of China and the regulatory environment, as well as in China to find a good general partner of capacity, only four percent of the low-return as one of the risks. 71% of the limited partners were chosen through the recommendation of trusted partners to understand the Chinese private equity fund of the general partner.

The European limited partner expect higher returns in China than in Europe. According to the real situation reported by the Chinese private equity, the actual return of the Chinese market will exceed the expectation of the European limited partner.

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Yesterday, Apple recently received reports that the body of iPodNano player was overheated, the survey proved that it was caused by the battery provided by external providers. Apple has not announced recalling plan, while Apple Chinese companies said that the Chinese Mainland had not received any similar reports.

Japan has recently reported that a three iPodNano fuselage overheating incidents. After Apple’s investigation, the fuselage from the overheating is a supplier of the lithium-ion batteries, Apple did not disclose the supplier’s name. Apple stressed that the fuselage of the overheating problems affect only the first generation iPodNano, but only in a very individual machines. “So far received no serious injuries or property loss was reported, also received no other similar iPodNano of the report.” Apple said.

Yesterday, Apple Chinese companies relavent executive said Apple has not announced recalling plan, and the Chinese Mainland had not received any similar reports.

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Reporter was informed form from the Ministry of Finance on the 13th that the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation recently issued a circular which shows the adjustment of auto consumption tax policy from September 1st, 2008. The tax rate of large consumption cars increases while that of the small consumption cars reduces.

According to reports, the auto consumption tax adjustments: First, improve the emission cars consumption tax rate, more than 3.0 liters in displacement to 4.0 liters (including 4.0 liters) of passenger cars, the tax rate from 15% to 25% , 4.0 liters in displacement of more than passenger cars, the tax rate from 20% to 40% of the displacement of small passenger cars is to reduce the consumption tax rate, 1.0 liters in displacement (including 1.0 liters) the following cars, Tax rate lowered from 3 percent to 1 percent.

Adjustment of auto consumption tax policy, aimed at curbing the emission of motor vehicles production and consumption, and encourage small-displacement motor vehicles production and consumption, to reduce the steam diesel consumption, reduce air pollution, promote the country’s energy-saving emission reduction targets can be achieved.

Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Taxation also announced that since September 1, 2008 onwards on the part of passenger cars import of consumption tax adjustment, displacement of small passenger cars import consumption tax rate lowered, the emission cars import consumption tax Rate increase.

The passenger car import of consumption tax adjustment for specific policies: the cylinder capacity (displacement, the same below) below 1.0 liters (including 1.0 liters) of passenger cars import consumption tax from 3% down to 1%.

Will be above the cylinder capacity of 3.0 liters (not including the 3.0 liters) to 4.0 liters (including 4.0 liters) of passenger cars import consumption tax rate from 15% to 25%.

The importing consumption tax rate of passengers cars with larger than 4.0 liters cylinder capacity increase from 20% to 40%.

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August 13, 2008, wealthy website published an article that in order to get better search experience, Google adjusted search advertising in the search results on purpose, as a result, some advertisers reduced the number of ads on Google’s search advertising to Yahoo, Yahoo is benefitingfrom it.

According to marketing analysis firm Covario a report showed that the second quarter, many technology companies to reduce the advertising on Google’s search advertising budget, the switch to Yahoo. It was learned that these companies, including RIM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Lenovo, this part of search advertising budget of about 4 per cent of the total investment. Covario that this is the last two years, Yahoo’s paid search advertising growth for the first time.

However, for Google, advertisers this small change is not too serious matter. Most of those advertisers or advertising for on Google, according to the data Covario the second quarter, science and technology, advertisers have voted by the paid search ads in Google accounted for 81.2 percent, Yahoo 14.3 percent share, Microsoft accounted for only 4.3% .

Wall Street analysts pointed out that search advertising on this small change is not surprising, since Google to give users a better search experience, deliberately search advertising has made some adjustments in the search results only show that the right side of search advertising. For those who want ads in search results for other parts of the customer, is likely to change some of their ads on Yahoo to invest.

Thomas Weisel analyst Christa Quarles explained, “If I enter Harry Potter on Google to find, I do not see any search advertising, but if the Yahoo search on those keywords, there will be corresponding ads.’s Largest The problem is, Google in the search advertising on whether to begin a lack of initiative. ”

Google product management executives Jonathan Rosenburg said, Google will not change the original plan. In July Google’s earnings conference call, Rosenburg compared to acknowledge the past few quarters, the second quarter of search ads in search results show that the number has dropped, but the company has been committed to improving the quality of each ad. “Larry Page often said that the best we have in the search results to show one ad, one of the best advertising”, Rosenburg said.

If Google does not change the idea of concentrated essence, Yahoo could benefit more in the third quarter.

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