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    Archive for April, 2007

    Nokia launched 5700 in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted by CJCM on 19th April 2007

    Nokia 5700

    Colbert Low had invited me to join him at the launch of Nokia 5700 held yesterday in Midvalley Kuala Lumpur, unfortunately the event was held on a working day so I had to say no due to work commitment. Nevertheless, I got to see some nice photos posted by Colbert in his blog.

    Colbert Low at Nokia 5700 launch in Kuala Lumpur

    Colbert Low at Nokia 5700 launch in Kuala Lumpur

    p/s: Colbert did you ask for the phone numbers of the gorgeously looking Nokia girls… :)

    Looking at the pictures and the technical specifications below, I’d say the Nokia 5700 is one cool gadget that should be on your shopping list either for yourself or as gift to your loved ones.

    - Vibrant color screen supporting up to 16 million colors
    - 3G high-speed data connectivity
    - 2 Megapixel camera
    - Using S60 software
    - Using an optional 2GB MicroSD card, the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic supports up to 1500 tracks
    - Supports WMA, MP3, AAC, as well as eAAC+ and MP4
    - Supports playback on Bluetooth in stereo

    Read [The Gadget Blog by Colbert Low]
    Read [Ideal Gadget by Sam CHeng Hung]

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    Popularity: 40% [?]

    Posted in Gadgets, News, Nokia | 2 Comments »

    Malaysian government may cancel broadband licenses

    Posted by CJCM on 16th April 2007

    You may be asking why do they want to to that? I think that because someone screwed up… and considering the parties and technology involved, the extent of damage possibly done, I’d say some one had comitted a big time screw-up. The government had issued four licenses to four service providers to operate on the 3.5-Gigahertz (GHz) frequency, only to find out that it had interfered with the operations of the Measat-3 communications satellite.

    Are these guys telling us they didn’t know about the potential problems? Come on guys… you can do better than that.

    On Thursday, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said use of the 3.5GHz frequency by the wireless broadband service providers was interfering with the operations of the Measat-3 communications satellite.

    He blamed the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which had given out the licences, for the predicament.

    Measat-3 also uses the frequency, which is employed by the broadband service providers to offer fast wireless Internet access to the corporate sector, as well as other related services.

    The other 3.5GHz frequency licence holders are Airzed Broadband Sdn Bhd, TM Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd, EB Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, TTDotCom Sdn Bhd and Atlas One, according to the MCMC website.

    So another finger pointing will just show how capable these people are in carrying out projects of national interest. Malaysia Boleh!!

    Read [Star Online]
    Read [Jeff Ooi]

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    Popularity: 32% [?]

    Posted in Broadband, IT Related, Malaysian, News | 1 Comment »

    Pikom’s PC Fair 2007 in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted by CJCM on 9th April 2007

    The Pikom’s PC Fair 2007 kicked off last weekend in Penang, Malacca, Sabah, and Sarawak. This weekend the much awaited event will be held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center for folks in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. You would not want to miss this weekend if you are looking for great bargains of computer products.

    Kingston will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center so you wil have another reason to bring the family there. There will be lots of fun there with lucky draws, scratch card contest and instant prizes to be won. Share with us what did you buy at this year’s PC Fair.

    PC Fair 2007 (I) Dates and Locations:

    6 - 8 April 2007
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Penang International Sports Arena
    Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Relau
    Mahkota Parade Melaka
    Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka
    Dewan Masyarakat Sandakan
    Jalan Leila, 90000 Sandakan
    Dewan Masyarakat Tawau
    Jln Bakau, 91000 Tawau
    Level 5, Permata Car Park Building, Kuching
    Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching

    13 - 15 April 200711:00 am - 9:00 pm KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur (Route Map)
    Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50888 Kuala Lumpur
    City Square Johor Bahru
    Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru
    Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh
    Jalan Stadium Perak, 31400 Ipoh
    Summit Shopping Complex, Batu Pahat
    Jalan Bakau Condong, 83000 Batu Pahat
    Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan
    Jalan Tun Ismail, Sri Dagangan, 25000 Kuantan

    20 - 22 April 200711:00 am - 9:00 pm Dewan Milenium, Kepala Batas
    Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas
    Dewan Perbandaran Taiping
    Jalan Taming Sari, 34000 Taiping
    Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre
    Power Road, 96000 Sibu
    Miri Indoor Stadium
    Jalan Sukan, 98000 Miri
    Dewan Dato’ Hormat, Tanjong Karang
    Tanjong Karang, Kuala Selangor
    Dewan Jubli Intan, Muar [carried forward from PC Fair 2006 (III)]
    Jalan Arab, 84000 Muar

    Popularity: 67% [?]

    Posted in IT Related, Malaysian, PC Fair | 2 Comments »

    SponsoredReviews officially launched

    Posted by CJCM on 8th April 2007

    SponsoredReviews - win-win for bloggers and advertisersI joined a new web advertising program called SponsoredReviews sometime in mid January 2007. At that time the program was at the beta testing stage so I just joined and requested to be notified upon its launch. SponsoredReviews had been officially launched recently and I just got my first order from them. The first assignment is to review the SponsoredReviews itself.

    It looks like the trend among web advertising companies such as PayPerPost, RevewMe, CreamAid and now SponsoredReview is to always to review itself, which I think is important to create buzz among internet communities. After all web advertising companies also need to promote themselves too, right?

    So what is SponsoredReviews? Do I need to go in detail? With all the buzz, publicity and even controversy around pay-per-post schemes, it is suffice to say SponsoredReviews is not much different from other web advertising services that offers opportunity for advertisers to get their products and services reviewed by bloggers. The bloggers in turn get paid for their review services.

    Despite the similarity in the services offered by other paid advertising companies, SponsoredReviews has it own unique identities and features. The part that I think most bloggers like best is the fact that SponsoredReviews pays bloggers every two weeks after the assignments are completed. Other paid advertising companies normally companies pay bloggers one month after the assignments are completed. Now that is a big plus for bloggers.

    Bloggers are also not required to write only positive reviews. As a matter of fact, constructive critisms are expected so that quality of the products and services being reviewed can be improved from bloggers feedback.

    From advertisers point of veiw, SponsoredReviews has other advantages as well. SponsoredReviews offers a low transaction fees of only 35% while they claim their competitors charge 50%.

    Another good point of the system is that SponsoredReviews offers a Two-way system where advertisers and bloggers can search for each other for assignments. This is definitely unique feature of SponsoredReviews. In other programs, advertisers posts available opportunities and wait for bloggers to reply with offer to review their services, although the advertisrs can reject the reviews if it does not meet their requirements. With SponsoredReviews’s ability to search for each other, advertisers who place greater emphasize on the quality of bloggers now have the option to search for a good blogger in the pool of bloggers and make an offer. But I am not sure if advertisers would want to go through that process. Maybe they prefer the bloggers looking for them instead. Whatever that may be, the option is there and advertisers now have the opportunity to pick the best bloggers to review their products and services.

    Other features of SponsoredReviews include Automated Rating System which will make it easy for advertisers to find high quality blogs. Sponsored Reviews’s bidding system allows both advertisers and publishers to negotiate pricing although bloggers will be able to set their own prices with manual pricing. SponsoredReviews’s system will make recommendations based on their Automated Ratings System, but bloggers will be able to choose their own prices. Of course the final prices will have to be agreed by both advertisers and bloggers.

    So what are you waiting for? If you have good blogs, I would suggest that you register with SponsoredReviews and have an opportunity to monetize your blogs in a new way. Advertisers should also take advantage of the many features available to promote your products and services over the internet. Bloggers Earn Cash, Advertisers Build Buzz. I am off to seek more opportunities and get paid in two weeks time.. :)

    This is a sponsored post.

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    Popularity: 27% [?]

    Posted in Blogging, Make Money, Sponsored Post, SponsoredReviews | No Comments »

    Top Ten Bid, another new web directory by Alang

    Posted by CJCM on 4th April 2007

    Top Ten Bid

    Although we have never met in person, I have known Alang for as long as I am involved in blogging and internet business. It was from him that I learn how to earn money online through web directory and articles directory. Subsequently, we became partners where I am the editor for PDAs Review, a blog that is part of by Alang’s SZAB Network. Alang expertise and resourcefullness in web directory is second to none among Malaysians, if not the blogosphere. He had came up with many ideas of earning money through web directory. 50 Pages Website, Ventedoy are two of his unique ideas of web directory.

    Alang had just launched another interesting web directory concept called Top Ten Bid. I think you already know roughly what that means, but to know more I will let Alang does the telling himself. You can find how it works here at his blog (in Malay language) If you dont read Malay, worry you can read how it works here in English. The idea for Top Ten Bid is derived from DollarLinking.com,according to Alang.

    Yes, I have placed 3 bids for my three sites CJCMedia Network, CJCM and IT and Kuala Lumpur is Home. I think I am the first to place the bids there.

    Congratulation Alang on your new business idea.

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    Popularity: 26% [?]

    Posted in Make Money, News, Web Directory | 1 Comment »

    Save money with compatible or generic consumables

    Posted by CJCM on 4th April 2007


    I have just refilled my Canon’s inkjet printer using a compatible product available in the Malaysian market. In my case it worked just fine. But I must remind you using a compatible ink product is not recommended by the original printer manufacturers. However, it is entirely up to you to decide. Of course using the original equipment manufacturer products gives you the peace of mind but it normally costs you a lot more than using a compatible product.

    Whether you prefer to use original or compatible consumables, you would still want to get them at cheapest price possible. If you are in Malaysia, the best place to shop is Low Yat Plaza right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. However, with the advent of e-commerce, shopping for cheaper consumables on the internet is now possible. But unfortunately, internet shopping in Malaysia is still not as widely accepted as in Western countries. In those advanced countries there are countless sites on the world wide web you can shop for cheap consumables such as Ink, inkjet cartridges, toner, toner cartridges provided for your printers, copiers and other multifunctions office equipments.

    Inkers is one such e-commerce site. They offer a wide range of compatible or generic consumables at reasonably cheap prices. You will be surprised at the variety of products they carry on their websites. Inkers will deliver your order free of charge to anywhere in the Continental USA via ground delivery service. Inkers online shop lets you place a secured order and allows you to pay online using major credit cards as well as PayPal. If you are not totally satisfied with your order, Inkers has a no-question-asked 30-day return policy. The products also come with one year guarantee. Better still, they will pickup the items from you at no cost to you and would either replace or return you money back. You will not get this kind of guarantee if you shop at Low Yat Plaza or any physical brick and mortar shops anywhere in the world, I don’t think so.

    This is a sponsored post.

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    Popularity: 26% [?]

    Posted in Online shopping, Sponsored Post | No Comments »

    Broadband services: Malaysia vs United Kingdom

    Posted by CJCM on 2nd April 2007

    I blogged about how poor is the service provided by TMNet’s Streamyx broadband sercvices in Malaysia. Streamyx becomes the talk of the town every now and then due to its performance that resembles more like a yo-yo than a true broadband service. To be fair to TMNet, I must say the speed and stability of Streamyx broadband had improved significantly lately. But I still experience sudden and abrupt disconnection every now and then, which is quite annoying. The sad part is, no matter how unhappy you are with broadband service in Malaysia, TMNet’s Streamyx is the only logical choice due to the fact that it is the sole provider of broadband services in Malaysia that provides nationwide coverage, well almost. Take it or leave it.. that must be the motto that makes TMNet don’t really care about customer service.

    Now lets take a look at UK. First of all, there are multiple broadband service providers offering competitive product and services. Upon checking the Broadbandsuppliers.co.uk website, I found out there are twelve (12) broadband providers that provide a wide range of products and sercvices to spoil the consumers. From the broadband services point of view, I wish I live in UK but then I can’t stand its cold weather.

    The services offered by these broadband ISPs are also cheap compared to Malaysia’s Screamyx.. oppss Streamyx. The bandwidth offered by these broadband providers are also very impressive. While Streamyx offers bandwidth connection of up to 2Mbps only, majority of UK’s broadband providers offer up to a whopping 8Mbps connection. I am sure broadband internet in UK is very much more fun than in Malaysia due to its competitiveness. But then there is no place like home and Malaysia is my home, so I’d stay with Streamyx for now.

    This is a sponsored post.

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    Popularity: 26% [?]

    Posted in Broadband, Internet, Sponsored Post | No Comments »

    CJCMedia Network is loking for Malaysian city bloggers

    Posted by CJCM on 1st April 2007

    CJCMedia Network, Malaysia’s premier blog networkCJCMedia Network had launched four of its network blogs. Check it out here:

    Street-IT by Arman
    Web Programming by Arejae
    Musing Mother by Elviza
    Woman vs Sports by Junita

    In the mean time, CJCMedia Network is looking to expand it network to cover Malaysian cities. If you live in any of the Malaysian state capitals, have passion for writing and would love to tell the world about the cities you live in, check out how you can partner with CJCMedia Network.

    If you are not from Malaysia, don’t despair. CJCMedia Network is not all about Malaysian bloggers. We are also looking for international bloggers. Tell us what you would like to write about and we will consider.

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    Popularity: 27% [?]

    Posted in Blogging, CJCMedia Network, Make Money, Malaysian | 6 Comments »