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    Archive for October, 2007

    Shopping for Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B online at Shopping.com

    Posted by CJCM on 8th October 2007

    Sony Vaio FZ140EBHave you tried online shopping before? It’s hard to believe if you have not done any shopping online in this internet era, especially if you browse the world wide web everyday. Shopping line is very convenient since it lets you shop for the items you want to purchase from the comfort of your own home or office.

    Among the hot items being purchase online are notebook computers. Although I am using a Dell notebook, which was purchased by the company I work for, I would have opted for the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140EB if was given a chance to pick my preferred notebook.

    The Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B is a great mobile workstation. It weighs in at just 5.75 lbs and only 1 3/8″ thick when closed. With 15.4″ widescreen display based on XBrite Eco™ technology, coupled with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7100 with Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B performs very much like a desktop machine.

    It also has a generous 200GB hard drive and a huge 2.0GB DDR2 memory and it support Wireless-N which is the newest wireless standard. The multi-format DVD±RW drive lets you burn and play CDs and DVDs..An integrated Web camera with microphone allows Web chatting and video mail (broadband Internet service required). Last but not least, the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B has a built-in fingerprint sensor provides enhanced data security and speeds access to your accounts, without the need to remember passwords.

    Now that you know what the VAIO has to offer, you would be wondering where to get the cute notebook at the cheapest price wouldn’t you? This is where online shopping can help you especially if you shop at Shopping.com.

    Shopping at Shopping.com is really engaging and interactive. One of the nice online shopping features available Shopping.com is that it lets you compare prices of the item you want to buy from many different online stores all from one single shopping portal… how is that for convenient shopping?

    If you are shopping for the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B at Shopping.com, for example, you will be able to compare prices from many different online stores and decide which store you would like to buy from, of course depending on the prices you are willig to pay for the VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B.

    Not only that, you can also read product reviews and sort the product based on different criteria such as by Prices (Low-to-High or vice versa), by store name as well as by store rating, giving you added convenience to make your decision making much easier.

    In summary, you will find shopping for your Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B at Shopping.com is very satisfying and enjoyable because otherwise you would have to waste a lot of your time and energy walking into one store after another, had you tried to do that physically at the brick and mortar stores.

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    Skali to put unemployed ICT grads to work

    Posted by CJCM on 7th October 2007

    By STEVEN PATRICK

    KUALA LUMPUR: If you are an ICT (information and communications technology) graduate and having a hard time getting a job, e-business specialist Skali has an offer for you.

    It will train you and give you a job in the Managed Portal Services (MPS) project, which involves the maintainance and upgrading of the 102 state government and 471 federal government websites.

    Skali announced that it was awarded the six-year project, which is worth RM258mil, on Wednesday and has openings for 4,000 graduates in its training programme.

    Through the programme, called Spike (short for Skali Pioneers and Innovators in Knowledge Economy), the company hopes to help unemployed graduates further develop their ICT knowledge and become entrepreneurs.

    “The trainees will undergo practical training in multimedia and business, programming, IT networking systems, and project management,” said Aimi Aizal Nasharuddin, president of Skali (also known as Alam Teknokrat Sdn Bhd).

    During the first three months, the trainees will be paid an allowance of RM500 per month. Once they reach apprentice stage, they will receive salaries of between RM1,200 and RM4,000, depending on their level of skill and competency.

    The training will be conducted at MPS support centres in Selangor, Terengganu, Kedah, Pahang, Johor and Perak, and has already started with a group of 300 graduates.

    Applicants should surf to www.spike.com.my for more information.

    Aimi said that at the end of the contract period, more than 400 companies would be set up to take over the managing of the government websites.

    “The graduates we train will get the opportunity to become entrepreneurs because they will be encouraged to form those companies,” he said. Skali will also outsource other work to them.

    There is an estimated 8,000 unemployed ICT graduates in the country, out of an overall 150,000 graduates in total looking for jobs.

    According to Skali, the lack of working experience and “very bad English” are the main reasons why there are so many unemployed ICT graduates.

    “If they sign up for Spike, we will be upfront and tell them where they are going wrong so that they can improve,” said Skali co-founder and group CEO Tengku Farith Rithauddeen.

    The programme, he added, is also designed to push these graduates out of their comfort zone so that they will start to strive for themselves.

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    Sydney attractions and accomodations

    Posted by CJCM on 3rd October 2007

    When I was studying in Australia, I did quite a bit of travel around Australia. Sydney was one of the Australian cities I had a chance to visit. This ultra modern Australian city has so much to offer. Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Sydney Aquarium, just to name a few, are popular Sydney attractions you should not miss when you are in Sydney.

    Looking for places to stay in Sydney is not hard at all. Choosing a Sydney hotel for your stay is just a matter of your budgets and preferences.

    You can stay in boutique hotels, luxury hotels or budget hotels depending on what you have in mind with your travel budgets. For those travelling in groups, you may want to opt for apartments where not only you will have more rooms but also better privacy.

    If you plan to stay longer and spend more time at any one place, its better to stay at a hotel near that area. Darling Harbour for examples can make you busy for days just cruising, shopping, dining and site seeing around the harbour so a Darling Harbour hotel is probably what you would want to consider istead of North Sydney hotels, even though North Sydney is just facing the Harbour Bridge on the north side.

    Whether it’s Sydney hotels, Darling Harbour hotels or North Sydney hotels, you still have the choices of 2-star, 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotels to make your visit to Sydney a memorable one.

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    Malaysians can now withdraw PayPal funds to credit cards

    Posted by CJCM on 3rd October 2007

    Withdraw PayPal to credit card

    The biggest problem of withdrawing money from PayPal account for Malaysians is finally solved… for good… and the solution is from none other than PayPal itself. You can now withdraw fund from your PayPal account directly to your credit card. And the cost is also quite cheap… USD 5.00 per withdrawal. The minimum withdrawal amount is USD10.00. If the withdrawal is somehow not completed and the amount will be returned to your PayPal account with USD 10.00 service charge incurred. This is definitely the best news for all Malaysian internet enterpreneurs who have been facing various problems withdrawing money from PayPal. There were previously various alternative solutions for Malaysians to withdraw money from PayPal but the steps involved are just too complicated for ordinary net-citizens with high transactions cost.

    I guess Hafiz Latib from MalaysiaPal will not be too happy with this news from one aspect but I am sure this is for the betterment of all Malaysian internet enterpreneurs. For your information, MalaysiaPal introduced a mechanism for Malaysian to withdraw PayPal funds to Accent debit cards. The party is also over for those who have been making good income by buying and selling PayPal funds at heavily discounted MYR rates.

    Come to think about it, I was wondering what took PayPal so long to implement this when the members can already fund the PayPal account from credit cards in the first place. In any case, kudos and big thank you to PayPal for solving the biggest problem for all Malaysian PayPal account holders. Bravo…..!!!

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