Apr. 24, 2008
April is the cruelest month for ex-Samsung chairman Lee
Sharky writes about why Lee Kun-hee made the decision to step down at Samsung.
“After special prosecutors in South Korea ended a three-month probe by indicting Lee Kun-hee on charges of evading 112.8 billion won ($113 million) in taxes last week, the troubled Samsung chairman said he would step down. He apologized for ‘troubles to the nation.’”
Mobility and saving the planet
Craig Mathias provides some ways on how to stay green with technology, even when you’re on the go.
“Buy energy-efficient products, but it’s also a good idea to simply shut off devices that aren’t being used – including mobile devices. Needing to recharge batteries less often can also save energy.”
Intel tries hand at consumer mashups
Intel has just released into public beta its new Mash Maker product, a browser plug-in that lets users create their own mashups over top of existing Web sites.
“Intel Mash Maker sits in your browser as a toolbar that can be expanded into a sidebar as well. As you browse the web, you’ll come across sites for which it already has mashups available. For example, if you go to your friends page on Facebook, it will suggest that you activate a mashup that shows all your friends’ avatars on a Google Map. If you agree, it will plop this map right onto the webpage, and you can even decide to pin the map to the page for future visits.”