Delicious, version 2.0

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del.icio.us has just become Delicious. Faster and easier. And, I hope to be at least same useful as it was the previous version. Yahoo! blog lists some of the improved characteristics of the new web site: speed (new platform), search(faster, … Read More

Cuil, the new search engine

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Anna Patterson, the ex Google employer and one with a very important contribution in the development of the main search engine, decided to start a new search engine, which would provide better and more attractive results. She left Google and … Read More

Google Knol, the paid Wikipedia

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Writers has now a good occasion to make profit. Google launched this week Google Knol, the user-generated encyclopedia similar to Wikipedia. And every author can earn money from his work, depending on the hits of his articles Google official blog … Read More

Google to buy Digg

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It’s time for Digg. It has ad agreement with Microsoft, but Google want it. And not for ads, but for its concept and users. Digg has very specific community of users/members, not invaded yet by commercial reasons. It is made … Read More

Twitter has acquired Summize

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Twitter purchased Summize these days, in order to improve the search of the Twitter network, for relevant topics. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based … Read More

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

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Excalibur 3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Number of rooms 3,991 Theme Medieval / Camelot Gaming space 100,000 ft² (9,290 m²) Permanent show(s) Tournament of Kings Thunder Down Under Anthony Cools Signature attraction(s) Merlin vs. Dragon battle … Read More

Yahoo spurns Microsoft last offer

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Like I said in a previous post, the strategy of a big company like Microsoft to buy a big company like Yahoo!, cannot be based on a simple offer only. It takes into consideration multiple denies of the targeted company, … Read More

Google Ranking explained

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Google PageRank is based primarely on the “votes” submitted by other web sites under the form of the links. It uses a complex algorithm to assign values, in order to measure the relative importance for every hyperlinked element. An interesting … Read More

Big drop in US gambling revenue

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US gambling revenue dropped  15% in May. In Las Vegas, the percentage is 16.4%. As for Atlantic City, the casinos gambling revenue down 11% in June, comparing with the same month of the last year (a single casino shows an … Read More

Binion’s Gambling Hall and Casino

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Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel 128 E. Fremont Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Number of rooms 366 Theme Vintage Las Vegas Gaming space Permanent show(s) No showroom Signature attraction(s) World Series of Poker (1970-2004; 2005 final tables) Notable restaurant(s) Binion’s … Read More

The Howard Hughes Corporation

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The Howard Hughes Corporation is a major real estate development and management company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was founded by Howard Hughes. Later sold to the Rouse Company, it is now a subsidiary of General Growth Properties. History … Read More

Betfair

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Betfair Type Betting exchange Genre Online gambling Founded 2000 Founder Andrew Black and Edward Wray Headquarters London, United Kingdom Website http://www.betfair.com/ Betfair is the world’s largest Internet betting exchange. The company is based in Hammersmith in West London, England. Since … Read More

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