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PageRank is Still Important

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What is PageRank(PR)? According to wikipedia, PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is also called the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E). In simple words PageRank determines the importance of a single page or a website.

A few weeks ago, Google updated its PageRank figures. There are websites that increased their PR and there are also those sites that have encountered a decrease in PR. There are many web users who claim that PR is not that important in search engines ranking nowadays. If we can see, there are websites that have decreased their PR but yet remain in a better position in the Search Engine results. But thinking that PR is not that significant was just a misconception. According to Google, "The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. And while we have dozens of engineers working to improve every aspect of Google on a daily basis, PageRank continues to play a central role in many of our web search tools." Google always makes some updates and still making some ways to improve their ranking algorithm. So if you are one of those people who said that PR is no longer important, think again. Read though Google Technology and discover what's true about PageRank and how Google use it to deliver relevant results. Read more…


The Most Expensive Dessert

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Last year, the record for the most expensive dessert was given to Golden Opulence, a $1,000 ice cream sundae at Serendipity 3 New York. Now, Serendipity 3 has broken its old record and set a new Guiness World Record for the most expensive dessert in the world. Stephen Bruce, the owner of Serendipity 3, teamed up with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate", a $25,000 chocolate sundae. Frrozen Haute Chocolate is a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive from around the globe. Not only that, this sundae is also infused with 5 grams of edible 23-karat gold and served goblet lined with edible gold. The base of the goblet has a 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat with diamonds. This sundae is also top with whipped cream covered with gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound. Frrozen Haute Chocolate is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home. (Great!)

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Joost - Free Online TV

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The entrepreneurs behind Skype and Kazaa have engaged in a new venture. It is called Joost. V.P. David Clark gives Daniel Sieberg a preview of the free, global broadband TV service.

Still searching for a free online TV broadcast? Introducing Joost, a new innovation that provides online TV broadcast with 15,000+ Shows and 250+ Channels. The best part of it is that it's free.What is Joost? Joost is a peer-to-peer TV (P2PTV) technology that allows distribution of TV shows and other videos over the internet. With this new technology, you can access TV and Video on-demand right in your own PC. It works just like a Pay-Per-View, but of course without the Pay! You can access to channels like MTV, CNN, Reuters, Guinness World Record TV, and many more.

You can visit Joost for more information.
Or you can download it here.

System requirements: (for windows)
* Windows XP Service Pack 2 with DirectX 9.0c
* Pentium 4 processor, 1 GHz
* 512 MB or more RAM
* A modern video card with DirectX support and at least 32 MB of VRAM
* About 500 MB free disk space
* Broadband/ADSL
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Disadvantages of CMS

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Using Content Management System (CMS) is one of the easiest ways to create website and blogs. One of the advantages of using CMS is that it is very easy to update. Posting new blog entries has never been this easy. But did you know that using CMS for static and e-commerce sites is not that reliable? There are some claims that websites powered by CMS is not indexed properly by the search engines. Other problems noted is that CMS needs constant updates and it costs a lot to maintain.

Read the full article of Mihaela Lica: 7 Reasons Why I Wouldn’t Recommend Content Management Systems
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