Sunday, September 14, 2008

Top 10 Internet Millionaires under 30!

The internet is a gold mine for those with the eyes that could search. The fastest and most incredibly profitable business nowadays is the internet and these young entrepreneurs were able to tap into its potential and reap the benefits that the internet has to offer.

1. Name: Mark Zuckerberg
Trade: Facebook
Age: 23 years old
Worth: $700M

2. Name: Andrew Gower
Trade: Runescape
Age: 28 years old
Worth: $650M

3. Name: Blake Ross and David Hyatt
Trade: Mozilla
Age: 22 years old
Worth: $120M

4. Name: Chad Hurley
Trade: Youtube
Age: 30 years old
Worth: $85M

5. Name: Angelo Sotira
Trade: Deviant ART
Age: 26 years old
Worth: $75M

6. Name: John Vechey
Trade: PopCap Games
Age: 28 years old
Worth: $60M

7. Name: Alexander Levin
Trade: WordPress
Age: 23 years old
Worth: $57M

8. Name: Jake Nickell
Trade: Threadless
Age: 28 years old
Worth: $50M

9. Name: Sean Belnick
Trade: Biz Chair
Age: 20 years old
Worth: $42M

10. Name: Kevin Rose
Trade: Digg
Age: 30 years old
Worth: $31M

The top 1 comes as no surprise already but it is also important to note that Runescape's Andrew Gower is actually stepping up. With ingenuity, a whole lot of guts and the will to push through with it, these boys all got it. These numbers are what drives to go-do-it people to push their limits but it's also because of these numbers that a lot of abusers tinker with the system in the hopes of getting easy money fast. One thing that these millionaires have in common is that they appropriately supported their ideas and pushed it. No shortcuts. No shady tactics. They got there fair and square.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chrome and Firefox Head to Head

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Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

With the release of Google Chrome, the next thing that people would be asking about is how Mozilla would react to it. Will it waver under the seemingly huge threat that Google is posing? Google is after all, the biggest search engine to date and its influence stems a lot farther than its search box.

John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla Corp., has this to say about Google Chrome and its relation with Mozilla Firefox:
“It is not surprising that they are doing a browser. Google does many things (servers, energy) that touch their business,” he said. “They feel that they can make a better browser by starting from scratch…advances in browsers are good.”
- source: Gigaom

In my opinion, Mozilla shouldn't worry that much about Google Chrome. The launch of Google Chrome was a definite buzz, there's no doubt about that but what Google lacks is the follow-through. They have yet to dominate other areas online such as messengers and social networks although talks have been going on about Google buying a certain top social bookmarking website so the threat isn't that great. Mozilla can still hold on as the white knight against Internet Explorer.

A little competition is always healthy and in this case it will most probably push Firefox to step up their game. I've personally tried Google Chrome and admittedly it is easy to use and is reminiscent of other browsers. It has a little bit of Opera, a little bit of FF and IE. But problems start coming up and it is now Google's challenge to overcome the bumps.