Thursday, July 31, 2008

Find the highest dividend stocks and the lowest PE ratio with StockScreener

Google Finance introduced some time ago a StockScreener providing a nice overview of many companies by sector and performance criteria. It seems quite useful for comparing stocks.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Testing cuil

I've run a quick test of cuil and run into these few issues:

Searching for "stephilix" returned the first time a trace call error, most likely due to the heavy load the site currently has following its announcement. Then I got 8 results: one is about an obsolete link to this blog and the other 7 do seem relevant. I got many "No results because of high load..." errors.

Sometime, info company pages failed with page load errors or "Oops! We couldn’t find that page." also most likely due to high load.

Trying this search, I'm supposed to get "50 results for hannover capital mortgage", but only one is displayed. Google claims about 24800 results for the same query.

I do like the "extended" results presented in multiple tabs with the "more" option, as seen above.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Advertising a brand on YouTube where users actively watch your product ad

Watch this artist advertising emotionally for the Roomba vacuum cleaner robot.

If you have some talent, pick a brand, make a video, post it on YouTube. As its views count increases, contact the company and ask for some profit sharing.

If you are a company, share some of your advertising budget with these new artists. You can buy the rights to their video, remake it even more professionally, localize it and broadcast it on TV. Watch more contests here.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Silicon Valley investments in energy technologie

I ran into this interesting article about how Silicon Valley is currently funding the next energy revolution and, as a result, potentially reducing greenhouse emissions for the planet:

Friday, July 04, 2008

Tour de France, comme si vous y étiez!

Vidéo en français:

Video in English:

A kid from Castro Valley won Doodle 4 Google competition

The winner of the Doodle 4 Google competition was Grace Moon, a 6th grader at Canyon Middle School from Castro Valley, California. Google invited K-12 students to reinvent Google's homepage logo. Her Doodle was on Google's homepage,, on May 22nd, 2008. More details at: Great work!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Solar energy for the masses!

Watch this video of Nanosolar 1GW Coater and printing machine:
Please someone let me know when/where we can buy these panels ... also when Nanosolar plans its IPO.