Yahoo just emailed me inviting me to check out the new Yahoo Email Beta. I found out I was not on their priority list since a few people already have their hands on them since mid-September. But, nevertheless I got to it before it was released. You can check out the new Yahoo Mail features by taking a tutorial here. As expected Yahoo took full advantage of AJAX, the use of tabs, and a few shortcuts. It’s quite impressive and seems to be outdating Google’s new mail interface. I can’t really get a full picture of how good the Yahoo interface is, due to a slow DSL connection.
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I arrived in the Philippines last Tuesday morning and it’s now Friday afternoon. I didn’t get a chance to post due to a very busy schedule. It’s true what they say, time does fly when you’re having fun. The last three days have been a blur. It has been raining hard here which is good because it’s not as hot as usual. A typhoon arrived Wednesday and there hasn’t been a letdown ever since. Manila and northern Luzon took the brunt of the storm. I saw on the news that 16 people have died, and thousands have lost their homes. I’m Iloilo City in Central Philippines and we haven’t experienced the high winds that Manila has had, but it’s been raining consistently. Regarding sleep, I need it. I can harldy keep my eyes open in the late afternoons which makes sense since it’s past midnight in California. Jetlag blues. I’ve also have been waking up consistently at 3am. Go figure.
The DVD war is beginning to take shape. Hardware manufacturers have been split whether to use the HD-DVD or Blue-Ray format. Several other formats are coming into the fray to join the two leading DVD formats. A third option is a hybrid of the HD-DVD and Blue-Ray formats. There are many reasons to hold off on purchasing a high-definition DVD player. First, the price of the DVD players are still quite high. It will come down eventually. Second, I would rather sit in the sidelines until a clear winner comes out. There’s no sense of buying a high-priced player that might not be popular in the future. The only downside of the new DVD format is the sheer size of the file which makes them longer to download reminiscent of when people had low speed internet connections. Try downloading a 30 to 50 gigabyte movie and you get the picture. Maybe, you won’t get the picture.
Oracle ran a huge ad today in the Wall Street Journal stating that SAP is being left behind. The one-page ad in the back of the B section of the paper quotes Henning Kagermann, SAP AG CEO saying, “We lost share.” SAP is not happy about the ad and has rebutted the claim by Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison. SAP’s Bill Wohl, VP of product and solutions public relations said that Ellison’s statement is a misrepresentation. SAP declined to comment whether it had actually lost market share.