Month: August 2012

Updating wordpress and facebook iphone apps

Just updated both wordpress and facebook iphone applications, and both are 100 times better than the old versions,
Wordpress previous iphone application version was ok, it wasn’t bad at all but the new one is much more user friendly!
As for facebook iphone app, the previous version was a very bad application in my opinion, everything was wrong in it, the new version is much much more and much faster!!
I have heard that this is much faster from different sources including Mark zuckerberg, who said that the new version was rebuilt from scratch, having speed in mind


Olympic games rules

I have heard about several disqualifications in the Olympic games of London, I’m not a major sport fan, but still i tend to check a couple of times per day the medals count!
But what i find surprising, is the amount of disqualifications! And unlike the disqualifications related to doping like in tour de France etc… These Olympic disqualifications are not related to doping but because some players took strategic decisions, for instance the Chinese badminton team trying to avoid a strong team before the finale, tried to lose their game, or an Algerian runner not running hard enough in one race in order to have force for the next which he actually won! So these rules that disqualify players for losing a game are stupid! And should be removed!

The way to calm my 3 years old kid is to occupy him with iphone game application

I Was at a friend’s wedding, and had my 3 year old kid with me, as any kid he did not like the restrictions on playing,running etc … But this was not a problem because he was a calm kid during the entire wedding ceremony!
In fact, before going on this long trip, i have downloaded several game apps for kids, luckily he liked some of the apps. And he was very calm, so basically if you wanna occupy your 3 year old kid, get him an ipad or give him your iphone or smartphone loaded with some app games!
The trip was150km by car, so the apps also helped keep him calm and occupied in car!
The concern, is this new generation have a big part of natural life experience replaced by cyber or digital ?

Pizza, Hamburger or Kebab ?

Whenever i am hungry and in the mood for a fast food, i wonder what should i get a Pizza, Hamburger or Kebab ?

This question is not that important but for many Italians it will no longer need to be asked!

it seams the Italians have an inquisition on kebab shops! they want to ban kebab from Italy! (some cities already banned the kebab)

also they are targeting ethnic food from Asian, Latin American and African countries

i personally discovered kebab the first time in Paris around 2004, and since it became one of my favorite foods or fast food if you wish to call it!

i love pizza too, but for me kebab is like hamburger, it is a fast food that can be appreciated even when we have not much time, unlike pizza, that takes 15-30 min to be prepared and 10 -25 min to be consumed, kebab can be bought and eaten in 5 min which makes it a fast food by excellence!

Kebab have been gaining in popularity throughout Europe recently,   most of the shops are owned or operated by Turkish residents, which makes these shops the target to all the right wing nut-jobs!  and apparently these nutjobs are able to impose bans on kebab shops in Italy!!

just to compare kebab to hamburger because both can be truly called fast food!

the reason why kebab is gaining in popularity may be because of these reasons:

a client might need 2.5 hamburger to satisfy his hunger need the same level that would be satisfied by 1 kebab.

a kebab usually costs 1.5 the price of a hamburger, while it has double the size at least!

a kebab is less expensive than a big mac – and a big mac is small!!!

a hamburger can be easily prepared at home and usually taste better than fast food snacks and even better than MacDonald !
while for a kebab it’s not possible to prepare it at home!

Kebab have usually more salad in the sandwich than other fast foods, and also tend to have a better meat quality!

Kebab is the fast food that is affordable by everyone!

but hey if the Italians wish to ban kebab so they can help boost the socca (tasteless thin, unleavened pancake) sales so be it, it is their country and they should be entitled to do whatever they want, but they should keep in mind that the world is watching, and in such an era where everything is spread quickly though the internet, even the simplest acts can spark a worldwide ban on products from specific countries!

Business: compete with yourself

You might have not noticed but most big corporations launch competing product, you go to a grocery shop to buy a washing liquid, you see different brands, you might have the impression that there are a lot of competition, but in reality they all are products of 1 or 2 mother company!

So learn from the big companies, launch different products to target the different budgets and different classes of consumers.

This is the strategy that i am going to deploy soon, targeting the 3 different classes of consumers!