Daily Archives: April 30, 2012

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Beautiful People – Cristiano Ronaldo

Photo: GQ.com

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players in the world. He’s speedy, creative, spontaneous, and explosive on the pitch. He’s won almost every team and individual honor known to man. Cristiano Ronaldo is a different monster altogether. His ability to transcend the sport and become a brand in and of himself is something the game hasn’t seen since the height of the David Beckham era. His reputation as an international playboy and seducer of the stars sometimes even precedes his reputation as an elite athlete. Yes, he’s scored with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, but he scores goals too. He’s the face of Armani, and he peddles Nike, Coke and Pepe Jeans. He crashes Ferarris, has a thing for call girls and he’s sexy, suave and seriously ripped. Women want him, and men want to be him. He’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the global icon who kicks balls into really big nets. Read More...

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Beautiful People – Cheryl Cole, GQ.com

By GQ.COM 26 April 12, Photo: Mariano Vivanco

From the token Geordie in a manufactured girl group to one of Britain’s most desirable women, we’re celebrating a decade in the public eye for the incomparable Cheryl Cole. Here, we look back at some of the ex-WAG and ex-X Factor judge’s hottest moments: See More…

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Fast Car – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Photo: Bugatti

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph. However, as Guinness notes, the cars shipped to customers are restricted to 258 mph — to protect the tires, which don’t hold up well at the higher speeds. The Veyron Super Sport has four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers; the 16-cylinder engine has a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the fastest road car in production. The SSC Ultimate Aero held the previous Guinness record of 255.83 mph. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, depending on production details and foreign-exchange rates, will cost between $2.4 to $2.6 million.

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Top Health and Fitness Apps to Improve Your Workout and Diet – Infographic

Mashable, 04/29/2012 If your smartphone isn’t already your best workout buddy, it might be in the future. Tracking your progress on a mobile app makes it easier to eat right, sleep well and push a workout harder…Read more

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Facebook Sales Growth is Lumpy and Slowing

Facebook Sales Growth is Lumpy and Slowing – Marketwatch Report

It is no secret that Facebook’s business model is limping compared to other social media sites. For the moment Facebook’s more or less only revenue source is advertising. Advertising has always had good and bad times and it is seasonal. LinkedIn, one of Facebook’s competitors has a business model that stands on multiple legs. LinkedIn offers advertising opportunities and subscriptions for different services and has therefore a much healthier and consistent revenue stream.

For Facebook it is mandatory that users, personal or business, accept and use Facebook as an advertising platform. Once the company is public, which will happen within the next few weeks, dependence on advertising money, and lots of it, will increase. Facebook is for many users the star in between all the social media sites. This status can quickly diminish when things get though as a public company. Yes, there will be some time given and criticism will be held off for a while, but as soon as the company is public, things will change. Facebook claims that the site will always be free. If that can really be delivered has to be seen. It is very well possible and likely that certain services, if not all, become paid services in the future.

According to the company, Facebook is used by 900 million people world wide. The huge number of users certainly has its reason in free usage of the site. Should some or all Facebook services become paid services, it will be interesting to see how these numbers change. Very likely that such a change will turn out to be one of Facebook’s consolidations down the road.