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Tony Hsieh delivered happiness to Google Mountain View

July 22nd, 2010

If you do not know Tony Hsieh, nor Zappos.com, Tony is the CEO of Zappos.com, a website that started off primarily selling shoes online and now has been acquired by Amazon.com.

Tony launched his first book in June 2010 titled Delivering Happiness which I had a post on earlier.

For as long as I know or got to learn about this, Tony has been touring the US giving talks about his book and Zappos company culture.

So if you have not read the book, check out his talk or presentation made in Google, Mountain View about most of what he wrote.

The video will take 55 minutes, so if you do not have time, come back to it later.

Good To Know
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose made it to number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
Delivering Happiness is also number one on USA Today’s Bestseller List and Nielsen BookScan.

The book is due to be released in other parts of the world:
Turkey: Release date – July 7, 2011
Indonesia: Release date – July 7, 2011
Poland: Release date – January 9, 2012
Russia: Release date – January 13, 2012
Thailand: Release date – July 9, 2012

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Should I get a HTC?

July 20th, 2010

Been asked by a friend recently.

Should I get a HTC or a iPhone?

I know she meant HTC as an Android phone, because right now, all HTC is focusing is on Android platform.
My reply was “Since you ask me, I will only say HTC.”
Not that I have an iPhone though. 🙂

Anyways, I’d recommend checking out the HTC Desire, with a promotional package from Maxis.

I was recently selected by Maxis for the Maxis10 review campaign on the HTC Desire Android phone.

Read my reviews on it from my personal Android blog.

The HTC Desire Review Series:
HTC Desire Review – Part 1
HTC Desire Review – The Phone – Part 2
HTC Desire Review – The Features – Part 3
HTC Desire Review – Nexus One Comparison – Part 4
HTC Desire Review – How is the Deal?

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Google DevFest 2010 – Kuala Lumpur

July 12th, 2010

This is great news for Google fans. Google DevFest is coming to KL!

What?
DevFest is an event organized by Google, your favourite search engine, to learn more about Google technologies and developer products. The events also give you a chance to meet developer advocates and engineers who work on those products and ask them any questions you might have. Entrance is free, but registration is required.

Who?
This event is for mainly targeted towards developers, but it is beneficial for public in general and also helpful to students of the Computer Science.

The speakers are the Google people directly from USA!

Daniels Lee (SFO)
Daniels joined the Developer Relations team at Google over 3 years ago. He dedicated most of his time supporting and building up the community around the Google Gadgets API for iGoogle. After spending over two years on the product, he shifted focus onto supporting the Google Maps APIs.

Patrick Chanezon (MTV)
Patrick Chanezon manages the Client and Cloud Advocacy team at Google, making the web better as a development platform with open web standards, GWT, Google Appengine and a lot of coffee. He has been a Developer Advocate at Google since 2005, building and growing developer ecosystems for OpenSocial, Google Checkout and the AdWords API.

Timothy Jordan (MTV)
Timothy is a Developer Advocate at Google working on the social web. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a Theater Arts graduate degree, and an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz.

Bob Aman (MTV)
Bob works on the Developer Relations team at Google in Mountain View. He loves contributing to open source, open web standards, and generally making the web a friendlier, more useful place for everybody.

When?
DevFest 2010 Kuala Lumpur is happening on Friday July 16, 2010

8:30am – 9:30am – Registration
9:30am – 10:00am – Introduction
10:00am – 10:45am – Maps
10:45am – 11:00am – Break
11:00am – 11:45am – Chrome
11:45am – 12:00pm – Demos
12:00pm – 2:30pm – Lunch & Google Office Hours
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Social
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Apps
4:30pm – 6:00pm – Hackathon

Where?
It’s gonna happen in
Technology Park Malaysia
Ground Floor, Enterprise 4
Bukit Jalil, 57000 KL

How?
Register here to secure your valuable seat. It’s FREE!
Appear on time for fun and out of your normal ‘Googling’. 🙂
Bring along your laptop if you would like to join in some hackathon fun. I heard there are prizes and swags.

More information:
Google DevFest KL Official Page
GTUG KL Blog – A Pictorial of Google DevFest in Singapore

Yes, I will be there. See you!

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