There is an interesting
of the upcoming Windows Server. The OS seems to be full of goodies to simplify daily administration tasks and to improve security. It is nice to see, that PowerShell is finally making it into the OS - Microsoft keep on learning fron Unix experience.
Heiko Ebens, a Merrill Lynch director,
, that hedge fund industry has ceased to deliver higher than average returns and can be mostly replaced by index trackers. Merrill Lynch's trackers, for instance.
As some of you probably know, Google provides an "on-line office" - AJAX-based web application, which allows you to edit formatted text and spreadsheets on-line, storing them on Google's servers. There are some extra features, including change tracking, sharing of the same document with other Google users etc.
I tried to edit a very simple spreadsheet today. Although the interface is quite slick and not dissimilar from, say, Excel, it …
The chances for another interest rate rise this month are not very high, but still possible, according to
. The house prices are growing, and even if we are spared this month, before the end of the summer the interest will almost definitely go up. It is hard to say whether this will actually cause the prices to go down - the rate has already been increased a few …
Mozilla and eBay are working on a way to improve shopping experience of Firefox users, accessing eBay's auction sites in some of the countries, according to this
It is really nice to hear, but I personally think that the best tool for eBay is the
- the open source auction sniper.
I think it would be great if banks provided "read-only" access for on-line banking - a set of credentials, which can only be used to view the current state of the accounts, but which would not allow to execute any operations. The advantages of this approach are:
Much smaller risk when you want to check your balance from a less secure place (Internet cafe, library computer, your PDA)Can be stored …
Prices for both commercial and residential property seem to go up, especially in London.
According to this
on Reuters, there is a surge in office space lettings in the City and other places in London. And
discusses house prices, which seem to be unaffected by the latest lending rates rises by the Bank of England.