Archive for March, 2015

Are You Ready To Power Your Home With (Tesla) Battery?

He co-founded PayPal and sold it to eBay for a cool US$180 million profit. He could have retired rich and young (he was 32 then) but he needs to save the world. Elon Musk, the boss and architect of SpaceX, Telsa Motors and SolarCity is often compared to Tony Stark, the genius engineer played by […]

... written on Mar 31 2015

Here’s A New Pickup Truck On The Block – Mercedes Luxury Pickup

Were you frustrated with those pickup trucks – Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara – for acting such a bully during parking or hogging lanes? Well, the market of the bullies is set to get merrier (and more crowded) with a new kid on the block soon. Believe it or not, Mercedes Benz […]

... written on Mar 29 2015

Germanwings Flight 4U-9525 Tragedy – Time To Eliminate Pilots?

The deliberate crashing by Germanwings Flight 9525’s own co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz, is creating tons of debate and forcing global airlines to rethink about existing SOP (standard operating procedure). In the incident, the Germanwing’s Airbus carrying 150 people was smashed into an Alpine mountainside. Needless to say, there was no survivor. Is there any relation […]

... written on Mar 27 2015

There’s A New Luxury Bus Services On The Block, With Starbucks Feel

There’s a new transportation service which could make you the envy of your facebook friends, simply because you live in San Francisco while they are not. Launched last week, the new private bus service offered by “Leap Transit” makes you feel more like “Starbucks than a bus.” Costing US$6 (£4; RM22) for a single ride […]

... written on Mar 26 2015

Genius Hadi, It’s Game Over – Go Get Your Final Paycheck

With less than a week before GST officially kicks in, and makes every Joe and Jane poorer by 6% every time they buy something, people are still distracted by “Hudud Law” – a primitive and discriminative law Kelantan PAS government wants to implement. Actually, this law will never get to see the light of day. […]

... written on Mar 25 2015

Singapore’s Legendary Architect Lee Kuan Yew Passed Away, Aged 91

Depending on when you were born, you either love or hate Lee Kuan Yew. The first Singapore’s prime minister passed away at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3.18am, aged 91. Mr Lee, whose health rapidly deteriorated after his wife died in 2010, was in the hospital for nearly seven weeks with severe pneumonia. Born […]

... written on Mar 23 2015

A Message From Levi’s Boss Who Never Wash His Jeans

Levi’s® committed to making quality jeans that should last longer “than most peoples’ waist lines,” – a bold claim made by Levi Strauss & Co. CEO, Chip Bergh, some time in May last year. If we’re still in the age of “Cowboy Boots with Levi’s Jeans”, then there’s little question about the infamous jeans durability and […]

... written on Mar 20 2015

Moving Goalposts – Here’s Why Janet Yellen Too Chicken To Raise Rate

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen should just resign and let others take over the position. It seems she couldn’t stomach the pressure that comes with one of the most powerful jobs in the world. Is she an equally great liar and a lame duck, just like empty vessel President Obama, who nominated her? Otherwise how […]

... written on Mar 19 2015

Get Ready To Be Pampered & Made Lazier – Starbucks Delivery

Starbucks is a US$70 billion company. Its currect stock price is at historical high. Starbucks has reported record revenues of US$16.4 billion (11% growth) in financial year 2014. The company also invested a staggering US$233 million in healthcare benefits and US$210 million in Bean Stock for the same financial year. However, Howard Schultz, chairman and […]

... written on Mar 19 2015

Project CODE2040 Gets New Funding – From Google

What do Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Twitter have in common? They’re all technology companies, of course. In fact, they’re the most successful companies in the Silicon Valley. But what do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Jerry Yang have in common? Well, they’re either white or Asian? Like it or not, […]

... written on Mar 18 2015

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