What Am I Missy? Episode 10

Meliza Solan Surdi · February 27, 2009 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/71e

Nothing like a real newspaper; Vator's NEW homepage; Amazon's amazing Kindle

Looks like the San Francisco Chronicle may be stopping the presses. This week, the Hearst Corp announced it was slashing costs and letting staffers go. If the paper can't shore up its losses - it did lose $50 million last year - then Hearst may put the Pulitzer Prize winning paper up for sale or just shut it down. I am pretty disappointed because there truly is nothing like a real newspaper. But oh well, I sure hope the online version (sfgate.com) survives. After all, where would I get my movie reviews without that little man?

Have you seen Vator's new homepage? Take a look at our old homepage and see what a huge difference our new homepage makes. We wanted a very simple look, as you can tell.  And we wanted to be more clear about why you need to be on Vator. If you happen to be a startup, it is a great place to break news, share your progress, showcase and market your company. Vator is also a place for you to meet thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, customers to help grow your business.  


Amazon's Kindle is selling like hot cakes. JP Morgan's Imran Khan predicts Amazon will sell about half a million this year! And, Amazon takes $45 for each Kindle sold. After getting my very own Kindle, I have to admit, this new product is kind of cool. It weighs 10 ounces; has 2 GB of memory and can store 1,500 books of the 230,000 books available in the Kindle 2 Store. And, it fits nicely into my purse. This sure beats walking around the city carrying a tower of books everywhere you go.

See: Amazon's Kindle 2 akin to Apple's iTunes


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