- Used Cars is a 1980 comedy satire film. It stars Kurt Russell, Jack Warden
(in a dual role), Deborah Harmon, and Gerrit Graham.
- (used-car) a car that has been previously owned; not a new
- For Sale is a tour EP by Say Anything. It contains 3 songs from …Is a Real
Boy and 2 additional b-sides that were left off the album.
- For Sale is the fifth album by German pop band Fool's Garden, released in
- purchasable: available for purchase; "purchasable goods"; "many houses in
the area are for sale"
- a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web
pages that are important and relevant to a user's search
- AtGoogleTalks (or @Google Talks or Talks@Google) is a series of on-going
presentations by invited speakers, sponsored by Google and given at various
Google offices throughout the world.
- Use an Internet search engine, particularly Google.com
- Search for information about (someone or something) on the
- Google Inc. is a multinational public cloud computing, Internet search, and
advertising technologies corporation. Google hosts and develops a number of
Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from
advertising through its AdWords program.
A primeira iteracao de servidores de
producao do Google foi construida com um hardware de baixo custo. O primeiro
financiamento para o Google foi uma contribuicao de US$ 100.000 em agosto 1998
de Andy Bechtolsheim, co-fundador da Sun Microsystems, dada antes do Google ter
sido incorporado. No inicio de 1999, quando ainda eram estudantes de graduacao,
Brin e Page decidiram que o motor de busca que eles tinham desenvolvido tomava
muito do seu tempo a partir de pesquisas academicas. Eles foram ao CEO da
Excite, George Bell, e se ofereceram para compra-la por US$ 1 milhao. Ele
rejeitou a oferta e, posteriormente, criticou Vinod Khosla, um dos capitalistas
de risco da Excite, depois de ter negociado com Brin e Page um valor abaixo de
US$ 750.000. Em 7 de junho de 1999, uma rodada de 25 milhoes dolares de
financiamento foi anunciada, com os investidores importantes, incluindo as
empresas de capital de risco Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers e a Sequoia
Capital. A oferta publica inicial (IPO) do Google ocorreu cinco anos depois, em
19 de agosto de 2004. A empresa ofereceu 19 605 052 partes a um preco de 85
dolares por acao. As acoes foram vendidas em um leilao online usando um sistema
construido pela Morgan Stanley e Credit Suisse, os subscritores do acordo. A
venda de 1,67 bilhoes dolares deu ao Google uma capitalizacao de mercado de mais
de US$ 23 bilhoes. A grande maioria das 271 milhoes acoes permaneceram sob o
controle do Google e muitos funcionarios do Google se tornaram milionarios de
imediato. Yahoo!, um concorrente do Google, tambem se beneficiou, pois possuia
8,4 milhoes de acoes do Google antes da IPO. Algumas pessoas especularam que a
IPO do Google, inevitavelmente, trouxe mudancas na cultura da empresa. Razoes
variam desde a pressao dos acionistas para a reducao de beneficios dos
empregados ao fato de que muitos executivos da empresa se tornariam milionarios
de imediato. Como resposta a esta preocupacao, os co-fundadores Sergey Brin e
Larry Page, prometeram, em um relatorio a investidores potenciais, que a IPO nao
iria alterar a cultura da companhia. Em 2005, porem, artigos no The New York
Times e outras fontes comecaram a sugerir que o Google tinha perdido a sua
filosofia anti-corporativa, sem mal (Don't be evil ). Em um esforco para manter
a cultura unica da empresa, o Google designou um Escritorio Chefe de Cultura,
que tambem trabalha como diretor de Recursos Humanos. O objetivo desse
escritorio e desenvolver e manter a cultura da companhia e trabalhar em maneiras
de manter fiel aos valores em que a empresa foi fundada: uma organizacao plana,
com um ambiente de colaboracao. O Google tambem tem enfrentado acusacoes de
sexismo e de discriminacao etaria de seus ex-funcionarios. O desempenho das
acoes apos a IPO foi bom, com quotas a bater os 700 dolares pela primeira vez em
31 de outubro de 2007, principalmente por causa das fortes vendas e dos lucros
no mercado de publicidade online. O aumento no preco das acoes foi impulsionado
principalmente por investidores individuais, ao contrario de grandes
investidores institucionais e fundos mutuos. A empresa esta listada na bolsa de
valores NASDAQ sob o simbolo GOOG e sob a Bolsa de Valores de Frankfurt com o
simbolo GGQ1. *** The first iteration of production servers Google has been
built with a low-cost hardware. The first funding for Google was a contribution
of $ 100,000 in August 1998 by Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun
Microsystems, given before Google was incorporated. In early 1999, when they
were graduate students, Page and Brin decided that the search engine they had
developed took a lot of time from academic research. They went to Excite CEO
George Bell, and offered to buy it for $ 1 million. He rejected the offer and
then criticized Vinod Khosla, a venture capitalists of Excite, after having
negotiated with Brin and Page a value below $ 750,000. On June 7, 1999, a $ 25
million round of funding was announced, with major investors, including venture
capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. The
initial public offering (IPO) of Google came five years later, on August 19,
2004. The company offered 19,605,052 shares at a price of $ 85 per share. The
shares were sold at an online auction using a system built by Morgan Stanley and
Credit Suisse, the signatories of the agreement. The sale of $ 1.67 billion gave
Google a market capitalization of over U.S. $ 23 billion. The vast majority of
271 million shares remained under the control of Google and many Google
employees have become millionaires now. Yahoo, a competitor of Google, also
benefited because it had 8.4 million Google shares before the IPO. Some people
speculated that Google's IPO would inevitably brought changes in company
culture. Reasons range from shareholder pressure to reduce employee benefits to
the fact that many executives become millionaires immediately. In response to
this concern, the co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page promised The
This is the Google Earth sat image I sent to
our friends prior to my surprise proposal with the following
"To ensure success and surprise, I have outlined the
following mission plan in order to best coordinate our covert
Attached is a satellite image of the target area, including
notes on suggested approaches and concealment points. Please excuse the crude MS
I intend to bring her by car to
Granville Island by 1215h. After finding parking I expect to arrive at the
Target Entrance Point (see map) by 1220h-1225h. ETA to 'Target Area' is
This means that I would like everyone to be in position no
later than 1215h. If you cannot or are not in position by that time, please stay
well clear of the Public Market area and all roads leading to it. I cannot
predict where I will find parking, but will likely attempt to find a spot at the
northeast corner of the main Emily Carr building (by the houseboats).
you are late, ensure that you carefully approach one of the concealment points
(see map) AFTER 1230h.
I am taking her to Granville
Island as a stopover before taking her to the (imaginary) Helly Hansen Factory
Sale on 4th Avenue. I will suggest we get a bite to eat at Granville Island,
therefore requiring a trip to the Public Market. I heard about this "sale" from
a friend and will tell her that it is an invite-only sale.
I plan to park
the car, and bring her straight to the Public Market through the main entrance
(see map). I realize that she may get sidetracked and wish to go to Paper-Ya (in
the Net Loft building, just south of the Public Market, across Johnson St.), but
I will make all efforts to avoid deviation from the Target Route. In any case,
please avoid the Net Loft building and the surrounding area.
I will try
to follow the route outlined and take her to the Target Area after picking up
some bread or ice cream.
If you or any member of
your party are caught ( i.e. spotted) before we reach the Target Area and before
1230h, you are to disavow any and all knowledge of this mission. Act naturally
surprised at "coincidentally" meeting us. Please explain that you have a
friend(s) to meet and will catch up with us later and excuse yourself. Proceed
to one of the 3 concealment points (see map).
three concealment points highlighted in the sat image will offer different
perspectives of the Target Area. CP#1 is the closest and as such the most
dangerous; approach with extreme caution, bearing in the mind that northern tip
of the Public Market (where Food Court is) has a glass viewing area. Round the
corner at CP#1 carefully and ensure that she cannot see you from your
CP#2 is just at the corner of the alleyway between the Arts
Club Theatre and the Revue Theatre Cabaret (where Theatresports is held). Use
this corner to conceal yourself, while peaking around to view the Target
CP#3 is the farthest at about 230 feet and is concealed simply by
distance. This location is almost directly under the Granville Street Bridge and
can be reached by proceeding up Witness Route #2, then turning right before the
Aquabus landing. This is my primary recommendation for concealment, as you can
have a large group remain out of sight, while you can see our movements at the
Target Area. You may need to bring binoculars for this position.
stay OUT of the Public Market. We will be roaming inside the Market. If possible
and if you are skilled at surveillance, feel free to track us as we enter the
Market and when we exit. The challenge is to maintain line of sight on us, while
avoiding our gaze.
If everything goes according
to plan, you will approach us after I have slipped her engagement ring on. We
will dance and sing 'Kumbaya'. And then we will head to Sandbar for lunch
(reservations made for 1300h). Please bring a camera if you have one, a picture
of her reaction to all of this would be pretty nice.
that day, if there are any changes to this plan or an emergency mission abort, I
will text or call a pre-designated central communications specialist. Please
e-mail me your cell phone # so I can pass it on for this person to contact you
in case of changes.
- Please remember the importance of keeping this
secret from her. I don't want her to be suspecting anything at all. If she calls
you or you happen to talk about your activities for that day, kindly explain
that you are occupied with something else on the other side of town.
case of rain, I plan to alter the Target Area only slightly, if none at all. The
Granville Island location will remain unchanged.
Thank you once again and
I hope everyone has fun! Please e-mail or call me if you have any questions or
suggestions for mission plan modification."
Pics to follow...