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Media Convert - convert anything online

Media Convert will convert any file to another format that you choose. Media-Convert is 100% free. No software is needed, and you don't have to register. You only need your favorite Internet browser. Your files are ready 7/7 days 24/24 hours.

This is a great service as you dont have to buy, install anything to your computer, just a browser and internet connection.Whatever file format you have, there's a good chance Media-Convert can convert it, including dozens of audio and video formats, a ton of common and obscure image formats, documents from Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, and others, compressed archives, and more.

One particularly neat trick it can do is convert PDF documents to Adobe Flash (SWF) movies. It can also capture web pages as images, convert Microsoft Access databases to Excel spreadsheets, and, in case you're into this sort of thing, convert text documents to morse code. Of course, it's not lightning-fast. You have to upload your file or enter the URL …

The Amazing Google Docs

Amazing. This is what I can say about Google, and that should be an understatement for the rest of us. I'm writing this blog directly from Google docs which is powered by Google writely. I found it on my gmail header, the former spreadsheet link was now docs and spreadsheetlink. I just had to try it out.

Here are some features I found:
You can write documents and save it as text, rtf, html, word, open office and even pdfIt automatically saves at certain periods. (no crashes here)You can edit the html format. for a web designer(like me) that is good :)It produces clean and lean html, and possibly accessible documents
There are drop-down menus to format your documents, good usability techniques
You can publish your documents to your blog and it's easy as a-b-c to set it up, took me 10 seconds though

With this open source tools and the likes of open office and portable apps , who needs microsoft? Not me, definitely





Union Bank, Mozcom set Excellence Awards

Entrepreneurs from top universities in the country invited to join the "First Entrepreneurial E-commerce Excellence" or E3 Award sponsored by the Union Bank of Philippines and Mozcom, an information technology provider.

This e-commerce advocacy campaign is open to all duly enrolled college or post graduate students from reputable schools. Each contestant must submit an e-commerce entry - any business project that would require an online payment or transaction component.

Business concepts developed for the competition may use commercial or open source development tool and platforms. Individuals or groups who wish to join must complete the entry from (http://www.payeasy.ph/e3.asp)together with the product / service write-ups sent to Mozcom, Inc on or before Nov. 15, 2006. A single party may submit more than one entry.