December 08, 2006

Gasoline prices go higher and higher

Recently, gasoline prices have been increasing a lot. According to article from USA Today, rise in gasoline prices will continue until Christmas. Going back to home for the holiday will be more costly than at Thanksgiving. Since the end of October, a price of regular gasoline has risen 8 cents. What is happening to priced of gasoline? In supply, gasoline inventories have declined as refines produce other. In demand, average gasoline demand was up 1.6% from a year ago. No one expects whether gasoline prices will be down after Christmas or not.

November 27, 2006

Huge Shows coming in Las Vegas

Las Vegas that many would argue is the absolute epicenter of hospitality-the nonstop service rolls around the clock.
Las Vegas is now preparing for mega event for the beverage, food and lodging industry. From bars to clubs to restaurants to hotel hospitality, if someone has a stake in the industry, there is not another place to be other than Las Vegas March 4-7, 2007.
According to Oxford Publishing Inc, the international Las Vegas Restaurant show and Las Vegas Hospitality Expo which will be located with the Nightclub, Bar Convention and Trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Oxford declared its commitment to producing the most comprehensive event for the beverage, food and lodging industry.

November 24, 2006

The long-rumored arrival of a hybrid mobile phone and iPod music player from Apple Computer maybe come true someday. Since Apple’s introduction of the iPod five years ago, the company has sold more than 67 million of the device. That is a huge profit for the company. The motivation to Apple Company was the ROKR phone from Motorola Inc. The phone uses slimmed-down version of the iTunes to play 100 songs. But sales were not good as users complained the phone did not hold more songs. So in recently weeks, a lot of Apple’s fans have been buzzing that the iPhone is coming.
But, analysts predict that there are a lot of things in the way that make it difficult and making iPhone are not trivial challenges. For the perfect of iPhone, Apple needs to analyze a lot of things from ROKR and introduce a real phone.

November 17, 2006

long lines, but limited products

On early Friday even though long lines in order to purchase for PlayStation 3, it was short supplies in North America. With shortages resulting from production problems, many had camped out for days without knowing whether they would be going home empty-handed. At some stores, crowds got confused and stampeded for the shelves. In Wisconsin, there are injuring people and in California forcing authorities to shut down a Wal-Mart store.
After sold out limited PlayStation3, most people who camped out for days had a strong complaint against stores. However, because of limited products, most stores had no idea what to do.

November 13, 2006

88,400 PS3s were sold in two days

Game fans were looking forward to new game machine PlayStation 3 for one month ago. Sony released PlayStation 3 in Japan. Sony sold 88,400 unites of its PlayStation 3 game console in the first two days after the launch in Japan. Most stores do not have any stock. Sony was able to ship one 100,000 unites for the launch after a glitch in blue laser diode production disrupted its output plans.
The PlayStation 3 is up against Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which has been on sale for the past year. Sony has a plan to start sell the product in North America on Nov.17.

November 10, 2006

Workers in Delta and Northwest back

To furloughed pilots and flight attendants, two airline companies Delta and Northwest give them good news. That is both airlines offer jobs to hundreds of furloughed pilots and flight attendants. In fact, both Delta and Northwest shrank their flying capacity after entering bankruptcy protection. For this month, Delta is flying 12% fewer seats and Northwest is flying about 8% fewer than in September 2005. To boost revenue, Delta tries to shift many long-range jets from domestic to international routes. Also both Delta and Northwest are taking on new planes in order to replace old ones and handle expansion.
Good news for both airlines is they may exit bankruptcy protection in 2007.

November 08, 2006

Windows Vista coming soon

Microsoft announced that finally they has completed work on Windows Vista operating system and will be released it to consumers on January 30. The Windows Vista will be the first major upgrade in more than five years to the operating system that powers most of the world’s personal computer. Also graphic things, more comfortable tools for looking for documents and pictures would be more improved. Even though Microsoft delays to release Vista, Microsoft and computer manufacturers will offer holiday shoppers coupons good for a free or discounted Vista upgrade. Better version of Windows is coming to consumers soon.