Latest Links - app.com...By Margaret Berkland, Published on January 15, 2001
Apps.com is a portal that indexes thousands of web applications that run in browsers. You can browse by category or search by keyword. A typical entry includes an average of user ratings, a link to the app and a brief description of the application and what it does, the type of application (i.e. Flash, java, etc.), instructions on starting the app if applicable, and a free trial or demo link if applicable. If you register as a user, you have the option of creating an account that stores links to your favorite apps, rates apps, and stores personal notes.
Searches can be conducted in this dictionary "by Chinese (using either the Big5, or GB encodings), pinyin, or English. Results will show the Chinese word, the pinyin representation of the word, and the English definition." This is designed mainly as Chinese to English not English to Chinese dictionary.
"Deathwatch is an automated screen for money-losing companies running out of cash." It is based upon 10-Q quarterly reports filed with the SEC. Companies selected to appear on the page are sorted in the order of death date, soonest first. Criteria for Deathwatch: Liquid assets of the company are added to determine how much money the company has left. This amount is divided by the losses for the quarter to determine the length of time the company has before it runs out of money. This time left is added to the date of the last quarterly report to determine the death date. This type information can predict a public offering, taking on debt, a merger/acquisition, or bankruptcy. A company can be removed from the Deathwatch list by reporting a profitable quarter.
LLRX.com Editors' Featured Site forJanuary 15, 2001:
Winner of the Digital Librarian Award, this site is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration and provides over 300 links to state and local socio-economic data, from private and public sources. The data is well organized and the site's navigation is user friendly. Content is conveniently accessible via drop-down menus titled "Industry Sectors" and "Links by Provider." The providers include the Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis.