Internet Salsa

Saturday, May 27, 2006

PayPal Fee Calculator

If you use Paypal frequently then there is a website where you can calculate the fee charged by It is a Paypal Fee Calculator. It has all the necessary options. You can even select the country that the payment is coming from, and which country the payment is going to. Different Paypal rates (Standard, Merchant Rate I, eCheck, etc) are also included. Reverse calculator is also included on the website.

See for yourself by going to .

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Friday, May 26, 2006 And Partnership

By now you all have been aware of the partnership deals between two mega players on the internet. Yes, the partnership is between and will be providing better search results on where millions of Ebay customers can search the products efficiently. In addition will provide ads on Ebay exclusively. In return, Yahoo will have to promote Ebay's merchant services, Paypal.

I m sure both Microsoft and Google might be feeling some kind of pressure. But does this deal really hurt Microsoft and Google?

In my opinion it might not hurt Google that much after all it leads the search market with impressive 42 percent with Yahoo at 28%. But Google is not quiet either. Yes the Chinese president met with Bill Gates not long ago at the latter's residence, but its Google who got a good deal with Dell. Google's software will be installed on Dell's Pcs which can be a big blow to Microsoft.

Anyways, getting back to the Yahoo and Ebay deal...Who will benefit more? Yahoo or Ebay? I think Ebay might benefit more since Yahoo already has both the merchant and auction services, whereas Ebay will be banking on the ads that Yahoo will provide, and also Ebay's Paypal will gain more marketshare.

On the other side of the spectrum, I still think Microsoft should take some action about this whole situation. May be Microsoft should be eyeing on and

So lets see what happens down on the road.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Yahoo's New Look!!!

I have been away these past several days.
I m still away and now in Key Largo..

anyways, some days ago I had said that the Yahoo was not coming out with new look.
The reason I said that was that I didn't see any mention of their new look after their announcement of new look. They announced only for one day and didn't hear anything after that.

But today I saw it again, and I think it looks better this time. However, the rest of the pages look the same.

So check it out. They have a sneak preview. I m not sure whether they will have a sneak preview tomorrow.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Amazing Juggler's Video

This is one amzing Juggler indeed.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

No More New Look for Now

I guess many didn't like the new look of Its not there now.
I think they should not rush. The current look of is not that old yet.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

New Look Of

What do you think of new look of ?

When I went to this morning I was confused to see the new look. Actually I didn't realize that they were testing the new look. I thought it was "myyahoo" page, but it wasn't.

You can view the page both in narrow and wider version. Its kind of early for me to tell whether I like this new look. But I didn't like the wider version of the site. The narrower version is obviously is less scattered. I guess they would also change the whole site besides the index page. That's a lot of work, and why are they doing this so soon...

Lets see how others react to this look?

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