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Former Make: Labs intern Matthew Dalton and his friend Jake Rogers do this cute geek webcomic called R&D. Today’s strip is on Maker Faire Bay Area, and Russell, the event’s perennial robo-giraffe. Other maker creations, other tech fads, other robots, have come and gone, but ‘ol Russel just keeps rolling along. And usually arrives with upgrades. We’re all getting older, slower, grayer. Russell gets smarter and now sports a new powder-coat.

RnD Comic: Good ‘ol Russell

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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    That is, help corporate buyers and sellers, large and small, to better find and
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    largest dedicated search engines designed to help corporate buyers find suppliers
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    global markets. We also help corporate sellers find target buyers for the
    products and services they supply. With this search engine and platform, we
    accelerate connect- ions between company buyers and sellers and facilitate
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    Principal users of this free search engine
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    When the employee needs to find a supplier, he inputs a product or service name
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    a dove (or pigeon) bird that transmits trade information. We aim to solve a
    major business trade problem ignored by major search engines and B2B platforms.
    That is, help corporate buyers and sellers, large and small, to better find and
    connect with each other, and to facilitate trading between and among them. And
    that is our slogan: Find, Connect, and Trade. We are building one of the
    largest dedicated search engines designed to help corporate buyers find suppliers
    for the products and services they need. Our networks span both local and
    global markets. We also help corporate sellers find target buyers for the
    products and services they supply. With this search engine and platform, we
    accelerate connect- ions between company buyers and sellers and facilitate
    trading among them.

    Principal users of this free search engine
    service will be corporate procurement and supply chain personnel in
    particular–or any employees who buy products and services for the company.
    When the employee needs to find a supplier, he inputs a product or service name
    into our search engine.  We display a precisely ranked product or service
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    product or service suppliers who want extra attention can bid for the sponsored
    links on the right, top and bottom of our displayed page, just like advertisers
    bid for general  search engine space.

     Our searched results differ from those provided by
    general search engines. We block out  irrelevant information like news and
    encyclopedia descriptions. We drill down to provide direct product and service
    provider web site information. Potential corporate buyers will not need to
    spend tens of minutes of time digging out supplier information. They can find
    local, domestic or international suppliers quickly and precisely. Because our
    traffic is more intentional and business buying oriented, advertisers who are
    product and service suppliers are willing to spend more money to bid on the
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  5. 邱文建 says:

     TraDove, an abbreviation of Trade Dove, suggests
    a dove (or pigeon) bird that transmits trade information. We aim to solve a
    major business trade problem ignored by major search engines and B2B platforms.
    That is, help corporate buyers and sellers, large and small, to better find and
    connect with each other, and to facilitate trading between and among them. And
    that is our slogan: Find, Connect, and Trade. We are building one of the
    largest dedicated search engines designed to help corporate buyers find suppliers
    for the products and services they need. Our networks span both local and
    global markets. We also help corporate sellers find target buyers for the
    products and services they supply. With this search engine and platform, we
    accelerate connect- ions between company buyers and sellers and facilitate
    trading among them.

    Principal users of this free search engine
    service will be corporate procurement and supply chain personnel in
    particular–or any employees who buy products and services for the company.
    When the employee needs to find a supplier, he inputs a product or service name
    into our search engine.  We display a precisely ranked product or service
    supplier list. This list can be local, by country, or by industry. Those
    product or service suppliers who want extra attention can bid for the sponsored
    links on the right, top and bottom of our displayed page, just like advertisers
    bid for general  search engine space.

     Our searched results differ from those provided by
    general search engines. We block out  irrelevant information like news and
    encyclopedia descriptions. We drill down to provide direct product and service
    provider web site information. Potential corporate buyers will not need to
    spend tens of minutes of time digging out supplier information. They can find
    local, domestic or international suppliers quickly and precisely. Because our
    traffic is more intentional and business buying oriented, advertisers who are
    product and service suppliers are willing to spend more money to bid on the
    sponsored links.

    We are different from directory based and semi-automatic
    B2B sites like Alibaba.com: -we don’t just target mid to small companies, but
    companies of all sizes in the world. There is  no result-irrelevant annual
    membership fee. Advertising suppliers pay by visiting clicks, thus results
    based. We are automatic and thus more scalable. Check us out at http://www.tradove.comor www.tradove.com/industries.jsp.

     

  6. 邱文建 says:

     TraDove, an abbreviation of Trade Dove, suggests
    a dove (or pigeon) bird that transmits trade information. We aim to solve a
    major business trade problem ignored by major search engines and B2B platforms.
    That is, help corporate buyers and sellers, large and small, to better find and
    connect with each other, and to facilitate trading between and among them. And
    that is our slogan: Find, Connect, and Trade. We are building one of the
    largest dedicated search engines designed to help corporate buyers find suppliers
    for the products and services they need. Our networks span both local and
    global markets. We also help corporate sellers find target buyers for the
    products and services they supply. With this search engine and platform, we
    accelerate connect- ions between company buyers and sellers and facilitate
    trading among them.

    Principal users of this free search engine
    service will be corporate procurement and supply chain personnel in
    particular–or any employees who buy products and services for the company.
    When the employee needs to find a supplier, he inputs a product or service name
    into our search engine.  We display a precisely ranked product or service
    supplier list. This list can be local, by country, or by industry. Those
    product or service suppliers who want extra attention can bid for the sponsored
    links on the right, top and bottom of our displayed page, just like advertisers
    bid for general  search engine space.

     Our searched results differ from those provided by
    general search engines. We block out  irrelevant information like news and
    encyclopedia descriptions. We drill down to provide direct product and service
    provider web site information. Potential corporate buyers will not need to
    spend tens of minutes of time digging out supplier information. They can find
    local, domestic or international suppliers quickly and precisely. Because our
    traffic is more intentional and business buying oriented, advertisers who are
    product and service suppliers are willing to spend more money to bid on the
    sponsored links.

    We are different from directory based and semi-automatic
    B2B sites like Alibaba.com: -we don’t just target mid to small companies, but
    companies of all sizes in the world. There is  no result-irrelevant annual
    membership fee. Advertising suppliers pay by visiting clicks, thus results
    based. We are automatic and thus more scalable. Check us out at http://www.tradove.comor www.tradove.com/industries.jsp.

     

  7. 邱文建 says:

     TraDove, an abbreviation of Trade Dove, suggests
    a dove (or pigeon) bird that transmits trade information. We aim to solve a
    major business trade problem ignored by major search engines and B2B platforms.
    That is, help corporate buyers and sellers, large and small, to better find and
    connect with each other, and to facilitate trading between and among them. And
    that is our slogan: Find, Connect, and Trade. We are building one of the
    largest dedicated search engines designed to help corporate buyers find suppliers
    for the products and services they need. Our networks span both local and
    global markets. We also help corporate sellers find target buyers for the
    products and services they supply. With this search engine and platform, we
    accelerate connect- ions between company buyers and sellers and facilitate
    trading among them.

    Principal users of this free search engine
    service will be corporate procurement and supply chain personnel in
    particular–or any employees who buy products and services for the company.
    When the employee needs to find a supplier, he inputs a product or service name
    into our search engine.  We display a precisely ranked product or service
    supplier list. This list can be local, by country, or by industry. Those
    product or service suppliers who want extra attention can bid for the sponsored
    links on the right, top and bottom of our displayed page, just like advertisers
    bid for general  search engine space.

     Our searched results differ from those provided by
    general search engines. We block out  irrelevant information like news and
    encyclopedia descriptions. We drill down to provide direct product and service
    provider web site information. Potential corporate buyers will not need to
    spend tens of minutes of time digging out supplier information. They can find
    local, domestic or international suppliers quickly and precisely. Because our
    traffic is more intentional and business buying oriented, advertisers who are
    product and service suppliers are willing to spend more money to bid on the
    sponsored links.

    We are different from directory based and semi-automatic
    B2B sites like Alibaba.com: -we don’t just target mid to small companies, but
    companies of all sizes in the world. There is  no result-irrelevant annual
    membership fee. Advertising suppliers pay by visiting clicks, thus results
    based. We are automatic and thus more scalable. Check us out at http://www.tradove.comor www.tradove.com/industries.jsp.