Perhaps no edifice symbolizes Dubai's corporatist dream better than the Burj Dubai, built by Nakheel's rival, Emaar, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Constructed at a cost of $4.1 billion, its needlelike spire soars 2,684 feet, more than half a mile, into the sky -- a breathtaking sight.
Hoping to ascend to its top, Mohammed Ali, a retired civil servant from Abu Dhabi, took advantage of a national day here on Wednesday and brought his family to Dubai, only to learn that the tower's opening had been delayed yet again till early January.
"It is a very nice thing," he said, as martial music blared over loudspeakers and the fountains in the lagoon shot spray over the gawking crowd. "But it's a waste of money. Millions of flats, but for whom? Now the investors, they have run away and they leave everything here."
After looking at an article on InsightScope about contest giveaways, I just read the FAQs for one of the tools, which is KingSumo Giveaway and I see that as at the time the FAQs were prepared, the tool doesn't integrate with Mailchimp. Instead you have to download a CSV and upload.Also, there is a warning that the tool may not be compatible with Facebook's terms in the future.Finally, there is a long, convoluted way you have to deal with duplicate content, which is described in the FAQs as follows: I’m concerned about duplicate pages for SEO We don’t create new pages, just add a parameter to your URLS. Google just sees the original page and URL structure. What we recommend if Google results are important is to run the tool, then once it looks like a winner I’d change the Title to the winner and the original URL. Remove the other titles. We are working on a fix to make this easier.Advanced users:Utilize the parameter tools in Google’s Webmaster Tools and set the Headline plugi…