2016年10月14日 星期五

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We're looking forward to another buzzing week on campus, with lots of action taking to the squares...‪#‎OneWorldWeek‬‪#‎LGBTHistoryMonth‬ ‪#‎Carnival‬ ‪#‎ChineseNewYear‬ to name a few events!
The television industry is currently obsessed with the "second screen", mobile phones and tablets that people play with while they watch TV. Around three-quarters of American internet users regularly fiddle with a mobile device while watching the gogglebox. Media executives are abuzz working out how to turn this distraction into profitable transactions http://econ.st/15ra6O5
Japanese Fashion Hits Berlin Runway
Berlin's Fashion Week, traditionally a showcase for Continental styles, was abuzz this year over the designers from a country on the other side of the world: Japan.


The incident, less than two months after the inauguration of President Obama, immediately drew comparisons to Chinese actions just weeks into the first term of President George W. Bush. In April 2001, a Chinese jet-fighter buzzed a Navy surveillance airplane in international airspace over the South China Sea, causing a midair collision that killed the Chinese pilot and resulted in the detention of the 24-member American crew for 11 days after their plane made an emergency landing on Hainan Island.



GM Seeks Buzz With Electric Volt
GM plans to officially unveil its most important model in decades -- and possibly the key to its survival.

buzzer, furrowed their brows in concentration

This particular clue appeared in a mock version of the game in December, held in Hawthorne, N.Y. at one of I.B.M.’s research labs. Two contestants — Dorothy Gilmartin, a health teacher with her hair tied back in a ponytail, and Alison Kolani, a copy editor — furrowed their brows in concentration. Who would be the first to answer?
Neither, as it turned out. Both were beaten to the buzzer by the third combatant: Watson, a supercomputer.


On Point  Business buzzwords - Your examples


Mr. Bell raised money from Draper Richards earlier this year and got an email from Mr. Hartenbaum after their meeting asking him to visit TheFunded and rate the firm. Mr. Bell complied. His lengthy review, written after Draper Richards had invested in his start-up, praised Mr. Hartenbaum and partner Bill Draper for asking "great on-point questions," and said Shangby was "super-excited to have them involved."

Web Site Puts the 'Vent' Into Venture Capital

By REBECCA BUCKMANAugust 7, 2007

BBC
Monday, 21 February, 200010:27 GMT
Business buzzwords - Your examples
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/643881.stm
One of my American bosses at the bank in which I work overuses the phrase "on point", e.g. "We have John on point to deal with the futures downloads"ScudUK


On Point
Directly applicable or dispositive of the matter under consideration.

A statute or case is "on point" if it has direct application to the facts of a case currently before a tribunal for determination.



buzz and buzzword

'SOA' Stirs a Computing Buzz
Service-oriented architecture, or SOA, has stirred a buzz in the world of corporate computing. Using modular software that can be applied across different parts of a business, SOA promises to save companies time and money.

buzz
Slang. 〔話〕 興奮;
a. Excited interest or attention: “The biggest buzz surrounds the simplest antioxidants: vitamins” (Carol Turkington).

  SOA(Service Oriented Architecture 服務導向架構),最初由Gartner公司于1996年提出。SOA并不是一種簡單的技術和產品,它是一種幫助企業不斷進化的途徑,用來構建以解決業務問題為中心的IT系統。
SOA名詞變成了日漸清晰的行業熱點。


SOA的一個中心思想就是使得企業應用擺脫面向技術的解決方案的束縛,輕松應對企業商業服務變化、發展的需要。
“SOA從四五年前一無所有、只是停留在理念方面。到現在,有發展路線圖、有產品、有服務,我認為現在SOA已經進入中期發展階段。”


buzz•word (bŭz'wûrd') buzz word (玄妙的)時髦語等。日文:もっともらしい専門語, 通語.
n.
1. A word or phrase connected with a specialized field or group that usually sounds important or technical and is used primarily to impress laypersons: “‘Sensitivity’ is the buzzword in the beauty industry this fall” (ADWEEK).
2. A stylish or trendy word or phrase.

buzz
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verb
1 [I] to make a continuous low sound such as the one a bee makes:
I can hear something buzzing.

2 [I usually + adverb or preposition] to be busy and and full of energy:
The place was buzzing (with excitement).
Reporters were buzzing around, trying to get the full story.

3 head/mind is buzzing If your head/mind is buzzing, you are thinking about many different things at the same time.

4 [I or T] to press a buzzer in order to get someone's attention:
I buzzed him but there was no answer.
The first person to buzz may answer.

5 [T] INFORMAL If an aircraft buzzes a place or people, it flies over them very low and fast.
今天聽cnn新聞 俄國戰機兩度低飛過美國航空母艦上空 "示威 就用此字
Russian bombers flew over US aircraft carrier: official
AFP -
The second pair of bombers were flying south of Japan when they "essentially turned inbound toward the USS Nimitz, and USS Nimitz aircraft launched and ...

buzz
noun [S]
1 a continuous low sound:
I heard a buzz and then saw the plane in the distance.

2 INFORMAL a feeling of excitement, energy and pleasure:
I love cycling fast - it gives me a real buzz.
I get a buzz out of public speaking.

buzzer
noun [C]
an electronic device that makes a buzzing sound:
I pressed the buzzer and after a while someone came to the door.

The noun buzzer has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
Synonyms: doorbellbell

Meaning #2: a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound

abuzz 
adjective [after verb]
filled with noise and activity:
When we arrived, the party was in full swing and the room was abuzz.
The air was abuzz with military helicopters, airlifting injured people and equipment.
abuzz
adj.
Filled with or as if with a buzzing sound: a field abuzz with snowmobiles; a room abuzz with talk.

參考
buzz and buzzword

Buzz-Worthy

bumble. bumblebee, A ‘Bee’ for Effort

Twitter is abuzz with outrage about news reported by Gawker that The Huffington Post republished everything that appeared on Twitter Monday night.

goggle‐box
アクセントgóggle‐bòx
【名詞】
[the goggle‐box] 《口語テレビ(受像機).

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