Archive for : November, 2015

Internet – eBay and PayPal are divided into two independent companies

EBay and PayPal (eBay company for online payments – Ed) will be two independent companies since the year 2015.
Approved the “spin off” of PayPal in 2015.

But why eBay is separated from PayPal?

According to some theories, this decision is linked to the two main players:
– Apple
– Alibaba

Apple has just launched its own payment system ApplePay
and Alibaba was listed on the stock exchange.

For over 10 years, eBay and PayPal have been joined two companies, and have reaped the benefits of being together.

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Internet – Google goes to India and preparing the anti-WhatsApp, while Yahoo! buys MessageMe

According to some “rumors” of the past few days, reported by Economic Times:
Google would be working to create a new app for the exchange of messages (for smartphones phones – ed) and challenge WhatsApp.
Google, in early 2014, offered 10 billion dollars to buy WhatsApp,
but the offer of Fecebook (19 billion dollars) it meets the demands of WhatsApp,
and thus Fecebook bought WhatsApp, the app on the phone messages.
Google, remained “dry mouth”, he created a series of services in “WhatsApp style”:
Hangouts app to send and receive messages, photos, and more, and make video calls and free voice.
In 2015 it is expected the anti-WhatsApp launch by Google, in India and other emerging countries.
It will be the “Google Messenger”?
India (815 million mobile users), it is, after China, the world’s second largest market for mobile phones.
And Yahoo?
It recently purchased MessageMe
Also this app a message, that in just two months has collected 5 million users.
The startup MessageMe, analysts should have a value of about 12 million.
And more and Yahoo a few months ago, in May 2014, he bought Blink, other rival Snapchat app (the app with messages, photos, videos that will self-destroy / delete, after a few seconds – ed).
So all that is chat mobile (for smartphones phones – ed) is the object of desire by the current big players: Google, Facebook, Yahoo !.

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Internet – LinkedIn bows to China and Twitter sues US government

2 of the “Social Network” most used in the world, with 2 different mindset:

– LinkedIn come to terms with the Chinese government and censor users’ accounts, in order to be present in the Chinese market (report in the NYT (New York Times))

– Twitter instead sues the US government because it violates the First Amendment and prevents to inform users of requests for information by the N.S.A. (National Security Agency).

While Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook: all’N.S.A provide information. (National Security Agency), without saying anything to their users!

So, summing up, we take stock of the situation:
– LinkedIn thinking about money and bends to China, censoring what the Chinese government wants, in order to enter the Chinese market.
– Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook: do dell’N.S.A game. (National Security Agency), without informing its users!

And finally the (social networks) brave Twitter, will even sue the US government with a complaint filed in federal court in California!

I do not think in terms of freedom of expression, we “Westerners” are so different from China.
Social Media, are less and less “social” and more “average.”

A Good Connoisseur …

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Internet – Samsung collapses of -60% in the profits because of Apple (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus)

And ‘the worst quarter since 2009. Samsung came back for 5 years!

In the third quarter of 2014, profit (-60%) Samsung OS is 4,100 Billion Won
(3.8 billion dollars).

The biggest drop was recorded in the sales of smartphones,
because of competition from Apple (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) in addition to Chinese competitors.

On the stock exchange, the title of Samsung, worth -15% since the beginning of 2014.

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Yahoo! after Alibaba, ready to bet on Snapchat

According to the WSJ (Wall Street Journal):
Yahoo! wants Snapchat.

Snapchat, to date, it is valued at 10 billion dollars.
Snapchat is a very popular app among young people and especially among adolescents.
And ‘an app for chatting with images that are self-destroy within a few seconds (from 1 to 10 seconds according to preferences set by the user), without that users can save them: a chat “disposable”, defined by many .

Facebook in the past also was interested in buying it,
but he received a “no” because, to say the founders, the app was worth much more than what is offered by Facebook (3 billion dollars, in 2013 – ed).

And today?
Tick ​​here strong Yahoo! the success of Alibaba (recently listed on the stock exchange – ed) which has invested $ 1 billion in 2005 to detect 40% of the Chinese e-commerce company.

Yahoo! has earned 9.4 billion dollars, after listing in Alibaba bag.

In the past, Yahoo! has also invested 1.1 billion dollars for the Tumblr blog.

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The singers and actresses in Hollywood against Google

Why?

Because the private photos of singers and actresses in Hollywood would be “stolen” from Google.
(The technical term would be “indexed” by Google, in Google Images – ed)

But the culprit is not Google, but Apple!

And because Apple ever?
Because pictures stolen by hackers, have been “taken”
iCloud, Apple.

Subsequently, the pictures, very private, actresses and singers
They have been indexed by Google, in Google Images.

And that means that this “fashion” to save their online personal information, photos, videos, and more,
It is not synonymous with reliability and privacy, as you have been led to believe.

If you want to store your photos and videos, do it on an external hard drive, which is faster and secure for online storage systems.

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Hong Kong, China censors the Internet but FireChat works even without Internet

The Chinese government is afraid of the Internet and the network censors!

The Yahoo! site became inaccessible in many parts of China.
This was reported to the site Greatfire.org, which monitors the Great Firewall: the Chinese filtering system.
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat: All Social Network foreigners were censored!

The Chinese government has realized that the only way to avoid what happened in the “Arab Spring,” is to censor the Internet.
Social Networks: Facebook first, documented the revolt of what the Arab television censored.

But the technology is more powerful than any regime and dictatorship, and was born FireChat
to allow users of this App to communicate even without the Internet, or Wi-Fi connections.

FireChat had been created for the concerts and / or in situations where many people are concentrated in an area without the Internet.
And instead FireChat it has become the main communication tool for the protests in Hong Kong, China to democracy.

This app works both for iPhone and for mobile phones with Android and turns mobile phones in walkie-talkie. It also makes also send messages offline.
The only limit is that people with the app FireChat should be focused within 70 meters of distance between them.

FireChat works with Bluetooth.

Open Garden is the company that created it.

Download the app: Download FireChat
(Click the link above highlighted in blue)

FireChat began to spread in Asia, thanks to the “protest of sunflowers” in Taiwan.
In Hong Kong the app in a single weekend has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, in China.
FireChat, in the past, it has also been used by many users in Iraq, Iran, India, Brazil and Mexico.

If you think and exports to China, as well as other countries where reigns lack of transparency and democracy,
weigh up, before going to invest in these countries.

The freedom to communicate is priceless and is not a cost!

We are together in FireChat, and with the thousands of girls and boys, the “revolution of umbrellas”, to Hong Kong in China who scream the word: democracy.
Courage!

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