Internet – Istat: Italy 60% of households connected to the Internet

Smartphones are present in 93.1% of Italian homes, almost 6 out of 10 houses.

According to the data for the yearbook Istat 2013, the number of households has access to the Internet from home in 2013 has increased from 55.5% to 60.7%.

Out of 15 million and 138 thousand of families, those who have a connection to the internet at home are 14 million 893 thousand, and almost all have a broadband connection.

The mobile phone, Smartphone is present in 93.1% of households.
Among the most widespread technological objects in homes of Italians appears P.C. (Personal Computer – ed) 62.8%.

 

Internet – Google has the world monopoly of online searches. Germany asks the algorithm

Germany wants to know the secret of Google, the most used search engine in the world,
and officially he asks the Google algorithm formula.

The reason for the request, according to Berlin, would be motivated by the fact that
Google has acquired a monopoly position in Europe (and beyond – ed).

The request was received from the German Ministry of Justice: Heiko Maas.
“Do not be evil” was (maybe still is? – Ed) the motto (slogan) of Google.

To date, since Google’s worldwide turnover, many things have changed since the two founders started the activities closed in their garage …

Google determines the success and / or failure of companies and individuals
seeking online visibility on the search engine.

Few know it (apart from the Web Marketing experts – ed):
Google’s algorithm, it is not only “automatic” but there is also a human component
(The faulty party – ed) to manually modify the automatic results and penalize the websites in the search engine.

Do SEO Today, Google, is equivalent to almost a “declaration of war” against Google.
Place a website in the organic results of Google, the equivalent of removing revenue to Google
through its paid platform called Google AdWords.

This is the truth for the organic ranking of sites on Google is always just a matter of money. Other than ethics and “good rules of behavior” (quality guidelines – ed) to be met in order to be positioned in Google.

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Internet – WhatsApp against Skype: getting ready for voice calls

Incoming the latest addition to WhatsApp (the mobile chat) announced at the last Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: Incoming voice calls.

WhatsApp against Skype?

This was announced by the website NDTV Gadgets:
the last app update for iOS, the operating system for iPhone and iPad will be prompted to enable access to the microphone so that you can make telephone calls over the Internet.

Ranking WhatsApp users:
– Asian countries (in the first positions)
– South Africa
– Spain (in sixth place).

With voice calls, WhatsApp also become a VoIP software, thus offering a service similar to Skype and other mobile apps for free calls online.

The GlobalWebIndex end estimates in May 2014 indicate that on WhatsApp platform about 19% of the population using the Internet around the world, you exchange messages.

And even Facebook, which in February 2014 announced the acquisition of WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars, has already introduced the possibility to make voice calls over the Internet with FB contacts.

In late August 2014, WhatsApp had 600 million active users per month, while in April 2014 it was 500 million active users.

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Internet – Pinterest: 242.5 Million Users for Social Network Photos

In the year just ended, 2013, there was a “boom” of users, equal to + 150% for the Social Network Photo: Pinterest.

According to data provided by: Global Web Index, members of Pinterest, in 32 markets analyzed in the world, rose from 98 million in the year, to the current 242.5 million in Q4 2013.

distribution of users who have an account on Pinterest, the social photo-sharing networks:
in the U.S.A., they are 33.3%
while in Europe only 8% of online users use it.

 

Internet – WhatsApp: the mobile chat, in 5 years reached 600 million monthly active users

Whatsapp compie 5 anni

 

Every day are traded on WhatsApp: 50 Millions of messages.

WhatsApp, then, is the number 1 chat for mobile phones with 600 million monthly active users.

The current competitors of WhatsApp are: Line, Kik, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and Viber.

Facebook has spent 19 billion dollars to buy the chat app for mobile: WhatsApp,
while Google’s previous offer was “only” 10 billion dollars.

 

Internet – Tablet sales? Declining growth estimates by + 12.1% to + 6.5% in 2014

According to data from a study by IDC
sales at the end of 2014 will be of + 6.5% compared to 2013.

Mature markets are not growing as expected.

The tablet market slows global growth of 6.5% to 233.1 million units for the current year, 2014,
according to IDC forecasts:
– Growth in emerging countries
– Collapse in mature markets

Low estimate, compared to the previous estimate of 12.1%.

In U.S.A. and in Western Europe, sales will remain the same as those of 2013,
while in other markets will record a + 12%.

A tow the low prices of tablet under 8 inches.
But also the use of the tablet used as phones, in developing countries.
Users, according to analysts, are looking for one device for telephone calls and for the use of the media, preferring the tablet compared to normal and common smartphone.
This type of tablet, accounted for a quarter of sales in the second quarter,
with growth of 60% in Asia Pacific.

The average selling price will stabilize at $ 373 in the mature markets.
There will be a shift to larger screens and you will use a 3G and 4G.

While the average price list will fall by 10% to $ 302, the rest of the world.

 

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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