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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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%.

 

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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Amazon ready to open its first store “physical” in New York. A “Amazon Point”.

Not only online sales, but also sales direct to customers that will come from their store
Amazon, in New York, at the address: 7 West 34th Street, near the Empire State Building.

So even Amazon has understood that the only “virtual” is no longer enough to do e-commerce online, and it is necessary also the traditional store.

Initially the Amazon store in New York, will be a warehouse and will contain a limited number of products, ready for delivery on the same day for the city of New York will be an “Amazon Point” as many “physical” shops that serve as support for e-commerce sites is to collect their purchases, and to change them if not satisfied either.

The news was given by the WSJ (Wall Street Journal).
Open the Amazon stores, corresponds to do marketing on Amazon brand.

If the first Amazon store, in New York, will be successful, other cities will host the “Amazon Point”.

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Facebook collapses in the target 13 to 19 years because of Instagram

Teenagers, those who decreed the Facebook initial success, now, are deserting him quickly to go on Instagram, another social network, cooler, and usable, that unlike Facebook, is mainly based on the photos.
It says a study, commissioned by the US investment bank Piper Jaffray,
by hand in U.S.A. about 7,200 American students
between autumn 2013 and spring 2014:
adolescents continue to leave Facebook to use Twitter and Instagram (also owned by Facebook – ed) properties.
The use of social network Facebook has collapsed: from 72% to 45% among adolescents aged between 13 years and 19 years.
Therefore only 45% of adolescents using Facebook.
Instagram is the social network that has seen the greatest growth in the use by young people / adolescents / teenagers.
Stable use of: Tumblr
Grows slightly: Pinterest
Also Whisper and Yik Yak, are 2 social networks that are taking away market share to Facebook, because they guarantee more anonymity than Facebook.
It is no accident that Facebook is preparing an app that will allow you to communicate in anonymity.
E ‘also got a new app, created to be the anti-Snapchat: Slingshot, it is the app Alternatively, messages disposable.

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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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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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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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Expedia penalized by Google for a campaign of “negative SEO”?

The news was announced, a few hours, by USA Today.

According to the magazine, it also may have been hit by a campaign of “negative SEO”, to increase their ranking on the list of travel sites on Google searches.

This was stated by an analysis carried out by the Searchmetrics company that discovered the problems.

The Expedia web site has lost 25% of its visibility in Google between January 12, 2014 and January 19, 2014, after they have been identified massive SEO actions to increase your online traffic through paid links activities from other sites.

The main techniques used to increase the visibility of Expedia, were so “crude” that it would be surprising if the company alone had been responsible for the link building scheme carried out in a “massive” in such a short time.

According Tober are assumed 3 roads:

1) it also could have used the artificial link building techniques, years ago, and the company has forgotten that they did and left the text links “artificial” on the web that have been identified by the latest Google algorithm updates (not Google always communicates its updates to its algorithm – ed)

2) Any department within Expedia, or an outside company, web agency, are still using these older techniques, given that Expedia is a great company, with many SEO, and various teams working with different web agency, so it is possible that an internal department to Expedia is the manager.

3) An Expedia competitor has built these text links in the past, in the course of a long period of time, to make out Expedia. This strategy, known as “negative SEO”, has become more common in recent years.

Dave McNamee, a spokesman for Expedia, declined to comment.

Whatever the reason, the Google ranking of Expedia in important research results through traveling was hit hard. For example, in a Google search using the word “hotel” the Expedia site has not appeared in any of the front pages of results, whereas in the past, the expedia.com website would look at number 3 on the first page of Google according Tober.

According to the analysis of Searchmetrics, the word “hotel” was used more than 15,000 times in an “anchor text” on many websites to create text links to the main site Expedia.

What it is even more suspicious is that the color used for these text links is white on a white background, so the majority of visitors to the site would not see the words and text links.
This is one of about 10 years outdated SEO technique ago, said Tober.

All these elements support the contention that the episode Expedia on Google may have been caused by “negative SEO”.