Early this week, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman said on J.P. Morgan Globe Technology Conference: The problem for Yahoo is the aging of user groups; we need to attract more users from 18 to 24; the first mission of us is making us “cool”.
Then, what way will they choose? According to the words of AllThingsD, Tumblr is a part of the entire plan. It said that they are under negotiation with each other. The result of it may be strategic alliance, Yahoo purchase Tumlr, or Yahoo invest on Tumblr. Each of them is possible.
Since 2007, Tumblr has received about 125 million dollars in invest. And now the company is considering the financing of 1 billion dollars. Considering of the actions of Yahoo CEO that did after taken office, the possibility of acquisition is very low.
Look over the carrier of Marissa Mayer, if you want find a company that meet her taste, a software technology company that meet with all kinds of beauty is the answer. Of course, it must also develop at high speed. At this point, Tumblr may be the matter of course. In fact, Yahoo had made the plan of going into the social network by beautiful and easy-to-use consumer software. Purchase of Tumblr will bring about 117 million users. However, how to consult it with the relationship of Flickr is an important thing to consult.
There is no doubt that Internet has changed our way of living and work. In the coming years, the material object net will change the Internet and therefore change our lives. There will be billions of objects that introduced into Internet will change the traditional searching way and create new ecological environment. We needn’t search information any more, the information will find us.
What is the material object net? It is the massive automatic material device that synced to Internet. The common devices are router, switch, smart phone, and so on. These have been widely known, the new members are camera, sensor, and other smart devices like smart car.
The relationship between search and device will change the search way of traditional way: the new way is search and get the data of device. Shodan is forerunner of this mode, on which you can find many devices that connect to Internet.
In the view of CNN, Shodan is the most horrible search engine in the history. It is sure that there is some upset factor of it. For example, input the keyword of “cisco-ios last-modified”, you can find many update-less devices that based on Cisco, which are very easy be attacked. Shodan revealed a widely known truth that known by the safety experts: many forgotten old devices are still running kinds of tasks, even very important tasks. Though Shodan is very interesting, it not represent the future of material subject net. In the future, many useful devices will join the net rather than be searched.
Imagine a scene like this: you are a technical maintenance staff and planning to start your work today. In the previous day or night, the resident of the neighborhood have submitted their repair bill (maybe the device automatically submit it). You smart phone or other portable devices have arranged the tasks by priority and efficiency.
The goods in the retail shop are connected to the Internet with RFID. When clients go into the shop, they just need to input the name to find the correct position of them, even it can be clearly presented with the smart wearable device like Google Glass. The mangers of the shop also can find the status of selling.
The search will less and unnecessary, the world will promote important information to us automatically. You need to search like “best television 2013” and browse a bunch of web pages. You just need to stand at there and tell out the words, you will see the product in front of your eye (even it maybe in 3D). All the things are still up in the air, the only thing that can be ensured is that the material object net will totally change our way of searching and living.
Material Objects Net Will Lead the Revolution of Searching
Yesterday, Google released their first quarter financial report of 2013. It shows that the revenue is 13.97 billion dollars, which is increased 31% compared with the data last year. According to the US GAAP, the net profit is 3.35 billion dollar, which is increased 16% compared with last year.
This achievement is beyond the prediction of the market. If not base on the US GAAP, the earnings per share is about $11.58. According to the statics of Bloomberg, the average prediction of market analyst is about 10.68 dollar. Though in the ordinary deal of NASDAQ, Google’s share price reduced 17.21 and got the result of 765.35 (about 2.20%). However, in the after-hours dealing, the share price increased about 6.12 dollar to 772.05 (about 0.80%). Larry Page said, this is a good beginning in 2013.
Analyst Martin Pyykkonen of Wedge Partners claimed that at least 15% ad revenue of Google is from the mobile and YouTube video sharing service, which is higher than the 5% of two years ago.
Its Motorola mobile apartment is still at the condition of loss. The revenue of it is 1.02 billion dollar, which is about 7% of the total revenue. The loss due to Moto is about 271 million dollars. Until March 31, 2013, the cash and cash equivalent is worth 50.1 billion dollars. Google has about 53,891 employees, in which MOTO mobile is 9982 and Moto family business. In the later conference of analyst, Larry Page ensured that Google Glass will base on Android OS.
In the rest time of 2013, the most important products that may bring profits to Google are Xphone and Google Glass. However, in the view of mine, though the prediction of them especially the glass is well in the professional area, it won’t be a success enough product in the future market.
OTT, the short of Over The Top, used to describe the service that the online companies provide kinds of video and data service without the carriers. The rising of the Internet content service suppliers is rapid, but they can’t control the basic communication device. OTT may become the order of the market or be sieged by the carriers.
Recall the OTT at first, it is used to describe the online audio and video service suppliers, but now it concludes all the services based on Internet. Many Internet companies don’t have physical resource like FS fiber optical net and cable television network. However, with the better content and service, the OTT suppliers have more customer loyalty and potential profit. At the same time, the rapid development of OTT is irreversible.
In fact, the terminal consumers don’t care about the transport network. They don’t know what kind of network they are, ADSL, wired network, or cable. However, many users are preferring to watch video through network, the traditional carries is unavoidable become the “way”: the emerging network company become the biggest OTT suppliers, or even replace the market position of traditional suppliers; the business of voice, data, and messages are shrunk and replaced by the apps.
These years, the increasing speed of Internet video flow is about 34% while the wireless is about 90%. In the coming future, the video flow may arrive at 90%, the majority part of flow is served for the video. Take the most successful Netflix as example; it is the ranked one in the online movie market that with 2700 registered users on PC, smart phone, TV, PS3, Wii, Xbox, etc.
The trend of the OTT video is like this: based on the open Internet service; through cloud calculation, CDN, and SDN to improve the application of OTT; the biggest advantage of OTT is the customized service, multi-screen interaction, easy social media share. In the period of OTT, the carriers need to corporate with the online companies to share the profit.
Google announced today that it will close RSS subscription services Google Reader on July 1 of this year. Google official blog published the article “A second spring of cleaning” and announced the closure of a variety of services including Google Reader.
Article said: “in 2005 we launched Google Reader to provide facilitate and convenience content for users. Despite there are still a large number of fans, but in the past few years, its use has fallen. Therefore, we will close the service on July 1, 2013. In the next four months, to the interested users and developers, they can use Google Takeout to output RSS date.”
RSS is the output format of latest message on a website. After using the RSS tools such as Google Reader to subscribe, the contents can be read directly without open the site, such as latest blogs, news, etc, as well as filter out the advertisement. Google Reader is a stable and user friendly RSS subscription tools all around the world.
According to technology blog site Business Insider’s report, Google Reader has a large number of members in the media and technology that will frustrate about the GR message is closed. Many twitter users use #savegooglereader# (save the Google Reader) label to express their support for this product. In fact, Twitter and microblog is the reason that drives Google to close it because users are more easily traced to more accurate information on it.
What’s interesting is that before joining Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is the CEO of FeedBurner, which is a company enter ads in the RSS information. In 2007, he sold the company $ 100 million to Google. At that time, it is the most popular time of RSS.
The RSS as the network technology may be around for a very long time, but now that Google is no longer treat it as a business, perhaps to say that RSS as a end consumer product to the time.
In this spring cleaning of the Google, other products including: Building Maker, and Search API for Shopping, and Google Cloud Connect, and Google Voice (for BlackBerry) Snapseed desktop (Windows and Macintosh systems).
On the 30 of February, RIM official released their newest BlackBerry Z10, Q 10 as well as the BlackBerry 10 OS. The company endures a long time before releasing this phone. This day, I have got this product at hand now. Let’s see correct review of it.
From the official sites, we can see the specs list as below:
Internal storage: 16GB
Touch display: 4.2 inch 1280 x 768 resolution, 356 ppi
Rear camera: 8MP
Battery life: up to 10 hours talk time
In the appearance part, we have to say it is similar to iPhone 5 but a litter bigger, heavier, and thicker. The entire phone adopts the no real key design like Galaxy Nexus. And it even has no virtual buttons, all the works are needed to imply by the movement of fingers. The screen is the same as Lumia 920 (1280×768, 356 ppi). It also equipped with a 2MP front camera and supports 720p video recording.
There is no other patter except the Logo of BlackBerry on the back of Z10. The back is made by plastic and chooses the craft of gridding and embossing. The real hand feeling of Z10 is better than iPhone 5. The main camera has 8MP, LED light and supports 1090p video recording.
Compared with iPhone 5, Z10 is more methodical, which is more compatible with its business concept. It has a Micro HDMI interface, a voice control button. If describe iPhone 5 with the word of stylish, then the word for Z10 is formal. The tradition of BlackBerry in slow starting time is also continued in this device.
It uses Micro-SIM rather than Nano-SIM and supports Micro-SD slot as well as NFC. The stunning word imputing also is a highlight of it.
On February 19, HTC released they the latest flagship new HTC One in New York and London. Some media believe that it will be the best on sale in this spring of this year.
Key words: Android 4.1, HTC Sense 5.0, Ultrapixel, 4.7inch, 1080P, Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.
Press release itself is not fashion, but the quality of New HTC One of can insufficient to compensate for the Conference.
HTC officially elevated the level of Smartphone design, hardware and aesthetic. New HTC One is equipped with a 4.7-inch 1080p HD touchscreen (468 PPI). In contrast, iPhone 5 Retina display is 326 PPI while Samsung Galaxy S3 is 306 PPI.
It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7GHz 6,004 quad-core processor, which is released on the latest CES and it is used on the smartphone first time. Meanwhile, it has 2GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage capacity, supports LTE 4G and near-field communication NFC capabilities. In the United States carrier contracts, the price will at $ 199. It will be available in late March .
From a market perspective, this phone is the best smart phone shipped this spring. There is currently no competition (no matter bigger or smaller). Of course, Samsung, LG, Nokia and Apple will launch their flagship phones this year, but HTC has done a beautiful open. This phone is truly impressive.
Not only first in terms of hardware, it will also carry the Android4.1.2 and the new HTC Sense 5 interface.
It presents a unique feature: BlinkFeed, which can provide the update of h social media, calendar events, and other news. HTC will corporate with 1400 media ncluding Reuters, ESPN and will provide 1000 articles a day.
Every smartphone manufacture takes a lot of attentions in improving the camera tech. Nokia’s Pureview, Apple’s Pandorma, and so on. HTC also we spent a lot of time on this new HTC One, the first is the Ultrapixel technology, which can acquire 3 times lights on the basis of traditional sensor as well as better low light shooting. HTC Zoe is a way of processing while shooting. It will automatically record 5 continuous photos 1 second ago and 15 pictures in the later 3 seconds, and then it automatically create into a 4 seconds video. It support clips, transferred as well as special effects, the final works can also share to social networks. Of course, this is not unique to HTC, Samsung and BlackBerry also provides the function.
In short, at first glance, it is hard to expect more from. Have any comments, it still needs deeper evaluation when the product available.
HTC had a FW in the past year, it always trying to attract consumers from Samsung and Apple. If there is any model can do this work, it will be HTC One. Of course, the quality will not be the only decisive factor. Everyone knows that the marketing is the short part of HTC.
The rumors of Apple next tech product are reported repeatedly these days. If these rumors become real, it is no doubt that Apple will bring a new generation to the watch.
According to technology website VR-zone, the Wall Street Journal quoted the sources and claimed that Apple is developing and testing an iOS Smart Watch, the product will have some smart phone functions.
It reported that the iWatch will adopts the technology of crooked surface glass. This is not the first time that media reported that Apple is developing a wearable smart devices, many recent rumors also indicated that Apple will launch its own Bluetooth Watch.
As early as 2011, it reported that a small team in Apple was developing bent surface glass iPod that can be worn on the wrist. The team was led by wearable computer expert Richard DeVaul. Although Richard DeVaul move to Google at 2011, but Apple continues to develop iOS watches.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple’s smart watches will use the iOS and will better than other completers as the bent surface of glass. In addition, the product also will use the new generation of bendable glass of Corning who claimed earlier the bent glass Willow Glass is in its production stage.
Sources also revealed that Apple is working with major business discussion on Hon Hai Precision on smart watch, this will be a potentially important product types besides smartphones and Tablet,
Do we need a smart watch like iWatch? It needed to know that iWatch is not the first smart watch. The key is not which one is the first but whether it is worthy to purchase. The new functions of these watches will no doubt more than the old ones that with almost no other features. I want to say if Apple can do a generation step to the watch like they does to the mobile phone and others, the iWatch will no doubt a new profitable offering for Apple.
The Library of Congress is collecting all Twitter messages issued by the Americans and has collected more than 170 billion. Currently, Americans daily Twitter messages are up to 400 million. Library of Congress believes that, although this is only a small part of people’s lives in the country, but it is very important.
Library of Congress public relations manager Gayle Osterberg says: “Our mission is to collect stories of Americans, collecting information that has research value.” Current The Library of Congress had copies of millions of books and historic information, the online library also has the millions of work that created by Americans. Library of Congress cooperation agree with Twitter in April 2010 allowing access to Twitters since its 2006 launch. Osterberg said, “collect 140 Twitters consistent with the Mission of the library of Congress: colleting stories of Americans and information that has research value.”
For the purposes of the library of Congress, the challenge is the problem of storage. At present, the total messages on Twitter have reached 170 billion. Twitter said last month, the current number of active users has exceeded 200 million, most of them in the United States.
Twitter, the Twitter messages that are deleted or locked will not collected by the library of Congress. In the Library of Congress’s collection of Twitter messages, including founder Twitter Jack Dorsey sent the first message on Twitter as well as Barack Obama won the 2012 election the Twitter messages.
Unlike the traditional or digital books page, the collecting of Twitter messages should keep pace with the rapid development of its number. In February 2011, the number of Twitter messages sent per day is 140 million and in October 2012 it reached nearly 500 million. The company that helps the library of Congress saving the Twitter messaging is Gnip who had used 133000 GB of storage space now.
Currently, the library of Congress does not meet the needs of researchers from worldwide access to these Twitter messages, even for the first four years (2006 to 2010) of Twitter messages search also requires 24 hours.