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The New Lumia Cyan Is On The Run

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It is always nice to hear about something new, which is supposed to improve and refresh the existing systems. The newest edition of the Lumia Cyan Software will certainly strengthen our positive impressions about the Windows Phone. However, the real question is, what is happening with the Microsoft itself?

Why we ask this question? What made us to question recent mobile related Microsoft’s decisions? Well, you cannot fight the feeling that Microsoft goes one step forward and then one step back in different directions when trying to find its proper mobile rhythm. First, we had a fantastic takeover of Nokia.

Now, we are facing one of the worst firing waves in the Microsoft’s modern history, which is very likely to hit Nokia’s employees the most. On the other hand, Microsoft announces the introduction of Android on its models. Then, as soon as the first models hit the market, it cancels the whole thing with Android.

We wish the best of luck to Microsoft on its mobile quest. However, the obvious disorientation in this field strongly damages Microsoft’s efforts to catch up with Apple and Android in the merciless smartphone race. We sure hope that they will be able to find the right move as soon as possible.

Microsoft Android No More

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That is the trouble when you are trying to write up to date stuff about smartphones. It is the mission impossible, literally. The things are changing and developing so fast that is so hard to keep a track of it or even to dare to predict something. Before you start writing a new post there is a new development, which makes your previous writing ridiculous and ancient.

Look what the Microsoft has done to us. We were so excited about the bold combination of Microsoft smartphone and the Android OS that we could not help ourselves writing about it immediately. Unfortunately, in a matter of days the Microsoft spoiled our fun with an announcement that we can forget about the Android thing on its smartphones.

Why? What happened in the meantime? Well, this is not technology related in any way. Microsoft plans to let go almost 20,000 of its employees, most of them working in Nokia. The Nokia X models, which run on Android, will still have the adequate support, but you will not be able to get the new ones.

It is not a secret that Microsoft plans to hit hard the developing markets of South America and Asia with the affordable smartphones. This undoubtedly a huge blow for once ambitious plans and profit expectations. Now, the Nokia itself is in a serious threat of a complete business disappearance. What a sad story for once a proud mobile technology pioneer.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Cyber Service

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Although, it may remind you of a men’s magazine, the GCHQ is actually a very serious and influential British secret agency. So, what do these GCHQ Bond guys actually do? There are so many things they take care of online, for your eyes only. The primary target of the GCHQ’s activities is to influence and shape the public opinion.

How? Well, imagine James Bond with an IT degree. He spends day after day behind his computer fixing the number of likes for an important video on YouTube. Really? Are you disappointed a little bit or enormously? Unfortunately, there is nothing romantic about this new picture about our old hero. And, there is nothing we can do about it.

Forget about spontaneous and honest opinions and comments on the Internet, Facebook and numerous forums. Before you even blink someone has taken care for you what to think. Not to mention an entire army of professional forum commentators and contributors, who are trying to convince that they live in your neighborhood.

There are some dark cyber clouds over the Great Britain, as we write about this story. The government is eager to introduce new and severe laws about anti-hacking measures.The very privacy is under constant pressure and threat. The UK has to fight hard to be cyber safe and OK. We sure hope the GCHQ will not comment badly on this one.

Facebook “Like” and “Buy”

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Are you surprised? For some people it was only a matter of time before Facebook will become even more profit oriented. For what is worth, it seems that the ads are not enough to satisfy growing Facebook appetites for additional business opportunities. Now, you have it. Facebook with a purchase option.

In other words, the “buy” button has allowed Facebook to become more like Amazon. You can do a little bit of both making friends and enjoy shopping. For the time being, Facebook is satisfied with the test version of this option. However, it is only a matter of time when they are going to launch it full scale.

How are we supposed to feel about this one? Are we going to love or hate this option? That is the trouble with all major IT players. They keep looking for new options to earn extra. The question definitely worth asking for is at what cost? Do all of our Facebook friends need to know what we just bought.

Now, hand in hand with our privacy data our credit cards related information will move freely through Facebook cyber space. We all know that sooner or later it all comes down to money itself. However, is there a line we should not cross? Or, everything is allowed in the merciless game of big numbers and small people.

Unlimited Kindle

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Well, it is about time for Amazon to introduce something like this. A monthly subscription, which allows you access to literally hundreds of thousands of books and audio-books. What about the price? You will have to pay $9,99 for this intriguing opportunity. So, what can we expect in return?

More than 600,000 titles, that is for sure. And, we are talking about the Harry Potter series, Hunger Games, The Lord of The Rings, and many others. As you can see, this is a fair game on behalf of Amazon. They are not giving you access to books that no one reads, but rather to some of the most wanted titles of all times.

Each of the books on Amazon will include an appropriate Unlimited notification. This is a nice opportunity for you to examine what exactly you can expect from the newly introduced feature. In addition, you are granted to the one month free trial. From the business perspective, how are we to interpret this Amazon’s decision?

The business has gone good or bad since you have decided to introduce a monthly subscription? Hard to tell, but we are certain that Amazon is quite good when it comes to math calculations and profit forecast. This one will definitely be a success for Amazon. The question is, what kind of a success is acceptable for Amazon?

Facebook Loves Shakira

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Well, that is not entirely true. We love Shakira, and Facebook only transfers our emotions in the right direction. More than 100 million people love Shakira on Facebook, which makes her to be the most popular celebrity on this social network with no true challenger. On the other side, she understands and appreciates what Facebook has done for her career.

The last World Cup in Brazil was a turning point for Shakira in terms of popularity on social networks. Her song “La La La”, which was an unofficial anthem of the Brazilian World Cup” brought her 100 million Facebook fans and more than 25 followers on Twitter. Not to mention that the video for this song has been seen on YouTube more than 250 million times.

This is an excellent example how you can use the popular social networks to your advantage, especially if you are an international music star such as Shakira herself. It is also worth mentioning that Shakira is very grateful to her Facebook fan base support. She expressed her gratitude with a Facebook special retrospective about her life and music.

What is the moral of this story? Well, if you have an amazing musical talent, it would be very nice to include some social networking skills. The combination of this talent and skills can easily turn out to be a win-win formula for your skyrocketing career. With no exaggeration, we can say the Internet can be the only band you will ever need.

Yahoo Ending

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Huh, this one is going to be a tricky one. We are talking about digital funerals in Japan. Are you still confused? Well, it is not an easy thing to explain this unparalleled and quite an extraordinary service for the recently deceased users. So, if you are a person, who wish to have a digital tombstone, all you have to do is to sign for a Yahoo Ending service.

What can you expect to get in return? All of your previous messages and recordings will be automatically sent to your loved ones, especially for this unfortunate event, which could not be avoided. In addition, you are absolutely free to do or include as a part of this service after your death. It may seem a little bit bizarre, but for the Japanese it is quite practical one.

If you put aside your personal feelings about this extremely controversial opportunity, we can examine one more important legal issue. What is happening with numerous and different online accounts of deceased people? Can we inherit them? Do we have a right to use them afterwards? As you can see, this is not as simple as it might have appeared to you at the beginning.

If we can express all of our feelings of joy and happiness online, why cannot we do the same with unfortunate events and losses? For some people the second scenario is completely unacceptable. Nevertheless, some things and habits will have to change sooner or later, this way or another. The digital wave is coming, and nothing and no one can stop it.