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The Goldman Sachs + Google = Twitter?

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Are you desperately trying to get rich? Here is a word of advice for you. Make the Goldman Sachs to talk about you. What you are going to get in return? Well, your shares are going to skyrocket like crazy just like that. This is exactly what happened with Twitter. How about the 5%, for a change?

However, there is a catch, as always. You need to find 300 million users, who are going to be active on your social network on a daily basis. That can be worth $30 billion, more or less, give it or take. Who is going to pay for this astronomical amount? Who else than Google itself? For what exactly?

When you plan to conduct a takeover such as this one, then you expect an unparalleled profit in return, aren’t you? The funny thing is that we have forgotten to ask Twitter itself what it thinks about the new owner. What is there for Twitter to gain? Twitter is doing just fine, already. Is that true?

Are you supposed to sell your business as soon as it gets into the time-of-its-life-zone? On the other hand, Google just could not get enough of buying everything and anything that moves in the cyberspace. We sure hope that someone takes care of the math in Google. Buying is supposed to be a synonym for earning. Right?

www.FacebookMessenger.com

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The Messenger has its own website. What is that supposed to mean? Why do you need a separate website, when there is Facebook.com? If you recall, not so long ago the Messenger was a Facebook’s kid. Now, we are talking about the fully independent app, which is leaving its parent’s home. Why?

What is the catch with this one? According to some serious rumors Facebook is dead serious about allowing its users to send money through the messaging system to their friends. Is this the next big thing for the Messenger? For what is worth, we have nothing against it, that is for sure.

Maybe, Facebook wants to say to us, you can cool down with the pictures and posts, but put some extra pressure on the Messenger, because we need to earn a little bit more. You have probably heard that the Facebook is building its own private dream city for the growing army of employees.

There is only way to test the true power of the Messenger itself. You have to let it swim freely in the merciless cyber ocean with no assistance of its older brother Facebook. We sure hope that the entire Facebook empire is not going to come down to one more meaningless chat app. Eventually.

Twitter To The Rescue

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Twitter is eager to offer a helping cyber hand to Indonesia. The tsunami trauma still has fresh scars in this country. No wonder people are literally obsessed with the early warning system. So, how about a social network, which can jump with an invaluable piece of information when you need it the most?

Twitter has figured out that it would be a great thing to use some of its existing users’ information, such as research and disaster institutes. All users with a direct interest can get the life saving messages in no time. Our hats off to Twitter for this clever and precious feature for Indonesian region.

The social networks are definitely up to something good and philanthropic. For what is worth, Facebook gave its contribution to the missing persons problem. As you can see, each of the main features can be used for something truly useful. Finally, something we can use against the social network critics.

So, let us see who should join the rescue party, as well. Both Instagram and Pinterest can also do something about missing persons by publishing their pictures on a large scale. YouTube can use some how to survive in the wilderness videos instead of commercials, every now and then. Right?

ApPower

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Apple iWatch is already here. All cyber eyes and ears are on it. The expectations are high. Predictions? What is happening with the predictions themselves? Well, this is a slippery floor for any rocket scientist or self-proclaimed smartphone guru. Maybe, we are looking in the wrong direction.

We are literally obsessed with the countless stories about the features and shining options. It is more than obvious that we cannot see the forest for the trees. What is this tiny, but invaluable detail, we are missing? Have you forgotten what is Apple and has always been all about? Its apps are its true power.

The next thing you know, the first game for the iWatch is already available. You can rest assured that the avalanche app is just warming up. Billions of dollars and millions of users cannot live without an Apple logo thanks to the apps themselves. What is a shiny new device without an army of apps to support it?

Ask the grandpa Microsoft, it certainly has a lot to tell you about the troubles Windows Phone is facing with its modest apps offer. Do not worry about the iWatch, it is not going to get lost on its way to our hearts and minds. The apps will take care of it all, that is for sure. Our fingers are crossed, either way.

Much Ado About Social Network Nothing

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It perfectly does not make any sense. Your life is not going to change at all. Yet, you simply cannot ignore thinking or admiring some of the amazing facts associated with the most popular social networks. Here are some of the most intriguing ones that can be a perfect fit for the believe it or not category.

It will take you at least dozens of years to examine all new content, which gets uploaded on YouTube in one single day. The funny thing, though, is that this social network was originally intended to be nothing more than a usual dating website. Are you a regular Twitter user? Are you eager to become one?

One in three Twitter users earns more than $100,000 a year. Unfortunately, this shiny statistic can be applied only for the USA users. When it comes to the pictures oriented social networks, it is worth mentioning that the Instagram gets more than five million of new picture uploads on a daily basis.

On the other side, more than 97% of Pinterest fans are women. Last, but definitely not least, more than three million blog posts say one big hello to the world. That is why we feel happy and privileged, if you are reading one of our new posts today. Social Networks – you just cannot live without them.

Games Between Good And Bad Frames

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There is a very serious science research magazine called the Psychology of Popular Media Culture. This time the busy little academic bees, who work and write there, decided to examine the gaming phenomenon among children. So, what is the catch, you may ask? What is so special about this research?

We have seen literally hundreds of these research with more or less similar findings about positive or negative effects the games have on children. Well, this one has also found some negative implications, but not the ones you may think. The more you play video games, the worst it gets for the kids.

Again, the results and conclusions are not something you have expected to hear, in the first place. Here it goes. Read without any prejudices. The only scientifically proven negative consequnce, which can be associated with the video games, is that your kid’s homework will suffer at some point in time.

As a parent you will be relieved to hear that there is no direct link between violence and certain types of notorious video games. The only thing we can say for certain, is that your children will think and care more about thier favorite games than the school itself. Were you any different as a child?

Hey MS Scan, You’re My Man

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What do you know, the Grandpa Microsoft still has some magic tricks left in its pockets. What is even more important Microsoft has a new apps strategy. So, what is our dear grandpa Microsoft up to this time? Well, if you are a dedicated MS user, you have probably heard about the Office Lens.

Right? This is undoubtedly an invaluable app for all of you, who would like to use your smartphone as a scanner. No need to explain how helpful this app can truly be. Right again? For quite some time, this app has been exclusively reserved for the Windows users. However, the cyber times are changing.

Now, Microsoft offers this app in both Google Play and Apple Store. What is that supposed to mean? Why this surprising generosity, all of a sudden? Well, it comes without saying that this is an effective way for Microsoft to show to both IOS and Android users that it can still offer them nice mobile things to play with.

Let us be honest to ourselves and Microsoft, as well. When we think of Microsoft, we do not imagine smartphones, do we? It seems that Microsoft wants to prove us all wrong about this very common cyber prejudice. You can rest assured that the Office Lens is not going to be the only MS baby packed up for other platforms.

Forty Candles. One wish.

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What do you know, the grandpa Microsoft is actually not that old. But somehow, we just cannot help ourselves seeing and treating it as such. For what is worth, our good old grandpa Microsoft just turned forty. So, what can we wish it for its birthday? We are pretty much sure we have just the thing.

Or, maybe it is better to say that this birthday wish is to be thrown through the Windows 10. Literally. We have seen what is happening with once proud and powerful IT pioneers, especially the mobile ones, such as Nokia or Motorola. You go from one business takeover hand to the next one.

At the end of the day, you are being scavenged for your patent rights and left to rotten under the merciless cyber sun. Or, in a worse case, you are nothing more than a nice memory of the glory days. Are we exaggerating? Well, the new Windows 10 simply has to work, or else. Else what, exactly?

Or, the most recent teaming up with Nokia will not do any good in the long run. You are going to be reminded of the grandpa Microsoft, only when you play your favorite games on the Xbox. Our fingers are crossed. We sure hope that Microsoft knows in which direction it needs to blow the candles.

MS + Android = Samsung?

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What is Grandpa Microsoft up to this time? After a series of “legal misunderstandings” Samsung and Microsoft have obviously found some common ground, which was fruitful enough for an unexpected teaming up. So, what happened exactly, and most importantly, why? It is all about the apps.

On the one side, we have Samsung, which is going to open an Android door for Microsoft. On the other side, the Grandpa Microsoft is going to deliver Word, Exel, PowerPoint, One Note, One Drive, and Skype, for the newest Samsung’s models, which can all swim perfectly fine in the Android waters.

This is supposed to be a clear win-win scenario for both parties. Right? Everyone is going to get just the thing it needs the most. Can this a little bit unorthodox partnership has some deeper and more profound cyber implications? It is not w secret that Samsung has been yearning for freedom.

What kind of a freedom, exactly? Well, for what is worth, Samsung would like to date some other mobile platforms. Other than its successful, but overwhelming and consuming love and professional relationship with Google. We had one try already with the Tizen. Is the Windows Phone the second one?

Puts Some Apps On The MS Maps

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You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know for sure what has been the Microsoft’s mobile Achilles’ heel for quit some time, do you? It comes without saying that the Windows Phone is great and promising mobile platform, with a huge profit potential when combined with the Nokia brand affordable prices.

However, as soon as you start using your Lumia, for instance, you will realize that something is missing. When compared to both Apple and Google Store, your Microsoft Store will look like a building under construction. Honestly speaking, there is not much for you to choose from there, eventually.

This is why the restless Grandpa Microsoft has organized a series of meeting with the major app providers and developers. The objective is very simple and straight to the point. Windows cries for more apps. On the other side, it is worth mentioning that this is supposed to be a two-way street.

What does it mean? Well, Microsoft has open its platform door for the new apps, but also at the same time, it knocks at IOS and Android doors with the adjusted Windows apps. We live in the mobile world, but we should not underestimate Grandpa Microsoft’s ability of catching up with the new trends.