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?
It seems that the US major IT league players hit the European wall when it comes to regulations. You know Europeans, don’t you? They are all about regulations and rules. And, this is how we have the current situation with strict demands to remove “in-app” and “free” associated with apps. Why? What happened in the first place? Well, some phone bills were too hot to handle.
And, as you might have expected the wave after wave of critics eventually caused some legal consequences. Nowadays, as a result, both Google and Apple will think twice before they use a description “free” for any of the apps offered. Is this too rigorous? Or, it is something simpler and easier to understand and even justify?
Well, if you are a parent with children, who cannot imagine a single day without their smartphone, you have every reason to question “unauthorized” payments. Your children play, and you are the one to pay. What is wrong with this picture? Your approval is missing. Your kids do not have a clue what is going while they are playing their favorite games.
Apparently, an app is free, but the additional levels or features are not. Who can tell a difference, when there is an eye catching bolded title “free”? Now you got it. This is what this regulation mess is all about. Let it be, but let also clarify what is really free from A to Z. These rules could be nicely applied back in the USA. What do you think about that?
Putting trivia on Google Maps. This is how it is called and what it eventually does. It is supposed to be fun and educational. Almost like a game. Or is it something more than just a game? Are we doing someone else’s job while answers Google’s questions. On the other side, does Google the great really needs our help on this one?
For what is worth, we have an opportunity to play, learn, and eventually, what seems to be the most important thing use the Maps themselves. This one is all about the miles. You start with one mile. The goal is to answer as many questions as possible before you reach the zero mile.
For each wrong answer you will lose some miles. For the right one you get some extra miles. If you make the right guess in the first 10 seconds with no hints you can count on some rewarding miles. As you can see there is more than enough to focus your attention on the map.
We sure hope that this is an innocent story. The last thing we need is a game that collects data for the advertising purposes. This is the last stronghold of our privacy. Our location. We should not give up on this one so easily and without a fight. Play it, but remind Google if you have to.
There are so many KickStarter projects that can easily fit into the super-weight category. We are talking about millions of dollars worth life changing projects. They are definitely important, but this one is unadorably interesting. Zack Brown knows the secret of a successful KickStarter project.
Maybe, this one was intended to be no more than a joke. Nevertheless, the initial sum of only 10 bucks required for a simple potato salad gathered more than $35,000. This ratio of what was initially asked for and what was eventually achieved as a result is definitely a phenomena on KickStarter.
So, here comes our famous question. What is the moral of this story? Do we have to make a potato salad in order to get some extra cash? Is KickStarter extremely generous when it comes to crazy or funny projects? It is not very likely that you will get positive answers to the last two questions.
No matter how serious an economic crisis severe can be, it seems that the money itself is not much of a problem. You will get it sooner or later. The main thing is to come up with an idea that really works. Think about it the next time you wish for something. One last thing. Be careful what you wish for. You may get it after all.
Here is a one, which can easily fit into the category the most serious pranks for the first April fools’ day. For what is worth, Google believes that its founding fathers should be spared when one day the machines take over our planet. Google executives should not be on the Terminator’s hit list.
Why? Well, Google guys believe that they have done more than enough for the well-being of the entire mankind. On the other side, there is a paradox in this one you are not likely to spot immediately. Maybe, Google has some other good deeds, which qualifies it for a Terminator’s best friend.
You have witnessed some of the very intriguing recent business moves in Google’s kitchen. What are they cooking with the takeover of robotics and satellite production facilities. Not to mention the impressive experiments with the Artificial Intelligence. Do these events ring any bells for you?
Maybe Google will face a similar situation doctor Frankenstein once experienced with his own creation. Skynet and Terminators to follow can easily tank their very existence to Google itself. Under these circumstances, it is not likely that the machines will turn against their creator. But, what about us?
Yes. Here comes a new member of our smart-this-smart-that club. Hold your horses this one has a very distinctive purpose, which is definitely more than just fun. Allow.us to introduce you with a smart bracelet. It is for your kids and it is supposed to do so much more than just shining with nice colors.
Here is how it works. Your kid gets a nice looking bracelet. On your smartphone is an app to help you determine the exact location at any given moment. And, that is only the beginning. There is a microphone on the bracelet. Your kid can confirm his or her location. What if there is no answer back?
You can automatically and remotely turn on the microphone to hear what is happening around your kid. In addition, if the bracelet’s battery gets dangerously low, you will be notified immediately. The battery can work flawlessly for the period of 36 hours. More than enough for your kid to play outside, isn’t it?
The good news about the smart bracelet is that we can expect it very soon to hit the European market. For the time being only the kids in South Korea can use it. Here is one more possible application. You can use it for your pet, as well. The only thing left for you to do is to learn your dog to answer.