Month: November 2011 (page 2 of 13)

FaceBook: agreement with PayPal to send money online on FB

New Facebook App created through collaboration with PayPal (owned by eBay) to send money. The service is free of charge. For now it is only available in the U.S.A.

This application allows the exchange of money between friends, and is designed for Facebook.

Transactions, for now, are only possible in the United States: no cost and can be performed by ordinary bank accounts.

To complete the transfer of money simply click the link.

Maps, videos and photos, will report on the social network, the operation of this system.

Market Online Music: Google Music is born: the new rival to iTunes (Apple)?

And he began the “great battle” for the sale of online music: Google, also comes into this market.

The main players today are:
– ITunes (Apple)
– Amazon

Google Music is compatible with Android software (developed by Google, in fact) and there is also the option to exchange songs with friends in social networks: Google+ (Google always).

The current catalog of Google Music, is, for the moment: 13 million songs. There are the artists of EMI Records, Universal Music Group, Sony Entertainment, and other independent record labels.

The sale of a song online, Google Music, has a cost of about $ 1.

The most important pop artists, already present:
– Coldplay
– Drake
– Pearl Jam

Russia: 50.8 million Web users

A research Comscore says that Russia is the first in Europe for the number on the web users: 50.8 million users surf the Internet.

Real boom of the web in Russia:
– Online trading
– information
– policy

Surpassed even Germany (50.1 million users). Russian users are concentrated particularly in the fact sites of “online dating”, the “FaceBook” Russian: Vkontakti is the most ‘popular site.

The European ranking, after Russia, the number of users:
– Germany
– France
– Great Britain
– Italy

E-commerce: in Italy, spent 8 billion Euros in 2011

According to research conducted by the Osservatorio eCommerce B2c Netcomm, School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, online sales in Italy, is at + 20% compared to 2010.

The highest growth is recorded in the sectors:
– Mobile purchases (+ 210%)
– Fashion (+ 38%)

Sales made in 2011 compared to 2010:

Groupon
– Products (+ 24%)
– Services (+ 18%),
– Fashion (+ 38%)
– Publishing, music and audiovisual (+ 35%)

Amazon.it
– E (+ 22%)
– Smartphone (+ 210%)

Interesting is to detect the data inherent in the “boom” of the sites that sell coupons, including:
– Groupon
– Glamoo
– Groupalia
– LetsBonus
– Amazon.it (recently arrived in Italy)

The sectors recording higher growth are:
– Insurance (+ 22%)
– Tourism (+ 13%)

Online shoppers’ web shopper “Italians, are growing by about 7% in 2011, for a total of 9 million people (about one third of Internet users).

60% of the purchases are made in the North,
25% by the Centre
and 15% in the South.

The online Annual spending per buyer increased from 960 in 2010 to approximately € (+ 9% 1,050 euros in 2011).

In addition it is expected that by the end of 2011 will be delivered 32 million of orders (+ 26% compared to 2010).

The sale of smartphones rose from 26 million in 2010 to 81 million in 2011.

The UK market is worth over 51 billion euros,
the German one: 34 billion euros,
the French 20 billion euros,
Italian to 8 billion euros.

According to data from Human Highway, to October 2011, online buyers were 9.2 million.

Yahoo !, Microsoft and AOL unite against Google

The Wall Street Journal says that the three main competitors of Google: Yahoo !, Microsoft and AOL, have announced an alliance (long overdue) to tackle too much influence on the internet Google in the sale of advertising ‘online.

To allow advertisers to easily purchase advertising ‘online across all sites, Yahoo !, Microsoft and AOL have stated that from next year (2012) will sell together still unsold.

Seat Pagine Gialle, a loss of 33.9 million euros in the first 9 months of 2011

September 30, 2011, Seat Pagine Gialle, in 9 months of activity, recorded a negative return for 33.9 million euros, compared to a profit of 42.2 million euros in the same period of 2010.

Declining revenues: -10.5% to 695.6 million euros.

The gross operating margin in the first nine months of 2011 was: 309,600,000 Euros and showed a decrease of EUR 46.5 million compared to the first nine months of 2010.

Net debt at 30 September 2011 amounted to 2.703 billion euros, down 28 million euros compared to 31 December 2010.

Facebook could go public in 2012

This is what we learn from Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) inside the interview published by PBS.

Zuckerberg said he had received advice from Steve Jobs to guide the company ‘and choose the best team then guide it.

As for China, where Facebook, currently, is not present, but not by his own choice, the official position is: “Facebook is in no hurry to go to China.”

Facebook’s focus is on: Google, Amazon and Apple, who hold the most competitive sectors.

Mobile broadband subscriptions from 900 million in 2011 to almost 5 billion in 2016

This is what emerges from a research carried out by Ericsson: ‘Traffic and Market Data report’.

The main reasons for the growth will be video content, needing faster connections Mobile.

Subscriptions to mobile broadband grew by 60% in one year.

Also expected to increase the data via smartphones: the total traffic TREBLE ‘by the end of 2011.

27,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (P.M.I.) on the web

The project (www.lamiaimpresaonline.it) launched in May 2011 by Google, Seat Pagine Gialle, Register, Italian Post Office, to date, in 6 months of activity, reaching more than 27,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have activated their own site on the Internet.

The major regions that have activated the service, are:
– Lombardy (17.9%)
– Lazio (11.1%)
– Campania (9.8%)

Sectors:
– Construction and real estate (4.8%)
– Catering (2%)
– Sales Agents (1.4%)

Italian trains and PayPal: arrangement made for the purchase of online tickets

From today, the purchase of railway tickets online becomes more ‘secure and easy thanks to an agreement with PayPal, which is the online payment method preferred by millions of people worldwide.

PayPal is the payment system: easy and intuitive.
In Italy, more than 5 million accounts have already been activated.

The company ‘Fs Group (Trenitalia) and PayPal, have signed an agreement for a project of growth and consolidation of e-commerce services.

Pay with PayPal on the Trenitalia site, and on all other sites where PayPal is available as a method of payment, does not involve any additional cost to the ticket price, or service purchased.

PayPal does not require the inclusion of the data of your credit card during the purchase but they are enough e-mail address and password of your PayPal account. The payment is completed within seconds.

To open a PayPal account is easy: just register for free on the site: www.paypal.it

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