And ‘the worst quarter since 2009. Samsung came back for 5 years!
In the third quarter of 2014, profit (-60%) Samsung OS is 4,100 Billion Won
(3.8 billion dollars).
The biggest drop was recorded in the sales of smartphones,
because of competition from Apple (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) in addition to Chinese competitors.
On the stock exchange, the title of Samsung, worth -15% since the beginning of 2014.
According to some “rumors” of the past few days, reported by Economic Times:
Google would be working to create a new app for the exchange of messages (for smartphones phones – ed) and challenge WhatsApp.
Google, in early 2014, offered 10 billion dollars to buy WhatsApp,
but the offer of Fecebook (19 billion dollars) it meets the demands of WhatsApp,
and thus Fecebook bought WhatsApp, the app on the phone messages.
Google, remained “dry mouth”, he created a series of services in “WhatsApp style”:
Hangouts app to send and receive messages, photos, and more, and make video calls and free voice.
In 2015 it is expected the anti-WhatsApp launch by Google, in India and other emerging countries.
It will be the “Google Messenger”?
India (815 million mobile users), it is, after China, the world’s second largest market for mobile phones.
It recently purchased MessageMe
Also this app a message, that in just two months has collected 5 million users.
The startup MessageMe, analysts should have a value of about 12 million.
And more and Yahoo a few months ago, in May 2014, he bought Blink, other rival Snapchat app (the app with messages, photos, videos that will self-destroy / delete, after a few seconds – ed).
So all that is chat mobile (for smartphones phones – ed) is the object of desire by the current big players: Google, Facebook, Yahoo !.
2 of the “Social Network” most used in the world, with 2 different mindset:
– LinkedIn come to terms with the Chinese government and censor users’ accounts, in order to be present in the Chinese market (report in the NYT (New York Times))
– Twitter instead sues the US government because it violates the First Amendment and prevents to inform users of requests for information by the N.S.A. (National Security Agency).
While Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook: all’N.S.A provide information. (National Security Agency), without saying anything to their users!
So, summing up, we take stock of the situation:
– LinkedIn thinking about money and bends to China, censoring what the Chinese government wants, in order to enter the Chinese market.
– Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook: do dell’N.S.A game. (National Security Agency), without informing its users!
And finally the (social networks) brave Twitter, will even sue the US government with a complaint filed in federal court in California!
I do not think in terms of freedom of expression, we “Westerners” are so different from China.
Social Media, are less and less “social” and more “average.”
A Good Connoisseur …
Teenagers, those who decreed the Facebook initial success, now, are deserting him quickly to go on Instagram, another social network, cooler, and usable, that unlike Facebook, is mainly based on the photos.
It says a study, commissioned by the US investment bank Piper Jaffray,
by hand in U.S.A. about 7,200 American students
between autumn 2013 and spring 2014:
adolescents continue to leave Facebook to use Twitter and Instagram (also owned by Facebook – ed) properties.
The use of social network Facebook has collapsed: from 72% to 45% among adolescents aged between 13 years and 19 years.
Therefore only 45% of adolescents using Facebook.
Instagram is the social network that has seen the greatest growth in the use by young people / adolescents / teenagers.
Stable use of: Tumblr
Grows slightly: Pinterest
Also Whisper and Yik Yak, are 2 social networks that are taking away market share to Facebook, because they guarantee more anonymity than Facebook.
It is no accident that Facebook is preparing an app that will allow you to communicate in anonymity.
E ‘also got a new app, created to be the anti-Snapchat: Slingshot, it is the app Alternatively, messages disposable.
Russian agencies reported that the dollar ($) U.S.A. exceeded for the first time in its history the 38.03 Russian rubles, with 1 dollar U.S.A. ($) You have: 38.03 Russian rubles at current exchange value.
The situation in Ukraine and sanctions passed to Russia in addition to the new incoming Western sanctions have led to the negative record for the ruble against the dollar.
Export to Russia, with these values, it becomes increasingly difficult,
for our made in Italy, has always been appreciated in Russia, and not only by the Russians.