The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)



Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

IBM's New Chip: Big Blue Goes Green

The computer company's POWER6 microprocessor doubles the speed of the previous chip generation while using the same amount of power

by Jennifer L. Schenker, Businessweek

IBM (IBM) has unveiled its new POWER6 microprocessor, which it claims is the world's fastest chip, boasting twice the clock speed of the previous generation while consuming roughly the same amount of power. Making the announcement on May 21, Big Blue also revealed a new computer server that takes advantage of the chip's technical and energy conservation prowess.

The new product is the first to fit in with IBM's announcement last week that it will redirect $1 billion per year across its businesses to increase energy efficiency in information technology under a program called "Project Big Green." The plan includes new products and services to reduce corporate data center energy consumption.

Analyst firm IDC (IDC) estimates that roughly 50 cents is spent on energy for every dollar of computer hardware. This is expected to increase by 54% to 71 cents over the next four years.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Internet Giants Vie to Snap Up Web Ad Firms

By MIGUEL HELFT, The New York Times

Published: May 19, 2007

In the struggle for advantage in the digital advertising boom, companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL are rapidly acquiring once-obscure firms, sometimes for eye-popping prices. The payoff, they hope, will be in the relationships and technology that can deliver the right ad to the right person at the right time across myriad online sites.

The struggle reached new heights yesterday when Microsoft agreed to buy the online advertising company aQuantive for about $6 billion. It is Microsoft’s largest acquisition ever and a sign of its struggle to build an Internet ad business on its own.

The purchase caps a month of intense deal making, ignited when Google agreed to buy DoubleClick, a competitor of aQuantive, for $3.1 billion, outbidding Microsoft. Since then, all of Google’s main competitors have snapped up online advertising specialists.

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Related Articles

WPP Group to Acquire Online Ad Company (May 18, 2007)

Internet Marketing: Your Ad Goes Here (May 16, 2007)

Google Buys an Online Ad Firm for $3.1 Billion (April 14, 2007)

Microsoft's Press Release on Purchase of aQuantive (microsoft.com)


Saturday, May 19, 2007

E-ticketing finally takes off in Indonesia, IATA figures show

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

After long lagging behind in the e-ticketing stakes, 82 percent of airline passengers in Indonesia now access websites or telephone carriers to have their tickets issued electronically, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This percentage, the second highest among IATA members in Asia-Pacific, is higher than the global and regional averages of 79 percent and 67 percent respectively, IATA said Friday in a statement.

IATA said that Middle Eastern and North African airlines topped the global increase in e-ticketing during the first three months, rising 16 percent to 39 percent over the same period last year "as airlines embark on a more aggressive e-ticket rollout."

During the same period, Africa-based airlines increased the volume of e-tickets issued by 12 percent to 58 percent, America-based airlines by 5 percent to 78 percent, and Asia Pacific-based airlines by 8 percent to 67 percent.

Meanwhile, the figure for Europe-based airlines rose by 4 percent to 82 percent, Commonwealth of Independent States-based airlines by 3 percent to 10 percent, North Asia-based airlines by 1 percent to 91 percent and United States-based airlines by 1 percent to 93 percent.

Since 2005, IATA has been requiring some 250 of its members serving 94 percent of international scheduled air traffic to adopt e-ticketing by the end of this year.

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, which is a member of IATA, said it issued some 750,000 e-tickets and around 240,000 paper tickets in the first three months.

"Garuda is in third place among Asia Pacific airlines this year for e-ticket issuance," Garuda spokesman Pudjo Broto told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Garuda, which introduced e-ticketing last March in compliance with the IATA regulations, offers e-ticketing on all domestic routes and 24 overseas ones. The destinations not covered so far are Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Saigon in Vietnam, Beijing in China and Seoul in South Korea.

"We will have fully implemented e-ticketing for the four remaining overseas destinations by October," said Pudjo.

According to IATA, e-ticketing will result in savings of US$3 billion annually for the airline industry as processing a paper ticket costs $10, while an e-ticket costs only $1.

In addition, IATA says, passengers also benefit from e-ticketing as the inconvenience arising from lost tickets is eliminated and last minute changes are made easier.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Chill Bill: Microsoft teams with Clinton to develop green software

Emissions tracking IT free to monitor footprints

Computerworld UK

By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service

Microsoft will work with the Clinton Foundation to develop free web-based software and services that cities around the world can use to monitor their carbon emissions and share ideas about environmental protection.

The announcement, made on Thursday, comes a day after former President Clinton said his foundation would finance the renovation of buildings in 16 cities in different parts of the world to make them more environmentally friendly.

Cities will be able to use the online software to better understand their environmental impact and to participate in an online community, sharing ideas and best practices and collaborating. The software will allow users to monitor their progress and track the effectiveness of emissions reduction programmes. It will be compatible with some existing emissions reduction products, but Microsoft didn't list which ones.


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Thursday, May 17, 2007

ING plans online bank in Japan

Tokyo (ANTARA News/Asia Pulse) - Dutch financial conglomerate ING Group announced plans Wednesday to establish an Internet-only bank in Japan, the first by a foreign institution.

It plans to open the online bank in the second half of this year through subsidiary ING

Direct after obtaining a license. The group has decided to enter the Japanese online market to tap the 1,500 trillion yen ($US12.4 trillion) in financial assets held by households and to take advantage of the spread of broadband data networks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Unilever Selects SAP as Standard for Global IT Strategy

PR-Inside.com

2007-05-15 11:07:36

VIENNA, Austria, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG today announced that Unilever , one of the world's largest consumer goods companies, has strengthened its long-time relationship with SAP by naming the leading business software company as the global premium IT solution provider to enable and support Unilever's global business transformation strategy.

Unilever signed a Global Enterprise Agreement with SAP in December 2006 to aid its global business transformation project, thus enabling broad access to licensed SAP(R) solutions.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Online retail has years to grow, survey says

Forrester study also shows that U.S. consumers are spending more dollars online for clothing than for computer equipment.

By Reuters

Published: May 14, 2007, 5:32 AM PDT, Cnet News.com

E-commerce is moving "full steam ahead" and is years away from saturation, with double-digit growth expected for several years, according to an online-retail industry report published Sunday.

The survey, by Forrester Research for Shop.org, the National Retail Federation's digital division, also showed that 2006 was the first year consumers in the United States spent more money online buying clothing than buying computer equipment.

The industry's 25 percent growth in 2006 to $220 billion was above expectations of 20 percent and matched growth seen in 2005, the report found.

"The channel continues to move full steam ahead while capturing a larger share of total retail sales," said the study, the first of two industry reports compiling data from 170 retailers.

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Skype and Wal-Mart Partner to Bring Internet Communications to the Masses

Skype Certified Hardware and Pre-Paid Cards for Skype Now Available in 1,800 U.S. Wal-Mart Stores

Monday May 14, 8:00 am ET, Yahoo Finance

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skype, the leading Internet communications company, today announced that it is teaming up with Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, to address the growing popularity and demand for Internet communications among U.S. consumers. Starting today, Wal-Mart is offering Skype Certified(TM) hardware in the Internet and voice communications area of 1,800 of its stores throughout the country, providing more opportunity and accessibility for people looking for affordable calling options. This partnership gives shoppers immediate hands-on access to headsets, webcams and handsets designed to work with Skype, as well as the first pre-paid cards for Skype available in the U.S.

The addition of Skype Internet communications products to Wal-Mart stores comes at a time when Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) adoption among U.S. households is growing rapidly. According to the Telecommunications Industry Association, 9.9% of all landlines in the U.S. were VoIP lines in 2006, and this will rise to 34.1% by 2010. In addition, Skype is the number one software-based VoIP application in the U.S. by market share, according to a March 2007 report by In-Stat.

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For Logo Power, Try Helvetica

The 50-year-old typeface contributes to the branding success of many major tech, auto, and airline companies

by Reena Jana, Businessweek

Innovation & Design

While it's hard to make a direct link between a typeface and a company's annual revenues, it's clear that corporations and designers now understand the potential power of a logo. And the logos of many top-selling, enduring brands share a single typeface in common: Helvetica.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the sleek, streamlined font is used by countless corporations, from 3M (MMM) and Microsoft (MSFT) to American Airlines (AMR) and Staples (SPLS). Its simple lines and proportional letters make it easy to read, whether on a tiny package of Post-it notes or on the side of an airplane. For decades, the typeface has proven an effective element of many a corporate branding and marketing strategy.

The font is so influential that New York's Museum of Modern Art recently acquired an original set of Helvetica lead type dating from the late 1950s. It's the first typeface in MoMA's permanent collection, and the subject of a small exhibit, 50 Years of Helvetica, on view through March, 2008.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

HP says Asia PC shipments growing about 36 pct

By Sophie Taylor

SHANGHAI, May 9 (Reuters) - Top global personal computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co.'s PC shipments in Asia are growing at about twice the market growth rate, or about 36 percent a year, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

Shipments in the region for Hewlett-Packard's personal systems group are growing at around double the 18 percent rate for Asia's overall PC market, said Chin Hon Cheng, vice president of HP's Consumer Products & Mobile Business Group, Asia-Pacific and Japan.

"Some countries are growing at more than twice, but generally as an average we are growing at twice," Chin told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of an HP product launch in Shanghai.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Hotmail successor takes to the web

Siliconrepublic.com, 08.05.2007

Microsoft has acknowledged that its new Windows Live Hotmail service – which was launched yesterday in 36 languages – will be a critical cornerstone in the company’s online advertising strategy in the years ahead.

The company is touting Windows Live Hotmail as the most significant upgrade to its MSN Hotmail service launched in 1996.

The company says that Window Live Hotmail – the result of input from over 20 million beta testers – will deliver a safer, more powerful and productive email experience than previous versions with flexible access via the web, on a mobile phone or with an email client.

Later this month Windows Live Hotmail users will be able to access their Windows Live Hotmail email and contacts for free using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Office Outlook 2007 via the new Microsoft Office Outlook Connector beta.

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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Internet Is Driving Media Mating Dance

Scramble for Technology, Savvy, Content Triggers This Week's Media Mating Dance

Sunday May 6, 3:20 am ET

By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch has a $5 billion crush on the owner of The Wall Street Journal, Thomson is eying Reuters and Microsoft apparently is flirting again with Internet icon Yahoo.

The media mating dance that broke out this week is part of a mad scramble not to just provide the content, but to find the right mix of technology and business savvy to remain relevant and profitable amid the upheaval wrought by the rise of the Web.

"Media companies are trying to adapt quickly and they are looking for some help," said Ryan Jacob, a money manager who runs fund specializing in Internet stocks.

Even mighty Microsoft -- the world's most valuable technology company and a catalyst in the personal computer revolution -- seems uncertain about its ability to cope on its own. It currently trails both Google and Yahoo in the lucrative and growing business of selling and displaying ads linked to search terms.

How else to explain Microsoft's reported decision to renew its on-again, off-again takeover talks with Yahoo?

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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Malaysian entrepreneur exports aging computers, monitors

The Jakarta Post

PITTSBURGH (AP): In her native Malaysia, Mary Tiong developed a reputation for selling leftover computer monitors for a large manufacturer behind the industry's best-known brands. She earned a nickname: The Monitor Queen.

From her new base in Pittsburgh, Tiong continues to move large quantities of monitors. But now, she ships thousands of discarded models with computers back to Malaysia, where they are rebuilt and sold in poor countries, mostly in Southeast Asia.

The units are sent to schools and other customers in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Argentina; Tiong's distributors are hoping to tap into markets in Peru and South Africa. Someequipment is sold at minimal cost - less than $100 (euro74) - to rural villagers, she said. Some have been refurbished in Pittsburgh and donated to local schools.

Tiong, 41, says her company, Second Life ComputerRemanufacturing, has environmental and philanthropic goals: It helps stem a rising tide of electronic waste in the United States and fulfills a need for basic computer equipment in the developing world.

But she hopes to expand her operations by establishing a training program to teach local students how to rebuild aging computers, which often can be used for office work, Web surfing and e-mail - and saved from the scrap heap.

The program would create jobs and demonstrate that "somebody's junk is another person's treasure," Tiong said.

Her office is in a small warehouse jammed with monitors and PCs wrapped in plastic and stacked on wooden pallets. The computers and monitors, some plucked from U.S. classrooms, law offices or pharmacies, might have been donated to or purchased byTiong for $10 (euro7.36) or less a piece.

Since 2005, Tiong's firm has sent 35 shipping containers to remanufacturing facilities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia. One container holds as many as 2,000 computers, or between 800 and 1,000 monitors.

In Malaysia, workers test and repair the equipment, perhaps cracking open computers to replace parts or polishing monitor tubes and repainting their plastic cases in bright hues.

In many cases, the devices are returning to their country of origin - Malaysia. Tiong, who was born in Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo Island, says that gives her a unique perspective on the discarded technology.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Microsoft Looking at Yahoo for Potential Buyout Talks, Media Report Says

Yahoo Finance

Friday May 4, 7:30 am ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Software maker Microsoft Corp. asked search engine operator Yahoo Inc. to re-enter formal negotiations for an acquisition that could be worth $50 billion, the New York Post reported on Friday.

Microsoft is feeling increasing pressure to compete with Google Inc., which plans to beef up its portfolio with a $3.1 billion buy of online advertising company DoubleClick Inc. Earlier this week, Yahoo said it would buy 80 percent of advertising exchange Right Media for $680 million, increasing its stake in that company to full control.

Microsoft currently trails both Yahoo and Google in the lucrative and growing business of Web search.

Google won a search advertising deal with AOL in 2005 that the Post said Microsoft wanted. In addition, Google is developing Web-based software that directly competes with Microsoft Office.

Unnamed sources in the Post story said Microsoft's latest approach to Yahoo, one of many it has reportedly made over the years, signals increased urgency.

Yahoo shares surged to $32.35 in premarket electronic trading from a $28.18 close on Thursday, while shares of Microsoft fell to $30.70 in premarket activity from a $30.97 Thursday close.

Related Article : Why Microsoft needs Yahoo! (4 March 2007)


Google hiring in Southeast Asia

By Eileen Yu, ZDNet Asia

Thursday , May 03 2007 05:52 PM

SINGAPORE--Google officially opened Thursday its new office in the country, which executives said will serve as a hub for its advertisers and partners in the Southeast Asian region, including Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Kimber, Google's regional managing director for India and Southeast Asia, added that the search giant plans to form an engineering center here and is currently looking to hire a site director to lead the development team.

Australia-based Kimber, however, declined to reveal exactly how large the engineering team will be, mooting possibilities that it could be as small as 10 or as large as 100, depending on the company's growth plans.

But he did indicate that the mobile platform will likely be "a big focus" for the research and development team here, given the high mobile penetration rate in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Digg geeks overwhelm 'censorship' website

Chris Ayres in Los Angeles, Times Online

One of the world’s most popular news websites was forced to pull the plug yesterday after a massive revolt from its readers over the censorship of a story about hacking into high-definition DVDs.

Digg.com, which accounts for 1 per cent of all internet traffic in America, built its success on allowing its own users – primarily technology enthusiasts – to post their own stories and rank them according to a voting system.

That same “news democracy” brought the website to its knees when users began resubmitting the censored story by the thousands, along with the computer code necessary to hack into the discs.

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Apple Promises To Get Greener

Brian Caulfield, 05.02.07, 8:26 PM ET

Forbes.com

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is tired of being the environmental movement's high-tech whipping boy.

In an open letter posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday afternoon, Jobs defended the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker's record, and outlined a number of new steps it will take to turn its image from that of green loser to green leader.

Jobs said Apple is moving to rid its products of mercury, arsenic, polyvinyl chloride and brominated flame retardants. He said Apple's U.S. retail stores already will take back old iPods for "environmentally friendly disposal," and promised to expand that effort to stores worldwide.

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IBM offers cheaper program for SMEs

The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: PT IBM Indonesia launched a new computer operating system Tuesday called the i Express, which is targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

IBM country manager for i Express, Kustiawan Kusumo, said the system was easy to manage as it was virus-free and allowed users to operate various applications employing one server.

"The i Express system will enable our customers to run integrated businesses that can respond faster to market conditions, thus helping them to grow and survive amid tight competition," he explained.

He said that since the operating cost of the system was based on the number of users logging onto it, it would not be expensive for SMEs, which have only a small number of users.

When adopting the system, customers can choose the type of server they want, depending on the number of users in their company. The servers range in price between US$12,500 and $75,000.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Microsoft Beefing Up Web Infrastructure

Microsoft is building more data centers, and network systems, then will lease usage to smaller Web developers.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 6:00 AM PDT

By Daisuke Wakabayashi, PC World

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. plans to roll out a "very, very large" number of services to allow smaller Web developers to tap into its well-financed data centers, the backbone for its online strategy, the company's top software executive said on Monday.

Ray Ozzie, who replaced Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as its chief software architect in June, said investment in data centers packed with computer servers, data storage and network systems would continue to grow in order to build capacity.

Microsoft's size and deep pockets allow it to build huge data centers like its new facility in central Washington state -- big enough for seven soccer fields of computing equipment -- and then lease out usage of the equipment to smaller Web developers.

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Google Dubs Personal Home Page 'IGoogle'

Google Christens Its Personal Home Page, Introduces More Gadget Tools

Yahoo Finance

Monday April 30, 7:12 pm ET

By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Already synonymous with looking things up on the Internet, Google Inc. is creating a new name for stamping a personal touch on its Web site -- iGoogle.

The Mountain View-based company plans to debut the new iGoogle logo Tuesday when it will also introduce a new set of customization tools designed to encourage more people to log in to its Internet-leading search engine more frequently.

The iGoogle brand only will be visible to Web surfers who have chosen to adorn Google's famously plain home page with an assortment of bells and whistles drawn from an assortment of more than 25,000 modules commonly known as "gadgets."

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