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.)

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)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nokia launches Ovi maps to challenge to sat-navs

Phone giant Nokia has launched a free map and navigation service for its handsets that analysts believe could challenge stand-alone sat-nav devices.

The service will be available in 180 countries

The service stores maps on the phone, cutting down the need to update and download new ones over the network.

Ovi maps will initially be available on 10 handsets and will offer so-called "turn-by-turn" navigation, similar to that in existing GPS devices.

It can display local data from travel guides, such as Lonely Planet.

Users can also post their location to Facebook.

Nokia said that it expects third-party developers to build new applications for the service.

"It's like a giant mash-up environment," said Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president of Nokia at the launch.

'Serious blow'

The firm estimates that it has already sold 83m phones that can use the service, which can be downloaded from its Ovi application store.

Mr Vanjoki said that it would be preloaded on all compatible phones offered by Nokia from 21 January.

The service suggests different routes for pedestrians and cars

Analysts at CCS Insight said it could be viewed as a "competitive response to Google", which also offers a free live sat-nav for mobiles.

It also said that it was a "serious blow" for companies such as TomTom, which sell sat-nav devices.

Most navigation services on mobile phones, including Google Maps Navigation, require a connection over the network to update maps on the move.

This can be data intensive and potentially expensive when a user is in a foreign country.

Nokia's answer is to preload many of the maps on to the phone.

For example, Mr Vanjoki said that UK users who bought a new phone would get 2D and 3D European maps "out of the box".

Other free maps can be downloaded to the phone over the mobile network, wi-fi connection or via a PC or Mac.

Rival technology

To speed up the process of downloading maps over mobile connections, Nokia has turned to so-called "vector graphics", instead of traditional bitmap images.

Mr Vanjoki said that as a result, images were "one tenth of the size" but looked very similar.

The service will cover 180 countries, and offer turn-by-turn services, including voice navigation, for 74 of those.

It features different routes depending on whether a user is on foot or in a car and will be available on 10 handsets at launch including the popular N97 mini.

CCS Insight said that the service could reflect "Nokia's concern about falling share" in the smartphone market to rivals such as the iPhone and Blackberry.

Mr Vanjoki admitted that the firm had been motivated in part to "drive handset sales" but said it also sees other opportunities to profit from the service in the future, including selling advertising around maps and applications.

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