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, January 1, 2013

Online competition forcing traditional retailers in China to play catch-up

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-01-01

The customer service department of an e-commerce firm in Guangzhou.
(File photo/Xinhua)

Online retailers in China racked up massive sales in 2012, seriously threatening the operations of many bricks-and-mortar stores.

On Nov. 11, celebrated as the unofficial holiday as Singles Day by hundreds of millions of young people in China, two of the country's leading e-commerce businesses, Taobao and Tmall—both owned by Alibaba Group—collectively recorded 19 billion yuan (US$3 billion) in sales, equivalent to 30% of total national retail sales on the day. "The 30% share is absolutely a miracle," remarked Zhang Yong, CEO of Tmall.

Online shopping, as pioneered by Taobao, has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years. In 2011, Taobao accounted for 3.44% of China's total retail sales, up from 2.55% in 2010, 1.57% in 2009, and 0.87% in 2008.

Liu Jie, a professor at Fudan University's School of Management, told Guangzhou's 21st Century Business Herald, "The skyrocketing growth of online shopping has greatly impacted the traditional retail industry. Traditional enterprises should open their mind and learn from Google and Apple, selling not only products but also services to cope with the change."

As of Nov. 30, total transactions for the year at Taobao and Tmall topped 1 trillion yuan (US$160 billion). Zeng Ming, chief strategic officer at Alibaba, attributes this phenomenal development to fundamental changes in society.

Zeng Ming says that with hitting the 1 trillion yuan milestone, Alibaba will switch its development focus from single business mode and market expansion to the construction of e-commerce ecosystem, as Amazon, Google and Apple, among others, have done.

As the growth in online shopping has been impossible to ignore, many traditional retailers have ventured online. Yet a number of difficulties are commonly encountered. "You have to embrace the spirit of the internet in combining new and old retail businesses, utilizing the web to integrate the offline experience rather than mechanically moving the offline mode to the online business," comments Zeng.

For traditional retailers, the biggest initial challenge to moving some business online is getting the logistics right. "In the future, businesses will match buying and selling of stock according to the customer needs, rather than stockpile goods beforehand," remarks Li Shujun, president of GXG, an apparel firm which has moved into online shopping.

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