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.)

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Apple's market share in China continues to wane

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-09-19

Reporters play with the new iPhone models at a launch event in Beijing
on Sept. 11. (Photo/Xinhua)

Apple's market share in China continues to shrink with the rise of domestic smartphone makers and the underwhelming public response to its new top-end iPhone 5S and cheaper iPhone 5C smartphones, reports the Shanghai-based First Financial Daily.

On Monday, Apple share prices tumbled 3.18% to US$450.12, falling 11.07% from US$506.17 before the firm unveiled its latest iPhone models. On Sept. 10, Apple unveiled its top-end iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C, but it has triggered more criticism than praise, prompting a short-term crisis of confidence as Apple fans seek reassurances in the post-Steve Jobs era, according to the tech portal of Chinese website Sina.

The top-end 5S model introduces a fingerprint sensor built into the phone's main button to identify the user, while the 5C comes with a plastic back in a choice of colors. China Unicom — one of the country's three main state-owned telecoms — announced on Sept. 15 that it has received more than 100,000 preorders for the two handsets, but the orders are half the number reported for the company's iPhone 5 launch last year, where more than 200,000 handsets were ordered in the first two days.

Many domestic smartphone makers feel relieved as the "budget" iPhone 5C is still relatively expensive compared to other budget models, said Huawei Device chairman Yu Chengdong, who expects Apple's competitiveness and market share to continue to fall in the segment of the market dominated by cheaper Android handsets.

It seems Apple selects profitability instead of market share, the paper said. Meanwhile, its rivals Samsung, Lenovo and Huawei have used a volume strategy to gradually dominate the smartphone market. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, in the second quarter of this year, the Android system has taken 79.5% of the smartphone market share, while Apple's iOS accounted for just 13.6%.

Previously, most handset makers tried to avoid Apple launches when it introduced new products, but now nearly 10 domestic companies chose to unveil their products at the same time as the new iPhones. Insiders say that Apple's secret to success was to install the best software in the best hardware, and such a model has triggered an innovation in the industry. Chinese handset makers are now learning from Apple, and increasing their research and development units to at least 1,000 technicians in a bid to be competitive in the industry, the paper said.

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