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)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Global PC market suffers record decline in 2013

Want China Times, CNA 2014-01-11

The Asus Transformer Book T100. (Photo/Tu Chih-hao)

Worldwide personal computer shipments for 2013 fell 10% from a year earlier, marking the steepest year-on-year decline in the sector's history, due to rising demand for mobile devices, according to statistics by Gartner.

In a report released Thursday, The US-based information technology market research firm said 2013 global PC shipments totaled 315.97 million units, down from 351.07 million units in 2012.

Shipments by Acer dropped 28.1% and those by Asustek dropped 17.7%, in 2013, Gartner said.

Last year, Acer shipped 25.69 million PCs, ranking as the world's largest PC vendor, with a market share that fell to 8.1% from 10.2% in 2012.

Asustek was in fifth place in 2013, with shipments of 20.03 million units and a global market share of 6.3%, compared with 6.9% in 2012.

China's Lenovo Group emerged as the world’s largest PC supplier, shipping 53.27 million units, up 2.1% from a year earlier and a market share that grew from 14.9% in 2012 to 16.9% in 2013.

US Hewlett-Packard with a market share of 16.2% and Dell with an 11.6% share, ranked second and third, Gartner said.

HP's 2013 shipments fell by an annual 9.3% to 51.25 million units, while Dell shipped 36.79 million PCs last year, down 2.2% from the previous year.

In the fourth quarter of last year, global PC shipments dropped 6.9% year-on-year to 82.63 million units, marking the seventh consecutive quarterly decline.

In the October-December period, Acer shipped 6.47 million units, down 16.0% from a year earlier, holding a 7.8% share of the global market, which was the fourth largest in the world but a year-on-year drop of 0.9 percentage points.

Asustek was the fifth largest PC vendor in the fourth quarter, shipping 5.40 million units, down 19.0% from a year earlier. Its market share fell to 6.5% from 7.5%.

Lenovo took first position in the fourth quarter, with shipments of 14.93 million units, accounting for 18.1% of the global market, ahead of HP with 16.4% and Dell with 11.8 %.

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