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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A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
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internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
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Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Strong demand and capital influx spur China's taxi apps

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-01-19

Screenshots of a Chinese taxi app. (Internet photo)

Many local governments in China have banned taxi booking apps or some of their features, however the apps continue to see a boom in the Chinese market, being widely adopted by drivers and users in bigger cities for a number of reasons, according the Chinese-language business news portal TMT Post.

The report cited strong user demand for taxi apps that has boosted the market as more and more people are willing to spend money to reserve a future taxi ride and avoid wasting time hailing a cab on the streets. The taxi booking apps are also user-friendly and similar in design to the widely used WeChat, a mobile text and voice messaging communication service.

The market has become increasingly attractive for drivers and passengers as domestic taxi booking app developers frequently launch special offers for them, the report said. For instance, popular taxi-hailing app Didi Dache offers a discount for passengers wanting to book taxis through their system, while providing subsidies of up to 100 yuan (US$16.40) to encourage cabbies to use their app for accepting service requests.

Meanwhile, considerable capital has been injected into the market, which has facilitated its development. On Nov. 26, 2013, e-commerce giant Alibaba acquired Shanghai-based taxi booking app Dahuangfeng, which was later merged with its main competitor Kuaide. Alibaba has invested US$100 million for the development of the merged taxi booking app company. The Didi Dache app, backed by Chinese web titan Tencent, also received US$100 million in investments earlier this month.

Given the latest developments, the battle for the country's taxi apps will be between two of its biggest web companies — Alibaba and Tencent. Their operations cover various areas of the internet industry, with the two companies aiming to expand their online, offline payment business into catering and restaurants, accommodation and other sectors.

Taxi hailing apps have become popular in large cities as they make it easier to hail a cab during the rush hour, and more and more app developers have joined the market, according to local media reports. Thirty such apps are now available in China, with the number still climbing and the competition growing more intense.

China's taxi app market remains very chaotic however, with many developers using dubious methods to conduct promotions, an industry expert said. He added that it was normal for firms to adopt eye-catching practices given that the current top priority for all players in the sector is to win as much market share as possible.

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