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
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Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BlackBerry Goes Cheap to Regain Market Share

Jakarta Globe, Muhammad Al Azhari, May 13, 2014

The new Blackberry Z3. (Photo Courtesy of BlackBerry)

Jakarta. BlackBerry has responded to a falling market share in Indonesia by launching its low-cost, touchscreen Z3 smartphone, John S. Chen, the executive chairman and chief executive at the Canadian company said.

The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition — built exclusively for the Indonesian market — will hit shelves from May 15 with a price tag of Rp 2,199,000 ($191).

When asked how many units he wanted to see sold in Indonesia, Chen said: “I hope to sell lots … but more importantly I want to focus more on market share. I want to increase our market share.”

The Z3 is the first device introduced by BlackBerry under Chen’s leadership.

Jakarta will be the first city to offer the device to consumers before it gets rolled out to other locations.

“Why did I pick Jakarta first? It’s my recognition and my statement that Indonesian consumers are very important for us. In Jakarta, we have lots of customers, in Indonesia we have lots of customers,” said Chen, who took over the helm at the embattled company late last year.

BlackBerry products were at the height of their popularity in Indonesia about three to four years ago in a country once dubbed a “BlackBerry nation.”

Data from the technology research firm, the International Data Corporation (IDC), shows that BlackBerry had a 43 percent market share of the nascent smartphone market in 2011.

However, cut-throat competition has seen its market share decline since then, and its dominance has been eroded by smartphones from brands that use Google’s Android operating system.

According to IDC data, BlackBerry’s market share had declined to 14 percent globally by last year, while that of Android-based phones, including South Korea’s Samsung, had increased to 81 percent.

“We want to go back to [a market share of] around 40 percent. I had a conversation with one of our major distributors today and we both agreed that we should aim at that … by going back to what he said were the good old days,” Chen said.

“It will take us a while for sure, but the first thing we have to reverse is the losing trend,” said the executive who previously served as the chief executive and president of Sybase, a California-based independent software vendor.

He said Jakarta would be the testing ground on how well consumers receive a smartphone priced at under $200.

“We have been losing market share in the last two years and obviously I would like to turn that corner. If I can turn that corner I would view that as successful,” he said.

The BlackBerry Z3 is the first product by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, an electronics contract manufacturing company based in Taiwan, which also assembles gadgets for other manufacturers, including iPhones and iPads for Apple.

The chief at the Waterloo, Ontario-based company voiced optimism that the introduction of a new device aimed at the low-end market, followed by other innovations can help it to improve its financial performance.

BlackBerry posted a loss of $423 million in the first three months of this year, compared with a $4.4 billion loss in the previous quarter.

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