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, May 24, 2014

Microsoft's golden era in China coming to an end

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-05-24

A Windows 8 advertisement. (Photo/CFP)

Chinese authorities announced on May 16 that Windows 8 will be banned from government computers.

Microsoft will not only lose government purchase orders, but will also lose the central enterprise purchases and OEM market–the three major revenue sources for Microsoft in China, according to Guangzhou-based 21st Century Business Herald.

This means that Microsoft's golden era in the Chinese market is coming to an end, the paper said.

In the context of China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, Microsoft began changing its strategy in China, making conciliatory moves where it had previously been confrontational. Such a strategy eventually won the support of the government, collaborative partners, as well as customers.

Microsoft took over government procurement, the central enterprises and the OEM market in China one by one.

China has become Microsoft's most important regional market in the world, but now, it has to say goodbye to all of it.

Independent IT analyst Sun Yongjie stated that the Central Government Procurement Center refused to purchase Windows 8 for three reasons.

Firstly, the user experience for Windows 8 was not good.

Secondly, due to trade friction between China and the United States, in which government procurement has been a major bargaining chip for China.

The third reason is that the Central Government Procurement Center hopes Microsoft will lower the price of Windows 8, as complaints about the high price have not only come from average customers, but also from OEM manufacturers, as well as government and trade buyers.

Product experience has always been a problem with Windows 8. Microsoft announced on April 8 that it would stop technical support for Windows XP despite the fact that it still accounts for 25.4% of the world PC market, and more than half of the Chinese market.

Innovation is lacking in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and users are not keen on upgrading their operating system, according to the paper.

Sun also said that the government has other choices if it does not want to buy Windows 8, such as using Windows7 or XP, especially because the latter is considered one of the Microsoft's best operating systems.

The newspaper stated that Microsoft's dilemma has to do with its inability to adapt to user habits.

In the past, the PC was an office product, but nowadays given the additional applications of the internet, such as videos and games, tablet and smartphones are more suitable to customers' needs. The tablet and smartphone market are dominated by Android and iOS, however, and Microsoft has tried to combine the experience of a traditional PC and tablet in its Windows 8, but this has not gone down well with customers, the paper said.

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