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)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Apple reseller in China allegedly flees abroad with US$16m

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-12-25

An Apple store in Nanjing. (File photo/CNS)

The head of an authorized Apple product distributor at the Zhongguancun electronic shopping mall in Beijing has allegedly fled to France with 100 million yuan (US$16 million) in borrowed funds, several other Apple authorized distributors in the mall told the Chinese-language Economic Information Daily.

Dong Wei, owner of Beijing Guangda Century Science and Technology, which resells Apple products in Beijing, is reportedly on the run with money borrowed from several state-owned banks, a financial guarantee company and pre-paid fees from more than a dozen of lower-level Apple-authorized distributors in Zhongguancun and Henan and Hebei provinces as well.

Dong's company was a major Apple distributor in Beijing and supplied its latest products to more than a dozen smaller distributors in Beijing and in Hebei.

Smaller distributors need to pay large down payments-sometimes totaling millions of yuan-to bigger distributors to obtain the newest products, such as the iPhone 6 series, the report said.

Some smaller distributors had already placed iPhone orders with Guangda Century and had paid about 60 million yuan (US$9.7 million) in prepaid fees to obtain the newest products, another distributor said. In response, Apple said in a statement to the newspaper that Dong is not on its list of authorized distributors and that it is unknown whether Dong had authorized lower-level distributors for the resale of Apple products.

The incident has something to do with Apple's business model, an industry expert said. With its technology and branding advantage, a pyramid styled distribution structure has been formed by the company. Upper-level distributors have an absolute advantage in price bargaining and taking delivery for products over lower-level distributors, allowing them to get pre-paid fees instead of following the "cash on delivery" system, the industry expert added.

State-owned banks are also happy to lend lots of money to the large distributor, even though they do not receive any tangible form of guarantee, the report said, citing the expert.

Banks also believe they are sure to get their money back, along with a good profit, because Apple products sell well, the report said.

The case was reported to the police in Beijing's Haidian district, a distributor stated.

The police confirmed they are investigating the case and trying to locate Dong, according to the report.

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