Snapchat successfully brings the new way to share pictures. It gives the new user experience and allows the users to share their private pictures safer. A few times ago, they introduced a new features that called as Discover that lets the users to see the content of the great brand such as CNN, Warner Music and ESPN. They will be able to see the daily stories based on the artist, publisher and Snapchat’s editorial staff too.
The idea of Discover feature is pretty simple. It allows users to see the popular channel from the popular brands. This feature will be daily refreshed and always on. Maybe it can be the most important update from this company. Thanks to this feature, users will get more than just a new user experience. They can also get what they can get on the other social media, the updated content and information. But unlike the conventional social media, you will enjoy it in the different way.
The Way to Monetize the Service
Although it is coming to gives the real time contents, Discover seems to be the beginning of Snapchat monetization. From here, you can see they want to focus on advertisement. But instead of using the traditional method of advertisement, they partnering several media for this. It stills unclear, but their advertising target is still the same which is focusing to improve the brand awareness of its partners.
Before the launching time, this feature have to through the long journey. It was made based on the long research of course. But it seems to be a new way for monetizing, especially for the next generation startups. By Discover, Snapchat can offer a good advertisement media for the other company. The other brands can use it to push the Snapchat’s users to visit their page or even attract them to buy their product, just like the other advertisement media.
A Path to make a Purchase
If you look behind, Snapchat experimented a buy button. They make it in October 2013 but it is only works for a few times. In that time, buy button will appear after the content was consumed and appears below the snap. When it clicked, it will be redirected to the listing of iTunes. Of course this is just an experiment. But it does not mean it cannot be used for the other purpose, such as selling the other products. If Snapchat stills developing it, of course it may appear again. But if course, it will be presented with the new mechanism.
If this is true, it will remind us about what Twitter want to do. For several times, Twitter launched buy button on its platform. For the specific post, there will be buy button on it. This feature also used for directing users and make a purchase. Although it just presented on the several countries, it is possible for Twitter to launch this feature on the other countries. Maybe it will not be made in a short time. But if the feature works well, it may appear on the other countries soon.
Gameloft has been released its full year revenue. In this year, they successfully reached $256 million or up 1% from the last year. Of course this is a slow sales rate, especially considering the mobile gaming market that reaches up to $25 billion in the worldwide. This is a bad record and pretty disappointing. Although they have several brand new games, it looks not enough to attract more gamers and get more profit.
Actually, Gameloft has the good enough performance, specifically for its productivity. They performed well and created the strong catalog in 2014. Unfortunately, it did not give the good contribution. In 2014, they launched 12 smartphone games. Whereas, they have been produced 20 games each year in the previous 5 years. Comparing to the previous five years, course it stills under average.
Decline in Sales
Less productivity is not the only problem of Gameloft. They also decreased sales. Since a few years ago, their sales were down 3% every year. In 2014, the sales is growing. But the growth is only 1%. It is low enough. Considering about the year by year drop, course this is not enough to get their domination back. Beside it, the growth caused by currency fluctuation, not because of the sales growth. This is the problem.
The Strong Market of Gameloft
Talking about the back catalog titles, Gameloft recorded 15% improvement than a year ago. Although the number is still under average, it stills better than the last year. The higher sales was made on Europe and Middle East. It reached 33% from the full year sales. On the North America, it was 28% and 22% for Asia Pacific. For the last, Latin America only 18% from the total sales. Course it looks clear enough. Europe and Middle East are the potential market for Gameloft. North America can also be a good market for them. But if they want to make the better record, they have to improve the sales number in the lower market such as Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Top 10 Gameloft Games on 2014
Gameloft has known for its quality games. In 2014, their performance is still the same. Innovative and popular games are still attracting gamers. The Amazing Spiderman Unlimited and Asphalt 8 are just a few of them. When the other game developers producing the casual games, Gameloft still focusing on the good graphic performance games. There also some breakthrough that was made by them, but graphic performance is still the best. Modern Combat 5 which is also known for one of the best FPS games also gets the good market response, specifically from the hardcore gamers. On the next list, there also Gangstar Vegas, GT Racing 2, Minion Rush, Nova 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Thor 2 and Wild Blood.
The Next Target
Gameloft does not want to make the bad record again. For this, they have set the higher target for the next year. They want to launch at least 20 new titles and create the better cooperation with advertising companies. They expect it will become a new line for their business.
Data privacy is still becoming the big issue in this year. It is not just for the enterprise but also for the individuals. It looks dilemmatic. Social media helps people to create a relationship and build a network. But in the other side, it allows everyone to know their identity. Everyone, including the bad guys. But this is not the only issue. In the most case, the bad things of technology has been caused by the users itself. The most of them do not really understand about the concept of the public room. In the real world, it looks so real. But in the cyberspace, the definition of the public room is getting vague. For this, knowing about attitude in the social media and how to safe information is so crucial.
Share the Common Information Only
After uploading anything to the cyberspace, it will be public property. Everyone can access it even download it. Your information is also the same. Whatever you write on your profile, public can see it. For this, write the common information such as name and the similar ones. One thing that should not be wrote on the profile is about your private information.
Know who you are sharing to
You have to remember it. Before sharing anything, make sure to know who you are sharing with. In the most social media, you can control it. You can share it with your friends or with several people only. But make sure to find out about this feature first. For open social media, there is no feature like this. For this, it will be better to share the good things only. More than it, share the public information and public news only.
Use the Strong Password
A strong password will protect you from crackers. At least, your account is not easy to hijack. Avoid the simple passwords. Your password must be difficult. The best password was made from the complicated character combination such as number and character. Capitalize the several characters to strengthen the password. Beside it, make it as long as it can be. But make sure you can remember it easily too.
Use the Security Features Well
If the social media has security features, use it well. Set up the security and use it as you need. If there is an additional authentication feature, you can consider to use it. You can also block your information from the strangers. By this way, no one can see your information except your friends.
Be a Good Person
Maybe it is classic, but it stills important now. Share information and tell the good things only. Remember, social media is a public area. Whatever you say, all of your friends can see it. Sometimes, they can see whatever you do on the social media too. Attitude is so important, even in the cyberspace. Beside it, watch out from HOAX. You have to be aware with it. Sharing HOAX is not just misleading. It will break your image too. For this, make sure to verify any information before sharing it.
Many people know Amazon as a leading of e-commerce in the United States. But with their cloud platform, course it is easy for Amazon to provide the new cloud service. This is what they do now with WorkMail, an email service that special designed for professional. The presence of WorkMail brings more options to the professional. But of course it will face the existing email service and compete with the mature email service provider such as Microsoft Outlook and Gmail. This is not a simple task, but Amazon looks confident enough.
The New Ambition
Amazon is not too different with the other giant companies. The huge ambition, this is what they have to survive in this industry. At first, it is just focusing on e-commerce and selling books online. Since then, their products is growing. They sell the other products including electronics, software, games, kitchen utensils, furniture and many more.
After recording the great achievements on e-commerce industry, they improve their service into the other industry including cloud platform and device. On the device, Amazon has known for its kindle fire and smartphone. Kindle fire got the good response. But unfortunately, the smartphone device does not get the good response from the market. Considering about it, it seems they want to build the strong ecosystem for their main business, e-commerce business. Even they also have the huge contribution to the open source project to make it true. And now, their cloud platform is getting stronger. With this, they are targeting the new market and expand their business into the new industry with WorkMail.
What is WorkMail?
WorkMail is a managed email and calendaring that runs on the cloud. As a professional email, WorkMail improves the various security controls. It works on the existing desktop as well as in mobile clients. For the multiplatform use, there is a browser based.
This email uses AWS Directory Service for its directory. And if you already have it, it can use the recent directly. But if you are not, WorkMail will create the directory by using Directory Service. This process will be made on the setup process.
WorkMail offers several features that allows the users to get the professional service without taking its complexity. It can be set up for the new organization only in minutes. Even it allows the users to use the existing domain name to send and receive their email. It can be made by adding TXT record and MX record. Calendaring, contact lists, tasks, calendar sharing, public folder, out of office messages, distribution list and resource booking are available as the standard features. The browser based interface also works with the major browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
The trademark of WorkMail is located on its security control. In here, users can get several security controls such as location control, S/MIME, stored data encryption, message scanning and mobile device policies. If you want to try this, Amazon offers 30 days free trial with specification 25 users and 50 GB of storage for each user. After the trial is over, it will be charged $4 each month for 50 GB mailbox. If you want, you can also get WorkMail and WorkDoc by $6 per month.
It is official. Adobe flash, a standard streaming video platform that has been used by YouTube was replaced by HTML 5, follows Vimeo, Netflix and Apple. By default, YouTube videos use
Video Tag on HTML 5
HTML is a language that used to write a website. CSS helps it to look better, but HTML always be the base of the website itself. Web programmers have been using it to build the frontend of a website. But in the most case, it has been used for the basic operation only. Multimedia is still using the third party technology. In the past, video is not native yet. But HTML 5 brings more improvements, especially on the multimedia support. Only with HTML, music or video can be played much easier, even faster.
Video tag on HTML 5 has been launched since a few years ago. Even it has been used by several video stream media such as Vimeo and Netflix. But YouTube preferred not to use it at that time. Maybe it causes by several considerations. But there is still a big question about it. Why they decide to use it now? Video tag on HTML 5 has several excellences. HTML 5 is basically pre-installed on the latest browsers. Unlike adobe player, HTML has become a standard web programming language, specifically for the frontend. And now, video tag works natively. There are several benefits from this. By working natively, video can be rendered easier by
A dress would never be a dress when a popular actress wears it. It is sure that you want to have a kind of dress which is worn by a famous Hollywood star or singer. You can simply see how beautiful their dresses are on the award like Oscar or Grammy. It would be great for you if you can also have such beautiful dress to attend your friend’s party or other important events. Well, it is not a simple thing to do since the dresses worn by popular actress are made by popular designer. It is surely beautiful and stunning at the same time.
It is impossible for Hollywood actress to wear the same dress twice. As an international public figure, it is important for them to appear perfectly in all occasion. That is why the dress that they would wear for awarding night would be hilarious as well. It is sure that they cannot wear the same dress since it will affect their image. It is not only on the awarding night, they should also wear different costume in every single event they perform. That is why they need special stylist who can help them to get brand new dress.
Meat Dress by Gaga
When it comes to dress, there is no one could forget the spectacular dress worn by Lady Gaga. It is sure that you will never forget when this singer worn a dress made from meat. It is surely fascinating since she also wears wedges which are covered with meat. Well, Lady Gaga always has weird and shocking costumes for her performance. That is why it is sure that this lady would always get attention from fashion critics. Until now, her meat-dress always becomes hot topic among fashion critics for she has great courage to wear such costume on her performance.
White Dress on Golden Globe
There is no one who could stop looking at beautiful dresses worn by actress on The 2015 Golden Globes. It is sure that there are many actresses who wear white dress while attending this awarding night. We can mention several names such as Rosamund Pike and Kate Hudson. Each of them wore a beautiful white dress from different designer. Pike has her dress made by Vera Wang while Kate Hudson got her from Versace. Both of the dresses look beautiful on them. It shows that white dress is not supposed to be worn by brides only. It can be worn in many occasions.
It is sure that Hollywood actresses and singers would never wear their dress twice. Meanwhile, they spend up to million dollars to get the beautiful dress that they will wear for only once. Even though it seems to be a waste of money, it makes sense for them not to wear that again or it will ruin their image. There is no doubt the appearance of new costume will always come in each year. That is why the important awarding night will always spot beautiful dresses from those Hollywood actresses and let the fashion critics commenting them.
Without a doubt, everyone in this world wants to get paid by doing something that they love to do such as their hobby. If you love your job, it is sure that you would never see it as a must. You will voluntarily do it and not feeling pressured. That is why many people suggest having a job which is included as your hobby. It would make you happy while doing it so you would not be tired at all. It is obvious that you will need to find your passion first before making money from it. Well, it is actually not a difficult thing to do.
It is always possible for you to make money from your hobby or passion. There is no doubt that you might often hear people who collect unique stamps. It is sure that you might think it as a silly hobby since it might not have a high value. However, it is not true at all since stamps can be used as your investment. Among stamp collectors, there are certain series of stamps that would have high value. That is why it is possible for you to make investment by collecting stamps.
Another kind of thing that you can do in order to make money from your hobby is classic car. Everything classic always has high value in the eye of collectors. That is why you have to make sure that you choose a kind of classic cars that would have high value. Classic car’s value always increases from year to year. Ten years ago, a Ferrari Dino might only value for £40,000. However, if you buy it today, the price would increase up to £250,000. It is surely a great investment that would help you to make money from it. You will be rich in short time.
Gold and Diamond
You have to also know that you can invest your money in precious metals. There is no doubt that you would like to keep gold or diamonds. It is not only the expensive one; even the precious metal with low price always performs good change in value in each year. That is why it is always recommended for you to invest your money in precious metal since you would not be disadvantaged. There is no doubt that you will love it when your money gets increasing year by year. It is surely a safe plan to increase your richness.
At this point, you have to know that you will love it if you can make money from the things that you love. Besides you will treasure it more, you will always know the value of the things that you have. You do not need to gamble as well since you already know the people who will give a good price from the business that you have. At this point, you will never regret your choice to make money by investing on your passion. You will be happy since there is nothing that will make you regret or wasting on this thing.
Britain is surely an interesting place that would be the best destination for vacation. There is no doubt that there are many places which are interesting to visit. You can simply call King’s Cross station, the Big Ben, London Eye, and many more. It is sure that this country would have many visitors during holiday session. There is no doubt that there are many people who want to visit this beautiful country for their holiday destination. However, it is still important for the government to have a plan to attract more visitors to Britain. Lately, there is a brilliant idea to attract Asian visitors to this country.
Inviting Chinese Visitors
The visitors came from Asia is already huge. However, the chairman of VisitBritain still wants to attack more visitors to get a tour in the Britain. Here, the group comes up with an idea which is inviting Chinese people to give new names to British landmarks. This plan is supposed to be a bait to encourage more Chinese visitors to visit this country. Here, the Chinese people are invited to give mandarin names for popular landmarks found in Britain. It is surely perfect plan that will make Chinese people to have a strong bound with British landmarks.
This marketing plan is targeting in Asia. It is sure that mandarin is used not only in Chinese. Besides, the population of Chinese people themselves is massive. That is why VisitBritain chooses this country as marketing target so there will be more visitors in Britain that choose to spend their holiday in this country. The record shows that in each year forecast tourism increases for about six per cent. This plan is supposed to be a huge hit to British tourism so it can increase more than the usual number for the next year holiday session in Britain.
This campaign will be done under the organization of VisitBritain. This group itself gets first rank in Twitter followers, third rank in Facebook likers, and also on Weibo. Those numbers show that choosing Britain as a holiday destination is still seen greatly for international tourists. Besides targeting Asia as marketing plan to increase Asian tourists in Britain, VisitBritain also prepares three-year plan that will expose the beauty of Britain countryside. For this project, the group has prepared budget for about £3 million. It is surely important for the country to have more visitors from both local and international tourists.
It cannot be avoided that tourism is a part of country plan to increase national income. That is why it is surely important for each country to come up with a perfect plan which can be used to attract tourists from other countries to the local tourism attractions. By using certain plan, it is sure that the country will be able to get more income in this field. Without a doubt, there will be many kinds of things to do in order to popularize the tourism attractions in each country and VisitBritain has done their role in getting that way.
Going on a vacation trip is surely exciting for everyone in this world. Vacation trip would be the best getaway for people who are busy working in the office. That is why it makes sense if you want to get a memorable vacation trip with comfortable hotel to stay. However, what happen if you are fined because of saying that the hotel where you stay is uncomfortable? It is surely annoying since you get double dissatisfaction from that hotel. Well, you might not believe it but a couple who stayed at Broadway Hotel got fined for £100 because they leave negative review at TripAdvisor for the hotel.
After staying for a night at Broadway Hotel, Tony and Jen Jenkinson did not feel satisfied with the service they got. Then, they left their honest opinion at TripAdvisor, a website where you can find review for hotels and tourism attractions. They stated that this hotel at Blackpool is filthy and stinky. Because of leaving such comment, this couple found out that they are charged for £100 to their credit card. The charge is done by the hotel management because of their negative review about the hotel in the TripAdvisor. The couple was surprised.
£100 per Negative Review
According to the hotel managements, they said that it is already stated on the policy that those who gave negative comment will be charged for £100 per negative review. It is stated on the policy that “Despite the fact that repeat customers and couples love our hotel, your friends and family may not. For every bad review left on any website, the group organizer will be charged a maximum £100 per review”. After getting such explanation, the couple then reported it to the council’s Trading Standard and complained about the problem that they have with the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool.
Attack on Free Speech
The manager for North area of Trading Standard, John Greenbank, stated that the action done by the hotel is shown as an unfair trading practice between customers and the product seller. According to the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, the policy made by the hotel to prevent its customers to make honest opinion is unfair. This case has been passed to Blackpool Trading Standards so it can be investigated. Here, it is said that the couple will get a refund for the money they are charged to from the hotel company. It is the proper result should be given by the hotel.
Toward this case, the Cabinet Member of Trading Standard, Cllr John McCreesh also stated that it is a kind of outrageous behavior and it can be considered as an attack to free speech. Instead of charging the customer for leaving negative review, the hotel is supposed to be upgrade their service so there would not be any negative comments about the hotel. The hotel should be able to provide service that meets the expectation of the customers. When the hotel is contacted for comments, the management is not available but it seems to be aware about the policy.
Effortlessly, finding latest news about the spectacular couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, is not a difficult thing to do. There are many kinds of news about this couple such as their marriage, the birth of their first daughter, and many more. Since it is not a kind of news that you can neglect of, it is sure that there are many rumors that surround their marriage. Here are several kinds of popular news about Kanye-Kim that you should know. All of the news is spectacular since all of them are mentioned in all newspapers from many countries in this world.
The Gold Digger Kim
The first thing that makes people surprised is the fact that Kim Kardashian dated Kanye West. Along with the news spread, people started to say that the beautiful Kim dated Kanye because of his money. It was strengthen by the fact that Kanye released a song titled ‘Gold Digger’. Many people believed that this song referred to his girlfriend, Kim. Even though this rumor was supported with many facts, people used not to be able to show whether it is true or not. The fact about this news is finally clarified by Kanye during his speech at The BET Honors on January 24.
At that speech, Kanye stated that his wife is not a gold digger. Their marriage is purely because of love. Kanye finally felt that it is enough with people gossiping about his wife and said that she is a gold digger. Kanye even brought up young Kim’s experience when her late father told her about the hard life of black people. This statement seems to be true since Kim herself is not a broke woman. Besides, their marriage results a beautiful daughter named North West who were born several months ago. It is surely enough as an evidence that they are married because of love.
Besides of the rumor that Kim is a gold digger, the birth of their daughter is another spectacular thing about them. Kim gave a birth to her daughter after holding her wedding with Kanye. The beautiful baby is a girl and she has not named for few weeks after her born. Even so, the couple finally announced the name of the baby. It is finally stated that the baby girl named North West, taking the family name of her father. Until now, this beautiful baby grows healthily and her mother often takes a selfie with her.
People seem to be talked about Kim’s body after giving a birth to her baby. Well, the rumor is answered by Kim having photo session and revealing her beautiful body. The photo of her body becomes the cover of a magazine. The picture itself becomes another hit since people think that it is inappropriate. Again, Kim does not really care about it since she just wants to show that her body is still great even though she gave a birth to her daughter. Well, we can only wait for the next huge rumor about this spectacular couple.