Friday, January 28, 2011

Larry Page as Google CEO

Larry Page as Google CEOToday is a very historic day for the biggest companies in the search engines in the world, Google, since Google officially announced that it will soon replace Larry Page Eric Schmidt as chief executive officer (CEO). Schmidt then will take the role as executive chairman and focus on transactions, partnerships, customers, and the broader business relationships. He also will continue to act as adviser to Page and other Google founder, Sergey Brin.

According to Schmidt, Google's official blog, Page is now leading the product development and technology strategy began on April 4, 2011 will take over day-to-day operation of Google as the CEO of Google. Schmidt believes, along with Brin, Page will make Google better in the coming years.

Page himself said that Schmidt has done a fantastic job for Google. Google's results achieved so far is the result of hard work and it is clear evidence of his role in bringing Google. Still according to Page, no other CEO in the world are so deeply involved in product development while doing business with a very bright, as does Schmidt.

"Eric is a great leader and I have learned from him. His advice will be very valuable to me because I started in a new role. Google still has a tremendous opportunity. We're just at the beginning and I can not wait to get started," he said.

Keep in mind that Google also recently announced their financial statements, which are generally quite good. In the fourth quarter of 2010 Google earned 8.44 billion U.S. dollars, up 26 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009. Google-owned sites revenue amounted to 5.67 billion U.S. dollars, equivalent to 67 percent of all Google's revenue.

This amount represents an increase of 28 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009. Revenue from collaboration sites or Google Adsense Network Beban through a very popular program that amounted to 2.50 billion U.S. dollars, equivalent to 30 percent of all Google's revenue. This number is up 22 percent than the fourth quarter of 2009.

What does this change?

Shift the position of CEO is probably in response to increasingly fast run up in the Internet world. Although the power of Google's search engine is not disturbed, site most visitors in the year 2010 is up.

Search terms up also ranked first in the search terms most used in 2010. Even as of January 15, 2011 Facebok retains its power as a site with a visitor's most lots in the U.S., which is a contributor to Google's 50 percent more revenue in the fourth quarter of 2010.

This may be a separate concerns for Google because up within two years developed very good. Additionally, I predict, Page with the spirit of his youth might be able to match up owners are also still very young, Mark Zuckerberg, and saw the Internet as well as products to be produced from glasses to young people. This is important because most Internet users today, especially Facebook, are young people. Maybe Larry will soon release a social media site owned by Google itself or purchase of social media sites that already exist to match up.

Wait what we deserve Page steps to stem the progress of up and compete in the field of social media. However, that's certainly not to be done Page later. We know, in the smart phone operating systems (smartphones) and tablets, Google has been getting ready to launch Ice Cream and Honey Comb. This will increasingly assert Android smart phone operating system as the largest in the U.S. and the world in 2013.

Welcome NFC Technology

Welcome NFC TechnologyIf we look at the history of payment transactions, beginning first before any electronic conveniences one should take the money first to the bank by lining up at the counter so they should take the money to use for a certain period of time considering a sizable effort to take some money. With the automated teller machines (ATMs), everywhere attempt to take the money be light enough so a person taking money for short periods. In addition, holders of ATM reduces the risk of money from the crime of theft / robbery / etc because the money taken is usually less when compared with taking money at the bank counter.

With the development of information and communication technology (ICT), new electronic payment instruments that became popular in Indonesia, such as credit cards and debit cards. Both types of payment using smart card payment terminals are rubbed into the stores when paying. Smart card to replace the physical money that is usually stored on a smart card wallet so that users can avoid the crime and also get the convenience of users, ie do not need to take the money into a bank or ATM and store in a wallet.

Of course, smart card payment system must have a security system that ensures money is not taken by the user who is not entitled to and also there was no immediate claim payments that never made the user. Without the guarantee of security systems in smart card payment system, users will not be interested to use it.

At present, in addition to obligatory wallet mobile phone bring in travel. It gives ideas for innovators to combine wallet and mobile phone. There have been innovative from a mobile service provider to make payments using SMS and mobile web. A consortium of producers in the world mobile phone giants finally work together to create new products to combine with a mobile wallet with a Near Field Communications (NFC).

Actually, the NFC is the development of card technology Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). RFID has the same form and function like an ATM card is different from RFID cards do not need to be polished (contactless) thus RFID cards do not need to be removed from the wallet in the payment process, users simply hold the purse to the payment terminal or reader called. In Indonesia, RFID cards are widely used, for example: e-Toll for automatic payment of toll gates, bracelets (RFID tags, not the shape of the card) is used instead of tickets at amusement parks.

NFC technology on mobile phones a step further than where RFID technology in mobile embedded NFC chip that can act as an RFID card and also as a reader at once with a short range radius (less than 10 cm). NFC technology on mobile phones can truly replace the wallet in which to spend money and also received money from and to fellow users NFC. In addition to payment of NFC technology can be used as a replacement ID card, driver's license, student card, etc., time card, and others.

It is planned that by 2011 it would appear many leading mobile products equipped with NFC technology. The first mobile product with NFC technology is already marketed in Europe and America is the Samsung Nexus S, completed NFC controller chip products NXP (Philips), namely PN544. Philips is a leading manufacturer of RFID cards. Samsung Nexus S uses the Android operating system version supported by Google's Gingerbread. Google itself has prepared a variety of applications for NFC technology on mobile phones.

Many jokes about printing machine that works hard 24 hours a day to produce the amount of money very much for a very large fund expenditures. But on the other hand, the use of physical cash is on the decline worldwide, due to non-cash payments are growing in popularity. Although, according to economists in the money increases, the amount of paper money people are putting in the wallet tends to decline. This can be seen from the increasing number of credit and debit card transactions worldwide. Analysts predict that the top three regions in mobile payments is the Far East including China, Western Europe and the United States, which as a whole will account for more than 70 percent market share in mobile payment gross transaction basis by 2013.

School of Electrical Engineering & Informatics, Bandung Institute of Technology, is active-very jealous conduct research to develop Transaction System Using Mobile Phone and NFC Technology with a grant from the Incentive Program, Ministry of Research and Technology. NFC Research Group had been formed. The purpose of this research is to produce a transaction system with NFC technology on mobile phones for micro payment (payment with a small amount, for example: public transportation, shop, canteen, etc.) and macropayment (payments with a larger number, for example: supermarket, mini market, restaurant , various shops, etc.).

This transaction system to be very safe for users, sellers, and users of the financial industry so that money can not be reduced / increased improperly; seller get the money that should be, and the financial industry does not lose money and not have to pay should not. Let's welcome the presence of NFC technology for shared prosperity.

Bugs in the Mark Zuckerberg fan page

Bugs in the Mark Zuckerberg fan pageSAN FRANCISCO - Revealed been speculation why the fan page page-founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg could be infiltrated by hackers. Up finally admitted there is a bug (problem) in the feature so that someone could smuggle a message to the fan page page as if directly from Mark Zuckerberg.

"A bug allows a written status of people who do not have the right to appear on some pages of the public,"the spokesman said up in the email as reported by AFP on Thursday (27/01/2011) this. Added, the problem has been overcome and removed from the fan page original.

Currently, the page that had infiltrated the hacker had been deleted and no longer be accessible. In fact, do not appear on the cached page service search engines like Google and Bing. the only evidence is a screenshot that had created a web site who reported it.

Hackers write a message that suggests Mark Zuckerberg follow steps Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus and make up a social organization that attracted donations from the public rather than commercial. In his message is also inserted hashtag "hackercup2011" which is a programming competition that was held up at the international level.

Windows 7 Phone 2 Million Units Sold

Windows 7 Phone 2 Million Units SoldMicrosoft Corp. reported total sales of smart phones (smartphones) with Windows 7 Phone software that has been through the numbers more than 2 million units. This sale was a success because the new Windows 7 Phone launched in October 2010.

"The figure indicates good momentum for sales of Windows," said Al Hiwa, an analyst with market research firm IDC on Wednesday (26/01/2011). Manufacturers of smart phones that have been using Windows 7 Phone, among others, Samsung Electronics Ltd., LG Electronics Inc. and HTC Corp..

However, smartphone sales figures Phone Windows 7 is still below its competitors, namely the iPhone from Apple, BlackBerry made by Research in Motion (RIM), and the Android smartphone platform from Google.

Last week, Apple announced it had sold 16.2 million iPhones in the last quarter. RIM has sold 14.2 million phones BlackBerry. While Google was able to sell 300,000 units Android license every day or 9 million units per month.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

RIM Open BlackBerry Messenger Platform

RIM Open BlackBerry Messenger PlatformResearch In Motion fulfill its promise to open the BlackBerry Messenger platform. Later, interactive communication not only be done through the fuel only, but also connect to a variety of applications on the BlackBerry smartphone.

That said Gregory Wade, Managing Director of SEA RIM, at the opening session keynote Asia BlackBerry Developer Conference 2011 in Bali International Convention Center, Westin, Nusa Dua. He said that from now on application developers can use it.

"Social Platform BBM has launched in San Francisco for the beta. We will open it in the next few months," said Gregory Wade in front of hundreds of application developers from various countries were present.

With fuel is connected with the application, the social networking experience through the BlackBerry will become even wider. For example, it is clear Gregory Wade, while playing games, users can communicate or share your scores and other information.

According to Wade, fuel is the largest mobile social networking platform in the world. There are currently more than 55 million BlackBerry users in the world and 35 million of whom have been using the fuel.

Apple Launch CDMA iPhoe version

Apple Launch CDMA iPhoe versionGot a rumor for several months, Apple finally released the iPhone actually the CDMA version. As expected, Apple this time with Verizon in the U.S. as a partner network provider.

In its official statement on Tuesday (11/01/2011), Verizon confirmed the rumors. The operator will provide the iPhone with the same package as AT & T starting price of 199.99 U.S. dollars with a two-year subscription contract period.

The presence of an iPhone version of CDMA exclusive cooperation dismantle Apple and AT & T which has to be the only iPhone in the U.S. distribution partner.

In other countries outside the U.S., Apple also apply the same strategy by holding a service such as with Telkomsel in Indonesia. Rumors circulated that is not less warmth, Apple was rumored to be together with other operators to distribute the iPhone in Indonesia. Several times XL expressed interest, but as usual there is no certainty of Apple.

At the launch of the iPhone 4 in Indonesia, the end of 2010, Telkomsel in fact still be a single partner. If in the U.S., Apple took a different operator network technology to expand iPhone distribution.

AT & T is GSM while Verizon uses CDMA