Food & Drink – 1 Dollar U.S.A. ($) Worth 38.03 rubles. negative record for the currency of Russia

Russian agencies reported that the dollar ($) U.S.A. exceeded for the first time in its history the 38.03 Russian rubles, with 1 dollar U.S.A. ($) You have: 38.03 Russian rubles at current exchange value.

The situation in Ukraine and sanctions passed to Russia in addition to the new incoming Western sanctions have led to the negative record for the ruble against the dollar.

Export to Russia, with these values, it becomes increasingly difficult,
for our made in Italy, has always been appreciated in Russia, and not only by the Russians.

Food & Drink – Pinterest: 242.5 Million Users for Social Network Photos

In the year just ended, 2013, there was a “boom” of users, equal to + 150% for the Social Network Photo: Pinterest.

According to data provided by: Global Web Index, members of Pinterest, in 32 markets analyzed in the world, rose from 98 million in the year, to the current 242.5 million in Q4 2013.

distribution of users who have an account on Pinterest, the social photo-sharing networks:
in the U.S.A., they are 33.3%
while in Europe only 8% of online users use it.

Food & Drink – WhatsApp: the mobile chat, in 5 years reached 600 million monthly active users

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Every day are traded on WhatsApp: 50 Millions of messages.

WhatsApp, then, is the number 1 chat for mobile phones with 600 million monthly active users.

The current competitors of WhatsApp are: Line, Kik, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and Viber.

Facebook has spent 19 billion dollars to buy the chat app for mobile: WhatsApp,
while Google’s previous offer was “only” 10 billion dollars.

Food & Drink – Tablet sales? Declining growth estimates by + 12.1% to + 6.5% in 2014

According to data from a study by IDC
sales at the end of 2014 will be of + 6.5% compared to 2013.

Mature markets are not growing as expected.

The tablet market slows global growth of 6.5% to 233.1 million units for the current year, 2014,
according to IDC forecasts:
– Growth in emerging countries
– Collapse in mature markets

Low estimate, compared to the previous estimate of 12.1%.

In U.S.A. and in Western Europe, sales will remain the same as those of 2013,
while in other markets will record a + 12%.

A tow the low prices of tablet under 8 inches.
But also the use of the tablet used as phones, in developing countries.
Users, according to analysts, are looking for one device for telephone calls and for the use of the media, preferring the tablet compared to normal and common smartphone.
This type of tablet, accounted for a quarter of sales in the second quarter,
with growth of 60% in Asia Pacific.

The average selling price will stabilize at $ 373 in the mature markets.
There will be a shift to larger screens and you will use a 3G and 4G.

While the average price list will fall by 10% to $ 302, the rest of the world.

Food & Drink – eBay and PayPal are divided into two independent companies

EBay and PayPal (eBay company for online payments – Ed) will be two independent companies since the year 2015.
Approved the “spin off” of PayPal in 2015.

But why eBay is separated from PayPal?

According to some theories, this decision is linked to the two main players:
– Apple
– Alibaba

Apple has just launched its own payment system ApplePay
and Alibaba was listed on the stock exchange.

For over 10 years, eBay and PayPal have been joined two companies, and have reaped the benefits of being together.

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Food & Drink – Facebook collapses in the target 13 to 19 years because of Instagram

Teenagers, those who decreed the Facebook initial success, now, are deserting him quickly to go on Instagram, another social network, cooler, and usable, that unlike Facebook, is mainly based on the photos.
It says a study, commissioned by the US investment bank Piper Jaffray,
by hand in U.S.A. about 7,200 American students
between autumn 2013 and spring 2014:
adolescents continue to leave Facebook to use Twitter and Instagram (also owned by Facebook – ed) properties.
The use of social network Facebook has collapsed: from 72% to 45% among adolescents aged between 13 years and 19 years.
Therefore only 45% of adolescents using Facebook.
Instagram is the social network that has seen the greatest growth in the use by young people / adolescents / teenagers.
Stable use of: Tumblr
Grows slightly: Pinterest
Also Whisper and Yik Yak, are 2 social networks that are taking away market share to Facebook, because they guarantee more anonymity than Facebook.
It is no accident that Facebook is preparing an app that will allow you to communicate in anonymity.
E ‘also got a new app, created to be the anti-Snapchat: Slingshot, it is the app Alternatively, messages disposable.

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Food & Drink – Google goes to India and preparing the anti-WhatsApp, while Yahoo! buys MessageMe

According to some “rumors” of the past few days, reported by Economic Times:
Google would be working to create a new app for the exchange of messages (for smartphones phones – ed) and challenge WhatsApp.
Google, in early 2014, offered 10 billion dollars to buy WhatsApp,
but the offer of Fecebook (19 billion dollars) it meets the demands of WhatsApp,
and thus Fecebook bought WhatsApp, the app on the phone messages.
Google, remained “dry mouth”, he created a series of services in “WhatsApp style”:
Hangouts app to send and receive messages, photos, and more, and make video calls and free voice.
In 2015 it is expected the anti-WhatsApp launch by Google, in India and other emerging countries.
It will be the “Google Messenger”?
India (815 million mobile users), it is, after China, the world’s second largest market for mobile phones.
And Yahoo?
It recently purchased MessageMe
Also this app a message, that in just two months has collected 5 million users.
The startup MessageMe, analysts should have a value of about 12 million.
And more and Yahoo a few months ago, in May 2014, he bought Blink, other rival Snapchat app (the app with messages, photos, videos that will self-destroy / delete, after a few seconds – ed).
So all that is chat mobile (for smartphones phones – ed) is the object of desire by the current big players: Google, Facebook, Yahoo !.

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Food & Drink – Amazon ready to open its first store “physical” in New York. A “Amazon Point”.

Not only online sales, but also sales direct to customers that will come from their store
Amazon, in New York, at the address: 7 West 34th Street, near the Empire State Building.

So even Amazon has understood that the only “virtual” is no longer enough to do e-commerce online, and it is necessary also the traditional store.

Initially the Amazon store in New York, will be a warehouse and will contain a limited number of products, ready for delivery on the same day for the city of New York will be an “Amazon Point” as many “physical” shops that serve as support for e-commerce sites is to collect their purchases, and to change them if not satisfied either.

The news was given by the WSJ (Wall Street Journal).
Open the Amazon stores, corresponds to do marketing on Amazon brand.

If the first Amazon store, in New York, will be successful, other cities will host the “Amazon Point”.

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Food & Drink – LinkedIn bows to China and Twitter sues US government

2 of the “Social Network” most used in the world, with 2 different mindset:

– LinkedIn come to terms with the Chinese government and censor users’ accounts, in order to be present in the Chinese market (report in the NYT (New York Times))

– Twitter instead sues the US government because it violates the First Amendment and prevents to inform users of requests for information by the N.S.A. (National Security Agency).

While Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook: all’N.S.A provide information. (National Security Agency), without saying anything to their users!

So, summing up, we take stock of the situation:
– LinkedIn thinking about money and bends to China, censoring what the Chinese government wants, in order to enter the Chinese market.
– Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook: do dell’N.S.A game. (National Security Agency), without informing its users!

And finally the (social networks) brave Twitter, will even sue the US government with a complaint filed in federal court in California!

I do not think in terms of freedom of expression, we “Westerners” are so different from China.
Social Media, are less and less “social” and more “average.”

A Good Connoisseur …

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Food & Drink – Samsung collapses of -60% in the profits because of Apple (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus)

And ‘the worst quarter since 2009. Samsung came back for 5 years!

In the third quarter of 2014, profit (-60%) Samsung OS is 4,100 Billion Won
(3.8 billion dollars).

The biggest drop was recorded in the sales of smartphones,
because of competition from Apple (with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) in addition to Chinese competitors.

On the stock exchange, the title of Samsung, worth -15% since the beginning of 2014.

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