Facebook presents Workplace, the social platform for companies.

The company has announced the launch of this new service, independent of the popular social network, which has worked for a year in tests under the name of Facebook at Work.

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Facebook just announced the launch of its social platform for companies, Workplace, which has worked for a year in tests under the name of Facebook at Work and it has already kicked off with thousand customers.

Workplace by Facebook is a kind of professional version of the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg that aims to contact all employees of a company or organisation through the phone sites.

“On Facebook, for many years, we have had an internal version of our ‘app’ to manage our company. We have seen that in the same way Facebook can be connected with friends and family, it can also be connected with your coworkers” the company explained the company in a note circulated.

Of the more than 1,000 organizations worldwide that use Workplace, people have created nearly 100,000 groups and the main countries where it is used are India, United States, Norway, United Kingdom and France, whose reception has been very good.  For this reason, Workplace will be available to any company or organization that wants to use it.

The platform “has the ambition to change the way of working for businesses, to give voice to everyone, to offer all employees, even those who until now did not have an email, the same communication tools are using in their private life”, Facebook explained to Efe.

The service is independent of Facebook, but works similar: features a wall, chat, live broadcasts (Facebook Live), groups, automatic translations or voice and video over IP.

Integrated into the technological system of each company, employees can access the platform via iOS, Android or a browser.

Codorniou said that the service is easy to use, requires no training and improves business productivity by making internal communication easier.

The company has worked for two years in the development of the platform, which aims to “connect via mobile phone to all employees of a company regardless of their position of responsibility, and tested with real customers in the past year, which he worked with under the name of Facebook at Work.

Service prices will be set according to the number of employees of organisations: $3 per month for companies up to a thousand employees, $2 for between 1,001 and 10,000 and $1 per user templates for more than 10,000 professionals. The non-profit organisations and educational institutions may use Workplace for free.

According Codorniou, rates are “reasonable” considering that an email account usually costs $6 or $7 per employee. The management has stated that the monthly bill will depend on the level of use: the company will only pay if the employees use the platform.

About a the organisations that already work with the Workplace by Facebook, include Danone, Booking.com, Starbucks in the US, Oxfam and Save the Children.

In addition, the network has indicated that it has launched a partnership program with partners such as Deloitte Digital, Edelman, Weber Shandwick and Ketchum to promote the implementation of the platform among its customers.

Pokemon Go has started banishing

The mobile game based on augmented reality that caused furor continues to lose many users

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Pokémon GO is starting to feel the limitations that the massive mobile technology has to offer. All that tends to rise quickly, quickly fades. The mobile game based on augmented reality technology that has caused people to literally go crazy in the last two months has begun to lose thousands of users.

The app recreates this animated universe and encourages users to “hunt” virtual creatures down the street has reduced its impact and just got into a steady slowdown in recent weeks. A situation that was expected and, of course, obvious. Keeping pace of growth registered in the first impact is very difficult and recent data indicated that the game developed by the company Niantic has entered a new state of stability and is facing a less faithful community.

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According to a study by the firm Axiom Capital Management, mobile gaming has gone from 45 million users obtained in July  to 30 million by the end to August. Similar to those offered by SurveyMonkey and Apptopia, confirming that daily use and some downloads show decrease in data, although the game has allowed to publicise massively augmented reality technology even among the least familiar users, something that other companies can use as support to introduce and recreate this type of immersive experiences.

The report states that the recommendation of users has also fallen in recent weeks. Currently, 60% of the application users decide to express their satisfaction. “Given the rapidly increasing use of Pokémon Go since its launch in July, investors have been concerned about whether this new user experience means less time spent on other mobile applications,” says Victor Anthony, an analyst at Axiom Capital Management.

Pokémon Go, despite everything, continues to introduce new light with successive software updates in order to keep a fresh environment between users.

 

Samsung could start selling second-hand phones

Rumours say the South Korean technology firm is seeking new ways to sustain growth

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Samsung plans to change the strategy in order to increase the level of sales. According to Reuters, the phone company intends to include a program that consists of selling used high-end smartphones but with up to date software.

According to company sources, Samsung will launch this new business in order to maintain profit growth following the restructuring of its product line. As the growth in the global market for smartphones has plateaued in general, the South Korean company is showing interest in maximising cost efficiency and maintain operating margins above 10 percent.

The leading manufacturer of smartphones in the world will renew high-end phones that have been returned to the company by users enrolled in the program of annual device update, in markets such as South Korea and the United States.

Samsung, the source said, could re-sell these phones at a lower price, without giving further details. A company spokesman said the company does not comment on any speculation.

Apple, Samsung’s biggest rival, sells models of its iPhone a year after the launch to 69% of their original price, while the Samsung Galaxy model is sold at 51%, according to analysts at BNP Paribas.

The sale of refurbished phones could help manufacturers like Samsung increase its presence in emerging markets such as India, where high-end devices are often beyond the reach of most buyers.

In fact, Apple already sells refurb iPhones in several markets, including the United States, but does not disclose sales figures for this.

 

Google, must pay more than £5 million euros in Russia for abuse of dominant position

The Court of Appeal rejected the appeal by the Mountain View company because it considers “legitimate and reasonable” the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in response to the complaint lodged by the search engine Yandex

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Google must pay a fine of 438.06 billion rubles (5 million gbp) after being rejected an appeal by the Court of Appeal No. 9 in Moscow, which considers “legitimate and reasonable” the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) from the 11th of August in response to the complaint lodged by the search engine Yandex on abuse of market position from the american company.

Research of the Russian authorities was initiated following the complaint by Yandex, found that Google “abused its dominant position by forcing mobile device manufacturers to preinstall ‘Google Play’ and other applications”, in addition to prohibiting the preinstallation of other developer apps.

“We hope that the implementation of the resolution will create conditions for effective competition in the market on mobile applications,” said the director of the Department for Regulation of Communications and Information Technologies FAS, Elena Zaeva.

It is not the first time the Internet giant is accused of dominant position. Last April, the European Commission officially accused Google of abuse when considering imposing “restrictions” to manufacturers of Android-based operators and mobile network devices.

In addition, the Mountain View have yet another concern in Europe: Brussels expanded last July, the statement of objections to return to the charge and accused Google in digital advertising.

The Cybersecurity measures the Islamic State imposes on its members

Jihadists receive a 30-page document with instructions in order to not to be located on the Web. It includes advice on how to navigate through Tor or how they must use Telegram instead of WhatsApp.

A Russian-language terror news and recruitment website. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has boasted in recent times to master the world of internet. From the propaganda of the use of social networks to encrypted communications between supporters worldwide. But the reality, according to many analysts, is another. The most obvious example is the mobile phone that was allegedly used by one of the terrorist in the attacks of Paris: not only been located but have extracted a lot of data relevant to the investigation.

Experts and researchers, consulted by the EP agency, reinforce this theory of careless handling of communications by jihadists. In fact, in Europe there have been several operations against suspected terrorists who have resulted in captured fans through online systems.

Forces of the US intelligence follow the line of terrorists Networks. Through this work, the Centre for Counter-terrorism of West Point located a manual in which the organisation lectured to their cells on how to protect their communications and preserve their cyber-security, according to Wired.

The document of 30 pages, offers amazing tricks. In fact it is simple tips that anyone can carry out in order to protect their privacy.

Isis’s great secret lies in the use of the Tor network, a browser that prevents the original IP user is located. In addition, they are betting on Telegram instead of WhatsApp thanks to the privacy it offers. Wickr cryptocat and also for chats; Hushmail and ProtonMail to send emails (although they can also use Gmail with false credentials when navigating with Tor) and Signal RedPhone to make encrypted calls.

They also ask to remove the option of location, an elementary measure for someone who lives in hiding but not for the jihadist who published a selfie in a logistics centre and ended bombed by the United States. General of the US Air Force directly Herbert Carlisle called them “bobo” terrorists.

For this reason-and others evident jihadists have prohibited the use of social networks.

Google mocks Apple in new promotional video

Google accuses their biggest competitor, Apple of having little space to store photos and videos

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Google didn’t forget about their great competitor when promoting “Google Photos”, a new application that allows you to store a lot of images in the “cloud”. Through a video, the US company has mocked the little storage space of Apple and its iPhone.

In the pictures you can see how the lack of space the company offers spoils the great moments of its users, who are left without their family gatherings or sporting activities, all with a pop-up of an identical box that Apple devices show when the memory is full.

Google Photos allows you to store and organise all the pictures taken from mobile, which are uploaded to the cloud automatically. It also allows up to 3.23 GB of information.

You can watch the promo here.

Tips and tricks to catch Pokemon and not kill your battery

The success of the new video game arguments the demand for external batteries.

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Pokémon Go, the phenomenon of the moment. Thousands of people are hooked to the reality game whose objective is to “hunt” virtual Pokemons, but many have noticed that playing it consumes too much battery and mobile data. Like many other widespread applications as the original Facebook, it also has a serious problem: excessive battery consumption.

Like almost every app on the market at the moment the Niantic and Nintendo game requires data to be permanently turned on to locate the pokémons, which causes a high energy consumption. For this reason, depending on the terminal in a couple of hours of use your battery can be eaten more than half.

What can be done? First, it is important to adjust the brightness of the screen. Panels and lighting used in smartphones are the elements that consume more battery power. It is advisable, therefore, reduce these levels with what will be gained in autonomy.

The best advice is to reduce everything we can. Another interesting recommendation is to activate the power saving mode, commonly found within the settings – battery options, although it is true that the application itself already has a particular way of savings. Another tip is to turn off the sound and music this can help reduce consumption and extend therefore slightly battery life.

Increasing demand for external batteries
Pokémon Go has already been downloaded more than 100 million times. It has caused a fever that has made millions of players to take the streets with their phones and “catch ’em all” as soon as possible. This problem occurs when your phone reminds you the battery life is not great in it and you need to start making use of the essential external batteries in order to become a self-respecting player.

In fact, according to idealo.es, since the release of Pokémon Go there has been a dramatic increase in demand for portable batteries  or “power banks”. The impact of Pokémon Go is being brutal, “Smartphones today are not ready to operate at such high performance for many hours straight, so players are increasingly turning to external batteries that allow them to double or even triple the duration of the power of their devices”.

 

Pokémon Go gets over 100 million downloads

Other popular applications such as Candy Crush got this figure after 112 days of release

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It goes on and on. The phenomenon of the moment on mobile devices continues, at least for now. The Pokémon video game with a sense of reality has exceeded one hundred million downloads worldwide on it’s first month of release in just a few countries (so far).

According to analyst firm App Annie, the app of Nintendo and developed by Niantic  continues to gain adherents and its spread continues to rise despite the slow the number of daily facilities. The data suggest that the strip has exceeded one hundred million installations on mobile devices based on iOS and Android operating systems from this past weekend. At the end of July the figure was around 75 million downloads.

However, Pokémon GO, whose objective is to catch virtual creatures through the device, continues to break records. In just 19 days, the 50 million downloads on Android, most widespread mobile platform in the world with 86% market shares were achieved according to various reports. Applications that had the fastest reached 50 million downloads are Colour Switch and Slither apps which took 77 and 81 days to do so, according to the firm Sensor Tower. Other popular applications such as Candy Crush managed this figure after 112 days of its release.

Is estimated that Pokemon Go currently generates about 10 million dollars in revenue. Experts believe that its rapid adoption is, in turn, have a positive impact on the economy in general applications. Emphasises that the arrival of this application to the market has not hurt the income of other mobile games like Mobile Strike, Clash of Clans, or Candy Crush Saga. However, experts believe that long-term impact of this application will encourage developers to try to bring new experiences based on augmented reality technology.

Solidarityapp, an app to donate to social causes.

Each time the user tries or downloads an application or free game shown in the tool, the company will donate a small financial sum to the solidarity or campaign the user will be given to choose.

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Applications can also be supportive. A startup has launched Solidarity App, an application that allows users to donate to the initiative they like and be generous. Each time the user tries or downloads an application or free game shown in the tool, the company will donate a small financial sum to the solidarity campaign that the user will previously choose.

No secrets. The operation is simple. Developers are investing in advertising campaigns around the world to introduce users to their new apps and games. These projects are exposed in the tool and whenever you decide to download developers pay to the company, which donates 90% to the charitable cause chosen by you.

Available for iOS and Android operating systems today, users can support UNHCR in refugee advocacy, SOS Dolphins or Manos Unidas, among others. “The goal is to democratise the micro-grants, allowing anyone with a mobile to help causes that generate a positive impact in our society,” Martin Morillo said in a statement, founder of Solidarity App.

Pokémon Go or how to make £1.3 million every day on iOS

The application has had 7.5 million downloads in the United States. Although it is free, it allows shopping for the player to advance into the popular Nintendo game.

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Pokémon Go is a full business. Nintendo has been successful with the launch of this free game on iOS and Android. Users have become “crazy”. Both are generating only in the Apple operating system, 1.6 million dollars a day (£1.2 million, approximately).

As published by Quartz and based on data provided by the specialised app analytics company Sensor Tower, Pokémon Go is still the best feat of Nintendo. Despite being a free game, yes it is possible to make purchases within the application. For example, the player needs to get coins in order to buy more items like Poke-balls and go forward in the game. Only in the US, users are spending 1.6 million dollars each day. A fact that in Android, is so far unknown.

The application has had 7.5 million downloads in the United States. “Only 5% of people shopping within the application but those who make them pay an average of $9.60” explains Quartz. It is recalled that, traditionally, iOS users are more willing to pay for gaming applications. In fact, the average expenditure is at $15.34 per month, compared with $7.31 dollars a month paid by users on Android.

Since the release of Pokémon Go in the US, Australia and New Zealand last 6th of July, the game has managed to make history in the App Store. “Four and a half hours after launch, was ranked # 1 as the most downloaded free app in the US, a record for game titles,” recalls the publication.

In fact, Pokémon Go has exceeded by far Clash Royale, the game that had so far been a success.