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Yes, predictions are hard, especially about the future. But they’re fun!
And, sometimes, they can even be useful. They’re rarely correct but, perhaps, they help clarify and hone one’s thinking about the future.
And so, in the spirit of enlightened thinking about our industry, here are Business Insider Intelligence’s 12 Internet Predictions For 2012:
Google Will Release A $200 Tablet
Amazon’s Kindle Fire changed the tablet game, largely thanks to its price, way below the competition; It looks like it’s going to be a holiday blockbuster;
Meanwhile, Google is fighting a platform war with Apple and has been humiliated on the tablet front, with high-priced, lower-featured Android tablets getting clobbered by the iPad. The way Google can grab tablet marketshare, which it needs to do, is to imitate Amazon’s strategy of selling a radically lower-priced tablet at a loss. And, for the first time, it can do that, since it’s in the process of buying tablet-maker Motorola.
Facebook Will Grow Faster Than Anyone Thinks And Hit 1 Billion Users
Facebook already has 800 million users, and many people assume that its growth is hitting a wall, as it reaches dominance in the big developed markets and it’s locked out of markets like China and Russia. But, there is still a lot of room for growth in places like South-East Asia, India and Brazil, and Facebook’s network effect is a powerful thing.
Twitter Will Build A Huge Business
A lot of ink is being spilt on Twitter’s product, Twitter’s executive turnover, Twitter’s usage–and these are all noteworthy topics to cover. But while all this is going on, Twitter has been quietly building a huge business.
In the past year or so, Twitter has been tentatively experimenting with various ad formats, and now it’s found the formats that work for advertisers and consumers. 2012 will be the year when Twitter really scales it up and starts generating very serious revenue.
RIM Will Sell
It’s over for RIM. The company’s the walking dead. We all know that. The market now has realized it. At some point someone like HTC or Nokia or someone else will snap it up for its patents and its enterprise business. (Maybe even ZTE, the Chinese mobile OEM that is trying to move up the stack and become a consumer brand.)
Apple Will Boringly Grow In Line With Analysts’ Estimates
Apple has had an uncanny ability to explode past most analyst estimates, as this great chart at right from Asymco’s Horace Dediu shows. This was due to two reasons: analysts underestimated Apple, and Apple grabbed on to two huge rocketship markets with the iPhone and the iPad.
These two problems are being solved. The iPhone is hitting a natural limit as Android swallows the market, and while the iPad is ushering in the post-PC era, its growth is probably steadily predictable. And while Apple is likely to come out with some sort of amazing revolutionary new TV product next year, that’s not as big a market as phones and tablets, so even if it does very well it won’t supercharge Apple’s top and bottom lines, at least not in the first year.
This boring prediction is actually risky: over the past few years, the “safe” bet has been that Apple would overperform, and Apple fanboys have had a lot of fun quoting industry analysts predicting the demise of, you name it, the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. And maybe we’ll look this foolish a year from now. But we think Apple is in “cruise speed” and expectations have caught up to this superbly-run and innovative company. So we think Apple will grow fast and be in rude health in 2012, but, for once, won’t deviate much from the consensus forecast.
Nokia Will Do OK
Many people are expecting Nokia to be the next RIM–an ignominious collapse. And indeed it has slid a lot. But Nokia is much bigger than RIM and, unlike RIM, its execs aren’t asleep at the wheels. They are pumping out good phones with a good software platform, into one of the world’s biggest phone distribution channels. It will take many years before we see if Nokia and Microsoft will become a strong player in mobile, but next year Nokia will neither do outstandingly nor collapse, but do OK.
Amazon Will Post Serious Losses And Outstanding Revenue Growth
As the price of a Kindle goes down, Amazon’s revenue and losses go up
After years in “harvesting” mode Amazon is back in “investing” mode. Jeff Bezos, the most long-term thinking entrepreneur on Earth, realizes he is looking at some massive opportunities: building a complete digital media distribution ecosystem; building the biggest cloud platform of the 21st century; and, last but not least, eating retail.
All of these opportunities require upfront investment. But because Bezos has been at this before, they will pay off. All of the things that Bezos is investing in–below-cost tablets, perks for Amazon Prime subscribers, data centers for Amazon Web Services–show up as more revenue and less profits. We think you will be surprised next year by how big the losses will be and how fast the revenue will grow.
The New Breed Of Vertical, Entertaimnent-Focused Ecommerce Companies Will Get Huge
With the internet now reaching over a billion people, plenty of vertical markets have reached a tipping point, becoming big enough to support massive companies focused on one product category. Examples include Gilt Groupe for fashion, Warby Parker for glasses, One Kings’ Lane and Fab.com for home decor, and others. With these pioneers leading the way, investment and value creation in this area will proliferate. (Thanks to Silicon Valley demigod Marc Andreessen for reminding us.)
2012 Will Finally Be The Year Mobile Advertising Really Take Off, With At Least One AdNet Going Public
Where usage leads, dollars follow…
Mobile advertising is still tiny compared to internet advertising, let alone all advertising, but it won’t stay that way forever: smartphones are proliferating, outselling even PCs, and will soon reach a scale unseen in the history of computing. This isn’t a bold prediction. What may be bolder is that some mobile ad companies will finally grow huge this year, with a mobile ad network, probably either InMobi or Millenial Media, going public. Mobile isn’t yet taking over the world, but it’s now big enough that some companies are now generating serious revenue and we’ll see more of that.
Rovio Will Open At Least One Store In The US
Rovio is (or at least wants to be) the next Disney: it makes money not so much through the products it’s known for (movies for Disney, games for Rovio), but through tons of merchandise connected to the magic brands these products popularize. Accordingly, Rovio has an ambitious retail strategy of opening amazing Angry Birds stores, and it will probably open one in the US in 2012 (though Europe and China are first).
This Year, Enterprise-Focused Startups Will Blow Up
“Enterprise is sexy.” You’re about to hear that phrase a lot. The stars are all aligned for enterprise startups. Companies are sitting on tons of cash, not knowing what to do with it, because of the economy. Trends like the consumerization of IT, the proliferation of new mobile devices and the cloud have converged, giving a serious opportunity for newcomers to displace the incumbent enterprise software players. 2012 will be a year of big IPOs (like Workday) and big financings (Yammer, Box.net) for ambitious enterprise startups.
You Will See A Ton Of Hype Around “The Internet Of Things”
“The Internet Of Things” is a catchy term revolving around the idea that most everyday objects around us will be equipped with internet-collected electronics, and this will open up new applications. This goes from novelty items like scales that tweet your weight (encouraging you through peer pressure to watch it) to ambitious visions like Jawbone’s steps toward wearable computing. We’re not yet sure if The Internet Of Things will be a huge business or a passing fad, but we’re willing to bet you’ll be hearing a ton about it in 2012.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/12-industry-predictions-for-2012-2011-12#ixzz1hoNesuAU
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និស្សិតសិក្សាបញ្ចប់ថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាបត្រផ្នែកព័ត៌មានវិទ្យានៅ សាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទភ្នំពេញ រតនៈ បានប្រាប់ថា ការអភិវឌ្ឍកម្មវិធីប្រើប្រាស់លើ Android ពិតជាប្រធានបទដ៏គួរឲ្យចាប់អារម្មណ៍។ និស្សិតជំនាញ IT រូបនេះបន្តទៀតថា ការចូលរួមស្ដាប់ការបង្ហាញលើប្រធានបទនេះអាចឲ្យគេយល់ដឹងកាន់តែ ច្រើនពីការអភិវឌ្ឍប្រព័ន្ធប្រតិបត្តិការណ៍ Android ក្នុងទូរស័ព្ទដៃ។ រតនៈ បញ្ជាក់ថា៖ “ជាក់ស្ដែងខ្ញុំប្រើទូរស័ព្ទដែលដំណើរការណ៍ដោយ Android ដូច្នេះខ្ញុំនឹងអាចសិក្សាពីវាបន្ថែមទៀតក្នុងពេលនេះដែរ។
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លោក ប៉េ ឡេង ដែលជាអ្នករៀបចំបទបង្ហាញលើប្រធានបទណែនាំពីការអភិវឌ្ឍកម្មវិធី លើ Android បានឲ្យដឹងថា Topic នេះគឺចង់ឲ្យអ្នកចូលរួមទាំងអស់បានយល់ដឹងបន្ថែមពីការអភិវឌ្ឍ កម្មវិធីលើ Android។ ក្នុងបទបង្ហាញនេះមានណែនាំឲ្យស្គាល់ពី Component មួយចំនួនរបស់ Android បង្ហាញថាតើអ្វីទៅជា Configue តើវាមានប្រយោជន៍អ្វីខ្លះ ហើយក៏អាចយល់ដឹងបន្ថែមពី Activities របស់វាមួយចំនួនផងដែរ។ ការបង្ហាញនេះមានភាពងាយៗ ដើម្បីឲ្យអ្នកចូលរួមឆាប់ចាប់បាន។ លើសពីនេះក៏មានបង្ហាញពីរបៀបបង្កើតកម្មវិធីមួយចំនួនសម្រាប់ប្រើ នៅលើទូរស័ព្ទដៃដែរមានដូចជាកម្មវិធីទស្សន៍ទាយលេខទូរស័ព្ទអីជា ដើម។
BarCamp Phnom Penh 2011 រៀបចំឡើងរយៈពេលពីរថ្ងៃគឺនៅថ្ងៃសោរិ៍និងថ្ងៃអាទិត្យចាប់ពី ម៉ោង ៨ ០០ ដល់ម៉ោង ៥ ០០ រសៀលនៅសាកលវិទ្យាល័យពុទ្ធិសាស្រ្ត។ ប្រិយមិត្ត និងមិត្តៗយុវវ័យដែលមានការចាប់អារម្មណ៍ និងចង់ចែករំលែក ឬមានប្រធានបទអីចង់យកទៅបង្ហាញក៏អាចទៅចូលរួមផងដែរ។
ផ្សាយក្នុងផ្នែក ព័ត៌មានបច្ចេកវិទ្យា ដោយ dy.bunnara
The world’s tallest tower to the height of one kilometer within the next five years will be made in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Dubai tower now world’s tallest tower in Dubai holds the record. The tower height is 828 meters, which opened in 2010.
But within five years that the tower be built to a height of km (kilometer) and so it will be 172 meters taller than Burj Dubai.
This tower is called the Kingdom Tower in the port city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia will be made.
The new tower at a level equal to 530 thousand square meters, is the skyscraper, which will host a Four Seasons hotel, luxury apartments, offices and the panoramic landscape.
According Larpvblyka, the tower will have 59 lifts with a vertical velocity of 10 meters per second. Within one minute and forty seconds with the lift can be thousands of meters from ground level to the last point Pymvd tower. The tower was built with a cost of $ 1.2 billion.
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill designed the tower, two architects from Chicago are responsible.
ដោយ ផន រីណា៖ វិទ្យុ អាស៊ីសេរី
ទីក្រុងថ្មីរបស់ខ្មែរឈ្មោះ ខេមបូឌា ថោន (Cambodia Town) នៅក្នុងក្រុងឡងប៊ិច (Long Beach) រដ្ឋកាលីហ្វ័រញ៉ា (California) សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក ត្រូវបានពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរសម្ដែងការអបអរសាទរយ៉ាងខ្លាំង ក្នុងទិវាលើកផ្លាកសញ្ញាជាផ្លូវការកាលពីថ្ងៃទី១៦ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១១។
គេហទំព័រក្រុងខ្មែរ (Cambodia Town)
លោក សាន រីជឺរ (Richer San) អនុប្រធានទីមួយក្រុមហ៊ុនខ្មែរ ឬហៅថា Cambodia Inc. មានប្រសាសន៍ថា លោកមានមោទនភាពណាស់ដែលពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរត្រូវបានអាជ្ញាធរក្រុងឡងប៊ិច អនុញ្ញាតឲ្យមានទីក្រុងខ្មែរសម្រាប់ទីផ្សារពាណិជ្ជកម្មខ្មែរមួយជាផ្លូវការនៅលើទឹកដីអាមេរិក ហើយថា តំណាងសហគមន៍ខ្មែរបានផ្ដើមគំនិតគ្នាស្នើសុំច្បាប់អនុញ្ញាតទទួលស្គាល់ជាផ្លូវការអស់រយៈពេលជាង ១០ឆ្នាំមកហើយ តែសេចក្ដីសម្រេចជាផ្លូវការ និងដំណើរការទើបបានបញ្ចប់សព្វគ្រប់នៅក្នុងខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំនេះ។
លោកមានប្រសាសន៍បន្ថែមថា ៖ «ដែលយើងចង់ធ្វើនេះវាមានចំណុចសំខាន់ច្រើន។ សំខាន់ជាងគេគឺយើងចង់បន្តនូវវប្បធម៌ទុកឲ្យក្មេងស្រករក្រោយកើតនៅទីនេះ ក្មេងកើតនៅទីនេះគ្នាអត់ដឹងថា ឪពុកម្ដាយហ្នឹងមកពីណា មានទំនៀមទម្លាប់អីទេ។ ខេមបូឌា ថោន ដែលយើងបង្កើតនេះ ដើម្បីថែរក្សាទំនៀមទម្លាប់ប្រពៃណីរបស់យើង»។
លោក ឆាំង សុង ខ្មែរអាមេរិកាំងរស់នៅក្រុងទីក្រុងឡងប៊ិច ថ្លែងប្រាប់វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរីថា ឡងប៊ិចជាទីក្រុងមួយប្រជុំដោយពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរច្រើនជាងគេក្នុងសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក ដែលមានពលរដ្ឋខ្មែររស់នៅជាង ៥ម៉ឺននាក់។ លោកថា ការបើកតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និងវប្បធម៌ក្រុងខ្មែរនេះ ជាទីក្រុងខ្មែរទីមួយក្នុងប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រនៅលើពិភពលោកហើយ ចាប់តាំងពីលោកដឹងក្ដីមក។
លោកថា ទីក្រុងដែលមានឈ្មោះខ្មែរនេះផ្ដល់ប្រយោជន៍ដល់ពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរជាច្រើន ៖ «ទីក្រុងខ្មែរហ្នឹងវាមានគោលបំណងធំជាផ្លូវការពីរ។ ទី១ ដើម្បីរក្សាចែកចាយវប្បធម៌ខ្មែរយើងទៅអាមេរិកាំងបរទេសឯទៀតៗទាំងអស់។ ទី២ ធំបំផុតទៀត គឺជាកន្លែងដែលលើកស្ទួយខ្មែរយើងឲ្យបានរកស៊ីចម្រុងចម្រើនក្នុងសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក។ គោលបំណងមួយទៀតសម្រាប់ខ្ញុំដែលយល់ផ្ទាល់ វាជាស្ពានធំណាស់ដែលចម្លងខ្មែរយើងនៅសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក និងខ្មែរនៅកម្ពុជាឯណោះ មិនដែលមានទេក្នុងប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្ររឿងនេះរឿងធំណាស់»។
ចំពោះការអបអរសាទរ និងការលើកផ្លាកសញ្ញានេះ ម្ចាស់ហាងខ្មែរ វ៉ែនហេង អ្នកស្រី អ៊ីម ផល្លា មានប្រសាសន៍ថា អ្នកស្រីសប្បាយចិត្តណាស់ ដោយសារអ្នកស្រីមានហាងលក់ម្ហូបអាហារខ្មែរដ៏ធំនៅទីនេះសម្រាប់បម្រើសហគមន៍ខ្មែរដូចនៅស្រុកខ្មែរដែរ ៖ «សប្បាយចិត្តណាស់ មានមោទនភាពយ៉ាងខ្លាំងដែលខ្មែរយើងមានឈ្មោះថា ក្រុងខ្មែរនៅឡងប៊ិច នៅក្នុងអាមេរិកនេះ។ ខ្ញុំភ្ញៀវខ្មែរខ្ញុំ ៩០ភាគរយខ្មែរ និយាយតែខ្មែរ ឮតែ China Town (ក្រុងចិន), Korea Town (ក្រុងកូរ៉េ) ឥឡូវខ្មែរយើងមានតំណាងខ្មែរនៅអាមេរិកហ្នឹង ខ្ញុំសប្បាយចិត្ត»។
អតីតប្រធានក្រុមប្រឹក្សាភិបាលនៃទីក្រុងខ្មែរ ឬ Cambodia Town ក្នុងក្រុងឡងប៊ិច អ្នកស្រី សាន សុទ្ធា មានប្រសាសន៍ដែរថា មុននឹងបានទទួលច្បាប់អនុញ្ញាតទទួលស្គាល់ពេញលេញពីអាជ្ញាធរនេះ ពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរនៅទីនោះបានប្រឹងប្រែងជួយគ្នាយ៉ាងពេញទំហឹង រិះរកមធ្យោបាយដើម្បីឲ្យបានការទទួលស្គាល់ជាផ្លូវការ។
អ្នកស្រី សាន សុទ្ធា បន្តដូច្នេះ ៖ «ចំពោះខ្លួនខ្ញុំផ្ទាល់គឺថា យើងមានសេចក្ដីរំភើប ហើយយើងមានមោទនភាពជាខ្លាំង ពីព្រោះកិច្ចការអស់នេះគឺថា ដែលយើងធ្វើហ្នឹង គឺថា មិនមែនបានមកស្រួលទេ ហើយក្នុងរយៈពេលបើយើងគិតអំឡុងពេលទៅ គឺថា តាំងពីក្រុមខ្មែរយើងបានចាប់ផ្ដើមមក គឺតាំងពី២០០១ ហើយរហូតដល់ទៅ២០១១ បើនិយាយពីភ្នំពេញ គឺឡងប៊ិចនេះហើយជាទីពីរ ក្រៅពីភ្នំពេញ»។
តំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និងវប្បធម៌ក្រុងខ្មែរ Cambodia Town, Inc ស្ថិតនៅផ្លូវអាណាហែម លេខ២២១០ E ជាន់ទីមួយ លេខ១០៣ ក្រុងឡងប៊ិច រដ្ឋកាលីហ្វ័រញ៉ា សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក។ ទីក្រុងនេះបានបើកពិធីអបអរសាទរលើកផ្លាកសញ្ញាជាផ្លូវការនៅថ្ងៃទី១៦ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១១ ដែលមានមនុស្សចូលរួមប្រមាណជាង ១០០នាក់៕
‘Something is technically wrong’ said the message that went to some users
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter experienced service disruptions on Tuesday, displaying an older version of the social networking website to some users and becoming completely inaccessible to others.
A message on Twitter’s Web page that provides updates on the service’s status said: “We’ve temporarily disabled #NewTwitter. Our engineers are working on re-enabling it and we’ll update you shortly.”
Twitter, which allows users to send short, 140-character messages to groups of “followers,” has more than 200 million registered accounts and has become a popular communications service with businesses, celebrities and protesters in the Middle East.
Last month Twitter announced that it had moved its infrastructure to a new home at an undisclosed location, which the company said would allow it to constantly “stay abreast” of its capacity needs and provide greater reliability.
But a custom-built datacenter in Utah that was meant to house Twitter’s gear has been plagued with problems, according to people familiar with the matter, forcing Twitter to move most of the site’s operations to a facility in Sacramento, California instead.
Tuesday’s disruptions meant that some people were using the version of the Twitter site that preceded a redesign unveiled in September. Other Twitter users were unable to log on at all, and were greeted with a page informing them that “something is technically wrong” and promising to have things “back to normal soon.”
A Twitter spokeswoman said the company had no details to provide beyond the statements on its special technical status Web page.
YANGON: More than 60 people were killed and dozens injured after a strong earthquake struck Myanmar near its border with Thailand, an official said Friday, as some affected areas remained cut off.
Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, almost 800 kilometres (500 miles) from the epicentre, Hanoi and parts of China during the earthquake on Thursday, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8.
A Myanmar official said dozens of people were killed in areas close to the epicentre and more than 240 buildings had collapsed.
“The death toll has increased to more than 60 now from those areas including Tarlay, Mine Lin and Tachileik townships,” said the official.
“About 90 people were injured from those areas. The officials are still trying to reach some more affected areas. There are some places we cannot reach yet.”
Across the border, Thai authorities said a 52-year-old woman was killed in Mae Sai district after a wall in her house collapsed.
Terrified residents across the region fled their homes, tall buildings swayed and hospitals and schools were evacuated during the tremors.
In Yangon Chris Herink, Myanmar country director for the charity World Vision, said there did not appear to be “catastrophic infrastructure damage” in the affected areas of Kengtung and Tachileik, although buildings were cracked and water supplies disrupted in some areas.
“Of real concern though are the more rural areas. There will be more, I am afraid to say, unhappy information coming throughout the day,” he said.
“It is a hilly area near the border between Thailand and Laos, the so-called Golden Triangle. There is a lot of commerce that goes on in the area.”
World Vision has around 7,000 children sponsored by overseas donors in the affected areas.
“We want to ensure that they and their families are safe, secure and accounted for and to offer assistance to them as a first priority but also to help anyone in the area that has humanitarian needs,” he said.
The quake struck 90 kilometres (60 miles) north of Chiang Rai and 235 kilometres (150 miles) north-northeast of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city and a popular tourist destination.
Thailand’s meteorological department on Friday said it had registered six large aftershocks following the initial quake.
Residents in Chiang Rai city raced from their homes again on Friday morning as a large tremor again shook the ground.
Four pagodas in the historic town of Chiang Saen near the northern Thai border were damaged, including Chedi Luang, where its three-metre (10-foot) long pinnacle crashed to the ground.
The shaking was felt throughout China’s southwest province of Yunnan, according to state-run China National Radio, but no casualties or structural collapses had been reported as of Friday morning.
However, the earthquake reportedly caused cracks in some homes and schools in and around the rugged Xishuangbanna region which borders Myanmar, and fear of aftershocks forced many people in the area to spend the night outdoors.
Some residents of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi fled their homes when the quake shook the city.
Le Huy Minh, assistant director of the national Global Geophysics Institute in the capital, reported no victims or damage.
“There was big panic among the local residents,” as high buildings shook for half a minute, said Nguyen Thai Son, of the institute’s office in northwestern Dien Bien town, 350 kilometres from the epicentre.
But he added there were “neither victims nor material losses here”.
Laos government spokesman Khenthong Nuanthasing said there had been no reports of casualties in his country from the earthquake.
“In Vientiane it was not strong,” he said.
The quake comes two weeks after Japan was hit by a monster earthquake, which unleashed a devastating tsunami that left around 27,000 people dead or missing and triggered a crisis at its Fukushima nuclear plant.
Myanmar and Japan sit on different tectonic plates, separated by the vast Eurasian plate.
No tsunami warning was issued after the Myanmar quake as US seismologists said it was too far inland to generate a devastating wave in the Indian Ocean.
The USGS initially recorded the quake as magnitude 7.0, but later revised it down to 6.8.
Source: Asia Pacific News