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Podcasts in the 2016th – it is perspective and disturbs mass media

1 year, 11 months ago


Today again there are actual trends which were popular ten years ago: podcasts from a hobby gradually turn into professional activity, and many companies create the platforms keeping development of this new business direction.

Feeling of a deja vu


What now happens to podcasts already happened to blogs in 2004. The huge number of qualitative projects is created, public attention grows, the format changes. Podcasts as well as blogs in due time, help to realize the creative potential of authors – the quantity of the generated content is so huge that nobody can evaluate it fully.

The question is in what future is prepared to podcasts? Whether there will be to them what happened to blogs over the last ten years? Having traced development of the various world of blogs, it is possible to learn many useful lessons that it is necessary and that should not be done in this environment.

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Sound #28 — the Podcast about audio equipment and an ecosystem of a sound

1 year, 11 months ago
With you "Sound" – transfer for those who live works, has a rest and moves, listening to favourite music or podcasts. In this show we speak simple words about devices and technologies, we deal with the principles of their work and we acquaint you with an ecosystem of a good sound from And to I.

In the 28th release we discuss New Year's sales and we concern a subject of a double blind method about which many wrote in comments to a podcast "Sound" in Russian-speaking iTunes.

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Infographics research: New Year's online shopping

1 year, 12 months ago
We in PayOnline already feel New Year's Eve peak of sales, at this time turnover of payments noticeably increases. The idea to collect in one post several researches on this subject seemed to us interesting. It would be desirable to begin with the fact that the GFK company in cooperation with PayPal defined trends of New Year's online shopping among 5000 Internet users in Russia, Hungary, Poland, Turkey and the Czech Republic by Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI). The main output — purchases on the Internet before New year became already usual for Russians. 65,1% of the Russian respondents at least once purchased gifts online. Only 18,4% never did it. 56,2% of participants of research confirmed that they at least once bought gifts from the smartphone or the tablet.


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Infographics about financial and technology revolution in China

2 years ago
imageIn the annual letter to shareholders the CEO of JPMorgan Jamie Dimon warned investors and bankers about that, "that the Silicon Valley comes".

In 1997 Bill Gates spoke: "We do not need banks. We need services which they provide".

And nevertheless many people still do not believe that financial technologies will exert considerable impact on banks. Fortunately, we just have interesting data on this subject. The infographics given in this material reflects the value of damage which Alipay and other similar companies caused to the banking sector in China. If all this time you did not believe that financial technologies will change the banking sector to unrecognizability, think of it once again.

The publication is prepared for the corporate blog PayOnline, the company which is just the representative of financial that of the industry and actively provides services of payment acceptance on the website.

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Trial emission of the national World cards

2 years ago


Today seven Russian banks started release of plastic cards "World". The National System of Payment Cards (NSPC) has to compete with the American Visa and MasterCard and to secure the Russian Federation financial system. Mass release of millions of World cards will take place in the second half of 2016.

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What the hardware-startup begins with: Command and prototype

2 years ago


If I was given one ruble every time when I hear the phrase "as hard and to be engaged risky in development of electronics", I, for certain, would lie on the beach now, drinking cocktail, but would not write this post.

Permanent repetition of the phrase "is very heavy to develop today electronics" to nobody yet brought notable benefit: whether it be assembly of a prototype or search of the reliable contractor who would create a cool scalable product. Such approach will not allow you to feel more surely during delivery of the product to retail firms. Of course, to attract financing with such philosophy similarly it will not turn out.

Let's not be fond too of morals, and we will better consider real data. Of course, they represent the average, generalized and approximate values received by me on the basis of my experience of design, production and sale of electronics over the past few years.

These data can be not absolutely exact and depend more on huge number of parameters: consider that it is rather approximate values, than some strict rules. So, went.

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Development of electronics: Process and product

2 years ago


One of the most famous expressions in the world of startups is the immortal phrase of Zuckerberg "Move quickly and destroy everything on the way". Even in spite of the fact that Facebook already replaced the slogan, speed still to be highly appreciated in the Silicon valley.

Entrepreneurs constantly declare the activity, using such phrases as "I created this project for days off" or "we carry out five iterations a day". Investors brag of the companies from the portfolio which "cannot be stopped" and urge the companies "to do quicker and more".

Speed – one of necessary living conditions in the environment of startups. It allows small and modest startups to advance the large and influential companies. Reduction of the cycle Build-Measure-Learn (we implement, we measure, we draw conclusions) is of great importance for a startup survival.

High speed – a good indicator for the software company, however it can easily ruin the hardware-companies if founders do not learn to control a situation properly.

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The Privatbank begins to work with cryptocurrency of Bitcoin

2 years ago


The largest bank of Ukraine "Privatbank" reported about end today testing of service which allows to accept payment for goods in bitcoins, writes PSM7. At the same time on the settlement account of the seller hryvnias (arrive under a working condition with the Ukrainian interet-acquiring), dollars (acquiring of the USA) or euro (the European acquiring).

News the head of e-commerce of division of "Privatbank" Christina Karamzina at conference "reported Cross-border e-commerce about the beginning of work of "Privatbank" with cryptocurrency: import to Ukraine".

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The threshold of duty-free Internet trade can be cancelled. Or not?

2 years ago


The next attack of activity in the field of ordering of foreign Internet purchases happened suddenly — on November 23 the working group of council EEC (Euroasian Economic Commission) of the beginning discussion of the new project about reduction of the threshold of duty-free Internet trade with present 1000 to 150 euros a month.

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ModPOS – a trojan to sale

2 years ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! It is known that sales volumes, the large-scale actions by retailers made in days increase on orders. And these days hackers have a fine opportunity to approve the perspective types of cyberarms created for active redistribution of cash flows in the most "field" conditions. About such malware – a new trojan of ModPOS, to be exact its most current release which is masterly ground under retailers of the USA and Eastern Europe was told by group of virus analysts of iSight Partners. And this animal, dear readers, is worth it to learn about him "beforehand".


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