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Infographics research: New Year's online shopping

1 year, 6 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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The audience of the searcher of DuckDuckGo grew by 70% in a year

1 year, 6 months ago

Privacy as key to success?




DuckDuckGo, startup of the search engine focused on a privacy of the users continues to grow enough in high gear.

So, on December 15, the resource reached a point of 3,25 billion search queries for this year, according to the published traffic statistics. It is 74% more than for the same period last year. On Monday, December 14, the searcher for the first time gained more than 12 million direct requests.

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Seagate: winchesters will remain with us 20 more years

1 year, 6 months ago


The first hard drive was released in the history by the IBM company in far 1956, and by the beginning of the 1980th HDD of steel of the main a data storage device for all types of computers. Someone says that winchesters became outdated and time to replace them with much more effective SSD came. But in reality the "outdated" technology did not settle the potential yet. According to the Seagate Technology company, winchesters will not leave the market of 15-20 more years. To adapt to modern requirements, in hard drives a number of the innovation technologies will be implemented.

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Infographics about financial and technology revolution in China

1 year, 6 months 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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What the geography of points of Starbucks can tell about an economic and social situation in society

1 year, 6 months ago


In our blog on Geektimes we write about the technologies involved in restaurant business much — for example, about systems of automation like Jowi or search engines for the choice of an institution. Restaurants and cafe — important part of an ecosystem of business of the majority of the countries, and sometimes it is possible to use information on points of presence of these or those network institutions for an assessment of an economic and social situation in society.

Having used data of population census in the USA, the website Eater carried out the analysis of a location of the institutions Starbucks depending on a standard of living and racial structure of the population as of October, 2015. We present to yours short retelling of this research.

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Consumer Reports selected the most reliable notebooks: all productions of Apple

1 year, 6 months ago
The Consumer Reports log which is engaged in reviews of consumer goods and services published results of the research devoted to the most reliable notebooks. As experts of the log defined, at the top of the list of the most reliable notebooks there are MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. As the parameter for reliability assessment the percent of breakdowns of the device for the first three years from the moment of its purchase was accepted. As it became clear, at MacBook Air this indicator makes 7%, and at MacBook Pro — 9%.

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Generally successful people are interested in online courses

1 year, 6 months ago
The Science log publishes John Hansen's (John Hansen) research from Harvard and Justina Reicha (Justin Reich) from MIT devoted to the social analysis of those people who use the online courses Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for increase of level of own education. It became clear that on the Internet the people with rather high social status living in areas with more secure population than average Americans mainly use availability of such services.

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Discussion: Why the majority of songs last on average 3-5 minutes

1 year, 6 months ago


St. Petersburg Baskervil (Peter Baskerville): It is result of technical restriction which became the standard – the industry of popular music accepted it, supported and began to use in commercial interests. As it is possible to give an example the project based by Mac Powell (Mac Powell) and Fernando Ortega (Fernando Ortega).

Everything began in the 20th years of the 20th century when 10-inch (25 cm) phonograph records on 78 revolutions per minute bypassed competitors and became the most popular audiocarrier. Rough methods of drawing tracks on a plate and a thick needle for their reading limited write time duration on each party of a plate about three minutes.

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Travel online in Russia

1 year, 7 months ago
In this post we want to share with you our new infographics on the basis of the research DataInsight on a subject Travel online. On it we showed who and why traveled this year, and also what competitiveness of the Russian tourist sphere on the international scene. If your travel-project, information to you it is very useful. For communication on any questions and questions of connection of payment acceptance in this industry you can submit the application on the Pay-Travel page is a specialized payment solution for the companies of the tourist industry.

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The Oxford dictionary called the word of year of an emodza "The person with tears of joy"

1 year, 7 months ago
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Photo of Emojipedia.org

In the official blog of the Oxford dictionary it was declared that not the word, but emodz officially famous as "The person with tears of joy" (Face With Tears of Joy) became the word of 2015 …. Authors of the dictionary claim that this character best of all describes habits, moods and cares of people in the coming to an end year in spite of the fact that it had strong rivals.

The statistics of the use of an emodza "The person with tears of joy" was received thanks to cooperation with the SwiftKey company releasing mobile application for predictive input. It became clear thatimage emodz are 20% more popular than others in Great Britain, and in the USA this indicator is only a little lower — 17%. In general the use of this character grew from 4% in 2014 to 9% in 2015.

Other winner words in general display the problems of modern society which are especially connected with instability in the Middle East and the Internet.

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