Monthly Archives: June 2016

Amazon might introduce more Dash buttons to explore business

The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon Dash button will be cooperated with more brands so that users could realize shopping with this button on this online retail giant.

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In accordance with the internal documents and confirmed source, Amazon attempts to attract more consumers to shop by using the Dash button. Dash is a tiny entity button which connects with the internet directly.

Only a singly click by the consumers could they shop the measurable toilet paper and cleanout fluid via Amazon platform. It is unclear that which new brands would cooperate with Dash button.

Dash button was being released for a year this April. Amazon announced dozens of new cooperative partners on this first anniversary which led to the Dash buttons were more than 100. It is worth noting that Amazon introduced this Dash button on April fool’s day, 2015. Many of reporters thought it was a joke.

The public research statistics show that Dash button improved some sales for Amazon, but consumers did not make strong reaction to this device. Slice intelligence revealed a report in March, showing that under half of consumers used this device to purchase goods among the Dash button consumers.

The aim of Dash button is to help Amazon to enhance consumers loyalty. It could avoid them purchasing goods from nearby groceries and convenient stores.

To its Prime subscribers, Dash button is a free service for them. Consumers need to prepay $4.99 as the fee of Dash button, however, Amazon will return this fee after their first order made.

7 Excellent Management Rules Concluded by LindedIn HR Director

Lately, Microsoft announced to acquire LinkedIn at $ 26.2 billion. However, LinkedIn has the independence to manage business. LinkedIn has its own management mode since its establishment. Chairman& founder Reid Hoffman, CEO Jeff Winer and HR director Pat Wadors made great efforts to have this business mode built.

1. The Alliance 2014 version redefined the relationship between administrators and employees. It explained how an excellent leader to keep excellent employees by stating to team up with employees. In LindedIn, the excellent department director would always encourage and inspire his fellows to grow by availing of all kinds of challenges and chances.

2. The department directors keep communicating with its team workers in succession during the year. Wadors feels communication is not surprise but it scissors and paste.

3. They are goal oriented. An excellent administrator makes sure that its fellows know the team goal and discuss how to achieve its goal every now and then.

4 . He inspires the employees with positive opinions and tell them how to think and work out the problem.

5. Excellent administrator encourages employees to make adventures at some point. They make challenge for better LinkedIn besides doing their own job and conclude the experience from failure.

6.  He delivers the idea of development and direction to its team workers so that they could adapt to the whole situation.

7. He expresses his requirements to team workers in time. Wadors considered the best example of LinkedIn is Jeff Weiner.

EU investigated whether Microsoft misused data concerning LinkedIn acquisition

It reported that EU was investigating the case that Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in case of data misuse. Margrethe Vestager claimed that EU antitrust agency will investigate whether the data Microsoft obtained by the acquisition has durability or not. Microsoft might cause inconvenience for others or let others copy data so that others will have access to enter the market.

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When EU committee assessed the deal that Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the data was the key concern they made. But the commissioner was Vestager’s former officer and made the decision that the data would not cause any worries.

Vestager once warmed that the data would cause competitive problems even though the regulators have not found them yet. It did not mean that they would not find the problems.

James Cakmak who works for Monness Crespi Hardt &Co. claimed that the investigation of WhatsApp acquisition was stricter than LinkdedIn’s based on the data analysis. LinkedIn has 100 million users in European countries, while Facebook has 350 million users there. The growth track of WhatsApp is different from LinkedIn’s.

It made a great hit in the Tech industry when Microsoft announced to acquired LinkedIn last week. Microsoft aimed to make more achievements profession social networking field by acquiring LinkedIn.

It made a vision that users could use LindedIn profile as the core of their work and life. It planned to put LinkedIn to work with Windows, Outlooks, Skype, Office, Excel and PowerPoint and so on.

Microsoft claimed that the acquisition of LinkedIn needed to be approved by EU, supervision departments of the United States, Canada and Brazil.
Microsoft has faith in finishing this deal by the end of 2016.

Mobile app downloads decline

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With the popularity of smartphones, the mobile apps were warmly welcome and led to apps’ release. There are a great amount of apps on the market. However, the upsurge of apps has gone, mobile users are no longer to keen on downloading apps. Therefore, the mobile app downloads declined greatly.

Users rarely redownload apps as long as they are as popular as Snatchat and Uber.

Re/code reported that Apple released Apple Store in 2008 which contributed to an upsurge of app downloads. However, this upsurge has gone.

Of course, there are still developers launching new apps, but the downloads decline a lot.

SensorTower reported that the US app downoads for top 15 declined by more than 20% Yoy this May as the largest platforms are showing maturation.

Judged by the international market, the smartphone markets are still increasing which leads to mobile apps increase. But the increase rate slows down.

Among the international top 15 apps( exlcusive US), the downloads just increased by 3% in May.

Some apps downloads are exceptional, such as Snatchat and Uber app. They both received a surprised increase.

The Snapchat downloads were 13 million times in May, 2015, while it increased to 27 million times this May. What’s more, the growth rate of Uber downloads is more than 100%.

The increased downloads of Snapchat is more than social networking giant Facebook’s in US.

Some well-known Apps also suffered downloads decline from last May to this May. The downloads of Whatsapp decreased by 7.6% while Facebook Messenger declined by 18.4%. Instagram downloads decreased by 3.7% and YouTube’s decrease rate was 20.1%.

Medium acquires Superfeedr to promote feeds service

Medium just acquires a startup company named Superfeedr. Its API could fasten RSS, Atom and JSON feeds. Superfeedr will enable Medium generate feeds that contain subscribing items and feed them in real time to compatible PubSuHubbub services.

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From the statement on Superfeedr’s official website, its client included IFTTT, About.me, Etsy and Player FM. Superfeedr will continue to service these clients when the acquisition is done.

You might wonder its RSS subcription goes to an end. Even though only senior news readers use RSS to concern news, RSS and Atom still develop well. In fact, a lot of API and services reply on these feeds.

For instance, Flipboard, Web Crawler, Podcast player, Apple News all need to avail of feeds to collect structred data from content creators. The objects that Superfeedr serves includes content services that contains a lot of feeds and services need to obtain a great amount of feeds.

As we all known, Medium is a large-scaled content publisher. Superfeedr team will be responsble for the beautiful feeds that Medium could generate in a short time and introduce them to the right place. What’s more, users could activate RSS feeds on Medium settings to enjoy the full content.

Meidum engages itself in creating a platform that connects with all the networking sites. Medium aims at developing into a more open community. The importance is to make sure that Medium users could control its content.

Superfeedr once obtained an undisclosed finance from Betaworks and Mark Cuban. Medium did not reveal the specific agreements in terms of this acquisition.