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What Are Digital Currencies? –

What Are Digital Currencies? Many people don’t know about them, correct? What I’m asking is how many people around you know about the digital currency. share the experience? I’ve been having some friends who ask me about digital currency, even though they don’t even have a related wallet or know what it is about. I will try to explain them what it’s all about but none actually end up caring, since it won’t make them much money short-term. At any given time, hundreds of digital currencies trade actively. Let’s discuss a few of them. Read more…


Office for Mac 2011 will not be supported on macOS 10.13


Microsoft recently reminds its Office Suite users that “all applications in the Office for Mac 2011 suite are reaching end of support on October 10th, 2017”. And it warmed that “after that date there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or technical content updates.”

Considering that Apple just unveiled macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), the next release of operating system for its Macintosh computers, at the WWDC 2017, a conclusion could be made that Office for Mac 2011 will no longer be supported on the new OS. That means those Mac users who are using Office for Mac 2011 will run into compatible issues if they choose to upgrade to the latest macOS High Sierra.

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The most profitable online celebrity: PewDiePie earns $15 million in 2016

Forbes magazine released the most profitable YouTube online celebrities list of this year. PewDiePie ranked in No.1. He obtained 50 million subscribers and earned $15 million of pretax income in 2016.


This is the second year that Forbes made this most profitable YouTube online celebrities list. PewDiePie becomes the most popular and profitable online celebrity for second time. His individual pretax income is $ 3 million more than next year’s.

Their income data are calculated with how much they earned in a year by June. The statistics are from Nielson, IMDb, agents, attorneys and interviews of celebrities themselves. Read more…


LinkedIn is expected to obtain some vitality from the acquisition made by Microsoft

LinkedIn revealed its Q3 2016 earnings lately. It obtained surprised performance but still got slow user growth. The reason for slow of user growth has connection with the acquisition made by Microsoft.


LinkedIn announced on Thursday that its revenue of Q3 was $ 960 million, increased by 23% yoy. However, the increas of Q3 2015 was 37% yoy.

Brent Thill from UBS claimed that the increase of LinkedIn declined sharply and its business did not run as well as expected. It may give LinkedIn some vitality if Microsoft has the acquisition done soon.

The quarterly documents submitted on Thursday showed that its sales and user growth get close to the highest point and it will be hard to maintain the fast growth rate as it did before. Its growth rate will be declining. Read more…


Supercell acquires 51% share of Frogmind for $ 7.8 million

It is reported that Supercell acquires 51% share of Frogmind. They are both Finland enterprises. The well-known mobile game released by Frogmind is Badland. Supercell paid about $7.8 million to obtain 51% share of Frogmind.


Johannes Vuorinen,who is co-founder of Frogmind, feels this acquisition can help Frogmind and Supercell establish long-term business relationship.

Supercell released Clash of Clans and its 84% share was acquired by Tencent for $ 10.2 million months ago.

It indicates that Supercell attempts to jump out of the exisiting game scale and develop diversified policies by investing other mobile game companies.

Frogmind was established in 2012 for releasing the best games. It released the first edition of Badland in April, 2013 which made a hit.

Vuorinen stated on the blog:” The success of Badland encouraged us to build an independent Studio so that we could deal with other business at the same time. We slowed down our developing pace as we only hired top talents. We hope our team members can work independent.” Read more…


Time will tell us if iPhone sales increase

CNBC quoted from UBS latest report that iPhone sales will increase by 5% in 2017, and with about 20% increase in 2018.


The report of UBS assumed the sales volume of iPhone would be 222 million units in 2017, which is higher than the previous prediction. In addition, it predicted iPhone sales volume would increased to 264 million units in 2018, with an increase of 18%. This reported showed the upgrade increase offset the decline of new user growth.

UBS assumed it is a must for iPhone sales increase as it has a great amount of users and high permeability. It claimed iPhone doesn’t have problem in sales growth, the key is when its sales increase. Read more…


Apple’s 2015 profit accounted for 40% of Silicon Valley companies’

The new iPhone SE draws attention at the company's product launch event Monday, March 21, 2016, at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

It is reported that Apple ranked in the first place in SV150 list of 2016 that San Jose Mercury News made. This list followed the development of Silicon Valley companies.

Even though Apple’s revenue growth slows down a bit, its growth advantage is positive compared with Google parent company Alphabet. Apple’s 2015 revenue was three times as much as Alphabet’s.

IDC John Jackson claimed Apple still has advantages to explore more markets even though it faces much challenge. It has enrich products and services to back up.

The Q1 earnings reported that Apple released was beyond the expectation, however, its revenue, iPhone sales volume and other index are under expectation. Read more…


3 Tech Specialties with Rising Salaries – IT Salary Survey 2016


The financial news has been good for IT professionals. According to the data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT employment grew 3.1% in 2015, and 44% of IT managers who participated in Computerworld’s 2016 IT  Salary Survey said they expect to expand their IT staffs this year.

Salaries are also increasing. But pay raises are higher in some IT disciplines than they are in others. “The competition for some niche skills is driving up salaries for those positions. In some areas for some skills there are rapid gains; in other areas the gains are more modest or flat,” says Time Herbert, senior vice president of research and market intelligence at the nonprofit trade organization CompTIA.  Read more…


Hulu plans to barge into film market to rival Netflix

Bloomberg quoted from the confirmed source that American video website Hulu followed its rivals Netflix and Amazon to barge into film market. It is going to purchase the film rights at this Sundance Film Festival.


If the news source is true, it means Hulu will provide its original film debut. It indicates Hulu carries out strategic shift.

To its consumers, Hulu’s value was from its TV programmes that is difference from Netflix and Amazon. However, such advantage might not last longer.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Hulu is now negotiating with Time Warner for importing its popular episodes to Hulu website. But Time Warner is considering the cooperation might affect the interest of its shareholders as it will lead to the loss of subscription.

If Hulu barges into the film market, it needs to purchase more original contents, such as movies and TV shows. Even though Hulu has its own original content, its quality and quantity can not compete with Netflix.

The confirmed source indicated that the film rights that Hulu purchases will be displayed at cinemas and on website. It is not sure whether they will be released on the same date.

Hulu made a deal with IFC Films last week, Hulu purchased several documentaries, inlcuding Weiner, King Georges and Cif of Gold.

By April, 2015, Hulu obtained 9 million subscribers. Besides Hulu, Netflix and Amazon will also purchase the film rights of popular movies at Sundance Film Festival.


Security is crucial to IoT market success


Growth of the IoT (Internet of Things) will be slowed or stunted if the industry fails to be proactive about data security, according to IoT Security Foundation.

Failure to get security right could stall the whole IoT market, according to the IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF). Read more…