Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Since the presence of iOS 8, Apple started accepting third-party keyboard application. Some alternatives also appear. One of these applications from Android SwiftKey.
Now, iPhone users will have a more diverse selection. Reported ColekcolekTekno, Monday (18/01/2016) of TheNextWeb, Microsoft is testing a special keyboard application for iPhone users.
It was known from an e-mail sent Microsoft's "Windows Insiders", a group of developers who are specialized test Microsoft beta program or application. E-mail that contains a beta version of the iOS keyboard application.
This is a progressive step from Microsoft. Even so, it is hard to imagine a software company that profited from the keyboard iOS app besutannya
Because the application was allegedly not paid as well as SwiftKey. Monetization be plausible if the application is bundled with the keyboard iOS Bing search engine services.
Problem is, Microsoft has not commented.
According to some sources, iOS keyboard Microsoft's more convenient to use than SwiftKey. One distinct feature is the integration of a cursor on a keyboard that facilitates navigation through text.
More details have not been disclosed. Allegedly, this application will be available in the next few months. But again, Microsoft is still reluctant to comment.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
After a day after the announcement of the Chief Executive Officer WhatsApp Jan Koum, a sudden notification is sent to all users WhatsApp. The messaging app is now free.
Yes, complete the notification that reads, "As a courtesy we have granted lifetime service to your account."
Or translated, "As a sign of hospitality, we have given a lifetime of service to your account."
ColekcolekTekno watchlist, Wednesday (20/01/2016), while checking the Account and Payment Info, seen that the expiration date turned into a lifetime of service.
Though commonly seen in these parts is a service expiration date one year after the first active period, the subscription fee of Rp 12,000 per year and the method of payment is by credit card or Google Wallet.
In addition, at the bottom of any information appears stating that the service WhatsApp tethered to the phone number listed. Users can freely change the device, reinstall, or update the software, as long as the phone number remains the same.
Previously, it announced its intention to exempt Koum WhatsApp service in 2016. He also said the move will make Facebook's messaging application was flooded with advertisements.
Koum is pioneering a new monetization strategies, offering paid services with additional features specifically for the enterprise. They will begin testing this model in the near future.
Just to note, during this WhatsApp was free during the first year and charging Rp 12,000 per year for the next use. But as long as the service wear it, people can still extend its services without charge.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The South Korean government set up a fund of 80 trillion won, equivalent to Rp 917 trillion in order to develop local and foreign startups in the country.
Startup investment activities concentrated into Pangyo city, which is located in southern Seoul. During this time the city was already known as the "Silicon Valley" of South Korea and is home to the tech giant Cocoa and Nexon.
As reported by ColekcolekTekno of ZDNet, Monday (01/18/2016), the State Ginseng development plan was announced by the Minister of Science, Information and Planning the Future of South Korea in a report to President Park Geun-hye.
They divide the funds into several posts, namely direct investment amounted to 8 trillion won, equivalent to Rp 91.5 trillion, loans amounted to 49 trillion won, equivalent to Rp 560 trillion, as well as a deposit of 23 trillion won, equivalent to Rp 263 trillion.
This investment will help South Korea build a startup in the city center Pangyo and encourage them to expand outside the country.
But not limited to their investment in the local digital pioneering effort. South Korea will also provide assistance and administrative keuandan on people or foreigners startup.
The effort will be supported, among others, related to the field of IT, robotics, biology, health, smart cars, new energy and raw materials.
In addition, South Korea will also build a cultural center as well as content hologam, virtual reality (VR), computer graphics and 3D media in the city of Sangam, Seoul.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Institute of human rights activists Amnesty International found the practice of child labor in a number of technology companies and automotive. Some of them are Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft.
The companies mentioned are not directly involved. However, it is done by the supplier of raw materials for their products.
Amnesty International together with non-governmental organizations, Afrewatch, find the problem of child labor is currently investigating cobalt mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In fact, there were children aged 7 years and paid only about 2 dollars per day.
African countries is indeed a major source of cobalt and accounted for nearly half the supply of cobalt in the world.
As reported by ColekcolekTekno of Techcrunch, Wednesday (01/20/2016), both organizations focus on investigating the Congo Dongfang Mining (CDM) and Huayou Cobalt, which is a subsidiary of mining company of China and Korea.
The company buys cobalt from traders operating in areas vulnerable to child labor. Furthermore, cobalt sold to a manufacturer of battery components are used to make batteries and automotive technology company orders.
Amnesty International found there are 16 multinational companies that are registered as customers Huayou Cobalt. They had contacted each company and get a different answer.
Samsung SDI for example, the division that deals with the manufacture of batteries claimed never associated with Huayou Cobalt or DRM. They also claimed to always do a written evaluation and review directly on various human rights issues to the health and safety of workers
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
JAKARTA, The government, through the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs has set a roadmap of e-commerce Indonesia. The plan is the roadmap that will be used as a national program in late January 2016.
The decision was set out in a coordination meeting between the Minister for Economic Affairs Nasution with the Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, Minister of Planning Djalil, Kenteri Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, Trade Minister Thomas Lembong, Head of Creative Economy Triawan Munaf, as well as Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Ronald Waas.
Meetings are held on Thursday (01/16/2016) night was also attended by a number of Echelon 1 and 2 of the ministries or agencies, representatives of E-commerce Association of Indonesia (IDEA), PT Pos Indonesia as well as representatives of the Association of Indonesian Shipping Services (Asperindo).
Head of Information and Public Relations Kemenkominfo, Ismail Cawidu in its official statement mentions three keputasan taken there.
First, the formalization roadmap e-commerce. Secondly, the appointment of Programme Management Unit (PMU) for mengordinasi ministries or agencies in the implementation of the roadmap. Thirdly, the form of the official launch of the roadmap plan at the end of January.
Formalization of e-commerce roadmap had actually started earlier formulated since December 2014, as a follow up of the directives President so that the industry can grow.
There are two states as a reference the development of e-commerce in the country, namely the United States and China. Each with a completely different model, one driven by the private sector, while others are driven entirely by the government.
Then on 10 April 2015 and held a workshop to develop the six areas of e-commerce that requires cooperation among stakeholders. The area is a matter of financing, taxation, consumer protection, telecommunications infrastructure, logistics, as well as aspects of education and human resources.
Implementation of the roadmap is expected to help raise the value of e-commerce industry is expected the country will reach 130 billion US dollars or equivalent to Rp 1,818 trillion in 2020.