sábado, 13 de septiembre de 2014


The two Internet giants Google and Amazon are competing for dominance. With the purchase of the streaming service Twitch Amazon Google has trumped. In other markets rubbing their rivals. 

  PT competitors Google and Amazon 

For so many it was a surprise, the recent purchase from Amazon. For $ 970 million the Internet giant bought the video service for gamers Twitch. This Amazon trumped the Internet giant Google, which should have been also interested, according to media reports at Twitch. 

The streaming service Twitch was not founded until 2011. But he does not transfer movies, series or music, but live computer games. About Twitch publish more than a million users live recordings of video games, the gameplay can be commented on by viewers. The users include players such as publishers, game developers, and others. According to the ad-supported platform Twitch there is a month more than 55 million people who watch on your PC, your smartphone or tablet, compete like other players worldwide in computer games against each other. 

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  Boy in computer game 

It used to be played at home, now others can about Twitch world participate in computer games. 

Google could benefit from the users of Twitch. Approximately two hours per day they spent an average online last year. So they would have been welcome addressees for ads placed on Google's marketing platform 'AdWords' matching specific keywords. 

The purchase of Amazon could thus be a sign that the online retailer is more in future compete with Google for advertising revenue. Mainly because Amazon was only recently pushed forward with its new product "Amazon Sponsored Links" in the advertising market. 

The advertisements on Twitch are therefore probably no longer run on Google in the future, but over the advertising portal from Amazon, says the Wall Street Journal. So Amazon could make enormous profits. 

And Amazon sees Twitch obviously a good complement to his own devices, which enable all mobile games like the Fire smartphone, tablets and set-top boxes. Already have Twitch users on Fire a convenient platform to see video games and publish them. Eventually, Amazon could also integrate the streaming technology of Twitch in their own devices. 

Battle in the Clouds 

The gaming market is a battlefield on which Amazon rubs with its rival Google. Another theater of war is in the clouds, on cloud services. In this section, Amazon has not yet ahead. "The cloud is a huge growth market and Amazon here is the 800 pound gorilla," said Jagdish Rebello, a technology analyst at think tank IHS Global Insight. "In providing pure cloud services Amazon has more expertise." And Amazon is not content to stand still. 

Amazon Zocalo is the new data sharing service that was introduced as a direct competitor to the more detailed Google Docs. This new service is being offered as part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The offer runs on various devices and allows users documents, spreadsheets, presentations, web pages, PDF documents or just texts to share. 

Amazon also has a big lead in offering services that are tailored to the individual customer. So everyone his favorite music or movies from Amazon Download or watch Prime. 

  Google data center in Pryor, Photo: AP 

Google can on huge server farms rely 

But Google also operates in the cloud and has thereby have the advantage of much greater storage capacities on its global server network. Thus, Google's customers mail service Gmail, the social media site Google+ and other free services provided. 

Advertising is the key 

Experts believe that Google will continue to penetrate the cloud market by providing data and services free of charge. Financed the whole thing about advertising. "Advertising is everything," says Charles Bartlett, a science and technology blogger from California. "About displaying the Internet is monetized." 

Google understand better than others that online advertising is more targeted and effective than traditional advertising, says Bartlett. An example: "If you watch a youtube video, the ads are displayed to fit on recent Google searches," said Bartlett. 

In this sense, Amazon has only started to show Amazon ads on its shopping platform. Rebello of IHS Global Insight's believes this strategy is its "closed systems", the shopping and cloud services, Amazon would try to repeat the principle that has worked so well for Apple. "If a company controls all elements of its offer, which leads to a better customer experience," said Rebello. 

Consumer and Education 

Another growth area in which the two competing Internet giants, consumer products are. Amazon has its Kindle e-reader and a tablet on offer. Google holds with the Nexus smartphones and Chromebook laptops, however. 

  Students in classrooms with screens that Google is called. Photo: Sebastian Kahnert 

Google wants in the classroom 

In education, Google would try Amazon forestall, my observer of the scene. "Chromebooks from Google are often used in schools," says Bartlett. "They are cheap and the software is free of charge." 

The "Google Blackboard" would be used by more and more teachers, says Bartlett. With it, teachers can organize their everyday life, can write, for example, tests or announce scores. Google signaled the teachers: ".! The service is free So here is the virtual classroom," says Bartlett. And that could be an excellent way to establish your brand among teachers, principals, parents and students. 

Drone Wars? 

Not only in the virtual clouds, but also in the real sky, the next battleground of the two giants appears to be. Both Amazon and Google are currently testing drones with which products are to be brought to the buyers. With Google's "Project Wing" and Amazon's "Prime Air" have been simulated as the supply could moderate packages work. 

  Amazon delivery drone, Photo: Amazon 

Amazon is already testing the delivery drones 

Starting next year, the American Federal Aviation Administration will allow such commercial drone flights. Nevertheless, experts believe that it will take years to be drones used on a large scale - if at all. For trees, power poles, low-flying aircraft and other objects continue to cause major problems. 

But there would be areas of application. So believe Blogger Charles Bartlett, Google and Amazon could continue to compete in the supply of drones to orders from the government and NGOs. In addition, one day drones could be very useful to provide aid to disaster areas, which are otherwise difficult to reach. The military could continue to supply drones over its soldiers on the front with supplies. The search for the technology companies after the next growth markets know no borders, says Jagdish Rebello.

After announced by U.S. President Barack Obama strategy must change the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS, formerly ISIS) is now expected in Syria with U.S. air attacks. So far,

After announced by U.S. President Barack Obama strategy must change the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS, formerly ISIS) is now expected in Syria with U.S. air attacks. So far, the U.S. Air Force has the Sunni extremists bombed only in Iraq but in Syria left unmolested. In addition, the U.S. government wants to force as moderate rebels more than before upgrade and train for the fight against IS. As many partners from NATO and the Middle East to support the action. This involves According to experts, in the case of Syria only to fighting terrorism - and not a solution for the three and a half years of conflict. 

Obama wants to push back the IS-impact, without too deeply entangled in the Syrian civil war, according to Julien Barnes-Dacey of the think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). U.S. air strikes should help moderate the rebels though, to stand up to the far most superior IS organizations. Support for this rebel that would change the balance of power against both the IS and to the regime of Bashar al-Assad was, however, not planned. "There is no comprehensive strategy to help the rebels a decisive victory in Syria," said Barnes-Dacey in the DW-conversation. Unlike in Iraq, the United States wanted to stay at a distance as possible in Syria. Reason for this is that Obama is the fragmented and weakened opposition not zutraue a real victory. 

Help for rebels as a gesture 

The announced military aid is the Swedish Syria experts Aron Lund that inter alia a political gesture. With this support, the Obama seeks the consent of Congress, let him turn to the Americans and the insurgents. "This is to show that he not only bombed the page, but also against Assad is going on," Lund says the Obama speech. The President had stressed:. "In the fight against IS we can not rely on one-Assad regime that terrorized his people, a regime that will never regain its lost legitimacy us" An action against the Syrian leadership he has, however, not indicated. 

  An IS-fighter waves a flag over a captured Syrian fighter aircraft (Photo: AP) 

Two and a half weeks ago conquered IS Fighter Syrian military airport Tabka English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar...

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as umbrella organization for moderate forces welcomed the announcement of Obama. Whether U.S. air attacks would the SNC and Free Syrian Army's really come on IS-benefit objectives, however, is open. In the struggle between the Assad regime, the "Islamic State" and other rebel groups, the Assad troops could be beneficiaries. If the growing pressure of the IS-terrorist militia subsides on the regime, the more this forces has released for the fight against the moderate opposition. "That's probably good for Assad," Lund assess the possible air strikes against IS. The Syrian president would also exploit these attacks for its propaganda. "That helps him to present himself as the protector of the West against terrorism," says Lund. If the United States, the IS-militia bombed instead of the Syrian government forces, the show, who is regarded as the real threat to the West. 

Hardly expected protest against U.S. action 

Already in August 2013, after the use of chemical weapons in the vicinity of Damascus, seemed US air attacks possible in Syria. At that time, however, positions of the regime had been targeted. President Obama had previously defined the use of chemical weapons as a "red line." If this would be exceeded, Washington originally wanted to intervene. For an intervention to, Russia had then protested. Moscow is allied with Damascus and has blocked several resolutions of the UN Security Council on Syria with his veto. The USA finally renounced attacks. A broad diplomatic front against a U.S. intervention not expect Barnes-Dacey in the case of Terrorganisation IS: "There is an international consensus on the threat posed by the 'Islamic state'." 

  A soldier of the Free Syrian Army in front of a tank in Deir el-Zor in June 2013 (Photo: Reuters) 

The rebels of the Free Syrian Army always inspect fewer cities in Syria 

The ECFR expert criticizes Obama mainly from the perspective of counterterrorism on Syria look: "As long as the political reasons for the growth of the 'Islamic state' are not addressed, you can not get to the root of the problem." However, Washington seems to be missing in addition to a clear strategy and the force for a solution to the Syrian war. "This is another attempt by the USA to manage the conflict in Syria, but not to resolve it," Lund judgment on Obama's rate against IS. "I doubt that the United States are currently prepared to take economically, politically and militarily on themselves."

Are countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt really trusted partner in the fight against the murderous gangs of the "Islamic state" (IS)? No, they are not. Saudi Arabia has even a brutal and deeply

Are countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt really trusted partner in the fight against the murderous gangs of the "Islamic state" (IS)? No, they are not. Saudi Arabia has even a brutal and deeply undemocratic system of government based on the sharia. Qatar massively supported the Muslim Brotherhood in the region - including militant groups such as Hamas. Although Egypt again fought rigorously the Muslim Brotherhood, can be more radical groups like the Salafists, however, always run free so as not to alienate its most important donors in Saudi Arabia. 

In particular, had the "Sunni axis" from Gulf States and Turkey for a long time no problem at all with the terrorists of the IS. You can grant IS aware and at least indirectly even supported as long as they saw the terrorists a useful tool in the fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. For Assad is known ally of Shiite Iran, the Sunni Saudi Arabia bitterly vying for regional supremacy for many years. 

Sunni states could provide long IS 

Even as the fanatics of the IS overran the city of Mosul and their reign of terror stretched over large parts of Iraq, the Sunni States initially remained remarkably passive. For it was obvious that the terrorists had allied themselves with local Sunni groups against the former, Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad, which was the same as the Syrian regime closely tied in with the Iranian regime. This development they would not oppose prematurely. To overthrow the hated Shiite Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, the Sunni states was evidently important at this time, as the IS-terrorists to halt. 

  German wave Rainer Sollich Arab editors 

Rainer Sollich, Arab department of Deutsche Welle 

Nevertheless, the alliance of the United States with the Sunni states is no alternative. Without their support, the fight against IS not win. Even if the IS can be financed by smuggling and forced taxes well even now, it remains important to dry out the private financial sources of terrorists, particularly in the Gulf region. The United States also need to use and overflight rights in the region in order to attack the terrorists in Iraq and in the future in Syria effectively. Even the military intervention itself is no alternative. Where all the people groups should be exterminated and innocent people beheaded in front of cameras with inhuman malice, can be countered only by force. 

What price must be paid? 

The participation of the Arab regimes will be but not for free. You will work with all means that neither Iran nor the regime in Syria are strengthened through struggle against IS. In the case of Syria, however, this is also a legitimate concern: This system results in more than three years, an inhuman war against much of his own people and should not emerge as a profiteer from the fight against terrorism. It is therefore right at all uncertainties, the United States has decided in parallel with military operations against IS in Syria, a direct military support for moderate Syrian regime opponents. Whether this plan will rise so, however, is uncertain. Assad might end up going as a win. 

Another prize is political: the Arab states arms is acutely aware of how much Washington is instructed in the current conflict situation to them. Criticism of human rights violations if they will ever even uttered loudly, they will continue toCoat of arms of Syria -- the "Hawk of Qur... reject with the utmost confidence. In times of anti-terror fight will soon be seeing certainly no other "Arab Spring" more - and therefore not necessary renewal of political regimes crusted.

20 of the 100 richest Frenchmen settled in Belgium, bearing total 17 billion euros in the country, reported AFP.

Brussels. 20 of the 100 richest Frenchmen settled in Belgium, bearing total 17 billion euros in the country, reported AFP. 

Although not established in Belgium, the richest man in France, Bernard Arnault has created there are several companies since 1999. 

Many of these French choose to live in Estempyui municipality that borders France. Among the incumbents therein are rich actor Gerard Depardieu and businessmen Bernard Tapie and Stefan Courbet. 

According to the survey dozens of wealthy French citizens have chosen to live in Belgium because of its slight tax legislation, including lower capital taxes and no property tax.

Français : Gérard Depardieu au festival de Cannes

Washington. USA see signs that Russia complies Minsk agreements ceasefire in Ukraine, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, RIA Novosti

Washington. USA see signs that Russia complies Minsk agreements ceasefire in Ukraine, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, RIA Novosti. 

He also confirmed that the United States is ready to withdraw its sanctions against Russia in case of compliance agreements Minsk from Moscow. 

"These are the first impressions and do not want to fall into euphoria. United Russia expect further moves in this direction, "said Ernest.

English: Russian director Boris Khlebnikov in ...
English: Russian director Boris Khlebnikov in a press conference Русский: Российский режиссёр Борис Хлебников на пресс-конференции «Киносоюза» (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tel Aviv. Group of veterans of the elite of the Israeli Military Intelligence Division 8200 said it will no longer take part in operations against the Palestinians forward Air Force.

Tel Aviv. Group of veterans of the elite of the Israeli Military Intelligence Division 8200 said it will no longer take part in operations against the Palestinians forward Air Force. 

43 former and present service reservists have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and the leadership of the Israeli army. 

They argue that the collection of military intelligence were used for "strengthening the military leadership" in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.Група израелски ветерани отказват да воюват срещу палестинците

Mark Sanford says he and fiancée have broken up

Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005
Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
¿Es esta la quintaesencia del mensaje TMI Facebook?
Dip. Mark Sanford, el ex gobernador de Carolina del Sur conocida por tener un romance extramarital, mientras que su personal decía que iba de excursión el sendero de los Apalaches, escribió en un 2300-palabra Facebook mensaje el viernes que él y su novia argentina han roto.
El congresista dice que las tensiones entre él y su ex esposa han complicado su relación con sus tres hijos, así como su relación con la prometida María Belén Chapur.
Sanford y Chapur se comprometieron en agosto de 2012, pocos años después de que admitió públicamente que había sido infiel a su esposa.
Los Sanfords divorció tras el escándalo, y el entonces gobernador terminó su tiempo en el cargo, dejando el cargo de gobernador en enero de 2011 El republicano, que alguna vez fue considerado un potencial candidato presidencial, montado un regreso político y ganó las elecciones a la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. en el año 2013.
En el post de Facebook, Sanford dice que está siendo convocado a la corte el lunes como parte de lo que describió como "una nueva demanda" por su ex-esposa.