• After two years of development, Lawyer Plugin (www.lawyerplugin.com) launched their first public version of what promises to be an essential plugin for any lawyer running a WordPress website.

    Lawyer Plugin is the first plugin of its kind: it gives law firms access to hundreds of local resources which are automatically added, updated, and synced with Lawyer Plugin’s central servers every 24 hours.

    The registration takes care of all settings automatically. For example, a bankruptcy lawyer in Tampa, Florida, creates his profile with his law firm’s name, address, city, state, and practice area(s). The plugin automatically pulls bankruptcy- and Florida-related resources onto the resource page which is created by the plugin. With that, the firm becomes part of the peer-to-peer legal directory which is then displayed on the websites of every plugin user.

    Block Competition

    When creating the plugin, the peer-to-peer directory presented a major challenge. A law firm does not want to display competing law firms on their website. To solve this problem, Lawyer Plugin has been designed to filter competitors and only displays non-competing listings on each user’s website.

    Here is how the filter works:

    Smith & Smith bankruptcy lawyers in Tampa, Florida, install Lawyer Plugin.

    Lisa Johnson & Associates, elder law attorneys in Asheville, North Carolina, also installs Lawyer Plugin.

    Bradley Baker & James bankruptcy lawyers in Tampa Florida installs Lawyer Plugin.

    Foz & Oz Attorneys at Law, bankruptcy lawyers in Los Angeles, California, installs Lawyer Plugin, too.

    On the Smith & Smith resources page, Lawyer Plugin will display the listing for Lisa Johnson & Associates, because that firm does not compete in Smith & Smith’s local market. It will also display the listing for bankruptcy attorneys Foz & Oz. Even though they are bankruptcy lawyers, Foz & Oz are in Los Angeles, and therefore not competing with the Tampa, Florida practice.

    However, Bradley Baker & James will not be included on Smith & Smith’s website, and Smith & Smith will not be included on Bradley Baker & James website. Lisa Johnson & Associates will display listings for all three of the above firms, because none of them compete with her practice.

    A Fun Brand for a Serious Industry

    Lawyer Plugin breaks out of the stuffy legal mold. On Lawyerplugin.com, users will not find any bookshelves, gavels, or court house columns. Instead, they are offered an outlet for venting with a “Hate Mail” form and noting in their legal disclaimer that the plugin has not displayed any “violent behavior,” but cautions that the “adolescent years are right around the corner.”

    Last year, Lawyer Plugin posted teasers on its Facebook and Twitter profiles as beta testing began. The question was asked: “How awesome will Lawyer Plugin be?” The answers —

    Coffee will drink Lawyer Plugin to wake up.

    You will never need a flu shot. The flu will need a Lawyer Plugin shot.

    The earth will no longer rotate around the sun. The sun will be too busy rotating around Lawyer Plugin.

    And it was even predicted that Christmas will begin celebrating Lawyer Plugin.

    The Lawyer Plugin’s financial backers plan to keep the plugin free. Lawyer Plugin will continue to receive funding indefinitely as add-ons are developed, and a paid, professional version of Lawyer Plugin is also in the works.

    Lawyer Plugin is free and out in the court of public opinion. The developers are thirsty for user feedback and additional ideas for features.

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  • CALIFORNIA – Microsoft has denied allegations that the government says it gave the United States (U.S.) direct access to a number of Microsoft products, including SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, for the U.S. government (U.S.).

    Reported by Read Write, Tuesday (16/07/2013), the software giant’s rebuttal to respond to a report in The Guardian, which has channeled suspect Skype user data into the monitoring program PRISM National Security Agency (NSA) since 2011.

    Microsoft confirmed the company has clear principles in responding to government demands for user information related to law enforcement and national security issues. Perusahana consumers insist only provide data in response to legal process and only permitaan adhere to certain accounts or identification.

    “We appreciate our commitment to the user and in accordance with applicable law very seriously, so we provide only to respond to consumer data due process. To be clear, Microsoft does not give the government direct access to SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, or Microsoft products the other, “explains Microsoft.

    In the end, Microsoft said, when companies update product liability law, may in some circumstances have to retain the ability to provide information in response to requests by law enforcement or national security.

    “That’s why, we argue that additional transparency will help everyone understand and debate the important issues,” said Microsoft.

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  • Washington – One of the selling points of Windows Phone is a powerful social media integration and the ability to download photos from Facebook directly into the photo apps already available on Windows Phone. Microsoft implemented this functionality in Windows 8. But, it seems the company led by Steve Ballmer that will remove some of the functionality in Windows 8.1.
    Although the photo in Windows 8.1 application has been improvised with editing functions, the application has been releasing its integration with Facebook and Flickr as well as supporting delete pictures / photos on the network.
    Microsoft spokesman said the software manufacturer introduces Facebook and Flickr integration in Windows 8 because when it was only a few similar apps available. “But now there are many applications available and offers the feature to view photos on other services,” he said.
    Separation Windows 8.1 integration with Facebook and Flickr in fact reap disappointment. You see, Facebook has recently committed to build specialized applications Windows 8.

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  • Facebook offers the dummy’s guide to mobile advertising

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    Facebook Inc’s mobile advertising success offers a ray of hope for Internet companies trying to make money within the confines of the smartphone’s small screen.

    The social network’s 75 percent surge in mobile ad revenue in a span of just three months not only doused skepticism on Wall Street and Madison Avenue about Facebook’s business prospects, some say it could serve as a how-to guide for other Web companies navigating a world where the phone and tablet have fast become the screens of choice.

    Facebook’s “Newsfeed” ads, which inject marketing messages straight into a user’s content stream and are tailored for mobile devices, were the stars behind the social network’s stunning numbers on Wednesday.

    “You’re going to see a lot of companies transitioning and trying to emulate this model because it’s working so well. That’s why last night was a true watershed moment,” said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Macquarie Research.

    Internet company executives have long been concerned that mobile advertising is inherently less lucrative than traditional desktop PC advertising, due to the smartphone’s limited screen size and possible consumer resistance to a flood of ads on their devices.

    Companies from Google Inc and Yahoo Inc to upstarts such as Snapchat are searching for the right formula to monetize mobile services. While Google has developed a mobile ad business generating an estimated $10 billion a year in revenue, it remains much smaller and less lucrative than Google’s desktop search advertising. Analysts expect Google to generate $60 billion in annual revenue this year.

    That wholesale exploration of “native ads” – or marketing messages intended to blend with a users’ personal content, rather than stand out as an ad – has met with varying success.

    Twitter, which pioneered the concept of the in-stream ad even before Facebook, may also be well-positioned to benefit from mobile ads. “Sponsored” messages now pop up abruptly in the middle of streams of tweets, but analysts say the frequency is much lower on Facebook newsfeeds.

    More than half of the privately held company’s revenue will come from mobile ads this year, reckons Clark Fredricksen, at industry research firm eMarketer.

    Some are just getting into the game. This week, LinkedIn Corp, the network for business professionals, rolled out in-stream ads on mobile and PC versions of its service. Yahoo has experimented with similar types of ads, and acquired blogging hub Tumblr for $1.1 billion in May, in part to jumpstart efforts at developing new formats.

    But it’s Facebook, which a year ago had zero mobile revenue, that has most aggressively promoted its mobile advertising business to Madison Avenue – with seeming success.

    “Compared to other companies, nobody has come right out and said mobile is our sole focus now,” said Angela Steele, CEO of Ansible, part of advertising holding company IPG. “Facebook put all their eggs in one basket.”

    FOLLOWING SUIT

    One longstanding question has been how much tolerance consumers have for ads that disrupt their stream of content. Facebook said it has steadily increased the number of ads in the news stream without noticing a drop in user satisfaction.

    Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that, on average, ads now account for 5 percent or one in 20 “stories” in the newsfeed. That ratio could now provide a baseline for calculating success, prompting other Web companies to raise the frequency of ads in their streams.

    “It wouldn’t surprise me if other companies would look at that and follow suit,” said Ansible’s Steele.

    Hussein Fazal, the CEO of AdParlor, which manages advertising campaigns on Facebook, guesses that the social network must have gradually opened the spigot, gauging user reaction and adjusting the stream all the while.

    They seemed to have hit on the right formula, but it’s one that differs across platforms, he said.

    “The reason Facebook can do it is, the rest of the content that’s there is so engaging that you don’t mind one out of every 20 ads,” he said. “If you have a newsfeed that’s not so engaging, and you keep seeing ads, then it doesn’t work.”

    Plus, the more ads in the stream, the less users will click on them, which can dampen ad prices, he added.

    Facebook’s seeming success on mobile devices contrasts with Google’s more gradual improvement in that area. The No. 1 Internet search engine has gradually managed to narrow declines in its overall ad rates from the mobile effect, but last quarter they reversed and went down again, disappointing investors.

    Google has avoided news stream ads entirely in its Google+ social network. Instead, its mix of mobile search ads, video ads and innovative formats such as “click-to-call” have delivered what RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney estimates is a $10 billion annualized run rate for its mobile business, about four times as much as Facebook.

    But mobile has driven down the average cost of Google ads, and some industry watchers consider the transition a long-term threat to the search giant. But other analysts say recent changes to the way it sells ads to marketers, blurring the distinction between the mobile and PC, could help bolster rates.

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  • Twitter Will Evolve Like the TV?

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    December 24, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    CALIFORNIA – A recent study reveals social networking site Twitter will turn into a place where people sell products and fame. Two researchers from Columbia Business School and the University of Pittsburgh said, later Twitter is like a TV ad featuring the artists and activities.

    Olivier Toubia, professor from Columbia Business School, and Andrew T. Stephen, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, who conducted the study believe Twitter users who only use it for personal purposes will decrease.

    Instead, Twitter activity are used for product promotion or promotion of a company of a celebrity will continue. “So be prepared to welcome Twitter with content such as TV,” said professor Toubia.

    The study was conducted by examining at least 2500 non-commercial Twitter account. The study was conducted by randomly selecting accounts to identify the use of Twitter and find out about the follower.

    The study found that the results in some groups follower accounts increased meaning of each rating also increased his tweet. In other words, a tweet from a follower who increased his can be used for promotion.

    Toubia and Stephen predicts post Twitter for regular users will decrease, while the activity of the celebrities and commercial products will continue to increase.

    “Communication between one’s personal will be reduced on Twitter. Twitter and activity will be mainly dominated by commercial content, “says Toubia.

    Yet he denies Twitter will lose his fame in the future. “With 500 million Twitter users around the world will not be destroyed, but rather to be a tool for the promotion activities of celebrities, companies or anything like that,” he concluded.

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  • Opera’s State Of The Mobile Web Report: Majority Of Indonesian Opera Mini users migrate to Android

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    December 15, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    Opera, which is one of the leading providers of web browsers in the world, yesterday (24/7) through the official website has just released its latest infographic reports relating to one of its products namely Opera Mini which states, increasing the number of Opera Mini browser users in Indonesia are turning to the Android platform in mid-May 2012 to May 2013. This report shows the number of Android smartphone users in Indonesia are using the Opera Mini browser on the device.

    At least that’s the conclusion of a report released by the Opera releases infographic “State of the Mobile Web Report”. In the report, there are some brief conclusions that can indicate the condition and situation of smartphone users in Indonesia in the use of web browsers – especially in the Opera Mobile web browsing on Android smartphone devices.

    In the report mentions, after the number of smartphone users continues to rise in Indonesia, Opera Mini has recorded a growth of 182% of all smartphone platforms. Specifically for the Android platform, it turns out Opera Mini managed to increase the number of users up to 46% of the total increase of 189% over the past year.

    Opera Mini in the report claims of the various options available browsers – especially on the Android platform, Opera Mini remains an option for some users with varied reasons. Many users assume the Opera Mini browser has been very familiar to many users of the service and the availability of data compression feature that is known to provide a faster cruising needs. In addition, Opera Mini is also recorded growth of data consumption on Android users who access the Opera Mini also grow up to 218%, this figure is much higher than the consumption data from other platforms.

    Another conclusion is no less interesting is the report released by Opera Software stated, of the total amount of consumption data obtained, as many as 36% of consumption data obtained from access to a variety of popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and so forth, followed by sites such as e-commerce, media, and a variety of other websites that charge a percentage amount of the consumption data. Facebook specifically for social media, as much as 68% of users managed to “donate” the number of page views on the Opera Mini browser on their Android devices.

    Compact and simple system that brought the Android platform turned out to have a role on the growth of Opera Mini users on the Google’s platform. It is believed by the release of Opera The report also stated that Android users in Indonesia using the Opera Mini browser surfing 83% more than users running Opera Mini on other smartphone devices.

    Of the report may actually be concluded, that there is only reporting an increase in migration of users of Opera Mini for the Android platform that can be a concern, but also the condition of the mobile web users in Indonesia was enough to get special attention from the internet industry abroad. Of this report is also expected to become a benchmark for the industry in the internet world that Indonesia is arguably one of the market is important for the development of the internet industry in the whole world.

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  • NSA intercepted, Apple, Google, Microsoft alliance

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    December 14, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    Jakarta – A giant technology company formed an alliance to demand transparency from the U.S. government related information monitoring program of the National Security Agency (NSA) called PRISM.
    The alliance involves companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. In alliance was also a number of civic groups. In a letter that will be announced in a few hours, the alliance which amounts to 63 companies, investors, and non-profit organizations is asking for clearer rules about such things.
    “Basic information about the way the government enforce laws related activities have been published during this investigation does not interfere with the investigation,” read one of the points in the letter obtained by AllThingsD on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
    The Alliance requested that they be allowed the right to announce the number of government requests for data on the users of their services. They also requested that the number of users, accounts, and information held gadget that can be announced.
    Alliance also assess the amount of requests basic information about the content and the user, could be made public as part of their transparency.
    At the same time, the alliance will also ask the government to announce a number of requests and the number of individuals whose data is requested from the technology companies.
    This letter will be addressed to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders. Here are some names of firms and associations involved in this alliance:
    Yahoo, AOL, Apple, Digg, Dropbox, Evoca, Facebook, Google, HeyZap, LinkedIn, Meetup, Microsoft, Mozilla, Reddit, salesforce.com, Tumblr, and Twitter.
    Also there younow, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, New Atlantic Ventures, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy & Technology.
    In addition, there are elements of the press and advocacy organizations such as Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Public Knowledge, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, Reporters Without Borders, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

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  • Q&A: Microsoft Talks Changes to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

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    December 11, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    When was the last time you had to delete a bunch of photos or apps on your mobile device to clear out space? With the massive amount of data generated every day, it’s easy to exhaust all the available storage on your phone or tablet.

    And this problem is only getting worse. Industry trends suggest that device storage capacities are growing at 25 percent per year, but the amount of data being produced is increasing even faster — by around 50 percent a year, according to Microsoft. The software giant is looking to address this problem with SkyDrive, which will be updated in Windows 8.1 with the goal of giving you access to your files at all times, without taking up all your available storage or Internet bandwidth.

    The updated service utilizes what Microsoft refers to as “placeholder files,” which look and feel like normal folders and files with one major change — you don’t download the full file until you access it. The placeholder file contains just a thumbnail image and some basic properties, making it significantly smaller than its actual size. This means that 100GB of files in SkyDrive will use up less than 5GB of storage on the hard drive of your Windows 8.1 device, Mona Akmal.

    “I have a Pictures folder in SkyDrive that’s 5.6GB in size but it’s only taking up 185MB on the local disk,” Akmal wrote.

    Another major change to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 deals with offline access to files. With the SkyDrive app, you’ll now be able to mark any folders or files you want remain available when you lose Internet connectivity.

    Any edits you make to a file while offline will automatically be synced back up to SkyDrive when you regain a connection. For added convenience, all the files you open or edit on your device will automatically be marked for offline access.

    As a reminder, new SkyDrive users get 7GB of storage for free. After that, an additional 20GB costs $10 per year, while 50GB will set you back $25 a year, and 100GB costs $50 a year.

    We sat down with Angus Logan, group product marketing manager for SkyDrive (pictured below), last week to get the scoop on the most important changes to the online storage service in Windows 8.1.

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  • Opera Next 16 hints at new features

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    December 10, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    Norwegian browser developer Opera Software has confirmed the switch of its browser development to a rapid release cycle with the launch of Opera Next 16. The new version number comes less than a month after Opera 15 FINAL was released, which saw Opera switch from its own proprietary Presto web engine to the Blink engine used by Google Chrome.

    As with all rapid release cycle updates, there are no major overhauls to be found in Opera Next 16, although a number of interesting new features have been showcased as the next iteration starts its journey towards final release.

    Opera 16 — which is based on Chromium 29, the engine that powers Chrome 29 (currently in beta) — comes with support for the W3C Geolocation API, a form auto-filler tool and opera:flags, a shortcut to settings that allows adventurous users to play with experimental features.

    Users will also find a new setting under Browser > Start Page called “Preload Discover contents”, which allows users to switch this feature off.

    Platform-specific updates include support for Jump Lists in Windows 7 and 8, plus the addition of Presentation mode to the Mac platform.

    In addition to these existing features, Opera has revealed the next set of features it’s working on, with the promise that early versions of these will be rolled out into the Opera Next build over the next few weeks. These include proper bookmarks support, synchronization via Opera Link, improved tab handling and themes.

    Opera Next 16 is considered “alpha” software, which is why — like Firefox Aurora — it’s designed to run alongside an existing stable build of Opera, allowing users to experiment with new features without affecting their day-to-day browsing. Updates are frequent as bugs are discovered and fixed, but users should not attempt to rely on Opera Next as their primary browser, hence the separate installation.

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  • Getting to know Jack Dorsey, the Twitter Author

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    Is one of the requirements to be successful is a must have dropped out of college? For those who do not agree with that statement, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg has proved the above statement is true.

    Now, a New York University student born 19 November 1976, Jack Dorsey, co-joined to the above statement agrees with being one of the success with the brilliant work; Twitter.

    Perhaps the name of the new Jack Dorsey first heard in your ears, or just this once you read it. In fact he was the one creating ‘toy’ in today’s internet era that could be very, very you gandrungi.

    He is the creator of a social network with the concept of micro-blogging, Twitter. That the college years never removed from the campus where he learned about the computer.

    Dorsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 37 years ago. And there precisely he grew up with curiosity about computers and communications were also great. Dorsey teen has started his desire to dive into programming since he was 15 years old.

    And continued when he was in high school, Bishop DuBourg High School name. Where he pursue any science, and especially, computers and programming.

    Dorsey teens start to find out and follow your passion when he was struck with a computer program that manages and coordinates a taxi passing by the system very well organized and quick.

    How cars taxi, or car delivery can regularly meet and work quickly calls. Of interest arises where a similar program to create a more sophisticated, when he was only 15 years old.

    Dorsey adults continue his studies at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The study period was completed and continued to move to New York University who also never finish it. Or in another sense, Dorsey dropped out of university.

    Because it takes time and concentration to build his company. Dorsey moved to Oakland, California, in 2000 and built a company engaged in the field of programming.

    He sold the software on line pengkoordinir taxi he had ever made as a teenager in the web that he made himself. And the company continues to grow by selling software creation via the Internet.

    Through his company is the way Dorsey met with people like Biz Stone and Evan Williams who later would become his partner in founding Twitter.

    What’s in your mind when you want to create a Twitter Dorsey? Narrated by Biz Stone, Dorsey has wild ideas in his head. “Just imagine if we could share with our friends about what we are doing and what we feel now, imagine. Is not it great? “Said Dorsey.

    Biz Stone, a former CEO of Odeo, and Evan Williams-one of the founders blogger, agrees that desire and build company called Obvious, who would soon be renamed Twitter.

    Social networking on the initial launch is not so attractive to everyone, but it has now become one of the most social media enjoyed by most citizens of the world. Which may also be one of the ‘toy’ bored repellent for you.

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