What New Internet Trends Can You Look Forward To In 2015?

What New Internet Trends Can You Look Forward To In 2015?

The internet is one of the most significant things that ever happened to mankind and everyone is obviously expecting the new developments for the coming year 2015. It is expected that by 2015 nearly everything will be connected to the internet and new tools will help businesses analyze the massive of information they can continue to nurture into a bigger market.

Internet trends to be expected by 2015

Big data – companies will continue to use big data during its operations so that it can be used for reporting which is crucial part of business. Customer data is the metrics used to determine customer interaction, the number of enquiries received and other details that can be used in future marketing campaigns.

Wearable devices – are those fitness and health gadgets that can be worn on the body. Analysts predict a boom on these wearable devices that includes health monitors, Google Glass, smart wristwatches and wearable computing devices that can receive and send instant messages.

Improved internet access – the giants in technology that include Facebook and Google are trying to drive for faster internet speeds and connectivity in the United States as well as other countries. Expect advances in Google’s Project Loom and Google Fiber as well as Facebook’s Internet.org for 2015.

Cloud for businesses – more enterprises will be moving their business to cloud. Expect Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft to be more aggressive in the coming year.

Mobile payments – Apple was not the first company to start the trend of mobile payments but it has a created a big splash than its predecessors and many companies are expected to follow the trend.

Amazon against everyone else – Amazon is undoubtedly one of the leaders in online sales with $91 billion for 2014 but for the next year, while it will continue to gain a better share of the market, Google, Alibaba and eBay will be fighting back.

Programmatic advertising – this platform will automate ad buying and selling process to reshape the entire digital advertising landscape. The internet will see more improved technology, more platforms, more media and more video.

Improved ad targeting – web users can look forward to more video advertisements that is tailored to their interests. The science of search will lean more on display. For example, if you’re an adult male and one of your key internet searches is about My Little Pony, then you can just expect to one day see an ad referring you to a website for Bronies, the unexpected adult fanbase of the kid’s TV show.

Newborn Baby Survives 5 Days After Being Left By Mother In Storm Drain

Newborn Baby Survives 5 Days After Being Left By Mother In Storm Drain

Sydney, Australia – November 23, 2014 – A less than a week old newborn baby was found in a 9 ft deep storm drain after being thrown by the baby’s mother.

Incredibly, the baby boy had managed to survive 5 days without any sustenance of food and water. What’s even more amazing is that the baby survived even when the temperature was above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

David Otte along with his 18 year old daughter, Hayley, were passing by when they heard something underneath the storm drain. At first, they thought it was a cat but they were surprised upon realizing that it was a baby instead. They immediately called the local police.

He said that the baby was obviously in distress and that if he and his daughter hadn’t heard the baby’s crying then he would not have survived another day.

It took 3 men and 3 police officers to open up the concrete slab that leads down to the drains. Police have alleged that the baby had been there since Tuesday and was wrapped in a blanket that is commonly used in hospitals.

Local authorities have located the mother and had taken her under custody through the hospital documents. The police said that the baby’s birth appeared to have evidence of medical care and through investigation and the hospital documents, were able to locate her.

The 30 year old mother, whose name hasn’t been revealed, is scheduled to appear in court on Friday without bail. Unfortunately, the mother did not appear on the date, instead, an attorney was there to represent her. However, his party did not apply for bail.

The baby is currently at Westmead Hospital under serious but stable condition.

This case is one of many around the world. Many new mothers are abandoning their babies in ditches, dumps, and storm drains. They have a lot of reasons for doing so but none of them are ever going to be valid enough to take the life of an innocent child.

Babies are proven to survive 24 to 48 hours without much feeding but this case had proven miraculous because the baby was able to endure 6 days without having any food or water.

Connecting With People Without Unlocking Your Phone Screen

Connecting With People Without Unlocking Your Phone Screen

Would that be even possible? Yes indeed! This new advanced mobile app called Lolok replaces that traditional Android phone lock. With its “synchronized whiteboard”, it is now possible for people to do the following:

  • Share Photos
  • Leave Notes
  • Drawing on one’s lock screen

And the good thing about that is you don’t need to navigate further on your phone, it right there on your own lock screen.

Loklok works like any other messaging app. After downloading you can choose a group of friends that you prefer to use this app with. And from there, you can now enjoy communicating with your friends in a unique, funny and creative way. A simple reminder, just like the other messaging apps, messages in Loklok are also “ephemeral”, this means that only the last conversation or image will be kept on their servers. Once the screen are all cleared, items will no longer be recovered.

Kwamecorp promotes this app by saying that this is their first version release and they’ve already had users over 10,000 that have been trying it out. They have been getting an outstanding amount of feedback. And from feedbacks that they have gotten from their Beta testers, they have been putting more focus on the app’s usability and privacy, hoping to make it more stable for everyone to use.

Loklok is free to download through the Google Play store. It is available for all Android users. For now the use of this app is restricted in Apple for some obvious reasons; however, Loklok CEO Guillermo Landin wants to address this concern in order for this app to reach a wider audience. He openly expressed this possibility in a statement. He said he is planning to branch this app out to iOS, but most likely in a different manner. He also confirmed that iOS version is now being worked on, but did not guarantee any dates for its launching as they want to assure an equally good version as that of the android. It is safe assume that the exclusivity of this app will soon be over.

This is yet another great innovation for people to enjoy!

How Internet Users Can Be Protected From Data Risks

How Internet Users Can Be Protected From Data Risks

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is used for secure communication over the internet. Currently, only 33% of websites use the more secure HTTPS in their websites. Google developers have warned people of the risks they face every time they visit websites that do not use HTTPS. The proposal to mark non-HTTPS connections was done through a message posted to the development website of Chrome by Google engineers working on the browser.

What will be the implications of marking non-HTTPS connections?

Once the changes are implemented a pop-up will appear when a user visits a website that does not use HTTP as notification that the connection has no data security. This will solve the issues of browsers that did nothing to protect their users from unsecure connections. This will limit the threat from cyber thieves who are abusing the vulnerabilities of unsecure connections to steal data and sensitive information. So much data have already been compromised from ecommerce sites that make use of credit card payments. HTTPS makes use of well established cryptographic systems that can scramble data while it travels from a user’s computer to a website and back again. HTTPS provides authentication for the website as well as the server it is communicating with that there is no one eavesdropping or tampering with contents of communication.

The impact to non-HTTPS websites

According to statistics that have been gathered through Trustworthy Internet Movement, only about 33% of website uses HTTPS for secure browsing. The warning from Google will force website owners to migrate to encrypted HTTPS data security. It may cost money and time to be able to adapt to the technology but it will benefit the site in the long run. Many of the large websites that people are familiar with like Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and Gmail use HTTPS by default. Google has also prioritized sites using HTTPS in their ranking. HTTPS will provide authenticity in protecting pages of different types of websites to ensure secure accounts and user communications that will make web browsing more private. HTTPS is very important over unencrypted networks like Wi-Fi since anyone using the same local network connection can easily discover sensitive information.

Many online stores or e-commerce websites don’t have this option available. This does not mean these sites cannot be trusted, but rather needs more vigilance from the consumer’s side, especially when making online payments.

Water-Proof Splash Bag For Cement

Water-Proof Splash Bag For Cement

Due to customers’ positive response with rain-proof paper bags, Mondi answered with another water-proof product which they call the Splash Bag. This bag is said to withstand rain and humidity up to two hours compared to the regular paper bag.

It is known that all paper bags used to package cement and other powder is vulnerable when raining. To solve this problem, Mondi partnered with Lafarge which is one of the leading producer of cement. The said collaboration was made to develop the new water-repellent paper bag specifically suitable for packing cement. The Splash bag can withstand anything wet and is also machine-finished. Compared to standard paper bags, it is less moisture-absorbent. Its water-proof surface is made of a sack kraft paper also produced by Mondi using Advance Protect technology. The said surface can also withstand high tensile strength preventing the paper bags from rupturing. It is less moisture-absorbent so it is great even on damp storage spaces.

The Splash bag was tested alongside the regular paper bag and the difference is pretty obvious. Rain simulation was made on the Splash bag and it was observes that the water pools in the surface then evaporates after a few seconds leaving the bag completely dry. While the standard paper bag absorbs rain water, softens the paper bag and eventually causes the bag to rupture. The said test also shows that the Splash bag can be exposed to rain for up to 2 hours while it can be left on damp ground for up to 12 hours.

After two hours of testing, the bag was then lifted, moved and poured without any problem. This is great news since less bag ruptures means less costs. Paper bag breakage is a common problem encountered in construction sites which is also one of the sources of costs. A breakage means another trip to the warehouse to get new bags and clean-up costs. Splash bags also helps maintain the good condition of the filling despite damp conditions inside the warehouse.

Construction workers are already impressed by how water-resistant the new Splash bag is and how it remains intact and easy to handle.

What Business Can Expect From SEO In 2015

What Business Can Expect From SEO In 2015

There are many ways with which to create brand awareness through media like television and radio, but they cost a substantial amount of money. On the other hand, if a potential customer finds your site by typing a keyword or a keyword phrase on search engines, you get website traffic for free. This is what is referred to as organic traffic in SEO. SEO is a cost effective strategy that will bring in new customers; however, what is the forecast for SEO in 2015?

Mobile searches should be the priority for 2015

According to a study made by Nielsen on behalf of Google, 74% of mobile owners use search engines when they want to make an online purchase with 83% making a purchase within the day and 55% within the hour. Mobile shopping broke all records in the last Black Friday sales outpacing the traffic coming from traditional desktop computers. Mobile shopping has become the new tradition which means that your business must consider responsive web design. However, it does not mean that your focus should be solely directed at mobile, since PC’s remain important.

Semantic search in action

Google has become rather good in understanding what people mean with their queries. For a business it is important to create content that is helpful to a relatively large number of queries even if the exact keyword is not used. Greater emphasis should be placed on the keywords that consumers will type of their browsers. This means that placing more focus on search queries and the content around which keywords can be used like using synonyms instead of using the same keyword over and over again.

Ranking content based on its value and interest

Google always ensures that their users gain the best search experience that is why Google tries to rank content independent of the website on which it has been written for. If a writer has a good number of followers due to content that is valuable and interesting, the content ranks higher in the search engine results regardless of the website’s overall authority. If you’ve got a goal for SEO this 2015, do it with unique and informative content.