Amazon sold its first book 20 years ago. The first book was entitled “ Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, by Douglas Hofstadter”. Since then publishers have often expressed concern and love to work with Amazon.
Amazon being the largest publishing houses in the world. It has become the primary destination for books online, it has been able to lower book prices through their influence over the book trade. Many have argued that this has reduced the book to “a thing of minimal value”.
Amazon has actually offered some positive changes in the publishing industry over the last 20 years. Most notably, the website has increased the visibility of books as a form of entertainment in a competitive media environment. This is an achievement that should not be diminished in our increasingly digital world.
In Amazon’s early years, Jeff Bezos, the company’s CEO, was keen to avoid stocking books. Instead, he wanted to work as a go-between for customers and wholesalers. Instead of building costly warehouses, Amazon would instead buy books as customers ordered them. This would pass the savings on to the customers. (It wasn’t long, however, until Amazon started building large warehouses to ensure faster delivery times.)
Of recent, Apple revealed iOS 9 giving a preview of new iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® software that will be available very soon. In the new iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri® features — all without compromising users’ privacy.
iPad will come with a multitasking feature designed to allow you work with two apps simultaneously, , side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email or using any other app.
According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, “iOS 9 is packed with more intelligence throughout, and delivers big updates to the apps customers use most — Maps supports public transit, a redesigned Notes app provides great new ways to capture ideas, and a beautiful News app delivers content that’s personalized to your interests,”
Google through its Blog mentioned of their Gmail team working hard to make sure that every message you care about arrives in your inbox, and all the spam you don’t want remains out of sight using AI.
According to google, Gmail spam filter has been very much based on you clicking the “Report spam” and “Not spam” buttons, you were not only improving your Gmail experience right then and there, but also training Gmail’s filters to identify spam vs. wanted mail in the future.
“Now, we are bringing the same intelligence developed for Google Search and Google Now to make the spam filter smarter in a number of ways below” says Gmail Team.
Google Apps for Education is a cloud based set of applications that enables teachers and students to communicate, collaborate, and create. Google Apps for Education has seen explosive growth since their introduction in 2010. A study was carriedout to better understand the growth in number of users for this amazing tool set.
Google Apps for Education has grown from 8 million users in 2010 to over 40 million users as of February 2015. The user base includes students, faculty, and staff using Google Apps for Education, a free service for schools. This is an astounding 41% growth rate, which has actually started accelerating in the past year. Maintaining this rapid adoption of Google Apps for Education would result in 110 million users by 2020.
Today 2nd/July/2015 Skype announced that customers of Office 365 enterprise could register for the new features mentioned below. The new capabilities will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and allow us to offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365.
Ability to conference with over 10,000 people:
Customers with office 365 will be able to broadcast about any type of business meeting or conference online. The feature is integrated with Bing Pulse, for real-time polling and sentiment tracking, and Yammer, to enable attendee dialogue during the broadcast.