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Know | Twelve, April 2015

31 Mar 2015,
Posted by DelegateSolutions

1) Google Believes New Service Will Revolutionize Computer Storage Industry. Google just announced Google Cloud Storage Nearline, which will cost just one cent pergoogle-logo-transparent-69328.jpg gigabyte per month for data that will be accessed in three seconds or less. Nearline storage is good for stuff you want to access regularly but don't necessarily need instantly, like photos, videos, or a company's business documents. It would not be useful for storing data from your business that you need to analyze. Google is backing up the announcement with a bunch of new partnerships to encourage enterprise customers to try its new cloud storage. These include Veritas/Symantec, NetApp, Iron Mountain, and Geminare. read moretwitterbird

2) Everything You Need To Know About The Google-Twitter Partnership. Google and Twitter recently reached an agreement that will provide Google full access to Twitter’s stream.Though it has been announced, it will be several months before anyone starts to see any Google search results that take advantage of the Twitter deal. The deal marks another important stepping stone for Twitter, which is focused on becoming one of the top revenue generating Internet companies in the world. Growing its monthly active and daily active users is only part of that plan. Twitter wants to diversify its advertising products and find more ways to monetize syndicated content. While the partnership remains somewhat mysterious, this deal appears to be a licensing deal that gives Twitter revenue and traffic. On the other side, it gives Google really valuable time-sensitive content they can index to super-serve their users and put ads against. read more

3) Facebook Announces New Payments Feature. Facebook has announced a new feature that would allow users to send payments to friends using its popular messaging app. The feature Facebook-logo-ICON-02wasn't a surprise announcement, as the company recently hired PayPal CEO David Marcus to lead its messaging products group. With its introduction of peer-to-peer payments, Facebook appears to be going head-to-head with PayPal, as well as Square’s Square Cash, which powers Snapchat’s Snapcash. In reality, it seems more like an experiment for the time being, as PayPal remains dominant in P2P mobile payments with seventy-three percent of American adults who use the Internet choosing to make P2P payments with PayPal. So why would Facebook launch P2P payments, then? Payments in Messenger will be focused on providing utility. Instead of talking about money, and doing the transaction elsewhere, users can simply do everything in one place. Currently, the feature is accessible to U.S. users only (for now). Also, Facebook isn’t charging any fees. Instead, it is incurring charges from banks on the back end, and says it will not pass these on to the consumer. read more

 

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