A dress would never be a dress when a popular actress wears it. It is sure that you want to have a kind of dress which is worn by a famous Hollywood star or singer. You can simply see how beautiful their dresses are on the award like Oscar or Grammy. It would be great for you if you can also have such beautiful dress to attend your friend’s party or other important events. Well, it is not a simple thing to do since the dresses worn by popular actress are made by popular designer. It is surely beautiful and stunning at the same time.
It is impossible for Hollywood actress to wear the same dress twice. As an international public figure, it is important for them to appear perfectly in all occasion. That is why the dress that they would wear for awarding night would be hilarious as well. It is sure that they cannot wear the same dress since it will affect their image. It is not only on the awarding night, they should also wear different costume in every single event they perform. That is why they need special stylist who can help them to get brand new dress.
Meat Dress by Gaga
When it comes to dress, there is no one could forget the spectacular dress worn by Lady Gaga. It is sure that you will never forget when this singer worn a dress made from meat. It is surely fascinating since she also wears wedges which are covered with meat. Well, Lady Gaga always has weird and shocking costumes for her performance. That is why it is sure that this lady would always get attention from fashion critics. Until now, her meat-dress always becomes hot topic among fashion critics for she has great courage to wear such costume on her performance.
White Dress on Golden Globe
There is no one who could stop looking at beautiful sbobet dresses worn by actress on The 2015 Golden Globes. It is sure that there are many actresses who wear white dress while attending this awarding night. We can mention several names such as Rosamund Pike and Kate Hudson. Each of them wore a beautiful white dress from different designer. Pike has her dress made by Vera Wang while Kate Hudson got her from Versace. Both of the dresses look beautiful on them. It shows that white dress is not supposed to be worn by brides only. It can be worn in many occasions.
It is sure that Hollywood actresses and singers would never wear their dress twice. Meanwhile, they spend up to million dollars to get the beautiful dress that they will wear for only once. Even though it seems to be a waste of money, it makes sense for them not to wear that again or it will ruin their image. There is no doubt the appearance of new costume will always come in each year. That is why the important awarding night will always spot beautiful dresses from those Hollywood actresses and let the fashion critics commenting them.
Many people know Amazon as a leading of e-commerce in the United States. But with their cloud platform, course it is easy for Amazon to provide the new cloud service. This is what they do now with WorkMail, an email service that special designed for professional. The presence of WorkMail brings more options to the professional. But of course it will face the existing email service and compete with the mature email service provider such as Microsoft Outlook and Gmail. This is not a simple task, but Amazon looks confident enough.
The New Ambition
Amazon is not too different with the other giant companies. The huge ambition, this is what they have to survive in this industry. At first, it is just focusing on e-commerce and selling books online. Since then, their products is growing. They sell the other products including electronics, software, games, kitchen utensils, furniture and many more.
After recording the great achievements on e-commerce industry, they improve their service into the other industry including cloud platform and device. On the device, Amazon has known for its kindle fire and smartphone. Kindle fire got the good response. But unfortunately, the smartphone device does not get the good response from the market. Considering about it, it seems they want to build the strong ecosystem for their main business, e-commerce business. Even they also have the huge contribution to the open source project to make it true. And now, their cloud platform is getting stronger. With this, they are targeting the new market and expand their business into the new industry with WorkMail.
What is WorkMail?
WorkMail is a managed email and calendaring that runs on the cloud. As a professional email, WorkMail improves the various security controls. It works on the existing desktop as well as in mobile clients. For the multiplatform use, there is a browser based.
This email uses AWS Directory Service for its directory. And if you already have it, it can use the recent directly. But if you are not, WorkMail will create the directory by using Directory Service. This process will be made on the setup process.
WorkMail offers several features that allows the users to get the professional service without taking its complexity. It can be set up for the new organization only in minutes. Even it allows the users to use the existing domain name to send and receive their email. It can be made by adding TXT record and MX record. Calendaring, contact lists, tasks, calendar sharing, public folder, out of office messages, distribution list and resource booking are available as the standard features. The browser based interface also works with the major browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
The trademark of WorkMail is located on its security control. In here, users can get several security controls such as location control, S/MIME, stored data encryption, message scanning and mobile device policies. If you want to try this, Amazon offers 30 days free trial with specification 25 users and 50 GB of storage for each user. After the trial is over, it will be charged $4 each month for 50 GB mailbox. If you want, you can also get WorkMail and WorkDoc by $6 per month.
Data privacy is still becoming the big issue in this year. It is not just for the enterprise but also for the individuals. It looks dilemmatic. Social media helps people to create a relationship and build a network. But in the other side, it allows everyone to know their identity. Everyone, including the bad guys. But this is not the only issue. In the most case, the bad things of technology has been caused by the users itself. The most of them do not really understand about the concept of the public room. In the real world, it looks so real. But in the cyberspace, the definition of the public room is getting vague. For this, knowing about attitude in the social media and how to safe information is so crucial.
Share the Common Information Only
After uploading anything to the cyberspace, it will be public property. Everyone can access it even download it. Your information is also the same. Whatever you write on your profile, public can see it. For this, write the common information such as name and the similar ones. One thing that should not be wrote on the profile is about your private information.
Know who you are sharing to
You have to remember it. Before sharing anything, make sure to know who you are sharing with. In the most social media, you can control it. You can share it with your friends or with several people only. But make sure to find out about this feature first. For open social media, there is no feature like this. For this, it will be better to share the good things only. More than it, share the public information and public news only.
Use the Strong Password
A strong password will protect you from crackers. At least, your account is not easy to hijack. Avoid the simple passwords. Your password must be difficult. The best password was made from the complicated character combination such as number and character. Capitalize the several characters to strengthen the password. Beside it, make it as long as it can be. But make sure you can remember it easily too.
Use the Security Features Well
If the social media has security features, use it well. Set up the security and use it as you need. If there is an additional authentication feature, you can consider to use it. You can also block your information from the strangers. By this way, no one can see your information except your friends.
Be a Good Person
Maybe it is classic, but it stills important now. Share information and tell the good things only. Remember, social media is a public area. Whatever you say, all of your friends can see it. Sometimes, they can see whatever you do on the social media too. Attitude is so important, even in the cyberspace. Beside it, watch out from HOAX. You have to be aware with it. Sharing HOAX is not just misleading. It will break your image too. For this, make sure to verify any information before sharing it.
Gameloft has been released its full year revenue. In this year, they successfully reached $256 million or up 1% from the last year. Of course this is a slow sales rate, especially considering the mobile gaming market that reaches up to $25 billion in the worldwide. This is a bad record and pretty disappointing. Although they have several brand new games, it looks not enough to attract more gamers and get more profit.
Actually, Gameloft has the good enough performance, specifically for its productivity. They performed well and created the strong catalog in 2014. Unfortunately, it did not give the good contribution. In 2014, they launched 12 smartphone games. Whereas, they have been produced 20 games each year in the previous 5 years. Comparing to the previous five years, course it stills under average.
Decline in Sales
Less productivity is not the only problem of Gameloft. They also decreased sales. Since a few years ago, their sales were down 3% every year. In 2014, the sales is growing. But the growth is only 1%. It is low enough. Considering about the year by year drop, course this is not enough to get their domination back. Beside it, the growth caused by currency fluctuation, not because of the sales growth. This is the problem.
The Strong Market of Gameloft
Talking about the back catalog titles, Gameloft recorded 15% improvement than a year ago. Although the number is still under average, it stills better than the last year. The higher sales was made on Europe and Middle East. It reached 33% from the full year sales. On the North America, it was 28% and 22% for Asia Pacific. For the last, Latin America only 18% from the total sales. Course it looks clear enough. Europe and Middle East are the potential market for Gameloft. North America can also be a good market for them. But if they want to make the better record, they have to improve the sales number in the lower market such as Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Top 10 Gameloft Games on 2014
Gameloft has known for its quality games. In 2014, their performance is still the same. Innovative and popular games are still attracting gamers. The Amazing Spiderman Unlimited and Asphalt 8 are just a few of them. When the other game developers producing the casual games, Gameloft still focusing on the good graphic performance games. There also some breakthrough that was made by them, but graphic performance is still the best. Modern Combat 5 which is also known for one of the best FPS games also gets the good market response, specifically from the hardcore gamers. On the next list, there also Gangstar Vegas, GT Racing 2, Minion Rush, Nova 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Thor 2 and Wild Blood.
The Next Target
Gameloft does not want to make the bad record again. For this, they have set the higher target for the next year. They want to launch at least 20 new titles and create the better cooperation with advertising companies. They expect it will become a new line for their business.
Snapchat successfully brings the new way to share pictures. It gives the new user experience and allows the users to share their private pictures safer. A few times ago, they introduced a new features that called as Discover that lets the users to see the content of the great brand such as CNN, Warner Music and ESPN. They will be able to see the daily stories based on the artist, publisher and Snapchat’s editorial staff too.
The idea of Discover feature is pretty simple. It allows users to see the popular channel from the popular brands. This feature will be daily refreshed and always on. Maybe it can be the most important update from this company. Thanks to this feature, users will get more than just a new user experience. They can also get what they can get on the other social media, the updated content and information. But unlike the conventional social media, you will enjoy it in the different way.
The Way to Monetize the Service
Although it is coming to gives the real time contents, Discover seems to be the beginning of Snapchat monetization. From here, you can see they want to focus on advertisement. But instead of using the traditional method of advertisement, they partnering several media for this. It stills unclear, but their advertising target is still the same which is focusing to improve the brand awareness of its partners.
Before the launching time, this feature have to through the long journey. It was made based on the long research of course. But it seems to be a new way for monetizing, especially for the next generation startups. By Discover, Snapchat can offer a good advertisement media for the other company. The other brands can use it to push the Snapchat’s users to visit their page or even attract them to buy their product, just like the other advertisement media.
A Path to make a Purchase
If you look behind, Snapchat experimented a buy button. They make it in October 2013 but it is only works for a few times. In that time, buy button will appear after the content was consumed and appears below the snap. When it clicked, it will be redirected to the listing of iTunes. Of course this is just an experiment. But it does not mean it cannot be used for the other purpose, such as selling the other products. If Snapchat stills developing it, of course it may appear again. But if course, it will be presented with the new mechanism.
If this is true, it will remind us about what Twitter want to do. For several times, Twitter launched buy button on its platform. For the specific post, there will be buy button on it. This feature also used for directing users and make a purchase. Although it just presented on the several countries, it is possible for Twitter to launch this feature on the other countries. Maybe it will not be made in a short time. But if the feature works well, it may appear on the other countries soon.