Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

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Category:  Ceramics
This is a Joomla CMS website, with a lively and creative Responsive design, presenting Lava Ceramics Co. in an effective and modern demonstration.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon Inc's Kindle ebook platform.

Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed.

The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct Publishing platform – which lets authors set list prices, decide rights and edit the book at any time – and is applicable to ebooks made available via the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library programs.

Self-publishing has transformed what it means to be an author. Simply uploading a document and adding a cover layout to it can turn anyone into a published writer on ebook platforms such as Kindle and Smashwords.

Amazon said on Monday the move would better align payout with the length of books and how much customers read.

"We're making this switch in response to great feedback we received from authors," Amazon said on its self-publishing portal.

Amazon uses a complex method to determine payments for independent authors - payouts are based on a fund, the size of which is set by Amazon every month.

Under the new plan, authors will get a share of the fund proportionate to the number of pages read.

While independent authors have largely embraced Amazon's self-publishing platform, the company has in the past been involved in bitter fights with large publishers.

The company had a stand-off with publisher Hachette Book Group and some authors last year over pricing. The fight ended when Hachette and Amazon reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales in November.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Exclusive: Advanced Micro Devices mulling breakup, spinoff: sources

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc is at the initial stage of reviewing whether to split itself in two or spin off a business, seeking to reverse its fortunes and take on rival Intel Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The deliberations are preliminary and no decision has been made, the people said. The review highlights Chief Executive Lisa Su's determination to consider every possible option to turn the company around.

AMD, based in Sunnyvale, California, has asked a consulting firm to help it review its options and draw up scenarios on how a break-up or spin-off would work, the people said this week, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential.

One option under consideration is separating AMD's graphics and licensing business from its server business, which sells processors that power data centers, one of the people said.

AMD had explored such a move in the past and decided against it, the people said. Su, however, who took over as CEO last October, judged that there is merit for the company to at least consider such a possibility again, the people added. There is no certainty that a split or spin-off will occur, the people cautioned.

An AMD spokeswoman said no such project was in the works at this time and reiterated the company's commitment to the long-term strategy it laid out in May at its analyst meeting.

AMD, which has a market capitalization of around $2 billion, has competed with much larger Intel since the 1980s, and at times has made inroads with its PC and server chips. AMD has an extensive cross-licensing agreement with Intel, an issue AMD would have to study carefully in the case of a break-up.

In the last few years, AMD has been caught somewhat flat-footed by new competitors designing low-cost and power-efficient chips. AMD shares have fallen 40 percent over the last 12 months.

The company, which said in October it would cut 7 percent of its workforce, is now shifting its focus to gaming consoles and low-power servers to combat falling laptop sales.

While large rivals such as Intel have deeper pockets to fund research on new products, AMD faces declining cash flows and has a more modest balance sheet.

AMD's net loss widened to $180 million, or 23 cents per share, in the quarter that ended March 28, from $20 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier. It also missed on revenue expectations. It is forecasting a return to profitability in the second half of the year.

(Reporting by Liana B. Baker in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Exclusive: Apple mines big profits from Watch band

Nearly 20 percent of Apple Watch buyers are not only shelling out hundreds of dollars for the timepiece but are springing for a spare band too, giving the tech giant a profitable second dip into customers' wallets, according to data provided exclusively to Reuters.
The data from Slice Intelligence, a research firm that mines e-mail receipts, offers a rare window into the money-making potential of Apple's first brand-new product under CEO Tim Cook.
The ever-secretive company has yet to release how many units of the watch it has sold, let alone how profitable it is. Slice estimates the company has sold 2.79 million as of mid-June.
But if the band purchases are any indication, sales of the watch itself are just the beginning of Apple's profits.
Although the entry-level sports band retails for $49, it costs only about $2.05 to make, according to an analysis of the 38-millimeter size by IHS, a technology research firm.
The estimates do not include expenses such as packaging and shipping and may not capture the full cost of the material Apple uses to make the band, said analyst Kevin Keller of IHS.
With the watch, Apple has put a high-tech spin on the razor-blade business model, in which a company sells a product for a modest price and then profits from sales of accessories, he said.
"Of course, because it's Apple, it's sell the razor, sell the blade," Keller joked.
Slice studies e-mail receipts from a panel of 2 million people representative of online shoppers in the United States, more than 20,000 of whom bought an Apple Watch. Data from Slice, which analyzed only bands made and sold by Apple, showed about 17 percent of shoppers purchased more than one band.
Slice says its data lines up closely with information from the Department of Commerce as well as Amazon sales data.
The black sport band is the most popular choice for both the band that comes with device and extras ordered by consumers.
But the $149 Milanese loop is the second-most popular second band, suggesting many consumers are pairing a practical sport band with a more luxurious option to make the watch more versatile, said Kanishka Agarwal, Slice's chief data officer.
"People are trying to get two watches in one," he said.
The entry-level Apple Watch sport model – which starts at $349 – has been the most popular among early shoppers, according to data from Slice. But an extra band – which fetches as much as $149 for the quilted leather loop and $449 for the stainless steel link bracelet – can raise the cost considerably.
The popularity of spare bands suggests some consumers may be spending more on the Apple Watch than they intended.
Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée, for example, went with the sport model for his starter Apple Watch, reluctant to invest too much in a first-generation product.
But he did not skimp on bands, purchasing a black quilted leather loop and a white sport model. He reaches for the leather for business meetings and swaps it out for the rubber model when he heads to the gym.
Distinctive bands help customers match the watch to their outfits and lend the gadget a more personal feel, which is key to the appeal of wearables, said Allen Adamson, who is chairman of North America for Landor Associates, a branding firm.
"Apple needs to win the functional war, but they also have to win the fashion campaign and make it fun to wear," he said.
Apple has opened the door, creating a platform for third-party developers to design bands of their own. Apple will not share in the revenue from sales of those bands, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

If bands designed by outsiders take off, that may make a dent in sales of Apple's own accessories. But having a stylish array of bands to enhance the appeal of the watch is most important, experts say - the extra revenue for Apple is just a fringe benefit.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon

Did you know that about Amazon Web Services?

Amazon WebServices ' EMR (Elastic MapReduce) service has been upgraded to handle Spark applications, giving enterprises that want to use the increasingly popular processing engine a way to do so without building their own infrastructure.
Apache Spark is an open-source distributed processing engine used for big data workloads. It's a good fit for batch processing, streaming, graph databases and machine learning thanks to in-memory caching and optimized execution for fast performance, according to Amazon.
EMR supports Spark version 1.3.1 and utilizes Hadoop YARN as the cluster manager. Running Spark on top of EMR has been possible before, but the integrated support should make using the engine more straightforward. IT staff can create a cluster from the AWS Management Console, for example. Spark applications developed using Scala, Python, Java, and SQL can all run on EMR.
It has been a good week for proponents of Spark, with the launch of a new release, IBM getting behind it in a big way and Amazon now adding Spark on top of EMR.
Amazon and IBM will go head to head later this month, when IBM also starts offering a Spark service. The company said on Monday it will allow developers to build and run their own machine learning algorithms. IBM also said it has devoted 3,500 researchers and developers to help with Spark upkeep and further development.
Amazon's pricing is based on the cost of the underlying EC2 instances and a separate charge for the processing service.
Running Spark on EMR and a basic c3.xlarge instance costs US$0.263 per hour on-demand while using the more capable c3.8xlarge instance costs $1.95 per hour. There are also more expensive instances with lots of memory or storage to choose between (so-called memory and storage optimized instances). The individual prices then have to be multiplied by the number of nodes used.


Monday, 15 June 2015

BlackBerry may launch Android phone

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Remember BlackBerry? The pioneering smartphone maker is thinking about doing what was once considered unthinkable: putting rival Android software on its smartphone for the first time. Sources tell Reuters it'll probably use Google's Android on an upcoming phone this fall that will combine a touch screen with a physical keyboard. That would give its keyboard-loving fans access to the much wider selection of apps that Android offers. Such a move would be an acknowledgment that its revamped line of phones hasn't gained mass appeal. The company had bet big on its BlackBerry 10 line. The problem: it lacks a big lineup of apps. The company that once ruled the smartphone world now has less than a one percent share of the market, so many developers aren't designing apps for it.. Another reason for BlackBerry to add Android: the company is touting its new mobile management device platform. That system allows institutional clients to manage and secure devices ranging from BlackBerrys to those running on Apple's and Windows' operating systems. With its own Android device, BlackBerry could show it's confident it can manage devices powered by rival operating systems. BlackBerry shares, down 16 percent this year, rising in early trading. While BlackBerry has slashed the number of workers in its bid to turn itself around, it says it's still committed to making devices.

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