Word on the information superhighway is that Samsung is looking to create its own Facebook-style social network. Imaginatively code-named Samsung Facebook, it’s meant to be accessible on smart TVs and cameras as well as on the traditional smartphones and tablets.
The early bones of the social network are supposedly set for an early 2013 release, inspired by the relative success of ChatOn.
The key to ChatOn’s success has been instant messaging between different types of device on different platforms – as well as being on Samsung’s bada OS, its an app on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone as well as on PCs.
Cloudy with a chance of an overused subhead
According to Korea Times’ sources, the network will integrate with Amazon’s cloud services, as well as being built into Family Story, Samsung’s existing social app.
One official told the paper, “By the end of the year, we will have a polished and finished version of Family Story that will be offered first to Samsung device users for free.
“The new service will become available in the first quarter of next year at the earliest.
The environmental case for remote working
Anyone searching for a silver lining to the pandemic should look to the clear, blue skies above them. A reduction in pollution worldwide has been an unintended benefit of the lockdowns and stay-in-place orders imposed to control the spread of COVID-19.
Thailand Q1 Investment Applications Soar 80% as FDI More Than Double says BOI
The top three source countries of FDI applications during the first quarter were South Korea, China, and Singapore, with similar levels of investment. Korean investment soared due to a large-scale joint venture in the medical sector, Ms Duangjai said.
The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said today that in the first quarter of 2021, investment applications rose 80% from the year earlier period to a total value of 123.4 billion baht (USD3.9 billion), led by projects in the medical and electric and electronics (E&E) sectors, as foreign direct investment (FDI) applications more than doubled.(more…)
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