Some unknown facts about Samsung company

We continue to share you latest trending news updates from various Tech companies like Google, Apple, Samsung etc., thought of sharing some unknown facts about Samsung here.

Here are some to start with.. and also do check out the video at the bottom to be surprised and amazed with more fact on Samsung.

1. Samsung accounts for 17 percent of Korea's Gross Domestic Product

2. Samsung Electronics has 370,000 employees worldwide. (Apple has 80,000. Microsoft has 97,106. GE has 305,000.)

3. Samsung spent over $4 billion in advertising last year, plus an additional $5 billion in marketing. Its ad budget dwarfs everyone else.

4. Samsung Electronics' profit last quarter was $8.27 billion, much of it from smartphones. For comparison, Google's operating profit last quarter was $3.4 billion
5. Samsung shipped 215.8 million smartphones last year, which is more than the next three smartphone sellers COMBINED

Xiaomi could dominate the drone market soon.

In recent years Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company had rocked the smartphone market and became the world's 5th largest smartphone maker in 2015.
This goes to show, the company's potential to develop, adopt and deliver high-quality products. Xiaomi has now ventured into a whole new segment recently, the private drone market.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Drone, costing $460 for 4K video or $380 for 1080p.

Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a 3-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder. The Mi Drone uses both GPS and GLONASS for positioning and has a visual positioning system on the bottom that allows it to remain stable while flying at low altitudes in environments where it cannot get a satellite signal.

Twitter moves away from 140 characters limitation

Twitter recently made a major enhancement to their service, it announced that it will move away from strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. Tweets will no longer count
media attachments and @names in replies toward your 140 allowed characters.

However, links will still be counted. “One of the biggest priorities for this year is to refine our product and make it simpler,” said Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and co-founder, in a statement. “We’re focused on making Twitter a whole lot easier and faster. This is what Twitter is great at — what’s happening now, live conversation and the simplicity that we started the service with.”

Twitter did not give an exact timeframe for when the changes would go live, beyond “the coming months.”

Here is a quick list of vocabulary and terminology used on twiter.

1. Tweet: A 140-character message. (now with no 140 restrictions..)

2. Retweet (RT): Re-sharing or giving credit to someone else's tweet.

3. Feed: The stream of tweets you see on your homepage. It's comprised of updates from users you follow.

4. Handle: Your username.

5. Mention (@): A way to reference another user by his username in a tweet (e.g. @mashable). Users are notified when @mentioned. It's a way to conduct discussions with other users in a public realm.

6. Hashtag (#): A way to denote a topic of conversation or participate in a larger linked discussion (e.g. #ModiIdol, #NAMO). A hashtag is a discovery tool that allows others to find your tweets, based on topics. You can also click on a hashtag to see all the tweets that mention it in real time — even from people you don't follow.

AlphaGo and the future of Artificial Intelligence

Google DeepMind recently launched its showcase Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform named AlphaGo.

It is designed to play the ancient Chinese game ‘Go’. AlphaGo beat world champion Lee Sedol 4-1 in the five-game match, reshaping our perceptions of artificial intelligence.

So what is so different about AlphaGo ? Well its is a Self Learning A.I.

Play the below video to understand Google Deepmind and AlphaGo in detail

More on this topics:

Google Deepmind AlhaGo official website - Click here
AlphaGo defeats top-ranked Lee Se-dol in historic go match - Click here
Five lessons from AlphaGo's historic victory - Click here
After AlphaGo, what's next for AI? - Click here

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Reliance enters the Indian digital wallet market with JioMoney

Reliance recently launched its digital wallet offering to an already saturated market of digital wallets. The service is called JioMoney and it can be already used in all of Reliance’s own retail businesses, like Reliance Digital, Reliance Fresh etc.

As per Reliance announcement they have already partnered with nearly 50,000 merchants to accept JioMoney and believes this to be the wallet for the masses.
Just like the other digital wallet, JioMoney can be used to pay bills, recharge DTH, mobiles and a large number of online shopping websites, including Reliance’s own fashion website

JioMoney can be downloaded from Google Play Store or Apple Appstore on to your smartphone and just like any other digital wallet. JioMoney users also can be able to transfer money from one wallet to another for free, just like a bank transfer. However for a wallet-to-bank transfer, a fees of upto 2.5% is applicable.

JioMoney will now compete with some very well settled players like Paytm, Freecharge and Oxigen wallets who are already growing at a exponential rate and have been in the industry for very long.

To be very honest, I believe JioMoney is quite late to enter this market and really has to bring something very unique to its customers to stay ahead of the competition.

You can download the JioMoney via Google Play-store or via Apple app-store