Smartphone Sales: Samsung probably in the first quarter of 2012 before Apple

In the fourth quarter of the year, companies can usually rub their hands, the Christmas season is thanks. The completion of the first quarter of 2012 could give Samsung a reason to celebrate: It is expected that the South Koreans will sell more smartphones than Apple.

Samsung seems to his advantage, especially in view of its wide range, because in addition to high-end devices like the Galaxy S II and the Nexus, the South Koreans have also cheaper entry-level smartphones on offer. Apple offers its customers “only” the old models of iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 as well as the current iPhone 4S. Although the previous models are now at a considerably cheaper, Apple is missing in his collection a favorable (prepaid) iPhone.

In the last quarter of 2011, Samsung was able to depose all the 32 million smart phones, not least thanks to the holiday shopping season. Overall, last year brought 300 million mobile phones in the man and woman. Advantageous for future smartphones, according to Bloomberg is primarily the declining prices of the chips.

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Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – Race 42 cars and bikes with single and multiplayer modes.

Feel the thrill of racing like never before in the newest adrenaline-pumping edition of the Asphalt series.

About Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Discover 42 cars and bikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ducati and other world-class manufacturers. Collect them in your own 3D garage.

Asphalt 6 Screenshot

You can even take on friends in Online and Local Multiplayer mode for up to 6 racers. Climb the online leaderboard to be the best in the world!

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is for Mac, Android and iOS available.

These street races will have you tearing up city streets in L.A., Tokyo, the Bahamas and more. Each location is rendered in beautiful HD graphics.

Don’t take your eyes off the road for a second, because you’ll be driving against tough opponents in 11 different leagues and 55 events.

Take advantage of numerous tuning options to help your vehicles reach peak performance on any track. You can even customize your vehicles with decals to give them your own style.

Download Details & System Requirements
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later (Intel).
Please Note: PowerPC based Macs are not supported.

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – Mac – Official Game Trailer by Gameloft

New YouTube Design: YouTube wants to compete with the television

YouTube has introduced its new design.

Just in time for the beginning of December appeared the complete re-design of YouTube.

Youtube is preparing for the new age of television. The world’s largest online video portal launches the biggest redesign in its six year history, with which it brings is a provider of Internet-enabled televisions to channel millions into position. Google‘s daughter puts on its revised portal rather than individual videos, but the thematic channels in the center. Since Thursday, each user can create a personalized YouTube homepage, where he selects his favorite channels that are constantly updated. This should be primarily associated with more order into the millions of videos overloaded and confusing offer, get lost in the contents of most vendors so far.

The new design is very straightforward and offers many new features.

After the redesign, users like the TV to switch from one channel to another, rather than having more or less aimlessly through millions of videos from pros and amateurs digging.

“Channels are the stars on Youtube – and all the channels that run well on Youtube will be great even on TVs,” – Shiva Rajaraman, YouTube product manager

Thematic channels instead of amateur videos
With the TV-friendly offering, the currently positioned mainly on computers used video portal as an alternative to traditional TV and cable stations. Users can Youtube-interest channels – from Disney and HBO Channel on the Coldplay niche channel through to the cooking channel for vegetarians and the Chelsea station for football fans – even on mobile phones and tablets and now use the Microsoft game console Xbox.

“We are working hard to combine the best of online and TV,” – Shishir Mehrotra, product development chief

“We are convinced that the word ‘Online Video’ will eventually disappear -. With ‘video’ then all devices are meant not only computers” According to Mehrotra, there will soon be millions of such niche channels from providers such as Youtube.

In search of new advertising revenue
To boost revenue, YouTube is experimenting with new advertising formats and cost models. In a test with a few hundred advertisers pay them for not more page views, but only for commercials, which have looked at the Youtube user really. Users who want to fast forward directly to the video, skip the spot. Advertisers have to pay anything in the case. Half of the spots on YouTube can now be skipped.