Chinese Twitter has more monthly users than the Worldwide Twitter social network

China is a whole other Earth on its own. The amount of people living within its territory is something that you just cannot cognitively process in your mind, but can only read as a number. As we know, the Chinese government has established very stringent rules on Internet access and usage for its some 1.3 billion citizens. Just like Russia, the country has its own versions of social networks and search engines, as Facebook and Google, for example, are banned on its territory. Imagine how big a customers pool those two miss on, thanks to the country’s Internet policies.

Weibo, which is the Chinese version of Twitter, has now reported that it had 340 million monthly users, as of March this year, overtaking original Twitter by about 12 million. Take your time and let this sink in.

The Twitter-like platform has managed to generate more users than the global service, even though real Twitter is available in all but three countries on the globe. It’s interesting to note that Twitter has been live for three years longer than Weibo, having launched in July 2006. 47% of the Chinese population is not even connected to the Internet yet, meaning that Weibo’s users count is set to rise further as more people ‘plug in’.

The company reported a healthy increase in year-on-year revenue in Q1. It generated $199.2 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $119.3 million for the same period in 2016. Of course, the ‘true blue bird’ blows its Chinese spin-off way out of the water in the revenue department, but did mark a first-time year-on-year decrease in Q1. Twitter took in almost $600 million before April, 2016, while managed to pull in $548 million in 2017.

YouTube mobile broadcast earned for all

The team of the popular video service YouTube to make a direct mobile broadcast accessible to all video bloger ov and other content creators.

At launch mobile broadcasts in February, could lead them only to users with the number of subscribers to more than 10,000 in April, the limit was reduced to thousands of subscribers, and now such restrictions have been removed altogether. This is confirmed by information on the page, YouTube support .

Broadcast from mobile devices are built into the YouTube app. only press the record button is required to run a live broadcast. After completion of the translation entry is stored in its channel. However, access to the video, you can limit or even remove the entry.


Google has launched a cloud service Google Cloud IoT Core

Google has launched a cloud service Google Cloud IoT Core, which will manage the devices connected to the network, and the data for the Internet of things.

As a way to use the service in a company give the following case: for example, you have a transport company, and you need to combine information from the vehicles with weather data, traffic and travel demand to make the schedule of the latter. All this information can collect the Google development.



Nokia 8 and 9 were lit in an official video

The official promo video , along with smartphones Nokia 3 and 5 lit previously announced high-end Nokia models 8 and 9. At the “phenomenon” known for his pointed awareness Evan Blass (Evan Blass).

Nokia 9 can be easily seen by the double chamber. According to preliminary data, it will receive 22 megapixel resolution. Close to 9 Nokia Nokia is 8, and it is certainly not Nokia 6, as one might think at first, because the Nokia camera module 6 has a different shape.


The video was posted by the user, according to the profile in LinkedIn, have a long history of cooperation with the Nokia brand name until 2014, and then continue to work with HMD Global through an agency.

According to earlier information, Nokia 9 is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels), the top-end processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6 GB and 128 GB of internal flash memory.

Nokia 8, according to one version, can also boast a display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels), but will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.


Smartphone Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) officially presented

The official website of the US operator AT & T page appeared smartphone Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017). New items can be purchased directly on the site or take in installments over 30 months.

What is inside

Galaxy J3 (2017) received 5 inch HD-display processor Exynos 7570, 1.5 gigabytes of memory and 16GB of internal memory. The main camera apparatus equipped with a sensor to 5 megapixels and 2 megapixels on the front. The device is supplied with a battery 2600 mAh battery. It works under the new Android 7.0 OS.

Release date and price

Now Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is available only in the US at a price of 180 dollars. You can also arrange hire and pay for a smartphone for $ 6 per month. When the unit will be in the global market it is still unknown.

What to expect

We are waiting for the budget weakling from Samsung with a redesigned and more lovely body. In our market in the gadget has many competitors in the face of China’s Huawei, Meizu, Xiaomi and Doogee.



Moto X 2017 with the Snapdragon 660 and a battery of 3800 mAh appeared on video

On the Internet there was a video showing the appearance of a smartphone Moto X 2017 from different sides. Unannounced smartphone from the video is not very similar to the apparatus of photos appearing on the Web before .

That showed

Judging from the video itself, he put on some private screening smartphone. It is seen that Moto X 2017 receives metal housing with curved glass inserts on the rear panel and the double flash chamber above the camera modules.

What is inside

Based on new information, future Moto X 2017 may be called Moto X4. In addition, the device has received the screen 5.5 inches, fresh 660 Snapdragon processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 gigabytes of internal memory. It is known that the device battery has a capacity of 3800 mAh, and the smartphone is equipped with protection against water and dust to IP68 standard. No further information on any other characteristics, nor the price nor the date presentation there.





Tizen-smartphone called the Z4 introduced by Samsung

Samsung has released a new budget smartphone called Samsung Z4. Special feature was its operating system – instead of the usual Android OS device runs OS Tizen.

What is inside

With dimensions of 132.9 × 69.2 × 10.3 mm and a weight of 143 grams, Samsung Z4 received screen of 4.5 inches with a resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, four-core chip of 1.5 GHz (most likely own production) and 1 GB of RAM. The size of the internal memory is unknown. The main and front smartphone camera modules are provided with 5 megapixels and two flashes. In addition, the device is equipped with two SIM-cards, LTE Cat.4 modules, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, and USB 2.0 port. Supervises the work of the latest version of Tizen numbered 3.0. For battery life meets the battery 2050 mAh battery.


Release date and price

Samsung Z4 will be in India and several other Asian regions until the end of May. The exact price and release time on other markets is not yet known.

What to expect

We are waiting for superbyudzhetny, plain and unremarkable device in the disputed OS. Most likely, even with such features, the Samsung device will be a bit more expensive than its competitors and, therefore, will not be in great demand in our market. His contribution to this will and Tizen operating system.


Inexpensive smartphone Sony Xperia L1 has been released

The smartphone is the Sony the Xperia the L1 has become available for sale, at least in the United States. Recall, it was announced at the end of March and at the time of the announcement of Sony Mobile announced that the model will go on sale in some countries at the end of April 2017. Nevertheless, the sales start just now. In Europe, it is expected in June.

Sony Xperia L1 Unlocked unlocked iPhones and form is available from Amazon and Best Buy. The price was $ 199.99. Smartphone equipped with 5,5-inch display with a resolution of HD (720 x 1280 pixels), 13-megapixel main and 5 megapixel front cameras. Hardware basis was chetyrehyaderny MediaTek MT6737T processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2 GB and 16 GB internal flash memory cards expandable microSDXC up to 256 GB. The battery has a capacity of 2620 mAh.

Work is performed under the control of Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Xperia Actions feature allows you to change device settings and functions in accordance with the usage scenarios, such as “Good night” mode automatically assigns the device status “Do not disturb”, reduce the brightness and provide trouble-free charging.

It supports LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, a USB port Type-C. Dimensions are 151 x 74 x 8.7 mm, and weight – 180 grams.


Apple is preparing a touch screen smart column

Amazon company plans to soon introduce smart column, equipped with a touch screen. Thanks to the efforts of well-known insider Evan Blass, now you can get a clear idea of how it will look like the next generation of Amazon Echo. Meanwhile, it became clear that a major player like Apple is not going to keep up with the Amazon a single step. During the interview, Filipp Shiller, vice president of worldwide marketing, hinted that soon the company will introduce a touch screen own column.

Reporters asked Schiller what he thinks about the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Vice President made it clear that much enthusiasm he did not share about these two products:

My mom used to say that if you can not say good, it is better not to say anything.

Schiller later shared his thoughts about the ease of use of “smart” column, equipped with a touch screen, and the practicality of such supplements in general:

There are many times when a voice assistant can be really helpful, but it does not mean that the screen you’ll never need. So his absence – a big disadvantage. For example, if I search for routes and using the Card, the Siri can tell me about them, but it would be more convenient if I saw this map, could see the twists and turns, to find out where a traffic jam. So I better understand your route and how to follow it.

Most likely, Apple will introduce a smart column already in the framework of the WWDC 2017 next month.


Motorola working on a tablet with the regime Productivity Mode

It was learned that the Motorola brand will return to tablet production. It is expected that the model will have a diagonal of 9 or 10 inches, and its capabilities will include a “Performance Mode» (Productivity Mode). A similar feature is already present in the laptop Lenovo Yoga Book, allowing you to get more opportunities, but reduces the operating time. Also, the decision to return to the tablet market right now does not look promising because the market itself is not growing, and all the company’s presence on it continue to lose sales.