Honor: Huawei sells its smartphone brand

Shenzhen Under massive pressure from US sanctions, China’s telecom giant Huawei sold its smartphone brand Honor, making it independent. A consortium of 30 business partners is taking over the company, as Huawei announced in Shenzhen on Tuesday. No information was given about the amount of the deal. But experts estimate the value of Honor according to media reports at around 100 billion yuan, the equivalent of 12.8 billion euros. After the transaction, Huawei no longer holds shares in Honor and is no longer involved in management, the company announced.

“Huawei’s consumer business has recently been under massive pressure,” said the company, referring to the US sanctions. “The reason is that technical elements that are necessary for our smartphone business are not available in the long run.” For this reason, Huawei is selling the company to the Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology consortium to help Honor dealers and suppliers To “get through these troubled times”.

According to this information, Honor sells around 70 million smartphones a year – mostly phones in the lower and middle price range to younger customers. The brand had a market share in China of around 15 percent in the third quarter – just behind Huawei itself, as the “South China Morning Post” reported. The share of Huawei’s smartphone business was estimated at a quarter to a third.

“The Honor industrial supply chain took this step to ensure its own survival,” said Huawei. Up until now, Honor was dependent on Huawei’s technology, so the brand also suffered from US sanctions. Under new owners, the company can develop its products more flexibly and potentially also do business with the US chip manufacturer Qualcomm or Google, which Huawei is denied today because it is on a blacklist in the USA.

“Honor’s independence from Huawei is expected to ensure that“ the water continues to flow ”in Honor’s canals and save upstream and downstream suppliers,” the official Chinese news agency Xinhua quoted informed people familiar with the transaction. “If not handled properly, more than a million people could lose their jobs.”

The US sanctions make it difficult for Huawei to access American software and technology, even if they come from companies outside the US. Since Huawei has to make itself increasingly independent of US technology, the group also needs new capital, according to experts, which could come from the sale of the subsidiary. For Honor, however, independence also means that it now has to conduct its own research and development. According to media reports, the new owners are allegedly already thinking of going public in a few years

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Coronavirus: Edomex will allow pilgrimages … but with a healthy distance

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MEXICO CITY.

Although the Basilica of Guadalupe will not be open this year to avoid contagion of covid-19, the Secretary of Security of the State of Mexico confirmed that they will allow pilgrimages but with a healthy distance.

The head of the agency, Rodrigo Martínez-Celis said that pilgrimages will be allowed, but to monitor those days, a special operation similar to the one that was held in the entity on the Day of the Dead in all the pantheons will be implemented.

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Pilgrimages with a healthy distance are going to be allowed, we are going to build the schemes so that everyone can celebrate always keeping a healthy distance and protecting people, “he said.

He accepted that the concern they have is about the increase in confirmed cases of the new virus reported every day by the Health authorities of both the state and the federal, although he confirmed that there will be a special operation and that the details of the same will be released in the next days.

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It should be remembered that since previous days it was agreed to close the Basilica del Guadalupe to avoid massive concentrations, likewise the authorities of the Archdiocese of Toluca assured that there is almost no such activity these days by parishioners of the Toluca Valley because the visit that is made as an archdiocese is until February, although that could also be canceled.

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Chrome with better antivirus integration on Windows 10

30. November 2020 – Antivirus programs can interfere with Chrome downloads under Windows 10, which can lead to problems with saving bookmarks and files. Now Google is working to fix the problem.

Windows 10 can cause problems when using the Chrome browser if bookmarks or downloaded files are to be saved. The reason for this is that antivirus programs temporarily lock the files if they are set to scan local storage. Therefore, according to a commit, Google is currently working on fixing the problem (via “Windows Latest”).

According to a Chrome developer, the solution seems to be to run the ReplaceFile step multiple times in Chrome. It looks like the problem only affects users under Windows 10. It is not yet clear when exactly the fix will be rolled out. (luc)

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Locate here the 200 CDMX colonies in Red Traffic Light due to covid-19 | Excelsior

MEXICO CITY.

The Government of Mexico City reported this Sunday, November 29, that it increased the number of colonies in Red Semaforo to 200, that is, they are under the priority attention program, due to the rise in covid-19 infections.

The 200 neighborhoods, which are detailed below, register a total of 2,719 active cases, which represent 40.3 percent of the total positive cases in Mexico City. If the active cases in neighboring neighborhoods are considered, they together represent 58 percent of the City’s cases.

ALVARO OBREGON.

Tizapan San Ángel, San Bartolo Ameyalco, Alfonso XVIII, Barrio Norte, Progreso Tizapan, La Martinica, Bella Vista, Molino de Rosas, Olivar del Conde 2nd Section I, Jardines del Pedregal, Olivar del Conde 2nd Section II, Torres de Potrero, Calzada Jalapa, Jalalpa Tepito, Olivar del Conde! Ra Section II, Lomas de la Era, Golondrinas 1st Section, 1st Victoria, Pilot Adolfo López Mateos, Jalalpa, Merced Gómez, Olivar de los Padres, Colinas del Sur Lomas de Capula, Lomas de Chamontoya , Minas de Cristo, Molino de Santo Domingo, Santa Rosa Xochiac, Pilot Adolfo López Mateos Expansion, Jalalpa el Grande.

AZCAPOTZALCO.

El Rosario C (U. Habitat), San Martín Xochinahuac, Tezozomoc.

BENITO JUAREZ.

Portales II, San Pedro de los Pinos, Portales III, Narvarte V, Nativitas, Independencia, San Simón Ticumac, Letrán Valle, Del Valle VII, Children Heroes of Chapultepec, Portales I, Naples, Santa Cruz Atoyac, East Portals, Vértiz Narvarte, Nonoalco.

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COYOACÁN.

Ajusco II, Pedregal de Santo Domingo IV, Los Reyes, Pedregal de Santo Domingo III, Ajusco I, Pedregal de Santa Úrsula I, Pedregal de Santa Úrsula II, Pedregal de Santo Domingo VII, Pedregal de Santa Úrsula III, Santa Úrsula Coapa, Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez, Ajusco III, Pedregal de Santo Domingo VI, Pedregal de Santa Úrsula IV.

CUAJIMALPA.

San Pedro Cuajimalpa.

CUAUHTÉMOC.

San Simón Tolnahuac, Santa María La Ribera IV, Doctors I, Nonoalco-Tlatelolco (U. Habitacional) I, Doctors V, Santa María La Ribera II, Roma Norte III, Centro IV, Guerrero III, Doctors IV, Guerrero III, Peralvillo I , Nonoalco Tlatelolco (U. Habitacional) II, Atlampa, Guerrero I, Obrera III, Buenavista II, Tránsito, Guerrero IV, Obrera IV, Doctors II, Tabacalera, Peralvillo II, Obrera II, Doctors III, Morelos I, Roma Norte II, Morelos II, Santa María La Ribera I, Center VIII, Center VI, former Hippodrome de Peralvillo, Juárez.

GUSTAVO A. MADERO.

Cuchilla el Tesoro, San Felipe de Jesús IV.

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IZTACALCO.

Agrícola Oriental VI, Agrícola Oriental I, Pantitlán II, Santa Anita, Granjas México I, Camp 2 de Octubre I, Ramos Millán Bramadero II, Granjas México II, Pantitlán IV, Agrícola Oriental V, Agrícola Oriental II, Infonativ Iztacalco (U. Habitacional ), Tacotal Ramos Millán, Pantitlán V.

IZTAPALAPA.

Consejo Agraria Mexicano I, Mirasoles (U. Habitacional), El Retoño, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Jacarandas, Quetzalcóatl Urban Development, Cerro de la Estrella I, Popular Sector, Santa Martha Acatitla, Tepalcates II, El Manto, Lomas de San Lorenzo I, San Juan Xalpa II, San Andrés Tetepilco, Paseos de Churubusco, Presidents of Mexico, Lomas de San Lorenzo II, San Miguel, Vicente Guerrero Super Manzana 6, San Lorenzo Tezonco, Santa María Aztahuacán, Urban Development Quetzalcóatl III.

MAGDALENA CONTRERAS.

La Malinche, San Jerónimo Aculco-Lídice, El Tanque, San Bernabé Ocotepec.

MIGUEL HIDALGO.

Anáhuac I, Tacuba, Anáhuac II, Pensil San Juanico, Popotla II, Tacubaya, Escandón II.

MILPA ALTA.

San Palo Oztotepec, San Antonio Tecómitl, San Salvador Cuauhtenco, Villa Milpa Alta.

TLÁHUAC.

San Miguel Zapotitla, Miguel Hidalgo Ote, La Conchita II, San Francisco Tlaltenco, Santiago Zapotitlán, Miguel Hidalgo, La Conchita I, San Pedro Tláhuac, San Antonio Ixtayoapan, Del Mar Sur.

TLALPAN.

Pedregal de San Nicolás 2nd Section, Miguel Hidalgo, Extension Miguel Hidalgo 3rd Section, San Pedro Mártir, San Miguel Topilejo, Mesa Los Hornos Texcaltenco, San Andrés Totoltepec, Tlalpan Centro, Pedregal de San Nicolás 1st Section, Tlalcolilgia.

VENUSTIANO CARRANZA.

El Arenal 4A Section, Romero Rubio, Moctezuma 2A Section II, Adolfo López Mateos, Jardín Balbucean III, Moctezuma 2A Section IV, November 20, Ignacio Zaragoza I, Morelos II, Peñón de los Baños, Jardin Babble II.

XOCHIMILCO.

Xaltocan, Santa María Nativitas, San Gregorio Atlapulco, Santiago Tulyehualco, Santiago Tepalcatlalpan, Santa María Tepepan, Santa Cruz Acalpixca, San Marcos Ampliación, Santa Cruz Xochimanca, Caltongo, San Mateo Xalpa, San Lorenzo Atemoaya, Santa Cecilia Tepetlpa, San Andrés Ahuayucan.

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Coronavirus: There are 200 CDMX colonies in Red Traffic Light

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MEXICO CITY.

The government of Mexico City, expanded from 158 to 200 the number of colonies in Red Traffic Light, that is, the Priority Areas where 40.3 percent of active cases of covid-19 are concentrated, a total of 2,719 cases.

If we take into account “active cases in neighboring neighborhoods together represent 58 percent of the City’s cases.”

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On the other hand, the taking of samples will be doubled “to reach the goal of 20 thousand daily tests, this allows to isolate more positive cases, provide support and medical attention. And rapid antigen tests will be offered in all 200 points where the samples are taken, these tests have results in 20 minutes for the patients “announced the local government.

The 200 points where the tests are carried out are: 117 health centers, 33 health kiosks in priority care neighborhoods and 50 macro kiosks, in all these places the hours of attention will be extended and will be from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

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The location of all can be consulted in this link https: //covid19.cdmx.gob.mx/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/ubicacion-d …

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Find out about the best Android phones in 2020

With so many different manufacturers on the market, choosing a good phone is difficult and confusing.

And Android phones are very good, as Android provides a similar experience across many phone models while allowing you to prioritize the features that matter most to you.

And those on a tight budget can get a good phone for under $ 200 and with the price up, you will get many better features with greater quality.

The price of the most premium Android phones starts at $ 899, offering the most accurate screens, the most professional imaging, and advanced features like reverse wireless charging and 120Hz screens.

Here are the best Android phones that you can currently buy:

Google Pixel 4a

It is considered the best Android phone and it is also one of the most affordable phones, it has a 5.81-inch OLED screen and runs Android 10 operating system with Snapdragon 730G processor.

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It might be surprising that Google’s mid-range Pixel 4a is at the top of the list for the best Android phones, but given its price of only $ 349, the Pixel 4a is a complete smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

It is considered one of the best Android phones, it has a 6.9-inch AMOLED screen and runs Android 10 operating system with Snapdragon 865 Plus processor.

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The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the best Android phone for those looking to pay a higher price. Because this device is more than just a phone, as it is a powerful note-taking tool with a lot of S Pen upgrades and it has a professional camera with a 108-megapixel sensor, and is a small game console that has the ability to stream Xbox games.

OnePlus 8 Pro

It has a 6.78-inch OLED screen with a Snapdragon 865 CPU, and it has a bright 120Hz screen. It has a long battery life, powerful performance, and has very fast wired and wireless charging.

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Although it is one of the most expensive phones OnePlus has ever made, with a price of $ 899, it is the best flagship Android phone; Because it has the largest possible number of advanced features.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

It has a 6.7-inch OLED screen and a Snapdragon 865 CPU, it has a 120Hz display with a long-lasting battery and amazing cameras and it sells for $ 1199.

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Because of its expensive price tag, the S20 Plus will be out of reach for most would-be buyers.

Moto G Power

It has a 6.4-inch LCD screen with a Snapdragon 665 CPU, and if you are one of those people who care about battery capacity the most, the device has a battery that lasted 16 hours and 10 minutes in performance tests, and is a good choice for the price under $ 300.

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Series: Builders of Modernism: Bjarke Ingels: The Danish rock star

Frankfurt The Dane Bjarke Ingels is considered a rock star of his profession not only because of his spiky hairstyle and Scandinavian cool clothes. The 46-year-old has a reputation for being just as visionary and unconventional as Tesla boss Elon Musk – a comparison that the architect himself finds flattering. “I met him a couple of times,” says Ingels in an interview with the Handelsblatt. “He is impressive and one of the most moving people on this planet. I have a lot of respect for who he is and what he has achieved – not just because he is raising six children. I only have one son and I already have my hands full. “

Ingels is not only concerned with his two-year-old offspring for a long time: Around the world there are buildings that can hardly be overlooked, which the native Dane designed and which have already brought him many awards.

While critics envy his success and complain that his buildings do not integrate into their surroundings, but look like extravagant gimmicks by an overly confident architect, he is showered with praise and honors from other quarters.

In addition to numerous architecture prizes, Ingels was placed on the list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine in 2016, he spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, lectured at Harvard, Yale and Columbia University, and received a Golden Lion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice and even achieved what ennobles him today and what few living architects have to show: Not only was he the main character in a feature-length documentary by the Danish director Kaspar Astrup Schröder from 2017, Ingels was also the subject of one Documentation on Netflix.

“There aren’t many architects like him: so young, successful and visionary,” says the director of the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt, Peter Cachola Schmal. Ingel’s designs have often caused quite a stir. “Bjarke Ingels works very conceptually with the context and works the geometry so skillfully that he often comes up with surprising results. We will hear a lot more from him. “

The Dane originally had other plans than becoming an architect: comic book artist was his dream job. Even as a child he was fascinated by the fact that he only needed a pen and a piece of paper to bring worlds to life, he says. Architecture was therefore almost a logical step: It enables him to carry this power into reality.
But in the end it was his father who advised him to study architecture first. After studying in Barcelona, ​​Ingels started at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) of the star architect Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam.

But he didn’t stay there long. Ingels moved back to his native Denmark. In 2005 he founded his own architectural office in Copenhagen, the name of which speaks volumes: It’s called BIG – for Bjarke Ingels Group.

VM Houses in Kopenhagen

Seen from the air, the two buildings form the letters V and M.

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One of BIG’s first projects was a project in a new part of Copenhagen: the VM Houses. Two buildings that depict the letters V and M when viewed from the air.
Ingels had confidently convinced the building contractor with the argument that he would build “damn cheap”, as he said in the Netflix documentary. “And we hadn’t even built a dog house before,” admits Ingels himself.

The building complex contains 225 two-story apartments that are based on over 80 different floor plans and, viewed in isolation, resemble the famous Tetris figures. From the outside, the complex looks prickly and at the same time delicate, from the inside it is light and open.

The unusual concept was well received. On the first day of sale, a Sunday, 110 apartments were sold, the building contractor reported. After that, the follow-up orders were not long in coming, they came mainly from Denmark: a facility with a boathouse, a psychiatric hospital, a hotel, and other residential buildings.

International breakthrough with “anti-skyscraper skyscraper” in New York

Ingels achieved his international breakthrough with the pyramid-shaped residential building VIA 57 West, his first building in New York: a property with 750 apartments in Manhattan that resembles a displaced pyramid, with a facade that rises steeply to 142 meters and overlooks the Hudson River.

VIA 57 West in Manhattan

Ingels received the International High-Rise Award in 2016 for the pyramid-shaped residential building.

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Ingels received the International High-Rise Award for the project in 2016, although the jury publicly asked whether it was a high-rise – or just “a high-rise building”. But “this anti-skyscraper high-rise” was convincing with its “clarity of the concept” and because it “offered a quiet, protected oasis in the noisy big city without being closed to it”. Creating quiet zones close to nature in increasingly dense metropolises is one of the challenges in urban planning and therefore an increasingly common part of contemporary high-rise architecture, it said.

VIA 57 West did not remain the only project in the American city for long: Shortly afterwards, Ingels’ BIG office was awarded the contract to build a tower for the new World Trade Center.
Meanwhile, the more than 500 architects who work for BIG in Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona cannot complain of a lack of work. There are projects going on around the world, and most of them are bursting with superlatives and innovations.

A house is being developed for NASA from the 3D printer for the moon, work is being carried out on the new headquarters of the US group Google in London, and BIG has just been awarded the contract for a building for the Hyperloop project.

The Dane completed his only project in Germany to date in Frankfurt last year: the Omniturm, one of the first mixed-use skyscrapers in Germany, which stands out from the Frankfurt cityscape with a kink in the central part of the tower.

But his favorite building is in Copenhagen, as Ingels puts it after some thought: Copenhill. A waste incineration plant that he converted into a kind of artificial mountain with a climbing wall and ski slope and which was opened to the public a year ago. As a waste incineration plant, Copenhill is part of a type of building that is normally not viewed as architecture, he explains.

Copenhill in Kopenhagen

Waste incineration plant with climbing wall and ski slope.

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The project reflects the power of architecture: you can give something “a shape that has not yet had” and thus shape the future “in the way we’d like it,” he says. That is “Formgiving”, the concept of shaping.

Ingels continues to make clear that he has the power to change the future with references to his son: “He doesn’t know that there was ever a time when you couldn’t ski on the roof of a power plant. For him and his entire generation, this is the world they grew up in. So we have the great opportunity to create and build the world we want to live in. “

„Yes is more“

His way of carelessly questioning traditions and leaving them behind is also reflected in his motto “Yes is more”, which he explained in a self-drawn comic: You shouldn’t allow yourself to be restricted, you shouldn’t force a strict aesthetic dogma on life.
“Yes is more” should make it clear that one is enriched by considering many ideas, concepts and influences. BIG works on projects that are like a small piece of a larger puzzle. You try to imagine what the future will look like, says Ingels. “Every building, every originality fits into this large artificial ecosystem that represents the world in which we live.”

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Sustainability is an important factor here – but it should not be understood as a limitation: Sustainability must be designed in such a way that – just like with a Tesla – it leads to the best, most attractive option and is not just an alternative to the conventional.

Ingels likes to use the term “hedonistic sustainability” in this context: Sustainable architecture should not be viewed as a moral sacrifice, loss of quality of life or a political dilemma, but rather as a challenge and motivation to improve the quality of life of people and the community.

In 2020 Ingels will receive the honorary award of the German Sustainability Award as the world’s leading visionary of sustainable architecture – for Copenhill, among others. “The star architect shows the world how clean technology offers almost limitless possibilities, and proves that social responsibility and architectural playfulness are not mutually exclusive,” praised the jurors.

In Ingels’ work, his great interest in the full inclusion of society and the confrontation with the challenges of our time become clear, which has earned him recognition far beyond the architecture scene. “His buildings are not only architecturally spectacular and create new opportunities for interaction, they also set new standards in terms of sustainability.”

In all of this, however, Ingels emphasizes the importance of fun – as part of the experience of his buildings as well as as a drive: “At the end of the day, you have to have fun with what you do. If you try to do things differently, it becomes very difficult to achieve the goal. You have to fight a lot of battles, win a lot of arguments. You have to convince a lot of people. And if you didn’t enjoy that, you wouldn’t have the energy to do all of that. “

There has never been a battle that Ingels did not face, the impression you get from the phone call for this article. But that’s not true. Ingels ran away once too: as an extra in the hit series “Game of Thrones”, in which he escaped from a dragon.

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What made the duo success

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Düsseldorf The motto of the two American stock exchange legends is as simple as it is clear: “We only buy what we understand. If something is too difficult, we turn to something else. “

Warren Buffett and his lesser-known partner Charles Munger have followed this strategy for more than five decades. Their success proves them right: the value of their Berkshire Hathaway stock, in which they have combined their holdings, has risen from $ 19,000 to over $ 300,000 in the past 54 years. That corresponds to an annual return of around 20 percent. This rapid rise in price made Buffett a billionaire – and many early shareholders millionaires.

So much success over such a long period is unique and has earned worldwide recognition. Growing up in the small town of Omaha, Nebraska, Warren Buffett became interested in making money from an early age. When he was six, he bought a six-pack of Coca-Cola bottles for a total of 25 cents. He sold every single bottle for five cents. He pocketed the net profit with a proud net return on sales of 20 percent.

His first business with the dark shower, of which Buffett is now the largest single shareholder, he quickly expanded with the sale of golf balls, popcorn and newspapers. In 1947 Buffett bought a Rolls-Royce for $ 3,500, which he rented for $ 35 a day. His photographic memory made it easier for him to study business administration, which he had now taken up, and gave him enough freedom to earn more and more money – increasingly with shares and the purchase of entire companies.

For this purpose, Buffett founded the “Buffett Partnership” in 1956. He bought company shares, which he divided into three categories: majority stakes with influence on corporate governance, long-term investments in undervalued stocks and, thirdly, the purchase of insolvent companies. After the dissolution of this first company, Buffett founded “Berkshire Hathaway”, with which he took over more and more shares in companies, including shares in Coca-Cola, Gillette and American Express.

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Google Photos: The Beginning of the End of the Big Free Promise – Digital

Between June 19 and July 1, 2019, someone at Google must have thought that taking a successful commercial off the net would be a good idea. In mid-June, the video was viewed almost 31 million times on YouTube. In the archived version a few days later, only a sad smiley can be seen: “This video is not available. We are sorry.”

Google should really be sorry for that, because the clip was a success. Google made fun of the iPhone’s limited storage space and presented the solution in the credits: the unlimited storage space of Google Photos.

Why Google made the video invisible back then is unclear. A recent blog entry may reveal the answer: What Google manager Shimrit Ben-Yair writes suggests a fundamental change in strategy: In the future, people who use Google services should pay not only with their data and their attention, but also with euros and Dollar.

Google will drastically limit the free storage space. From June 1, 2021, all newly uploaded photos and videos are to be offset against the 15 GB quota that is available to users across Google services. For years it was the most important unique selling proposition of Google Photos: Anyone who compresses media content slightly and uploads it in “high quality” instead of “original quality” can take as much photos as he wants. Google swallows everything and archives it forever.

Amazon Prime also offers unlimited free storage for pictures, but the app cannot keep up with Google Photos. More than a billion people have uploaded a total of four trillion photos there. 28 billion new pictures and videos are added every day. In view of such numbers, it is understandable that the amount of data will at some point push even Google’s huge data centers to their limits. Therefore, the new limit also applies to Google’s Drive document storage. So far, unlimited files can be saved there that were created with Google Docs or other work programs of the group. In future, these documents will be counted towards the quota.

Server capacity might not have been the only reason that led Google to cut back on one of its most successful products. The other, possibly more important reason is called Google One. What began as paid cloud storage two years ago is evolving into an increasingly comprehensive subscription that Google is pushing into the market with all its might.

As usual, users can buy 100 gigabytes of additional storage space for two euros a month, which can be shared with family members. They also receive technical advice from Google employees and credit in the Play Store around the clock. You can secure your Android smartphone in the cloud using the Google One app, book hotels at a discount and in the future will probably also have access to additional editing functions for photos. Those who take out more expensive subscriptions for more storage space receive up to ten percent discount in the Google Store and, recently, a Google VPN for safer and more private surfing. The VPN service is scheduled to start in Germany in the coming months.

Google wants to give people more reasons to take out a paid subscription. One should become more attractive, at the same time the free offer loses its appeal. This even applies to Google’s own Pixel phones. Owners of the first generation of smartphones could still save an unlimited number of photos in the original resolution in the cloud. The advantages have shrunk with each passing year, and the upcoming Pixel 6 will no longer offer any additional storage space. So even if you buy Google hardware, you should pay for the Google Cloud.

Google plays its dominance cleverly: For years, the company subsidized Google Photos with the billions in profits from its advertising business. The more people upload pictures, the more data Google gets to train its algorithms that automatically sort the photos and recognize people or landscapes. Start-ups had no chance against this superiority and had to give up.

Now there are hardly any competitors left to be taken seriously. So Google tries to get its free customers to pay. Google points out that 80 percent of users would get by with 15 GB for several years, and offers an individual forecast of how long the storage space will last. But even then there will be hundreds of millions of people who will soon have to find a new location for their photos and videos – or just take out a subscription. That shows what power the big tech companies have. This is another reason why the EU Commission and the US Department of Justice are investigating who want to enable fairer competition.

Google Photos might just be the beginning. After all, there are tons of other Google services that billions of people are using for free. Youtube already offers a paid subscription, and the platform is also financed through advertising. Gmail and Maps also display advertising, but products like Google Docs have so far been completely cross-financed. So is it possible that Google’s free offer will continue to shrink?

When asked, the company “does not want to comment at this point” and only refers to a video that explains why Google search contains ads. Therefore, Google can offer services like Maps and Docs for free. But you should never be too sure about Google. “If we talk about all of your memories, then we mean it too,” promised Google five years ago. “With Google Photos, you can now save and store any number of high-resolution photos and videos for free.” That sounded almost too good to be true even then. Today it is clear: That was it.

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The best technology offers at a glance

Probably the day with the highest turnover for online retailers, Black Friday 2020, started on this Friday. After Singles Day, we are again offering you an overview of today’s top deals here on TechnikNews. We mainly limit ourselves to technology deals.

In the US, Black Friday is called the Friday after Thanksgiving. After Singles Day, this is another good chance to win great technology deals. In this overview we offer you the best deals in the field of technology. Numerous smartphones, gadgets, tablets, computers and more are reduced.

The best technology offers and technology deals for Black Friday 2020

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  • Alle Amazon Black Friday Deals
  • Audible: Until November 30, 2020, interested parties can enjoy audiobooks from Audible for 6 months and save 50 percent.
  • Kindle Unlimited: Until November 30, 2020, new Kindle Unlimited subscribers will receive over 1 million eBooks and selected magazine subscriptions for 2 months for € 0.
  • Prime Student: Prime Student members receive a 10% discount on selected clothing and shoes through December 31, 2020.
  • Numerous Amazon devices including Echo, Fire TV, Fire Tablets, Kindle, Ring and Grundig reduced | to the deals
  • 30% discount on selected Amazon warehouse deals
  • Anker PowerCore Lite 20000mAh Powerbank for 26.89 euros
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB midnight green für 857,59 Euro
  • Honor MagicBook Pro Space Grey (2020), Ryzen 5 4600H, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD für 671,38 Euro
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 Platinum Gray, Ryzen 5 4500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for 640.34 euros
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 13.5 inches for 826.55 euros
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7, 12.3 inches (i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for 906.59 euros
  • Oral-B iO 8 Special Edition toothbrush for 159.99 euros
  • Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB, M.2 SSD for 61.97 euros
  • SanDisk Extreme R160 / W90 microSDXC 128GB for 16.24 euros
  • SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card 256 GB + adapter for 25.85 euros
  • Pre-order campaign Xiaomi smartphone Poco M3 64GB / 128GB for 133.45 euros

Cyberport

  • Alle Cyberport Black Friday Deals (AT/DE)
  • tado wireless temperature sensor for 59.90 euros (AT / DE)

Dell

MediaMarkt AT

MediaMarkt DE

Microsoft

Notebook cheaper

Ottoversand AT

Saturn DE

Shöpping AT

devil

  • Teufel Audio Black Deals on speakers, headphones and more (AT / DE)

Webtropia

0815 AT

This overview is still quite fresh – most of the offers are not yet online at this point in time. We update the overview continuously.

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