Greatest iPhone App ever: earthquake warnings

Greatest iPhone App ever: earthquake warnings

We are proud to have been worked on what I consider to be one of the greatest iPhone apps ever. Your phone starts to yell with approx 30 seconds before a destructive earthquake will hit the Bucharest or other cities near epicenter. Here you can buy the app: http://itunes.apple.com/ro/app/alerta-cutremur-vrancea/id465291565?mt=8 We are proud that this iPhone application will save lives when the BIG one will hit us. How does it work? IRSA (Romanian Istitute for Applied Seismology) installed a lot of sensors inside the Vrancea Mountains. These sensors are measuring a lot of parameters, including when the first quake waves hit the earth surface. The wave travels very fast towards Bucharest, and it takes aprox 30 seconds to reach Bucharest. Those 30 seconds are the difference between life and death. You can put the family in a safe place. Really nice product. We are proud to working with such products and...
We won 2nd place with StartEvo at Webstock 2011

We won 2nd place with StartEvo at Webstock 2011

September 23, Friday night, we won 2nd place at Webstock Internet Festival with StartEvo, our soul project. The only project that defeat us was the Robotz, who has like 0.5MM fans on facebook. So, indeed, we achieved a great result, that we are proud of it. We are very, very happy...
Multinationalization of the Internet – the future of small online businesses

Multinationalization of the Internet – the future of small online businesses

My bet is that on medium and long term a lot of small sites/online businesses will die, because of the multinationalization of the Internet. Let me explain. In brick and mortar world, mom & pops individual corner shops started to decay for like 40 years now, because the large chain stores kicked in. Both the hypermarkets ones (wall-mart, carrefour, etc), both the supermarket ones (Plus, Profi, Lidl, Wallgreens, etc), both the small groceries and kiosk chains took over market share. More and more money worldwide we are paying to chains of shops versus individual shops. And this makes sense. They have the financial power to negotiate smaller prices, they have better marketing, they are buying nice locations, their procedures are well established, the quality standards are usually higher than individual proprietary shops… We perceive they have lower prices (which is only a perception)… Same on the internet. In the past years it was a madness with the launch of countless websites that all look for attention. Based on the SEO guidelines, the vast majority of these were GENERIC names, with the keyword in the url, so it will have a better chance for Google, to show up higher in results. That also lead to countless spam sites, optimised with bogus content, usually just a trick to drag people on these site and then monetize them somehow (via CPC, either selling stuff directly or indirectly, using backdoors). Google is fighting spam sites for some time, with not very clear results. Even after the Panda 2.2 launch, the spam sites with stolen content were doing pretty good, while other relative original...
Latest SEO directives, by Google

Latest SEO directives, by Google

Here are some questions that your site must answer if you want to have a well seen website in google ranking Can your web page content be trusted? Would you trust the information presented in your article? Is the article written by an expert or enthusiast who knows the topic well, or is it more shallow in nature? Would you be comfortable giving your credit card information to the site? Is the site a recognized authority on its topic? For a health related query, would you trust information from the site? Would you recognize the site as an authoritative source when mentioned by name? Is the website the sort of page you’d want to bookmark, share with a friend, or recommend? Would users complain when they see pages from the site? Is the content of your web pages unique? Does the site have duplicate, overlapping, or redundant articles on the same or similar topics with slightly different keyword variations? Does the article provide original content or information, original reporting, original research, or original analysis? Does the page provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results? Do you check the quality of your web pages? Does the article have spelling, stylistic, or factual errors? How much quality control is done on content? Is the content mass-produced by or outsourced to a large number of creators, or spread across a large network of sites, so that individual pages or sites don’t get as much attention or care? Was the article edited well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced? Does the article contain insightful analysis or interesting...
Mobile Marketing

Mobile Marketing

Today i am in Mobile Marketing Conference, at Howard Johnson, at the invitation of Cristi Manafu. Here are some interesting facts INNITIATIVE 300mm – smartphones today -> 1.8bln in 2013 if trend continues 2.5mm smartphones in romania now international, data is bigger than voice. in romania voice 43%, data 31%, sms 19% 58% of respondents access mobile internet at least once per day , on average 18 minutes mobile internet average – 18 min over half 16-24 majority use it for personal use mobile usage: email access, online search, reading general news, maps, IM, social network, music listenign and downloading, searching for accomodation and leisure, travel , video viewing outside is more  mobile 80% for fun, 68% to stay 17% use mobile internet while watching tv, 30% while reading newspapers, 60% while listening radio in romania, mobile internet is still perceived as the mobile version of the fixed internet connection. vs global where smartphone is perceived as a computer that makes voice calls also 🙂 69% have downloaded mobile apps 82% have at least one mobile app only 24% have ever paid for an app (invers versus global) smartphones apps average is 6 (4 downloaded) vs international 8 used and 13 downloaded games 36%, music 49, gps 30%, planning 39%, social network 61%, shopping 22% most used: social networking – the HIGHEST in the countries in the study :)!!! 61% vs 26% global gimmicks is picking up 33% have opted in to receive commercial messages. 69% have opened all messages 27% say that they did not received enough messages 🙂 – nice opportunity for advertising 30% have been exposed...
Stolen content: yes or no? Yes, if u have better links than original :)

Stolen content: yes or no? Yes, if u have better links than original :)

We all know that at least in theory, google penalize the stolen content. Right? 🙂 “Google crawls site A every hour and site B once in a day. Site B writes an article, site A copies it changing time stamp. Site A gets crawled first by Googlebot. Whose content is original in Google’s eyes and rank highly? If it’s A, then how does that do justice to site B?” Google’s Matt Cutts answer that question in a video. It seems that Google has no real way to find the original article. He suggests that you manually report infringing sites. In general, sites that have better backlinks will get better rankings, no matter if their content is original or...
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