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Amazon oder Netflix? Studie offenbart deutschen Marktführer bei Streaming-Portalen

Die Nutzerzahlen von Streaming-Portalen sind ein gut gehütetes Geheimnis. Wie viele Menschen besitzen einen Account bei Amazon Prime, wie viele bei Netflix? Das war bislang lediglich Gegenstand von Spekulationen. Nun verspricht eine Studio, Licht ins Dunkel zu bringen und uns zu zeigen, wer in Sachen Streaming tatsächlich Marktführer in Deutschland ist.  Trotz erstklassiger Serien wie “House of Cards” ist Netflix nicht der Marktführer in Sachen Streaming. © Sony Das Marktforschungs – und Beratungsinstitut Goldmedia hat jüngst die Ergebnisse einer Online-Umfrage veröffentlicht, die sich mit zahlungspflichtigen Video-on-Demand-Anbietern in Deutschland beschäftigt. Laut der Studio nehmen schon heute 43 % aller Internetnutzer der Bundesrepublik das Angebot von Streaming-Diensten in Anspruch. Das entspricht ganzen 24 Millionen Nutzern. Dieser Wert hat sich damit seit Ende 2014 mehr als verdoppelt und ohnehin ist Streaming ein Geschäft mit Zukunftspotenzial. Die Umsätze der Portale lag 2015 bei 423 Millionen Euro, doch 2021 sollen die Einnahmen sich schon auf 990 Millionen Euro berufen und damit knapp vor der Milliardengrenze. Diesen Trend führt Goldmedia auf das Abo-Modell zurück, das für junge Nutzer unter 30 verlockend ist. Amazon gewinnt den Wettstreit mit Netflix deutlich © Goldmedia 2016, Nutzung von Pay-VoD-Angeboten in Deutschland, April 2016 Bei den VoD-Anbietern selbst gab es derweil einen deutlichen Sieger. Unter den Streaming-Nutzern gaben 32 Prozent an, dass sie über ein Abonnement von Amazon Prime verfügen. Dies sei darauf zurückzuführen, dass im Abo bei Amazon Prime zusätzlich zu Serien wie “Transparent” und “Mr. Robot” der Premium-Lieferservice enthalten ist. Netflix folgt dank Eigenproduktionen wie “House of Cards“, “Orange Is the New Black” und “Marvel’s Daredevil” mit 17 Prozent auf Platz 2, was angesichts des Deutschlandstarts vor gut zwei Jahren eine respektable Position. Komplettiert wird das Siegertreppchen durch Sky mit 12 Prozent, die wohl vor allem dank der deutschen Erstausstrahlung von “Game of Thrones” einen enormen Wettbewerbsvorteil gegen die folgenden Konkurrenten haben.  

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Will LG's payment card succeed where others have failed?

A new report out of the Korea Herald revives the rumor that LG's going to try something different with its own foray into mobile payments. As we reported earlier this year, the company has been working on a system that uses a standalone digital credi...

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A cocaine-stuffed horse-head statue might be the latest sign of Mexican cartels' expansion

New Zealand Police On Friday, New Zealand made its largest cocaine bust ever, seizing nearly 80 pounds of the drug hidden in a horse's head statue that arrived in the country from Mexico. While three people are in custody in relation to the shipment, it's not yet clear who sent the drugs or what their final destination was. While New Zealand has seen its own drug use rise, it's also likely that the shipment was destined for Australia, where a kilo of cocaine, about 2.2 pounds' worth, can fetch $228,000 to $259,000 — far more than the same amount commands in the US. The arrest of two Mexican nationals in relation to the bust suggests that it may be part of efforts by Mexican drug cartels to expand internationally, moving into new markets and capturing new consumers. If the shipment was orchestrated by a Mexican cartel, then the odds are the Sinaloa cartel of jailed kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán — which controls are large portion of the world's cocaine — was involved. If the Sinaloa cartel was behind the cocaine shipment, it's not the only Mexican criminal organization seeking to expand into Asia and Oceania — nor is it limiting its offerings to cocaine. Push and pull New Zealand Police Active links between Mexican cartels and the Australian drug market were uncovered in 2010, when Mexican nationals, who had links to cartels, were arrested during counter narcotics operations in Australia. According to a report from the Australian National University, cartel expansion in Asia has been driven by "push" factors and "pull" factors. Declining demand and falling prices in US and European markets has pushed traffickers to other markets. New Zealand Police Those traffickers have been pulled toward Asia by Australia's high prices for illicit drugs ($228,000 to $259,000 for a kilo of cocaine, versus $54,000 in the US), as well as increased demand for illegal drugs related to the region's rapid economic growth. The region also has the most amphetamine-type stimulant users in the world, and at the wholesale level, meth can cost 20 times more in Australia than it does in Mexico. Australia isn't the only target, however. In early 2015, police reported "larger than usual amounts" of high-purity cocaine had been intercepted in India, and drug seizures in that country tripled between 2009 and 2013. In June 2015, authorities in Bangladesh seized a $14 million shipment of cocaine, believed to be from Bolivia. Nor are the drugs in question limited to cocaine. China accounts for 50% of the region's annual crystal-meth seizures (though much of the drug is produced in China). In 2013, South Korea seized more than 30 pounds of crystal meth that it linked to Mexico, and that same year, Japanese authorities discovered crystal-meth trafficking from Mexico into their country. New Zealand Police Though the ANU's report notes that the danger posed to Australia is not from any one group, but rather from "dark networks" of "multiple organizations ... where one unit is not merely the formal subordinate in some larger hierarchical arrangement," it does describe the specific threats traffickers — Mexican cartels in particular — present to Australia. Mexican cartels have pursued the wholesale side of the drug market in Australia, leaving retail distribution to local criminal groups (much as they do with street gangs in the US). And not only do Mexican cartels not discriminate when it comes to partnering with criminal groups — they often add incentives to ensure their continued access to the market. Worryingly, these incentives include illegal firearms, many of which flow into the hands of criminal groups in Mexico from sources in the US. Mexican cartels' growing partnerships with Australian criminal groups "is of particular concern because of the potential escalation of violence between local criminal groups vying for control of domestic distribution networks, made all the more lethal due to the diffusion of illegal firearms from the cartels," the ANU's report states. 'They are businessmen ... They are everywhere' While Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel is not the only game in town among Mexican criminal organizations, reports and arrests indicate that the Sinaloa organization has an outsize presence in international drug markets. New Zealand Police The cartel is believed to have operations in up to 50 countries, ranging from Argentina up to the US, across Europe and Africa, and throughout Asia and Oceania. It's suspected of partnering with Chinese traffickers to bring precursor chemicals into Mexico to fuel that country's growing meth industry. It's also turned up in Hong Kong, and the arrest of suspected Sinaloa cartel operative in the Philippines in 2015 led to the revelation that the cartel was attempting to break into that country's meth trade. New Zealand Police In Australia, the Sinaloans appear to have a significant presence. In September 2010, a report indicated that the cartel was moving more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine into Australia each month. In early 2013, court documents detailed how the Sinaloa organization would fly millions of dollars from Australia to the US to purchase cocaine, and then move that cocaine back to Australia. The Sinaloa cartel has "the capacity to negotiate with Nigerian criminal groups, European criminal groups — they provide to everybody. They are businessmen," Antonio Mazzitelli, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime representative for Mexico, told Vice earlier this year. "They are everywhere. They had the capacity to take advantage of the globalization of the demand for illicit drugs. They have the capacity to provide all types of drugs everywhere," Mazzitelli said.NOW WATCH: Federal agents found one of the longest US-Mexico drug tunnels hidden under a dumpster

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നികുതി വരുമാനം കൂടിയെന്ന് ധനമന്ത്രി

തിരുവനന്തപുരംജൂൺ മാസത്തിൽ നികുതി വരുമാനം പത്തൊമ്പത് ശതമാനമായി കൂടിയെന്ന് ധനമന്ത്രി തോമസ് ഐസക്. നികുതി വരുമാനം 25 % ആക്കുകയാണ് ലക്ഷ്യം. കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷം ശരാശരി പത്ത് ശതമാനം മാത്രമായിരുന്നു നികുതി വരുമാനമെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു.ഭരണമാറ്റത്തിന്റെ സന്ദേശമാണ് വർധനയെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം കൂട്ടിച്ചേർത്തു.

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Fairy Forest by jae youn Ryu

Fairy Forest by jae youn Ryu When spring comes, in the valley flowers bloom. Valley of Korea is decorated with Purple flowers all over. lots of the valley I looked impressive at this area. i feel like I just like a fairy has lived jae youn Ryu: Photos

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Huawei is escalating its patent war with Samsung

REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed another patent lawsuit against smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in China, adding to the legal battle between the two Asian electronics giants. Quanzhou intermediate people's court spokesman Wang Zhiwei told Reuters the court accepted the case recently but did not provide further details, including what infringements Huawei is claiming in the lawsuit and when the suit was filed. In May Huawei said it sued Samsung in the United States and China, seeking compensation for what the Chinese firm said was unlicensed use of fourth-generation cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones. That marked a reversal of roles in China, as phone makers there have often been on the receiving end of such lawsuits. Last year Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] was forced to briefly halt sales of handsets in India after a patent infringement complaint from telecom equipment maker Ericsson. A Samsung spokeswoman said the South Korean company will "thoroughly review the complaint" and take appropriate action to defend its interests. Huawei could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Se Young Lee in SEOUL and Lindsy Long in HONG KONG; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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Samsung puts 2Q profit at 8.1 trillion won, beats forecast

SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics puts its second-quarter operating income at 8.1 trillion won ($7 billion), the highest quarterly profit in more than two years. The South Korean company said in the Thursday earnings preview that its operating income jumped 17 per cent over a year ...

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