Seo In Young reveals her true height on ‘Some Guy Some Girl’ – allkpop

Seo In Young reveals her true height on 'Some Guy Some Girl'
The diva, known for her love for shoes, showed her fellow castmates around her shoe closet, some marveled at the tall height of some of her stilettos. Seeing Seo In Young's very high 12 cm (4.7") heels, Kang Kyun Sung asked the singer how tall she was.

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Google Launches New Mobile Ad Units, Reveals Mobile Search Has Overtaken Desktop by @mattsouthern

Two bits of news came out of the Google camp today, both of which are related to mobile search. In an announcement today about new mobile advertising features for AdWords, the company glossed over a fairly significant revelation: “In fact, more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.” It has long been speculated that mobile search would overtake desktop in the near future, and now we have confirmation that it has. In addition, Google has launched new ad units that will allow marketers the ability to target ads and […]

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A New Model for Networking Is Needed

This excerpt from ZK Research’s white paper Compute Transitions Drive the Need for the New IP Network is sponsored by Brocade. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrite’s editors.

The enterprise network has undergone two major transitions since the introduction of computing as a pervasive business resource. First, the client/server era introduced networking and created the need for basic local-area network (LAN) connectivity. During this era, LANs lived in isolation, and there were several competing connectivity methods including SNA, AppleTalk and LANtastic. 

 Second, the next wave of computing introduced branch office connectivity and gave rise to the corporate wide-area network (WAN). Branch office computing created the requirement to connect the LAN “islands” to one another. The era of branch computing brought about routed IP networks to interconnect locations. Also, the network evolved to have limited application intelligence for prioritization purposes. 

Now, cloud computing is driving yet another shift in the network as the cloud creates new demands that legacy networks simply cannot meet. The cloud computing era is here, and the network must be able to deliver cloud principles everywhere. The network needs to become open and agile, and it must shift to a new economic model to be in better alignment with the cloud. 

Why “Best Efforts” Aren’t Good Enough

Legacy networks were designed for an era when the connected endpoints were static. Rigid endpoints meant the network could also be rigid in architecture. Also, most traditional, premises-based applications were “best effort” in nature, so the network that delivered the applications could be designed with best effort in mind. In reality, despite the billions of dollars spent on network infrastructure, current networks are no better than “good enough.” 

Although a good-enough IP network may have been sufficient until now, it will not meet the future demands of the cloud computing era. The cloud is a key enabler for other key technology trends such as mobility and the Internet of Things. Cloud services are elastic in nature and require a network with an equal amount of agility. The next era of computing will enable the connectivity of an order of magnitude more devices, requiring the network to scale up and out almost instantaneously. 

Additionally, network operators will need the ability to create services anywhere, at any time, and those services must be migrated whenever required. Cloud providers have already adopted new network models, and it is critical for network operators to follow these models to remain competitive. 

Too Much Spent On The Status Quo

 Today, the rigidity of legacy networks inhibits network operators and enterprises from taking full advantage of the cloud. Additionally, the inefficient, manual processes that plague network operations today have driven costs up to the point where there is little time or budget for innovation. The ZK Research 2014 Network Purchase Intention Study revealed that 83% of the budget allocated to managing networks is used just to maintain the status quo. What’s required is a new type of network that is better aligned with cloud and mobile computing. 

  To address the needs for this next generation of computing, evolving the network is now a business imperative. The New IP network is open, standards based and flexible, and it can meet all the new demands that cloud computing brings. Organizations that embrace the New IP era will thrive and leapfrog their competition, while those that do not will fall behind their peers and rapidly become irrelevant.

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This excerpt from ZK Research’s white paper Compute Transitions Drive the Need for the New IP Network is sponsored by Brocade. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrite’s editors.

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Google Reveals New AdWords Products

Some of the search juggernaut’s soon-to-be-released offerings include new automotive and hotel ads, redesigned Dynamic Search Ads, and tools to improve attribution.

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It’s Official: Google Says More Searches Now On Mobile Than On Desktop

Company officially confirms what many have been anticipating for years.

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Five Deadly SEO Replatform Sins – MediaPost Communications

Five Deadly SEO Replatform Sins
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On the downside, most companies will evaluate many different platforms and involve only the tech team, ignoring the most important group of all: SEO. As a result, when it comes time to set up the website on the new platform, things can go horribly wrong.

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Facebook’s May Be A Poisoned Chalice

There is no free lunch, goes the saying. As it turns out, there is no free Internet, either.

Facebook, to its credit, launched to try to bring free Internet access to people in emerging economies who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Along the way, the company has made all sorts of compromises to ensure it can afford to offer the service, as ReadWrite reports

See also: Facebook Opens To Developers—Just Not Very Much

But one massive compromise has nothing to do with cost, and everything to do with Facebook’s business model: Users get Internet access in exchange for their personal data, more data than even Western consumers are used to giving.

Compromised Access

“Free” sounds great, but someone always has to pay for it. In the case of, “free” equals mobile Internet access in India, Tanzania, Kenya, Colombia, Ghana, and Zambia, subsidized by Facebook. 

But “free” also means a curated (read: limited) list of websites accessible through the service. Under pressure from a wave of complaints, Facebook recently expanded beyond the original 38 websites, to any site that agrees to comply with its rules (like no encrypted access).

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has recently declared that HTTPS is “coming soon,” still flies in the face of Facebook’s commitment to security and net neutrality.

Yes, but for whom?

But maybe that’s the price of “free.” Maybe there are, as Zuckerberg says, technical reasons that require this bottled up approach to the Internet. Sure, it’s anticompetitive, making Facebook arbiter of what users are allowed to see, but maybe that’s the required trade-off. 

Even so, that doesn’t explain other attributes of that may spook even the most ardent admirer of free stuff.

All Your Data Are Belong To Us

In the Web world, we’re used to paying with our personal data, even if we don’t always understand the Faustian bargain. Google gives us free email; we let it advertise to us. Facebook, for its part, gives us access to the world’s largest social network; in turn, we give the company deep insight into our personal lives, which Facebook uses to sell advertising to us.

We may not like it, but it’s hard to imagine getting so much for free if we don’t pay with something.

But takes this privacy auction much further.

As Nikhil Pahwa explains, using gives Facebook, telcos, and governments first-class access to user data. According to the terms of service:

We collect information when you install, run or use any of our services, including the free websites and services provided through


We may share information such as your phone number or data usage with your mobile operator so we can provide and improve our services, and to enable us and your operator to understand how you are using and interacting with and the carrier’s products and services.

As Pahwa further shows, developers must sign up to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which clearly states that for content that is covered by Intellectual Property Rights, “you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License).”

While this could be argued to be a mere matter of necessity in delivering the walled-garden service, it is precisely how tightly the service (and content therein) is regulated by Facebook that should concern users. 

Will Anyone Care?

Of course, users may not care. A limited Internet may be better than none at all, as Zuckerberg has argued. 

But why are users forced into making this choice at all? 

Facebook could, after all, simply subsidize the cost of a certain amount of access to a completely unfettered Internet. Many users would still choose to use Facebook, without being corralled into it.

It feels that Facebook is pushing users into a compromise that it could avoid. The deeper compromise, however, isn’t the near-term privacy concessions, but rather a generation raised on the idea that the Internet is more like Compuserve than the World Wide Web. The power of the Internet has been its openness.

The essential problem with is its lack of openness. Facebook can do better.

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SearchCap: Mobile Searches Rank, No Google Update & AdWords Announcement

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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These Rumored Lumias Might Tempt You To Try A Windows Phone

Microsoft might have two new Lumia handsets in the works, and rumor has it they’re going to be impressive. If so, these new smartphones could be Microsoft’s best argument yet to get you to switch to the Windows Phone platform.

It’s Raining Men

The India-based mobile blog Unleash the Phones reported Monday that the two Lumias—codenamed “Cityman” and “Talkman”—will each offer 20 megapixel rear cameras, expandable storage via microSD, and removable batteries. Those details alone are pretty impressive, especially given how many phone makers are shunning removable batteries and storage.

Both will reportedly feature 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, 5 megapixel front-facing cameras, triple-LED camera flashes, and they’ll both be capable of running 64-bit software.

The Cityman is said to be the larger of the two, with a 5.7-inch quad-high definition display and a Qualcomm octacore processor. The Talkman, meanwhile, will have a 5.2-inch QHD display. The post notes that Microsoft wants this phone to be “much slimmer than the Lumia 930,” which, for the record, is already less than a half-inch thick. The Cityman will have a 3300 mAh battery, while Talkman’s battery is slightly smaller at 3000 mAh.

The Lumia 640, one of the first Microsoft-made phones not to bear the Nokia brand.

These are really good specs, on par with (or better than) most of the high-end Android smartphones from Samsung and LG, not to mention Apple’s current lineup of iPhones. Of course, we don’t have any idea what the Lumias will cost or when they might be available.

The Appeal Of Windows 10

While the hardware sounds impressive enough to go head-to-head with this year’s crop of flagship phones, the real draw might just be the mobile Windows software. I know, I’m as surprised to write that as you are to read it.

Microsoft’s plans for Windows 10 have been exciting, to say the least. For starters, the company is making a big push to help developers port iOS and Android apps to Windows 10. What’s more, the plan is for all apps to be “universal,” which means that if you can run an app on your phone, you can run it on your tablet, or your PC, and vice versa.

While the ability to successfully run an app or program will be limited by each device’s hardware capabilities, it should—theoretically—still be a cinch to sync Office, Calendar, Outlook, and Cortana across Windows devices once they’re all running Windows 10.

Then there’s Continuum, a feature that’ll adapt the Windows 10 experience based on the device and user input. The short version: if you take the keyboard off your Surface, Windows 10 will ask you if you want to switch to “tablet mode,” which will have more in common with the Windows 8.1 Start Menu than the traditional desktop. If you plug a keyboard and monitor into a phone running Windows 10, you’ll be able to treat that device as a PC, with more fully featured user interfaces. In all, Windows 10 on phones is going to feel a lot less like a separate Windows experience than it has in years past.

Microsoft has big plans for Windows 10 consistency across all of its devices.

And that’s the big snag. Microsoft confirmed in late April that Windows 10 will be hitting its mobile devices sometime later than the projected summer launch window for the desktop version of the new OS. Windows boss Joe Belfiore explained at Microsoft’s annual Build conference in San Francisco:

Our phone builds have not been as far along as our PC builds. We’re adapting the phone experiences later than we’re adding the PC experiences.

There are devices and features that will come not on launch date, but following it. From the device view, our main focus is to kick off the Windows 10 launch wave with a great launch on the PC. You should expect that the other devices—phone, HoloLens, Xbox, Surface Hub—will be staggered, probably not on the same date as the PC.

For now, there’s no word on when (or, to be honest, if) Cityman and Talkman might make their way to shelves. But if these specs are on the money, they might be the best examples of Microsoft’s mobile ambitions yet.

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Google AdWords Announces New Tools & Formats As Mobile Search Surpasses Desktop

Tuesday’s #StepInsideAdWords event featured new mobile-friendly ad formats for three verticals, re-vamped automation tools, and attribution and bidding strategies that go beyond last click.

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