2015

Google Groupon deal

Google is reportedly ready to pay $6 billion just to take dealmaker. The search engine giant Google seems to be quite eager to acquire the group-buying service, Groupon by throwing the highest bid. It is speculated that Google might take the company for a shocking 5.3 to 6 billion dollars.

The acquisition of the Groupon Company will be a milestone of some sort for Google. It has been reported that google’s biggest competitor yahoo has tried a number of times to buy the Groupon company.

It has been reported by all things D, that although the negotiations are still going on Groupon has agreed to sell the company to Google for the price mentioned above and with an additional 700 million dollars in earn out. The New York Times has said that this deal is worth more to Google than its previous double clicks deal it made a while back.

The Groupon Company started doing business in the year 2008 with Andrew mason as the chief executive officer. This group buying service has its roots in both the United States and in Canada with many different branches in the two countries.
Needless to say, that if Google is willing to spend that much money in acquiring a two year old company then Google must believe that it can make the company a gold mine and that it will bring Google much more money than the 6 billion dollars it used to purchases it.

American Young Adults Communicate Only Through Cell Phones

The latest report of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on phone use shows that most 25-29 years-old Americans use cell phones in order to communicate and half of them do not even have a traditional landline telephone in their households. The age of cell phones has started some time ago but predictions are that in the near future cell phones will completely eliminate traditional landlines telephones.

This, at least for young adults living nowadays and for future generations. The report also found that most children live in households where the telephone system is only wireless, proving once more that this telephoning system seems more appealing and in handy to most young parents.

Stephen Blumberg, a senior scientist at Centers for Disease Control indicated that the results of the report point indeed that for the younger generation the wireless system is the only one that they need at this time. This new inclination towards cell phones is changing also the telecommunication industry as more and more people give up using the traditional telephone landline.

The increase in the usage of cell phones is visible from year to year. In the last half of 2009, 25 percent of U.S. households had only cell phones while in the first half of this year the number of households had increased with 2 percent. Over the years the growth of cell phones households has been substantial if we take into account the fact that in 2007 only 14 percent of the households were functioning on cell phones alone. The numbers of cell phones households is higher among 25 to 29 years-olds. In the first half of this year, 51 percent of households had only cell phones while now the number is higher by 2 percent. The wireless-only area is quickly approaching and it will not be long until traditional landline telephones will cease to exist.

Waking 10,000 Steps Daily May prevent Diabetes

Physical movement is recommended by most doctors and specialists in order for us to be in good physical health and avoid all sorts of medical problems. Exercising is good for the heart and body and helps us stay in shape. It seems that exercising can also prevent some diseases and conditions such as diabetes. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal by a team of Australian specialists proves this. The risk of diabetes is much lower is we just walk some steps every day. It seems almost too easy to be true.

The study was made during a five year period of observation, between 2000 and 2005.It involved 592 adults and its main concern was indeed to find out whether walking could really prevent the apparition of diabetes. The participants were given a pedometer and were medically examined at the beginning of the study. After a five year period data was compared with the initial one but mostly among participants in the study.

The pedometer showed the daily number of steps made by each person and it revealed the fact that those who had the highest number of steps were in far better condition than those with lower numbers of steps. The weight and the insulin sensitivity of those with high number of steps were better than for those who did not walk a lot daily. For those people who had gathered 10,000 steps per day, there was a visible improvement in insulin sensitivity and the level of improvement was three times higher than for those people who only walked 3,000 steps per day