Blogging Platforms Market Outlooks, Future Forecasts, Key Players, and Competitive Analysis 2019-2025

Blogging Platforms Market

Industry Overview of  Blogging Platforms Market

The global Blogging Platforms market research report studies market overview defining; definition, types, applications latest trends to identify the revenues and the progress of the market over the forecast period. The report offers the preventive and premeditated management along with emphasizes the summary of the global Blogging Platforms market along with classifications and market chain structures. It also highlights authorized statistics of the global Blogging Platforms market.

The key players covered in this study : :

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into : 

Market segment by Application, split into : 
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Large Enterprises

The fundamental purpose of this Blogging Platforms market report is to provide a correct and strategic analysis of the Profile Projectors industry. The report scrutinizes each segment and sub-segments presents before you a 360-degree view of the said market.It provides a deep insight into the industry parameters by accessing the market growth, consumption volume, the upcoming market trends, and the different prices variation for the forecast year.

The research methodology of the market involves both primary as well as secondary research data sources. It commits different factors affecting Blogging Platforms industry such as market environment, various policies of the government, past data and market trends, technological advancements, upcoming innovations, market risk factors, market restraints, and challenges in the industry.

The study objectives of this report are:
To study and forecast the market size of in global market.
To analyze the global key players, SWOT analysis, value and global market share for top players.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, end use and region.
To analyze and compare the market status and forecast between China and major regions, namely, United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Rest of World.
To analyze the global key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.

Important Questions Covered in this Report:
1. What will the market size be in 2025?
2. What are the key factors driving the global market?
3. What are the challenges to market growth?
4. Who are the key players in the market?
5. What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key players?
6. What will be the growth rate in 2025?
7. Which strategies are used by top players ?

For compiling the report, data has been derived from a number of paid and unpaid sources such as presentations, white papers, journals, and press releases. It offers in-depth information obtained through extensive primary and secondary research methods. The information has been further assessed using various effective analytical tools. Therefore, the report provides a 360-degree view of market.

At last, It includes the methodical description of the various factors such as the Blogging Platforms market growth and a detailed information about the different company’s revenue, growth, technological developments, production and the various other strategic developments.


Effective digital marketing key for dealers’ long-term survival, says CDK Global

CDK Global MD Stuart Miles 2018

CDK Global is encouraging dealers to ensure their impact with digital tools and a more “effective” marketing spend.

The suggestion follows research that revealed dealers are investing 64% of their marketing budget on digital tools, up from 45% just three years ago – with some retailers spending 85%.

CDK’s managing director for UK and Ireland, Stuart Miles (pictured), said: “Our research shows that retailers spend anywhere between 0.2% and 1.3% of their turnover on digital marketing, so it’s important to get it right.

“We are working with retailers to understand the factors that impact the success of their digital marketing.

“By working together across our industry we will develop solutions that allow retailers to focus on digital marketing in this fast-paced sector and deliver a more connected car ownership experience for consumers.”

CDK also found that 90% of UK Dealer Principals believes the number of automotive retail sites will have declined by 25% in 2022, making effective digital marketing increasingly important to long-term profitability.

Retailers reported their biggest “pain points” in digital marketing as online advertising, using social media tools, website flexibility and integrating digital tools with legacy systems.


Facebook Says Digital India Initiative Is a Key Growth Enabler for It

Facebook Says Digital India Initiative Is a Key Growth Enabler for It

Digital India is certainly a big opportunity for both economic growth and innovation and the growth Facebook is witnessing in the country is a clear example of that, a top company executive said on Wednesday.

According to Kevin Martin, Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, the government’s digital initiative has opened several opportunities when it comes to innovate and build for the country.

“In India, 201 million people are active on Facebook. The country is home to one of the world’s largest developers’ community. There are over two million SMB (Small and Medium Business) Pages on Facebook in India,” Martin said during one of the plenary sessions at the first-ever ‘India Mobile Congress 2017’ here.

Before joining Facebook, Martin worked as Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

A recent survey by Facebook revealed that while 43 percent of Indian exporters in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) depend on online tools for 75 percent of their international sales, 63 per cent agree that using online tools for selling internationally has increased their revenue.

“More than 270 million people around the world are connected to a small business in India. These businesses are using technology to grow, build new opportunities and find customers at home and abroad,” said Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook India and South Asia, recently.


‘Your child is at risk’: Will Carrigan’s parents say education is key to suicide prevention

Will Carrigan with his nephew Eddie.

Rugby league is a big deal in the Upper Hunter in regional New South Wales. But on a recent weekend, fierce competitors put rivalry aside and came together for a common cause.

The event was the Where There’s A Will round, named in honour of the former front rower for the Scone Thoroughbreds, Will Carrigan, who took his own life on Christmas Day 2015.

Will’s parents, Pauline and Hilton Carrigan, do not want anyone to go through what they have endured.

They have turned their grief into action and are campaigning to save lives.

“Someone said to me, ‘What would have saved Will?'” Mrs Carrigan said.

Her answer: “Education.”

Rugby players stand in a rowPHOTO: Rugby League players taking part in the Where There’s A Will round. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard)

‘Don’t be us’

Will, 24, was a fun-loving larrikin, his father said.

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“Just an ordinary country boy that did his work, loved his sport and loved all his mates,” Mr Carrigan said.

“Took his own life. We never saw it coming.”

The couple said they could now see their son was struggling.

“How does a boy who has everything explain to someone that they’re not well, and it’s not what they want, or it’s not how they saw it going?” Mrs Carrigan said.

Will Carrigan's parents, Pauline and Hilton.PHOTO: Will Carrigan’s parents, Pauline and Hilton. (ABC News: Simon Beardsell)

After their son’s death, the Carrigans set out to learn more about youth suicide and depression.

“If I can say one thing, don’t be us,” Mrs Carrigan said.

“There’s a certain amount of guilt that came when I found out the statistics and I realised our children had been at risk for an awfully long time and we didn’t know.

“So we are doing you a favour by telling you your child is at risk.

“Don’t assume there is a typical type that commit suicide. They’re just normal, everyday children.”

Hopes program will go national

Hilton and Pauline Carrigan stand with rugby playersPHOTO: Hilton and Pauline Carrigan with some of Will’s former teammates. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard)

The Carrigans launched the Where There’s A Will charity with the aim of improving children’s mental health through education, starting at school but involving the whole community.

“I realised that you could actually immunise a child for their future, that you could teach them resilience and give them a cup half-full [mentality] in simple terms that prepares them for the knockbacks that they are going to take,” Mrs Carrigan said.

With funding from the charity, school teachers have undergone special training. Positive education programs have been introduced into more than 20 schools in the Hunter Valley.

Kim Wilson, a Year 1 teacher at St Mary’s Primary in Scone, said she was already seeing results.

“In two terms of doing this the language has changed, the kids are expressing their feelings, and they can say why they are happy and why they are sad,” Ms Wilson said.

Where There’s A Will is also running “mental health first aid” programs for adults in the community to help them identify children who are struggling.

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VIDEO: A message from the sons of the Upper Hunter to their fathers. Video by the Where There’s A Will charity. (ABC News)

Simon Murray, who heads the Positive Education Schools Association, said he was convinced what was happening in the Upper Hunter could lead to change across Australia.

“We will get data and evidence and publish that and this could become an exemplar for other regional centres and cities,” he said.

“This is a terribly important initiative for the rest of this country and I just hope the policy makers, the bureaucrats and the politicians, are actually noticing what’s happening.”

Mrs Carrigan said the hard work by Where There’s A Will and its supporters was paying off.

“We know that two boys who were contemplating suicide reached out for help and both came from that fact that they had been involved in [positive education] programs within the last six weeks,” she said.

“We lost our son, we won’t get him back. It’s our duty to make sure that other people don’t have to go through this and that’s the bottom line.”

‘Makes you pretty proud’

Hilton and Pauline Carrigan with Todd Greenberg.PHOTO: NRL CEO Todd Greenberg is proud the sporting community came together for Where There’s A Will. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard)

Back at the rugby league, Will’s former teammates said what happened to their friend had changed them all.

“It’s a big thing and I think it’s great what Pauline and the foundation are doing,” Tom Hagen said.

“Just getting word out into the community, just get a bit of awareness into people that it’s alright to talk and they don’t have to fight all their battles alone.”

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg attended the Where There’s a Will round.

“Makes you pretty proud as a leader of a sport to be here today and actually see this community come together for such an important cause,” he said.

After the game the local sports club was jam-packed for the auctioning of the players’ jerseys, with all proceeds going to the charity.

The last jersey to go was number 14, Will Carrigan’s.

“I think a lot of people in the room will know what it stands for,” Mr Greenberg told those gathered.

“I encourage you to bid strongly for it. I’m going to put the first one up for the NRL at $3,000.”

The bidding was fierce but the final offer of $13,500 was made by Mr Greenberg. And he’s sending the jersey home.

“This jersey could take pride of place in the rugby league museum, in a lot of places, but it belongs with the Carrigan family,” he said.


The Internet’s security key is about to change, and you could get locked out

The Internet's security key is about to change, and you could get locked out

For the first time ever, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is about to change the cryptographic keys that help secure the system which helps organise the Internet with the allotment of domain names such as .com, .org and .net- the Domain Name System (DNS).

This will ensure a safer Internet, but if network operators, Internet service providers and small networks do not make a small upgrade to their systems, they could end up getting locked out of the Internet, when the keys are changed on October 11, 2017.

Here is what is going to happen:

What is a cryptographic key?

The process of disguising information by scrambling it to make it unintelligible to an unauthorized person is called data encryption. The sequence that garbles the text that you write for an unintended recipient is called cryptographic key.

Why does ICANN’s main server use a cryptographic key?

To ensure that when you look up a website, you reach the address you wanted to reach.

This works like a bank locker. You have a key, and the bank has a key. When you want to access your locker, it will only open if both the keys are correct.

So when you type, say,, ICANN operated root server will provide the key for accessing “.com”, while the local server will provide the key for local domain, and only then can you access the website. This process takes only a few milliseconds and the end user hardly notices.

Why is this key being changed? 

Because it’s not good for a cryptographic key to live forever. It is like any password, and needs to be changed sometimes.

Also, it is better to do this proactively rather than reactively in an emergency, says ICANN.

Who needs to know or make changes before the key is changed?

Internet service providers, enterprise network operators and others who operate DNSSEC validation. They will have to update their systems with the public part of the encryption key.

What’s the impact on Internet users?

If completed smoothly, there will be no visible change for the end user.

What could go wrong?

It is possible that all systems of the world may not be able to update with the new key/password changes or some software managing the Internet may not be able to function properly. In such a case, ICANN will reverse the changes to maintain a stable state of the Internet.

This could last indefinitely or until the issues are resolved and stability restored to the Internet again.

What will you see if your network operator hasn’t updated his system to adapt to the change?

You will not be able to access anything on the Internet, and a message such as “Page not found” could pop up.


3 Key Manufacturing Challenges That You Can Solve with Automation

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The days of hiring more and more people to expand your business are long gone. Cutting-edge robotics and task automation processesare getting more advanced by the moment, allowing machines to take over more responsibilitiesthat were traditionally undertaken by people. This has only positive benefits for many different fields, but it’s especially true for the manufacturing industry.

Indeed, automating important fabrication stages can have a lot of all-around benefits for your entire production process.In this article, we discuss three important challenges where automation can help your business:

Fluctuations in Demand

As your business grows, you can expect your manufacturing needs to grow more complicated. Clients come and go, and orders can rise and fall unexpectedly. Thankfully, automation technologiescan help manufacturers adjust through these fluctuations in demand. Barcode checkers and RFID scanners can optimize your inventory processes, while upgrading to the latest high-efficiency precision equipment will allow you to accommodate sudden changes in demand or quality requirements. This allows your business to stay nimble andto adapt efficiently to growth-related challenges.

Rising Production Costs

Even if you stay adaptable, it can still be tough to keep up with rising production costs. This is especially true for industries that depend on rare earth metals and other costly raw materials. However, embracing automation can provide factory owners a means to keep costs down. This is achieved mostly by preventingthe need to have items or products go through different employees, various stagesof processing.

After an upgrade to the latest auto-fabrication machines, you’ll find a lesser need to hire assemblers, sorters, pickers, checkers, loaders, and other workers. The amount of money you’ll save from a smaller payroll is guaranteed to offset the initial cost of getting new manufacturing equipment. What’s more, this can help you stay competitive in the long term—especially when you make the jump to greater automation ahead of your rivals.

Quality Control Issues

Due to one or both of the previous main points, the quality of your business’s goods can fall below the usual standard. Indeed, changing deadlines and order quantities can have negative effects on a product’s quality.A good example of this is whenan order is rushed or whentired workers are forced to work extra hours. What’s more, unavoidable increases in production costs can force a business to scrimp on quality control, further worsening the issue of low-quality products. Luckily, this is another area where embracing automation can have positive results for a business.

Employing equipment with precision linear stages, motors, and motion control systems doesn’t just lead to a higher overall quality in your final products. It also allows for a higher degree of repeatability for every step of your fabrication processes. After all, machines don’t get tired and quality variations are few and far in between. With automation, you avoid inconsistencies in your product quality and avoid disappointing your clients.

Automating key fabrication processes goes a long way towards preparing your business for the future. Though it’s not the solution to every challenge your business might face, it provides you with plenty of room to adapt to the changing times.

Google’s Key Transparency Initiative Aims to Simplify Encryption Systems Like PGP

Google's Key Transparency Initiative Aims to Simplify Encryption Systems Like PGP

With the increasing reliance on Web services and software, the need for security and privacy measures is fast becoming paramount. To cater to this, developers have been using complex encryption methods to stay relevant. However, many still refrain from it, due to sheer complexity. Now, Google tries to tackle this by creating a public data framework that simplifies the developers’ job in building secure products and services moving forward.

Google has announced the open source release of its Key Transparency prototype, a platform that simplifies public key scanning. Google claims that this framework can be used by regular people as well, to verify a person’s online information through a public key.

“Existing methods of protecting users against server compromise require users to manually verify recipients’ accounts in-person. This simply hasn’t worked. Key Transparency is a general-use, transparent directory that makes it easy for developers to create systems of all kinds with independently auditable account data. It can be used in a variety of scenarios where data needs to be encrypted or authenticated. It can be used to make security features that are easy for people to understand while supporting important user needs like account recovery,” Google’s Ryan Hurst and Gary Belvin said in an announcement.

This framework looks to tackle the issues that complex systems like PGP face, due to which many developers avoid even using it. This public database will be created and managed by Google, and all the log changes to any user profile will also be public – and apparently cannot be tampered with. Thankfully, a user’s information can only be searched via their particular ID, and nothing else.

“Key Transparency dramatically improves the situation by providing a public audit record for all changes to data. When used with account data, Key Transparency provides a public audit record of all the actual recipients (in the form of public keys) associated with an account, all the times an account was updated, and who it was updated by-all in a privacy preserving way, ” Google’s Ryan Hurst and Gary Belvin said in an announcement.

Key Transparency looks to give developers all the data at hand to build simpler security features easily. Google claims it’s just a prototype, and the framework will be improved based on the security community’s feedback in the future.

[Source:- gadgets.ndtv]

Local control over education ‘is key’


A teaching union has warned against reducing the influence of councils over the country’s education system.

The Scottish government has been consulting on plans to introduce new regional education boards, which would operate across council areas.

Some within local government fear the proposals could reduce their traditional role.

The EIS union said ensuring education was democratically accountable at a local level “remained key”.

The Scottish government consultation also covers its desire to hand as much power as possible to individual schools and head teachers as part of efforts to close the attainment gap between the country’s wealthiest and most deprived pupils.

This will include £120m of government funds which will go straight to head teachers to allow them to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds – with schools with the most disadvantaged pupils getting the most money.

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It also wants to create new regional education boards which will be designed to support schools and help ones in different council areas work together more effectively.

However, details of what specific powers the boards will have and the regions they will cover have still to be decided.

The government has insisted that councils will still have legal responsibility for schools, and an important role to play in deciding how they are run.

But local government has been fiercely protective of its traditional role in the education system, with some wondering what practical powers they will retain after the new regional boards are introduced and greater powers are devolved to individual schools.

Speaking in October, Cosla president David O’Neill said the local government body would strongly resist any attempt to “centralise” the education system.

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Image captionThe plans would give parents and head teachers a greater say over how schools are run

In its response to the school governance consultation, which will close later on Friday, the EIS welcomed the commitment from the Scottish government that it will not remove education from local authority control.

And it praised ministers for ruling out a move towards the “discredited academy or free school models” that have been introduced elsewhere in the UK.

But the union’s general secretary, Larry Flanagan, echoed the view that any “significant restructuring” of the relationship between central and local government would be a “significant distraction from the real needs of Scottish education”.

‘Checks and balances’

He said: “Recent tensions between national and local government have led some to question whether the current model of delivery through local authorities is the best means of delivering education at a local level.

“It could be argued, however, that the checks and balances which exist between the different layers of government is an important aspect of a pluralist approach to democracy.

“The EIS does not believe that it would be useful at this point to look at any significant restructuring of the basic relationship between the two arms of government.

“In fact, we would go further and state that it would be a significant distraction from the real needs of Scottish education to engage in such a process.”

Mr Flanagan also said it was important that new initiatives, such as the £120m in additional funding for attainment projects, were managed through democratic structures to ensure fairness and transparency.

And he warned that schools, and the education system in general, would struggle to cope if wide-ranging changes were introduced too quickly.

He added: “It is essential that sufficient time is taken to make the correct decisions and to prepare for changes, rather than rushing to judgment and implementation simply to meet political rather than educational imperatives.”

Mr Flanagan also said the greatest barrier to educational equality was “the imposition of austerity driven budgets and the underfunding of the Scottish education system over the past period”.

He argued it was clear that in significant areas, such as pupil support, previous levels of provision have simply disappeared which “inevitably creates barriers for children’s learning”.

He concluded: “Genuine commitment to tackling inequality of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage requires solid support for schools, and the necessary resources, as the EIS has outlined in its submission to the Governance Review.”

Remove staff

Meanwhile, the Commission on School Reform – set up by the Reform Scotland and Centre for Scottish Public Policy think tanks – has published its own response to the Scottish government consultation.

It welcomed proposals to give schools, teachers and parents greater autonomy, but recommended that all decisions relating to “children’s learning and school life” should be taken in school unless strong arguments are advanced to the contrary.

This would include allowing head teachers to have the final say in staff appointments, and to be able to remove staff who are surplus to requirements or not performing satisfactorily.

But it said passing more power to schools would fundamentally alter the relationship between schools and local authorities, with a “significant impact” on local democracy.

The commission also said change should take place only when the ground has been well-prepared, and need not take place at the same pace or even in the same form throughout the country.

Speaking ahead of the consultation closing, a Scottish government spokesman said it had an “unwavering focus on improving Scotland’s education system to make it world-class”.

He added: “Our comprehensive programme of reform is based firmly on the independent findings of the 2015 OECD review of Scottish education which recommended, among other things, putting schools and communities at the heart of the education system.

“That is why we are reviewing school governance, and we will carefully consider all submissions to our consultation.”

[Source:- BBC]

New Ransomware Offers Free Decryption Key to Victims if They Infect Others

New Ransomware Offers Free Decryption Key to Victims if They Infect Others

Ransomware threats are getting more difficult and twisted in recent times. Over the past few months, tons of malware-related attacks have been carried out around the world at an alarming scale. The most recent case allegedly involves a Syrian group that wants more than just a ransom.

A ransomware named “Popcorn Time” – with no known relation to the streaming service – encrypts your Windows files with an AES-256 encryption. To unlock the files, the victim will need to pay one Bitcoin ($780 or roughly Rs. 52,600). However, the malware offers an alternative way to unlock the files as well.

The victim is also given the choice to infect two more people via a referral link. If they get infected and pay the ransom, then the original victim will receive a free decryption key to unlock the files. It is additionally found that entering the decryption code more than a few times can permanently lock the files.

The ransomware encrypts files in Documents, Pictures, Music, and Desktop folders as well as a number of file extensions after a recent update. The ransomware is reportedly still in development and certain details may change based on the updates.
Ransomware such as “Popcorn Time” have been a common sight and traditionally victims had no way out other than paying up. However, offering a free decryption key by infecting others is something quite new, and serves the group’s purpose of widely spreading the ransomware.

The ransomware, spotted by the MalwareHunterTeam, was reportedly made by a group of computer science students from Syria, who claim the ransom will be used as food and shelter in Syria.

“We are extremely sorry that we are forcing you to pay but that’s the only way that we can keep living,” said the ransomware note.

[Source:- gadgets.ndtv]

Digitally connecting separate systems is the key challenge: Hitachi

MUMBAI: The key challenge in today’s context is to use digitalisation to link system deliverables to provide integrated solutions to issues of rapid urbanisation, sustainable transportation, water and energy supply and stronger security solutions, Japanese innovation major Hitachi said on Friday.

“The question is, how do we respond to rapid urbanisation, large-scale concentration of people in cities, exploring sustainable transportation solutions, efficient supply and management of water and energy and creating stronger security solutions for the age of the Internet of Things,” managing director Hitachi India Kojin Nakakita said while addressing the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum here organised in partnership with the Times Network.

“Delivering individual products and systems to customers will no longer suffice. Today the keyword is ‘connecting’ these products and systems through digitalization,” he added.

In his address, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said technology is transforming the world and disruptions are impacting the lives of people.

“The need of the hour is to promote digital communication that can integrate the country by bridging the gap between villages and cities. Technology is a great leveller. For instance, it can provide solutions and can transform remote villages that do not have accessibility to the world,” Fadnavis said.

Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan is partnering India on various initiatives such as high speed railway, dedicated freight corridor, smart cities and Digital India.

In its fourth year in India, Hitachi Social Innovation Forum is an exhibition with Hitachi showcasing its diversified solutions, technologies and products such as Geographical Information System (GIS), industrial plant maintenance system and Integrated Citizen Experience Platform (CEP) solutions.
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Meanwhile, associate professor of Journalism at New York University Suketu Mehta, who wrote the book ‘Maximum City’ about Mumbai, said in an interview to the Times of India published on Friday that there is a lot about India’s commercial capital currently “that’s deeply unpleasant”.
 “Every time I go back I am just struck by how much it’s (Mumbai) degraded; newspapers and TV programmes now describe it as ‘Minimum City’ – the air is unbreathable, traffic unendurable, the flats unaffordable,” Mehta said.

[Source:- Indiatimes]