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What comes next?
The January was full of these questions. Apple iPhone users won't renovate, Facebook apps were banned on Apple, Luxury brands fear the Cold War 2 with China, Spanish authorities process Catalunya's independence leader like in middle age, Google+ informs weekly about closing their SocialMedia in March, US state PR sells democracy in Venezuela, China conquers more countries with money, … and WordPress programmers talk about nightmares, … to mention just a few.
I decided to give an update to WordPress (*.org) developments as many of friends and clients use this software for their websites.
Let's start with a question: is the new editor (Gutenberg) the End or a New Beginning?
Thinking positive we have to admit that WordPress with >30% website domination has to improve as all online blogs (i.e. Medium, LinkedIn) offer lego-like low-code tools for end users. An adaption to the already existing market. We also welcome the prevention of the well known "white screen" failure.
Analyzing the official released editor after one year of beta testing nightmares. It makes fun to work with, but only with new websites. Using existing content creates a nightmare revival, even for professionals. rep10_2
Errors: even there are many good coders which solved problems in the past, now errors are denied and threads are closed in forums.
Prediction: the rhetoric related to future supported php server versions shows that there is stress and they breaking backwards compatibility on the back-end (server) as well as on the front-end (user). As a result we can see that blogs with layout features won't be adaptable automatically to the upgraded system.
Summary and suggestion of the open source product. There is nothing really new, just an adaption competitors delivered years ago. Even we value their hard work they won't value their users, because when it comes to upgrade existing installations it could destroy the whole work of years. Meanwhile even very experienced developers and desperate users (> 2 million) jumped off the train using the official Plugin which will be updated till 2022. It let you use both editors or only one adapted to your contributor. If your designed content is usable after 2022 can not be predicted.
Let's answer the initial question: if its a New Beginning we expect more to manage content as the form of publishing and reading has changed lots lately! But stay cool and curious even for alternatives! 1906p
Software users should be treated like invited guests to a party and the company should make users experience always better.@norbertomoreau
boot sets new records at its anniversary event
With almost 2,000 exhibitors from 73 countries, displays covering 220,000 m² of stand space and nearly 250,000 water sports fans (boot 2018: 247,000 visitors) who came to Düsseldorf from over 100 countries, boot holds as the leading position inthe world.
German Gorch Fock is likely to return to sea
German Navy’s sail training ship Gorch Fock spent over three years in the docks at Elsflether Werft. Previously undetected damages caused delays in the schedule and increases in spending from 75 million to later 135 million euros.
More in: NauticWebNews/815. 
Do you use Sunscreen on Yacht Furniture?
Feadship Vlog series are going to show you how they build Superyachts. Here are five of their 4min clips: Design & Engineering. - Constructing the hull. -
Upcoming Yachting Fairs
Next upcoming Yachting Fairs listed by our magazine NauticWebNews:
Goteborg Boat Show (Båtmässan), Vancouver International Boat Show, Halifax International Boat Show, Helsinki International Boat Show, Boot Holland, Belgian Boat Show, Miami International Boat Show, Boat Show Eurasia Tuzla, SuisseNautic, f.re.e – München, Nauticampo Lisbon, Zagreb Boat Show, Budapest Boat Show.
|Goteborg Boat Show (Båtmässan)||Web||2 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019|
|Vancouver International Boat Show||Web||6 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019|
|Halifax International Boat Show||Web||7 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019|
|Helsinki International Boat Show||Web||8 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019|
|Boot Holland||Web||8 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019|
|Belgian Boat Show||Web||9 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019|
|Miami International Boat Show||Web||14 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019||Magazine: en|
|Boat Show Eurasia Tuzla||Web||16 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019|
|SuisseNautic||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|f.re.e – München||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019||Magazine: en|
|Nauticampo Lisbon||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|Zagreb Boat Show||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|Budapest Boat Show||Web||21 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
Heesen started a successful 2019
Heesen maintains an active order book with 13 yachts under construction this year. Their key market: aluminium and steel superyachts between 40m and 80m in length. The shipyard with 40-year history announces for 2019 a significant investment in expansion, both in facilities and in personnel. Career seekers can contact Linda Keen by email email@example.com.
PR & Digital Mgmt
Implant parties in Stockholm with curious 30-something hipsters
A tiny microchip with the size of a grain of rice inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and train tickets. The small implants were first used confidentially in 2015 in Sweden. Now 3,000 Swedes have microchips inserted into their hands.
China is backing its brands
In China, a new law aiming to better regulate the country’s thriving e-commerce sector (that came into force on January 1st 2019) could have positive effects on the whole legitimate business. Will the new Chinese strategy be good for Europe? According eurobsit.eu China’s decision to protect its brands from counterfeiting, and to start fighting this global phenomenon, can only be a good thing for work Europe has already done to tackle counterfeiting.
San Francisco might ban facial recognition
The use of facial recognition technology might be banned in San Francisco as first city in the U.S. It was proposed by city board member Aaron Peskin. This would make an approval process necessary for any new surveillance technology purchases by city agencies such as license plate readers, CCTV, and gun-detection systems.
The legislation has already gained a lot of support from civil rights groups such as the ACLU of Northern California and it will be reviewed in committee in February. 332
IDC CIO Summit 2019 Dubai
Facing disruption on several fronts, companies are under pressure to build positions for more tech leaders. To transform the CIO role from a tech enabler to a digital innovator summits are an essential guidance. In Dubai (Feb. 26-28, 2019) forward-looking CIOs, executives, industry leaders, and IDC experts will reveal strategies, tactics, and technologies. Main topics:
Affiliate Marketeers meet in Cascais
Meet 2.000 Affiliate Marketeers in Lisbon/Cascais. 1-4 March 2019, The European Summit brings together professionals from the online entertainment industry, e-commerce, financials, gaming, gambling, dating, forex, binary options, health, nutraceuticals and many others for an intensive 3-day networking event. theeuropeansummit.com
Flickr starts deleting your photos
Photo-sharing website Flickr changed its terms and started to delete user images. Under the new rules, the limit are set to 1,000 images. To keep your gallery alive you have to subscribe at a cost of $49.99 p.a. Last November Flickr announced the changes and said that "storing tens of billions of Flickr members' photos is staggeringly expensive". Flickr (formerly owned by Yahoo) was acquired by the photo platform SmugMug in April 2018.
Coastal Real Estate
A registered client is looking for a small boutique hotel 10-30 rooms / suites in the Northern Mediterranean. Could be a running business or a freehold property for renovation. Preferred location would be a coastline village close to a marina. Please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency in EU Spain a luxury good
According to Transparency International, Spain has granted over the last ten years 24,095 golden visas, more than any other EU country. European residency and nationality have become luxury goods.
High property demand from wealthy Russians
Wealthy Russians have been major buyers of property in Paris, London, New York and other international cities. According to broker Knight Frank there were more than 1,000 luxury property sales in Moscow, with totally US $1.6 billion.
Finally Russian President Vladimir Putin is a winner from international sanctions as he has called his country's rich citizens to bring their assets back to Russia. 
Chinese investment boom in Greece
China worldwide real-estate investment reached $119 billions in 2017 and $123 billion in 2018. And Greek real estate agents are smart enough to capitalize on the boom in Chinese investment. The current low real estate prices and high demand contribute to higher returns for investors.
Myanmar property market is in its initial stage
Myanmar has adopted many reforms and issued incentive policies to attract foreign investors. Only Vietnam’s investment last year in Myanmar reached US $2.2 billion, ranking 7th among 49 countries and territories investing there. Beside shopping centers, offices, hotels and company joint ventures middle-class apartments are a lucrative investment.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. May treasures fill your home and your business flourish in the year ahead. 招财进宝, 生意兴隆.
World’s largest annual human migration
For 2019 3 billion trips are expected to be made between January 21 and March 1 to celebrate the Lunar New Year Spring Festival with families. According to Chinese authorities 2.46 billion trips will be made by automobile, 413 million by rail (+ 8.3%) and 73 million by air.
With that many travelers any other country, would grind local infrastructure to a halt, but China is well-equipped to handle the masses.
Year of the Pig and the Muslim world
Chinese all over the world celebrate the Year of the Pig. Businesses in Malaysia with a Muslim-majority try to avoid upsetting cultural sensitivities. As pigs and dogs in Islam are considered unclean animals, some brands practice extreme caution when dealing with these imagery.
Some shopping centres and brands have studiously avoided any porcine representation, instead using generic New Year imagery such as lions, firecrackers and lanterns.
MBA is moving to Asia
Demand for MBA courses is falling in the US, but rising in China. According to FT's the demand of seven out of ten US business schools offering MBA went down in 2018. And four Chinese institutions feature in 2019's FT top 50 global MBA rankings. See the video…
Red envelope-exchange with digital wallet
Over centuries people in China were sending "red envelopes" stuffed with cash to families and friends as Chinese New Year gift. But as China tends to be a cashless society now alternatives have to be set up.
According to WeChat people born in the 1990s led the red envelope gift by the app at Chinese New Year's Eve. The top three cities using it were Beijing, Chongqing and Guangzhou. The popular timeframe was the four hour-long Spring Festival Gala, a must-see TV show for most Chinese families over their reunion dinner. 2288
Many young Chinese singles face pressure to get married during Lunar New Year as families ask awkward questions. The rule is: 'Marry first, then fall in love'. And the daughters are more affected. State media labeling ladies 27 years and older as 剩下的女人 or Leftover Women.
And the society makes it even harder for her as stating: 所谓剩女，不是被剩下的女人，而是主动把男人剩下的女人。(the so-called leftover woman is not the woman left, but the woman who takes the initiative to put the man left.)
I see here also an economical point penalizing young ladies as there is a quote in China saying: 生女儿比生儿子省心，至少你不用攒钱给她买婚房了。 (A daughter will bring you less trouble than a son. At least you don’t need to save money to buy her a marital home in the future.)
Airbnb remains a major threat to the hotel industry
Airbnb prices are approximately 40% cheaper than hotel rooms and most hotels are unable to halve their prices to compete. This means
Tourism rate stable in Spain
According the National Statistics Institute (INE) Spain received 82.8 million international visitors last year with an average daily spending of €146 by individual tourists and with a total of €89.9 billion. And the published growth rates are "impressive".
Calculating that the climate change affects the country and that countries like Greece, Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt rising again after economical or political problems, Spain has to reorganize his offers for tourists. Selling only beach and sun was yesterday.2465
Travel Trade Show Berlin
The World´s Leading Travel Trade Show opens his doors from 6 - 10 March 2019. The partner country this year is Malaysia. For the first time more than 250 Travel Tech exhibitors in six halls – Lectures, panels and workshops on digital mobility, AI and payment systems. Read more at itb-berlin.com
Latest trends in China’s tourism
What gets Chinese tourists excited? McKinsey senior partner Daniel Zipser interviews Ctrip's CEO Jane Sun on what she sees as the latest trends in China’s outbound and domestic tourism? See the full interview (topic videos with transcripts) at mckinsey.com.