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News Item Text beserta Soal dan Pembahasan Jawaban

News Item Text beserta Soal dan Pembahasan Jawaban

Sumber: Soal Ujian Nasional SMA/MA 2013

The following text is for questions one to three.
An Alliance Could Answer The Growing Threat from
Google and Facebook
By Evelyn M.RuIsi and Nick Bilton

Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.

Although apple has been hugely successful in selling phones and tablets, it has little traction in social networking, which has become a major engine of activity on the Web and on mobile devices. Social media are increasingly influencing the ways people spend their time and money — important consideration for Apple, which also sells application, games, music and movies.

Apple has considered an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, one that could value Twitter at more than $10 billion, up from an $8.4 billion valuation last year, these people said. They declined to be identified because the discussions were private.

There is no guarantee that the two companies, which are not in negotiations at the moment, will come to an agreement. But the earlier talks are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from companies like Google and Facebook.

Apple has not made many friends in social media. Its relationship with Facebook, for example, has been strained since a deal to build Facebook featured into Ping, Apple's music-centric social network, fell apart. Facebook is also aligned with Microsoft, which owns a small stake in it. And Google, an Apple rival in the phone market, has been pushing its own social network, Google Plus.

1. What is the news about?
A. Social networking.
B. Apple's new products.
C. Twitter strategic investment.
D. Twitters success in social media.
E. Apple's plan to cooperate with Twitter.

2. According to the news, Apple has not been very successful in ....
A. selling phones
B. strategic investment
C. cooperating with Twitter
D. getting into social media
E. selling game applications

3. "But the earlier talks are sign that they may form a stronger partnership".
The underlined word means ....
A. collusion
B. competition
C. agreement
D. negotiation
E. collaboration

Pembahasan Jawaban

No. 1 yang ditanyakan adalah topik utama dari bacaan. Cara menjawabnya dengan mengetahui ide pokok setiap paragraf. Yang digaris bawahi dibacaan meruapakan ide pokok setiap bacaan.
No. 2 yang berwarna merah di bacaan merupakan key words (kata kunci).
No. 3 collaboration merupakan synonym dari partnership.
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin Muhammad Ahkam Arifin is a Fulbright PhD student at Washington State University, US. He earned a master`s degree in TESOL from the University of Edinburgh & Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.

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