Arsenal and Chelsea target NOT FOR SALE, insists Roma sporting director

first_imgRoma sporting director Monchi has dismissed talk the club could sell Arsenal and Chelsea target Kostas Manolas before the transfer window closes.The defender looked certain to leave the Italian club earlier this summer after they accepted an offer of around £30million for him from Zenit St Petersburg.However, that move broke down and it then seemed possible the Greece international would end up at Chelsea instead.Blues boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of Manolas, but the Italian has failed to wrap up a deal for the centre-back.And now Roma’s sporting director, Monchi, has confirmed the 26-year-old will not be leaving this summer.“Manolas for sale? No, we are working to sign players, not sell them,” Monchi told Mediaset Premium.“I spend all day with the players and can see they have faith in the coach and the system they are adopting.” 1 Roma star Kostas Manolas will not be sold with only weeks left of the transfer window last_img read more

Mobility

first_imgrichard macmanus Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces September is the Month of Mobility at Read/Write Web, I’ve decided. This monthI’m going to explore the intersection between the Web and mobile devices. Principallymobile phones and PDA’s, although there’s also a trend of convergence of those twodevices into “smart phones”. And let’s not forget new ground-breaking devices such as theiPod, the Tablet, and the Sony Librie eBookreader. I’m interested in how all these mobile devices, not just intersect, butcollide with the Web. For often it’s messy, as I’ve already discovered with myexperiments with Bluetooth. It will get simpler though and the iPod is perhaps showingthe way for all mobile devices in this regard.Web MobilityWhy the sudden interest in mobility as a theme in web technology? Simple, I’ve justgot a new mobile phone to replace my old 90’s model (which last week a friend bluntlylabeled “a brick”). My new phone, a Sharp GX15, is pxt/video and bluetooth-enabled.Now the truth is, I’ve taken far too long to come around to the mobile phonerevolution. This is particularly ironic, as I used to work for Ericsson – one of the world’s biggest cellphone andmobile internet companies. I was there when WAP was in its infancy and broadband hadn’t yetarrived to properly support it. At that point in my life, I was pre-occupied with thenetwork computer version of the Web and so I was busy learning ASP and designing portals and so forth. So WAPwas a curiosity at best for me back then.Mobile Devices Market PenetrationFast-forward to 2004 and mobile phones rule the technology world. According to MyMobilemagazine, 70% of New Zealanders have a mobile phone. Not bad considering it was only 10% in 1995! ZDNetreports that Europe has “between 60 percent and 70 percent” mobile phone penetration,the US has about 50% penetration, Japan 60%, Korea 70% and Singapore 80%. China is agrowth market – currently it’s only at 20% but it’s predicted to reach nearly 25% by endof this year. Given China’s huge population, that is a significant number ofpeople! PDA penetration by comparison is low. It was around 7% in the USA at the beginning of2004, according to JupiterResearch. So you can see why PDA manufacturers like Palm want to get into the “smartphone” market – the future is mobile phones.Another one to make this point is DrunkenBlog, whosays that the iPod’s days are numbered:“An iPod Mini is going to make a much better mobile music player thanyour cell phone. But when your cell phone has 5 gigabytes of storage and bluetoothheadphones…. the writing is on the wall here.”Hype becomes RealitySo it seems all the hype I was in the middle of at Ericsson at the dawn of the 21stcentury is beginning to come to pass in 2004. Mobile phones are the centre of convergence– voice, data, Web, music, eBooks, PIMs, email, you name it. I’ll be investigating this convergence over the coming weeks and I’ll mostly focus onwhere Web mobility is at circa 2004, rather than speculate about the future. On thatnote, I’ve now subscribed to Flickr and have set up(yet another) blog – ricmac photos.This will be used as a fun space for me to upload a bunch of try-hard artsy-fartsyphotos. Warning: if you’re looking for photos with real artistic merit, you shouldn’tlook at my photoblog 🙂 Try Cristian’s instead, it is muchbetter.User UnfriendlinessIn my next post, I’ll explore some of the current technical issues surrounding Webmobility. We’re still at a stage where people have to technically configure their variousmobile devices and synch things together with a variety of “loosely-coupled”applications. So I’ll talk about this in my next post.last_img read more

5 Apps to Find Internet TV Content

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market There’s one great big difference between Internet TV and good, old cable television. Cable television, even at its most complex, is simple – you either subscribe to a channel or you don’t. Once you make up your mind, you can sit back, relax, and surf away. Internet TV is a whole other story, with a mountain of different apps vying for your television screen. Luckily, there are a few that do an exceptional job at organizing the sometimes overwhelming variety that is the video catalog available on Internet TV. Here are our picks.This post was brought to you by Samsung Electronics America. The amount and types of Apps available on Samsung Smart TVs vary depending on TV Technology and Model. Make sure to check www.samsung.com/apps to see a complete list of apps available on Samsung Smart TVs and which apps are available on specific models. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Samsung Electronics or its partners.Netflix, Hulu Plus & Amazon VODLet’s just get these guys out of the way first. If you don’t have one (or all) of them, then you’re missing out. They’re the one-stop-shop for everything current and big-name in television and on the big screen. Netflix just started offering a streaming-only subscription plan in November for $8 a month. Hulu Plus is the paid version of Hulu that you can get on systems like Roku, Boxee or Google TV, and it runs at $8 a month, with a more current catalog of TV shows. Amazon’s Video On Demand is an à la carte version of these two all-you-can-eat offerings that has everything from blockbuster hits to your typical Tuesday night sitcom. Each has its strength – whether it’s Netflix’s recommendation service, Hulu Plus’ backlog of current TV shows or Amazon’s non-committal à la carte ordering – and depends on your Internet TV surfing style.Clicker – A One-Stop ShopClicker, the self-dubbed “Internet Television Guide” is about as indispensable as the big three above and, if you subscribe to to both Hulu Plus and Netflix, Clicker is the perfect intermediary. The brilliant thing about Clicker is that it is an aggregator and guide to nearly all the video you would ever need that can be found streaming over the Internet. Whether you want to watch TV episodes on the network website or find current episodes of Internet-only offerings like Democracy Now!, Clicker can get you there.As Clicker co-founder and CEO Jim Lanzone told us when we interviewed him last September, “The incredible opportunity for Internet television is a world of infinite video on demand. It’s no longer about 200 channels. It’s about thousand of channels and very niche verticals; and being able to access them whenever you want.”Crackle – Like Hulu, But Not Unfortunately for Hulu fans, the site is blocked on most every Internet TV device, meaning no easy, free access to streaming movies and TV shows. Luckily, for those same fans, there’s Crackle. Started in 2007, the site does much the same thing as Hulu: It provides a long list of standards for free but inserting a bunch of commercials. If you’re just kicking it around and you want to watch a classic you’ve likely seen a hundred times before (Stripes, anyone?) Crackler is exactly where you want to go.Blip.tv – Nevermind Hollywood If you’ve had enough of the same Hollywood claptrap and you like your content a bit more, say, independent, then Blip.tv is for you. Since 2005, the site has been featuring independently produced Web content. Its mission is “to make independent Web shows sustainable” and it currently provides services to more than 50,000 independently produced Web shows. What this means for you, of course, is less of the same, assembly-line-produced laugh-track sitcoms and more quirky, indie content. If it’s on TV, you won’t find it here, but that’s the great thing – if you find it here, you won’t find it on TV.Revision3 – Internet TV for the Techie Let’s face it, if you have an Internet TV device like a Logitech Revue, Roku or Boxee – or even if you’re just looking for Internet TV content on your computer – you’re likely a bit of an early adopter, techie type. Revision3 calls itself “the leading television network for the Internet generation” and it’s content shows it isn’t lying. We’re talking about a site founded by Digg founder Kevin Rose among others that is behind techie shows like Diggnation and AppJudgement, a semi-daily Web show that focuses solely on smartphone apps.Just the SurfaceThis is just a scratch on the surface of all the ways to approach television on the Internet (and vice-versa). We didn’t mention Chow, the Food Network of the Internet, or Vevo, the early-1990s MTV equivalent, because there are just too many to choose from. Pick a topic and there is a website, Google TV app and Roku channel awaiting your click. If you’re looking for a place to start, though, these five are a great beginning – but we’re always looking for more. What did we miss? What’s your favorite way to approach Internet TV content? Let us know in the comments below. mike melansoncenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Camden County man dies in single vehicle crash

first_imgA Linn Creek man died Sunday night when his vehicle went off the road in Camden County just before 11 p.m.According to the Highway Patrol’s crash report, Bryan Means, 56, went off the right side Route V near Country Meadows Drive and hit a Culvert.The car returned to the road, overturned, and ejected him.He was pronounced dead on scene.Troopers reported Means was not wearing a seat belt.This is the 23rd traffic fatality investigated by the Highway Patrol this year.last_img

MU says some students took advantage of financial aid loophole

first_img(AP) – A spokesman for the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia says the school has identified fewer than 10 students whose parents may have taken advantage of a financial aid loophole.At issue is a practice of wealthy parents transferring guardianship of their children to friends or relatives to make it appear they came from poorer backgrounds, making them eligible for more financial aid. The U.S. Education Department is being urged to make changes to close the loophole, which first came to light in Illinois.University of Missouri spokesman Christian Basi says the school will pull the funding it provides based on need and notify federal authorities if the determination is made that guardianship changes were done solely to take advantage of financial aid.Basi says no one will be kicked out of school but added that the university is “extremely disappointed.”last_img read more