The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … fruzsina eordogh Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#YouTube Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts In the past, content creators on YouTube couldn’t make money from traffic coming in through tablets or smartphones. Today the Google-owned video site announced that it will offer ads in videos viewed through mobile devices. This is great news not only for YouTube-based businesses, but for YouTube as a company.YouTube announced this change via Twitter and in an official YouTube Creators blog post on August 22. Ads offered on mobile views will be TrueView ads that allow viewers to skip after 5 seconds, which have been highly successful on the website.“Mobile growth has been phenomenal,” wrote Phil Farhi, YouTube’s product manager, in the post. According to latest statistics offered by YouTube, 20% of global traffic comes from mobile devices, a percentage that tripled in 2011.Prior to today’s annoucement, YouTubers were not eligible to receive revenue from mobile views due to flaws in YouTube’s mobile API. These flaws were routinely exploited by disingenous YouTubers and scammers using a scheme known as botting. Botting, the practice of purchasing views through automatic means to get on the front page of the video-sharing site, has been a problem on YouTube since 2009. While botted mobile views did not generate revenue, once the view count reached the point that a video became listed on the front page, it would generate money based on website views. YouTube as a company has spoken out about botting and patched its mobile API to discourage the practice, but YouTube didn’t get a handle on it. The new mobile ads suggest that YouTube has fixed the problem with its mobile API. YouTubers are rejoicing over the new mobile ads on various social media platforms, as this move has the potential to multiply their revenue. Kaleb Nation, a YouTuber who is now working on a reality TV show with Twilight producers, wrote on Twitter that 72% of his views are mobile (1.3 million views a month), “so this means a lot.” YouTubers are forbidden from discussing their contract details, but 1.3 million views would translate into at least an additional $1,500 a month for Nation.
Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women’s singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships.By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the sport’s most prestigious event having won the bronze last year at Guangzhou in China.The 11th seeded Hyderabadi proved that she belongs right at the top of the sport by defeating Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and 25 minutes at the 9,200-seater stadium.This is World No 12 Sindhu’s fourth victory over second seeded Shixian in six meetings.Meanwhile, her compatriot and seventh seed Saina Nehwal had to once again suffer a quarter-final defeat at the world meet when she lost 15-21, 15-21 in 45 minutes to Chinese World No 1 and top seed Li Xuerui.The last-eight match seems to be a jinx for the World No 7 Saina, who has now lost five matches on the trot at the Worlds since 2009.This is only the fourth time that an Indian was in line for a medal at the World Championships. Legendary Prakash Padukone started the trend in 1983 when he won the men’s singles bronze. It took Indian shuttlers another 28 years to win a bronze when Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa clinched the women’s doubles bronze in 2011.The Hydarabadi teenager won the women’s singles bronze last year and now was in line for a back-to-back medal at the prestigious world event.advertisementSindhu has a great chance of improving on the colour of the medal when she takes on the winner of the match between Chinese Taipei’s eighth seed Tzu Ying Tai and Spanish ninth seed Carolina Marin in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Abhishek Verma defeated South Korean Yonghee Choi 147-142 in the quarterfinalsArchers on Thursday kept alive India’s medal hopes in the 17th Asian Games as the men’s team qualified for the compound final, assuring at least the silver medal, while the women’s team will be fighting it out for the bronze at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field.In the compound individual category, Abhishek Verma and Trisha Deb qualified for the semi-finals, where a win would assure them of a place in the gold medal match.The men’s compound archery team set-up a final date with South Korea after it beat Iran 231-227 in the semi-finals. The Indian trio of Verma, Sandeep Kumar and Rajat Chauhan managed a total of 15 10s and got a score of 231 from 24 shots.The Iranian team, comprising Esmaeil Ebadi, Majid Gheidi and Amir Kazempour, had 14 10s for a total of 227. What hurt the Iranians was a poor seven in the second set and an eight in the penultimate shot.In the other semi-final, South Korea just managed to edge past the Philippines 228-227 in what was a closely contested event. The South Korean team of Yonghee Choi, Lihong Min and Youngho Yang got a total of 12 10s while the Filipino trio of Ian Patrick Chipeco, Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Earl Benjamin Yap had 13 10s.Earlier in the day, the Indian team defeated Qatar in the round of 16 elimination and then beat Malaysia in the quarterfinal.The Indian team defeated Qatar 233-218. India had 17 10s and 10 Xs (number of inner 10s) to Qatar’s 10 and five, respectively. The Qatar team comprised Khader Abdulqawi Abdurabu, Ahmed Abdulla Alabadi and Abdulaziz Ahmed Alobadi.advertisementIn the semi-final, India beat Malaysia 234-229. The Malaysian team of Kin Lip Lee, Muhammad Zaki Bin Mahazan and Mohammed Juwaidi Bin Mazuki got 14 10s and five Xs. India got 18 10s and 10 Xs in their score of 234.The women’s compound archery team will be fighting out for the bronze medal with Iran after it lost the semi-final by a slim margin to Chinese Taipei.The women’s team of Trisha, Purvasha Shende and Surekha Jyothi, shot 224 while the Chinese Taipei team, comprising Ning Meng Wen, I Jou Huang and Ting Ting Wu, had 226. The Indian girls had 11 Xs while the Taipiei team had 13 Xs.In the other semi-final, Iran went down 222-229 to hosts South Korea. The Iranian team of Sakineh Ghasempour, Maryam Ranjbarsari and Shabnam Sarlak, had 10 Xs in the total of 222 while the Korean girls, Bomin Choi, Yunhee Kim and Jihyun Seok, had 14 Xs in their total of 229.The Koreans also set a world record during their 238-215 win over Laos in the quarterfinals. Seok, Bomin and Kim combined for 238 points out of a possible 240, beating the previous world mark, held by the US, by two points.South Korea and Chinese Taipei will be fighting it out for the gold medal Saturday alongside India and Iran who will be contesting for the bronze.Earlier in the day, India had beaten Kazakhstan in a shoot-off in the quarterfinal to seal the semi-final berth. Both the teams were tied on 223 each and India clinched the match, shooting 29 in the shoot-off while Kazakhstan had 25.Meanwhile, Verma and Deb also qualified for the semi-finals of the individual compound event. Verma beat South Korean Yonghee Choi 147-142 in the quarterfinals, while Trisha comprehensively defeated Iranian Shabnam Sarlak 142-131.Verma will next face Malaysian Muhammad Zaki Bin Mahazan while Trisha will take on South Korean Jihyun Seok in the semifinals. A win in the semifinals will assure the Indian duo of a place in the gold medal match.Earlier in the day, Verma had beaten Mongolian Jamiyangombo Purevdorj 146-144 in the first round and followed it up with a 148-143 win over Vietnamese Tien Cuong Nguyen in the pre-quarterfinals.Trisha started the day with a 146-140 win over Japan’s Yumiko Honda in the pre-quarterfinal. The Indian girl shot 11 10s and four Xs while Yumiko had seven 10s and 5 Xs.Among other Indians in fray, both Sandeep Kumar and Purvasha Shende lost their quarterfinal encounters. Kumar went down 135-141 to Filipino Paul Marton Dela Cruz while Purvasha was beaten 140-143 by South Korean Jihyun Seok.Compound archery, a non-Olympic medal event, is making debut at the Asian Games.
Continue Reading Previous Renesas: radiation-hardened precision current source for sensing applicationsNext Socionext: HDMI 2.1 compatible video processing chips SEGGER just released a new beta version of its powerful cross-platform development software “Embedded Studio”. The new version focuses on program size reduction, achieving an amazing 5 to 12% on typical applications over the previous version, and even higher gains compared to GCC tool chains. These savings are the result of the new Link-Time Optimization, combined with SEGGER’s Linker and Run-time library emLib-C. LTO combines all input object files into one module and optimizes the entire application, opening the door for optimizations not available to the compiler itself.The SEGGER Linker adds features such as compression of initialized data, deduplication, as well as the flexibility of dealing with fragmented memory maps that embedded developers have to cope with. Like all SEGGER software, it is written from scratch without any legacy code or legacy thinking, focusing on the requirements of embedded developers. Additionally, the size required by the included runtime library is significantly lower than that of runtime libraries used by most GCC tool chains.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward losing confidence in Man Utd boss Solskjaerby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fighting to save his job at Old Trafford.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who handed Solskjaer a three-year deal in March, is understood to be losing patience with the team’s woeful form, says the Mirror.Sunday’s abject 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle has left struggling United down in 12 place in the Premier League, just two points above the relegation zone, after just two wins in eight games. Solskjaer was without a number of key players for the defeat at St James’ Park, including Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw.But with all of them expected back for the Liverpool clash at Old Trafford on October 20, a heavy defeat in that game could convince Woodward and owners the Glazers to ditch Solskajer, with the 20-times champions in freefall.
History was made at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night, when the Pittsburgh Penguins became the first team of the NHL’s salary-cap era to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.1The NHL instituted a salary cap after labor disputes that resulted in the loss of the entire 2004-05 season. Winning back-to-back titles wasn’t as big of a deal for much of the NHL’s history — through the 1970s and ’80s, it wasn’t uncommon to see teams win two, three or even four Stanley Cup titles in a row — but repeating has been notoriously difficult in recent decades.The last franchise to go back-to-back was the Detroit Red Wings, whose ridiculously talented Steve Yzerman-led teams won in 1997 and 1998. And before that, it was Mario Lemieux’s Penguins, buttressed by some teenager from the Czech Republic named Jaromir Jagr; they lifted the Cup in the springs of 1991 and 1992, cementing Pittsburgh as a hockey town.Just as those Penguins teams from the early 1990s owed a lot to their captain — Lemieux won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in both Cup-winning campaigns — these Penguins have been powered by their leader, Sidney Crosby. He played brilliantly in this season’s playoffs, scoring 27 points in 24 games, including 7 in six games during the Final, and earning a second consecutive Smythe. Only one other player, beyond Crosby and Lemieux, has won back-to-back Smythes since the award was first given out in 1965.2That player is goalie Bernie Parent, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. (And it was never done by all-time greats like Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy and Bobby Orr, although each of those players won the trophy at least twice in his career.)Of course, netminder Matt Murray wasn’t too shabby, either. After returning from injury to play in the conference finals, Murray was virtually unbeatable. In 11 games, he recorded seven quality starts3Hockey-Reference.com defines a “quality start” as one in which a goalie records a save percentage greater than or equal to the league average for the season. (Or, if a goalie faces 20 shots or fewer, he must record an 88.5 percent save percentage for the start to be considered “quality.”) and stopped 93.7 percent of the shots he faced.Here’s the most ludicrous thing of all: Murray led Pittsburgh to not one, but two titles as a rookie. After backstopping the Pens to the title last season, he still qualified as a rookie for 2016-17 because of the way the NHL judges rookie status. That elevates Murray into the same territory as Montreal great Ken Dryden, who as a rookie led the Habs to a Stanley Cup championship in 1971.Dryden won the Conn Smythe that year, and because he’d played in only six regular-season games, he still qualified as a rookie for the 1971-72 season. The Habs failed to repeat, but Dryden won the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie. Regardless of what Murray does over the rest of his career, he and Dryden will always be mentioned in the same breath. That’s not bad company!Beyond Crosby and Murray, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was exceptional, finishing as the leading scorer in the playoffs. Geno’s 28 points are tied for the sixth-most of any player in a single postseason since the lockout and are the second-most of his playoff career (trailing the insane 36 points he dropped in 2009, when he won the Conn Smythe).In the first nine seasons they played together, Crosby and Malkin were playoff fixtures. They won one Cup, but otherwise, the Penguins during that time frequently seemed to disappoint in the postseason. After Pittsburgh’s championship in 2009, its record under coach Dan Bylsma was just 27-27 in the postseason, and the team was 0-5 in elimination games. Despite having two of the best players of their generation, the Pens were underachieving. The Crosby-Malkin era had held such promise, but each star was aging out of his prime. It was beginning to look like they might have missed their window for further championship success.All that panic feels like a dream now. Two championships in succession have put Pittsburgh’s tally during the Crosby-Malkin era at three — one more than the team earned in the Lemieux-Jagr era.So where does this place Crosby and Malkin in Penguins lore? It’s difficult (and kind of foolish) to compare eras. The game has changed a lot since Lemieux and Jagr played together, and Crosby and Malkin probably won’t touch their predecessors’ scoring totals. But in terms of titles, the Crosby-Malkin era has been the most successful run in the Penguins’ history. It’s hard to argue with all that silverware.
If Wisconsin and Purdue drafted the blueprint for defeating the No. 1 Buckeyes, Kentucky didn’t follow it. The Buckeyes were riding a nearly flawless season into the NCAA Tournament, aside from two losses against teams propelled to victory by peak performances from their top players. OSU had the second-best start to a season in program history, with 24 straight wins, only behind the 1960–61 team’s 27, and it tied its second-best record for wins in a season, with 34. The team won both the regular-season and conference titles, earning the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Then, No. 4 seed Kentucky stopped OSU in its tracks. When the Wildcats ended OSU’s national title run with a 62-60 victory on Friday, they used a collective effort on defense to prevent the Buckeyes from running away with the game, as OSU had in the second and third rounds. “Nobody talks about (Kentucky’s) defense,” OSU coach Thad Matta said, following his team’s loss to Kentucky on Friday. “And, you know, obviously they’re very effective defensively.” The Wildcats held OSU to a dismal 32.8 percent shooting, the team’s third-worst shooting performance of the season, next to its 32.2 percent shooting against Florida State on Nov. 30 and Northwestern on March 11. Despite having its worst shooting percentage of the season in those two contests, OSU still pulled off wins. “Some of the shots we missed are shots we have been making all year,” OSU guard Jon Diebler said Friday. “Tonight they weren’t going in.” Kentucky totaled 11 blocks against OSU, which is the most any team has achieved against the Buckeyes in a tournament game. Forward Josh Harrellson led Kentucky with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Teammate DeAndre Liggins also swatted away three shots. “I think Harrellson is probably the most underrated player in college basketball,” Matta said. “He’s a tremendous player and knows his role and does it well.” The Wildcats’ defense held the Buckeyes to 38 fewer points than they totaled in their previous game against George Mason. It also allowed the Buckeyes to shoot just 37.5 percent from 3-point territory, down from 61.5 percent against the Patriots. “I thought they did a good job of challenging shots, obviously, with their length,” Diebler said. “We are going against length all year and those are shots that we make, and tonight they weren’t going in.” Coming off a 7-for-7 shooting performance from deep against George Mason, OSU’s David Lighty shot just 1-of-4 against Kentucky. “They flew at shooters,” Lighty said Friday. “I mean, they crowded the paint. They did a good job of that.” The Buckeyes also struggled to draw fouls against Kentucky in the second half. After drawing two fouls against each of five Wildcats in the first half, resulting in 12 points from free throws, OSU gained only four points from the charity stripe in the second half. “The tide turned in the second half,” Matta said. “They were doing a pretty good job of switching their matchups and getting guys in and out of the game that were in foul trouble.” Each of the Buckeyes’ regular-season losses, however, could be attributed to a standout performance from a single opposing player. In OSU’s first loss, Feb. 12 at Wisconsin, the Buckeyes blew a 15-point lead with 13 minutes to play, mostly because of a clutch performance by Badgers guard Jordan Taylor. In the game’s final 13 minutes, Taylor scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and assisted on four of his team’s other six field goals, thrusting the Badgers to a 71-67 win against the Buckeyes. Overall, he tallied a game-high 27 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, and also made a game-high seven assists. E’Twaun Moore led Purdue to a 76-63 home victory against the Buckeyes on Feb. 20, scoring a career-high 38 points on 13-for-18 shooting, including 7-of-10 from deep. “Those were two, when you think about it, maybe two of the best performances in college basketball this year,” Matta said. “As my luck always has it, I get a first-row seat to watch it.” But, as Kentucky proved on Friday with its 45.8 percent shooting, a team doesn’t have to have one of the “best performances in college basketball” to defeat the No. 1 team.
Following the stunning 6-1 win over Panama, Jesse Lingard said he doesn’t see a single reason why wouldn’t England be able to win the World Cup.The Three Lions secured their place in the last 16 phase of the tournament as they thrashed Panama. Lingard, who scored the most beautiful one of the goals, praised the team spirit and voiced his opinion that anything is possible right now.“It is an amazing feeling, even better that we won,” Lingard told Sportsmole. “We are top of the table and can go into the Belgium game with confidence.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It is great to be around the lads, there is a great team spirit at the moment.”“Of course, with the squad we have got and the confidence flowing I don’t see why not! But we will take it game by game,” Lingard said when specifically asked if he thinks England could go all the way to the top.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – An illegal boat landing in Chalk Sound last night is believed to have brought in just under 30 Haitian migrants and this information likely comes from the one illegal caught by Task Force officers. It is said that they believe 21 males and five females got into the country undetected. A Haitian man was caught. The boat came in around 11pm.#MagneticMediaNews#illegalboatlanding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#illegalboatlanding, #magneticmedianews