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Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japan’s Keisuke Honda, right, scores his side’s second goal past Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Senegal twice took the lead. Japan tied it up both times.Keisuke Honda came off the bench in the second half and scored in the 78th minute, giving the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kane scores hat trick in England’s 6-1 rout of Panama Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The 32-year-old Honda, a former AC Milan forward, became the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.The draw keeps the two teams at the top of Group H ahead of their final matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSadio Mane gave Senegal the lead in the 11th minute with his first World Cup goal.Moussa Wague crossed from the right, but Genki Haraguchi failed to properly clear the ball. Youssouf Sabaly then sent a shot toward goal that Eiji Kawashima was unable to control and Mane tapped it into the net. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ With four points from their opening two games, both teams remain in contention but will need points from their final group matches to make the round of 16.In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan plays Poland in Volgograd. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan struck back in the 34th minute when Takashi Inui scored with a low shot from inside the area after receiving a pass from Yuto Nagamoto on a quick counterattack. It was Japan’s first shot on goal in the match, and it changed the run of play.Japan started to use its speed to control the middle of the field and open spaces in Senegal’s defense, but it was the African team that again took the lead.Sabaly crossed the ball for Mbaye Niang, who backheeled it toward Wague. The 19-year-old forward restored the lead with a shot high into the net in the 71st minute.A minute later, Japan coach Akira Nishino sent on Honda and striker Shinji Okazaki, a move that paid off.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Barcelona eye double triumph over Real Madrid

first_img“They had more chances in the first half, it’s true,” said Gerard Pique. “But in the second we knew how to get at them. They left more space and in 10 to 15 minutes we scored three goals.”A repeat this weekend in La Liga would leave Santiago Solari’s side 12 points adrift of Barcelona, who would effectively have an extra point’s advantage given their superior head-to-head record. That would be a gargantuan gap to make up with 12 games left.Atletico Madrid are closer, seven points back, and they still have to play Barca in April, albeit at the Camp Nou, where they have not won in 18 visits. But there is no doubt bumping Real out of the chase would be a major step for the Catalans.They should feel confident if recent form between the two sides is any guide. The Copa del Rey win was Barcelona’s fourth in six games at the Bernabeu and in each of those they have scored three or more. This season alone, their aggregate total against Real reads 9-2.And while Madrid will take heart from the handful of golden opportunities they created, it was their opponents that showed the killer instinct, delivered by players used to producing when it matters most.“When Luis Suarez is in the area, he is at 200 per cent,” said Valverde.– Vulnerabilities –The question for Barca is also what these showings against the defending European champions say about their own chances in the Champions League.A goalless draw at Lyon in the first leg leaves their last 16 tie delicately poised ahead of the home return next month and if Barca do come through, sterner tests will lie ahead.Suarez’s brace on Wednesday continues a timely return to form while Lionel Messi showed against Sevilla last weekend that he is ready to call upon his scintillating best when required.It is in defence where doubts remain. The ease with which Madrid opened Barca up on the counter-attack suggests there is still a vulnerability on the break, which teams in the Champions League will be better placed to exploit.Midfield has been bypassed too easily all season while neither Nelson Semedo nor Sergi Roberto have really convinced at right back.There is still time to tighten up and Samuel Umtiti’s return to fitness will be a welcome boost if he can find sharpness before the end of the season. But for those that crave success in the Champions League, more than either La Liga or the Copa del Rey, there is room for improvement.“We are happy to go through but we have do have to do some things a lot better,” Valverde said. “There are important matches to come.”Atletico Madrid play a resurgent Real Sociedad on Sunday while Getafe’s surprise challenge for Champions League qualification continues away at Real Betis.FixturesFridayRayo Vallecano v Girona (11pm)SaturdayEspanyol v Real Valladolid (3pm), Villarreal v Alaves (6:15pm), Huesca v Sevilla (8:30pm), Real Madrid v Barcelona (10:45pm)SundayEibar v Celta Vigo (2pm), Real Betis v Getafe (6:15pm), Real Sociedad v Atletico Madrid (8:30pm), Valencia v Athletic Bilbao (10:45pm)MondayLeganes v Levante (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona forward Luis Suarez returns to the Santiago Bernabeu to take on Real Madrid just days after knocking them out of the Copa Del Rey with a double in a 3-0 win © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Feb 28 – After knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona now have the opportunity to send their rivals packing in the title race too.Barca’s 3-0 victory on Wednesday means Barca will return to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday with a spring in their step, even if Madrid were the better side and had the better opportunities until the chaotic final 30 minutes, when a Luis Suarez double and Raphael Varane own goal gave victory to the Catalans.last_img read more

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Napoli ready to battle Tottenham and Arsenal for River Plate defender

first_imgNapoli are ready to challenge Tottenham and Arsenal for the services of River Plate defender Emanuel Mammana.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of his Argentine compatriot while, across north London, Arsenal have been keeping close tabs on him too.The 20-year-old has impressed during his 21 league appearances for River so far and he has been tipped as a future star for club and country.He has already been heavily linked with a move to Europe, with Arsenal and Spurs both keen, but now Napoli are ready to show their hand.The Stadio San Paolo club are flying this season and are currently just three points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.They are expected to be busy during the summer’s transfer window and, according to sources in Italy, Mammana is one of their prime targets. River Plate defender Emanuel Mammana 1last_img read more

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New Caltech president named

first_img“Jean-Lou Chameau impressed the search committee with his intelligence, his vision, his personality, and his extensive administrative and fundraising experience and success,” said geophysicist David Stevenson to the crowd of students, faculty and staff that assembled Friday morning for the announcement. The faculty search committee, led by Stevenson, considered about 160 candidates before settling on Chameau. Both Stevenson and Baltimore also noted Chameau’s engaging personality, calling him charming. “I’m enormously impressed by his ability to work with many different types of people to accomplish the goals of the university,” said biology professor Henry Lester. “Charm works for only a couple of minutes. He clearly has a passion for organizing, expediting and enabling science.” Before becoming provost at Georgia Tech, Chameau was a professor and head of the engineering department at Purdue University, the president of a large geotechnical consulting company, and dean of engineering at Georgia Tech. PASADENA – Jean-Lou Chameau, the provost and vice president of academic affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will succeed David Baltimore as president of Caltech. Chameau, 53, is a native of France who received his doctorate in civil engineering at Stanford. He represents a departure from the model of president set by Baltimore, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who was Caltech’s president for nine years. Whereas Baltimore was best known for his research, Chameau was selected largely for his ability to lead the university during a time of great competition for academic funding and resources. The school is also undergoing steep cuts and tuition hikes to balance a multimillion-dollar deficit in its general budget. “In my career I have developed a passion for working with faculty and students, for helping them create opportunities, and providing the resources they need to achieve at the highest level,” Chameau said. “I am truly honored and humbled to be selected as the next president of Caltech – and also to be called charming twice in five minutes.” “I am going to step down on September 1 and become a professor – the best job there is in the world – and I look forward to working under his direction,” said Baltimore, who will remain at Caltech. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgMet Eireann has issued a severe orange wind warning for a number of counties across Ireland tonight including Donegal.More snow and ice is on the way for Donegal this week.As well as strong gusts of wind, Donegal and other north-westerly counties are expected to have sleet and snowfalls.The public has been warned to take extra-care as some of the gusts could reach up to 130kph and may cause damage overnight. Ferry sailings and flights in and out of Donegal could also be hit with the heavy winds.These strong winds will coincide with high seas, along Atlantic coasts, which may lead to some coastal flooding.The falls off snow are likely to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.Some of these falls could lead to accumulations on parts of Donegal. All counties along the Atlantic seaboard including Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Kerry, Sligo and Limerick have been issued with the status orange wind warning. WEATHER ALERT: DONEGAL SET FOR SLEET, SNOW, GALE FORCE WINDS AND HIGH SEAS was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgustssleetsnowstormwindlast_img read more

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Raiders ‘Hard Knocks’ recap: Welcome to Gruden’s ‘nightmare’

first_imgAs usual, Episode 1 is largely a table-setter. The cameras whisk us to the team’s training camp in Napa, where coach Jon Gruden, quarterback Derek Carr and the rest of the … The night is finally here. “Hard Knocks” premieres and Raider Nation leans in with anticipation.But will the show be high on entertainment value? Will it be enough to keep our football sweet tooth satisfied over five hourlong episodes?Or will it turn out to be a black hole of wretched tedium?Let’s review:last_img read more

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Gift of the Givers and P&G bring clean water innovation to SA

first_imgProcter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water programme has donated enough of its powdered purification sachets to clean 10-billion litres of water around the world. (Images: P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water)By Play Your Part reporterSince 2004, American multinational company Procter & Gamble (P&G) has been distributing its sachets of water-purifying powder across the globe through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water programme. In 11 years, the sachets have made 10-billion litres of water clean and drinkable – six billion of those litres in 39 African countries.Now the company is bringing its technology to South Africa, partnering with local relief organisation Gift of the Givers to distribute the sachets.To celebrate the purification of the 10-billionth litre of water and launch the project locally, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water programme held its first event in South Africa at Thabotona Primary School in Tsietsi informal settlement, Ekurhuleni, earlier this month.At the event, rapper and TV personality ProVerb demonstrated to schoolchildren how one sachet can purify 10 litres of dirty water in just 30 minutes – a day’s supply for a family of five.Khululiwe Mabaso, P&G’s director for corporate social investment in sub-Saharan Africa, said lack of access to clean drinking water was a global problem. “This crisis is particularly prevalent in Africa, with 319-million people in sub-Saharan Africa lacking access to improved drinking water.”Mabaso said the water purifier came out of P&G laundry detergent research. “Each four-gram packet, which uses powder technology, can purify 10 litres of heavily contaminated water wherever it is needed, which is enough clean water for a family of five for a day.”She added that the packets are easy to transport, and require only a bucket, a cloth and a stir stick to complete the purification process in 30 minutes. “With the assistance of our 150 partners in 75 countries around the world, we have helped provide the power of clean drinking water to millions of people who need it most.”ACCESS TO CLEAN WATERAccess to clean water is a global emergency. Unicef estimates that 1.8-billion people globally drink contaminated water.Water-related diseases, such as typhoid, bilharzia and cholera, affect countless African communities. Stagnant water is a breeding site for mosquitos, which spread malaria, yellow fever and dengue.Children are particularly affected by this scourge. Diarrhoeal disease, usually caused by poor water quality, hygiene and sanitation, is the third leading cause of death among children under five. It is estimated that almost 340 000 children globally die from these diseases every year.Mabaso explained that clean water can also increase productivity in communities. “It means more people can work. It enhances productivity at individual, household, community and national workforce levels. In fact, the World Health Organisation has estimated that every $1 invested in clean water, sanitation and hygiene generates $4 in increased productivity, which enables sustainable and equitable economic growth.”CHILDREN’S SAFE DRINKING WATER PROGRAMMEThe Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme has pledged to help people purify 15-billion litres of clean water globally by 2020.“That’s five billion more litres of clean water in just four years to assist in achieving one of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals – ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” said Mabaso.last_img read more

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Considering Crop Options

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — With spring rains that won’t cease, farmers will be increasingly pushed over the next few weeks to weigh their prevented-planting options.The angst over planting is also higher for farmers who hedged a percentage of their 2019-20 corn ahead of planting season. Angie Setzer, vice president of grain at Citizens Elevator in Charlotte, Michigan, said farmers should be talking with their buyers about options.“You have got to have communication with your buyer sooner or later,” Setzer said. “So a lot of guys will hesitate and see if it will get better. You always, as a farmer, have an optimistic thought, ‘I’ll just wait it out.’ That’s the worst thing to do because knowing early, and me having a conversation with a grower early, allows me to present a lot of different opportunities.”Setzer added, “If it is keeping you up at night that you are overhedged versus what you have got planted and the reality is you aren’t going to do too much more, then it’s best to have that conversation and rip the Band-Aid off.”Setzer also noted there are a lot of questions about how the new round of Market Facilitation Program payments will influence late-season soybean planting. USDA dealt a wild card into the mix with its announcement last week of a new $14.5 billion Market Facilitation Program for 2019-20 crops that will pay farmers on a county formula based on planted acres.The county payment rate was not released last week when USDA announced the program. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson last week said the MFP payments would be based on planted acres. The county formula being created for the program will be based on reported planted acres.However, Scott Irwin, an Extension economist at the University of Illinois, noted on Twitter that there are no official details on how the second year of MFP will deal with prevented-planting acres.“I want to see the program in writing before reaching a final conclusion on MFP2 payment for PP (prevented planting),” Irwin tweeted.The disaster aid package tied up in the U.S. House of Representatives provides USDA with $3 billion for crop losses, included on-farm commodities such as those lost in flooding earlier this spring. But the provision also states that money could be used for “crops prevented from planting in 2019.” No more details are mentioned about what that would mean.The disaster bill passed the Senate late last week, but House leaders allowed lawmakers to leave early, thinking they could pass the bill during a pro forma session. Lone Republican congressmen have objected twice now, blocking final passage of the bill each time.“It doesn’t seem right that people impacted by disasters have to wait another week to get help because politicians wanted to leave early for their congressional recess,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on Tuesday as he criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for allowing the House to leave early last week.Grassley said he has not had any discussions about trade aid with USDA officials, but he said he understands why the department is limiting aid to those who plant a crop.“I would assume the aid is based on not being able to export the crop that you grew, so if you didn’t grow the crop, you wouldn’t be hurt by not being able to export,” Grassley told reporters Tuesday. “But I’m willing to listen to anybody that has a different point of view.”Grassley also agreed with comments by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., that the new payment plan would drive farmers to plant late soybeans and encourage overproduction.“I agree with that, and since the money isn’t going to go out for a few weeks anyway, I’m not sure I understand why it was important to announce it before maybe two or three weeks from now for the same reason Congressman Peterson said,” Grassley said.Futures prices continue to rise with the planting uncertainty. December corn jumped 17 1/4 cents on Tuesday to close at $4.37 a bushel, and soybeans moved 26 1/4 cents higher for November to close at $8.82 a bushel.USDA’s Crop Progress report on Tuesday showed Illinois corn planting was just 35% complete as of May 26; Michigan corn planting was at 33%; South Dakota was at 25%; and Indiana and Ohio had just 22% of their corn crop in.In a briefing Tuesday, leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlighted challenges they are facing with increased rainfall throughout the Missouri River Basin. The Corps is planning to raise releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River to 70,000 cubic feet per second, which could go higher later this week. Corps officials also were increasing water releases from Kansas and Missouri reservoirs.Soybean planting progress was even worse in many states with just 29% of projected acres planted nationwide.Higher-priced crops may push more farmers to plant late, but that would already be the mindset for most farmers, Setzer said. “I had guys last year planting corn on June 15 at $3.90,” she said. “You want to plant a crop. That’s your desire.”Nebraska, along with most of North Dakota, South Dakota and Kansas, moved past the final prevented planting date for corn on May 25. The deadline is May 31 for Iowa, most of Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with eastern Missouri and a few southeastern counties in North and South Dakota.The Crop Progress report reflects roughly 75% of South Dakota corn acreage likely has shifted in the late-planting season, as well as about 30% of the Kansas corn crop, 37% of North Dakota’s corn acres and just under 20% of Nebraska’s corn acres.Keep in mind that even though the term is “final planting date,” that is the final date for full coverage. The crop insurance protection during the late planting season lowers 1% each day for the next 20 to 25 days, depending on the crop.Farmers who take prevented-planting coverage on a first crop can still plant a second cash crop. For corn, the second crop cannot be planted for 20 days after the final planting date. For soybeans, it’s 25 days after the late-planting period.A second cash crop can be insured if the crop is on the policy, but the indemnity on the first crop falls to 35%, as does the premium on the first crop. Planting a second crop, however, also affects Actual Production History. The APH on the prevented-planting crop falls to 60% of approved APH for those acres. On the second crop, APH is then calculated from the actual production.Farmers who take prevented planting coverage also can plant a cover crop or forage crop, but it cannot be hayed or grazed until Nov. 1.Kevin Ross, vice president of the National Corn Growers Association, who farms near Underwood, Iowa, went into this weekend at about 60% of his crop planted. He didn’t get very far beyond that.“I know there are guys around here, multiple people who have zero crops planted,” Ross said.On calls with fellow NCGA leaders, Ross said he has heard farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt who also continue struggling trying to get crops planted. “I think, in general, guys are going to plant at least five to 10 days after the final planting date,” Ross said. “Most guys want to plant a crop. Most guys want to harvest a crop.”Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Cross Reality Will Change Your Life, But at What Cost to Your Privacy?

first_imgYesterday we explored an emerging trend called “Cross Reality”, one term for when sensor networks meet online virtual worlds.As this trend becomes more common over the next few years (and it will, as both Web-connected sensors and virtual reality ramp up), what are the implications on how people use the Web? How will it change our interactions in both real and virtual life? In this post we’ll explore some of these issues and offer some ideas: for example a bookstore that offers you personalized, contextual information on your mobile phone, in real time and with virtual reality.During my meeting at MIT with Joseph Paradiso, Associate Professor and Director of the Responsive Environments Group at MIT Media Laboratory, we discussed how connecting environmental sensors to the Web and virtual worlds will change the way people interact with each other and their environments. Essentially it will enable people to expose as much of their life online as they want – leading to an era of “ubiquitous media.” There are privacy implications for this, which we’ll discuss below. But let’s first look at the benefits.Better and More Personalized InformationThe more data that is exposed online about a person, the more personalized their media experience will be. This appears to be the most compelling argument for allowing your movements and interactions in the real world to be recorded and uploaded to the cloud. As long as there are privacy controls in place that allow people to opt out at any time (even for just a short period of time, e.g. if they’re having a private conversation with a friend), then the pay-off of a much more personalized and contextual media experience seems worthwhile. Wait, What About My Privacy?!All of the above potential benefits (which just scratch the surface of what’s possible) sound marvelous, but of course we haven’t yet touched on the not insignificant privacy implications of living in a world enhanced by sensor data and virtual worlds.This issue was discussed in the academic paper which we summarized in yesterday’s post. The paper asked what happens when “potentially invasive media capture becomes an intrinsic property of devices scattered all over our environments?” To try and solve this issue, MIT is experimenting with a small badge that people can wear to “passively manage dynamic privacy” in environments where potentially sensitive information is streamed across real and virtual worlds. Such a device might be embedded in your mobile phone, or on your body somehow, in the near future. It’s early days, so don’t panic just yet about brain implants. But here is how MIT describes the current solution:“We have elected to address this [privacy issue] with badge systems, which periodically beacon a unique ID, to wirelessly mediate privacy (a prototype privacy badge is shown in Figure 7). Using received signal strength and/or the localization engine, the Portals know which badges are potentially within sensor capture range, and can passively and dynamically control data access according to the badge users’ preferences. When the red “NO” button is pressed, however, an immediate opt-out signal is transmit to block any sensors in range – an important option if a sensitive conversation is initiated. The current protocol answers to the most restrictive privacy setting that is received. If we have any indication that the wireless network is being jammed or spoofed, the portals will revert to a conservative privacy level.” ConclusionClearly much work needs to be done to enable people to effectively – and easily – control personal data from sensors. The benefits described above are compelling, but equally we want to ensure that our personal data is under our control and not being monitored by governments or corporations.Now tell us what changes you forsee on the Web, as a result of the emergence of Web-connected environmental sensors and the continued growth of virtual worlds.Image credits: sndrv; MorBCN; Alpha Auer;; Responsive Environments Group Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#Internet of Things#web richard macmanus Imagine for example walking down to your local shops and entering a bookstore. Theoretically, the bookstore would recognize you as you entered and would ‘ping’ your mobile device, which then might bring up that wish list of books you’ve been compiling (let’s assume it’s not an Amazon wish list, but an independent third party app – perhaps an opportunity for any entrepreneurs reading!). The app would let you know which of your wish list books are available. Also it would display a virtual map on your phone of exactly where each book is located in the store, via the barcodes of the books. Armed with all of this handy, very contextual information, you make your way to the first bookshelf…You may say: well I could’ve just ordered the book on Amazon and not gone to the bookstore in the first place. But a lot of people still want that experience of going to their local shops and wandering around, socializing and being part of the ‘real world.’ By integrating the online world more deeply into the real world, it creates a more compelling shopping experience.Changing the Way You Live A more fundamental way in which sensors and virtual reality might mix is in your home. An example that Joe Paradiso mentioned was being able to control a thermostat in your home without even touching it. Instead it would be controlled by sensors connected to the Web. All you’d need to do is send your preferences into the Internet cloud, once. And the thermostats would control your home heating from there on out. You could also check in on your home when at work or traveling, on the virtual Web.One does wonder what would happen though when multiple people live in the same house, but have different thermostat preferences! Well, let’s presume that the Internet will be able to work out an efficient sharing program for that too 😉Changing Social NetworkingSensors and virtual reality will change social networking. Paradiso mentioned that you might have a Zigby badge, which would automatically post data to Facebook. For example when you entered that bookshop mentioned above, Facebook would get pinged. Theoretically then this will enable your friends in the vicinity to meet up with you, or you could make new friends if you allow people to ‘discover’ you at bookshops. You could do this virtually too – e.g. if you find that you have great conversations whenever you’re in a bookshop, then why not try catching up with some friends via Second Life’s version of that bookshop (which connects in real-time to the real bookshop)? And what’s to stop you from visiting overseas bookshops, virtually, and meeting/making friends? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Huddle Scores $10.2 Mil, Goes Office Shopping

first_imgHuddle, the enterprise-focused social networking suite, announced a $10.2 million infusion and a plan to open a Bay Area office. Matrix Partners led the series B investment in the three year-old, London-based company, along with Eden Ventures and the company’s Chairman, Charles McGregor. Huddle, which “recently became cashflow positive,” employs 40 in the United Kingdom and the United States. They anticipate quadrupling in size in the next year. Tags:#business#enterprise#social networks#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification curt hopkins Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit “Huddle has raised in excess of $15 million in equity funding since its launch in 2007. The company is using the capital to expand its U.S. presence and build a team in San Francisco led by its newly relocated co-founder, Andy McLoughlin.”Among the customers for their business social network offerings are Procter and Gamble, Disney, HTC, Panasonic, Kia Motors and Nokia; as well as governmental organizations like UNICEF and charitable groups. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

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