Arctic Man Race Announces 2018 As Final Year For Title Race

first_imgThis year’s race will be held Friday, April 13, with a Saturday, April 14 backup race date. In a release from race officials they stated that this year “will be a historic one to watch, as this will be the last as we know it. Officially, Arctic Man featuring skiers and snowboarders will not happen in 2019.” Roughly a dozen teams have signed up for this years event. The race will take place near Summit Lake on the Richardson Highway, just north of Paxon. The event consists of teams of two , with a skier and a snowmachiner. The skier goes down a mountain, is towed by the snowmachine up another incline, and the skier goes down again. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After over 32 years the popular Alaskan Winter/Spring Event, the Arctic Man Title Race, is ending, according to race organizers. Even though 2018 is the last year for the race, organizers say there will be plenty to do at Arctic Man in upcoming years.last_img read more

Mahindra Scorpio with Bulletproof Kit Price Availability Details

first_imgThe Scorpio lovers in the country now have more reason to fall in love with the iconic SUV of Mahindra. The Defence Land Systems, a Mahindra owned company has introduced a bulletproof kit for its Scorpio to give a safety ride to the customers.The bulletproof kit is being offered in three variants – Executive, premium and VVIP at 12.67 lakh, 16.07 lakh and 18.33 lakh respectively and is available for booking in the country with advance payment of 75,000 at the e-retailer Snapdeal.Talking about the features of the new Bulletproof kit for Scorpio, it can safeguard the passengers inside the car, if a shot is fired at 90 degree angle from a 9mm pistol from a distance of 5m and come with a real time tracking device.While the Executive kit packs bulletproof glass, fire proof fuel tank, real time vehicle tracking device and bulletproof body panels, the Premium kit offers bulletproof panel and run flat system in addition to the features offered in the Executive kit. The third variant VVIP comes with blast proof carpet and bulletproof glass with power windows in addition to the features in the Premium kit.The iconic SUV Scorpio, one of the top selling SUVs in the domestic market is sold with the 2.2 liter turbo diesel mHawk engine and 2.5-litre m2Di. The car which has been sailing in India since 2002 is expected to get a new version in coming months. Scorpio facelift which has been spied testing numerous times in the country is expected to pack the same 2.2 liter four cylinder turbocharged mHawk diesel engine, which powers the current model and is likely to offer a power of 120 bhp and peak torque of 290 Nm. The new Scorpio might also get 6-speed automatic transmission for improved performance.(ED: AJ)last_img read more

MohanlalSuriyas star power garners this number of views for Kaappaan Kappan teaser

first_imgA collage of screen shots taken from Suriya and Mohanlal’s Kaappaan teaser.YouTube screenshotThe teaser from Mohanlal and Suriya’s Kaappaan (Kappan) has left the fans spellbound. The  1.32-minute video was unveiled on the occasion of Tamil New Year on Sunday, 14 April, and the clip has managed to garner fantastic response from the netizens.The teaser was premiered at Rohini Silver Screens in Chennai at 7 pm. Although the plan to release in leading cinema hall was announced with a short notice, the fans thronged into the theatre with big numbers and they celebrated the occasion like new a film release.What is the teaser all about?  Going by the teaser, Kaappaan seems to be made on the lines of Suriya and KV Anand’s earlier movies like Ayan and Maattrraan. His character appears to have strange qualities and comes with lots of surprises and twists. It looks like he is on a secret mission even as he is part of a few bomb explosions in the Tamil flick.Suriya is believed to be playing the role of a commando. While Mohanlal will be seen as a politician. Presumably, the film has lots of layers peppered with high-octane stunts. Like before, Anand presents his hero in multiple get-ups.Arya, Sayyeshaa and Boman Irani are seen in a few scenes even as the focus is completely on Suriya and Mohanlal’s characters.Teaser exhibits exuberance  In a matter of 12 hours, the teaser has garnered over 2.5 million views and racing towards 3 million hits. It is all because of Suriya and Mohanlal’s starpower as their presence is attracting their fans to watch the clip, repeatedly. Looking at the trend, the clip has a strong possibility of crossing 6-million mark by the end of the day. Celebs Response:Ruban Mathivanan: Looks very promising!! We are in for a treat in the second half of the year!! #NerkondaPaarvai #Kaapan #Thalapathy63Allu Sirish: Its on screen fireworks to see @Suriya_offl and @Mohanlal sir together. @arya_offl & @sayyeshaa you guys look great! @anavenkat : Sir, neenge vere level! Waiting for #Kaappaan in Aug 2019.Kabir Duhan Singh: Vera level @Suriya_offl sir #KVAnand sir #KaapaanTeaserBOFTA Dr. Dhananjayan G: #KaappaanTeaser is magnificent & grand from @anavenkat sir with @Suriya_offl sir in a never seen before action packed role, made in huge scale. @Mohanlal sir @arya_offl @sayyeshaa are looking great. Best wishes to @LycaProductions to rocklast_img read more

BEML shares spurt 14 as government decides to offload stake

first_imgThe Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave an approval for divesting 26 percent equity shares in BEML India out of the government shareholding 54.03 percent. Following the stake sale news, the BEML stock was trading at Rs 1,135 at around 11:25 a.m. on Monday, up 14.26 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The announcement of the stake sale was made after trading hours on Friday, January 6. The Bengaluru-based BEML company has an equity capital of Rs 41.64 crore. Also read: Govt to divest stake in BEML, Pawan Hans, Hindustan Newsprint, other PSUs”Ministry of Defence has communicated ‘in-principal’ approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of the Government of India, for strategic divestment of 26% equity shares in BEML Limited out of Government of India shareholding of 54.03%. The said shareholding would be sold to strategic buyer/s, to be identified by the Government of India by following due procedure,” the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.Post the divestment, the government’s shareholding in the defence ministry company will be down to 28 percent. The stake sale is expected to realise about Rs 1,000 crore for the government.For the financial year 2015-16, the company’s sales stood at Rs 3,426 crore, while the order book position as of November 30, 2016 was Rs 7,261 crore.Mutual Funds hold 18.64 percent, while retail shareholding is about 10 percent in BEML.The BSE Sensex was marginally down and trading at 26,746 while the NSE Nifty was flat 8,244. Dr Reddy’s Labs was the top Sensex loser, down 2.77 percent to Rs 3,073.last_img read more

After Kapil Sharma his co star is also planning for a baby

first_imgKapil Sharma Show castTwitterKapil Sharma will soon be embracing fatherhood. His wife Ginni Chatrath is currently in her second trimester and recently, the couple had flown to Canada for their babymoon. And now, his co-star, who plays an important role on The Kapil Sharma Show, is also planning for a baby. Rochelle Rao, who played the role of Chingari on The Kapil Sharma Show, had recently pariticipated in the celebrity dance show Nach Baliye 9 along with her husband Keith Sequeira. However, the couple were eliminated from the show after they received the least number of votes from the audience among other celebrity couples.Their elimination surely came as a shock to their followers but the couple has now a given their fans a reason to rejoice. Keith, who married Rochelle last year in a beach ceremony, has now revealed that they will be planning for a baby soon.Though the couple is excited to extend their family, Keith said that he is always into two minds whenever he discusses about the topic with Rochelle.”Every time I bring up the topic, I am like into two minds. I am like well let’s travel some more, let’s relax some more. But actually, I know it’s going to be really soon. We will be planning to extend the family soon. It’s about that time,” Keith Sequeira told The Times Of India. Rochelle Rao, Keith SequeiraInstagramRochelle and Keith’s romance bloomed like a flower when they entered the Bigg Boss 9 house in 2015. By the end of the show, they realised that they are meant for each other. They soon got married and are currently in a happy phase in their marriage.last_img read more

Body of additional IGP brought home

first_imgAdditional IGP Rowshan Ara. File photoThe body of additional IGP Rowshan Ara, killed in a road crash in Kinshasa, Congo on Monday, were brought home on Thursday morning, reports UNB,A Turkish Airways flight, carrying the body, landed at Dhaka airport around 5:00am, said AIG (Media) of police headquarters Md Sohel Rana.Her first namaz-e-janaza was held at Maghbazar Noatola Jam-e-masjid around 10:00am.The second namaz-e-janaza will be held at Maghbazar Wireless Jam-e-masjid around noon and a third one at Rajarbagh police lines SI Shiru Mia auditorium after Johr prayers, said Rana.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, IGP Javed Patwary, public security division secretary, and members of police, relatives, friends and well-wishers of the deceased will attend the janaza, he said.She will be laid to rest at Azimpur graveyard.Rowshan Ara was killed in a collision between a civilian lorry and the vehicle carrying her and others on the way to the Medal Parade of Bangladesh Formed Police Unit.last_img read more

What You Need To Know About The New Documents On The 2016

first_imgTimothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesNew records released by the Senate Judiciary Committee offer the most detail yet about a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower between top Trump campaign aides and a delegation of Russians after an offer of help in the contest against Hillary Clinton.The Senate Judiciary Committee unleashed a new tranche of records on Wednesday that offered the most detail yet about one of the most important subplots in the Russia imbroglio.The more than 2,500 pages in the trove add the most context yet about the meeting that took place on June 9, 2016, in Trump Tower between top Trump campaign aides and a delegation of Russians after an offer of help in the contest against Hillary Clinton.The document dump also helps put the meeting into the broader context about what is known about the Russian attack on the 2016 election and the ongoing investigation about whether any Americans were involved with it — and what still isn’t known.Here’s a look at three big reasons the Judiciary Committee release was important.1. The Russians apparently tried hard to collude with the Americans. But there’s no airtight case that the Americans reciprocated.By the time Donald Trump Jr. received emails that described an offer of help from Moscow in June, Russians had been drilling pilot wells into the Trump campaign for months.The Russian government had a long-standing relationship with Trump’s top national security aide, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn. Russian agents had made overtures to foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos in London in March 2016, according to court documents. Another Russian reached out via the National Rifle Association in May, according to one congressional report.In fact, the overture that Trump Jr. received in June 2016 wasn’t even the only such outreach of that month. Another request for a meeting came into the campaign via another avenue about the same time that Trump Jr. received his now well-known email on June 3. The message described, via intermediaries, an offer of help for the Trump campaign from Russia’s top federal prosecutor, Yuri Chaika.After all the earlier Russian attempts to get through, here was finally one known to have worked: “If it’s what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. wrote to the intermediary who pitched him the meeting. He told Senate investigators that what he “loved” was the prospect of getting damaging information about Clinton.Trump Jr. invited his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to host attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, real estate dealer Irakly Kaveladze and others.But Veselnitskaya didn’t bring high-powered “dirt” on Clinton that Trump Jr. had been promised, according to the accounts of people in the Judiciary Committee material. Instead, the tip she offered was about investors Dirk and Robert Ziff, who she alleged might have funneled money improperly out of Russia via Cyprus to the Democratic National Committee.That nugget didn’t impress Trump Jr. and the other Americans, according to their accounts, and evidently they did not express any desire to do the additional investigating that Veselnitskaya said would be necessary to substantiate and use it as a political weapon against Democrats.So although Trump Jr. did get something from his Russian guests, it was not the dirt on Clinton he was first promised, and not dirt sufficient for him to have made any kind of reciprocal commitment to Veselnitskaya or the others — at least according to his own testimony.Trump Jr. and Kushner say that ultimately, the meeting was of no consequence. Trump Jr. later released, on his own, the emails that set the process into motion that culminated in the meeting.For at least one other person inside this orbit, however, that move raised eyebrows. The Judiciary Committee released an email to Kaveladze from a redacted sender that referenced Trump Jr’s 2017 decision to unveil those messages: “Why did he release this email admitting to collusion?”2. It still isn’t clear what happened after the Trump Tower meeting.So one of the Russian pilot wells finally struck oil. The Russian government gets a meeting and conducts one, albeit — according to the Senate Judiciary Committee material — not along the lines of the initial premise as represented to Trump Jr.Why, though? And what happened next?It has become clear the Russian government was working to disrupt the election and that it was doing so to Trump’s benefit. But what role did the Kremlin envision Trump and his campaign playing in that scheme? Was the goal to enlist them in a cooperative effort and — assuming the accounts are accurate — did Veselnitskaya just botch the job?Or was the Russian goal of sowing chaos and mistrust within the United States more important to Moscow at that time than the goal of electing Trump? That’s what former CIA officer Daniel Hoffman has suggested: that this was about poisoning the well for everyone and planting a trap that was meant to be discovered.The meeting, in this view, was meant only to ensnare and embarrass the Trump camp in the way it has, according to Hoffman’s thesis, and thus befuddle Americans as to what went on behind the scenes in the presidential election.Why, then, would the Russians then arrange for WikiLeaks to begin releasing stolen emails that embarrassed the leadership of the Democratic National Committee the following month?Why wage such aggressive social media agitation against Clinton and in support of Trump? And why release emails later on to embarrass Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, hours after the appearance of the infamous Access Hollywood recording?There isn’t enough public evidence now to make the full story make sense. If people in Trump world used the June meeting in Trump Tower as the baseline to establish clandestine ties with the Russians, that would be significant — but there is so far no public evidence they did.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower in New York for meetings with then-President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 17, 2016.President Trump, Trump Jr. and everyone else in the campaign denies there was any such conspiracy with the active measures the Russian government continued waging against the election. The House intelligence committee’s Republican majority has cleared Trump’s campaign of any wrongdoing.There were, however, continued contacts between people in Trump world and Russian officials. Manafort’s long-standing relationships with powerful Ukrainians, and through them powerful Russians, eventually were his undoing as campaign chairman.Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions met with Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States. A junior foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, traveled to Moscow twice as the year wore on. And Kushner and Flynn met or communicated with Russian officials after Election Day as well.The Senate Judiciary Committee material released on Wednesday increases the amount of noise about the story but does not help with distinguishing a new signal in the midst of it.3. How much did Donald Trump Sr. know about all this?President Trump has said different things at different times about what he accepts about Russia’s attack on the 2016 election — his latest position is that it took place but he will defend future elections strongly. Trump has been largely consistent, though, that he did not know in real time in June 2016 that his oldest son, son-in-law and campaign chairman hosted a foreign delegation bearing an offer of help from overseas.Trump Jr. stuck to that in the interview he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee.Records show that Trump Jr. made a series of phone calls at the time he was setting up the meeting in Trump Tower. Two of them were to a blocked number. Trump Jr. was asked whether those calls were to his father. He said he couldn’t remember. Other witnesses have told the congressional committees that Trump uses a blocked number.If law enforcement investigators could substantiate that Trump Jr.’s calls did go to Trump Sr. during this period, that might undercut the president’s denials that he was aware of the Russian outreach.When asked about the process by which he and the White House crafted the initial statement about the meeting — a statement that did not accurately represent what the principals knew about it — Trump Jr. also told the committee he didn’t deal with his father. Instead, he said, he talked with then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, and he wasn’t aware of what she might have discussed with the president.In fact, Trump Jr. said, Hicks asked him whether he wanted to speak to the president and, in Trump Jr.’s telling, he said no: “I chose not to because I didn’t want to bring him into something that he had nothing to do with.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. 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CISAC Reports Nearly 11 Billion in Royalties Slams YouTube Over Distortion of

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 CISAC president and veteran electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre (pictured above) said, “CISAC is at the heart of a battle for the future of over 4 million creators worldwide. I am passionately involved in this struggle. Europe has now recognized that it is time for change: it is not acceptable for the law to shield large tech monopolies and sustain a systemic injustice for creators. There is now a message to get to the rest of the world: it is time for other governments to sit up and follow.”Other highlights from the report include:Music collections increase 6.0% to €8.34 billionAudiovisual collections rise 6.8% to €611 millionLiterature collections climb 5.2% to €227 millionVisual arts royalties jump 19.0% to €208 millionDramatic repertoire collections grow 3.7%TV and radio continue to be the top use category at €3.89 billion, followed by live and background at €2.74 billion CISAC’s global network of 239 societies licenses content and collects royalties on behalf of 4 million creators for uses including TV, radio, live, background, digital and private copying. Global royalties collections for creators of music, audiovisual, visual arts, drama and literature rose to a record high of €9.6 billion in 2017 (nearly $11 billion), up 6.2% on the previous year, according to the 2018 Global Collections Report published today by CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.Royalties from digital income are reported over the €1 billion mark ($1.14 billion) for the first time after a 24.0% increase in 2017. Digital collections have nearly tripled (up 166%) in the last five years, boosted by the streaming boom and, lately, by surging consumer uptake of video streaming services, according to the announcement.Music royalties have grown to €8.3 billion, up 6.0%, with digital also reported over €1 billion for the first time. Despite digital’s rise for all repertoires to €1.27 billion, revenues from digital uses remain far below collections from broadcast, live and background uses. The CISAC report reads, “Only 13% of creators’ royalties come from digital sources (up from 11%), a reflection of the gross mismatch between the volume of creative work being made available via digital channels and the amounts being returned to creators,” a clear reference to the “value gap” frequently cited by rights holders with regard to the low royalty rates paid by YouTube, the world’s most-popular platform for streaming music, compared with other streamliner services. Popular on Variety “Digital collections are held back by a fundamental market flaw,” the report reads. “A 2018 study commissioned by CISAC – ‘Economic Analysis of Safe Harbor Provisions’ by Professor Stan Liebowitz – shows how copyright safe harbor regimes are distorting the digital market globally. Subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music are at a disadvantage, generating lower revenues and with a reduced user base, due to user-upload content services like YouTube exploiting safe harbor legislation.”It is the fifth consecutive year of global growth for creators, and the first to see increases in all repertoires. The report also notes that growth in TV and radio collections suggests that surging digital revenues are not currently cannibalizing more traditional markets. In 16 of the top 20 digital collecting countries, broadcast royalties saw growth.Founded in 1926, CISAC is the world’s largest network of authors’ societies, with 239 member societies in 121 countries. It represents over four million creators from all geographic regions and artistic repertoires including music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts.“This impressive performance proves that authors’ societies are delivering value to the millions of creators they represent around the world,” said CISAC Director General Gadi Oron. “They have responded to rapidly changing technology, licensing digital services in new flexible ways and handling trillions of data transactions. And they are fighting for the best licensing terms and the highest royalties possible in a world where powerful users are determined to avoid, or minimize, paying a fair return for their work.”last_img read more

Electronic Arts EA announces Project Atlas a futuristic cloudbased AI powered game

first_imgElectronic Arts (EA) announced Project Atlas, a new AI-powered, cloud computing based game development platform, earlier this week. Project Atlas comes with high-quality LIDAR Data, improved scalability, cloud-based engine, and enhanced security among others. Information regarding when the general availability of Project Atlas hasn’t been disclosed yet. “We’re calling this Project Atlas and we believe in it so much that we have over 1,000 EA employees working on building it every day, and dozens of studios around the world contributing their innovations, driving priorities, and already using many of the components” mentioned Ken Moss, Chief Technology Officer at Electronic Arts. Let’s discuss the features of Project Atlas. High-quality LIDAR Data Project Atlas will be using high-quality LIDAR data about real mountain ranges. This data will then be further passed through a deep neural network which has been trained to create terrain-building algorithms. With the help of this AI-assisted terrain generation, designers will be able to generate not just a single mountain, but a series of mountains along with the surrounding environment to bring the realism of the real world. “This is just one example of dozens or even hundreds where we can apply advanced technology to help game teams of all sizes scale to build bigger and more fun games,” says Moss. Improved Scalability Earlier, all simulation or rendering of in-game actions used to be limited to either the processing performance of the player’s console or to a single server that would interact with your system. But, now, with the help of the cloud, players will have the ability to tap into a network of many servers, that are dedicated to computing complex tasks. This will deliver hyper-realistic destruction within new HD games, that would be highly indistinguishable from real life. ”We’re working to deploy that level of gaming immersion on every device”, says Moss. Moreover, the integration of distributed networks at the rendering level means infinite scalability from the cloud. So, whether you’re on a team of 500 or just 5, you’ll now be able to scale games and create immersive experiences, in unprecedented ways. Cloud-based engine and Moddable asset database Now with Project Atlas, you can turn your own vision into reality, and share the creation with your friends as well as the whole world. You can also market your ideas and visions to the community. Keeping this in mind, Project Atlas team is planning on having a cloud-enabled engine that’ll be able to seamlessly integrates different services. Along with a moddable asset database, there’ll also be a common marketplace so that users can for share and rate other players’ creations. “Players and developers want to create. We want to help them. By blurring the line between content producers and players, this will truly democratize the game experience” adds Moss. Enhanced Security Project Atlas comes with a unified platform, where game makers have the ability to seamlessly deploy security measures such as SSL certificates, configuration, appropriate encryption of data, and zero-downtime patches for every feature from a single secure source. This will allow them to focus more on creating games and less on taking the required security measures. “We’re solving for some of the manually intensive demands by bringing together AI capabilities in an engine and cloud-enabled services at scale. With an integrated platform that delivers consistency and seamless delivery from the game, game makers will free up time, brainspace, and energy for the creative pursuit”, says Moss. For more information, check out the official Project Atlas blog. Read Next Xenko 3.0 game engine is here, now free and open-source Meet yuzu – an experimental emulator for the Nintendo Switch AI for Unity game developers: How to emulate real-world senses in your NPC agent behaviorlast_img read more

May 14 2010 Continuing the report from 5122010

first_imgMay 14, 2010 Continuing the report from 5/12/2010. At this point, the smooth interior surface is the only part of the planter that is visible. The concrete is allowed to set or “cure” for about ten days. [photo: sue & text: Anita Baker] The silt mold is ready to be removed from the exterior of the planter. [photo: sue & text: Anita Baker] Landscaping manager Ron Chandler is digging out the mold, revealing the previously carved design in relief. [photo: photo: sue & text: Anita Baker] The last bits of clinging silt are washed away. The simple but sculptural design is uncovered, displaying all of its variations in texture and color. [photo & text: Anita Baker] The next day, Ron Chandler and his crew member skillfully transplant the new occupant of the planter. [photo: sue & text: Anita Baker] The planter is finished. The pomegranate tree has a beautiful new home and Arcosanti gains another effective demonstration and example of silt-cast concrete, improving the landscape. [photo: sue & text: Anita Baker]last_img read more

Best of British ondemand service Cirkus has acq

first_img‘Best of British’ on-demand service Cirkus has acquired BBC dramas Peaky Blinders and Death Comes to Pemberley as part of a wide-ranging output deal with Endemol.The agreement gives Cirkus access to Endemol’s drama, comedy and entertainment shows and includes the upcoming BBC World War I drama The Ark, plus library shows such as Prisoner’s Wives, Public Enemies and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.Cirkus already has similar deals in place with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, BBC Worldwide and All3Media International. The service launched last year.“This deal enormously strengthens our programme offering building on the unrivalled range and depth of the best of British TV available to Cirkus,” said Cirkus co-founder Hugh Williams. “Endemol’s significant investment in new programmes, particularly drama, means that Cirkus can now provide a greater range of top British titles on-demand than anyone else.”Cathy Payne, CEO of Endemol’s sales arm Endemol Worldwide Distribution, said Cirkus would become an “increasingly important vehicle for the international distribution of British television programmes and we’re looking forward to sharing in its success”.Williams negotiated the deal with EWD’s sales director, Nordics, Holly Winder and executive director, Europe Mark Lawrence.last_img read more

ARRIS has just released a new paper on several opp

first_imgARRIS has just released a new paper on several opportunities that await service providers at the intersection of television and Big Data, and how collecting the right information and deploying the right systems for analyzing data is crucial.Designing a Big Data approachToday’s changing television landscape is creating vast new opportunities for service providers to apply Big Data techniques and technologies to improve the subscriber experience, streamline operations and enhance the value of their content. This paper explores the many new data sources within the television delivery ecosystem, presents several applications for Big Data, and highlights several information-driven insights derived from a real-world nDVR deployment.last_img read more

In This Issue   234000 of 288000 jobs added

first_imgIn This Issue. *  234,000 of 288,000 jobs added by BLS… *  Factory Orders drop in March. *  RBA to meet tonight. *  Chuck channels his inner Stevie Wonder. And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Making It All Up, As We Go Along. Good Day! . And a Marvelous Monday to you! It’s the 5th of May, which to some translates to: Cinco de Mayo. A day that, here in the U.S. we observe only to have a day to share a drink with friends, but in Mexico, they celebrate their independence. Quite a few years ago, I told a story about how the 5th of May reminded me of a time in Cancun when I grabbed a street performers microphone and began singing to the crowd. Some dear reader, didn’t take too kindly to me carrying on about the 5th of May and send me an email calling me a MAK.  I’ll let you figure it out. OK. Well, the Big News on Friday, was the fabtabulous, sensational, super-duper, with a cherry on top, Jobs report for April. According to the BLS, (Bureau of Labor Statistics) 288,000 jobs were created in April. I pause for a minute to point out a key word here. “created”. For a majority of the 288,000 jobs reported created in April, were “created” from the minds of the BLS. 234,000 of those 288,000 jobs were added to the surveys by the BLS using their Birth / Death model.  It was as if: We’re Making it all up as we go along. In addition, right after this 288,000 number printed, Mike Harrell, shouted across the desk: “more than 800,000 were dropped from the roster of people looking for jobs, and if the 800,000 were added back the Unemployment Rate would have been 6.8%…  OK. I had to do some quick math here. A couple of years ago, I told you that 10,000 Baby Boomers were going to retire every day for the next 18 years. So, knowing that, if there were 30 days in April, that takes care of 300,000 people dropping off the list (10,000 x 30), But what about the other 500,000? Hello? Yes, am I on the air? Good, Hey. I’m a long time listener, first time caller, and I have a question for the financial wizard. Here goes. Well. OK. Here you go.  What would you say if I told you  that of the 288,000 net jobs created in April according to the BLS, 234,000 of them were added  by the BLS using their Birth / Death model to the survey numbers?  And I do have a follow up question. What do you think of the news that over 800,000 people dropped off the unemployment roll?  Thank you, I’ll hang up now so I can listen to your answer. The Impressions are singing, It’s alright, have a good time, and it’s alright, yes, it’s alright. And that’s what I’m going to do. I could get all lathered up and rant and rave about this traveling snake oil sales convention, called the Jobs Jamboree. But I won’t. It’s alright, have a good time.  So, what went on after the report printed? Gold immediately shot down in price, along with the euro and other currencies, for the initial knee-jerk reaction to the labor print was that, “This is the report that’s going to get the Fed to arch its back and raise interest rates”.  But then calmer heads took over, and soon the markets were of the realization that the Fed is not going to fall for the old, ” show em the right and hit them with the left”, and that the what the Fed is looking for is Wage Inflation.. And from the reports on Friday. The Avg. Hourly Earnings fell to 1.9% from 2.1%… There’s no wage inflation folks. not yet anyway.   Oh, and Factory Orders for March fell from 1.5% in Feb to 1.1% in March. That’s not a good report, folks, but it got put on the back burner with the Jobs data. So, soon, after this realization,  things got turned around on Friday, and Gold headed toward $1,300, and the euro regained its lost mojo. This morning, there has been a void in activity, as Japan and the U.K., two top money centers for the overnight markets, are on holiday, so the activity in the currencies and Gold was pushed to the European continent. And so far. today, we have Gold up another $13, and the Chinese renminbi looking at another night of appreciation. There’s a report out this morning that Portugal is ready to exit their rescue. That should be a good thing for the euro, which was dragged through the mud by the peripheral countries, or Club Med, as I used to call them, when they had all their problems.  The likes of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus, have all improved their balance sheets, but still have tons of work to do, but one by one, they have been paying back their loans, and re-entering the bond markets.  The European Central Bank (ECB) will meet this Thursday, and I think that for the first time in what seems to be a month of Sundays, the ECB won’t be hearing the calls for additional stimulus. That should take all the drama out of the ECB meeting, and thus allow the euro to move freely about the country. Speaking of Central Bank meetings. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will meet tonight (tomorrow for them), and while there were some wild calls going on last week for a rate hike at this meeting, those have all calmed down, and now we should see the RBA remain steady Eddie at this meeting. That thought has taken some of the shine off the Aussie dollar (A$) overnight.  Later this week, Australia will report on their labor picture, and then the tallies will begin again on the pros & cons regarding a rate hike at the next meeting. I’m of the opinion that rates will remain on hold for some time in Australia (remember I was the ONE that said the RBA would not cut rates again, when everyone else said they would!), and I think we just might hear the RBA say that this evening. As I said above, Gold finally caught some wind in its sails on Friday, and when I searched for what caused the abrupt turnaround in the shiny metal, all I could find were stories about how the tensions in Ukraine were the reason. And I said out loud on the desk, “Really? These guys just found out that there was a problem in Ukraine?”  I know, I know, I had been questioning why Gold was soaring with the tensions rising in Ukraine, and now that it is, I’m mocking the guys responsible. Hey! That’s how I roll!  Seriously, though, did they really just find this out? Hey, did you hear that Deutsche Bank has sent letters to their U.S. customers of its operations in Belgium and asked them to close their accounts and transfer their funds by June 10th?  The new FACTA law has prompted this move. So expect to hear others follow Deutsche Bank here. Well, what do we have here? Why yes! It’s a Treasury bond rally! Yields have dropped again folks. which, tells me that more air is being pumped into the Treasury Bubble. I hope you got a chance to read my Sunday Pfennig yesterday or today. I go through the interest rate trends, and how this “ultra-low interest rate trend” has just about run its course. The trends through the years have not run any longer than 8 years, and we’re heading to that number next year. And one more thing to think about here that I didn’t mention, (I probably did, but got cut by the editor) and that is, with the Fed ending their bond buying program this year, who’s going to be the gatekeeper responsible for keeping Treasury yields low?  Well, a quick look across the landscape of Currencies is not pretty this morning. But it’s also not ugly. It’s just kind of so-so. The euro is up by a couple shekels. And as I said above the Chinese renminbi / yuan is stronger overnight. Most of the currencies are flat to down, so like I just said, it’s not ugly, just so-so, today. I think the aftermath of the Jobs Data last week is weighing heavily on the currencies’ ability to break out and rally. That won’t last too much longer, as in a couple of days, the Jobs Jamboree will be in the rear view mirror. Canada will print their labor numbers for April today. They usually print them the same day as the Jobs data from the U.S. is printed, but seeing that they get no movement from the report, and no press from it either, they print today!  Recall that March had a huge increase in jobs for Canada, at 43,000.  It would go a long toward some Canadian dollar / loonie strength if the April report can follow March’s number with a positive gain in jobs.  I had to stop and sing along with Stevie Wonder’s song: My Cherie Amour. What a great song!  And look now it’s Dusty Springfield singing Son of a Preacher Man.  Now that’s a good two-song combo this morning! Ok, I’m back now. HA! The U.S. Data Cupboard is pretty bare today, with only the Markit and U.S. reports on the service sector here in the U.S.  As I said a few years ago. “We’ve become a country centered on Service, and our Service stinks!”  Tomorrow, the Trade Deficit print, but other than that there’s not a lot to see in the Data Cupboard this week. You know, I got a kick out of all the pundits and so-called “experts” that came out pounding the big bass drum that “all’s well and the U.S. economy is growing just fine”  I guess they didn’t see that drop in the Factory Orders data that I talked about above.  You know, as I’ve said before, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”  I bet some naysayers would say to me, ” you should heed your own advice”!  HA! For What It’s Worth. Well, with all the jumping and shouting about the Jobs Jamboree last week, I thought this article that dear reader Bob G. sent me, played nicely with others here. It was written by Michael Snyder. “Did you know that there are nearly 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now? And 20 percent of all families in the United States do not have a single member that is employed. So how in the world can the government claim that the unemployment rate has “dropped” to “6.3 percent”? Well, it all comes down to how you define who is “unemployed”. For example, last month the government moved another 988,000 Americans into the “not in the labor force” category. According to the government, at this moment there are 9.75 million Americans that are “unemployed” and there are 92.02 million Americans that are “not in the labor force” for a grand total of 101.77 million working age Americans that do not have a job. Back in April 2000, only 5.48 million Americans were unemployed and only 69.27 million Americans were “not in the labor force” for a grand total of 74.75 million Americans without a job. That means that the number of working age Americans without a job has risen by 27 million since the year 2000. Any way that you want to slice that, it is bad news. Well, what about as a percentage of the population? Has the percentage of working age Americans that have a job been increasing or decreasing? As you can see from the chart posted below, the percentage of working age Americans with a job has been in a long-term downward trend. As the year 2000 began, we were sitting at 64.6 percent. By the time the great financial crisis of 2008 struck, we were hovering around 63 percent. During the last recession, we fell dramatically to under 59 percent and we have stayed there ever since…” Chuck again. Only the BLS and all the trumpet blowers that are employed by the Gov’t can make this labor stuff sound good, folks. To recap. I got in trouble on Friday, when I didn’t have a “recap”. So, here we go!  The U.S. labor picture got muddled quite a bit on Friday, but initially, all was seashells and balloons, as the BLS reported 288,000 jobs gained in April. The problem was that 234,000 of those jobs added don’t really exist. And the wages in the U.S. dropped once again, so there’s no wage inflation, and there’s your reason why Treasuries rallied, and Gold jumped back to $1,300! That and the realization that there is tension in Ukraine. The RBA meets tonight and the ECB on Thursday, but neither will have any drama surrounding the meeting, and that should be good for each respective currency. Currencies today 5/5/14. American Style: A$ .9260, kiwi .8665, C$ .9105, euro 1.3875, sterling 1.6865, Swiss $1.1395, . European Style: rand 10.5170, krone 5.9595, SEK 6.5470, forint 221.80, zloty 3.0330, koruna 19.7710, RUB 35.82, yen 101.95, sing 1.2495, HKD 7.7525, INR 60.21, China 6.1560, pesos 13.03, BRL 2.2200, Dollar Index 79.50, Oil $100.31, 10-year 2.58%, Silver $19.63, Platinum $1,446.63, Palladium $814.50, and Gold. $1,311.71 That’s it for today. Whew! Warm weather finally! Yesterday was absolutely beautiful here in St. Louis, it was warm, with blue, sun drenched, umbrella sky, the Big Green Egg smoking some apple wood pork steaks, and the grandkids all playing in the pool. The only thing that could have been better was if the Cardinals had been playing their usual Sunday day game, and not one of those smartless Sunday night games for television! The Lindbergh High School Water Polo team took 4th place in the tournament last week, and have one more regular season game before the playoffs begin. It will be “Senior Night” tomorrow night, as the season begins to wind down for Alex. It’s Senior Awards night for academic stuff tonight, so I’ll have to tape the return of Jack Bauer! That’s right! Jack is back! The great series 24, returns tonight! YAHOO! I’ve been lost searching for a new series to watch since 24 ended a few years ago. I should be getting my results from the scans last week, today. fingers crossed. And with that, I hope you have a Marvelous Monday!  (Jack’s Back!) Chuck Butler President EverBank World Marketslast_img read more

A San Francisco federal jury unanimously agreed on

first_imgA San Francisco federal jury unanimously agreed on Tuesday that Roundup caused a man’s cancer — a potentially massive blow to the company that produces the glyphosate-based herbicide currently facing hundreds of similar lawsuits. After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer was a “substantial factor” in causing non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old Sonoma County man. The verdict is the second in the U.S. to find a connection between the herbicide’s key ingredient, glyphosate, and the disease. In August, another San Francisco jury determined Roundup had caused cancer in a former groundskeeper. It also decided Monsanto, the company that developed the popular weed killer, deliberately failed to warn consumers or regulators about the product’s risks. In that case, jurors awarded the plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson $289 million. However a judge later slashed the damages payout to $78 million. The German pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer bought Monsanto in June. In a statement Tuesday, the company said it is disappointed with the jury’s decision “but we continue to believe firmly that the science confirms glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer.””We are confident the evidence in phase two will show that Monsanto’s conduct has been appropriate and the company should not be liable for Mr. Hardeman’s cancer,” Bayer added. The jury in Hardeman’s case is now tasked with determining liability and damages. More than 750 cases Roundup cases against Bayer have been consolidated in San Francisco’s federal court. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

A UN committee has told the UK government to make

first_imgA UN committee has told the UK government to make more than 80 improvements to the ways its laws and policies affect disabled people’s human rights.In its “concluding observations” on the progress the UK has made in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the committee raised concerns and made recommendations on all but three of the 33 treaty articles it could have breached.It was, said the committee, the highest number of recommendations it has ever produced for a country undergoing the review process.The section highlighting the committee’s “principal areas of concern and recommendations” was more than 6,500 words long, compared with a “positive aspects” section of less than 120 words which mostly related to actions carried out by the Welsh and Scottish governments.Among its recommendations, the committee – made up of 18 disabled human rights experts from across Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, Australasia and the Middle East – called on the UK government to incorporate the convention into UK law, and to carry out a “comprehensive crosscutting review” of its laws and policies, to address what it described as the “uneven” implementation of the convention and “discriminatory” laws, regulations, and practices.The committee also said the UK government should recognise disabled people’s right to live independently, and called for a “comprehensive plan” – addressing education, childcare, transport, housing, employment and social security – that should be aimed at removing disabled people from institutions and instead developing homes for them in community-based independent living schemes.Stig Langvad (pictured), the CRPD member who led the UK examination, highlighted independent living as one of the areas the committee was most concerned about.He said: “Persons with disabilities are in our view not able to choose where to live, with whom to live and how to live… [they] are still facing the risk of institutionalisation and not being able to live within the community.”He said the UK was “going backwards” on independent living, with reduced funding meaning “the right to choose where to live, with whom to live and how to live through independent living schemes where you have personal budgets are limited or even more limited than previously”.He said this meant that disabled people were “still being faced with living in either families or institutions” against their will.The committee also called for government action – in close consultation with disabled people’s organisations – to prevent any “negative consequences” caused by Brexit, and for it to implement the remaining sections of the Equality Act 2010.There were several recommendations around the rights of disabled children, including a call for action to address the higher level of poverty experienced by their families, and for stronger measures to prevent bullying, hate speech and hate crime experienced by disabled children.The committee was highly critical of the UK government’s approach to inclusive education, and the “persistence of a dual education system” that segregates increasing numbers of disabled children in special schools.It called instead for a “coherent strategy” on “increasing and improving inclusive education”, which would include raising awareness of – and support for – inclusive education among parents of disabled children.Langvad said the committee was “very concerned” that the UK government was maintaining a reservation [an opt-out] on part of the convention’s article 24, on inclusive education, which “means that the UK is not fully living up to its international commitment to allow all the right to inclusive education”.On the criminal justice system, the committee called for action to address the “low awareness” about disability rights among judges, prosecutors, police officers and prison staff, to provide free or affordable legal aid for disabled people “in all areas of law”, and to remove employment tribunal fees.It also raised concerns about the way that disability hate crime is dealt with by the criminal justice system, and called for a comprehensive legal definition of disability hate crime and “appropriate prosecutions and convictions”.Several recommendations related to the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act, with the committee raising concerns about the “continued use of physical, mechanical and chemical restraint”, including the use of Tasers in prisons, the youth justice system, and healthcare and education settings.The committee also said it was “deeply concerned” that such practices disproportionately affect black and minority ethnic disabled people.And it called for a “targeted measurable and financed plan of action” aimed at eliminating the “uneven access to health” for disabled people across the UK, and for the government to address reports of healthcare professionals failing to attempt resuscitation of people with learning difficulties and mental health conditions.In the wake of the report, Debbie Abrahams, Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary, wrote to David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, to ask the government to respond to the report in the House of Commons.She said it was “of vital importance” that MPs had a chance to debate the report.She added: “I hope that a debate would allow the government to set out how they plan to address these failures, which affect millions of disabled people across the country, many of whom are now living in poverty, and to uphold disabled people’s rights in the future.”a DWP spokeswoman said, before Abrahams’ intervention: “These concluding observations are the latest part of a standard review process that all member states that ratify the convention go through.“We are considering the full report in the context of cross-government work on disability issues, and will provide further information to ministers in DWP in due course.”She added: “We’re disappointed that this report fails to recognise all the progress we’ve made to empower disabled people in all aspects of their lives, and our ongoing commitment to furthering the rights of disabled people.“Almost 600,000 disabled people have moved into work over the last four years and we spend over £50 billion a year to support disabled people and those with health conditions – more than ever before, and the second highest in the G7*.“The UK is a recognised world leader in disability rights and equality, which is why we supported the development of the UN convention.“The UK has some of the strongest equalities legislation in the world, including the Equality Act 2010, and we will continue to make sure that these rights are protected.“This government believes that a disability or health condition should not dictate the path a person is able to take in life – or in the workplace.“This forms the foundation of our reforms to help disabled people realise their potential in the labour market and wider society.”*The other G7 countries are the USA, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Canadalast_img read more

Elon Musk Found Out That 90 Million Isnt Too Much to Pay

first_img Apply Now » 3 min read Nina Zipkin While the payload of SpaceX’s inaugural test flight of the Falcon Heavy Rocket — Elon Musk’s red Tesla roadster carrying a dummy outfitted in a spacesuit — was initially headed for Mars’s orbit, the rocket’s third burn was so effective that the vehicle kept going to the asteroid belt in between the red planet and Jupiter.Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. pic.twitter.com/bKhRN73WHF— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018It seems that even though the trajectory is not what was planned, the vehicle, which was outfitted with a special message for anyone who might come across it — “Made on Earth by humans” — the payload could end up paying off back on its home planet.Sandy Rubinstein, the CEO of DXagency, tells Entrepreneur that the idea to have a Tesla vehicle be the payload was a brilliant one. “The amount of web traffic [and] consumer excitement from the images of the vehicle ascending and the amount of earned media he garnered from news outlets all over the world will absolutely exceed the costs of the endeavor,” Rubinstein says. “The stock is up today and the forecast is tremendously positive. This stunt will continue to pay dividends to Tesla for years to come.”Deb Gabor, the CEO of SOL Marketing, says that while it is tough to calculate, the financial value of the stunt would likely be less than the $90 million Musk spent. But the move was incredibly valuable nonetheless from a brand awareness perspective.Related: Elon Musk and SpaceX Just Made History With Successful Falcon Heavy Launch”With this event, Musk harnessed an opportunity to express his two flagship brands’ beliefs and values through the clever narrative of ‘the car that went to space,’ capturing his audience’s imagination and indelibly imprinting on their hearts,” Gabor says. “Brand strategies like this highlight the magic of Tesla’s ‘no-marketing’ marketing strategy that’s propelled them to brand leadership without investing significant dollars in advertising.”While the reach for the stars was an inventive one from the perspective of trying to engender some goodwill, the company is still struggling. The question remains of how safe Tesla car factories are for employees and how effectively and fairly the company handles the aftermath of on-the-job injuries.And while Tesla’s stock was up by 3 percent on Wednesday morning ahead of the release of its 2017 fourth quarter earnings, the company is still dogged by not meeting its production goals for the Model 3, making only half the number of cars that it was expected to manufacture in December. The SpaceX launch of the Tesla payload was a success, but the car company still has struggles to work through. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Entrepreneur Staff Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. February 7, 2018 Elon Musk The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article Elon Musk Found Out That $90 Million Isn’t Too Much to Pay for Priceless Publicity Add to Queuelast_img read more

PayPal to Drop Purchase Protection for Crowdfunding Projects

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Add to Queue Image credit: Jeff Chiu — AP PayPal Next Article 2 min read PayPal to Drop Purchase Protection for Crowdfunding Projects May 9, 2016 –shares David Z. Morris Effective June 25, PayPal will drop Purchase Protection coverage for backers of crowdfunded projects, the Verge reports. The move comes as awareness of the risks of crowdfunding grows, but while less protection may sound like a bad thing for platforms like Kickstarter, the change may actually help prevent a repeat of some recent frustrating episodes.Last year, Kickstarter funded a University of Pennsylvania study that found 9 percent of projects on the platform failed to deliver rewards. They also commissioned reporter Mark Harris to do a deep dive into one of the most high-profile failed projects, the Zano drone. More recently, the Coolest Cooler project ran out of cash before delivering its product to all backers.But while failed projects frustrate everyone, the Zano case shows how PayPal’s Purchase Protection actually added to the heartache. As Harris reported, Torquing Group, the creator of the Zano, did ship a few hundred of the drones before entering liquidation in failure. But they went to backers who pledged directly through Torquing’s website using PayPal, not to Kickstarter backers.The reason was PayPal’s policy of holding pre-order payments until a product is delivered, to back up its Purchase Protection service. That means that projects offering add-ons or preorders outside of Kickstarter found themselves financially pressured to send products to those customers first.That understandably enraged many who pledged through Kickstarter — which, importantly, does not allow PayPal payments, and expects backers to shoulder all the risk for failed projects.PayPal’s new policy might help avoid similar foulups in the future, by releasing funds to projects more quickly, and making it easier for projects to serve early Kickstarter backers first. If that leads to higher overall satisfaction for Kickstarter funders, it would be a boon to the crowdfunding model at a moment when it’s starting to show cracks.last_img read more

Apple Cracking Down on Abandoned Apps

first_img 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Apple September 2, 2016 Apple is looking to do a little cleaning of the App Store, mainly to remove abandoned apps, apps that use giant descriptions as their titles and those that haven’t been tweaked to work with modern Apple hardware. The company sent an email to its large developer community today to go over its new pruning procedure, which officially kicks off on Sept. 7.”Quality is extremely important to us. We know that many of you work hard to build innovative apps and update your apps on the App Store with new content and features. However, there are also apps on the App Store that no longer function as intended or follow current review guidelines, and others which have not been supported with compatibility updates for a long time. We are implementing an ongoing process of evaluating apps for these issues, notifying their developers and removing problematic and abandoned apps from the App Store,” reads Apple’s message. According to Apple, any app in any category could be affected if it runs afoul of the company’s current guidelines. If you’re an app developer and your app has been flagged, Apple will ask you to make changes if you want the app to stay on the App Store. There’s one special exception, though. If your app crashes when Apple’s testers try to use it, it’s going to be pulled from the App Store immediately.If you have significant changes to make in order to keep your app in compliance with Apple’s guidelines (and running successfully on its latest devices), you might be in for some trouble, however. App developers will have 30 days from the notification to bring their apps into compliance or else the offending app will be pulled from the App Store until these changes are made. That doesn’t delete the app from your developer account, however, and users will still be able to access it if they’ve already downloaded it to their devices.”They will experience no interruption to services and will still be able to buy in-app purchases. However, we recommend that you update your app as soon as possible to reinstate it on the App Store and ensure that it remains functional and engaging for new and existing customers,” Apple said.As for the names aspect, Apple is now enforcing a 50-character limit for all app titles. And developers only have themselves to blame for that — at least, the ones trying to game Apple’s search results by using unwieldy names for their apps.”Search is one of the most frequently used methods for customers to discover and download apps from the App Store. In hopes of influencing search results, some developers have used extremely long app names which include descriptions and terms not directly related to their app. These long names are not fully displayed on the App Store and provide no user value. App names you submit in iTunes Connect for new apps and updates will now be limited to no longer than 50 characters,” reads Apple’s announcement. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand –shares Next Article Image credit: Shutterstock David Murphy Add to Queue Apple Cracking Down on Abandoned Apps Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. If your app doesn’t follow Apple’s current guidelines, crashes when it loads or has a stupid-long name, expect to receive a notification from Apple soon. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more