A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Infographic via All Things D The Internet of Things, when real world objects are connected to the Internet, is a trend that we’ve been actively tracking since early 2009. So far a lot of big technology infrastructure and solutions companies have gotten behind the trend, for the simple reason that they see a huge market opportunity. As more and more ‘things’ go on the Net, it creates more demand for network infrastructure like sensors and routers. Enter the likes of Cisco and Verizon Wireless. Likewise, more technology solutions will be developed to upload and manage data from real world objects. Enter the likes of IBM and HP.Cisco has designed an infographic that offers a simple example of how Internet of Things will affect you in your everyday life. It also states that by 2020, there will be 50 billion ‘things’ connected to the Internet – everything from your body, car, alarm clock and even cows. There has been some contention about the number of connected things and by when. Cisco’s prediction of 50 billion devices by 2020 matches Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg’s prediction earlier this year within a similar time period. However IBM recently put it at 1 trillion connected devices by 2015. Indeed in April 2010, Cisco’s own CTO Padmasree Warrior said that by 2013 the number of devices connected to the Internet will reach 1 trillion. So even Cisco doesn’t seem to have a consistent prediction. Regardless, as the infographic below shows, the number of things connected to the Internet has already exceeded the number of people on earth. So this is a big trend – and big business for Cisco and other technology companies. Tags:#Internet of Things#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair An article in USA Today this week got me interested in how much the tech firms are paying to lobby Congress. There are a few places you can easily research this information, and to no surprise the usual suspects rise to the top in terms of annual lobbying expenditures. Last year, Microsoft topped this list compiled by OpenSecrets.org at close to $7 million, and HP and Google weren’t far behind. The same three firms have so far spent more than a total of $10 million this year. Other firms in the top ten include Oracle, IBM, Intel and Cisco. According to their federal filings, Google employs nearly 25 different lobbying firms alone. (The data from this year is incomplete, this is from OpenSecrets.org.)No surprise but several trade associations are big spenders, including the Entertainment Software Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, and the Business Software Alliance (the latter has been mostly a lobbying arm of the software industry anyway). Notable 2011 expenditures of online vendors include GoDaddy at $400,000, Amazon at $1 million, Verisign at $600,000, and Yahoo at $1.2 million. Facebook has doubled their lobbying efforts from last year, spending close to a $1 million in the first nine months of 2011. Their efforts interestingly enough have focused on consumer privacy bills before Congress, including HR 1895 from Ed Markey that would require online companies to obtain parental permission before collecting minors’ personal information. As if that will be the day (that parents will actually know how to sign off on this for their kids, I mean).And for those of you fat cats that want to throw your weight and dollars around, there is still time to meet execs from Google, Microsoft, LegalZoom, Shopkick, Yelp and Facebook at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senate campaign starting Thursday evening in Menlo Park, Calif. A mere $1,000 will get you in the door to attend the dinner and an all-day conference on Friday, and no, your contributions are not tax deductible. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now david strom Related Posts
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella was furious at the referee for not checking VAR on the winning Lazio goal. “That’s what it’s there for.” The Viola were beaten 2-1 by a late Ciro Immobile header, but the issue was Jordan Lukaku winning back the ball from Riccardo Sottil – seemingly with a foul – to then provide the assist. “I don’t understand when there’s a decisive incident in the final minutes and you have this technology, why not use it? Just take a minute and go look?” the visibly irritated coach told Sky Sport Italia. “I said to the referee, if you see it afterwards and think it wasn’t a foul, I’ll buy you a coffee. If you see it and think it was a foul, you can buy me a coffee. “It’s not the first time this has happened to us. There might’ve been a penalty for Lazio on Lazzari, fine, but this was at the last minute and the decisive goal, why not go and check? That’s what VAR is there for. “The protocol is meant to be that the referee makes the final decision, but why can’t he go and evaluate it properly for himself? It was easier to accept without VAR, because we know that’s over in a second, but here we have the technology and aren’t using it. “We all stood around for four minutes waiting for the VAR to say if he should see it or not. If he’d just gone and looked at it, it would’ve been a minute or two longer, but at least we’d all be sure. “He may well have made the same decision that it wasn’t a foul, but at least we’d have the confidence he’d seen it.” Fiorentina had been unbeaten since September 1, but Montella picked the same starting XI for the seventh game in a row. “I am proud of the lads, as it was a difficult game, Lazio have been working together for a long time and are well-drilled. Lazio were more consistent, certainly. We struggled a little physically, which was strange, considering they had played on Thursday. “I think this is the first game in the last few weeks where the opponents have been superior in terms of performance, not by much, but it could’ve gone either way or ended in a draw.” Franck Ribery was livid at being substituted, spending the next 10 minutes in the dugout complaining about the decision and asking for clarification. “I thought he looked tired, maybe he was angry because he wanted to come off earlier,” joked Montella. “He’s a champion, I like the adrenaline and passion, he’ll have plenty of time to give his contribution. I was a forward, I know what it was like being substituted.” Ribery was visibly still furious after the final whistle, as there is footage of the veteran pushing the linesman as they walk off the field.
Liverpool boss Klopp fears a rampant Vardyby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is worried facing Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy on Saturday after the way his team defended against Red Bull Salzburg.Liverpool beat Salzburg 4-3 in a Champions League thriller at Anfield on Wednesday, but only after surrendering a three-goal lead with what Klopp described as “rubbish” defending. Klopp has warned Vardy will bag five more if there is any repeat of the mistakes that saw Salzburg come back from 3-0 down on Wednesday.“I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will think if we defend like that against Leicester on Saturday, Jamie Vardy will run around our goalkeeper and score five times!” said Klopp. “It wasn’t the goals as such, they played some great football. But we gave the ball away for the first goal, the third goal, and the positioning was just rubbish!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsMore allegations have surfaced of corruption within the Northwest Territories Yellowknives Dene First Nation.One of the two community chiefs is calling on the federal government to step in and help manage the band’s affairs.At the centre of the allegations is a missing diamond.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has more.
WASHINGTON — Even with fear of a global economic slump depressing stock markets, Friday’s jobs report for December is expected to offer reassurance that the U.S. economy remains sturdy and on track to expand for a 10th straight year.Economists have forecast that the Labor Department will report that employers added a solid 180,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate stayed at a five-decade low of 3.7 per cent, according to the financial data firm FactSet.The expectation of continued strength in hiring would contrast with the chaos of the stock market, a raging trade war, a partial shutdown of the government and the perception of growing risks for the economy.Major companies such as Apple say their sales are being jeopardized by the tariff-fueled trade war between the United States and China. Factory activity in China and the United States have both weakened, with the Institute for Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing index on Thursday posting its steepest decline in a decade.The government is about to enter its third week of a partial shutdown, with negotiations stalled over President Donald Trump’s insistence that Democrats agree on funding for a wall along the border with Mexico. And attacks by Trump on the Federal Reserve over its rate increases have raised doubts about Chairman Jay Powell’s status — a concern for both the markets and the economy.But the expected continuation of steady job growth suggests that such risks might be — for the moment, anyway — overblown. Average hourly earnings are expected to have climbed 3 per cent from a year ago, up from a year-over-year gain of 2.7 per cent at the end of 2017.Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that private businesses added a robust 271,000 jobs in December, a sign that companies expect decent growth to continue despite the overhang of risks.And businesses are still searching for more workers. The employment site Glassdoor found that job postings have risen 17 per cent in the past year to 6.7 million.“We really don’t see any slowdown yet,” said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor.Hiring has been unusually strong as the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.7 per cent — a 49-year low — from 4.1 per cent at the start of 2018. Economists estimate that it requires roughly 100,000 job gains each month to satisfy population growth and keep the unemployment rate at its current level.But hiring has easily eclipsed that pace. During the first 11 months of 2018, employers added 2.27 million jobs, or an average of 206,182 a month, according to the Labor Department.Josh Boak, The Associated Press
According to Cst. Halskov, alcohol has said to have played a factor in the collision, though not enough to warrant criminal charges. He said that the driver of the Ford was handed sanctions under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act.At this point, Cst. Halskov said that it is not clear which driver involved in the crash ran through a red light but did say that the driver of the Honda admitted to being distracted with their car stereo. He added that North Peace Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into the crash. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – One woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash on the Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John last Friday night.BC RCMP Traffic Services spokesperson Cst. Mike Halskov said that the crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. on Friday, June 15th at the intersection of Highway 97 and the 271 Road. A black Honda Civic was travelling northbound on Highway 97 when it collided with a red Ford pickup truck that was travelling southbound on the 271 Road and was attempting to make a left turn onto the highway.Cst. Halskov said that the drivers of both vehicles were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, while the passenger of the Honda, a woman in her late teens, was transported to a local hospital where she died of her injuries. Her identity has not been released.
Paris: Ethiopian Abrha Milaw upstaged two-time defending champion Paul Lonyangata to win the Paris Marathon on Sunday. Milaw clocked 2hr 07min 05sec, with Kenyan rival Lonyangata coming in third as 49,155 runners took to the streets of the French capital in cold, clear conditions. Gelete Burka produced a spurt of extra gas in the final kilometre to ensure an Ethiopian winner in the women’s race with a time of 2:22:48. France’s Clemence Calvin, who was only cleared to race on Friday after the last-minute lifting of a temporary ban for evading a doping test last month in Morocco, smashed the French women’s record. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhCalvin finished fourth in 2:23:41, bettering by 41 seconds the previous national record set by Christelle Daunay in 2010. It also bettered by almost three minutes her own previous best of 2:26:28 which she set when finishing second in the European championships in Berlin last year. “I stuck with it right to the end, I don’t care what my detractors think,” said Calvin. “There was only a very small minority of malicious people,” she added. “I have the courage of those who withstand a blow and are planted like the Eiffel Tower. I’m not afraid of anything or anyone.”
New Delhi: Delhi BJP Vice-President Shazia Ilmi on Monday held a press conference in response to a complaint filed by the Aam Aadmi Party objecting to her and Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari’s attendance as chief guests at a programme to be held on April 17. The complaint was filed to the Election Commission after the BJP leaders were invited to attend a programme at the India Islamic Cultural Centre as chief guests.Addressing the media, Shazia said that this complaint from the opposition shows their frustration as a reaction to the rising popularity of the BJP. She said, “The Aam Aadmi Party is so much afraid of this programme going to be held on April 17 that they have hatched a conspiracy with the opposition to stop it.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShe added that the programme, held by the Talim Sansthan in association with Union Bank of India and the National Stock Exchange was to focus on better education for Muslims, empowering women, and other social issues. Shazia said that the organisation has held 35 programmes in the last five years and that all of them focused on socio-economic problems faced by economically weaker sections of the society. Insinuating that the Kejriwal-led AAP is fearful of defeat in the upcoming polls, Shazia raised doubts as to why the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is trying to bar them from attending the programme. “The Aam Aadmi Party is playing the politics of Muslim appeasement by giving communal color to an ordinary programme. This must be condemned,” she said.
Redshirt sophomore Jake Hanes smacks the ground out of frustration after sending the ball out-of-bounds during Ohio State’s loss to George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Reporter.This season, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team has had to replace decorated seniors, work through injuries and experience tough losses. But none of these challenges measure up to the tests it faces this weekend. The Buckeyes (4-6) continue their five-match road trip in Long Beach, California, on Friday, when they take on No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (9-3) and No. 1 Long Beach State (10-0). The Buckeyes are reeling after a straight-set loss to No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday for their second straight conference loss. Junior outside hitter Jake Hanes and senior setter Sanil Thomas did not play in the match due to injury, and will not play in either of the upcoming matches. Head coach Pete Hanson said injuries have taken a toll on his team’s flow during the game. “I think our guys are a little bit shaken mentally, not having Jake and having lost Sanil,” Hanson said. “It’s just been kind of topsy turvy and you can’t get a rhythm established when you can’t keep the same guys on the floor all the time.” Both UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State have been anything but topsy turvy this season. The Gauchos are coming off of back-to-back road victories against then-No. 3 BYU in six straight sets. Senior outside hitter Corey Chavers collected 33 kills and six aces in the two matches. Long Beach State has only lost one set in its 10 matches this season, a 25-19 third set against USC. Senior opposite hitter Kyle Ensing and senior outside hitter TJ DeFalco lead the team with 106 kills each, adding 21 and 17 aces, respectively. In the face of tough competition, Hanson said the message he’s trying to get across to his players this weekend is building confidence. “We’re talking to our guys about, ‘Hey you can’t worry about the end result right now. We have to worry about the process,’” Hanson said. “Let the chips fall where they may, and just build some confidence in what we’re doing. It might result in a win, it might not, but let’s kind of get our feet underneath us and get going a little bit.” Freshman setter Luke Lentin will start his second and third matches, respectively, this weekend after beginning his Buckeye career on Tuesday against Purdue Fort Wayne. Prior to Tuesday, Lentin was injured with a concussion, forcing him to miss three matches. “I had one full day of practice before I came back on the court,” Lentin said. “But I think I’ve worked myself into it.” This weekend brings more than an opportunity to get back out on the court for Lentin: it brings home. Lentin is originally from La Jolla, California, just 95 miles from Walter Pyramid where the Buckeyes will play their matches. “I’m really excited to get back home, back to my home state,” Lentin said. “Maybe it’ll make me feel a little more comfortable setting on the court.” Ohio State will play UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. on Friday and Long Beach State at 10 p.m. on Saturday in Long Beach, California.