Warriors report: Rookie guard Jacob Evans sent down to G-League

December 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe Warriors have assigned rookie guard Jacob Evans and two-way guard Damion Lee to their G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.Evans – who the Warriors drafted 28th overall in June – is averaging 0.5 points, 0.4 rebounds in four minutes but has failed to make an appearance in game action in three of the last four games.Lee, the Warriors’ two-way guard, is averaging 4.9 points in 15 appearances, shooting 43 percent from 3-point range this season, including a five-point, two rebound performance …last_img read more

Step Aside FarmVille, CityVille Now Facebook’s Biggest Game

December 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTags:#gaming#NYT#web audrey watters 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Less than a month after its launch, Zynga‘s CityVille has become the world’s most popular game. According to AppData, CityVille just reached 61.7 million monthly active users, and with that, the game nabs the number one spot from Zynga’s other social gaming phenom, FarmVille. This gives Zynga a total of 261 million monthly active users – clearly nothing to scoff at. However, despite dominating social gaming this year, the challenge for Zynga has been to continue to build on the massive success of Farmville and to show that the game wasn’t simply a one-hit wonder. To complicate things, this spring Facebook changed the way game notifications worked – an effort to cut down on spam notifications. But as game developers protested, this move also cut down on social games’ potential virality too.This change hasn’t seemed to stop CityVille at all, which launched Dec. 2 to what has clearly been a phenomenal rate of adoption. The game is a SimCity-like, well, city simulation. As with other games of this sort, CityVille is very social – you can build stores and operate franchises in your friends’ towns. And as with many social games, this sort of interaction and obligation can be quite “addictive.” Like all of Zynga’s games, CityVille is free-to-play, but users can spend real money on virtual goods to enhance gameplay. Industry estimates say that Zynga has brought in between $500 million to $700 million in revenue this year from the sale of virtual goods. Time named Mark Zuckerberg “Person of the Year” and ReadWriteWeb named Facebook “Best BigCo of 2010.” But the CityVille news seems to warrant a tip-of-the-hat to Zynga, whose games fueled much of the time people spent on the social networking site this year. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

BlackBerry On Defensive After Erroneous Report That Dept. Of Defense Goes To Apple

December 15, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgdan rowinski Tags:#Apple#BlackBerry#Government BlackBerry executives are used to bad news. Whether it’s losing contracts with large enterprises or watching the company’s stock price plummet, it has not been a pleasant couple of years for the company formerly known as Research In Motion.One of the most consistent sources of good news to BlackBerry over the years has been the fact that the United States government remained addicted to BlackBerry smartphones and the security and reliability the platform provides. Scary ReportSo imagine the shock echoing through the halls of Blackberry headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Thursday morning when a report surfaced that the U.S. Department of Defense was dropping Blackberry 10 smartphones in favor of iOS devices. Specifically, the DoD was said be ordering hundreds of thousands of iOS devices from Apple. According to a report from gadget blog Electronista, the DoD was set to buy 120,000 iPads, 100,000 iPad Minis, 200,000 iPod Touches and a 210,000 iPhones. This could have been a big blow to one of BlackBerry’s last customer strongholds.Good thing for BlackBerry that the report appears to be inaccurate and overblown. According to a statement emailed to ReadWrite from a spokesperson at the public affairs office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense:The department is aware of recent reporting that asserts it is ‘dropping’ BlackBerry. This reporting is in error. The department recently released its mobility strategy and supporting implementation plan, which clarifies we are moving towards a mobile management capability that supports a variety of devices, to include BlackBerry. As clarified in the recent release of our Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan, we are working towards establishing a multi-vendor environment in support of the DoD mobility strategy.Going MultivendorEssentially, the DoD is going multi-vendor. That will include iOS, Android, Windows Phone andBlackBerry. This is not a new development, as many government agencies have been looking to break free of the BlackBerry bank and go multi-vendor for several years. Still not great news for Blackberry, but pretty much par for the course.Reports claiming the DoD was going straight iOS can be very, very damaging for BlackBerry. Even if the report is basically wrong, as the DoD spokesperson insists. Smartphone platforms succeed as much on public perception as they do on quality, marketing and advertising. BlackBerry reacted to the story by issuing a statement through its public relations agency attempting to dispel the rumor.Our work with the U.S. Department of Defense is going well and the U.S. Department of Defense is moving forward with testing of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.  We are currently working with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and anticipate Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Security Requirement Guide (SRG) approval for the BlackBerry Device Service, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry PlayBook by early April. BlackBerry was the first to go through the new SRG process by the Defense Department and will be the first to successfully come out of it.Spin ControlThis type of urgent spin control is unusual for BlackBerry. The company normally does not go out of its way to react to rumors. There have been dozens of instances in the past several years of large enterprises or government agencies “ditching BlackBerry” for the iPhone or Android and even Windows Phone. BlackBerry has not deigned to respond to the vast majority of those reports – true or not.This one is different. Not only are we talking about the U.S. federal government, it is the Department of Defense, by far the largest of executive agencies. When it comes to IT at the federal level, many agencies follow the lead of the DoD. This is a story that BlackBerry needed to set straight before its other government partners decide they want to jump ship too. The DoD spokesperson said that the agency is in the process of implementing a system that will support 100,000 multi-vendor devices by February 2014. The department said that it currently has 600,000 commercial devices in use, including 470,000 BlackBerries, 41,000 “Apple operating systems” (not specified between Mac OS X and iOS but presumably those are iPhones and iPads) and 8,700 Android operating systems. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

The Real Story Goes Unreported

December 9, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgYour attitude is important. You have to protect yourself from negativity, lest you become infected.If you turned on the news today, you heard divisive political stories, frightening news about the spread of a dangerous virus, the horrors of war, an earthquake, and problems on the United States border. If you looked at some stories that didn’t make the top of the fold, you’d have likely found a story that the Sun’s activity didn’t damage Earth, even though it might have.If this is your picture of your world, day after day, year after year, how could you not be infected with negativity?But a lot of things went unreported today.It’s Getting Better All the TimeToday, someone fell in love. Someone got married. Someone had a baby. All over the world, lots of someones had these experiences.Someone got their first job. Someone was promoted. Someone started a business. Lots of someones had incredible work experiences today.Someone tried ice cream for the very first time. Someone (the little devil helping me with this list) had (still warm) Krispy Kreme donuts.Someone took their first step. Someone met their best friend for life for the first time. Someone made a difference for someone who has no ability to ever repay them.Someone moved into their first home. Someone left home and struck out on their own. And someone finally came home.Someone sat next to someone’s hospital bed and held their hand. Someone discovered a new treatment. Someone saved a life. Someone had their life saved. Lots of people made a difference for someone else today.Someone got a call from a long, lost friend. Someone got a second chance. Someone forgave someone, and someone forgave themselves.The world has been spinning out of control since it started spinning. It’s true that you live on a planet where a lot of bad things happen, but where even more good things happen. Your world is what you focus on most of the time. When you see these incredible stories of pain and suffering, remember this is a small part of the story. The real story goes unreported.You get to write your own story. What story are you going to tell? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more