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first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting john paul titlow Big TV isn’t just restricting content and flexing its muscles in negotiations with tech giants. It’s also innovating. Unlike its counterparts in music and publishing, the TV industry has made its share of attempts at self-disruption. Earlier this year, Comcast launched StreamPix, a Netflix-style streaming service for cable subscribers that’s available on tablets and smartphones. Unlike stand-alone online video services, StreamPix is bundled exclusively with Comcast’s pay TV service. It’s not likely to attract many new subscribers, but it may help prevent existing customers from cutting the cord. Comcast has also been testing online streaming of live TV and aggressively developing tablet apps to ensure that its offerings are available on more than just the usual screen. Until Apple can strike a deal with cable providers, its presence on TVs will be limited to its $99 streaming box, which the company famously referred to as a “hobby.” That box is limited to Internet-based programs, and it doesn’t offer nearly as many video sources as the competing Roku or Boxee Box. What saves the Apple TV is the ability to use AirPlay to mirror iOS devices and Mountain Lion desktops to the bigger screen. That feature brings pretty much any Web content to the TV screen, but what Apple is likely working toward is an experience that seamlessly merges cable with Web video, quite possibly in the form of a smart HDTV set. Whatever it is, rumors will have to suffice until sometime after the end of the year.  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Well, so much for that. Once upon a time, 2012 was supposed to be the year that Apple made its big splash in television, as foretold by Steve Jobs’ declaration that he had “finally cracked it.” While the company may have nailed down a stellar user interface and product design, agreements with cable providers have been harder to come by. Whether it comes in the form of a set-top box, Apple wants to merge TV with Web video in a way that hasn’t yet been done, and toss in DVR functionality as well. Apparently, Apple’s vision doesn’t match up with what cable companies would prefer, according to a report by Bloomberg. Also at issue is whether a cable-equipped set top box would be rented out by pay TV providers or sold to consumers directly, as the current Apple TV box is. The tension demonstrates just how intent big cable is on preserving its legacy business, which continues to be a profitable one, even as a small percentage of TV viewers cut the cord in favor of streaming online shows. The cable industry is in a less vulnerable position than major players in publishing and music, industries that have reluctantly joined Apple’s growing digital media marketplace. Television is in the throes of an Internet-driven transformation, but cable and content companies aren’t taking the revolution lying down. After experiments with streaming shows for free, TV networks are requiring Web viewers to log in using their cable subscription details. Even the future of Hulu as an online alternative to cable is in doubt, as rumors of user authentication requirements circulate.  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgAction has been initiated against 2,923 farmers so far in 20,729 cases of stubble burning reported till November 1 in Punjab, which expects a 10-20% decline in the number of such cases this year compared with 2018, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said.As against a total of around 49,000 cases of stubble burning last year, this year the State government has so far received reports of 20,729 cases, with more than 70% of the paddy already harvested.‘Drive intensified’Despite the High Court having stayed the recovery of fines from farmers penalised last year, the State government has intensified its drive against the dangerous practice of stubble burning, Capt. Amarinder said in a statement here on Sunday.The enforcement teams had till November 1 visited 11, 286 fire incidents sites, and environment compensation amounting to ₹41.62 lakh had been imposed in 1,585 cases, red entry made in revenue documents (khasra girdawari) in 1,136 cases, and prosecution-FIR filed in 202 cases against defaulting farmers.The process of verifying the remaining fire incidents and levying of environmental compensation was being expedited, said the Chief Minister. He said that the Punjab Pollution Control Board had also imposed environmental compensation of ₹62 lakhs on 31 combine harvesters operating without Super Straw Management System.Central compensationCompensation by the Central government was the only solution in the circumstances, said the Chief Minister, adding that the matter was not one of politics, but “a question of the future of our people, which goes beyond politics.” The ball was totally in the Centre’s court since most State governments were bankrupt, with his own State reeling under massive debt, Capt. Amarinder said, adding that the fiscal situation was linked to GST, which had aggravated their economic problems.last_img read more

first_imgBrand Dhoni is becoming bigger by day. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been one of the highest earning cricketers, is now fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth. The good news comes soon after Captain Marvel led India to first Test at Lord’s in 28 years. MS Dhoni plays a shot off the bowling of England’s James Anderson during the fourth day of the second Test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Sunday, July 20, 2014. AP PhotoDhoni, who became the first Indian captain to ever win all three ICC trophies and cemented his legacy as one of the cricket-crazy nation’s best captains of all time, has been valued at 21 million dollars, trailing Swiss tennis great Roger Federer, US golf legend Tiger Woods (they are tied at the first place), American professional basketball player LeBron James, American professional golfer Phil Mickelson and tennis beauty Maria Sharapova.April 14, 2013 | Face value Rs 100 croreLagaan II: Heroes of Lord’sJuly 21 | Ishant says Dhoni told him to bowl bouncersJuly 23, 2014 | Indian players say they had prepared to take on England on green topsIPL 7: Dhoni takes Super Kings to a clinical winApril 8, 2011 | INDIA TODAY COVER – Captain Marvel Federer, who holds a record 17 Grand Slam tennis titles, and Woods, who has won 14 major golf titles (second only to Jack Nicklaus’s record 18), are valued at 46 million dollars each. Then comes LeBron James, who is valued at 27 million dollars. Federer and Woods earned 46 million dollars each in 2013 while Dhoni bagged 21 million dollars, Sports24 quoted Forbes as saying.advertisementAccording to reports, Federer’s endorsements include Nike, Rolex, Lindt and Jura Elektroapparate. His 10-year contract with Nike is reportedly worth a total of $100m. Woods is also sponsored by Nike.The top 10 most valuable athletes according to Forbes are:1. Roger Federer (Tennis) and Tiger Woods (Golf): 46 million dollars each2. LeBron James (Basketball): 27 million dollars3. Phil Mickelson (Golf): 25 million dollars4. Maria Sharapova (Tennis): 23 million dollars5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Cricket): 21 million dollars6. Usain Bolt (Track and Field): 20 million dollars7. Kobe Bryant (Basketball): 19 million dollars8. Li Na (Tennis): 15 million dollars9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football): 13 million dollars10. Lionel Messi (Football): 13 million dollarslast_img read more

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