Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP: La Salle destroys UST in first game against Ayo Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 29-year-old Lee had 22 points and seven assists in a 92-76 rout of the Painters last Wednesday before dropping 28 points, including the game-winning jumper with 34 seconds left, to stun the Beermen on Sunday.The 6-foot Lee’s heroics has propelled Magnolia near the top of the standings with 4-1 record, just half a game behind league-leader Barangay Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHis brilliance has also earned him the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.Lee and the Hotshots are currently going for a share of the top spot against the Columbian Dyip as of posting time. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PBA IMAGESMagnolia is rolling and showing no signs of slowing down with star guard Paul Lee leading the way.Lee has been on a tear as of late, averaging 25 points in his last two games where the Hotshots whipped the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and edged the San Miguel Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
Creative Commons Catalyst Grants As we reported this week, Creative Commons is accepting applications for their Catalyst Grants through the end of the month. These grants are meant to seed activities that support the Creative Commons mission. Applications due June 30. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Venture Capital in Education SummitThe Venture Capital in Education Summit will bring together innovators and investors in the field of education technology. June 8 – 9, New York, NYWomen 2.0 Labs Women 2.0 is sponsoring Women 2.0 Labs, a new 5-week program (July 6 – August 5, 2010) for engineers, developers, biz dev folks, and marketing mavens to develop high-growth technology ventures in San Francisco, CA. Applications due June 20. Related Posts SemTech Start-Up CompetitionSemantic Universe is seeking to identify and recognize promising start-ups in the SemTech field. In partnership with Vator.tv Semantic Universe is hosting its 2010 SemTech Start-Up Competition. Winners will receive an overall prize package totaling over $12,000. Applications due June 6. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Send us your suggestions for other events! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Next Top Startup The finalists have been chosen for this event, sponsored by f3fundit. The winner, crowned “Next Top Startup,” will take home a a 25,000 prize. June 17, Barcelona, Spain. audrey watters Last week, we launched our ReadWriteStart calendar, a way to help you track the various events and deadlines in the startup world. If you’d like to add something to the calendar, leave a comment here or email us.As with the ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, we have included ways for you to easily import or download the information into your own calendar.Here are some of the upcoming deadlines and events this month: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#events#start
Tags:#Microsoft#Windows 8 IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Microsoft reported an unexpected boost in both profits and revenue within its Windows division for the fourth quarter, and yet little of that had to do with real demand for Windows 8.Well, possibly. Or maybe not. Or perhaps we’re completely wrong.(See Microsoft Earnings Surprise: Windows Soars, While Office Stuggles.)That’s because Microsoft revealed very few details about the success or failure of Windows 8 in its quarterly earnings call on Thursday afternoon, and what little company executives divulged had already been disclosed. Yes, we know that Microsoft has sold more than 60 million Windows 8 licenses to date. Big deal. Windows marketing chief Tami Reller said as much earlier this month.The big statement from Peter Klein, Microsoft’s chief financial officer, on Windows 8 simply reiterated what most Microsoft followers already knew:“With the launch in October, we collectively took the first of many steps in changing the way people use technology at work and at play,” Klein said. “Since then, the number of Windows 8 certified systems has nearly doubled, the number of apps in the Windows store has quadrupled, and Windows users have downloaded over 100 million apps. To date, we have sold over 60 million licenses of Windows 8. Our partners, including OEM hardware manufacturers, app developers, and retailers, have worked hard to get us to where we are today. It’s early days and an ambitious endeavor like this takes time. Together with our partners, we remain focused on fully delivering the promise of Windows 8.”Why Windows WonMicrosoft’s Windows and Windows Live revenue grew 24% to $5.88 billion, while the division’s profits grew 14% to $3.3 billion. Why? Three reasons, according to Klein, were responsible for the bulk of the revenue increase:Retail upgrades.Surface sales.Multi-year license agreements struck with enterprises.Some, like ex-Microsoft analyst Matt Rosoff, suspected that the bulk of the Windows division’s sudden boost in revenues was money that had been deferred from pre-sales of Windows 8 before the launch. Subtract that, and the 24% increase drops to 11%. According to Microsoft, sales to equipment makers outpaced the x86 PC market – no surprise there, given that the third-quarter PC market dropped.Probably the most important news is that enterprise volume license sales – multi-year license deals that are typically signed for three years – were up “double digits” Klein said. (We don’t know, however, if they were for Windows 7 or Windows 8.) More than 60% of all corporate PCs currently run Windows 7, which is an indication of strong enterprise support.Unfortunately, Microsoft said virtually nothing about its Surface tablet, including sales figures. And how many consumers took advantage of the cheap $39.99 Windows 7-to-8 upgrade, or the $19.99 upgrade for those who bought a new PC before Windows 8 was released? We may never know.“The Microsoft financials show that they did indeed profit well from the work they did on Windows 8,” Patrick Moorhead, principal with Moor Insights, said in an email. “Unfortunately their [manufacturing partners] can’t say the same. The fact is, the jury is still out on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft has a long way to go to show that both operating systems are strategically a success.”We Know NothinkWhat else did we learn that we already knew? For one thing, we know that Klein is a master at dodging questions. Give credit to Walter Pritchard of Citigroup, who asked one of the more adroit questions: In the months following the Windows 8 launch, what has Microsoft learned about the importance of price (in terms of the Surface tablet, we presume) in terms of driving sales, and will Microsoft eventually lower prices?Mr. Klein?“We learned a lot… about the price points customers are looking for from their devices,” Klein returned. “We saw some really great demand for touch devices for the market. In some cases we didn’t have the supply we needed to satisfy that demand. I think from a price point we learned what we always suspected: there’s segmentation and differentiation. One of the powers of the Windows ecosystem is obviously, a variety of devices and form factors and experiences at a variety of price points. And I think we learned from experience that that continues to be important, and as I said we continue to work closely with our chip partners as well as OEMs to bring the right mix of devices, which to your point, mean the right set of touch devices at the right price point of the unique needs of the individual. I think we learned a lot about that and one of the things you’ll see is a greater variety of devices at a bigger variety of price points to meet the different needs of consumers.”Stop. The. Presses.Unfortunately, the only Microsoft exec that can actually be goaded into something resembling an answer wasn’t on the call. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer was absent (“he pulled a Sinofsky!” one friend quipped) but made an appearance via press release:“Our big, bold ambition to reimagine Windows as well as launch Surface and Windows Phone 8 has sparked growing enthusiasm with our customers and unprecedented opportunity and creativity with our partners and developers. With new Windows devices, including Surface Pro, and the new Office on the horizon, we’ll continue to drive excitement for the Windows ecosystem…”What We Do KnowMicrosoft did provide some additional… well, they weren’t “facts,” exactly.Sales of Windows Phones are up four times compared to last year, whatever that figure was. Online ad revenue grew 15% (although the Online Division lost money, again: $283 million)If one factored out $788 million of deferred Office upgrade revenue, Microsoft’s Business Division grew revenues by 3%.Deferring $380 million in video game revenue (for add-on packs and the like) meant that Entertainment revenue was down only 2%, not 11%.The Windows upgrade offer expires at the end of February, when Microsoft will recongnize $1.1 billion in revenue – giving a nice little boost to Microsoft’s third fiscal quarter Windows revenues, too.According to Klein, Microsoft is positioned for growth across a “massive” market, from tablets to laptops, to ultrabooks and all-in-ones.OK, we know the potential is there. Microsoft has been saying that for months. So what’s going on now? markhachman Related Posts
View comments MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The 39-year-old legend has taken over the lead mentor job while Mac Cuan slides into the role of assistant for Alab’s second season. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding But the 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player is no stranger to being the captain, leading TNT to six championships while also being a key figure in the national team.“We signed Jimmy because we know he can help transform the team. He has been helping lots of young players about good work ethic. That’s what he’ll bring to the team. We’re very happy that he’ll finally be a head coach,” said team owner Charlie Dy.Alapag shared that he’s excited to embark on this new chapter and he hopes to pass forward the lessons he’s learned from his past mentors.“I’ve been very, very fortunate in my career to play for different coaches – coach Chot (Reyes), coach Norman (Black), coach Derrick (Pumaren), even coach Tim (Cone) when he was helping Gilas. We’re talking about some Hall of Fame-level coaches. I’d like to get bits and pieces from those guys. I wanna encourage our guys to come in and get ready to work,” he said.Alapag said the team won’t settle for anything less this coming season after Alab finished third in the ABL last year.“I think going into second season, the goal is to compete for the championship. Last year, they were really close to being in the Finals. Hopefully this season, we’ll get there and bring the first championship for Alab,” he said.Alapag will have Cuan and Paolo Rivero in his coaching staff.As for the players, Dy said that the management is working doubly hard to bring back 2017 ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and national team guard Kiefer Ravena.“We’re trying to keep Ray and Kiefer, definitely. People will just have to wait for the next two weeks,” the team executive said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next [email protected] announces the signing ✍️ of @JAlapag3 as Head Coach for the upcoming ABL season.pic.twitter.com/yjMZc1S1nH— ABL (@aseanbasketball) August 12, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWinner in every level he’s been in, Jimmy Alapag will take that champion mentality as the head coach of Alab Pilipinas this upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It has a new ring to it. It’s really an exciting opportunity and I’m just really thankful for Alab for bringing me on,” said Alapag on Saturday when Alab Pilipinas made his signing official.Bagong laban, bagong #pALABan! ALAB PILIPINAS welcomes new Head Coach JIMMY “The Mighty Mouse” ALAPAG! 🔥🔥🔥 Official signing in a bit! pic.twitter.com/zwGWzxn8DZ— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) August 12, 2017This will be a brand new challenge for Alapag, who previously worked as an assistant coach for Gilas Pilipinas and Meralco Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Beda loss woke up Letran, says Quinto LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Serena is a three-time champion at Roland Garros.“I think that she’s just excited about everything coming up in her life, on and off the court, excited about returning here hopefully next year,” added Venus, who turns 37 next month.Serena, who won her 23rd Grand Slam title in January when she defeated Venus in the Australian Open final, is due to give birth in September, the month she turns 36.Earlier this week in Paris, Venus had talked about her anticipation of becoming an aunt.“I’m definitely looking forward to it. I have no idea what the experience will be like, because previously I became an aunt when I was very young and lived far away, across the country, so it was a completely different experience than it will be this time,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “We all like ‘baby V, baby Lyn, baby Isha’. We all want the baby to be named after us,” the 36-year-old told Eurosport, referring to the names of Serena’s sisters.Serena, who revealed she was pregnant in April, has refused to discuss the sex of the baby she is expecting with fiance, Alex Ohanian, the founder of Reddit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingShe was at Roland Garros on Wednesday watching her older sister defeat Kurumi Nara in the second round on the showpiece Philippe Chatrier court.“I think it’s not easy for her to watch, because, you know, obviously she knows she can do well here,” said Venus after the match. MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Star on high morale going into playoffs after ‘test of character’ win US Serena Williams (left) leaves after attending her sister US Venus Williams’ tennis match against Japan’s Kurumi Nara at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 31, 2017, in Paris. AFPPARIS, France — Serena Williams will be the mother of a baby girl, if sister Venus is to be believed after she appeared to let the secret slip on Wednesday.Venus, playing at the French Open in Paris, told a TV interviewer: “She’s going to call me her favorite aunt.”ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “So I hope that I can live up to this job. I’ve got to get some confidence that I can do this. It’s all new for me. It’s a great journey.”Venus, who was runner-up to her sister in Paris back in 2002, added: I think you just have to be ready, aware, and alert. Then have a lot of diaper duty. Yeah. So we’ll see.”Serena learned she was pregnant just two days before the Australian Open.She has told of being nervous about playing, uncertain whether it would be too dangerous for her or the baby.Kelly Bush Novak, Williams’s publicist, said last month that the US star “looks forward to returning in 2018”. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games CEU escapes Batangas, advances to D-League semis FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Aussies Tim Reed and Dimity-Lee Duke are the favorites to rule the elite pro divisions, but it won’t be a cakewalk with other world-class triathletes also motivated to rule the Cebu staging.Tim Van Berkel and Sam Betten of Australia, Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Brent McMahon of Canada, and Cameron Brown of New Zealand are also favored in the men’s category.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlso joining the fray are Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis of USA, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Jonathan Ciavatella of Italy, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.Meanwhile, the women’s division will also be a crowded one with Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland of Australia, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, New Zealand’s Amelia Watkinson and local bet Kim Kilgroe all in the race. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Ironman race won’t be the lone spectacle for the weekend, with youth events peppering the event.IronGirl kicks off the party on Friday, where female kids 12 years old and above will race in a 5-kilometer fun run.Alaska IronKids follow on Saturday morning, before triathletes of all ages take center stage on Sunday in elite, age-group, and relay events.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Triathletes at the Cobra Ironman press conference Saturday in Lapu Lapu City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith South Africa in mind, professional triathletes will go all out as 30 slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship are up for grabs this Sunday at the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.Over 2,600 entries from a record 51 countries are going to partake in the grueling 70.3-kilometer race with the elite pros bannering the field as they stake their claim for the top $5,000 purse in the men’s and women’s divisions as well as a ticket to the world tilt in Mandela Bay, South Africa next year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Saina Nehwal returned home late on Monday after clinching her third Super Series title of the year at the Hong Kong Open in Wanchai.Speaking to reporters at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Saina said, “It was the last tournament of the year and I am happy that I won it.”She said she was not expecting it but was happy that she had defeated the Asian Games gold medallist in the final of the tournament.Asked if the three-game title victory over Shixian Wang of China at the event would take her closer to the number one spot, Saina said, “Winning is important not the rankings which keep fluctuating. I am happy that I have been able to maintain consistency of my form. If I go on like performing like this I would sure get the number one spot.”Sharing details of Sunday’s encounter against Wang, she said, “I was on the faster side hence could not control the shuttle properly, but I was confident of my movements. Once I had clinched the second set, I was very much confident that I would pull out the third.”Describing her opponent as an experienced player, she said it was tough winning against her.- With PTI inputs
Congress still hopes to vote on a new federal farm bill before adjourning for the holidays.U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley expects a vote before the end of next week, but isn’t sure he will vote for it yet:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CGFARM.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………..taxpayers money. :20Grassley says he expects the bill will pass regardless if he votes for it or not.
The presence of NSW Country at the 2004 Australia Cup has been a great addition to the competition, as well as a development experience for the NSW Country players. Riley Sohier, NSW Country tour manager and a NSW touch development officer for the Hunter-Western Hornets believes the Australia Cup has been a really positive experience for their players. NSW Country brought four teams to the Australia Cup, a Women’s Open, Senior and 23 years, as well as a Mens Senior. It is the first time that a NSW side has attended an ATA event in Victoria since 1985. “It’s been a great tournament and the players are all really enjoying the trip,” Mr Sohier said. “Everyone’s really feeling like it’s a special occasion; it’s really great to be able to represent NSW.” While the weather in Melbourne has been a little frosty, literally, the competition has been tight. The Senior Men have struggled, yet to win a match, while the Women have proved to be stronger. “We’ve been quite surprised by the standard of competition from the developing states. We don’t actually get to see them a lot, so it’s good to see their improvement,” Mr Sohier said. “I believe that for the game of touch football to develop in Australia we have to break away from the NSW and Queensland focus and help with development Australia wide,” he continued. The Senior Women have performed well, with a close 2-1 loss to the ACT 23’s and another close 4-2 loss to SA Open. A cold early morning match against Tasmania today saw them break through for their first win of the tournament. The Open Women are also playing well, with a 7-4 win over SA Open and a 10-2 win over the ACT 23’s. They will certainly find the finals tough though, with Victoria, the ACT and the NSW 23’s all looking strong. The young NSW girls have scored freely throughout the tournament, with easy wins to date. They opened the Cup with an 11-2 victory over the Victorian 23’s and 12-0 win over the EPTA Seniors. Nicole Beck scored five touchdowns in the match against the Victorian 23’s, while Ashleigh Dobbins scored four times against the EPTA side. Despite the weather, the Australia Cup has certainly been a valuable trip away for the NSW Country sides and given them the chance to grow against some good touch competition. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]
Flickr/Glenn~The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and the first game of the day will be between No. 3 seed Notre Dame and No. 14 seed Northeastern. The Irish and Huskies tip off at 12:15 PM EST in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winner takes on the winner of Butler vs. Texas in the next round. You can read more about the contest here.If you’re wondering whether you can watch the contest online, fear not. The NCAA is making every game available this year. Below, you can find the link for Notre Dame vs. Northeastern.Watch Notre Dame vs. Northeastern OnlineWill it be the Irish or the Huskies moving on? We’ll find out soon enough.