Liverpool transfer news live: No Deadline Day signings, ex-keeper joins Man City

first_imgSome speculation today about Shaqiri’s future but been told there’s zero chance of #LFC offloading him. https://t.co/vL1GVH9rDR— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 7, 20195 months ago7th August 2019JacksonLigue 1 side Monaco are interested in signing Xherdan Shaqiri. Swiss outlet Blick are reporting that the Ligue 1 side would be willing to pay Shaqiri, 27, a salary of €6million a year. However, the report also suggests Liverpool will not be willing to sell the Switzerland international, who is contracted at the club until 2023. It reads: “AS Monaco are ready to offer the Liverpool star (contracted until 2023) a yearly salary of 6 million euros net.“In Monaco, players pay no taxes, in England that would be worth 12 million euros (gross, before tax deduction). In England, it can be assumed that he earns around 8 million euros gross (4 million net).”5 months ago7th August 2019JacksonLiverpool youngster George Johnston has completed a permanent transfer to Feyenoord.The centre-back, 20, captained Liverpool’s U23s for a large part of the 2018/19 campaign, has completed his move to the Eredivisie club. Johnston, who has represented Scotland at Under-21 level, joined the Reds’ academy aged nine and became a regular in the Under-18s during the 2016/17 season. George Johnston has completed a permanent transfer to @Feyenoord. Everyone at #LFC wishes George good luck at his new club. 🙌https://t.co/IlThjYknpi— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 7, 20195 months ago7th August 2019JacksonJurgen Klopp has heaped praise on ‘sensational young player’ Ki-Jana Hoever. Hoever, 17, signed a new long-term Anfield contract last week and celebrated it with a solid display in a victory over Lyon in a pre-season match. He also made an appearance for the Reds during an FA Cup match in January when he was 16 and is the youngest player to represent the club in the competition. Klopp told liverpoolfc.com: “Ki-Jana is a wonderful kid and a sensational young player who can learn so much. Especially in the Napoli game when he came on, on the left side, it was maybe his best 15 minutes in the pre-season.“You can from time to time, especially the physical demands were really heavy for him to take. “You forget so quickly these boys are so young. He’s still 17, it’s just crazy. But everything will be fine, he’s a fantastic footballer and I’m really happy that we have him for longer.”5 months ago7th August 2019JacksonLiverpool defender Nat Phillips has signed a new long-term contract with the club before joining Stuttgart on loan.The centre-back joins the German second tier side for the 2019/20 campaign and becomes the latest departure after Harry Wilson and Taiwo Awoniyi’s temporary exits were confirmed on Tuesday.Phillips was part of the club’s tour of the United States last month, however, the signing of Dutch youngster Sepp van den Berg has bolstered Liverpool’s defence. FirstPrev1 of 32NextLast5 months ago8th August 2019JacksonOvie Ejaria has joined Championship club on a season-long loan with the move to become permanent next summer. 5 months ago8th August 2019JacksonJurgen Klopp responds to questions on whether he was offered Philippe Coutinho this summer. The Liverpool boss said: “No answer, I don’t make big comments on these things. “And it’s not really likely we will do (any business) – if you want more excitement go to Everton!” 5 months ago8th August 2019JakeLiverpool legend John Barnes says Manchester City, Liverpool or Leicester should sign Ajax star Hakim Ziyech. The winger caught the eye of several clubs following a series of impressive displays for the Dutch champions last season.“I think (Hakim) Ziyech, the Moroccan at Ajax would be a great signing for the Premier League,” Barnes told bonuscodebets. “I think he could do very well here.”READ MORE5 months ago8th August 2019JacksonFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson is set to move to Manchester City on a season-long loan. City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to add some experience to his squad for the season ahead. And Carson’s current club Derby are happy to see the ex-England international spend the twilight of his career with the Premier League champions. Carson moved to Liverpool from Leeds in 2005 but never made an impact on the Reds’ first-team and eventually left to join West Brom in 2008. 5 months ago8th August 2019JakeOvie Ejaria could leave Liverpool on a permanent deal today. The midfielder, who has not played for the Reds since January 2017, has had loan spells with Sunderland, Rangers and Reading. And The Reading Chronicle claim the Royals are considering making a permanent move for Ejaria.The 21-year-old only signed a long-term contract with Liverpool last summer.5 months ago8th August 2019MarcLatest from talkSPORT sources:– Nketiah agrees to join #LUFC– Luiz arrives for Arsenal medical– Coutinho only wants #LFC move– Austin in talks with #WBAStay tuned to @talkSPORT throughout #DeadlineDay for all the transfer latest.📻 Listen → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/MfwEEvUaO4— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 8, 20195 months ago8th August 2019MarcBREAKING: Philippe Coutinho’s loan move to Tottenham is now fully dead.Coutinho would only consider joining Liverpool if he came back to England.📻 Listen → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/EnldAM4D1j— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 8, 20195 months ago8th August 2019MarcSimon Mignolet has hailed Liverpool as the biggest club in world football after bringing his Anfield career to an end.Asked what Liverpool will mean to him, the Belgian goalkeeper said: “What it means to me is that it’s a big family. It’s a big club in the world, the biggest thing that always struck me the most is when you go abroad and see how the club is being followed. “Not only with the performances on the pitch but also the connection around it, the support it gets, the following it gets. “I don’t think there is a bigger club in the world than that, where the fans are so passionate about being a Red, about following Liverpool and about treasuring Anfield. “I think that’s where Liverpool is very big and it was a big honour to represent this club and I will always treasure that.” “Just stay who you are.”@SMignolet returned to Melwood to say farewell to colleagues and friends at our training ground today 🙌— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 7, 20195 months ago7th August 2019JacksonXherdan Shaqiri also rejected a ‘lucrative offer’ this summer to play in China.Swiss outlet Blick have also reported that a Chinese club tabled a “lucrative offer” to sign Shaqiri, but the 27-year-old has decided to turn down a big-money move to the Far East.The transfer window in England closes at 5pm on Thursday. 5 months ago7th August 2019JacksonJournalist James Pearce has poured cold water on speculation linking Xherdan Shaqiri with a move to Monaco, however. Pearce, who has recently become LFC reporter for The Athletic UK, says he’s been told Liverpool will not be offloading Shaqiri this summer. He tweeted: “Some speculation today about Shaqiri’s future but been told there’s zero chance of lfc offloading him.” 5 months ago7th August 2019JacksonSimon Mignolet has given one last farewell to Liverpool fans. The goalkeeper spent six years at Anfield before moving to Belgian side Club Brugge at the weekend and had one last message to the Kopites. At today’s official unveiling of the impressive @trentaa98 mural commissioned by @TheAnfieldWrap. Just a Trent cross-field pass from the stadium. #LFC pic.twitter.com/MPhmIvDvd3— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 8, 20195 months ago8th August 2019JacksonJurgen Klopp is ‘very positive’ about the introduction of VAR for the new Premier League season. Video assistant referees will be available in the league throughout the 2019/20 campaign. Liverpool get their campaign under way when they host Norwich on Friday night and Klopp has welcomed the introduction of the new technology to the game. He said: “It was good, it was really good when they showed us the process pretty much. “It looks really interesting and it looks safe, as much as you can be safe when human beings are involved. That’s how it is. But a lot of things will be clear; I think with offside we will not have a lot of problems because that will be extremely clear and all the other things are still interpretation, but that’s normal. I saw it can be pretty quick in the decision-making.“I’ve followed it now for two years in Germany, it was not the easiest start but now it has kind of settled and now you have discussions about other things after the game, but still have the discussions about decisions obviously. So football will not miss anything.“And in the stadium I think it will be fine. Yes, there are moments when a team is celebrating and somebody is telling them it was a bit too early, but these things are part of the deal. Apart from that, I’m very positive about it.”5 months ago8th August 2019JacksonJurgen Klopp says he’s expecting a lot from Naby Keita this season. The midfielder has struggled to fully establish himself at Liverpool and last season was a campagn disrupted by injury. But Klopp is backing Keita to have a better time of it in 2019/20. Klopp said: “You could see already that he’s much more settled in the team: completely different body language and everything is different. “It was ups and downs last year, still he is building 100 per cent fitness. “It’s good, I was really happy with how the influence of Shaq, Naby and Adam was; we expect a lot and he expects a lot and rightly so.” 5 months ago8th August 2019JakeJurgen Klopp has confirmed Sadio Mane ‘could’ be ready to play in Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Norwich on Friday. The 27-year-old was one of the club’s late returns in the summer due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal.Klopp said: “He looks fit. [Thursday] was the first session with the team. He looks absolutely okay. Yes, he’s an option. We will see.”center_img 5 months ago8th August 2019MarcPhilippe Coutinho would only consider spending time on loan at Liverpool, talkSPORT understands.As reported earlier in the week, four Premier League clubs – Tottenham, Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool – were keen on bringing the midfielder to England as Barca agreed to let him leave.However, he rejected the chance to join Spurs, while Man United would prove to be a tricky deal considering his Anfield past and Arsenal are well stocked in midfield. Ovie Ejaria has today completed a season-long loan switch to @ReadingFC with an agreement for the move to become permanent next summer.Everybody at #LFC wishes Ovie the best of luck in his future career 🙌— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 8, 20195 months ago8th August 2019JacksonFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson has completed his season-long loan deal top Manchester City. ✍️ We are delighted to have signed Scott Carson from Derby County on a year-long loan deal.Welcome, Scott! 💙🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/XOAbPJqpTP— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 8, 20195 months ago8th August 2019JacksonTHE TRANSFER WINDOW HAS CLOSED.A quiet Deadline Day for Liverpool, a quiet transfer window for Liverpool.Just the three signings this summer with Sepp van den Berg, Harvey Elliott and Adrian moving to Anfield. Liverpool’s focus will now be on their first Premier League game of the season, where they entertain Norwich on Friday night. 5 months ago8th August 2019JacksonFive Liverpool players have been nominated for positional awards at last season’s Champions League. The Reds won the competition after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the final. And five of their players are in contention to win individual accolades. They are: Alisson Becker (Goalkeeper), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk (Defenders), Jordan Henderson (Midfielder) and Sadio Mane (Forward). You can see the full shortlist for each award by clicking HERE. 5 months ago8th August 2019JacksonA mural of Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has been unveiled on a road near their home of Anfield. Alexander-Arnold made his competitive debut for the Reds’ first-team in October 2016 and is now their first choice right-back. He played a huge part in helping Liverpool win the Champions League last season. And local lad Alexander-Arnold has been honoured with this mural on Sybil Road, which is a five-minute walk from Liverpool’s home ground. Nathaniel Phillips has today signed a new long-term contract with #LFC and immediately joined @VfB on a season’s loan.Good luck for the season ahead, Nat 👊https://t.co/q3hB3IFj6l— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 7, 20195 months ago7th August 2019JacksonJoe Gomez credits the Liverpool supporters for helping them go unbeaten at home in the Premier League for two seasons. Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t lost a match at Anfield in the Premier League since April 2017 and kick off their 2019/20 campaign at home to Norwich on Friday night. Speaking to liverpoolfc.com about the club’s impeccable home record, Gomez said: “It’s weird, it’s sort of just flown in the sense that you don’t really take it in.“I think you just see each game as that individual game. But when you look back at that stat, it’s special.“I think it’s a credit to the supporters. The atmosphere they set makes it very difficult for people to come to Anfield.“Hopefully it’s something we can continue. If we do that this year, I’m sure we’ll be in a good place. Obviously [Norwich] will be the first time back since Madrid. It’s always special playing at Anfield, I think that’s one of massive pluses at being at this club.“We know how much of a historic place it is and how good the atmosphere is. All the lads are looking forward to it.”5 months ago7th August 2019JacksonPhilippe Coutinho will turn down a loan move to Tottenham, talkSPORT sources understand. Former Liverpool star Coutinho has struggled for form since completing his mega money move to Barcelona in January 2018. In a bid to help him get his confidence back, Barca appear happy to let Coutinho go elsewhere on loan. Liverpool have been linked with him as have Arsenal and Tottenham in recent days but talkSPORT understands that the Brazilian will not be joining Mauricio Pochettino’s side. BREAKING: Philippe Coutinho set to turn down a deal to join Tottenham on-loan.– talkSPORT sources understand.Tune in for more big transfer news.📻 Listen → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/vgvhV5yoc9— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 7, 2019FirstPrev1 of 32NextLastlast_img read more

Africa helicopter service hub for SA

first_img25 September 2012South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel and Russian Helicopters, a leading international designer and manufacturer of helicopters, have signed an agreement to create a helicopter servicing hub for sub-Saharan Africa.The agreement was signed at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria last week.Through the agreement, Denel Aviation, a division of Denel, is now the only company in sub-Saharan Africa accredited to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for models produced by Russian Helicopters.Speaking at the signing ceremony, Denel chief executive Riaz Saloojee said the agreement would significantly expand the company’s business in Africa and strengthen its position as the premier provider of MRO services on the continent.Sub-Saharan maintenance hubDenel Aviation CEO Mike Kgobe said Denel’s objective was to become the maintenance hub for most of the modern commercial and military aircraft operating in sub-Saharan Africa.“The agreement represents the culmination of a long-standing partnership between the two companies,” Kgobe said.Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said civil aviation was a high-growth market in Africa, and that Russian Helicopters was well positioned to be a market leader on the continent for years to come.“We see great potential for our helicopters in countries across Africa, and are delighted to be working with Denel Aviation to provide a complete customer care programme for our clients on the continent,” Petrov said.Skills transferFrom October, Denel Aviation technical staff will attend an intensive training programme on the latest Russian Helicopters technology and procedures in the eastern Siberian city of Novosibirsk.This will mean that teams of Denel Aviation engineers and technicians will be deployable at short notice to perform emergency repair work on helicopters across the continent.For deeper-level MRO work, the aircraft will be transported to the company’s facilities close to OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.“Our knowledge of the African geography and climatic conditions, and the track record of our products that have been extensively deployed in operational conditions, make us a logical partner of choice to the military and civilian markets on the continent,” Kgobe said.Russian Helicopters manufactures an extensive line-up of versatile and resilient helicopters for purposes ranging from cargo and passenger transport to medevac and search-and-rescue missions, fire-fighting, corporate transportation and offshore in the oil and gas sector.Russian Helicopters has been sole vendor of Russian-built civilian helicopters to foreign clients since consolidation of the country’s helicopter manufacturing sector was completed in 2010.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

How to Fix Yahoo!: Building a Yahoo! Platform

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market 1. An Open APIWhen it comes to developer APIs, Yahoo! is at the forefront. According to ProgrammableWeb, Yahoo! ties with Google for having the most APIs (25), which is why it boggles my mind that they don’t have one for My Yahoo! the way Google does for iGoogle, or Facebook, or Pageflakes, or Netvibes do. Even more amazing, Yahoo! actually already has a widgets API, it’s just focused in the wrong direction: on the desktop instead of toward their own web platform.“The bottom line is, if we expect you to make My Yahoo! your home on the Web, then we need to deliver the content that‚Äôs important to your life. Hence we‚Äôre working around the clock to add more and more relevant modules to choose from.” — My Yahoo! Team, June 2007The best way to add more relevant modules is to open the platform to anyone. Why have a team of people adding only “official” modules and working from a limited perspective when you could have thousands of developers doing the work for you for free? Look at the explosion of applications on Facebook’s platform as an example of how well this works. Right now there are over 2300 apps on Facebook, created in just the first two full months of the platform, and that is about 500 more than there were 12 days ago.Sure not all of those apps will be great, and many of them will likely be downright awful. But the chances of adding applications that are useful to your users and will potentially attract new ones greatly increases when you open up your platform. Further, it is now your users, rather than a small team of paid employees, who are deciding which applications are useful to them. Yahoo! could still retain editorial control by approving applications before adding them to the site, or by featuring modules vetted by the editorial staff.Certainly for a content company like Yahoo!, opening up their platform might seem like giving their competitors a way to leech users away from their own content, but in reality the opposite it a true. It actually means giving users access to competitor content while keeping them on your site, which is a net positive.2. Richer ApplicationsCurrently most My Yahoo! modules are one-way, meaning that they give you information but you don’t really interact with them. I can get my email via a My Yahoo! module, but I can’t compose and send or even read a full email without leaving the My Yahoo! page. Some widgets have basic input functions — like the reference or stock quote widgets — but query results are still returned on a separate page, rather than inside the widget.iGoogle’s YouTube app can play videos directly in the app.For My Yahoo! to be taken seriously as a platform and compete with Facebook and iGoogle, they’ll need to support richer applications. That means applications that can be interacted with on the page, such as a dictionary app that loads the definition I am after without sending me away from my My Yahoo! page, or a Games application that lets me load a game of Literati right inside my start page, or a Flickr app that lets me upload photos and manage my galleries without actually visiting Flickr.One of the reasons people get so excited about Facebook and other burgeoning web platforms is that there exists the potential for nearly any sort of application. With the right apps, Facebook could theoretically become a one stop shop for web surfers to consume information and perform tasks. Support for richer applications would put Yahoo! in the mix for creating the web platform that demands the most of your attention.3. Make the Platform Social This is probably the last step Yahoo! should take when building their web platform. Richard and I have both talked about turning start pages into social networks (here and here), and this is certainly where I see these companies going. As Richard said, it seems to be almost a natural evolution — once you have the users, why not allow them to interact? But Yahoo! needs to focus on building out their platform for developers before turning it into a social network.It’s no secret that Yahoo! has long wanted a social network. There was their famous failed attempt to buy Facebook last fall, and they have since been linked with bebo as well. When Yahoo! launched the beta of their new My Yahoo! service last March, they hinted at the prospect of making their start page property more social, so it is possible they already have plans to do so.I think growing a social network around their platform makes more sense than purchasing one. My Yahoo! already has 50 million users (by December 2006 numbers) — or a lot more than Facebook. Since we’re already using My Yahoo! to tie Yahoo!’s services together and already want it to be the hub for the Yahoo! universe and the web at large, it makes sense to build in a social network, rather than purchase one from the outside and go through the headache of figuring out how to get it integrated.ConclusionCertainly the Yahoo! platform won’t fix Yahoo! by itself, but I think it should be a major part of their plans going forward. Turning My Yahoo! into an open platform for rich internet applications does two things: 1. it can unify Yahoo!’s services under one umbrella — something they have long struggled to do, and 2. it adds utility for users and gives them less reason to leave Yahoo!, and the longer people stay on the page, the more likely they are to start using Yahoo! for search.I think Yahoo! is actually in a better position to create a winning platform than Google is right now. Their start page is already established and has an enormous user base, they have a rich developer culture built around their other APIs and they can seed their platform with some of the best content on the web.What do you think of my proposed idea to turn My Yahoo! into a platform? Do you use My Yahoo! now? Would you if it was the platform I envision? Would that be a step in the right direction for Yahoo!? Leave your thoughts below. josh catone 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As part of our focus on Yahoo!’s next 100 days this week, I am going to dive into how I would go about fixing the company. Or at least starting along that path. According to comScore, Yahoo! is the 3rd most visited collection of web properties worldwide (trailing only Google and Microsoft), reaching about 61% of the global web audience. In the US, the company’s websites are still #1, and actually have a broader ad reach then Google domestically. Yet Yahoo!’s total revenues for the first six months of 2007 were less than Google’s revenue for just the last quarter.Though that serves as a table setter for the problems at Yahoo!, I won’t get into financials in this article, as that is not my forte. Instead I will focus on what can be done to create a more useful and meaningful Yahoo! for users, one that can keep people on the site and drive them to use their search engine. Remember that Google controls ~50% of the search market share and pay-per-click text ads on search results drive a significant portion of their revenue — search share is very important to Yahoo!The Platform is the Killer AppThe killer app on the web is the platform. We’ve talked about this before on this blog in terms of social networks and AJAX start pages, and software like Google Gears, the Adobe Integrated Runtime, and the Dojo Offline Toolkit that let developers take the web out of their web apps and have added credence to the idea that the platform of the future is the Internet. Social networking darling Facebook has realized the power of the platform, which is part of the reason for all the hype, so have start pages like Pageflakes and Netvibes, who are building sophisticated (and increasingly more social) web platforms for developers. These platforms are beneficial for users because, like a desktop operating system, they allow people to aggregate the applications they use in one, central, organized location for quick access. For developers, platforms are a central location to launch new applications to the greatest number of people. For these reasons, the platform itself becomes the web’s killer app.One need look no further than this year’s hottest gadget, the iPhone to see how beneficial a strong platform can be for a service or product. While Apple didn’t provide a platform for developers in the true sense of the word, the number of iPhone-specific web apps that have been developed for the phone grows daily. These applications extend the functionality of the device and add value to users at no cost to Apple. Often, it is third party applications on a platform that attract new users or retain existing ones.Building a Yahoo! PlatformYahoo! needs to realize that the web platform is getting more and more important. Google already has, and is building a platform around their start page, iGoogle, by encouraging developers to build “gadgets” specifically for it. For Yahoo!, a platform can unify their services — which right now are scattered — and add utility to their page that will keep users there long enough to conduct searches. Yahoo! controls some of the hottest and most useful properties on the web, but has not figured out how to tie them together. They’ve started to bring some of their acquisitions under the single Yahoo! sign-on umbrella, but that still doesn’t bring my del.icio.us links, my Flickr photos and my fantasy sports team management to one central location.The good news for Yahoo! is that they already have a property just waiting to be turned into a full fledged platform: My Yahoo!My Yahoo! is one of the oldest and most popular start pages on the Internet (I’ve used it since 1999), visited by about 50 million people monthly. The path toward a Yahoo! platform begins with My Yahoo!, which has been undergoing a major update via their new beta site. Many of the changes the My Yahoo! beta showcases are good: drag and drop page organization, more customization tools, multiple pages, and the ability to create a module out of any RSS feed are all great features. Yahoo! has also wisely begun to utilize their start page as a way to tie their various services together — for example, I can add a static module for my del.icio.us bookmarks or my Flickr images. But there is still a lot more they need to do. Below I will outline three things I think they need to do to compete with the other fledgling platforms on the web. Tags:#Analysis#web last_img read more

What Happens If You Get Caught Shoplifting? Well, It Varies.

first_imgShoplifting and larceny crimes cost retailers billions of dollars each year. Beyond the cost of the stolen merchandise, retail organizations must also consider costs hidden in processing the incident, following up with court proceedings, managing surveillance and security technologies, and dealing with lost sales and out-of-stocks.However, retailers have tools at their discretion to deal with these hefty losses. So what happens if a shoplifter gets caught shoplifting in 2019? What’s the standard process? It turns out the response to shoplifting has changed over the years, and retailers are continually debating the best way to handle the problem. There isn’t a single straightforward response to address all situations.Specific examples of the ways in which retailers today respond to criminal behavior are found throughout a feature article by Walter E. Palmer, CFI, CFE, and Jacque Brittain, LPC, who produced the piece for the January-February 2019 issue of LP Magazine. In the article, Palmer and Brittain talk about the way law enforcement reactions to shoplifting incidents have changed over the years:- Sponsor – In some instances, businesses have been threatened with fines or the intent to declare the retailer as a public nuisance due to the frequency of police calls made to deal with shoplifting and other criminal incidents. In other situations, police have asserted that they will not respond to theft incidents under a predetermined dollar amount. There are even those jurisdictions that have announced they simply won’t respond to shoplifting incidents at all, believing that police resources are better spent by focusing on “more serious crimes” other than those that cost retail companies tens of billions of dollars each and every year.For example, in March 2018, Chief Erika Shields of the Atlanta Police Department announced that officers will no longer be responding to shoplifting calls at department stores. “You can only do so much,” said Chief Shields. “We are going to change how we handle shoplifting calls, and primarily, for the most part, we will not be responding to them. Every time we make a shoplifting arrest, that officer is out of service for sixty to ninety minutes. It’s not acceptable.”The authors go on to discuss decriminalization and the recent reductions in sanctions for larceny, and what those decisions have meant to retailers throughout the United States. The article also touches on ramifications of the opioid epidemic and possibilities for alternative solutions that, ideally, will deter others when they see the reality of what happens if you get caught shoplifting. Check out the full article, “Shoplifting Response, Reaction, and Recourse,” to learn more.For more great LP content, visit the Table of Contents for theJanuary–February 2019 issue or register for a FREE print or digital subscription to the magazine. [Note: if you’re already a logged-in subscriber, the previous link will take you to the current issue instead.] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Coming Soon: Pen Apps for HTC’s Flyer?

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The first thing I discovered when using the pen is that my handwriting is terrible. I mean really, really bad. Even illegible, in some cases. I often struggle with this problem during interviews where pen and paper are required, but with the tablet, it’s worse. Plus, for some reason, I’d often accidentally launch the keyboard and pen palette with my wrist when I went to write. The palette, which offers various pen options like felt-tip, ballpoint, pencil, etc. pops up on the right-side the screen. HTC says that “palm rejection” only works when the stylus touches the screen prior to the palm and/or wrist. There may be times when the pen isn’t touching the screen, which can cause accidental touches, I’m told. It seems the “wrist sensitivity” here needs work, but there’s currently not a setting where you can adjust this.That said, what’s most attractive about this pen-input system is that the Flyer offers deep integration with the note-taking and archiving service Evernote. Within HTC’s Notes app, the scribbles and notes you make can be synced with your Evernote account, allowing you to keep online digital archives of your tablet’s digital notebook. If you’re an Evernote addict, you’re going to love it, assuming you don’t run into the same troubles I did.The Notes app also offers other nifty options, like the ability to record audio while you’re jotting down notes. Great for interviews and meetings, sure, but maybe not so great for students, where a notebook with a full keyboard probably makes more sense. The HTC Flyer is a newer 7-inch Android-based tablet, which distinguishes itself by offering a unique feature: pen-based input. Not a stylus, you understand, a pen. While a stylus is essentially a stick that lets you press areas of a touch-sensitive screen in order to navigate through the software, the Flyer’s pen is for real-world tasks like drawing, writing or scribbling on top of photos. It is an optional augmentation to touch, not a replacement.With the upcoming launch of HTC’s recently announced OpenSense SDK, developers will have an opportunity to build apps that take advantage of the pen’s functionality. But should they?The Pen Experience on the HTC Flyer The question is: should developers dedicate their arguably limited resources to a niche product? That’s a harder question to answer. HTC does have the largest group of developers outside of Google itself, according to CEO Peter Chou, and it has gone on record as feeling “very good” about the Flyer’s initial sales, whatever that means. Plus, those who do choose to create specialized apps will probably receive special attention, both from HTC and the tablet’s early adopters.But, at the end of the day, developers would be looking at a very narrow market, in terms of Android tablets, as well as all tablets and all of mobile. Even within the Flyer’s own market, not all customers will buy the optional $80 pen. That’s a small, small market.There’s also a deeper question here: does the future of mobile computing have room for the pen, or is everything going to be redesigned for touch? Tags:#Android#apps#mobile sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Another feature, which doesn’t have an accompanying application icon, making it somewhat hidden to new users, is Scribbles. To use this app, you tap the screen with your pen in order to draw on a photo of what’s on your screen. There will be plenty of scenarios where this sort of thing will be useful, but each one of them is serving a niche use case, not an overall consumer need. For example, developers could circle and annotate parts of their app’s design that need work, bloggers could mark up photos with notes a la Perez Hilton, you could customize a map with more personalized directions and landmarks instead of just emailing a link, you could make silly captions on friends’ photos before posting to Facebook, and so on. It’s a fun feature, but is it enough of one to convince users to get a Flyer, and not an iPad 2? Doubtful.Finally, the Flyer also includes a Reader app which is powered by Kobo. It’s handy to be able to take notes in these books or, using a special button on the pen, highlight parts of the text, but there’s not an option for importing open formats, including PDFs, which makes it sort of a non-starter for students. HTC says there are no plans to add more formats, either. Also, the pen doesn’t work in other book reading apps, like Amazon’s Kindle.Developers: Build for Pens?Soon, HTC will launch its OpenSense SDK for developers, allowing them to build applications that specifically take advantage of the pen functionality supported in the Flyer. Here’s where things could get interesting. Developers could write a note-taking app that outperforms HTC’s own, for example. There are numerous opportunities to build apps for artists, thanks to the variety of brushes and pen tips available by default in the Flyer.You could also imagine apps targeted towards kids, like digital coloring books or e-learning games (Circle the right answer!). Related Posts last_img read more

Dinosaur eggs came in many colors—just like birds’

first_img By John PickrellOct. 31, 2018 , 2:00 PM Can you pick out the dinosaur egg? It’s the textured gray fossil on the far right, surrounded by (clockwise from bottom right) a green cassowary egg, a blue-gray emu egg, and a white alligator egg. Small corvid eggs surround the larger eggs. Dinosaur eggs came in many colors—just like birds’ Jasmina Wiemann Bird eggs have been admired since ancient times for their many hues and patterns, from the vivid blue of American robin eggs to the deep green-black of emu eggs. Now, a study shows these colors and markings are even older than we thought—they may have graced dinosaur eggs some 150 million years ago or more.“[This] is a true discovery,” says Mark Hauber, an ornithologist who studies the evolution of bird eggs and brooding behaviors at the University of Illinois in Urbana and was not involved in the research. Until now, most experts thought colored eggs evolved more recently, in various groups of modern birds, and that the earliest birds laid pure white eggs like crocodiles, he says.Research in the past few decades has shown many traits once thought to define modern birds, including feathers, wishbones, brooding behaviors, avian-style lungs, and hollow skeletons, evolved first in their dinosaur forebears. And last year, molecular paleobiologist Jasmina Wiemann of Yale University published the first evidence of dinosaur egg coloration, using chemical analysis to detect two pigments—blue-green biliverdin and red-brown protoporphyrin—in the eggs of a 70-million-year-old parrot-beaked oviraptorosaur called Heyuannia from China.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To find out whether colored dinosaur eggs shared an evolutionary origin with those of birds, Wiemann and her colleagues amassed well-preserved fragments of fossil eggshell from 15 Cretaceous era dinosaurs and extinct birds, as well as eggshell from living chickens, terns, emus, and alligators. Instead of using the chemical analysis they developed for the 2017 study, which required grinding up fossil specimens, they turned to an innovative technique for studying fossils: something called Raman microspectroscopy. The method requires no destruction of fossils, instead bouncing a laser off the surface of the eggshells to betray their molecular makeup, including whether they carried traces of the two pigments known to color modern eggshells.The team found fossil eggs of many colors and speckling patterns. A relative of Velociraptor called Deinonychus laid eggs with blue-green color; the lightly built carnivorous troodontids had eggshells of blue-green, beige, or white; and the eggs of the Chinese oviraptorosaur Heyuannia previously tested were deep blue-green. Maps of protoporphyrin accumulation across the surface of many of the eggs, including Deinonychus and some troodontids revealed darker speckling patterns on top of the background color.As the researchers write today in Nature, the fact that they found colored eggs in so many carnivorous theropod dinosaurs that are closely related to birds—and exactly the same method of eggshell pigmentation—means colored eggs evolved “deep within the dinosaur tree and long before the spectacular radiation of modern birds,” likely more than 150 million years ago.Tinted shells probably camouflaged dinosaur eggs from predators, as do the shells of today’s birds, whereas distinctive speckling patterns may have helped parents distinguish their own eggs from those of cuckoolike dinosaurian nest parasites, Wiemann says. Birds with white eggs today, such as ostriches, parrots, and some domestic chickens, must have later lost the trait of coloring their eggs through evolution, she says.Traditionally, dinosaurs were thought of as reptilian-style breeders that dumped their eggs and left. But because egg color in birds is associated with complex nesting behaviors, this—along with existing fossil evidence—signals such advanced parental care may have also taken place among dinosaurs. Egg coloration as camouflage likely evolved soon after dinosaurs switched from burying their eggs to building open nests, Weimann adds, because from that point on, they needed to hide them from predators.No hint of pigment was detected in the eggs of several herbivorous long-necked sauropods or a duck-billed dinosaur Maiasaura, suggesting these species—which are on more distant branches of the dinosaur family tree—had white eggs that they buried in the ground like modern-day turtles.David Varricchio, who studies dinosaur reproduction and brooding at Montana State University in Bozeman, says that because the authors used a novel technique, others will want to test its veracity. But, he says, the fact that we are even beginning to discuss the color of eggs more than 66 million years old is “pretty dang amazing.”Wiemann plans to increase the dinosaur sample size to see whether she can pin down exactly where and when within the carnivorous theropod group of dinosaurs (which also includes birds) colored eggshells first evolved, and what color came first. Given the analytical methods from other scientific disciplines now available for work on fossils, “It’s an amazing time to be a paleontologist,” she says.last_img read more

Physicists create a quantum refrigerator that cools with an absence of light

first_imgThis new device shows that an LED can cool other tiny objects. Physicists create a quantum refrigerator that cools with an absence of light For decades, atomic physicists have used laser light to slow atoms zinging around in a gas, cooling them to just above absolute zero to study their weird quantum properties. Now, a team of scientists has managed to similarly cool an object—but with the absence of light rather than its presence. The technique, which has never before been experimentally shown, might someday be used to chill the components in microelectronics.In an ordinary laser cooling experiment, physicists shine laser light from opposite directions—up, down, left, right, front, back—on a puff of gas such as rubidium. They tune the lasers precisely, so that if an atom moves toward one of them, it absorbs a photon and gets a gentle push back toward the center. Set it up just right and the light saps away the atoms’ kinetic energy, cooling the gas to a very low temperature.But Pramod Reddy, an applied physicist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, wanted to try cooling without the special properties of laser light. He and colleagues started with a widget made of semiconducting material commonly found in video screens—a light-emitting diode (LED). An LED exploits a quantum mechanical effect to turn electrical energy into light. Roughly speaking, the LED acts like a little ramp for electrons. Apply a voltage in the right direction and it pushes electrons up and over the ramp, like kids on skateboards. 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In fact, reversing the voltage also suppresses the device’s infrared radiation—the broad spectrum of light (including heat) that you see when you look at a hot object through night vision goggles.That effectively makes the device colder—and it means the little thing can work like a microscopic refrigerator, Reddy says. All that’s necessary is to put it close enough to another tiny object, he says. “If you take a hot object and a cold object … you can have a radiative exchange of heat,” Reddy says. To prove that they could use an LED to cool, the scientists placed one just tens of nanometers—the width of a couple hundred atoms—away from a heat-measuring device called a calorimeter. That was close enough to increase the transfer of photons between the two objects, due to a process called quantum tunneling. Essentially, the gap was so small that photons could sometimes hop over it.The cooler LED absorbed more photons from the calorimeter than it gave back to it, wicking heat away from the calorimeter and lowering its temperature by a ten-thousandth of a degree Celsius, Reddy and colleagues report this week in Nature. That’s a small change, but given the tiny size of the LED, it equals an energy flux of 6 watts per square meter. For comparison, the sun provides about 1000 watts per square meter. Reddy and his colleagues believe they could someday increase the cooling flux up to that strength by reducing the gap size and siphoning away the heat that builds up in the LED.The technique probably won’t replace traditional refrigeration techniques or be able to cool materials below temperatures of about 60 K. But it has the potential to someday be used for cooling microelectronics, according to Shanhui Fan, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, who was not involved with the work. In earlier work, Fan used computer modeling to predict that an LED could have a sizeable cooling effect if placed nanometers from another object. Now, he said, Reddy and his team have realized that idea experimentally. Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing By Daniel GaristoFeb. 14, 2019 , 3:50 PMlast_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Stories of the Week: Media Relations Isn’t Dead

first_img Author: PR Squared InboundMarketing.com really hit home for me.  In a time when we’re constantly reminded of the pending death of newspapers due to the increasingly powerful Web, PR guru Todd Defren Lesson: 1. Translations for Facebook Connect Brand evangelists have surprising potential. Todd Defren Google Sidewiki Influential Marketing Blog Twitter Marketing: It’s More Like Email Than You Think because of the Internet; in addition, with all the biased clutter found on the Web, it’s no wonder that traditional news outlets are still seen as the most reliable editorial source.  Therefore, to get that coverage from credible media like the The Vizion Blog Speaking of the clutter on the Web, what if there were someone whose sole job responsibility was to sort through and uncover the best and most worthy content?  Rohit discusses this role and what it would entail, calling it “Content Curator,” or someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online.  Think Lesson: How to Claim Your Website’s Google Sidewiki Apply traditional marketing tactics to the new ways of the Web. 2. , which can be used to translate websites into any of the languages Facebook supports.  Barb’s short article describes the tool, based on the same solution Facebook itself employed to translate its site, which recruited volunteers to help translate the site into more than 65 languages.  The tool will display content in a visitor’s native language if they log in using Facebook Connect.  This of course means that potentially all websites can be translated into Manifesto For The Content Curator: The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future? Author: of of pulls us back down to earth to show us that, despite what you may think, media relations shouldn’t be dying along with it.  In fact, among the pile of biased content littering the blogosphere, traditional news outlets still stand out as the most faithful, unbiased sources, proving that we should focus on media relations now more than ever before. ‘s Pirate language Author: of Successful techniques from one tool may work for another. Mainstream Media Relations: More Important Than Ever inbound marketing kit You may have to sift through the clutter to find quality content. 3. Author: Download our Bill Hartzer Zephrin Laskercenter_img Originally published Oct 2, 2009 7:05:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 Take advantage of new technologies, and don’t get left out of the conversation (especially if it’s happening on your own site). Barb Dybwad BusinessWeek By claiming your Google Sidewiki space, website owners ensure their own comments appear at the top of all other comments.  Website owners can use this space to promote their site, direct visitors to important pages, and make sure they’re aware of what others are saying about their site.  Although only users who download the wiki will see the comments, Bill suggests it as another way to join the conversation.   Lesson: but on a much broader scale.  , Todd advises us to keep nurturing those media relationships! . Lesson: .  I’m a fan. Mashable Alltop Guy Kawasaki As a public relations professional, this week’s top story on Learn more about inbound marketing and how to combine blogging, SEO and social media for results. By some estimates, in just a few years we will reach a point where all the information on the Internet will double every 72 hours.  Does this role already exist in some places, and do we need it? 4.  Advertising Age Photo by Annie Mole Inbound Marketing Kit is here, and Bill Hartzer gives you step by step instructions on how to claim yours and why it’s an important thing to do.  The Sidewiki is an add-on to the Google toolbar that allows any Web user who downloads it to make comments on any website; the comments are then viewable to anyone else who visits the site and has downloaded the Sidewiki.  Lesson: or of NY Times With its new $100 million funding under its belt, Twitter must justify its worth by leveraging the data it knows and translating it into real results and revenue for marketers.  Zephrin’s article makes suggestions to Twitter about how to attract advertisers, primarily by capitalizing on lessons learned from email marketing. Zephrin’s thought is that email-like capabilities — such as the ability to segment audiences, access dynamic reporting, test and optimize campaigns in real time, etc. — would be valuable to Twitter advertisers.  If Twitter can deliver on these basic capabilities for marketers, they’ll have no trouble pulling in advertisers’ dollars.  What do you think? Author: 5. To support the thought that media relations shouldn’t be at death’s door, Todd points out that the number of unique visitors to newspaper websites has grown by 15.8% to 65 million in the past year.  While newspapers may be struggling in terms of earning money, their audience is flourishing.  Why?  Stories can now be spread much faster and more easily of The Facebook just announced the release of its new tool for developers,  Rohit Bhargava Don’t start cutting off ties with journalists just yet.  Media relations is alive and kicking! Facebook Releases Free Tool for Translating Your Site Don’t forget to share this post! 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Data: Real-Time Companies Are More Successful

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack In his Check out Scott’s .  As part of his book launch, Scott is giving away a free ebook: Monitor What’s Being Said  . For his book and ebook, Scott conducted research that examined the communications infrastructure and stock price of the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500 list. Scott uncovered an interesting correlation: Companies that participate in real time are more successful. During the period he measured – closing price on December 31, 2009 through closing price on September 3, 2010 (when the book is a successful marketing author and speaker who just launched his latest book, operate in real time were up 2010 year-to-date. went to print) – the stock prices of 67% of companies that operate in real time were up, while only 42% of companies that do ebook , Scott provides examples of how companies have made the transition to the real-time web. Some of the primary steps he outlines include: According to Scott, “Real time means news breaks over minutes, not days. It means ideas percolate, then suddenly and unpredictably go viral to a global audience. It’s when companies develop (or refine) products or services instantly, based on feedback from customers or events in the marketplace. And it’s when businesses see an opportunity and are the first to act on it.” Develop Guidelines and Train Staff   Becoming a Real-Time Company Engage With the Market  Real-Time Marketing and PR not Build a Team Real-time communication is causing organizational changes and is impacting how companies organize staff and implement strategies. In an interview Scott conducted with Coca-Cola, Petro Kacur, senior manager of marketing communications, said, “There has been a convergence and blurring of lines between traditional ‘communications’ and ‘marketing.’ This has changed our view of the communications function and how we engage with our consumers. We are moving from a monologue to a dialogue. In recognition of these growing trends and their impact on our company’s reputation, in March 2009 we formed an office of digital communications and social media. [This office] will help us become even more comfortable and effective in these new spaces.” ebook Real-Time: How Marketing & PR at Speed Drives Measurable Success Originally published Nov 1, 2010 11:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: for a more in-depth look at real-time marketing and PR practices and to learn which companies are winning and losing the real-time battle. What is Real Time? David Meerman Scott Time Management Real-Time Marketing & PRlast_img read more

How to Market Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with David Siteman Garland [Inbound Now #2]

first_imgIn this episode of Inbound Now, we are joined by David Siteman Garland from Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Passion may come from the product itself, it may be from a bigger idea, it may be from the thrill of starting something new, or changing an existing market, or the company itself, but in order to really Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper Sounds Great… Where do I Start? In this episode we discuss: Look for the Underdog Passion is something that you can see and feel in the content that is produced and that One of the best ways to build trust and longevity in a brand is about creating interesting, entertaining, and relevant content. : Non-Boring, Fluff-free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business, Why passion is a key ingredient to content creation A Look Into the Future . passion is contagious Originally published Jan 6, 2011 8:00:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 . Build out these areas of your site and keep building that in-house email list.  Getting your feet wet and creating Knowledge and personality can increase over time but without passion for the content that you are producing, Why emulating big brands might not always be your best bet passion is a KEY component Not to mention the tremendous SEO implications of building out all of those pages of content on your own site. David suggests finding one thing you are good at within the content creation realm and start producing one piece of content a week. (Make sure it’s indexable by Google for SEO credit!) What is Most Important Knowledge, Personality, or Passion for Building Your Business Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper? David’s focus has always on his community and not necessarily about building the “David Siteman Garland” brand. He focuses on creating entertaining useful content for his community and his community responds to that and builds and builds. This has resulted in David being hired time and time again by numerous companies including Google. The importance of having a clean, user-friendly site Don’t look at an entrenched big brand that joined social media “just because”. (I’m talking about you, Oprah.) Housing your content on your own site will ensure that you will be in good shape if something like this were to happen.  . 20% on creating the content and 80% on promoting that content and building those relationships online. Topics: you will fail. and commenting on why you want the book! (* to comment you must “like” the page) Don’t get intimidated by the big guys who are cranking out the content. Start with one small thing that is repeatable. People are not going to tune into your blog or other pieces of your content if they are product focused. Inbound Marketing Video = audio and text. People like to consume content in different ways. Cater to all of them. Remember, Google eats text for breakfast when indexing pages. Product Pushing and the Hard Sell are Out The Rise to the Top Look for people who have done this without a huge budget! Companies that have just emerged and have leveraged “digital smoozing” can teach much better lessons.center_img Hubspotters are extremely passionate about everything inbound marketing and the web! This helps fuel all of the content we produce and grow our community. Where to start when diving into inbound marketing Start building your site and content now! Click here you have to have it! You need a home base to house your own content. Twitter could die tomorrow and “Flitter” could pop up in it’s place leaving you with nothing to show for it. Take ownership of your content and fans today Then, we take a look ahead into whats coming up in 2011 Gauging Online Influence with Jason Keath of Social Fresh Just want to listen? David is a marketer and hustling entrepreneur that runs his own business and show over on RISE and has managed to grow his audience from 0 to over 100,000 raving fans in just under two years. Both the Rise to the Top and a content creation habit are critically important for your success online! Hands down “Content is king, marketing is queen, and your website is your throne.” Enter to win a signed copy of David’s new book: by heading to the Build it and They Will Come . People are programed on schedules and if you set an expectation for your content, you should stick by it. Choose one thing you might want to try and get rolling with it. Do it once a week. More web shows, more podcasts, more “web djs”  “crush it” 37 Signals Inbound Now Fan Page Consistent content is key Repurpose content! David sees many many more businesses becoming media sources.  Moving online relationships to offline in person relationships. Bringing people together!  to building any business through these new social channels.  Content curation will be a rising trend where, within this sea of content, there will be an increasing need in someone out their making sense of it all.  The ins and outs of creating content Emulating big brands may not be the best model. Look at people that are building big things that started with nothing. Past Episodes: Moonlighting to grow a community, there is no shame in that! You don’t have to be Shakespeare to blog or Spielberg to create video. started building their communities of passionate, raving fans before they had a tangible product.  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more