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News Corp Has Finally Had It: Accepting Bids for Myspace

first_imgdan rowinski Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The death knells of the first generation of social media platforms continue. A day after Friendster announced that it would be deleting photos and blog posts from its platform, reports surface that News Corp is selling off Myspace and is starting the bidding at $100 million.News Corp bought the one-time social media titan in 2005 for $580 million and it has been bleeding money for several years. The move by News Corp to accept bids is akin to a sports franchise that tries to trade an underperforming player to get some nominal value before it has to just cut its losses and release him from the team.According to Reuters some of the bids are likely to come from Chinese Internet holding company Tencent; Criterion Capital, which is the owner of social networking site Bebo; and Myspace co-founder Chris De Wolf, among others. Back in February we reported that social networking and gaming platform MocoSpace was interested in Myspace but it looks like not much came out of those talks.Myspace has tried to recreate itself as a gaming, music and entertainment platform. It launched an email platform in July, 2009 that caught some traction but not enough to stop the hemorrhaging. The slow death of Myspace is akin to the transformation that has happened at AOL where the one-time giant service provider has turned into a content platform. Yet, where AOL has been buoyed by legacy money from its service provider days, News Corp has no such source of income from Myspace to fall back on.Twitter passed Myspace in September 2010 as the third most trafficked “social media” site on the Web, according to comScore (even if Twitter is not exactly “social media”). It was said to be working on some “big stealth projects” last August but there has been no real news on what that could be since. Myspace was said to be looking for developers with “killer Ruby on Rails skills and experience with MySQL, NoSQL, Linux, Apache.” The platform did launch Myspace.com/Everything, a hub for celebrity news and gossip, in the meantime. Yet, if that is the major innovation happening at Myspace these days it is no wonder that News Corp finally wants to rid itself of the burden.center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#MySpace#NYT#social networks#web last_img read more


Dera head treated like any other convict: Rohtak Deputy Commissioner

first_imgRohtak Deputy Commissioner Atul Kumar on Saturday said that Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was being treated as an ordinary inmate in Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, and was being provided the same food that is provided to other inmates.With the CBI judge to be flown to Rohtak to pronounce the quantum of sentence in the case, the Deputy Commissioner said that the situation in the district was under control and that the police was prepared to tackle any situation.Appeal to peopleMaking an appeal to the people to not to enter the district without specific or urgent reasons, Mr. Kumar said that barricades have been set up at several places to check every person entering Rohtak and that a Duty Magistrate has also been deputed.If during the check, any person fails to produce proof of identity or specify a sound reason for visiting the district, then he would be taken into custody.The police have so far taken seven persons into custody, he added.As many as 10 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed.Mr. Kumar added that 18 columns of the Army had been requisitioned, and these would soon reach the district and carry out a flag march.Section 144 imposedApart from this, the District Administration, Rohtak, has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), prohibiting assembly of five or more persons and the carrying of firearms and other weapons.The administration has also directed the gram panchayats to deploy youth to carry out ‘thikri pehra’ (a vigil by the community for peace) for maintenance of law and order in their villages.last_img read more


XXX The Return Of Xander Cage: This photo of Ruby Rose and Deepika Padukone is too hot to handle

first_imgDeepika Padukone made headlines after it was announced that the Bajirao Mastani actror will be a part of Vin Diesel’s XXX The Return Of Xander Cage. ALSO READ: Ruby Rose CANNOT stop gushing about PadukoneDeepika Padukone has been praised by her director and co-stars for her humble nature and beauty. Deepika’s co-star Ruby Rose is on a house hunting mission with the Tamasha actor and has shared a picture of the two on her Twitter account. House hunting with @deepikapadukone we found a nice shack with an ocean view. pic.twitter.com/VfBq3gc7Yx Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) March 11, 2016 In this picture, both Ruby Rose and Deepika Padukone look ravishing. While Deepika is seen in black leather shorts and a blank tank top, Ruby sported a military green-coloured jumpsuit.Just yesterday, Orange Is the New Black actor was asked by Deepika’s fan club about what she feels about the Piku actor. Ruby had replied by saying, “Where do I start… She’s so humble, so beautiful. A talented actor and I adore her. You are a fan of a Wonder Woman (sic).” Where do I start… She’s so humble, so beautiful. A talented actor and I adore her. You are a fan of a Wonder Woman https://t.co/eAuHXIouNu Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) March 10, 2016 Apart from Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose and Vin Diesel, XXX The Return Of Xander Cage also stars Samuel L Jackson, Conor McGregor, Jet Li, Tony Jaa and Nina Dobrev in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on January 20, 2017.advertisementlast_img read more


Hostile Anfield atmosphere will motivate Manchester United: Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United will feed off the atmosphere inside Anfield when they visit Liverpool on Saturday and the hostile reception they receive from the home fans will only serve as extra motivation, manager Jose Mourinho has said.United have made a strong start to the Premier League season and are second in the table behind Manchester City on goal difference, but face a tough test at the home of their bitter rivals.Mourinho knows his team cannot expect a warm welcome but is confident they will be equal to the occasion.”This is quite funny for me because when people speak about big atmospheres it looks like we don’t like them,” the Portuguese told a news conference on Friday.”It looks like it is a big problem for us to go to a certain place and to face a big atmosphere. This is what we want. I am surprised that you speak about that in a negative way.”I’m even more surprised when I see former big players speaking about atmospheres like something sinister that worries us. It motivates us.”It’s something that we want. It’s something that if we could have in every match, we would have in every match.”The manager used Barcelona’s La Liga match against Las Palmas on October 1 as an example. Barcelona played the game behind closed doors following clashes between police and voters in Catalonia over a disputed independence referendum.”When Barcelona played against Las Palmas in an empty stadium, do you think the players were happy with that?” Mourinho asked. “Do you think the Las Palmas players wouldn’t prefer to play in a Nou Camp that is full with a great atmosphere?advertisement”We go to play against a big team with a big tradition, in an amazing stadium. We know the fans have huge animosity against Manchester United historically but this is what we want.”So we are very happy in our careers to have one more opportunity to play in these beautiful conditions. It is beautiful to play at Anfield. Beautiful.”United are unbeaten so far this season with six wins and one draw, while Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool are seventh with three wins, three draws and one defeat, and Mourinho said both teams were evenly matched.”I look at them with the potential they have, the quality of their players and the team. It’s a very difficult match for us and I believe they think it is a difficult match for them,” he added.last_img read more


New Video Shows What Started Texas A&M-LSU Fight

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 03: General view as Mississippi State Bulldogs kicks off to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)A new video has surfaced appearing to show what started the post-game fight between Texas A&M and LSU’s football staffs following the Aggies’ crazy overtime victory.The video, acquired by Sports Illustrated, shows the lead up to the post-game fracas in which members of both staffs went at it.From SI.com:Sports Illustrated obtained an eight-second video clip of footage shot in the immediate aftermath of last Saturday’s thriller in College Station, showing the event that triggered the physical altercation involving Fisher, LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe, LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk and LSU safety John Battle. In the video, Dameyune Craig, a former LSU assistant who now coaches receivers for the Aggies, runs across the field toward Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron, swinging a balled fist in celebration of his team’s win over his former school and the coach who fired him in February 2017. Craig is seen shouting at Orgeron and moving within three feet of the coach before being physically restrained by Fisher, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s nephew who is a student manager for the team.The video then shows Craig stalking the LSU sideline confronting other members of the LSU football team, including a close encounter with starting quarterback Joe Burrow, all the while with Fisher attempting to restrain the coach. Toward the end of the clip, Craig bumps into what appears to be a member of the team’s strength staff, prompting several staff members to surround the coach and Fisher seconds before the altercation transpires. Craig rushed across the field so quickly that he did not detach his headset device, and the headsets are clearly visible dangling near his feet, trampled over by Craig and Fisher in this mad dash.The video can be seen below:Here’s a look at the available clips from the #LSU and #Aggie postgame dust-up in a rough sequence of events, some of the video is slowed down, so all of this probably happens in 20-30 seconds or real time action. Video from @BrentZwerneman @RossDellenger reports pic.twitter.com/4S4Qz7AdmF— Michael Cauble (@Cauble) November 29, 2018The SEC is reviewing the incidents that took place following this game and punishment could be handed out to members of LSU and Texas A&M’s staffs.You can view Sports Illustrated’s full report here.last_img read more


Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019 final live

first_imgNovak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019 final liveWimbledon 2019 final, Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic live streaming and watch online: It’s going to be the battle of titans at Wimbledon as 8-time champion Federer takes on 4-time winner Djokovic in the men’s singles final.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 18:20 IST Novac Djokovic vs Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2019 final watch online: Federer and Djokovic will battle it out for the title (Reuters File Photo)Roger Federer will be eyeing his ninth Wimbledon title when he takes on four-time champion Novak Djokovic on Sunday.Federer and Djokovic will meet in the men’s final at the All England Club for the third time. Djokovic won both of those previous matchups, in 2014 and 2015.Federer did get the better of Djokovic at Wimbledon on Centre Court once, beating the Serb in the semifinals in 2012. Federer, who is 37, is going for his 21st major title, while Djokovic, 32, is eyeing his 16th.Djokovic leads their head-to-head series 25-22, including 9-6 at Grand Slam tournaments.Federer was sublime in beating Rafa Nadal in Friday’s semi-final, whereas Djokovic was not tested nearly so much against Roberto Bautista Agut.The Swiss will need to match those heights again on Sunday to end a four-match losing streak against Sunday’s opponent.It would be unwise to bet against him managing that, but many commentators make top seed Djokovic the favourite.What TV channel is the Wimbledon 2019 men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer?The Wimbledon 2019 semi-final matches can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Hotstar will provide the live streaming for Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic.Where will the Wimbledon 2019 final be played and when will it start?The Wimbledon 2019 semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be played from 6:30 PM IST at the Centre Court of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.Where can I watch the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?advertisementThe match will be shown on Star Sports Select 1.Where can I check the online live updates of the Wimbledon 2019 final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?You can follow our coverage here – https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Nextlast_img read more


Grind yourself go kill him Telus sorry for badly translated French tweets

first_imgMONTREAL – “Take a deep breath, grind yourself. Go kill him.”That was one of the tweets the president of Telus Quebec had to apologize for on Wednesday, a day after one of the company’s Twitter handles seemingly went rogue with horrendously translated French-language messages.Telus’s Francois Gratton released a statement apologizing to all the country’s francophone population, and stating the tweets should never have been posted.The tweet in English was more inspirational: “Take a deep breathe, ground yourself. Go kill it.” The words were displayed over a picture of three jubilant young people seemingly ready to seize the day.Gratton said the French versions of the tweets were posted by an external agency that managed the Twitter account of the Telus Fund, an independent non-profit company funded by Telus and tasked with producing local content.The agency charged with managing that Twitter handle “no longer works for Telus,” Gratton said.Other badly translated tweets included doozies that read, in French: “You have to feed (you) Flourish,” and, “Fill the holes.”Internet denizens were harsh on the company, questioning whether Telus employed any francophones, and asking the telecom firm to spend some cash to hire some.As of Wednesday evening, the Twitter handle for the Telus Fund had been removed from the social platform. And the French-language version of the Telus Fund’s website was not operational.“We didn’t do our job to ensure all the entities that represent Telus publish texts that are respectful toward the French language and toward all the francophones in the country,” Gratton’s statement read. “We are deeply sorry about this situation.”last_img read more


Ashley Callingbull on the federal election Bill C51

first_imgAPTN National NewsAshley Callingbull, actress and Mrs. Universe 2015 was in Winnipeg recently.APTN’s Matt Thordarson got the chance to discuss the upcoming federal election and issues facing Indigenous people including Bill C-51.Here is what she had to say.last_img


Prop bets popular for Super Bowl but NFL wants them gone

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are likely to be popular options for bettors on the Super Bowl.But if the National Football League had its way, prop bets would be prohibited as too vulnerable to match-fixing.In September, NFL Executive Vice-President Jocelyn Moore asked Congress to let leagues and regulators ban bets that involve the performance of individual athletes.But Joe Asher, CEO of bookmaker William Hill US, says he’s never seen a player proposition bet being manipulated to fix the outcome.These bets account for a small percentage of regular-season sports bets, but will be more popular during the Super Bowl.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLWayne Parry, The Associated Press read more


Mogo Finance Technology to merge with Difference Capital Financial in stock swap

VANCOUVER — Mogo Finance Technology Inc. has signed a deal to merge with Difference Capital Financial Inc.Under the agreement, each share of Mogo will be exchanged for one Difference common share.Once the transaction is complete, Mogo shareholders will own approximately 80 per cent of the combined company which is expected to be named Mogo Inc.Mogo says the combination will give it access to approximately $9 million to $10 million in cash and give it control of Difference’s portfolio of investments, which collectively have an estimated fair market value of approximately $24 million.Mogo offers users ways to help them manage and control their finances including products such as free credit score monitoring, identity fraud protection and consumer credit.The deal is subject to Mogo and Difference shareholder approval, regulatory approval and satisfaction of other customary conditions. It is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.The Canadian Press read more