A story circulating in the news media claims that as soon as monkeys evolved the ability to see red, they evolved red hair to look at. Isn’t that the gist of a press release from Ohio University? Science Daily thought so, and so did Live Science, which said, “A new study shows that apes first evolved color vision to help them forage food, after which nature made red the sexiest color around and spiked apes’ evolutionary tree with red hair and skin.” Monkey see red, monkey do red.If there was a 650-nanometer photon around but nobody to see it, would it still be red? Sometimes we just have to put out the latest evolutionary groaners to let you see otherwise smart people making monkeys of themselves. Monkey say, better red than deadhead. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
How Evil Is Your Smartphone, 8 Startups On When To Pivot, and How To Watch The Presidential Debates Online. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.How Evil Is Your Smartphone? Okay, maybe there are no ethical smartphones. But some must be better than others, right? How Evil Is Your Smartphone?More Top Posts:When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To ChangeThere comes in a time the life of many startups when it becomes clear that everything is not going according to plan. But how do entrepreneurs tell if they need to keep going all in on the original plan, or pivot to something new? When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change.How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online – UpdatedAs Mitt Romney and Barack Obama prepare for their third and final debate on Monday night, your options for tuning in are greater than ever before, How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online.Don’t Make The Mistake Of Preordering A Windows Surface RT TabletThe problem is Microsoft’s “long tease” – the slow, steady drip of information leading up to the launch of Windows 8, Don’t Make The Mistake Of Preordering A Windows Surface RT Tablet.Why Brands Should Build Their Own Social CommunitiesMeet SocialEngine, white-label software that helps businesses build their own branded, interest-driven social networks, control their message and turn participants into potential customers. The service has been around for a few years with some success, but the product has now been relaunched as SocialEngine Cloud, retooled for bigger clients, Why Brands Should Build Their Own Social Communities.Color’s Epic Collapse: Why Everybody Is Loving ItReports say that the engineering talent from Color is going to be acquired by Apple and the app will be shut down. No one but its investors and employees not going to Apple will shed a single tear, Color’s Epic Collapse: Why Everybody Is Loving It.What The Hell Just Happened At Google?There’s only one thing worse than missing your numbers – and that is missing your numbers and not even being able to report that news correctly, What The Hell Just Happened At Google?The FTC Wants YOU! – To Kill RobocallsThe FTC Robocall Challenge is offering a cash prize for anybody that can come up with the best way to eliminate robocalls from reaching consumers’ cellphones and landlines. The submission window runs from October 25 to January 17, 2013. Winners, if there are any, will be announced in April 2013, The FTC Wants YOU! – To Kill Robocalls.The Democrats Prank Romney With Clever Search Engine FunThis is what national, presidential-election-year political campaigns do now: They make little prank websites to undermine their opponents. It’s the tech-savvy, 21st Century equivalent of a TV attack ad, The Democrats Prank Romney With Clever Search Engine Fun.The iPad Mini’s Killer Feature = PriceThe tablet market is different from that of other gadgets. While many people believe they need a mobile phone and a computer to meet their personal and business goals, a tablet is more of a “not necessary, but nice to have” type of device, The iPad Mini’s Killer Feature = Price.ReadWriteWeb ChannelsEnterpriseTake My Facebook Password? Over My Dead BodyIs Microsoft Challenging Google on HTTP 2.0 with WebSocket?[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics MobileFacebook Friends: How Many Is Too Many?Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified CommunicationsSquashing Bugs: The Many Layered Approach to Mobile App TestingCloudFollow ReadWriteCloud on Twitter and join the ReadWriteCloud LinkedIn Group.Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source ReleaseBox Launches Its Own Enterprise Cloud Operating EcosystemGoogle’s Go Programming Language Grows Up: Now What?HackFollow ReadWriteHack on Twitter.Google Adds New Toys to OAuth PlaygroundTrello: Online Collaboration Software at Its FinestRevenge of the DevOps: Microsoft Targets Next Visual Studio for Admins TooReadWriteWeb CommunityYou can find ReadWriteWeb in many places on the web, a few of which are below.ReadWriteWeb on FacebookReadWriteWeb on TwitterReadWriteWeb on Google+ReadWriteWeb on LinkedInReadWriteWeb on PinterestReadWriteWeb on StorifySubscribe to the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-upWant to have this wrap up delivered to you automagically? You can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting adam popescu A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
There isn’t an immediate or obvious reason why trades have spiked so dramatically. Rule changes — especially those included in a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) — could have contributed. Before 2012, teams were eligible to receive a draft pick in return for a free agent who left the team, even if he was traded to that roster midseason. Under the new CBA, which went into effect in 2012, the value of those potential free agents dropped, since a team could no longer get draft-pick compensation for them. But the increase in trade volume appears to be a gradual rise, not the one-time bump we’d expect to see immediately after the CBA was adopted if the change in rules was responsible for the rise.Likewise, we might expect the recent dramatic increase in front-office jobs (particularly in analytics) to help boost trade volume because all those new workers could increase a team’s ability to juggle multiple potential offers. (The older, smaller front offices likely would have been forced to focus on only one deal at a time.) But there’s also very little correlation between the number of analysts in a front office and the frequency of trades, so it seems like front-office expansion isn’t to blame.Two more legitimate contributing factors, however, might be the second wild-card slot (instituted in 2012) and the newfound prevalence of tanking in MLB. The additional playoff spot encourages more teams to try to contend, which has sometimes resulted in an arms race of acquiring talent at the trade deadline. Last year’s American League East featured three teams (the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles) buying pitching in July, presumably with the hope of vaulting into contention.Tanking works in the opposite direction: When teams are forced to decide between the playoffs and rebuilding, they have more incentive to either trade their valuable players or gain additional strength. The White Sox were frozen in mediocrity for a long time, but in the last year, they unloaded all their stars, from Adam Eaton to Jose Quintana, for prospects. Those kind of abrupt sell-offs have changed the structure of the league and moved dozens more players between teams.Quintana is an especially representative example, because more pitchers are getting moved than in previous years. Hurler trades reached a nadir in 2013, when only 41.6 percent of traded players were pitchers. Last year, however, that percentage had risen to 52.6 percent, a big swing in only a few years. And although we saw a buildup in bullpen swaps last year, with the Indians grabbing Andrew Miller and the Cubs obtaining Aroldis Chapman, the increase in pitcher trades seems to be evenly divided between starters and relievers. In the new, juiced-ball MLB frontier, it may be that teams put an extra premium on acquiring good pitching.Trades can sometimes reveal the strategies a team is employing or the type of players they value the most. But just as often, they are mysterious, the outcome of negotiations to which the public is not privy. Whether due to tanking, the wild card, or some other factor, trades are way, way up and more pitchers are switching teams than before. That makes the deadline more exciting than ever, but it’s also just another block of time in MLB’s trade-happy calendar. With the MLB trade deadline approaching, texts are pinging between front-office executives, general managers are holding hushed phone calls, and amateur internet sleuths are breaking major stories. But swapping players isn’t just a deadline pastime these days. Whether it’s the result of rule changes, smarter front offices or the natural ebbs and flows of the market, the last few years have featured more trades than ever before, both before and after the deadline, making the deadline less relevant in relation to the rest of the year.Regardless of your rooting interests, it’s always entertaining to watch the buyers and sellers jostling to make the best deadline deal. On a day-by-day basis, this part of the season has always been the busiest part of the baseball calendar for trades, and it shows few signs of slowing down.However, the percentage of all trades taking place at the deadline has actually gone down in the past eight years, with teams trading up a storm throughout the entire year. Since 2009 (the first year for which Baseball Prospectus has transaction data), the total volume of trades across MLB has increased by an average of 14 percent every season. Deadline deals used to make up about quarter to a third of all trades; in the last four years they only represented roughly one-sixth of of all trades.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2015 – Medical expenses help is being sought for cultural personality, Bugaloo. Right now, the man who made conch salad prepared roadside and introduced a more authentic native experience in island dining is in hospital in Cuba. Berlie Williams aka Bugaloo, is 63 years old had reportedly use of his legs and arms about two weeks ago in Provo before he was flown out for care. Mike Stolow, owner of Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl in Five Cays told Magnetic Media last night that medical bills are mounting; already at $15,000 and Bugaloo will need your help. If you want to support the fund, donate to Berlie Williams account at RBC. More details to come. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl a Joaquin survivor Related Items:bernie williams, bugaloo, mediacal expenses, mike stolow Bugaloo is back home, today Bugaloo returning to Provo Saturday, still needs financial help
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“If you start a marketing program and you can’t sustain it, what are you going to achieve?” she asked. “We need to reset the thinking on marketing execution. This operates in a continuum. Campaigns don’t start and stop, they’re an ongoing process that builds momentum.”There was a focus on how to capture buyers at the beginning of the purchase curve, when they’re educating themselves on products. This, said several of the speakers, is where the content development process starts. Helping to capture those leads is identifying buyer roles—or personas—and understanding how those roles influence their approach to product selection, which in turn influences the kind of content that’s used to target them. For instance, buyers that are labeled as corporate “champions” will focus on the business value of the product. “Influencers” are interested in performance, C-level executives want the bottom line ROI and the actual end-users will value customer experience the most. Marketers are also creating new positions, called content strategists, that are the point person on the content development process. They don’t create the content, but rather organize it, measure it and prioritize it according to campaign needs. How Buyers Interact with Marketing ContentA new DemandGen survey that looked at buyer behavior with marketing content presented by DemandGen Report managing editor Amanda Batista revealed that overt sales messaging is not appreciated—75 percent of respondents said to curb the sales messages and focus less on product specs and more on value and how the product relates to business objectives. “Buyers don’t want to hear that you’re the leading provider, they just want to hear about your value proposition,” she said. Fifty-one percent of respondents gave more credence to peer reviews and user-generated feedback. About one-third valued content authored by a third party or analyst and sponsored by a vendor, while only 12 percent valued co-branded content. Whitepapers (88 percent) and webinars (72 percent) are the primary avenues used by respondents to learn more about brands, and 77 percent of respondents said they’d share basic contact information to gain access to a whitepaper. The b-to-b publishing market has long been aware of how brands are becoming their own publishers, hence the explosion of marketing services over the last couple years among publishers to leverage their built-in audience, content and marketing expertise. In New York this week, a one-day conference called B2B Content2Conversion organized by the team behind DemandGen Report offered a peek at how brands are developing their own content and lead-gen operations, which simultaneously, but not explicitly, revealed how b-to-b publishers could help the process along. Morning sessions touted the basics. In the first session—”Starting From Scratch: 10 Steps to Launch a Content Marketing Strategy”—Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions, ran the 200 or so attendees through database organization tactics, persona creation, content audits and a host of other steps to building a brand-side content marketing setup. Noting the commitment these operations require, Albee stressed it’s not about building a project that lasts for three months and then moving on to the next one. As an example, Albee added that planning a campaign for three personas (a description of a particular customer segment) with 12 planned touches throughout the year requires 36 content assets, not including the 36 to 72 emails needed to support the campaign, along with webinars, conferences and whitepapers.
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Former England cricketer Shaun Udal with his familyTwitter/Shaun UdalDo you remember the 2006 Test series between hosts India and England? There were a lot of notable things about that 3-match rubber. To begin with, England were devoid of half of their first-choice players including their captain Michael Vaughan. Then, it was also the time that the Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell saga was playing on.It had been less than a year since England had regained the Ashes in that memorable 2005 series. But after having lost in Pakistan and missing their key players, not much was expected of them. The first Test was drawn with a young debutant named Alistair Cook getting a hundred. The second Test was won by India and the last one was played in Mumbai. England managed to turn things around in this match and by recording a great victory, level the series.The PersonCan you recall who the leading wicket-taker was in the second innings of that Test where India got bundled out for 100? Maybe you can’t. It was Shaun Udal, a veteran county player picked specifically to play in Asian conditions during England’s tour to Pakistan in 2005 and to India the following year. Sadly, this cricketer now finds himself battling the dreaded Parkinson’s disease.Udal made his Test debut in 2005 during England’s tour to Pakistan. Interestingly, his ODI debut came more than a decade ago, in 1994 against New Zealand. After his key role in shaping the famous win at Mumbai, he faded away from the spotlight. A conventional off-spinner, he proved deadly for India on that fifth-day Wankhede wicket that was breaking up and with career-best figures of 4/14, including the prized scalp of Sachin Tendulkar, led his team to a victory. This was the last Test of his career. Shaun Udal (R) has decided to take on the challenge of fighting Parkinson’s diseaseTwitter/Simon WrattenApart from this exploit, he had a very fruitful career in county cricket. Representing Hampshire and Middlesex, the tall offie played 301 first-class matches and picked up 822 wickets. He announced the fact of his having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s on social media and shared his feelings about it with a radio station.Struggle with ParkinsonParkinson’s is a neurological disorder which is degenerative in nature and affects a person’s movements. With time, patients suffer from symptoms like shaking and stiffness of muscles.Udal showed great courage in talking about the disease in his interview and revealed that he found out about his condition earlier this year, following a brain scan. He said that the disease will have to be fought ‘head-on’ and also mentioned seeking the help of people around him in retarding the disorder’s growth. There has been a lot of support shown for the veteran cricketer with not just English colleagues but even ex-players like Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen getting in touch with him.