first_img4. Shopping in the Eaton CentreToronto boasts some very high end shops in the ‘mink mile’ district on Bloor Street where you can find brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Although great shopping is not limited to this area, the Eaton Centre in the city centre offers shopping for everyone’s budget. They have even made it easier for you in case you get tempted by something you can’t afford. The budget stores are on the bottom level and the higher you go in the centre the more expensive the stores get.Opening Hours: 10am-9.30pm, 10am-7pm on Sundays, 9.30am-9.30pm on SaturdaysTickets: Free to enterAddress: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 5. See what all the fuss is about at the Hockey Hall of FameIce hockey is a way of life for most Canadians, they eat, breathe and sleep it. So if you want to live like a Canadian you have to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. Even if you know very little about ice hockey it is hard not to get caught up in the national pride in their favourite sport, although interestingly lacrosse is still Canada’s official national sport. Interactive games, 3D movies and a chance to see the famous Stanley Cup Trophy are some of the highlights.Opening Hours: 10am-5.30pm weekdays, Saturday 9.30am-6.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-5pmTickets: $18CAD per adult, $12CAD per childAddress: 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8 2. Enjoy a taste of Toronto at the St Lawrence MarketThis is not on the tourist map but it definitely should be. The market has over 120 different stall selling typical farmers’ market fare, showcasing local produce and it is a local favourite, haven been running for over 200 years.Opening Hours: Farmers Market: Saturday 5am-3pmTickets: Free to enterAddress: 93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3 How to get to TorontoYou can catch direct flights from London and Manchester to Toronto. It takes 8 hours to fly across to Canada. You can also catch connecting flights from all other major U.K cities. Search for cheap flights to TorontoWhere to stay on a city break in TorontoIf you’re looking for a hostel:The Travellers Home in Toronto has private, cheap single rooms and it’s just off Alexandra Park.If you’re looking for a hotel:The Metropolitan Hotel has a dim sum restaurant in house – you won’t want to leave.If you’re looking for luxury:The Shangri-La is the ideal place to stay whether you’re here on work, or a city break. With high-speed internet, a Caudalie spa and stunning views of the city, it’s the place to be. Search for hotels in Toronto Looking for cheap flights to Toronto? Search nowReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 11. Get romantic at Casa LomaThis Gothic-revival styled house was originally built for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt – having travelled through Europe, he’d developed a taste for fine art and architecture, and thus chose to built Toronto’s romantic House on the Hill. It cost $3,500,000 to create the house and the work of 300 men. Enjoy the fruits of their labour in the 5-acre estate, walk between the stables and the stately rooms of Casa Loma. Opening Hours: 9am-5.30pm dailyTickets: $25CAD per adultAddress: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8 12. See Gehry’s masterpiece at the Art Gallery of OntarioThis is an amazing place to see both European and Canadian art, housed in one of Frank Gehry’s outlandish designs. Their Art & Dine Fridays and family Sundays are great ways to meet other travellers in the city too. Check their exhibitions online before you go.Opening Hours: 10.30am-5pm weekdays, open til 9pm Wednesday and Friday, 10.30am-5.30pm on weekends, closed on MondaysTickets: $19.50CAD per adult, $11CAD per childAddress: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 3. Day trip to Niagara FallsWhile you are in Toronto it is definitely worth taking a day trip to Niagara Falls which is just an hour and a half from the city. The Falls connect Canada with the United States. Once you get to Niagara be sure to take a trip on one of the tourist boats like the Hornblower but beware – the ponchos they give you aren’t just for fun, you really do get drenched. The city of Niagara Falls is very commercial so for a more laidback and traditional feel head to Niagara on the Lake, a relaxed little town with some pretty shops and cafes.How far is Toronto from Niagara Falls? It takes an hour and a half in a rental car. You may also want to consider public transport, or going with a private tour.Opening Hours: 24 hoursAddress: Niagara Falls, Ontariocenter_img 7. Go island hopping in Toronto bayJust a couple of hundred metres across Lake Ontario from the city are a cluster of small islands. This is the largest car-free residential area in North America. You can access the islands from a series of small ferries from Ontario harbour which take less than 10 minutes. A good way to view the islands is to take a boat cruise from the harbour which will show you around the islands from the lake whilst giving you some great views of downtown Toronto.Cost of a boat tour, Toronto: Tallships Toronto do tours around the bay for as little as $26 per adult, $15 per child.Address: Tallships depart from 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2B88. Discover the past, present and future at the Royal Ontario MuseumEven if you don’t actually go into the museum you should visit just to see its eye-catching façade. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal dominates the front of the terracotta brick building. The museum hosts a wide range of collections from ancient history to contemporary culture, one of the most impressive being the ROM’s Chinese collection which is the biggest collection of Chinese artefacts outside of mainland China. Give yourself plenty of time for this one as there is much to see.Opening Hours: 10am-5.30pm, open til 7.30pm on Saturday-MondayTickets: $20CAD per adult, $14CAD per childAddress: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C69. Take your pick between The Rogers Centre and The Air Canada CentreSport is very important to Torontonians. There are two major sports stadiums in Toronto, The Rogers Centre home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team and the Air Canada Centre which houses the Toronto Maple Leafs Ice Hockey team, the Toronto Raptors basketball team and Toronto Rock the lacrosse team. So whatever time of year you visit Toronto you will be in the middle of a sports season so be sure to try to catch a game. 6. Visit the Distillery DistrictThis is a very industrial yet somehow welcoming part of the city. Once the stomping ground of wealthy Scottish whisky producers, the distillery district is now a thriving tourist attraction. There are a bunch of creative tours around here, a favourite being the Segway tour! Who doesn’t love a Segway? There have also been quite a few famous films shot in Toronto because of its resemblance to New York so look out for some familiar sights.Address: Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Search for cheap flights to Toronto1. Take an elevator to the top of the world, CN TowerThe CN tower is the iconic image of Toronto. Initially built as a communications tower, it has become a cult tourist attraction. If you hate heights this might not be the best place for you but if you are brave enough to get the lift to the top you will get 360-degree panoramic views across the city. There is also a revolving restaurant at the top of the tower so you can sit back, relax and take in the view. For the adrenaline junkies out there you can also walk around the top of the tower called the Edge Walk.Opening Hours: 9am-10.30pmTickets: Free to enterAddress: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 13. Get under the sea in Ripley’s Aquarium of CanadaThis is one of Toronto’s all weather attractions – the 16,000 animals inside don’t shy away during the Canadian winter. Hop from the Dangerous Lagoon to the Rainbow Reef for sharks, rays and more. The Canadian waters exhibit is great for learning about the Great Lakes Marine life. Opening Hours: 9am-11pm dailyTickets: $30CAD per adult, $20CAD per child. Discounts available online.Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L914. Get dinner in ChinatownToronto has an extremely diverse population, so it’s no surprise they have an amazing Chinatown (which is now growing to include Thai and Koreatowns). Whilst one of the best times to visit is during Chinese New Year for drago dancers and performances, you don’t need an excuse to hop into Swatow Restaurant for dim sum, oodles of noodles and peking duck. Address: Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2H115. Chill out at Kensington MarketIf you’re in Toronto in the summer, come to Kensington to lazily meander between vintage stores, pop-up shops and street vendors selling every type of artisan coffee you can imagine. The entire area is car free on the last Sunday of every month, so the streets are flooded with cyclers, pedestrians and street performers. Opening Hours: 11am-7pmTickets: Free to enterAddress: Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario 10. Step through time at The Bata Shoe MuseumNow the clue is in the name for this one and although it might sound a little strange, this is actually worth a visit. The museum explores centuries of history through the medium of shoes. The collections include the shoes of some well-known celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Roger Federer and Canada’s own Justin Bieber.Opening Hours: 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pmTickets: $14CAD per adult, $5CAD per childAddress: 327 Bloor St. W. | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7last_img read more


first_imgWord is out today of last-minute compromises offered by Greece. The impasse with its European lenders may be over before this week’s deadline. Or not. But equities markets are rallying on the hope. Gold is down 1.57% ($19) as we go to press. That’s not a huge move, in the volatile gold market. But it is interesting. It shows the measure to which Greek default was priced in. That small measure, in turn, tells us that most of gold’s market valuation today has little to do with EU politics. Good to know. But so what? Can we make money knowing this? Well, it’s yet another sign that the bottom for precious metals has real support. That means that it’s a price that’s attractive to many buyers around the world. And that supports our view that gold’s next major move will be up. Invest accordingly. What about today’s action? Is there a short-term spec on gold being oversold today? There certainly is. Any stupid, stubborn remark by the Greeks could reverse today’s action in a heartbeat. But that’s no sure thing. Greece may have intended a last-minute deal all along, hoping to get better terms. There are many things I’m willing to speculate on, but the intentions of the twisted mind of a Greek politician are not one of them. On the other hand, with gold and gold stocks already on my shopping list, today is the sort of day I’d buy. A sharp drop in gold creates the perfect environment. Look at the bid-ask spread of your favorite precious metal stocks, and ask for just a bit less than what the last bidder did. See what you can get. Good hunting!last_img read more


first_img The Crash of 2016 Dozens of experts are predicting a financial apocalypse next year. But one multimillionaire bestselling author doesn’t care… and is urging everyone he knows to take one simple step right now. Details here. – — Social Security funds are drying up…will there be any money left when you retire? Social Security is America’s largest federal program. In 2015, it paid out $870 billion to more than 59 million Americans. Most Americans see Social Security as a retirement savings program. During your working life, you pay 6.2% of every paycheck to Social Security. In return, the government sends you a check every month after you retire. However, unlike a retirement plan like a 401(k), the money you pay into Social Security doesn’t land in your own personal account. Instead, it goes into one big pot called the “Social Security Trust Fund.” The Social Security program pays retirees from this pot. As long as enough money flows into the pot, the program works, and retired people get the payments they expect. •  Last year, the Social Security Trust Fund lost money… On Wednesday, Investor’s Business Daily reported (emphasis ours): The Social Security Trust Fund just suffered its first annual decline since Congress shored up the retirement program in 1983. The unexpected $3 billion decline is an indication of the precarious state of Social Security’s finances. Since 2010, the program has been paying out more in benefits than it gets in tax revenue. In 1955, there were 8.6 workers paying into Social Security for every one person receiving Social Security. Today, due to America’s aging population, there are just 2.8 workers for every recipient. And that number will decline as the “baby boomer” generation continues to retire. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects Social Security to go broke within 13 years, according to Investor’s Business Daily. Social Security’s cash shortfall is expected to rapidly escalate from $74 billion a year to $361 billion in 2025 alone, the Congressional Budget Office projects. Under current policies, the CBO says the trust fund will be gone by 2029. •  To fix Social Security, the government would need to cut benefits by 29%… According to Investor’s Business Daily, this would bring the program’s costs in line with how much money it takes in. The average retiree receives $1,355 each month from Social Security. A 29% cut would reduce that to $962 per month. That’s not going to happen. Because senior citizens are a huge voting bloc, most politicians consider Social Security benefits to be untouchable. •  The U.S. government will continue to make promises it can’t keep… To keep the scheme going, Washington will run bigger deficits. It will go deeper into debt. Longtime readers know the U.S. government is drowning in debt. The federal government already owes more than $18 trillion. That’s 129% more than it owed a decade ago. The federal debt is now bigger than the yearly output of the entire U.S. economy. The current debt-to-GDP ratio is 101%, the highest since World War II. Programs like Social Security helped cause this financial wreck. Today, $0.72 of every dollar the government spends goes to entitlement programs like Social Security. In 1970, only $0.28 of every dollar went to entitlement programs. Recommended Linkscenter_img The #1 Currency for the “End of America” Today, most Americans know absolutely nothing about, let alone own, this incredibly valuable asset. This has nothing to do with gold coins, silver, collectibles, or real estate of any kind, yet it could be the single most important step you take to preserve your wealth. Click here to learn more. •  Casey Research founder Doug Casey says Social Security is a “gigantic Ponzi scheme.” He says it’s “nothing but a vague promise backed by nothing but an impossibly debt-ridden government with financial problems that are about to get much worse.” Here’s Doug. By taking almost 15% of a person’s wages right off the top, Social Security makes it much harder for a poor person to save money. Worse yet, it makes people think they don’t need to save for themselves; it gives them a false sense of security. Even worse is that the money never really belongs to the presumed recipient; it’s simply another unsecured obligation of a bankrupt government. Doug says millions of Americans who expect Social Security income won’t get it. He believes the Social Security program should be eradicated. •  We don’t expect the government to fix Social Security… If you’re under the age of 50, you’ll probably never get a dime in Social Security payments. However, we doubt Social Security will go away quietly. The government will likely try to “fix” it the only way it knows how: by printing and borrowing money. As we mentioned earlier, the U.S. government is already drowning in debt. Printing and borrowing billions more to fix Social Security could wreck the economy. Or worse, it could destroy the U.S. dollar. If you keep a significant portion of your money in assets tied to the U.S. dollar, we recommend watching this free video. It contains all of Casey Research’s best advice on how to protect your money from a U.S. dollar collapse. Click here to watch. Chart of the Day The Social Security Trust Fund lost money last year… Today’s chart shows the Social Security Trust Fund’s annual cash flows. As you can see, the fund took in more money than it paid out every year from 1984–2014. However, in 2015, the fund handed out $3 billion more than it received. It was the fund’s first deficit since 1983. Unless the government reforms Social Security, the Congressional Budget Office says the fund will run out of money by 2029. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida January 22, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful.last_img read more


first_imgKEIRON Cunningham is expecting Castleford to provide a tough opposition when they come to Langtree Park on Thursday.Although they can’t make the top four, Saints have to be wary of the Tigers’ carefree style according to the club’s head coach.“They are playing really well,” he said. “If we hadn’t done what we have done over recent weeks I’m sure they would have gone again and grown another leg. They will come here to play for sure. They are playing a carefree type of rugby and have overcome a lot of injuries to do that. These types of teams are usually the most dangerous you can play against.“We have started slow in our last two home games but have played against two sides who have come here and wanted to play. Hull brought in six, seven fresh players who had points to prove and took it to us. We didn’t help ourselves but got better as the game went on.“There were a couple of mental errors in the game but the good thing for me was how we overcame our start. Even taking the Wigan game into account we have been phenomenal defensively over the last nine games and one of the best in the comp. We are growing into that and gaining confidence going into the back end of the year.”Saints will welcome back Luke Walsh and Luke Thompson into the line-up this Thursday after they completed their two-game suspensions.“We had good combinations with them before they were banned,” KC continued. “Theo (Fages) came in perhaps a little too soon for that Wigan game, but he was much better against Hull and looked comfortable. I have some tough decisions to make but you do lean towards that pairing who played well in that seven week block.“We still don’t know where we could finish. All we can do is take care of what we can take care of. We had four really tough games to start this phase of the comp and have taken six points from a potential eight. It has put us in a good spot and now we have the so-called lower teams in the Super 8s.“These games will be humdingers though. Cas pose all types of threat, Widnes rolled Wigan and then you face Wakefield and you don’t know what they can throw at you.“Of course we could like a home draw in the semi-finals – there is an advantage in that – but our away form has been good too. We will know more after the final round.”Tickets for Thursday’s game are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more


first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Brian Patrick Eha Next Article Register Now » Technology –shares Add to Queue PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals PayPal does not want people selling Bitcoin on its platform. It appears that related goods and services, such as Bitcoin mining rigs — that is, specialized computers designed to mine the cryptocurrency by solving complex math problems — may also be forbidden.Users on Bitcointalk, a popular online discussion forum for the Bitcoin community, are indignant Wednesday following a report that PayPal is enforcing a draconian ban on all things Bitcoin. User newguy05 wrote that his account had been suspended after he sold some Casascius bitcoins — collectible coins of brass and other metals. Each coin comes with its own Bitcoin address and a private key to access an amount of the digital money equal to the purported value of the physical coin. They are often seen in pictures illustrating media reports about Bitcoin.”Paypal has largely ignored and allowed physical Bitcoin sales until beginning of this year when some kind of new policy triggered a massive account review on everything Bitcoin-related that’s considered high value sales, including physical coins,” newguy05 wrote.In an earlier post dated Feb. 4, newguy05 said that “PayPal has started a massive banning campaign on accounts selling anything Bitcoin-related, whether it’s mining equipment, ebooks, or the currency itself.”Not everyone will be shocked by this news. Some see the cryptocurrency as a natural enemy of PayPal, because the sort of transaction fees that PayPal charges as a matter of course are nonexistent in person-to-person Bitcoin transactions.According to a PayPal representative, merchants who sell Bitcoin mining equipment are in the clear and can continue to offer PayPal as a payment option. The company expects all participating merchants to follow “the policies we’ve put in place to protect both buyers and sellers who use PayPal,” the spokesperson said.But PayPal’s policies toward Bitcoin may have recently been altered, according to one employee. At time of writing, however, details on what these policies entail and when they were implemented were not available.Related: Why Businesses Will Like PayPal’s Updated Checkout ProcessThe effect of those policies is clear from PayPal’s email to newguy05 notifying him that his seller account had been suspended. “We have reviewed your PayPal account and found that you are operating as an e-currency dealer/exchanger including the sale of electronic media of exchange (such as electronic money or digital currency),” the email reads. “Per our current Acceptable Use Policy for Money Service Businesses, PayPal may not be used to operate a currency exchange, bureau de change or check cashing business.”The email goes on to ask for a full listing of the seller’s products and services, an explanation of his business model, a list of all websites that will be used for payments and more. In order to reinstate his account, PayPal also asks the seller to sign an affidavit stating that he will comply with the company’s policies.If newguy05 is to be believed, he is not alone in his plight. Last month, PandoDaily reported that an eBay merchant named TerraHasher was claiming to have had his assets frozen by PayPal for selling Bitcoin mining equipment. TerraHasher said he intended to sue PayPal if the matter was not resolved.Some users on Bitcointalk said that PayPal stands to gain more than most companies by embracing Bitcoin. Indeed, as early as April 2013, eBay’s chief executive, John Donahoe, was quoted saying his company was “looking at Bitcoin closely. There may be ways to enable it inside PayPal.”What’s more, PayPal president David Marcus has more than once spoken favorably of the cryptocurrency. Marcus himself tweeted last month that using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs is allowed.But despite the potential for PayPal to benefit, some remain skeptical of whether the entrenched payments company and the upstart Bitcoin will become friends. “Right now [PayPal’s] business does few things that Bitcoin couldn’t do better and cheaper,” user RodeoX said in a post on Bitcointalk. “If people start sending money around the world and shopping online for pennies per transaction, PayPal is going to have to do something different.”Related: At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough February 5, 2014last_img read more


first_imgSelling a Business 4 Valuable Takeaways From the Sale of ‘Barstool Sports’ –shares January 14, 2016 Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Next Article Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Add to Queuecenter_img VIP Contributor 6 min read Jonathan Long Image credit: Barstool Sports | Enhanced by Entrepreneur Barstool Sports is a blog I’ve been reading for the past 10 years. Founded in Boston by Dave Portnoy, a.k.a. “El Presidente,” it’s since grown into one of the most popular blogs out there, mixing just the right combination of sports and satire.Related: Why You Should Quit While You’re AheadWhen I read last week’s blog post announcing the sale of a majority stake, I wasn’t sure if it was true or just a hoax. Then I saw outlets like Business Insider and Fortune picking up the story, confirming that a sale had taken place. Reports claimed that the blog had received a valuation between $10 million and $15 million.I was genuinely happy for Portnoy and the team over there, but aside from that, I realized that there were some lessons entrepreneurs could learn from this win. Here are those five valuable takeaways, along with some insight from Portnoy himself.1. Consumers fall in love with a brand, not ‘smoke and mirrors.’Longtime readers of Barstool Sports will all agree on one thing — the blog hasn’t always provided the best user experience. Even after a recent redesign, users still posted a lot of sarcastic comments about how bad it still was. Personally, I vividly recalling Portnoy once mentioning that technology wasn’t the site’s strong point, but that the brand overall had still always thrived because the user-base fell in love with its message and the people behind it.Elaborated the founder: “Technology has always been frustrating for us. I can see a guy’s blog and know if he’s funny, but I can’t tell if that person is a good designer or coder. I stuck with what we were good at, which was creating great content. Content always outweighed our technical struggles.”An elaborate website design, then, isn’t going to magically make a mediocre blog successful. Focus on creating an authentic brand that your audience will fall in love with and become loyal to — they will see right through any smoke and mirrors. 2. Don’t listen to someone who says your idea will never amount to anything.How many people do you think told Portnoy he was borderline insane to think that his blog would turn into something? I’m willing to bet that number was staggering. I’m also willing to bet that there were numerous people who continued to doubt him throughout the next ten years.Imagine if he had listened to those doubters when the blog was first launched? What if he had said, “Yeah, you are right; it’s a long shot. I won’t even try.” There was plenty of doubt, even from those closest to him: “I met my wife in the early days of Barstool and she said the idea stunk,” Portnoy wrote. “She made me get a job during year two, and I quit at lunchtime on my first day. My dad said he didn’t get it, but I always knew in my heart that I was on to something. I’m not sure if I was right about that at the time, or if all entrepreneurs feel that way in the beginning. This is the only thing I’ve ever started, and I was basically ready to die to make it work.”Related: Know When and How to Sell Your BusinessIn short, had he taken the advice of those that doubted him and his vision, he wouldn’t have been able to sign off on the sale announcement blog post with this:“PS – I’m kinda rich now.”You too can welcome constructive criticism and opinions, but never let someone flat-out tell you that your idea “will never work.”3. Hold out for your price, and partner with those that you are 100 percent confident in.Portnoy has been approached with offers in the past — and has declined them every time because he feared the blog’s editorial direction being changed. He held out for the right deal, and received exactly that from Peter Chernin’s Chernin Digital Group.While he sold 51 percent of his company, he still maintains 100 percent editorial control. Combine that with a nice financial payout, and it’s the perfect deal for him. Even more important is the fact that he has complete trust in Chernin’s group to take Barstool Sports to the next level.“Lots of people have asked me what made this the right time to take money,” Portnoy explained. “It wasn’t the timing — it was that the right investor finally revealed itself. Barstool was profitable and everybody was happy. We weren’t desperate. Chernin was the first time I felt 100 percent in my gut it was the right fit and the right partner — that’s why I did it.” 4. Be open to change when it opens the door to something larger.Portnoy is a diehard Boston sports fan. Yet, in what might be the most diabolical Boston super-fan move of all time, he is relocating the company, the entire team and himself to New York.In the video that accompanied the announcement, shot in Times Square, Portnoy said, “Do I like Manhattan? No. Do I want to be in Manhattan? No . . . but it’s the right move.”He was right: It’s a move that will ultimately play a major role in the brand’s growth. And Portnoy was open to change because it’s ultimately led to larger opportunities.“I’m a firm believer that if you’re not growing, you’re dying,” Portnoy concluded. “We’ve been doing Barstool for 12 years. It’s a totally different landscape from when I started. We’re still young, hip and relevant, and that’s because we don’t fight change. We’re not afraid to change — we want to lead, not follow.”Related: Exits: What’s Red Hot in Venture Capital and What to Expect in 2015 Founder, Uber Brands Enroll Now for $5last_img read more


first_imgClarity Insights Recognized as a Leader in Customer Analytics Report by Independent Research Firm PRNewswireJune 11, 2019, 7:45 pmJune 11, 2019 Clarity InsightsCustomer Analytics ServiceData ManagementForrester WaveNeil Huse Previous ArticleAWS Announces General Availability of Amazon PersonalizeNext ArticleSolodev Accelerates Digital Transformation with New Digital Customer Experience (DCX) Platform for Amazon Web Services Achieved the Highest Score in the Current Offering Category in the ReportClarity Insights, a strategic partner to the nation’s leading data-driven brands, announced it is cited as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Customer Analytics Service Providers, Q2 2019 Report. We believe this placement confirms the company’s status as an industry leader across the entire data and analytics ecosystem. The Current Offering category includes the following criteria:Data management and preparationCustomer analytics techniques and applicationInsights to actionBusiness consulting servicesEngagement success factorsIn Forrester’s 33-criteria evaluation of 12 vendors, Clarity Insights earned the top score in the Current Offering category. Clarity has a tangible boardroom-level goal for its engagements: to improve its clients’ operating ratios from 1% to 3%. Depending on the scale of your organization, this can mean tens – even hundreds – of millions of dollars in revenue and savings.Marketing Technology News: SRAX and The ALS Association Give BIGtoken Users a New Way to Donate Real Money with Their Data Earnings“Being recognized by Forrester Research as a leader reflects, in our opinion, our commitment to innovating the entire customer analytics landscape and supporting companies with their customer-centric strategies. We offer end-to-end services around customer data management and customer 360, data enrichment through use of external data sources, cloud architecture, advanced and predictive analytics, customer segmentation and journey mapping, and operational automation. Put another way, we know how to build the data and analytics machine that will support your business needs,” said Clarity Insights CEO Neil Huse.Clarity’s client references appreciated the high caliber of its team. As one financial services client remarked, “Based on their competition, their leadership and communication skills are unmatched.”Marketing Technology News: Actifio Announces Global Alliance with Tata Consultancy Services to Provide Multi-Cloud Copy Data Management Solutions for Data-Driven Enterprises“Like most organizations, we are under immense pressure to provide exceptional value to our clients. Our goal is to help businesses thrive. Because we offer a holistic solution comprised of every aspect of the customer data and analytics ecosystem, we are able to do that. We give our customers more insights into their business and help them drive revenue growth and expense reduction,” continued Huse.Marketing Technology News: Imperva to Acquire Distil Networks, the Industry-Recognized Leader in Bot Managementlast_img read more


first_img Claravinedata management platformGoogle Campaign ManagerMarketing TechnologyNewsVerl Allen Previous ArticleThe Latest Local Social Features Brands Need to KnowNext ArticleReal Wealth Marketing Now Integrates with Redtail CRM Claravine’s New Chief Product Officer Leads Integrations With Google and Facebook MTS Staff WriterJuly 10, 2019, 5:33 pmJuly 5, 2019 Claravine Nabs Oracle’s Senior Product Leader Chris Comstock To Lead Product Innovation Under Comstock’s Leadership, Claravine Rolls Out Integrations with Google Campaign Manager and Facebook Ads ManageClaravine announced it has hired Chris Comstock as Chief Product Officer, where he will lead product innovation of Claravine’s Digital Experience Data Management™ platform, the campaign and experience tracking platform of choice for over 3,500 brands globally.“Chris brings nearly two decades of experience with industry heavyweights including Oracle, Adobe, and Bitly, giving him a unique perspective into the marketing technology ecosystem,” said Verl Allen, CEO of Claravine. “In just a few months, he has already delivered integrations with the top media platforms, Facebook and Google, which take in more than half of the total digital ad spend in the U.S. These integrations allow Claravine to further automate enterprise data governance, so that marketing and analytics leaders finally have a fully accurate, consistent, rich view of media performance across platforms and channels.”Claravine’s new integrations with Google Campaign Manager and Facebook Ads Manager accelerate the process to validate and govern campaign metadata across these platforms. Claravine connects with major marketing and advertising platforms, allowing marketers to synchronize and enrich data before and after campaigns launch. Instead of creating tracking codes manually, analysts can ingest existing campaigns and standardize data without relying on the proprietary data structure of the execution platform itself.Marketing Technology News: Anexinet Continues Growth Under New Ownership“Many companies waste valuable time and money trying to clean and manage metadata across the martech and adtech ecosystem,” said Chris Comstock, Chief Product Officer at Claravine. “In fact, we’ve found that the average enterprise only accurately tracks 40-60% of its media spend because the process has become so complex, manual and prone to human error.”Using Claravine’s Digital Experience Data Management platform, customers are able to:Implement a consistent enterprise data taxonomy across teams, agencies and channelsAutomatically generate compliant tracking codes, URLs, and associated metadataInstantly validate tracking and landing page readiness ahead of campaign executionProvide visibility to campaigns and media that are not compliant to tracking standardsOptimize campaigns and media performance with richer, unified insights via APIs with most every analytics and BI platformMarketing Technology News: Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: ExtremLatest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad Impressions Going to CTV“Powering great customer experiences requires great data. Unfortunately, the process to enforce consistent, accurate tracking of digital experiences and campaigns is broken,” said Allen. “With Chris leading the way in product development, we’re confident that these integrations represent only the beginning of the automation that results in less time spent by marketing teams setting up campaigns and analysts cleaning data, and enabling more focus on driving their business with richer insights.”Marketing Technology News: Cognitiv Launches First Deep Learning Incrementality Solution To Help Marketers Find New Customerslast_img read more


first_img Suggested regimens for ultrahypofractionation include the two schedules used most commonly in published studies: 3,500 cGy in five fractions of 700 cGy, or 3,625 cGy in five fractions of 725 cGy. For five-fraction regimens, the expert panel recommends against total radiation doses larger than 3,625 cGy outside of clinical trials or registries. Consecutive daily treatments also should be avoided when using five fractions. Source:https://www.astro.org/ Recommendations also address the technical aspects of planning and delivering hypofractionated prostate radiation, including target and normal tissue volumes, dose constraints, margin definitions and delivery techniques. The expert panel universally recommends the use of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and avoidance of non-modulated conformal techniques. Fraction sizes between 340 and 500 cGy have been examined in very few studies and were therefore outside the scope of the guideline. Also excluded from the current guideline are treatment for locally advanced or metastatic disease, post-operative radiation, salvage therapy and re-irradiation. Related StoriesSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessary”Men who opt to receive hypofractionated radiation therapy will be able to receive a shorter course of treatment, which is a welcomed benefit to many men. When clinicians can reduce overall treatment time while maintaining outcomes, it’s to our patients’ benefit, as they can spend less time away from family and less time traveling to and from treatment,” said Scott Morgan, MD, FRCPC, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Ottawa and co-chair of the guideline panel.”Image guidance and other advances in radiation therapy delivery have enabled radiation oncologists to treat prostate cancer with a therapeutic dose of radiation in a shorter treatment period than was previously possible,” said Daniel Barocas, MD, associate professor of urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and guideline co-author. “Results so far show comparable early cancer control to conventional fractionation, while maintaining an acceptable side effect profile. This has benefits to the patient in terms of reducing the treatment burden and cost, and may increase the acceptability of external beam radiation therapy.”To develop this guideline, a 16-member expert panel of clinicians, researchers and a patient advocate reviewed studies published from December 2001 through March 2017; sixty-one articles, including four large prospective randomized clinical trials with more than 6,000 patients, were evaluated. The guideline was approved by the ASTRO, ASCO and AUA Boards of Directors following a period of public comment. It has been endorsed by the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).​ Suggested regimens for moderate hypofractionation include the two schedules used with the largest number of patients in randomized clinical trials: 6,000 cGy delivered in 20 fractions of 300 cGy over four weeks, or 7,000 cGy delivered in 28 fractions of 250 cGy over five and a half weeks. While moderately hypofractionated EBRT confers similar early cancer control and side effects to conventional fractionation, physicians should counsel patients about a small increased risk of short-term gastrointestinal toxicity and discuss how data are limited for oncologic outcomes beyond five years post-treatment.center_img Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 12 2018Three prominent medical societies today issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men with early-stage prostate cancer using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Adoption of the guideline could make treatment shorter and more convenient for many patients with prostate cancer, the most common malignancy among American men.Developed by a panel of experts from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Urological Association (AUA), the new guideline recommends offering patients a treatment option known as hypofractionated radiation therapy as an alternative to longer, conventional courses of radiation. ASTRO, ASCO and AUA published the guideline in their respective journals, Practical Radiation Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology and The Journal of Urology.”Conclusive evidence from several large, well-designed randomized trials now confirms that dose escalation can almost universally benefit men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose to manage their disease with external radiation,” said Howard Sandler, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, chair and professor of radiation oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and co-chair of the guideline panel. “Significant advances in treatment planning and delivery have enabled oncologists to deliver more powerful, life-saving doses of radiation in fewer visits and without compromising quality of life.”External beam radiation therapy is a standard definitive treatment option that confers outcomes equivalent to radical prostatectomy for men with localized prostate cancer. When EBRT is hypofractionated, patients receive larger radiation doses across fewer treatment sessions–typically completing treatment in four to five weeks, compared with eight to nine weeks for conventional radiation. Extremely hypofractionated courses, also known as ultrahypofractionation, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) or stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR), can be completed in as few as five treatments.The recommendations apply to patients who require or prefer treatment instead of surveillance and have opted for EBRT instead of radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy or other treatment options for localized prostate cancer. Key recommendations are as follows: Ultrahypofractionation (≥500 cGy) guidance varies by prostate-cancer risk: for low-risk patients who have opted for EBRT, it may be offered as an alternative to conventional fractionation; for intermediate-risk disease, it may be offered, but the expert panel strongly encourages treating these patients as part of a clinical trial or multi-institutional registry; for high-risk disease, the panel does not suggest offering ultrahypofractionation outside of a trial or registry. Recommendations for ultrahypofractionation were graded by the panel as “conditional,” reflecting the limited base of current evidence on this approach. For men who have opted for EBRT, moderate hypofractionation (fraction size of 240-340 centigray (cGy)) should be offered as an alternative to conventional fractionation (180-200 cGy) regardless of cancer risk group, patient age, comorbidity, anatomy or baseline urinary function.last_img read more


first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 9 2019Seemingly overnight, healthy children develop mysterious, potentially disabling symptoms. When children finally receive a diagnosis, often after weeks of tests and office and hospital visits, the parents may be shocked to learn that they have multiple sclerosis – a potentially disabling autoimmune disease once believed to affect only adults.”For many years, the tagline for MS was that it was the ‘leading crippler of young adults,'” said Theodore P. Cross, a senior research specialist in social work at the University of Illinois. Cross is also a co-author of a recent study on families of children with pediatric-onset MS, published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.”Many of these kids went through a diagnostic odyssey where they would go from pediatricians to emergency rooms to other pediatricians, and it could take weeks to even get the diagnosis that they had MS,” Cross said. “Meanwhile, their bodily function is off. They’re suffering from fatigue. Their vision and mental processes may be affected. They have no idea why and no diagnosis to explain it.”The parents in the study were recruited from the pediatric MS centers at Boston Children’s Hospital, where co-author Lisa V. Duffy practices, and Massachusetts General Hospital, where co-authors psychologist David J. Rintell and Alane K. Shanks practiced with Partners Pediatric MS Center.According to Rintell, “The pediatric form of MS wasn’t even diagnosed until perhaps a little more than a decade ago. It wasn’t recognized.”onlineRintell, who has conducted extensive research on families in which a parent has MS, said little is known about families’ experiences when a child develops the disease.Currently, 400,000 people in the U.S. have some form of MS, a disease in which white blood cells damage the myelin coatings of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, often causing neurological problems. But just 3-10 percent of those patients have pediatric-onset MS, which occurs in youths younger than 18.According to Duffy, a nurse practitioner certified in MS nursing, children often present with very different symptoms than adults, such as vision changes and memory and attention deficits, complicating diagnosis.”Many times we would see patients where their primary symptom was that they were starting to fail classes or their grades were really dropping, and somebody picked up on it that way,” Duffy said. “The underlying disease is different in youths. It’s more inflammatory, and they have more MS lesions when they’re diagnosed.”Several parents among the 21 couples interviewed for the study said they did not perceive their child’s symptoms as indicative of a serious illness right away, often dismissing them as the result of sleeping in the wrong position or the child being mischievous or lazy because they were clumsy, tired or sleeping more.Related StoriesObesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosisEndogenous retrovirus type W found to be a major contributor to nerve damage in MSResearchers move closer to finding the root cause of MSTo minimize the “long and demanding diagnostic odyssey” families often undergo, educational campaigns are needed for all types of health care providers to help them recognize the symptoms of pediatric-onset MS, the researchers wrote.Adapting to life with the child’s illness and treatment was very demanding, stressful and disruptive for the families, Cross said.”From meeting these children and adolescents and their families, it was very clear that the parents were suffering gravely,” Rintell said. “They were very worried and concerned about their kids, as one would expect.”Many parents were distressed by administering or seeing their child receive painful intramuscular injections once or twice daily that left welts or bruises, and by watching their child struggle with medication side effects and the emotional, cognitive and physical challenges associated with the illness.Some parents were overwhelmed by managing numerous diagnostic procedures, doctor and hospital visits, and from working with multiple health care providers. They grappled with keeping track of voluminous amounts of information, paperwork and treatment costs, the researchers found.Some of the families sought financial or emotional support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which funded the report on which the study was based, and found helpful the social support from other parents of children with the disease. According to the researchers, patients’ families may need long-term emotional support, including mental health services and resources from advocacy organizations.The researchers recommended that health care providers carefully plan discussions about the child’s diagnosis and insure that families’ questions are answered so they feel equipped to make treatment decisions.”Despite the stresses of the diagnosis and the demands of treatment, these families benefited from disease-modifying treatments, and most students had adapted successfully to the demands of school,” Cross said. “Supported by their peers in the community of families with pediatric-onset MS, and with the help of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, these families demonstrated considerable resilience in dealing with the practical issues of living with the disease.”Source: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/759340last_img read more


In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, coins are displayed next to a Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. The IRS says that cryptocurrency transactions are taxable by law. That means people who made money (or lost it) on Bitcoin trades, “mined” Ethereum or even bought a cup of coffee with digital currency face potential tax implications. Failure to report it could mean potential audits, fines and penalties. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File) Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin may not be regulated by the government, but they’re still subject to being taxed. WOULD THEY IRS REALLY KNOW?True, the IRS only knows what you tell them, to a degree.However, if they find out that you were not properly reporting the income from virtual currency transactions, you could be held liable. And experts are quick to point out that the IRS is very interested in this new frontier.In 2016, a court authorized the IRS to summon information on Americans who engaged in business with Coinbase, a virtual currency exchange, to look for tax wrongdoing. It later narrowed its search to high-level traders, but was clear in its message that it will make sure all taxpayers are paying their share.Omri Marian, a law professor at University of California, Irvine, called cryptocurrencies potential “super tax havens” back in 2013. He says people may still be using them to evade taxes but he is more optimistic these days, in part, because the IRS is going after this matter.”This reminds me a lot of the Swiss bank crisis awhile back,” said Cross. “People were confident (their information) wouldn’t be revealed to the IRS and it worked for (years) but when Switzerland cracked, it was too late. People faced penalties and went to jail.”SO WHAT DO I DO?Keep good records.It’s tough to figure out the value of some of these transactions. There is software out there to help you figure out your capital gains and losses for digital currencies, such as bitcoin.tax and cointracking.info. You can also seek out a tax professional or other expert who has some experience in this field.And “be deliberate about when to make crypto trades” says Cross. It’s very easy to get caught up in the next trade without realizing how it’s calculated. You could be racking up considerable capital gains without realizing it. Another key thing to remember is that these digital currencies are taxed as property, instead of currency, for tax reasons. That means the same rules apply if you sell bitcoin as if you sold stocks. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. There have been various forms of digital currencies around for years, but several have taken off in popularity recently. And that may leave some newcomers to this marketplace unaware that they face taxation on their dealings.The IRS says that cryptocurrency transactions are taxable by law. That means people who made money (or lost it) on bitcoin trades, “mined” ethereum or even bought a cup of coffee with digital currency face potential tax implications. Failure to report it could mean potential audits, fines and penalties.There are also people who may be upset to find that cryptocurrencies, which are not linked to a government or central bank, aren’t as off-the-grid as they hoped. Part of their appeal is that it could be used as a new, more anonymous kind of currency that operates outside the traditional banking system and government oversight.”There’s a very strong sentiment that taxing cryptocurrency is sort of sacrilegious,” said Tyson Cross, a tax attorney in Reno, Nevada who specializes in this niche. “But most people understand there is a difference between upholding a principle on an anonymous internet forum and going to jail over it.”The IRS didn’t weigh in on how to tax digital currency until 2014 and that remains its only guidance to date. We spoke to a few experts to help break down the basics:WAIT, I OWE TAXES ON THIS?Yes, most likely.All digital currency transactions are taxable events, according to the IRS. That includes if you sell it, trade it, “mine” it, use it to pay for something or were paid with it. Even if you sell cryptocurrency and keep the gains in your exchange account, instead of as real cash in checking account, it’s still taxable.Bought some bitcoin but still holding on to it? Relax, you don’t owe any taxes yet. But any time the digital currency’s value was “realized,” you need to report it.How it is taxed depends on how you used it, said Lisa Greene Lewis, a CPA and tax expert at TurboTax. In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, a man uses a Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. The IRS says that cryptocurrency transactions are taxable by law. That means people who made money (or lost it) on Bitcoin trades, “mined” Ethereum or even bought a cup of coffee with digital currency face potential tax implications. Failure to report it could mean potential audits, fines and penalties.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File) Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for n00bs Citation: Bitcoin billionaire? Don’t forget the IRS (2018, February 28) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-bitcoin-billionaire-dont-irs.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more


first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury Apple argued in court that the iPhone was a “bet-the-company” project at Apple and that design is as much the “article of manufacture” as the device itself. A federal court jury on Thursday ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years. The three design patents in the case apply to the shape of the iPhone’s black screen with rounded edges and a bezel, and the rows of colorful icons displayed.Samsung no longer sells the smartphone models at issue in the case.Two utility patents also involved apply to “bounce-back” and “tap-to-zoom” functions.An original trial finding that Samsung violated Apple patents preceded a lengthy appellate dueling over whether design features such as rounded edges are worth all the money made from a phone.Technology vs StyleSamsung challenged the legal precedent that requires the forfeiture of all profits from a product, even if only a single design patent has been infringed.The US Supreme Court in 2016 overturned the penalty imposed on the South Korean consumer electronics giant.Justices ruled that Samsung should not be required to forfeit the entire profits from its smartphones for infringement on design components, sending the case back to a lower court.”Today’s decision flies in the face of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in favor of Samsung on the scope of design patent damages,” the South Korean company said in response to an AFP inquiry.”We will consider all options to obtain an outcome that does not hinder creativity and fair competition for all companies and consumers.”Apple did not respond to a request for comment.The key question of the value of design patents rallied Samsung supporters in the tech sector, and Apple backers in the creative and design communities.Samsung won the backing of major Silicon Valley and other IT sector giants, including Google, Facebook, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, claiming a strict ruling on design infringement could lead to a surge in litigation.Apple was supported by big names in fashion and manufacturing. Design professionals, researchers and academics, citing precedents like Coca-Cola’s iconic soda bottle.The case is one element of a $548 million penalty—knocked down from an original $1 billion jury award —Samsung was ordered to pay for copying iPhone patents. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The award appeared to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design was essential to the iPhone.The case was keenly watched as a precedent for whether design is so important that it could actually be considered the “article of design” even in a product as complex as a smartphone.”We don’t think it is supported by the evidence,” Samsung attorney John Quinn told US District Court Judge Lucy Koh after the verdict was read in her courtroom in Silicon Valley.”We have every concern about the determinations about the article of manufacture.”Quinn declined an offer by the judge to send jurors back for further deliberation, saying Samsung would pursue post-trial motions to address its concerns about the verdict.Juror Christine Calderon said the panel agreed that one of the design patents—the grid of colored icons—did represent the whole phone, while the other two at issue in the trial were seen as the display assembly that gave the iPhone its look.She compared it to the Mona Lisa: “you use the paint, but it is not the article of manufacture.””I had to really think about it,” the 26-year-old Calderon, a technical writer, said after Koh dismissed the jury.”We kind of felt like we ended up at a happy medium.”Long legal roadThe case had been sent back to the district court following a Supreme Court decision to revisit an earlier $400 million damage award. Apple reasoned in court that design was so integral to the iPhone that it was the “article of manufacture” and worth all the money Samsung made by copying the features.The lower figure sought by the South Korean consumer electronics titan would have involved treating the design features as components.The jury had been asked to determine whether design features at issue in the case are worth all profit made from Samsung smartphones that copied them—or whether those features are worth just a fraction because they are components. Explore further Citation: Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design (2018, May 25) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-jury-samsung-539m-iphone.html Samsung was ordered to pay higher damages in a retrial of a patent infringement case brought by iPhone maker Apple © 2018 AFP A jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple more than $500 million in a retrial of a seven-year-old case for damages for infringing on iPhone patentslast_img read more


first_imgFacebook paid users, including teens, to track their smartphone activity as part of an effort to glean more data that could help the social network’s competition efforts, according to a new report that may raise fresh privacy concerns. An investigation by the online news site TechCrunch said the effort, which had been known as the Onavo Protect and later rebaptized as Facebook Research, was used to gather data on usage habits.Apple told AFP on Wednesday that it revoked software certificates letting Facebook take part in its Enterprise Developer Program to work in-house on applications for the Cupertino-based company’s devices.”Facebook has been using their membership to distribute a data-collecting app to consumers, which is a clear breach of their agreement with Apple,” Apple said.The news could be a further embarrassment for Facebook, which has been under heightened scrutiny over failing to crack down on manipulation of its platform and for sharing private data with its business partners.Facebook said it shut down the application on Apple’s iOS on Wednesday after the TechCrunch article was published. It remained unclear if it remained active for Android users.The report said the initial Onavo app was shuttered for violating Apple’s privacy policy and that the newer version may also contravene Apple’s terms.The program paid users ages 13 to 35 up to $20 a month for “root” access to their devices to track their location, app usage, spending habits and other activity.In a statement to AFP, Facebook said there was “nothing secret” about its efforts, and that Onavo and Facebook Research were separate programs.”It wasn’t ‘spying’ as all of the people who signed up to participate went through a clear on-boarding process asking for their permission and were paid to participate,” the Facebook statement said.”Finally, less than five percent of the people who chose to participate in this market research program were teens. All of them with signed parental consent forms.”The project may have allowed Facebook to scoop up more data about younger users as it fends off a challenge from rival services like Snapchat, which has become more popular than Facebook among US teens. © 2019 AFP Facebook to pull VPN app from App Store over data worry Citation: Facebook paid users to track smartphone use: report (2019, January 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-facebook-paid-users-track-smartphone.htmlcenter_img Explore further A new report says Facebook paid users $20 a month to allow the social network to track their smartphone activity This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


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Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, before resuming a mild uptrend to around 10.C. according to a video posted to Facebook on Thursday afternoon by Voice of Americas Turkish division The video shows Erdogan in the back of a car outside the Turkish ambassadors residence as security officials charged into a crowd of protesters The Turkish president gets out of his vehicle and looks straight at the chaotic scene behind him Earlier on Tuesday Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House where the two leaders vowed to repair their countries relationship and re-establish an economic and military partnership After the violence Arizona Sen John McCain called for Turkey’s ambassador to the US to be “thrown out” of the country The violent clash on Tuesday evening left one police officer and 11 other people injured according to US News and World Report A previous video from Voice of America showed police officers struggling to protect protesters and ordering the attackers to stop Two men were arrested at the scene the DC Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday according to the Associated Press and police hope to pursue charges against the other assailants The State Department and politicians condemned the attack "Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest" State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement according to the AP "We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms" For their part the Turkish Embassy blamed the violence on the protesters the AP reported Turkish officials said demonstrators were “aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense and one of them was seriously injured” Write to Abigail Abrams at abigailabrams@timecom 2018 02:17:34 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been 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