Alab Pilipinas in the mix

first_imgLady Warriors rule Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND The Philippines will be represented by the newly formed Alab Pilipinas, which is looking to become the third Filipino club to win an ABL crown, while Vietnam will field the Saigon Heat.“The league is ready to take another step forward as it welcomes three new teams into the fold,” said ABL chief operating officer Jericho Ilagan Monday at the league’s launching at Solaire Resort and Casino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Team representatives during the 2017 ABL Season press conference at Solaire Resort and Casino. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBreaking new ground, the Asean Basketball League kicks off its seventh season on Nov. 25 in Singapore with six teams, including newcomers Kaohsiung Truth and Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, from outside the region. Defending champion Westports Malaysia Dragons and Singapore Slingers clash in the opener at OCBC Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pringle welcomes compensation for people hit by Illness Benefit delays

first_imgPeople who were negatively affected by delays in the processing of Illness Benefit last year are to receive compensation, it has been confirmed.A number of citizens across Ireland were hit by delayed illness benefit payments at the end of 2018 due to technological system issues.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle received confirmation yesterday that those who incurred financial penalties as a result of delays are set to be compensated through Exceptional Needs Payments. Deputy Pringle welcomed the outcome from Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty and said: “Many recipients had fallen into debt either from new loans or failing to pay existing loans with some banks incurring penalties for delayed payments.“It’s important that those who were already in need of income support via the Illness Benefit scheme were not left behind to deal with the financial mess as a result of a mistake the Department made. I’m glad that the State is accepting its responsibility and being held to account.”Deputy Pringle is urging anyone who incurred a financial cost or penalty to present themselves to the Community Welfare Offices with receipts to claim compensation.“Exceptional Needs Payments are available to any individual who incurred a financial cost as a direct result of Illness Benefit delays,” he said. Deputy Pringle added: “While I feel there should be a payment above and beyond financial costs I welcome this development and will keep a close eye on its progress. I hope that compensation claims will be dealt with in a timely manner for the benefit of the recipient.”Pringle welcomes compensation for people hit by Illness Benefit delays was last modified: February 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Facebook’s Lifestream: Nothing to See Here

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#web And by “done well,” we mean not only allowing the 3rd party info to feed into the stream, but allowing users to pull the entire stream out of Facebook, too. Two of the most valuable sources for information about the activity on Facebook – the mini-feed and the news feed – still don’t offer RSS feeds for users to subscribe to, and it’s looking like this much desired feature may never arrive. Instead Facebook’s data feeds only include the status updates of your friends, posted items of friends, and notifications for any user. The omission of the two most critical feeds is, (according to this twitterer) “ironic given they support data portability.”While not everyone is a fan of FriendFeed’s  increasingly “destination-like” service (says another twitterer: “Facebook’s lifestream FTW… FriendFeed wants you to add friends, yet again”), FriendFeed at least offers a wide selection of lifestreaming services – 35 at the moment, including the ability to import a “blog” feed, which essentially allows you to import any RSS feeds into the stream.Additionally, FriendFeed allows export of their stream via RSS or even via a FriendFeed Facebook app, which begs the question (as this twitterer poses): why not allow FriendFeed users to just import their stream into Facebook’s feed, then?On the AllFacebook blog, Nick is decidedly much more optimistic about the new service’s potential, saying “If Facebook opens up the API for the mini-feed importing feature, Facebook will immediately become the largest competitor to FriendFeed and most likely displace it.”Additionally, he thinks that Facebook could be only one step away from adding a commenting feature to both the news feed and the mini-feed. While that would be great, with Facebook’s reticence to even open up those activity streams via RSS, it’s hard to picture a time when they become open services as opposed to what they are today: tools designed to get you to visit the site and play in the Facebook sandbox. However, all that being said, it’s important to also take a look at this offering from a viewpoint outside the focus of the social-media-addicted tech community – something that MG does quite well on his VentureBeat post, “Facebook is kinda competing with FriendFeed, like it kinda competes with Twitter.”Just as Facebook’s status updates are no comparison to Twitter, this lifestreaming feature is no comparison to FriendFeed, but it may be enough for the average user. Says MG: It may be that Facebook users will be satisfied enough with Facebook’s overlapping feature being released today, that they won’t feel the need to also use Friendfeed. It doesn’t mean Friendfeed is doomed, it just might reduce its potential to grow big.The idea of what’s good enough for the average user may leave us techies scratching our heads, watching as so many great ideas coming out of our community – like Twitter, lifestreaming, etc –  get sucked up by big sites like MySpace and Facebook, offering these large communities pale imitations of the services we know and love. However, that very well may be enough for the average user. How sad. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A new post on the Facebook blog announces the arrival of “a new way to share with friends” – that is, they’re offering a way for you to import content from non-Facebook sites into your Facebook Mini-Feed and into your friends’ News Feeds. This new option is being touted on the blogosphere as Facebook’s “new lifestreaming feature.” That is, by far, a grand overstatement of the service, which currently pales in comparison with its competitors. This new import feature, which is, at the moment, offering the import of Flickr, Picasa, Yelp, and del.icio.us info into your mini-feed cannot even be called “a good first start” at this point. Despite promises of Digg integration in the future as well as “other sites,” the limited amount of supported services only highlights what a great service this could be if done well. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perezlast_img read more

Strategy Roundtable: 5 Cloud Computing Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

first_imgTags:#start#StartUp 101 At today?’s roundtable, I started with a presentation on blue sky opportunities in cloud computing based on our Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing (TLCC) research. I took the audience through five cloud-based business ideas, discussed why they are relevant and pointed them to the sources I derived those ideas from.For you, readers, here they are:1. Cloud-based collaboration among bio-medical researchers around large volumes of data Dr. Marcos Athanasoulis, CTO of Harvard Medical School discussed this idea with me recently. There is a tremendous amount of data sitting at various pockets that bio-medical researchers are trying to collaborate around. The data needs modeling, processing, visualization, etc. – all activities in the domain of computer science, not bio-medical sciences. There is also need for researchers at various institutes to collaborate around this data and models, all problems that point towards a cloud-based solution. An entrepreneur should pick this one up ASAP. From cancer research to genomics, wide arrays of research areas are looking forward to your innovation.2. Cloud-based legal records management, digitization, archival, retrieval Michael Aginsky, CTO of Gibbons P.C. pointed me to the vast masses of paper archives sitting at law firms, waiting to be digitized, and archived in meaningful ways along with efficient retrieval capabilities. Law firms are looking for cloud solutions that include security, disaster recovery, and other goodies.3. Charge-back accounting solution for large enterprises deploying cloud technologiesRic Telford, VP of cloud services, IBM pointed me to the rather significant move towards rolling out private clouds at large enterprises, a move that IBM is spearheading by providing full stacks of infrastructure technologies. Now, let us say you are an enterprise that has rolled out a rather extensive private cloud, and all your divisions and business units are using it freely. How do you keep track of who is using how much of the resources? How do you account for the charge backs to the business units or functional areas? This is an open opportunity for an entrepreneur to build a custom solution. 4. Cloud-based flexible pricing solution for telecom vendorsJim Dunlap, CIO of Alaska Telecom discussed with me the increasingly serious problem that telecom vendors are facing due to bandwidth consumption skyrocketing. Today, the telecom industry charges customers based on fixed price business models for data services. But to keep up with the rate at which bandwidth consumption is scaling, telecom vendors almost certainly will need to adopt a variable pricing model, such that they can charge based on consumption, just as they charge for voice services. The utility industry charges based on how much energy or water is consumed, but the telecom industry assumes unlimited data usage for a fixed fee. Jim?’s interview with me (coming shortly) sheds light on why this will change, and how the infrastructure needs to adapt.5. Cloud integration services around specific vendorsJosé Almandoz, CIO of Novell, and several others have brought up how complex the integration issues are around the cloud. With 600-800 vendors with their own specific integration requirements, there is a plethora of opportunities to build integration services companies around specific vendors or specific domains. Appirio is one such company that jumped on this trend way back in 2007 and has now built a significant company in that space. Sequoia has financed them. In fact, using their expertise, they have also successfully productized various connectors and adapters to build unique value.Anyway, those are just a few blue sky ideas for you to go after. There will be others as you dig deeper!First up was Ambal Ramachandran with SurgeForth, a talent management SaaS company that we first saw last November. SurgeForth has since graduated to paying customers, and is making good progress. We discussed a variety of product strategy issues, including where to focus and how to avoid spray and pray.Then Zubair Ansari with CionSystems pitched a new IT provisioning and de-provisioning system that aims to handle the growing complexity of cloud adoption. Cion has 18 customers and is considering funding. I pointed Zubair to a couple of case studies of bootstrapping using services to get more of his core product built; in parallel, I will help him pursue institutional funding.Next, Rajeev Pareek discussed his rural BPO idea. Rajeev wants to build a BPO firm in a place called Bolpur in West Bengal, India. Bolpur is home to the Viswabharati university, as well as several other small engineering and professional colleges. Rajeev came with a list of commodity services like transcription, digitization, etc. But when I found out that Rajeev is a computer engineer, I suggested to him to build a cost-effective SEO services firm, which would be more interesting. I have a variety of contacts for Rajiv to get his business off the ground. Bolpur Shantiniketan is close to my heart (we have a house there), and in my opinion is a splendid rural BPO location.Next week, we will delve once again into e-commerce businesses and explore how niche e-commerce is transitioning into Web 3.0. I started doing my free Online Strategy Roundtables for entrepreneurs in the fall of 2008. These roundtables are the cornerstone programming of a global initiative that I have started called One Million by One Million (1M/1M). Its mission is to help a million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond, build $1 trillion in sustainable global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. In 1M/1M, I teach the EJ Methodology which is based on my Entrepreneur Journeys research, and emphasize bootstrapping, idea validation, and crisp positioning as some of the core principles of building strong fundamentals in early stage ventures. In addition, we are offering entrepreneurs access to investors and customers through our recently launched our 1M/1M Incubation Radar series. You can pitch to be featured on my blog following these instructions. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here. All three of today’s roundtable companies will soon be featured on Incubation Radar.Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here.Sramana Mitra is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has founded three companies, writes a business blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy, and runs the 1M/1M initiative. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her Entrepreneur Journeys book series, Entrepreneur Journeys, Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, and Bring Your Idea To MarketInnovation: Need Of The Hour, as well as Vision India 2020, are all available from Amazon. Photo by thesaint Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sramana mitra 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

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