Gervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara

first_imgFoton is seeking a three-peat when the PSL Grand Prix starts Oct. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTODzi Gervacio will suit up for Foton in the Philippine Superliga, putting the former Ateneo stalwart with the same official she criticized heavily early this year.But the feud is apparently water under the bridge as PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara dismissed fears that their past would lead to a disadvantaged stint by Gervacio with Foton.ADVERTISEMENT “It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “Negativity has no place in our quest to become the leading sports league in the country.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated the same as the other players. I hope she plays her best for Foton and becomes one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the Superliga,” added Suzara.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGervacio took to social media early this year to protest what she felt was Suzara’s poor handling of import credentials of PSL rival Premier Volleyball League.But in a closed-door meeting Friday, Gervacio, who was accompanied by her mother, apologized to Suzara and the two put their quarrel behind them. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mondilla caps ‘Merit’ season with 4th crown MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Man City stumble again to Shelvey stunner at Newcastle

first_img0Shares0000Shelvey stunner: Jonjo Shelvey (right) celebrates his late equaliser for Newcastle against Manchester City © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyNewcastle, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes faltered once more as the champions twice blew a lead to draw 2-2 at Newcastle on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s men were frustrated for long spells after Jetro Willems quickly cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s first half opener, but seemed to have found the moment of magic they needed thanks to Kevin De Bruyne’s sensational strike eight minutes from time. However, City’s defensive flaws were soon exposed once more as Jonjo Shelvey swept home a well-worked free-kick six minutes later.“I saw they were sitting deep and I asked (Christian) Atsu to cut the ball back to me, it was always drifting away from the keeper,” Shelvey told the BBC.“I know I can do that, I do it in training quite regularly but it is important to do it in a match and this secured us a point.”City have now dropped points in five of their 14 league games this season and could end the day 11 points behind leaders Liverpool.Guardiola, though, was phlegmatic about letting their opponents equalise twice.“We played at a good level. It was not easy because they defended deep,” he told the BBC.“We scored two goals but we also let two in which is disappointing.“We do the same work we have done over the last few seasons. We tried to score more goals but it did not happen.”Guardiola was without Sergio Aguero who has been ruled out for a couple of weeks by a thigh muscle injury and City missed his predatory instincts as they failed to make nearly 80 percent possession count.– Sterling in hot form –Sterling has usurped Aguero so far this season as City’s major source of goals and was clinical 22 minutes in after a lovely backheel from David Silva set the England international up for his 15th goal of the season.Jonjo Shelvey celebrates with teammates after scoring Newcastle’s equaliser against Manchester City © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyHowever, the lead lasted just three minutes as the normally goal-shy Magpies produced their own moment of quality when Miguel Almiron teed up Willems to slot past Ederson into the far corner.When City lost on their last visit to St James’ Park back in January the title seemed lost, only for a 14-game winning streak to end the campaign to pip Liverpool to the post.The Reds’ relentless form at the top of the table meant City started the day nine points behind and with precious little margin for error even before November is out.But the sharpness and accuracy of passing that has characterised City’s two title triumphs under Guardiola was lacking as the visitors’ struggled to unlock the mass ranks of the Newcastle defence.City finally began to work Martin Dubravka in the Newcastle goal in the final quarter as De Bruyne’s shot from a narrow angle was turned away before Gabriel Jesus had a huge chance to make his mark in Aguero’s absence.The Brazilian was played clean through on goal by Silva but shot straight at Dubravka before De Bruyne’s follow-up effort was blocked.De Bruyne was the one constant threat for City and looked to have won the game when he chested down a looping clearance before smashing the ball in off the underside of the bar.Newcastle had barely mustered a single attack in the second half, but after Fernandinho conceded a needless foul and was lucky to avoid seeing a second yellow card, Christian Atsu picked out Shelvey unmarked on the edge of the box to find the bottom corner.City still had one more chance to take all three points in stoppage time when De Bruyne picked out Sterling, but his shot lacked the power to beat Dubravka and with that opportunity may have gone their chances of a third title in a row.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man Utd draw Brugge, Arsenal get Olympiakos in Europa

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal made a strong start to their Europa League campaign in GermanyNYON, Switzerland, Dec 16 – Manchester United will take on Club Brugge in the last 32 of the Europa League while struggling Arsenal will face Greek side Olympiakos following Monday’s draw in Nyon.United, who won the competition under Jose Mourinho in 2017, travel to Bruges for the first leg on February 20 before returning to Old Trafford a week later. Arsenal are languishing ninth in the Premier League after sacking coach Unai Emery but finished top of their group in Europe and are also away in the first leg.Ajax were drawn with Spanish outfit Getafe following their surprise exit from the group stage of the Champions League, while Serie A leaders Inter Milan travel to Ludogorets.Antonio Conte’s side will be among the favourites for the competition alongside last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax after failing to get past Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund in Europe’s top competition.Sevilla travel to Romanian side Cluj with the five-time winners riding high in La Liga, while fellow Spaniards Espanyol travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are enjoying their first European campaign in nearly four decades.0Shares0000(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Cops apologize to Sheehan

first_imgWASHINGTON – Capitol Police dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for ejecting her and a congressman’s wife from President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages. “The officers made a good faith, but mistaken effort to enforce an old unwritten interpretation of the prohibitions about demonstrating in the Capitol,” Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said in a statement late Wednesday. The extraordinary statement came a day after police removed Sheehan and Beverly Young, wife of Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young, R-Fla., from the visitors gallery Tuesday night. Sheehan was taken away in handcuffs before Bush’s arrival at the Capitol and charged with a misdemeanor, while Young left the gallery and therefore was not arrested, Gainer said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Garry Monk tells Stewart Downing he can leave Boro on a free transfer

first_img1 Former England midfielder Stewart Downing has been told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free transfer this summer.New boss Garry Monk has already started to reshape his squad after less than a fortnight in the job, and it is understood he does not see a long-term role for Downing, who has two years remaining on his contract.As a result he has told the 32-year-old, who returned to his home-town club in a £5.5million move from West Ham in July 2015, he can go.Sources on Teesside have insisted that the impending split is entirely amicable and the midfielder is sure to have admirers, as he did in January when he was linked with a loan move to Crystal Palace.Downing’s return to the Riverside Stadium was hailed as a coup, but he fell out of favour with former head coach Aitor Karanka as his reign drew to a close.Meanwhile, Boro are understood to be ready to offer a contract extension to 38-year-old keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos with Victor Valdes and Brad Guzan having left the club in recent weeks.Monk has wasted little time in putting his plans for a new Sky Bet Championship promotion push into place and this week installed his backroom staff of James Beattie, David Adams, Darryl Flahavan, Sean Rush and Ryan Needs. Stewart Downing is set to leave Middlesbrough this summer last_img read more

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SPILLANE CLAIMS DONEGAL FANS SHOULD GET THEIR MONEY BACK AS MCGUINNESS DEFENDS TEAM

first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness has shrugged off claims that his team played a horrible brand of football during their first championship game yesterday.The big Glenties man said he made no apologies for trying to get a result on the day and said that was all that counted.“The bottom line is that this is the fourth season we have tried to win an Ulster Championship game and today we did it. “That was our aim and I make no apology for it. There are areas we need to improve in but we will get down to those on the training pitch.“We have another month before our next game and we’ll see where exactly we go from here until that game,” he said.McGuinness’ team was slaughtered by panellists Pat Spillane and Kevin McStay on last night’s Sunday Game on RTE television.Kerryman Spillane trotted out a list of statistics highlighting Donegal’s defensive style of play. He also said people should have looked for their money back, all €27 for the stand, because the game was so bad.Kevin McStay said he certainly didn’t think Donegal had any hope of coming out of Ulster judging by yesterday’s performance.Donegal captain Michael Murphy admitted that they still had a lot to do before they were anywhere near the finished product.“We have a month and we know we can do a lot better than that. But we’ve got the win and that’s all that counts. We can only can better from here,” he said.And RTE’s Man of the Match, Buncrana player Ryan Bradley said conditions on the day certainly didn’t help matters. “We didn’t play our best football but you have to take the conditions into account. It was a terrible day and you couldn’t play football,” he said.EndsSPILLANE CLAIMS DONEGAL FANS SHOULD GET THEIR MONEY BACK AS MCGUINNESS DEFENDS TEAM was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)Tags:AntrimdonegalGAAJim McGuinessPat Spillanelast_img read more

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Raphoe Family Resource Centre host ‘Tea Break’ in aid of mental health awareness

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Suicide or Survive “National Tea Break” On Thursday 29th September from 11am-1pm The Family Resource Centre will be hosting a ‘Tea Break’ in the Volt House Hall as part of Suicide or Survive’s “National Tea Break” which is taking place throughout the month of September. The aim of “National Tea Break” is to take on the challenge of breaking down the stigma linked to mental health, and to help raise vital funds for the Suicide or Survive organisation. SOS endeavours to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes that increase understanding of suicide and play an active role in its prevention in Ireland. SOS delivered its very successful one-day Wellness Workshop in Raphoe away back in April, receiving very positive feedback from participants. The Family Resource Centre would extend an invitation to the whole community to take time out for a cuppa and join with us on 29th September.Jigsaw DonegalThis year for Mental Health Week, commencing on Monday 10th October, the Jigsaw Advisory Panel and Donegal Youth Council have teamed up to create their own campaign to help promote the ‘FIVE-A-DAY’ for Mental Health. The campaign is called #MyWee5 and its aim is to promote positive mental health by showing everyone some simple things they can do to help improve their mental wellbeing through the FIVE-A-DAY. They include CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, GET INVOLVED and GIVE. The Family Resource Centre is participating in the campaign by uploading photos with the #MyWee5 poster on our Facebook page. For more information on the campaign please contact Karen Duggan, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Donegal on 074-9726920.Afterschool Programme The afterschool programme includes: Tuesday: 3-4.30pm: Homework for 3rd & 4th Classes; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Boys Group; Wednesday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes; 4-5pm: Homework Support for 1st Year Secondary School; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Girls Group; 7-9pm: Youth Café Secondary School; Thursday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Activity Club for 1st & 2nd Classes. It is hoped in the next few weeks to introduce further programmes so please look out for more information on those.The Learning Support Groups with Lisa and Louise have also started back on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and for more information on these please contact Melanie on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Women’s GroupThe Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre.  The Women’s Group will start back on Monday 3rd October 2016. The group has been together for many years. We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year.  If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along.  We are really interested in your ideas.  If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503.50-50 Bonus Ball The winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Joan Mc Daid. Winning number was 40.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubThe Raphoe club is back in full swing after the summer break and Raphoe’s Head Coach, Gary McCullagh along with Gerard Keavney, Paul O’Donnell, John Sweeney and Tommy Stewart are on hand three nights every week from 6pm – 7pm.  Monday and Wednesday for underage boxers and Monday, Wednesday and Friday night from 7pm-9pm for all boxers over 11years of age and all new and former boxers.  Boys and girls are very welcome to come along. The first action of the new season for Raphoe boxers will be the Donegal Novice Championships taking place in Letterkenny on Sunday 9th October.  The Raphoe club will have five boxers entered for these championships.A very special thanks goes to Tony Mc Daid at Raphoe Family Resource Centre and all his friendly and hardworking staff for all the work they do for the boxing club behind the scenes.  It is greatly appreciated.The new extension to the clubhouse is nearing completion and a very sincere thanks goes to local contractor Mike Kelly and all his tradesmen to County Councillors Frank McBrearty, Liam Doherty and Gerry Crawford for all their invaluable help.  It is greatly appreciated by all at the Raphoe Boxing Club.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Job Vacancies with Raphoe Tidy Towns:Raphoe Tidy Towns will have vacancies for 5 General operatives on their new Community Employment Project due to start on 26th September. For an application form and further details please contact the Supervisor on 074 9145692 or 0879473527. Please note Dept. of Social Protection criteria for Community Employment applies for all the above posts. Thank You. Congratulations and well done to all local students who received examination results this week here in Raphoe. If you are going on to further studies or in to the world of work we wish you all every success and good luck for the future.Raphoe Family Resource Centre host ‘Tea Break’ in aid of mental health awareness was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

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Cape floral heritage site expands

first_img6 July 2015The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has approved the extension of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site.Unesco said on its website on 3 July that the Cape Floral Region was inscribed on to the World Heritage List in 2004. At the time of inscription, the site was made up of eight protected areas comprising about 553 000 hectares.The extension almost doubles the size of the world heritage site to 1 094 742 hectares and includes Table Mountain National Park, Agulhas complex, Langeberg complex, Anysberg Nature Reserve, Swartberg complex, Baviaanskloof complex and the Garden Route complex.Diversity“It is one of the world’s great centres of terrestrial biodiversity,” Unesco says of the Cape Floral Region. “The extended property includes national parks, nature reserves, wilderness areas, state forests and mountain catchment areas.”Compared with the rest of the world, the extended Cape Floral Region is one of the richest in plant life. “It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home to nearly 20% of the continent’s flora, with some 69% of the 9 000 identified plant species being endemic to the area,” says the South African government.A country’s pride“South Africa is delighted to add more protected areas to its portfolio of world heritage properties,” said Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson.“The country has in the last few years learned a few lessons in management of its world heritage sites and has through its engagement with the committee and the advisory bodies achieved high standards of conservation to levels expected by Unesco.”Having world heritage sites in the country ensures protection of the areas, and it also has potential to boost economic development, create jobs and develop skills.There are eight Unesco world heritage sites in South Africa. Properties inscribed on the cultural list are: the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape, and Robben Island. Those on the natural list are: the Cape Floral Region, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and Vredefort Dome. The Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a transboundary reserve with Lesotho, is on the mixed list.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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LinkedIn’s New iPhone App: The 3 Worst Things About It

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#mobile#social networks#web There’s No Push NotificationsThis is a professional application that people use on the iPhone – shouldn’t it include push notifications? LinkedIn is used by tons of sales people, for example – you know they’d like to get some of these updates pushed to them. As a writer, I would too. Look at it this way. Last month my LinkedIn contact Tara Hunt changed her profile to show that she’s founded a new company called Shwowp. I want to know that, preferably right away. But I don’t know about it until a month later because I didn’t want to fish through a bunch of cross-posted Twitter updates inside LinkedIn to catch Tara’s news, and I didn’t want to click through three screens starting with the bland “Tara Hunt has updated her profile” in order to see if she’s happened to change jobs or just noted a new personal interest on her profile page.When someone who has accepted my contact request changes jobs, I want a push notification about what the new job is and the option to call them on the phone immediately to discuss it. That doesn’t seem like too much to ask, and that’s when I’ll know that LinkedIn is really serving my professional life. Update: LinkedIn’s Adam Nash, author of the company’s announcement blog post, responded on Twitter saying: “we’ve discussed all three of these enhancements internally. Some are harder than others. All in the queue…Rest assured, we wouldn’t have broken out profile updates into its own module if we didn’t have big plans for it. :)” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos What’s The Most Important Kind of LinkedIn Update? People Getting New Jobs!For some reason LinkedIn will not deliver you a simple feed of the new jobs that contacts of yours have taken – not by email, not by RSS, not through its fancy new API and not on this new iPhone app. Update feeds are cluttered with imported ephemera from Twitter and all too often job changes are obscured behind the phrase “contact X has updated their profile.” They have? How did they update it? It’s maddening.LinkedIn says it’s working on solving this problem, but it doesn’t seem to be a very high priority. Prompting users to click more and engage with a wider variety of message types seem more in line with LinkedIn’s strategy. The company clearly wants to be Facebook and Twitter for the business world – not just a place where we all go to find out essential work information that we use while doing other forms of social networking on other sites better suited for things like short, trivial messages.Importing Contacts to Your Phone is RudimentaryPerhaps LinkedIn isn’t to blame for this, but the ability to import LinkedIn contacts’ info onto your phone is rendered a whole lot less useful by the inability to merge that info with existing contacts. Say you’ve got someone’s name and phone number on your phone already – it’s a headache to pull in a person’s LinkedIn profile info and then merge the two manually. Of course your phone number isn’t an optional field you can fill out on LinkedIn, so all those imported contacts will be people you’re unable to call. You won’t even be able to look them up on LinkedIn again from your phone’s contact list – peoples’ LinkedIn profile page URLs aren’t included in the contact info that gets imported. Related Posts center_img marshall kirkpatrick Business social network LinkedIn made a major upgrade to its iPhone app tonight but coming from a service with such incredible potential, there remain some major disappointments.The new app looks a lot like a less elegant, less customizable version of the Facebook iPhone app. There are a variety of useful new features, from faster invite sending to importing contact info to your phone, but the app remains based on the company’s mistaken desire of late to be your all-in-one social-media-messaging platform. It also fails to deliver the features that would make it most useful. If you’re looking for good news about new features, you can find it in the self-flattering company blog post. Here are the three things that disappoint me most about this new app; hopefully it’s a work in progress and will improve soon. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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First NFC Apps for Android Show Up in Market

first_imgFirst spotted by NearFieldCommunicationsWorld.com, the Japanese Taglet app works around a limitation currently in place with Android’s support for NFC technology. At present, Gingerbread only allows Android phones with NFC chips to act as readers, not as transmitters. Of course, two-way communication is necessary for any NFC-based mobile payments service, such as the one Google has reportedly been building, which is why the restriction won’t be there for long.As tag readers, Android phones running Gingerbread and that have the necessary hardware, can scan NFC tags and decode the information they contain. Already, a pilot program in Portland, Oregon is taking advantage of this capability with a special Google Places promotion where NFC-enabled window decals have been provided to participating local businesses. Customers can tap or wave their phone near the sticker to navigate to the Google Places page via their Web browser.Similarly, the Japanese Taglet app also lets you use NFC to retrieve information like a website address. Since the read-only limitation restricts what you can do with the NFC support built into Gingerbread for now, the Taglet app is more of an effort to provide workaround.Taglet lets you associate specific data with an existing NFC tag. Then, when you wave your phone over the tag, it can retrieve that information –  a website URL, a Twitter handle, an email address, etc. – and act upon it. A video shows, for example, how Taglet can be used to exchange contact information between the Nexus S and another non-Android, NFC-enabled phone. Related Posts EnableTable: A U.S. App for Restaurant CustomersThe U.S.-developed application called EnableTable lets restaurant owners reward customer loyalty by providing “Welcome Back” coupons that arrive on a customer’s smartphone after the meal and stay there, neatly organized, until they expire. It’s an alternative to the deals provided by social check-in services like Foursquare and Facebook Places, as it doesn’t require a customer to launch an app on their phone and perform a check-in. “No scavenger hunts, elaborate rules, or games required,” reads the website text. “You don’t have to check-in and we do not try to follow you around.”Instead, the app uses NFC technology to send the coupons to customers by way of a tag embedded in the leather or vinyl restaurant bill holder. The first NFC Android applications have appeared in Google’s Android Market. One, the U.S.-based EnableTable, is an app designed for American restaurant owners who want to offer discounts to their regular customers. The second, a Japanese app called Taglet, lets you register NFC devices with its service, which, when read, will retrieve stored data like a website address or contact information.NFC, or Near Field Communication, is a short-range, high-frequency wireless technology that allows for data exchanges between devices in close proximity to each other. Support for NFC has been added to the Android mobile operating system in its latest revision, Android 2.3, code-named Gingerbread. And Google’s new flagship phone, the Nexus S, is the first Android device to ship with the necessary hardware to use NFC.Taglet, a Japanese NFC App sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Google#mobile#news#NYT#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The company calls the technology it uses “restaurant location-based services (rLBS)” instead of NFC, effectively coining a new phrase to describe what it does. While obviously it wants to be considered as a better alternative to Foursquare and the like, trying to lump itself in with other location-based check-in services is actually a bad idea, in our opinion.NFC-enabled apps will soon represent an entirely new class of services, and, once the terminology makes its way into mainstream vocabulary (which it soon will, thanks to Google and other mobile manufacturers like Apple and RIM, also working on NFC developments), it will be better to be in the group of NFC services than counted among those representing “last year’s technology” – that being the check-in apps.Both new apps are available now in the Android Market.Image credit: ?NearFieldCommunicationsWorld.com Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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