first_imgTags:#Android#Google#mobile The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … A report this morning circulating the Web states that Google’s rollout of in-app payments support for Android applications has been delayed until May 2011. If true, this would not be the first delay for the system, which was expected to launch in Q4 2010, but was pushed back to Q1 2011.However, these initial reports were inaccurate, according to people familiar with the matter. Google’s plans for in-app purchases within Android applications are still on track for a Q1 2011 launch.In-App Payments Delayed, Reports SayAccording to posts on TechCrunch, FierceWireless, Android Community, Phandroid and elsewhere (note, most sources have since updated their posts with corrections), a Google-acquired company called Jambool, makers of a virtual monetization platform called “Social Gold,” sent out a letter to its users (full letter is below at bottom of post) which stated the following:“The existing Jambool Social Gold product will be discontinued in favor of a new Google in-app payment product in May 2011.”Obviously, this letter seems to imply that Google’s in-app payments product – the highly anticipated product for Android developers – won’t be launching until May 2011.But that’s not true, we’re told. The system being referenced by Jambool is actually an entirely different in-app payments system targeted towards Web developers, and it plays no part in Google’s plans for its Android in-app payments system. They’re two completely different systems – one is for Web developers, and one is for Android developers.Jambool’s In-App Payments for use in Chrome Web Store, Maybe “Google Me”As a refresher, Jambool was acquired by Google in August 2010 for an estimated $70 million. At the time, it was powering the virtual currency systems within several online apps and games including Lil’ Green Patch and Mafia Wars. The system is somewhat similar to Facebook’s own virtual credits initiative called Facebook Credits. However, Jambool chief exec had publicly criticized Facebook Credits for “the hefty 30 percent fee Facebook charges for the currency and the potential that it might enforce their use for all apps.”Although unconfirmed, the expectation at the time of acquisition was that Jambool’s virtual currency technology would be a part of in Google’s upcoming social product, a rollout that’s being dubbed “Google Me” or “Google +1.” Google Me is believed to be a deeply integrated service which will be accessed through Google’s onscreen toolbar which sits at the top of all Google products.On the sign up page for the Google in-app payments beta, accessed from Jambool’s homepage, the form states that “the beta Google in-app payments system allows developers to collect payments for digital and virtual goods from within their game, app, news or media site.”It also asks how you heard about Google in-app payments: Jambool/Social Gold, the Game Developers Conference, Chrome Web Store or “Other.” This makes it more clear that this particular payments system is designed for Web apps, and, most importantly, Web games sold through the Chrome Web Store.What’s interesting about this little missive from Jambool, as it turns out, is that it could be a clue regarding the launch of something bigger from Google: Google Me in May 2011? Sure, why not?Jambool’s LetterHello,Thank you for your use of the Jambool Social Gold platform. As you know, Jambool was acquired by Google last August. This acquisition meant that some changes to our business were inevitable, and we’d like to share them with you today.First, the existing Jambool Social Gold product will be discontinued in favor of a new Google in-app payment product in May 2011. Rest assured that you will be able to sign in to the Jambool merchant console through September 2011, and you will receive year-end financial statements in February 2012.Second, we’d like to invite you to participate in the pre-release beta of the Google in-app payment system. This system will enable developers to accept payments within an app, but it will not have the full functionality of Social Gold at launch. We understand that this will not meet the needs of all developers currently using Social Gold, but we highly encourage interested developers to join the Google in-app payments beta by submitting your information at, we thank you for your flexibility during this transition period. Please feel free to respond to this email with any questions about your Jambool account or the new Google in-app payment product.Sincerely,The Jambool Teamlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMyla Pablo has once again reached the pinnacle of individual performances in the Premier Volleyball League after earning the Most Valuable Player plum of the Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari Sweat’s marksman won her second MVP trophy and the 1st Best Outside Spiker after leading the Lady Warriors to a 5-2 record in the elimination round with a total of 143 points, the highest in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari’s defensive anchors Jeanette Panaga and Melissa Gohing took the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker and Best Libero awards.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanaga led the league with 0.65 kill blocks a set while Gohing had the best digging rate of 5.15 per set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCreamline’s Jia Morado was named as the conference’s Best Setter after averaging 13 excellent sets per period.Bali Pure’s duo of Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato won the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker while Philippine Air Force’s Iari Yongco was named as the Best Opposite Spiker. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndian team management will take a final call on Ravichandran Ashwin on the morning of the Test after the off-spinner was named in the 13-man squad for the Sydney Test against Australia, starting January 3. It was reported early on Wednesday that Ashwin could not recover in time and will miss out on the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).An Indian team spokesperson had announced on the eve of the match that Ashwin was unfit to play. However, it looks like the Indian team are willing to give Ashwin the chance to prove his fitness till the last moment.Ashwin, who performed admirably in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide by taking 6 for 149, has been unable to be a part of the series ever since.Ashwin was forced to miss the second and third Test in Perth and Melbourne, respectively, with a side strain. He is attempting to get fit for the SCG, which is expected to assist spinners, but could not pass the test.”R Ashwin is not 100 percent fit and won’t be available for selection,” the spokesman told reporters.Batsman Rohit Sharma is already out of reckoning as he return home a couple of days ago to be with his wife Ritika Sajdeh after their first child was born on India.India are now tossing up between Ashwin and bringing KL Rahul back in at the opener’s slot and put Hanuma Vihari back at No.6.Ashwin was the only one who turned up for practice on New Year’s day while the rest of the Indian team players took a day off. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner had team physio Patrick Farhart and another support staff member for company.advertisementAshwin attempted to be ready in time to feature for India in the final Test but it could not happen as he failed the fitness test.India, who have also named Kuldeep Yadav in the squad might do well to give him a look alongside Jadeja.A major change has also been that Ishant Sharma was replaced by Umesh Yadav in the squad for the Test.Ishant, one of the disciplined pace trio that have done so much to put India in such a strong position, was left out because of what the team said was “rib cage discomfort”.Having sealed a 2-1 lead after beating Australia by 137 runs in Melbourne earlier this week, Kohli’s men will be bidding to become the first Indian team to beat the hosts in a Test series at their own backyard.\India’s 13-man squad: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli says his men not motivated by history ahead of SCG TestSee Photos | Virat Kohli charms fans with selfies, autographs at training in SydneyAlso Read | India vs Australia: 7 Australian players turn up for practice at SCG on New Year’s DayAlso Watch | Dog agrees with Virat Kohli as India captain says: No pressure in SydneyAlso Watch | I have been able to manage my injuries due to effort I have put in: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

first_imgohio state's ezekiel elliott receives the ed sullivan award.Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was named the winner of the 2014 AAU James E. Sullivan Award, given to the nation’s top amateur athlete. Elliott, a rising junior tailback for the national champion Buckeyes, rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2014, including a stellar 246-yard, four-touchdown game in the national title contest against Oregon. One of six finalists for the award, Elliott accepted the award in person at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan Sunday afternoon. ICYMI the winner of the 85th Annual #AAUSullivanAward is Ezekiel Elliott @EzekielElliott #topamateurathlete— AmateurAthleticUnion (@TheRealAAU) April 19, 2015Elliott praised the other finalists, praised his Ohio State team, and said “I’d like to thank my parents for pushing me to be …— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) April 19, 2015“… the person I am. … they push me for excellence.”— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) April 19, 2015The award’s other finalists included Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, among others.last_img read more

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) @ClemsonFB@ClemsonFBThere weren’t many upsets in college football this weekend, but there was still plenty of exciting action throughout the country. Michigan, Stanford and Miami eked out last-second victories, with Miami coming in especially improbably fashion. Notre Dame rallied in the final minutes to hold off Temple, and UNC’s win over a ranked Pittsburgh squad bumped the upstart 7-1 Heels into the top 25. But in ESPN’s Weekly Power Rankings, the big news is at the very top of the poll. That’s where you can find a new No. 1 team: Clemson. The Tigers’ ’56-41 win over NC State enabled them to vault over undefeated Ohio State and into the top spot. Poor Buckeyes: they were on a bye this week and could do nothing about Clemson overtaking them. Here are the full rankings:1. Clemson 2. Ohio State 3. LSU 4. Baylor 5. TCU 6. Michigan State 7. Alabama 8. Florida 9. Notre Dame 10. Stanford 11. Iowa 12. Oklahoma State 13. Oklahoma 14. Utah 15. Memphis 16. Florida State 17. Michigan 18. Houston 19. Ole Miss 20. Temple 21. Toledo 22. UNC 23. UCLA 24. Mississippi State 25. Navy Texas A&MCompared to last week’s rankings, how do you think ESPN did?last_img read more

The buildup to No. 6 Ohio State and No. 10 Nebraska has been growing for weeks. After the Buckeyes dropped a game to Penn State midway through the year, all eyes were on Saturday’s primetime showdown with the Cornhuskers. But the potentially résumé building game against Nebraska spells trouble for OSU. After failing to contain a mobile quarterback in Penn State redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who scrambled in for a key touchdown late, the Scarlet and Gray will be faced with an even more difficult challenge in senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.Armstrong has been scoring touchdowns through the air and on the ground for the entire season, much like he has done throughout his career in Nebraska. After running back Ameer Abdullah left, Armstrong has been the go-to guy for the Cornhusker offense, and he has not disappointed.With 1,764 yards passing and 419 yards rushing, Armstrong is well on his way to challenging for 3,000 yards this season. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs knows his unit will be pushed and will face adversity against him.“He’s a very dynamic football player,” Coombs said. “He can run, he can throw, he scrambles. He does everything well. He probably has the strongest arm of any of the quarterbacks we’ve seen this year. We know we’ve got to do everything we can to contain him in the pocket, try to make sure we have on-body coverage, but then we also have to stop him when he runs the ball.”OSU has struggled at times against dynamic signal callers this year. On top of McSorley, the Buckeyes faced redshirt junior Baker Mayfield, the lead man for Oklahoma. While the Sooners failed to top the Buckeyes, Mayfield had a decent day passing the ball. His legs were not a factor, as he could only find five yards on eight carries. However, last week against Northwestern, OSU struggled to stop Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson, who scampered for a 35-yard run. So how will the Buckeyes stop Armstrong? It’s simple, really.Crash the pocketOSU redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley (8) and OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) celebrate Conley’s first half interception during the Buckeyes game against the Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorMobile quarterbacks have a tendency to have “happy feet” in the pocket. Plays occasionally take a long time to develop, and a signal caller who struggles to keep his legs under him in the pocket can have a secondary licking its chops. If OSU wants to have opportunities to be ballhawks, they have to put pressure on Armstrong. Bringing edge pressure will force Armstrong to backpedal away from the pocket. If he rolls to his left, then half the field will be removed from the play. The same can be said for his right. When a quarterback removes himself from the pocket, it’s up to receivers to run rover and find a way to get open. With two stud cornerbacks in redshirt junior Gareon Conley and redshirt sophomore Marshon Lattimore, a trigger-happy Armstrong without his feet under him could make those two corners very happy by the end of the night.Defend the deep ballArmstrong is a cannon-armed quarterback who loves to chuck the ball deep. That much is known, but just how well can the Buckeyes keep the ball from receivers further than 20 yards down the field?OSU has been guilty of giving up chunk plays down the field, including some key ones against Penn State. That could spell trouble for OSU early. The Buckeyes have not seemed like a team that can handle an early deficit well, and expect Nebraska to chuck it downfield early.Sure, Conley and Lattimore are looking good at this point of the year, but the secondary has been guilty of the occasional misread on passes over the top, like this instance against Wisconsin.If the Buckeyes want to find a way to win, they have to keep Armstrong from pitching it deep. Get out in front earlyAlthough Nebraska does not have the most potent offense, any form of lead can be enough for a team that puts up 32 points a game and only lost one game this season.OSU has struggled mightily in the first half this year, and needs to find a way to get points on the board early to keep the dynamic ability of Armstrong from hurting them. If he is playing with the lead, OSU’s defense might tense up and be in for a long night in Ohio Stadium. As aggressive as they are, the Silver Bullets could run themselves right out of the game if overly aggressive.Putting points up early would force Armstrong to push in order to catch back up, and the Buckeyes defense is best with the lead. read more

Braxton Miller’s Instagram post showing the Ohio State redshirt-senior quarterback posing with AdvoCare products was deemed a “promotion of a commercial product” by the NCAA, according to a statement from OSU athletics. But the matter has been resolved and Miller has been reinstated “without any conditions,” the statement said.OSU said the post was a minor violation.The university initially said it was “looking into” Miller’s social media picture from March 24, which showed the quarterback posing with the products alongside the owner of Authentik Fitness in Columbus, Brandon Oshodin, who is also an AdvoCare distributor.Click to enlargeAdvoCare is a company that “provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care products,” according to its website.The AdvoCare website states that student-athletes can’t be in photos on “an AdvoCare Microsite, Facebook, Twitter, personal website or any other place where AdvoCare is mentioned.”In addition to the Instagram picture, Miller had his name displayed in the upper right hand corner of his AdvoCare site, labeled as a distributor. His name was later removed, along with the Instagram post.The AdvoCare website says student-athletes are allowed to be distributors. read more

first_imgRonaldo Nazario believes becoming a majority shareholder in Real Valladolid has been a life-changing experience for himThe Brazil legend completed a reported €30m takeover of La Liga club Valladolid in September for 51% of the club’s shares.Discussing the purchase, Ronaldo revealed the difference it has made for his life by stating it’s given him a new purpose.“I was looking for something to do for two years,” Ronaldo revealed on Sky Sports.“I looked for a team to buy in Spain and England, and Valladolid was like a gift.“Not only is it a club with 90 years of history behind it, but it’s also a city with 300,000 inhabitants and is a place that breathes football and all this means it has huge potential.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“To be able to inspire people is better than to score a hat-trick against Barcelona. I found exactly what I wanted and I have got a lot to give them too.”The former Real Madrid striker also confirmed reports that he had contacted his old club in regards to signing fellow Brazilian Vinicius Junior on loan.“I’ve asked Florentino Perez if we can have him, but I think it might be difficult!” said Ronaldo.The 42-year-old previously enjoyed a stunning playing career with the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real and AC Milan before retiring in 2011.O Fenômeno (The Phenomenon) won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times along with the Ballon d’Or twice.last_img read more

first_imgAfter sending him a comforting message, Jürgen Klopp got a little real explaining what is next for Jose Mourinho after getting sacked.The whole day for Jose Mourinho has been quite interesting, to say the least, he got support from a lot of people like Jürgen Klopp earlier on Tuesday.But the German manager also wanted to talk about what could be ahead for the Portuguese manager now that he doesn’t have a job, a fate that is not so fortunate for other coaches who are not as prestigious as Mou has been throughout his career.The second message that Klopp had for the now former Manchester United manager, was aimed to come across as a direct statement that conveyed he didn’t want Jose to think he felt sorry for him.Because even though technically Klopp is the one who got him sacked after last weekend’s Liverpool win over United, Jürgen wanted to remind everyone that every single manager is always exposed to these types of situations in which things don’t work out as they expected and the boot can kick them in the ass at any given moment of their careers.The Reds’ boss also wanted to remind everybody that Mourinho did have a successful spell with the Red Devils, he did win important trophies but was unlucky on the last year leading the squad.🗣️ “Ahora se va, pero nadie puede olvidarse de todo lo que ha ganado Mourinho, un entrenador increíble”, afirma Klopp— MARCA (@marca) December 18, 2018“He wanted to be successful at United and he was, but then it didn’t work out in the way everybody wanted it to,” he told UK newspapers via Four Four Two.“Then you have to take the consequences. That’s how it is in our job. I always said it. It’s the same for me and if the club thinks there is someone who can do it better, then they have to change.”“Today that’s how it is. There’s no looking at how we played in the last game; if they think there is someone who can do it better, change it now.”“In our jobs, that can be very expensive for the clubs. That is actually the only thing that saves our lives sometimes, but that’s the situation.”“I have to say on our level, and it’s not that I don’t feel for him or whatever, I know it’s difficult to get as a person, but if a manager got the sack in the Championship or in League One or League Two then that’s a bad moment because you don’t know if they will get another job,” he added.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“If Jose wants to have another job, he has it in two days. That’s really easy. We are talking about someone at a really high level.”Jose Mourinho’s win percentage at Manchester United: 58%Jurgen Klopp’s win percentage at Liverpool: 51%— TeamFA (@TeamFA) December 18, 2018What’s next for Jose Mourinho after Manchester United?The talk of the day has been about Jose Mourinho’s next destination, the Spanish press’ mouths are watering with the possibility of the Portuguese manager taking the job at Real Madrid after Santiago Solari fails.But we are convinced that Jose is looking more into a sabbatical than continuing his career as a football manager for now, the truth is that the last five years have been completely exhausting for Mourinho and taking a breather is something that he is very keen on doing.Some people may even call it a spiritual retirement for at least one year, because the man needs to rethink his outdates strategies with his players and go through what he has been doing wrong.Because even he has already noticed that there is a pattern emerging on his managerial career of late, Jose Mourinho has increasingly gotten into heated disagreements with several of his players and they are getting too repetitive even for his taste of confrontation.The Portuguese boss isn’t getting any younger, but we are certain that he still has at least another good decade of football inside of him. Let the man take a break, let the man rest and enjoy life for a little while.#Klopp la pesadilla de Mourinho. (📸Vía @mihu_8) 😂😂😂— Esto Es Anfield #LFC (@esto_es_anfield) December 18, 2018What do you think Jose Mourinho will do after getting sacked by Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgSan Diego County Board of Supervisors to vote on new Escondido housing development KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The fate of a new North County housing project rests in the hands of San Diego Supervisors.The Newland Sierra project would create more than 2,000 new homes just north of Escondido. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has the details. Updated: 10:12 AMcenter_img Posted: September 26, 2018 September 26, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more