Keyword Tracking Goes Real-Time With New Superfeedr Feature

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web center_img Superfeedr, the real-time feed transformation service funded by Betaworks and Mark Cuban, announced today that it now offers real-time keyword tracking across all 2.1 million feeds that are run through its hub. Any time your keywords of interest appear across Tumblr, Posterous, Typepad, Gowalla, Gawker, HuffingtonPost or a number of other sources subscribed to Superfeedr (including ReadWriteWeb!) you can receive real-time notification pushed to you within seconds.That’s the theory anyway. In reality, Superfeedr will push items to you as fast as it gets them – but any number of things can delay the publication flow along the way.Superfeedr also chose today to announce that it will begin charging developers for notifications after their apps receive over 25,000 pushed to them. You can see sample apps on a webpage (RSSFall, from the guy who made Twitterfall), via IM (at Supertrackr) or on FriendFeed.Real-time keyword tracking as a service could prove valuable to all kinds of developers. Is a 2.1 million pool of source feeds big or small? That’s hard to say. Depending on your keyword, it can deliver a lot of data – but it’s such a sliver of the social web that it’s hard to know where to place this in the bigger picture.This is probably most useful as a developers’ proof of concept, but give it a try – end users may be able to get some value out of it as well. See also: the Collecta API. Collecta does something very similar and has relationships with some key publishers, like WordPress, that Superfeedr does not. Collecta also includes Twitter messages.Real-time pushed keyword search from the web is definitely a viable asset to leverage these days. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

IT Poll: Does Your Company Use Macs?

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Trends Last week we looked a bit at how Apple products are penetrating the enterprise. The iPhone and iPad continue to be popular as employees bring their own devices to work. But what about Apple about desktops? We’ve seen some evidence that Apple is trying to get into the enterprise game, but it has also discontinued its Xserve line.What about your company? Are you a Windows shop, or do you use other systems?center_img klint finley Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img

Shalabh Srivastava moves to court against spot-fixing ban

first_imgUttar Pradesh pacer Shalabh Srivastava has become the first of the five players, banned by the Indian cricket Board for their alleged role in spot fixing, to move a court of law against the sentence.Srivastava, 31, has prayed in the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court that his five-year ban be squashed and he be given interim relief to play cricket, which has been the main source of his livelihood.The counsel for Srivastava said that his client wants quashing of the order of the special disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI), and also that of Ravi Sawani, BCCI’s one-man inquiry committee.”There are six respondents in the case.They are the Union of India through the Ministry of Sports, the BCCI, the BCCI president (N Srinivasan), the BCCI secretary (Sanjay Jagdale), the inquiry commission, and the BCCI disciplinary committee,” senior advocate Prashant Chandra told Mail Today from Lucknow.Besides Srinivasan, BCCI vice-presidents Niranjan Shah and Arun Jaitley were part of the disciplinary committee, which has since become ‘functus officio’, or non-existent after it completed the purpose it was formed for.A Bench of Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Virendra Kumar Dixit is hearing the case.A hearing is slated for Thursday.Sources close to Srivastava, a member of the under-19 World Cup-winning team of 2000, say he believes he had done no wrong and the punishment for “loose talk” has been too severe.Before moving the court, Srivastava had written to the sports ministry, praying for relief.advertisementThe ministry, in its reply, said that since the Indian Premier League(IPL), during which the sting operation was undertaken, was a private tournament, it couldn’t do much.It, however, suggested that the Srivastava could approach a higher authority than the BCCI. It was then that Srivastava decided to take the legal recourse.”He’s confident that he would get justice as he believes that he’s done no wrong. He has maintained this from the first day,” a source close to the player said.The BCCI disciplinary committee itself admitted that there was “no evidence of actual match fixing or money changing hands in his case”, but held him guilty of ” grave misconduct and misdemeanour in as much as speaking to an unauthorised person and not reporting to the BCCI”.Apart from Srivastava, TP Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers, life), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors, five years), Amit Yadav (Kings XI Punjab, one year), and Abhinav Bali (Himachal Pradesh, one year) were also banned.Two reporters of the channel posed as representatives of a fictitious player management firm, Joy Khel and Masti, and induced them into spot fixing in return for money. Sawani then held player-agents responsible for introducing “malpractices” into the game.Disciplinary panel verdictHe has been playing first-class cricket since 1999. He has played Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh and has played Duleep Trophy, Irani Trophy and Deodhar Trophy.He was also part of the under-19 Indian team. After playing for two seasons for ICL(Indian Cricket league), he has joined IPL after receiving general amnesty.He admits that two undercover reporters met him impersonating as representative of a sports management company. He failed to appear before us despite a notice. However, in order to comply with principles of fair play and natural justice, we contacted him on telephone.He informed us that he was going to Shirdi with his family and, therefore, could not attend. We gave him a chance to defend himself on telephone where members heard him at length.He stated that he was receiving calls from these two undercover reporters and that they were trying to trap him. They had repeatedly met him. He has never fixed a match in his career nor did he receive any unauthorised payments from these persons.However, a perusal of the conversations that he had with these persons clearly reveals that he was agreeing to negotiate a future contract where he would be paid Rs 30 lakh by cheque and Rs 70 lakh by cash.He has also stated that the BCCI is normally in (the) know of these cash transactions.He, thereafter, has spoken loosely about the BCCI, certain players, and BCCI officials.He is also guilty of making unsubstantial statements and indulging in conduct which has brought the game of cricket into disrepute. He deserves exemplary punishments so that others are deterred from committing such offence.The undercover reporters asked Shalabh Srivastava if he was comfortable in discharging other favours, including spot fixing by bowling a no ball, wide ball, (and) being hit for 16 runs an over.advertisementThere is detailed conversation about a bargain being struck for spot fixing where he finds Rs 5 lakh as payment for the same as inadequate and wants a minimum of Rs 10 lakh.The commissioner of inquiry, after perusing the evidence, holds him guilty of grave misconduct and misdemeanour in as much as speaking to an unauthorised person and not reporting to the BCCI.His consenting to negotiate a future contract by charging black money, agreeing to spot fixing, and making unsubstantiated allegations against BCCI and other players (sic).Even though there is no proof of fixing or money changing hands, he is guilty of misconduct under 3.1(vi), 3.1(viii), and 3.2(ii), (xii) and (xiv) of the BCCI regulations.last_img read more

Man United sink LA Galaxy 7-0 in Louis van Gaal’s debut

first_imgDanny Welbeck celebrates after scoring his goal for Manchester UnitedManchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over the LA Galaxy.Ashley Young and defender Reece James scored two second-half goals each as United opened its summer tour with a surprisingly polished win.Van Gaal doesn’t subscribe to the notion that such a friendly is meaningless, not when United have so much work to do this summer.”I think always the results do matter,” Van Gaal said. “With such a result, you get confidence, and also confidence in a new system. The boys are willing to pick up all the info. We have given a lot of info, but it’s fantastic how they performed today.”Van Gaal’s revealed a system similar to the attack of his Dutch World Cup team. The tactics might be unfamiliar to United fans, but they worked splendidly in a stunning start.”When you see us train, you can expect something, but not 7-0,” Van Gaal said. “That for me was a surprise, and there were some beautiful goals. They scored out of some good attacks.”Danny Welbeck scored the first goal for Van Gaal, who has had limited work with his new club after leading the Netherlands to a third-place finish in Brazil earlier this month. United still outclassed the Galaxy in the friendly between two of David Beckham’s former clubs.Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera also made their debuts while United won by a familiar American football score at the Rose Bowl, the venerable college football stadium.advertisementVan Gaal was hired to repair the 20-time English champions after David Moyes’ poor tenure. United finished seventh in Moyes’ only season as Alex Ferguson’s replacement after 26 years, failing even to qualify for the Europa League.Rooney wasn’t United’s captain, ceding the job to Darren Fletcher, but the England star easily handled his scoring chances. James wasn’t even listed on United’s 25-man squad, but the 20-year-old defender provided two outstanding finishes against the Galaxy’s ragged defense.”I have nothing but respect for the show that Man United put on,” Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. “Getting punished for mistakes and really getting a lesson on the speed of play, we can actually use it as a positive for them.”Herrera, the Spanish midfielder acquired from Athletic Bilbao last month, looked sharp throughout the night. United scored its first goal under Van Gaal when Juan Mata set up Welbeck in the 13th minute for a low 25-yard shot off Jaime Penedo’s post.After AJ De La Garza was penalized for a handball in the 42nd minute, Rooney easily buried the kick even though Penedo guessed correctly. Four minutes later, Welbeck’s centering pass went through the legs of Galaxy defender Tommy Meyer, who crumpled to the ground as Rooney walked the ball into Penedo’s net.James put a sharp side-footed finish on a pass from Young for United’s fourth goal in the 62nd minute. He then scored from distance on a deflection in the 82nd minute before Young capitalized on defensive blunders for two late goals.United’s tour continues Saturday in Denver against Roma, followed by matches with Inter Milan in Washington on Tuesday and Real Madrid in Michigan on August 2.last_img read more