Revver Bought by LiveUniverse…and it’s MySpace’s Fault

first_imgLiveVideo.com, an online live video community that is a subsidiary of LiveUniverse, Inc. has now acquired 100% of Revver‘s stock. The acquistion will combine Revver’s millions of visitors and 40 million monthly video streams with LiveVideo’s social network, video, and live interactive offerings used by 200,000+ users per day. Both companies wil continue to operate their separate domains. Although Revver is happy by the deal and the promotion opportunities is will allow, Revver would have never been in this position if it wasn’t for MySpace’s decision to kill Revver in the first place.By 2007, Revver was showing a good pattern of growth and was quickly heading towards becoming a profitable company. But then, in mid-January, something happened. All of a sudden Revver’s video player that its users could embed on any web site or social network stopped working…but only on MySpace. Most of Revver’s users never knew what happened. Maybe they thought the Revver player was poorly designed. Maybe they thought they did it wrong. It doesn’t really matter, though – they just moved on, migrating over to other services like YouTube. It was a small group of Revver users that learned the truth: Revver wasn’t broken, MySpace was blocking them. This group of Revver users and content creators, led by content producers, including the popular “Ask A Ninja” guys, led a PR campaign to save Revver. On the Ninja blog, they plea to their fans:Ask A Ninja was created because we were in control of where we posted the videos. That’s a big deal because if we’re forced to put them on MySpace video then FOX could take the episodes and make money off of them without paying Douglas or me anything. Which isn’t fair and takes away the incentive to create cool shows for you to watch. Why is this against Net Neutrality? Because videos from Myspace Video and Youtube are not effected. It’s only these smaller, more innovative companies that haven’t been sold for billions of dollars. Here’s what you can do: Copy this bulletin. Repost it. Blog about it. Make Tom put up a little fix it bulletin saying he’s sorry.. Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… So the fans blogged, they complained, and they urged others to complain, but it was to no avail. As 2007 drew on, it quickly became the year of MySpace playing the big bully, attempting to destroy small and medium-sized companies they felt were competitive with their offerings. Other companies got Revver’s same treatment – Stickam and imeem to name a couple. MySpace even blocked Photobucket for a while – long enough for other investors to walk away – and then swooped in to buy the company for themselves. Several URLs are still blocked on MySpace (for a complete list of URLs and blocked code, check out this site). MySpace continues to block Revver to this day. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Unnao case Statement of rape survivors mother recorded

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday recorded the statement of the mother of the Unnao rape survivor in the case in which expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar is a key accused. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma was presiding over the in-camera hearing in the 2017 case of alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of the woman, who was a minor then, by the MLA. The recording of the statement remained inconclusive and will continue on August 27. The Supreme Court had transferred four criminal cases from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi — the 2017 rape case; an alleged fake matter under the Arms Act against the father of the rape survivor; his death in police custody, and the gang rape of the woman. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The court had earlier directed the media to abstain from reporting names and addresses of the rape survivor, her family and witnesses and certain other aspects of the case. “The media shall refrain from reporting testimony of any witness, wholly or partly, and refrain from appreciating such evidence or giving any opinion on the merits of the case during the course of this enquiry/trial as the case may be,” the court had said. The court had on August 9 framed charges against Sengar for allegedly kidnapping and raping the woman and put them on trial. It had also framed charges against Singh for allegedly taking her to Sengar’s house on June 4, 2017 without the consent of her parents.last_img read more

NS spends 396 million on doctors including 150 newpatient bonus

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s family doctors are getting a pay boost — including a one-time, $150 bonus for every new patient they take on who was previously without a doctor.Premier Stephen McNeil announced nearly $40 million in funding for family doctors Monday, including $13.9 million for hikes for physicians paid through fee-for-service or through a salary.The Health Department estimates physicians could take home an extra $10,000 to $20,000 a year due to an increase in the office fee alone.“We have a focused investment in family medicine, which is a first critical step in solving the challenges facing Nova Scotia’s primary health system,” said Dr. Tim Holland, president-elect of Doctors Nova Scotia.Of the money announced Monday — one day ahead of Tuesday’s provincial budget — $18.2 million is part of the $240 million, end-of-year spending spree announced last week.Under the plan, charges for visits by patients under age 65 will jump for the current rate of $31.72 to $36. The rate for seniors increases to $44.54 from $40.26.Holland said the funding would help with doctor recruitment and retention efforts as well as encouraging better ways to practise family medicine.“This isn’t just about putting more dollars in the pockets of family doctors. This allows family doctors to practice the way they want to … and it effectively leverages technology to increase capacity within our system.”Holland said the changes would help address a pay gap with other physicians in the Atlantic region.On average, the pay for Nova Scotia’s physicians is currently the lowest in the country.According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information “the average gross clinical payment per physician (family doctors and specialists) ranged from $262,000 in Nova Scotia to $380,000 in Alberta,” in 2015-16. Doctors Nova Scotia provided provincial MSI data indicating gross family physician compensation is approximately $254,000.“It will bring us much closer to our regional colleagues in New Brunswick and P.E.I.,” Holland said. “It won’t bring us right up to them but it’s going to really close that gap and that will allow us to push forward on a lot of the other things that will attract physicians to Nova Scotia.”The announcement also includes $6.6 million to encourage family doctors to develop an up-to-date patient list, a $4.2 million e-health pilot project incentive, and $8.5 million to support doctors using electronic medical records.It also includes $6.4 million to encourage doctors to accept patients from the provincial wait list, which currently stands at 44,000.The plan will see a $150 bonus “for each patient a family doctor takes off the list, or who is referred from an emergency department, or without a family doctor due to doctor retirements or relocation,” the province said.Dr. Heather Johnson, a family physician in a group collaborative practice with three other physicians in Bridgewater, said the money will make a difference in patient care and access.Johnson said the use of more telephone and electronic health services will mean less of a need to see patients in person who have travel problems, who are managing chronic conditions, or who are frail and elderly.“I will be able to allow technology to facilitate their care more easily. It will be easier for my patients and then hopefully free up some time that will allow other patients who need to see me face-to-face, easier access.”McNeil said the patient incentive, the enrolment incentive, and part of the electronic medical records initiative ($5.2 million) are one-time incentives set out in a trust announced last week.“This will give us a chance to assess these (incentives),” he said. “The issues around the investments we are making in terms of the fee-for-service changes or the issues in terms of some of the other direct investments, they are ongoing and part of our fiscal plan.”As part of that ongoing commitment, McNeil said, an additional $1.5 million is earmarked for medical records in 2018-19 and $1.8 million in 2019-20.last_img read more

Ohio State baseball rallies to take series from Rutgers

Junior left-hander Tanner Tully fires a pitch during a game against Rutgers on April 15 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorLast time the Ohio State baseball team matched up against a Big Ten opponent, it did not end well, as the Buckeyes were swept in three games against Maryland.In desperate need of a series win to keep their Big Ten hopes alive, OSU (23-12-1, 4-5-0) managed to storm back and grab the series win after dropping the opener to Rutgers (16-19, 3-6).Game 1Friday’s game started off looking like it would be a back-and-forth battle all night long, but seven runs in the first three innings by Rutgers proved to be too mighty of an obstacle for OSU to overcome.The contest certainly did not start off right for OSU junior left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully, as he surrendered a walk and two hits to load the bases before Rutgers freshman center fielder Jawuan Harris lined a single to center field that scored three runs early.OSU responded quickly, however, as it matched Rutgers’ three-run first inning with a three-spot of its own. After junior center fielder Troy Montgomery lined out to start the bottom half of the first, four straight hits by the heart of the Buckeyes’ order brought the game back to square one.The see-saw battle really ceased at that point, as Rutgers knocked another three runs off of Tully as the Scarlet Knights began the top of the second with three straight hits to plate a run. Following a sacrifice bunt, Rutgers redshirt senior first baseman Chris Suseck drilled a double to right field that drove in two more runs. Rutgers would add one more run in the third inning to expand its lead to 7-3.The Buckeyes would not be held off the scoreboard for much longer, however, as Montgomery would later hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to bring the game back within three. Montgomery’s blast turned out to be the last run scored by either side, however, as Rutgers senior left-handed starting pitcher Howie Brey would finish off a complete game, allowing only four runs. In spite of the loss, OSU coach Greg Beals said he saw a lot of promise with the way his team played.“We hit a lot of balls hard tonight,” Beals said. “I don’t mind how we played today. We just didn’t get a quality start from Tully. For him to give up seven runs in the first three innings is absolutely uncharacteristic; it just wasn’t his good self tonight.”Game 2A day after only managing four runs against the opposing starter, the Buckeyes’ bats came out in full force and ran away with the game.The first runs of the game came from the Buckeyes in the bottom of the second inning off a bunt from sophomore right fielder Tre’ Gantt that scored senior first baseman Troy Kuhn from third. After a double steal on the basepaths, junior catcher Jalen Washington drove a single into left to make it a 2-0 OSU lead.Rutgers would come back and tie the game in the top of the third inning, however, as junior left fielder Mike Carter singled to left field to plate a pair of runs. Neither of those runs were charged to OSU senior starting pitcher John Havird, as he would have been out of inning if not for an error on shortstop Craig Nennig that likely would have ended the inning.From this point on, it was all Buckeyes. OSU senior third baseman Nick Sergakis drilled a two-run home run in the bottom of the third to make give the Buckeyes a 4-2 lead. The fourth inning saw OSU bring 10 batters to the plate en route to scoring four runs on the strength of five hits. The Buckeyes later went on to add a run in the fifth and another in the sixth to make it 10-2.Following up a start against Maryland in which he went eight innings and gave up no hits, Havird continued his dominant ways, hurling seven innings of two run baseball (with no earned runs) and only three hits and one walk allowed.Over his last five outings, the lefty has thrown 33 innings with an impressive 1.36 ERA. During those starts, Havird has racked up more strikeouts (20) than hits allowed (19). For Havird, part of this dominant stretch has been the resurgence of his changeup, which has been one of his go-to outpitches.“My past couple outings, my changeup has really gotten back to what it used to be,” Havird said. “I struggled with it for the first couple games, I was really just going with the fastball, slider, two-seam away and movement and occasional changeup, but it wasn’t really working too well. But now it’s getting back to what I know it is.”On Zach Farmer Memorial Day, Havird said he did feel some extra incentive to go out there and pitch well for the memory of his teammate and the Farmer family. Farmer died in early August at the age of 21 after a battle with leukemia. Havird said it was important to go out there and get a win in his memory.“I know he was an unreal person, unreal athlete,” Havird said. “I really felt like I had to go do something for him and throw as good as I can.”Game 3Unlike the first two games of the series which saw a combined 25 runs scored, the rubber match of the series would be exactly as its title suggests: a pitchers’ duel.Rutgers was the first to draw blood in this one as its sophomore third baseman Milo Freeman hit a solo home run in the third inning to put the Scarlet Knights ahead 1-0.An inning later, OSU tied things up with an RBI groundout by Sergakis that drove in redshirt junior Jacob Bosiokovic from third.Both teams were then held off the scoreboard until Montgomery led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a triple. It did not take long for the junior to get off the basepaths, as Bosiokovic lined a single into right field to drive in the run and put the Buckeyes ahead 2-1.That one-run lead would be all the home team needed, as redshirt sophomore right-hander Adam Niemeyer cruised through the game. In his first start in two weeks after he was sidelined with a hamstring injury, Niemeyer threw six solid innings of one-run, three-hit baseball with seven strikeouts and only one walk allowed. Part of what helped Niemeyer in his outing Sunday was the stellar defense behind him that committed no errors on the day and came up with some clutch plays in clutch situations.“I’m a pitcher who throws a lot of strikes, I try to work ahead of hitters,” Niemeyer said. “Not really pick too much, just try to attack them, and it’s easy to do that when you’ve got a solid defense behind you. It’s easy to throw strikes, trust the defense and let those guys make the plays.”Coming upOSU’s next contest is set to come on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium against Cincinnati. Freshman right-hander Ryan Feltner is slated to take the mound for the Buckeyes as they look to build off the series victory. read more

La Liga US match can be a global brand Relevent chairman

first_imgFor Charlie Stillitano, the football federations around the world should look to grow the sport and not make any obstaclesRelevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano, spoke today to potential investors for La Liga United States official match.The executive was asked if he believes FIFA should interfere with the planned matches in foreign soil.“First and foremost, the role of these federations is to grow the sport. We had El Clásico here two years ago. It was the highest gate ever for a game here in the US. It shows you the desire people had to get tickets to the game,” he said as quoted by The Sports Business.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“It’s important to look at it both ways. All these clubs are looking to be global brands. You can’t do this without the clubs and the players. They want to do it. They want to get their brand in the US.”“A lot of what we see is everyone trying to catch up with the Premier League, how much they have made from TV rights and how they present it. These other leagues want to share the wealth of the Premier League,” he added.“We got a lot of criticism about the fans. Peter Moore [chief executive of Premier League club Liverpool] says Liverpool are local but also global. I’m a Milan fan. Riccardo Silva is a Milan fan. I feel like I’m more of a Milan fan than the next guy.”“Why is it that only local people can be fans of a club? I would argue that there are a number of fans out there that are just as rabid as the local fans,” he concluded.last_img read more