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Klaasen, Butorac claim title in Memphis

first_img18 February 2014 South African tennis star Raven Klaasen continued his outstanding start to 2014 when he and partner Eric Butorac teamed up to capture the doubles title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis, USA, on Sunday. Seeded second, Butorac and Klaasen upset the top seeds and world number one pairing of Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4 6-4 in the final.Second successive win It was their second successive win over the 15-time Grand Slam winners, following their upset victory over the Bryans in the third round of the Australian Open, where Klaasen and Butorac went on to finish as runners-up. The Bryans were the defending champions and also won the Memphis title in 2001 and 2004. Titles After three victories in 2013, the Memphis title was Klaasen’s fourth, while it was a second win in Memphis for Butorac and a 15th ATP Tour title overall. Last year, the South African/American pair won the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. Earlier in the year, playing with Johan Brunstrom, Klaasen lifted titles in Metz and at the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur.‘Feels really good’ Speaking after claiming victory in Memphis, Klaasen said winning “feels really good”. “This is my first time in Memphis and playing in front of that crowd in the final was exciting for us. The Bryan brothers have a great record everywhere you go. We got off to a great start in the match and were fortunate to keep it going for the entire match.” Butorac added: “To get a win over the Bryans solidifies what we did in Australia, and we’re on the right path to being one of the top teams in the world. We need to keep improving and getting better.”Rankings As a pair, Klaasen and Butorac are currently ranked second behind Australian Open champions Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt in 2014. Klaasen is up to 30th in the individual doubles rankings, with Butorac one place behind him. After winning in Malaysia at the end of September 2013, the South African star’s world ranking was 46th. The Bryans, whom Klaasen and Butorac have now beaten twice in succession are tied for first place at the top of the standings. The Americans are the top seeds at the Delray Beach Open this week, while Klaasen and Butorac are the second seeds. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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What Cloud Computing Means For Small Businesses

first_imgCloud computing has been a buzzworthy topic for some time, as more and more enterprises move their computing infrastructure and software to cloud-based solutions. While the cloud continues to be a smart option for them, it’s also arguably even more beneficial for small businesses, whose resources can be miniscule. First of all, what exactly is cloud computing? To take a broad definition, Focus Research describes it as “the ability for organizations to share critical computing infrastructure (e.g. servers, storage, etc.) and related services over the internet.” This can include IT infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or software (SaaS). This series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you’ll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create technology solutions that work harder for its customers so they can do and achieve more.Needless to say, it’s a huge deal. Gartner recently put cloud computing at the top of its list of top strategic technologies for 2011 and it’s far from the only expert extolling the glory of the Web-hosted software and infrastructure.For small businesses, the significance of this primarily comes down to cost. In many cases, using cloud-based infrastructure is cheaper than running and maintaining one’s own physical servers. Likewise, the pay-as-you-go licensing model of software-as-a-service providers provides lower costs than traditional software, or at least distributes that cost across low monthly payments. The cloud has perks beyond the cost savings. The more your business’s applications are hosted online, the easier it will be to accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce. It also helps enable collaboration. By virtue of their very design, VoIP services like Skype are inherently more collaborative than old school telephony. The same is true of Google Apps, where colleagues can work on documents simultaneously. For project management, there’s BaseCamp, Apollo and literally dozens more. And when business lives in the cloud, meeting with colleagues is no problem thanks to a range of virtual meeting services like GoToMeeting, Fuze and WebEx, all of which have mobile apps.Unlike many of their legacy, desktop counterparts, cloud-based applications can usually integrate with one another easily. Thanks to robust APIs and integration tools, I can tie my Web forms on Wufoo directly to my email subscriber database in MailChimp. I can make my Salesforce CRM software talk to social media tools and connect billing services to bookkeeping software in a few clicks.For seemingly every business function, there’s an affordable, cloud-based solution available, and more are cropping up every week. Do you use the cloud for your small business? Let us know about your experience in the comments. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud computing#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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4 Real Secrets We’ve Learned So Far About Apple

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces 3. Apple Spends A Lot on MarketingDespite strenuous objections by Apple’s lawyers, the company was forced to release details of its marketing efforts as well as results of internal consumer surveys. Apple spent $647 million advertising the iPhone in the United States from 2007 through 2011. Marketing for the iPad reach $457.2 million since its release in 2010. Apple’s consumer survey, which the company tried desperately to keep out of court citing “trade secrets” shows the type of research Apple performed when pondering the design and release of new iterations of the iPhone. Included was information on where people were likely to buy the iPhone (AT&T, the exclusive carrier in the U.S. at the time) or where people found out information about the iPhone (the Apple website). The survey informs us why Apple chose AT&T and Verizon (overall market share of consumers) as partners and why they prefer to subsidize the iPhone (most people are on contracts). A couple examples are below. 4. Apple Has Considered a 7-inch TabletRumors have been rampant this summer that Apple will eventually release an “iPad Mini” that will be about 7.85 inches diagonally. Steve Jobs had famously denounced smaller tablets than the iPad before saying that nobody would want something that small. That may have been all smoke and mirrors from Jobs at the time, we will never know after his passing in October 2011. But, top Apple executives, citing an article from Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm, noted that there was definitely a market for a 7-inch iPad. Apple executive Eddy Cue sent and email to CEO Tim Cook in January 2011 recommending the company built a 7-inch tablet with Tofel’s article attached. Cue had also used a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab at some point, according to Forstall. Tags:#Apple#mobile Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What happens when one of the most secretive companies in the technology industry goes to court to battle its largest competitor? It is forced to reveal what it does not want to reveal, which has created a feeding frenzy in the tech press over every little detail that surfaces. But what’s old news and what is really paining Apple to disclose? Below are four items we have learned about Apple from its patent lawsuit against Samsung.1. First Rule About Project PurpleApple started assembling an internal team to create the iPhone in 2004. The team consisted of about 1,000 Apple employees to work on “Project Purple.” The employees worked on one floor of Apple’s campus that had to be entered with keycards and had security cameras. According to testimony from Scott Forstall, a senior vice president at Apple that manages iOS, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs would not allow anybody outside of Apple to be hired for Project Purple. The floor that the iPhone team worked on was called the “purple dorm” and had a sign on the door that said “Fight Club” a reference to the popular movie where the first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club. It was also the second rule. The same rule applied for employees working on Project Purple. 2. Many Prototypes Before 2007 LaunchThe iPhone was a revolutionary product in 2007. It generated immediate consumer excitement and ushered in the touchscreen smartphone era. What Apple released in 2007 though was not its first idea of what the phone should be. Nor, likely, was it Apple’s 50th or 100th idea. Designers would sit around a kitchen table talking about and sketching ideas, some of which would be rendered into 3D models. We know that some designs even centered around a click-wheel, modeled after Apple’s popular iPod design at the time. A 99-page document released to the court showed some of the prototypes that Apple considered. Designs included bulky looking boxes with rounded corners, silver and black touchscreens vaguely reminiscent of devices designed by Nokia and Sony, eight-sided rectangles, rounded backs and others. A few examples are below. center_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Back to back champs: Penguins beat Predators for Stanley Cup

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES READ: Penguins end Predators’ magical postseason runHaving won just three of 12 playoff series before this year, Nashville opened this postseason by eliminating the top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in four games. In doing so, the Predators became the first eighth-seeded team to sweep a first-round series since the current playoff format was introduced in 1994. Nashville went through St. Louis and then Anaheim, with only captain Mike Fisher carrying any Cup Final experience on the roster.The stingy Predators found Pittsburgh was up to the task, with the Penguins taking the first two games on home ice. Nashville roared back at home to even things up, but the Penguins routed Nashville to set up Game 6.The Penguins ruined Nashville’s big party where the game coincided with the final night of CMA Music Festival, bringing more than 100,000 to downtown Nashville. Country star Luke Bryan serenaded fans from the rooftop of a honky-tonk in a performance that kicked off the television broadcast, and he also sang a four-song set for fans inside and outside the arena an hour before face-off.Faith Hill became the latest to sing the national anthem with husband, star Tim McGraw, giving her a hug once finished before waving a towel in each hand. At least five catfish hit the ice before the face-off.Then in a series that hadn’t featured even a single one-goal game was scoreless through the first 40 minutes. The Predators thought they had the first goal of the game, just like they did in Game 1 in Pittsburgh for being offsides, only to have referee Kevin Pollock wave it off immediately. He had whistled the play dead when he lost sight of the puck with Murray on the ice between him and the puck.Sissons tapped the puck into the net 67 seconds into the second period behind Murray’s back. Officials huddled, but the goal was not allowed.Murray also stopped Sissons on a breakaway midway through the second and also gloved a shot from Viktor Arvidsson later in the period.The Penguins also killed off 32 seconds of a 5-on-3 at 8:47 of the third after Trevor Daley punched Ryan Ellis with Olli Maatta already in the box for tripping. Murray made a big stop on a shot by Mattias Ekholm followed by a save on Arvidsson.This championship season for the Penguins lacked some of the drama from a year ago, but it was far from a slam dunk. Washington won the President’s Trophy for a second straight season and pushed Pittsburgh to seven games in the second round. Ottawa did the same thing, forcing the Penguins to double overtime to clinch the Eastern Conference title. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colton Sissons had a goal erased by a whistle 67 seconds into the second period. The Predators went 0 of 4 with the man advantage, including 32 seconds of a 5-on-3 in the third.Forget a golden anniversary: The Penguins will cap their 50th season with their names on the most famous silver cup in sports — again. It is also the third championship for Crosby and a handful of teammates from the 2009 title team, surpassing the two won by the Penguins teams led by current owner Mario Lemieux in the 1990s.And it’s the second championship in 18 months for coach Mike Sullivan, who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Johnston was fired. Sullivan is the first American-born coach to win the Cup not once, but twice.Matt Murray became the first goalie to win not one, but two Stanley Cups as a rookie after being a late-season call up a year ago and didn’t play enough games to get that tag removed. That’s something neither Patrick Roy, Ken Dryden or Cam Ward ever managed, but the 23-year-old Murray finished this Cup Final shutting out Nashville for the final 126:52.The loss ended the upstart Predators’ deepest playoff run in the franchise’s 19-year history and one that became the talk of the town far beyond Music City, catfish and all.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Crosby, Malkin and others also played in the World Cup of Hockey before the season, making this an even longer year than usual. In the end, the Penguins had more than enough in the tank to bring home another title.Notes: Nashville finished the series going 0 of 8 on the power play over the final two games. … Grammy winners Cage the Elephant performed during the second intermission after playing at Bonnaroo on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges The Penguins won their fifth title — all of which have been clinched on the road — to tie the Wayne Gretzky-Mark Messier-era Edmonton Oilers for sixth on the all-time list. The Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and ’98 were the last champion to defend their title, but the Penguins are the first to do it in the salary cap era.“We knew it was going to be tough all year, but we just tried to keep with it,” said Crosby, who won his second Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason MVP. “We had a lot of injuries and things like that. We just kept finding ways. That was really what we did all season, all playoffs. It’s great to be able to do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHornqvist scored off Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne’s left elbow to end the scoreless game. Nashville challenged for goalie interference, but the goal was upheld. With Rinne pulled for an extra attacker, Carl Hagelin set off a bench celebration with an empty netter with 13.6 seconds left.Nashville lost for just the first time in regulation on home ice this postseason. Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) blocks a shot by Nashville Predators’ Colton Sissons (10) during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year.Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the NHL’s first team in nearly two decades to repeat as champions following a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

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