Focus on Cincinnati: Can 49ers handle ‘new’ Bengals?

first_imgDon’t be fooled by another Cincinnati loss on Sunday, these aren’t the same Bengals who’ve wallowed in or near the AFC North cellar the past three seasons.Energized by young (36 years old) and innovative head coach Zac Taylor, who was on Sean McVay’s Rams staff the past two years, the surprising Bengals nearly upset the Seahawks in Seattle, ultimately falling 21-20. They’ve got a new-found passing attack, engineered by first-year offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, the former De La Salle …last_img read more

Social Networks for Things

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ThingD is creating a registry of things, according to Esther Dyson. Michael Silverman from ThingD explained that his company is building “a database around all of the things in the world.” Things like consumer products, horticulture, even pets. ThingD also has a platform built on top of the database, which connects people to the things in their lives. What interests you, what you like, own, or want to sell. It’s about how people identify themselves with things. Silverman said that the database currently has about 50 million things, maybe “north of 60 million.” There are a few thousand early adopter users right now.Dyson then introduced the company REZZ.IT as “what eBay did for selling, [REZZ.IT does] for renting.” Doug Krugman from REZZ.IT explained that “things have a network and their own audience.” His company is about managing stuff: scheduling, classifying, content management, pricing, and more. Seeing what other people have, sharing things.Business Models for Networks of ThingsDyson asked how REZZ.IT makes money off this. He responded that vacation rentals is their biggest market right now. REZZ.IT wants to provide people with the tools to manage those vacation rental assets, plus add a “transactional engine” to them. Other ‘things’ coming soon to REZZ.IT include apartment rentals, boats, planes.ThingD’s business model is linking people to things. They have signed up product retailers to beta test this. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts At the recent DLD Conference (Digital – Life – Design) in Munich, Germany, Esther Dyson moderated a panel on the Internet of Things. The subject of the discussion was giving identity to things, just as people have an identity. In essence, creating social networks for things.On the panel were Ulla-Maaria Engeström (Thinglink), Doug Krugman (Personal Commerce), Michael Silverman (ThingD). Dyson began by noting that people have always had identities and there are countless services for that, but things don’t have that yet. So, she asked, will there be networks for things? Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Ulla-Maaria Engeström explained that her company Thinglink is about defining the relationships people have with things – who made them, who designed them, who manufactured them, who sells them, who owns them, who likes them. She said it is the “social graph of things” and that “every thing has their own social network.” Engeström said that Thinglink began in 2005 by giving things identities via their product codes, a.k.a. Unique Identifiers. “People and things, they’re not too different,” said Engeström, “they all connect.” Thinglink is in private beta, it currently has 4000 beta users and launches later this Spring. Thinglink’s business models are twofold. Firstly affiliates, for example people purchasing objects in photos. Their second business model is lifestyle brand communities – connecting people who like a company’s products, already own them, etc.ConclusionOverall, a very interesting discussion about the evolving networks for things. If web 2.0 was largely about social networks for people (which you can certainly argue it was), then the new generation of the web will add things to those networks and create new networks. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Diego Maradona discharged from hospital after internal bleeding

first_imgArgentine soccer great Diego Maradona was released from hospital after being admitted earlier on Friday with internal bleeding in the stomach which was discovered during routine examinations, his daughter Dalma said.”For those who were really worried about my dad I can tell you that he is well,” Dalma wrote on twitter after fears over her father’s health spread. “He is going home soon.”The 58-year-old was having a routine medical in his homeland before returning to Mexico, where he is coach of second division side Dorados de Sinaloa, when doctors discovered the problem.However, a source close to the family told Reuters the problem was not serious and that the former Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona midfielder, who famously led his country to the 1986 World Cup title, was not in any danger.Another source said Maradona, who left the hospital without talking to the media, may have to undergo more tests.Friday’s scare was the latest for Maradona, who has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that helped make him one of the most admired and iconic footballers of the 20th century.He last fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game. Argentina won 2-1 to reach the last 16, where they were knocked out of the tournament by eventual winners France.Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.advertisementIn 2007 he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.In recent months he has walked with the aid of crutches due to problems with his knees.The unexpected news of his admittance to hospital on Friday came just hours after Maradona’s lawyer confirmed he would coach in Mexico for a second consecutive season.Maradona took over at struggling Dorados de Sinaloa in September and got them into the playoffs where they lost to Atletico San Luis.”Diego Maradona has arranged to continue with the Dorados de Sinaloa and will stay as coach of the team for the whole season,” his agent Matias Morla wrote on twitter.The club said his assistant Jose Maria Martinez would lead the team until Maradona returned.Also Read | Predrag Mijatovic criticises Gareth Bale for lacking leadership qualitiesAlso Read | Chelsea fan banned for 3 years after being found guilty of homophobic chantsAlso Read | Liverpool not underestimating ‘world’s best side’ Manchester City: Klopplast_img read more