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  • Warriors mailbag: When will the Warriors get their next win?

    first_imgLet’s get to some questions coming off the Warriors’ fourth straight loss.Q: Still super early into the season but (D’Angelo) Russell is already averaging 26.3 points per game. How long do you think he can sustain that and what number do you think that will turn out to be by the end of the season? – @R4vel_Some of what Russell is doing is sustainable. Some of it isn’t. As for what is, Russell will continue to have the ball in his hands a ton. His 32.9% usage is among the top 10 in the league …last_img

  • Yobongo Hits the App Store: Can It Deliver?

    first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology mike melanson Yobongo, the iPhone app that “makes it super fun and easy to chat with people nearby,” has finally gone live in the iTunes App Store. After a month in beta testing, Yobongo has shown itself to be a well-designed, functional mobile chat room. Now, just one thing remains to be seen – can it deliver on its promise of “ambient real-time communication”?Yobongo founders Caleb Elston and David Kasper left Justin.tv last October with the intention of creating “a new way to communicate and share with people nearby from your mobile device.” Yobongo is that “new way.”According to Elston, the release is going to focus on San Francisco, Austin (home of this month’s SXSW festival) and New York City. When users launch the app in one of these cities, the app will determine in real time what chat group they will be added to according to their location, who they might have spoken with in the past and group density. “We analyze every pair of messages sent through the system and use that to build up an understanding of who you like talking with,” explained Elston. Then when you open Yobongo we place you with people you have the strongest affinity for.” So far, however, the app has simply served as a private mobile chat room for a hand-picked group of 150 beta testers. So how do they know that, once it goes live and out to the masses, it’s going to function as planned? They already released the app under a different name in Canada to test out the location and grouping functionality.Will It Translate?When blogger Robert Scoble discussed the app last month, he asked a key question of it – can it “avoid the ‘masses are asses’ chat room problem?”While Elston provided us with a slew of statistics on the app’s usage over the last month, there’s only one problem – Yobongo users, so far, consist of a hand-picked group of early adopters, tech insiders, bloggers and Silicon Valley techies. Can we judge adoption and usage on how much these folks like talking to each other in a private mobile chat room? We’re not so sure. At the same time, it’s solidly designed, functional and could have a strong showing as a way to meet random folks at the year’s largest gathering of techies and the often socially-inept. As Scoble asks, “Will it still be interesting when we get drunk at SXSW?”One commenter points out that location, just like real identity (which Yobongo also requires) could help deal with this problem. “Location limiting alone is huge,” he writes. “I’m less likely to be an ass to you if there aren’t six routers and four firewalls between us.”Of course, there’s just one more question to ask: Do users really want this? Were we really missing out on being able to chat with small groups of people who are located nearby? We have Twitter for people we know and don’t know. We have GroupMe, Kik, Fast Society and any number of other group messaging apps for folks we already know. Is the socially “unknown,” the stranger, what people were really looking for in their mobile communications experience?For now, the only thing to do will be to go grab yourself a copy and see if it can, indeed, deliver. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#Apple#Location#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

  • Quebec restaurant ordered to reinstate waitress fired for allegedly not smiling

    first_imgMONTREAL – A waitress dismissed for allegedly having a bad attitude and not smiling enough has been awarded $30,000 and must be given her job back, Quebec’s labour tribunal ruled.Caroline Daunais had been working at the Coco Frutti restaurant in Victoriaville, Que, for about six months when she was fired in April 2016, according to a decision released Jan. 29.Daunais filed a complaint to the tribunal, claiming she was fired after asking for back pay owed to her.In the official notice of her firing, the restaurant owner stated Daunais had disrespected her colleague by waiting on one of her tables.The owner told the tribunal, however, that Daunais was also let go “because of her bad attitude and for not smiling enough.”The restaurant owner added “everyone had problems with her” and with regards to back pay, the owner said she was the only person out of 35 employees who had complained.She was eventually given all the money owed to her, the judgement reads.Tribunal judge Christian Drolet didn’t recognize the restaurant’s excuse as serious, finding instead they used it as a pretext to terminate the only employee who asked for back pay — notably the day before she was fired.He added the plaintiff made reasonable efforts to minimize the damage by looking for another job.“There is no reason to conclude that a comparable job was available or that she unreasonably withheld an offer of employment that she should reasonably have accepted,” he wrote.Drolet ordered Coco Frutti to reinstate her, pay her $28,240 in lost wages, and about $2,000 in interest.last_img read more

  • Sharon Stone Praises Barrow Neurological Institutes New Leader

    first_imgAcademy Award-nominated actress Sharon Stone this week visited Barrow Neurological Institute to publicly welcome the Institute’s new leader, Michael Lawton, MD.Sharon Stone visited Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona to welcome the Institute’s new leader, Dr. Michael LawtonDr. Lawton, who succeeded Robert Spetzler, MD, as Barrow’s President and CEO in June, was Stone’s brain surgeon in San Francisco after she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2001. Stone credits Dr. Lawton with saving her life.“I am proud to welcome to Barrow the man who saved my life,” says Stone. “The majority of people who go through what happened to me do not survive, let alone recover. I’m able to be here today and walking and talking because of Dr. Lawton.”Dr. Lawton was recruited to Barrow after an extensive national search that considered many of the foremost names in neurosurgery. He was previously at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) serving as vice chairman and chief of vascular neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery.During a press conference at Barrow, Dr. Lawton announced plans to increase the Institute’s faculty, expand its campus, and grow Barrow’s prominence as the leading neurosciences institute in the United States.“I’m thrilled to join Barrow as its new leader and I’m honored that Sharon took time out of her busy schedule to welcome me on behalf of the patients I’ve treated,” said Dr. Lawton. “When I was deciding what to do in medicine, I wanted my work to have a profound effect on patients’ lives and so I chose neurosurgery. When a patient thanks me for saving their life, there is no greater reward. When that patient is a Hollywood legend and American icon like Sharon, it doesn’t get any better.”During Stone’s visit, Dr. Lawton unveiled his vision for the Institute.“I come to Barrow with the promise of expanding the Institute’s amazing accomplishments and legacy of bold innovation. The extraordinary team here will establish Barrow as the best neuroscience center in the world and will help patients like Sharon Stone make remarkable recoveries.”The new leader of Barrow outlined his three key initiatives including: transforming Barrow’s home with the addition of an innovative neuroscience workspace in the spirit of “Googleplex,” launching the Barrow Artificial Intelligence Center, and establishing a major research program called the Barrow Aneurysm and AVM Research Center.Dr. Lawton underscored that as Barrow grows its clinical and research programs, the Institute’s physical footprint also will need to expand. Barrow, which is located at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, is planning to construct a 5-story building on St. Joseph’s campus that will capture the “creative energy of the neurosciences community.”The goal of this expansion is to bring to Barrow the “same excitement as Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, where the most-talented neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists in the world collaborate and collide, physically and mentally, to innovate and advance our field,” he said.Dr. Lawton heralded the new Barrow Artificial Intelligence Center, saying it will make the Institute a global leader in developing clinical tools for neuroscientists, as well as better outcomes and possible cost savings for patients. The Institute has recruited one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence medical experts to lead the center and transform the speed and accuracy of neurological diagnosis and treatment.“Artificial Intelligence will change the practice of medicine in the next decade,” says Dr. Lawton. “With our new supercomputer that is more powerful than IBM Watson, we now have resources that no other neuroscience institute in the nation has and we will be leading in this space.”The Barrow Aneurysm and AVM Center will study these two deadly causes of stroke. Barrow is one of the busiest centers in the nation for treating these conditions and has a long history of clinical innovation in the management of these patients. Four top scientists recruited from around the country will form the nucleus of this research team.“There’s a dire need for increased research on brain aneurysms and other causes of bleeding in the brain,” said Dr. Lawton. “A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes in the U.S. and 40 percent of those ruptures are fatal. Two-thirds of survivors suffer permanent neurological deficits. The federal government currently only spends approximately 83 cents per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted, which is simply not enough.”Dr. Lawton is no stranger to Barrow and Phoenix. Before taking the position at UCSF, he spent his seven year medical residency training at Barrow under his predecessor, Dr. Spetzler, who retired in June. While at UCSF, Dr. Lawton built a prominent cerebrovascular service and amassed a clinical experience in vascular neurosurgery unheard of for someone his age. He has treated more than 4,300 aneurysms, 800 brain arteriovenous malformations, and 1,000 cavernous malformations and is highly regarded by his peers around the globe for his surgical skills, patient care, innovation, and research efforts.Barrow, which performs more brain surgeries annually than any hospital in the United States and is home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, has long been a world leader in health care and has treated thousands of patients from around the world. It is consistently ranked as a top hospital for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.last_img read more