India gears up for next spectrum auction – report

first_img Previous ArticleThe WebRTC conundrumNext ArticleFacebook plans mobile money service Español Author Home India gears up for next spectrum auction – report Tags WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations Ken Wieland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 APR 2014 Related India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon begin the process of auctioning off another batch of spectrum in several regions, according to the Economic Times.The 900MHz and 1.8GHz spectrum going under the hammer is currently held by Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Rcom and Vodafone India. The majority of licences in question are set to expire in December 2015.DoT says it’s preparing the auction process now so companies have plenty of time to  adjust their business plansThe communications ministry, reports the Economic Times, will kick-off the auction process by asking advice from TRAI, India’s telecoms regulator, on the recommended reserve prices for the 900MHz and 1.8GHz wireless frequencies on offer.In the auction of 900MHz and 1.8GHz spectrum, concluded in February, operators pledged nearly $10 billion.A total of 184MHz in the 900MHz band is up for grabs in the latest auction, while 27.8MHz is available at 1.8GHz.As many as 29 mobile licences are up for renewal between December 2015 and April 2016.A senior DoT official, cited by the Economic Times, said no date had been set for the auction. DoTFinancialIndiaRegulatorylast_img read more

Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officer

first_img Fully Funded PhD Positions in Neuroscience at IMPRS Pocket Share 0 ← APWLD Program Oficer Position for Feminist Law and Practice Program July 26, 2019 Published by sanja Deadline: 30 July 2019Open to: suitable candidates regardless of nationality, but Being a citizen of an EU country is preferredBenefits: full-time consultancy positionDescriptionThe Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihood initiatives, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UN Environment and the World Bank and Charter Members.Charter members: CIRAD, CIFOR, Climate Focus, Conservation International, Ecoagriculture Partners, The European Forest Institute, Evergreen Agriculture, FSC, GEF, IPMG, CIAT, ICIMOD, IFOAM – Organics International, INBAR, IUFRO, Rainforest Alliance, Rare, Rights and Resources Initiative, UN Environment, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation part of Wageningen Research, World Agroforestry, World Resources Institute, WWF Germany, Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), World Bank GroupDuties and responsibilities:GLF is seeking a Social Media Officer to join the team. As a Social Media Officer, you will play a key role in the implementation of GLF’s global social media strategy and media outreach efforts, increasing the online presence and improving the marketing and engagement efforts. You will be working closely with high performing teams in GLF digital, editorial and outreach.Assist in implementing and managing GLF’s strategy for social media channels, coordinating closely with the Social Media Coordinator, Digital Strategist and Communications Coordinator;Assist with partner and organization outreach efforts on social media;Assist in monitoring and analyzing trends, practices and networks across social media to identify opportunities for strengthened engagement with boundary partners;Other tasks related to social media, outreach and events, as required by GLF management.EligibilityBachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. journalism, communications, international relations);Two (2) years of work experience in communication or journalism; international development experience is preferred;Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media channels;Understanding of media relations and digital media strategies;Proficient in MS Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Cloud;Familiarity with management systems is a plus (Asana, Slack, etc);Excellent communication abilities (oral and written) and attention to detail;Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills;Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with a diverse team;Capacity to work both independently and as part of a multi-city, remote team;Knowledge and passion for sustainability, environment and/or science communications;Flawless English speaker, other languages (esp. French, Spanish, Indonesian, German) are an advantage.BenefitsThis is a full-time consultancy position;CIFOR’s employment conditions follow local labor laws and regulations. CIFOR will employ suitable candidates regardless of nationality, provided that he/she complies with the local requirements for working at the posting location. Being a citizen of an EU country is preferred;Period of the consultancy is expected to be August 2019 – June 2020;The duty station will be in Bonn, Germany.How to apply?                                                                                  In order to apply, please fill the application form.For more information, please visit the official web page. Tweet Reddit UN-SPIDER Bonn International Conference 2019 LinkedIn 0 Journalism Traineeship at Deutsche Welle Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Officer Similar Stories +1 Administrative Student Programme – Internship in CERN →last_img read more

Francis Dodoo sues Frank Appiah for defamation

first_imgThe never ending Ghana Olympic Committee saga yesterday took a personal twist as the Chairman of the Ghana Athletics Association, Professor Francis Dodoo filed a GH¢200,000 defamation suit against outgoing Vice President of the recently suspended Ghana Olympic Committee, Frank Appiah.The former triple jumper’s action is in respect of an allegation by Mr. Appiah that Dodoo once failed dope test.Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, lawyer for Professor Dodoo confirmed the court action and said Frank Appiah has turned down several requests for him to retract the allegation.Meanwhile, Frank Appiah has told Joy Sports he is ready to face Professor Dodoo at the law Court.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

On a Lighter Note: Starting and Ending My Day

first_imgIf you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I’m an active Twitter user. I joined Twitter relatively early and discovered the higher ed, user experience, and accessibility communities quickly. Getting to know people on Twitter has been a great opportunity to meet people around the world. People I would normally not have met. We’ve shared news, help, resources, design and development tips as well as job opportunities. I even found a job through a connection on Twitter! Over the years, I’ve noticed the change from discussions about ourselves, work, family, and friends to more serious conversations about social and political change.And some of the online Twitter discussions became very heated. Time for ChangeIn February 2019, I decided it was time for a change in my tweets. I began tweeting jokes, puns, and riddles at the end of the day. And then started tweeting them at the start of the day.What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind? A maybe.— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) February 26, 2019They helped ground me, helped me to start and end the day on a light, fun note. I chose to share clean jokes, the kind of jokes you can share with young children as well as adults. Why did the baker quit their job at the donut company?They were fed up with the hole business.— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) February 28, 2019And I enjoyed sharing them with my Twitter friends and followers, who in turn shared some of the funniest puns and jokes I’ve heard. @redcrew What do you call ten rabbits marching backwards? A receding hareline.— Jim Voorhies (@jimvoorhies) April 11, 2019My friend Angela Bowman loved sharing the jokes with her granddaughter so much, she asked me to tag them so she could find them quickly: Deborah, I need you to hashtag these, so I can look them up quickly when I need to crack a joke for my granddaughter! 🙂 eg #RedCrewLaughs— Angela Bowman (@askwpgirl) February 28, 2019I took Angela’s advice and started tweeting from my @redcrew personal Twitter account with the hashtag #RedcrewLaughs. Since Twitter is a small community, I decided to share some of my jokes on my blog. Here are some of my favorites:What did the stamp say to the envelope? Stick with me and we will go places.— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) March 15, 2019There is a fine line between a numerator and denominator.Only a fraction of people will find this funny. #RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) June 5, 2019Apparently it’s good to talk to your plants. I tried to teach my flowers mathematics, but they ended up with square roots.#RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) May 22, 2019Why is tennis such a loud sport?The players raise a racquet. #RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) March 21, 2019What did 0 say to 8?Nice belt.#RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) April 2, 2019Restaurant customer: Excuse me, will my pizza be long?Server: No, it will be round. #RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) May 18, 2019Why are ghosts bad liars?Because you can see right through them.#RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) March 9, 2019What do you call a crate of ducks?A box of quackers.#RedcrewLaughs— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) May 10, 2019Have any good puns or jokes to share? Add them in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedAre You Looking for a Remote Job in Technology or Development?For people who prefer to work remotely, because they don’t want to be limited by geographic location, prefer to work in a distraction-free environment, or like the nomadic lifestyle, finding a remote job in technology or development can be challenging. Where do you start looking? Who should you contact? You…In “Technology”32 Awesomely Practical UX Tips From Rosenfeld SummitLast Thursday I attended the second annual Rosenfeld Summit, the one-day 32 Awesomely Practical UX Tips virtual conference with six experts in user experience design sharing practical advice you can use in your work and projects. It was a great conference and I came away with tips for improving my…In “Conference”10 Tips for Planning Your PresentationHave you been asked to speak at a local meetup presentation? Congrats! It’s a great opportunity to share your expertise and advice with others in your community. As a leader for three meetup groups, Refresh Detroit, Detroit User Experience, and Metro Detroit WordPress as well as former officer for the…In “Miscellaneous”last_img read more

Citysearch Becomes More Social and Mobile

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting SocialThe new version of Citysearch puts more emphasis on the social experience by highlighting reviews from your Facebook friends while browsing through reviews. Besides making the sign-in easier for new users, Citysearch now also allows you to publish your updates on the service to your Facebook profile. On the service itself, setting up a profile has now become easier, though you can’t really do too much with these profiles besides adding your profile picture. Users can now also vote reviews up or down, which is a nice feature, given that some reviews can be blatantly biased. The update also puts more emphasis on professionally produced videos of local establishments. The new player, which is provided by BrightCove, allows for wide-screen HD playback, which is a nice upgrade from the old version.MobileEarly next year, Citysearch will start to allow users to upload their own photos and videos to the service. Citysearch also expects to release a native iPhone application around the same time, though for now, the updated mobile site is already quite useful.Overall, this is a nice update to Citysearch and puts the service back on par with its competitors. In the mobile market, however, review services like Yelp or discovery services like Whrll have a head-start and it will be interesting to see if Citysearch’s mobile site can compete with these. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Citysearch, the popular local restaurant and shopping guide, announced a new beta version of its service tonight. The new version provides a better local search experience, with the ability to search specific neighborhoods instead of just metropolitan areas. Citysearch also announced a retooled mobile site, which lets users read and write reviews on their mobile devices, and gives them access to menus from participating restaurants. Citysearch has also implemented Facebook Connect, which allows users to log in to the site with their Facebook accounts, and the company plans to roll out OpenID support early next year.You can fine the new beta at, the restaurant review market is quite crowded right now and a lot of the updates to Citysearch were surely prompted by the success of other services like Yelp. More LocalBesides giving the service a cleaner and more modern look, Citysearch also retooled the back-end to allow users to perform more granular searches. While the old Citysearch was only focused on 140 metropolitan areas, the new version allows you to drill down to the neighborhood level. Tags:#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Comparing Desktop VMs In The Cloud

first_imgMany companies still need, or prefer having, traditional Windows or other desktop OS environments for their employees. For example, they may need to run applications that are not available as Web apps or using SaaS services. But you may prefer not to provision and administer the hardware. A growing number of companies are offering entire desktop VMs, OS and all, as cloud-based offerings. Think of them as desktops as a service. (As opposed to running a cloud on your desktop – see VMware Has New Micro Version of Cloud Foundry.) Reasons to use cloud-based desktops can include provisioning remote, mobile and contract/temporary employees, and branch offices; migrating to Windows 7; letting employees work from tablets and other mobile devices; and as one method of providing dataless, stateless user-side hardware. Having these services can also be part of a Disaster Recovery scenario, although this may not be a sufficient use case by itself. Let’s look at two such providers – Desktone Cloud and Virtuon vPresence Virtual Desktops. There are significant differences and important things to know before picking a provider.Pricing details Desktone starts at $39/month for a 1-CPU virtual desktop machine with 2GB RAM and 25GB of storage. Virtuon pricing starts at around $59 per user per month; VMs start at 2GB RAM, 30GB disk space, 15GB/month for data transfer. Options include Microsoft Office, web filtering, a Microsoft VDA license, and site-to-site VPN.Minimum number of desktopsTypical Desktone minimum deployments are at least 20 desktops. (According to the company it’s not cost-effective below this number.) Virtuon has a minimum requirement of five desktops, unless the customer already has Microsoft SA (Software Assurance) or VDA (Virtual Desktop Access) licensing, in which case they can purchase as little as one desktop per month. (Microsoft requires customers – and not the intermediary, such as Virtuon – have at least five SA or VDA licenses.)Daniel Dern is an independent technology and business writer, who has written one Internet user guide, and thousands of features, reviews and other articles for various technology and business publications, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief at Internet World magazine, and editor of His blog can be found at and he can be reached at [email protected] Desktone offers Windows 7, Windows XP, and Linux hosted VMs; Virtuon offers Windows 7 and Windows XP.Client-side requirements, access/display protocols and other detailsDesktone supports access via desktop protocols including RDP, Citrix HDX (which they recommend if you’re doing any streaming video or similar types of activity), HP RGS (Remote Graphics Software)(for CAD/CAM and other rich graphic activities; from a Chromebook or other HTML 5 browser.Virtuon supports RDP and PCoIP access, which can be from any desktop OS (Microsoft, MacOS, Linux), thin client, or mobile device that runs one of these.Other considerationsThe physical location of user in relationship to the desktop VM may matter, since the connecting network adds latency (delay). For example, a user in Europe connecting to a VM running in a data center in the United States would see about 180 milliseconds of added delay. Forrest Blair, CEO, Virtuon, Inc., notes, “Virtuon has data centers in both the US and Europe and allows customers to move VMs to the nearer center.”Both Desktone and Virtuon offer offline “local” mode for when no connectivity is available.Depending on what you’re doing, you may also want cloud-virtualized servers, and/or clouded data — and possibly from the same supplier. Related Posts daniel p dern Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#solution-series#Sponsored Resources center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

First self-driving auto fatality falls on Tesla

first_imgTrevor Curwin IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today said it opened a preliminary investigation into all of Tesla’s Model S cars after a death involving one vehicle while in “Autopilot” mode.According to CNBC, NHTSA noted the accident, involving a 2015 Model S that was operating with autonomous driving features engaged, “calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash.”The accident happened in Florida in May of this year, as a big rig truck moved into the Tesla’s lane. The car collided with the side of the truck and went underneath it. Its Autopilot system may have had difficulty seeing the truck’s white sides against an overcast sky.In a blog post, Tesla said the incident was “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated,” and they pointed out the average American auto fatality is one every 94 million miles while the average global auto fatality is one every 60 million miles.The carmaker added that they “informed NHTSA about the incident immediately after it occurred.”While this is not a recall of the Tesla fleet, it could be the first step towards a recall. And since Autopilot is effectively a software feature, Tesla over-air updates could remove the feature quickly, making it inconvenient for Tesla owners, but not forcing them back to the dealership or leave their cars in their garages.As autonomous vehicle technologies mature, it should be pointed out that some of them already exist in the newest model years of many vehicles today as driver assist options – and no doubt lane departure warnings, collision avoidance systems and self-parking have avoided accidents and probably saved lives to date.Ethical and legal issues just being realizedBut the ethical and legal ramifications of a driverless vehicle killing someone inside or outside the car is a storm that all sides of this technological frontier can see coming.Recently, Ford, Google, Uber and other firms in the self-driving vehicle space announced plan to start lobbying Washington to keep regulations in line with these rapidly changing technologies to allow them to roll out faster.But last month, the NHTSA opted to let states lead the way on setting how they let driverless cars interact with the current human-driven auto fleet on American roads.In other jurisdictions, like Europe, there’s more unity among regulatory bodies and other countries like China and the U.K. are moving aggressively tailor their regulations to self-driving cars.And given that software is doing the driving, the fear of a vehicle being hijacked on the fly to cause mayhem also gives some experts pause about self-driving features.Of course, there is no evidence or suggestion that such a hack happened here, and the investigation should allowed to play out. But this tragic accident underlines the reality that this tech, like all tech, may help eliminate old driving risks but also may inject new ones.“It’ll take until someone actually dies in an autonomous vehicle due to a hack,” said David Miller, chief security officer at Covisint, earlier this year in an interview with ReadWrite. “That doesn’t mean people aren’t thinking about security, but usually, there needs to be an actual event before you solve them.” Related Posts Tags:#Apple#autonomous cars#AutoPilot#featured#Ford#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Lyft#NHTSA#self-driving cars#Tesla#top#Uber center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

How Marketers Can Avoid Getting Stuck like Accenture in a Tiger Woods Brand Sandtrap

first_img  have all given us the power to influence our own marketing destiny and the brands we represent. Use common sense to avoid pulling a Tiger Woods on your company. Be sure that what you are writing and saying about your company is something that can be backed up. An article in the Though Inbound Marketing gives you  Webinar: Rethinking Marketing Develop your own content Be careful of your associations Originally published Dec 14, 2009 2:45:00 PM, updated October 18 2015 Topics: more control of your brand – Oftentimes businesses make a decision to partner with someone or in some way tie their fortunes too closely to those of others. Be picky about which sites you link to and thought-leaders you associate yourself with. Be extremely careful and be sure to completely vet those associations so you don’t get caught up in someone else’s trouble. , news-oriented and on-message it will be harder to be caught off guard by sudden shifts in public opinion. It allows customers to respond more swiftly to perceived changes in your brand and thusly quicker for you to snuff pending problems out. Often the busy-ness of business makes us take our eye off the ball. By staying on top of your business and industry trends you will be more aware by default. As a result, you may make better decisions. You don’t want to get blindsided do you? Ask Tiger how well that works in both golf and life. to learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Branding – If you are consistently generating content that is  . It takes the onus off of spokespeople and outside agencies who can damage what you have worked so hard to build. Here’s a few simple ways to accomplish that.  during a crisis, there still is great responsibility. Social networking and our ever-expanding arsenal of i change your methods and the way you do business today keyword richcenter_img nstant publishing tools Stay aware “In business, credibility means a lot and honesty means a lot, and Accenture wants to be a company that can be trusted,” David Arluck, in independent sports marketing executive said. “Obviously Tiger Woods did some things that betrayed the trust of people who were close to him, and I can see how they would want to distance themselves from that. Oh and if you have some skeletons in your closet, you may never be able to start fresh, but you certainly can  Though our readers may never have a shot at having a highly visible (and expensive) person like Tiger Woods representing their company, it’s important that you realize the amount of  Want to learn more about how you can use inbound marketing to grow your business? Download the free webinar states it pretty clearly: ATIS547 influence inbound marketers have over their own brands – There is no better way to make sure your messaging is accurate, consistent, and produced on a regular basis than to start developing your own remarkable content. We can hear you saying that you don’t have the time to do this, but that is simply an excuse. You need to make the time. The level of control that content creation gives you over your brand image could protect it from collateral damage caused by other’s misfortunes.  Over the weekend, Accenture cut Tiger loose. They didn’t want to be tied to the new image that Tiger has ‘crafted’ for himself. Accenture is a high-end consulting company that works in the business-to-business space and is generally associated with Fortune 500 companies. Accenture used to be the perfect match for someone like Tiger. A similar fate met world famous swimmer Michael Phelps when he was let go by Kellogg’s after caught on camera indulging in an illegal activity. . All you need to do is read the papers to see how quickly one can fall from the mountaintop and into the valley. Just ask Tiger. New York Times photo by Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more