Swansea star predicts bright future for club after penning new deal

first_img Wilfried Bony celebrates scoring for Swansea 1 Wilfried Bony is excited by the direction Swansea are going in after he penned a new deal with the Welsh club.The in-form forward put pen to paper on a one-year extension last week, committing his future to the Swans until the summer of 2018.The 25-year-old was on target at the weekend in the narrow 2-1 defeat against Manchester City and that goal took him to five for the season for the club that is sitting snuggly in seventh.“I was really happy to sign a longer contract,” Bony said.“I have a great relationship with the club. I like the feeling within the club and also the direction I believe the club is heading.“Signing an extended contract means I can just focus on Swansea and continue giving everything I have for this club.“I enjoy it here – I have a good relationship with my team-mates, the coaches and our fans.”last_img read more

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Banking on the Wiki Way: AboutUs Secures $5 Million in Funding

first_imgrick turoczy 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… AboutUs, the wiki that’s working to capture detailed information about every site on the Web, has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Voyager Capital with a $2.5 million investment. How does a small startup secure capital in such turbulent economic times? Being profitable helps – something AboutUs achieved by mid-year 2008. The company is forecasting continued growth this year. CEO Ray King says the company is targeting $5 million in revenue for 2009. The primary source remains advertising, but the online marketing services AboutUs sells – including content creation and custom page development – continue to gain traction. Another reason for investor confidence? The staff. AboutUs holds a special place in the world of wiki as the employer of Ward Cunningham, the inventor of the wiki, and they continue to attract new talent. They recently hired a number of new employees, including CFO Jack Williamson. King hopes to use the new funding to increase the size of the company to around 50 employees by the end of 2009, up from its current staff of 32. AboutUs dynamically creates pages from publicly accessible information on Web sites, like meta tags and whois information. Once built, the pages – like any wiki – are available to be edited by the company, users, or anyone who visits the site. AboutUs also offers monitoring services to facilitate “reputation management” – knowing who is saying what about you where. When a monitored page is edited, users are alerted to both the change and the user who made the edit. And given that it’s a wiki page, they can choose how best to deal with the edit.For more information on the company and its offerings, visit the AboutUs page on AboutUs.org. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Cloud Computing: We’re All Creating Our Own Personal Cloud Blend Says Gartner

first_imgCloud computing comes in a variety of flavors.  There’s public, private, and hybrid.  But now, some are talking about the “Personal Cloud“.  It’s a term that Gartner and some analysts are using to describe cloud data and services that are accessible to individuals across any (or at least many) devices.A report by Allied Market Research estimates the size of the personal cloud market to grow more than 30 percent annually over the next five years, reaching $90 billion in 2020Gartner says that “the personal cloud is not a tangible entity, but rather the realization of four different types of experience in which users store, synchronize, stream and share content on a contextual basis, moving from one platform, screen and location to another. Founded on interconnected services and applications, it both reflects and sets consumers’ expectations for how next-generation computing services will work.”Stephen Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner, said that “looking forward, we see continued upheaval and challenges from the blending of personal and corporate digital tools and information within each user’s life.  Each user’s personal cloud is unique and evolving, as the user’s daily needs change and as vendors and products come and go.”Gartner says that critical to the viability of the personal cloud is strong authentication so that the integrity and security of data stored in the cloud can be ensured.last_img read more

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