What Real People Use on the Web

first_imgRead/WriteWeb’s Web 2.0 Summit coverage sponsored by Yahoo!At last year’s Web 2.0 Conference, a much discussed panel was one featuring agroup of teenagers telling everyone what Web products they use. This year theconcept has been take an extra level, by inviting the parents of theteenagers as well. The panel was moderated by Safa Rashtchy.Most of the panel has Google as their main search engine. One adult panelistuses Ask.com, because she can put questions into the search box. One (adult)panelist says she uses Google out of habit. Another adult panelist uses Yahoofor the maps and other information. One of the teenagers says she uses Googlebecause her school wants her to. Most of the panelists did not know MSN had asearch engine.In regards to online video, one adult panelist said she spends 3-4 hours perweek on YouTube. A teenager spends 2-3 hours a day at the library with hisfriends watching YouTube. One teenager says he uses Google Video. Another saysshe uses some download software (Shakespeare something??). Safa asks would anyof them pay $1 to watch video, e.g. Lost. The majority opinion is no. As forfree but with videos, one teenager says she would and in fact it’s better thandownload.Website recognitionSafa rattles off some names of websites:Skype – just two people know what it is and use it, both for internationalcalls. One says “it rarely works” in terms of sound quality.craigslist – yesyelp – nojudyslist – noblogs – yes, about half read them read them; a couple mentioned readingthem on myspace, but also for their interests/hobbiesRe uploading, most have done this. One adult panelist says pictures.Internet CompaniesSafa now asks about companies:Yahoo: most of the adult panelists use them – e.g. for horoscopes. a lotof them use Yahoo Mail (a few use Gmail); one teenager thinks Yahoo is“silly”, as in entertaining. One adult panelist says she likesYahoo for things like games and emails, and scans the news.Google: one teenager “seems more like a friend” and he also usesGmail because it’s easy and user-friendly; another says he uses Google Videoand he likes Google; all the teenagers would trust Google over Yahoo!MSN: nobody has much to say about it; one teenager says he likes Xbox; onesays they like the little (cartoon) characters. Word was mentioned.eBay: some of them use it, e.g. for concert tickets, books etc.Amazon: a few people, one says for “mostly media type things”like books, CDs.Instant MessagingOne teenager uses AOL “all day” to talk to his friends. Same foranother teenage boy. Three most mentioned by teenagers were AIM, MSN and Yahoo.One says 2-3 hours per day.MySpaceOne teenager compares MySpace to xmas presents, because he sees something newor a new friend every day – he spends around 3 hours per day. Another says 2-3hours per day – “making sure my profile’s good”. One mother signed upto monitor what her child was doing – she found out her 14 year old son was 17on MySpace.QuestionsDo they read paper books? Not much response, but one uses book summaries.Issues? One says security and spam (she has been a victim of identity theft).Browser choice: 3 teenagers say Firefox. Two say IE. Of the adults, 3 say IE,one says Opera, one Firefox.Cellphone use? The adults use them for text and talk; they all seem to useemail on a cellphone. One notes she has a sidekick. Related Posts richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#conferences#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2006 center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Video: Burglars Make off with $13K worth of Leathers in Minutes

first_imgTwo suspects broke into the Harley-Davidson store in Visalia, California, and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise in just minutes. With a large crowbar in hand, they pried the front doors open. Both of them, with their faces covered, gloves on and a trash can in hand, immediately made a mad dash for the apparel section.“They went strictly for leather jackets and basically took every men’s leather jacket we had except for one,” said general manager, Geoff Allan. They pulled expensive leather goods off the rack and stuffed them into their cans, and once they were filled to the brim they drag them out of the store. In minutes Allan says they stole $13,000 worth of merchandise.“It’s tough. It is tough to lose something like that and see stuff just go out the doors,” he said.This theft took place early Sunday around 2:30 AM but Allan says it’s the fourth since he’s been in charge. Allan believes their location might have something to do with it. “Unfortunately, it is good for us in terms of it being near the highway, but it is a little bit secluded out here where we are at,” he said. Each time a theft happens Allan gets proactive and upgrades security. This time is… ABC11 News- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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California Amends Tax Penalty Provisions

first_imgCalifornia Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed legislation easing several corporate franchise and income tax and personal income tax penalties. Specifically, the legislation:repeals the “failure to keep records” penalty for material advisors;expands the Franchise Tax Board’s Voluntary Disclosure Program to allow S corporations and limited liability companies classified as partnerships relief from failure to file and late filing penalties (operative for voluntary disclosure agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2017); anddecouples state law from the federal provisions that imposes a $50,000 penalty for each failure to satisfy the federal REIT requirements due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect (operative for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2005).Ch. 176 (A.B. 1719), Laws 2017, effective January 1, 2018, and applicable as notedLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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New Touch Capabilities and Enhanced SDK Take Center Stage in Latest Round of Intel Unite® Advancements

first_imgWith employees working from everywhere these days, workers need to flex different skills to better collaborate. It is rare when every meeting attendee is able to sit in the same conference room, and, let’s face it, in the age of distraction, a presenter needs to do everything in their power to hold their audience’s attention—regardless of location. As offices and how we work continues to evolve, it isn’t necessarily the workspace that needs to evolve, but the technology that enables work to happen.Three years ago, we introduced our Intel Unite® solution, an affordable, PC-based, wireless collaboration solution to help Intel employees stop worrying about the technology you need to start and get a meeting going (dongles and cords and adapters—you know the pain) and get straight to working. The Intel Unite solution has come a long way since 2015. We have moved from an internal-only product that helped our Intel teams collaborate quickly, to empowering organizations of all sizes to do the same. From large multinational companies to smaller but dispersed companies, the Intel Unite solution has become an integral part of many of today’s modern workplaces.As the customer momentum continues, so do our efforts to add new capabilities aimed at creating a smarter and more integrated collaboration experience.  Today at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in London, we showed our latest updates to the Intel Unite solution.We’ve advanced the platform across three areas: end users, IT and developers. Let’s dive deeper into the new set of Intel Unite capabilities:End UsersSimplicity: In addition to our trademark ease of use, Intel Unite offers the presenter the flexibility to control their content from a touch-enabled display in front of the room. Presenters are no longer tethered to a PC on the table, so meetings can become more dynamic and participants more engaged.Actions on the touchscreen (be it an interactive whiteboard, an All-in-One PC, or other Intel Unite-enabled platform) can be viewed by remote participants, as well, so collaboration extends beyond the conference rooms. Employees can be thousands of miles away and not have a diminished experience.IT FeaturesTelemetry: We’ve expanded the telemetry capabilities for deeper levels of analysis; we have increased the data points from six to more than 20 with the telemetry plugin. Now IT can dig deeper and analyze feature usage (mainly on configurable features such as moderation, meeting lock, auto disconnect, file share, schedule meeting, etc.); connectivity (reporting unexpected disconnects, connection errors, etc.); and plugin usage (number of times plugins that were leveraged during a meeting). The data set is exportable to IT’s standard tools. IT can easily access this advanced insight from the Intel Unite Admin Portal.Automatic Over-the-Air Updates: This is an additional option for software deployment and we see this as a valuable choice for customers that do not have managed IT environments. With this feature, the meeting room hub and devices are refreshed automatically.DevelopersOpen Platform: Intel Unite® is platform agnostic; it works across iOS, Linux, Windows, Android, macOS, and Chrome. Its flexible architecture provides a significant opportunity for developers to build additional value to extend the collaboration experience via apps. We are releasing a new software development kit (SDK) to make it even easier for partners to build the right tools and enhancements on top of Intel Unite for the ultimate collaboration experience. Our new modular architecture supports HTML5 development, now developers can create dynamic displays with rotating content based on company news.Partner-created plugins show Intel Unite’s extensibility. At Intel, we are able to control cameras and overhead lights through the varied Intel Unite plugins. More than 20 partner plugins are currently available for Intel Unite and, with the release of the new SDK, we expect the number to continue growing. New partner additions include Spracht* for A/V conferencing, Cequens* for secure messaging, and AgilQuest* for meeting room bookings just to name a few.The Intel Unite® open platform and ease of partner plug-in integration make it a game-changer in how teams collaborate. Our partner Bluescape’s CEO Peter Jackson sees the benefit saying: “Organizations using Bluescape and Intel Unite become more innovative in the way they work. Meetings run faster. Creative ideas spark action. Decisions are made. Businesses become more agile. Former work and technology barriers no longer appear. It’s about new experiences that drive new ways to work.”The latest Intel Unite® updates will be available late October. We’d love to speak with you about the value Intel Unite can add to your organization. Reach out to us at [email protected] If you’re interested in learning more about how other customers are using Intel Unite, check out our case studies on our website at www.intel.com/unite.last_img read more

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