Ziff Davis Media Shutters Electronic Gaming Monthly Sells 1UP Network to Hearst

first_imgSEE RELATED: Ziff Says Goodbye to PrintA little more than a month after discontinuing the print edition of PC Magazine and taking the brand online-only, publisher Ziff Davis Media has sold its 1UP Digital Network to Hearst’s Ugo Entertainment. Financial terms were not disclosed.In conjunction with the sale, Ziff said it has shuttered Electronic Gaming Magazine. The January issue was its last. It was not immediately clear if EGM will continue online or if any layoffs were associated with the deal. A Ziff Davis spokesperson did not immediately return requests for comment.According to CEO Jason Young, the actions help Ziff Davis “pay down debt and shift our full focus to our core PCMag Digital Network Business.” In June, a New York confirmed Ziff’s reorganization plan, allowing the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection which it filed for in March.In addition to 1UP.com, the network includes gaming sites MyCheats.com, GameVideos.com and GameTab.com. GCA Savvian Advisors acted as Ziff’s financial advisor in the transaction. Hearst acquired the Ugo Networks, an online entertainment site targeting men aged 18 to 34, in July 2007. It was founded in 1998 by CEO J Moses.last_img read more

Google IO We break down the highlights and lowlights The 359 Ep

first_img Review • Pixel 3A review: The cheap phone Google always needed Now playing: Watch this: Sprint 4:38 Best Buy $399 0 Tags See it Walmart See It Smart Home Phones $399 Share your voice See Itcenter_img Mentioned Above Google Pixel 3A (just black) On this podcast, we talk about: Everything from Google I/O, including…The $400 Pixel 3AThe improvements and additions to Google LensChanges to Google AssistantThe Nest Hub Max.   The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. $398 News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google Pixel 3A See It $399 Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Post a comment Google I/O: We break down the highlights and lowlights… CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Daily Charge Nest Googlelast_img read more

Oikya Front not barred from holding its rally

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the permission to the Oikya Front for holding its planned rally in Sylhet has been put on hold on security grounds, reports UNB.”Oikya Front has not been barred from holding its rally,” said Quader while answering queries from newsmen after visiting the Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Chandra.He observed the newly forged Jatiya Oikya Front has made a mistake at the beginning of its journey by complaining to foreigners without reaching out to people.Quader’s comments came a day after Jatiya Oikya Front briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka on their demands, goals and position on the next general election.Diplomats from around 25 countries, including the USA, the UK, the EU, Canada, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Turkey, Vietnam and Norway joined the briefing at a city hotel on Thursday.Mentioning that an election mood is prevailing in the country and people want to cast their votes in a festive manner, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said, “Those who are trying to take the election-bound people to a movement are living in a fool’s paradise.”Quader said 90 per cent work on the Chandra flyover has been completed and it will be opened to traffic within the next two months.On 13 October, BNP together with Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiya Oikya Front to press for their seven-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party administration.last_img read more

Researchers develop net nanodetector

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: “Polyamide 6 composite nano-fiber/net functionalized by polyethyleneimine on quartz crystal microbalance for highly sensitive formaldehyde sensors,” J. Mater. Chem., 2011, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11847A Because formaldehyde is used in so many manufacturing applications, both as a means to process polymers, and as a intermediate in making many kinds of cleaning agents, (as well as a process ingredient in making many medicines) a means for measuring its concentration is needed to assure safe working conditions for those involved in the manufacture of such products. Formaldehyde is considered to be a carcinogen at levels of 60-80 ppb over a half hours time, unfortunately, current methods for measuring formaldehyde levels require long time periods to get results, are not considered sensitive enough and generally cost a lot of money to make; constraints that have likely at times, put people at risk.Now, Ding and his team have figured out a way to make a formaldehyde detector that returns results almost immediately, is far more sensitive than current methods, and can be produced relatively inexpensively. The process works by applying a polyamide (a polymer joined by peptide bonds) membrane onto a quartz crystal microbalance (a device used to measure the mass per unit area of a quartz crystal) using a special spinning technique. The result is a web coating that is able to trap formaldehyde particles making their detection relatively easy.The web is able to trap formaldehyde particles because of the very small size of the web mesh (nanofibers); in the study, typical sizes were 100-500nm, but the team was able to get some down to as small as 20nm.Such technology should be adaptable, the team writes, suggesting that such nets might be made for use in very fine filters to trap all manner of airborne hazards, including microorganisms. The team plans to next turn their attention to better understanding how the webs form the way they do to see how other such other sensors or filters might actually be created. Bin Ding and his team of researchers at Donghua University, Shanghai, China, have developed a new method of testing for formaldehyde using an electro-spinning netting technique. The process, described in their paper published in the journal Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) involves spinning a membrane onto a quartz crystal resulting in a net that can be used to detect formaldehyde. Explore furthercenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Low levels of formaldehyde in clothing unlikely to pose health risk Citation: Researchers develop “net” nanodetector (2011, August 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-net-nanodetector.htmllast_img read more

Nahoums Kolkatas last Jewish bakery still rules foodies hearts

first_imgKolkata’s Jewish community may have dwindled from a thriving 3,000 to less than 30 since their arrival in the late 18th century, but the last Jewish bakery tucked away inside the labyrinthine Raj-era New Market, remains as popular among locals and tourists since its inception in 1902.Century-old teakwood furniture, glass-fronted window displays and even the cash till – stand for tradition in the airy and spacious store.Its heart and soul lies in the rich macaroons, fruit cake, brownies and tarts. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam“We have had tourists who revisited our shop after decades, tried the cakes and say that the taste is same. That is our pride and heritage,” J. Halder, the manager, told IANS.Pointing to his cash till, Halder said: “The furniture has remained the same. The bakery goods have not changed much. Nor do we plan to change the range because people keep coming back for them.”Halder has been associated with Nahoum’s for the last 37 years and has witnessed the emergence of cafes, bistros and dessert parlours in the city. But the demand has never waned, he claims. To shoppers in New Market, the wafting aroma of fresh-baked sweets and savouries – fruit cakes, heart-shaped sponges, lemon tarts, chicken puffs, rum balls, mutton and chicken samosas – is irresistible. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeSince the entrances (on two opposite sides of the bakery overlooking the rest of the market) is simply a large opening sans the hassle of pushing open doors, one can just “tuck in” some cake while doing their shopping before the Durga Puja begins.“I am in Kolkata to witness the Durga Puja and other festivities and I was told to drop in at Nahoum’s since I was hungry after doing some shopping. It was charming just to stroll in, get my cake and stroll out. It was as if time had stopped,” said Emilie, a tourist from Berlin. For six-year-old Rupa, a resident of Kolkata, who was accompanying her parents on a pre-Durga Puja shopping spree, the marzipans and the flavoured pastries with coloured icing, are a must-have every time she is at the bakery. Loyalists also swear by the breads, the biscuits and the soup sticks.And before Christmas, there is always a lengthy queue and an equally lengthy wait for the sumptuous plum cake.And if you happen to be around in the bakery when there’s a Jewish holiday like Rosh Hashnanah (mid-September) and Yom Kippur (late September), you are in for some additional goodies – like the baklava and cashew nut rings.The baklava (honey and nut pastry cut into diamond shaped pieces with a hint of cinnamon), which is essentially prepared by the Jews who came to Israel from Arab countries, reflects the bakery’s heritage.Set up by Nahoum Israel Mordecai, a Baghdadi Jew, Nahoum and Sons Pvt. Ltd. began by selling baked goods door-to-door from its small outlet in front of the Market, until it opened up on a large-scale at its present location inside the market in 1916.last_img read more

Game On

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Vital Stats: Lanny Morton, 37, and Deena Morton, 38, of Sportscloseouts.comCompany: A sporting goods retailer in Phoenix2006 Projected Sales: $4 millioneBay User ID: ArizonaswedeBottom of the Ninth: Lanny Morton knows what it means to get down to the wire. He was broke in July 2002 when his then girlfriend, Deena, suggested he parlay his love for sporting goods into cash by selling sports equipment online. “I bought 20 bats for $40 each. I sold them on eBay and made $500 [profit] in a week,” recalls Lanny. “My brain kicked in and said, ‘If you can turn product that fast, you could really build wealth quickly.'” Rookie Season: “I didn’t think of it as a business at first,” says Lanny. “The idea wasn’t to turn it into a big company.” But after six months of stellar sales, the pair developed www.sportscloseouts.com.Nothing But Net: Features like Buy It Now helped the Mortons turn over product quickly. The challenge was keeping up with customer demand and becoming more efficient at one point, for example the pair had so many customers they had to stop writing shipping labels by hand and find faster ways to create their listings. Salary Cap: Growing so quickly provided a few scares, however. “We were growing to a level of volume that we didn’t have cash reserves for,” says Lanny. But the pair got better at managing their inventory levels and structuring their listings to maximize profits. Today, they have seven employees.The Crowd Goes Wild: The biggest reward for these sports-minded entrepreneurs is the jubilant response from customers. Says Lanny, “I love it when we sell somebody a bat and they e-mail us [saying], ‘Oh my gosh! My kid hit a home run! We love that stuff.” Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min readcenter_img October 31, 2006 Register Now »last_img read more