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

Microsoft teases Windows 10 and we dont know why

first_img Computers TV and Movies The original teaser video has made its mark. On Twitter, it’s been viewed 474,000 times — and on Instagram, more than 288,000 times.If this is a tie-in with Stranger Things season 3, Microsoft wouldn’t be the first company to bring back a bit of the ’80s in time for the new season. Nike and Schwinn released limited editions of their respective shoes and bikes from that decade. Apparel brand H&M created a whole clothing line based on the hit series. Burger King has its Upside Down Whopper available at limited locations. Even Coca-Cola has gotten into the ’80s revival with a limited release of its debacle, New Coke, as a tie-in to the show.Originally published on July 2. Update, July 3:  Adds more background details. “Introducing the all-new Windows 1.0, with MS-Dos Executive, Clock, and more,” tweeted the Windows maker. Microsoft declined to comment. But the video itself and the release date give some hint that this could be a tie-in with Stranger Things season 3, which premieres Thursday.The company’s first graphical user interface (GUI) came out on November 20, 1985, which is the same year that the third season of the Netflix original series takes place. Microsoft’s video has distinct graphics and music that come off as classic, cheesy ’80s. A later Microsoft tweet promises: “It’s going to be totally tubular!” The Windows maker also tweeted Tuesday promo materials for its other software available at the time such as Excel, Word, Chart and Microsoft Flight Simulator. 57 Comments Tags CNET Apps Todaycenter_img Share your voice Microsoft goes old school by announcing Windows 1.0 Microsoft When Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, it’s a big deal. But on Monday, the company teased the release of Windows 1.0. Saying that the announcement confused people is an understatement. Microsoft tweeted and posted on Instagram a 13-second video about its “new” Windows 1.0 operating system. The video has an ’80s look and displays the logos for previous versions of the software, ending with the original logo for 1.0.  Introducing the all-new Windows 1.0, with MS-Dos Executive, Clock, and more!! 😲 💾 pic.twitter.com/guU4QxwsGG— Windows (@Windows) July 1, 2019 With Excel, Chart, and even Flight Simulator, there’s no telling where Microsoft and the power of Windows will take you this summer. pic.twitter.com/sEHLuXysXn— Windows (@Windows) July 2, 2019 Microsoftlast_img read more

As responsibilities expand are chief marketing officers making way for chief growth

first_imgA worker arranges food packets inside a retail store in Kolkata.ReutersAs industries around the world witness a shift in the way they hire employees, operate and strategise, it looks like posts and designations are also evolving. A designation that could mean one thing in the past comes with much more roles and responsibilities today.And one such designation that seems to have evolved over the years is that of the chief marketing officer, which now not only comes with a new name of chief growth officer, but also the responsibility of advertisement, promotion, strategy, growth, and customer satisfaction.Well-known multinational brands, which are regulars in the Fortune 100 ranks, have now embraced the role. For instance, chocolate manufacturer Hershey’s named Mary Beth West as its chief growth officer that month, while Clive Sirkin too took the same post at Kellogg. And it looks like the post is here to stay.”In 2018, we expect CMOs to fall under even more pressure to drive growth — or step aside while someone else takes the reins,” CNBC quoted Forrester as saying in its “Predictions 2018” report.Additionally, CGOs will also need to come up with ways to reduce the cost of advertisement and instead focus on the overall consumer experience. “At some firms, the CFO will gleefully call their CMO peer to give the budget back, but with the CEO demanding a solution to drive growth, these dollars will find a new purpose: more budget for customer experience (CX) improvements,” Forrester added, which also predicts that CMOs, next year, will be expected to “grow or go.”Meanwhile, re-skilling and embracing new roles have become the need of the hour in every industry worldwide. The IT and telecom industry, especially in India, have already stressed the importance of re-skilling, in case people want to hold on to their jobs.Industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has time and again stressed on employees’ need to get acquainted to new and advanced technology as the world moves towards automation and digital services. “Re-skill or perish,” seems to be the idea.”The need for re-skilling talent is a reality that we have to address. To keep up in a fast-evolving technology environment, the IT industry must reinvent itself by re-skilling its employees in new and upcoming technologies,” Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar had earlier said.As the world moves towards digitization and automation at various levels in almost all industries, it looks like it is time for employees to embrace new designations, which comes with added roles and responsibilities. As Winston Churchill said: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”last_img read more

BNP picks Selima Rahman Tuku as standing committee members

first_imgSelima Rahman and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud TukuBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has picked Selima Rahman and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku as standing committee members after over three years of the party’s national council.Party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office on Wednesday, reports UNB.After BNP’s council on 19 March 2016, the party announced the name of 17 standing committee members.Selima Rahman and Iqbal Hassan Mahmud were made vice-chairmen at that time.Of the 17-stading committee members, ASM Hannan Shah, MK Anwar and Tariqul Islam died at different times.With the appointment of the duo, the total number of the BNP standing committee members now has risen to 16.last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound Watch Next Video Loading Video Unavailable We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, June 4. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here . Key EventsTravellers return to popular park for SECOND time in nine days13:02Thieves in getaway car hurl stolen dog through car window12:20Biker in his 20s suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries after hitting wall11:4123:19That’s all for todayThanks for being with us. We’ll be bringing you the latest news, weather, travel updates and more from 7am tomorrow. 23:18Who has Staffordshire’s Wes Nelson been paired up with on Love Island? And will she be stolen from him?The highly-anticipated launch episode of this year’s Love Island has now aired – and viewers have met Staffordshire contestant Wes Nelson on ITV2 for the first time.Air hostess Laura appeared to instantly fancy cheeky footballer Wes, stepping forward in the hope of being paired up with him – despite already being partnered up with doctor Alex.Catch up on everything that happened here.Wes Nelson, from Staffordshire, is preparing to enter the villa. (Image: ITV)23:09Woman taken to hospital after fire hits two bungalowsA woman has been taken to hospital after a fire which struck two bungalows this evening.Fire crews from Cannock, Stafford and Penkridge were called at 5.46pm and were on scene for three hours.The full extent of the damage to the properties in Penkridge, near Stafford, has not yet been revealed.We will bring you more information on this incident as we get it.Read the full report here.22:46Inquest due after biker killed in early-morning crashThe inquest is due to take place tomorrow of a biker killed in a crash with a lorry.Mark Oarton was pronounced dead at the scene following the early-morning collision.The 56-year-old, of Astbury Lane Ends, Congleton, had been riding his blue Yamaha motorcycle when he collided with a white Mitsubishi truck on the A523 in Rudyard on April 21 last year. Read the full story here.20:12Firefighters called as smoke in Alsager causes neighbours nuisanceA fire crew from Alsager was called to Meads Road this evening, after reports of significant quantities of smoke in the area.Firefighters arrived just after 5.03pm.A spokesman from Alsager fire station said: “A large quantity of garden refuse was being burnt. It was extinguished using a hose reel jet, as the smoke was deemed a nuisance. Advice was provided to the occupiers.”20:02Holidaymakers warned about travelling to TurkeyStunning Turkey has been a popular destination for Staffordshire holidaymakers for donkey’s years.Whether visiting the Wonders of the Ancient World in Bodrum or exploring the busy streets of Istanbul, it’s at the top of many travellers’ wish lists.But unfortunately Turkey shares a border with some of the World’s most unstable countries, as well as experiencing its fair share of political upheaval itself.And there is potential turmoil predicted for this summer, so if you’ve got a holiday booked, you’ll want to know if it’s going to be safe.Read our report for all you need to know. You should avoid crowds and demonstrations (Image: AP)19:14Couple finally tie the knot – after fire forces wedding party to evacuate town hallA couple had a wedding day to remember – after they were forced to evacuate the venue just as the bride was about to make her way down the aisle.Darren Culshaw was mortified when more than 40 guests were told to get out of Hanley Town Hall this afternoon, just as his fiancé Gia Williams stepped through the door.The alarm was raised at 2.10pm after reports of smoke coming from the basement. But after an anxious wait it was confirmed that a small fire had been started outside and the ceremony was allowed to go ahead.Read the full story here.Darren and Gia Culshaw were happily married at Hanley Town Hall in the end! (Image: Stoke Sentinel Copyright)19:04Man charged over crash which killed ‘beautiful’ Amy, 22A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving 11 months after a 22-year-old woman died in a horror crash.Keiron Birchall, aged 27, is also accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and other offences following the early-morning smash in Onecote, near Leek, last summer.Former Westwood College student Amy Savage was a passenger in the red Volkswagen Passat when it hit a wall and overturned on the B5053 Bottom Lane, at the junction with Blakelow Road and Fairview Road, at 7.05am on July 2.Amy, from Cheddleton, was pronounced dead at the scene.Read the full story here. Amy Savage was pronounced dead at the scene18:44Man dies after fire breaks out in living roomA man has died after a fire broke out at his home in the early hours of the morning.Crews had been called to the address in Highfields, Stafford, at 6.45am on Saturday (June 2).Firefighters pulled the man free but he was confirmed dead at the scene.An investigation has now revealed the blaze started in the living room after smoking materials were ‘disposed of carelessly’.Read the full report here.18:27Longton stand-off has ‘concluded peacefully’Staffordshire Police have confirmed that the incident at a property on Marlow Road, in Longton, has now ‘concluded peacefully’.A spokesman added: “Thank you to the community for their support and patience.”18:15Armed police at scene of stand-off which has been going on for over two hoursArmed police are at the scene of a stand-off in Longton – which has now been going on for over two hours.A cordon is in place on Marlow Road in Longton, as officers negotiate with a ‘distressed man’ at a house.The incident has been going on since just before 3pm today. Police and ambulance vehicles have been spotted nearby on Marlow Road and St Mary’s Road.Read the full report here. Armed police observing the incident in Longton (Image: Stoke Sentinel Copyright)17:21Reports of collisions in Stoke and NewcastleWe’ve had reports of two different incidents causing hold-ups across Stoke and Newcastle this evening. The A52 Glebe Street Southbound is partially blocked with heavy traffic, due to an incident near Kingsway, by the Glebe pub. There’s also a collision on the A53 Newcastle Road, with the road partly blocked in both directions, near Rock Lane. This one is affecting traffic between Loggerheads and Blackbrook. We’ll keep you updated as we have more information. 17:14This is all that remains of zipline after arsonists strike at popular children’s play areaPolice are hunting arsonists who torched a popular children’s play area.Firefighters were called after a zipline was set alight in the playground Cheddleton late on Saturday night.Residents living nearby had dialled 999 after spotting smoke and flames coming from the Cheadle Road site at 11.35pm.Read the full story here. Part of the zipline was torched on Saturday night13:02KEY EVENTTravellers return to popular park for SECOND time in nine daysTravellers have set up camp on a popular park – for the second time in nine days.The latest caravans moved onto The Wammy, in Knutton, last night – just two days after the last group of travellers left.And it is only two weeks since gypsies took over playing fields on the other side of Lower Milehouse Lane.Now residents are calling for Newcastle Borough Council – which owns the sites – to put up better fencing to stop them getting on the fields.Read more.12:23Roaches fireStaffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a large blaze at the Roaches, near Leek, last night.Two crews from Leek are currently dealing with a fire measuring 50m x 50m of moorland on fire in Roach Road. Back packs and beaters in use. 12:20KEY EVENTThieves in getaway car hurl stolen dog through car window (Image: Google Maps)Thieves hurled a stolen dog through a car window and onto a busy road – just moments after pinching the animal from a house.Passers-by looked on in horror as the animal was chucked from the vehicle in Park Lane, Knypersley.It had been pinched just moments earlier from a house on the same street.Read more.11:41KEY EVENTBiker in his 20s suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries after hitting wallA motorbiker in his 20s has suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries after a serious crash. Police and paramedics discovered the man’s motorbike had left Ferndown Drive, in Clayton, and crashed into a wall. It happened at 5.50pm yesterday.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers found the motorcyclist had left the road and been involved in a collision. The casualty was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance and he has suffered life-changing injuries.” Read more. 10:53Crewe trafficA534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound clear before the roadworks at the Crewe Green roundabout. 10:30Virgin TrainsDelays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Nuneaton and Stafford due to signalling problem.09:52A34 Newcastle Roadraffic easing on A34 Newcastle Road Northbound between Child’s Lane and Watery Lane. Temporary traffic lights are in operation.09:08A50 Stoke-on-TrentLane blocked and heavy traffic due to broken down car on A50 Eastbound between A5005 (Longton / Dresden) and A50 / Upper Normacot Road, congestion on A50 to A5005 / Baths Road / Foley Road (Longton / Blurton). Police are at scene dealing. Delays are easing. 08:31LongtonGas main work and restrictions on A5007 Market St between The Strand and A5007 Uttoxeter Rd.Various lane closures and overnight closures throughout the works. Until 12th October. 08:15M6 CheshireOne lane is blocked and traffic is slow due to a broken down car on the M6 northbound between junction 17, Crewe, and junction 18, Middlewich, in the roadworks area. Lane three, of three, is blocked within the roadworks area.08:08A53 Elder RoadVery slow traffic on A53 Elder Road Westbound at Cobridge Traffic Lights.07:52A50 Stoke-on-TrentHeavy traffic on the A50 in both directions between the Sideway Roundabout and Upper Normacot Road.07:51A500 D Road Very slow traffic on A500 D Road Westbound at M6 J15 / A519 Newcastle Road, congestion on A519 to Drayton Road. 07:23A50 UttoxeterQueueing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road, congestion to A522 near Uttoxeter and Uperr Tean. There are lane restrictions in place.Find out what happened when this M6 driver was caught on a phonePolice officers stopped a driver on the M6 this morning (June 4) after they spotted him using his mobile phone – they then found a catalogue of other issues. The Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG), which covers almost 400 miles of motorway, stopped the motorist on the M6 southbound between junction 14, Stafford North, and junction 13, Stafford South, at around 6.20am. While they originally clocked the driver on his mobile phone a roadside breath test then found the man was around two and a half times the legal alcohol limit. Read more.Weather forecastAfter a foggy start today is set to be a warm but cloudy day in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.The Met Office forecasts there is around a 10 per cent chance of rain at 11am with less than five per cent for the rest of the day. Temperatures are set for highs of 20 °C and lows of 12 °C with the pollen count as high. The forecast says: Misty low cloud will lift and break in the west, but it may stay cloudy in the east throughout the day. There will be some sunny spells in the west, but these may trigger on or two heavy afternoon showers. Tonight, any showers will die away through the evening as misty low cloud returns from the east. The low cloud will linger, giving a murky end to the night.Good morningCould coffee be good for us?Good morning and welcome to the StokeonTrentLive news feed for the day. We will be bringing you all of the latest and breaking news from North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The video will start in 1Cancel Play now StokeonTrentLive – we’re #localandproudcenter_img Video will play in  Share this video Click to playTap to play Watch againlast_img read more

Travellers can try their luck with Sunwings 70 off promotion

first_img Monday, November 14, 2016 Travellers can try their luck with Sunwing’s 70% off promotion TORONTO – Feeling lucky? Sunwing’s latest promotion is making a winner out of a select number of travellers with savings of up to 70% off on all-inclusive vacations.With the Lucky Deals promotion, travellers simply select their ideal destination and choice of minimum hotel star rating to kick off the vacation countdown. Seven days prior to their departure, the tour operator will reveal which featured top-rated resort the client will be staying at.A wide range of four- and five-star resorts in Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic are included in the sale. Top-rated hotel brands include Paradisus, Royalton, RIU and Secrets, among others. Clients can specify which resort destination and star rating they prefer as they book. Plus, they can view the full listing of participating resorts in this offer before they choose their destination and star rating combination. Lucky travellers accommodated in a top-rated resort will save up to 70%, depending on which of the featured hotels is their revealed resort.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoThere are only a limited number of Lucky Deals available during this promotion. All packages offered as part of the Lucky Deals promotion also include return flights on Sunwing Airlines. Travelweek Group Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more