Ex-49ers safety Eric Reid on NFL drug testing: It just doesn’t add up

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing the videos below on a mobile device.No sooner had former 49ers safety Eric Reid found a taker for his services this season than he began to complain he was being targeted by the NFL’s drug-testing gendarmes.By Reid’s count, he was tested seven times in 11 weeks. “That has to be statistically impossible,” he said. “I’m not a mathematician, but there’s no way that’s right.” (The NFL tests for banned drugs because it has never been able to otherwise …last_img read more

Usablenet Launches HTML5 Mobile Platform for Brands

first_imgUsablenet 2.0’s features, designed with e-commerce and brands in mind, include the following:Dynamic scrolling promotions on the homepage and sub categories that help brands to target mobile users with new offersExpanding navigation, collapsible menus and pop-up windows that improve site navigation and streamline purchasing by maximizing the small screen design.High-resolution image galleries, which allow retailers and travel companies to display multiple, high quality images so that users can scroll, swipe and zoom in on a product or property imageAdvanced GPS functionality that customizes the mobile site experience to the user’s location Today, Usablenet has launched Usablenet Mobile 2.0, an HTML5 mobile platform targeted towards brands. The new platform brings a rich app-like user experience, says the company, while also allowing its customers to leverage HTML5 technology in order to build cross-device solutions. Currently the platform supports all major mobile operating systems, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows. Tags:#mobile#news In short, what this means is that Usablenet is providing brands with tools to build HTML5 based sites that perform much like native apps. End users can swipe through photo galleries, tap to zoom in on high-resolution images, take advantage of GPS-based location features, and generally navigate through the online experience in a way to which they’re accustomed to.The platform also outputs to both HTML5 and HTML4 in order to offer support for older mobile browsers without HTML5 capabilities.Usablenet, the company behind this new mobile toolkit, was recognized by ABI Research as the number one mobile commerce platform earlier this year. Usablenet clients represent 20% of the Fortune 1000 and also 6 out of the top 10 retailers in the U.K. Its current partners include big brand names like Amtrak, American Airlines, Estée Lauder, Fed Ex, Hilton, JCPenney, JetBlue, Marks & Spencer, Sprint and others. It’s main value proposition in mobile is that it can offers brands the ability to expand into mobile with little impact to I.T. resources, specifically no data feeds, system integration or re-coding of the customer’s website.More details on the Usablenet platform are available here on the company’s homepage. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Take charge of Games Village preparations: PMO to Delhi govt

first_imgUpset with the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC), the prime minister’s office (PMO) on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to take charge of Games Village preparations. This comes hours after Commonwealth Games Federation CEO Mike Hooper showed displeasure over the state of Games Village just a couple of days before the participating athletes were to arrive. The central government has asked the state government to fix the problems and make it Games-ready. Union Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekar told Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit to supervise Games Village preparations and made the Delhi government in-charge of its preparations. Earlier in the day, criticising preparations at the Games Village, Hooper said, “We are disappointed with the condition we find ourselves in. We came to know about this when we paid a visit. Cleanliness and hygiene are great concerns. Electricity and plumbing problems, if any, too need to be addressed. The Village is filthy. One can’t occupy the rooms. There is building dust and rubble and the toilets are not working.” Even New Zealand’s CWG chef de mission Dave Currie had raised an alarm suggesting that the Games be called off. “If the Village is not ready and the athletes can’t come, obviously the implications of that are that it’s not going to happen. In the timeframe that is left, unless there is tremendous effort and energy and problem-solving ability to get it done, I think it’s going to be extremely hard to get across the line,” Currie said.last_img read more