It’s Personal: Who needs mobile?

first_imgIn a market as pervasive as mobile, it’s impossible to nail down a meaningful demographic. Are mobile users, as we are often told, young? Saying so excludes the millions and millions of mobile devotees who are various shades of older – parents, for example, or midcareer achievers.In reference to a recent global survey on retail banking, Cisco made a similar observation: “Segmenting by age is an outmoded strategy and could alienate valuable sets of customers,” said Cisco vice president Joseph Bradley. “By focusing on digital behavior (which, more and more, transcends age), banks can better implement Internet-of-Everything-enabled concepts that resonate with each customer.”What are the individualized drivers that make mobile money management a necessity in 2015? Here are four personality types and their specific mobile needs:1. Pay Today – Or ElseProfile: People who need to pay right now. Their bills are due today. They owe friends for their share of the last 12 dinners out. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Doing justice to Brand Africa

first_img16 September 2010The inaugural Brand Africa Forum, a one-day summit of pan-African decision-makers in media, business and nation branding, hosted by Brand South Africa, takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg today.According to Brand South Africa, the forum aims to “leverage and extract sustainable learnings from the successful 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa to shape the image of Africa, and to set an agenda to drive the reputation, image and competitiveness of Africa – for Africa, by Africa.”Speakers will include Dambiso Moyo, a former Goldman Sachs economist and author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa; and Simon Anholt, a leading authority on managing and measuring national identity and author of Brand New Justice, Brand America and Competitive Identity – The New Brand Management for Nations, Cities and Regions.Speaking of Africa’s brand in the global marketplace, Anholt has said: “Brand Africa, with its simple message of ongoing catastrophe, is promoted by aid agencies, international organizations, donor governments and aid celebrities like Bob Geldof and Bono … not as 53 countries in various stages of development and struggle for independent existence and identity, but as a uniform, hopeless basket-case.”It is this image of Africa – which fails to reflect the continent’s economic diversity, and the optimism that goes with rising investment, growth and stability – that the Brand Africa Forum will seek to change.The forum will be broadcast to 41 sub-saharan African countries on CNBC Africa, a DSTV channel that reports on business in Africa from an African perspective.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Aguilar says he stuck to Ginebra’s defensive plan

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire During those moments, however, Aguilar was always late to contest Semerad’s big shots down the stretch, including the game-winner from the right corner with 52.7 seconds left.READ: Semerad’s late 3-point barrage product of hardworkFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut according to Aguilar, he was just following the team’s defensive game plan which is to play the role of a secondary defender every time TNT star Jayson Castro drives.“Actually, it’s been our defense. That’s our system on defense. So if I didn’t help on Jayson Castro’s drive, it might lead into an easy layup, so I have to be there,” Aguilar told reporters. MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage NBA commissioner urges rest of league to focus on developing more great players Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “Those are the chances, we played the ratio because it was easier to make a layup than a 3-pointer,” he added.READ: Semerad’s hot shooting lifts TNT past Ginebra for 2-0 lead Unfortunately for Aguilar, Castro knew he’d draw the Gin Kings forward’s defense to him and Semerad would be left open in the right corner.Aguilar tried to close out on Semerad but couldn’t despite his size and length.Semerad put TNT ahead for good, 105-103, with under a minute left and Castro picked up his eighth and last assist.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Aguilar, though, thinks it’s on the offensive end of things where Ginebra needs to work on heading into a do-or-die Game 3 on Thursday with TNT going for a sweep.“We weren’t able to execute our offense. They made a big shot. We kind of steered away from our offense, we played one-on-one and coach also pointed that out,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the naked eye, it was easy to pinpoint Japeth Aguilar as the scapegoat in Barangay Ginebra’s loss to TNT in Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.Aguilar was supposed to cover TNT forward Anthony Semerad, who torched Ginebra with four 3-pointers inside the last six minutes of the KaTropa’s 107-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View commentslast_img read more

Star extends Alaska’s misery

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Import Malcolm Hill was Star’s messiah as his 23 seconds of brilliance in the clutch left Alaska dumbfounded.Hill hit a jumper from the top of the key to give the Hotshots a 97-91 lead with 1:34 left and he did the same move once more from the same spot for the 99-91 lead at the 1:11 mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“He’s only 21-years-old, he knows how to win, he knows how to involve his teammates,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero of Hill. “And one more good thing about him is he wants to play defense, and he wants to really be involved in our defensive scheme.”Alaska’s last glimmer of hope arrived when Kevin Racal converted on a three-point play at the 2:19 mark of the fourth before Hill came in and trampled the Aces’ chances. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hill had a team-high 28 points to go along 11 points to lead the Hotshots while Paul Lee added 18 points and five assists.Ian Sangalang came close to a double-double for Star as he put up 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds.LaDontae Henton led Alaska with a game-high 34 points while Chris Banchero filled up the stat sheets with 21 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Craig eager to fit in with TNT teammates Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—Star didn’t have any problem prolonging another team’s misery as it frustrated Alaska, 101-92, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo.The Hotshots improved to 2-0 while extending Alaska’s losing streak to 11 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

Watercolour and controlled strokes

first_imgAkbar padamsee, Jai Zharotia, Sudip Roy, R.K. Saini, Anubhav Som, all these artists from different stages in their career have one thing in common; the confidence of working with watercolour. The Challenge: Watercolour as a Medium is an exhibition of artworks by Indian artists spanning several generations who used watercolour as a medium. The exhibition is being organised by Gallery and is open since the 12 October.Watercolours can be called ‘Quick visual notes’ or ‘Visual Diaries’ as life is captured on paper with urgency yet in controlled strokes. It’s a percolation of ideas and experiences using pigment, water and light to create artworks which have luminosity and confidence. The amount of controlled fluidity demanded from this medium is unlike other mediums of painting.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show has works by senior artists like Akbar padamsee, Jai Zharotia, Sakti Burman, Ganesh Haloi, Laxma Goud; senior Contemporary artists namely Sudip Roy, R.K. Saini, Bikash Poddar and  also younger contemporary artist like Anubhav Som, Ramesh Jhawar and Karan Thapa. These artists have the attributes of fluidity, immediacy and intuition evident in their artworks and have understood and overcame the challenges of watercolour as a medium.When: On till 11 November (Monday to Saturday) Where: Five Art Gallery Consultants, Lado Sarailast_img read more

Fatherinlaw husband arrested after womans death

first_imgKOLKATA: Two persons were beaten up by the locals of Sahagunj in Chinsurah over a housewife’s death. Later, both of the attacked persons were detained by the police and three persons have been arrested.Sources informed that Madhumita Bhattacharya of Kanakshali area got married to Tamal Chatterjee around seven years ago. Meanwhile, Bhattacharya’s relatives alleged that Chatterjee used to torture Bhattacharya regularly. Her parents passed away within a few years of her marriage. Since then she had been facing torture. It was alleged that Chatterjee and his family members forced her to transfer properties worth crores of rupees that she inherited from her parents. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRecently, Bhattacharya moved to her paternal house as she was depressed and her heart tore into pieces when she came to know that Chatterjee was getting married again. On Tuesday while going somewhere in a toto, she met with an accident and was admitted to a hospital in Chinsurah, where she died on Thursday morning. As the news of her death reached Kanakshali, the locals got furious. When Chatterjee and his father went there, they started bashing the duo. Police later recovered and took them to the police station. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn another incident, a housewife has been murdered by her husband at Nodakhali in South 24-Parganas. Locals informed that Shaikh Sadek and Tanuja Bibi used to live there for several years. For a long time, Sadek remained jobless and the family faced endless financial problems. At one night, a massive altercation broke out between Sadek and Bibi over financial issues. Some neighbours alleged that Sadek was an alcoholic. To make ends meet, Bibi had taken up work as a domestic help at several places. But that did not work as Sadek used to take away her money to buy alcohol. On Thursday morning, when Sadek was refused money, he started threatening his wife. All of a sudden, he hit Bibi with a mortar and pestle and fled the scene. Her neighbours rushed Bibi to a hospital where she was declared brought dead. Later, a complaint against Sadek was lodged and a murder case initiated. Police are searching for Sadek, who is still at large.last_img read more