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Booming: Television News Channels in India

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News programmes have suddenly become hot property and are vying for attention with other popular programmes telecast in different channels. All major television broadcasters are including at least one news channel to their bouquet. The biggest headache for launching a satellite channel is programme software for round the clock. In this juncture, newsgathering is a major task for the 24-hour news channels. To cater this task, the emerging electronic channels have always made an attempt to cover all the incidents irrespective of position, location and time. These channels not only revolutionized the concept of news on Indian television but also changed the news formats. Before 1990s, Doordarshan had monopolized newscast on Indian television and also turned the news programs into a dowdy exercise. Now the private channels made the news an essential commodity like food, cloth and shelter. The strong point of all today’s news bulletins is their topicality, objectivity, glossy editing and high-quality visuals. News has traveled a long way from the DD era. From Local events to International events, breaking news to news analysis, television soap to page3 news, every happening comes under purview of news. In this article, we have covered some significant changes in news broadcasting in India before and after the Gulf War.

Indian Television – Flash Back

Television in India is undergoing significant changes in the current liberalized environment. To understand these changes, one needs to have some brief idea of the road covered by the television channels so far. The journey started as an experimental basis with a financial grant from UNESCO in 15th September 1959. The makeshift studio at Akashvani Bhavan in New Delhi was chosen for location of the experiment. The experiment started with one-hour program, broadcast twice a week, on community health, citizen rights, education and traffic sense etc. As far as news is concerned, it was launched exactly six years after the inception of television broadcasting. Daily one-hour program with a news bulletin was served to the Indian viewers. But one major drawback of television was that you could not enjoy the original colour of the objects because of black and white transmission. First multi-color programme was the Prime Minister’s address to the nation from Red Fort in Delhi on India’s 35th Independence Day. In the same day, DD National channel was launched. The aim of launching the National channel is nurturing national integration, and inculcating a sense of pride in Indians. Indian viewers also enjoyed the colored version of the Asian Games hosted by New Delhi in their drawing room. The coverage of major events and different occasions lend a big hand behind the infiltration of television signals to the nook and corners of the subcontinent. Indian Government had taken all possible steps to expand the television broadcasting demographically and geographically. In 1983 television signals were available to just 28% of the population, this had doubled by the end of 1985 and by 1990 over 90% of the population had access to television signals. In 1984, DD Metro channel was added to provide an exclusive entertainment for the urban viewers. In the beginning, this channel was confined to metropolitan cities.

As a public broadcaster, Doordarshan presented the news in naturalized manner. All controversial issues were pushed under the carpet. The ruling government had a strong hold on the television broadcasting. Doordarshan news bulletins were unable to provide the international news to the national viewers. Objectivity had been the first casualty as news was invariably slanted to suit the party in power. The news was liberated from the confines of the DD newsroom and gained in objectivity and credibility when New Delhi Television (NDTV) produced ‘The World This Week’ in 1988. Everyone was waiting for the Friday night to watch ‘The World This Week’. This was the only India-based programme, which looked out at the rest of the world. The World This Week was the best current affairs programme on the international scenario and carried good stuff of news, which the regular DD news was failed to carry out. This program is ranked as one of the country’s finest and most popular television shows. In 1989, NDTV produces India’s first live televised coverage of the country’s general elections. The critical and commercial success of the coverage sets a new standard for Indian television. After the Gulf War the media panorama has changed forever.

Golf War – The Catalyst

Post-1990 satellite television in India has become transnational in nature. It coincided with the entry of multinational companies in the Indian markets under the Government policy of privatization. International satellite television was introduced in India by CNN through its coverage of the Gulf War in 1991. In August 1991, Richard Li launched Star Plus, the first satellite channel beamed the signal to Indian subcontinent. Subhash Chandra’s Zee TV appeared in October 1992. It is India’s first privately owned Hindi channel to cater the interest of Indian viewers. This ignition followed by Sony and a little later by domestic channels such as Eenadu, Asianet and Sun TV. Entertainment programs had begun to occupy center stage in the organization’s programming strategies and advertising had come to be main source of funding. Doordarshan’s earlier mandate to aid in the process of social and economic development had clearly been diluted. Doordarshan had faced a stiff competition in news and public affairs programming with international channels like BBC and CNN. Doordarshan planned to sell some slots for news programme under sponsored category. In February 1995, NDTV becomes the country’s first private producer of the national news ‘News Tonight’, which aired on the country’s government-owned Doordarshan set a new landmark for Indian television because of its on-the-spot reporting with pertinent visuals. In the same year, TV Today Network occupied a 20 minutes slot in DD Metro channel and aired a Hindi and current affairs programme ‘Aaj Tak’. This programme became popular for its comprehensive coverage and unique style presentation by Late S. P. Singh. Still we remembered the sign-up message “Ye Thi Khabar Aaj Tak, Intizar. Kijiye Kal Tak”. Large number of viewers across India had been watching Aaj Tak as a daily habit because of its innovative style of news presentation. Besides that Nalini Singh’s five-minute fast paced, condensed daily news capsule Ankhon Dekhi, TV Today Network’s Business Aaj Tak and Newstrack was aired on the Metro channel of Doordarshan. This is the period when satellite channels concentrated on entertainment programmes for their respective channels. Doordarshan was still ruled the most wanted area ‘news’.

Major Players

Doordarshan’s monopoly was broken in 1992, when private television channels infiltrated into the Indian boundaries and entertain the viewers as much as possible. In the beginning of 1990s, the private channels offered only entertainment programmes. The entertainment programs include family drama, comedy serials, children programmes, cartoons, movies, talk shows, recipe shows, musical concerts, non-fiction programmes etc. Private entertainment channels added some infortainment programmes to their Fixed Point Charts (FPC). Keeping the demand of infotainment programmes in mind, the media houses started to produce news magazines, entertainment magazines and news programmes for different channels. India’s premier business and consumer news broadcaster and a leading media content provider, Television Eighteen India Limited (TV18) started India’s first ever entertainment magazine ‘The India Show’ on Star Plus in 1993. This emerging media powerhouse provided prime time television content to almost all leading satellite channels in India including BBC, Star Plus, Sony Entertainment Television, Zee, MTV and Discovery. After The India Show, TV18 produced a weekly business news program India Business Report for BBC World. Indian viewers had very limited options (like public service broadcaster Doordarshan, BBC and CNN) for watching the television news. For televised news, the viewers had to watch Dordarshan and some international news channels like BBC or CNN. In this race to provide more news, more information, Zee Television jumped into the battlefield by launching the news channel Zee News in 1995. This News and current affairs channel revolutionized the way news was delivered to the viewers. Since its inception Zee News has endeavoured to be the fastest to provide news, working towards a single goal of Sabse Pahle (Always First). The other round-the-clock news channel, the Murdoch-owned Star TV beamed its exclusively 24-hour news channels, Star News in 1998. Star made a contract of five year with Prannoy Roy-owned NDTV (New Delhi Television Company) to provide news content for this news channel.

The untiring exhaustive coverage of the Kargil war between India and Pakistan gained more publicity and attracted more viewers towards the electronic channel. This televised conflict also sets a news benchmark for wartime journalism. During the Kargil war, common citizens witnessed how their brave Jawans fought despite in hostile conditions and watched the war front live by the exclusively news channels, Star-TV and Zee-News. The live coverage of the battlefield helped to create a euphoria of patriotism among the Indian masses, which later facilitated into collecting huge funds for the welfare of the families of Kargil martyrs. Every news programme draws the attention of large number of viewers but Kargil war attracts private broadcasters to invest more money in the broadcasting business by launching a news channel. In November 1999, TV18 entered into a 49:51 joint venture with CNBC Asia to launch CNBC India. TV18 is the sole program provider to CNBC India, and produces 12 hours of local content per day on this 24-hour satellite channel.

After the huge success of news programme ‘Aaj Tak’, TV Today group launched a 24-hour Hindi news channel with the same name ‘Aaj Tak’, in December 2000, which covers India with insight, courage and plenty of local flavour. Within 11 months of its launch, Aaj Tak emerged as India’s number one news channel and was awarded Best News Channel award from Indian Television Academy Awards. Some mega events apart from regular interesting items (such as Kandhahar hijack, September 11 attacks, Afghanistan war, attack on Parliament, Iraq war, Godhra carnage and riots) have driven up the viewership. As time passed, NDTV’s five years contract with Star group for outsourcing of news and related programming expired on March 2003. With the expiry NDTV forayed into broadcasting business by simultaneously launching two 24-hour news channels; NDTV 24X7 – English news channel and NDTV India – Hindi news channel, which targets the Indian diaspora across the world. News crazy Indians received more news at faster speed from different channels. Any unusual happening can be caught by the television camera anywhere form Rastrapati Bhawan to bedroom. The power of TV journalism was become more visible by the major sting operations like Operation West End and Shakti Kapoor Case. This style of investigative journalism has brought about a change in the way we look at news, amidst new notions of editorial freedom. The world’s largest family ‘Sahara India Parivar’ launched a 24-hour national Hindi news channel, Sahara Samay, in March 28, 2003. It is the first ever city-centric satellite news channels covering 31 cities in India with their own city news bulletins. Keeping the demand of news in mind, the Union cabinet approved the proposal to convert the DD Metro to DD news in a meeting held on 3 October 2003. Consequent to these decisions, DD-News channel was launched on 3 November 2003. You might have noticed that the news channels are language specific. But DD’s news channel contains the round the clock news bulletins in Hindi/ English are also telecast twice a day on the National Network of DD National.

‘Aap Ki Adalat’ fame Rajat Sharma, Sohaib Ilyasi, the man behind the highly successful ‘India’s Most Wanted’ and Taun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of Tehelka roped together and launched a free-to-air Hindi news and current affairs channel India TV on May 20, 2004. Indian viewers had more expectations from this channel. The much-awaited news channel hopes to set itself apart from the existing ones by setting new benchmarks of responsible journalism. Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Rajat Sharma, chairman, India TV, said, “We aim to change the way broadcast news reporting is being conducted in the country. India TV will set new benchmarks by maintaining international standards of responsible and credible news reporting. We will stay away from graphic depictions of violence and sensationalism of news. We will uphold the viewer’s right to correct information and their right to truth and verity. India TV is not just a news channel, it is a movement.” NDTV as a pioneer in Indian television news, set to create a fresh revolution in high-quality business news with the launch of NDTV Profit. NDTV launched this 24-hour business channel on January 17th, 2005.

There is no saturation point in launching of news channel, just booming like sky as the limit. Entertainment channel to infotainment channel, infotainment channel to news channel, news channels to business channel and Business channel to lots more. Now the satellite channels become more topicality with international standard. When we are talking about topicality, CNBC TV18, the only business channel, continues to be the medium of choice for India’s decision makers, affluent audiences across the country since 1999. It has set the pace for the growth in number of television channels by launching a 24-hour consumer channel in Hindi called ‘ Awaaz’. This news channel focusses on empowering consumers on decision-making related to investment, saving and spending. All the programmes are catering to consumers across different walks of life, which included personal finance; variety of markets including commodity, stocks, savings etc.; small businesses; education & career guidance; and verticals like health, shopping etc.

Another news channel was finally launched into the already cluttered news space in Indian television. Jagran TV Pvt Limited’s news channel, Channel 7 up-linked to the air on 27 March 2005. The channel has been set up to cater to the vast Hindi-speaking audiences, already being targeted by a slew of news channels. Channel 7 developed every programme with a bid to cater to all types of audiences and not just pre-dominantly male audiences who get attracted towards news channels.

Regional Leaders

To cater the interest among the Indians, Doordarshan televises programmes in Hindi and associate Official languages. It has launched a number of Regional Language Satellite Channels (DD – 4 to DD – 11 and DD – 13) and telecast programmes in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Kashmiri, Oriya and Tamil. The Regional channels relayed by all terrestrial transmitters in the state and additional programmes in the Regional Language in prime time and non-prime time available only through cable operators. The Doordarshan regional satellite channels telecast major news programme with some entertainment programmes.

If you think about the private regional channels, they have followed the path of the Big brother (i.e Doordarshan). They are neither completely entertainment channel nor exclusively news channel. They are following the middle path and claiming themselves an infotainment channels. The private channels televise through the state dominant languages. Rising advertising revenues and increasing numbers of viewers have provided the impetus for many big players to enter into the business. Some regional media leaders like ETV, Sun TV, Asianet have a strong grip over the regional market. Some major players tried their luck in different states. Zee television has three regional channels; Zee Marathi, Zee Punjabi and Zee Bangla. Star Network entered into Tamilnadu by launching Star Vijay, one of the most popular entertainment channels in India broadcasting in Tamil. Besides that ETV Network is a part of the well-established Ramoji Group, has created 12 dedicated infotainment regional channels. ETV network is the source of rich entertainment of eight different languages. Those are: Telugu, Bangla, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Gujarati, Urdu; and Hindi to viewers in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Every ETV Network channel focuses exclusively on its audience’s unique cultural identity, its aspirations and its distinct socio-political character. Let us think about the south Indian language Telugu, there are around twelve satellite channels are roaming around the sky with different taste and different flavour. These channels include three news channels, one song-based channels and rest are infotainment channels. When we confine ourselves into news, three channels (ETV2, TV 9 and Teja News) exclusively devoted to news programmes.

Sahara India Pariwar is proud to have five news channels as the bouquet of Sahara Samay. These channels are: Sahara Samay NCR, Sahara Samay Mumbai, Sahara Samay Bihar & Jharkhand, Sahara Samay Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh, and Sahara Samay Uttar Pradesh & Uttranchal. Sahara Samay has already managed to gain a loyal audience in India through a bouquet of National & Regional News Channels since its launch. These channels are youthful and vibrant channels targeting students and women, besides that hardcore news stuff. The regional news channels covers the entire spectrum of genre with specific programs on lifestyle, fashion, food, shopping, health and fitness, sports, education, career and city issues, besides giving user-friendly information on traffic updates, city events, train and air timings, etc. Now national news channels cannot confine its boundary to national level. They cannot ignore the regional news because of the stiff competition form the regional cannels. Regional news channels are entering into the competition with a strong will power and also with an aim to portrait regional issues in national and international level.

Conclusion

Now the television industry becomes more specific. In this competitive market, channels are targeting specific viewers. News channels attract more viewers beyond their target by producing interactive and interesting programmes. Every channel needs to do an extensive research on different concepts and different themes to attract more viewers and in the same time more advertisers. After all, advertisements are the bread and butter for the channels. With increased consumer preference for news programmes, television news channels have grown faster than other niche channels. News channels are booming just like sky as the limit. Those days are not far away, when we will get satellite news channel for every major city in India. Staying in abroad, we can update ourselves about all the happening of our hometown. Now news is not restricted to political happenings. It will be extended its limit to every unwanted and hided corners of the society. At last we can reach in the conclusion that anything, which is strange or disgusting, is news. There are no rigid rules, which defines news.

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How to Become a Search Engine Evaluator and Make Money From Home

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A hot topic these days is the side hustle or side job. Many people are looking to make extra income and want a flexible job that fits in with their life. An interesting opportunity to make money that not many people know about yet is as a search engine evaluator.

I have been working as a search engine evaluator for several months in my spare time. Since my daughter was born two years ago, I had a few different thoughts about income and working.

These two ideas stood out the most for me.

One: I wanted to increase my income. I wanted to be able to save more money for our retirement, and make regular contributions towards our daughter’s education fund.

Two: I didn’t want to take more time away from my daughter. I already work part-time outside of the home, and I didn’t want to increase that before she is in school. Whatever side hustle I have, needs to fit into our life as it is right now.

So I started brainstorming side hustle ideas. There were many businesses that I was not interested in; they just didn’t fit with my values. A job where I could set my own hours for the most part was attractive to me. It was important that it be a casual job – no rigid set hours for each week.

I ended up coming across a posting for a position as a search engine evaluator. I had never heard of this job, but I was open to looking into absolutely everything, to see if it fit my criteria above. A search engine evaluator rates and improves search engine results for the top internet search engine companies. Different tasks a search engine evaluator could participate in include web search, video evaluation, maps, local, automation projects, and others.

The requirements were that you are a person who is analytical, excellent at web-based research, and internet savvy. The job listing also state that they look for someone with a broad range of interests who also has specific areas of expertise. Some companies require a university/college degree for this position, but not all do. High speed internet is a must and some companies require a smart phone as well.

There are several companies that offer search engine evaluator or rater jobs. These include:

  • Appen (hires globally)
  • Leapforce (which has been recently acquired by its competitor – Appen)
  • Lionbridge (hires globally)
  • ZeroChaos (employs people in the United States only)
  • iSoftStone (hires globally)
  • Google (one of the few work-from-home positions offered by them)

Some companies require that you take and pass a qualification exam before you are offered a position.

Many of these companies also hire for the position of Social Media Evaluator. This is similar to a search engine evaluator position, but works with the major social networks.

This sounded like the perfect opportunity for me to try. It fit in with my goal to make more money, while at the same time not taking me away from my daughter more than I already am for my part-time work.

I applied to one company and didn’t hear anything back for a few weeks. I had actually forgotten about it by the time I heard back. Since this was side hustle money, it was never the plan for it to replace my regular income. I was invited to take the evaluation exam. With respect to the qualifying exam, my best advice is to take it seriously. Some people don’t find it too difficult but these people are in the minority. The majority of people who are offered to take the exam do not pass it on the first try. I dedicated a whole weekend to reading the provided material, and taking the exams (there are three parts to the exam). Even though I did pass, I would not say I found it easy. If you are interested in this position, study like you mean it.

After being offered a position, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. I mention that here because I am not allowed to disclose any confidential information including specific tasks and pay rate. I can relate some general information about the position.

There are positive and negative aspects to most jobs and a search engine evaluator position is no exception. For me personally, the pros absolutely outweigh the cons, but I include both lists so you can make up your own mind.

Search engine evaluator job pros:

  • Flexible schedule – You can make your own hours. Some evaluators work five hours a week, some work twenty five. You aren’t required to log on at specific times. This is why I can coincide this job with my toddler’s nap time.
  • Work from home – There is no commute to this job. Most jobs have the added time it takes to get to work, as well as transportation costs, which decrease the wage they are actually receiving per hour. With these positions, you can work in the comfort of your own home, trading rush hour traffic for working on your couch in your pajamas.
  • Interesting work – You are getting paid to research/learn about different things.
  • Pay – The wages for these positions vary, but are roughly $13-$15 per hour (USD).

Search engine evaluator job cons:

  • No benefits – You are hired as an independent contractor. This means you don’t receive any benefits or perks from the company. You are expected to provide your own computer, high speed internet connection, and sometimes a smart phone.
  • Frequency of pay – Most companies pay via direct deposit once a month. You have at submit your invoice to them each month so make sure you keep excellent records of time worked. If you need to be paid more frequently than once a month this might not be the job for you.
  • Responsible for your own taxes – Since you are an independent contractor the company won’t take taxes off your pay automatically. You are responsible for paying all your own taxes which again means you need to be very organized. A plus of being an independent contractor who works from home is that you should be able to write off some of your home office expenses.
  • Irregular work – A common issue with evaluators is that the workload is inconsistent from week to week. I found this to be the case myself. Some weeks I was able to work as much as I wanted (within the self-imposed limits of naptime!), other weeks there were no tasks available. If you need steady, regular income, this is likely not for you.

Since working as a search engine evaluator I love that I can completely work around my daughter’s schedule. My main issue with this job would be that there are some weeks where there is very little work available. This is a minor concern for me because this is a side hustle, and not my regular income.

A search engine evaluator job might be a great side hustle for you too if you want a flexible work-from-home job that doesn’t involve selling anything.

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How to Earn Money at Home – $25,000 Overnight

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Bored of cooking? Well if you don’t mind we can transform your kitchen into a bank! Yes we can. Hey we are not suggesting you to make a restaurant in your backyard but instead we would suggest all house wives of ways by which they may earn money sitting at home. I just found out that many people search for the answer of ‘How to make money at home’, on the internet. Well they really do not understand that they can make money in their kitchen itself by making some candies.

Just in case you do not think it is a worthy option, let us inform you that people make profits in turns of thousands of dollars from the business. There are many alternatives that you have; you may either prepare gift candies or normal candies. To be very frank gift candies would be a better option, as it is more costly than the conventional ones so you get to make a higher profit; but it should depend on the area of your business and its marketing policies. Extra effort too is not required, just like you cook in the kitchen you would even now cook but the only difference is that you learn how to earn money at home.

The best thing about this is that there is no investment involved. You earn money working from home, being your boss and maximizing your profits. What else can a person demand from their business? Try it out once and if proper marketing is done, you may even earn up to $25,000 overnight! So what are you waiting for, rush to the kitchen and start making money!

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Slogan For Selling – Earn Money by Writing Phrases

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Now a days there are many different types of Online jobs available and some of them are very simple still you can make good amount of money. If I say you can make money by just typing simple phrases and sell those phrases for hundreds of dollar?

You might know that there is an industry which is not visible for everyone but it is a multi-million dollar. This industry is built on new creation and distribution of Writing Simple Slogan and Phrases and symbols. There are many companies and firms out there who are ready to buy those one-liners and pay big amount for that.

There is no experience needed for same. What you need is a little creativity and ideas to think differently and a PC or a Laptop to find out how it works?

There are many simple but money making symbols which sold for $1000 and some sold for $6000.

Don’t just start dreaming of this amount from first day. Go slow and you will unlock many ideas step by step. What you need to do is to be focused and keep brain storming. Look around in your daily life and get some idea and show those ideas to the potential customers.

Any Online Earning system will not give you profit overnight. You have to be constant and make your way out to make earning out of same. I am saying this because there are millions of people working from home and they all have their own story to sell. No one will ever release his/her secret of earning money online. They will guide you what they have done when they started but never share the secret of their success.

Let me give you an example. If I am making money from any specific system than that system will not surely work for others cause I myself discover that system.

I will give you the ideas of what sort of marketing strategies you can apply to help you to get stated and earn money. To get first sale is always difficult but that is the key! If you get the first sale over night than you are not going to spend more time to unlock the secret behind this and it will not stay for long.

OK let me get back to the point where I started. Talk about the Slogan Selling online Business.

It’s an Easy Step by Step system like A, B, C!

A. Write a Slogan – Ordinary Word, Phrase or Symbol

B. Upload Online – Put your Phrase up for sale and it will not take more than a couple of minutes.

C. Wallah! You get paid – You will earn cash when someone Use that.

So what are you waiting for! Search for your best possible Interest and get the Job!

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How to Identify the Best Web Hosting Provider

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There are many web hosting companies out there offering their services. Simply enter a search into Google and you will be bombarded with thousands of companies claiming to have the best hosting packages. The trick is to be able to identify which company will be the best to go with when hosting your website.

First of all, remember to steer clear of companies that offer free web hosting. There is always a catch. Sure, you may not have to pay for hosting, but think about it carefully. How is the company covering their cost for hosting you? They are plastering advertisements all over your website! This takes away from the professionalism and attractiveness of your site, and will deter internet browsers. In addition to this, there is always a limit to your free hosting package. In some cases you may not be able to have lots of graphics or flash images on your site. You may have a very low space limit, which will be irritating if you are planning on having a large site with lots of information. Another downside is that these free web hosting plans may not supply you with an email account that you can use with your domain name. Sometimes they do, but they will only give you a handful of email addresses with a tiny amount of space.

Of course, if you just want a simple personal site without email addresses, perhaps a free web hosting plan will be convenient for you. On the other hand, if you want to start a business site, it is better to find a hosting provider that will offer you a specific package. What you should be looking for is a hosting provider that will give you a breakdown of their different packages. They will explain that for a certain price you will get this much bandwidth, this many email addresses and so on. A good hosting provider will have on call support via telephone or email that is prompt and responsible. Some good hosting providers even offer training courses to assist you in learning how to manage your site.

A good, reputable website hosting provider will have a portfolio of sites that are hosting with them. If it makes you more comfortable you can contact one of their clients to find out how reliable their support is.

Beware of hosting providers that force you to sign a contract for hosting. They may wish to tie you into a hosting package for a year, with the payment requested up front. If you commit to this, you may find after a month or two that you are not entirely happy. Perhaps there are frequent email problems and the support desk of your hosting provider is never available. You may find that your site is sometimes down without warning, or you run out of space and are unable to contact anyone to purchase more. A good web hosting provider will allow you to pay for your hosting on a monthly basis, with the option to opt out whenever you wish. You can also pay up front if it is more convenient for you, but are able to get refunded if you are not happy with the service anymore.

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Love Quotes – Why They Are Popular Among the New Generation?

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How often have you scanned the web for good quotations on love? If Google is to be believed, quotes on love are searched for in the internet a staggering 2,240,000 times every month by people across the globe. In the U.S alone, the term “love quotes” is being searched for 823,000 times. Undoubtedly, quotes on love are extremely popular. And they hold a special charm for the newest generation.

It is surprising to consider the enormous popularity of love quotes and sayings among the newest generation. The present generation, it seems, has been born and brought up with the luxury of mobile phones and chat apps that allow them to send text messages in the shortest possible forms. These messages often care nary for proper grammar, punctuation and spellings. The older generation, which has grown up reading the works of Browning, Shelley, Austen and their ilk, often gets curious to think what makes time-honored sayings on love appeal to such a generation. The answer is, perhaps, not hard to find. For the newest generation that is more into dating and casual flings than its predecessors, short love quotes have a greater attraction. Some of the main reasons for the popularity of love quotations are:

• These make lovely status messages

• These can easily be sent to the person one loves

• These help easily convey romantic feelings without expressing them directly

• These help convey to the world whether a person is ready for a new relationship

Above all, quotations have a particular charm that is irresistible to any romantic person. A beautiful love quote touches the heart and makes one remember his/her sweetheart. Such quotes are also attractive to people who have not experienced romance and rouses in them a desire to experience this emotion and look for a lover.

With the World Wide Web now at your service, you can easily get quotes and sayings on love whenever you need them. There are thousands of blogs, forums as well as websites that boast of beautiful quotes about love. Even micro-blogging and social networking websites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have various people dedicating their profiles to posting quotes about love. You may find beautiful love quotes being posted round the clock in these profiles to make an impression on other users and gather more followers. You can find nice love quotes to send to your sweetheart, or a friend, your parents or a family member. The internet is always there for your service.

Looking for nice quotes on love to read and share with dear ones? Avail some rare as well as famous love quotes and sayings.

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The Newest Lengths Thieves Will Go to in Order to Steal Your Identity

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There is no shortage of news stories on identity theft. That’s because identity thieves will go to any lengths to acquire your information. Once they do, they can use it in endless ways, like the poor woman who went to apply for FEMA assistance only to discover someone had applied for and received payments in her name.

There are a lot of ways identity thieves get ahold of your information that you probably already know about. We rely on companies to use software that assures identity vulnerabilities aren’t overlooked so your info is safe when you shop, you probably know not to click on questionable links in unfamiliar emails, and you know not to give your personal information over the phone when someone calls asking you to confirm your account.

Even if you’re careful, you can still become a victim of identity theft because thieves are going to new lengths to get your information.

Monitoring Your Credit

Identity thieves often get ahold of a little of your information before they go the final mile and decide your identity is even worth stealing. With just a few bits of personal information, thieves can open credit monitoring accounts with the top credit bureaus so they can see which accounts you use, and which ones you don’t.

Then, they will choose a card that you don’t use and have a new copy sent to their address. Specialty cards are especially popular, like cards from furniture stores and clothing stores, because many people open these cards to get the initial deal, then never use them again.

Pinpointing Where You Live

Not only do thieves want to see if there are any accounts you aren’t using, they may also want to see if you’ve got enough wealth to even make it worth their time. After all, it’s much more lucrative to steal the identity of someone in an upscale neighborhood than someone living in an apartment on the bad side of town.

Many identity thieves will use websites like Google Maps and Zillow to find out where you live and see exactly what your house looks like before they decide who to target.

Hacking More Than Just Computers

Computers are a popular device to hack because much of the work we do and the bills we pay are on the computer, but there are other devices that hackers can target. Some of them might surprise you.

Cell phones are a popular target, especially since they can be hacked without you having to click on a single questionable link. Tablets can be hacked too, but so can surprising devices like:

  • Smart TVs
  • Smart refrigerators
  • Baby monitors
  • Thermostats
  • Security systems
  • Voice activated systems
  • Garage door openers
  • Smart cars

Even stranger devices have been hacked. Medical devices are hackable, and one hacker even managed to hack into the aquarium thermometer at a casino. Hacking that one item enabled them to extract information from the casino’s high-roller database.

USB Charging Stations

It’s not just your devices you have to look out for. You also have to look out for the outlets where you plug in your devices.

Juice jacking is a creative way hackers are gaining access to personal information. Instead of targeting your device, they target the USB port where you plug your device in. The ports you have at home are relatively secure, but the ports you find in hotel rooms and in airport lobbies are not.

Criminals load malware on public charging stations, then the devices that are plugged in are infected with that malware, providing them with all the personal information that’s on your device.

Going Through Your Garbage

A lot of people pay a lot of attention to their security online, but many people are getting lazy when it comes to the classic ways information is stolen.

Dumpster diving thieves are still out there! That means you have to focus on ways to keep your identity safe when you throw your trash away. Shredding paper that contains your personal information is still recommended.

Keep an eye on what you throw in the actual trash, but you also have to keep an eye on items you put in the recycling bin. Thieves are more than happy to go through both!

Identity thieves are still placing phone calls and sending out emails, but they can do a lot more today than they ever could before. By staying informed, you can better protect you and your information from criminals.

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React Native Vs. Swift: Choosing The Right Mobile App Development Technology In 2021

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Getting torn between the native and unique hybrid app development technologies during iOS app development is quite common amongst merchants trying to take their digital solution to mobile devices. However, before you can hire iPhone app developer, getting clarity regarding such decisions is crucial to ensure your business’s success. However, doing so isn’t a game of head and tales a proper analysis of your business requirements, budgets, and user expectation is a must for you to make the right choice. It will not only ensure long-term scalability but also will guarantee a manageable iOS application for your business.    

If this dilemma is the current roadblock for your iOS app development process, stay tuned! With this blog, we will take an in-depth look into the popular hybrid and native app development technology- React Native Vs. Swift. A detailed comparison between these two technologies will help you make the right choice for catering to your business-specific needs. Moreover, it will also help you choose a suitable iOS app development company for manifesting your ideas in reality. To get started, below is a detailed introduction to each of these technologies.

Introduction To React Native

React Native is a Hybrid app development technology that helps merchants in creating cross-platform mobile apps that works using the same business logic. It is a javascript-based mobile development framework that uses React as its core technology. It has strong community support and is backed by Facebook.  

Pros Of React Native:

  • It allows developers to use the same business logic for different platforms, which makes the development process faster and more efficient. 
  • React Native also allows Hot Reloading making the review process much easier for developers. It improves the development process and reduces the chances of run-time bugs as well. 
  • This technology also empowers iOS app development services to use fast debugging and testing tools for providing efficient mobile applications.

Cons Of React Native: 

  • React Native does not fully support the rendering of native UI elements. It can make providing fully native navigation challenging for developers.
  • The framework also does not support multi-processing and parallel threading. As a result, it can significantly slow down the performance of your iOS application.

Introduction To Swift 

Swift is Apple’s official technology for the iOS app development process. It is a programming language that facilitates the development of high-speed and intuitive iOS applications. This technology can easily blend in with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks to help merchants in crafting unique apps for their business. It is has a huge community of iPhone app development company and receives regular updates from Apple. 

Pros Of Swift:

  • Swift sports a readable and easy-to-maintain codebase, which makes the process of iOS app development faster and more manageable for developers.  
  • It has an easy-to-use syntax and also comes with a built-in error handling system to enhance the testing process. 
  • It helps developers in handling issues such as memory clogging by supporting dynamic libraries. 

Cons Of Swift:

  • It lacks support for hot reloading, which can negatively affect the developer’s experience. 
  • Debugging compile errors using the LLDB services available in Swift can be quite a time-consuming process. Instead, developers need to use Xcode.

React Native Vs. Swift: A Detailed Comparison

From the discussion above, we can easily conclude that with the help of both React Native and Swift, merchants can build amazing and out-of-the-box iOS applications. Below is a detailed list of differences between these two technologies that make them suitable for catering to different business needs:  

  • React Native makes the development process much cheaper as you don’t have to create separate apps for different platforms. Whereas, since Swift doesn’t support Android OS choosing it for app development costs much. 
  • React Native offers hot reloading, which helps merchants in making faster changes and application updates. Since Swift lacks this feature, it takes a longer development time as compared to React Native.
  •  React Native does not support rendering of a variety of Native features, whereas Swift is the official technology it provides a full-fledged native navigation experience. Hence we can conclude that Swift offers a slightly better navigation experience to users as compared to React Native. 
  • React Native uses JSX syntax, which does not have a well-defined architecture, whereas Swift offers a readable and easy-to-use syntax and codebase. It makes Swift a better fit for creating enterprise-level and complex iOS applications. 

To Wrap Up

React Native and Swift are both amazing technologies for creating iOS applications. However, both of these technologies cater to unique and different business needs. For example, React Native can be a great choice for medium-scale apps, whereas Swift can easily be used for enterprise-scale mobile applications. So, access your overall budget and business requirement before choosing between React Native and Swift. It will help you in having smooth app management and easy scalability according to your business needs in the long run.

 

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Apple to Release the Next Generation Smartwatch with Two Larger Sizes

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The next generation Apple watch announcement is just around the corner! With the passing of time, rumors and speculations are getting stronger. It is highly expected that the new Apple Watch Series 7 will feature larger screens! Each the variation of Apple Watch 7 is anticipated to have at least a 1mm increase in size. Since Apple Watch’s 6 case sizes were 40mm and 44mm, the supposed changes are 41mm and 45mm this time.

But would the larger screen affect internet usage? That’s yet to be disclosed! However, with superinternetdeals, the users can sort that out! Let’s discuss the expected changes Apple Watch 7 may come with!

Design Changes and Watch Band

A piece of information was shared on Weibo by someone named as UnclePan. As per the source, the new Apple Watch will come in two new larger sizes of 41mm and 45mm. This will replace Apple Watch Series 6.

So, it’s expected that instead of increasing a fraction of the size, Apple is planning to increase 1mm instead. This will have an overall incredible effect on the watch itself. The watch is expected to have a more refined flat edge design with better visibility. Those who love thinner display bezels will definitely love the new Apple watch.

However, after the rumors, many Apple Watch users became worried about the band issue. Especially those who already own Apple Watch Series 6 are confused would the existing band work on the next watch as well? So, to clear the confusing air, we have the news for them!

Apple Watch Series 6 users can easily migrate to the new Apple Watch Series 7 without worrying about the band. The previous bands will continue working with the new 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch 7. This means the upgradation would allow the users to keep their current bands and not to get new ones.

Benefits of Larger Apple Watch Series 7

The hype for a larger Apple Watch is real! However, many critics are bashing the hype stating they don’t see any benefit of owning a larger watch. Sadly, for the decriers and lucky for the watch lovers, there are many possible benefits for a larger Apple Watch.

First of all, a larger Apple Watch can improve the overall readability index. It means, now the Apple Watch users can manage their readability and improve it better than before. Another speculated benefit is that the Apple Watch Series 7 would come with the ability to work on its own. This indicates people don’t have to carry their iPhones with them.

Instead of increase a fraction to the size, Apple authorities decided to upgrade a total of 1mm. This has to be beneficial for the users in every way. With enhanced readability, the larger panel will make life easier for the users. They can now send messages, read the details, check out photographs, and even use the calculator easily and swiftly. Imagine using a smaller size watch with chubby fingers! A larger size can at least minimize the pain for chubby finger users.

Apple authorities have already disclosed that the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature watchOS 8. The watchOS 8 will ensure additional support to the watch’s digital keys. The benefit? This will allow the users to get anywhere, either hotel rooms, their cars, or clubs with their wrist-based virtual wallets. Isn’t that an exciting and top-notch technological revolution?

Possible Upgrades

YouTube Channel Front Page Tech’s Jon Prosser came up with various alterations to the new next-generation Apple Watch. As per him, Apple has already been working on experimental colors. This is a crucial part of their redesigning strategy which involves flatter edges. This notion depicts the parallel design efficiency of the iPhone 12 and iPad Pro.

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg talked about different upgrades for Apple Watch Series 7. He speculates that there would not be just a slimmer bezel and larger size. The processor of the watch is also going to be updated with the new Time to Run mode.

There is a possibility that the latest Apple Watch will include a swim tracking feature with a larger battery backup. However, Blood Glucose Monitoring has to wait more!

Conclusion

The release date for Apple Watch 7 is September 14, where the product event will reveal everything. Shortly, everyone will see the product and the authenticity of the rumors. Under Apple’s M.O. is expected the product will hit the market no later than September 24.

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oDesk Outsourcing

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There are many things I don’t like doing in a general work week and they normally entail processing of some kind, whether that be emails, reports or papers generated by meetings. Then there are the things that I’m not as good at (hard to believe huh?) which sometimes slide off the radar or are not done as regularly as they should be. Not having done any of the above, it hopefully gives me maximum time to concentrate on the important tasks, which are, you get the gist.

The long lost typing pool along with secretaries and Girl Fridays have long since gone to that great wood paneled office in the sky. Today’s executives answer their own mail, email, put together presentations and reports and spend time processing their life away. Instead of thinking, innovating and running companies, management executives spend inordinate amounts online processing documents, answering everyone’s emails and generally being distracted.

So do we bring back the typing pool? As tantalising as that may sound, it would be easier to start outsourcing some processing and services to get us back to concentrating on the big picture.

Micro outsourcing or liquid labour exchanges allow users to tender online for services from software engineering to plumbing. From the smallest job at the local business level to large corporations, outsourcing is seeing a new revival. Far from the jeered at call centres of India we are now able to source services and innovations from a global village where the local blacksmith has been replaced by the IT technologist from Uzbekistan.

oDesk (should I be asking for money?) which was founded by Odysseus Tsatalos in 2006 links more than 600 service providers in an online marketplace aimed at software and technology. They ask the simple questions of how to get more done with less, how to find talent and how to pay a remote team, while aiming their site at technology people looking for help with their work and also looking for technology people who want work. Other sites such as Freelancer.com.au which is the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace for small business has the facility to help you with technology, software, writing, computing, design, business, HR and many other services that could make your day a breeze.

Providing work for the most rapidly expanding technology countries keeps costs to a minimum and if you have access to the internet, then you have access to an unlimited workforce globally.

So I’m waiting on the first travel company to outsource its non revenue processes. How long did it take to put together that 20 stop round the world itinerary with cruise and coach for Mr. Smith? You have to ask yourself the question, when am I selling and when am I processing, because you only make money when selling. What about a travel auction site where customers can put together their trip ideas and then send it out to be serviced by the best price or most innovative response?

The sourcing of services and people is nothing new but the internet opens up the world for you to work with. With only one third of the world’s population online, think of the demand to come as billions more look for services provided or provide them. Think about it, maybe you already have a service to offer but need a larger market to make it viable. Think about joining sites like Servicedesk.com or Freelancer.com.au to find a whole new world of clients or better still, get that report written and tabulated for $12.50 and go for a surf.

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The Major Reasons For Outsourcing

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According to a poll taken worldwide, the IT companies come in the first position defeating every other type of business in outsourcing. Also many reports in the Computer weekly magazine state that outsourcing increases at the rate of 5.9 percent per annum in IT companies and is still increasing. This is the scenario in each and every IT company and not just in some definite one. This has left many youngsters who are thinking of pursuing a career in this field wondering what exactly the reasons behind outsourcing are and also that does it happen frequently. Hence this article gives all kinds of information necessary for everyone to understand the true nature of outsourcing that goes on in big and famous IT companies as well as small-time IT companies.

1) The expenditure: On the basis of a survey study on IT companies, it is a fact that an average IT manager earns around fifty thousand dollars per year. However it cannot be guaranteed that all of this huge amount of money will be paid to the managers. There are innumerable factors to be considered while deciding on the salary of the manager or for the same reason, any other post. The recruitment expanding trade, additional advantages of the company and other updates require a lot of money and this money is deduced from the staff member’s salary. Many IT companies go into loss as they fall short of funds and are unable to recover them back even by outsourcing majority of their staff.

2) Lack of training experts: The IT managers who recruit new people for their company do so; on the basis of their graduation marks and other extra factors. However all of the new recruits need to be trained efficiently in the tricks and trade of the Information technology business. It is definitely not an easy job as the pay is quite high. The small-time IT companies do not get adequate jobs and as a result the profit received is very less. That is why staff members are no paid their bonuses or sometimes even salary on time. After some time they are fired from their jobs as the company needs to save money in order to run smoothly.

3) Improper usage of IT companies: If a company does not seek help from an IT company, it may save some amount of money on a yearly basis but lose much more on the other hand. IT Companies help the companies by preparing different programs and systems which in turn makes it easier for the financial section of the company to run their faculty without too many complications. This was not noticed by many big and global companies until a few handfuls of years ago. That is why though the IT sector was blooming in full force, only the big IT sectors flourished and the rest of them went into losses which ultimately resulted into outsourcing.

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