Ballers returns to HBO Now for final season

first_imgLittle known fact: Ballers backwards is Srellab. HBO Welcome back to Netpicks, your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now. The audio is about a minute or two long.Since you’re reading this, let’s give you some extra information not found in the podcast: You can’t keep a good property down. He-Man is coming back, this time to Netflix. It’s called Masters of the Universe: Revelation and it’s headed up by Kevin Smith of all people. This could be great or awful or just OK.  Want to know what else is new? Listen to this guy: Ballers, American Factory and more Netpicks Cord Cutters (OTT) Tags TV and Movies Home Entertainment For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google PlayVideo (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD)center_img 2:31 Your browser does not support the audio element. Post a comment What’s new to stream in August 2019 0 Amazon Prime HBO Amazon Hulu Netflixlast_img read more

WATCHPolicemen awarded for saving life of woman who attempted suicide with husband

first_imgTwitterThe two Rachakonda Police personnels who saved the life of a woman after she attempted suicide with her husband got awarded for their work by the Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat in Hyderabad on Monday. The Commissioner tweeted a picture of the policemen getting awarded. Due to the prompt action of the policemen, the woman got saved, but her husband died.HC Mahipal of #Jawaharnagar Patrol Mobile who saved a life of a lady who attempted to commit suicide rewarded by #CP_Rachakonda Mahesh Bhagwat IPS. HG Driver Naveen also rewarded. @hydcitypolice @cyberabadpolice @TelanganaDGP https://t.co/yjSYHniQSL pic.twitter.com/F9rRQirtrj— Rachakonda Police (@RachakondaCop) May 27, 2019The incident happened in the Jawahar Nagar area. Head constable Mahipal and driver Navin of Rachakonda police station reached the spot after being alerted by the neighbours and immediately without wasting any time carried the woman to the police vehicle to take her to the hospital. The condition of the woman is stated to be critical.” A married couple identified as Murli and Priyanka attempted suicide at their residence. After getting alerted by the neighbours, the policemen reached the spot and found the woman alive,” Mahesh Bhagwat was quoted by ANI.Unfortunate incident Jawahar nagar PS. Husband and wife attempted to commit suicide.Timely shifting of her by Rachakonda HC Mahipal, HG Driver Navin to Hospital saved life of Wife. Husband died. #Mahipal HC & #Navin HG efforts #appreciated in #saving #life. @TelanganaDGP @KTRTRS https://t.co/UHkcIy9pWj— Rachakonda Police (@RachakondaCop) May 27, 2019The swift work of the policemen saved the life of the woman and was appreciated by the Rachakonda Police Commissioner on tweeter. He took to Twitter to share a video of the policemen carrying the ailing woman to the vehicle.The video was initially tweeted by Pinto Deepak of The New Indian Express. Social media users have also appreciated the efforts of the policemen.The suicide rate in Telangana has been high in the recent past. At least 19 students had committed suicide in April.last_img read more

ArtTech Startup Makes the Digital Picture Frame Super Classy

first_imgApril 7, 2015 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Register Now » The idea of the digital picture frame is logical, but in execution, it doesn’t always work. In many cases, the picture quality isn’t great, the frames are cheesy and the whole vibe is a bit suburban-country-living gone wrong.A new art-tech startup, Meural, is making digital picture frames super classy and innovative. The image appears on a matte LCD display and the frame is made by hand of maple wood. The New York City-based startup isn’t interested in a slideshow of family vacation snaps from your latest family trip to Disney, either. The idea is for you to rotate images of fine art and professional photographs in your Meural.The startup is being very careful not to upset the art community traditionalists. “We unreservedly respect the established means of art collection and curation,” says CEO Vladimir Vukicevic, in a statement announcing the launch. “Meural is working closely with museums, galleries and artists to create an innovative new layer in visual culture by increasing the opportunity for exploration and accessibility.”Related: Marc Ecko on Entrepreneurship as an Art Form (Video)The discovery component of the Meural “digital canvas” makes it appealing to the indecisive set. And what if your tastes change? Or your mood shifts? Or you grow tired of a particular image? The Meural frame is connected to an app wirelessly, so you can change the image from across the room. But, also, if you are standing in front of the image, the frame is gesture sensitive, so you can wave your hand in front of the “digital canvas” and change the image displayed.Related: Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.The Meural frame is not available for purchase just yet. It’s in pre-order, starting at $395, and is expected to ship this fall.The technology that Meural is using to collect pre-orders is a new “standalone” crowdfunding software developed by the alternative finance platform RocketHub. The pre-order software, called LaunchPad, allows businesses to customize the RocketHub software to their particular needs. Vukicevic, the founder of Meural, was previously the CTO of RocketHub.Related: Crowdfunding Nearly Tripled Last Year, Becoming a $16 Billion Industrylast_img read more

You Should Be Protecting Your Business from Phony Leads

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 30, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As crimes go, committing digital fraud is pretty easy; you don’t even need to leave your house. If you know what you are doing, the likelihood of getting caught is pretty slim. And you can make a lot of money.Related: How Ad Fraud Ruins the InternetEarlier this year, a group of Russian hackers made between $3 million and $5 million a day with an elaborate digital ad fraud scheme called Methbot, according to White Ops, a digital advertising security company. The criminals created phony domains that looked like reputable publisher sites. They tricked ad exchanges into serving video ads on their fake pages and then used an army of bots to click and view the ads so they racked up income.That sure beats robbing a bank.As entrepreneurs, we have to be aware of digital ad fraud so we can spend our hard-earned ad dollars wisely, and securely. Many companies use affiliate marketing in that they pay sites to help them generate leads, traffic or even sales. Used properly, affiliate marketing can be very successful. In fact, more than 80 percent of brands use it, according to this infographic from Acceleration Partners.While most affiliate partners are above board, there are seedy players who will resort to shady tactics to make more money. Those dubious tactics are wasting entrepreneurs’ time and money and affecting the validity of the leads they are purchasing. Affiliates are paid a set fee for every filled-out form they generate. Sometimes, fraudsters fill out those forms using real contact info they find easily online, e.g., the Yellow Pages, White Pages, websites, social media, etc. The contact info is legit, but the person didn’t actually fill it out and isn’t interested in the offer.To protect themselves, many businesses send leads to lead-validation companies before calling on them. These vendors help clients sift through their leads, to determine what is worth pursuing. Often, validation companies don’t catch this type of fraud. They simply verify that the data is correct, but they don’t check to see if it was actually entered by the person with whom the data is associated.Related: How to Maximize Your Online Sales LeadsBased on my experience working with marketers and the Leads Council, an average of 20 to 30 percent of leads that clear the validation process are actually fake. Sometimes, it can even be much more.Insult to injuryAs if wasting your money purchasing and validating a phony lead weren’t bad enough, the damage for business owners doesn’t stop there. Because the validation company thinks the lead is legitimate, marketers’ next step is to call the person. There is nothing consumers like more than intrusive, irrelevant phone calls, right?. What a way to make a lasting brand impression…Calling people who didn’t submit their information also opens advertisers up to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance issues, which can result in time-consuming lawsuits and hefty fines. The TCPA is intended to protect consumers’ privacy by regulating how marketers can reach out to them. Even if a business uses a third party for its marketing outreach, it is still liable should that third party break the law.For business owners, the first step in protecting themselves from lead fraud is awareness. Many simply don’t realize how prevalent digital fraud is, or they rely solely on lead verification companies to protect them. Adopting the following important two-step process can provide additional protection:1. Analyze.Verifying contact information isn’t enough. Companies need to dive into the analytics and try to understand the environment in which a user’s information was shared. Consider factors like the location of the IP address and the behavior of the user before filling out the form. There are sophisticated analytic tools that can help, such as Mouseflow or you can work with a partner.2. Optimize.Savvy marketers are constantly analyzing and optimizing their marketing tactics, trying to spend more on what is working and less on what is not. When phony leads make their way through the process, marketers’ campaign optimization efforts can be compromised. Dollars end up going to these fraudulent, nefarious channels rather than where they would have done the most good.You need to spot these fake leads, trace them back to their sources and revise your affiliate network accordingly. Are certain partners generating mostly fraudulent leads? Stop working with them. Where things get tricky is when a source is generating a healthy mix of legitimate and illegitimate leads.Many businesses need all the leads they can get. Rather than removing the traffic source completely, they proceed to validate each individual lead and weed out the faulty ones. This is a complicated solution, but it is possible these businesses — or you, if you’re doing this — have a solid system in place for analyzing your leads.Related: 10 Expert Tips for Driving More Marketing Qualified LeadsThe right approach depends on your business and your resources, but it is paramount that all entrepreneurs understand the lead-fraud problem and take steps to protect themselves. You aren’t just wasting ad dollars, you are risking legal action and potentially alienating your prospects with unsolicited phone calls.last_img read more