Auburndale boys basketball upends Pittsville

first_imgApaches end four-game losing skidBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterPITTSVILLE — Caleb Weinfurter made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help the Auburndale boys basketball beat Pittsville 51-48 and snap a four-game losing streak on Thursday night at Pittsville High School.Luke Olsen added three 3-pointers and 11 points, and Dylan Peplinski also scored 11 points for the Apaches, who are now 4-10 overall and 2-7 in the Marawood Conference South Division.Aron Masanz had five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for Pittsville (11-7, 6-4 Marawood South).Auburndale’s win, combined with Stratford’s victory over Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Marathon’s win against Wausau Newman Catholic, clinched the Marawood South title for Marathon.Auburndale hosts first-place Marathon on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 51, Panthers 48Auburndale 24 27 – 51Pittsville 19 29 – 48AUBURNDALE (51): Nicholas Steele 1-3 0-0 2, Luke Olsen 3-7 2-3 11, Logan Willfahrt 1-4 0-0 3, Caleb Weinfurter 7-13 0-0 19, Collin Hawkins 0-0 0-0 0, Colton Wright 1-2 1-2 3, Christian Firnstahl 1-3 0-0 2, Dylan Peplinski 4-9 3-6 11. FG: 18-41. FT: 6-11. 3-pointers: 9-22 (Weinfurter 5-11, Olsen 3-5, Willfahrt 1-4, Steele 0-1, Wright 0-1). Rebounds: 30 (Firnstahl 12). Assists: 8 (Olsen 3). Record: 4-10, 2-7 Marawood Conference South Division.PITTSVILLE (48): Aron Masanz 6-9 0-0 17, Donovan Grossman 0-1 1-2 1, Jake Allind 5-18 2-3 12, Paul Downs 3-7 1-2 8, Aidan Masanz 1-4 0-0 3, Matthew Carlsno 2-8 2-2 6, Isaac Baker 0-3 1-2 1. FG: 17-50. FT: 7-11. 3-pointers: 7-12 (Ar. Masanz 5-8, Downs 1-2, Ai. Masanz 1-2). Rebounds: 16 (Allind 6, Carlson 6). Assists: 8 (Carlson 3). Record: 11-7. 6-4 Marawood South.last_img read more

Don’t all link to me at once…

first_imgIn a recent post I floated the theory that Content Creators need Media Companies to help them attract mass eyeballs to read their carefully-crafted content. It would be a symbiotic relationship – the Media Co’s get compelling content and the Content Creator gets mass readership. It’s win-win and I think this is one way round the A-List or Power Law issue with the blogosphere.My previous post is a classic case in point. It’s an interview with the CEO of the top computer book seller in the world and a leading Web visionary. The content of the interview is very compelling (IMHO), if you’re at all interested in web technology. Yet so far, about 36 hours after I published it, no big blogosphere ‘connectors’ have linked to it. I haven’t really pimped it round the sphere, other than submitting it to Slashdot (no go, this time) and Boing Boing (obviously not quirky enough). I suppose I could email the link to the connectors in the web tech blogging world – Dave Winer, Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, et al. But frankly I hate doing that kind of stuff… it makes me feel like I’m a court jester begging for the King’s attention. (I haven’t even linked to said people, such is my shame in even mentioning it).So what to do? Obviously I want people to read my interview with Tim O’Reilly, not to mention the other things I put so much effort into writing. Maybe I need a “Blog Agent” to whip up some public relations, flick the link around to all the connectors, syndicate it on media websites – and all the other things that you need to do to get read around here. That’s not self-pity speaking either – it’s ambition…of a Content Creator who is not very good at this PR game.Of course, it all comes back to that word ‘momentum’ (one of my fave words currently). Once even 1 connector links to you, the ball starts rolling and the meme spreads – sometimes like wildfire. That’s happened to me a number of times before – e.g. my interview with Lucas Gonze got Slashdotted and it was all go after that. The challenge for the vast majority of bloggers is to get that first connector to link to you… Tags:#Blogging#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Majority of Paid Apps on Android Downloaded Less than 100 Times

first_imgRelated Posts In addition, paid apps struggle to reach high download numbers in the Android Market. In March and April, 6 paid apps generated more than 500,000 downloads each in the iTunes App Store for iPhone in the U.S., but only 2 exceeded 500,000 downloads in the Android Market worldwide.As is typical, paid games did better than other categories with 5 games reaching over 250,000 downloads in the Android Market worldwide. Meanwhile, in the iTunes App Store for iPhone, 10 games reached that number in the U.S. alone.Why is This Happening?Distimo speculates that the reason so many applications have been downloaded so few times on the Android Market is at least partially due to Android’s Top Charts. These charts tend to change very little because Google takes long performance of apps into account in order to rank them as the “top free” and “top paid” apps.To compare with iTunes, in April there were 843 free and 584 paid apps that rotated in and out of the top charts for iPhone. But in the Android Market, only 388 and 363 apps moved in and out its top rankings. In the top 10 rankings, there were only 26 apps featured in the Android Market, but there were 94 in the top 10 lists in iTunes. A new report from mobile analytics firm Distimo takes an in-depth look into the download volumes in Google’s Android Market, and the numbers it finds are somewhat surprising. Android may have a larger number of apps – 200,000 Google reported earlier this month – but it doesn’t have a large number of “winners.”Distimo found that just 96 applications have been downloaded more than 5 million times in the Google Android Market, for example. In addition, 20% of free apps and 80% of paid apps have been downloaded less than 100 times to date.Free Apps: Majority Downloaded Less Than 1,000 TimesDistimo wanted to determine whether or not the large numbers of available applications in the Market included content that was actually interesting to consumers. The graph below shows a snapshot of the Android Market from April 1 to May 19, 2011 in the U.S. During this time, the majority (51.8%) of free apps have been downloaded less than 1,000 times. A fifth (19.6%) of all free app have been downloaded less than 100 times. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology 69 free applications have been downloaded 5 million to 10 million times and 26 free apps have been downloaded 10 million to 50 million times. Only one app has been downloaded more: Google Maps, which is the all-time most successful app in the Android Market.Paid Apps: 80% Downloaded Less Than 100 TimesIn looking at the paid applications, downloads are even lower. While 24.8% of all free apps have been downloaded less than 100 times, 79.3% of paid apps are at this same level. Says Distimo, these figures reveal just how challenging it has been for Android developers to monetize their mobile applications. And it may also be why developers are using advertising in their apps instead. sarah perez Being visible in these charts is important for generating more downloads, Distimo explained. Google may have realized this, as it recently made changes to the Web storefront for the Market, where it now displays more local content, plus top “new” and “trending” charts. This may have an impact on future download numbers, but it’s too soon to tell. Tags:#Android#apps#Google#mobile#Trends What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Missouri lobbyist pleads not guilty in drug case

first_imgJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 35-year-old Missouri lobbyists accused of conspiring to distribute marijuana in Missouri pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the case.Eapen Thampy, who lobbied for 14 groups in Jefferson City, is charged with conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. He also is charged with possession with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.Thampy is one of nine people indicted in the alleged scheme to bring marijuana from Oregon to mid-Missouri.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Thampy was released from prison Wednesday after prosecutors withdrew a motion to have him held without bond.Since 2015, Thampy has donated $26,507 to Missouri candidates and other political action committees.Thampy’s attorneys, Michael Belancio and Shawn Lee, declined to comment after the hearing.—Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.comlast_img read more