Time Inc. and Turning Broadcasting Systems’ Turner Sports have formed a partnership that has Sports Illustrated creating all editorial content for SI.com while Turner Sports takes oversight of the business and tech operations, ad sales and marketing for SI.com and Golf.com. The companies will collaborate on multiplatform sales as well as creating new multiplatform products and applications.According to TBS sales, distribution and sports president David Levy, the agreement reflects both companies’ “commitment to bring fans greater content.” “The deal also provides greater opportunity for advertisers to expand their reach and activate innovative marketing opportunities to access more potential consumers across multiple platforms,” he says. “By leveraging Turner’s vast digital sports and entertainment portfolio, we expect to provide additional display, sponsorship and video advertising opportunities for SI.com and Golf.com.”Turner Sports’ digital portfolio includes NASCAR.com, PGATour.com and PGA.com, among others. A Sports Illustrated Group spokesperson says the deal still allows the publisher to sell bundled advertising deals across the Web site and print magazine. The spokesperson says the companies are still hashing out how current staffing will be affected.SI.com and Golf.com—saw a 16 percent spike, year-over-year, in unique visitors in April, Time Inc. told FOLIO: recently. SI.com specifically saw unique visitors in April climb 17 percent year-over-year, while year-to-date uniques grew 30 percent. Revenue at SI Digital also is on the rise, the company said, having grown 35 percent year-over-year.
Screengrabs of the girl started circulating on the internetTwitterEvery now and then, a commoner finds himself turning into a celebrity overnight on social media after their photograph or video is shared on the internet. Remember, the tea-seller with blue eyes in Pakistan or Priya Prakash Varrier with her wink had similar paths to fame.The latest to join this club is a girl who was cheering for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game of IPL 2019 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Once the camera panned to her during the course of the game, the internet went gaga over the young lady and started to enquire about her identity.And soon, it was known that the girl in question is one Deepika Ghose. The lady dubbed ‘RCB Girl’ saw and astronomical increase in the number of her Instagram followers, which reached 150,000 in no time.Is it correct?We don’t know as of now how she is reacting to her sudden attainment of celebrityhood. But there is a larger moral question posed by this repeated phenomenon. Is it correct for men to start searching for the identity of a girl they saw on television or internet just because she happens to be beautiful?Doesn’t this reaction come dangerously close to the act of stalking? How would we feel if a man saw a woman walking down the road and became curious to know who she is and started scouring the net to find her identity? It is likely that the person is going to be dubbed a ‘creep.’ So, why should the exact same thing be acceptable online? Priya Prakash Varrier also rose to fame courtesy internetTwitterBut there is one thing that can be said in defence of those who succeeded in finding the name of this girl. It’s not just women who have been at the receiving end of such curiosity. The Pakistani tea-seller is a case in point. He even ended up getting endorsement deals which must have been of great financial help.Besides, why should we bother if the person concerned does not have a problem with it? The famous wink of Priya Prakash Varrier made her a household name all over India, beyond her home state of Kerela and she may end up getting Bollywood movies as well. For her, it was great publicity and could help her become even more successful in her career.But there is a serious danger in normalising this kind of hunting for pretty faces on the internet. If it is considered absolutely kosher to search for the identity of a girl, or for that matter a boy, on the web just because they are pretty, isn’t the logical extension of it stalking in real life? Isn’t there a danger that some men may think that if it’s okay to chase a girl (figuratively) on the net, it is also okay in the real world? Such questions need to be raised continually so that we do not, even inadvertently, normalise perversity.
Image is an Engadget mock-up of what Sony’s PSP-Go Phone may look like. Credit: Engadget Wistron NeWeb Introduces GW4: Linux Loaded & Android Capable Mobile Device © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further The slider phone will have a touchscreen that will be between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA resolution or better and a landscape slide out game control panel. In place of the joystick the device will have long touch pad for analog controls along with the standard PSP buttons. The device will be running a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and have a custom skin overlay on Android 3.0.Android market will have a separate section devoted to the PSP Gaming device. Titles currently being mentioned included: God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and LittleBigPlanet. The game area will only be available to Sony/PSP-Go phone owners but also may become available to other Android 3.0 devices if they are equipped with the proper control panel.Engadget believes that it’s possible the phone and ecosystem could be introduced as early as October of this year but there has been no confirmation to this. The release of device may be just what Google needs to set the path for future gaming on the Android platform. With the increase number of Android smartphones coming out every month a whole new gaming market may be just what Google needs to stiffen the completion against their competitor, Apple.Via: Engadget Sources have it that Sony Ericsson is hard at work developing a PSP Go-like phone running on Android 3.0 platform. According to Engadget the phone targets gaming fans and resembles somewhere between a Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go. Citation: Sony Ericsson to Introduce PSP/Smartphone Android 3.0 Gaming Platform (2010, August 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-sony-ericsson-pspsmartphone-android-gaming.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.