Raiders mailbag: ‘Will Gruden be on the hot seat if Raiders start 0-4?’

first_img@OmarMendez94: What did I do to deserve such hardships?I don’t know, Omar. You seem like a good guy. You’ll get through [email protected]: When will the pass rush arrive?Not sure, man. Arden Key has … Tensions are high among Raider Nation after only two weeks, and understandably so.You guys keep coming with the good questions, though, and that’s what matters most to me.So here are your answers, with the Raiders (0-2) flying cross-country to face the Dolphins (2-0) this week.last_img

Raiders’ Arden Key fined for penalty against Vikings

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Defensive end Arden Key became the second Raiders player in two weeks Saturday to be assessed a $21,056 for an illegal hit on a quarterback.An NFL spokesman confirmed the fine.The play occurred with the Vikings leading 7-0 late in the first quarter. With the ball on their own 13-yard line, Kirk Cousins threw a screen pass to Dalvin Cook that nearly had first-down yardage. After Cousins threw the ball, Key delivered a blow that not only gave Minnesota the first down with a …last_img read more

Photo library: Countryside 9

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Western Cape province: Vineyards with the Afrikaans Taalmonument (language monument) in the background, near Paarl.Photo: Paarl Vintners » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Vineyards near Paarl.Photo: Paarl Vintners » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Vineyards near Paarl.Photo: Paarl Vintners » Download high-res image Western Cape province:Beyerskloof Wine Farm near Stellenbosch.Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate vineyards, near Stellenbosch.Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Vineyards near Stellenbosch.Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Golf course at the Kleine Zalze Wineland and Golf Estate near Stellenbosch. Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Vineyards at the Kleine Zalze Wineland and Golf Estatenear Stellenbosch. Photo: Stellenbosch Wine Routes » Download high-res image Western Cape province:Vineyards at Babylon’s Peak Private Cellar in the Swartland region.Photo: Swartland Wine Routes» Download high-res image COUNTRYSIDE 9: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

John Deere

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2015 Trade TalkJohn Deere recently introduced the new 9RX series tractors and the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out all about them from Product Manager Colin MacDonald.John Deere Colin MacDonaldJake Flanders told Ty about the latest Precision Ag Technologies from John Deere.John Deere Jake Flanderslast_img

The Top 100 Search Terms Queried by Kids

first_imgSecurity firm Symantec has identified the top 100 searches conducted by children online. Popular items in the list include some expected entries like YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace as well as queries for popular pop idols like Michael Jackson and Miley Cyrus. However, what’s surprising about the children’s list is how similar it looks to that of any other online adult – something which seems to imply that our online activities aren’t all that age dependent after all. Trend #1: Some Search Terms are All Grown UpOnline websites like YouTube, eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, and MySpace were popular online searches performed by children. YouTube actually ended up in three spots. Not only was the query “YouTube” the number one search term, it also landed spots 11 and 12 with “You Tube” and “YouTube.com” respectively. Actually, YouTube also earned spot #9 as well, if you count the query for “Fred,” a popular fictional character whose YouTube channel is a current big hit with kids. While there are a lot of indications that this is, indeed, a children’s list thanks to searches for pop stars, games, music, and the phenomenon that is “Twilight,” there are also a lot of similarities between this list and the one which you might expect to see if adult searches were culled in the same manner. The most shocking example of these similarities comes in at number 6: “porn.” Ranking higher than the other innocent entries like Club Penguin (#22) and the online world of Webkinz (#16), it seems that kids, too, are drawn to this darker side of the internet. And “porn” isn’t the only sexual term to make the list. Spots 4, 28, 72, 86, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, and 95 also refer to queries for…well…lets say “various parts of the human anatomy” or other general search sex-related terms like “XXX.” Of course, this list may not be entirely representative of what all children search for online as the data is pulled from OnlineFamily.Norton, a family safety service provided by Symantec. It’s possible that parents who chose to implement this type of service in their home are already dealing with children who are using the internet for inappropriate searches and this is their attempt to stop those from occurring. However, the results are based on 3.5 million searches made between February and July of this year, which is too large a number to entirely discount the findings. Trend #2: Searching Instead of Entering URLsAnother somewhat unexpected insight gained by examining this data is the fact that kids are searching for easy-to-remember URLs including Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Yahoo, MSN, and even Google. Why search when simply adding a “.com” on the end will take you directly there? Some may say that this points to children not entirely grasping the way internet addresses work, but it’s more likely an example of the trend where search has replaced typing in URLs for navigating the net. We made note of this trend back in May of last year when we noticed an advertisement suggesting we do a search for their company name instead of providing their URL. Apparently, this is already par-for-the-course in Japan, where search boxes filled with recommended terms have replaced URLs in advertisements. Then there’s Google’s Chrome web browser, the newest one to hit the scene, which has done away with the search box entirely in favor of an address bar which accepts both URLs and search queries (taking you to Google.com of course). It looks like today’s kids are onto this trend as well. The habits they’re forming now will most likely stay with them as they grow older, too, creating a whole new generation of searchers who forgo the “www’ and the “.com” entirely. Top SearchesThe top 10 searches on the kids’ list are as follows:1. YouTube2. Google 3. Facebook 4. Sex 5. MySpace 6. Porn 7. Yahoo 8. Michael Jackson 9. Fred 10. eBayFor the complete list, go here. Image credit: flickr user pixelrobber Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Tags:#news#NYT#search#Trends#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

From Darling to Death and Back Again: Pandora Files for $100 Million IPO

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Revenue for the 9 months ended October 31, 2010 was $90.12 million. That’s an increase over 30.1 million over the same months in 2009. Related Posts Tags:#music#news#NYT#web Subscription revenue was $12.3 million during the first 9 months of 2010. It was $4 million during the first 9 months of 2009. That’s huge growth. Online music recommendation service Pandora has had quite the ride over the last several years. In 2006, ReadWriteWeb named it a runner-up in the yearly Best Little Company round-up and we had high hopes for the company. Four months later, we were writing about how Pandora founder Tim Westergren was appealing for help to “save Internet radio” from licensing fees. A year after that, the headline read “Pandora On the Verge of Closing Shop“.Oh, how things can change. Nowadays, Pandora is everywhere, from computers to mobile phones to integrated car stereo systems. Today, the company has taken it one step further and filed for a $100 million IPO.According to All Things Digital’s Tricia Duryee, Pandora filed with the Securities Exchange Commission today to raise $100 million with Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Stifel Nicolause Weisel and William Blair & Company as underwriters. In it’s filing, it gave a peek at its future plans.Pandora explained in the document that its service today is primarily a personalized radio station streamed over the Web and mobile phones, but in the future it has aspirations to do much more.It wants to improve the service, develop new advertising products, build out its ad sales force, expand distribution to other consumer electronics and automobiles, and expand internationally. It also wants to add other types of content beyond music, such as radio formats, like talk radio or sports.With the ubiquitous nature of Pandora these days, it’s easy to forget how close to the brink the company once came. It wasn’t until late 2009 – more than two years after we wrote about its near death experience – that it finally reached a deal with music labels. Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson went through today’s following and came up with a bunch of interesting stats that show off the company’s recent successes. Here is an excerpt: 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Net income in the first 9 months of 2010 was…a loss of $328,000. Pandora lost $18 million during the same months in 2009. During the first nine months of 2010, Pandora ad revenue reached $78 million. That’s up from $29 million during the same period in 2009. That’s huge growth. Pandora has more than 80 million users in the US. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App mike melansonlast_img read more