first_imgWell it’s Monday morning here at the Media Box HQ and we are looking forward to another a busy week. Last week was really full of activity for us we were run off our feet or should I say heels!Last week it was all fun and games at Kavanagh’s SuperValu, the Buncrana and Dungloe stores hosted two successful fun days in their bid to raise €30000 for the Donegal Hospice. Both days were a massive success and they raised an impressive €2,466 towards the Hospice Campaign.The two action packed fun days had bouncy castles, face painting, kids sport games, fun games, live music and much more it was a great day out for all ages. The Media Box team really enjoyed the day, especially Corinne who was star struck when she met Mickey and Minnie Mouse! The next big activity in the pipeline is the Supervalu Super Heroes climb of Mount Errigal on the 21st of August. This week the Media Box team swapped our heels and dusted off our trainers and started our extreme training regime. We want to be the first to reach the top of the mountain!Mary Dolan from Drung Co. Cavan was the lucky winner of €1,000 this week complementary of Gallaghers Bakery Grab a Grand competition. Finding her golden ticket in her White Sliced Pan bought in Dennings Co. Cavan; Mary was entered into a draw with other contenders and was randomly selected as this week’s Grab a Grand winner.Each week Gallaghers Bakery will put 20 lucky golden tickets into their famous White Sliced Pan with one ticket holder walking away €1,000 richer. To be in with your chance to Grab a Grand pick up your Gallaghers white sliced pan from any store, enjoy the new and improved recipe and keep your fingers crossed for the lucky loaf with the golden ticket.This week marks the launch of Smyth’s Daleside Feeds search for ‘little farmers’ aged 15 and under to star in their 2012 calendar “Growing up on the Farm”. The calendar will highlight the top class quality of Smyth’s products whilst featuring junior farmers helping out on the farm.  So if you know a little farmer who has what it takes to be Mr /Miss January, February or March then please send a picture of their best farming pose to Smyth’s Daleside Feeds:  All applications must be made by a parent/ guardian over the age of 18. For more information on Smyth’s Feeds and the 2012 Little Farmers Calendar please logon to their Facebook page at: Our top tune for today is Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, hopefully it will get everyone in the spirit to dust off their trainers and prepare for the Super Valu climb. Please feel free to logon to and sing along.Hope you enjoyed this week’s update on our office antics and keep an eye on our Facebook page to hear more. Until next week keep running in those heels! The Media Box Team XMEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS was last modified: August 1st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELSlast_img read more

Carriers Connect to Rival Apple’s App Store

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts mike melanson The Apple App Store, the company’s one-stop-shop for over 100,000 different mobile applications, is getting a new rival – the Wholesale Applications Community. Twenty four individual mobile companies are joining together to form the group, which will represent over three billion customers world-wide. While the applications will not be for the iPhone, and therefor not direct competition to the App Store, a centralized location for mobile applications may lure potential customers away from Apple and its iPhone.According to the press release, the group is meant to be “an alliance to build an open platform that delivers applications to all mobile phone users.” AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, Sprint and Verizon Wireless are among the companies joining the initiative. Three device manufacturers – LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson – are also on board.The alliance “aims to unite a fragmented marketplace and create an open industry platform that benefits everybody”. The group will be conversing with W3C, the web standards consortium, to develop a standard for mobile application development. The group intends to make cross-platform development for a number a different mobile devices possible, with those applications available in one location, much in the same way that all Apple users rely on the app store. The main question we have is, will this store also create the closed atmosphere that many complain about with the app store? Will there be a verification process for apps, giving the alliance the same sort of control Apple has, or will it be more of an open environment? According to the release, the group aims to create “an ecosystem for the development and distribution of mobile and internet applications irrespective of device or technology,” so on that end, things look good. We would have to agree with Google, however, in noting that the number of different device technologies and platforms could make the dream of a unified mobile front against the dominant iPhone could just be a pipe dream. Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#web center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Searches against govt. officials in 10 States

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried out searches in 10 States against senior government officials who face corruption charges in cases registered by various enforcement agencies, including one related to the alleged ‘memorial’ scam during the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh. The development comes days after the agency cracked down on shell companies across 16 States as part of the Central government’s drive against black money.On Thursday, the searches were conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal and Goa, among other States. The Directorate has already registered money laundering cases against the accused persons. One case is linked to some Uttar Pradesh government officials in the alleged ‘memorial’ scam, which caused a loss of ₹ 1,400 crore to the exchequer. “Searches have also been conducted against the then Director General (Health), project engineers and the then Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam director in the National Rural Health Scheme case, in which government servants and ministers had allegedly misappropriated funds. The agency has so far attached properties worth over ₹ 250 crore in the case,” said an official.Another case is against an IAS officer in West Bengal, who had allegedly released funds to the tune of ₹ 60 crore by manipulating tender documents in collusion with some engineers. In Tamil Nadu, searches were carried out against bank officials who had allegedly sanctioned loans for extended credit facilities to private parties without the necessary papers or collaterals.last_img read more