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In what has become a Christmas tradition, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales posted a personal appeal for donations to the Wikimedia Foundation earlier this month. On the first day alone, the nonprofit raised $430,000 from 13,000 people. Today, Wales announced that Wikimedia reached its fundraising goals. In total, the foundation managed to raise $7.5 million. Last year, when Wales posted a similar appeal, the Wikimedia Foundation received $6.2 million from 125,000 donors.Still No Ads Wikipedia and other Wikimedia properties like Wikiquote or Wikibooks could easily find enough advertisers to finance these sites. In order to remain as independent and impartial as possible, however, the Wikimedia Foundation prefers to rely on donations from users.It is worth noting, though, that the Wikipedia does have deals with some other companies like France Telecom’s Orange. These businesses license the site’s content and share advertising revenue with the Wikimedia Foundation.The Wikimedia Foundation has fewer than 35 employees and needs roughly $10 million per year to operate. About 340 million users access Wikipedia per month. According to Wales, this represents “almost a third of the Internet-connected world.” frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#Non-Profits#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Microsoft appears to be sticking a finger in Google’s eye with the launch of its new YouTube app for Windows Phone. The app, ReadWrite has confirmed, strips out YouTube ads when it plays back videos and allows users to easily download video by way of a prominent “download” button.Both behaviors violate the cardinal rules YouTube imposes on developers who use its service. To get around those restrictions, it appears that Microsoft reverse-engineered some portion of the software used to access YouTube’s basic functions, which are generally known as application programming interfaces, or APIs. If so, that could mean Microsoft can do just about whatever it wants with its YouTube app.Google had previously declined to build a YouTube or any other Google apps for Windows Phone 8, citing the lack of users on the platform.To get an official YouTube app on Windows Phone, Microsoft decided to circumvent Google and just build the app itself. YouTube’s restrictions, found in section II of its terms of service, are fairly explicit:Your API Client will not, and You will not encourage or create functionality for Your users or other third parties to:[…]7. modify, replace, interfere with or block advertisements placed by YouTube in the YouTube Data, YouTube audiovisual content, or the YouTube player;[…]11. store copies of YouTube audiovisual content;In a variety of tests, ReadWrite found that the Microsoft YouTube app indeed appears to be stripping pre-roll ads from videos that would normally appear. Ads appear on both this video from BuzzFeed on the Web and Android as well as this video from popular YouTuber Jenna Marbles. Neither of the videos had pre-roll ads when viewed via the Microsoft app.As for downloading, that’s fairly easy to spot in Microsoft’s YouTube app — there’s an entire button dedicated to it. See the screenshots below. dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Microsoft admitted to Neowin.net, a technology website that focuses on Microsoft, Apple and Linux news, that it had re-architected some of YouTube’s APIs to get the app to work. A Microsoft PR rep confirmed the statement below and offered no further comment:Windows Phone invested additional engineering resources against existing APIs to re-architect a Windows Phone app that delivers a great YouTube experience, including support for unique Windows Phone 8 features such as Live Tiles and Kids Corner. Microsoft did not receive any additional technical support to create the Windows Phone YouTube app.Neither Microsoft nor YouTube had responded to requests for further comment as of this morning. We’ll update the story when and if we hear back.This wouldn’t be the first time that Microsoft has reversed-engineered Google. In February 2011, Google caught Microsoft’s Bing search engine copying Google search results. Google had set up a “honeypot” trap to catch Microsoft in the act. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#Google#Microsoft#YouTube
From grabbing location inserts to creating a promo video without leaving your office, royalty-free footage is an excellent way to save time and money.Picture this — you’ve got 24 hours before the deadline for a client’s video. You’re combing through the last parts of the video, and you realize that one of your establishing shots of a city skyline is drastically overexposed. There’s no fixing it — you’ve corrected it as much as you possibly can, and it still looks like a photo your Dad took with an old disposable camera.Well, there’s good news: you don’t have to re-shoot. You don’t even have to save the corrupted footage. You can find footage of that exact city skyline and downloaded it to your timeline in under 10 minutes.And that’s just one use of royalty-free footage. You could use royalty-free clips to make an entire segment — if you’re feeling bold enough, you could create an entire project out of royalty-free footage. It’s an incredible tool, so let’s take a look at all the advantages royalty-free footage can offer.Producing A PromoAfter the recent documentary-driven interest in the infamous Fyre Festival, our friends over at Shutterstock spent some time thinking about the insane budget behind Fyre Media’s own promo video. The filmmakers could’ve made, essentially, the same video for much less — without sacrificing quality. To prove it, Shutterstock made their own FyreStock promo video.#lonuboislandAll the footage in this promo came from Shutterstock, edited in just a day. It still captures all the hype of the original Fyre Festival video, without involving a crew and models (and shipping them to an exotic island). So if you’re trying to create a mood for a client’s brand with an exciting promo video but don’t have the resources to go out and shoot it yourself, royalty-free footage can put you anywhere you need to be.Saving MoneyImage via Neil Bradfield.If you think about all of the production costs associated with producing your own video, they rack up quickly. Take Hollywood blockbuster budgets, for example — even a middle-of-the-road production can cost upward of $100 million. The associated costs beyond gear and production include things like travel, food, insurance, lodging, and more. Jordan Dyck over at Shutterstock actually estimated the cost of the Fyre hype video:Private Island Location: $10,000/day – x2 days = $20,000High level model talent: ($2,000 each/day) x10 = $20,000Helicopter: 2 hrs = $2,000Drone Operation Team: $5,000/dayCamera Crew: $5,000/day x2 = $10,000Equipment rentals (cameras, underwater gear, etc): $1000 – $5000/day x2 days = $10,000Catering: $500/day x2 days = $1,000Yacht rental: $8-$10k for 8 hrs x2 = $20,000Jet ski: x 3/day = $2,000“Concert” with live DJ: $20,000+ Production Overhead = $10,800+ Production Fees = $43,200Estimated Total = $161,200 USD*And even that is a relatively conservative estimate. I mean, Do you think Bella Hadid really only charges $2,000 each day to be in your video?While the costs for the original video seem astronomical, the FyreStock video only cost around $5,000, which includes the costs for the stock videos (about $175 each) and royalty-free music from us here at PremiumBeat.So even if you aren’t making the “next big viral video,” you could easily make a budget-friendly video using only royalty-free clips for your company — or for a client’s production.Establishing ShotsOkay, so what if you aren’t planning on creating your own video out of stock footage? There are a few more practical uses for royalty-free footage. One of these is establishing shots. When you’re shooting on set, especially for a project with a limited budget, taking precious hours to pick up, get on a rooftop, and grab a shot of a city skyline can de-rail a production.Take a look at these clips that I grabbed from Shutterstock. I would use these for an establishing shot of a few friends meeting at a bar in the city.Video via VIA Films.Video via Sam Wagner.Image via NYCStock.Does this look familiar to you? It’s because you’ve seen royalty-free footage in all your favorite shows. Most large-scale productions use these clips for establishing shots since it’s easier on both the crew and the production staff.Inserting these clips at the beginning of a scene saves me the time and energy it would take to hire a drone pilot and secure FAA licenses to fly near the skyline — not to mention permits for location shooting and permissions from establishments to use their buildings. All the work is done — you just have to download the clip.Production value skyrockets with the strategic use of good establishing shots and high-quality videos. With the right clips, making your project look like a major production on a small-scale budget is easily within reach.So, try it out for yourself. Head over to Shutterstock and comb through 12 million videos and images you can use next time you need something you couldn’t shoot yourself — or videos to create your very own promo video without leaving your computer.Cover image via Nejron Photo.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Streamline Your Film or Video Project with an Assistant EditorThe 5 Tenets of Capturing Good B-Roll for Your DocumentaryChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track StemsDaVinci Resolve: THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video EditorThe Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Low- or No-Budget Location Scouting
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) already has two sitting MLAs in the State and it is now all set to contest 44 seats in the Assembly polls. AIMIM State unit president Imtiaz Jaleel, who became the party’s first MP a few months ago, spoke with The Hindu on the elections in Aurangabad and the spilt with the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). Edited excerpts:Will the split with the VBA have an impact on the AIMIM?Definitely. It will impact the AIMIM and the VBA. If Prakash Ambedkar had taken a different decision, we could have been together and things would have been different.Do you think the Dalit votes will move away as a result?If anyone is under the perception that Dalit voters only vote for Dalit parties, it is completely wrong. I can challenge you that there will be more number of Scheduled Caste MLAs from the AIMIM than from any other party.Why should Muslims vote for the AIMIM considering that in the past two elections it seems to have helped the BJP come to power?This image of the AIMIM was created thanks to the media and the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance. When they found that a large chunk of the Muslim and the Dalit voters switched their loyalties to us, they felt that they had to find some reason to win back the votes. The only reason they could come up with was: ‘See they are contesting elections to help the BJP’. If that was the case, how could I win the Aurangabad seat, which happens to be a stronghold of the Shiv Sena?Do you think the voters will prefer a party that will form a strong Opposition or with a chance to form the government?Why has the AIMIM grown outside Hyderabad? It didn’t have 50 MPs. It was only because of one person. There’s no point of having 50 people who cannot listen to people’s grievances and do not speak on their issues. We want five people who can strongly raise their voice in Parliament or the Assembly. That is what we are focussing on. We could have easily contested all 288 seats. But we are fighting only from 44 seats where we feel we stand a chance to win. That’s because we want to send strong people to the Assembly.Do you think this is a tough fight in Aurangabad as the BJP-Sena have formed an alliance?Every election is a tough fight. Wherever you are strong and wherever you stand a good chance of winning, the opposition parties gang up together. It is not just limited to Aurangabad. Even where we’re not contesting, if somebody is strong in that area, the entire opposition gangs up.There are many Independent Muslim candidates contesting in Aurangabad (Central). Do you think this will have a bearing on the elections?These things happen. Ultimately, when party president Asaduddin Owaisi comes for campaigning, you will see things change overnight. People know that all these candidates are not contesting to win the elections, they are contesting to defeat us.Would you say that the AIMIM is the principal opposition in Aurangabad?Definitely. Otherwise why is it Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray only talking about Asaduddin Owaisi, the AIMIM and Imtiaz Jaleel in his speeches? He considers us as a strong threat, which is why all their top leaders are only talking about the AIMIM. In fact, by doing this they are helping our campaign.The Congress has effectively no candidates in Aurangabad. What are your thoughts about this?They are finished. At least for 10 years they need to take a break. They should accept that the Muslims had been voting for them for the past 70 years. While people have been talking about Congress-mukt Bharat, we have achieved Congress-mukt Aurangabad.
What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Beermen failed to sustain their hot start and lost a 16-point lead early in the third period, 46-30, as the Hotshots pulled ahead, 60-58.That continued in the fourth quarter, where San Miguel was scoreless in the final 3:42 but was fortunate enough to overcome Star after Paul Lee muffed a potential game-winning floater in the waning seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRoss took responsibility of his team’s poor showing in the third period, where the Hotshots outscored the Beermen, 30-14.“It was kind of on me as the point guard and as the leader that we came out like that in the third quarter. They’re a good team and I think they won eight straight, so we knew they would fight back, but we were able to right the ship and were able to weather the storm,” he said. After two games, Ross also shared that he’s enjoying the backcourt duel with him, Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter going up against Star’s slew of guards in Lee, Mark Barroca, Jio Jalalon, Peter June Simon, and Justin Melton.“We’re a guard-oriented team also. We have really good guards, and we have really good bigs, so we’re well-rounded. Them with Ricardo (Ratliffe) gives them a new element, and he almost had 40 rebounds today so he plugs the middle for them and makes them a complete team,” he said.Ross admits Game 1 was an eye-opener for the Beermen’s guard trio, and they all felt that it’s up to them to tilt the favor to their side if they want to come out victorious in the series.“After the last game, me, Marcio, and Alex felt that if we play better, we would win,” he said.And true to Ross’ word, they did.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA IMAGESChris Ross has no qualms with San Miguel winning by the slightest of margin, 77-76, in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals against Star on Monday.“That’s what the playoffs is all about, right? Win by any means, ugly win, big win, it doesn’t matter. You just have to win,” Ross said.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ross did it all with 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, three blocks, and two steals, Cabagnot went for 10 markers, seven boards, and three dimes, while Lassiter shot 3-of-6 from threes to wind up with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal.“We really took the challenge and we all played better than we did last game, and today, we ended up getting the win,” said the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.San Miguel and Star break the 1-1 stalemate on Wednesday in Game 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Austria challenges SMB import Rhodes: ‘Ratliffe is the best import right now’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ