FINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson

first_imgAdvertisements By Balford Henry, JIS Reporter FINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson Finance & Public ServiceJune 22, 2011 RelatedFINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson RelatedFINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The FINSAC Commission of Enquiry has rejected the request for the appearance of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon P.J. Patterson, but has written former Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Karl Blythe, asking his participation. Both requests were made by attorney Anthony Levy, who represents Thermo Plastics Jamaica Limited/Plas Pak former managing director, Jean Michael Desulme. Chairman of the Commission, Worrick Bogle, told Tuesday’s (June 21) sitting that the Commission had written Dr. Blythe, asking him to appear. This follows recent statements in the media which indicated that he could shed some light on the 1990s financial sector meltdown and the activities of the Government owned Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) in the recovery efforts, the issues the commission is probing. In mid-May, Dr. Blythe urged Mr.Patterson and former Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Omar Davies, to accept responsibility for the role that the Government they formed in the 1990s played in the financial sector meltdown, and chided the then administration for maintaining, for too long, a high interest rate policy that crippled many businesses. “With the Commission of Enquiry now underway, it appears as if everyone is blaming everybody else, except themselves, and I am surprised that the Government, of which I was a part, seems to be following the same path, instead of taking responsibility for its role in the crisis,” Dr. Blythe said in a statement But, Mr. Bogle said that the Commission did not see any need to call Mr. Patterson, as there were documents which could provide the information which the former Prime Minister would be asked about. Mr. Levy suggested that the decision was “very shortsighted”. Attorney for the Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation, Sandra Minott-Phillips, however, found the Commissioner’s ruling odd and, in a rare act of agreement with Mr. Levy, said that she could not see the need to call Dr. Blythe, and not the former Prime Minister, a Minister of Finance. Mr. Levy added that it was Mr. Patterson’s decision to liberalize the foreign exchange system, which triggered the process leading to the fiscal meltdown. However, Mr. Bogle insisted, “we do feel that we have enough information”. He said that not calling the witnesses proposed by Mr. Levy would not detract from the commission’s work. Mr. Levy also sought the appearance of FINSAC’s first chairman, Dr. Glastone Bonnick, and first Managing Director, Dennis Boothe. But, the Commission also denied those requests. Mr. Bogle noted that Dr. Bonnick was living abroad and there were papers written by him, including one titled, “Storm In a Teacup”, which he felt would provide the commission with his views about the establishment of FINSAC under his watch. The enquiry started another lengthy break yesterday. Mr. Bogle said that following the postponement of Wednesday’s reappearance by current general manager of FINSAC, Errol Campbell, they would not meet again until July 4, when Mr. Campbell will be the witness. This was attributed to the death of the mother of the commission’s secretary, Fernando Deperalto. The commission ended a previous two-week break on Tuesday. Asked by Mrs. Minott-Phillips when the enquiry was likely to end, Mr. Bogle said they were hoping to end by mid-July. RelatedFINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Pattersonlast_img read more

Drunken, Handcuffed Patient Bites, Beats, and Stomps FDNY EMT

first_imgThe EMT is expected to be out of work for several months. During the transport Wright broke free from the restraint belt on the cot, bit the EMT on the shoulder, and knocked him to the floor of the ambulance. The EMT was admitted to the same hospital with serious injuries. NEW YORK — The Daily News and the FDNY report that an EMT was savagely assaulted by a drunken, handcuffed patient Friday evening. Bail for Wright was set at $20,000 bond or $15,000 cash. EMT in serious condition at Lincoln Medical Center JEMS Staff A police officer riding in the ambulance subdued Wright asthey arrived at the hospital. Police charged Wright with assault, attempted assault, and harassment.  He faces up to seven years in prison for theattack, if convicted. Bronx Assistant District Attorney Ryan Foley told the DailyNews that the EMT has suffered nerve damage and a loss of sensation in one arm. The EMT, from EMS Station 14 in Mott Haven, was treating32-year old Thomas Wright during transport to Lincoln Medical Center.last_img read more

Speedo unveils new triathlon products for 2011

first_imgLeading swimwear brand Speedo has followed up last year’s launch of its high performance triathlon range with a series of new products for 2011.The company is clearly building momentum in the tri category, with a number of promotional initiatives including the recently upgraded TriathELITE app.The new apparel products for 2011 include a range of top-spec TriathELITE wetsuits, which feature seamless bonded surfaces and flexible underarm panels for improved manoeuvrability and comfort.The range also includes a series of new TriathELITE tri suits: 12 full body tri-suits and a two-piece range comprising two distinct collections, which, according to the company, have been designed to deliver results.The LZR Racer Tri-Pro range is made from a special variant of the exclusive LZR Pulse Flow fabric previously used in Speedo’s record-breaking LZR Racer swimwear. According to Speedo, this technology represents a lighter and faster drying high performance tri suit versus competitor suits in the tri category.www.speedo.co.uk Relatedlast_img read more

From the Desk of Vince McKee ” Official NBA Finals Prediction”

first_img Vince McKee Related Topics2016 NBA FinalsCleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriors NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – As someone who has written two books on the Cavaliers, and a die hard life long fan, it almost pains me to make this prediction, but as any writer should, I’m going with my head over my heart when I say Warriors in 7. I simply don’t see either team being able to win two games in a row in this series. They are far too good. I see Golden State winning tonight, and then rotating wins the rest of the way.There is no doubt in my mind that Cleveland is much better than then were last year, with a deeper bench and all around talent. Like in any great matchup however, I look at coaching, and Steve Kerr is the more superior coach to Tyronn Lue. On top of that, Lue has not proven he can get his team to play consistent defense the way Blatt could.I’m also concerned about open three points shots, the Cavs give up way too many three point shots and unlike the Raptors, the Warriors WILL nail them.Now trust me, I pray that I’m wrong, I hope that I’m wrong. But if the Cavs lose tonight, I cannot see them winning 4 of the next 6. I can also see this being it for the Warriors. As in, they win this year and then never again under the Curry reign. He reminds me a lot of Isiah Thomas. As we recall, Thomas won two straight then gave way to the Jordan era. I can see that occurring here, Curry finishing the back to back, then seeing the Cavs and James win three straight starting next year, all in dominant fashion.Here’s hoping I’m wrong.Go Cavs!Vince last_img read more

Johnson’s OT deflection for Lightning puts Penguins on brink of elimination

first_imgTampa Bay Lightning’s Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates is goal as the puck kicks out of the net behind Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the overtime period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Just in time for his seventh — and most important — goal of the playoffs. The Lightning are 12-1 in the last 13 postseason games in which Johnson has scored, his fortunate bounce Sunday coming two days after he received stitches and lost some teeth after a puck smashed into his face during warmups before Game 4. He didn’t miss a shift that night. He didn’t miss the net in overtime 48 hours later, even if he wasn’t technically aiming for it.“He’s a winner, that’s what winners do,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said of Johnson. “They don’t back down.”Even on the road. Even down a pair of goals. Even trailing by one heading into the third period against a team that began the night 46-0 on the season when leading after two. Yet Tampa Bay survived by consistently and expertly counterpunching every time the Penguins provided an opportunity.Nikita Kucherov scored twice to boost his postseason total to an NHL-best 11 — including a wraparound that beat Marc-Andre Fleury and tied it at 3 with just 3:16 left in regulation. Alex Killorn picked up his fifth of the playoffs as the Lightning handed the Penguins consecutive losses for the first time since January. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 shots to outplay Fleury, who returned to the lineup for the first time in more than seven weeks.Fleury finished with 21 saves, but couldn’t protect leads of 2-0 and 3-2.“It wasn’t the best I have felt in a game,” Fleury said. “Still, I have been practicing a lot, so I should have been better.”Brian Dumoulin, Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist scored for the Penguins, who appeared to be in firm control at certain points only to find themselves on the brink of elimination.“This is the first time we’ve been in this position,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “I know our guys will respond the right way. They have for four months, five months now.”If the Penguins want to play at least one more game in Pittsburgh this season, they don’t really have a choice. While the Penguins have peppered Vasilevskiy for the better part of five games, the Lightning keep finding ways to create quality chances around the Pittsburgh net, though Garrison’s flick toward Johnson might not exactly qualify.“No shot’s a bad shot in overtime,” Garrison said with a laugh.Back in his customary starting spot for the first time in 52 days after dealing with a concussion that coincided with the rise of rookie Matt Murray, Fleury appeared to be plenty fresh. He sprinted in full gear onto the Consol Energy Center ice for his 100th career playoff appearance and looked fine while making a split save on Johnson in the second period that few of his brethren can pull off. He was helped by teammates more than willing to get on their bellies. The Penguins blocked 22 shots before they even made it to the goal crease and continued their series-long dominance in creating pressure at the other end.Dumoulin’s first goal in 17 months in the final second of the first period put Pittsburgh in front. Hornqvist’s tap-in off Carl Hagelin’s feed made it 2-0 just 90 seconds into the second.The Lightning hardly panicked.Killorn drew Tampa Bay within a goal 13:15 into the second on a wrist shot from the left circle that went in and out of the goal so quickly play continued for a few seconds before referees pointed to the red goal light. Kucherov tied it 70 seconds later on an easy one-timer. Kunitz’s rebound with 1:30 left in the second gave the Penguins another late-period boost.For the first time all year, it didn’t hold up. Ryan Callahan saw a shot ring off the far post and along the goal line — but not across it — with 3:50 remaining in what appeared to be Tampa Bay’s last best chance. Barely 30 seconds later, Kucherov was flying behind the Pittsburgh net to tie it up and set the stage for Johnson, who is putting off dental surgery until after the season — calling it an easy decision to make.NOTES: Former professional wrestler Shawn Michaels (nicknamed “The Heartbreak Kid”) watched from the fourth row next to former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel. Michaels came at the behest of the Penguins, who have dubbed the highly effective line of Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel the “HBK” line. Michaels ate an “HBK” sandwich before the game and wore a black Penguins jersey adorned with the No. 156, the combined sum of Hagelin (62), Kessel (81) and Bonino’s (13) numbers. … Pittsburgh forward Beau Bennett made his postseason debut, replacing Conor Sheary on a line with Crosby and Hornqvist. … Both teams were 0 for 3 on the power play. Mila Kunis Drops Jaws In Recent PhotosStyleBistro Sponsored Links You Won’t Believe What These 70’s Beauties Look Like Now!!Definition Sponsored Linkscenter_img Mila Kunis Drops Jaws In Recent PhotosStyleBistro You Won’t Believe What These 70’s Beauties Look Like Now!!Definition Just in time for his seventh — and most important — goal of the playoffs. The Lightning are 12-1 in the last 13 postseason games in which Johnson has scored, his fortunate bounce Sunday coming two days after he received stitches and lost some teeth after a puck smashed into his face during warmups before Game 4. He didn’t miss a shift that night. He didn’t miss the net in overtime 48 hours later, even if he wasn’t technically aiming for it.“He’s a winner, that’s what winners do,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said of Johnson. “They don’t back down.”Even on the road. Even down a pair of goals. Even trailing by one heading into the third period against a team that began the night 46-0 on the season when leading after two. Yet Tampa Bay survived by consistently and expertly counterpunching every time the Penguins provided an opportunity.Nikita Kucherov scored twice to boost his postseason total to an NHL-best 11 — including a wraparound that beat Marc-Andre Fleury and tied it at 3 with just 3:16 left in regulation. Alex Killorn picked up his fifth of the playoffs as the Lightning handed the Penguins consecutive losses for the first time since January. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 shots to outplay Fleury, who returned to the lineup for the first time in more than seven weeks.Fleury finished with 21 saves, but couldn’t protect leads of 2-0 and 3-2.“It wasn’t the best I have felt in a game,” Fleury said. “Still, I have been practicing a lot, so I should have been better.”Brian Dumoulin, Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist scored for the Penguins, who appeared to be in firm control at certain points only to find themselves on the brink of elimination.“This is the first time we’ve been in this position,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “I know our guys will respond the right way. They have for four months, five months now.”If the Penguins want to play at least one more game in Pittsburgh this season, they don’t really have a choice. While the Penguins have peppered Vasilevskiy for the better part of five games, the Lightning keep finding ways to create quality chances around the Pittsburgh net, though Garrison’s flick toward Johnson might not exactly qualify.“No shot’s a bad shot in overtime,” Garrison said with a laugh.Back in his customary starting spot for the first time in 52 days after dealing with a concussion that coincided with the rise of rookie Matt Murray, Fleury appeared to be plenty fresh. He sprinted in full gear onto the Consol Energy Center ice for his 100th career playoff appearance and looked fine while making a split save on Johnson in the second period that few of his brethren can pull off. He was helped by teammates more than willing to get on their bellies. The Penguins blocked 22 shots before they even made it to the goal crease and continued their series-long dominance in creating pressure at the other end.Dumoulin’s first goal in 17 months in the final second of the first period put Pittsburgh in front. Hornqvist’s tap-in off Carl Hagelin’s feed made it 2-0 just 90 seconds into the second.The Lightning hardly panicked.Killorn drew Tampa Bay within a goal 13:15 into the second on a wrist shot from the left circle that went in and out of the goal so quickly play continued for a few seconds before referees pointed to the red goal light. Kucherov tied it 70 seconds later on an easy one-timer. Kunitz’s rebound with 1:30 left in the second gave the Penguins another late-period boost.For the first time all year, it didn’t hold up. Ryan Callahan saw a shot ring off the far post and along the goal line — but not across it — with 3:50 remaining in what appeared to be Tampa Bay’s last best chance. Barely 30 seconds later, Kucherov was flying behind the Pittsburgh net to tie it up and set the stage for Johnson, who is putting off dental surgery until after the season — calling it an easy decision to make.NOTES: Former professional wrestler Shawn Michaels (nicknamed “The Heartbreak Kid”) watched from the fourth row next to former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel. Michaels came at the behest of the Penguins, who have dubbed the highly effective line of Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel the “HBK” line. Michaels ate an “HBK” sandwich before the game and wore a black Penguins jersey adorned with the No. 156, the combined sum of Hagelin (62), Kessel (81) and Bonino’s (13) numbers. … Pittsburgh forward Beau Bennett made his postseason debut, replacing Conor Sheary on a line with Crosby and Hornqvist. … Both teams were 0 for 3 on the power play.,PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.The puck off Jason Garrison’s stick found him anyway, and this time he didn’t even feel it. He was too busy celebrating lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to within one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.Garrison’s wrister smacked off Johnson’s back and into the Pittsburgh Penguins net 53 seconds into overtime on Sunday night, giving the Lightning a 4-3 victory and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. A year after falling to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Cup finals, Tampa Bay can head back to the championship round with a win in Game 6 at home on Tuesday.“I was just battling in front,” Johnson said. “I saw Garry starting to shoot it, thought he was going for my head again, so I turned around.” PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.The puck off Jason Garrison’s stick found him anyway, and this time he didn’t even feel it. He was too busy celebrating lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to within one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.Garrison’s wrister smacked off Johnson’s back and into the Pittsburgh Penguins net 53 seconds into overtime on Sunday night, giving the Lightning a 4-3 victory and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. A year after falling to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Cup finals, Tampa Bay can head back to the championship round with a win in Game 6 at home on Tuesday.“I was just battling in front,” Johnson said. “I saw Garry starting to shoot it, thought he was going for my head again, so I turned around.”last_img read more

Ready for dust up

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Cranbrook joins BC Hockey League as 18th franchise

first_imgThe BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise.The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league’s 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.“We are pleased to add Cranbrook as the 18th member of the BC Hockey League,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The city already has a rich hockey history and we are excited to see them add to that legacy and bring BCHL hockey to another great community in our province.” The Bucks are led by Majority Owner and President Nathan Lieuwen.Lieuwen was previously a professional goaltender, playing five seasons in the AHL and ECHL and also suiting up for seven NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013-14 season. He also had a brief stint in the BCHL as a member of the Westside Warriors in 2007-08 where he played 11 games.“We are extremely excited to bring a BCHL franchise to Cranbrook and the East Kootenay,” said Lieuwen. “The Cranbrook Bucks Hockey Club looks forward to being a proud member of the Cranbrook community and surrounding areas for many years to come. We are grateful for all parties involved in bringing the BCHL to Cranbrook and we can’t wait for the puck to drop for the 2020-21 season.”The mayor of Cranbrook is equally excited to bring a BCHL team to the city.“Having a BCHL franchise showcasing an exciting brand of hockey will be a great addition to the economic well-being of the City,” said Lee Pratt, Mayor of the City of Cranbrook. “Nathan and his group, along with City staff have worked closely together these last few months to bring this great entertainment to the citizens at an affordable price. We welcome the Bucks to Cranbrook and look forward to many years of exciting hockey.”The addition of Cranbrook will trigger a realignment of the current BCHL divisions which will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

Google Has Changed Political Debate Forever

first_imgWhen I was on the high school debate team, about 15 years ago, using the Internet was considered strange, if not cheating. We used photocopy machines, print magazines and academic journals almost exclusively. That time in the world’s history is now gone forever.When Sarah Palin and Joe Biden debated in front of one of the largest TV audiences in US election history last week, the two candidates might not have been Googling for facts during the debate, but millions of people watching the debate were. Today Google released some information about what kinds of things viewers were searching for as that debate unfolded, minute by minute. It is amazing both that viewers were able to do such a thing, in real time, and that we’re able to watch what people are searching for. The internet in general, and Google in particular, has substantially augmented this important part of public life.The collective search history provides an interesting look at the world’s reaction to what the candidates are saying. Google points out, for example, that one of the hottest searches of the night was “define:maverick.” I wouldn’t mind learning more about the word maverick myself but I’m struck by the evidence that so many people know the search protocol define: and are comfortable using it in a dynamic situation! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Other interesting, popular search queries mentioned in Google’s blog post today included:meaning of theocracywindfall profits taxnucular vs nuclear, nuclear pronunciation, palin nucular, and even nukular“When Senator Biden offered a civics lesson (“Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that’s the Executive Branch”) many people checked, and learned that Article I of the Constitution describes the legislative branch of the U.S. government. The executive branch is described in Article II. Others just searched directly for the role of vice president and vice president duties.”It’s pretty incredible to know that these topics resonated enough with the public that they sought to learn more about them online. That people were even curious enough to ask is encouraging (at least for someone hoping the Democrats will win). Another technology that changed the debate experience was Current’s live video stream with a Twitter overlay, which we wrote about immediately after the first Presidential debate.The candidates may not have used online search while they were debating, but we sure hope they will every day they are in office. It’s changed fundamentally our relationship with politics and we hope that politicians can keep up. Maybe they can even take the lead. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Robin’s Kickstarter Splash Points To Users’ Smartphone Storage War

first_imgRelated Posts Nextbit is not just any Kickstarter startup. The company, formed by Google and HTC alumni, unveiled its Robin smartphone earlier today and, as of this writing, nabbed more than half of its crowdfunding goal on the first day. So far, more than 1,100 backers have pledged upwards of $400,000 towards the $500,000 target, making Robin’s launch look like an inevitability. The reason for its success seems to stem from a very clear and straightforward message that cuts to the heart of a common complaint from mobile users: lack of storage. See also: Why Android Won’t Save BlackBerry, And BlackBerry Can’t Help AndroidCalled “the only cloud-first smartphone” by its makers, the device runs a customized version of Android that automatically offloads photos, apps and more, and stashes them online. Google’s mobile OS is already very cloud-centric, from Gmail to Google Photos. But Robin takes it another step further.  Storage WarsThe speed with which the Robin’s Kickstarter campaign has taken off can’t simply be down to the discounts on offer for early birds—it shows users really don’t want to worry about local storage any more.Our mobile devices increasingly manage to do more these days, which also means that people store more on them. But built-in phone storage can be expensive, as larger capacity models run at a premium. Meanwhile, features like SD card support are quickly going out of style, in favor of unibody designs unmarred by things like unsightly card slots or removable back covers. See also: Chip, The $9 Computer, Could Fuel An Explosion Of New ApplicationsRobin attacks this problem as its raison d’être. The device is more affordable than the full retail cost of other premium smartphones, at $399 (full price, though some $349 tier offers are still available at the present moment). For the money, it offers 32GB and 100GB of online space. That cloud storage is key. Rarely opened apps automatically dispatch themselves to the cloud, with their icons grayed out until you need to use (and download) them again. It also backs up full-sized photos over Wi-Fi. There’s another benefit of this approach. Like Google’s marketing approach for its Chromebooks, Robin’s promotional video practically says, “Don’t worry if you drop it in the drink [or see your dog chew on it], because you can just pick up where you left off.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJntCtPfgokThe phone boasts distinctive looks as well: Users can pick from a Mint or Midnight color theme, and the handsets come with a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display. Devs, Start Slimming Those AppsNextbit’s success points to the frustrations today’s mobile users put up with, and if this marks the beginning of a trend, then many app makers may have to consider more lightweight approaches to building their software and services. Users likely lose patience first with large apps or apps that cache a lot of data. Games can be some of the worst culprits, and the category could explode further still, if trends like virtual reality explode. But really, any kind of media application is also most probably a storage hogger (particularly if it doesn’t have a strong cloud component).Consumers are clearly nonplussed at having to pay so much for larger phone-storage capacity, just to manage their apps and photos. While, it’s too soon to say if Robin’s tactic hits on the right formula to solve this dilemma, early signs look good. The approach itself, however, is not entirely revolutionary—in fact, it’s somewhat similar to the approach Google and Apple are already taking. An Android or iPhone user can now quickly retrieve apps, contacts, emails and photos with a single sign in on a new phone, even if the process isn’t as intuitive or as seamless as Nextbit is trying to make it. iTunes, Google Play, as well as third-party apps like Netflix and Spotify, already keep content in the cloud and download it as needed. What the Robin brings to the table, though, is an intelligent, automatic clear-up process that saves users the effort of doing the same job manually. Or at least, that’s the claim. Cloudy MattersFor tech makers, cloud storage may seem like the answer to some major problems, but it’s not a panacea. It can come with its own set of issues for them and their users—such as available bandwidth, data use, cost and connectivity. Still, if Nextbit’s early Kickstarter popularity proves anything, it’s that developers need to work on syncing solutions that operate like magic—without leaving users with a huge data bill or a buffering icon at the end of it. That’s not easy. As of 2015, plenty of users still want that local, offline option despite their storage woes—Amazon beat Netflix to the punch with an offline mode earlier today—and that’s likely to continue until high speed Internet access becomes more ubiquitous and inexpensive. Meanwhile, Google and Apple will probably watch Nextbit’s rise with interest. So don’t be surprised if iCloud and Google Drive become even more essential to their respective platforms in the years to come.Images courtesy of Nextbit Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Con… How AI is Learning to Play with Wordscenter_img david nield Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Tags:#Android#cloud#mobile#Nextbit#smartphones#The Robin last_img read more