Samsung Apps has rolled out various Apps on the Olympics game. ‘PlayUp’ app is expected to be available to users free of cost at the Samsung App Store under the special ‘London 2012’ category. This app is downloadable on select Samsung Galaxy Smartphones. The app keeps the users up to date with the latest action at the sporting event on the planet.
The second app in this category is London2012 – Official Mobile Game, it enables user to play the London 2012 Olympic Games on their smart phone.
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Last app in special ‘London 2012’ category is Best of Britain Android application that enables user to view a variety of the best attractions, interesting locations and beauty spots around Britain.
Wish Tel has announced Go App for viewing London Olympics 2012. This app will be available on all WishTel tablets.
Designed and developed by WishTel, the Olympics on Go App will enable users to watch 3,500 hours of sports, coverage every event in every game, games schedule and also update users on the results and important announcements that are made at the Olympics. The app will keep users and game lovers updated on all the events and happenings of the Olympics 2012 where they are. Whether travelling or at work, the Go App that will let you not miss any moment of the year’s biggest sports event.
Milind Shah, Chief Executive Officer, WishTel, said, “Olympics 2012 is the biggest event of this year and people need to be updated with the information related to the various competitions in different sports. Go App is developed with the aim to help our consumers stay well-informed on all the information of events in any categories. This app will streamline live events, results and important announcements. Users can stay connected and updated wherever they are.”
As the London 2012 Olympics opening event draws near, Trend Micro Researchers have spotted some spammed messages using the 2012 Olympics as bait, one involved an email that says “winning notification”, another message asks for personal details in exchange for a prize, and another that asks users to notify a specific contact person. Users who fall for any of these traps are at risk of having their information stolen or their machines infected with malware. Some spam may even lead to monetary loss.
Amit Nath, Country Manager – India and SAARC, Trend Micro, said, “Attackers are still using these because these scams are still giving them successful margins. Social engineering has worked for years and there are little signs of that changing. So long as users are still falling for this trap, scammers will continue to create new spam runs using events like the London Olympics to make a quick buck.”
Trend Micro Researchers have also encountered several messages supposedly related to London Olympics 2012 that arrive with attachments disguised as “winning notifications” and contain the details of the prize. Curious users who download and open the attachments are actually executing malicious files.
Fortinet has recently advised Internet users to be on the alert for cyberscams at the time of the Olympic Games.
“The second half of 2012 is a busy period, with major sports and political events like the Olympic Games, the UEFA European Football Championship and the US presidential elections. Such events guarantee strong Internet activity and with it, a flood of malware attacks. Internet users must be on high alert against losing money and personal information during times like these,” said Karine de Ponteves, Antivirus Analyst, Fortinet.
A cyberscam often seen during major sporting events is “purchase fraud”, which promises tickets at discounted prices. Users may chance upon tickets at temptingly low prices when they visit classified ads websites like eBay and Craigslist.
Another type of scam is the “rogue antivirus software”. During major sports or political events, many users browse the Internet to learn about scores, results and other hot news. From a simple search on their favourite search engine, it is possible for users to get to a malicious website with a pop-up window on their screen indicatingthat their computer is infected and offering to clean it.
Lastly, in conjunction with contests to guess the results of matches, Internet users may receive “fake lottery” notifications. These are spam emails sent to users telling them they are the lucky winner of a large payout. To collect their winnings, users are first asked to pay duties. Of course, whether they pay or not, they will never receive their prizes.
Yahoo! India has launched a destination for the London Olympics 2012, on Yahoo! News. The site has four sections, which include: Photos, Calendar, News, and Memorable Moments. In addition, Yahoo! has brought together panel of experts comprising of Gold Medal Olympians Dan O’Brien (Track and Field), Summer Sanders (Olympics), Shannon Miller (Gymnastics) and sports writers from Yahoo!’s editorial team.
Currently, Yahoo! Olympics site is building up to this year’s game with dedicated coverage of the entire action, countdown to the game, detail schedule for each day, and Memorable Moments editorial series.
During the games, the destination will also provide the most up-to-date photo galleries from London, as well as multiple original video broadcasts showcasing the day’s events and scenes in London, expert analysis, and breaking stories as they happen.
Acer has rolled out three exciting offers under their partner engagement programme entitled to channel partners for consumer notebook division. This programme will aim at motivating and encouraging its partner force to engage better with their customers and understand their requirement. Acer’s sustainable channel business model has been pivotal to the company’s phenomenal growth.
To celebrate this occasion, the company has outlined performance-based incentives offer, whereby on reaching the set target, partners will be awarded with gifts. The partners will benefit from three broad categories such as Platinum, Diamond and Gold Club.Through this initiative, Acer has offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to 20 lucky channel partners from the country to witness the event in London. Moreover, the company will accommodate them in an Acer hospitality suite. Simultaneously, rest of the partners of the Platinum Club will enjoy and experience the beauty of Switzerland for 3 nights and 4 days.
V. S. Mani, Head – Transaction Business, Acer India, said, “Considering the challenging times in the PC sector, we are confident that such initiatives will boost the morale of our partners. This programme will further reinforce our commitment to our channel partner force, and give our channel partners even more ways to succeed while delivering superior customer solutions for our customers.”
Apart from the top performing winners, some partners of the Diamond Club will also be eligible for a 3 nights and 4 days trip to Hong Kong and Macau and other partners will enjoy a 3 Nights 4 Days trip to Singapore. Select qualifying partners of the Gold Club category will win a 3 Nights and 4 days trip to the island country, Sri Lanka.
Ericsson will provide a range of video processing solutions and support services to NBC Olympics, during its coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games from London, England July 27 – August 12, 2012. The announcement was made by David Mazza, Senior Vice-President, Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Staffan Pehrson, Vice-President & Head of TV, Ericsson.
The Ericsson solution is helping to deliver NBC Olympics’ HD content across both contribution and distribution feeds to ensure the highest picture quality from the Olympic venues to millions of viewers in the United States. Ericsson is providing a range of products including MPEG-4 AVC encoders, professional receivers, multiplexers and satellite modulators as well as a team of support engineers in both London and New York. These engineers will assist in equipment/system set-up, maintenance and troubleshooting ensuring no great sporting moments are lost in transmission.
“The Games are the biggest sporting event in the world, and as a result viewers expect coverage to be of the highest quality. Live events like this create TV memories and I am sure that the team at NBC Olympics will raise the bar again this summer. We are proud to provide solutions that allow NBC Olympics to bring U.S. viewers closer to the action and give them the best seat in the house,” said Staffan Pehrson.
David Mazza added, “With the athletes moving so fast, TV coverage of sporting events is some of the most demanding content to compress and transmit. With millions of viewers throughout the United States watching these events, it is essential that we deliver the best quality pictures possible. Based on our long association with Ericsson, we can be sure its technology will deliver exactly what we need, from the opening ceremony through to the final events.”