T-Mobile US “upgrades the phone number” with Digits

first_img Kavit Majithia Author Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade T-Mobile US announced the launch of Digits, a new service that allows its customers to use one number across all their connected devices and the ability to use multiple numbers on a single phone.Digits is available now as an opt-in customer beta before being rolled-out commercially early next year.The first key feature, allowing T-Mobile customers to use their number across phones, tablets, computers and other devices, is hardly new. Apple offers a similar service, albeit limited to its own devices, while AT&T rolled out NumberSync last October, a capability allowing its customers to use multiple devices for calling and texting.At the time, T-Mobile US COO Mike Sievert dismissed its rival’s solution, claiming that it was working on something that will make “AT&T’s solution look small”.T-Mobile’s Digits is the operator’s response to AT&T’s service. Sievert stated the second feature, enabling multiple numbers to be accessed on a single device, is a “breakthrough technology”.The feature enables customers to combine work, home and personal numbers on a single smartphone, with the added advantage of being able to mix, and access, networks from rival operators.“This isn’t the first time you can add extra numbers to a device, but this is the first time you can do it all – multiple numbers on one device and one number on multiple devices,” said Sievert.With the solution, the company said it is addressing 30 million Americans that carry multiple devices, and means people can stop paying for two plans and two times the network access fees – a practice T-Mobile claimed costs US wireless customers an extra $10 billion every year.For businesses, employees can now use “Digits on their personal smartphones – even if those are on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said: “Phones today are nothing like they were just a decade ago, but the phone number has basically stayed the same forever. It’s time to shake things up.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 DEC 2016 T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Tags Related Amazon reels in MGM Home T-Mobile US “upgrades the phone number” with Digits Previous ArticleTech giants team for VR pushNext ArticleSony reveals mobile games for next year DIGITST-Mobile USlast_img read more

830 Brickell, Shaping the Future of Miami Office Spaces

first_imgOKO Group, the US-based development company founded by international real estate and hotel magnate Vladislav Doronin, and Cain International, a privately held real estate investment firm, have revealed plans for 830 Brickell, the first new office tower to launch in Miami in nearly a decade. The soaring 57-story, 724-foot-tall skyscraper designed by one of the world’s leading architecture firms will introduce a premium commercial offering to the city’s booming financial district and will reinvent the workplace lifestyle for the highest-caliber of global workforce. Cushman & Wakefield’s leasing team is launching the marketing of the building to prospects now, ahead of 830 Brickell’s completion in 2021.At the core of 830 Brickell’s innovative approach to office space is its stunning design by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), the internationally acclaimed firm responsible for the world’s tallest buildings, including the Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Tower and the tallest residential building in the U.S., New York’s Central Park Tower. The tower will feature spectacular only-in-Miami panoramic ocean and city views, floor-to-ceiling windows, column-free spans, state-of-the-art digital infrastructure with Wired certification and a LEED Silver certification due to its progressive environmentally efficient design. It will be Miami’s most contemporary office tower, befitting the city’s growth into an international capital of business.“The 830 Brickell development, in its unmatched location, will enhance and elevate the commercial landscape of Miami, helping to attract world-players in finance and business to this thriving city. In my 26-year career as a developer I have built 71 commercial and residential buildings totaling over 75 million square feet, I am proud to be bringing what will be the best office building to Miami with 830 Brickell,” says Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of OKO Group.Set within the urban destination of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, 830 Brickell is at the center of the city’s most exciting cultural, culinary and retail experiences. Tenants will have direct, walkable access to Brickell City Center, Mary Brickell Village, Downtown Miami offering a suite of upscale hotels and restaurants. Known as the city’s financial district and the Wall Street of Latin America, Brickell is a rapidly transforming neighborhood for residents, tourists and businesspeople alike. The location is also convenient to Miami International Airport as well as the Port of Miami. 830 Brickell will also be differentiated by its unprecedented lifestyle offerings for a commercial tower, which will promote out-of-the-box collaboration, work-life balance and wellness. Aimed at attracting the world’s largest companies and progressive visionaries, the project touts an elite roster of first-rate amenities – including an upscale rooftop restaurant and bar on the 56th and 57th floors, a 30th floor sky lobby with a nearly 2,500-square-foot health and wellness center and first-class conference facility, a 14th floor outdoor terrace designed by Enea Landscape Architecture, valet parking and electric vehicle charging stations, cafés and shopping. Offering white-glove customer service, the tower also boasts a forward-thinking culture of seamlessness, highlighted by a 24-hour concierge responsible for event planning and coordination, booking restaurant reservations, sending out dry cleaning, organizing deliveries and more.  Additional services will include bicycle storage, a shoe shining stations and much more.This project is innovative through its use of programming outdoor spaces that serve as amenities for the tenants, both at the podium level and at the skyline level. The rooftop restaurant and bar are outstanding amenities, affording sweeping views of downtown that will energize the building at night. Additional roof terraces will allow tenants to enjoy the Miami weather without being on the street level. The 30th floor sky lobby with café and fitness center offers more advantageous views to all tenants.This commercial tower will set the new gold standard in Miami and will be the catalyst for additional high-end development in the area. The design of 830 Brickell was influenced and inspired by the world-class-quality of art infused in the city since the introduction of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in 2002. AS+GG’s aim was to elevate the architectural expression of the building to the level of museum-quality art.last_img read more

At the same time, the most successful tennis doubles pair of…

first_imgTwins Bob and Mike Brian, who have entered the history of tennis as the most successful men’s doubles team, are retiring at the age of 42.“We just feel this is the right time,” said Mike Brian, the oldest of the twins, who is two minutes older than Bob. “At this age, it takes so much work to compete on the court. We still love to play, but we don’t like to cook our bodies to go to the courts. Recovery is harder. We still feel competitive this year, like last year and yesterday. We want to go right now. , where we still play tennis well. ”During their 22-year professional career, the Brian brothers won a total of 16 Grand Slam titles in 30 finals and won 119 Tennis Professionals Association (ATP) tour tournaments. Together, they ranked first in the world doubles in 438 weeks and finished ten seasons as the world’s best duo.The next most successful duo of Australian Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodford in the open era is 11 Grand Slam titles and 61 tour titles.In 2012 and 2013, Braieni won all four Grand Slam titles and a gold medal at the London Olympics.Others are currently reading In France, there is a major scandal over the salad recipe After Bunkus’ murder, two bank safes he used were emptied Pesticides and new grain harvest: liver and kidney disease in cows, deformed internal genitalia in pigslast_img read more

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday: Get to know “The Boy Downstairs” director Sophie Brooks

first_imgJon Pack(NEW YORK) — In honor of #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, meet Sophie Brooks.The writer/director’s first feature film, The Boy Downstairs, opens in New York today and hits select theaters next week. The romantic comedy stars Zosia [ZASHA] Mamet [MAMM-ett] as an aspiring writer who inadvertently moves into the apartment above her ex-boyfriend. Complicatations ensue.In a time when women in film are coming to forefront – like Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins – Brooks is looking to make her own mark. Here’s what you should know about this rising filmmaker:1. The idea for The Boy Downstairs came to her while she was recovering from a car accident and appendicitis…at the same time.2. Like Zosia’s character in the film, Brooks is a writer, who moved to London and worked in a bridal store. However, she’s never lived in the same building as an ex.3. She’s fan of the #FemaleFilmmakerFriday hashtag, which began popping up all over social media last month. “I think [that] until there’s a time when it isn’t necessary to say ‘female’ before ‘filmmaker,’ it’s good to embrace it and to show younger girls, ‘Look, this is a viable option for you. This is a viable job,’” she tells ABC Radio.4. She’s working on two new scripts: one in the same genre as The Boy Downstairs, another a zombie-comedy with two girl best friends as the leads.5. Her advice to aspiring female filmmakers? “Don’t limit yourself, and try things. And believe in yourself.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Louis van Gaal rages about Brazil’s advantage

first_img “I will stick to the facts,” Van Gaal told a press conference. “We have one day less than Brazil,” Van Gaal added. “We have to get into shape in two-and-a-half days, which physically is hard.” “It was all about being number one so to lose this way is the most terrible way. “I would have rather lost 7-1 (as Brazil did against Germany).” Ref: Djamel Haimoudi (ALG) Possible teams:  Louis van Gaal says that Brazil have an advantage ahead of their third place play-off. “The question is why? I think Scolari should think about that if he wants to do that and is allowed to do that.” 11/07/2014 at 20:50 Speaking about Holland’s semi-final defeat by Argentina, Van Gaal said: “(It) was very, very sad.” “A dream has been broken and this dream is not going to come back. “The facts are that Brazil started first. And Brazil again has played first again and we played a day later. The Dutchman was angry that Brazil have been playing their games before everyone else at the tournament.  CEST Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Gustavo, Hulk, Oscar, Bernard, Jo.  “These are the facts. I am not going to beat around the bush. Then you know what the implications are if that is the case. Holland: Krul, Vrij, Veltman, Blind, Janmaat, Wijnaldum, Clasie, Kuyt, Sneijder, Robben, Huntelaar. last_img read more

Backwards strategy powers Kootenay canoe team to sixth place

first_imgBy Daniel Routley, BC Summer Games A wild ride on the water has left a canoe team from Nelson smiling. With a time of 6:51, Kootenays (Zone 1) members Gino Catenacci, Galen Boulanger, Stuart Milde and Jacob Timmermans completed their 500 metre, four-person canoe race Saturday morning by paddling hard in reverse. Starting in lane #5 on the far right of the course, the four boys pulled ahead of the others only to begin an accidental journey to the left of the course. With teammates and the referee calling on the team to go right, the boys still managed to end up off the course, in the bushes, and then eventually completely backwards. “We were actually going better backwards than forwards,” said Timmermans after the race. “We were more in sync going backwards!” “That’s how they paddle in the Kootenays, backwards.” announced chief official Bill Rublee on the radio. “We’re no good at the canoeing,” commented Catenacci. “We’re much better at the kayaking.” But, with only two months of training between them all, even a sixth place finish is an excellent feeling, they said. Boulanger called it “the best race I’ve ever had,” and, with smiles on their faces and excitement in their hearts, it was certainly an exciting event.last_img read more

Division Two Hurling Feile Fixtures

first_imgShield Competition Fri 8thD7.15pmORANMORELoughgiel Shamrocksvs.Ratoath Sun 10thFINAL15.40PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thB10.45pmBALLINASLOEBallinasloevs.Portaferry print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fri 8thC7.15pmKILBECANTYKilcormac Killougheyvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thA10.45pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thC10.45pmBEAGHMichael Cusacksvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Sat 9thQ Final (2)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Bvs.2nd Group A Fri 8thB5.00pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Portaferry Fri 8thB5.45pmBALLINASLOE CLUBBallinasloevs.Castletown Slieve Bloom Fri 8thD5.00pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Ratoath Fri 8thD6.30pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Sylane Sat 9thQ Final (3)14.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Cvs.4th Group D Fri 8thA5.00pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Naas Fri 8thC5.45pmKILBECANTYArdrahanvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Fri 8thA7.15pmLEITRIMSt Colms, Ballinascreenvs.Naas Sat 9thB10.45pmEIRE-OG, ENNISEire Ogvs.Castletown Fri 8thC5.00pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thC10.45pmARDRAHANArdrahanvs.Ballyduff Sun 10thS Final (2)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sat 9thD11.00amORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Fri 8thB6.30pmBALLINASLOE CLUBCastletown Slieve Bloomvs.Portaferry Cup Competition Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Avs.4th Group B Fri 8thA5.45pmLEITRIMTommie Larkinsvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sat 9thQ Final (3)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Cvs.2nd Group D Fri 8thA6.30pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Tommie Larkins Fri 8thD5.45pmORANMORESylanevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Avs.2nd Group B Sat 9thD10.45pmSYLANESylanevs.Ratoath Fri 8thB7.15pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Ballinasloe Fri 8thC6.30pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ardrahan Sun 10thFINAL13.50PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thA10.45pmWOODFORDTommie Larkinsvs.Naas Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Dvs.2nd Group C Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Dvs.4th Group C Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sun 10thS Final (1)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thQ Final (2)15.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Bvs.4th Group Alast_img read more

Galway GAA Fundraising Draw Fast Approaching On August 11th

first_imgThe 2018 Galway GAA Fundraising Draw will take place in the Lough Rea Hotel And Spa in Loughrea on August 11th. The draw is to raise funds for Galway’s football and hurling teams at a critical stage of the season for both. The Galway Minor and Senior Hurlers are both in action on Saturday in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, The Minor Footballers face Clare on Sunday in the All-Ireland Quarter Final and the Senior Footballers have a minimum of two games left. The Final Super 8’s game on Saturday week with Monaghan in Pearse Stadium and the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final on the 12th of August against possibly Tyrone or Donegal.Galway GAA PRO Seamus Finnerty came into Studio and spoke to John Mulligan. He started by telling John that it has been an amazing year for Galway GAA…Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/SEAMUS%20FINNERTY%20GALWAY%20FUNDRAISER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tickets are on sale NOW!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Wonderful, Always

first_imgThis past week I woke up earlier than normal because I need to do some last minute shopping and prep for a day of development for our managers. As most people tend to do, I had a list in my head of what I needed to purchase. I wanted to get into the store and avoid contact if possible so I could “get things done.”As I was hurriedly walking to the aisle for the supplies I was seeking, a cashier caught my eyes and greeted me. “How’s your morning going so far?”“Great !!” I replied. “How about yours?”She said, “Wonderful, always !!”I stopped walking. I was struck by her response. This was not your normal greeting. I smiled and made a note to remember her reply. I gathered my supplies and couldn’t wait to get to her checkout aisle. I just had to talk to her more. As I checked out, we chatted for a few minutes about the day ahead and how it was sure to be great. I thanked her and I went off to set-up my meeting . . . but my attitude had completely shifted.Did I mention that this interaction happened at Wal-Mart at 7:00am in the morning? Yes, Wal-Mart. There was something else that occurred as I was shopping. Every employee warmly greeted each other. Every. One. And, they didn’t do they typical “drive-by” greeting with the obligatory non-engaged response of “I’m fine” or “I’m good.” It was so refreshing to see and experience !!Let’s put things into context. The employees I was observing worked in a retail environment that gets more criticism than other retail outlets. People judge folks who shop at Wal-Mart and make offhanded, look down your nose remarks about them. However, the employees seemed more authentic and engaged than most employees I’ve seen in any workplace !!Now, I understand that all of us have “life” going on in varying degrees of challenges and/or success. That won’t change because life moves in waves. I wish we were always on the crest of those waves, but there will always be the inevitable troughs that come as well.I admire Carol (that is the Wal-Mart cashier I met) because regardless of what is happening in her life, she chooses to genuinely see things as “wonderful, always !!” I love that a front-line team member is positively authentic. It’s a posture that I try to take and would love to see be the truth of anyone who works in Human Resources.This isn’t about being naive or utopian in your approach to the day. It’s proven that if you start your day, and then continue through it, with a positive mindset that most of your interactions will go well. This is true even during the most emotional and/or dark circumstances you encounter during your day.This week be intentional and determine that you will start each day positively. Don’t just make this a resolution. Work on making it your norm.You have to trust me that when you do this things will improve. Your work will become manageable regardless of the obstacles that will occur. When you are out with your employees, you’ll brighten their day first before they have a chance to dump another load of crud at your feet. When you’re consistently positive on purpose, you eventually shape the culture of your company and the relationships you have with others.I hope that from now on you’re  wonderful . . . always !!Originally published on Everyday People blog.last_img read more

Spanish Postal Authority Uses Smart Stamps to Promote Tourism, Business

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Correos, Spain’s postal authority, in conjunction with the company Macanudos, has released a QR-coded stamp that you can scan with your mobile phone. Although it is not the first such stamp to be released by a national postal organization, it is the first is available to private companies to use for promotion.Macanudos is a mobile marketing company out of Granada, Spain. They are working with the Spanish post office to extend a postal campaign begun in 2007. That campaign allows private companies to promote their brands in conjunction with the country’s stamps. First out of the gate is a QR proof-of-concept, said the company’s press release. “The Spanish postal stamp consists of a QR code that, when scanned with a mobile phone and with right software will redirect the phones browser to an Internet address in which the user will be able to view a video, in this case, about the Alhambra of Granada.”“Tu Sello,” or “Your Stamp” is the program that allows private companies, as well as independent governmental and non-profit organizations, to take advantage of the ubiquity of stamps to promote themselves, thereby shoring up the post office’s bottom line as well. You may be able to scan future letters in and from Spain to get deals on ski equipment or information on wines from local vintners. Read more ReadWriteWeb coverage of QR code use and the Internet of things. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … curt hopkins Related Posts center_img Tags:#international#Internet of Things#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more