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Google Code Jam Offers $15,000 Prize Pool

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If you can accept a bigger challenge like solving logic puzzles or speed programming competitions then you can test your skills in Google Code Jam 2017.

What is Google Code Jam?

Code Jam is a programming competition famous all over the world since last 14 years. In this global contest, algorithm puzzles have to be solved. Online registration is open for everyone after which they can participate in qualifying rounds. Passing these rounds will take the winner to next round. A time limit is given to solve each round with 3 to 4 problems.

Last year in 2016, there were 7 rounds in the Code Jam which ended with World Finals. Apart from the World Final, all the other rounds are contested online. In August 2017, the World Final will be held in Ireland at Google’s office.

In order to get the grand prize of $15,000 and achieve the title of the “Code Jam World Champion”, 25 best code jammers of the year will compete with champion of last year. Apart from that, Code Jam T-shirt will be given to top 1,500 performers this year.

How can I register?

At the official site of Google’s code jam, registration is open for everyone. It only requires a Google account. 7th April 2017 is the last date to register for this competition.

Two hours before start of the contest, you can load the contests’ dashboard but problem will only be provided after the official start of the contest.

How to prepare for it?

At the official site of code jam, Google has uploaded previous competitions since 2008. You can test your skills by solving these problems in the allotted time.

Information about programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python is important for taking part in this competition but Google recommends not to use Python while solving large datasets as this language is slow.

If you know to solve algorithms without any knowledge of programming even then you can take part in the contest. You can solve a problem by hand in this case.

Most of us only consider Google as a search engine but it can be seen almost everywhere from making phones to self driving cars and mapping the world. Apart from Code Jam, the company is holding several other such competitions that are held from time to time.

New Way To Earning Money with YouTube Super Chat

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It may be some people watch livestream on Twitch and there are huge numbers of viewers on it so they can get comments in every 10th of second. Sometimes it becomes impossible to the streamers to get notice of the comments. YouTube worked out the solution to this issue and if you are watching the livestream on YouTube, you get noticed by the streamer, which they have to do to Super Chat in their message in the stream.

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Super-Chat

Enter Super Chat

You have to pin the message in chat and the streamer and other can watch it at any time. They message remained pin there for 5 hours and it is pinned at the top of the chat box. It works for web version of YouTube and the Android app and iOS will get Super Chat support.

The users will have to pay something so that they can use Super Chat and the fans get noticed and let the streamers to cash in on it. But it is not told how this amount is divided between YouTube and streamer. Super Chats stand out from the message in following two ways.

  • They can highlight their Super Chat in different color
  • Pin the Super Chat in ticket for set period of time.

How carry out Super Chat

It is easy to send the Super Chat and they have to tap $ icon, which is provided on right side of chat bar. Then the users can select amount, which they want to pay for their Super Chat and also mention time and length of message, which is specified. The length of maximum message, color of Super Chat and period of time to stay pin in the ticket are determined by amount, which they purchase. The $5.00 Super Chat stays pinned for 1 minute and it allows 150 letters for message.

Same to Twitch Cheers

Twitches are carried out I the same with the ‘Cheer’ feature and the users have to type Cheer to enter the amount of Bits they like to cheer for. The bits are money and it goes to Twitch and the streamer and 1 Bit is equal to 1.4 cents and the streamer can get 1 cent for every bit and Twitch gets the 0.4.

The Cheers have the animated GIFs and there is different GIF for 1 bit and there is another for 100, 1000, 5000 and 10,000 bits, which can help fans to get noticed by streamer like Super Chat. Now the Super Chat is limited to select YouTube streamer and it will be rolled out on 31 January for creators in 20 countries and for the viewers in about 40 countries.

Google Enables YouTube Monetization in Pakistan

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Google has started the monetization of the video contents on the YouTube in Pakistan after including in its market. Now the content creators can monetize their videos, which they have checked.

Google did not allow Pakistani content creators to get monetize their videos on YouTube previously and with this development, they are allowed to upload their videos on YouTube and Pakistani content creators can monetize their accounts to make money through videos, which they can upload there.

The users should keep in their minds that YouTube does not allow the users YouTube Monetization in all markets. This move is made before the planned launching event of YouTube in Pakistan. Now Google is going to get the attention of the content creators and it has announced the incentives for them. it is necessary to mention here that the original videos will be monetized and the copy or fabricated videos will not be allowed to monetize.

How to Enable YouTube Monetization in Pakistan

  • Login in your YouTube account
  • Go to this URL: https://www.youtube.com/features
  • Enable First card that says “Monetization”
  • Follow the wizard by accepting terms and conditions
  • Connect your AdSense account with YouTube
  • And you are done.

The users keep in their minds that they must have AdSense account so that they can be able to monetize the YouTube for their account. If they do not have any AdSense account, then they can apply to get one AdSense account. Any type of violation like copy of videos can result in ban of the AdSense account.

Another Major Site of Torrent has Shut Down

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There is another big torrent site was shut down voluntarily and the founder of the website has confirmed the closing down of TorrentHound through his email. He sent this email to Torrent Freak with the simple message ‘Finito’.

They gave the insight as why the website, TorrentHound was shut down and the founder has revealed the falling revenue with the constant pressure from anti piracy with the reasons behind the closure of the website.

It is combination of few revenue, few traffic and bills, which are accumulating. Then they started adding the bug of the anti piracy agents that was not worth the headache anymore. The message, which is given on the defunct website directs the visitors to remain active the torrent sites.

With the sudden closure of TorrentHound, there are total three top torrent sites, which are shut down during the last three months in which two other sites are KickassTorrents and Torrentz. When the Department of Justice of US arrested owner of the website, KickassTorrent in July, then this website was shut down. The other website, Torrentz decided to close down the services in early August this year after about 13 years of service.

The website, TorrentHound was found in 2007 and it is about near a decade and it had millions of visitors per month and it has never been able to reach to the status of the torrent giants like Torrentz, The Pirate Bat and KAT.

Google first-ever tech talk in Karachi

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Google has already declared their tour to different Pakistani universities so that they can discuss the monetization of their products, AdSense and AdMob. Now the team from Singapore held a session at Institute of Business Administration Karachi on Tuesday on this topic. This was the first tech talk of Google in Pakistan and there are over 1100 registrations.

The speakers of the tech talk, Waqas Burney, Manager (Web) and Ahmed Nawaz, Manager (Apps) of Google informed the students that Google has over 2,000,000 members on AdSense and over 1,000,000 members on AdMobs. They provide the information to the users during their speeches how they can earn money by packing ads on the websites through the use of AdSense. They provide the information for the users, advertisers and publishers.

They informed that the advertisements have the place on different websites for the bloggers and publishers to earn money and they can get more traffic on the website and they can have more revenue. One starts the work on the website and he must concentrate in bringing more traffic on the website and they think about the monetizing of these sites. It is said that Google made the payment of 10 billion to the users in 2015.

The speakers threw light on the Google AdMob as how the user friendly and functional apps can attract more users. There are different types of the apps like Angry Bird, Uber and MuslimPro, which are the examples of that.

Dr Shakeel Khoja of the faculty member of IBA Computer Science said that the tech talk was the promising initiative which Google started and they hold such sessions for the youth of Pakistan in future.

Yahoo Websites Use Google Contextual Ads Now

When you visit different sites of Yahoo then you will find that there are various Yahoo website like Yahoo news, weather, search are using Google ads which are present there.

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Microsoft was the previous partner of Yahoo which gave ads to Yahoo for posting on its different websites but the ads of Microsoft are no more on Yahoo websites. Yahoo has gone with an agreement with Google for displaying of the ads of Yahoo using the Google AdSense for content and AdMob services of Google.

AdBrite Finishes Business on Feb. 1- Once Called “Google Adsense Alternative”

AdBrite is the largest and independent online ad exchange company which is now stopping its business on February 01, 2013. The company has sent an email to all of its publishers and advertisers in which they said that due to some liabilities they are going to cease their business. Their email is
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Ad Exchange adBrite Closing Friday

Ad Exchange adBrite Closing Friday

Dear adBrite Advertiser,

Over the last few weeks, adBrite and its management have been evaluating the go-forward plan for the mobile business (see www.theappsolutions.com/blog for more on this). Given market conditions and certain financial liabilities, in working with our lenders, we have decided to cease operations on Feb 1, 2013.

This is a difficult decision for all of us at adBrite. However, after much deliberation this seems to be the best course of action despite the impact it will have on all the employees, clients and partners who helped build this business. There will be a team in place as needed to assist with winding down your campaign, and final reporting and invoicing.

Thank you for being part of the adBrite community.

The adBrite Team

AdBrite started their business online during 2004 as an advertising network and in 2008 they also started as an ad exchanging company. The number of their US customers reached to about 160 million which made this company the largest independent ad exchange company with offering of transparent marketplace, give direction for access to superior campaign data and provides analysis. They have firm grip on all matters which were important and they also produced results.

AdBrite Ad Exchange Will Close

AdBrite Ad Exchange Will Close

It is thought that “Google Adsense” was the good ad exchange company. But AdBrite was considered the strong competitor by some publishers. This company provided good text ads, banner ads or inline ads. The test ads prepared by them were CPC based and banner ads are paid on CPC or CPM basis.

Now the publishers of AdBrite are looking for another AdBrite alternative who will be the proper substitute of it. The payout of AdBrite in net is 60 term which is most longer than various other companies.

6 Reasons of Boosting of Social Media for your Sales in 2012

Social media is growing popular among people and it is also very effective tool for the promotion of your business. If you want to work in social media and get maximum benefit from this tool, you will have to understand various network functions and the proper use of these networks.

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Social Media jobs

The examples of effective use of social media for growing your business are given as under:

1.       Quantifiable Marketing Techniques

If you are working on social media then you will feel some improvements in the technology like facebook which help you to promote your business. These social media tools can give you quantifiable data for your customer base which is effective for promotion and revelation of marketing schemes.

When you post some of your products, the customers like your page or post of the product which enhances the number of likes and then return this data to you in the form of hard data. This data improves the better understanding of your page and develops the efforts into strong social media page. It also improves the area where you are needed to work.

2.       Receive Instant Customer Feedback

Social media is new and also every effective for the promotion of business so you can receive instant customer feedback about your business. Most of the people took advantage of the social media and they enhanced their businesses. The social media tools including Twitter, Facebook and Google+, the online business develop their own posts for which they can receive customer comments and questions. In this way the online businessmen enhance their businesses and develop their sales for 2012 by making changes quickly. If you respond to your customers quickly then they will surely think that you take care of them and show your sincerity for the promotion of your products with the help of social media tools.

3.       Geographically Targeted Information

With the use of social media tools, you can become aware of your customer base and can improve the sales location and areas for development. In this way you can target your marketing plans for the enhancement of your sales and you can also find the effective location of your marketing. You can also receive information about your customer, his age, gender and the level of his income and the capabilities which he invests in the online business.

4.       Distribution Infographic Marketing

When the businessmen want to promote their business then they use various tools for the promotion of their products like infographics. Through social media tools you can present your products to a large number of people. The people working on any social media tool can share the information and first hand knowledge to the customers through small URL. Both types of tools including facebook or twitter, the owners can switch their products to other users and attract them to their products. You can receive huge information contained in one advertisement through infographics which are more cost-effective.

5.       Build Strong Relationships with Customers

With working on social media you can maintain the base of your customer and you can make good relationships with your customers. You can make them friend on the social media and talk with them about their interests and develop intimacy with them. Then you can convey them easily what you want to say with them. Communication with other people on certain topic brings intimacy and you can easily talk about your products which you have presented for sale. The immediate response works well which is either directly through social media tools or by conveying the contact information.

6.       Showing Your Fun Side

The owners or the online businessmen should use their creative urges and show a side to the new and fresh customers. You should take advantage of the availability of the customers being presented on the social media. You should display your company for your potential customers and do not make delay for the improvement in your sales in 2012.

Youtube Owner Google Blocks Blasphemous Contents

When the case of malicious and notorious video film came on scene then every Muslim became worried and hostile as this movie hurt their religious thoughts and beliefs.

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Youtube Banned

They rose their slogans and started their protest against this sacrilegious material contained movieUnited States. The government of Pakistan took step and demanded to the owner of Youtube to remove this movie. Then they declared holiday and the day of protest against this indiscriminate movie on September 17, 2012.

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blasphemous content youtube Google

When the government of Pakistan made contact with the management of Youtube for imposing ban on this movie, they replied that they have no agreement with the government of Pakistan and they did not accept our request. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has also taken up this case and issue necessary orders for taking action of imposing ban on Youtube in the country. The court was informed that the government of Pakistan wrote a letter to the owner of Youtube for imposing ban on the movie in which the malicious and sacrilegious materials have been prepared and uploaded in Youtube but Youtube refused to ban or remove such obnoxious movie from Youtube by saying that they have no any agreement signed with Pakistan and did not remove this obnoxious movie. The PTA Chairman also informed the learned court that every day 100 new anti-Islam movies uploaded on Youtube.

The PTA is busy in close monitoring the movies and other materials which are against Islam and they remove this literature from the World Wide Web in Pakistan. He also presented a detailed list of about 753 anti-Islam websites and 650 URLs which have been banned by Youtube. The case was filed by the renowned advocates of Supreme Court, Mr. Akram Sheikh and Taufiq Asif drawing the attention of the court to the anti-Islam which was formed in US. The advocates requested to the court for issuing necessary instruction to PTA for blocking the indiscriminate materials from the internet or Youtube.  The court ordered the administration of PTA to continue monitoring and checking of malicious and obnoxious material from Youtube.

The PTA chairman has also announced that they are making planning which could be effective from December 01 under which only 5 SIMs could be issued against the name of only one individual and the sale of SIMs will be started from the franchise of mobile company. The sale of SIMs through the shops or outlets will be banned.

Finally Youtube is Starting Function in Dec: PTA

Islamabad, Youtube was banned in Pakistan since its malicious and contempt video film which it uploaded.

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Finally Youtube Starting Function in Dec PTA

The Muslims all over the world made their protest for removal of this notorious and malicious video film from youtube but the administration did not pay heed to the Muslim and continued displaying and resultantly the various Muslim governments of the world had to impose ban on youtube.

Now Chairman of PTA, Farooq Awan declared it on Thursday that the ban imposed on youtube will be lifted within 15-20 days and it will start functioning Pakistan also.