Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says he joined the club to continue learning under Roberto Martinez.Barry spent last season on loan at Goodison under the Spanish boss and has now penned a permanent three-year deal after what he describes as one of the best campaigns of his career.Martinez is already receiving plaudits for nurturing the talents of young players like John Stones and Ross Barkley but ex-Manchester City man Barry reveals he still teaches the senior stars, like himself, new things every day.“I’m delighted to have everything signed and I’m looking forward to spending a few years at Everton,” he told the club website.“All the time you’re on loan it’s never the same as being signed but I was settled last year, despite it being a loan, now it’s confirmed I am an official Everton player it feels really good.“It was brilliant working with the manager last year, I can still learn so much from him. There’s a great set of players and the fans were fantastic last season.“The training ground, Goodison, the history of Everton, there are a lot of good things I can say about the club.” 1 Gareth Barry in action for Everton
1 Liverpool fans on Glen Johnson When Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed Glen Johnson would start in his Liverpool defence, there was a mixed reaction.A lot of Kopites called for fellow supporters to back the manager, while others could not help but fear the worst.Then there was the funny stuff and here is the pick of the tweets from football fans and a few worried Liverpool supporters, some of whom congratulated Rovers on reaching the semi-final, which will be played at Wembley.Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers is live on talkSPORT here.
LOS ANGELES–Throughout the spring, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi insisted the club was interested in trading for an extra veteran outfielder.When the Giants set their Opening Day roster, Zaidi had yet to follow through. Five days into the season, he made good on his promise as San Francisco sent three players to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for center fielder Kevin Pillar.“We had pretty consistent interest all offseason,” Zaidi said. “A lot of our themes from our …
Larry Marcus is one investor with the ability to turn good core technology into consumer success. Five years ago he helped change the mathematical algorithm of the Music Genome Project into music sensation Pandora. Today, Marcus’ work with Melodis’ Sound2Sound Search Science is already celebrating market success with music identifying application SoundHound. ReadWriteWeb caught up with Marcus to hear about his latest project. At first glance, Melodis’ SoundHound is a Shazam Encore competitor with faster search functionality. Both services are among the top paid iPhone applications, both cost $5 dollars and both allow users to find songs, scan lyrics and read artist bios. Nevertheless, in addition to allowing users to identify songs from ambient background music, sung lyrics, spoken word and text-based search, SoundHound also lets you listen to music through your own iTunes library or Pandora account. With SoundHound you can capture FM radio, identify a song and create a Pandora internet radio station within seconds. And while each of these features are impressive, what we’re really excited about is SoundHound’s plans for the future. Tags:#NYT#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro The Underlying TechnologyExplains Marcus, “Most sound recognition technology converts speech to text in order to identify similarities. Sound2Sound (SoundHound’s core technology) converts text and speech to phonic representations and cross references those. ”The same underlying sound recognition technology that powers SoundHound also makes Melodis’ Voice Dialer application possible. What’s more, Marcus suggests that the technology can have even broader applications. “Music is just one way we’re bringing this core technology to a mass market. It’s a passion project that brings joy to users, but we can expand even further. To start, we believe that the best user interface ever is search.” Meanwhile, Shazam’s core technology is no longer its own. The company sold its search assets to BMI more than 4 years ago to track audio files and enforce royalties for rights owners. While both Shazam and Melodis’ SoundHound remain some of the App Store’s most downloaded products, Shazam’s product expansion is limited by BMI’s control. Marcus believes that SoundHound may just be the tip of the iceberg for Melodis. From bird call recognition, to driver assistance, to voice-activated emergency response, Sound2Sound can expand as far as its engineers can carry it. Given the attention to voice recognition in yesterday’s Bing iPhone application release and the fact that mobile search has become increasingly competitive, we may find Sound2Sound integrated in some unlikely places. To check out SoundHound, download it here.