How to End Audio Tracks in Premiere Pro

first_imgHere are four simple solutions for fading out audio while working in Premiere Pro.Top image via Shutterstock.If you’re just getting into editing or aren’t accustomed to working with audio, transitioning and cutting can be tricky. Distinguishing when to fade out or make a hard cut is up to you, but knowing how to make the transition will benefit all of your future projects. Let’s take a look at some different ways to end a track.Fade OutHard audio cuts are rare. More than likely, if you’re working on corporate video, a documentary, or your own content, you’ll find that, at some point, you’ll need to fade to black or simply dissolve into the next scene. Doing this will require your audio to follow suit and fade out. Fading out your audio is a quick little audio transition that you can apply to the end of your clip. Constant power and exponential fade will allow you to make the transition as gradual as you’d like.Hard Cut on BeatOne of the recent trends to hit the silver screen involves trailers with audio cut to sync with the music. Take this Kong: Skull Island trailer, for example. Cutting on the beat can ramp up the pace of your edit and thematically close your scene. If you’re dealing with music, cutting on the beat can be simple, even if the song doesn’t quite reach the point you want it to during playback — or if it isn’t as long as you’d hoped. This process is simple with Adobe Audition’s Remixing feature. Cutting to the beat depends on knowing how the software reads audio files in your timeline and how you can manipulate them with your video.ReverbEnding a track with reverb requires a few more steps, but is is still straightforward. Find the beat where you want the reverb to begin, cut it, isolate the clip, then nest it. This will open the clip in a new sequence. Then, you’ll add black video to the new sequence, which will allow you to extend the audio clip for as long as you want the reverb to last. Finally, apply the reverb and drag out the echo. (The preceding tutorial also covers the effect in Avid and Final Cut Pro X.)KeyframingThe problem with using default audio transitions is the lack of control over the effects. With keyframing, you can pinpoint the exact time and location of your transition. This customization will make your edit more precise and rewarding for your audience.Know of any other ways to end audio tracks in Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Cows kill leopard in Maharashtra

first_imgA leopard, which had suffered critical injuries in an attack by cows in Gautala wildlife sanctuary in Aurangabad recently, died on Friday morning, a forest official said. The feline was being treated at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre, near Junnar, in Pune district. “After the leopard killed a calf at Bhambarwadi Shivar in Gautala on Monday morning, a herd of cows charged at it. One of the cows lifted the leopard on its horns and flung it in the air,” Forest Officer Raosaheb Kale said. The leopard suffered fractures on its backbone and internal injuries in the attack.last_img read more

U.P. private varsities to be governed by umbrella act

first_imgThose looking to set up private universities in Uttar Pradesh will be required to submit an undertaking that the university will not get involved in “anti-national activities of any sort”.The varsities would also have to submit that they would not allow such activities to take place on their premises or in the name of the university.Such acts will be considered a violation of the conditions provided for the setting up of the universities and would authorise the State government to take action according to the relevant legal provisions.The above provisions are part of the conditions laid down by the Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Ordinance, 2019 that was approved by Yogi Adityanath’s Cabinet on Tuesday.As per a government press note, national integration, secularism, social harmony, international goodwill, moral building and “desh bhakti” (patriotism) have been included among the objectives of universities under the UPPUO.With the UPPOU, all private universities in U.P., including the 27 existing ones, would come under an umbrella act. Currently, the private universities in the State have been set up and are running through separate acts and sanctions.However, the umbrella act would override all the acts as a “controlling body” to monitor and regulate the private varsities, said Sidharth Nath Singh, a Cabinet Minister. The new system would look to bring uniformity to the fee structure, quality of education, implementation of the UGC guidelines and would attempt to “introduce the best practices of international universities,” said Mr. Singh.Permanent jobAmong the proposals are a minimum of 75% of teachers appointed to the private universities would be permanent and not contractual and their quality would be monitored online, he said.A university in a city would need to have a minimum space of 20 acres while in rural areas they would need over 50 acres. The existing 27 universities have one year to implement the new changes.last_img read more

Scindia meets Kamal Nath, discusses flood situation

first_imgAmid the turf war among the various factions of the Congress to helm the Madhya Pradesh unit, party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia met Chief Minister Kamal Nath here on Tuesday. However, he discussed the flood situation in the State.Mr. Scindia apprised Mr. Nath on the situation including in his political bastion Gwalior and exhorted him to resurvey the ravaged areas so that appropriate compensation could be given to the affected. “Mr. Nath has agreed to survey areas which have not been surveyed yet, and resurvey other areas after the rains,” he said. “There was no discussion with Mr. Nath on the post of the next State party chief. Instead, we took up only people’s issues,” he told reporters. Mr. Nath holds the post of the president of the State unit. Ministers Govind Singh Rajput and Mahendra Singh Sisodia, three MLAs and State spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi accompanied Mr. Scindia. Mr. Nath said excess rain had caused a damage of more than ₹10,000 crore. “Continuing rain and floods in several areas are making it difficult to conduct surveys there. Despite this, survey of damage to crops and houses had begun in several districts,” he said. Due to flood in the Chambal river, 6,300 residents of 33 villages in the submergence area of Sheopur district were affected. The Army and the district administration were shifting them to relief camps, said a statement from the Chief Minister’s office. So far, more than 220 people had died in rain-related incidents this season and more than 45,000 people had been shifted to relief camps from flood-hit areas.last_img read more

Tri-colour hoisted at Games Village

first_imgThe Indian tri-colour was hoisted at the picturesque Asian Games Village on Thursday and as the national anthem was rendered, athletes and officials stood up with pride in their hearts. When one is at home and hears the national anthem, people do stand up. But the mood changes altogether abroad, what with so much at stake in a mega event.This was a day when differences didn’t seem to matter as Indian Olympic Association secretary general Randhir Singh and president Suresh Kalmadi were sitting close to each other.To say that differences exist between these two sports officials would be stating the obvious. However, away from home, where Randhir also wears the hat of Olympic Council of Asia secretary general, he was trying not to be critical.”We are hopeful that India will do well at the Asian Games. Considering our results at the Commonwealth Games and previous editions of the Asiad, we will do better. Recently, US president Barack Obama stated that India is now growing to be a superpower. I see that happening in the sphere of sports as well,” he said.Randhir has more things to worry about in coming days as the OCA will be taking note of countries which want to bid for the 2019 Asian Games. “On Friday and Saturday, we have the OCA executive board and the general body meeting. India will put its claim forward,” he said. Even though the better known athletes from the shooting fraternity like Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra, Manavjit Sandhu and Ronjan Sondhi were not present at the ceremony, the other athletes mingled freely.advertisementSaina Nehwal and Sania Mirza were also not there but talk had already veered around to who will be the flag-bearer on Friday at the opening ceremony in case Gagan Narang skipped it.As the shooting competitions start just a day later and Narang will be competing in the air rifle event, there is speculation that he would perhaps like to rest on Friday and miss the opening ceremony. Narang was himself not available for comment on Thursday.However, given the hype over who will be the flagbearer at an Asian Games, it is expected Narang will be there.Randhir said that it was not a big issue. “At the Moscow Olympics, I was named the flag-bearer but had to skip it as I had a competition soon. As of now, it will be Saina Nehwal who will be the alternate to Narang,” he said.However, Kalmadi had a different take on the subject and he said: “Gagan would not skip the opening.”Amidst all this speculation, TV channels started asking MC Mary Kom if she would like to be the flag bearer! She, however, did not want to say anything.last_img read more

Valverde insists Mascherano still has part to play

first_imgTransfers ‘We are still counting on Mascherano’ – Valverde insists Argentine still has part to play Dom Farrell 06:42 12/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Javier Mascherano Barcelona Getty Transfers Barcelona Barcelona v Sporting CP Sporting CP UEFA Champions League The long-time Barcelona defender is rumoured to want an exit from the Catalan club ahead of next summer’s World Cup Ernesto Valverde says Javier Mascherano still has a part to play at Barcelona amid rumours he has asked to leave the clubBarca host Sporting CP in the Champions League on Tuesday, with their spot in the knockout stages as Group D winners already secured.That might be just as well for Valverde, who only has Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen to choose from as fit senior centre-backs after Samuel Umtiti suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The France centre-back joins Mascherano in the treatment room – with the veteran defensive player recently speaking of his time at Camp Nou coming to an end .Mundo Deportivo has since reported that Mascherano has put in a transfer request, with his eyes on a January move to the Chinese Super League and increased playing time ahead of Argentina’s 2018 World Cup campaign.Speaking ahead of the Sporting match, Valverde played down his transfer plans and insisted Mascherano remained an important member of the Barcelona squad.”The transfer window hasn’t arrived yet. We’ve been talking about the winter transfer window since August,” said the former Athletic Bilbao boss, who batted back questions regarding a purported swoop for Colombia international Yerry Mina.”When it comes we will talk about the winter transfer window. We are still counting on Mascherano. He is a member of the team, is committed to Barcelona and has been for a long, long time.”I can’t talk about hypothetical conversations really. I’m happy with Mascherano. I want him to be here with us. I’ve not got concern about him.”Valverde: “Our obligation is to win. The Champions League has given us a lot and we have to respect the competition” #FCBlive — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 4, 2017 Barcelona announced Umtiti would be sidelined for eight weeks with his injury but Valverde suggested he could return sooner.”We’ve got December to think about these things but Samuel Umtiti’s injury is not a long-term one. By January, he should be coming back,” he added.”We have some injury problems that we have to think about but we have more analysis to do in that department [transfers] before I can make any official statement.”Utility man Sergi Roberto distanced himself from suggestions he could fill in at centre-back when he addressed the media before his coach, who has already come up with back-up plans.”Sergio Busquets has played there sometimes, Lucas Digne has done so as well,” Valverde added. “We’re going to have to find an answer, there’s no doubt about that.”At the moment we’ve still got healthy centre-backs. Let’s hope they don’t get injured. If they do, then we’ve got a problem.”last_img read more

Mrunal wraps season 1 of Baahubali Before The Beginning

first_imgMumbai: Mrunal Thakur on August 22 said that she has finished shooting for the first season of ‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning’. The actor is starring as a young Sivagami in Netflix’s ambitious live-action series based on Anand Neelakantan’s 2017 book ‘The Rise of Sivagami’. “We are done with season one. I can’t wait for the audience to experience the Mahishmati kingdom before ‘Baahubali’ film series in two-three months,” Mrunal said. The series, co-directed by Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru, will trace the dramatic rise of Queen Sivagami and her empire. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaSouth star Ramya Krishnan played the role in the blockbuster Baahubali franchise, directed by SS Rajamouli. The actor said the role of Sivagami attracted her to the project. “Everybody knows what happened later (in the films). People are more curious to know what must have happened earlier. I think the mystery is all about that, which I’m sure people will enjoy,” she added. Mrunal, who recently featured in films such as Batla House and Super 30, said she wants to do a dance-based project that would involve Kathak. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna”Before doing Super 30 I had this mental blockage that I will never be able to dance, especially Kathak. So that one barrier is broken. I am looking forward to doing a project which has a lot of Kathak. If there is a Devdas 2, I’d love to be a part of it.” The actor walked the ramp at the LFW for Aavaran Udaipur. The label presented its new collection, ‘An Ode to Dabu’, at the fashion gala. Mrunal said she likes how the brand is about getting back to the roots. “There’s this traditional vibe and at the same time there is no age bracket and for any occasion.”last_img read more

Norfolk General Hospital welcomes new chief of staff

Norfolk General Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr. Amir Sheik-Yousouf as the new chief of staff.“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sheik-Yousouf to NGH,”  Tom White, chair of the NGH board of directors,  said in a press release. “We look forward to his energy and passion on our team and have the greatest confidence in his representing our hospital and community.”Sheik-Yousouf graduated from Rotman School of Business with an executive MBA in July 2017.He is a Fellow of the Royal College in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, previously working in an academic setting at Sunnybrook Hospital. He has worked in a community setting at the Milton District Hospital for the past five years and continues to maintain a practice in Milton.Sheik-Yousouf was born in the United Kingdom to parents of Mauritian descent. After completing high school he was awarded a full scholarship to study medicine at Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan. He completed his MBBS in 2004, worked on a one-year internship at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science, and then immigrated to Canada in 2006.He takes over from Dr. Nancy Gabel, who has been in the chief of staff position for the past six years.White thanked Gabel for her commitment and dedication.Sheik-Yosouf will begin his duties on June 3. read more

Utah author says woman plagiarized her Christian romance novel added sex scenes

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah author says a schoolteacher plagiarized her Christian romance novel, added graphic sex scenes and passed it off as her own.In a case she says brings to light plagiarism in the burgeoning world of online self-publishing, Rachel Ann Nunes of Orem filed a federal lawsuit in August against a Layton teacher, Tiffanie Rushton, who she says cut and pasted large sections from an electronic copy of her book.Nunes wrote “Love to the Highest Bidder” in 1998 about two art dealers, one from New York and the other from California, who meet while competing for an Indian Buddha statue and fall in love.It was first published by a Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-oriented publisher. After the book went out of print, Nunes got the copyright and put out a slightly revised e-book version on with the name “A Bid for Love.”Rushton’s manuscript, “The Auction Deal,” is about an art dealer who goes to Beverly Hills to bid on a rare sculpture and meets a successful gallery owner from Chicago, according to an online description. The full e-book has been pulled from the site claims the book, which was not published in print, was written by Rushton under the pen name Sam Taylor Mullens.“All the characters are the same, lines throughout and the plot. It is really hard for me to read it,” Nunes said Tuesday. “I feel like my life has been stolen.”She named a character after one of her seven children, making the added sex scenes particularly disturbing.Rushton did not return phone and email messages seeking comment, and no attorney has yet been listed for her.Though the story had been altered, Nunes says the details were recognizable to bloggers who Rushton asked to review an advance copy of the manuscript.Nunes’ book, for example, contained this line in chapter one: “For six years, he had put up with her overt stares and innuendos because she was not only his boss and sole owner of the gallery but also his friend.”Rushton’s first chapter included a similar line, according to a screen shot posted online by Nunes: “For ten years, I’d tolerated her overt stares and innuendos because she was part owner of our gallery and always seemed to find opportunities with new clients that helped the gallery that I could not.”Rushton appeared to be recasting the niche Christian story Nunes wrote into a book that would appeal to a mainstream romance reader looking for a more erotic tale, she said.“It really is the thing that sells the most,” said Nunes, who has written 47 books in the last 18 years.In email exchanges between Rushton and Nunes, Rushton said the idea came from a friend who died in a car wreck and that she didn’t want to reveal her real name because she is Mormon and her extended family wouldn’t approve of her writing, according to the suit.Nunes said she’s confirmed Mullens and Rushton are the same woman, though she declined to provide details, citing the lawsuit. A spokesman for the Davis School District confirmed that Rushton has been a third-grade teacher since 1993.After their exchange, Nunes says negative reviews began popping up on, Facebook and other websites. She alleges that Rushton created seven different profiles in an attempt to discredit her.Nunes is seeking at least $150,000 in damages as well as attorney’s fees in the suit, which was first reported by the Ogden Standard-Examiner. Since filing it, Nunes says she’s heard from other authors whose work has also been copied from their e-books. The books are often pulled when the plagiarism is identified but later reposted under a different name.“It’s so much easier … online, you can be so anonymous,” she said. “How many authors can afford to take someone to court? That’s your life savings, that’s your whole future.” Utah author says woman plagiarized her Christian romance novel, added sex scenes by Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2014 1:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

US stocks slip as oil price fades bringing down energy sector Apple

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 19, 2015. Stocks are edging lower in early trading, giving up some of the gains they made the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are moving mostly lower in midday trading, led by declines in the energy sector as the price of oil resumes a long-term slide.The dollar rebounded Thursday, a day after plunging against the euro.Exxon Mobil and Chevron were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average.The Dow welcomed its newest member, Apple, on Thursday. The iPhone maker took the place of AT&T.The Dow was down 127 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 17,948 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 12 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 2,087. The Nasdaq edged up four points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,987.Crude oil fell 92 cents to $45.73 a barrel.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.95 per cent. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2015 9:56 am MDT US stocks slip as oil price fades, bringing down energy sector; Apple joins Dow industrials read more

Polyus delays commissioning of Natalka – to be Russias largest gold mine

first_imgPolyus Gold International, the largest gold producer in Russia, has decided, in light of the challenging market conditions, to re-sequence the development of the Natalka project (to be Russia’s largest gold mine) and delay the launch of the plant to summer 2015 from the previously announced target of summer 2014. Although it is operationally possible to commence gold production at the Natalka mine as previously planned, Polyus Gold deems it prudent to postpone its commissioning given the recent substantial decline in the gold price and the possibility of further weakness. The decision to extend the construction schedule will, therefore, enable Polyus Gold to better balance the capital requirements of Natalka with the need to maintain a sound balance sheet and robust funding position in the uncertain macro environment. Further to a deferral of the project’s residual capex, the re-sequencing will allow the company to identify additional cost and operational efficiencies, including the optimisation of capital and operating expenditures, improvements to the project design and the potential implementation of the photo metric separation technology (optical sorting) as a way to pre-enrich the ore.Polyus Gold expects to finalise a detailed plan of improvements to the project by the middle of 2014 following a thorough project assessment review scheduled for H1 2014. In the meantime, construction works onsite will continue, albeit at a slower pace as compared to previously planned. Mining works which actively commenced in 2013 in accordance with the license terms will also continue.Pavel Grachev, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Polyus Gold: “Polyus Gold remains fully committed to bringing Natalka on stream. Once in operation, it will be Russia’s largest gold mine with its first stage producing an average of 500,000 oz/y of gold. The gold mining sector has to adapt to a tough business environment today, with the gold price decrease of 30% over the last 12 months to the level of $1,200/oz. Moreover, there is a possibility of further decline. In light of these challenges, we will advance the project in a prudent manner so as to benefit from an extended construction schedule and seize every opportunity to improve the project’s economics to ensure maximum returns to all our stakeholders, including shareholders, authorities and local communities.”Natalka has the potential to eventually reach an annual output of 1.5 Moz. It is located about 400 km from the sea port of Magadan in the Far East of Russia, Natalka is one of the largest known undeveloped gold deposits in the world. The mine is expected to have a processing capacity of 10 Mt/y of ore at the launch of its operations. Following a stage by stage increase of the mill throughput to 40 Mt of ore annually (conventional shovel-and-truck open-pit operation).Gold reserves (Proven and Probable) amount to 31.6 Moz and resources (Measured, Indicated and Inferred) are estimated at 59.7 Moz.last_img read more

Dyche is delighted after McNeils first goal

first_imgThe 19-year-old midfielder scored his first goal for Burnley in his second English Premier League start of the season19-year-old midfielder Dwight McNeil scored his first goal for Burnley as his team defeated West Ham United 2-0.And for manager Sean Dyche, this was great and will definitely give his player boost.“I’m delighted for Dwight. The first goal, there’s seven passes and they haven’t touched the ball, I’m really pleased with that, and Dwight is a player with real quality,” Dyche told Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The pride in him and his family will be enormous. I like him a lot, he’s featured a couple of times for us, but it’s about judging when these young players play.”“We’re a little bit stretched with injuries, but I thought it was valid today. I was delighted for him,” he added.“It was really tough on Joe [Hart]. He’s a fantastic ‘keeper and a professional. He was the first one to jump up when Tom made the save from Andy Carroll late on.”last_img read more

No admin posts for seniors after 58 yrs Protesting doctors to

first_imgHyderabad: Following government’s decision to increase the retirement age of teaching faculty in government medical colleges from 58 years to 65 years, a section of doctors, who have opposed the decision all along, have decided to insist on a provision that no administrative posts should be given to seniors after crossing 58 years, while guidelines are prepared. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us They feel the objective of the age hike decision is to address the lack of teaching staff in hospitals and it will not be fulfilled if seniors continue to hold plum posts in the administration and in the department. According to the doctors, some seniors holding key posts have set eyes on continuing in that posts now that age hike decision has been taken. Also Read – Opposition leaders exhort farmers to step up agitation Advertise With Us “If not for age enhancement decision, some of the seniors, holding administrative posts, were set to retire this month end as they have completed 58 years of age. Now they want to enjoy the power by continuing in that post for some more time. This should not be allowed,” stated the doctors. The cut-off age for holding administrative posts is different in different States, in some States it is 60 years while in some others it is 62 years irrespective of the enhanced retirement age. Advertise With Us It remains to be seen what cut-off age would the Telangana government finalise for seniors to hold administrative posts. Members of the Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJDA) and Healthcare Reforms Doctors Association (HRDA) have decided to stress on “no administrative posts for seniors after 58 years” while giving their views to the panel that would be constituted to frame guidelines. “Health Minister had assured the TJUDA that their views would be taken into consideration while framing age hike implementation guidelines. We would also put forth our view on this issue,” stated HRDA president Dr Mahesh Kumar. A section of Telangana Government Doctors Association also echoed similar sentiments. The doctors stated that their view was conveyed to Health Minister earlier when he invited them for talks on various pending issues.last_img read more

4 of Punjabi family attempts suicide in Hyderabad 2 die

first_imgFour of a family hailing from Punjab has attempted suicide on Thursday here at DD colony in Amberpet. The family consumed cool drink laced with sleeping pills to end their lives. Locals alerted the police who shifted the victims to Andhra Mahila Sabha Hospital. Of the four, two of them identified as Pawan (65) and his Neelam (55) were dead and the other two Mannu (34) and Nikhil (30) are battling for life. The reason for the suicide is yet to be known. A case has been registered by the police.last_img read more

Local School Superintendent Who Criticized Texans Quarterback Resigns

first_imgOnalaska Independent School DistrictLynn Redden.A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that “You can’t count on a black quarterback” in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson resigned this past weekend.In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden said his comment posted earlier in the week on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page was “wrong and inappropriate.”He also apologized to Watson, who is black, and pointed out that Watson could have criticized him for his comment but instead “chose peace and positivity.”Redden had criticized Watson for letting the clock run down before completing a pass in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.Redden’s comment prompted the school board to convene a special meeting Saturday. Sharelast_img read more

After Inventing the Checkin Foursquare Pivots With Efforts to Sell its Location

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Foursquare has gone through a profound transformation since it popularized the concept of the “check-in” back in 2009.The New York-based company’s main business is now licensing its location data to other companies like American Express, Pinterest and Land Rover. When you use a geofilter in Snapchat or type a venue name into Uber, you’re using Foursquare data.What’s led so many companies to rely on Foursquare’s location technology?For starters, there are the more than 10 billion check-ins that Foursquare’s 50 million monthly users have registered to date. But the company’s real “superpower,” according to founder and chairman Dennis Crowley, is something called Pilgrim. And starting Wednesday, Foursquare is making Pilgrim available to all apps for the first time.“We live in a world today where people are building things based off of basic GPS coordinates,” Crowley told Business Insider during a recent interview. With Pilgrim, Foursquare can give other apps and marketers “specific awareness of context in space” — a “big idea” Crowley said will “take time for people to wrap their heads around.”While traditional GPS can see when a phone enters a mall, Foursquare’s Pilgrim technology is able to understand that the phone is on the second floor of said mall and inside a J Crew store for the second time. It’s by analyzing this data that Foursquare has been able to accurately predict everything from iPhone to Chipotle sales.Crowley envisions other companies using Pilgrim to send notifications like hyper-specific coupons and even create Pokémon Go-like games that “change based upon where you bring your phone.” Foursquare’s main app has been using Pilgrim for years to send custom-tailored recommendations based on where its users go in the real world.For Crowley, who first made his name by selling his location-based social network Dodgeball to Google in 2005, opening up Pilgrim is the culmination of Foursquare’s seven-year history. While the company won’t disclose actual numbers, Crowley said that “revenue is growing nicely” and that the business is in “a really healthy spot right now.”“We always thought that someone would come along and make something like the Pilgrim SDK and we would just use it,” he said. “I don’t think we imagined way back in the day that we would be the company to actually bring this to market.” March 2, 2017 This story originally appeared on Business Insider Register Now »last_img read more

Report Low Appraisals Not at Fault for Slow Housing Recovery

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News, Origination Share Despite complaints from Realtors that low appraisals are disrupting home sales, a new analysis from FNC Inc. argues that valuations have had little impact in the delayed housing recovery.As home values have made a rapid ascent in the past few years, those on the sales side point to lagging appraisal models as a major hurdle to finalizing transactions. In a 2012 study, the National Association of Realtors found a combined 35 percent of members surveyed reported delayed, renegotiated, or even canceled sales contracts as a result of lower than expected valuations.In a newly released report, however, FNC maintains that despite anecdotal reports, “there is no strong evidence that low appraisal valuations contributed to mortgages falling through.”Examining a sample of appraisals done this year, the company reported that nearly nine in 10 purchase loan appraisals “provide a value opinion that supports the transaction price,” with an estimated 27.6 percent valuing at contract price and 61.4 percent coming in above contract.Out of those homes appraised at values below contract price, only 10.2 percent have short by 1 percent or more year-to-date—well within the typical 10–12 percent range, the company says.At the same time, the share of above-contract appraisals valued at more than 1 percent of the home’s contract price year-to-date is 40.4 percent—a statistic FNC calls “puzzling.””If [the] market is relatively efficient in setting prices, below-contract and above-contract appraisals are expected to occur with similar frequencies,” the firm said in its report.In other findings, FNC reported results were consistent across all price tiers, with approximately 90 percent of purchase loans appraised at or above contract all-around.Breaking down the results, however, low-tier properties appear much more likely to be appraised significantly above contract, with nearly one-third of homes priced at $150,000 or lower appraised above contract by 3 percent or more compared with only 13.3 percent of properties priced above $500,000. Report: Low Appraisals Not at Fault for Slow Housing Recoverycenter_img Appraisals FNC Inc. National Association of Realtors Valuation 2014-09-26 Tory Barringer September 26, 2014 498 Views last_img read more

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