Online streaming giant SoundCloud has been in financial trouble for some time now, and it seems the company’s founders are considering drastic steps to maintain their product. According to a news item in Bloomberg, the owners of the German-based company are mulling over the option of selling their company for a steep $1 billion sum.Though Bloomberg’s sources wished to remain private during any potential negotiations, SoundCloud is indeed “exploring strategic options” for the business. While they may ultimately opt not to sell, it appears as though serious measures will need to be taken in order to make SoundCloud profitable. The streaming site found a niche as a place for anyone to share and discover music, such as their recently-introduced premium service with fewer ads and increased access. There are also premium accounts for artists, based on storage space and additional features.If SoundCloud is priced at $1 Billion, we can only hope that any corporate entity looking to take over the site doesn’t change it for the worse.
On October 12, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns briefed Argentine officials on the alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C., a U.S. spokeswoman said. “Argentina was one of the countries called by Deputy Secretary Burns today,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters when asked if Argentina was among countries briefed about the plot. But she said she would not “go beyond” what was in the indictment charging two Iranians with plotting to kill the envoy when a reporter asked if the plot also involved plans to bomb the Israeli and Saudi embassies in Buenos Aires. “I would simply say that we do believe that there were other targets and there were follow-on notions by these plotters, but we do believe that the entire plot has now been disrupted,” Nuland said. Argentina accused current and former top Iranian officials – including former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani – of being behind the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association that killed 85 people. The Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was also the target of an attack in 1992, in which 29 people were killed and 200 wounded. Lawmakers, meanwhile, warned that the plot in which Iran allegedly tried to enlist the help of a Mexican drug cartel member – who turned out to be a U.S. informant – showed Iran’s growing activity in Latin America. By Dialogo October 14, 2011
The Tioga County Office of Emergency Services says the masks were donated by FEMA through the New York State Division of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Management. (WBNG) — Tioga County will distribute 10,000 cloth face masks to its residents. A list that names the sites will be released later. The Tioga County Office of Emergency Services says it will establish distribution sites for the free masks throughout the county. To find out where you can donate additional masks, click here.
Virat Kohli notched up his 40th ODI century.Kohli smashed his second ton against Australia in Nagpur.India lead the series 1-0. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Kohli started off with a bang by hammering Coulter-Nile for two boundaries in the fourth over. After a great start, Kohli rotated the strike and continued to maintain a good rate of scoring. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Kohli found the boundary by steering a flatter delivery to the third man fence. The Indian skipper was given good company by Vijay Shankar and he grew in confidence, hammering Adam Zampa, the bowler who has dismissed him four times for two boundaries, one to deep square leg and another to deep extra cover. In the process, Kohli registered his 89th fifty-plus score in ODIs, in addition to 39 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has the most with 145 scores of fifty-plus and it includes a world record 49 centuries and a massive 96 ODI fifties. Kohli became the 24th batsmen to hit 50+ fifties in ODIs. After getting to the landmark, Kohli targeted both Lyon and Zampa but his straight-drive resulted in Vijay Shankar being run-out for 46. Despite losing MS Dhoni (0) and Kedar Jadhav (11) in quick succession, Kohli held firm and shared a solid stand with Ravindra Jadeja. Kohli survived a run-out chance as Maxwell missed with the throw at the striker’s end and he drilled Coulter-Nile to the deep extra cover fence to come closer to the landmark. Kohli notched up the landmark in grand style by steering Coulter-Nile to the third man fence to bring up his century in style. It was his seventh century against Australia, equalling Rohit Sharma’s tally and he is now second in the all-time list, behind Tendulkar. Kohli, however, is the first batsman to hit seven or more centuries against three teams, scoring eight against Sri Lanka and seven each against West Indies and Australia.After blasting a boundary off Zampa straight down the ground, Kohli pulled a short ball from Cummins to deep midwicket where Marcus Stoinis took the catch and he departed for 116 off 120 balls. The Indian skipper is on his way of creating more records in the coming games. India are currently leading the five-match ODI series 1-0 after victory in Hyderabad. New Delhi: When Virat Kohli comes out to bat everytime in an ODI, everybody expects a century or at least a fifty. In many cases, the Indian cricket team skipper does not disappoint his vast legion of fans and his amazing consistency is proof. In the Nagpur ODI against Australia on Tuesday, Kohli enhanced his already legendary status in this format by blasting his 40th century to put India on course for a big score at the VCA stadium. This knock will be highly rated by many as it came with the Indian cricket team losing wickets at regular intervals. Kohli had already signalled his intentions that he was ready for a big score today after nudging a back of a length delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile to deep backward square leg to bring up his 50th half-century. Prior to the Nagpur ODI, Kohli was facing a situation called ‘nervous 40s’. In four out of five ODIs against Australia and New Zealand, Kohli was out in the 40s, managing scores of 46,45,43 and 44 in the previous ODI in Hyderabad. However, in this match at Nagpur, Kohli displayed his brilliance as he revived India following Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s cheap dismissals.