A profitable day for The City of Apopka

first_img Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Let me make it very clear who is sitting on the council now and voted for your water rates, sewer rates, re-use water rates that were increased, plus all the additional charges and fees that I discussed up above in my postings and approved of them. First, Commissioner Becker and Commissioner Bankson were not to blame, as they had not been elected at that time. This ordinance for an increase occurred starting at the Feb. 3, 2016 Apopka City Council Meeting, Ordinance 2475, and at that first reading Commissioner Ruth made the motion to increase the rates, seconded by Commissioner Velasquez……….all others, Commissioner Dean, Commissioner Arrowsmith, and Mayor Kilsheimer all voted in favor too, and voted aye. The first reading was all in favor. Then there had to be another vote, a second reading, and Commissioner Ruth made the motion to increase the rates again, and approve the ordinance 2475, and Commissioner Velazquez made the second, and Commissoner Arrowsmith voted for approval, Mayor Kilsheimer voted for it, and this is where it gets sticky because Commissioner Dean this time changed his vote, and voted against the ordinance to increase your water, sewer, re-use water rates and all of the excessive extra fees. So Commissioner Dean was not responsible in the long run for upping your water rates, that was the second reading of the ordinance, and it passed 4-1 with Commissioner Dean voting against it. The second reading was Feb. 17, 2016. I looked it back up because I wanted to get it right. You can heard it at Apopka.net, Feb. 3, 2016 council meeting and Feb. 17, 2016, council meeting………..so who listens to the citizens, as our representatives of the people??? Regarding tax increases, utility increases, fees, etc.????? Remember them that could care less what you have to say, and hold them responsible, sooner or later! Reply Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm Reply August 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply Mama Mia Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply August 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. One other fact that I find fascinating is that when the west side well at Grossenbacher Water Plant was drilled, there were old shark’s teeth found way down in there and were pulled up during the drilling. I guess it is true that Florida was once completely covered by the ocean. I got to go cook supper now…………… Please enter your name here Reply Reply Yeah, and the SJRWMD gave $ 70, 088 dollars to the city, as a partner, to help the city educate and show citizens, commercial accounts holders, and the city itself, on how to conserve water from the aquifer, and identify high water usage accounts. The mayor wants to increase his donation to the Apopka Begins and Ends With A program, the non-profit program, that helps the local school system get a better school grade rating. The mayor wants to give $ 70,000 to that program for the coming year, for the schools, in the coming budget, out of tax payer funds! And at the same time, has the gall to ask the council for a millage rate increase on property taxes….. Odd, isn’t it, that is the same amount that SJRWMD gave to the city, pretty much? I think I’m onto something here……Hmmmm.???……….the mayor already has a plan to conserve water, and it has already been pasted, and approved, by the city council, prior to the last election. It is called PAYING OUT YOUR BUTT for your water, sewer, and re-use in the form of a bill increase every year, annually for the next five years, and you will see your first monthly increase, on your Oct. 2016, bill, and it will increase each year for the next five years, and will COMPOUND just like the interest on your credit cards!!!!. Thanks a lot for nothing, old city council, not new council members just elected……….W&$%)&@X!T*)^F$^U!!!!!!! If you go on vacation and have to cut the water off and then back on later expect a charge for the cut- ons and cut- offs……also you will pay for minimum water bill, sewer bill, and re-use bill, even though there is no water being used on your home during your vacation or your trip back up north as a snowbird resident, or for any other reason. This is also part of what the old city council pasted and approved recently, prior to Commissioner Bankson and Commissioner Becker’s arrival as commissioners……thanks for nothing old council members, and I don’t mean under Mayor Land either, you all, in part, who are sitting up there now, except for Commissioner Becker and Commissioner Bankson, who were not there then, when you all refused to listen to the citizens!!!! ……..^#x%@!85)$!ZY^*!!!!! Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm August 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply August 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm August 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm I, for one, as an Apopka city resident and taxpayer, am tired of the City of Apopka, giving away money to non-profits, and I don’t care who they are! All of them. And I don’t care what Buddy Dyer does over in Orlando. You now understand why his tax rates keep going sky high. Wasting money, that is not his, but acts like it is his! Same thing is going to happen here in this city, if someone doesn’t stop it! Apopka Youth Works………..why is the city giving away money to pay for them a job? I wouldn’t have a problem with the program, if they were employed by the city, with the city paying their wages, but they go work for private businesses, and the city pays the bill for them to work somewhere else! It is true. Plus a non-profit pays part too, I understand. Let them work for the city, if the city is going to pay them, and do something for the good of the city doing a job! Good grief. Go wash some fire trucks, file some paperwork, sort out something up at city hall, wash the garbage trucks, pick up paper in the parks, something! I don’t mean something dangerous, but my goodness, if they want the money, they can’t expect to sit on their duffs in an air conditioned building and just whirl around in a computer chair at a desk, playing big wig! My husband and I were not so lucky at that age, to have someone coddle us with jobs, we had to go find one ourselves if we wanted money. Let them work at the city, and do something for the money that the taxpayers have to pay for them!!!!!! Plenty of fire hydrants to be painted, hint hint……….. Please enter your comment! Yeah, also if you didn’t know it, emergency calls to cut your water off for a leak, used to be a courtesy and there was no charge. Now you will be charged a fee. $ 35.00 to come cut it off, and $35.00 to turn it back on. Don’t mess with the cut off valve yourself because if you break it, then you will be charged for the damage, yourself, or if they catch you………………….. Mama Mia August 5, 2016 at 11:43 am Mama Mia Mama Miacenter_img Thanks for those details. They have been added to the story. August 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm TAGScity council meeting Previous articleHurricane Earl makes landfallNext articleOn This Day: Anne Frank Captured Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Just to clarify, the AHA Players presented a check in the amount of $500. Additional monies raised through Aunt Gingibread’s concession sales and donations made directly to Christian at the event brought the overall total raised to be almost $800. Yesterday, two tall sand crane birds almost got hit. We were moving along pretty good in the far right lane when all of a sudden out of nowhere coming across the fives lanes of heavy traffic, in front of Dream Lake the birds stepped right and we managed to avoid them and go on, after hitting the brakes. Their gray color blended right in with the color of the road, and they walked between the cars! I looked over to the left lane beside us, and spotted Commissioner Bankson, in his car, and he avoided hitting them too. It happened so fast, but they managed to get on across, the heavy fast traffic, over to pick along Dream Lake Park. I would have just died if we had of hit them! Reply Reply Reply And for the record, there is a professionally made, Re-call Mayor Kilsheimer sign stuck in the ground right near the intersection of my home, and it is not a painted do-it-yourself homemade sign, and Mayor Kilsheimer, I didn’t do it! Don’t blame me for that one……….I didn’t do it!!! Jim Meadows Now regarding the claim that there is water that stinks like poop really bad coming from the Grossenbacher Water Plant, that is not the drinking water, that is along the sidewalks, when from time to time, and it happens in all cities, the sewer lines get backed up from something that was flushed, and stuck to the lines, and this causes a backup of the sewage and when that happens, you can look at the manhole covers, they will be clearly marked with the words sanitary sewer, and they will be in place over the holes, but the sewer water will be overflowing, from underneath, and will run down the streets, along the sidewalks, and down the storm drains. It happens, if you know what I mean. LOL! I saw it happen not too long ago and was hunting the phones to call it in on my cell phone, then I saw the crews coming to work on it, right there along Park Avenue at Grossenbacher, Nightingale, Sandpiper, etc……Don’t get confused, and think that is the drinking water smelling like that!!! Believe me, it does smell like poop, because that is what it is, when the sewer lines back up! Mayor Kilsheimer, you will be pleased to know that the sign was gone this morning. I checked near the intersection around 7:25 am and it was gone. Didn’t see it tossed in the high grass either. Maybe the best place to conserve the water would be for the city to look at their own efforts of conservation………what about the 85 MILLION GALLONS OF WASTEWATER that was suppose to be used for re-use water, but was pumped onto the spray fields and wasted. That is a tremendous amount of water, OMG! Picture this, the potable water tank at Grossenbacher Water Plant, the big one, holds one million gallons. Now picture that amount, because you can drive by there and see it, now multiply that amount you pictured in your mind, times 85, and that is the amount, 85 millions gallons of wasterwater, that was to be used for re-use water, and sold through the water system to residents for their lawns, that was WASTED, and why? Anuvia, and their excessive high levels of nitrates, that messed up our waste water plant for awhile, and put us in the news in a negative light, that’s why! Is the problem solved now, and at what cost, has it cost us the tax payers? We will never know, for sure………… 17 COMMENTS Mama Mia August 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm Reply August 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Reply Good people can disagree on budgets, spending, reserves and how to manage them, but when giant checks show up at The City Council meeting, everyone is generally happy. It was a profitable day for The City of Apopka, with grants, gifts and 5-0 votes to accept the funds filling the early agenda.Apopka Boy Scout Troop #211 received a check from The City of Apopka.It started off with Christian Lamphere and his Boy Scout Troop #211 receiving a gift of $1,500 from The City of Apopka for their assistance with the Independence Day event. The Troop helped event goers get their cars parked efficiently.Lamphere also received a check for $800 from Jim Meadows, Founder of the AHA Players community theater group. He also gave Lamphere a banner listing the names of all the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lamphere is constructing a 9/11 memorial at Apopka City Hall with support from The City of Apopka and the community.The money was raised during the AHA Players’ June Performance of “The Guys” at the Apopka Community Center. The performance included a display of a section of the original World Trade Center, which will be the centerpiece of the 9-11 memorial. Aunt Gingibread’s Bakery also sold items for the event. The AHA Players portion of the $800 donation was $500. Additional monies raised through Aunt Gingibread’s concession sales and donations made directly to Christian at the event brought the overall total raised to almost $800.The Duke Energy Foundation presented a check for $9,500 to support Apopka Begins and Ends With ‘A.’ The Duke grant is the first-ever cash award for the program, which the City launched in October 2015.The City of Apopka received a grant from Duke Energy for Apopka begins and ends with ‘A’.The city program seeks to help Apopka schools work toward achieving an “A” rating from the state of Florida through a program of focused community involvement into educational activities. The program’s goals are to improve student outcomes as well as the perception of Apopka-area schools. Overall, the City’s long-term objective is to increase Apopka’s prospects for economic development.“In November of 2015, we established two community action team programs at Rock Springs and Lovell Elementary Schools,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “We hope to expand it to five schools this year.”Duke is also a sponsor of the Science Incubator Program in Altamonte Springs which benefits the Seminole County Public School System.The City also received a check from Robert Brooks, park manager with the Wekiva River basin state parks, for $100,000 in state grants to improve recreational facilities at the city’s Alonzo Williams Park and Kit Land Nelson Park. The grants were awarded as part of the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program.The Apopka Fire Department also received two grants from The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and from FEMA.The Firehouse Subs  awarded Apopka firefighters with $4,401 to purchase special extraction equipment used in vehicle emergencies.The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $10,000 grant to the Apopka Fire Department to purchase a portable kit that tests the fit of firefighters’ respirator masks. Masks are assigned to each firefighter as part of their essential equipment to breathe clean air during emergencies. The masks must seal properly around firefighters’ face and heads to be properly certified each year.CORRECTION: An earlier version of the article did not provide detail about the the AHA Players 9-11 Memorial donation.  It has now been added. August 5, 2016 at 7:29 am The mayor told the truth about the Grossenbacher Water Plant and why there is a smell sometimes, it is the sulfur in the water. Actually, sulfur is good for your health. Yes, the sulfur water it is aerated, and it helps remove the smell, and yes, if a new pump was put in, then the water that was released out there on the grounds, was for the flushing. 100% true……my husband used to be over the water plants, told me that the one well down at Grossenbacher had a nick- name, Sulfur Annie, and that is the well that is the most shallow, but the other wells are super deep compared to Sulfur Annie. The well is a she………….who knew? There is way more sulfur in the most shallow well, Sulfur Annie, but the water from that well, is in no way bad for your health because of the sulfur. They rotate the pumping from the various wells, and if one can’t up with the demand, others come on. August 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Dale Fenwick It appears to me that the city went up on the utility rates and all the excessive fees, regarding utility services, that the city didn’t use to charge for, in order to give more money to the mayor’s favored non-profit program for the schools, such as Apopka Begins and Ends With A…….then money to other non-profits, that he got strong-armed into giving to, that I don’t think he really wanted to give to. Time to cut them all off, if the city needs money, and claims they need to raise taxes to pay for them! Just say no. Reply Mama Mia Organizations that want non-profit money, let them go paint fire hydrants for so much each, and earn the money, not just the Apopka Youth Works……….they city has in the past had to have groups paint them. Don’t know who they were…….. Reply August 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Sharks teeth can found down at Rock Springs too while tubing the waters. August 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here August 4, 2016 at 7:00 pmlast_img read more

Coral to become the official betting partner of Sunderland AFC

first_imgShare Sunderland AFC has welcomed Coral as the clubs official betting partner for the forthcoming season. Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2017-18 season.Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to strengthen its position as one of the biggest sports betting brands in the UK market.The partnership will also give Coral a presence on Sunderland AFC’s website and social media channels to support betting activity prior to all games, as well as a package of match-day advertising and branding opportunities. Submit StumbleUpon SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Related Articles Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening  June 9, 2020 Sunderland’s head of communications Louise Wanless said: “We warmly welcome Coral to the club ahead of the commencement of the new season. As a leading UK name in their field they will ensure that our supporters can access a premium in-stadium service for all their match day betting needs and we look forward to working alongside them.” Share Coral PR Director, Simon Clare stated: “We are thrilled at Coral to be establishing such a strong UK partnership with Sunderland AFC and we would like to wish everyone connected to the Club, especially all its passionate and dedicated supporters, the very best of luck for the season ahead.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more

Concern for Animals Annual Community Garage Sale Boosted by Large Donation

first_imgSubmitted by Concern for AnimalsRob Rice Homes is donating a large amount of barely used furniture from their model homes.Concern for Animals will hold its annual community garage sale on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Rick’s Automotive, 3527 Pacific Ave SE* from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  One of the group’s biggest fundraising events, it has been significantly boosted this year by a sizable donation of show quality furniture.Concern for Animals is an organization that for 35 years has assisted low income families with the food and medical needs of their pets and rescue animals. The local non-profit depends on donations, membership, small grants and fundraising events like the annual garage sale to fund its programs that include low-cost spay and neutering, emergency medical care and a pet Food Bank.“For at least 15 years the sale has drawn a lot of people looking for real bargains while supporting our mission,” says Janey Hanson, board president of Concern for Animals. “The community goes all out to donate items and attend the event. We couldn’t provide the help for animals and their owners without all of the amazing generosity.”This year, the sale will feature an entire house-full of model home furniture donated by Rob Rice Homes, a regular supporter of the group’s efforts.The new Concern for Animals building was completely remodeled by Rob Rice and his sub-contractors at no charge.“Being animal lovers, Rob and I recognize the incredible work of Concern for Animals,” says Helena Rice, wife of the local builder. “We are thrilled the furniture will help families and seniors care for their pets. We have family members who are rescue animals and we understand the deep bond between pets and their owners. It is a great cause.”Those wishing to donate items for the sale may do so on Thursdays in May between 4:00 pm and 6:00 at Rick’s Automotive location. Concern for Animals will provide tax-deductible donation forms for each donation. Concern for Animals cannot accept clothing, TVs, computers, electronics or workout equipment for the sale. Facebook186Tweet0Pin0 *To get to Rick’s Automotive for donations and the sale, follow Pacific Ave to Fones Road in Lacey. Once on Fones, make a left on to 6th Street and follow the garage sales signs back to a large warehouse with a sign to Rick’s. There will be event garage sale signs that will mark the location.More about the Concern for Animals can be found at www.concernforanimals.org.last_img read more

Sachin vs Dravid: who is the toughest Indian batsman Shoaib Akhtar has ever faced?

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter/HT PhotoAdvertisement 1jNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscqztzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2bi5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ogv0Would you ever consider trying this?😱thCan your students do this? 🌚7he4eRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Cricket Team has seen some of the most spectacular batsmen in the squad’s history, and the two names under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy that can easily stand out as even the greatest of all time are undoubtedly Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. While the ‘Master Blaster’ is revered for being the greatest run machine of all time, ‘The Wall’ is praised for his sound and unique batting technique. Choosing between the two was not an easy task for former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, but the iconic pace bowler names Dravid as the tougher batsman to face on the pitch!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter/HT PhortAlthough Shoaib Akhtar has his own YouTube channel, the former international cricketer took to the social app Helo for an interactive session with his fans. During his prime, the superstar fast bowler was famous for his rivalry with the two Men in Blue batsmen. However, it was the technical Dravid whom Akhtar felt was more of a challenge on the 22 yards than the blistering Sachin.“Dravid was more difficult to bowl than Sachin,” Akhtar revealed during the interactive session.Advertisement Although Sachin, the highest run scorer in the game was the usual nightmare for any bowler during his prime, Dravid was known for his patience and and composure on the pitch.The former right handed batsman, who has faced the most number of balls in international cricket, rightfully earned his famous nickname for being anchored against even the topmost bowlers, including Akhtar himself.Advertisement In his 16 years of international cricket, Dravid earned 164 Test and 344 ODI caps for India, scoring 13,288 and 10,889 runs in both formats respectively, and also enjoyed a short stint with Indian Premier League franchises Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.Following his retirement, the Karnataka cricket team stalwart continues to invest in the sport. The 47 year old is currently the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy, and also coached the India Under-19 squad to victory at the 2018 u-19 Cricket World Cup.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Rohit Sharma reveals which bowlers he had ‘difficulty’ in facingDeontay Wilder refuses to be paid off to clear the way for Fury vs Joshua Advertisementlast_img read more

Arkansas Legislature Endorses Incentive Package for Lockheed Martin

first_imgArkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved an $87 million bond issue to allow Lockheed Martin to build joint light tactical vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps at its facility in Camden.The Maryland-based defense contractor would only receive the incentive package if it wins a DOD contract, which is expected to be awarded this summer. The company is competing against Indiana-based AM General and Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense. The joint light tactical vehicle would replace the Humvee made by AM General.With the incentive package, Lockheed has said it would create 589 jobs and retain 556 at its plant in southern Arkansas.“It’s the best of the Legislature in action. They acted quickly and strongly,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said, reported the Star Tribune. “I think it sends a good message to the federal government that the state of Arkansas is really a good partner with Lockheed Martin.”Arkansas’ incentive package would provide a $16.3 million net benefit to the state over a 25-year period after the bonds and interest are paid off, a consultant hired by the Legislature concluded. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Why Hasnt Samsungs Tizen Operating System Taken Off

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 21, 2014 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Register Now » Samsung has made a lot of money selling smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system. So why is Samsung trying again (and again, and again) to build out a competing operating system?Android, which is open source, is free for Samsung to install on its Galaxy phones, Note mini-tablets, and other connected devices. It allows Samsung to outsource to Google the concerns of planning of future features, locking down security, and maintaining a marketplace, the Play Store, with more than 1.5 million apps. Best of all, it actually earns Samsung a cut of Google’s mobile advertising revenue.So why would Samsung bother with its own operating system? Because it can.Samsung has tried many times to launch a phone running Tizen, an open-source operating system it is co-developing with Intel. It has made many promises along the way, such as using the OS for its high-end flagship devices. This week, it revealed that it would instead chase low-end devices in emerging markets such as India—an acknowledgement that, despite its efforts, Tizen lacks traction. (Neither Samsung nor Google responded to requests for comment.)The technology community has long questioned the merits of the Tizen project. On one hand, the mobile devices market is largely dominated by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone and the BlackBerry OS trailing far behind. A strong third player would heighten competition and spur further innovation, and Samsung—a massively successful manufacturer of devices around the globe—is best positioned to be it.“If anyone can succeed at building that third ecosystem, it’s Samsung,” said Jeff Orr, senior practice director for mobile devices, content, and applications at ABI Research. “They make their own CPUs, modems, displays, software . . . it makes sense they would have a strategy to move away from Google, rather than locking themselves into something outside their own control.”On the other hand, previous operating systems (such as the ill-fated Palm OS) failed to disrupt an apparent duopoly. Less than five percent of smartphones around the world use operating systems that aren’t Android or iOS, according to estimates by IDC, the market research firm. Does the Korean electronics giant really think there’s room for one more?Consider the plight of Windows Phone. Microsoft, no mom-and-pop shop, has just 3 percent of the U.S. market and even less share globally. Or perhaps consider the mobile OS remainders bin: Palm, HP (after buying Palm), Nokia, BlackBerry, and a handful of others.So hitching oneself to Android seems sensible. Yet while Google’s operating system is free, it is far from without constraints. For Google’s own apps and its Play Store to come pre-installed on a phone, companies like Samsung must sign “Mobile Application Distribution Agreements” that dictate requirements that Google has for every Android phone and tablet that ships from its partners.Among them:Google will be the only search engine used on the device at all “access points” unless the owners themselves download alternatives.Google’s search bar will be at the top of the foremost home screen on the phone or tablet.A folder labeled “Google” containing a large number of Google’s apps and prominent placement of certain apps such as Gmail.Those agreements, according to a September report from The Information, are intended to enforce “consistency in the software experience by device makers.” Even before the newer agreements, there have been “frequent fights about” modifications, “particularly between Google and Samsung,” according to The Information.Other companies have grabbed Android’s open-source bits while avoiding Google’s demands. Among them: Amazon (for its Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phone) and the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. Both technology companies offer versions of Android that look and feel different from Google’s unadulterated version, yet are close enough at their core that developers can easily convert their apps for use in the Amazon Appstore or Xiaomi’s MiMarket. In China, Xiaomi recently overtook Samsung by claiming 16 percent of the country’s smartphone market. In the U.S., Amazon’s Fire phone flopped.So far, Samsung has succeeded in differentiating its Galaxy phones, Note tablets, and other products from Android-based competitors. Daniel Gleeson, senior analyst with IHS Technology, believes Google’s bundling is not really harming Samsung. “Google is simply better than Samsung at building those apps, and of course they are apps that are widely known and loved by consumers. Samsung’s strength is in its hardware engineering, not its software,” Gleeson said.At the same time, Samsung has been pushing Tizen for use in other types of electronic devices such as cameras, watches, and refrigerators. The corporate market is also an option, says ABI Research’s Orr. Samsung has already made steps into enterprise security with its Knox and SAFE programs; it could conceivably work its way into the workplace where support for popular consumer apps is less of a concern and customization of the operating system is more highly valued.“For Samsung to boost development (it must) take Tizen to new devices, and hopefully own that space,” IHS Technology’s Gleeson said. “Samsung will need to provide some compelling use cases where Tizen can out-perform Android.”The clock is ticking. Samsung announced its lowest third-quarter operating profit in three years on Oct. 6, citing flagging sales of its top-end Galaxy phones, heavy marketing and price-cutting to fight the drop, and decreased component orders all around. What’s more, those results came before Apple launched its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones, which carry larger screens that were once Samsung’s sole purview and sold in record numbers.A budding Tizen could be a success if it proliferates on devices where Apple and Google aren’t as entrenched. Samsung’s challenge is that those areas seem to be rapidly disappearing. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more