Anthony Torre and The Perth Rebirth

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Skateboarding has been up and coming on the sports scene for a few decades now and though it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, the players and people who follow it know a good skateboarder when they see one. Leading the fresh faces in Australia, is a nineteen-year-old named Anthony Torre. Hailing from the West Austrailan town of Perth, he’s introducing new style and and energy into the scene.

Perth is a skate hub exploding with positive energy and possibilities and has programs all over the city for kids and adults alike. So it’s a no-brainer that Perth would produce a skater like Anthony Torre. Torre’s style is forward focused, he centralizing on covering ground and covering it fast.   Frontside Grind’s are his specialty. Photographers jump at the chance to snap his extreme angles, and on-lookers are always pulling out their phones. What really impresses, is diameter doesn’t play into his tricks. Whether the rail is the width of a pipe cleaner, or 2×4 Torre is climbing up in the rinks for specialty skaters.

Along with grinding just about everything his skateboard can fit on top of, he likes to fly high and soar over sets of stairs.   He’s often said he’s improving and intends to jump larger and higher gaps, bur for now even the ten-step jump is a crowd pleaser.

On a more personal level, Torre is well beyond his years. Perth is a big city, but he’s found himself all around it skating with kids his age and younger, looking to spread the joy that skateboarding creates.   The Perth hub has plenty of organizations and parks for skateboarding, but its pulling in the shy kids that hang out behind the fence that really makes a difference in the scheme things. Even with a sport as open as skateboarding, its hard being a kid and sometimes just a nameless skater with good tricks can be intimidating. Anthony Torre understands that and applies it.

Anthony Torre is well on his way to be a leader in the scene, and should definitely be added to your list of skaters to watch.   It can be expected that Torre will only get more involved as he ages. He’s already playing his part in the Perth scene and expresses wanting to take that further. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see his name on a new park somewhere around town

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Perth’s Top Financial Expert, Anthony Torre

Anthony Torre has been working in the field of financial services since 1990. He started out establishing a finance broker firm and continued to progress into raising capital for businesses. He also has an AFSL license, which allows him to raise capital for many different projects including property and development. He has over 24 year of experience in these areas.

He currently is employed as the director for 3 different companies located in Perth, Australia. Including Development Capital Partners Private Limited, Wealth Development Solutions, and Equinox Strategic Capital Investments. He has been the director for Equinox Strategic Capital Investments since January of 2014 and the other 2 companies since June 2014.

His companies don’t only take care of their own clients, but even expand their financial services to other clients from professional associates. His companies have a diverse selection of investment choices for their clients, which allows him to help his clients build their wealth in many different ways.

He has a variety of different skills including those dealing with investments, equities, financial markets, portfolio management, corporate finance, management, private equity, investment strategies, IPO, and options. He also has many other different areas of knowledge including wealth management, business strategies, funding, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management.

He also is interested in hedge funds, capital markets, derivatives, business planning, wealth management, superannuation, start-ups, development of new businesses, planning for retirement, restructuring of debt and many other financial areas.

Mr. Torre attended St. Mark’s College for his high school education from 1974 until graduating in 1985. After graduating, he got his Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from Edith Cowan University in 1990. He is married and has 3 kids and enjoys spending his free time with his family. He has many different personal interests including tennis, skiing, motor racing, fishing, boating, soccer, road bike riding and Formula 1.

Anthony Torre, Perth’s Top Financial Mastermind in 24 years

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Anthony Torre has been working since getting his bachelors degree in 1990, and he specializes in the field of financial services. He established a financing brokerage firm before he continued to progress and build his business to enable raising capital for businesses. He possesses an AFSL license so he can raise capital for projects that include developing property and other areas of development. He has worked in this area for more than 24 years.

He currently holds the position as the directors for 3 companies that are all located in Perth, Australia. These include Wealth Development Solutions, Equinox Strategic Capital Investments and Development Capital Partners Private Limited. Since January 2014 he held the position of director for Equinox Strategic Capital Investments and started in the same position for the other 2 companies in June 2014.

His companies have expanded the reach financial services to the clients from their professional associates aside from their own clients. The companies offer diverse selections for investment choices, which helps their client base to build up their wealth in many different and interesting ways.

He has an extended variety of different skills in the financial sector including dealing with investments, equities, portfolio management, corporate finance, financial markets, management, private equity, options, IPO, and investment strategies,. He also has immense knowledge in different areas, which includes management of wealth, strategies for business, management of assets, finding funding, management of risk, and even mergers and acquisitions.

He also has an intense interest in other areas that include hedge funds, derivatives, planning for businesses, superannuation, capital markets, start-ups, new business development, retirement planning and saving, helping to restructure debt and many other financial areas.

Mr. Torre got his high school diploma from St. Mark’s Collegein 1974 until graduating in 1985. After getting his high school degree, he went on for his bachelors degree that he pursued from Edith Cowan University, where he majored in Accounting and Finance. He graduated with his degree in 1990. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 children. During his free time he likes to spend time with his family, as well as playing soccer and tennis, going fishing, boating and skiing. He also enjoys road bike riding, motor racing, and watching Formula 1.

Anthony Torre, Perth’s Top Financial Mastermind in 24 years

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Anthony Torre has been working since getting his bachelors degree in 1990, and he specializes in the field of financial services. He established a financing brokerage firm before he continued to progress and build his business to enable raising capital for businesses. He possesses an AFSL license so he can raise capital for projects that include developing property and other areas of development. He has worked in this area for more than 24 years.

He currently holds the position as the directors for 3 companies that are all located in Perth, Australia. These include Wealth Development Solutions, Equinox Strategic Capital Investments and Development Capital Partners Private Limited. Since January 2014 he held the position of director for Equinox Strategic Capital Investments and started in the same position for the other 2 companies in June 2014.

His companies have expanded the reach financial services to the clients from their professional associates aside from their own clients. The companies offer diverse selections for investment choices, which helps their client base to build up their wealth in many different and interesting ways.

He has an extended variety of different skills in the financial sector including dealing with investments, equities, portfolio management, corporate finance, financial markets,  management, private equity, options, IPO, and investment strategies,. He also has immense knowledge in different areas, which includes management of wealth, strategies for business, management of assets, finding funding, management of risk, and even mergers and acquisitions.

He also has an intense interest in other areas that include hedge funds, derivatives, planning for businesses, superannuation, capital markets, start-ups, new business development, retirement planning and saving, helping to restructure debt and many other financial areas.

Mr. Torre got his high school diploma from St. Mark’s Collegein 1974 until graduating in 1985. After getting his high school degree, he went on for his bachelors degree that he pursued from Edith Cowan University, where he majored in Accounting and Finance. He graduated with his degree in 1990. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 children. During his free time he likes to spend time with his family, as well as playing soccer and tennis,  going fishing, boating and skiing. He also enjoys road bike riding, motor racing, and watching Formula 1.

Google’s problems in China just got worse. Anthony Torre Perth

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As part of a broad campaign to tighten internal security, the Chinese government has draped a darker shroud over Internet communications in recent weeks, a situation that has made it more difficult for Google and its customers to do business.

Chinese exporters have struggled to place Google ads that appeal to overseas buyers. Biotechnology researchers in Beijing had trouble recalibrating a costly microscope this summer because they could not locate the online instructions to do so. An ..

Yahoo snaps up Indian startup Bookpad for cloud editing – Anthony Torre Perth

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Yahoo has acquired Bookpad, an India-based startup, for an undisclosed sum.

The news arrived Monday, but reports out of India conflict over the actual price the Web giant paid. The Economic Times claims Yahoo paid $8.3 million for Bookpad, while the Times of Indiareports the deal was closer to $15 million.

A 1-year-old startup, Bookpad provides cloud-based services for developers to integrate editing and hosting of files into their applications. The company’s main platform, Docspad, allows developers to integrate a wide range of documents to edit in an app, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and PDF, among others.

It’s not immediately clear what Yahoo has planned for the company, but other prominent Internet firms were reportedly interested in Bookpad. According to the Economic Times, Autodesk and Dropbox were also considered an acquisition bid before Yahoo swopped in.

CNET has contacted Yahoo for comment. We will update this story when we have more information.

New iPhones Sales Top 10 Million in First Weekend Anthony Torre Perth

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Early sales of Apple’s new iPhones have lived up to high expectations.

The company on Monday said it sold more than 10 million of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models in the first three days they were available in stores. That is higher than the nine million new iPhones it sold last year in their first weekend on sale.

The phones’ larger screens — 4.7 diagonal inches for the 6 and 5.5 for the 6 Plus — are a considerable jump from the 4-inch screens of earlier iPhones.

The iPhone sales were on the upper end of financial analysts’ expectations, which ranged from 6.5 million to the “low teens” of millions of sales.

The strong sales mirror growing consumer demand for smartphones with bigger screens. IDC, a research firm, estimated that at least 20 percent of all smartphones shipped last year in China, the largest smartphone market in the world, were five inches or larger. It also predicted that manufacturers this year would ship more “phablets,” or smartphones with screens measuring at least 5.5 diagonal inches, than laptops.

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An Apple customer leaving a store in Manhattan on Friday with a new iPhone 6 Plus in hand.CreditMichael Appleton for The New York Times

Some analysts even estimated that the larger iPhone 6 Plus was more popular with consumers over the weekend.

“The iPhone 6 Plus demand is very strong. They’re basically sold out everywhere we checked,” said Maynard Um, a senior research analyst for Wells Fargo. “But the iPhone 6 didn’t look to be fully sold out. That’s hard to tell if it’s because Apple has a lot of supply out there, or it’s because there’s less demand for it compared to the iPhone 6 Plus.”

Apple’s investors — much like Hollywood producers tracking the first few days of ticket sales for a blockbuster movie — closely watch first-weekend sales for the iPhone because they are a reflection of consumer demand. The iPhone is still Apple’s biggest cash cow, accounting for about 70 percent of its profit. So early sales can help predict quarterly or even annual results for the company, based in Cupertino, Calif.

But some analysts, like Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, wondered whether first-weekend sales were still a reliable measure for consumer demand. The iPhone is already immensely popular in many countries, he noted before the announcement, so early sales may be more of a sign of how many iPhones can initially be produced by Apple and its manufacturing partners.

“The first weekend iPhone sales number continues to be more about how much Apple can supply than what the demand is in the market,” said Walter Piecyk, managing director at BTIG Research, an industry firm.

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said as much on Monday.

Apple “could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply, and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible,” he said in a statement.

The latest iPhones also missed out on a big market: China. Apple hasdelayed the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus there, apparently because the devices have not yet received approval from Chinese regulators.

Despite missing out on hundreds of millions of potential Chinese customers, Apple impressed analysts with its weekend performance.

The introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday was the second time Apple released two new iPhones at the same time. Last year, Apple introduced the iPhone 5S along with the iPhone 5C, a colorful plastic model sold at a lower price.

Apple is treating the iPhone 5C differently than past iPhones. Traditionally, Apple has upgraded each iPhone once a year, with improvements like faster chips and better cameras. But this month, instead of announcing an upgrade for the iPhone 5C, Apple said it would continue to sell the exact same iPhone, but for a lower cost: free with a contract.

Analysts say that it appears Apple’s strategy all along for the iPhone 5C was to sell an older, plastic iPhone over a longer time period to allow the costs of production and components to drop. That lets Apple decrease the price of the plastic iPhone and increase market share in less affluent markets.

Nexus 4 spotted with Android L update – Anthony Torre Perth

Google has finally released its latest Android L update for Nexus 4. It may be noteworthy that Nexus 4 was previously not listed amongst the Nexus devices to which Android L Preview Software Development Kit (SDK) was being extended.

Nonetheless Google workers have finally been spotted testing Android L on their Nexus 4 devices, bringing much delight to its users.
Reportedly a few users of Google+ encountered some posts of company’s employees on Chromium discussion, which is an open-source web program venture from which Google Chrome draws its source code, pertaining to Android L update for Nexus 4.

However it is not official if Google will be rolling out Android L update for Nexus 4, but from the leaked information it is suggestive that the update is likely to happen soon.

Arguably the company is gearing up to announce the Android L update with the launch of Nexus 5’s successor. So far Google has kept mum about the likely features of the upgraded version or what ‘L’ stands for. However the reports speculate that ‘L’ stands for ‘Lemon Meringue Pie’ or LMP.

Apart from the enhanced performance, Android L is expected to deliver a finer battery life in Android devices.

Apple iPhone 6 (Verizon Wireless)

Apple iPhone 6 (Verizon Wireless)

  • PROS

    Super-premium feel. Easiest smartphone OS, with the best third-party apps. Excellent low-light camera performance. Fast Wi-Fi.

  • CONSPhone calling performance is just okay.
  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Apple iPhone 6 is the right iPhone, at the right size, for right now.

BY SASCHA SEGANNow there’s a too-big iPhone, a too-small iPhone, and a just-right iPhone: the iPhone 6. The newest iPhone’s biggest feature is that it’s bigger, and yes, that’s a big deal. Although most apps aren’t yet coded to take advantage of the iPhone 6’s additional real estate, the new phone puts Apple’s beloved operating system and gorgeous third-party apps into a body that no longer looks and feels cramped. That’s enough to earn the iPhone 6 an Editor’s Choice award on Verizon Wireless.

This is primarily a review of the Verizon iPhone 6, but the phone is available on all the major carriers at a bewildering range of prices. For instance, Verizon charges $199 with contract for the base 16GB model, Sprint includes a 16GB unit as part of a special $70 unlimited plan over two years, and T-Mobile charges nothing up front, but $27.08 per month. Unlocked, you’ll pay $649 for 16GB, $749 for a 64GB unit, and $849 for 128GB.

The Measure of an iPhone
Figuring out the best size for a phone is a very delicate balance. Back in 2011, I judged the 4.65-inch Samsung Galaxy Nexus to be too large for some hands, but what I didn’t get was that screen size isn’t the problem. It’s the overall phone width, which needs to be narrow enough so people with small, stubby fingers can grip it comfortably, while people with big, hammy fingers don’t mistype words. Narrower bezels have meant we now have smaller phones with bigger screens, so everybody wins.

But there’s still a limit. When LG introduced the G2, it said comprehensive hand studies had led it to believe that anything wider than 2.8 inches couldn’t be used well in one hand, across a range of hand sizes. (Then it introduced the LG G3, which is wider than 2.8 inches. When I asked why, LG execs just threw up their hands and said “people want this,” like they had no choice in the matter.)

iPhone 6 inline

This all goes to say that Apple has figured out where the limit is for a one-handed device, and it’s just teetering on it. The iPhone 6 is 2.64 inches wide. In my experience and that of many other tech reviewers, the 2013 Moto X, at 2.57 inches, is the perfect one-handed phone (seriously, that thing has a cult). The Samsung Galaxy S5, at 2.85 inches, is just over the line. The iPhone 6 Plus, at 3.06 inches, is way past it.

That all goes to say that the iPhone 6 is the right-sized iPhone for right now. It’s usable in one hand, it fits in a pocket, and it gives you maximum keyboard and video playback size while still feeling convenient. Yeah, sure, it could have been 0.07 inches narrower, as Motorola showed, but it’s within the margin of comfort.

Physical Design and Battery Life
The iPhone 6 feels considerably different from previous iPhones. It’s not just the size—at 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.27 inches (HWD), it’s bigger and wider, but slimmer, than the iPhone 5s$124.99 at Best Buy. It’s tapered and smooth, rather than hard-edged; it feels a little more organic and less like an industrial product. We got a gold one, which has a white front and some white plastic lines running across the back, looking a little like a Mondrian painting.

Apple has maintained its premium feel. Compared with any Samsung phone now available in the U.S., or even my beloved Moto X, the iPhone 6 feels classier and made from more expensive, if not tougher materials. (Durability, alas, hasn’t been shored up at all. Get a case.) Because it’s so slim and rounded, the iPhone 6 slips very easily in and out of a pocket.

iPhone 6 inline 2

The iExperienced will notice Apple moved the power button off the top, where it’s been for years, and onto the right side, where it sits on many competing phones. The side bezel looks like it’s been reduced a tiny bit from the iPhone 5s, but this isn’t one of those nearly bezel-less phones like the LG G3. The headphone jack, Lightning port, and speaker sit on the bottom edge, just as before.

Apple says that the A8 processor’s advantage comes more in battery life than speed, and I found the iPhone 6 to have significantly better battery life than the iPhone 5s—although not nearly as good as the Samsung Galaxy S5. In our toughest battery test, which streams a YouTube video over LTE, I got 4 hours, 33 minutes on the iPhone 6’s 1,810mAh battery, as compared with only about two and a half hours with the iPhone 5s and a spectacular 7 hours with the Galaxy S5. That doesn’t mean that the iPhone 6 is going to last twice as long as last year’s model, but it means that it’ll have significantly more stamina if you turn the screen on a lot.