Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ASCAP Ruling could cost AOL, Yahoo, Real $100mil

Staci D. Kramer at Paid content reports that:

Federal Court Rules AOL, Yahoo, Real Must Pay ASCAP Music Licensing Fees; Could Run $100 Million

ASCAP is ballyhooing a federal court ruling today that AOL (NYSE: TWX), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) and RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK) must pay higher licensing fees for streaming songs by its 320,000-plus songwriters, composers and music publishers. The license period covered by the ruling from U.S, District Court for the Southern District of New York, acting as a “rate” court, could go as far back as July 1, 2001 through Dec. 31, 2009. The amount owed based on a “reasonable” 2.5 percent of music-use-adjusted revenue could run the three companies up to $100 million, ASCAP claims. According to the court, AOL would owe roughly $5.9 million for 2006 while Yahoo would owe $6.76 million. But the revenue numbers are redacted so it’s difficult to tell what basis the court used to reach that number.

From a section of the ruling comparing the rate for the online sites to that paid by the television networks: “It is difficult to believe that music is that much less important to Applicants, whose visitors spend X (redacted) amount of their onsite time streaming music and who can select the music that is streamed, than it is to the television networks, whose viewers surely hear music for no greater percentage of their viewing time and have no choice of that music.”

The ruling also compares the fee to that the companies have agreed to pay major record companies, but those numbers, too, are redacted.

ASCAP has posted the pdf the 153-page decision.

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The Y Generation

Subject: The "Y" Generation

Generations are grouped as follows:

- The Silent generation, people born before 1945.

- The Baby Boomers, people born between 1945 and 1961.

- Generation X, people born between 1962 and 1976.

- Generation Y, people born between 1977 and 1989.

Why do we call the last one generation Y?

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Affiliate Marketers Give Back

This is a great cause.... Thanks Haiko and Missy.

Team Affiliate Marketers Worldwide, led by Captain Missy Ward, will be taking to the streets with their “feets” during the 2008 Seattle Breast Cancer 3-day. It’s a 60-mile walk over the course of three days that raises money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

There are a number of fundraising promotions going on including the sales of “Affiliate Marketers Give Back” limited edition clothing line, a T-shirt sponsorship, and more. Additional information on the team lineup can be found at .

Missy just also announced the “Give Back and Save” fundraising promotion. It’s a great way to make a tax-deductible donation to a great charity and get a free exhibit hall pass or an additional discount of up to $500 on a full conference pass to Affiliate Summit Boston. And, that’s on top of the ABW Member Discount!

Now through July 31, 2008, when you make a $50, $100, $250 or $500 donation in support of the walk, you will receive a discount coupon in that same amount, valid off your registration at Affiliate Summit 2008 East in Boston.

Give Back and Save is a great way to support your fellow Affiliate Marketers as they raise funds to fight Breast Cancer and save some bucks at the same time.

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LACBC Earth Day Social! April 30th!

LACBC Earth Day Social! April 30th!

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Come Celebrate Earth Day with LACBC!

LACBC Social Flyer

This is a perfect way to support your local bike advocacy group, enjoy some bike films, live music, and DJs as well as a wonderful way to meet other cyclists in your area.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 30th, 6:30-10pm

WHERE: NoHo Gallery LA in the historic Lankershim Arts Center located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

COST: Support LACBC and it’s advocacy efforts.

$8 for LACBC members

$10 for non-members

Join LACBC at the door and get in for free!


If you are riding from Downtown Los Angeles/Chinatown, here is a ride route:

Windows XP SP3 Delayed

Reports are coming in that Windows XP SP3 is being delayed.

Read more here on the story. Apparently it has to do with an undiscovered bug.

United Online Buys FTD Floral

Ben at SoCalTech is reporting that:

United Online Buys FTD
Woodland Hills-based United Online said this morning that it has agreed to acquire FTD Group, Inc, in a deal worth approximately $800M. FTD is a provider of floral and related products. According to the firms, United Online will pay $7.34 in cash plus 0.4087 shares of Untied Online common stock, plus $3.31 in secured notes, for each share of FTD common stock.
According to the companies, the deal will create a firm with combined revenues of $1,145M. The firms said that the acquisition of FTD will provide United Online with significant increase in scale, diversification from United Online's revenue streams, and ability to expand market opportunities. The shift comes as United Online looks to shift from its major businesses--its dial-up NetZero and Juno Internet access services.
According to the firm, after the acquisition, the dial-up business will represent less than 25% of the firm's total revenue. FTD is best known for its flower delivery services, which dispatches flower delivery orders to local florists. It also operates the Interflora brand. United Online was advised by J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the deal; FTD was advised by Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Latham & Watkins LLP.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Love Decoy

The Honey Trap. Wives are sending out these decoys to see if the husbands are willing to cheat.

Some agree they can be used to save a marriage.

meeting for LA/OC Alternative Energy Meetup Group

Announcing a new meeting for LA/OC Alternative Energy Meetup Group!

What: Long Beach Solar Conference and Expo

When: Saturday, May 3, 9:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone interested in solar energy.

Why: Interesting speakers, info tables, and a solar tour including the Long Beach airport installation, a commercial installation, and three residential systems. Bob Foster (mayor of Long Beach) and Lance Willams (Pres. of USGBC LA chapter) will speak.

Meeting Description: This event, organized by the Long Beach 5th district Solar Task Force, is worth attending.
There will be speakers on various topics and a solar tour on a bus, on your own, or on your bike. There will also be some information tables with information about solar companies and organizations that are promoting solar.

Here is the schedule of speakers:

This Saturday is the Solar Energy Conference and Home Tour which is an all-day event where you can learn about the benefits of solar energy.

Here is a list of what's taking place at the conference:

9:30 - Opening Session: Hear opening remarks from Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and Mayor Bob Foster, followed by a presentation on LEED Certification by Lance Williams of the US Green Building Council.

10:30 - A Homeowner's Journey: Norma and Alan Williamson will discuss their experiences and share the process of how you too can renovate your residence into a comfortable and healthy solar home while paying almost NOTHING for utilities!

11:15 - Solar Water Heaters: Patrick Redgate of Ameco Solar will discuss Solar water heaters - also called solar domestic hot water systems - which can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home.

12:00 - Streamlined: Watch a presentation from the City of Long Beach and learn how the Department of Development Services streamlined the solar permitting process by working with local residents and installers.

1:30 - Solar Panels 101: Patrick Redgate of Ameco Solar as he provides an overview of how solar panels work and how they can help you.

2:15 - Thin Cells v. Solar Panels: Robert Heng and Paul Munoz of Common Sense Energy will provide a lively discussion on the benefits of thin cells and solar panels.

3:00 - Do Your Own Energy Audit - Join representatives of Southern California Edison and learn your how to do your own energy audit. Take the first steps towards finding out how much energy your home consumes.

If you would like to go on the bus tour, or if you have any questions, contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske to make your reservation - 562-570-6932 or

The event runs from 9am to 430pm.

The taskforce meets every month to work on ways to make the city of Long Beach more solar friendly. They are currently drafting a solar policy for the city and have organized this tour. The meeting are open to the public and the next one is on May 19 at the Park and Rec building on Studebaker.

Please note that I will not be able to attend this event (but I'd really like to) so please meet at 9am in front of the Park and Rec building if you'd like to meet other poeple in the group, and then walk over to the expo together.

For more information please contact
Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
333 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-570-6932 Fax: 562-570-6857 Email:

Learn more here:

#1 worry for familes

Filling up the car! Gas is approach or over $4.00 in the Los Angeles area.

1. Paying for gas ranks as #1 concern.

Hell's Kitchen $90 hamburger

Hell's Kitchen awarded the girls team in pizza challenge the prize of a $90 hamburger. So they flew up to Santa Barbara from LA to Square One.

Lunch 2.0 Experian

Lunch 2. o was held today at the Experian offices in Santa Monica.
Check out some pictures here.

Andrew took some great pictures.

Thanks to Experian for hosting the Lunch 2.0.

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Experian Properties include:

Pasadena WIFI Dead?

"Pasadena has shelved its plans for a citywide Wi-Fi network
after EarthLink pulled out of its contractual obligations to
build one for the city. EarthLink has done the same to a
number of other cities (and surprisingly I have not heard one
of them suing EarthLink for breach of contract)."

Pasadena should take some action. The city needs wifi to be more widespread. The problem is how do they monetize.

Victor Caballero and Jonathan L at the Dodger Game

Here's a video of Victor Caballero and Jonathan L at the Dodger Game on Sunday April 27, 2008.

Deleting files from SD cards

Recently I have started to have trouble deleting files/pictures from my SD cards, the only way to clear up the pictures off the cards it to format the card, but I have to do this on the camera.

What conferenes are you attending?

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Heading off to EconSM Rafat Ali and team are set to put on one hell of a conference!

I'll try to post from during the conference and for sure after.

Monday, April 28, 2008

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Rise of China at Caltech May 1st

Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Beckman Auditorium
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After joining CNN at its London bureau in 1983, Mike Chinoy served as Beijing Bureau Chief from 1987 to 1995. During that time he covered the 1989 events at Tiananmen Square, earning the CableACE, duPont and Peabody awards. He was also Hong Kong Bureau Chief for five years. His other awards include the Silver Medal from the New York Film Festival and Asian Television Awards for his reporting in Indonesia and Taiwan.

He recently completed his tenure as CNN's Senior Asia Correspondent, capping over thirty years of international journalism experience. He is now a senior fellow at USC's Annenberg Center for Communication, and a visiting professor in the Annenberg School of Journalism.

Mr. Chinoy is the author of China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), a book about his years reporting in China.

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Fire in Sierra Madre

The fire in Sierra Madre has had 400 Homes evacuated and is 23% contained.
The smoke here in Pasadena is awful. Hard to breath.
Steep terrain. 400 acres burned.

No idea of how it started. Many homes could be threatened if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Video of Sierra Madre fire.

Musexpo 2008 has started

Musexpo 2008 has begun. Last night was the cocktail party on the rooftop of the Hyatt in West Hollywood. The lineup is packed with the top players in the worldwide music scene. Including those companies involved in media and technology.

The sponsor line looks great. More than ever.

Sat Bisla is the founder of the event which has been held for many years now. All part of the A&R Worldwide family. All services are offered to indie labels and artsts. Bob Bisla, Sats's Brother is the Conference Director.

Some of the people I ran into last night.
Tommy Nast, Joel Denver and his wife, Barry Lyons, Jonathan L, John Easdale, Costa, Jason, Tom McGuire, Oscar Valera, David Apadaca, Alex, Liza West, Mark Hill, Monte Malone, Steve Saslow, Brandon Fuller, and many others.

I hope to make it back for at least one or two afternoons to the panels.

There's going to be a Musexpo in the London October 27-29, 2008.

More to follow.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fire near Pasadena - Sierra Madre-Monrovia-Arcadia

There's a 100+ acre fire burning in the Angeles National Forest. We just drove home from visiting our friends who live in Agoura and saw the flames and area that is burning. It is the Chantry Flats area above Arcadia and Monrovia. You can clearly see the flames from Sierra Madre.

More to follow. This fire is going to require air support first thing in the morning. The terrain is not going to make a fight on the ground very easy.

Boomers Expo

Our April special is good through the end of the month - (see attached contract) Please take advantage and save 40%. Follows is our e-mail and supplied details...

In recognition of the significance of the involvement of baby boomers – ages 42-60 – to the achievement of your goals and objectives we invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Boomers Show.

This consumer expo is designed especially for the baby boomer market

(42-60+). Baby Boomers are the largest, wealthiest demographic who, for the first time in history, are changing the definition of retirement. They have needs for products and services that will afford them the ability to continue to be healthier, wealthier, wiser, and to be able to live it up.

The 3rd Annual Boomers Show comes back to Southern California, to the Long Beach Convention Center October 25-26, 2008. The residential and commercial landscape ofLong Beach, being adjacent to the City of Los Angeles and to the population centers ofOrange County, provides the optimum circle of interest to stimulate baby boomerattendance. Show dates have been selected to be after summer vacation and prior to the Holiday Season.

In fact, 50 is the new 30, 60 is the new 40. Therefore, the baby boomer generation, as a whole, is very receptive to ideas, products, and services that will help them deal with the challenges and joys that come with their longer lifespans, and their various roles in business and family.

The Boomers Show gives you the opportunity for face-to-face, in person contact, which is how you maximize sales and marketing leads. You are on site to answer questions. Trustworthiness is established. And your distribution of literature and your website address substantiates the benefits of your products and services.

The Boomers Show expo experience is key to the onset of sales and to marketing contacts and relationships.

Do baby boomers need what you have to offer?

Do you want to target the largest, wealthiest demographic, (42-60) who have the time and the money to spend on lifestyle, health and travel?

Then plan now to exhibit at the Boomers Show, Long Beach Convention Center,October 25-26, 2008.

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Don’t be concerned about excessive drayage fees because the Long Beach Convention Center is a non-union facility. The expo contractor is non-union. Therefore you can bring in your own equipment and set your own booth without union regulations.

Return the attached contract with full payment by April 30th and deduct 40% from the cost of your exhibit space.

This offer expires April 30h so plan your participation now.

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287 S Robertson Blvd #213

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full-time Associate Producer

Position Type: FULL-TIME
Location: VENICE, CA

Job Description:

Marketing Factory, a boutique music/advertising producer/agency hybrid, is looking for a talented organized professional to join our team full-time as an Associate Producer in our Venice, CA office.

Associate Producer's work with our small staff of Producers and act as a co-link between our clients and our agency and our vendor/partners. They may put proposals together and set up meetings to present the brief and estimate costs to various teams. They work closely with their teammates on all sides. They may write several Requests for Proposals, Creative Briefs, Flow Charts and Budgets in production tasks as necessary.

This individual will support the project management of their clients' campaign, ensuring it is produced on time and on budget.

The role typically involves handling several activities of both creative and technical teams to deliver multiple simultaneous projects.

Additionally, this resource will be responsible for administrative and project-based duties related to producing deliverables. This position requires great attention to detail, strong ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines. This is a hands-on position for someone who thrives in a fast-paced entertainment production type of environment.

Skills and Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree (equivalent work experience will be considered)
* One to two years of marketing experience, preferably in the music and/or advertising agency industries
* Excellent communication and writing skills
* Detailed project management skills
* Proficiency with MS office applications and web-based tools
* Ability to work independently and resourcefully in a productive home-office environment

About Marketing Factory:

Marketing Factory is the Creator and Producer of the annual Honda Civic Tour music concert series which brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining the hottest in automotive technology with the hottest in music.

rob tonkin / marketing factory
220 horizon avenue / venice, ca 90291
phone: 310.314.8008

Fallen Fruit - Pick Fruit CBS Story

Pick fruit for free in the Los Angeles area.

What is Fallen Fruit?
Fallen Fruit is a collaborative project by David Burns, Matias Viegener & Austin Young

Here's a link to a video on CBS News.

Official Site:

April 2008

They have t-shirts.

Join them on their next scavenger hunt. Based out of Silverlake, CA.

Friday, April 25, 2008

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Veggie Grill

There's a place in Southern California that has been getting some attention. The food is supposed to be really good and healthy.

The place is Veggie Grill.

There is one in El Segundo and another in Irvine.

I hope to try it out in the coming weeks.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stickers on my computer

Lots of people put stickers on their computers. So here's what mine looks like at the moment.


What does yours look like?

New Restaurant in Pasadena

Pasadena is full of new restaurants to try.

There is one new one that is getting some attention.

La Grande Orange Cafe
260 S. Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA

It doesn't appear as though the lgo folks updated their website with this new location.

La Grande is located at the Del Mar station of the Goldline. We hope to try this restaurant in the next few weeks. Rumor is that breakfast is coming soon as is lunch. Currently they are open from 5-10 on Sun-Thur and 5-11 on Fri -Sat.

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DEan KAmen(DEKA) with a new water product


This is a fascinating development. DEKA - Dean Kamen has just announced a new product for purifying water.

The water device is called "slingshot"
Interesting story:

Think City EV in the US from next year

Wow this is great.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

think city ev Norwegian company Think Global has announced plans to sell its Think City EV in the US from next year.

Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference in Pasadena, CA, on Monday, CEO Jan-Oluf Willums announced that cars will arrive in the US in limited numbers later this year. The first cars are destined for utilities like Pacific Gas and Electric and "influential companies" such as Google, for test and evaluation purposes. Cars will go on sale to the general public in 2009.

The vehicle has a top speed of 65MPH and a range of 110 miles between charges. It is described as emissions free, 95% recyclable and compliant with all relevant US and European safety standards.

Cars will be brought to the US by Think North America, a joint venture between Think Global and venture capitalist firms Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and RockPort Capital Partners. The new set-up will be based in Menlo Park, CA.

The company expects the cars to cost in the region of $25,000, with anticipated annual sales of 50,000 units in two or three years. At that price, it looks as if Think is aiming to go head to head with Toyota for a slice of the market in affordable environmentally conscious cars.

Via Mercury News

CW network auditions

This is something I came across.
Looking for girls between the ages of 21-30 who feel like they need a makeover!....they must have a good story...for example, just moved here and wants to fit in, broke up with boyfriend and wants a new look, boyfriend is coming to visit and wants to surprise him, has a big job interview, wants to fit in with sorority sisters in college, is sick of being the unnoticed girl in her group of friends, anything!
This is for the CW network....auditions are tomorrow.....shoots April 30th
Please conatct Marla Brodsky at for more information and to set up an audition
Thanks guys!

web 2.0 2008 Booth Crawl

This is such a good idea. More conferences should do this.


4:30 pm - 6:00pm
Booth Crawl
Expo Floor
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks
while you check out all the cool stuff on the show floor.
This event is open to all attendees.

Post 562

This is post 562. I know many posts are short and sweet but many are chock full of valuable info. Thanks to everyone that comes to read my blog!

Victor Caballero

AntiSpyware and AntiVirus products

AntiSpyware and AntiVirus products
by: Victor Caballero

Using a computer security will definitely be a good investment to stop the proliferation of computer viruses and ensure integrity. While there are several types of anti virus that exist in various degrees, “virulence” and severity of damage, installing one is a must and should be basic for anyone who’s concerned about care and maintenance. Just as there are pathologic viruses in human beings that cause certain diseases and have deadly and fatal complications, also with different degrees of virulence or the pathogenicity, it carries the same idea as with computers having viruses. Both men and machines, believe it or not, can suffer from viruses too. But they differ in some degree and aspects.
It is of utmost important then that an antivirus should be installed into your computer as it will serve as the computer’s defense for any invading computer virus threatening the entire computer system. These antivirus software is a combination of computer programs which are accustomed to identify and sort out viruses and malicious software or what they call as “malware”. It is the antivirus software’s job in your computer to attack these unscrupulous software and help eliminate them entirely out from the system.
As antivirus software programs are available in several ways, it would also be possible to purchase a computer set that has been installed with antivirus software program already. You can buy computer antivirus software installers and immediately install your choice of antivirus software.
There are viruses called “invaders” for they attack the inner processes of the computer and the computer must be protected from the damages that these viruses can cause. Aside form this danger there are other potential dangers viruses present. Would you want your most precious files deleted by the virus? Many of the viruses out there will do just that. They attack and delete files and programs on your computer hard drive. So those reports and other pertinent files that you have worked for several weeks are at great risk of becoming lost or inaccessible because of a virus. There also viruses that can cause severe damage in your computer through the use of the platform of the computer and gain unauthorized access to your personal data.
How does an antivirus work? There are two main ways. First, it will scan files for viruses, very much like screening the computer for attackers. If it identifies a virus, it will refer it to the virus dictionaries to match it as an identified virus noting the infection in the computer. Secondly it looks for any program displaying suspicious behavior and seeks to find out if it is because of a virus infecting the entire computer system.
Antivirus products in the marketplace are plenty and some of the best antivirus software are for free and can be installed with no hassle or frills. Ensuring that the antivirus has excellent technical capabilities and efficient degree of accuracy during virus dictionary matching process is the basic way of knowing if the software is good or bad. Regrettably, anti-spywares are becoming a fad nowadays and it is more hassle than comfort to see you computer being congested by adware and spyware.
Addressing these concerns would initially require you to free yourself from much concern of eradicating spyware in your system by understanding first the importance of these spywares. A good ample working knowledge regarding spyware will help in combat them. Spyware activities in your computer can also be detected and minimized through an anti-spyware that will work to identify, sort, isolate, remove and prevent occurrence of spyware.
Spyware is actually a coined word used as an internet jargon to mean an advertising supported software or what we call Adware. It is a thriving business move of some authors in turn selling it to the users as with banner ads that are usually offered by large advertising and media companies. Spywares, on the other hand are not an illegal type of software though but they can be really irritating at times. Why? Spywares are software installed in the computer without the owners or primary users consent and which tracks and records the user’s activity. They often include malwares, adwares, and some spywares include data miners as well as browser parasite and a lot more than is known at this time. Many spywares usually attack browsers such as Internet Explorer and system applications and have found ways to crash the system including being disguised Trojan horses, dialers and homepage hijackers. It’s never a happy moment with these spywares for they can ultimately slow down your computer system.
The following product summaries will be helpful in identifying some of the best anti-virus and anti-spyware in the market,
1. Norton antivirus by Symantec - one of the leading antivirus solutions in the world. A user-friendly software that works with Windows and Macintosh, it defends the computer from viruses downloaded in files through email. Norton has also efficient ways to watch out for suspicious PC activity and automatically check downloaded materials for presence of virus. The software was created handle E-mail virus scanning for incoming and outgoing electronic mails.
2. Stopzilla, antivirus and antispam software, protects, blocks and detect the existence of spyware and adware by aborting pop-ups and erasing cookies.

3. Pandas Antivirus is also user-friendly software that has no rivals and is very affordable. Is easily installed and with the Panda antivirus, scanning time is similar to other antivirus software. The software is also equipped with automatic update function and a full service scheduler is also provided to allow the user to define how often and when scans would occur.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Caltech Enterprise Forum May 10, 2008

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

As the Web rolls onward in Web 2.0 (or is it 3.0?) the business models and infrastructure of online commerce and advertising continue to evolve rapidly. With more and more advertising dollars shifting to the Web and mobile applications, will advertising become more targeted to the individual and their physical location? Will localized search and targeted advertising be able to track advertising intelligently to you, your mobile device and your proximity to products and services? Today's program will examine coming advances in Web 2.0 and other key issues in technology and business impacting the future of online advertising, new media and mobile commerce. Is mobile advertising the next major landgrab in online commerce? Who will be the winners in the convergence of the Web, television and mobile? Are the Big Players or small nimble startups the best bet?

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Monday, April 21, 2008

DSL Extreme Wake up: DSLExtreme Sucks

This is the letter I just wrote to DSL Extreme. Their customer sales support is just out to lunch. They have no idea what they are selling. Not to mention their site is not user friendly.

Here's my letter to the sales manager, we will see if they get it.
I called to get information on potentially signing up for your service. WOW what a bad experience. One guy was telling be that DSL is a shared service. Couldn't explain what the guaranteed bandwidth would be. Another guy(STEVE) was telling me that you offer 300-600megabit service. I asked him some questions and got attitude. Basically told me to go somewhere else. I told him that was not the right way to handle a potential customer. Considering that I want to sign up you just pissed me off. It's an abomination that people like that are answering the phone. I don't know what's worse. Outsourced overseas call centers or local people who don't give a shit!

Are you guys falling asleep there? Wake up!

If you want more details please feel free to email. I would love to hear an explanation.


Granted I wrote this while fuming after speaking to two people that probably have worked 12+ hours and are ready to go home. But shame on DSLExtreme for having people improperly trained to answer the phones and deal with customers.

Maybe DSL Extreme has grown too fast and maybe I just had a bad experience, but this was uncalled for.

As of today I have not heard back from DSLExtreme. I take it they really don't care. I'll take my business elsewhere. I'm sure Covad, AT&T and other would love my business.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Music Industry Power Pack

The Ultimate Music Industry Power Pack

Music Promotional Ideas for the Independent Artist
by: Ty Cohen

Are you one of those people who don’t want to waste all their time searching for a record deal? If you have taken the initiative to be an independent artist, then you have come to the right place. Most likely, you have already recording your CD or album, now you are just looking for more music promotional ideas. Who knows, maybe the more you promote your CD, the better your chance is of catching the eye of a label.

For you, the internet is going to be the most powerful musician resource out there for you. The ways to promote your CD online and offline are endless. Over the next few minutes, I am going to suggest some ways that will help you get your music out there and hopefully bring you some profits in no time.

First of all, whether you already have a web page or not, you need to get yourself a MySpace Music page because it is an awesome and free musician resource that is unbeatable. Then, once you get your website and MySpace page up and running, you need to blog! That’s right, blog every singe day! Blogging is not only a way to build a rapport with your fans but it will also bring more traffic to your site and ideally more sales for your CD. Keep them coming back for more!

Launch parties are great music promotional ideas. Once your CD is ready to be released, plan one! Make it huge! Call the local radio stations and everyone else you know. Print up flyers and bring them to all the music stores and spread the word. Make sure the party matches your style and has plenty of CDs and other merchandise to sell.

A great musician resource is the local radio station or school station. Drop off a free copy to these places because they tend to favor local independent artists and may give you some play time. Just remember to return a favor to them when you make it big!

Obviously, you should also promote your CD at your own show--that is a given. But have you every thought of cross-promoting CDs? A great musician resource is often another musician. You offer to sell another band’s CDs if they will do the same. You can even eventually do this with several bands, if it works out.

As an independent artist, it is up to you to get your music heard. I have given you a few music promotional ideas, now the ball is in your court. You can’t sell any CDs or even promote your CD while standing on the sidelines. Remember, as an independent artist, you hold the key to your own destiny.

About the Author:
Ty Cohen, the online music industry's most recognizable voice is the former owner of a successful independent record label, current owner of Platinum Millennium publishing and nation-wide music industry seminar speaker and panelist. He is also the author and creator of over 40 best-selling music business books, reports, courses, audio products and other music industry "How to" resources, that have helped tens of thousands of individuals like you to successfully find their way in the music business. Visit for more information on Music Promotional Ideas, How to Promote Your CD, and Musician Resources.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

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by: Victor Caballero

Want to get back the child inside you? Then rejuvenate yourself with Disney Movies.

Walt Disney Studios has so far created a series of fascinating movies which include animated classics, preschool favorites, and live-action features. Now, the Disney movie Club has embarked upon the grand vision of Walt Disney himself, by bringing all the titles under a single roof, for easy accessibility of entertainment enthusiasts from across the world.

For all those Disney movie aficionados who are crazy about the word “Disney” – Disney Movie Club is the ultimate destination.

Before getting into this club get the answers of some of your queries:


Disney Movie Club is the prime destination for all the movie fanatics across the globe, let alone the fanatic followers of the Disney titles.

With over 1600 titles available, from a wide range of genres, Disney Movie Club is you primary source for all sorts of Disney Movie merchandise. Timeless classics, all-time bestsellers, live actions, etc are just a few from the extensive array of available titles for satisfying your entertainment taste buds.

Not only that, the ease of employment is a dream come true for even the most naïve computer users, with minimal technical know-how. Thus the practical applicability of the Disney movie Club has allowed Disney Movie followers to re-unite again under a single umbrella to share their thoughts and ideologies, notwithstanding the geographical boundaries demarcating the global scenario.


Disney Movie Club is characterized and enthused with certain essential amenities that bring it onto the forefront of the universal entertainment market.

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The primary target of the Disney Movie Club is to break off the commercial barriers and allow the avid followers of Disney movies, from all backgrounds to enjoy the infinite creative outflow, at a minimal cost. Thus Disney Movie Club has undertaken the noble cause of reuniting the Disney Movie buffs, by allowing them to get their hands on each and every title produced under the Disney banner.

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Since commercial viability is not the primary target of the Disney Movie Club, it has ensured that all the Disney production titles are available to all the interested fans, at a minimal cost.

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One of the primary causes behind the success of the Disney Movie Club is of course, the entertainment as well as sentimental values associated with the brand name. And the wide range of product and classic offerings has got thousands of Disney fanatics to get engaged with the site.


The Disney Movie Club has an assorted collection of timeless classics, which includes:


Some of the renowned bestsellers from the Disney stable include:

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Friday, April 18, 2008

WIFI Interference

I have been doing so research on wifi interference.

There appears to be many different ways to deal with the various forms. The most common appears to be upgrading the equipment so that there is no overlap in frequencies. Also changing the router to do autoscan for the best channel to transmit/operate is common.

I work for a large studio and when bands come in to rehearse and shoot the wireless gets really sketchy even dropping out all together. I can take the same access point to an area where there is no interference and it will work fine.

More to follow.

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From Ben at SOCALTECH:

Geni Rolls New Features
Los Angeles-based, Web 2.0 geneaology website Geni has rolled out a number of new features to the firm's web site, the company told its users Thursday. Geni said it has added features to allow people to identify people in photos, create custom invitation templates, show family history timelines, merge family tree nodes, created a new "Family Forest" feature, and more. The "Family Forest" feature allows users to view not only blood relatives, but also spouses and partners. The firm's new "Family Timeline"
show significant events in a family history. Finally, the firm said it has added better support for its international users. Geni--which was founded by former Paypal exec David Sacks--is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund.

Geni is one of my favorite new sites. Easy name and fairly easy to use. My family is still expanding their tree. I did notice that with the new updates my tree went from 300+ people down to 130, so I'm not sure why that is. All the branches appear to be in place still.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World

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