Tuesday, December 16, 2008

T-Mobile's web2go

Devices connect people and connecting people is our specialty.

You create amazing mobile experiences with your applications.

We deliver access to people (who download lots of stuff)...

Sounds like an ideal start to a relationship. Let's do business together in a brand new way. With the T-Mobile devPartner program there is a clear path to market, which means you don't have to "know someone" to get your application or mobile website on T-Mobile's web2go.

Learn more and register now at http://developer.t-mobile.com

Some key benefits of being a T-Mobile devPartner:

  • Connect with T-Mobile's customers: Potentially reach millions of subscribers who are active adopters of new content and services on their data-enabled handsets.
  • Low Barrier of Entry: Sign the online agreement, access development tools, and use the automated submission tool. Yes, it's that simple.
  • An attractive revenue opportunity: It's quick and easy for your application to start earning up to a 70% revenue share.

We think you'll find this open approach to partnering a great way for developers and T-Mobile to work together. If you are interested, you can register for the program here.

Warm Regards,

The T-Mobile devPartner Community Team

Monday, December 15, 2008

Official Google Blog: @Twitter: Welcome to Google Friend Connect

Official Google Blog: @Twitter: Welcome to Google Friend Connect

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Elf Yourself

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Pasadena Marathon Cancelled

Event Organizers Cancel Race Due To Poor Air Quality
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We regret to inform you that we have been compelled to cancel today's Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon as a result of the significant wildfires in the Los Angeles area and resulting unsafe air quality. Pasadena Forward's decision was made in consultation with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Team and the City of Pasadena.

Please know that it was extremely difficult to arrive at this decision, and we know that this is a disappointing outcome for all of us who have worked so hard for this inaugural event. However, the only appropriate response to this emergent situation, given that the safety and well-being of our participants is at the forefront of our concerns, was to cancel.

Over the next several days, we will hold discussions to determine appropriate next steps. Once concrete plans have been developed, updates will be posted at www.pasadenamarathon.org. All registered participants will also be notified via email of all important updates.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work through this challenge. We hope you are safe and well.

Israel Estrada
Executive Director, Pasadena Forward

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sam's Club Black Friday 2008 ad

Lots of buzz on the Black Friday ad from Sam's Club this year. Apparently a major typo on the front page WII package advertised at $224, when it should have been $425.

Here's the link

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:00am, Veterans Day Ceremony. The City of Burbank & The Veterans Commemorative Committee proudly present Veterans Day Ceremony at the McCambridge Park War Memorial (Located at the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road). There will be a flyover by the Condor Squadron. A free shuttle for seniors and disabled will be available from the Burbank Tennis Center parking lot on Amherst Drive, and the McCambridge Recreation Center parking lots on Andover Drive and Glenoaks Boulevard . Shuttle service will be available from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. and will continue after the event for 45 minutes. For further information, please call (818) 238–5390.

The City of Burbank & The Veterans Commemorative Committee proudly present a Veterans Day Ceremony, "Honoring All Who Served." The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 10, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the McCambridge Park War Memorial (located at the corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road).

A free shuttle for seniors and disabled will be available from the Burbank Tennis Center parking lot on Amherst Drive, and the McCambridge Recreation Center parking lots on Andover Drive and Glenoaks Blvd. Shuttle service will be available from 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. and will continue after the event for 45 minutes. For further information, please call (818)238-5390.

Funeral Services Set For Former Motown Records Executive Jheryl Busby

--- On Mon, 11/10/08, Tracey Jordan wrote:
From: Tracey Jordan
Subject: Funeral Services Set For Former Motown Records Executive Jheryl Busby
Date: Monday, November 10, 2008, 12:34 PM

Los Angeles Chapter
6305 S. La Brea Avenue, Suite 3
Los Angeles , CA 90056
(323) 533-1036



( Los Angeles , CA ) - Funeral services for former Motown Records President/CEO Jheryl Busby will
be held: Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 11:00AM
"The Tabernacle" of Faithful Central Bible Church
321 N. Eucalyptus Avenue
Inglewood , CA 90302-2917
(310) 330-8000

A repass will be held following the services at a location and time to be determined at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to:
Jheryl Busby Foundation
c/o New Beginnings
6767 Regal Park Drive
Fontana , CA 92336
(909) 355-3533

Busby passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at the age of 59.

Church location and directions:

Contact: Ron Brewington
(323) 533-1036

Desi Bradley: Gender, Contingent Labor, and Our Virtual Bodies

Interesting read.

Gender, Contingent Labor, and Our
Virtual Bodies
Desi Bradley

Available in HTML or PDF

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Marty's Corner: Gabriel Iglesias 2005 - Part 1

8 years after his first appearance on Marty's Corner, Gabriel Iglesias came back to say hello.

Michelle Mills and Marty Shields on Marty's Corner

In the Nov 8, Weekend edition of the Pasadena Star News(and sister newspapers) there is a story by Michelle Mills and Marty Shields on Marty's Corner.

Michelle is also the Doo Dah Parade Queen from time to time.

read the story here:

Recently the band Killjoy was interviewed on Marty's Corner:

See the video here on YouTube.

Groove Tubes clearance sale

Today is the last day for the Groove Tubes clearance sale.

The LA Times has a story about the vacuum that the closing of Groove Tubes will leave. Many aficionados will be left with one less place to buy sound equipment, amps, which many claim provides a much warmer sound.

Read the LA Times story here:

The sale started Thursday and ends Saturday, with 50% off all marked prices. A lot isn't marked, and you'll make your deal with Aspen. The factory is at 1543 Truman St., San Fernando, and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cash, Check, or credit cards accepted.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Holiday Open House : Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®
Holiday Open House

Dear Friends, neighbors and fellow merchants,

Come in and cozy up to a complimentary 12oz. holiday drink* to celebrate the season with friends, old and new! We’re serving up our Holiday Blend coffee, the famous Winter Dream Tea® and Tea Lattes, Peppermint Ice Blended® drinks and Lattes, and our Espresso Mint Chip Ice Blended® drink– FREE!

When: Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 2008 --- 5pm to 8pm**

Where: Your neighborhood The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® store
(Visit www.coffeebean.com to find the store nearest you.)

So, join us for sips, smiles and a free drink to ring in the holiday season. And while in the store, don’t forget to check out our wonderful assortment of holiday gifts.

- Your friends at The Bean

iKobo Discontinuing Money Transfer Services

iKobo Money Transfer

Dear Victor Caballero,

We regret to inform you that iKobo is discontinuing its services. Effective immediately, no further money transfers using your iKobo account will be allowed. Recipient cards issued by Palm Desert National Bank will continue to be active until November 13, 2008. Recipient cards will no longer work as of this date. However, card funds are safe and guaranteed, even after the card is deactivated.

We are notifying all recipient cardholders to spend down any card balance between now and November 13. Any remaining balance as of November 13, 2008 will be refunded to you, the sender, as stated in the bank cardholder agreement (https://www.ikobo.com, link at bottom of page to “US Program Terms and Conditions”). You will be receiving further information shortly.

We will assist you in any way possible. If you have any further questions regarding the above notice please contact us at info@ikobo.com.

It has been a pleasure serving you and we appreciate your past business.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.



Copyright © 2001-2008 iKobo, Inc. All rights reserved.

Oprah leaning on Sam Perry

Everyone was asking who was that man that Oprah was leaning on ... and sobbing over at the Obama acceptance speech.

Apparently Sam Perry is from Silicon Valley, CA near San Jose-San Francisco. Sam has donated thousands to the Obama campaign!

Nov 4, 2008

Thank you OpenX!

Here's the letter I received from OpenX this morning.... OpenX ROCKS!

Hi Victor

Thanks for blogging about OpenX.

We have been running a competition to encourage OpenX publishers to share their thoughts and experiences about using OpenX. Your blog was chosen as one of the winners. We'd like to say thanks and send you an OpenX t-shirt.

We will be announcing the winners on the OpenX blog and running some extra features where possible. Can you tell me a little about your business and how you employ OpenX. What websites do you use it on? How did you come to start using OpenX?

But most importantly, what size t-shirt do you take and where should we send it?

Oliver George
OpenX Limited

Thursday, November 6, 2008

TONIGHT!!!! AIGA lecture

TONIGHT!!!! AIGA lecture

Thu Nov 6, 2008 3:25 pm (PST)

Sorry for the late notice. I just found out.


Cal State L.A. AIGA Student Group Presents: Stefan Bucher

06 November 2008 | 7:30pm

Cal State LA Music Hall

5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Join the Cal State L.A. Student Group to talk with Stefan Bucher. Stefan
Bucher is a writer, lecturer, graphic designer and illustrator. He is
founder of 344 Design. (www.344design.com) He is also the creator of the
online animation series Daily Monster. (www.dailymonster.com) His
work has
been included in Communication Arts, HOW, Novum and Wired magazines,
others. He speaks all over the world.

Starting his career in the United States as an art director at Portland,
Oregon advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy, Bucher went on to design
numerous CD packages including Brand New Day: The Remixes for Sting, the
soundtrack for the motion picture The Matrix with Keanu Reeves. His
of the 17th "American Photography" annual received the 2001 Silver
Award for
outstanding complete book design by British Design & Advertising
His more recent work for clients ranging from KCRW DJ Jason Bentley
to art
gallery L.A. Louver, painter David Hockney, and movie director Tarsem
more frequent use of illustration and hand-lettering. He is the
author of
the book All Access - The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic


For More Info + Maps:

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yahoo Letter to Advertisers

Yahoo! Search Marketing

Dear Advertiser,

We wanted to reach out to you directly regarding Google's decision, announced earlier today, to terminate the advertising services agreement that the companies announced in June. Yahoo! continues to believe in the benefits of the agreement, and is disappointed that Google has elected to withdraw from the agreement rather than defend it in court. Google notified Yahoo! of its refusal to move forward with implementation of the agreement following indication from the Department of Justice that it would seek to block it, despite Yahoo!'s proposed revisions to address the DOJ's and advertisers' concerns.

While disappointed by this turn of events, we are writing to you to reaffirm our commitment to working together to drive your advertising results, and to provide the continued leadership you expect. The fact is that this deal was incremental to Yahoo!'s product roadmap and does not change Yahoo!'s commitment to innovation and growth in search.

As you know, Yahoo! has long focused on how to improve the user, advertiser and publisher experience. We will continue to enable you to easily connect with the consumers you most want to reach, by creating a more open, efficient and effective marketplace for advertisers and publishers. We also plan to continue to provide the cutting-edge advances in products, platforms and services that the industry needs and expects, by leading the way in helping advertisers navigate the converging contextual and search ad markets. Finally, we remain committed to innovation in anticipating the needs of Yahoo!'s audiences--one of the largest and most engaged populations of consumers on the web--by creating the unique context that delivers results for brand advertisers online.

In short, even in the absence of a commercial agreement with Google, we intend to become an ever-stronger player in online advertising. Our certainty on this front comes from the progress we continue to make in many areas, not the least of which are the significant innovations we're making in search. We continually optimize our algorithmic and sponsored search. In fact, in 2008 alone, we have developed and launched hundreds of improvements to our search engine, including index expansions and updates, ranking models and performance tuning. Each of these features is designed to improve search quality and deliver a more relevant search experience to our users.

Particularly in this economic climate, identifying and making rich and deep connections with your target audience is of the utmost importance. No company is better prepared to help you succeed in that quest than Yahoo!. In addition to being the largest aggregate publisher in the U.S., we are #1 or #2 across virtually every key category, including being #1 in the categories of News, Sports, Finance and Entertainment, and we're putting our leadership to work for you every day.

By offering extensive reach to consumers, breakthrough advances in technology, simplifying inefficiencies in the advertising process, putting new and industry-recognized talent in place, and providing tailored solutions across our network to meet your needs, we are well prepared to provide you with the most significant return on your investment.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with you in building your business. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on our team with your questions, or to discuss your challenges. We're open to a productive dialogue with you in the service of continuing our successful work together.

Warmest Regards,

Hilary Schneider
Executive Vice President, Yahoo! U.S.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election of 2008

It is the amazing election of 2008. History is being made as we will either have an African American who will be the leader of this country or the oldest President in conjunction with a woman as vice president. History in the making!

At my polling place this morning in Pasadena on Washington Blvd, Longfellow Elementary I noticed people wearing political buttons, but I also noticed what was something very interesting in the school yard which was right next to the auditorium, kids chanting/singing Obama, Obama, ..... That to me was pretty amazing. It could have had something to do with the fact that the kids were Afro-American, but I really didn't pay attention to that. Kids are influenced by the media and they do listen and watch what is happening.

So far it seems that Barack Obama will win, but nothing is given yet.

As of 5:30pm Pacific Time, 77 electoral votes for Obama and 34 for McCain.

It was good to see the stock market make a nice move up today. In addition we are seeing gas prices dipping below $2 a gallon at stations around the country. In the Los Angeles area, Burbank - Pasadena we are still in the $3 range.

Record Exec Jheryl Busby Has Passed Away

Record Exec Jheryl Busby Has Passed Away

Another music industry executive has passed away. Former President & CEO of Motown Records, Mr. Jheryl Busby, died this morning, November 4. He was 59. Circumstances around Mr. Busby's death are unknown.

Read more about this story at UrbanNetwork.com

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