Thursday, July 31, 2008

LA Home Remodeling

LA Home Remodeling/Decorating Ticket for this Weekend.

Dan Green

to me
show details Jul 29 (3 days ago)

32nd Annual
& Eco-Expo
Fri-Sun. Aug 1st - 3rd
L.A. Convention Center

Tons of new exhibits

With interest rates at an all time low, now is the time to really save money on your home projects .... Really!
We have some of the very best Home Improvement remodeling and decorating/design companies in southern California at this event !

Everyones making great deals and show specials!

Sponsored by: the New
Mercedes Benz of Encino
co-Sponsored by
Pro-HG American made Commercial Grade Non Stick Cookware

Hello, Thank you for your visit to

This e-mail will admit one Adult free ($7.75 savings) to So. Cal's original 32nd Annual
We HAVE ADDED TONS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly products & services.
Two shows in One!
With the latest reduction in interests rates this is now one of the best times
to RE-FI or borrow for home improvement and really $ave!!!
Visit our exhibiting Banks and financial service companies at this event .
This year's show is bigger and better than ever; jam-packed with the latest home improvement products and services: Hundreds of great home improvement companies, with thousands of new ideas to help make your house and garden your dream home! Kitchens, floors, windows, doors, second stories, roofs, landscaping & more!

Everything from roofs to rose gardens! Including some of the latest innovations from Mercedes Benz of Encino

Get free advice from experts on virtually every category of home improvements.

The magic of this event is that you get to meet the experts, the real pros, all under one roof. You get to meet the wizards of home improvements without having to drive all over town, $aving you Gas and time It's all here in one place!

See our ECO-EXPO: Many home improvement products and services that are designed with our environment in mind! Our all new Eco-Expo feature includes hybrid cars, solar power, green building products and more! Plus tips and rebates from Southern California Edison.

See the latest environmentally friendly products for your home and yard.

Plus our Giant BBQ & Spa Spectacular: Thousands of square feet jammed with the latest spas and BBQs and entire state of the art outdoor cooking centers! Also we have patio furniture and tons of outdoor products that will help you turn your backyard into your Dream backyard.
Buy factory direct and save thousands of dollars.

See the Mercedes Benz exhibit and the new models from
Mercedes Benz of Encino

Home Improvement King Giveaway!
Sign up right at the show for a chance to win $10,000.00 in home improvements from Home Improvement King:
$5,000.00 in windows and $5000.00 in kitchens. Good luck to everyone!

Several TV producers attend to cast home owners for upcoming shows.
Meet the people from HGTV's "Over Your Head." and many more
Book Signing: Meet author and host of “Designed to Sell”, Belma Michael Johnson. Get tips on “green living" and pick up a copy of his new book, “Easy Green.”

Meet KOST 103's Mark Wallengreen & Bryan Simmons & Kearth 101's Shotgun Tom at the show!
This is So. Cal's only show endorsed by the League of California Homeowners.

Great seminars & do it yourself workshops and The all new Garden Party by America's Natural Gardner Nick Federoff.

Come enjoy part of your day with us and bring your friends

It's all happening at the original:

32nd Annual

Fri: Noon-8pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-6pm.
Fri-Sun. Aug1st-3rd
L.A. Convention Center

Please tell your friends! Remember, this letter gets you in FREE!
Send a copy to all your friends and neighbors!
See you at the show!

Dan Greene, CEO
NEC Group, Inc.

We can be contacted either at this email address or at
NEC Group, Inc. 2504 N. Ontario St. Burbank, CA 91504

Don't want to receive these free passes? Just hit the Reply button and let us know. We do honor drop requests.


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Montauk Beach Animal - Monster?

What Is The Montauk Monster?

An animal has washed on shore at Mantauk beach Long Island and it cannot be indentified.

For more info you can click here:

More details to follow.

The START Conference

The START Conference August 7, 2008
Start is a one-day conference in San Francisco designed for smart, talented Web people to take hold of their ideas, follow their dreams, and start their own companies.

Start is a one-day conference in San Francisco designed for smart, talented Web people to take hold of their ideas, follow their dreams, and start their own companies.

You’ll hear from founders of successful startups, and learn from investors, lawyers, and others who can outline potential pitfalls. They'll give you practical advice, tell their horror stories, and maybe lend you a little inspiration. If you've ever dreamt of taking the plunge, don't miss this chance to hear from the experts!

The Start Conference Schedule



Morning Session

Evan Williams
Matt Mullenweg
Panel: "Starting up without the Web"




Mid-Morning Session

Mena Trott
Julie Davidson and Narendra Rocherolle
Panel: "Your First Year: Advice from Business-y Types"

12:00 noon


Sponsored Session: Microsoft's New Business Zone
Sponsored Session: Lynda Wienman


Afternoon Session

Merlin Mann
Marc Hedlund
David Hornik




Late Afternoon Session

Dave McClure
Om Malik
The Pitch Session

5:30 - 9pm

The Media Temple Afterparty

Get ready for 8-8-8 flickr

A most auspicious day!

Also available in: Deutsch, 繁體中文

We’re celebrating another 24 hours of Flickr on Friday, August 8, 2008!

A year ago, just over 7,000 of you shared a slice of your day from May 5, 2007. It was wonderful to see the similarities (weddings, birthdays, graduations, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, etc.) and differences across the flickrverse.

Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2007 Afriscape 3 Pelicans for good luck childrens day

We’re going to celebrate another 24 hours of Flickr — Flickr 888. Take a photo anytime when it’s August 8th where you are, then share it in the group.

There’s more! Our cool friends at MOO are going to create unique Flickr 888 Postcard Packs that will be available early this fall. So, mark your calendars and save the date for another 24 hours of Flickr, Friday August 8, 2008.

Photos from wazari, Fluffy Wobbleyou, Declan!, and DG Belle.
View more 24 hours of Flickr photos from last year’s event, on May 5, 2007.

Best Buy Outlet Store Outlet Center

Best Buy Music Instruments

These are the locations selling music instruments at this time. More are going online soon.


East Orange, CA
2375 N Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92865
Map and directions

Murrieta, CA
25080 Madison Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562
Map and directions

Northridge, CA
19350 Nordhoff Way
Northridge, CA 91324
Map and directions

Riverside, CA
3900 Tyler St.
Riverside, CA 92503
Map and directions

San Bernardino, CA
888 Harriman Pl.
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Map and directions


Butterfield Road, IL
1432 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
In-store performance, 8/14:
Hawthorne Heights 6 p.m.
Map and directions

Naperville, IL
4400 E New York St.
Yorkshire Plaza
Aurora, IL 60504
Map and directions


Mall of America, MN
340 W. Market
Bloomington, MN 55425
Grand opening August 8.

Richfield, MN
1000 West 78th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Map and directions

Roseville, MN
1643 County Road B2
Roseville, MN 55113
Map and directions


Fair Lakes, VA
13058 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr.
Fairfax, VA 22033
Map and directions

IDX at TV Pro Gear showcase - Aug.6th

HD. Wireless. Uncompressed.

One of the most anticipated new products introduced at NAB 2008 is finally here--the CW-5HD wireless HD video transmission system.

IDX System Technology & TV Pro Gear cordially invite you to attend a very special showcase featuring the new IDX HD wireless transmission system on August 6th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at TV Pro Gear Glendale facility.

Video assist, news/cable operations, sports venues and remote production--your working environment should include a simplified yet versatile transmission system that enables wireless uncompressed HD-SDI and/or SD-SDI signal processing with virtually no latency. Experience the freedom and creativity that HD wireless offers--join us on the afternoon of August 6th and see for yourself.

RSVP details are attached and thank you for your interest in IDX.

Best Regards,

Sales Team at IDX System Technology

(310) 891-2800

Visit us at

Get 10% off at Symantec!


Get 10% off at Symantec!

Our 10% off Norton Home & Home Office products has performed exceptionally well, and we're excited to announce that Symantec will continue to offer 10% off during the full month of August!

Customers love saving 10% off their total order - promote this great savings on top selling pc and internet security products during the current Back-to-School selling season! This offer is valid toward most product purchases, and includes top sellers such as Norton 360, Norton AntiVrius, and Norton Internet Security.

Get 10% off your order at Symantec! (code: 10offsid, exp. 8/31). Limitations apply.

Passitto is now integrated with LinkedIn

Passitto is now integrated with LinkedIn

Import your LinkedIn profile!

We are happy to announce our integration with LinkedIn. In just a few easy steps you can import your entire LinkedIn profile into Passitto. You will also notice we have added LinkedIn's Company Insider widget to member profiles. This will allow you to see how you are connected with various companies listed on the site.

Passitto is also integrated with Facebook, so if you don't have a LinkedIn account, but you do have a Facebook account, you can still import your profile.

Group Calendar and Events

Another new feature of Passitto is the calendar and events system. All groups now have access to this feature. You can easily create events for your group, see who is planning to attend, post messages regarding the event, as well as have the event location mapped using Google Maps.

Remember, creating your own group on Passitto is quick, easy and 100% free. You can create a virtual extension of your existing leads, networking or industry group, as well as form a completely new group.

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Water on MARS!!

NASA is confirming there is water on Mars!

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Caterina Fake, who co-founded Flickr along with her husband Stewart Butterfield in 2004, has announced her plans to join a fledgling new startup called Hunch.

Investing in Foreclosures Seminar Today

Blue Coast Brings You the Digs
What's Happening in the Foreclosure Market Today

Join us today for a LIVE WEBINAR at 2:00 pm EST, 11:00 am PDT, 7:00 pm GMT to learn how short sales can shape your investment business and portfolios this year:

Investors making money in today's real estate market have no doubt had to change the way they do business. So what are many people doing to make money now? It's called the short sale: the sale of real property where the fair market sale price is less than the loan balance, and is negotiated directly with the lender.


It is estimated that by the year 2010, one in every 40 houses in North America will be short sale properties. Further, Housing Predictor has extended its foreclosure forecast into 2011 nearly doubling its original prediction (now estimated to be 3 million). The opportunity is here - now what?

Learn more about the pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, and short-sale process in today's webinar, by clicking here:

Happy Investing,

The Blue Coast Team

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gunnar Optics

Gunnar Optics for reducing stress on your eyes.

Google Ad on Columbia Records Site

Did you guys catch this story.

Bruce with Hyperbot targeted a Google Adwords campaign to run only on Columbia Records site.

OpenX Seminar in Pasadena

For those of you in the LA area/Pasadena.

UPDATED: OpenX seminar in Los Angeles, California
Tags: OpenX
by Anna Skorupa on July 22nd, 2008

We would like to invite everyone to join us for the next OpenX event which will take place on 14th of August (UPDATED: see below) in the Pasadena area of Los Angeles, California. It’s a free event open to anyone interested in finding out more about OpenX.

Based on the success of the last event in Germany, we’re going to choose the topics we cover based on the suggestions offered by people who register. This means you can ensure this event is useful for you!

If you’re based in or around LA we’d love to see you there.

Please register to attend for today!

We’ve moved this event to the 14th August to get the location we wanted at Caltech.

SanFran MusicTech Summit

The next SanFran MusicTech Summit, which will
take place on Monday, October 20th, at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco.
:-) More info can be found at

We plan to make this even better than the last Summit, which was even
better than the first phenomenal one, and we've got some tricks up our
sleeves to attempt to make this a reality. :-)

The SanFran MusicTech Summit brings together the leading technologists,
musicians, entrepreneurs, reporters, investors, service providers, artist
organizations; many of the folks who are leading the way at the
convergence of culture and commerce. The Summit has been resonating well
both with the leaders of the music/internet/technology movement from the
San Francisco Bay Area who are tired of the effort and expense of flying a
small part of their teams to places such as Austin, Cannes, and Berlin,
who have been begging for a local event such as this so that the market
will come to them. :-), as well as the out of town influencers who are
thrilled to be able to meet the depth of Bay Area talent, all in one
place, in a location they love to visit. Since posting the event to
Facebook on Monday ,
close to 100 folks have already RSVP'd that they're going to make it, and
we are thrilled at the ticket sales so far. :-) The earliest bird highly
discounted pricing ends next Friday.

Initial speakers include folks like Dave Allen Nemo Designs / Pampelmoose
Blog and Label / Ex-Gang of Four Bass Player, Bob Heyman - Mediasmith,
Chief Search Officer, Steve Jang - imeem, CMO & Head of Business
Development, Ethan Kaplan - Warner Bros Records, VP of Technology, Rachel
Masters - Ning, VP of Strategic Relationships, Jack Moffit - Speeqe, CEO /
Chesspark, CEO & Lead Developer / IceCast Streaming Media Server, Creator
/ Xiph Foundation, Co-Founder, Sean O'Connell - Music Allies, Founder &
CEO, Dave Ulmer - Motorola, Sr. Director Multimedia Products and Services,
Carnet William - Sprout, Co-Founder & CEO, Brian Zisk - SanFran MusicTech
Summit, Executive Producer / Future of Music Coalition, Technologies
Director, and we'll be updating the site soon with many more panelists.

So what is the secret sauce? Besides the focus on San Francisco and a
fabulous venue, we go for the most interesting and influential folks in
the field who have a great overview on all sides of the issue, whom are
known to be open to new people and views, and who are straightforward and
willing to call bullshit when they see it, especially, if they are
involved in it. ;-) Our aim is to get panelists talking about what is
interesting to them, as that will always be of interest to the high level
folks in the audience, and then allow plenty of time structured to be
conducive for dealmaking and meeting friends, old and yet to have been
met. We'll also be repeating our elevator pitch session, where a whole
bunch of interesting companies can let others know what they're up to, as
long as it can be done in 60 seconds or less.

Great examples of the panels can now be found on the video player at , and more will be added shortly. If we
get a video sponsor for the next Summit, we'll do this much more
professionally next time.

Any inquiries, comments, questions, feel free to ask, either here, or

All the best, and hope very much to see you there...

Brian Zisk

Best Buy To Start selling music instruments

Probably long overdue, but now Best Buy is selling musical instruments.

From the low end to mid range, this is a good move for Best Buy. More of a natural progression considering the popularity of RockBand and Guitar Hero, why not sell the real instruments for serious musicians.

There are hundreds if not thousands of rehearsal studios(see this comprehensive rehearsal studio directory), some of which are either working on or are now offering RockBand and Guitar Hero events and competitions.

Guitar Center and Sam Ash and Musicians Friend will have to step it up a notch to compete against this Best Buy. You can see some of what Best Buy will be selling online at:

Source Stories:
Market Watch

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cruise of the Port of Long Beach

Join Us on a Cruise of the Port of Long Beach! You'll Learn Alot!
Reservations are needed for this cruise because we are limited to 100.
You are cordially invited to join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske on a cruise of the Port of Long Beach on

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 ~

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Boarding Location: Departs from Dock 2, adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Guest Arrival: No later than 5:30 p.m. - Boat departs promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Food and beverages provided.

Attire: Casual - rubber soled shoes - light jacket

Parking validated - 2 hours

Come join your friends and neighbors on a cruise of the Long Beach Port and learn about how this major seaport provides a tremendous economic engine for Southern California. You will be amazed at what goes on right here in Long Beach. For our guest with disabilities, please inform us if you require a reasonable accommodation.
Please call 562-570-6932 or email to rsvp.

Contact Us and Let Us Know Who Will Be Attending this Fun Event!
Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

phone: 562 570-6932 or email:

Heidi’s Raspberry Farm

Starting the begining of August (Mother Nature has the final word), Heidi’s Raspberry Farm, located in beautiful Corrales NM, will be opening to the public for U-Pick raspberries every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am till 3:00pm! Heidi’s Raspberry Farm is a certified organic farm. The price for picking is $4/pint. HRF can provide one pint containers for your picking pleasure.

To find HRF if you are south of Corrales: go north on Corrales Road 2.2 mi. from the Coors and Alameda intersection, turn east on "La Entrada East" and follow the signs.

To find HRF if you are north of Corrales: go south on I-25, exit at Bernalillo, go west on Hwy 550, follow 550 across the Rio Grande, go south on 528, at Giant station turn east on Corrales Road 448, proceed 4.5 mi. and turn east on "La Entrada East" (just past Wells Fargo bank look for signs on left), follow the signs.

This special event will only last until the fruit is finished which happens at the first good frost. For more information, call Douglas @ 353-1202