Sunday, December 06, 2009

Join the Koday $110 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

The list is instructive on how promote a new product (in this case Kodak's new printer) on the web.

Got this via MelindaJoy926:

"HOW TO ENTER:
1) Follow Kodak on Twitter @KodakSave110 and comment with your twitter handle
2) Visit http://www.printandprosper.com/ and comment with something you learned about Kodak
printers and cost-savings
3) Follow @melindajoy926 and tweet this giveaway and leave me the twitter comment link
"$110 Visa GC Giveaway @melindajoy926 + "Link"
4) Follow my blog (google reader, blogger, facebook), and leave a comment telling me you did so
5) Email 5 friends about this giveaway and let me know you did this
6) Subscribe to my blog via email, and leave a comment with your subscribed emai laddress
7) Grab my button and leave me a link to your page
8) Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to the post"

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Google Chrome OS: It's not about Microsoft, it's about Search (Speed)!

Remember this:
"“We’re continually testing new interfaces and features to enhance the user experience. We are currently experimenting with a javascript enhanced result page because we believe that it may ultimately provide a faster experience for our users. At this time only a small percentage of users will see this experiment. It is not our intention to disrupt referrer tracking, and we are continuing to iterate on this project. For more information on the experiments that we run on Google search, please see: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/04/this-is-test-this-is-only-test.html.”

and

this:
"Currently AJAX results are just a test on Google. At this time only a small percentage of users will see this experiment. It is not our intention to disrupt referrer tracking, and we are continuing to iterate on this project and are actively working towards a solution. As we continue experiments, we hope that this test may ultimately provide an easier solution for our customers and a faster experience for our users. For more information on the experiments that we run on Google search, please see http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/04/this-is-test-this-is-only-test.html"

the press release on Google Chrome OS is very telling on Google's desire to improve search speed:
"We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don't want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates. And any time our users have a better computing experience, Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet."

I think it's not about Microsoft really. Microsoft's OS just happens to be in the way of Google for them to have more people search - having a clunky OS just delays people from searching not by the milliseconds but by the minute (sometimes by the hour! okay half-an-hour!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

12 Fruits select WaTunes to release SOUNDWAVE by June 25!

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Fresh from the WaTunes Blog and from WaTunes CEO, Kevin Rivers himself:
"Hey guys,We are very happy to say that 12 Fruits as chosen WaTunes to release their latest compilation: SoundWave. This compilation will featured 14 bands and 2 bonus tracks. This compilation will be available on iTunes on June 25th, 2009. Great bands including: The Sophmore Beats, Select Start, I Am Empire, Another Option, and more! Be sure to pick up your copy from these amazing bands and spread the word to your fellow community. Here at WaTunes, we're all about opportunities!"

Check out the SOUNDWAVE promo video here.

You can also check out the SOUNDWAVE announcement on their page:
"The CD will be hitting all tour dates as mentioned before, so don't be worried because we will get to your area!If the tour is not hitting your area, you will be missing out not only on our CD but an awesome show! The CD will officially release online (itunes and Shockhound) on June 1st! We will also be selling real copies online through bigcartel.More information will be posted as in which Hot Topics the CD will hit and where else the CD will be sold! We will be updating this page as much as we can for you."

Here are the bands on the CD:Another OptionRookie of the YearSelect StartI Am EmpireVega Under FireThe Sophomore BeatThe Last Place You LookRender Me SpeechlessMy So Called LifeMr Fyner and the Tech Ed RoomBackdropAlmost ThereA Love Not LostBe sure to download the SOUNDWAVE album on iTunes and ShockHound on June 25!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Michael for Berklee PayPal donate button is up!

This is repost from Teacher Chelo's Blog:

"The Michael for Berklee (michaelgemina.com) PayPal donate button is here!And in the spirit of 1,000 "True" Fans - we invite you to participate in this project - it's not everyday that you get an opportunity to send a 20 year-old Filipino drummer to go to Berklee! We'd like to believe that there are 500 true fans out there who would each be willing to donate at least 1,000 pesos (approx 21 USD) or 1,000 true fans who would each be willing to donate 500 pesos (approx 11 USD) to help Michael's Berklee dream come true! If you are already one of Michael's micropatrons, please indicate to us if we can put your name on the micropatron page in michaelgemina.com. We're also forming the michaelgemina.com street team since we've already crossed the 500 fans mark last week! Thanks for the support!"


and oh yeah. Add yourself as a fan okay? :) We're trying to hit 1,000 TRUE fans, you know? :P

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CHICK COREA in Manila on 13 February 2009!

Make it happen! Jazz Fanatics of the Philippines and Southeast Asia UNITE!

CHICK COREA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN


with
CHRISTIAN McBRIDE

KENNY GARRETT
and
BRIAN BLADE

as the

FIVE PEACE BAND


also featuring

YOSHA

Chick Corea in Manila 2009

One of the most HISTORICAL MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS of OUR TIME

with some of the GREATEST MUSICIANS on the planet

8pm, 13 February 2009

HARBOUR GARDEN

SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA

LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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JAZZ IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SweetSpot@Saguijo January 2009


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Originally uploaded by Red Rivera

The FIRST SweetSpot of 2009! :)

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