Monthly Archives: May 2013
May 31 2013
Monetizing Mobile Media: Technologies, Use Cases, Industry and Investor Perspectives
 

Monetizing Mobile Media:
Technologies, Use Cases, Industry and Investor Perspectives
 Register here: Monetizing Mobile Media:  Technologies, Use Cases, Industry and Investor Perspectives
Monetizing Mobile Media: Technologies, Use Cases, Industry and Investor Perspectives

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Baxter Hall Auditorium

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Baxter Lecture Hall

Post-program Coffee & Networking with Speakers:
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $40 on-line registration; $50 at the door; $10 full-time students;
Caltech students – Free

 

Event Preview
Mobile Media exists for many reasons — to entertain, to educate, but most of all, to advertise. In this session, we explore the ecosystem of mobile advertising, from creation through distribution and monetization. There are important new developments in mobile advertising, and therefore in mobile media. By the very nature of mobile media, it can be used to deliver very specific messages based on a user’s location; analyze their actions; and learn an astonishing amount about their preferences and behavior. The evolution of mobile advertising has forced agencies to become system integrators and technologists, while retaining and enhancing their creative skills. Everyone from content developers to distributors and consumers has a part in the rapidly changing world of mobile media. We will hear from entrepreneurs, agencies/users, VCs and corporations that create and invest in mobile media technology in this program.

On Saturday, June 8, 2012, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum presents a stimulating and revealing program on the latest in technology and entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile media. The technology is fascinating and the opportunities boundless. Don’t miss this great program! Speakers include Xavier Kochhar, Managing Partner, MediaLink; Alex Limberis, VP Business Development, Next Issue Media; Erik Moreno, SVP Corporate Development, FOX Network Group; William Quigley, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners; Jostein Svendsen, Co-Founder/CEO, WeVideo.

P.S. While you are marking your calendar, don’t forget the Summer Soiree! The Entrepreneurs Forum social to wrap up the season. Thursday, June 13th. To register, visit Summer Innovation Soiree.

 

 

Speakers:

Xavier Kochhar

Managing Partner

MediaLink

Alex Limberis

VP Business Development

Next Issue Media

 

Erik Moreno                                                    

SVP Corporate Development                             

FOX Network Group                                    

 

William Quigley

Managing Director

Clearstone Venture Partners

Jostein Svendsen

Co-Founder/CEO

WeVideo

 

Producer & Moderator:
Robert Yamashita

Managing Director

Cogentic

 

Co-Producers:

 

Rogelio Nochebuena

President

Nochebuena R&D

 

Stan Tomsic

Executive Director

PortTechLa

 

Sophia Viklund

BackCode, Pasadena

Organizer, Girl Geek Dinners-LA & PyLadies

May 31 2013
Dog Friendly Restaurants in Pasadena
 

This post is a work in progress, if you have a place you want to share or info on a place please let us know.

Here’s a few places in Pasadena that as of this writing we believe to be dog friendly.

All restaurants listed have an outdoor seating area. They are not listed in any specific order, and will be sorted and included in an upcoming website to be launched in the coming weeks.

1. Cafe 140 – Lake, side patio area
2. Rounds Premium Burgers – Lake
3. Next Door Cafe – North Lake
4. Yahaira’s Cafe – Colorado Playhouse
5. Euro-Pane – Colorado both locations have outdoor seating areas
6. Habit Burger – Hastings Ranch
7. Chipotle – Hasting Ranch
8. Chipotle – South Lake
9. Real Food Daily – South Lake
10. Congregation Ale House – Raymond and Del Mar
11. Sharky’s – South Lake
12. Tender Greens – Colorado
13. Pita Jungle – Colorado Old Town
14. Market on Holly – Old Town
15. Lemonade – South Lake
16. Pei Wei – Hastings Ranch
17. Starbucks – Starbucks with outdoor tables. Hill, Colorado, Foothill,
18. Corner Bakery – South Lake, outdoor patio area, not sure about Hastings Ranch location.
19. Jake’s Burgers – Old Town Pasadena
20. Blaze Pizza – Colorado Playhouse District

These we are not sure about:
1. El Portal – Playhouse Colorado
2. Novel Cafe – Colorado PCC Area
3. Cafe Verde – Green St.
4. Malbec – Green St.

We confirmed that these are not dog friendly but do have outdoor patios.
1. Hook Burgers – Hastings Ranch area
2. Green Street Restaurant – South Lake – used to be

May 31 2013
Man in Russia Saves Dog From Death At The Elevator
 

Man in Russia Saves Dog From Death At The Elevator

May 31 2013
Asteroid Zipping by Earth Today 1998QE2
 

Named the 1998QE2

Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

963 feet, (294 m)

One rotation in 5.3 hours

9 times longer than a cruise ship.  Has its own moon.

Looking for it next week

Will happen at 2

239,

Will miss earth by 3.6 million miles away, which is 15 times longer than the distance from earth and earth’s moon.

Paul Chodas – if an asteroid of this size hits earth it would be a major global catastrophe.

98% of asteroids are being tracked by NASA.

2025

Capturing and putting an asteriod into a safe orbit

 

 
For more details visit the NASA website here.

May 31 2013
Rules Of The Road, European Caravan Transport Laws
 

Rules Of The Road, European Caravan Transport Laws

Whilst most caravan enthusiasts tend to limit their travel to the UK, there are many caravan owners who are little more intrepid. They regularly use their vehicles to travel the length and breadth of Europe, taking in the sights and soaking up the sun. Exploring Europe from a caravan can be an intensely rewarding experience. It’s much cheaper than package holidays. There are fewer restrictions and requirements. You can go wherever want, whenever you like, because your house is coming with you.

When planning a European caravan trip however, it is important to be aware of the many different safety regulations that exist throughout the continent. Comfort and familiarity with the wide range of European road regulations does eventually accumulate along with experience, but it can be hard for inexperienced or first-time holiday-makers to know what’s what.

Many road regulations, especially when it comes to caravans, are the same in almost all European countries. Most will be the same rules abroad as they are in the UK. Most are common sense and very easy to adhere to. For example, it is illegal to drive your caravan whilst using a mobile phone. You must have at least one first aid kit on board at all times whilst travelling. A fire extinguisher is required in some countries. It is strongly recommended that all caravans carry both of these items at all times.

Unsurprisingly, ‘stop’ means stop in every language and every country. There is no excuse for driving through a red light. You could be in trouble with authorities if you are caught disregarding this rule. Satnavs and GPS systems that routinely detect the locations of fixed speed cameras are legal in all countries, but in France, Germany and Switzerland, you must deactivate this function before driving.

One of the most important things to consider when traveling Europe in a caravan, is the drink drive limit for each country. Be warned – all countries have their own rules and you should always take the time to find out what they are before you get into a caravan after drinking alcohol. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia all have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drink driving. No amount of alcohol in the blood whilst driving will be tolerated. Please note that new rules in France require every driver to carry his or her own breathalyser. There are no exceptions to this rule. Breathalysers cost around £1.50 and can be purchased from all supermarkets and pharmacies. For more information on this, visit alcodigital.com.

Due to the often rigorous nature of caravan towing, it is a legal requirement in most countries that you carry enough high visibility vests for all passengers. That way, if you have to get out of the caravan at night or on a busy highway, you will be safe and seen by other drivers. You will also have to carry and use a warning triangle (two in Spain) whenever you are towing beside or on a road. Please note that if you are travelling in Spain, regulations stipulate that any motor-home or caravan over 12m in length must be clearly fitted with marker boards.

As with drink driving limits, it is vital that you adhere to a country’s speed limit. All countries have their own rules regarding speed and they must all be rigidly followed if you wish to avoid trouble with the authorities. In many countries the speed limit for towns and villages is not explicitly signposted, but is instead displayed with the use of a rectangular sign, edged in red. This sign will tell you the name of the town you are driving through and its speed limit. It signifies a 30mph zone. Once you have exited the town or village, the speed limit will return to whatever it happened to be before you entered it.

All bikes must be securely stored within a roof rack or a rack located at the back of your caravan. This is the rule for almost all countries in Europe. You cannot carry a bike at the back of your car in Portugal, but it is legal everywhere else.

Driving your caravan in Europe doesn’t have to be a drag. As long as you stick to the rules and regulations of the country you are driving through, you will have a completely stress-free holiday. Feel free to ask the authorities for help or advice if necessary – it’s what they’re there for after all.

Author Bio: Sarah is a caravan expert and mobile-home expert. She gives professional advice to those looking for a caravan. For the a caravan insurance quote she recommends Naco Services. She thinks that caravanning holidays are an amazing balance of comfort and value for money.

May 30 2013
Most Common AdSense Violations
 

Most Common AdSense Violations:

Adult Content

Copyrighted content

Webmaster quality guidelines

Encouraging accidental clicks

ad implementation

Modified ad-code

May 30 2013
Free Orange Chicken! #Freefood @pandaexpress
 
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It’s that time of year again, Summer Hours are back! Celebrate the return of longer days with free Orange Chicken this Friday, May 31 from 9pm to close. Go to pandaexpress.com to check your local store’s hours and get your coupon here!

The Panda Express twitter account @pandaexpress has over 7,000 followers but has never tweeted.  Makes you wonder why? Maybe they forgot the password or nobody knows how?  It would be interesting  to find out.
May 30 2013
Home Warranty, Service and Maintenance Plans Starting at $19.95 Per Month
 

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May 30 2013
Find the Right Vendor for Your Business with InsideUp
 

When selecting vendors for your business, you might want help finding the right services, those that can grow with your business. What if you could simply tell someone your needs and be matched with multiple offers, with no obligation? That’s where InsideUp steps in.

InsideUp is a national business platform that is connecting business purchasers to vendors around the United States. The company helps you find exactly what you need to get your business running smoother than ever. The process is broken into three easy steps: select a business service, submit your request, and compare the offers presented to you.

InsideUp

With InsideUp, you will almost immediately begin saving time and money in a multitude of different categories. Find vendors in some of the following categories: document management, payroll services, GPS tracking, HR outsourcing, commercial auto insurance, business loans, and remote data backup services.

The team at InsideUp will help you through the entire process of learning about outsourcing and how to correctly choose a vendor. There are even links to discussion groups and business blogs to help you along the way. InsideUp is there to help you find the best provider available for your needs. What could be better than free resources that help you save time and money?

The majority of vendors will fit into one of these main categories: finance, internet, legal, marketing, professional services, insurance, IT services, and software. On the InsideUp site, users numerous sources of information devoted to each of these categories. For each category and sub-category, InsideUp includes links to buyer guides, discussion groups, outsourcing videos, and business blogs.

InsideUp is trusted source for vendors around the United States. The company is currently accredited by the Better Business Bureau and verified by Verisign as Norton Secured.

What makes them so different from the others? InsideUp is all about the relationships. The backend system at InsideUp works to actively match qualified vendors and interested prospects. The process of being matched up is fast and easy, allowing you to find high-quality vendors faster than ever before.

May 30 2013
Wine Sale at Orderwinedirect.com
 

Finding a good bottle of wine can be difficult sometimes. Maybe you know the exact brand or type you’re looking for but can’t seem to find it. Well, look no further than Orderwinedirect.com. Order Wine Direct has one of the largest selections of wine available on the internet. Choose from hundreds of different wines, along with gourmet foods, gifts, and accessories.

Order Wine Direct

Starting with the wine category, you will find a large selection based on type, including: white wine, red wine, sparkling/champagne, rose, organic, dessert, and mixed collections. Each section is then broken into different types of wine, like Pinot Gris or Riesling. Order Wine Direct has truly made the experience easier than ever.

Every wine featured on the site includes a picture, why you should try it, and what you should know. Before ordering your wine, you’ll be able to read about the bottle and any awards or recognitions it may have. Order Wine Direct is currently holding a wine sale – use promo code OWB10 for a discount on your first order.

Along with a broad selection of wines, Order Wine Direct also has a large selection of non-alcoholic gifts. Order something special for mom or dad this year, or buy a gift basket for your wife. Gift baskets include things like fruit, buts, barbeque supplies, and coffee; you’ll find just about everything you need!

Are you looking for high quality glassware and accessories? Order Wine Direct currently offers two glassware brands: Ravenscroft Crystal and Stolzle. The Ravenscroft Crystal collections offers customers everything from aerating funnels, ball stoppers, and martini sets, to champagne glasses and long stem glassware.

Order Wine Direct is truly a one-stop shop for all your wine needs with award winning wines, glassware, accessories, and more. Find some of the most unique and interesting wines at orderwinedirect.com and even take advantage of the special discounts they run, saving you more money in the process! While you’re at it, visit the dessert section and check out the Amaretto Cheesecake while you’re at it!

May 29 2013
Pasadena Legendary Bingo @ Magnolia Restaurant – San Gabriel Humane Society
 

Mark your calendars for an evening of Legendary Bingo, Monday, June 10th in Pasadena. See the flyer for details.

May 29 2013
The American Baking Competition @BakeOnCBS #GetYourBakeOn
 
The American Baking Competition premieres right now on CBS?! Tune in & discuss the episode here: http://bit.ly/12PLfiG

Wanna #GetYourBakeOn at home? Check out http://CBS.com  tomorrow for standout recipes from tonight’s show! http://bit.ly/17uXzLX 

Week 1 –

Star Baker:  Francine is the star baker.

Going home: Carlo(Social Marketing Consultant) is going home. Jeremy was close to going home, he could go home next week if he doesn’t make adjustments.

Week 2 –

May 29 2013
Fitbit – The New Flex: Wireless Activity Tracker @fitbit
 

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Free shipping with orders over $50 at Fitbit.com!

May 29 2013
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May 29 2013
Top Asian Motorbike Tours You Cannot Afford to Miss
 

Top Asian Motorbike Tours You Cannot Afford to Miss

There are many advantages to going on a motorbike tour around Asia; as well as the relatively low cost of travelling around Asian countries after paying for flights, you can enjoy some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, as well as some of the most isolated roads you can find for pushing your bikes to the limits. One thing to remember, though, is that visa requirements can vary quite considerably between different countries, so make sure that you understand what you can do with your bike before setting off, and that you have the proper insurance in place, With this in mind, some top Asian motorbike tours you can take include:

Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam

This epic ride takes you along the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, which is closely associated with the Vietnam War – you start off near Saigon, and take a winding route through the South of the country, before heading up towards the North of the country; an excellent ride if you want to make the most of Vietnam.

The Silk Route, China

Another ambitious journey, this one can be taken either West to East, or East to West between Turkey and China, taking in Kazakhstan, the Great Wall of China, and Tibet – some tours also continue on down towards Thailand, and can involve 12 weeks of travel, and 12500 miles of journey distance.

Zao Ecoline, Japan

The Japanese mountains offer a lot of opportunities for winding bike paths, with one of the best crossing from the East to West of the country between the Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures, taking in Mount Zao along the way. The route is closed off, though, between the beginning of November and the end of April.

Izu Skyline, Japan

One other touring option if you’re going to Japan is to take in the Izu skyline, which can involve a long distance ride through multiple mountain roads, and is ideal if you want a route that’s relatively near to Tokyo.

Cambodia Safari Tour, Cambodia

There are many different ways to see Cambodia by bike, with one of the most popular including a grand tour that covers the Kep region, Sihnaoukville, and the Kampot area of the country; you can also take a circular tour that crosses the Cardamom mountains, and visits the temples of Siem Reap.

Chiang Mei, Thailand

This route encompasses the Northern part of Thailand, and starts from Chiang Mei, before crossing through areas like Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, and across through the Doi Inthanon National Park, before returning back to Chiang Mei.

Singapore to Malaysia

One option for a motorbike tour in Asia is to start off on Singapore island, before crossing into the Malaysian mainland – from there you can explore the Genting Highlands, as well as the Segamat district, and the country’s coastal highways and the Cameron Highlands.

Southern Laos

If you want to experience the best of Laos, you’ll need to plan for a few weeks of biking, with key routes going via the Dong Hua Sao National Forest, the Kong Lor Caves, and routes from Vientiane to Pakxane via the Phou Khou Khouay National Protected Area, or from Xepon to Sekong.

 

Author Bio

AJ has been on several motorcycle tours through Asia and other parts of the world. She likes to blog about her experiences, and recommends that cyclists get their insurance through Direct Asia.

May 28 2013
Los Angeles Kings Win 2-1 vs San Jose Sharks
 

Los Angeles Kings Win 2-1 vs San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Staples Center
Kings now move onto Western Conference Finals, Advance to face the winner of Wednesday’s Detroit-Chicago game.

May 28 2013
Aveson’s 6th Annual June Jubilee June 2, 2013
 

 

 

June Jubilee is right around the corner! It’s going to be a great day for the family with games, crafts, cool marketplace vendors, yummy food and live music! This year’s music will include:

The Conductors
The Hollow Trees
Ridel High (featuring three Aveson dads!)
Jonathan Martin Berry
AGLA Music Improve Group

 

To see the latest June Jubilee news, click here.

 

May 28 2013
Watch Live International TV for $14.95/mo, All Languages, All Packs @DishWorld
 

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May 28 2013
Sossys BBQ Newbury Park – Fresh, Fast, Delicious @SossysBBQ
 

Sossys BBQ – Newbury Park
OPENING THIS SUMMER!!

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May 28 2013
Access Tips to Malibu Beaches 27 Miles New App
 

Access Tips to Malibu Beaches 27 Miles New App
Hidden access to Malibu Beaches
There is no such thing as a private beach in California.
Jenny Price, environmental writer.
Some of the residents would rather you not find out.
They lay out cones, block access, keep

Our Malibu Beaches.
Everything you need to know about access the beaches.
Jenny has worked on this for 10 years.

Guide to hidden beaches.
KTLA has the story on their site.

Escondido Beach, near 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Lechuza Beach, Bunnie Lane and Broad Beach Rd.
Broad Beach access, near 31138 Broad Beach Rd.

Download Jenny Price’s guide to Malibu beaches here: http://laurbanrangers.org/site/sites/default/files/tools/laur_malibu_manual.pdf

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