July 17th, 2009 – by Marcelo Calbucci
Sampa is closing its service on August 18, 2009. Like many startups, we tried to change the world but didn’t succeed. We tried to make it easy for people to share personal stories and pictures with friends and family, and although the product worked and we amassed tens of thousands of happy customers we weren’t able to pay the bills to keep the service running.
We feel bad for all the people we disappointed, from our avid customers to our investors, including our families that have actively used the service themselves and supported us during this journey.
If you have a Sampa site, you can export it by signing in and click on the Export Site button. It will include all the important content from your site (blog posts, pictures, family tree, etc.) If you paid for a Premium or Ultimate account and you are eligible for a refund, you’ll receive an email shortly.
Can I export all my website content?
Yes, you can export all the pictures, blog posts, milestones, family tree, guestbook entries, comments and user information. Just go to your site, sign in and click on “Export My Site”.
Can I view all my content on my computer?
Yes, you can extract the Zip file and view all your content.
Can I import into another blog or service?
Some service provide importing tools, but we can’t guarantee it will work or not. Sampa will not provide support with other services.
Where can I create another site?
If you want a baby site we recommend you use TotSites.com. If you want a family site you can use Cozi. If you just want a blog you can use WordPress.
Will you provide any additional support?
No. We’ll not provide any supporting helping with using the exported content or to setup a new site.
Can I get a refund for the amount I paid?
Yes. If you upgraded to Premium or Ultimate you’ll receive an email message on how to get a refund.
Can I keep my custom domain?
Yes. If you purchased a custom domain through Sampa it’s yours. You should have received an email message with information on how to transfer that domain to your own registrar.
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Green Tech Connect Forum
August 3-4, 2009
Pasadena — Green Tech Connect Forum. The Green Tech Connect Forum is part of the Helping Hand Initiative adopted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). The AQMD is recognized for its leadership as the premier air quality control agency in the nation. The Green Tech Connect Forum Where Partnerships Drive Green Innovation and Commercialization continues this tradition by creating a forum bringing together emerging green technology developers, government and the investment community.
For more info:
A printable agenda is also available in PDF format here. (revised 7-29-09)
Sunday, August 2, 2009
|2:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Special Pre-Conference Workshop for Entrepreneurs: “Tools to Develop a Green Technology Business Plan and Identify Funding”
– Stan Tomsic, Administrator, Business Technology Center, LA County
– Miguel Aguallo, Senior Analyst, Craton Equity Partners
– Jackie Weston, Analyst, Craton Equity Partners
– Heather McCormick, Pasadena Angels & McCormick Legal Advisors
|3:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Registration Check-in (Lobby)|
Monday, August 3, 2009
All sessions will be held in the Ballroom.
|7:00 am||Registration Check-In (Lobby)|
|7:30 am||Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Opens (Exhibit Hall A)|
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Opening Plenary Session/Welcome
– William Burke, AQMD Board Chairman
– Karen Bass, California Assembly Speaker
– Mayor Bill Bogaard, City of Pasadena
– Fabian Nunez, Mercury Public Affairs
|9:00 am – 10:15 am||Overview Plenary Session
Moderator: Barry Wallerstein, AQMD, Executive Officer
– Dan Sperling, Director, Institute of Transportation
Studies, UC Davis and CARB Board Member
– Jeffrey Byron, Commissioner, Califonria Energy Commission
– Mayor Miguel Pulido, City of Santa Ana & AQMD Board Member
– Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
|10:15 am – 10:45 am||Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall A)|
|The following 11 sessions will include an overview by a technical expert followed by presentations from 5-7 featured Technology Partners. Each session will conclude with a Q&A period.|
|10:45 am – 12:00 pm||Session 1: Off-Road
Moderator: Michael Christensen, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
Technology Overview: Michael D. Jackson, TIAX
– Ki Nam, T3 Motion
– Balwinder Samra, Balqon Corporation
– Sandor Shapery, Innovative Transportation Systems Corporation
– Andrew W. Hayes, Fastransit, Inc.
– Bruce Dahnke, SkyTech Transportation
– Matthew F. Stewart, Advanced Cleanup Technologies, Inc
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Luncheon & Venture Capital Roundtable
Speaker & Moderator: John Chiang, California State Controller
Speakers: Tom Soto, Managing Partner, Craton Equity Partners
Sven Strohband, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
John Babcock, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
|1:30 pm – 2:45 pm||Session 2A: On-Road Light Duty
Moderator: Michael Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Steve Albu, CARB
– John Mitton, NaturalDrive Partners, LLC
– John Sledge, BAF Technologies
– Pete Nortman, EnergyCS
– Joe Dalum, Odyne/DUECO
– Sanjeev Choudhary, A123Systems
– Tom Gage, AC Propulsion, Inc.
|Session 2B: Energy Efficiency/Green Building
Moderator: Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Councilmember & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: John Picard, John Picard & Associates
– Jon Slangerup, ClearEdge Power
– Brad Jacobson, EHDD Architecture
– Richard Butler, EnLink Geoenergy Services, Inc.
– Glen Finkel, PURETi, Inc.
– Michel Kohanim, Universal Devices
– Tom Faust, Redwood Renewables
|2:45 pm – 4:00 pm||Session 3A: On-Road Heavy Duty
Moderator: Tonia Reyes Uranga, Long Beach City Councilmember & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART
– Jim Moore, Emissions Solutions, Inc.
– Alex Bernasconi, ISE Corp.
– Jorge Villanueva, Pacoima Beautiful
– Lawrence Weisdorn, Vision Industries
– Ron Pope, Waste Management
– Mike Gallagher, Westport Innovations
|Session 3B: Power Generation & Smart Grid
Moderator: Ed Kjaer, Director, Southern California Edison
Technology Overview: Scott Samuelsen, UCI
– Tom Mason, Advanced Power Projects, Inc.
– Edan Prabhu, FlexEnergy, LLC
– Vijay Parmar, GainSpan Corporation
– Karen Bertram, International Environmental Solutions, Inc.
– Daniel K. Moscaritolo, Remediation Earth, Inc.
– Rick Cutright, Plug Power, Inc.
|4:00 pm – 4:15 pm||Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall A)|
|4:15 pm – 5:30 pm||Session 4A: Emission Control
Moderator: Joseph Lyou, California Environmental Rights Alliance & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Joe Kubsh, MECA
– Ken Boshart, Boshart Engineering, Inc.
– Scott Ruhlen, Cummins Cal Pacific
– Jeff Valmus, Emerachem Power
– Richard Carlson, Extengine, Inc.
– Charlie Cox, Ironman
Financial Overview: Joe Platnick, Pasadena Angels
|Session 4B: Consumer Products
Moderator: Michael Cacciotti, South Pasadena City Councilmember & AQMD Board Member
Technology Overview: Lauren Heine, Clean Production Action
– Dana Autenrieth, Benjamin Moore & Co.
– Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation
– Don Lloyd, Waxie Sanitary Supply
– Tom Hughes, Neuton
Financial Overview: Nikhil Jain, Artilient Labs
|5:30 pm – 7:30 pm||Evening Reception (Exhibit Hall A)
(Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and beverages coutesy of CleanTech Sponsor, Clean Energy)
Book Signing by Dan Sperling
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
|7:00 am||Registration Check-in (Lobby)|
|7:30 am||Continental Breakfast/Exhibit Open (Exhibit Hall A)|
|8:45 am – 10:00 am||Session 5: Battery and Storage
Moderator: Matt Miyasato, AQMD Assistant Deputy Executive Officer
Technology Overview: Mark Duvall, EPRI
Kristen Heisel, AeroVironment, Inc.
Dina Predisik, City of Anaheim
Chandler Williamson, Pentadyne Power Corp.
Paul Beach, Quallion, LLC
Randy Grow, Simbol Mining
Financial Overview: Jeff Leonard, Global Environment Fund
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Refreshment Break (Exhibit Hall A)|
|10:30 am – 11:45 am||Session 6: Solar/Wind
Moderator: Sue Kateley, Executive Director, CALSEIA
Technology Overview: James Caldwell, Los Angeles DWP
– Paul Glenney, AeroVironment, Inc.
– Matt Langley, Clipper Windpower, Inc.
– Enid Joffe, Clean Fuel Connection, Inc.
– Leesa Lee, Enphase Energy, Inc.
– Philippe Hartley, Phat Energy, Inc.
– Rob Campell, Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc.
|11:45 am – 1:15 pm||Luncheon & Economic Roundtable
Moderator: Bob McCormick, CBS2 & KCAL9
Speakers: Jack Kyser, Founding Economist, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
Stephen Levy, Director and Senior Economist, Center for Continuing Study of California Economy (CCSCE)
Lisa M. Grobar, Director, Cal State Univ., Long Beach Economic Forecast Project
|1:15 pm – 2:30 pm||Session 7: Biofuels
Moderator: John Boesel, President, CALSTART
Technology Overview: Paul Wuebben, AQMD Clean Fuels Officer
– Matt Horton, Propel Fuels
– Rahul Iyer, Primafuel
– Steve Wilburn, Firm Green, Inc.
– Jeffrey Sherman, GRT, Inc.
– Ted Kniesche, Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.
– Norm Sendler, Microgy
|2:30 pm – 3:45 pm||Session 8: Gaseous Fuels
Moderator: Bill Zobel, Manager, Sempra Energy Utilities
Technology Overview: Robert Bienenfeld, American Honda Motor Co.
– Kevin Markey, Applied LNG Technologies, Inc.
– Michael Eaves, Clean Energy
– Robert Weiermair, Earth Energy Fuels
– Mario Pirraglia, IMPCO Technologies, Inc.
– Doug Weaver, Weaver, Inc.
Financial Overview: Alex Kinnier, Khosla Ventures
|3:45 pm||Door Prize Drawing & Conference Adjourns|
July 30, Los Angeles — Twiistup 6. Twiistup connects people from technology, media, and entertainment. Our events features an eclectic stage agenda representing leading innovators and 10 startups chosen to ‘showoff’ their products & services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what’s hot in tech. Unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected.
For more info:
Los Angeles, CA
BakeSpace preserves and updates the age-old tradition of gathering in the kitchen to cook and socialize. It’s an independent grassroots community where people from around the world gather to post, search and swap recipes, build new friendships, learn from one another and express their passion for all things food-related. The site was named a 2009 Webby Award Nominee for Best Social Network.
New York, NY
Bantam Live is an online service for business teams to collaborate in a workspace and build business relationships across the Web.
San Francisco, CA
Think: “Twitter for Music.” Blip.fm is a social music service powered by your most trusted sources: your friends and favorite people. Music discovery is inherently social, and recommendations are most compelling when they come from real people, people you respect and care about. Over a million people are already using Blip.fm to share and discover great music. Channel your inner DJ on Blip.fm.
San Mateo, CA
Diddit is a site where users check off their life experiences (their “diddits”), tell stories, discover cool things to do, keep track of what they “wanna do,” and meet new people with similar interests. Diddit’s database includes over 400k activities ranging from travel content like ski runs, roller coasters and cruise ships to media objects such as movies, books and television series.
Los Angeles, CA
Educator.com is a pioneering venture aimed at equalizing education by assembling the best teachers in the country and making their lectures affordable to everyone.
Sherman Oaks, CA
EQAL (pronounced “Equal”) is a social entertainment company dedicated to redefining the way users interact with content and each other.
Santa Monica, CA
Business travelers dread the monthly task of filling out expense reports. Instead of stacks of receipts and lengthy hours of data entry, ExpenseBay’’s secure SaaS solution gives business employees an easy way to automate their weekly expense reports. ExpenseBay can export an expense report automatically into a companies mandated spreadsheet or existing Expense Management Applications.
San Francisco, CA
JamLegend is changing the way music is experienced online. We give artists an easy way to promote their music in a Guitar Hero-like game, and gamers the ability to play more songs with more friends, anytime, anywhere.
Los Angeles, CA
The Mobolize solution from Mobophiles solves the two biggest problems with the Web: slow page loads and no offline access. With Mobolize, you can now have the freedom which comes with having a Web that you can count on, regardless of where you are.
San Francisco, CA
Peoplebrowsr is a real-time search engine and client for you to look into the pulse of digital conversations and engage across multiple social networks simultaneously. With filtering, you can bubble up “memes and themes” that are important to you or your brand across any “Web 2.0? service like Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook.
Manhattan Beach CA
Streamy is a real-time news and social media dashboard. Read news and see what your friends are reading around the Web. Continue the conversation with instant messaging, sharing, and groups. Drag and drop stories to quickly share and navigate. Extend the conversation with connections to Twitter, Facebook, AIM, Google Talk and more.
Santa Cruz, CA
UserVoice lets you harness the best ideas of your users and help turn them into product champions. Turn on a UserVoice forum, and have your customers help move your product forward.
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FROM THE COMPUSA DEAL ALERT TEAM
July 29 , 2009
We just got back from a weekend getaway with quite possibly the best laptop deal of the summer.
So give us a moment of your time, we’ll make it worth your while…
NEW: TOSHIBA Laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB DDR2, 320GB HDD
16″ Display, Full Number Keypad, & Much More!
YOURS NOW FOR A MERE $599.99
SAVE UP TO $200!
This was an eventful weekend. It started with a frantic call from Lourdes, one of the top buyers, Friday night. She said, “We’ve got a great opportunity buy, but we need to act on it now.” Mind you, it was about 7:00pm Friday evening.
It turns out, Toshiba had two truckloads of laptops that were intended for a nearby government agency. However, after cutbacks, they canceled the order. Toshiba had two semis driving about 2 hours from our warehouse with nowhere to go.
That’s when the negotiating kicked off in earnest.
Well, after a series of emails, text messages, and phone calls, we got the deal:
BRAND NEW Toshiba laptops with the high powered Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz processor, 3 gigabytes of high performance DDR2 memory, a huge 320 gigabyte hard drive (that’ll hold a ton of homework), the new 16″ screen, and the full number key keypad plus much, much more all for just…Well, these were slated as $800 notebooks. But as you can see, Toshiba was in a jam. They needed to move these quickly and they knew we could take these 2 semi-tractors full of laptops and sell them at record pace. But it needed to be a killer deal. That’s when the phone calls, emails, and text messages started flying.
Well, we’re proud to offer you this amazingly high quality piece of manufacturing marvel for just $599.99, plus just $1.99 shipping to most locations.
That’s right, for under 600 bucks, you’re getting a performance laptop ready to take on business, government, or the new school year. Power through spreadsheets with ease. Fly through your favorite photo editing software. Play online games or just catch up with the news of the day. Bottom line, this laptop will get it done and keep you satisfied.
Now, here are just a few reasons why this is the best laptop we’ve ever offered at this price.
In addition to its fast, powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3GB of DDR2 memory, and the 320GB SATA HDD, the NEW Toshiba Satellite L505-S6951 laptop computer boasts a 16-inch widescreen TruBrite LCD display that you’re absolutely going to love. It has brilliant 1366 x 768 resolution and gives you plenty of screen space to work multiple programs, or watch Hollywood movies and your favorite videos — all from the best seat in the house. Yet it’s a compact machine that won’t compromise your workspace. You can arm your key staff members with new Toshiba Satellite L505-S6951 laptop computers so they can hit the road ready to rock n’ roll with high-octane productivity.
Only $599.99 each!
That’s a sweet deal, but you need to act quickly because these fast, powerful, versatile Toshiba Laptops will sell out in no time at all. Like we said, we only have two truckloads and they will sell out fast!
You don’t want to miss your chance.
By the way, the new Toshiba Satellite comes with a powerful Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD graphics engine, 802.11a/g/n wireless technology, built-in webcam, and integrated stereo speakers. It also comes with a DVD SuperMulti drive you can use to burn copies of your corporate video presentations, play movies, or create your own business or recreational CDs. This laptop has it all! It even has eSata/USB combo port that delivers a super-quick connection for future data expansion. That means it’s ready for today and tomorrow…
Now we’re giving you first dibs on this screaming fast, feature-filled Toshiba Satellite laptop computer, then we’re going to give the CompUSA employees a crack at it. So you MUST hurry. This is a powerhouse laptop that’s great for business, and perfect for home entertainment. It’s also fantastic for doing school work at home — or in the classroom. If you’ve got kids in high school or college, you’ll be equipping them with the ultimate weapon to help them get great grades.
In fact, we landed this deal with Back to School in mind. At only $599.99! The best back to school deal you’re going to find this year.
This Toshiba Satellite L505-S6951 delivers spectacular widescreen performance that you won’t even find with most desktop computers. Imagine working with a brilliant, 16-inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolutions. Attention-grabbing graphics. Plenty of room to be productive. A space-saving design that maximizes your work area.
Remember, Toshiba’s the laptop pioneer. The chassis is built from the bottom up by the world’s most accomplished engineers. At $599.99, it’s like purchasing a Rolls Royce at a Vespa motor scooter price. Deals like this are extremely rare. It took a perfect storm of events. The big government agency ducking out of the deal. Our great relationship with Toshiba that enabled us to strike the best laptop deal of the summer. And the fact that we never settle for any deal that isn’t in the best interests of our customers.
Only $599.99 — less than 600 bucks – for a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer that’s worth at least $800. You’re getting a powerful NEW desktop replacement for a price that’s downright ridiculous.
All we can ask is that you click here to take a closer look at this laptop. If you’re serious about getting a great deal on a great laptop, then we have to stress the URGENCY for you to take advantage of this offer before it sells out. We’re giving you the first crack, but we can’t guarantee we’ll have the Toshiba Satellite L505-S6951 laptop computer in stock next week – or even 48 hours from now.
* Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz
* 3GB DDR2 of Memory
* 320GB of Hard Drive Space!
* DVD Burner
* 16″ Wide Display
* Vista Home Premium
* 1 Year Ltd. Warranty
Click here to view complete specifications.
This is a full-featured 16-inch widescreen laptop computer with a powerful 2.1Ghz dual core processor, 3 full Gigs of DDR2 memory, a 320GB SATA hard drive, a DVD SuperMulti drive, webcam, 802.11a/g/n wireless technology, eSATA, and USB 2.0 – this baby’s loaded! And it’s only $599.99 – that’s below factory direct pricing.
The clock’s ticking. This deal’s not going to last long – only as long as supplies last. And we’re not going to be able to get these laptops for this absurdly low price again. This is a special circumstance. Click or call now and we’ll ship your new Toshiba Satellite L505-S6951 laptop computer right to your front door. We offer the best shipping in the business. Incomparable customer service. And you’re getting the best price anywhere for this brand new Toshiba laptop.
Click now. The clock’s still ticking, but it won’t be ticking long. It’s time to cut the best deal for your business. It’s back to school time. And this is a one-time only deal that you don’t want to pass up.
Only $599.99, but you’re running out of time!
Tick, tick, tick…
CompUSA Deal Alert Team
P.S.: This is a high quality piece of machinery from the engineers at Toshiba. It’s built to last and backed by a one year Toshiba limited warranty. For extra piece of mind, we offer extended services plans starting from just $134.99 Click for details.
LAPTOP SHOPPERS TIPS:
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††$1.99 Shipping offer valid on orders over $75 with a weight of 15 lbs. or less. This offer is only valid for orders that qualify for and ship via UPS Ground Shipping within the contiguous lower 48 States (AK, HI, PR and International orders are excluded). Offer valid for a limited time only. One Order per customer. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other discounts.
Prices valid thru 07/30/2009 Not responsible for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors of products herein. Prices are subject to change. Items may be available online or by phone only–prices and availability in CompUSA.com Prices and availability in CompUSA stores may be limited. Prices not valid in Puerto Rico
Call us at 800-CompUSA ( 800-266-7872 ). We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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