Monthly Archives: April 2010
Apr 30 2010
AudialsOne – The best option to get free music, videos, films and podcasts!
 

It’s a unique approach to facilitate music lovers to listen to the music of their choice. Audials.com is an only place that brings you songs to the best of your abilities. What you need to do is just enter title of your song, genre and name of the artist and AudialsOne would search the internet for that particular song for you. You can also record any kind of music and can even find any video matching of your choice. It also facilitates you to choose any song from the podcasts.

It moves on still further for you to record everything you want to hear on the website and will also save it as a new MP3. If you want to record films also then too it is Audials who can assist you with the same. Moreover millions of videos and podcasts are very easily accessible to you.

The most exclusive feature provided by Audials is the radiotracker software. It is exclusive and the most important piece of software that can allow users to include ID3 tags, cover albums and also song lyrics which are normalized and then can be converted in the required file format. To have an essence of the radiotracker, it is advised for you to kindly have an experience of it in Audials.

For all music lovers I must say visit the Audials.com, listen to your favorite music and watch movie whenever and as many number of times you want.

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Apr 29 2010
Lowe’s Customer Appreciation FREE Lunch
 

Lowe’s Customer Appreciation FREE Lunch is taking place Friday April 30, 2010.

11am to 2pm. while supplies last

Lowe’s Commercial Appreciation Days event starts today! Get down to your local Lowe’s today, tomorrow or Friday for free coffee, free lunch on Friday, and serious savings on tools and building materials. Find your store and download special offers at LowesForPros.com

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Apr 29 2010
FREE Deli Trio Grilled Sandwich at Jack in The Box
 

FREE Deli Trio Grilled Sandwich with any purchase
Not valid in Austin, TX, Beaumont/Pt. Arthur, TX, Boise, ID, Lake Charles, LA, Seattle, WA, Tulsa, OK, Twin Falls, ID, Waco, TX, Yakima, WA.

FREE Deli Trio Grilled Sandwich with any purchase

Click here to sign up for Jack’s Secret Society of Cool People to get inside information and special offers.

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Apr 29 2010
Musician’s Friend Discount Code
 

Get Out And Play Discounts! Save Up To $500 With Coupon Code: PLAY Exp. 5/3

Offer Extended! Ends Monday, May 3

Through Monday night, use Coupon Code PLAY at checkout to instantly save up to 15% (maximum $500 discount) on your entire order of $100 or more! Thousands of products qualify*, so act now and take advantage of these instant savings before they’re gone!

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Apr 29 2010
Eli Bird Passes – Memorial Service – Elias Neal Bird Obituary
 

(pictured- Tommy Nast, Ro Lamper, Mark Cope, Gary Bird, Eli Bird, Holly Sharpe, Yvetee Ziraldo Oyabe).

It is with great sadness we have learned that Eli Bird passed away early today April 29, 2010.  I worked for Eli(Elias) Bird at Album Network for many years.

Elias N. Bird(Eli Bird), one of the founders of The Album Network which later became Network Magazine Group (Album Network, Network 40, Urban Network), passed away this morning from a respiratory illness, it was announced by Tommy Nast on Facebook. Arrangement haven’t been announced yet, but I will post once known.

More details to follow.

It had been over a year since my last communication with Eli, I had understood he was not feeling well.  Eli had lived in Glendale for many years, close the offices in Burbank, 120 N. Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA.

Several years ago Eli  moved to La Canada a hillside/canyon home where he lived with a son and daughter(Matthew Bird and Jessica Bird)

He will be missed.   Our thoughts go out to Neal Bird (son), Gary Bird (brother) and the whole family and friends.

Eli you will be missed, but you will live on in the memories of so many.

update: Thanks to Tommy Nast:

There will be specific service information coming on Monday from the Bird family. The date will be May 14th here in Los Angeles, times and location will be released Monday. Thanks to all for the comments and well wishes.

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These are the details on the Memorial service:

Dear Family and Friends,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our father, brother, and friend, Elias N. Bird.

Eli entered into rest on April 29, 2010.

The family will be having a celebration of Eli’s life on Friday, May 14, 2010.

The celebration will begin at the Self Realization Fellowship Church in Pacific Palisades at 10:30am with a lunch following at Riviera Country Club at 12:30pm.

Self Realization Fellowship Church – The service will be held at the new temple.

17080 Sunset Blvd.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Riviera Country Club

1250 Capri Dr.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

310-454-6591

Please let us know if you’ll be attending by RSVPing to the following email address: eli@irock.com

In lieu of flowers, on Eli’s behalf, memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph Center of Venice and St. Jude of Memphis, TN.

St. Joseph Center of Venice

https://www.stjosephctr.org

Friends and family are able to send contributions by mail to:

St. Joseph Center

Attn: Development

204 Hampton Drive

Venice, CA 90291

Please note that the gift is in memory of Elias Bird on an enclosed note or on the donation form that is available on their website.

Donations are also accepted online at www.stjosephctr.org via paypal.  Once again, please note that the gift is in memory of Elias Bird in the space provided for a message.

St. Jude of Memphis, TN

https://www.stjude.org

You can give to St. Jude three different ways:

  1. Go to www.stjude.org – reference the following code: 26019591
  2. Call their toll free number:  1-800-822-6344 and use reference code 26019591
  3. Send a check to the following address:  St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital

Tribute Department

P.O. Box 1000 Department 142

Memphis, TN 38148

Please write the reference number (26019591) within the memo section on your check.

Much love,

The Family

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Following is the obituary that appeared in the Los Angeles Times dated Sunday May 9, 2010.

Elias Neal Bird
May 31, 1940 – April 29, 2010
Elias Neal Bird, Music and Entertainment entrepreneur and executive passed away of severe respiratory illness on April 29, 2010 with his children, grandchildren, brother, sister and extended family by his side.

Eli, as he was known, was born on May 31, 1940 in Cleveland, OH. He attended Western Reserve University and upon graduation entered the music business in 1964. Eli moved to Los Angeles in 1966 with his wife and family to continue a career in the Music Industry that spanned four decades with executive positions at Liberty, United Artist and Playboy records.

In 1977, Eli started what then became the Network Magazine Group which included The Album Network, The Network 40, The Urban Network and the Network Broadcast Department which were industry leading trade music publications and network radio syndication. In 2000, Eli retired and spent time with his family and doing philanthropic work.

Eli is survived by his four children, Neal (Brianne), Nancy, Matthew (Deborah) and Jessica; his four grandchildren, Nicole, Olivia, Rachel and Gavin; Sister Judy Brungo (John), Brother Bruce (deceased), and Brother Gary (Valerie).

The family grieves for his passing and we cherish all of the incredible memories we have had together.

In lieu of flowers, on Eli’s behalf, memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph Center of Venice – https://www.stjosephctr.org and St. Jude of Memphis, TN – https://www.stjude.org – For St. Jude please use reference code: 26019591

Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 9, 2010
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Apr 29 2010
VISA cuts swipe fee in Europe and raises it in the US
 

In spite of the recent study that came out with the fact that the swipe fees are stalling the creation of close to a quarter million U.S. jobs, VISA raised its debit card interchange rate for American retailers to .95 percent plus $.20 per transaction in April, according to the Retail Industry Leaders Association. On the contrary, Visa Europe announced on Monday that it would be capping transaction fees at 0.2 percent for the next four years.

A spokesperson for Visa, Inc. said that the average Visa Debit transaction fee rose by less than 4 percent.

“Most of Visa’s U.S. debit rates have not changed,” she said. “Visa, Inc., did recently make a variety of program and interchange modifications to make digital currency even more convenient for consumers and merchants and to facilitate continued growth for Visa and its clients.”

Interchange fees, which are imposed by the card association and issuing banks to process the credit and debit card transactions, essentially function as a hidden tax on consumers. U.S. banks raked in more than $48 billion in interchange fees in 2008 alone, an amount that has tripled since 2001. These “swipe fees” are particularly harmful to small businesses, which often face higher rates than larger businesses.

Many countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the European Union, have already taken action against excessive hidden interchange fees, but the U.S. has yet to pass significant debit reform. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on Capitol Hill to discuss legislation that would require Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide to negotiate interchange rates with merchants, with the U.S. Department of Justice overseeing those negotiations.

“While most Western economies have taken action to rein in excessive debit card swipe fees, here in the U.S., the credit and debit card industry continues to hurt retailers and consumers by setting rates indiscriminately and raising rates at will,” said John Emling, senior vice president for government affairs at Retail Industry Leaders Association, in a statement. “Without interchange reforms in the U.S., reform in Europe means the credit card industry will look to American retailers and consumers to make up lost revenue. As Congress debates comprehensive financial reform, now is the time to bring appropriate oversight and transparency to interchange fees.”

A Visa, Inc., spokesperson condemned the legislation for “unnecessarily stepping in between business entities and picking favorites among its constituents; creating a system that is inherently anti-consumer and pro-retailer.”

“Visa welcomes the interest shown in electronic payments by the House Judiciary Committee. We hope this hearing helps Members see the harm that this overreaching legislation will cause if retailers are allowed to disrupt a payment system that has served everyone well for over 50 years,” the spokesperson said.

Emling says he’s worried that if Congress does not act quickly, Visa will continue to raise its rates on American retailers.

“The U.S. is fast becoming the only industrialized nation in the world that allows our own banks to stifle business growth by indiscriminately setting rates far above the cost associated with the service provided,” he said.

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Apr 29 2010
Probiotic product in sales in health food stores!
 

Its’ yet another way to lead a healthy life: its Probiotic supplements way. These are the supplements to increase and maintain balance in your immune system keeping you healthy. You can see the detailed description of the supplements at Renew Life.

Having Probiotics has many benefits as it helps to balance digestive system by increasing digestion, and preventing diarrhea, constipation problem, irritating bowel and many digestive problems. These probiotics helps in the formation of useful bacteria inside the gut which in return helps in improving the immune system. They also help in absorbing important nutrients from food in the digestive system. Besides they also provide necessary vitamins for nourishment of intestinal cells.

You can find these Probiotics at Renew Life. Whatever problem you have either indigestion or headaches, or migraine, or constipation, or heart burns, you can rely on probiotics. For all the details, you can visit Renew Life who since last many years is successfully manufacturing probiotics and natural supplementary foods. These products are presented with the philosophy that proper diet and digestive system can only lead to healthy life and maintain mental health.

Their testimonials are the proof enough to show that people have really benefited from these healthy supplements. An expert in the natural digestive health process was Brenda Watson who decided to utilize her knowledge to produce the supplements that could really increase the health of the people.

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Apr 29 2010
Shop Meguiar’s Premium Professional Care Products from MeguiarsDirect.com
 

If you would like to pamper your car, and shine to the neighbors envy, I suggest you to visit MeguiarsDirect.com. Their products have power to remove all the stains and containments and give a new look to your cars. They have polish, waxes and everything that is required to give a good and proper care to the cars.

With the products, company is also offering discount coupons. For e.g. Just look at the Gold Glass Carnuba Premium Paste Wax, it will give exodus shine to the car, darkening the color, and increase the reflection of the paint. I have also used this product and was satisfied with the same. Earlier my car was giving a very rusty look, I was puzzled what should I do. Then somebody suggested me to used Gold Glass Premium. I bought it and to my amazement, it has given extraordinary richness to the texture and color to my old rusting car. It is now getting extraordinary new look. I highly recommend everyone to buy this product but only from MeguiarsDirect.com.

What else, company has also reached highest level of technology by introducing “deep gloss spray detailer”. It makes use of the Hydrophobic Polymer Technology to give additional protection. This product has been prepared with scientific formula that can withstand any number of washes. Moreover you can also have scratch remover, restoration kit, wax to give complete exterior and interior care of your cars.

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Apr 29 2010
Soho OS
 

What is Soho OS?

Soho OS allows you to manage all aspects of your small business in a single platform and provides all the primary tools needed to help your business grow and succeed.

What can Soho OS do for me?

Soho allows you to save time and money by managing every aspect of your business’ day-to-day operations in a free all-in-one online platform. With advanced “social to business” networking capabilities, Soho OS encourages multiple businesses to gather under one umbrella in order create a virtual corporate. This allows you to keep your business identity while taking advantage of the same benefits only large enterprises have utilized thus far, creating a unique business environment that will only become more valuable over time.

Who should use Soho OS?

Soho OS aims to benefit micro businesses with fewer than 10 employees, freelancers and entrepreneurs. While larger corporations are more than welcome to utilize Soho OS, it was developed with small businesses in mind.

Get in on one of the 1000 beta invites thanks to TechCrunch and Soho OS.

https://www.sohoos.com/welcome/techcrunch/

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Apr 29 2010
Apple WWDC June 7
 

Apple WWDC June 7

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