Monthly Archives: November 2012
Nov 29 2012
Shopping Comparison Websites, Bing vs Google Paid Placements

Shopping Comparison Websites
Bing vs Google Paid Placements

Google Shopping results are paid placements. But some are reporting that even Bing results are paid. Interesting that Bing would launch a campaign without checking to see what they are doing as well, perhaps this is changing and the campaign launched before the adjustments had been made.
read more here

Bing does have a disclaimer on search results for instance on a search for digital cameras, note that “Payment is NOT a factor used to rank search results in Bing.”, which implies that paid search results are included, but the results are not re-sorted based on it being a paid placement, unless you are looking at the ads on the top of the page.

There are other options if you are looking for a balanced check on price comparison:

For those interested Google in the shopping results shows this message on the right:

Products and offers that match your query. Google is compensated by these merchants. Payment is one of several factors used to rank these results.

Nov 29 2012
Slater’s 50/50 Pasadena

50% ground beef 50% bacon, not all of them have bacon.
The owners coined a new term, “Excessisty”.
Peanut butter and jelly back on a honeywheat bun
New menu a la mode, with ice cream
101 beers on tap
Grand Opening last week in Pasadena

Nov 28 2012
Snoreless Pillow

Enhance your sleep tonight with the #1 snore reduction pillow. The SnoreLess Pillow elevates, aligns and opens the throat airway for healthier breathing and quieter evenings for all.

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Nov 28 2012
Vibrant Health – Green Vibrance

Improvements to the formula are listed below:
There are three changes from version 10.3 – 11.0
1. Replacement of Hydrilla verticillata with Calzbone Cissus quadrangularis extract
2. Addition of grape skin extract
3. Doubling of vitamin D3 potency to 2000 IU per serving.

There are four changes from 11.0 – 12.0
1. Replacement of Soy lecithin with Sunflower lecithin from Germany. Anyone fearful of encountering a soy anti-nutrients now has nothing to fear.
2. Addition of Goji berry juice, 70 mg. per serving enhances antioxidant/antiaging properties of Green Vibrance.
3. The conversion of Tamarind juice and pulp powder to whole fruit powder to provide more complete nutrition in support of liver health.
4. Restoration of sea vegetables to their pre version 11.0 potencies. A shortage of Alaria at the time of manufacture of version 11.0 forced us to lower the amount of Alaria and boost the amount of Rockweed in Green Vibrance version 11.0. Supply problems have now been remedied, allowing version 12.0 to return Alaria and Rockweed to 100 mg and 50 mg respectively per serving.

Vibrant Health Green Vibrance Powder 15 Day 6.1 oz Powder

Vibrant Health’s Green Vibrance Superfood 15 Day Supply 6.1oz

Vibrant Health Green Vibrance Pkt Box - 15 Packets - Other Green / Super Foods

Nov 28 2012
Medical Imaging Innovations at Caltech December 8, 2012 @CaltechEntForum

Medical Imaging Innovations at Caltech December 8


Dr. Anthony T. Materna Memorial Program on Medical Technologies


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Saturday, December 8, 2012
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
Registration and Continental Breakfast:
8:00 a.m. Baxter Lecture Hall
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Baxter Lecture Hall
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Baxter Lecture Hall



$40 advance / online registration; $50 at-the-door; $10 for students with full-time student ID and free for Caltech students (must show ID at door).

Interested in more networking?
Bring your business card to the registration desk on the day of the event be included in a voluntary list of attendee contact information. This list will be distributed only to those who leave their card and /or contact information.

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What do entrepreneurs, mathematicians, software engineers, physicists, physicians, biologists, anatomists, angels, venture capitalists and bankers have in common?


Entrepreneurs dream and bring the dreams to reality. Physicists invent the technology. Electrical engineers design and make the hardware. Mathematicians create the algorithms. Software engineers write the programs for computers to process the data. Physicians, biologists and anatomists interpret the images, diagnose patients and prescribe cures. Angels start the entrepreneurs on their way. Venture capitalists fund the entrepreneurs to commercial success. The bankers take care of the piles of money the entrepreneurs, angels and venture capitalists make on bringing the technology to the health care marketplace.
On December 8, 2012, the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum presents a stimulating and revealing program on the latest in technology and entrepreneurial opportunities in medical imaging. The technology is fascinating and the opportunities boundless. Don’t miss this great program.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Phelps, world renowned scientist and entrepreneur, inventor of PET scanning. Company presenter: Dale Fox, President, Tribogenics, Inc., an exciting new company in medical imaging. Panelists include Greggory DeVore, M.D., expert in fetal ultrasound who has pioneered work in the identification of congenital heart defects using 2D, 3D, 4D, and color Doppler ultrasound. More panelists to be announced this week.

What would Dr. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen say to Dr. Beverly Crusher if they could attend our program? Come and find out!

This program is dedicated to the memory of MIT Alumnus Dr. Anthony T. Materna, founding member and past chair of this forum. Dr. Materna’s many accomplishments and contributions were invaluable to the local entrepreneurial community.

Anthony T. Materna, Ph.D.

1925 – 2012

Past Chair and Valued Director

1984 – 2012

Rest in Peace

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Michael Phelps – Inventor of PET scanning

Dale Fox – President, Tribogenics, Inc
Tribogenics, Inc


Greggory DeVore, M.D. – Expert in Fetal Ultrasound, Fetal Ultrasound

More panelists to be announced this week.


Baxter Lecture Hall
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Directions/Maps: Directions to the Forum

Click Here to Register 

Nov 27 2012
JibJab Goes Gangman – Make Your Own Gangnam Video With JibJab

Make Your Own Gangnam Video With JibJab

JibJab is a digital entertainment company that helps people BE FUNNY! From its offbeat Sendables® eCards to personalized Starring You!® videos and irreverent viral videos, JibJab is on a mission to help more people share more laughs than any other company in the history of the world.

Save 10% Off on Funny Birthday eCards at with Code BDAY10

Nov 27 2012
Silverlake Juice and Tea Fresh Juice and Cleanse Kits

Fresh Juice and Cleansing Kits

Save up to 61% on cleanse kits, lots of juices.

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Check out this awesome Groupon deal. If you sign up and buy it, you might earn me some Groupon credit, which will earn you my undying appreciation.

One-, Two-, or Three-Day Juice Cleanse at Silverlake Juice and Tea (Up to 61% Off)
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New locations coming soon:

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Silverlake Juice and Tea
2813 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90026


Be sure to read their Ingredient Guide, it is chock full of great info.


Nov 27 2012
Cyber Monday Sales Continue Cyber Week at

You can still pickup all sorts of great deals at

use coupon code GEAR-15 to save an additional 15%

GearXS 1200 Series Egyptian Comfort 4Pcs Bed Sheet Set – 3 Sizes
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Lightning to USB 2.0 8 Pin Connector Charger Adapter Cable for iPhone 5

This is a great deal on a USB cable for the new iPads and iPhone 5.
Lightning to USB 2.0 8 Pin Connector Charger Adapter Cable for iPhone 5 for only $6.99
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Nov 27 2012
Oh Happy Days Natural Food Grocery and Cafe Altadena

Oh Happy Days Natural Food Grocery and Cafe Altadena

2283 N Lake Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
Neighborhood: Pasadena
(626) 797-0383

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Nov 26 2012
Village Play Garden Winter Market 2012 Altadena

Village Play Garden Winter Market 2012 Altadena
Saturday, December 1, 2012 10:00am until 4:00pm

Village Playgarden Winter Market

We warmly invite the greater community to attend this day of family fun, support local artists by doing your holiday shopping with us. Come support the next phase of creating the Mountainside Land for Learning and Organic Micro Farm (Village Playgarden is the first project of the Mountainside Land for Learning). 3636 Skylane Dr. Altadena, CA 91001

Winter Market is our largest public fundraiser and this year we will have 40 Vendors, a SILENT AUCTION, games & activities for children, a healthy cafe & bake shop (full lunch available) and live music.

Located in Altadena, Village Playgarden is a holistic preschool through kindergarten program and community for young children where learning, creativity, and caring take place in a loving home environment.

In keeping with the holistic nature of Village Playgarden, we will be selecting vendors that craft products using natural, non-toxic materials while keeping the environment in mind. We are also seeking silent auction donations that keep to these standards.

Attendees will have the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts and unique handcrafted clothes, accessories, and items/services for the body and the home; spend a day in community with others enthusiastic about supporting local artisans and businesses and have a great time doing it.


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