Monday, October 19, 2009
Google is going to make a lot of frequent flyers, and Virgin America, happy this holiday season. As a gift to people who fly on Virgin America’s WiFi-equipped planes, Google will be footing the bill for everybody on board between November 10, 2009, and January 15, 2010.
For Google, this is a smart marketing move because it generates tons of good will among everyone who flies Virgin America. But Google is really giving a gift to Virgin America in the form of yet one more incentive to fly its planes over competitors’. Will American Airlines and others with WiFi on board have to respond with their own freebie giveaways? I hope so.
Not that I mind paying the $13 per flight to use WiFi on Virgin America flights. In fact, I go out of my way to try to fly on Virgin America, just so that I don’t waste 6 hours going from coast to coast. But giving it away free makes it even more appealing. In fact, as I’ve suggested in the past, I wonder if Virgin America would be better off giving the WiFi away for “free” to everyone on board regularly, but charging more per flight. I’d certainly be willing to pay $25 to $50 more per flight if I knew there was WiFi. But that’s just me.
The only thing that worries me is whether the in-flight WiFi system can handle everyone on board surfing the Web at the same time. At least with the $13 fee, there is a natural cap to how many people use it at once.
**NEW COURTESY OF Erick Schonfeld**
DJ Don Hot (Martin Carter) has been a lover of music since birth. A south Florida native, Don Hot began his musical career at the early age of 12 when he received his first pair of Turn tables, He got his start Djing at many house parties, weddings, and other social gatherings, with his uncle who taught him the basics of how to play music and techniques on working an audience. Growing up in South Florida, Don Hot was influenced by many Djs such as King Waggy T, Supa Dups(Black Chiney), Slick Vick(Jam Pony Express), Uncle Al, and Dj Khaled, just to name a few.
At such an early age Don Hot has accomplished so much in the Dj industry. At the age of 17, Don Hot has worked with artists such as the Young Jeezy, Djing at his Concert in (2005) @
Revolution night club and as the official DJ for the Sean Paul concert after party(2006) @
Revolution night club. Don Hot has also gained international experience in various dance clubs such as: Club Matrix, Quad, Margarita Ville, and Princess in The Cayman Islands, Jamaica,Bahamas, and Belize.
When Don Hot was asked what sets him apart from other Djs around the world, a simple reply was given…”I haven’t heard NOT one Dj as versatile as me, and If he’s out there, I have yet to meet him.”
Visit his website www.myspace.com/djdonhot to hear the wide range of sounds he deliver....
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DJ for VIP Swimwear Fashion Show (2009)
DJ for Koko & Palenki Fashion Show (2009)
DJ for P.Diddy Party (2008)
DJ for Ne-yo Listening party (2008)
DJ for the Launch of the Absolut Vodka 100 (2009)
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wow. T-Mobile and Danger, the Microsoft-owned subsidiary that makes the Sidekick, has just announced that they’ve likely lost all user data that was being stored on Microsoft’s servers due to a server failure. That means that any contacts, photos, calendars, or to-do lists that haven’t been locally backed up are gone. Apparently if you don’t turn off your Sidekick and make sure its battery doesn’t run out you can salvage what’s currently stored on the device, otherwise you’re out of luck: Microsoft/Danger is describing the likelihood of recovering the data from their servers as “extremely low”.
T-Mobile Sidekick users have been suffering from a major outage all week, and that issue apparently hasn’t been resolved either.
This goes beyond FAIL, face-palm, or any of the other internet memes we’ve come to associate with incompetence. The fact that T-Mobile and/or Microsoft Danger don’t have a redundant backup is simply inexcusable, especially given the fact that the Sidekick is totally reliant on the cloud because it doesn’t store its data locally. Microsoft acquired Danger for $500 million in February 2008.
Update:: There is some speculation that this was not actually caused by a server meltdown, but by Danger’s failure to make a backup before a Storage Area Network upgrade that was botched.
Yesterday some GREAT or slighly great news was announce yesterday
"Anyone who lost data during the recent Microsoft/T-Mobile Sidekick outage. While it initially appeared that user data may have been lost forever, T-Mobile issued a statement late yesterday saying, “Recent efforts indicate the prospects of recovering some lost content may now be possible.”
It goes on to say, “In the event certain customers have experienced a significant and permanent loss of personal content, T-Mobile will be sending these customers a $100 customer appreciation card. This will be in addition to the free month of data service that already went to Sidekick data customers.”
The card can be used for T-Mobile products and services. The company has temporarily stopped selling Sidekick devices and has advised current owners to not allow their Sidekicks to reset or lose power."
**News Courtesy of Techcrunch.com**
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
If it's Wednesday it must be Latvia. Tonight Tiësto plays to 15,000 dance enthusiasts and music fans in the Baltic State. Already this week the legendary Dutch DJ has wowed the Balearic masses at his summer-long Monday residency at Privilege. Tomorrow he's off to Italy. The day after, Greece.
This is very much business as usual for Tiësto, the ultra-busy DJ who turned the playing of trance music into an artform and whose achievements are unsurpassed.
'Because people care,' is Tiësto's response when asked to account for his huge success, 'and they see that I care. I'm very honest in what I do. It's not an act or a gimmick. It's pure, it's emotion.'
When you see me DJ you know I feel it and I love what I do. The real thing. When you see me play you know you are seeing someone who plays not because he has to but because he loves it. For this champion of the people, it's not just about his undeniable ability to create a party in any venue, large or small, in any place in the world, but also about how the music moves people. Makes them feel something. People write letters saying, 'I was going through a bad period but your music and your show made me feel good.'
But 2009 is also very much about business as usual for Tiësto. After a run of four top-selling electronic artist albums, the electronic pioneer has made Kaleidoscope, an artist album in the truest sense: a stunning collection of songs written and recorded in collaboration with a variety of music talents from the worlds of dance, pop and rock: Jónsi Birgisson from Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, Nelly Furtado, Calvin Harris, Emily Haines from Metric, to name a few. Having made the DJ performance an artform, Tiësto has now made the dance album an artform.
'The starting point was to work with different artists that I liked,' Tiësto explains, 'it was as simple as that. 'Sigur Rós make beautiful music. Bloc Party are fantastic and exciting and innovative. But the hardest thing initially was to get those kind of people to collaborate. They don't work with dance artists as a rule, and especially not a dance DJ, but when we started producing these tracks, I was surprised at how well the styles work together.'
Once the artists had seen YouTube clips of Tiësto's crowd-wowing performances, like the one of him playing in front of 250.000 people on the beach in Brazil, and once they'd heard the tracks he'd been writing, they all jumped at the chance.
First on board were Tegan and Sara, the Canadian indie duo and twin sisters. Tiësto had remixed their single 'Back In Your Head', and in June 2008 they met in Vancouver. 'I realised what great songwriters they are – I gave them a track to write on and they did an amazing job.' In his home studio in his hometown of Breda in Holland, Tiësto set to work finessing the collaboration. 'Feel It In My Bones' is the result, an epic, shimmering floorfiller.
Soon the songs were pouring in. Nelly Furtado and Tiësto started off as mutual admirers, but after making her way to Tiësto's performance at the 2008 Miami Winter Music Conference (she'd come along with her producer Timbaland) Furtado instantly agreed to be involved, and a few weeks later she gave Tiësto an idea for a song that would become, 'Who Wants To Be Alone'. Next to sign up was Emily Haines of Metric. She caught the thrilling Tiësto DJ Experience in Ibiza last summer and again, didn't hesitate – 'Knock You Out' is a euphoric tune that will cause floorquakes in the ..... READ MORE
* IDMA Award Best Global DJ / Best Electronic Dance Album - Elements Of Life
* Grammy Nomination Best Electronic Dance Album - Elements Of Life
**Biography courtesy of www.tiesto.com**
Monday, October 5, 2009
In Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons, digital technologies, gadgets, and social media played a starring role.
The show opens with Edna Krabappel’s 4th grade class using their iPhones and texting incessantly. When she confiscates their beloved devices, the children, led by Bart, plot to spike her coffee in an attempt to get them back.
Their scheming ways go a little too far and Ms. Krabappel ends up getting fired and replaced with a young, studly, and digitally savvy teacher — Zachery Vaughn — who promptly returns their devices and assigns 20 minutes of Twittering for homework.
Everything from Skype to Facebook and blogging get a social media mention in the episode courtesy of the fresh new teacher’s digital mentality. There may have even been a Foursquare mention at the 8:48 minute mark.
The Simpsons is always on the cutting edge of integrating social memes into their episodic content, but given the popularity of Twitter and Facebook we can expect even more social media mentions to pop up in popular primetime television shows.
Check out the episode embedded below for yourself and let us know what you think.
**Post Courtesy of Jennifer Grove of Mashable**
Boston’s own Clinton Sparks has always set himself apart from the rest of the field of DJ’s & producers. His drive to succeed, coupled with his creative marketing & sales ideas, have helped him emerge from a cluttered field of DJs as one of the most exciting figures in the music game. These days DJs are a dime a dozen. To stand out regionally is a task in itself. Clinton has blown past the goal of being a regional figure and has positioned himself as a pre-eminent DJ known throughout the world, through his radio presence, mix-tapes & in the club.
Starting in 1998 with an unbranded 10-city nationally syndicated mixshow through Super Radio, Clinton has taken that notoriety & ballooned it into his own personality branded #1 rated syndicated mix show called "SmashTime Radio" in several top US markets & worldwide in Canada, Europe and Australia. Most recently Eminem asked Clinton to be apart of his totally uncensored hip-hop channel Shade 45 on Sirius Satellite Radio. Broadcasting live every week from NYC, Clinton hits the national airwaves "shock-jock" style with the newest exclusives, custom remixes and special guests celebrities.
Clinton Sparks has traveled the world playing in countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, etc. There are few DJ's that can produce the excitement that Clinton Sparks does in the club, which is what makes him such a hot commodity for promoters who will fly him half way around the world for him to perform. When he is at work you can feel the energy and passion he has for the music. As he aggressively switches from record to record the crowd feeds off his intensity. Clinton’s record selection, energy and attitude truly define him as an artist. Hearing and watching him play is a performance in itself!
His shrill catchphrase “Get Familiar” garners instant reaction when it rings over the airwaves during his top-rated broadcasts, in the clubs and on his mixtapes. Artists from Kanye West, 50 Cent, Eminem to Pharrell of the Neptunes & beyond have all proceeded to “Get Familiar” with ....... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
*Courtesy of Clintonsparks.com*