Monday, August 25, 2008

Coomuto Provides Bartering On FaceBook

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 25, 2008 -- Commuto announced today that it has released the Commuto Facebook application, allowing Facebook users to access Commuto's database of millions of products and interact with Commuto's functionality by posting, viewing and trading items from within their Facebook accounts.
"Launching Commuto's Facebook application is a very important step for us and our users. By combining Facebook's social networks with Commuto's social communities, we have given our users the most social and interactive bartering application online and have given our users even more choice over how they interact with Commuto", said Stephen Arbib, President and founder of Commuto, "Millions of Facebook users will now be able to show their friends all the items which they own and those they want, and be able to trade with Facebook and non-Facebook users all in real time."

Commuto's Facebook application is the first of a series of widget and applications that Commuto plans to release in the coming year to increase awareness of their online social bartering site,

Commuto is still in beta release and will continue through the third quarter of 2008, after which an integrated marketing campaign will begin with Vancouver-based partner, UM Marketing.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Woopra Web Analytics Plugin For WordPress.

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Today at WordCamp San Francisco 2008 was great. I had to leave early but there were few notable demonstrations and presentations. One was the Woopra web analytics for wordpress plugin. We have been using the Woopra for some time now and very happy with its results. iFusion Labs demonstrated a new WordPress Integration Plugin showing how to bring Woopra statistics right into the WordPress dashboard.

This is the first time any service provider has allowed users to embed Web Analytics within their own site, and it offers a number of benefits to Web masters:

  • Immediate access to analytics, traffic statistics and user visits from within the standard WordPress interface.
  • Zero footprint on the local WordPress server speeds up your Web page loads without cluttering your database.
  • Users can customize the statistics interface with simple CSS modifications.
  • Users can modify the WordPress Plugin and contribute back to the community with changes and new ways to display the data.
  • It’s light, Ajax enabled, and sexy!
To experience this powerful new feature, download the new Woopra WordPress Plugin, but please keep in mind that this is a BETA. There will be issues with it. Please report bugs and issues in the Woopra Forums.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Socialthing Is In AOL's Fold!

You my have heard the rumors, seen or felt the leaks, but it is confirmed that Socialthing has been acquired by AOL. So now the Friendfeed got a competitor with some push behind it!

According to TC, David Liu will be the boss and the Socialthing team will follow him integrating the lifestreaming into AIM and of course BEBO Social Network.

You can read the whole story and more at the Socialthing Blog.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rest In Peace Bernie Mac!

The actor and comedian Bernie Mac passed away on Saturday, aged 50, in a hospital in Chicago, due to pneumonia. Bernie Mac came to fame with the television series The Bernie Mac Show, with which he was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards. It was a very satisfying late night show for us and helped to unwind after a long day.
The Ocean's 11 series of films, as well as Bad Santa and Guess Who, a comedy remake of the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner stands for his achievements in the movie world. Bernie Mac was one of four African-American comedians featured in Spike Lee's 2000 documentary the Original Kings of Comedy, had suffered from lung ailments since the 1980s.
Rest in peace Bernie! Thank you for all the laughs.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

'Big Mobile On Campus Challenge' Deadline Extended By AT&T

'Big Mobile On Campus Challenge' to Award $10,000 Scholarship to Winner

Dallas, Texas, August 7, 2008 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced an extended deadline for submissions to its Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, a unique contest for full-time college students and staff to develop innovative and creative mobile applications that enhance academic performance, build campus community and help improve campus security operations. AT&T has extended the deadline for submissions, through midnight Pacific time, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

Big Mobile On Campus Challenge is open to all full-time students and full- or part-time staff at a four-year public or private accredited, nonprofit college or university in the continental United States. Entrants must be 18 or older and legal residents of the continental U.S.

"We're excited about the Big Mobile On Campus Challenge and in seeing the innovative applications and ideas from the college community," said Bill Archer, chief marketing officer for AT&T Global Business Services. "We've decided to extend the submission deadline to enable more students to take advantage of this opportunity to develop the next great mobile applications to help students be more productive, as well as enhance their lifestyle."

The contest opened April 1, 2008, and will now be accepting submissions until Sept. 15, 2008. After a judging period in mid-September, the winner will be announced in October and receive a $10,000 scholarship — given to an individual or divided among the team members who developed the application — at the EduCause annual conference Oct. 28-31, 2008, in Orlando, Fla.

If a staff member wins the award as an individual or is on the winning team, she or he will receive cash compensation. The winner(s) will also receive a device of choice for each entrant and an all-expense-paid trip to EduCause.

The Big Mobile On Campus Challenge seeks applications in three categories: social networking, academics and safety and security. AT&T will choose three finalists in each category and then pick the top three overall. The two runners-up — either as an individual or team — will receive a $5,000 scholarship and device of choice for each entrant.

For more information on the Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, please visit this site.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Virgin Mobile sponsors Bebo’s latest online drama, The Secret World of Sam King.

London, UK . - Virgin Mobile has announced they will sponsor Bebo’s latest online drama, The Secret World of Sam King. Using the new funding model of brand integration developed by Bebo, Virgin Mobile will be cleverly referenced in the show. An additional dimension to the sponsorship will see Virgin Mobile take the show on location to the V Festival.

The Secret World of Sam King, a first between a social network and music company, launches on Wednesday 6th August and revolves around junior ’facilities’ employee, Sam King, who from his base at Universal Music secretly founds his own start-up label in the post room.

Produced by Universal Music UK’s production arm Globe Productions in partnership with Monkey Kingdom, The Secret World Of Sam King will upload 3-5 minute episodes daily on Bebo, a format made successful by stable mates on the social network KateModern and Sofia’s Diary. For a sneak preview, go to http://www.bebo.com/samking.

James Kydd, Managing Director of Marketing at Virgin Mobile commented: "This sponsorship deal is a great tie-in for us as a brand. Virgin Mobile is constantly looking for ways to engage with its customer market, and we are confident that such an innovative sponsorship opportunity will create real impact with Bebo users"

Mark Charkin, VP Sales Bebo added: "We are very excited to have Virgin Mobile on board for Sam King. Their interest in aligning with our newest entertainment property is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate our ongoing success in the arena of social media, and in particular our proven funding models"

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Is Twitter A Bad Marriage?

First I was just reading this post by Chris Brogan, then I got the idea he was trying to bring up but after reading all the comments and suggestions, I got this feeling it is like bad marriage! Even if you wanted, you can't leave! Long Live Twitter!!
So there is still a chance to beat it. Pull out that note book.