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Mario Lopez Hosts Live Google Hangout with Fans

21 Nov
Mario Lopez Hosts a Google Hangout with GoodChime!

McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) November 21, 2012

Mario Lopez Hosts a Google Hangout with GoodChime!

Through a partnership with GoodChime!, the social network that promotes healthy lifestyles, the live event is scheduled for Monday, November 26 at 4pm (EST). It will also be viewable on GoodChime’s YouTube channel and a few of the questioners will be invited to join the Hangout. The Google Hangout event will be similar to the event that the Obama administration held earlier this year where the President took live questions from citizens. Click here to learn more about the event and sign up:

“I’m excited to use social media to connect with fans on a personal and intimate level, but also to inspire them to life healthier lifestyles”, said Mario. “We are honored to be working with a great role model such as Mario to support his mission”, said Dr. Potarazu, founder of GoodChime!

About GoodChime!
GoodChime!(tm) is a revolutionary new social media platform where people engage in meaningful dialogue within a safe community, and participate in activities relevant to their health needs. Leveraging the power of celebrity brand, GoodChime engages consumers as active participants in better managing their health.

About Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez got his first professional role in 1984 in the series “a.k.a. Pablo”. In the late 80s and 90s, Mario was best known for portraying the character A.C. Slater on “Saved by The Bell”. Since then, he went on to star in “Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story”, “Pacific Blue”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and many others.

Mario’s acting career has taken him to a variety of roles. In 2006, he signed on to become a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” with Karina Smirnoff where they finished second. In 2008, Mario made his Broadway debut in “A Chorus Line”. Mario went on to publish several books including “Mario Lopez Knockout Fitness”, New York Times bestseller “Extra Lean”, and “Extra Lean Family”. In December 2011, Mario also launched his own underwear line called RatedM. In addition, he is also a host for the shows “Extra”, “America’s Best Dance Crew”, “MTV’s Top Pop Group”, etc.

Giving back remains one of Mario’s top priorities. He is a spokesperson for charities including the Community Youth Athletic Center in San Diego where Mario grew up, The Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Eva’s Heroes, Boys & Girls Clubs of America where he is currently the Alumni Ambassador of Fitness, and others. Mario continues to work on many projects, including a wedding ceremony special that will air on TLC in the winter.

Have Smartphones and Social Media Made Your Website Irrelevant?

14 Sep

Buchanan, MI (PRWEB) September 14, 2012

The rapid rise of social media and smartphone adoption has sparked lively debate among executives questioning the relevancy of a company’s website and the importance of its web presence.

Against this backdrop, the Internet consultants at Precept Partners have answered the challenge with the complete redesign and re-launch of its own company website at The award winning, Michigan based Internet design and development firm serves clients in multiple industries throughout the Midwest.

“We see the rapid rise in mobile devices as an important long-term trend; companies that ignore smartphones and tablets may be doing so at their peril. With the re-launch our own website, we paid particular attention to a design that would be easy to use on Android tablets and phones, as well as Apple’s popular iPad and iPhone products,” said Stephen Antisdel, manager of Precept Partners.

Commenting on the growth of social media Antisdel added, “Our new site includes links to our blog, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Obviously, we use social media; it’s become a vital part of the larger “Internet ecosystem”. But, we don’t see it replacing our website or other online marketing initiatives. Social media certainly has a role in building relationships, but it doesn’t replace the functionality or expanded “story telling” ability of a well-designed and executed website.”

The new Precept Partners website explains the firm’s project development process, its six core service offerings, and highlights websites designed and developed for clients in a various sectors including manufacturing, services, e-commerce, and member supported.

About Precept Partners
Precept Partners provides award winning website design, development and online marketing proven by more than $100MM in online sales revenue. Launched in 2003, the company serves clients in retail, professional services, e-commerce, OEM manufacturing, technology and not-for-profit sectors. Client awards and media recognition includes coverage in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and NPR. Client awards include the Inc. 500, the Internet Retailer 500, the Hot 100 Best Retail Websites, the Webby Award and many others. More information at

SOURCE: PRWeb Takes Center Stage at #TIFF

12 Sep

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

During exclusive parties and events such as The Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) being ‘in the know’ and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s most renowned actors and actresses makes all the difference between being where the action is or being left on the sidelines simply hoping to be there. is emerging and establishing itself on the big stage in its own right in the world of social networking. As MyShindigs continues to gain momentum and notoriety amongst its ever-growing user base some of its members have been adding some very private and exclusive events during TIFF that have been the talk of the festival. The events posted on the website even disclose some of the actors and actresses who will be present at the identified functions. A few lucky members located these events in the Shindig Calendar (one of the sites main features) which provides people with a glimpse into local parties and events of interest. The ability to locate these events provided some members the opportunity to take part in the revelry.

As more and more people, entrepreneurs, venues, charitable organizations, and event planners sign up to the event and party sharing platform MyShindigs has been doing something rare for web properties; getting involved offline with some of its members by co-hosting some fairly large parties. On the heels of the highly successful singles party back in August dubbed “Sexy and Single in Toronto”, during TIFF the site committed to co-hosting two events with Oxford Beach, a reputable, and successful events company in Toronto, Canada. The first of which was a star-studded Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation charity event that took place at the stunning Arcadian Court featuring two-story high ceilings, live bands, DJs, Calvin Klein lingerie fashion show, silent auction, as well as a number of sports celebrities such as members of the Canadian Women’s National soccer team, members of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team, and rising tennis star Milos Raonic. “We are very excited to be involved in promoting parties and events surrounding film and the arts not only in North America but around the world. We want to provide our members with easier access to these fantastic social and cultural events and are striving every day to provide them with the tools to expand and evolve their social calendars,” say the site co-founders Jason Andrews and Matthew Tautt.

The second party is scheduled for Friday September 14th at Malaparte on the 6th floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the epicentre of activity for actors and actresses during the world renowned film festival. All MyShindigs members received a special promotional code offering reduced rates. It seems that online membership on the social media website which is free certainly does have its advantages.

Active site users and proprietors of several of Toronto’s hottest entertainment venues and leading force in hospitality Icon Legacy also posted some exclusive events taking place at their recently launched venues Patria and Storys featuring private and intimate cocktail parties with actors of such films as On the Road starring Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, and Amy Adams, Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson, The Iceman starring Ray Liotta and Winona Ryder, and At Any Price starring Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham. Icon Legacy’s newly opened modern day saloon themed restaurant Weslodge was the headquarters for AMC while staying in town.

“We are also energized by the fact that membership continues to soar and have been receiving positive feedback from our members on what they need to enhance their online experience. With this in mind in the coming weeks we have some very new and interactive functions that we will be adding and introducing to the website. We look forward to sharing this exciting news with the Shindig Nation and the world,” add the site co-founders.

The Toronto International Film Festival wraps up soon however the MyShindigs website will continue to offer members a free, innovative, and interactive way to post and share events and parties of interest long after the festival comes to a close. Members are able to follow each other’s events, uniting and evolving people’s social calendars all over the world.

About MyShindigs

MyShindigs is a social networking platform that specializes in allowing members to plan, organize, manage, promote and broadcast their public, private and company events and parties. MyShindigs allows users to search out, share, follow and join each other’s events and parties of interest to expand their social calendar throughout their lives. For more information, visit


ZeBeDoo Launches Amazon Done Socially

10 Sep

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

ZeBeDooTM today announced the launch of a new online social commerce solution that lets consumers shop online in ways never before possible, including the ability to share a shopping experience in real-time, plus share personalized collections and comment on merchandise with friends. A live activity feed gives you a pulse of shopping activity among those you know and trust.

ZeBeDoo addresses one of the major frustrations of online consumers: How can I re-create the enjoyment and social interaction I experience when I shop offline with my friends when I shop online? ZeBeDoo answers their question in three important ways:

Create Shared Shopping Experiences – Instantly!
ZeBeDoo’s patent-pending LetsShop!TM feature lets users instantly experience online shopping excursions live with a friend anywhere at any time – just as if they were shopping in the real world. No technical plug-ins required. Ask advice on a fashion choice. Recommend one of your discoveries. Chat back and forth about a good gift choice for a mutual friend. Or just goof around in sharing different reactions to products you may either love or loathe. Real-time personal interaction and friendly feedback change the way users think about online shopping.

Share Shopping Discoveries and Become a Trend Setter
ZeBeDoo helps users find, save, catalogue and share their favorite shopping discoveries using its new zBoard feature that builds upon the visual web. A zBoard is a virtual scrapbook of items that allows you to save things you find interesting and may like to buy in the future – or simply share with friends. You can explore and follow the dynamic zBoards created by other ZeBeDoo shoppers. Spot new, hot or unusual items. Curate your own treasure trove of great finds for others to discover, or simply have fun adding your own comments on crazy choices made on a friend’s zBoard. If shopping is sport then ZeBeDoo helps you easily keep score — or buy more.

Navigate the World’s Largest Online Store Like Never Before
This first release of ZeBeDoo combines the world’s largest online store, Amazon.comTM, with access to the social graph of the world’s largest social network, FacebookTM, giving social media users a way to connect with shopping friends, merchandise and buying incentives in new ways. For example, each ZeBeDoo shopper enjoys a 10% rebate on any products purchased through ZeBeDoo during its launch phase. Subsequent ZeBeDoo releases plan for adding other major eCommerce vendors and social networks.

“When I first tried ZeBeDoo it reminded me of taking a fun trip to the mall with my shopping girlfriends,” said Pookie Foster, a Portland, Oregon, working mom who used the solution during its alpha test period. “With two kids and a career, it’s impossible to go on a good old-fashioned shopping trip anymore. Now, with ZeBeDoo, I get the best of both offline and online shopping in one place,” continued Foster. “On a recent ZeBeDoo online shopping trip with my friend Kim virtually tagging along, she helped me avoid buying ‘mom jeans’ and pointed me to a cool fashion discovery on her zBoard instead. Great advice – and hot jeans!”

“eCommerce provided people with a new way to shop. But the old brick and mortar shopping approach didn’t die,” said Gary Zilk, CEO, ZeBeDoo. “Using ZeBeDoo’s patent-pending technology combined with the new visual web, we bring together a new shopping world that goes beyond traditional eCommerce. It’s the next generation experience for online consumer shopping that provides the ease of eCommerce with the social interaction of the offline shopping world.”

ZeBeDoo is currently seeking to close its seed round investment and plans to use the funds for expanding employee hiring and building out its mobile apps.

About ZeBeDoo
ZeBeDoo ( was founded by Gary Zilk and Gabriel Jakobson in 2011, after Gabriel noticed the extreme disparity between where web technologies have evolved and where traditional eCommerce sites were stuck. ZeBeDoo is seed funded and has five patent applications pending for social eCommerce. Please direct inquiries to inquiry(at)zebedoo(dot)com.

About TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 ( is TechCrunch’s sixth annual conference in San Francisco. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. During morning executive discussions, technology-driven disruptions in many industries will be debated. Afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 30 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1,000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is Sept. 10-12, 2012, at The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center located at 635 8th St. (at Brannan) in San Francisco’s downtown SOMA district.

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Websites Are Down Due To GoDaddy’s Hacking

10 Sep

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Internet Marketing Company is reporting today that hundreds of clients’ websites are down due to GoDaddy, a web-hosting giant that hosts hundreds of thousands of sites, being hacked.

“Hey all, We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,” said GoDaddy on its Twitter page.

NBC News reports that a member of the online group Anonymous is responsible for this.

On Twitter, “Anonymous Own3r”: “The attack is not coming from Anonymous coletive, the attack it’s coming only from me.”

The internet marketing website, IMC, has seen many of their customers’ websites go down today due to this incident.

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Windows Azure-Based Cloud Gaming to Windows 8

10 Sep

Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Today Agawi, the cloud-based games streaming platform for “any game, anywhere, instantly,” is announcing a collaboration with Microsoft that will enable a variety of games on Windows 8 devices, utilizing the Windows Azure platform for streaming from the cloud.

Agawi, formerly iSwifter, recently launched its version 2.0 to offer cloud streaming of all forms of games content—including social Facebook games as well as mid-core and hardcore titles—to all devices. Popular AAA games will be made available in the coming months for instant play on Windows 8 devices with no additional work required by developers, who are encouraged to contact the company at to be included in the developer partner program.

“Game developers want to focus on building great games, not worrying about back-end issues like scalability and platform management. With Windows Azure, Agawi 2.0 enables developers to make high-performance games easily accessible across devices with the high-quality graphics and virtually instant game downloads,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, Vice-President at Microsoft. “For gamers, Windows 8 delivers a fast, fluid and no-compromise experience that opens the door to exciting new form factors.”

“We are delighted to work together with Microsoft to bring Agawi cloud-based game streaming to Windows 8 via the Windows Azure platform,” said Peter Relan, Executive Chairman of Agawi.

Agawi will be demoing their cloud-based games streaming platform on Windows 8 devices at the Cloud Gaming USA event in San Francisco, September 11-12, where Agawi will also be delivering a keynote speech. Social game developers are encouraged visit the Windows Dev Center to learn more about Windows 8.

For more information on Agawi, visit:

About Agawi:

Agawi, formerly iSwifter, recently launched the 2.0 version of its cloud gaming platform and provides its partners with content streaming solutions for all devices, from mobile to PC to TV. Agawi stands for “any game, anywhere, instantly” as its mission to offer all types of games, from casual to hardcore, across all devices.

The cloud gaming platform works with leading game publishers, online retailers, OEMs and network operators to deliver quality gaming experiences anytime, anywhere. It is committed to providing high-performance, scalable and cost-effective solutions to a variety of business models through its state-of-the-art streaming technology.

Based in Menlo Park, California, Agawi was founded by Silicon Valley veteran entrepreneurs and spun out of YouWeb Incubator in 2010.

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SOURCE: PRWeb Outage Affects Internet Retailers

10 Sep

(PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Advertise Purple, LA’s #1 Online Marketing Agency, met with local press to discuss how todays outage affected clients who are online Internet retailers. Advertise Purple is a boutique online marketing and advertising agency that helps e-commerce companies and Internet retailers increase sales online. According to Kim Choe, their PR contact, “Wow, quite a mess today. A handful of our major e-commerce retailers were affected directly, and almost all others were affected indirectly. Although we cannot name sites, a few of our major clients use as their email hosting platform suffered complete email loss for most of the day. Others who used GoDaddy for website hosting were offline. ”

We were curious if this affects their advertising performance, aside from the obvious way of being completely offline. Choe notes “Yes, surely does. If a client is conducting SEO, or search engine optimization, and is in between link building, going offline will cause Google to re-crawl their sites once they go online. So depending on what stage of link building they’re in, they can be caught off guard and penalized by Google’s ever updating search algorithm. For those running PPC, or pay per click, their quality score can suffer if they continued driving traffic to dead pages. The effects of this can drive up click inventory prices, and, eventually, CPA costs. This bites into margins and can cause them to pay more for sales over 3-6 weeks after the event.” We want to know if they are recommending their clients pick up and leave services.

Choe went on to note “Not necessarily. Every online data management company has their issues, and downtime, however it sure seems has had its fair share recently. We do suggest having everything backed up on your desktop and in the cloud.” As for the negative effects that will be suffered on online marketing performance, “Rggg, we’re going to have to deal with those and get our clients back into profit ASAP.”

About Advertise Purple

Advertise Purple is a premier, boutique online marketing and advertising agency based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since 2009, Advertise Purple has offered a full suite of innovative and proven online marketing services, including affiliate managementsearch engine marketingpay per click marketing (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, conversion rate optimization (CRO), landing page optimization (LPO), and analytics mining. Our in-house staff works directly with leading internet retailers and e-commerce sites, ensuring positive growth and return on invested marketing capital.

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Preview of Upcoming 2012 Social Good Summit

6 Sep

Washington DC (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

Since 2010, the Social Good Summit has generated increasing attention and excitement, as a dynamic, open-to-all counterpoint to New York’s U.N. Week and the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. This year, something unprecedented will happen at the September 22-24 gathering of bloggers, press, celebrities, world leaders, youth, CEO’s, non-profits and everyday citizens sharing ideas on how to tackle global problems using social media: the first-ever Global Conversation. You can find out more about what this means and how it will work during an all-access, on-the-record telepresser on September 13 at 11:00 am ET. You will get a preview of this year’s Summit – and you will also have a jump on one of the most exciting stories happening this fall.

The Social Good Summit has become the go-to venue for conversations during UN Week on using social media and technology for good, and is the only space during UN Week that gives anyone, anywhere a seat at the table. The event programming gives everyday citizens access to the types of conversations being had simultaneously at the UN General Assembly and through social media, promotes their voices and ideas for how we solve our world’s biggest challenges.

The Global Conversation takes place on Monday, September 24. Starting in Beijing, passing over to Nairobi and ending in New York City, the goal is to create a 24-hour conversation on the world’s biggest issues and how technology and social media are creating solutions. While these three cities will serve as the hubs for the Global Conversation, gatherings – both virtual and in person – will be happening in all corners of the world, including the hardest to reach places.

Join the conversation on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:00 am ET. This exclusive curtain-raiser will provide insights from Social Good Summit partners including:


  •     Stacy Green, Head of Marketing and Communications, Mashable
  •     Henry Timms, Deputy Executive Director, Strategy, Content and Innovation, 92Y
  •     Elaine Weidman Grunewald, VP, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
  •     Kate James, Chief Communications Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  •     Sigrid Kaag, Assistant Secretary General and Director of Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP
  •     Kathy Calvin, CEO, UN Foundation
  •     Aaron Sherinian, VP, Communications and Public Affairs, UN Foundation (Moderator)

When:    Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:00 am ET
How:     To join the media teleconference, dial 1-800-351-4890 (U.S), 08000-288223 (UK), 1888-259-2914 (Canada) 1-334-323-7224 (International). Passcode: SOCIAL.

RSVP to Darley Tom at dtom(at)unfoundation(dot)org. An audio recording of the discussion and information will be available upon request.

About Mashable: Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

About 92nd Street Y: 92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues each year, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since it’s founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

About the United Nations Foundation: The UN Foundation connects people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and help take its best work to scale through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fundraising.

About Ericsson: Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers. We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company had revenues of SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

About UNDP: The UN Development Programme partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.



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