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Did you know you are "In Demand!" Example of an early Art Instruction school advertisement, prior to the matchbook "Can You Draw Me" series.
"All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats." - Groucho Marx
User-generated online video content is continuing to flourish, but will young people start to resent the fact that big sites such as YouTube are raking in the profits when they’re doing all the work? One company thinks so. Revver is a new site that’s similar to YouTube with one major difference: it shares revenue with users. Video creators receive 50% of ad revenue associated with any clips they upload, and any users who drive traffic (known as “affiliates”) to Revver clips receive 20% of ad revenue. In other words, people who “grab” videos directly from Revver and post them on their blog, MySpace profile or other networking site, IM window, or via email have the potential to make some serious profits.
Advertisers can specifically choose which videos they want to associate with (e.g. a skateboard brand can advertise exclusively on skateboarding videos or an online music store can advertise at the end of a music segment with a direct click-through to purchase the music) and can track traffic in real time, with details on referring sites, ranking of affiliates responsible for posting videos, click through rates, etc. Brands also have the opportunity to work with Revver to have users generate their own commercials.
Aside from the fact that the ability to make advertising contextually relevant could be invaluable to marketers, we expect young people to like this site that gives back to them when no one else does. Who knows how much money the Star Wars kid could be sitting on now had he originally posted his video to Revver
Ryan Leverenz turns 30 years old today. How in the hell can that be? Seems like only yesterday he was a little kid.
Microsoft said in a statement it planned a series of hardware and software products, with the first expected to be available this year. The products will be called Zune. But in creating its own music products Microsoft also risks alienating partners such as Creative Technology Ltd. and Samsung, Gartenberg said. Those companies are already using Microsoft's software for their own players, although they've had little success against Apple's juggernaut. It's not clear how the service will fit into Microsoft's existing plans. The company recently partnered with MTV Networks Inc. to launch a music download service to compete with Apple's iTunes. That's in addition to Microsoft's own service, MSN Music, which was launched amid much fanfare nearly two years ago but hasn't garnered much attention since.
Frank Miller, comic book writer/artist an Sin City co-Director has been selected to direct the upcoming SPIRIT movie, based on Will Eisner's "The Spirit" comic books. Only in recent years have I come to appreciate Eisner's artistic ability and his keen eye for formulating a comic art sequence. Working off decades of Eisner's drawings, Miller should be able to put together a visual stunning movie. Let's hope that he is able to capture the spirit of "The Spirit" and include the masked hero's wry sense of humor in the end product. Afterall, Sin City is a tribute to Eisner in it's Urban Noir look and graphic novel feel that Eisner helped establish when he began working on "The Spirit" in 1940.
Yup. It's getting to be an annual ritual. Those small business that have stores on eBay are in for a royal screwing. Store inventory insertion fees are going up 150% for items valued from $0.01 - $24.99 and items valued $25.00 and higher now have insertion fees that have been raised 400%!! Fees paid by the seller to eBay have also increased, but not as drastic. Bill Cobb, President of eBay North America writes, "I'm confident the actions we're taking are the right thing to do for the overall eBay Community. We'll more effectively deliver on our buyers' needs and expectations. And for sellers, these changes will ensure that eBay remains a differentiated and distinct e-commerce channel with fast inventory turnover." Yeah, as long as you make you money. Then, Bill adds the condescending, "I know there's a lot to digest here, and that you're probably most interested in quickly determining if and how these changes will impact your business."
Currently my wife has her furnace filter replacement store on eBay and I can guarantee you this - It won't be there when these fees kick into affect next month. She'll be selling all her products on her two websites, FurnaceFilters.com and FurnaceFilters.net
Steve Lindstedt rants back: Jay, I am eternally grateful that you finally viewed "Fiasco of The Phoenix"
"Now, I think you understand my rage at this abomination!"
Giovanni Ribisi is a fairly accomplished actor, but I frankly hope that he regrets signing on to the role as the 'Toy Airplane Designer', as he royally sucked! Besides, his character wasn't even German!! That was the whole crux of original film, the mistrust and generalization of "technical" Germans in the aftermath of WW2.
That was an important element of the story. Instead, the Quaid version chose to crash the plane in Mongolia, not the Sahara,
Why?? So as not to offend...
I am looking forward to a re-make of 'Lawrence Of Arabia", but, this time, it will star Kevin Costner as T.E. Lawrence, and a supporting cast consisting of 'Ice-Cube', the smart-assed rapper who kicks ass!! And Michael Caine in the original Claude Rains role. As Kevin Costner cannot deliver an english accent worth a damn, the whole screenplay will be revised. The remake will be called "Lawrence Of Alaska". It is the riveting story of the taming of the Inuit. This will be an epic!!