Filed under: Feature | Tags: Costume, Facebook, Halloween, Idyllic Nerd Commune, INC, Los Angeles, Neighborgoods, Parties, Recreation, Website
HALLOWEEN COSTUME SHARE IN LA: NEIGHBORGOODS STYLE
Neighborgoods, the web site encouraging users in the LA area to share and share alike, is throwing a Halloween Costume Sharefor members only. Come down, bring a costume, and find a new one that you can rock out this year. Last year, I rode my bike in Critical Mass NYC on Halloween in a carelessly stitched Facebook costume. This year, I plan to fight someone to the death for the mustard costume. I’ve got ears on the inside…otherwise known as Daily Marauder shares office space with Neighborgoods.
Time: Friday October 30th at 8:00PM PT
Location: Idyllic Nerd Commune, 923 East 3rd Street #407, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tickets: Free but you must be a member to roll so if not, sign up here.
If you’re not familiar with Neighborgoods, the site allows you to share and find things through friends or strangers. Have an extra bucket to share? Need a Kindle for a long flight? Hello Neighborgoods. You can also earn money for sharing (or shall I say renting) your stuff. And if you need some fun ideas for Halloween costumes, check this out.
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Filed under: ONLINE SERVICES/INTERACTIVE MEDIA | Tags: Advertising, Book Club, Canada, Google, Michael Eisner, New York Times, Oprah, Rogers Communications, Website, Yahoo
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Yahoo is losing more ground to its nemesis, Google, according to Barron’s. In short, Yahoo’s advertising revenues are on the decline while Google’s are rising. Yahoo is “cutting expenses to the bone and producing only ‘less bad’ results,” while rival Google is “pulling away.” (Iwantmedia 10/26, Barrons10/26)
Filed under: GAMING | Tags: Amazon, Amazon.com, Casual game, Games, Reflexive Entertainment, Video game, Wall Street Journal, Website
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Japan‘s DeNA has plans to take its hugely popular cell phone-based, downloadable-gaming service to the U.S. next year. At the end of last month, the company’s advertising-supported flagship Web site had 11 million members. Last month, it launched MobMingle, an English-language test site that DeNA hopes will serve as a precursor to a full-blown gaming service. The Wall Street Journal (10/21)
Filed under: WIRELESS | Tags: Crime, Google Maps, Handhelds, iPhone, News and Media, Smartphones, SpotCrime, Website
SpotCrime is a mashup that plots recent criminal activity onto Google Maps, allowing users to shy away from seedier parts of towns they may not be familiar with. The company has offered a website for a few months now, and has just introduced an iPhone version (annoyingly, you have to manually navigate to http://www.spotcrime.com/iphone.php). (http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/21/spotcrime-keeps-you-on-the-right-side-of-the-tracks 5/21)