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5 Ways Technology Has Killed My Game

In a time when online dating is more popular than ever and when mobile devices and the Internet are keeping us more connected than ever, I still find that technology is completely killing my game. How?

1. Headphones

I think it’s really great that you can listen to the latest Paramore album on your iPod while commuting on the subway to your mid-level retail job as Display Merchandiser but it’s seriously cramping my pick-up lines. Casually remarking how, “it’s actually really beautiful how public transit can bring people so close like this” is now impossible. Tapping someone on the shoulder to get their attention and then signaling awkwardly for them to remove their headphones is lame enough – it also makes my otherwise seemingly deep however nonchalant observation seem forced and practiced.

2. Call Display

Assuming I’ve managed to get your phone number, spent a few hours over dinner showing you how unsuccessful and awkward I am and ultimately turned you off of ever meeting me again, I still may want to force you to do so – a second chance, as it were. However, with the (not so recent) invention of call display, you’re able to quite easily screen my calls and in turn avoid my pleas of desperation. Normally several pathetic voice-mails may have done the trick, but many people don’t check their mailboxes as calling as gone out of fashion. And it’s been replaced by…

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Pandora Announces Milestone: 60 Million Registered Listeners

Pandora announced today that they’ve reached an impressive 60 million registered listeners. The news comes from Joe Kennedy, Pandora’s CEO and President, as he took the stage at the New Music Seminar in front of some of the music industry’s most influential players.

If there’s one thing the Internet has taught us about music, it’s that the demands for delivery are always changing. The music industry’s share of the market quickly depleted when iTunes emerged on the scene and ever since, the face of consumable media, especially music, has been evolving alongside technology. And, as people are increasingly turning to satellite radio and streaming services like Pandora for their daily delivery of tunage, this milestone marks an important shift in the way consumers prefer to get their music.

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DNMarket.co Twitter & Facebook Domain Marketplace For Sale

DNMarket launched on Twitter in March 2009 as a service to domainers who had just started to embrace the new social service. All the early adopters wanted in on DNMarket, a public marketplace that was easy to promote and browse domains for sale.

I currently have several projects demanding my time, so I have with some reluctance decided to sell two great social domain marketplaces together. Read through the descriptions below to gain an understanding of the real value DNMarket holds.

DNMarket on Twitter

The exclusive Twitter domain marketplace, @DNMarket recently reached the 1000 followers milestone and continues to grow.

DNMarket on Twitter is powered by GroupTweets which enables sellers to send a direct message to the account that will in turn be broadcast to the public stream. Each sellers’ Twitter pri name is attached to their promotional message automatically.

There is virtually no work involved except responding to legitimate requests to become a DNMarket verified seller.

DNMarket on Facebook

Around the same time as setting up DNMarket on Twitter, I created the premier Domain Name Marketplace on Facebook. This group has quickly grown to 682 members! Many domainers are engaging with the group frequently and recommending it to their friends.

As the group administrator I am able to send a Facebook message to all members when something important comes up. This is definitely the most valuable aspect of owning DNMarket.

Future of DNMarket

My vision for DNMarket was to develop an accompanying website that would feature all the listings and expand upon the Twitter and Facebook platform. Followers, sellers and Facebook members would visit and interact with the new website.

I’ve secured the DNMarket.co domain to make that vision become a reality.

Sweet Bonuses

I will get the new owner started by setting up a WordPress website featuring the beautiful new PliablePress Chameleon theme framework. A $70 value.

PliablePress creates innovative themes with advanced admin controls. No coding required.

Additionally, I will update DNMarket with a very professional twitter background for free! It will be done by the same person who designed mine.

Package Includes…

  • DNMarket.co – Short, memorable domain name.
  • Account access - @DNMarket (1000+ followers and 192 sellers)
  • Group admin – DNMarket on Facebook (682 members)
  • Premium WordPress theme and website setup ($70 value)
  • Professional Twitter background update ($75 value)

This is truly a unique and valuable opportunity to profit in the domain industry. Get connected to hundreds of domainers with DNMarket.

Buy DNMarket

I am looking to get $1500 or your best offer.

Please contact me here with your offer to purchase DNMarket.

This deal will be advertised in several places and may not last very long.

Feel free to ask any questions through the contact form or by leaving a comment in the area below. Thank you for your interest.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.



DNMarket.co Twitter & Facebook Domain Marketplace For Sale

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Toxic Trio Identified as the Basis of Celiac Disease

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have identified the three protein fragments that make gluten – the main protein in wheat, rye and barley – toxic to people with coeliac (spelled Celiac in North America) disease.

Their discovery opens the way for a new generation of diagnostics, treatments, prevention strategies and food tests for the millions of people worldwide with coeliac disease.

When people with coeliac disease eat products containing gluten their body’s immune response is switched on and the lining of the small intestine is damaged, hampering their ability to absorb nutrients. The disease is currently treated by permanently removing gluten from the patient’s diet.

Dr Bob Anderson, head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s coeliac disease research laboratory, said it had been 60 years since gluten was discovered to be the environmental cause of coeliac disease.

“In the years since, the holy grail in coeliac disease research has been to identify the toxic peptide components of gluten; and that’s what we’ve done,” Dr Anderson said.

The research, done in collaboration with Dr Jason Tye-Din, Dr James Dromey, Dr Stuart Mannering, Dr Jessica Stewart and Dr Tim Beissbarth from the institute as well as Professor Jamie Rossjohn at Monash University and Professor Jim McCluskey at the University of Melbourne, is published in today’s issue of the international journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Students Create Dissolvable Eco Wedding Dress

Some clever students at Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. have designed and created five wedding dresses that can dissolve in water. The project is meant to highlight the issue of clothing waste in the U.K. which sends about 1.5 million metric tons of garments to landfills annually.



The students wanted to challenge the notion that a wedding dress should only be used once and aimed to explore modern society’s attitudes towards throwaway fashion,” said Jane Blohm, a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam, in a statement. “The project is a union between art and technology which explores the possibilities of using alternative materials for our clothing. The wedding gown is perhaps one of the most iconic and symbolic garments in humanity’s wardrobe and represents the challenges of ‘throwaway fashion.’

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Match.com Names Miami Best Summer Destination for Singles

When summer travelers are looking to meet eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, Miami is the place where the heat is on, according to a survey from Match.com in partnership with Southwest Airlines. The 2010 Singles Summer Travel Survey found that South Beach in Miami received more than 43% of the votes for the beach destination with the most singles.

Not surprisingly, one of the most popular interests on Match.com’s user profiles is traveling, with more than 80% of Match.com’s single users listing travel as an interest. With summer travel in full swing, 40% of Match.com’s single users said if given two weeks off, they would vacation at the beach.

Other popular singles summer beach destinations from the survey included:

  • - Key West, FL 17.2 %
  • - Manhattan Beach, CA 12.1%
  • - South Padre Island, TX 10.1 %
  • - Waikiki Beach, HI 9.3%
  • - Hamptons, NY 7.5 %

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Google to Use Wind Energy to Power Data Centers

Google Inc’s energy unit has entered into a deal to buy wind power from NextEra Energy Inc for the next 20 years to power data centers.

The deal comes less than three months after the giant Silicon Valley Internet search company invested $38.8 million in two wind farms in North Dakota, developed by NextEra Energy Resources, that generate enough energy to power more than 55,000 homes.

Google Energy LLC will begin buying wind power from July 30 from NextEra’s facility in Iowa at a predetermined rate, Urs Hoelzle, Google’s senior vice president of operations, said in a blog on Google’s website.

“Incorporating such a large amount of wind power into our portfolio is tricky, but this power is enough to supply several data centers,” Hoelzle added.

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Millions in Virtual Real Estate to be Created Overnight During .CO Launch

The .CO landrush has come to an end and it has been a spectacular event. In just a few hours, the .CO registry will open to the public for general availability registrations.

There have been over 40,000 pre-registrations during the landrush period and a lot of media coverage both within and outside the domain industry.

General Availability

Update: The registry is now public! Remaining .CO domains will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. GoDaddy has .CO for $29.99 per year.

CoInternet is now reporting over 215,000 registrations so far.

Thousands more domains will be claimed during the general availability today and in the coming days, weeks and months.

Combining todays’ expected registrations and premium domains awarded for landrush applications should easily total several million dollars in estimated value.

Notable .CO Domains

O.co – Sold for $350,000 to Overstock

E.co – Sold for $81,000 at charity auction

T.coNew short URL for Twitter (likely to be implemented today)

Disrupt.co – TechCrunch startup event

Duck.co – DuckDuckGo Search Community

.Co Founders Program – Many businesses and individuals awarded free .co domains under contract to actively develop for at least 2 years. You will begin seeing many launch announcements on .co domains soon.

3 Things I Like About .CO

  • It rides on the coat tails of .COM in representing commerce and companies.
  • Registry operator CoInternet is doing a phenomenal job marketing the launch and will likely continue to do so.
  • Early adoption by big players such as Twitter

3 Things I’m Concerned About

  • Will people have a problem recognizing a .CO domain when spoken verbally? We are so used to hearing .COM
  • Over speculation within the industry may cause public outcry against domaining and tarnish .CO similarly to .US
  • Owners will fool themselves into believing their keyword .CO domain is worth just as much as it’s .COM counterpart.

What do you think of .CO? Please leave your comments below or send me a message on Twitter @DotSauce.

Want to know more about the domain industry or how to get started buying and selling? Ask a question on the all new DotSauce Q&A forum.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.



Millions in Virtual Real Estate to be Created Overnight During .CO Launch

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