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Where Digital Marketing Is Heading in 2010

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This is definitely an interesting time in advertising & marketing, things are changing constantly and to be perfectly honest a challenge keeping up with what is proving to be successful & forecasting what’s going to be next to offer appropriate guidance for advertisers. Very exciting times though, here is a two part article that should be helpful with a little insight into the next year.

PDF Download // Part 1 – Where Digital Marketing Is Heading in 2010

PDF Download // Part 2 – Where Digital Marketing Is Heading in 2010

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 30th, 2009 at 8:46 am

Posted in Social Media,Tech

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Ford has just announced that they will be releasing a redesigned Ford Mustang GT in 2011. The new GT 5.0 will be powered by a 5.0-litre, V-8 engine.

The 2011 Mustang GT will make its debut North American International Auto Show which is held in Detroit from Jan 11 thru Jan 24. According to the manufacturer, the new engine will deliver 412 Horse Power as well as up to 25 Miles per Gallon making it a very modern and enjoyable sports car with all the benefits of an economic vehicle (ahhh like that is why we buy them!).

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 29th, 2009 at 9:28 am

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3D Blu-ray standard outlined, includes PS3

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Article from CNET

The Blu-ray Disc Association released its finalized 3D specifications this morning, outlining what to expect out of 3D Blu-ray in 2010. The specification includes full 1080p resolution, backward compatibility for both 3D Blu-ray players and the 3D Blu-ray Discs (meaning that both will play or be able to be played in 2D), and the use of a new MVC codec, an extension of the existing AVC. 3D playback will be “display agnostic,” meaning that, according to the Blu-ray Disc Association, the format will be compatible across “any compatible 3D display.” What exactly a “compatible 3D display” consists of is still a mystery, but a Blu-ray Disc Association representative said via a phone call that for the most part, you’ll need a new TV set to make this technology work.

A few weeks ago, we reported on the PS3′s full-fledged leap into 3D gaming by 2011. At the time, we were uncertain as to whether the console would also be a qualified 3D Blu-ray player, but the answer has been provided: yes, it can. The PS3 is included in the specification announcement from the Blu-ray Disc Association, which means the PS3 is perfectly suited to become a 3D platform in every respect.
The capability for PS3 consoles to become full-fledged 3D Blu-ray players, especially in advance of what seems to be the biggest 3D Blu-ray killer app yet seen, could be a huge selling point for PlayStation in 2010. We hope all PS3s will gain this feature via a software update, but the representative said that’s Sony’s decision. We’ll update this post when we know for sure.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Posted in Film/Video News,Tech

The Oatmeal

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I stumbled on one of his comics somewhere online & was very impressed with the design & content itself. There are now several pieces here that are exceptional, enjoy!

About The Oatmeal
Everything on this site was written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman.
The Oatmeal’s real name is Matthew and he lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.

The Oatmeal Website

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Posted in Funny Articles

Comedy Works :: Food Drive

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Here’s your chance to help make a difference for a good cause & get rewarded nicely for your generosity // P.S. Comedy Works ROCKS!!!

Denver Rescue Mission Food Drive
Attend a show Sunday – Thursday through December 30th and receive FREE admission if you bring items from the following list:

Canned Veggie, Canned Fruit, Instant Potatoes, Boxed Stuffing, Canned Soup, Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Cereal, Mac & Cheese Mix

You must call for advance reservations and mention DRM.

Thanks for your support!

The details:

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

First Ever Video of Deep-Sea Volcanic Eruption

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In high-definition video released Thursday (12.17.2009) courtesy of the American Geophysical Union.

SAN FRANCISCO — Molten lava has been observed flowing on the seafloor for the very first time, by a robotic rover exploring the deepest erupting volcano yet discovered.

In high-definition video released Thursday here at the American Geophysical Union meeting, lava bubbles explode as the eruption’s deep rumble fills the bass end of the spectrum.

“We thought we could just show the video over and over and not say anything,” joked oceanographer John Resing of the University of Washington, who led the expedition.

But the new video is more than just spectacular to look at, it also provides scientists with their first look at the geological process that creates the seafloor.

“On our very own home planet, we haven’t seen lava flowing on the seafloor,” said Resing. “We haven’t seen new ocean crust being made.”

And now they have. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency had been sponsoring submarine volcano research for more than two decades without ever observing lava on the seafloor. “This is historic,” Resing said.

The new footage was captured in May about 4,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Samoa, at an underwater volcano called West Mata. Scientists on a University of Washington research vessel gathered around monitors to watch the Jason remotely operated submarine as it approached the volcano. As the sub neared the summit, warm water, which shimmers like a highway on a hot day, began to stream out of the rocks.

“We turned and saw this willowy, wispy white smoke-like fluid coming up off the side of the steep volcano. We knew we were at the right site,” said Bob Embley, a marine geologist with NOAA who co-led the expedition. “Then it was up to the pilot to very skillfully maneuver down to the site then turn to look at it. When we turned around, we started to see the red flashes of light, and we knew we were seeing the primordial eruption on the sea floor that we’d never seen before.”

They named the spot Hades. And now, you can see what they saw in the videos posted here. (Editor’s tip: put on your headphones and turn up the bass.)

The discovery came in part because of NOAA’s effort to do more ocean exploration to simply find out more about the vast, largely mysterious oceans that cover 70 percent of the Earth.

“When we go exploring, we make discoveries,” said Steve Hammond, chief scientist at NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

In fact, West Mata is the second underwater volcano discovered by NOAA, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation. The previous one was discovered in much shallower water in the Mariana Arc.

Video #1 Click here.

Video #2 Click here.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 17th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Posted in Random

January DFCPUG Meeting – 01.27.2010

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Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2010.
Mixer starts at 6:00pm and the presentations will begin at 6:30pm.
Meetings are held at The Colorado Film School, which is located at 9075 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.
Location and date are subject to change, so please check the DFCPUG site often for the latest information.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 17th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Posted in Film/Video News

Canon 7D Footage

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I couldn’t believe this footage from this new Canon 7D camera when I first saw this a few months ago, the footage looks great & they didn’t do any sort of color grading on it. In case anyone was wondering, yes I own Canon lenses & wouldn’t mind a new body :)

Video: Perya (Town Fair) – a Canon 7D Short

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December 17th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Posted in Art,Film/Video News

Hello world!

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This is my welcome to WordPress & blogging.  I promise it will get better, haha!

Written by Francisco Espinosa

December 17th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Posted in Random