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"First announced at Google's I/O developer conference in May, Daydream is a new protocol for VR-ready Android phones and tablets. The idea is that you'll be able to snap your phone into a visor or headset, and take advantage of Google's collection of VR apps, videos, and games. The service aims to usher in a more stable VR experience and bring the technology into the mainstream." #daydream #vr
Google is reportedly shelling out some serious cash to make it a success.
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"Several technology executives from large banks told Reuters that while the software may have enormous potential, they would struggle to convince top managers, laser-focused on quarterly results, to sign off on investments that do not offer an immediate payoff." 
International Business Machines Corp is in an unusual fix in telling big U.S. banks they can use its Watson software of Jeopardy-winning fame as a cost-saving solution: bankers say they like it, but cannot afford it.
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"Verizon has other plans as well. Mr. Armstrong said the goal was to amass an audience of two billion by 2020, and said the company was likely to continue buying websites. He promoted location-based advertising informed by the movements of Verizon’s wireless subscribers, the potential for the companies to make money off the so-called internet of things — where your dishwasher or doorbell is connected to the web — augmented and virtual reality, and connected cars." #IOT #supercookies
In amassing Yahoo, AOL and other online services, Verizon is preparing for the day when its most important clients are advertisers, not users.
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"Technology is quickly becoming the new norm in many restaurants, from table side mobile payments to drone delivery service, though it’s more of a marathon than a sprint when it comes to implementation. More restaurateurs consider their operations lagging in technology use than those who say they’re leading edge, but the gap may be narrowing as a quarter will devote more resources to technology this year." #packagingdepot
Technology is quickly becoming the new norm in many restaurants, from table side mobile payments to drone delivery service, see how your tech compares!
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"Not long ago, vegetarian restaurants in the United States were the last place you’d expect to see people who looked as if they couldn’t wait to go home and have non-tantric sex. The mood in their dining rooms could be tranquil, convalescent, earth-motherly, doctrinaire or ascetic, but rarely did it ripple with the energy of hookups in progress."
Tantric? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantra
This Greenwich Village restaurant joins a growing number of vegetarian places that celebrate verve more than virtue.
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"The Dodd-Frank Act stress tests are one component of the Federal Reserve's analysis during the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), which is an annual exercise to evaluate the capital planning processes and capital adequacy of large bank holding companies."
<p><span>The nation's largest bank holding companies continue to build their capital levels and improve their credit quality, strengthening their ability to lend to households and businesses during a severe recession, according to the results of supervisory stress tests announced by the Federal Reserve Board on Thursday.</span></p>
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i thought the grand ole' party blocked the appointment of officers needed to conduct these tests. who then shall administer these evaluations?
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"Originally, the idea was to treat these as hosted extensions for the financial industry domain, in much the same way that bib.schema.org is a sub-domain for bibliographic resources and the library sector. But, the decision was changed to move these terms to the core because of how germane they are to the public and businesses at large, and not just to the financial institution industry alone. Adding these to the general shared vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages can enrich search results for all the major search engines, as well as further source Google’s Knowledge Graph with entities that feed rich snippets, answer and info boxes, and knowledge panels." #FIBO   #SEO   #Schema  
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"Telematics has a number of important uses for fleet managers, end users and insurers and more and more people and companies around the world are adopting the technology to realise those benefits. However, not everyone likes the idea of it and sometimes workers specifically don’t want to be tracked by their employers at every hour of the day. But what happens when they don’t want it implemented so much that they threaten to strike over it?" #telematics
Telematics has a number of important uses for fleet managers, end users and insurers and more and more people and companies around the world are adopting the technology to realise those benefits. However, not everyone likes the idea of it and sometimes workers specifically don’t want to be tracked by their employers at every hour of the day. But what happens when they don’t want it implemented so much that they threaten to strike over it? That’s ...
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"The spam in Google Analytics (GA) is becoming a serious issue. Due to a deluge of referral spam from social buttons, adult sites, and many, many other sources, people are starting to become overwhelmed by all the filters they are setting up to manage the useless data they are receiving."
Don't be distracted by web spam. A simple, easy to use filter could remove the majority of your worries surrounding spam.
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"At the heart of the change is the DOL’s belief that financial products have become too complex for individuals managing retirement assets, and that retirement advice is potentially conflicted due to various compensation structures. The DOL believed advisors have been recommending investments based on their own self-interest (e.g., products that generate higher fees for the adviser even if there are identical lower-fee products available), giving imprudent advice and engaging in transactions that otherwise would be prohibited by ERISA and the IRS Code. The DOL attributes the advisers’ conduct, in part, to the outdated definition of fiduciary."
The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule has been a recent topic of discussion for many insurance and financial professionals. As a leading broker and managing Read More ...
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"The Winograd Schema Challenge asks computers to make sense of sentences that are ambiguous but usually simple for humans to parse. Disambiguating Winograd Schema sentences requires some common-sense understanding. In the sentence “The city councilmen refused the demonstrators a permit because they feared violence,” it is logically unclear who the word “they” refers to, although humans understand because of the broader context." #winograd #schema http://commonsensereasoning.org/winograd.html
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"So far, Intel is the only brand publishing to Instant, but Facebook has no apparent rules limiting doesn’t expressly limit brands’ use of the tool. It only cares that the organization has an existing publishing operation and puts out content on a regular basis that meets its standards, and while a lot of marketers create their own content, fewer have dedicated publishing operations the way Intel does. For those that don’t publish regularly, Facebook has created more ways for them to advertise, including sponsored posts via traditional publishers’ Instant Articles and Canvas ads, which are multimedia ads that run in the news feed."
Intel is using the tool to post articles from its digital tech-focused publication, iQ.
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  • University of Pennsylvania
  • The Putney School
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Christopher Regan: SEO, SEM & Data? Maine Lobster BLT w/ aïoli? Digital Leadership÷Analytics=ROI; Automotive, Hospitality, Fintech, MRO.
Introduction
May 2015 update: Now on the FIBO.Schema working group for Schema.org. And, so grateful that the Cars Schema is live. And, very excited about OMG/EDMC's work concerning ontologies, then Schema.org work, for Equities. Much of these efforts are in synch with the wonderful friends at Thematix.

February 2015 update: Still assisting Caliber Media Group with all aspects of SEO, SEM, & Analytics -- especially in the realm of ontologies, Schema & SEO (e.g., FIBO Schema SEO -- see/read? blog posts top of SERPs). And still devoted to Aid for Africa and Hire our Heroes (oh, and iArtView)...assisting their respective efforts.

August 2014 update: Was assisting Toyota dealers with SEO/SEM/Analytics, a healthcare consortium based in Orange County also within digital marcom, and devoting a fair amount of time to volunteer digital marketing leadership/guidance/hands-on efforts (including Aid For Africa). And, then there's ProductCamp SoCal and Caliber Media Group -- more on those later.

February 2014 update: Search & Analytics Consulting (acting Director) for the Dealer Authority start-up team, while also assisting some Toyota dealerships for their SEM, SEO and Analytics.

October 2013 update: in my role as TEDxOC Project Director/Team Leader, had assembled an outstanding team of fellow volunteers, including from Thematix's leadership (i.e., Rob Kost), to continuosly enhance & and curate this TEDx's digital communication and conversation with the Southern California and national communities, and with individuals, each seeking to better our lives and planet.

July 2013 update
: working with Thematix, a semantic technologies firm based in NYC, a start-up led by Rob Kost, with whom I worked after Rob co-founded U.S. Interactive (a frim now a bare shell of its former self). 

December, 2011/2012 update (from some press releases): last as SEO/SEM leader for NADAguides. Previous experience with NADA, aside from working within digital automotive for years now, involved heading up NADA's 2010 Orlando convention's Social Media with a select team from Hyperdisk. As of Q4 2011 Christopher Regan also began working with Thematix, its leader Rob Kost, the co-founder of U.S. Interactive, where Chris was Dir. of Client Services/Business Development in New York City. An overview, including Hyperdisk and Hasai, is found here. An overview of Microformats he wrote, and was posted by Matt Funk of TK Carsites/Hasai, is found here (RDFa and Microformats). Chris has consulted with IDTek Enterprises within their SEM/SEO practice, and Chris volunteers for many organizations, including the Analysis Exchange (a an Analytics Mentor, his current/ongoing projects include two NYC headquartered international non-profits: Episcopal Relief and Develoment, and the American Museum of Natural History). Still engaged in Digital Automotive SEM/SEO leadership (six years at this point -- for some leading automotive firms: The Lease Outlet, NADA Conventions and TK Carsites' top clients), he's been deeply engaged in all things related to web marketing since 1995 (when he was the SEM/conference evangelist and web analytics lead for Infonautics). He's also currently defining the RDFa schema for the automotive dealerships vertical, alongside Hospitality. He's a dedicated foodie, admitted NY Times junkie/addict, and does miss the big cities of the East, like Philly, NYC, Boston and DC. A previous press (2008) release offers an additional snapshot/backgrounder... Irvine, CA -- Hyperdisk Marketing, Inc, one of the pioneers of strategic digital marketing and communications, announced today that Christopher Regan has joined the firm as Search and Marketing Director, over-seeing all strategic and tactical implementations of Search Marketing for Hyperdisk's clients, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns, sponsorship insertions, and other search engine advertising placements for the firm's clients roster. "Chris brings an immense amount of experience with Fortune 500 companies to our team. He immediately impressed us with his knowledge, skills, and the ability to connect with Hyperdisk's clients. We are delighted that he joined our team of the industry's best of breed," Steven Seghers, president, Hyperdisk Marketing. Prior to joining Hyperdisk as Search and Marketing Director, Chris was the Director of Web Services for the national automotive firm The Lease Outlet, delivering top marketing results within a highly competitive industry while also overhauling that firm's IT and Internet infrastructures. His work within the web industry began in 1995 with Infonautics' online research service eLibrary, (now ProQuest and HighBeam Research) for that firm's web marketing efforts, including creating stand-alone web properties within AOL, Yahoo and other web portals. 

Upon joining I-Frontier (now part of Microsoft's international Razorfish unit) his web advertising work greatly enhanced consumer awareness and lead generation for brands such as CNN's Business 2.0, Claritin, Coppertone, Prilosec, StarMedia (now South America's #1 web portal), Publishers' Clearing House and 1800Flowers. As Director of Client Services for U.S. Interactive's New York City offices clients included Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Citibank, Deloitte Consulting, and Goldman Sachs -- even a role as Project Engineer for RCA Electronics' first direct-to-consumers (DTC) online efforts. For 15 years he has been a speaker at industry conferences such as ad:tech, Ziff Davis Media, The Gartner Group, NYNMA (New York New Media Association) and the SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association).

 ----- The only way to be happy and successful; Do it Anyway People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you; Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight; Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten; Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway. -- Mother Teresa 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. -- Kent M. Keith ----Yes, there's just one more...---- Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows Where you are. You must let it find you.  ~ David Wagoner http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Lost.html
Bragging rights
Survived moving from NYC to SoCal (two different countries). Serendipitously asked to join China's U.N. Ambassador (capricious invite from the Ambassador) for brunch (w/ a UPenn Dean) at the White Dog Cafe In Philly (an East-coast 'Chez Pannisse', though not a French Laundry, for you Bay Area/Valley folks)...
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SEO, SEM, Analytics, IT, Schema, RDFa, semantic ontologies, speaking engagements...
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SEM, SEO, Analytics, Brands, CPC, Schema, RDFa, CMS, Speaking Engagements, Team Building, SPARQL
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Orange County, CA
Previously
Philadelphia, PA - South Orange NJ - NYC, NY - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Moshi, Tanzania - Cairo, Egypt - Montpellier, France - St. John's Wood, London, England - Putney, VT - Berkeley, CA
Yep, across from our offices, this is the bomb of sandwich places around here. And, they bake their own bread, and the service is exceptional, and sriracha sauce, and it just goes on and on.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Sundays are always busy for them, but their crew is so organized, so polite, and they get product out as quickly as one could possibly. do. Great store, great team, and always consistent high quality. Thank you to the folks at this location. Oh, and the wifi is great.
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reviewed 12 months ago
For detailed automotive SEM and SEO, oh, and digital analytics, you'd be hard pressed to find a more straight-forward web marketing firm than IDTek. I know, for I've dealt with so many dealerships' digital marketing firms and IDTek is the night & day difference.
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reviewed a year ago
Great service (very attentive host/manager/owner), home-made pasta, fresh clams, a bordering on being really a family clientele-type restaurant. A very pleasant, unpretentious experience in Huntington Beach, CA...
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Wonderful place & amazing peaches.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Perfect service, large menu, great food, ideal location.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Exquisite, delightful, heavenly...what else could I write.
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