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After taking a break last year, we’re back again. Let's plan to celebrate it the only way we know how. Drinking and Gambling!

We'll be celebrating the aging of Mike Ring and Wallace Rodecker at the 6th Annual Birthday Poker Tournament.

We'll be doing it on Sunday, January 17th (MLK 3 day weekend), and we'd love to see you!

The game starts at One (registration starts at 12:30) at Los Caballeros Racquet and Sports Club, 17272 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley

Registration will be at the door. Please RSVP by Friday, January 15th to Susan Castellanos at susanc@castleescrow.com or (714)642-3604.

We'll have food, drinks, and side games for the saps that get blasted out early. The price is $40.00(which includes $ 10.00 for food & such) and win or lose, everyone will have fun. You can (of course) donate chips to the birthday-boys in lieu of presents, but either way, we'll look forward to seeing you at the final table.



$30 Buy-In (2000 Chips) + $10 Food & Drink
One-Time $25 Rebuy (2000 Chips) with less than 1000 in chips or at final call with any amount of chips.

Registration starts at 12:30 - Poker starts at 1:00

Payout
1st Place - 28%
2nd Place - 20%
3rd Place - 15%
4th Place - 12%
5th Place - 10%
6th Place - 8%
7th Place - 7%

Los Caballeros
17272 Newhope St
Fountain Valley, California 92708
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Google remove feature to set implicit search location.
Google seems to have dropped yet another search tool/filter, this one for location settings.
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Explore Dubai's famous Jumeirah sail hotel.  The most expensive, luxurious hotel in the world.  Google has a pretty creative inside view experience.

I arrived at the lobby, grabbed a golden iPad and left on the helipad... of course that was just in my virtual vicarious experience.
I just found this on Jumeirah Inside, the world’s most immersive hospitality platform. Experience 360 Degrees of Luxury.
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Starbucks

https://goo.gl/maps/28K2TFy4VyL2

Tip: Make sure to ask for their code.
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Being an Uber driver = risky business.

Wow... This driver was pretty well prepared with his camera app and pepper spray in apparently a very convenient location.
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Lesson learned....don't beat up your Uber driver.

Thank You,
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Yelp suing South Park...

They respond by giving this lawsuit 1 star. #comedy

Prompting more viewers. #StreisandEffect
San Francisco, CA — Today Yelp Inc. filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the creators of South Park and Comedy Central. In the lawsuit, Yelp is seeking damages caused by the latest episode of South Park which lampooned the customer review and local business rating website.
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The fact that the parody was so widely spread as real is really the story. It so captures the "Yelp is a d^*k head" meme. 
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Found a new toy for my crack habbit at CES this year.

A home nugget ice maker!

Funny @ 0:28 : She does a local search that for "nugget ice"... which Siri answers "closest is 600 miles away".
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Netflix is going to employ the same or similar measures other firms do in blocking proxy access.  They believe they will eradicate proxy use from other countries.  I'm sure a lot of people in India, etc. will be complaining if this is truly successful, and if so, very curious on how this technically work. 

https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/evolving-proxy-detection-as-a-global-service
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Amazing 10x price variation on an item from China vs. Prime on Amazon.
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On the road to Encenada, MX and an old friend of mine called and told me about his newly develop social app.  I've heard a dozen of these before, and of course his biggest challenge now is marketing and fulfilling the monetization strategy.

My reaction is pretty consistent; and many people fail to realize this.  The biggest challenge for your new apps is getting people to want to use it.

Anyway Before crossing boarder; stopping for gas, cash and a decent RR and found a great example in the real brick & mortar world that correlates to how startups develop their apps/social-tech/solutions.

Enter this nice Starbucks on the corner; certainly good for a bio break.  Managers at this store (#2937) in San Diego there have figured out the permission based freemium business model.

Totally validates the technology app business model: users must need/want something and you have to give it to them for free.  But that doesn't mean you do it without getting information from them first. You can't charge people to go to the bathroom, just as you couldn't charge them to use the internet. But when they do use your app for free, if they want to do more, there is an opportunity to monetize.

When developing an app, the challenge to monetize is always a discussion to question tomorrow. TODAY Your primary goal must be delivering the service that your user needs in a more than adequate way.

So back to my journey; as I made my to the back of the store, passing the line and found that the door was locked with a big keypad.  The manager there saw me walking to the RR, and without losing a beat, he made eye contact with me and said, "the code is 1234". (btw- not actually the code, though that is for my luggage.)

If he has told me, I would have probably asked the cashier.  But that was nice for him to volunteer it.

After using the toilet, a dozen ounces of water, and a couple paper towels, I made my way out to the car. I decided on the way back that even though I didn't need Starbucks, that it would be nice. And after all, this made me realize that even though I would expect to have free RR with a for that shouldn't be locked with a code, that this was a great example. So I did buy. This gives their RR a customer conversion :)... wouldn't that be funny if they actually measure that.

Give it forward. When creatiVe and free when creating your social apps.

Doh.. I asked for the store number so that I could post a review, but now I've forgotted the RR code.  So next time I'm driving through, I may have to stop here again :)

Anyway-- gotta love it when I can find lean startup concepts like this.  
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  • USC - Chem Eng. BS
  • UCLA - Biomathematics MS
  • University of Southern California
    1993 - 1997
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    1997 - 2001
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  • Plague Inc.
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My company LocalSplash is a business information management and publishing service.   We provides PR like technology in syndicating rich, structured content to social networks, online local destinations and powering the building blocks for local search engines.  We establish trusted data feeds and verified business accounts for multiple location franchises as well as single business listings.

I have run technology development and systems for online service providers, ad networks and destinations.  My past has established millions of hosted mailboxes, web pages, and most recently thousands of businesses successfully marketed through local SEO

I am a true local business advocate, avid supporter of the American innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Hiring my boss
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  • Local Splash
    Hiring my boss, present
  • Local.com
  • ePilot.com
  • Mail2World.com
  • PIMCO
  • Johnson & Higgins
  • EsMas.com
  • ICQ
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Arizona - Richmond, WA - Ensenada, Mexico - Jaipur, India - Delhi - New York - Canada - Saint Petersburg - Moscow - Vienna, Austria - Kawaii, HI - Kiev - Idaho - Bangkok, Thailand - Hong Kong -
At our party, we were captivated with a strolling magician, Lou Serrano, a Magic Castle member. From the moment he arrived, Lou was on point and in character, creating amazing performances for us in small groups. He engaged with the audience really well, not appearing over rehearsed or routine. The illusions truly made you question your eyes as he tore apart and re-assembled cards even in your own hands. Even more incredible is that he could repeat the act for the next group almost right away. Truly a well polished magician. All of us left quite delighted. I can only imagine how well his on-stage performances must be. Highly recommended and will encourage him for future events. #Testimonial
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Awesome, huge outdoor shopping center.
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Great #coffee. Soup of the day usually rocks. Amazing walnut bread. Friendly staff. Clean environment. Now that's worthy of 5 stars!
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Michael is a genuinely caring person. In a random act of kindness - it was late night after hours, my wife was dying of thirst and he gave us a free bottle of Fiji water.
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John the manager could not less customer friendly. I'd expect beget service at Santa Ana theaters.
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