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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Review

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories was hailed as the “killer PSP game”. The popular GTA series had to come to the PSP sooner or later, and its debut on the PSP is great.

The game takes place, as the title suggests, in Liberty City, which is the city where Grand Theft Auto III (the first 3D game in the series) is also set. Rockstar Leeds just turned the city into UMD and changed a few things to make it look more modern, since LCS is set after III. Having said that, the only real changes are the shops, which have different names and styles, which is pretty disappointing. A new city to explore would have been so much better.

You play as Toni Cipriani, a no-nonsense guy who is willing to do anything and take out anyone in his way. Unlike GTA III, he can talk, which makes the cutscenes better. The basic story mode consists of missions that tend to get repetitive. You’ll go to a guy on your map, he’ll give you a quest that usually involves killing someone, and you’ll get paid once you’re done. Once you have completed enough missions, you will move on to the second island of Liberty City. There are three islands in total, and you unlock them over time. It’s a nice incentive to complete the missions, but for people who have played GTA III, there’s nothing really new.

Although the game is focused on missions, the ability to move freely is really great. You might find yourself playing it over and over again and rarely get tired of it. There is no free roam mode, in fact there are no modes, the game just loads when you turn it on. Whether or not you choose to participate in a mission is up to you. If you choose not to, you are free to roam the city, wreaking havoc or just exploring. You can also collect various weapons from pistols and UZIs to rocket launchers, flamethrowers and sniper rifles. You will also have melee weapons like knives and baseball bats. Or, if you want to do damage from a distance, use a grenade or Molotov cocktail.

The cops are still around so if you blow up too many heads it will annoy you a bit. The policemen are divided into levels with the usual system. You are 1 star at the start, and if you keep blowing things up, it will eventually increase to 6 stars, and you will have the army after you.

Vehicles in the game are again similar to previous versions. Veterans will remember Patriot, Cheetah, Infernus, Banshee, etc., although some have redesigns that look more modern. You may also have motorcycles, which have never been seen in Liberty City before. Motorcycles are generally faster and have better handling than cars, and make it easier to perform single jumps, and so on. There are no bikes in the game, which was a nice addition to San Andreas. As you progress through the game, you will also get the chance to ride boats. It’s not as fun as it sounds, and it never has been in any of the GTA games. The handling of the boats is slow and not fun to drive. You can’t fly anymore. Anything. It is not a thing. The Dodo was a plane from GTA III that was located at the airport, which you could fly, or at least try to. This time there is no Dodo, no helicopters, no planes at all. It really feels like a missing factor, although in one of the missions it is possible to steal a helicopter, so the physics and controls are still technically in the game. Why there are no planes to fly is confusing. The police still have helicopters following you, so be careful.

A new mode of transportation is the ferry. It’s basically a slow boat ride and you can’t drive the boat. You even have to pay for the service. However, it is a quick way to get from one island to another, and you can keep your car.

General vehicle control is good. Sports cars have great speeds and handling, and slow cars have reduced cornering ability. The controls on foot have been drastically changed. You use the little analog-style stick to control Toni and the vehicles. The directional buttons are used to switch weapons and start various side missions. Of course, the PSP has fewer buttons than the PS2 controller, so condensing everything down was no easy task. The controls feel very fiddly at times and it can be frustrating when you need to aim things quickly.

Adding to the “Toni can’t” list is the ability to swim. Implemented in San Andreas, this feature is absent. It’s only missed when you fall off a cliff into the water, as you could just swim to the side and get out. Instead, Toni simply drowns. All of the stat-boosting abilities are no longer present, but it’s not much missed.

Toni can change clothes, and there are some good options. She cannot change specific body parts, instead she chooses from complete outfits. Although changing clothes is a small part of the game, you would probably never notice this option if it wasn’t necessary for some missions.

If you don’t want to do any main quests, you can take part in some of the side quests. Famous in every GTA game on PS2, these usually involve Taxi missions, where you act as a taxi driver and deliver the passengers before time runs out. Ambulance missions, where you take the sick to the hospital. Fire truck missions, which is to put out fires like burning cars. A new side mission is the dump truck mission. You simply need to collect all the green trash cans within the time limit. All these missions are basically the same repetitive actions. However, the rewards are worth the effort.

There are also hidden packages throughout the game in various places. There’s nothing new to the series, but collecting all 100 adds weapons to your stash. Single jumps are big jumps where the camera changes and goes in slow motion. When you successfully complete a single jump, you will get money for your efforts. While these things are by no means new additions, they are nice to have and do expand the game.

We all know that the PSP has wireless capabilities, and Liberty City Stories takes advantage of them. The wireless multiplayer action is amazingly good. You must have friends with PSP’s and copies of the game, but if you do, you’re in luck. The game allows totally free play with your friends. There are many different game modes that stick to the capture the flag premise. Most games work this way. Liberty City Survivor allows players to play against each other. This is the mode where you will play endlessly. Even after you’ve finished the game, you’re unlikely to get bored of the multiplayer action.

Liberty City Stories has the same radio soundtrack. When you get into a vehicle, you can choose from several radio stations, all of which have different styles of music. The soundtrack has some well-known tracks from the time, but nothing overly impressive. Compared to the Vice City and San Andreas soundtracks, this is lacking.

The graphics throughout the game are quite cartoonish. The series was never intended to be a sim, but some smoother graphics would have been nice. Sometimes it can seem like Toni has multiple legs when he runs. Also, sometimes the frame rate has trouble keeping up, but only when there are a lot of them on the screen at once. For the most part, the frame rate holds up well. Load times are acceptable. There is a loading period at the beginning and then as you cross between islands a loading screen will appear, but only for a few seconds.

Overall, it’s a great addition to the Grand Theft Auto series and the PSP lineup. You can’t help but feel like it’s just a watered down version of a PS2 GTA, or just an expansion pack, that doesn’t expand much. However, the single player action, and in particular the multiplayer mode, is well worth buying.

The two best game apps on IOS and Android using crossbows

The two main game apps on iOS and Android that use a crossbow are Defender II and Shoot the Zombirds. These two games generally fall into the Tower Defense type of game genre.

Droidhen’s Defender II is the sequel to the successful Defender. The main objective of the game is to defend your castle from waves and waves of enemies. To attack, simply tap and aim in the direction of your targets. It will fire automatically when your finger is pressed, so you don’t need to constantly tap. Other than that, you will also gain access to spells that can decimate your enemies. When enemies come to your castle, the life of the castle is reduced. The game ends when it reaches zero.

Each level increases in difficulty and also in the number of enemies to defend against. Some levels have bosses that will prove to be an additional challenge. As with its predecessor, you will get crystals and coins after completing each level. These will allow you to upgrade your weapon. You can upgrade your various stats. Increased strength will increase your damage. Increasing agility will increase the frequency of arrows. By also unlocking these stats, you will also gain access to more abilities and crossbow types. Upgrading the mana tower will increase your mana for spells and now also shoot your enemies.

Also new in this version is the ability to deploy a lava pit in front of your castle. The lava pit will incinerate and set fire to all enemies that fall into it. The biggest addition to Defender II is the Battle mode. Now you can challenge other players whoever survives the longest. Defender II is available for free on iOS and Android with options to purchase virtual currency to upgrade your skills and weapons.

Shoot the Zombirds by IDream is the successor to Shoot the birds. The game involves you as a pumpkin head or a kid shooting the undead birds in the sky and saving the little pumpkins along the way. You tap in the direction where you will shoot.

Unlike Defender II, which doesn’t run out of arrows, this game does. It forces you to focus more on accuracy and timing rather than just carelessly shooting. You will not lose an arrow when it hits a target, but it will be lost when you miss. The level ends when you reach the number of bomb kids you can afford to lose.

There are fast and slow birds. Aside from the birds carrying pumpkin children, there are flying skulls that you can hit for gold coins. These gold coins can be used to buy upgrades, such as one-time power-ups, rain down arrows, or freeze all enemies on the screen. You can also use them to increase the number of arrows and the number of bomb kids you can afford to lose. Costumes are also available to purchase if you want to change the look of your character.

Overall, Shoot the Zombirds is another solid game. The main draw would be its simple and polished gameplay and presentation. Its theme is unique and differs from the usual ancient knights and dragons. This game is also available for free on iOS and Android with options to buy instant gold coins.

Plagiarism and your copyright

It’s a sobering fact: plagiarism is part of a writer’s life. I have been publishing articles on the internet since 1999 and it was common for me to have my content “stolen”.

There is a saying: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I wish they had chosen to copy my red robe and UGG slippers.

Last week, they hit me again. This time it was an e-book. As a “competitor”, I buy several format books every month. Not to steal content, but to read other avenues (there IS more than one way to format your book) and to make sure my content isn’t stolen.

I found an ebook that was well written and clean. And for the first 78% it was fine, then I read the last 3 chapters. That %@#!*! My words stared back at me from my iPad. Even the typo!

After 4 hours of investigation, I found out that the perpetrator used a pseudonym for his e-book; I found out his “real” name, his Twitter and Facebook accounts, his mailing address and phone number AND where he worked. I was a regular second cousin of Sherlock Holmes on two occasions.

But the real problem? It was one of my clients! Once I had his real name, I found his order where he bought my kit, and then copied the content directly from the PDF to his eBook.

So what can you do to protect yourself from plagiarism?

Register a copyright. I know, your work is copyrighted from the moment you put “pen to paper”. BUT, do it anyway. In the US, the cost is only $35 and protects you internationally.

Keep a sharp eye. You can’t be everywhere at once, but your readers can (almost). I have a very loyal customer base and they rallied around me when I was attacked.

Buy books that are “suspicious.” Check out the “look Inside” or get a sample of the book. both are free. If you see similarities, buy the book. You can request a refund within 4 days, if you wish. I generally do not recommend that you buy and return as this can mark your account.

What to do if you discover that your work has been plagiarized?

FIRST. DO NOT CONTACT THE OFFENDER. No matter how tempting it may be, don’t hurt yourself with a direct attack. Leave that to the legal department of the store and your own lawyer. If you have a legal claim, the store will do everything in its power to fix the problem for fear of retaliation.

SECOND. Contact the store. In my case, the offender was in Amazon. At the bottom of each product page is a blue box labeled “Feedback.” There are several options you can choose to comment on the product, including:

Do you think this article violates copyright? Click here

Amazon takes copyright infringement very seriously. I was Misinformed on that fact by a reputable lawyer and hoped that Amazon would never respond on the matter. I was pleasantly surprised when 2 days after contacting the Amazon Legal Department, they notified me that they would remove the offending material. (note: it takes about 3 days for the book to download, I imagine they have a lot of cases to deal with).

THIRD. Get a lawyer. One that can at least draft a cease and desist. Do a lot of the footwork yourself and prepare yourself. Having a registered copyright is a huge advantage, especially if you are going to file a claim internationally. If you pay a lawyer $XXX/hour, you want to get in and out quickly.

Useful information

Copyright Registration (US)

Amazon’s Notice and Procedure for Filing Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Amazon.com’s copyright agent with the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is solely to notify Amazon that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including the auction identification number, if applicable;
  • Your address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Once you have collected your information, you can send it by email, postal mail or fax. I decided to fax it and noted the date and time. I also followed up through their crime contact form.

You can contact Amazon.com’s copyright agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement on your site as follows:

copyright agent

Amazon.com Legal Department

PO Box 81226

Seattle, WA 98108

phone: (206) 266-4064

Fax: (206) 266-7010

email: [email protected]

Mail address:

copyright agent

Amazon.com Legal Department

410 Terry Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109-5210



The offending book will be removed from Amazon by Tuesday. My lawyer will send a cease and desist letter to the violator to further strengthen my claim and hopefully deter future violations.

One of the best results of this whole situation was the great amount of support from readers and customers. I can’t even tell you how amazing that felt.

Thunderbird – Email configuration with IMAP protocol

There are some benefits to setting up these accounts instead of POP. This protocol allows you the versatility of synchronizing your email, whether you are sending or receiving through a webmail login or sending or receiving through an email program. For example, you can configure your client program at home and at work, and if you have configured your email account at both to use this protocol, your sent and received messages will be synchronized. It is convenient.

You always have the option of downloading your emails to your local computer, but then you will lose that synchronization ability since the two computers (home and work) are synchronized by the servers. One of the drawbacks of using this protocol is that it takes up disk space on your server.

Look for a web hosting company that will allow you plenty of disk space, as disk space is cheap these days. There is another drawback to shared hosting servers which is mentioned below. When multiple email accounts are configured to use this protocol and the accounts are configured to check the server for new messages more frequently, say 30 minutes, this can result in 500 error pages. The only way is to kill the process ids which I will show later using Cpanel. But I’m getting ahead of myself, so we’ll show you how to set up your account.

1. First, download the Thunderbird program by searching Google ‘thunderbird mozilla’. It is a free and robust program and works well with Vista, XP, Mac OSX and Linux and in various languages. What more could you want?

2. Open the program. Click “Tools” and then “Account Settings” in the menu bar at the top of the program.

3. Under “Account Settings”, click the “Add Account…” button on the left side.

4. A window titled “Account Wizard” will appear. Just click the “Next” button.

5. Type your name and email address in the corresponding fields, and then click the “Next” button.

6. IMPORTANT: Select the “IMAP” setting instead of the “POP” setting. In the “Incoming mail server” field, type “mail.tutorialref.com” (without the quotes). You may need to contact your server administrator to get your incoming mail server. Then click the “Next” button.

7. In the “Incoming Username:” field, type your email address, and then click the “Next” button.

8. In the “Account Name” field, type your email address, and then click the “Next” button.

9. Click the “Finish” button.

10. Highlight your email address by clicking the one that is visible on the left side of the window.

11. Click “Server Settings” and then change the value from “10” to “30” in the “Check for new messages every” field. Now I found that if you are a server admin set this to a much higher value like “360” which means checking for new messages every 6 hours instead of every 30 minutes. The reason is that (for whatever reason) there tends to be a lot of imap processes running and they tend to lag. This on a linux system (which I think is Centos). I discovered this with one of my web hosting accounts with bluehost.

If you set up a lot of email addresses like I did for a client of mine, the mail servers would check for new messages every 30 minutes and the result was a lot of process ids that ended up sometimes causing the server to show all accounts ( all websites). ) associated with this web hosting account to display 500 error pages. There is a solution to this problem on the site located at Cpanel Tutorials.

Alternatively, you can probably set up a separate mail server on a separate domain but that’s a tutorial for another day. If your customers want, they can manually verify their emails. I would only set the “Check for new messages every” field to 30 for those people who really need and can’t be bothered to manually check for new messages. This is just a warning if you set this field value too low.

12. Click on “Composition and Routing”, which is a subsection. Click the dropdown menu below the “Automatically quote original message when replying” line, as illustrated. Then select “begin my reply above the quote”.

13. Now click on “Offline and disk space” on the left side. Check “Make messages in my inbox available when I’m working offline” and “When I create new folders, select them for offline use” as illustrated.

14. Click on “Trash Settings” on the left side. Check “Trust spam headers set by”. You can leave it selected under “SpamAssassin”. And check “Move new spam messages to:” Leave the rest at the default settings.

15. On the left side, scroll down and select “Outgoing Server (SMTP)”. Then on the right hand side near the top, click the “Add” button as illustrated.

16. Do the following:

Yo. In the “Server Name” field type “[outgoing mail server name]”. On some servers, the outgoing mail server is different. I believe this is the case with the home ISP. Contact the server administrator for this information if you are unsure.

ii. In the “Port” field type, change the number to “26”. Most home ISPs disable port 25 due to spam, so port 26 is used.

third In the field “Username and password” write your email address. Then click the “OK” button.

17. On the left side, select your email address. You may need to use the scroll bar and scroll up. Then click on the drop down menu as illustrated and select “[your email address] – [outgoing mail server name]”.

18. You will now be able to retrieve your messages. Click “Inbox” for your email account. A box will appear asking for your password. If the box does not appear, simply click the “Get Mail” button as illustrated.

19. Sending Email: When you send email from Thunderbird, you may sometimes receive a screen as follows. Just click “OK”. Create a new email now to test if everything is working correctly. Send an email to yourself.

20. The first time you try to send an email, a screen will appear asking for your password. Type your password and check “Use Password Manager to remember this password”.

21. Click the “Get Mail” button to check if you received your test message.

Thunderbird Mail is a robust and free program that is suitable on multiple platforms: Mac OSX, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux. There are also several useful plugins that allow for much greater flexibility, such as synchronization with Google Calendar. I will post more articles on using plugins in later articles.

Top Tips To Become A Digital DJ Master – The Software – Part 1

There is a wide variety of weird and wonderful DJ software on the market right now. Today I will introduce you to one of the most popular software programs, OtsAV DJ.

OtsAV DJ is one of the cheapest solutions on the market, but don’t be fooled by the price. At around £100, it has some fantastic features and is certainly good value for money.

because you should buy OtsAV DJ

  • “Without delay” promised – I’ve used OTS for about 2-3 years and no song has ‘skipped’ during playback. Not one! You can stop worrying about embarrassing track jumping and get on with what you’re good at.
  • Good playback compatibility – OTS will play many of the most common compressed and uncompressed audio file formats including MP3, WAV and many others.
  • vj support – OTS has the ability to play video files, which means you can also be a VJ with this program.
  • save playlist– With OTS, you have the option to save entire playlists to appear at a later date. Of course this is editable, but sometimes if you have a tough gig it’s comforting to know you already have some great tunes stacked up so you can think ahead.
  • Instant song search function – Find songs instantly, just by typing the name of the song or the name of the artist. Perfect when you’re in a hurry!

because you should not buy OtsAV DJ

  • match the rhythm Okay, so you should be making your own beat mix if you’re a superstar DJ, right? Okay, yes. But this program is hardly doing you any favors. If you’re DJing something like Garage, House or other styles of music where beat matching is essential, it’s hard to achieve this consistently using this software.
  • Incomplete track information – This, for me, is the biggest problem of OTS. Often when you’re playing a set and looking up a song in your song database, instead of seeing the artist, it might display other information (often the track number). This could be very annoying, as song titles tend not to be unique and therefore knowing the artist becomes essential to playing the right song. For example, both Debarge and Corona have used the song title ‘Rhythm of the night’. Same song title, totally different songs! As you can imagine, this is a big problem when the pressure is on.


Overall, OtsAV DJ is a good program to use and excellent value for money. It’s reliable, will play skip-free, and will even auto-dim when needed. While I wouldn’t recommend this software for a budding club DJ, I would certainly recommend it for mobile DJs on a tight budget. It has a great mix of features and once you get used to it, it’s a very powerful tool in your DJ arsenal.

Rating: 7/10

Are you planning to launch your app? 3 vital things to know before proceeding

Well, even though launching a new app on the App Store doesn’t come with a guarantee that it will be a huge success. There’s no question how competitive today’s app market is. To stand out from this crowd, you need to have an interesting and creative app idea with rich and effective features along with business driven app marketing strategies. Here is a list of some crucial things to consider before launching an app on the App Store that would smooth the path to success.

#1 Know the market and the competition

Well, believe it or not, this point packs a punch!

Until and unless you know the market well, where you are going to launch the application, how is it possible to know what the market demands? Also, you need to do in-depth market research on your competitors. You need to research what services your competitors offer, how users react to those services. Therefore, you need to find the loopholes and come up with an innovative solution that can efficiently solve the problems faced by customers. Proper market research would help you set well-defined goals for your business and establish an impactful strategy.

#2 Establish a strategic approach to pricing

Deciding on the pricing model for the app is crucial! See, if your goal is to launch such an app on the App Store that would reach a large market base, then going for the freemium pricing model is the best option for you. Otherwise, if your goal is to solve a particular problem for a niche audience, the subscription or paid pricing model may work better. However, depending on the purpose that your application is going to fulfill, you should choose the best option. Before setting a price for your app, you should seek answers to the following questions.

  • What are the charges for your competitive applications?
  • How much money would you need to keep your app running?
  • What additional features should you offer if a user decides to make in-app purchases?

#3 Optimizing the app for app store search

Launching the app on the App Store is not the end of your task. You must optimize the application correctly so that the ranking is not affected. According to experts, here are some of the main aspects that have a big impact on an app’s ranking.

  • Branding and visual elements used in the application
  • Use of the keyword in the description and/or name of the application
  • Total number of positive reviews generated by the app
  • Total number of app downloads

According to recent research on app ranking tactics, the correct placement of the keyword in the app title can increase ranking by almost 10.3% on the App Store.

In addition to all the above mentioned aspects, you need to consider other points like devising and designing branded screenshots along with designing intriguing images to serve the marketing purposes. Also, you should pay special attention to get trustworthy and honest testimonials. This would help people get the value of using your app.

What exactly is Apple’s new iPad?

For those who do not have the slightest idea what the new buzz in the technology market is all about, here is a brief introduction to first of all elevate and then satisfy your curiosity about it.

For starters, Apple’s new iPad is an 8×10-inch touchscreen tablet that’s resembling a magazine in size and feel, and it’s available in three Wi-Fi-connectable models and three Wi-Fi-connectable models. to network. Internet via AT&T wireless 3G and Wi-Fi arrangement.

The software used on the iPad is the same as that used on Apple’s popular iPod Touch and iPhone. This software has been dubbed iPhone OS by Apple and is famous for being among the most enviable operating systems that have been designed for applications with touch screen devices. Unlike conventional operating system software whose design works with keyboard and mouse, the iPhone operating system simply responds to touch input and is typically capable of managing one app at a time.

If you’ve ever had a chance to use the iPod Touch or iPhone, the iPad will probably feel very familiar to you on the briefest encounter with the piece. Many of the features built into the iPad are similar to the services offered by the iPhone, such as maps, email, video, apps (apps designed by Apple) for browsing the Internet, YouTube, music, photos, and much more. In addition to these, you can add an amazing array of more apps to your iPad to maximize its potential by connecting iTunes to it via your computer using an included cable or using the built-in App Store software. In case you already own these apps through ownership of Apple iPod Touch or iPhone, you can simply transfer them to your iPad.

Advertising – The Digital Dimension

Marlboro Man, Dancing Nirma Girl, Raymonds, Tiger Woods, colorful newspaper half pages, these all evoke our advertising image. Advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Dejavu, Lintas and their creative directors were the kings that could make or break a brand. They still largely do, but the rules of the game have changed.

The evolution

In its infancy, Rich Media ads were in experimental mode while the industry was still grappling with a common standard and required very specific programming skill to support an ad. Due to the size of the media files and complex programming, websites were skeptical about hosting them, minus performance drags and slow dial-up connections make adoption even more difficult.

But as this baby grew, rich media ads became more of a fixture in the web ecosystem. Although standardization still has a long way to go, the basic formats and technology have become mainstream. “Rich Media” online advertising had come of age and the fact was that it got attention.’

In the blink of an eye, major advertisers, investing nearly $60 billion in the TV advertising segment, began to take notice of the phenomenon of online advertising. Every industry insider knew the potential of this Cadillac’ of the dialog-based, interactive world of advertising.

Rich Media The advertising catalyst

Pay-per-click, Pre-roll, Post-roll, Inline, Scroll sounds like retail lingo, but in fact, they are the kind of online video advertising. A soft advertising campaign can be launched with a smart idea, a good network, the use of Web 2.0 tools like blogs, bulletin boards, social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, etc.), video and audio podcasts, and a online video ad strategy. companies like AdBrite, Brightcove, Motive Interactive, b5Media, etc.

Rich media has transformed web advertising into an artistic science with unfathomable possibilities. Video, audio, interactive features, in-game ads, enabled metrics, and thought-provoking concepts. As rich media advertising expands its horizon and reach, the new generation of advertisers is facing challenges of a different kind, which many may call the problem of abundance.

* How to measure audience engagement and brand impact

* What are the right metrics for a particular audience age group? for example, ad engagement time, ad display time on the page, various levels of user engagement, message association and purchase intent, etc.

* What is the right technology in the Rich Media domain?

* How much exposure for an ad is optimal for the greatest impact? Be careful with the Annoyance factor

Why the Change?

There has been an increase in the internet video ad segment from $500 million to $4 billion (quarterly revenue) between 1997 and 2007. This graph is getting steeper due to the following reasons

* Online advertisers are increasing exponentially (includes agencies, startups, content creators)

* Spending money online is becoming safer and easier

* Presence of high-quality Internet television channels and content aggregation, which are converting television audiences into broadcasters. Advertisers can reach a comparable audience size on the Internet compared to television.

* Change of audience from print and audio media (radio) to the Internet

* Anywhere, Anywhere, Anytime Content Demand Internet-based television is the right platform and advertisers are lining up to be a part of this revolution.

Digital Ad Species Consumers are 8 percent more likely to view the full 15-second ad than 30-second ads. Video content generators can use any of the new ad placement strategies such as pay per click, pre-roll, post-roll to monetize their video content. Some of the current monetization methods are

Banner Ad: Includes an image, often placed at the top of the page.

Advertising on Blogs – Ads designed for positioning on Blog sites. The companies include federated media and blogads.

Contextual advertising: advertising directed to the content of a web page. Contextual ad programs include Google Adsense, Vibrant media, Kontera, and Tribal Fusion

Cost per action (CPA): advertising billed to the advertiser per user action (product purchase mortgage application). Examples are Amazon & Indeed.

Cost Per Click (CPC): Ads are billed on a pay-per-click basis. The web publisher earns revenue for every click the user makes on the ads. For example, Google AdSense

Cost Per Thousand Impressions (CPM): Advertising (typically banner advertising) that is billed per thousand impressions, regardless of whether the ad is clicked by the user. Companies include DoubleClick, ValueClick, and many more.

Interstitial Ad: An ad that plays between page loads. Companies include Tribal Fusion, DoubleClick, and many more.

Contextual in-text advertising: The web page contains double underlined keywords. When the user hovers over this keyword, a text ad appears. When the user clicks on this ad, it takes him to the advertiser’s page. Companies include Vibrant Media, Kontera, Tribal Fusion

RSS Ad An advertisement included in RSS feeds. Companies include Feedster, Feedburner and Yahoo!

The best place for your advertising spots

Video viewing pattern is one of the focus areas for advertisers, but the dominant categories tend to fluctuate due to changing socioeconomic conditions. More than 62 percent of consumers are most likely to stream news clips, followed by movie trailers (38 percent) and music videos (36 percent) (for the first half of 2007). Therefore, consumers are streaming more news clips, UGC (user generated content), and sports clips compared to the dominant category in 2006: music videos.

Rules of the game made by consumers

“In an era where consumers control their media experiences, rich media delivers more valuable and engaging experiences than most standard online advertising. When executed well, rich media can exponentially outperform blocking blocks.” standard ads”.

The Internet technology landscape is defined by the citizens of the network. This new audience brand is the architect as well as the consumers of social networks (blogs, wikipedia, podcats, Bulletin Boards, etc.). Gauging the likes and dislikes of the online community is on the priority list of every organization and advertising agency. Conversation and dialogue with consumers have become the mantra of this new advertising era.

Motorola Atrix and Xoom: a powerful tandem between smartphone and tablet

The multinational corporation Motorola is recognized for designing a series of devices that are at the forefront of technology. They have been successful in launching smartphones that have changed the way we look at mobile devices. Now, they have a tandem that is sure to redefine mobile technology as we know it. These are the Motorola Atrix and the Xoom. The tandem is sure to cause a sensation in their respective markets.


There are only a handful of smartphones with dual-core processors on the smartphone market, such as the LG Optimus 2X. Motorola’s flagship phone is one of them. The phone is powered by Tegra 2 chipset with 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The powerful phone also comes with an integrated GeForce ULP GPU. This GPU integrated into the Atrix chipset is ideal for video conferencing and graphic-intensive mobile gaming. The mobile phone processor is ideal for multitasking and executing tasks that carry demanding requirements.

In addition to the powerful processor of the smartphone, the device also comes pre-installed with powerful software. It comes pre-installed with the Froyo version of Android. This mobile operating system will allow you to run apps smoothly, multitask more efficiently, manage power more efficiently, and is optimized for fidelity to the web. Although other smartphones run on the latest Gingerbread version of Android, the Motorola Atrix runs just fine with an outdated version.


The Motorola Xoom is one of the most powerful tablets on the market. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H processor. This makes the slate more ideal for running games, media players, video capture, and multitasking. Other tablets offered by the competition only come with single core processors. Also, the tablet from the multinational corporation comes with a 10.1-inch screen that offers more space for your touch screen needs. This will allow you to view websites and play games on a much larger screen.

Other tablets come pre-installed with the Android Gingerbread operating system. However, this operating system is more ideal for smartphones. The Motorola Xoom comes pre-installed with the Android operating system version 3.0 (Honeycomb). This is the Android operating system that is optimized for tablets.

The tandem between Motorola’s flagship smartphone and powerful tablet makes the company a force to be reckoned with in both the smartphone and tablet markets. With both the Motorola Atrix and the Xoom, you get nothing but high-end, high-quality devices. Both are definitely a must.

Is the Law of Attraction Selfish and Hedonistic?

When someone asks you, what do you believe? What is the law of attraction? Do you really believe that everything you think about will appear? Is it possible for you to answer these questions in a few words? Yes.

Isn’t the Law of Attraction Selfish and Hedonistic?

Isn’t life selfish and hedonistic? Yes it is. Life is meant to be joyful. Now this does not mean that you are going to live a lonely life in a big castle on top of a mountain. Most humans get a lot of pleasure from happy families. There is nothing selfish about being part of a happy family. Happy families are work, but very fulfilling work.

There is nothing wrong with hedonism. Christianity sometimes attacks hedonism as the opposite of martyrdom. Well, it does seem so, but how can you know what was in the hearts of those martyrs? You can only guess. You can only know for sure what is in your own heart.

When you live in joy, you usually make those around you happy as well. You see, being in outwardly expressed joy after it’s experienced, but if done with honor, doesn’t take anything away from those around you. Your relationship with Source is a blessing to those around you. On the contrary, how do you feel when you are close to a martyr? You will answer very badly if you have ever lived with a martyr or have been friends with a martyr. What is the unspoken lesson of a martyr? —

“You owe me. I’m being selfless and generous, so you owe me adoration or reciprocity or both.”

This person has not bothered to seek a relationship with Source and seeks joy from their work to align with Source. — Now, is that selfish or selfless?

You owe nothing to anyone except your children and only because you brought them into the world. With anyone else, if giving makes you happy, then give. If walking away from the martyr makes you happy, then walk away.

What if your success hurt someone else?

Wallace Wattles warns us against competition. He assures us that when we manifest our success instead of beating someone else, we won’t be hurting anyone else. The world is not a zero sum experience.

So how do we explain the global warming that has come from all the success and toys that those in vibration with success have manifested? Doesn’t this harm many others, if not all of us?

Life offers contrast. Someone could be reacting to global warming and getting inspired to find a new source of energy. Without the difficulties of this oil energy, we would not need to find a new energy.

In the past, horses provided great transportation, but they left their mess on the ground. Some deliberate creators learned how to use oil in their lamps and then how to use it with a mass of iron to make an iron horse that didn’t leave as much of a mess on the ground. This worked fine for a while. Now, we find out that oil leaves its mess in the atmosphere and we need a new source of energy.

To answer the original question, what do we believe? When we look for reasons to feel good, we will let in clarity and abundance.

There is nothing wrong with this. There is nothing in this that hurts anyone else.