Monday, July 25, 2011

Add +1 to your pages to help your site stand out

Google +1

Google +1 is yet another attempt to make Google more social. It's Google's version of the Facebook "likes", a simple feature that's very powerful because it's part of a social network.

Google will show +1 buttons next to all search results and ads, while encouraging other sites to include the buttons. All +1's are public and they're tied to Google Profiles. The goal is to use this data to personalize search results and ads by recommending sites +1'd by your friends. Google Social Search already does this, but there's no support for Facebook likes, so Google had to come up with a substitute.

"+1 is the digital shorthand for 'this is pretty cool.' To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1's will then start appearing in Google's search results," explains Google.

This feature is slowly rolled out to, but you can try it by enabling the +1 search experiment.

One thing is clear: Google won't have to translate "+1" when it will localize the service, but it will have a hard time translating "+1's", "+1'd" and other cryptic constructs. Google +1's URLs already look weird (here's the homepage:

Your +1's are listed in a profile tab, where you can manage them. There's also a pagethat lets you disable personalizing Google ads using +1's and other information from your Google profile.

Google now has the most important pieces of a social network (profiles, activity stream, likes, apps), but there's still no social network, no magic "glue" that connects the existing pieces. As Danny Sullivan explains, the "+1 social network" is made up of your Google Talk friends, the people from Gmail's "My contacts" group and the people you follow in Google Reader and Google Buzz, but you'll soon be able to connect other services like Twitter and Flickr. It's actually a meta social network, an artificial service that won't have too many enthusiastic users, just like Friend Connect.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CA Business Updates

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  • Heavy-Duty Nylon construction.
  • 25 specialized pockets.
  • Zips apart into two separate bags so you can choose how much stuff you need to carry today. The result is a main VFR headset compartment and a second document compartment for the XC and IFR documents.
  • Compact size (13" x 10" x 9" - outside dimensions).
  • Anything that is 9.5" x 12.5" or smaller will absolutely fit inside either the front or rear compartment.
  • The front compartment (headset) is 3.5" deep. The rear compartment (documents) is 3.0" deep.
  • Holds two headsets with ease. It will hold two of any kind of headset. Two Lightspeed Zulus. Two Bose X. Two David Clark. Even two Lightspeed 30-3Gs. (Don't use the divider shelf and interlock the two headsets by putting one earcup of one headset between the two earcups of the other headset and have the headbands facing in opposite directions.)
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  • The Bag is tall enough to hold the navigation charts perfectly. No more protruding or folded charts.
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  • External chart pocket for easy access to today's charts.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

California Business Alliance

The California Tribal Business Alliance was formed in 2004 to address an array of public policy matters of importance to the diverse business interests of the founding tribes, including business, housing, transportation, agriculture and environmental issues.
The CTBA's three members are the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
The member tribes view their sovereignty as a foundation from which they can build strong relationships and find common interests with state and local governments, and with civic, charitable and community organizations.
The California Business Alliance for a Green Economy is working to support California’s efforts to promote clean energy, fossil fuel independence, and energy efficiency, which spur investment, innovation, and economic growth in our state while protecting our economy from the volatility of fossil fuel prices and the hidden costs of climate change.

Business Latest Updates in California Grapes

Bravante Produce to ship more autumn royals
Thanks to the addition of a new grower, Bravante Produce, Reedley, Calif., has increased its acreage of autumn royal 
table grapes and plans to ship about 150,000 more boxes this season than last, said Ron Wikum, table grape 
category manager. 
Castle Rock Vineyards adds to sales staff
Steve Shearer, previously with Sunriver Sales, Visalia, Calif., has joined the sales staff at Castle Rock Vineyards, 
Delano, Calif., said Jim Llano, sales manager. 
The company also is installing solar panels to provide electricity for its Richgrove facilities. 
Table grape volume rises at Columbine Vineyards
Table grape volume could be up as much as 15% this year compared to last year at Columbine Vineyards, Delano, 
Calif., said Chris Caratan, vice president. Most of the increase will be in the red seedless variety, he said. 
Crown Jewels Marketing sells Reedley grapes
Crown Jewels Marketing & Distribution LLC, Fresno, Calif., plans to have more crimson, autumn king and vintage red 
table grapes this season after picking up the grape program from Reedley Farms Ltd., Sanger, Calif., said Atomic 
Torosian, partner in Crown Jewels. 
The program should include about 200,000 boxes. The firm also handles the grower’s tree fruit.
Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons building on new varieties
Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons, Delano, Calif., has 300 acres of the increasingly popular autumn king and scarlet royal table 
grape varieties this season, said Nick Dulcich, an owner and director of sales. 
In all, the company plans to offer 15 grapes varieties from July through Christmas and expects to ship nearly 4 million 
Fazio Marketing adds table varieties, acreage
Fazio Marketing Inc., Fresno, Calif., is expanding its table grape offerings this season by adding vintage red, autumn 
king and sweet scarlet varieties to its product line, said president Tony Fazio.
The company’s volume should be up as much as 25% this year with the addition of new growers and more existing 
acreage coming into production.
Fazio said the firm has enjoyed success with its champagne grape program, a specialty variety the company has 
shipped for several years, and its niabell concord grape. Both are packed in 1-pound clamshells.

California Business New Updates

San Diego-based Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce focuses on finding tomato varieties with the best flavors, said Mark Munger, vice president of marketing.

When it finds good ones, it grafts them on to disease-resistant rootstock for better production. Andrew & Williamson has its own 6-acre grafting facility in San Quintin, Mexico, on the Baja California penninsula. It opened the facility two seasons ago, with some grafting occurring there, but this is the first season that 100% of its grafting is taking place in that facility, Munger said. Oxnard, Calif.-based Dearness Family Farms started harvesting tomatoes in Oxnard in July, but the volumes had yet to ramp up to normal as of Aug. 2.

Tomato quality looked good in early August for Oceanside Pole Tomato Sales Inc., Oceanside, California said Bill Wilber, president and director of marketing. Harvest got under way as usual, but late July brought cooler temperatures, which can slow production.

Cooler-than-normal temperatures with cloudy and foggy days in June and July slowed production, said David Cook, sales manager.

Volumes were expected to increase so that overall production would be similar to last year’s, but it likely will be more concentrated in the middle of the deal, from about mid-August to mid-October.