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Media.net Contextual Advertising Partnership with Yahoo! Bing Network

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 | BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »

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Almost all internet publishers continuously look for ways to maximize revenue for their website. Site owners and administrators are trying out new sizes, colors and positions for their ads to earn more.

Other publishers sometimes experiment by combining different ad services of top Pay-Per-Click advertisers that include Adsense, Chitika, and Infolinks among others.

Just recently, a new ad service, called Media.net, was born with the aim of taking a slice off the billion dollar advertising income of internet search giant Google.

Media.net forged a partnership with Yahoo! and Bing to provide contextual advertising that is very similar to the Google Adsense business.

I have noticed that Media.net exposed some of Google Adsense loopholes.

Media.net founder Divyank Turakhia explained their strategy. According to him, it’s a limited invite-only for publishers. Turakhia said that “We want to make sure the quality of the websites is high.”

Unlike in Google Adsense, Media.net’s ads are limited to sites that attract majority of their traffic from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

As of posting, they only provide text ads from search advertisers on the Yahoo! Bing Network.

According to Media.net, they will roll out image ads by the first quarter of 2013.

Have you tried Media.net ads on your site? How do they perform? Are you satisfied with their RPM? You may provide your experiences below this article.

Lowe’s Memorial Day Sales 2012: Savings with no Coupons and Discount Codes

Monday, May 28th, 2012 | BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE, Shopping, United States with No Comments »

Lowe’s Memorial Day Sales 2012 is giving away coupons and promo codes for everyday savings, according to Lowe’s Memorial Day 2012 ads.

The 2012 Memorial Day Sales at Lowe’s will run up to Monday, May 28.

Limited-Time Value savings at Lowe’s include free parcel shipping on qualifying orders of $49 or more. Free delivery can also be availed on mowers, grills and patio furniture which costs $249 or more.

Below are some of the great deals offered by Lowe’s until Memorial Day.

  • US Flag for $14.98 Was: $19.98
  • Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator now $1,529.00Was: $1,999.00
  • Pavers, Edging Stones and Retaining Wall Blocks now with 20% Off
  • Save $50 on Decking for every $500 you spend on select in-stock decking.
  • In-Stock Hunter Ceiling Fans with 20% Off
  • Select Finished Cabinets with 20% Off
  • FREE Dump Cartwhen you buy a John Deere, Troy-Bilt or Husqvarna tractor. Excludes zero-turn-radius mowers

For more information about Lowe’s Memorial Day Sales 2012, visit their official website at Lowes.com.

1935 Neon Light in Clifton’s Cafeteria left on for 77 years has $17K in electric bills

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 | BUSINESS, NEWS, World with No Comments »
1935 neon light inside Clifton's Cafeteria


Image Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A 1935 neon light was left on for 77 years in the Broadway eatery, Clifton’s Cafeteria. Building owner, Andrew Meieran, estimates that the neon lamp has eaten up over $17,000 worth of electricity.

The long-forgotten neon light, believed to have been installed in 1935, was discovered to be on during an extensive renovations made on the downtown eatery. Clifford Clinton acquired the lease to Boos Bros. Cafeteria on Broadway and 7th Street and converted the place into a forest-themed restaurant in 1935.

The walls of the restaurant featured numerous hand-tinted transparencies of mountain and forest landscapes, each of which was backlit by a rectangular neon light.

One such light was installed in a window-like nook in a basement restroom, where it softly illuminated a woodland scene.

In 1949, the nook was covered over with plastic and plywood when part of the restroom was partitioned off as a storage area.

But for some reason, workmen never got around to disconnecting the electricity. For the next 62 years the illuminated tubing was hidden within the wall. Meieran estimates that the neon tube has racked up more than $17,000 in electrical bills.

The glowing light was discovered last February 9, 2012 when Meieran inspected the small storeroom with a member of his renovation crew.

“We were using flashlights, and I thought I caught a glimpse of a little light coming through the wall,” Meieran said. “I asked, ‘What is that?’”

The pair shut off their flashlights, thinking the beams were reflecting off something in the wall. A faint light still glowed within the pitch blackness of the storeroom.

Wondering whether the light might be coming from the basement next door, Meieran peeled away more of the wall covering. When the hole was large enough to stick his phone camera through, he reached inside and snapped several pictures, including one that clearly showed electrodes at the base of neon tubing.

Puzzled, Meieran uncovered the entire 3-by-5-foot nook, exposing six rows of neon tubing. Blackout paint covered one half of the neon tubes to obscure them.

Koga said she was amazed that insects or rodents weren’t drawn to the warmth of the fragile neon tubes, jeopardizing their operation. She speculated that being out of the weather and away from human touch for so long has contributed to the light’s longevity.

Meieran bought the building from the Clinton family for $3.6 million and plans to spend an additional $3.5 million on renovations before reopening it next year. He said workers have found other treasures within its walls and hidden crannies.

The building was constructed in 1904 as a furniture store, and renovation workers have uncovered a steel support post that was painted with directions to various store departments, as well as a non-functioning “ice water” neon sign from the 1930s.

Workers have also unearthed vestiges of past renovations. A piece of Sheetrock used in a 1949 remodeling bears the autographs of a number of workers.

Other items recovered by workers include Edison incandescent light bulbs circa 1932, original Boos Bros. Cafeteria tableware, an ancient Orpheum playbill and long-hidden original subway wall tiles and decorative honeycomb floor tiles in the cafeteria’s serving line area.

Memorial Day 2012 Sales: Best Buy Coupons on Best Deals

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 | BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE with No Comments »
Best Buy Memorial Day Sales 2012

Memorial Day 2012 Sales Best Buy Ads
Image Credit: Best Buy

Best Buy sales is annually tied up to the Memorial Day celebration which marks the beginning of summer pool party and barbecue invites in the US. The Memorial Day 2012 sales at Best Buy is giving away coupon discounts and promo codes on great deals.

Among the great deals at the Memorial Day 2012 Sales at Best Buy include the following items.

  • 10% to 25% off select LG refrigerators, ranges, microwaves, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers.
  • Dell Inspiron Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 processor, 6GB DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive, and 15.6″ display for only $399
  • RCA 42″ Class Plasma HDTV with 720p resolution. Now only $349.99. Reg. $449.99. Save $100.

All Best Buy Sales on Memorial Day 2012 are only available online.

Sears Memorial Day Sales 2012: Coupons, Promo Code and Free Shipping

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 | BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE with No Comments »
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Sears Memorial Day 2012 Sales Ads
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The 2012 Memorial Day Sales at Sears.com is giving away over 300 deals on fashion for men, women and children, indoor/outdoor appliances, home goods and summer toys—including a trampoline and above ground pool.

Sears online buyers can get an extra 15 percent off on shoes and fine jewelry or 10 percent off on home and apparel by using the coupon code SEARSMAY on checkout until May 31.

Memorial Day Sales at Sears also provides coupons for $35 discount on orders worth $350 or more. To avail of the discount, online shoppers must use the coupon code SEARS35.


Sears Memorial Day 2012 Sale

Sears Memorial Day 2012 Sale
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Free shipping promo of Sears is until day after Memorial Day 2012.

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