Facebook Will Launch A News Reader At June 20th Press Event

Facebook Will Launch A News Reader At June 20th Press Event
The upcoming death of Google Reader and the addition of hashtags signal Facebook will likely launch a new way to discover and read news at the June 20th press event it's just sent out mysterious invites to. It could be a sort of “trending articles on …
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Facebook releases user data to US government
Facebook reveals it handed over information about its users to the U.S. government, thousands of times. Facebook's general counsel says it complied with nearly 10,000 requests for user data in just the last half of 2012. Those requests ran the gamut …
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Facebook and Microsoft release figures on government data requests
Facebook and Microsoft have disclosed how many government requests they have received for user data following the Prism surveillance scandal that's enveloped the tech world. Following reports on Friday, which claimed Facebook had been pushing for …
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Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure
Event on 2013-12-15 14:00:00
Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of "Disney On Ice" and "Disney Live!", is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in "Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure." Featuring characters from the smash hits "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". The show begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival.To find out more about "Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure" and to purchase tickets, visit www.disneyjuniorlive.com, or visit Facebook at Disney Live! and follow us on Twitter @Disney Live! For more information about "Disney Live!", visit www.feldentertainment.com.

at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, United States

Increasing construction in APAC and EMEA regions are the main drivers for its increasing consumption globally for Concrete Admixtures – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) June 08, 2013

According to the new market research report Concrete Admixtures Market – By Product, Types & Geography Market Estimates up to 2017, published by MarketsandMarkets, the global concrete admixtures revenue is expected to grow from $ 9,402 million in 2012 to $ 15,079 million by 2017, growing at an estimated CAGR of 9.91% from 2012 to 2017.

As of year 2012, Asia-Pacific is expected to lead concrete admixtures consumption followed by Middle East and Africa region and Europe. North America and South America stands after the European region in the consumption of concrete admixtures. Plasticizers are estimated to lead amongst the other concrete admixtures in their consumption in which normal plasticizers would show a higher consumption and super-plasticizers would stand next in the global consumption of concrete admixtures.

Waterproofing admixtures, accelerating agents, retarding agents, and air-entraining agents are expected to contribute their share in the consumption of concrete admixtures after the plasticizers. Other concrete admixtures are also expected to comprise a significant share in the global concrete admixtures consumption.


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The concrete admixtures are widely preferred in construction industry as these offer enhanced properties such as improved compressive or flexural strength; decreased permeability; reduction in shrinkage; corrosion resistance; increased slump and workability; retard or accelerate initial setting time; increased cement efficiency as compared to conventional concrete used in the construction. The increasing construction activities in Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions are one of the main drivers for its increasing consumption globally. The global concrete admixtures consumption is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 6.88% from 2012 to 2017.

The market dynamics of concrete admixtures industry are studied for market insights such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities. The main drivers of automotive plastics utilization are its high demand in developing countries, improved quality and economics of construction, and steadily growing urbanization trend. The factors restraining the market could be established infrastructures in developed countries and unstable economic cycle. The opportunities are cited in utilization of Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) in developing countries.

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Bing Desktop for Windows gets inline search, real-time weather, trending

Bing Desktop for Windows gets inline search, real-time weather, trending
Microsoft today released a new version of Bing Desktop, adding a slew of new features for Windows XP users and up. If you already have Bing Desktop, the company says you should receive an update “in the next few days,” but either way, you can download …
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Open Graph Sponsored Stories: Laser-Focused Ad-Targeting For Facebook
Mobile application install ads and domain sponsored stories are currently the most widely used ways for advertising apps or content-heavy websites on Facebook. These types of ads make it possible to promote likes, shares, and app installations in an …
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Facebook, Divorce Linked In New Study
New research suggests that Facebook could be detrimental to your relationship status. The study, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, found that people who use Facebook …
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Facebook Live Feed on OS X desktop

Facebook Live Feed on OS X desktop

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It’s not ideal because it only works when firefox is running, but it’s good, maybe someone else can perfect it. Click image to enlarge. Facebook feed is on the top left.

Using GeekTool and the Facebook Toolbar 1.4.3 for Firefox I was able to get the live feed from Facebook to show up on my desktop and look nice. Here are steps:

1) Download and install the Facebook Toolbar – in the tools menu select add ons -> Facebook toolbar -> preferences -> use built-in firefox notifications

2) Download and install GeekTool

3) Download and install Growl

4) Enable Growl’s text file logging by entering these shell commands
touch ~/Library/Logs/Growl.log
defaults write com.Growl.GrowlHelperApp GrowlLoggingEnabled -bool YES
defaults write com.Growl.GrowlHelperApp GrowlLogType 1
defaults write com.Growl.GrowlHelperApp "Custom log history 1" ~/Library/Logs/Growl.log

5) Make a new shell geeklet and paste this code
tail -200 ~/Library/Logs/Growl.log | sed -e ‘s/..- Priority 0//g’ -e ‘s/^…………//g’ | grep Firefox | sed ‘s/Firefox: Facebook Notification (//g’ | tail -n 17 | grep -vw ‘registered’ | grep -vw ‘finished downloading’

6) In the Growl Preferences you can tell it to hide growls from firefox if you don’t want a growl bubble popping up anymore, don’t worry it will still show up in the log.

That should do it. Enjoy.

Asleep at the Wheel – The Round Up Boys

Asleep at the Wheel – The Round Up Boys
Event on 2013-06-28 19:00:00

Asleep at the Wheel

Can a wheel reinvent itself while it's still rolling?

Sounds like an impossible task — but you never want to say "impossible" to Asleep at the Wheel, the famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit that's, amazingly, still on the upswing. That's saying something, too, considering the group's been around for nearly 40 years, turning out an incredible 25+ albums while playing an unrelenting schedule of one-nighters that would make a vaudevillian dizzy.

"In terms of how many people we played for, what we accomplished, and how much money we made – well, we didn't make any money – this year was absolutely our best year ever," says Wheel founder and front man Ray Benson with a chuckle.

And even as the Wheel rolled on, the reinvention had begun. You could see and hear it in their live shows, where new vocalist Elizabeth McQueen invited comparison with the classic female vocalists of the band's earlier era, and fiddler-singer Jason Roberts gave the band a second male lead voice to complement Benson's immediately identifiable baritone.

These days, the reinvented Wheel is also rolling down a couple of new avenues. One involves to the critically acclaimed musical play, A Ride With Bob, which stars Benson as himself — encountering the ghost of Bob Wills on a tour bus – Roberts as the young Wills, and McQueen as Minnie Pearl and other famed entertainment figures, with the rest of the band members featured as well. Originally designed as a one-off celebration of Wills' 100th birthday in '05, A Ride With Bob quickly took on a life of its own and, notes Benson, "it's absolutely a part of what we do now." Another success has been the adaptation of the Wheel's repertoire for pops symphony. Performances with Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth & Amarillo symphonies have drawn record crowds.

The Wheel's new look is also spotlighted in several new discs – the first called, appropriately enough, Reinventing the Wheel. The 12-cut celebration of American – particularly Southwestern – music features guest appearances by gospel's Blind Boys of Alabama (with a splendid reworking of the old Wills tune "The Devil Ain't Lazy") and banjoist Rolf Sieker, along with lead vocals by McQueen and Roberts as well as Benson, whose voice has been synonymous with Asleep at the Wheel for decades.

The second is 2009's Willie and the Wheel; a collaboration with Willie Nelson that was originally envisioned by famed producer Jerry Wexler in the 1970s. Unfortunately before they had a chance to cut it, Nelson had left Atlantic Records. But over the ensuing decades Wexler kept the idea alive and even gave Ray his entire collection of western swing vinyl that included his notes on song choices and treatments. In late 2007 the idea was revived and Jerry and Ray reconnected by phone. Always the producer with a vision, Jerry was involved in every way. He insisted that some of the tracks should include horns as well as a return to traditional fiddles and lap steel guitar associated with western swing. As the sessions concluded and Willie finished his vocals the tracks were sent to Jerry. "To my delight and relief," says Ray, "he loved them." In fact, Wexler heard most of the finished tracks prior to his passing in August 2008. "Jerry wanted us to do this album and I'm glad we got to do it for him, "says Willie Nelson. "And that he heard it before he passed on."

The success of the Willie and the Wheel album release was quickly followed up by a tour and even a taping of the 35th anniversary of Austin City Limits for PBS (for broadcast in Fall of 2009), a fitting double-bill as Willie had taped the pilot and Asleep at the Wheel appeared in the very first regular episode of the legendary live music television program.

And now in contemplating the 40th anniversary of Asleep at the Wheel in 2010, Ray remains focused on the original concept. "I carried the load for many, many years, but I've always just wanted to have a band, as opposed to Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel," Benson explains. "That's what we had in the '70s – a band, a revue kind of deal, which was the whole concept. But trying to replace a Chris O'Connell was very difficult. And then Elizabeth walks up, and boom – here's my girl singer. And then I kept pushing Jason, both through the play and through the band, saying, `Man, you've got talent. You can sing. You've got the golden ear – just apply it to your singing and songwriting.'"

Roberts, who's been the Wheel's full-time fiddler since early '96, welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the revamped, revue-style Wheel. "I think everybody got a chance to put their two cents in, and bring to the table what they had, " he adds. "God bless Ray Benson for allowing us to do that.."

Adds McQueen, "One of the things about Asleep at the Wheel is that they always have great musicians. That's what they're known for. So for them to ask me to join and then to keep me in the band, and to let me step out a little more and stand in the shoes of Chris O'Connell and Maryann Price, who were amazing singers – that's an incredible honor. It's above and beyond my greatest expectations."

So, whether your next encounter with Asleep at the Wheel is at a dance or concert, or backing up Willie Nelson via the new disc, or at a live production of A Ride with Bob, you'll be witnessing something very special — a band that's not only been entertaining audiences with its own genre-busting music for four decades, but also a group that's never been afraid to try something new — including a reinvention, inspired by the past, that rolls joyously toward a long and shining future.

at Cain’s Ballroom
423 North Main Street
Tulsa, United States

2013 Twilight Concert Series Presents MGMT with FOXYGEN ON SALE SAT, JUNE 1ST @ 12PM!!

2013 Twilight Concert Series Presents MGMT with FOXYGEN ON SALE SAT, JUNE 1ST @ 12PM!!
Event on 2013-09-05 17:00:00

Gates & Twilight Market open @ 05:00PM
Music begins @ 07:00PM

Cosmic forces were at work when MGMT's co-founders, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser met over ten years ago at Wesleyan University. Drawn together by a mutual love of music and mysticism, the duo signed to Columbia Records in the eve of 2006. On a mission to sprinkle the music industry with unpredictability the band delivered their critically acclaimed debut album, Oracular Spectacular, in 2008. The record garnered the band three Grammy nominations, along with numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 albums of the decade. The album was certified Platinum and has spawned three Platinum singles as well. With 2010's Congratulations’ the band took a less electronic approach and unconventional pop structures which reflected the chaotic vibrations of the world. Congratulations debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, going on to become one of the most talked about albums of the past decade.

Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado.They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants. Their albums are love letters to vinyl collections. After listening to even a few songs on the duo's album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, any attempt to define its genre will start a discussion and end with a shrug, maybe "rock and roll?" or "psychadelic?" And that's how things need to be said. More question marks. Less periods. Less declarations. Foxygen knows this, or at least it sounds like they do.

Performers are subject to change.

Tickets for this event will be available Sat, Jun 01 @ 12:00PM MDT.

at Historic Pioneer Park
300 South & 300 West
Salt Lake City, United States

PsychicsForetell.com Hosts Online Q & A with Live Psychic Love Specialists

Bucks County, PA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013

PsychicsForetell.com will host an online event this Friday, June 7th, from 12pm to 8pm EST. The event will allow the company’s Facebook and Twitter followers to ask one of the renowned love psychics a question about their love lives.

Foretell has rounded up some of their best love psychics to participate in this huge event. Fans and followers are in for a real treat. The event will feature some of the line’s veteran advisors such as Margie, Spirit, Vicki, and John. Also joining in on the action will be some of Foretell’s newer, yet very in demand psychics Adam, Carol, Michelle, and Mary.

To find out more about the psychics participating in the event, full psychic bio’s and testimonials are available at PsychicsForetell.com under the Find A Psychic tab.

Will your partner finally pop the question? Are they ever going to come back to me? To join in on the event, “like” Psychics Foretell on Facebook or follow the company’s Twitter page and tweet in your question to @psychicforetell on Friday.

Foretell’s previous online Q & A events were a huge hit. “Fans and followers have been posting and messaging us when our next event would be so we wanted to give them something to kick off their summer,” says one of the C.S.R.’s. “What better way to do it than by getting our best love psychics together to let them know if they will find love this summer?”


Event on 2013-06-23 17:00:00
In the late 1960 s, a talented group of musicians came together to form the band that would become known as WAR. Low Rider, Cisco Kid, Why Can t We Be Friends, The World is a Ghetto, Slippin into Darkness, and Spill the Wine are the hits that spoke to millions about the difficult issues that our nation faced. Jumping ahead 38 years later, WAR was invited to play the theme song, Why Can t We Unfriend for National Facebook Unfriend Day on Jimmy Kimmel Live WAR s music and history transcends generations of pop culture and has a universal appeal to parents, grandparents, and children across the world. WAR has sold nearly 50 million records and has been honored with 17 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Today, WAR is a permanent part of America s pop cultural landscape and has profoundly impacted the music industry. Bring your friends and get ready for some classic All Day Music. See the website to purchase tickets online.

at Hudson Gardens
6115 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, United States