Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

Come Take the Dell Ultrabook Challenge Today Near the Ferry Building: Meet the Windows Version of the MacBook Air

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I guess. Actually they were closed forlunch when I passed by. Today they will be in the Marina in the morning and then at Fishermans Wharf starting at 2 PM.

I don’t know, maybe they’ll have some Dell swag for you as you check out their forthcoming XPS 13, which starts at $1000, which sounds a bit high to me but whatever.

A taco truck without tacos, temporarily in the 415:

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See you there, I suppose.

craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Announce Campaign to Support Veterans and Military Families

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Do you know about craigconnects from craigslist Founder Craig Newmark? It’s his:

“…personal, Web-based initiative aimed at helping people work together for the common good using the Internet. In addition to veterans’ organizations, the initiative spotlights many other organizations and agencies working in the areas of community building, connectivity, journalism integrity, open government, service and volunteering, and technology for social good.”

OK then.

Here’s the latest, he’s promoting these groups:

In craig’s words:

Appears as if Eddie Money and NASCAR CEO Brian France will be involved as well. All the deets:

“craigslist and craigconnects Founder Craig Newmark Announce Campaign to Support Veterans and Military Families

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 — craigslist and craigconnects founder Craig Newmark today launched a month-long campaign to support non-profit and government organizations that successfully work with veterans and military families. The campaign is part of his craigconnects initiative launched in March, and includes a $100,000 grant challenge for four highly respected non-profit veterans’ organizations, as well as extensive social media outreach by Newmark and the organizations involved.

“A lot of people do a lot of good work to help military families and vets, and I’d like to bring attention to them and to provide some direct support,” said Newmark.

The non-profit organizations selected for the campaign are Blue Star Families, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Intrepid Foundation, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The four will participate in a grant challenge to raise funds from their existing and new supporters.

“These guys really get the job done, effectively providing services and advocacy where they’re needed,” said Newmark.

Newmark said he will donate a total of $100,000 to the four organizations based on the number of donations they receive during the challenge, rather than the amount of money they raise. “What I want to do with craigconnects is help build involvement, not just raise money. All non-profits need money, but what they really need are supporters who will be there long-term. I hope everybody will come to our site, check out these groups, and decide which they want to support.”

He added that he is also using social and traditional media to support government agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs and local VA medical centers. “They’re starting to use social media to provide better customer service and outreach to our veterans,” he said. “I want people to know about the good stuff they’re getting done.”

Additionally, the non-profit organizations will participate in craigconnects’ extensive social media effort through Twitter, Facebook, and the craigconnects website. Guest authors on the site will include several individuals prominent in the field of veterans support, including NASCAR CEO Brian France and entertainer Eddie Money. Newmark said guest authors will write about the organizations and issues they support.

craigconnects is Newmark’s personal, Web-based initiative aimed at helping people work together for the common good using the Internet. In addition to veterans’ organizations, the initiative spotlights many other organizations and agencies working in the areas of community building, connectivity, journalism integrity, open government, service and volunteering, and technology for social good.

To find out more or participate, visit http://www.craigconnects.org.”

Bon courage, craigconnects!

OMG, Rapper and Actor Ludacris Surprises the Students of Thurgood Marshall High – The Get Schooled Challenge 2010

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Well look who popped into Thurgood Marshall Academic High School at 2:00 PM Friday afternoon – it was Ludacris!

Check it:

“The Get Schooled Challenge Bus crossed the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, bringing with it some familiar faces. The students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School received a shock, as their guest lecturers included Grammy winner Ludacris, along with MTV’s Sway and Big Von. For nearly an hour, 800 students sat and listened (well, to be fair there was also some dancing) as this roster of urban icons explained the value of education.”

Here are the videos and here are the photos.

Meg Whitman Folds Under Pressure at Women’s Conference in Long Beach – Refuses Matt Lauer’s Offer to Stop Negativity

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It’s not surprising as to why Jerry Brown would want to limit television advertising in the Governor’s race and why Meg Whitman would not. But see here how she responds to Matt Lauer’s questions about “ending the negativity.”

(Yes, you had a tough crowd but it’s not necessarily your answer that was the problem, Meg. It was the way you answered.)

She’s surprisingly tongue-tied considering how late we are in this campaign, IMO.

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Oh well, at least television stations and all those consultants made money off of her campaign, so it’s not a total waste…

How Well Will You Do Taking the Bush-McCain Challenge?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

News of the Day: Republican John McCain is getting a little tired of being compared with President George W. Bush all the time:

“You will hear from my opponent’s campaign in every speech, every interview, every press release that I’m running for President Bush’s third term. You will hear every policy of the president described as the Bush-McCain policy. Why does Senator Obama believe it’s so important to repeat that idea over and over again?”

People at last week’s Union Street Festival (aka “Eco-Urban Festival”, aka BoozeFest ’08) had a chance to examine the differences between Bush and McCain firsthand. Check it:

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Thanks to the Internets, you can take the Bush-McCain Challenge yourself right now. It’s tough! For example, the first query is:

Who promised that U.S. troops would be greeted as “liberators” in Iraq?

People at the neighboring Republican Party ironing board recruiting center (seen in background with the blue balloon) might think this push poll a tad unfair. What do you think?