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www.apple.com/ipod/start – iPods Are Hot Again This Christmas

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Trends show that Apple’s iPods are one of the hottest gifts again this Christmas, and new owners are beginning to get their first exposure to the iTunes experience as they open presents Christmas Eve. If you are one of the lucky recipients of an iPod Touch or another iPod model and you don’t have iTunes, go to www.apple.com/ipod/start to download your software.

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In order to support new owners, Apple has also created a few iTunes tutorials at www.apple.com/itunes/how-to to walk through everything from downloading iTunes to iPod syncing.


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Norad.com Not The Santa Tracker, Instead Use NORADSanta.org

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments

To all of you gearing up for Christmas stockings full of presents, get ready: NORAD will once again track Santa live on Christmas Eve as he makes his journey around the world. Just don’t be confused if you are one of the people that ends up on Norad.com. Although the site has a similar name to the famous Santa Tracker, the official NORAD Santa Tracker site is NORADSanta.org.

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History of the Santa Tracker from NORADSanta.org:

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa. The tradition began on Christmas Eve in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. store advertisement for children to call Santa on a special “hotline” included an inadvertently misprinted telephone number. Instead of Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations, Colonel Harry Shoup had his staff check radar data for any indication of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Indeed there were signs of Santa and children who called were given an update on Santa’s location. Thus, the tradition was born.

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nick.com/kca – Check Out The Winners Of The Nick Kids’ Choice Awards

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

nick.com/kca - Nick Kids Choice Awards 2009 Winners

The results of the Nick Kids’ Choice Awards are in and we’re happy with the results (even though only two of our picks won)! It was a great show, with many of our favorites in attendance. Check out this slideshow of the event.

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Now, without further delay… (drumroll please) here are the Nick Kids’ Choice Awards 2009 winners (our picks are in bold):

  • Favorite Reality Show: American Idol
  • Favorite TV Actor: Dylan Sprouse
  • Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Favorite Female Athlete: Candace Parker
  • Favorite Book: Twilight
  • Favorite Movie: HS Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Favorite Movie Actor: Will Smith
  • Favorite Movie Actress: Vanessa Hudgens
  • Favorite Animated Movie: Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa
  • Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Jack Black (Po, Kung Fu Panda)
  • Favorite Male Singer: Jesse McCartney
  • Favorite Female Singer: Miley Cyrus
  • Favorite Song: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce)
  • Favorite TV Show: ICarly
  • Favorite Music Group: The Jonas Brothers
  • Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez
  • Favorite Male Athlete: Peyton Manning
  • Favorite Video Game: Guitar Hero World Tour

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nick.com/kca – The Nick Kids’ Choice Awards Voting Is Live!

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

nick.com/kca - Nick Kids Choice Awards 2009

Voting is open for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards again in 2009. Nick.com allows you to vote for your favorites in a variety of categories. The awards show will be broadcast on March 28, 2009 and all of the winners will be announced live on tv. Our picks are below:

  • Favorite Reality Show
    • American Idol
    • America’s Next Top Model
    • * Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
    • Deal Or No Deal
  • Favorite TV Actor
    • Cole Sprouse
    • Dylan Sprouse
    • * Jason Lee
    • Nat Wolff
  • Favorite Cartoon
    • * Phineas and Ferb
    • Spongebob Squarepants
    • The Fairly Oddparents
    • The Simpsons
  • Favorite Female Athlete
    • Candace Parker
    • * Danica Patrick
    • Serena Williams
    • Venus Williams
  • Favorite Book
    • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
    • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
    • * Harry Potter Series
    • Twilight Series
  • Favorite Movie
    • Bedtime Stories
    • HS Musical 3: Senior Year
    • * Iron Man
    • The Dark Knight
  • Favorite Movie Actor
    • * Adam Sandler
    • George Lopez
    • Jim Carrey
    • Will Smith
  • Favorite Movie Actress
    • * Anne Hathaway
    • Jennifer Aniston
    • Reese Witherspoon
    • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Favorite Animated Movie
    • Bolt
    • Kung Fu Panda
    • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    • * Wall-E
  • Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
    • Ben Stiller (Alex, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
    • * Jack Black (Po, Kung Fu Panda)
    • Jim Carrey (Horton, Horton Hears A Who)
    • Miley Cyrus (Penny, Bolt)
  • Favorite Male Singer
    • Jesse McCartney
    • * Kid Rock
    • T-Pain
  • Favorite Female Singer
    • * Alicia Keys
    • Beyonce
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Rihanna
  • Favorite Song
    • * Don’t Stop The Music (Rihanna)
    • I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
    • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce)
  • Favorite TV Show
    • Hannah Montana
    • ICarly
    • * The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody
    • Zoey 101
  • Favorite Music Group
    • Daughtry
    • * Linkin Park
    • Pussycat Dolls
    • The Jonas Brothers
  • Favorite TV Actress
    • * America Ferrera
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Miranda Cosgrove
    • Selena Gomez
  • Favorite Male Athlete
    • Lebron James
    • * Michael Phelps
    • Peyton Manning
    • Tiger Woods
  • Favorite Video Game
    • * Guitar Hero World Tour
    • Mario Kart Wii
    • Mario Super Sluggers
    • Rock Band 2

We’ll be tuning in on March 28 to see if our picks win! Vote for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2009 and don’t forget to check back here for the results!

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nick.com/kca – Vote For Your Favorites At The Nick Kids’ Choice Awards

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Nick Kids' Choice Awards 2008

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are back for 2008 and Nick.com allows you to vote for your favorites in several different categories. Leading up to the awards show on March 29th, Nick.com will be adding new categories each day. We caught up with the voting today and had these picks, including today’s new category- Favorite TV Actor:

  • Favorite Movie
    • Alvin and The Chipmunks
    • Are We Done Yet?
    • * Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
    • The Transformers
  • Favorite Movie Actor
    • Ice Cube
    • * Johnny Depp
    • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
    • Eddie Murphy
  • Favorite TV Show
    • Drake and Josh
    • * Hannah Montana
    • iCarly
    • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
  • Favorite TV Actress
    • * Miley Cyrus
    • Raven-Symone
    • Emma Roberts
    • Jamie Lynn Spears
  • Favorite Book
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    • * Harry Potter Series
    • How To Eat Fried Worms
  • Favorite Animated Movie
    • Bee Movie
    • * Ratatouille
    • Shrek the Third
    • The Simpsons Movie
  • Favorite Music Group
    • Boys Like Girls
    • Fall Out Boy
    • * Jonas Brothers
    • Linkin Park
  • Favorite Female Singer
    • Beyonce
    • Fergie
    • * Miley Cyrus
    • Alicia Keys
  • Favorite Movie Actress
    • Jessica Alba
    • Drew Barrymore
    • Kirsten Dunst
    • * Keira Knightley
  • Favorite Song
    • Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston)
    • Big Girls Don’t Cry (Fergie)
    • Don’t Matter (Akon)
    • * Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne)
  • Favorite Male Athlete
    • Tony Hawk
    • Shaquille O’Neal
    • * Alex Rodriguez
    • Tiger Woods
  • Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie
    • Cameron Diaz (Shrek the Third)
    • Eddie Murphy (Shrek the Third)
    • * Mike Myers (Shrek the Third)
    • Jerry Seinfeld (Bee Movie)
  • Favorite Reality Show
    • America’s Next Top Model
    • * American Idol
    • Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader
    • Deal or No Deal
  • Favorite TV Actor
    • * Drake Bell
    • Josh Peck
    • Cole Sprouse
    • Dylan Sprouse

We’ll be checking back over the rest of the month to cast our vote on the new categories. Vote for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2008

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diamondsclassaction.com – Get Your Diamond Refund Before May 19

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

diamondsclassaction.com - Get Your Diamond Refund Before May 19

Diamond mining company De Beers, through a pending class-action lawsuit settlement, will pay millions of Americans refunds totaling up to $135 million. The lawsuits accused De Beers of price-fixing in the sales of rough diamonds purchased between 1994 and 2006. To get your refund, you will need a receipt or other proof of purchase for your diamonds.

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The proposed class-action settlement must still be approved by a federal judge in New Jersey in April and diamond buyers will have until May 19 to file a claim by going to http://www.diamondsclassaction.com.

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511.org – Check for San Francisco Bay Area Bridge Closures

January 4th, 2008 · No Comments

511.org - San Francisco Bay Area Closures

High winds of over 70 MPH and dangerous conditions forced the closure of bay area bridges and transit services. In addition to the high winds, as much as 8 inches of rain have fallen in the past 24 hours in some parts of the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service. For those forced to get around the Bay Area during this dangerous storm, 511.org provides the ability to check for updates on road closures and traffic conditions. Aposterisk.com

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From 511.org

On Friday, January 4th at 11:40am, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge remains closed in both directions due to high winds. The Golden Gate Bridge is now closed to truck traffic, and has buffer lanes in both directions. Motorists are advised to expect severe delays and to use alternate routes and bridges. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadways.

Check for San Francisco Road Conditions and Closures at 511.org

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Election 2008 – Iowa Caucus Live Results Map

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Tonight marks the most important time in the 2008 Election nomination process for Iowa, and the results will be updated live on Google. Although the map currently shows candidate events, Google plans to provide live updates throughout caucus night. Polls currently show more independent support of Democrats, however Ron Paul’s army of volunteers could make a big difference in independent support of the Republican party.

Election 2008 - Iowa Caucus Live Results Map

Who Can Caucus
Anyone who will be 18 years old by the date of the presidential election can caucus. If you are eligible to vote, you are eligible to participate in a caucus. Democrats and Republicans require you to register with their party to participate and vote.

Where To Caucus
There are around 2,000 precincts in Iowa. Meetings are often held in places like schools, churches or homes. To find where your caucus is, call the county audtior’s office at the county courthouse. It will have a list of all the sites in your county.

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Map of Live Results

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disneychannel.com/cheetahgirls – Vote For The Cheetah Girls One World

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

In the newest Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls: One World, the girls travel to India. Disney is giving fans a chance to play a part and vote! Your picks may end up in the movie!

Here were our picks:

  • What item should Aqua bring from NY to India? Hot Sauce
  • What item should Chanel bring from NY to India? Dangly Earrings
  • What item should Dorinda bring from NY to India? Tap Shoes
  • What Cheetah Girl should bring the most luggage to India? Chanel
  • What new Indian food should become Aqua’s favorite? Puri: Puffy Indian bread
  • What would you like Aqua to buy as a souvenir? A silk scarf
  • What would you like Chanel to buy as a souvenir? Bangles
  • What would you like Dorinda to buy as a souvenir? A ring
  • What gift should Chanel buy for her mom? Sandalwood soap
  • What piece of cheetah print clothing should Chanel wear? Boots
  • What piece of cheetah print clothing should Aqua wear? Shirt
  • What piece of cheetah print clothing should Dorinda wear? Tights
  • What Disney Channel star’s poster should be in the movie? Jonas Brothers

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Go to DisneyChannel.com/cheetahgirls to vote. Watch The Cheetah Girls 2 Monday, January 14 at 8/7c, then watch for the premier of The Cheetah Girls One World this summer on the Disney Channel.

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azmillionaireraffle.com Check Your Numbers To See If You Won

December 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Arizona’s raffle of only 350,000 tickets has concluded. The tickets are gone and big day has come. For lucky ticket holders, only one question remains: Did you win?

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Arizona has two new millionaires. Get ready to find out if you’re one of them.

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