Friday, March 16, 2012

11 USA riders will contest the 2012 UCI Track World Championships

USA Cycling on Monday announced the 11 USA riders that will contest the 2012 UCI Track World Championships at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed are among the eleven athletes selected to represent the United States at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne


*Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./OUCH Pro Cycling) — Team Pursuit

*Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./OUCH Pro Cycling) — Omnium, Team Pursuit

*Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo./Exergy Twenty12) — Points Race

*Jennie Reed (Seattle, Wash./OUCH Pro Cycling) — Team Pursuit

*Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./Exergy Twenty12) — Team Pursuit

*Jennifer Valente (San Diego, Calif./Exergy Twenty12) — Scratch Race


*Michael Blatchford (Cypress, Calif./Project London 2012) — Sprint, Team Sprint

*Bobby Lea (Topton, Pa./Pure Energy Cycling-ProAirHFA) — Omnium

*Matthew Lipscomb (Decatur, Ga./Hincapie Development Team) — Points Race

*Kevin Mansker (Long Beach, Calif./Project London 2012) — Sprint, Team Sprint

*Jimmy Watkins (Bakersfield, Calif./Project London 2012) — Sprint, Team Sprint

The United states is fielding a strong team that should do well in their respective events.

And So it goes...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Space Invasion By Facebook Coming Soon!

Facebook cranking up the revenue dial!

Facebook has big plans to go public with an initial public offering (IPO) in the spring of 2012. With a target of $100 Billion in valuation, FB has to find new revenue streams.

Up until recently FB's ads have been relegated to the right side of the sites pages. That is about to change! Real time updates and post from 'Friends' stream into the middle of the page and this area has been largely free of advertising. FB users concentrate their attention to the center of the screen largely ignoring the ads on the right side. With users focused in the real content is it any wonder that that is where advertisers want their messages to appear? And, FB is going to oblige them.

These ads will also stream to user's mobile devices. FB boasts 425 million users of its mobile application; a huge reservoir of untapped advertising inventory.

Will FB users stand for this new intrusion? Facebook will start slow, limiting the number of main stream ads, but how long will it be before they ramp it up to satisfy their advertisers and their new stock holders.?

These moves by FB could be a space invasion of significant magnitude to all current users.

Don't forget I warned you! If we do not object vehemently now, tomorrow will be too late!

BTW, You Twitter users; your facing the same thing. Twitter has introduced a new strategy which is quietly being introduced by management that will ad advertising to the main or center content on it's site.

And so it goes...