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Steve Jobs gets emotional with Bill Gates about their friendship

at D5 Conference, Steve Jobs get emotional with Bill Gates about their friendship. He describes their friendship with a Beatles song “Two of us”. – “You and I have Memories Longer Than the Road That Stretches out Ahead”
Video Rating: 4 / 5


09 2012

– Sales – Bill Binch Talks Sales/Marketing Alignment

Ever wonder what’s in a Sales Playbook? Bill Binch, SVP of Sales at Marketo, visits the show to tell us all about them as well as the challenges of sales/marketing alignment and making “big round words” specific and actionable. 00:00 Cold Open 01:00 Bill’s Nightmare Sales Job 02:00 Vice President of Sales at Marketo, Bill Binch 03:00 Definitions and Metrics: making “big round words” specific 04:00 Suspects, prospects, and closed sales 05:00 The importance of an exact definition of a closed sale 06:30 What is a marketing qualified lead? 07:30 Accountability of marketing in driving leads versus sales 08:00 The Top Three Metrics for sales/marketing alignment 09:00 “Accidents happen in the intersections.” 11:30 Sales reps should be selling, not prospecting, segmenting, or negotiating 13:00 How to setup a brand new sales model 14:30 If resources are limited where do you choose to specialize? 16:30 Land and expand, hunters versus farmers 17:30 The Dallas Cowboys don’t run around the field without a plan, neither should you 18:30 Why you should have a playbook as a sales rep 19:30 Approaching small, medium, and enterprise businesses with different methodologies appropriate to the company, not the geography 21:00 “Start collecting logos.” Focus on transactions, not dollars as a new sales team 23:00 A better question to ask other than “how do you like to buy stuff”? 24:00 Bill runs through exactly how he listens to a customer 25:30 Kevin asks what else is in Bill’s playbook: is it


06 2012

Bill Gross: A Devotion to New Ideas [Entire Talk]

Bill Gross thrives on turning innovative ideas into pioneering companies. He serves as founder and CEO of Idealab, which started over 75 companies since 1996. In this stimulating lecture, he shares how Idealab continues to bring incredible ideas to market, and his personal insights on starting and running successful organizations. Gross also describes the work of eSolar, a spin-off company of Idealab that works to make solar energy cost-competitive in the global marketplace. View more clips and share your comments at


06 2012

What does Bill Gates, Monsanto, S510, Xe, BP oil spill, chemtrails and vaccines have in common? V2!

Here’s the patent links… Patent 3899144 (Powder Contrail Generation): Patent 5003186 (Welsbach Seeding): Patent 7582809 (Aluminum Resistant Seeds): ( Just a note…for those who want the song, it is Constellation by the Firmament Band) If you disagree or choose to dislike this video, please don’t be a COWARD and run off without giving us a reason or a chance to educate you properly. I REALLY want to know the reasoning and thoughts of a person that would defend such evil actions. The other things in the video you can just search for on a search engine. The reason I did not provide those links is simply because I WANT people to just OBSERVE how much information is out there concerning everything I put in this video. Just type in company names, people’s names, court cases involving MONSANTO. NAZI involvement of these companies in WARS and depopulation. Another reason you SHOULD DO THIS is because YOU might stumble across some information I did not see. I want people to come back and share that with others OR take it and make your own videos and such about it. We are ALL in this together and we ALL must work in conjunction, just as these companies do against US, to EXPOSE these people. People do not realize just how bizarre of a world we are living in right now and to the extent at which those in power will go to retain it. This video is a representation of just a
Video Rating: 4 / 5


11 2011

Film Fun Magazine..March 1925…”IS LOVE EVERYTHING?” …..item 1..Phone bill cramming costs billions–Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills (July 14, 2011) …

Film Fun Magazine..March 1925…”IS LOVE EVERYTHING?” …..item 1..Phone bill cramming costs billions–Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills (July 14, 2011) …
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Telephone carriers have made more than billion[b] in revenue from third-party charges in the past decade, said Senator John "Jay" Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat and committee chairman. Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills, according to the report.

…..item 1)…..PCWorld…Business and Home….Senate report: Phone bill cramming costs billions
Businesses and consumers pay for unauthorized third-party telephone charges, the report says

Grant Gross (IDG News Service) — 14 July, 2011 02:27…

Third-party charges on U.S. consumer and business telephone bills, most of them unauthorized by the customer, amount to US billion a year, according to a new report from a U.S. Senate committee.

Unauthorized third-party charges on telephone bills, often called cramming, cost one national retail chain 0,000 over the last decade, not including the 0,000 the company spent to fight the mystery charges, said the report, resulting from a year-long investigation by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Telephone carriers have made more than billion[b] in revenue from third-party charges in the past decade, said Senator John "Jay" Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat and committee chairman. Carriers get a fee for placing third-party charges on bills, according to the report.

In the late 1990s, after congressional hearings on cramming, carriers promised to fix the problem, Rockefeller said during a committee hearing Wednesday. "Congress took their word for it," he said. "But what we now know is that the cramming problem wasn’t solved. Far from it."

Rockefeller ripped into telephone companies and trade group the United States Telecom Association for not taking stronger action against crammers. "Why not ban it?" he said. "Why put people through that? It doesn’t make any sense."

Telephone carriers will work with Congress to fix the problem, said Walter McCormick Jr., president and CEO of the trade group. He said he couldn’t answer Rockfeller’s questions about why carriers permit unauthorized third-party billing, but he said it’s difficult for carriers to determine which third-party charges are legitimate.

Revenues from allowing third-party billing amounts to about one tenth of 1 percent of carrier revenue, McCormick said. He promised to ask carriers about banning all third-party billing after a grilling from Rockefeller.

Congress originally required carriers to allow third-party charges as a way to allow customers to see their local and long-distance phone charges on the same bill, if they were provided by different carriers, McCormick said. Many carriers refund third-party charges after the first complaint by a customer, and many offer services to block all third-party charges, he said.

Rockefeller called on Congress to take action. Representatives of the attorneys general offices in Illinois and Vermont asked the committee to pass legislation that would ban most third-party charges on telephone bills.

Cramming happens when businesses add charges to a customer’s phone bill without permission. In some cases, the crammers get the telephone number when a customer signs up for a free offer online, but in other cases, the crammers apparently pull telephone numbers at random, witnesses said.

Only about 1 percent of third-party charges on telephone bills are legitimate, said David Spofford, CEO of Xigo, a vendor that monitors telephone charges for other companies.

Cramming charges can be for as little as .99 a month, but Illinois investigators have found charges of up to a month, said Lisa Madigan, the attorney general there. The charges are sometimes described as website design and hosting, search engine optimization and online yellow pages listings.

Corporate victims of cramming in recent years include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, AT&T, Dell, State Farm, Citigroup, American Airlines, Pepsi, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, according to the committee report. Large businesses with multiple locations are particularly susceptible to cramming, because of confusion over whether the charges were authorized, the report said. The report lists more than 200 business that have been victims of cramming, as well as several nonprofits, schools, and government agencies.

Susan Eppley, who worked in Georgia as accounts payable manager for a company operating fast food restaurants, said she discovered ,200 in cramming charges in late 2010. She spent about 15 hours working to get the money back, she told the committee.

"It is infuriating to me that it is legal for companies to, without authorization, charge your businesses … and, in effect, take money out of the hands of hard-working, deserving men and women," she said.

Wednesday’s hearing focused on landline phones, but witnesses said the problem was growing for mobile users as well. It may be tougher to target on mobile services, because of a number of legitimate add-on charges, including ring tones, witnesses said.

The hearing came a day after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules that would require landline telephone carriers to notify customers at the point of sale and on each bill of the option to block third-party charges on their phone bills. The proposed rules would require both landline and mobile carriers to include notices on their phone bills and websites saying customers can file complaints about mystery fees with the FCC.

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant’s e-mail address is


07 2011

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