Friday 29 August 2008

Alter Bridge play Australia for the first time

In just a few hours from now (what time is it in Perth right now anyway?), Alter Bridge go on stage for the first time in Australia - Metro City, Perth, Western Australia - to be exact. That's quite a milestone for a young band. You guys down under are in for a treat!

Alter Bridge at the Berlin Wall

They have 5 more dates in Australia after tonight, and then 3 in New Zealand. And after that, the UK!

Saturday 16 August 2008

Win a job in LA!



* Web Magnet is a net-wide search to find the guys and gals who can attract the most traffic to in 60 days


* To win a part time, full time job, or paid internship with


* Starts September 1, 2008 (but a head start never killed anyone!!)


1. Register at and create a profile
2. Submit a friendship request to add (WebMagnet) in the request (so that we know you're a contestant)
3. Promote your profile any and everywhere!

Winners will be announced October 31, 2008
We will only be considering people who attract genuine traffic (not artificial traffic) so check back to the Web Magnet blog for tips and tricks!


1. Register at and create a profile
2. Submit a friendship request to add (WebMagnet) in the request (so that we know your a contestant)
3. Promote your profile any and everywhere!

Paid Internship Info:

Performance based


Up to you


60 days

Start Date:

September 1, 2008

End Date:

October 31, 2008
How to Apply:
1. Register at and create a profile
2. Submit a friendship request to add (WebMagnet) in the request (so that we know you're a contestant)
3. Promote your profile any and everywhere!
September 1, 2008

Tuesday 5 August 2008

Somaya Reece, the No 1 Latina on MySpace, Finds a New Home at

Somaya debuts her first independent music video "Ooh baby baby", produced by Scoop De Ville, on

LOS ANGELES, CA - With over 21 million views and more than 700,000 friends, Somaya Reece, the #1 Latina on MySpace, debuts her own website: in association with (, a lifestyle social networking and file-sharing website.

Somaya Reece, hailed as "The Next Sophia Loren", is a voluptuous vixen with 38D-28-46 dimensions. It's easy to see why this Salvadorean beauty from South Central was recently named the Hottest Latina in Music by “Maxim” en Español, UK and Philippines. The ultimate triple treat, Somaya has already proven herself as an actress, a model and a musician. As an actress, she has participated in “American Psycho” (2002), “The Scorpion King” (2002), “Ride or Die” (2003), “Miss Cast Away” (2004) and in the hit television shows “Girlfriends” and “Entourage”. In 2008, Somaya was nominated "Internet Hottie" By Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards; Telemundo called her "The Latina Jessica Rabbit”; and she was voted "Hottest Woman on the Web" by E! As a model, she has appeared in high-profile campaigns for Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Colgate, Pepsi, Budweiser, and Coors Light.

Talented beauty Somaya Reece - the "The Next Sophia Loren"

As a musician, Somaya has had over 3.6 million spins in just ten and a half weeks for her debut single "Mira mi pum pum" and was the first unsigned artist to reign 18 weeks on the "top ranked" music charts as a "featured artist" on

Somaya has proven to be a successful viral/internet marketing powerhouse. Who knows? Maybe she could be he next Lil' Wayne! "My hard work is beginning to pay off and, so far, has allowed me to purchase my first home, a beachfront house in Belize," she says happily. "Now, I am working toward acquiring my second property here in LA for my parents!"

Born and raised in South Central in a freezing garage with her family, working 3 jobs and getting no sleep, she comments, "I went through years of financial and emotional struggle to get here. No managers helped me. I did it on my own! All to help feed my family. I was once living "la vida loca." The "thug life" almost killed me a grip of times. I changed for the better of my family and to motivate and inspire you… You gotta respect that."

Somaya fans will now be able to see her on where she will be debuting her "first" independent music video and will begin vlogging. Besides her website, Somaya now has a deal with iTunes and has begun working with billboard charting producers such as Scoop Deville, The Pharmacy, and Qura Rankin AKA 007 Blaq.

For additional information, please contact:

Alessandra Perez-Cirera
Bowery Media LLC
6015 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 201
Los Angeles
CA 90038

+1 323 957 1600

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Friday 1 August 2008

The Media Power Group Advances Mobile Augmented Reality Research with Multimillion Dollar Grant to World Leading University

Grant dedicated to the Human Interface Technology Laboratory research center of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

New York, New York – The Media Power Group, a leading innovator in the global mobile media market, today announced a private grant of $2 million to Canterbury University in New Zealand. The grant is dedicated to the university’s Human Interface Technology Laboratory research center with the mission of increasing the current available research and education dedicated to Augmented Reality (AR) and mobile computing technologies. This announcement comes on the heels of a recent pledge by The Media Power Group of $5 million to Georgia Tech University’s Graphic Visualisation Usability Centre.

Professor Mark Billinghurst of the Canterbury University, New Zealand, is a pioneer in Augmented Reality (AR) and is focused on creating, together with Media Power, one of the largest AR teams worldwide and plans to leverage the grant to conduct further research and develop various applications. To date, Professor Billinghurst and his team have spearheaded advances which brought Augmented Reality to mobile devices.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Media Power and their other academic partners. Media Power have collected together some of the best AR researchers in the world and we are proud to be able to work with them on bringing this technology into the mainstream,” said Professor Billinghurst on the announcement of the grant.

“Previously only viable in the research labs, Augmented Reality is one of the most exciting and promising technologies today,” stated Rich Jenkins, CEO of Media Power. “Media Power is commercializing the technology and plans to make it available to everyone. By leveraging AR, Media Power creates an entirely new advertising paradigm for marketers, and media buyers to reach consumers worldwide as well as enhancing user experience on the handset.”

About HIT Lab NZ
The Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) is a research institute at the University of Canterbury conducting research in next-generation human computer interfaces such as Augmented Reality, Visualization, and Teleconferencing. With over 40 staff and students the HIT Lab NZ is the largest AR research group in the Southern Hemisphere. The University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s second oldest university and home to its top ranked Engineering School. For more information about the HIT Lab NZ, see

About Media Power
Media Power is a unique tech company that develops consumer and business products based on Augmented Reality technology (AR) and other advanced systems. Media Power has two divisions: Magitech and and provides a range of high-tech goods and marketing services for several clients.

For more information, please contact:

Rich Jenkins
Media Power Group
591 Broadway, 5th floor
New York
NY 10012
Tel: +1 212 857 9000

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