Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Google+ iPhone App Available Today

The much awaited iPhone app for Google+ has been released.  Here's a link to it at the iTunes App Store: http://bit.ly/pfRl1D

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ranch for Sale With Interesting Income Producing Opportunities In Place - Redlands, California

28442 San Timoteo Canyon Road, Redlands, California 92373


17.5 acre property operating as Circle P Ranch.  Property has numerous income producing sources in place: 

  1. * A.M. radio ransmitter with a 35 year lease available, rent increases negotiable after 5 years

  2. * 80’ cell tower pays lease income of $1,500, leased for 25 years with 3% increase per year

  3. * Children’s organizations regularly bring children out to see the petting zoo and arena events

  4. * Horse stable facilities that can accommodate up to 40 horses.  Have 27 leased now.

  5. * Outbuilding leased to a saddle maker - more can be added

  6. * Lighted arena with computerized clock and gate for herding events

  7.   Orchard enables farming rights for property with P1 electric rates and tax benefits - Meyer Lemons and 

  8.       pomegranates being grown now

  9. Has well water source - 80’ deep and Trojan UV-Max purification system - 40-42 lbs of pressure

  10. Two houses are on the property - Main house is a 3BR, 3BA and the 2nd house is a 2BR, 1BA

  11. Equipped with 20,000 kilowatt diesel generator for emergency power

  12. Across San Timoteo Canyon Rd. are million dollar plus houses

    Property website: www.CirclePRanchRedlands.com

    For more information contact

    Rick Wahl








Sunday, June 26, 2011

Beautiful Model Home For Sale - 3401 Cortina Lane, Round Rock, Texas 78681

At last, the Streetman Homes model house in Sendero Springs is 
available. What a house! It offers a 4-car garage, lavish landscaping 
and thousands of dollars in upgrades. Never lived in, it is pristine. 
The kitchen is well-appointed with granite counters, undermount sink 
and stainless appliances to name a few. The house is one level with 
a big game room upstairs. This floorplan is wide open with the kitchen 
flowing into the great room. This is an extraordinary home. No more 
will be built like it in Sendero Springs due to lot size requirements. It 
is open most days from 10am to 7pm.

For more information contact

Larry Hatzfeld

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Video: HTML5 Encoding Secrets

"An hour is all a developer needs to begin working with MPEG4/H.264 and WebM video....  Presenting detailed information on both formats, as well as the codecs that drive them, Ozer gave viewers the knowledge they need to stream to HTML5 browsers. He even covered the histories of the formats."  Link to this StreamingVideo.com presentation here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

HTML5 Video: Challenges Facing an Open-standards Web

There's a lot of potential in HTML5 video, but its final form is still being decided. Learn about the obstacles it needs to face.  See the StreamingMedia.com HTML5 presentation here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mailchimp.com Offers Free Newsletter Emailing For Low-Volume Email Marketing Campaigns

If your monthly email marketing campaigns are going out to under 2,000 subscribers and is under 12,000 emails, check out MailChimp.com.  It's free.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Apple Offers iCloud Service for Free

Learning from its unpopular Mobile Me service, Apple will offer the basic services of iCloud at no cost, the intent being to "lock users into its ecosystem."  READ ARTICLE: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=151795


Curious about iOS5?


Curious about Lion?

7 Services that Apple Just Challenged or Changed

Apple revealed some new innovations at the WWDC 2011 that could become a challenge to some existing products and services: http://mashable.com/2011/06/06/apple-icloud-challenges/#view_as_one_page-gallery_box1463


Here's more on Apple's iCloud service

Monday, June 6, 2011

9-Hole Golf Course For Sale -- South Palm Springs Ca California 92264 -- Rick Wahl Realty

This property is a beautiful 37.5 acre tract currently being used as a 9-hole golf course called Bel Air Greens. It is located in South Palm Springs, California next to Mesquite Country Club. Included are 2.5 acres of vacant flat land that is currently zoned for a hotel. 

There are several possibilities for which the property could be used: 1) Leave it as a golf course, 2) turn it into a mini-estate with a private golf course, 3) a restaurant and bar, 4) a hotel, or 5) remove the golf course and build out 80 -- 110 condos or houses.

The property is chocked full of mature trees, has two water features that are both fed by well, a clubhouse with restaurant and bar facilities (not currently operating), a driving range and an area for a miniature golf course. The property is being sold with all inventory.

The property is located near the Palm Springs International Airport and is close to the Palm Springs Mall.

For more information, please contact:

Rick Wahl

South Palm Springs California Estate For Sale - El Pedregal - 147 S. Tahquitz Dr. 92262 - Rick Wahl Realty

Nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, this estate contains 6 remodeled houses with approx. 2.5 acres of vacant flat land that can be used for the construction of additional multi-family dwellings. The main house is approximately 4500 sqft and contains 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. It was originally built by John Burnham in the 1920s and was his winter estate. He formed an artists' colony on the estate. The current owner has spent the last 13 years restoring the property to epitomize the arts and crafts movement in this area during the 1920s. Over $1M has spent on the lush landscaping you see in the video, which gives the property a very secluded feel. In addition to the main house, the estate includes three bungalows, a guest house and separate studio. There are two pools, outdoor showers, plunge pools, spa pools, waterfalls and several outdoor fire elements. The estate is within walking distance to Downtown Palm Springs and is next to the Palm Springs Tennis Club.

For more information, please contact:

Rick Wahl

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thunderbird Heights Estate for Sale - Ichpa Mayapan - 70000 Thunderbird Mesa Dr. 92270 - Rancho Mirage - CA California - Rick Wahl

Ichpa Mayapan means "Exclusive Estate" in Mayan.  This estate has the highest elevation in the Thunderbird Heights subdivision in Rancho Mirage, CA.  One of the finest views in the Coachella Valley can be seen from this property.

This is a deferred maintenance property with incredible potential.  It is offered as a short sale for $5M.  

For more information, please contact


Rick Wahl




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Apple: We're not tracking the location of your iPhone

The tracking info that iOS devices are storing are for rapid identification of existing wi-fi hot spots and cell towers to more quickly locate these areas, according to Apple: http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/apple-were-not-tracking-location-your-iphone/2011-04-27

Monday, March 28, 2011

Revealed: Which Video Platforms Get Results in Universal SERPs

Here is an article from the Aim Clear blog about the differences in how Google and Bing handle indexing and display of video links:  READ 

Friday, March 25, 2011

WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

In this video Jan Ozer compares the quality and functionality of the following WebM encoders:

  • Miro Video Encoder
  • Firefogg
  • Wildform Flix WebM
  • Telestream Episode Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze 7

Link to video here

H.264 Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared

A video comparison by Jan Ozer of the performance of Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder, Microsoft Expression Encoder, Sorenson Squeeze and Episode Pro: VIDEO

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What is a Codec?

StreamingMedia.com posted a helpful article a few days ago on what a video codec is. http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Editorial/What-Is/What-is-a-Codec-7448...

Interesting video interview of Gary Vaynerchuk, author of The Thank You Economy, talks about the humanization of business

Gary Vanerchuk, author of The Thank You Economy, is interviewed by MSNBC's Morning Joe.  Gary offers some insightful ideas on where he sees social media marketing is headed.  LINK


Link to Gary Vaynerchuk's blog: http://garyvaynerchuk.com/

Adobe launching video authentication solution 'Adobe Pass' to streamline TV Everywhere plays

'Adobe Pass' software may be a helpful solution for smaller video content owners in getting their paid content online and viewable everywhere, including devices that do not support Flash.  READ

Monday, March 21, 2011

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your YouTube Channel

If aren't very familiar with YouTube's Channel customization options, this is a helpful artticle from Mashable on how to dress up your YouTube channel: READ



Adobe Wallaby is No Magic Bullet for Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion

Interesting article from StreamingMedia.com about their experience using Adobe Wallaby.  READ


Interesting video demonstrating Wallaby's cababilities and features:

4 Innovative Ways to Use Web Video for Small Business

Here are some ideas on using web video to market your small business: http://mashable.com/2011/03/20/web-video-biz-tips/



Friday, March 18, 2011

AT&T cracking down on unauthorized tethering from jailbroken smartphones

AT&T threatens to force enrollment into a tethering pricing plan if violators continue to tether with smartphones not on a tethering pricing plan.

Story here: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/att-cracks-down-unauthorized-smartphone-t...

Advertising videos that give only a hint of what what is being advertised but go viral very quickly

Using unusual creativity, an advertising company is creating advertising videos that are designed to attract viewers in the social media arena.  Unlike traditional advertisements, these videos don't directly push or mention the product.  Instead, the videos utilize creative methods that solicits the engagement of an idea that then leads the viewer to the product.  Story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/business/media/17viral.html?_r=1&ref=media


Here is an example of one of the video ads:

What do you know about the h.264 video codec? Here is some interesting info about it. #video #h264

With all of the talk about open source video codecs (which h.264 is not) and HTML5, what exactly is the h.264 codec?  Streaming Media Online published an interesting series of articles about this codec a few days ago.  Here is the link:  http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/25-H.264-Resources-You-Might-Have-Missed-74355.aspx


Here is a video that supports the argument against h.264 due to it not being an open source codec.  The audio is a bit hard to hear.

Helpful information about HTML5 video from the folks at VideoJS #video

You've probably heard about video and HTML5, but perhaps you are unclear about it.  Here is some help information from the folks at VideoJS about video and HTML5:  http://www.videojs.com

Sunday, March 13, 2011

5 Unit Apartment Complex For Sale - Cathedral City CA California - 92234 - Bill Cochran

5 unit apartment complex in Cathedral City. Each unit is 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Front units have two car garage, back units have single car garage. Fenced in patios for units 1 and 2. Newer roof on bldg 2. Current owner has spent $10,000-$15,000 on each unit for renovations and upgrades.

Bill Cochran - 760-832-4667


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Home For Sale - 68260 Modalo Rd. - Cathedral City - Ca California - 3BR - Salt Water Pool

Total interior renovation. All the following are brand new: kitchen cabinets, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, disposal, faucets. Granite counter tops. Beautiful new porcelain tile floor throughout the house. Bathrooms have new fixtures, porcelain tile floors, and corian countertop in 2nd bath; granite counter top in master bath. New back yard landscaping, new deck cover. Salt water pool. Although this house was built in 1992, it looks like it is brand new. This is a great value. Buy it and move in.

Bill Cochran - 760-832-4667