Friday, May 27, 2011

PayPal sues Google for stealing employees and trade secrets - May. 27, 2011

PayPal sues Google for stealing employees and trade secrets - May. 27, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- PayPal is suing Google for allegedly stealing its employees and trade secrets that may have led to the launch of Google's mobile payment service.

The 28-page lawsuit, filed in a superior court in San Jose, Calif., late Thursday, accuses Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) and two former PayPal employees who now work at Google of implementing PayPal's confidential trade secrets related to mobile payment technology.

John Lawson Nominated for Small Business Influencer Award

John Lawson

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders

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John "ColderICE" Lawson is an E-commerce expert specializing in small business social marketing. John is the CEO/President of 3rd Power Outlet, Inc. and founder of the industry blog

Everybody wants to make a lot of money online, but most people don't know how. John Lawson is one of eBay's most productive sellers and the success of his efforts earned him the recognition as a small business representative on a nationally broadcast American Express commercial. He was dubbed "The Undisputed Guru of eBay" by the host of Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta. John has seen his enterprise grow from a home-based business, conceived at the kitchen table, to generating million of dollars in online sales.

John is an expert in E-commerce as well as social media marketing using tools like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, eBay and Amazon to take sales to the next level. Twitter ID: @colderice

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Monday, May 09, 2011

BonanzaUP 2011 Play to Win Las Vegas June 2-4, 2011

June 2nd - June 4th at Harrahs in Las Vegas! Great speakers, fantastic information, celebrity lunches and More!

Register Now! Seating is Limited and They are going Fast

7pm - till ???  Meet and Greet at the Oyster Bar @ Penazzi
 **The meet and greet will be a causual mingle as you wish affair. There will be no designated area, feel free to enjoy networking and meeting your fellow eCommerce and Bonanza colleagues. You can see their menu Here.

  Get together, have some drinks and great food. A chance to meet everyone before all the busy stuff starts. Let's try not to get as wild as those in the video, eh?

 Friday June 3

8-8:45-- Registration, Free continental breakfast, sign up sheets Celebrity Lunch w/ Speaker

8:45  -9:10   Introductions, announcement- Tweet for  a treat! hashtag #BUP2011


9:10 - 10 --   Judy Oglesby

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10:15 - 11-- Keynote  Phaedra Stockstill
Topic: The Real Strategy of Social Media - Begin to understand the strategy behind succesful social media for your business. How to develop a plan, understand the space, and implement.

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11:15 - 12 - John Lawson - Win, Lose or Win BIG!

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12:15 - 1:30 Celebrity Lunch! Sign up for lunch with your favorite speaker and snag some one on one time.

1:30 - 2 giveaway games, announcements, thank yous etc. Tweet for a treat!

2 - 3 speaker - USPS
Jennifer Keller, Business Solutions Specialist and Charleen Reeves, Shipping Solutions Specialist


3:15 - 4  Bill Harding CEO of Topic: The State of Bonanza

4-4:20 - announcements, thank yous, give aways, schedule for next day

Saturday June 4

8:30 to 9  continental breakfast. Sign up for Celebrity lunch (Cost of breakfast and lunch is included in registration fee for both days!)

9 to 9:10-- welcome

9:10- 10:15 Google Analyticals computer lab (attendees need their laptop computers to participate)

10:30 - 11:30  Keynote  Phaedra Stockstill Customer Service: Marketing Opportunity. Explore true Customer Service and how it relates to being your biggest marketing opportunity.

1130 - 12-- Big Giveaway, Q&A's

12 to 1:30 lunch break with speaker and small groups Celebrity Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 giveaways, thanks yous, etc, meet each other

2:15 - 3   Sara Batterby of Good Citizen Brands

Topic: The Evolution of Branding and What it Means for Your Business: The evolution of branding is driven by transformative changes in technology, the economy and consumer values and preferences. Understand the exciting dynamics driving the big picture and learn how to make them relevant in the context of your own business.

3:15 - 4 Alex Berg

4- 4:30  Q&A's / Wrapup

Celebrity Lunch - Sign up to have lunch with one of the speakers at the event. Get them face to face and valuable one on one time!
Giveaways - Oh yeah! We are bringing it! Great suprises and giveaway all throughout the event.
Entire event will be MC'ed by our very own Mr. Mark Dorsey!

Evening of June 4th - The After Hours Party!
7pm - Till?? The Chocolate Lounge

 Registration fee is $80.00 non refundable and includes a continental breakfast and a lunch buffet for both days of the event!
Register Now! Seating is Limited!

Book Your Hotel Room Now!
Group is a telephone direct group and attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations by calling our reservation line at 1-800-835-5686  by your cut off date of May 12th

Your group will be listed as Bonanza Up!, and can be referenced by your guests using group code SHBNZ1
BooK Your Room at Harrahs and get our special rate!

A huge and sincere thank you to Mrs. Judy Oglesby who single handedly made this years event a reality. Stop by her Bonanza Booth and say thank you!