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Wiz Khalifa in new Ad for Bing

16 Feb

“When we do it, we do it big.” – Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa on the 2012 Grammys red carpet with girlfriend Amber Rose.

 

A new commercial ad for the search engine Bing showcases Wiz Khalifa, Pittsburgh rap prodigy showing fans and haters alike just what it takes to be at the top of the rap game. (And that, he is!)

This ‘Bing Originals’ spot features Wiz “on his daily hustle.”

Views see the fashionable rap artist cook himself some breakfast; and head to a recording studio session, a game of pick-up basketball, and – alas, the tie in! – Wiz stops to use his phone to do a Bing search for a Thai restaurant. (perhaps to share with girlfriend Amber Rose…?) and ending with a concert scene.

Naturally, we want to hear some music from Mr. Khalifa and so the background track is ‘When I’m Gone’ from his platinum-selling debut ‘Rolling Papers.’

(The ‘Bing Originals’ spot follows behind another Bing ad which features freestyle skier Bobby Brown (no, not the New Edition crooner) and Wiz’s track ‘Boarding Pass.’)

Check out Wiz’s ‘Bing Originals’ ad, below

 

Mark Zuckerberg Press Conference at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

8 Nov

Today at 10:30 am, reporters and photographers from under 10 media outlets (including Glitzburgh!) attended a private press conference with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook.

The press conference was held on the patio outside of the Bill Gates Center for Computer Science on the Carnegie Mellon Campus in Oakland.

This is Zuckerberg’s first trip to Pittsburgh, and he said he that he liked it here. The brief press conference preceded a speaking engagement and recruiting session to be held later today for an invite-only audience of CMU students.

Though the event itself is closed to the public and to media, Zuckerberg — known to be a bit shy and introverted — entertained a few questions at this morning’s gathering, which, unfortunately, lasted for under a minute, during which time he was pleasant but seemed a little nervous.

“First time in Pittsburgh,” he started. “How’s it going?” Zuckerberg said. He first spoke to a member of the Tartan CMU student newspaper who asked how Carnegie Mellon got chosen as one of only 3 stops on Zuckerberg’s East Coast college tour, along with MIT and Harvard. “Well, we have a lot of Carnegie Mellon alums working for Facebook,” he said. “They’re actually some of our best engineers. So when we decided to organize this trip to go see a few colleges, Carnegie Mellon was at the top of our list. So, that’s why we’re here. It’s my first time, and I’m excited to be here!”

To stand out to Facebook, students should be, “really entrepreneurial folks, people who want to desire to have a big impact on the world, people who have the ability to look at 100 different problems at once and see, okay, this is the one that we really need to solve. Facebook, we serve a lot of users and customers, more than 800 million people around the world….but, the organization is really small. We just passed the 700 engineers, so each engineer at Facebook serves over a million users themselves. ” says Mr. Zuckerberg “We really look for people who desire to have a really big impact on the world, that’s really the most important thing we look for — that, and obviously really good technical skills.”

Mark Zuckerberg laughed when a reporter asked if he conducted the interviews himself. “We have a whole process at the company. We really value teamwork, as well, so it’s really important to us that the people coming through have the opportunity to talk to a variety of folks.” He says that potential interns and employees are tested on technical skills and ability to work as a team. They also look for people who align with their values which include making an impact and connecting people. Every one who joins the company goes through a unique boot camp period to become familiarized with just how Facebook works and to get people, “ramped up on the code.”  “Sometimes, I do interviews myself. I do not interview every single person, that’s just too many. But, for certain folks, I definitely drop in and talk to them.”

He concluded with the fact that CMU engineers are, “really smart” and “have a good work ethic” before waving to those of us in attendance and turning to leave.

Zuckerberg will tour the Carnegie Mellon campus before his speech and recruiting session this afternoon.

Dean of the Gates School of Computer Science, Randall Bryant, also spoke at the press conference. He shrugged off questions about a potential Facebook research center in Pittsburgh, and stated that media would not be attending the event today because it is solely for the recruitment of CMU students to work at Facebook.

In a press release issued earlier, Brant stated “we are very excited by the prospect of hosting a visit by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has profoundly changed the nature of social interactions worldwide. Supporting these interactions requires massive information processing capabilities, for which Facebook has become a leader in advanced computing technology.

You can view video from the press conference on Glitzburgh’s YouTube Channel or below.

Also check out photos, below.

Enjoy! And welcome to Pittsburgh, Mr. Zuckerberg!

Lady GaGa: You Either Love Her or Hate Her…I Love Her. Check out her new video here

5 Mar

Lady Gaga is a walking set of contradictions – and I LOVE it, because, after all , so are so many of us. Her well-rounded character makes her, well, as close to human as Lady Gaga can be.

She is deeply religious but also does and says so many things that blatantly go against her faith – after all, she’s imperfect like the rest of us…..and God makes no mistakes! She has been called a Madonna and Grace Jones  copycat, however, in many aspects of her life and her career, she is boldly original and often oddly unique. She understands the fame game and is both defined by it yet also the definition of it. She often practices celibacy while having music videos that are oft racy and sexed-up. More than just a “pop tart” like many of her counterparts are, Lady Gaga is deep, and very intelligent. Both shamelessly living her life in public and sharing her thoughts with the world, she’s also intensely introverted and private. She lives for her fans and the “character” of Lady Gaga isn’t a character or a facade at all – it’s just her. And I love every awkward bit of it

Nothing if not intriguing, Lady Gaga has sparked many a debate, and is one of those polarizing figures who you either love or hate. I love her, and the fact that I was both  appalled and amazed by her new video proves why. More than just a singer, Gaga is truly a creative mind and a real performance artist. If nothing else, she’s someone who knows how to keep us talking about her!

Feast your eyes, Little Monsters …. ‘cuz she was Born This Way:

Winning (The Charlie Sheen Rap) by Mikey & Big Bob – Plus, 3-year-old daughter as Charlie Sheen! LOL

4 Mar

The “Charlie Sheen Rap” by Mikey & Big Bob of the 96.1 KISS fm’s Morning Freak Show.

 

Also, here’s audio of Mikey’s daughter doing her take on Charlie Sheen – Priceless!

http://www.961kiss.com/pages/morningfreakshow.html?an=Addison-As-Charlie-Sheen

 

 

Social Media Butterfly – Pittsburgh’s Premier New Media & Social Networking Service

10 Sep

Many companies or individuals don’t have a large advertising or marketing budget to promote themselves or their brand. All too often, they know about Twitter, Facebook, and other online mediums to promote their company, product, or service, but they just don’t know where to begin or if they can afford it.

There’s good news in store for you, if you or someone you know is one of these people!

Social Media Butterfly is a new social media consulting service based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Social Media Butterfly provides services like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn account management, but will also provide add-on services such as blogging, video-blogging, freelance writing, and other online marketing.

At rates beginning at $99/month, it is vastly more affordable than traditional advertising, and can reach audiences instantly while cultivating a “real” relationship with “fans”, “friends”, and “followers.”  Companies are now hiring social media strategists as full-time, salaried positions, but with Social Media Butterfly, you can pick and choose the services that you want, knowing that you’ll get devoted and personalized service to promote your company, brand, event, or product.

Want to learn more? Follow @SocialMediaPgh on Twitter, or find them on Facebook here.

The Social Media Butterfly blog is: http://pghsocialmedia.wordpress.com (check out the “Contact” and “About” page for more info, main page for the current blogs and updates!)

You can email Social Media Butterfly at pghmediabutterfly@gmail.com!

A neat, new, innovative way to market yourself! Based right here in Da’ Burgh 🙂

Pittsburgh Foundation’s PITTSBURGH ON VIDEO : Glitzburgh is a Video Contributor!

10 Sep

The Pittsburgh Foundation recently developed a locally-centralized “community video site” featuring journalists and contributors in and around the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania region. This fun and innovative website is called Pittsburgh on Video and was inspired by the likes of YouTube and Hulu.

The Pittsburgh Foundation is known for their good work in our community, so it’s no wonder that they wanted to do something like this to bring Pittsburghers together, allowing us to share our insights, perspectives, visions, and stories with one another. They partnered with a company called Miro to build Pittsburgh on Video so that it would remain LOCAL – something that YouTube and other sites like it could not guarantee – and that is what makes this site so special.

Glitzburgh blogger Ashley Boynes was asked to be one of the Pittsburgh on Video contributors and you can view all of the  “Glitzburgher’s” videos right here at:

http://www.pittsburghonvideo.org/author/33

Check back often, and, you can subscribe to these videos via email or RSS feed, too!

Support Glitzburgh at Pittsburgh on Video!

Current videos (as of 9/10/11) include: Abduction casting call, Social Media Day, Numbers Elementary author interview, and Mt. Lebanon Taylor Lautner fans.

And now, for your viewing pleasure …

http://www.pittsburghonvideo.org/author/33

Enjoy!

Check out all of the Pittsburgh on Video submissions at http://www.pittsburghonvideo.org 🙂

“Cake in the Break Room” Video … Oh How I Love the Morning Freak Show on 96.1 KISS!

15 Apr

So, in my humble opinion, NOTHING can touch the “Ball Shorts” video …. The Filet O’ Fish and Snuggie ones are classic, too, BUT ….. I must admit, Mikey & Big Bob’s latest, “Cake in the Break Room” had me LOLing as well!

Features a cameo from our hometown girl iJustine … and … Bob in drag.

Awesome.

While you’re at it, Ball Shorts is a MUST for this time of year, too [EXPLICIT VERSION]

Always good for a laugh, those guys 😉

Visit them at:

http://961kiss.com/pages/morningfreakshow.html