Google, who is increasingly attempting to leverage their Google Play ecosystem, including YouTube, as a primary destination for content of all types. What better way to tap into the youth of America and those who love music than to sponsor and broadcast live the Ultra Music Festival 2012from Miami, Florida.
The broadcast is using over 24 cameras and is broadcasting 12 hours a day during the show. The coverage has been nothing short of amazing – with incredible camera shots and the opportunity to see once in a lifetime events, like Madonna’s first appearance on the Main Stage at Ultra, to introduce AVICII and his new remix of the Madonna track ‘Girl Gone Wild.’ Without this live stream, hundreds of thousands of people who wished they could have come to Ultra now can attend in spirit.
Check out some of the images from the broadcast, and take a look at the ol’ Gal Madonna herself during her appearance.
Miami is a great place to get deals – especially on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial – well, Google wasn’t going to wait forever to compete in this space, and recently launched Google Offers for the Portland area during it’s alpha launch. Today while surfing the web, I started to get targeted ads to sign up for Google Offers in Miami, so I did.
If you aren’t familiar with these “daily deal” type offers, check out this video from Google which may help you better understand:
Ultra Music Festival 2011 is well underway tonight in downtown Miami, Florida. The annual dance music festival has been sold out for some time, and last minute ticket buyers were paying $1000 and more for a three-day ticket.
The event is packed tonight and while I personally think the Duran Duran performance sucked, the dance music has been amazing.
Video of final build-out / Night 1 (pre-Duran Duran) of Ultra Music Festival 2011
All I have to do is wake up six more times, ensure I drop the required weight, continue to not smoke, continue to not cheat and continue going to the gym every day. Seems easy enough, right? Well, that is what I keep telling myself. Over and over again. Then I noticed the Bank Of America tower in downtown Miami was no longer blue — it was in fact purple! No more blue skies! Things MUST be looking up, right? (Photo from tonight.)
Just got home from the gym, 2nd night this week and scheduled for every night. My trainer and I both agreed that an all-session bike ride would probably kill me and bore him, so he’s just been doing his regular routine, just pushing me more — and making me sweat! While he keeps a careful eye on my heart monitor, he does push and doesn’t let up. But then again, I see what some trainers are making people do at the gym, and it’s freaking crazy! But, back to me.
Today I decided to start visiting unique Miami sites to take pictures and perhaps share a part of Miami someone hasn’t seen before — and my travels started with the Miami Marine Stadium. Closed since Hurricane Andrew passed through in 1992, this Miami relic is a diamond in the rough wanting, and needing, attention.
Located off of Key Biscayne, this hidden gem was a sparkling light in the Miami area during it’s heyday. It hosted great boat races and other events — including concerts on a floating stage. Today, all that’s left is the crumbling concrete and seating from days gone by. Nearly every inch of the facility is covered in graffiti, and some of it is quite amazing artwork.
It’s a misconception that Hurricane Andrew is to blame for the demise of the Stadium, according to a member of ‘Friends of Marine Stadium’ in an email sent after this post went live. The attached engineer report estimated repairs at the facility between $1 and 2 million dollars, and did not attribute them to any damage caused by Andrew.
The equinox is tonight at 11:09PM EST and taking us into fall. The Miami Herald made a bunch of hoopla about how bright the moon would be tonight, calling it the ‘Super Harvest Moon,’ and they were right.
Baseball is NOT a safe sport by the sound of today’s headline in Miami Sports: “Cubs Player Impaled by Broken Bat.” You read it right folks, while standing on third base, Welington Castillo took bat, hitting a homerun — and at the same time impaling his team mate on third base.
While the bases were loaded, and all runs made it in, there is stark evidence that breaking bats are a problem, perhaps something can be done to better control thatâ€¦
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