Category Archives: Technology

Maria attends iGaming North America conference last week!

It was an eye opener to be in attendance at the event that was held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  This was the 4th annual iGaming North America conference.

As a number of states and provinces are now offering internet based gaming and lottery solutions, and more have legislation under consideration, iGaming North America 2014 strategically developed their agenda around those expectations, including the importance of educating operators on the need to launch a wide range of offerings when such growth occurs.

Nevada Governor , Brian Sandoval spoke and after offering a warm welcome gave some observations regarding online gaming in Nevada.   There were spirited debates and discussions as well as topics and a full day of content specific to social gaming and mobile gaming.

The highlight for me was attending the very civilized but oppositional conversation between Mitch Garber, CEO, Ceasars Acquisition Co. and Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Andy Abbound, VP of Government Relations, Las Vegas Sands Corp.  It was the new guard versus the old guard.  Mitch advocating as  a proponent of the legalization and regulation of iGaming as a necessary means to proactively address potential concerns.  Andy discussed the risk of online gambling and the need for prohibition and the potential risk to the brick and mortar casinos as we know them today.

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 – Home Zada

Home MaintenanceThe idea that all household tasks are shared equally is probably not realistic.  To help take the onus off of the individuals and delegate duties via an electronic ‘to do’ list is now a reality.


Please join Maria as she visits with the Beth Dodson, the co-founder of the app and online software that actually organizes all maintenance in one place. 


Click here for Home Zada’s website.


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Director, Writer, Editor Jeremy Seifert visits with Maria about his documentary, “GMO OMG”  which explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance:  seeds.  The film was released in NY, LA and Seattle. 

The film follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. 

Click here for the film’s website.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 – Dirt Search

DirtSearch Free People SearchDo you really know who people are, especially folks that we might know only a short time?  What about that love interest that you met via an online dating site?  Are they really who they say they are?

Please join Maria as she visits with the creator of DirtSearch, Erik Knight.  He has created a website to present an easy to use and completely free platform.  DirtSearch accesses over 6,000 online sites to find out the scoop, including what the internet says about you! 

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 – Get

Please join Maria as she visits with Aigerim Shorman, the CEO of  It’s a fun new app that gives you personalized recommendations and “top five” lists for food and drinks based on the situation, your past preferences, and the most popular hot spots. Launched in November in Miami, FLA and now in 8 cities in the United States you can access it any time of day to get the latest recommendations.  Soon to be throughout the United States and shortly, internationally.