Pop-Up Disney! To End This September at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

first_imgShare This!If you haven’t visiting the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration experience, you’ll only have through Labor Day, September 2, to be able to do it. The Downtown Disney District exhibit is a social media lover’s dream. Guests have been able to can step inside nine different imaginatively themed rooms where multi-dimensional art and vibrant, visual displays salute Disney’s most recognizable icon.Want to know what some of the rooms have in store for Guests? In the Mickey at Disneyland room, Guests can share how much Mickey means to the Disneyland Resort, even getting a photo inside an 8-foot-tall Mickey balloon. In the Mickey Around the World room, you can see how Mickey is loved in different countries. The Forever Mickey Room allows Guests to reflect on what Mickey means to them thanks to a mirrored hallway. Finally, in the most social media move ever, you’ll also want to get your photo taken with the large polka dot bow sofa couch.The cost is $30 Monday to Thursday before 4 p.m. and $38 on evenings (after 4:00 p.m.) and weekends. The full experience takes approximately 1.5 hoursBook your reservation to visit the Pop-Up Disney experience here before your time runs out!last_img read more

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Big Data: More Data Points that Document the Speed of the Data Deluge

first_imgThe total amount of information available in the world, or the ‘digital universe’, is expected to double every two years from now until 2020, according to IDC research sponsored by EMC.  In 2020, there will be more than five terabytes of information stored for every person on the earth, for a total of more than 40,000 exabytes of data.QMee recently put together an Infographic that measures and compares the speed and volumes at which some major data services are enabling users to create, search and consume data.Online in 60 Seconds [Infographic] is an infographic that was produced by Qmeelast_img read more

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How to Make Intellectual Property Law Fun

first_imgOn Thursday, November 14, the Phoenix Chapter of America’s Future Foundation hosted its third event, which proved to be its best yet. Speakers Maria Crimi Speth, intellectual property attorney/litigator, and Stephan Kinsella, another attorney and self-described libertarian theorist, gave listeners a crash course in intellectual property law. Among the topics covered included: trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. Attendees ranged from bitcoin entrepreneurs to jet-setting Canadian expats, and everything Arizona in between. The diversity made for a surprisingly lively discussion.Kinsella, whose years of blogging have given him a knack for riling up the audience, began the talk by stating he would abolish all types of IP law, which he called “an abomination.” He compared it to that favorite libertarian boogeyman – the Drug War – and traced modern IP law back to the English Crown’s efforts to restrict speech and grant monopolies. His remarks were loaded with soundbites, the best of which were: “You don’t have to be an anarchist to be against IP laws, but it helps” and “the worst part of IP laws is that they employ people like me and Maria, who could be doing something productive instead.” He concluded with the assertion that it is “not the task of political theory to tell people how to make a profit,” making IP law just another example of government overreach.Enter Speth, whose calm, professorial style matched her more mainstream position, that since intellectual property “behaves like property,” it should be protected like any other form of property. In her conception, property rights protect scarce resources, the most scarce of all being a person’s time spent composing, innovating, or inventing. Without copyright protection, creators will lose the incentive to create, for fear that unscrupulous thieves will resell their work at an artificially low price. Though she did concede that large corporations sometimes use copyright laws to stifle smaller firms, and even seemed open to removing criminal penalties for violations, she remained firm in her defense of IP law as essential for a free market.Our audience questions matched the passion of the speakers, with one declaring emphatically that “You own what you own because you can keep it.” AFF board member Carlos Alfaro put Kinsella’s views to the test by asking point-blank whether he could reprint and resell Kinsella’s book, Against Intellectual Property, without attribution. True to his word, Kinsella gave Carlos permission to do just that, opening a potential new source of funding for the AFF-Phoenix chapter. Smaller personal debates continued well past the end of the talk. Prospects looked good for the next event, a standup comedy show, which though not as intellectual, should prove to be just as fun. Overall, this was by far the most engaging topic for our Phoenician following.last_img read more

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Amitabh Bachchan urges support for flood-hit Kashmir

first_imgOn behalf of the Indian film fraternity, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Tuesday appealed to all citizens to contribute to the cause of rehabilitating the flood-ravaged Kashmir.Big B is the front-runner of the campaign “Hum Hain…Umeed-e-Kashmir”, an initiative of the entertainment industry, led by the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), the Film and Television Producers Guild and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEE).Amitabh Bachchan shared his charitable effort on Twitter too”When we see (the kind of things that have happened in) Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya or the Andhra Pradesh cyclone… when we see these things, I feel that as an Indian, whatever I am able to do for my nation, I must do,” the 72-year-old said here at a press conference.Calling himself a “small member” of the Indian film fraternity, the globally popular icon said that whenever the country has witnessed a disaster, “the nation’s film industry has, without hesitation, tried to help people, and share their sorrows”.”During 45 years of my career, I have seen many such times when some disaster has hit the country, and the film industry has stood united for the cause and contributed towards it. I dedicate myself for this cause. I will do as much as I can do for Kashmir,” he said.He added that he feels “immense sorrow” to see the post disaster photographs of the scenic land, which was once Bollywood’s favourite destination to shoot.T 1634 – Launched the HUM Hain Umeed e Kashmir .. charitable effort for the disaster in this paradise .. as also the floods in Assamadvertisement Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 14, 2014Film producer Mukesh Bhatt, president of Film and Television Producers Guild, too was present at the occasion, which was also graced by Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal.Bhatt said it’s like “payback time” for the film industry.”We feel emotionally committed to that land, and we must come together to help in its hour of darkness,” Bhatt said of Jammu and Kashmir, which was left devastated after floods hit the region in September.Hence, as part of the “Hum Hain…Umeed-e-Kashmir” campaign, a slew of celebrities from the film and music world will come together to perform for a charity concert, to be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Saturday. They will also appeal their fans and the public to donate generously for the cause.From Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sharmila Tagore and Vidhu Vinod Chopra to Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Ranbir Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra — various known names are lending their support to the effort.Sonowal said that on his part, he has waived off the stadium rental for the event, which he will attend only after buying the tickets.All money generated through sale of tickets, donations and sponsorships, will be given to select charities for relief work.last_img read more

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