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Why sweat Facebook? What about Google?

31Jul

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At the “TechCrunch Social Currency CrunchUp” G was part of the “Social Commerce: Crafting New Marketplaces” platform, moderated by Jason Kincaid.  He shared the stage with Aaron Batalion (CTO and Co-Founder, LivingSocial), Kevin Hartz (CEO and Co-Founder, Eventbrite), David Marcus (CEO and Founder, Zong) and Christian Taylor (CEO and Founder, Payvment).

Unfortunately I missed most of the platform, but caught the last 10 minutes. Most of the founders seemed concern about Facebook replacing their services, except G. Although he didn’t seem to sweat FB, he brought up Google and their new ventures. I think Google is much more powerful than facebook, they are planning to launch their own social network platform. I love my gmail and what google has offered throughout the years, I will admit, I don’t use my “orkut” account, but surprisingly on my trip to India, people were raving about Orkut.

I’m personally getting a little tired with social networking, it plays a big role in our lives (for media folk) I been tempted to deactivate my myspace account, I find no use for it, the social networking platform, they seem to be cardon copying from each other, let’s say if Facebook was to take one of these services these founders have come up with – I don’t think it would be the end of their companies. Facebook itself has taken a big hit and a lot of their users are starting to mistrust their services.

Currently, Gurbaksh’s company gWallet, is offering their publishers a risk free 30 day trial. If the publisher is not satisfied with their results, gWallet will give them 20,000 dollars.

Today, we announced the “gWallet Challenge” giving new qualified publishers a chance to try out the gWallet platform risk-free.

We’re pretty confident over here at gWallet. In fact, we’re so confident that publishers will increase their revenue using the gWallet platform that we’re offering a cash guarantee.  If the desired results are not achieved within 30 days, gWallet will pay the publisher $20,000 cash. That’s right, $20,000 dollars!!

Qualifying premium publishers can sign up starting today for the month-long challenge. They will put their existing solution head-to-head against the gWallet platform for 30 days, and if they don’t see a growth in revenue, we’re paying up. Integration takes only about two hours of development time, and then the challenge will begin!

email: partner@gwallet.com

Gurbaksh Starting a New Tradition…

11Jul

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Gurbaksh “G” Chahal has a birthday coming up, instead of asking for gifts – he’s asking for his family, friends and supporters to get out and volunteer. In a blog, he reflected on the last three years; his trials and tribulations.

“The last 3 years, especially, have been a roller-coaster ride. When I turned 25, I had my biggest success so far with BlueLithium. A year later, I was able to publish my book worldwide and got the chance to share my story with Oprah. This year, one of my parents dreams came true when I got an honorary doctorate from Pace University. And I started, a new chapter in my life with the launch of my third Company, gWallet. I can only hope I am able to continue the path of success and able to inspire others to also reach for their dreams.” stated Chahal.

He’s grown close to eight charities ranging from education, homelessness, disaster relief and children.

When we got to interview him back in December ’09, I got a chance to look into his eyes; there was this warmth, love and sincerity when he spoke about his Grandmother. In fact, right after the interview, he was on his way to his parents place to celebrate her birthday. She passed away a few months ago.

“I have the opportunity to help out and not a day goes by without me thanking God for this chance. I also realized the more chances I get to help, I’ll continue to make my grandmother smile from up above. So, this year, I’m actually starting a new tradition. Instead of focusing on gifts (as we normally do on birthdays)…I want to dedicate it to philanthropy.” says Chahal.

After reading his blog entry, it made me think of how I would like to spend my time volunteering, I’m sure it left the same impact on other readers as well. Whether its an hour a week or month, your time is precious; to give it away selflessly leaves a footprint of compassion.

Happy Birthday G, have fun in spain (for you World Cup fans – G is rooting for Spain)

Volunteer listings from Chahal.com

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

http://www.redcross.org/

http://www.streetkids.org/

http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/pages/default.aspx

http://www.nanubhai.org/

http://www.raphaelhouse.org/

http://www.stanthonysf.org/

About Author: Petz lives in a media cave and today is rooting for the Netherlands (Sorry G)