The Best Blackberry App For Networkers

If your Blackberry doubles as your computer, because you are on the go, then having Google Mobile App on the phone is a must.  I talked about it before, but the recent changes to the search feature make this app critical for folks who are constantly emailing and making calls away from the office.

If you are like me, your contact list is a little too big for Blackberry’s hard drive to deal with.  I hate having to do battery pulls for my Curve 8530 – so I have a skeleton list on my phone.  Doing contact searches in the  GMail app is hit or miss for me. If I’m trying to find a name I haven’t pulled up in awhile, I get that “This program requires a working data connection. Please check your signal strength” message.  Which is ludicrous.

But with the Google Mobile App, you can do quick searches for names and info from Google, GMail, and Google Docs. And I use all of these products, so this is right up my alley.  It also unofficially searches Google Voice, because if you run your email through GMail and get your GVoice notifications at that email address, then all texts and voice message notifications can be searched.

If you’ve made a ton of calls on Google Voice or put 5,000 names in GMail contacts , then you will love this.

What do you think is the best Blackberry app?

SuperNodes Returns To The Time Warner Center

SuperNodes Nov 2010

SuperNodes returns to Clo.  You may remember those shin-digs in early 2009, with 60-70 people jammed up on the 4th floor of the Time Warner Center.  Well, we are back there and it will definitely be good to pull up to those wine dispensers and get some good vino.

When SuperNodes did the wine crawl this summer, it was kicked off at Clo.  And being back there for that hour and change made us feel like we needed to reunite.

Please join us for the official “kiss and make up” session at Clo on Monday, November 8, from 6-9p.  And if you are running/walking in the NYC Marathon on November 7, let this serve as your post race rejuvenation station.

Clo Wine Bar
10 Columbus Circle
Time Warner Center
4th Floor

No cover!  Meet plenty of folks from many backgrounds.  Please make sure you introduce yourself to me – tell me you read this on my blog and the first drink is on me.

For those that speak Twitter, @supernodes is @raquelakaultra, @mrroarke, @showboat92, @bondgyrl, @lionelane.

Artwork by @raquelakaultra

Be Specific

In BNI, one of the things that we stress about giving your commercial is to specific.

In otherwords, you may get what you ask for.

Case in point, I don’t always ask for referrals, I will sometimes ask for power partners.  Especially, if these power partners can help a client of mine.  Recently, I asked to be connected to some pretty heavy hitters.    When you are in a room with BNI people, you just don’t know who they know.  Before the meeting was over, I had phone numbers/emails to the inner circles of these heavy hitters.

And not only did these inner circle folks take my call, but they went above and beyond the call of duty to help me and my client out.

All entrepreneurs have to belong some kind of networking gr0up or regularly attend networking events in order to help your business grow.  I fully endorse BNI, but if it’s not for you make sure you join something.

LMK Super App


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With the LMK super app, users download the free app and choose from thousands of free topics to customize the app based on the things they are passionate about.

Rather than visiting a litany of websites and unedited RSS feeds, the LMK app allows consumers to track only the subjects, people, places and things they care about, making the information, photos and stats available all in one place, accessible with the tap of a finger. LMK editors curate only the most reliable sources, including professional news sources and the most influential blogs, so consumers can use the LMK app as a gateway to the best content, while saving time.

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Laura Nyro, c. 1968
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Mimi Cohen presents “To Carry On…”a one-woman tribute to the life and music of Laura Nyro. Mimi is a fixture in the New York Cabaret scene who studied with actress Julie Halston (Hairspray, Gyspy), singers Margaret Whiting and Chris Calloway (Cab Calloway’s daughter), and Second City founder, Paul Sills. The characters in the play are comprised of the real people in and around Laura’s life, such as her parents and managers, David Geffen and Artie Mogull. The show runs November 17-26 at the Cherry Pit Theatre.

This Off-Off-Broadway show is directed by Gretchen Cryer, who is best known for starring in and writing the book and lyrics for the 1978 Joseph Papp-produced “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road.”  Jeffrey Klitz, the conductor for Broadway’s “Guys And Dolls,” is the Musical Director.

2010 saw Laura Nyro nominated to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and inducted to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.  While the Bronx-born Laura Nyro did not experience huge commercial success, she was extremely influential.  She was managed by David Geffen, signed by Clive Davis, produced by Gamble & Huff and Gary Katz (Steely Dan). She recorded with Labelle and opened for Bob Dylan.  Her songs were covered by the 5th Dimension; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Peter Paul & Mary; Three Dog Night; and Barbra Streisand.  People such as Sandra Bernhard, Bette Midler, Todd Rundgren, Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega, and Jackson Browne call themselves fans of the music.  Laura recorded ten studio albums (one released posthumously) and six live albums. In 1969, three songs she wrote were in the Billboard Top Ten in the same week.  Laura Nyro died of ovarian cancer at the age of 49 in 1997 – the disease also claimed her mother’s life at that age.

To Carry On…
The Cherry Pit Theatre, 155 Bank Street (bet Washington & West Streets)

(212) 868-4444 (Smart Tix)
Nov 17-26 (dark on Thanksgiving)

$20/$15 for groups of four and larger
Wed-Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2p & 8p; Sun, 3p

Mimi Cohen site

Laura Nyro