Archive for September, 2009

Disturbance in the force

UPDATE 2:21 PST

And we’re back. We’ll get to detail later and just want to keep an eye on things for a while.

UPDATE 8:42 PST

First off, thanks for the patience. Been a long day for us here. The good news is that we’re on the path to recovery. The bad news is it’s still going to be a bit more time. We’ll give a more detailed breakdown once we’re back.

UPDATE 2:26 PST

We’ve discovered a number of data inconsistencies we’re working through at the moment. The site should be back up later this evening once we’ve reconciled what we can. Thanks

- Yan

Blip.fm CEO to speak at The Twitter Conference

Our own fearless leader and CEO Jeff Yasuda will be speaking on the music panel at The Twitter Conference in Los Angeles tomorrow at 3:15 pm PDT. Alongside Jeff will be what’s shaping up to be an awesome lineup of speakers and panelists for the two-day event, including Biz Stone (Co-founder, Twitter), Gavin Newsom (Mayor, San Francisco), Tony Hawk (Founder, Tony Hawk Foundation), and Dr. Drew (Loveline, Celebrity Rehab).

The conference, which promises to be “the place where developers, business people, and enthusiasts converge to find innovative ways to tap into the Real-Time Web”, is being held at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90049-6833, September 22-23, with a registration fee of $429.

Click here for more info.

Weekly Twitter Updates 2009-09-14

  • #musicmonday Congratulations to the Top 3 DJ’s with the most props for last week: @tubilino @GR8FL @ladypn! #
  • it’s official, the results are in for this weeks Power Prize Pack giveaway from Griffin Tech and Blip.fm! We’ve… ♫ http://blip.fm/~d8jh8 #
  • still time left to enter this weeks Blip.fm and Griffin Tech contest for iPod/iPhone accesorries, find out how … ♫ http://blip.fm/~d82et #
  • … Only until we can find a replacement (hopefully very soon). There will be more details in a full blog post later today. #
  • That goes for all orders made until today. We’re making sure all SuperShop orders are fulfilled but we’re temporarily closing the store… #
  • @luiz_com_z that’s a legit email. Unfortunately the vendor behind our store is closing shop. We are making sure your order is covered. in reply to luiz_com_z #
  • @luiz_com_z lol, what virus? in reply to luiz_com_z #
  • CEO @Jeffyasuda was interviewed by @startuplucky, watch him talk shop here: http://bit.ly/m5XLI #startup #revenue #community #
  • Win FREE iPod/iPhone accessories from @griffintech for next 4 weeks just by blipping! Check out contest details here http://bit.ly/AaaGF #

Blip.fm Planning New SuperShop Experience

As a result of the recent unexpected closure of our merchandise partner, Blip.fm will be developing an even better store that will offer new services and fresh goodies sure to please blippers far and wide!

We apologize for the inconvenience this closure poses for those of you in the Bliposphere who currently have outstanding orders. We want to assure you that we are working very closely with our former partner to get your orders filled as soon as possible, or secure a 100% refund. We will be in touch with each of you over the coming days to give you a status report.

Though the circumstances were beyond our control, we take great pride in being responsive and supportive of you, our valued Blip.fm community members, and will take this opportunity to build an even better experience! We will keep you posted on when the new SuperShop will be launching.

If you have any questions about your order, you know where to reach us: support@blip.fm

Stay tuned and thanks for your patience!

The Blip.fm Team

Calling all DJs - Blip.fm and Griffin Technology team up for Power Prize Pack Giveaway

Starting now, we’ll be randomly selecting 3 lucky DJs each Friday for the next four weeks to win a Power Prize Pack from our friends at Griffin Technology, the leader in ultra cool and useful iPod accessories!

The Power Prize Pack includes:

3 steps to enter:

  1. Simply include the hashtag: #griffin when you blip a song to Twitter. Visit your service settings page to set up your Blip.fm account to post your blips to Twitter.
  2. Be sure you are following both @griffintech and @blipfm on Twitter.
  3. Add GriffinTech as a Blip.fm favorite DJ.

That’s it. Easy!

The cutoff time is 5:00 pm (PDT) each and every Friday for the next four weeks (If you blip after the cutoff it’ll count toward the following week’s contest). Three lucky winners will be randomly selected and notified via email on Friday, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 and must respond to that email no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) the following Monday to collect their winnings. 1 prize per winner (sorry, you can’t win twice). The more you enter the better your chance to win, so start blipping today and good luck!