October 18, 2009
BlogWorldExpo Photos Live (#BWE09)
September 28, 2009
Memories From This Year's DEMOfall
Below are a smattering of fabulous shots from this year's DEMOfall in San Diego.
Microsoft's John Nogrady and Don Dodge
Steve Wildstrom, Janet Rae-dupree, Renee Blodgett, Don Clark, Barry Rosenbaum & band member
(Taken by Demo photographer)
Local Dirt's Founder and CEO Heather Hilleren
Pat McGovern, Renee Blodgett
Neal Silverman, Pat McGovern
Answers.com's Shaya Loney
Laura Beck, Chris Shipley, Jon Pepper, Renee Blodgett, Janet Rae-dupree
(Taken by Demo photographer)
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Jan, Pat, Renee
Renee and Jon
DEMO Stage Crew
Answers.com - Shaya Loney, Bob Rosenschein, Renee Blodgett
USA Today's Ed Baig
Chris and Janet
Chris and the Band
Laura Beck, Renee Blodgett, Ed Baig, Robin Raskin, Ann Revell-Pechar and Laurie Ann
Renee Blodgett, Neal Silverman
Pat McGovern and Chris Shipley dance
Group shot at the end of the Jam Session
The Demo Crew (by Rob Lee)
September 18, 2009
Mug Shots from TechCrunch50
TechCrunch50 was in force this week at the San Francisco Design Center. Client Answers.com was a sponsor and client Gilbert Guide was in the DemoPit unveiling their new media property: The Daily Wrinkle, aimed at aging American boomers and seniors.
Below are a smattering of shots I took on the show floor. As for video, I was too busy running from one end to the other of this massive complex to shoot. Additional photos have been uploaded here.
VCs and visionaries on the TC50 stage
Robert Scoble deep in thought
Answers.com's Gil Reich
TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid and Mike Arrington
Peter Sauer, a gem from the TechCrunch crew
Robert Scoble, Steve Gillmor and Gil Reich at the VIP reception
Loic and Geraldine Le Meur and Robert Scoble
Zappos' Tony Hsieh
Jason Kincaid at The Daily Wrinkle booth
Kooaba's Herbert Bay
Renee Blodgett, Lara Belonogoff and Jill Gilbert
Moshi Monsters' Michael Smith and Ido Mazursky of Shidonni
Nir Zamir with Virtual Web
Christine Lu and Chris Noble
August 06, 2009
Voyij.com and VFM Leonardo Team Up
VFM Leonardo, the leader in online visual content distribution for hotels, will provide hotel digital-rich visual content to the Voyij.com site, including photos, virtual tours and videos. The result? Voyij users will now have an even richer experience when they are searching for hotel deals.
For VFM Leonardo’s customers who have access to VNetwork - the largest online visual content distribution network for the global travel industry, through VScape or VBrochure, this means that they will now be able to further enhance their online presence with photos and rich media (virtual tours, videos) on Voyij.com in the industry’s leading multimedia viewer.
July 28, 2009
BlogHer09 Mug Shots
June 22, 2009
Techlicious Blog Unveiled: Tech-Savvy Friend for Women
The Techlicious blog was launched today, whose mission is to simplify technology, particularly for women.
They tout themselves as the tech-savvy friend women can count on for tips and tricks to get the most out of technology; whether that’s saving time in their hectic schedules, discovering new ways to enjoy their personal interests, or keeping up with the latest technology trends and styles.
As founder Suzanne Kantra points out on the site, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, women influence the purchase of more than 90% of consumer electronics, yet there is nowhere women can go to get straightforward advice tailored to them that is not overly geeky, snarky, or dumbed-down.
Techlicious simplifies things by cutting through the hype and technical jargon to give you the information you need, in language that's easy to understand.
The content will include how-to videos, new product and website recommendations, as well as useful tips for getting the most out of the products they already own.
Their Buyer’s Guides provide advice on choosing the right product for every lifestyle, and include recommendations at various price points. Techlicious also offers a community forum where women can get answers to their questions and share their own tips and discoveries.
June 08, 2009
The Israeli Faces of Innovation
Session topics included high technology, clean tech, medical solutions and entertainment media technology. I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the crowd and the fact that they sold out in their first year, just surpassing 500 registered attendees.
From retail, sustainability, biotech and new media to venture capital, film producers, attorneys and serial entrepeneurs, they all showed up to participate in the discussion on and off the stage.
Sharona Justman is the force behind this new event, designed to be an interactive forum to bring Israel-facing companies together to increase business and investment opportunities between Israel and California. Below is Sharona with Israeli visionary Yossi Vardi following his keynote.
Ron Hadar of Tigo Energy
Answers.com Bob Rosenschein
MySpace's Allen Hurff, Renee Blodgett, Yossi Vardi
Yossi brings us his wit
Isabel Maxwell and Isaac Applbaum on the Green Technology panel
Additional photos can be found here.
April 28, 2009
Iraq is Gone
Two interesting shorts on Iraq.
From Baghdad to San Jose. Haitham Jasim and his wife, Jamila Ghanm, arrived in San Jose from Iraq in July. This is their story.
The second one is called Iraq is gone.
March 10, 2009
December 02, 2008
Moving Panoramic Shot of American Bloggers in Africa
We had an opportunity to hang out with the founder of Virtual Africa for a few days in Cape Town. After an amazing 360 panoramic view of Table Mountain and the surrounding Cape by helicopter, he took a shot of the American visiting bloggers, which also includes three South African bloggers in this amazing shot. We'll cover them in depth in a later post.