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Entries from May 30th, 2007

Aloha, Mahalo.com

May 30th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · The Web

Perennial übergeek Jason Calcanis — “Entrepreneur in Action” at Sequoia Capital and founder and former CEO of Weblogs, Inc. — today unveiled his latest brainchild: Mahalo.com. He apparently secured the domain last November, before he knew what he’d ultimately do with it… a tendency I know very well. But he soon found his idea, found some funding, […]

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First Hawaiian Bank’s Stock Offering

May 29th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii

Work with video often enough, and you become very familiar with “stock footage.” Generic, cut-and-paste clips that can fill out a project. Just like the good ol’ days of clip art, though, some images quickly become overused. I was amused to see some familiar faces in a recent television commercial for a local bank. Yes, […]

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Flickr Ticker Eye Candy

May 28th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · The Web

Whether or not you’re a Flickr user, you need to check out Gary Cohen’s Flickr Ticker. It’s an elegant presentation of Flickr photos (reminiscent of the Apple TV screen saver). Powered by JavaScript and Flash, Flickr Ticker is simple yet sexy. Load it up in the browser of your choice and maximize the window, and […]

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Towel Day, Interrupted

May 27th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Pop Culture

Yesterday was the seventh annual Towel Day, an international celebration of late author Douglas Adams, perhaps best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Now, Adams is my all-time favorite author. His Hitchhiker’s series shaped much of my outlook on life, his writing inspiring much of my own. The name of a minor character […]

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Bloggers are Journalists are Bloggers

May 22nd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · The Web

The never-ending debate as to whether bloggers are journalists (and therefore entitled to some of the protections afforded the press) has surfaced in Hawaii. Malia Zimmerman, former mainstream journalist turned “online journal” editor, has been hit with a subpoena to reveal her sources in stories on the Kaloko dam tragedy last March. The subpoena references […]

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Dean Kamen in Hawaii

May 14th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets

Among futurists and gearheads,

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