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Entries from October 25th, 2011

Bartleby’s Second Book Featured by Apple

October 25th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Technology

It was over a year ago when “Bartleby’s Book of Buttons,” a delightful digital storybook for iPad, hit Apple’s App Store. Created by Hawaii-born artist Henrik Van Ryzin and his wife Denise, I found the app to be a delightful, wonderful digital storybook for the iPad. That first release was dubbed “Volume I: The Far Away […]

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Bookmarks for October 20th

October 20th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 20th: CityCamp Honolulu: CityCamp Honolulu (CCHNL) is an unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. It is a collaborative effort to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology and participation will shape the future of Honolulu. […]

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Launch Platform Looms Over Honolulu Harbor

October 7th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Miscellaneous

If you’ve been anywhere near downtown Honolulu over the past couple of days, you probably couldn’t help but stop and gawk at the massive Sea Launch Odyssey platform docked at Pier 10 near Aloha Tower. It’s an imposing sight. It stood out even when viewed from my office in Iwilei, and for drivers passing on […]

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Island Middle School Students Shine in D.C.

October 7th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Science, Technology, The Web

Two middle school students from Kailua and Hilo represented the Aloha State in a national science competition earlier this week. Winners and finalists in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade from across the country attended at a black-tie gala at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C on Tuesday. Robert Heckman, a 14-year-old Kailua Intermediate […]

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PLAYHawaii Acquired by CrowdSavings

October 7th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Business, The Web

One down, still a few dozen more to go. Once described as the first group buying site in Hawaii, PLAYHawaii has been acquired by Florida-based CrowdSavings. “Even though Crowdsavings is one of the leading group buying sites on the mainland, they are committed to our hyper-local focus to help support local businesses and introduce them […]

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‘Angry Birds’ In Real Life

October 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology

Check out this real-life “Angry Birds” game, set up by local tech company HONBLUE (and sister company JET Graphics) yesterday at the Pacific Building Trade Expo. “Angry Birds” is one of the hottest, biggest video games out there, and it was inevitable that people would start to recreate it in three dimensions. There’s a huge […]

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