Wow! Such Amaze! A cryptocurrency launched largely for laughs is already starting to shift into a serious business, and Honolulu is feeling some of the first ripples. Dogecoin is a form of digital currency similar to bitcoin, but it’s inspired by an internet meme involving photos of Shiba Inu dogs and funny captions written in […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hawaii'
February 12th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Startups, Technology
February 9th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Startups, Technology
The first Startup Weekend Honolulu of 2014 wrapped up tonight at The Box Jelly, with the final pitches and judging closing out 54 hours of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. And the winners are: Honorable Mention: Tidy Panda An app to fix the bad roommate problem, sorting out chores and facilitating communication while generating revenue through […]
January 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Government, Hawaii, Technology, Video
This morning’s “Hawaii Geek Beat” segment on Hawaii News Now focused on the increasing popularity and promise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. While drones are frequently associated with military operations, the commercial applications of the technology are even more interesting. Over the holiday season, online retailer Amazon made headlines by demonstrating a prototype drone […]
October 26th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii, Technology, The Web
Last night brought the official launch of IslandFunder, a crowdfunding startup focused specifically on Hawaii projects. The gala event, at Five-O Bar and Lounge in Waikiki, featured Jason Alan, Jahlivity, and Rebel Souljahz. But while it was the coming-out party for the startup, the site already has funding campaigns underway: a catering company, a skateboard […]
January 25th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 34 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television
Scott Caan, star of the CBS crime drama reboot “Hawaii Five-0,” appeared last night on Chelsea Handler’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” And not surprisingly, they talked about what it’s like living in Hawaii. Caan says that he can take Hawaii about six days at a time, but that otherwise, “I like to hustle and […]
June 19th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Miscellaneous, Technology, The Web
Google today added over 200 popular Hawaii visitor attractions, historical sites, resorts, parks, schools, and golf courses to its Google Street View collection. And the expansion takes Google’s 360-degree imagery of the Aloha State beyond the open road. The announcement was made at a special media event at Hanauma Bay this morning (more photos here). […]
June 16th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology
Declaring daily deal discounts an ‘old school’ fad, a local firm is betting that free stuff is the best way to connect businesses to new customers.
January 5th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Government, Hawaii, Technology, The Web
This year is looking to be a big year in open data, e-democracy, and Gov 2.0. More information is coming online, and more people are thinking of ways to use it. Among the most interesting areas is in mapping and location-based applications.
December 16th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Environment, Hawaii, Science
My family and I love the Big Island. We visit as often as we can, particularly over the New Year’s holiday. That’s not happening this year, unfortunately, making me especially wistful for Hawaii County. But while we won’t be able to vacation in the cool, lush rainforests of Volcano Village, a story in the news […]