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Uber ‘Black Car’ Service Arrives in Honolulu

July 16th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Business, Technology, Travel

Uber, the startup that aims to serve as “everyone’s private driver,” had its soft launch in Honolulu today. Based in San Francisco and deployed in over 30 cities around the world, Uber empowers smartphone users to summon a “sleek black car” to take them to meetings, parties, or home (after perhaps too much partying). Uber’s […]

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City Launches Open Data Portal

July 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Government, Technology, The Web

The new site takes the city’s transparency efforts “to the next level,” expanding upon the “CAN-DO” portal it unveiled last March.

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Honolulu Grows App Offerings

July 1st, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Government, Technology

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle has directed all city department and agency heads to support its open data initatives. And now, Honolulu’s engagement with the national “Code For America” program has now brought three new web apps for citizens.

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Startup Weekend Honolulu Startups

April 29th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology

Startup Weekend Honolulu went down over a 54-hour jam session in Kakaako, in conjunction with other Startup Weekend events happening around the world. The goal? To pitch, design, code and launch a startup in less than three days. The event was hosted at The Greenhouse Innovation Hub on Auahi Street. On Friday, several ideas were proposed, […]

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Honolulu’s High ‘Creative Class Density’

September 14th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology

Our cost of living is high, our wages are low, and our barriers to business are substantial. But smart and creative people? We’ve got those in droves. Honolulu is among the top ten metropolitan areas in the nation when it comes to the density of its “human capital” and “creative class.” This according to University […]

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Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

January 3rd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, People, Technology

Roz Savage, who hopes to set records and raise environmental awareness by rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean, is putting out a call for help. Her high tech rowboat, The Brocade, is in desperate need of shelter while it awaits Phase 2 of her voyage. “I urgently need to find covered storage for my boat […]

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Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

December 26th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Media, Television, The Web

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, a lightning storm over Honolulu apparently knocked out electricity for almost the entire island of O’ahu. As people from Waikiki to Kaneohe were plunged into darkness, those that still had battery operated gadgets gathered and shared information online to determine the extent of the blackout. Of course, […]

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Sensational “Saltimbanco”

November 9th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Events, Family, Music

UPDATE: A special $20 discount is propagating on Twitter. If you’re thinking of checking out “Saltimbanco,” be sure to use the special link and save! Acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, a cyclist, a juggler and jester, and hapless subjects pulled from the audience. Around them, a kaleidoscope stage, and behind them, a live band. At “Saltimbanco,” I […]

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Diamond Head Hike

October 12th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Family, Hawaii, People, Video

Diamond Head Hike from hawaii on Vimeo. Yesterday, I joined my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, on a hike up Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks and a popular local attraction. The hike was organized by her Girl Scout troop (Hawaii Troop #84), and we were joined by seven other girls, another dad, and Troop […]

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Tweet-Up with Seesmic’s Sukhjit

July 29th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology, The Web

If you’re not on Twitter, you may not have heard: a member of the Seesmic team is in Honolulu, and several local geeks are turning out to welcome her and enjoy some terrific tech talkstory. Sukhjit, who hosts the Seesmic video show “Unboxing,” will be at the Aloha Tower Marketplace food court at 5 p.m. […]

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