Category: People

Myopenbar.com Does Honolulu

Myopenbar.com Does Honolulu

“Your guide to free booze.” It doesn’t get much more direct than that! Myopenbar.com is a sharp, edgy guide to hotspots in the country’s hippest metros — New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. And now, you can add Honolulu to the list. The knowing mind behind the...

Blogger Dinner

Blogger Dinner

Web strategist Jeremiah Owyang has been “on the grid” for over 900 days, and after a presentation to a Cisco partner conference in Honolulu yesterday, he began a much needed vacation. As he unplugged from the web, however, he spent the first hours of his time off plugging into the...

Kona Coffee Energizes U.S. Soliders in Iraq

Kona Coffee Energizes U.S. Soliders in Iraq

Thousands of soldiers in Iraq start their day with a steaming cup of Big Island coffee, thanks to the Hawaii Gathering of Eagles and its “Operation Warrior Wake Up.” Although coffee is available in the form of grounds at the PX or at the numerous coffee shops on Camp Taji,...

Steve Jobs’ Hawaii Vacation

Steve Jobs’ Hawaii Vacation

I’ve previously noted hints that Steve Jobs is a fan of the Aloha State, including shout-outs in the historic iPhone launch and an iPhone television ad. But it seems the Apple CEO is a bit more low-key when he’s actually in the islands. Fortune magazine today released a great question-and-answer...

Kaneohe Marine Under Fire for Iraq Puppy Video

Kaneohe Marine Under Fire for Iraq Puppy Video

A YouTube video showing American soldiers tossing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq has set off a firestorm of protest online, and a 22-year-old Marine stationed at Kaneohe has become a ‘figure of hate‘ around the world. KITV called the incident “terribly upsetting,” and, like other news outlets, broadcast...

Aunty Genoa Keawe Dies

Aunty Genoa Keawe Dies

Aunty Genoa Keawe, 89, passed away early this morning at home. She was a local legend and an unstoppable force in Hawaiian music and culture. Word of her passing is just beginning to spread through the Hawaiian music community. The news was posted to HawaiiThreads, and confirmed by her granddaughter...

Flickr Friday Tomorrow

Flickr Friday Tomorrow

Local shutterbugs will again gather in downtown Honolulu tomorrow for Flickr Friday, a monthly lunch meetup of Flickr users and photographers. We’re returning to Legend Seafood Restaurant (100 N. Beretania) in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, a bustling dim sum eatery. Catch up with the discussion here, and RSVP via Upcoming....

Hawaiian Telcom CEO Mike Ruley Ousted

Hawaiian Telcom CEO Mike Ruley Ousted

“Mike Ruley, President of Hawaiian Telcom just got FIRED!” So says former Hawaiian Telcom product manager and renowned technology guru Burt Lum, who again has used Twitter to break big news. Hawaiian Telcom has made drastic personnel changes in recent weeks, firing dozens of managers and losing other employees to...

Ron Mizutani Quits Hawaiian Telcom

Ron Mizutani Quits Hawaiian Telcom

Ron Mizutani has resigned as spokesman for Hawaiian Telcom, less than a week after the company laid off about 60 managers and only six months after taking the job. He joined Hawaiian Telcom in August, giving up his high-profile role as a news anchor for KHON and halting a 20-year...

Chris Pirillo on Hawaii

Chris Pirillo on Hawaii

Renown übergeek Chris Pirillo is vacationing in Hawaii, but he hasn’t taken a break from technology nor his thriving community of fans. Chris has been streaming live video and reporting from his cruise ship as he tours the islands. A recent segment was titled, “Reasons I Might Never Move to...

Unconferenz Ahoy!

Unconferenz Ahoy!

Hawaii will host its first “unconference” tomorrow at JAIMS in Hawaii Kai. Dubbed “Unconferenz,” it’s the brainchild of digital wonderer Burt Lum, no stranger to bringing people together under the Bytemarks banner. An “unconference” is a conference where the content of the sessions is created and managed by the participants....

Flickr Friday at Murphy’s

Flickr Friday at Murphy’s

  Photo courtesy Carrie.   The last “Flickr Friday” of 2007 is two days away. This month, the downtown lunch meetup will take place at Murphy’s at the top of Merchant Street. Check out the discussion in the Hawaii Flickr Meetup group, and RSVP at Upcoming. I missed last month’s...

Flickr Friday in Manoa

Flickr Friday in Manoa

The monthly midday meetup of Flickr users moves to Manoa this month, as local shutterbugs convene for food, folks, and framing at Thai Sweet Basil in Manoa Marketplace (2756 Woodlawn Drive). Easily a dozen geek-leaning photographers will once again draw funny looks and concerned study as they form a smiling...

The Lobby in Hawaii

The Lobby in Hawaii

Hawaii is hosting one of the hottest events in the white-hot “Web 2.0” space: “The Lobby Conference,” brainchild of August Capital’s Kevin Hornik. The proverbial who’s who of new media was invited to The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island “to turn the traditional conference on its head.” In the...

Diane Ako Launches ‘Inspiring Moms’

Diane Ako Launches ‘Inspiring Moms’

Diane Ako, popular KHNL news anchor and reporter, has penned an essay on motherhood for HawaiiMoms.com, a “discussion site” run by The Honolulu Advertiser. “I was warned that having a baby would throw my life into a delicious uproar, but I couldn’t envision it until that day actually arrived, Day...