Friday, November 6, 2009

David Meerman Scott - BMA Keynote

The New Rules of Marketing and PR keynote presentation and Q&A session delivered by David Meerman Scott at the Business Marketing Association 2009 national “Unlearn” conference.

Scott spoke June 10, 2009 at the sold-out conference held in Chicago’s Drake Hotel.

Since the BMA is a business-to-business organization, Scott’s keynote is tailored to a B-to-B audience.

Scott argues that when others spread your ideas and tell your stories online, buyers are eager to do business with you and all kinds of doors begin to open.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

moodspin - The mood-badge

One of the new cool features of moodspin is the capability to share your mood across websites.

We've implemented a mood badge, based on Clearspring launchpad service.

As you can see here - my mood is updated automatically when I update it on moodspin.

The current supported social media sites and other destinations are:

Give it a try.



Friday, October 30, 2009

The new and improved is up and running

The new and improved is up and running.

Many new cool features were added, including:

  • iPhone application - update your mood in a snap
  • My Moodline - track how your mood changes on a daily basis
  • My Mood Network - see how your friends are feeling, in real time
  • Mood badges - share your mood on Facebook, your blog and MySpace page
  • Additional colors, moods, emoticons and other goodies
  • Coming soon - Alerts and a Facebook application - moodspin for your Facebook network

Please help me create a buzz, forward this eMail to your friends, Tweet, blog and update your Facebook network about moodspin.

Thank you!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

moodspin - now in Beta - send your feedback

We are live in Beta!!

What is moodspin all about?

moodspin develops social media add-ons, that allow you to update your mood easily and visually on your social media sites, and to easily learn how your friends are feeling.

Today, we announcing the first phase, which includes integration with Twitter.

The brand-new Beta site (, provides an easy way for you to update your friends about your moods and activities - going beyond text, it actually updates your user image (not drastically, it either adds a colored frame to your image, or a little emoticon at the bottom), and also lets you write about your mood and status. Using moodspin, your friends will always know the mood you are in, and you could know how they feel, in real time.

To keep it simple, you don’t have to create a user name for moodspin – just log in using your Twitter account, and you are in!

How can you help?

Please check out the site at, and tell all your friends about it.

we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions – this is an evolving project (our next phase is improving this version, creating an iPhone app and a Facebook app – do you have other ideas?)

You can DM or eMail us directly, or use the feedback form on the site (

Also - please follow moodspin on Twitter and spread the word.

Thank you for sharing this great experience with us.


Etay & the moodspin team

Friday, May 1, 2009

Busy - short update

I was busy lately and did not Blogged much.
However, I've being active on the micro-blogging.

You can check for the latest feeds and activities (Twitter, FriendFeed, Posterous, facebook and more).

And just to make you smile, a funny video:


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

SDN - Show yourself on SDN with Veodia

SDN is 1.6M active users strong.


Craig started a great initiative (You and your 30 seconds!), so start recording and share with Veodia.

And here is Craig:



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Zend - Updated Website + Released Zend Server

ZEND just updated their website and released the Zend Server.



Friday, April 3, 2009

DemoGod for iPhone - Demo Your iPhone Application On Your Screen (Wireless !)

Plutinosoft, the creator of iPhone Screen Splitter - released an amazing demo tool for the iPhone - DemoGod.

DemoGod allows you to share your real iPhone screen on your computer screen / projector. And it is wireless.

See a demo (switch to full screen to see Veodia's high quality playback)

Very impressive!

No more face UI demos - DemoGod this is the real thing.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Getting Old...

There are signs that I am getting old...
(No details in public, but let just say that 5 hours sleep a day is not enough any more...)

I saw this link on Twitter for an image-aging algorithm.

So this is me now

And this is me getting older...

Seems as I will keep my hair...



Veodia - Webware 100 award (2009) - PLEASE VOTE

Veodia won the Webware 100 award last year (2008)
and now, we are in the finals again!

Please vote for us!

Thank you,


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

iPod Shuffle - When Design Is Not Enough (and make it worse)

I love my old iPod Shuffle.

Just a small USB stick that plays music.
I could use any headset I want and have full control over the music.

I did not buy the second generations as it was harder to use the controllers while running/riding and it requires a cable to charge/sync. However, I did like the clip.

I think the new generation took a step forward from design perspective, but MANY steps back as for usability.

It is great you could use playlists and there is no need for a screen to do it, but the 'new' VoiceOver is disappointing.
For a cool looking device as this, to have this 1985 audio quality (text to speech) is just bad.
I got flashbacks from years ago when I was developing eLearning tools and content and had to use the TTS (Text To Speech) from Microsoft...

You can create your own VoiceOver here - let me know if this makes sense to you...

One more thing - the new iPod requires you to use the 'new/special' headset.
I do not like this type of headset, it keeps falling when I run.

Check the introduction movie from Apple.

So, I guess I have my options. And so do you.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

UnHub - Easy Way To Aggregate Your Online Presence

UnHub is a new service that helps you aggregate your online presence.

TechCrunch: "...What UnHub does is create a persistent iframe bar with tabs for all your online presences (e.g. your blog, Twitter stream, LinkedIn account, Flickr profile, blog comments etc.) linked to a dedicated URL you can easily share with anyone..."

So, now is pointing to this page:

Let me know what do you think.


Monday, March 9, 2009

You've got to learn to get happy, along the way

Diamonds And Gold, by Langhorne Slim

You can have all the diamonds,
You can have all the gold
But someday you're still gonna get old
You've got to learn to get happy, along the way.
Take some chances, allow yourself to get lost
You're beautiful baby, you're the boss.
You've got to learn to get happy, along the way

There's no road to follow,
only stones left unturned
You must play with fire,
in order to get burned

Toss your misery, out the door
What are you waiting for?
You've got to learn to get a little happy, along the way
It's alright to change your style, it's alright to smile
It's alright to get a little happy along the way

Tough day at the office,
and worse, not at home
Don't wanna talk about it,
Just wanna be left alone
There's no joy in living,
You're giving all and getting none
It's a new beginning,
you thought you lost, but honey you won.

You can have all the diamonds, all the gold
Someday we're still gonna get old,
We've got to learn to get happy along the way

Get your hat
Get your coat babe
Leave your worries on the doorstep
We've got to get a little happy along the way.

(thanks to


Friday, March 6, 2009

Marissa Mayer: The Future Of Google, Future Of Search

Full transcript and comments on TechCrunch


Thursday, March 5, 2009 - Fresh Web Radio provides a stream of fresh music you could listen to, or link or embed in your site/blog...

Fun and fresh indeed.



Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The DEMO event is a great opportunity to learn about new companies and to experience new technologies and solutions.

As I did not go to DEMO, the playback of some of the demos is all I can share...


(Direct link)


Friday, February 27, 2009

Veodia Presentation at the TechCrunch Cloud Event

I was presenting Veodia new HD and other features at the TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable event today.

(switch for full screen)

Great work by the Veodia team.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Veodia / "Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?"

I am presenting in the upcoming “Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?" event.
I will demo Veodia’s services and solutions and will talk about what is unique about the way Veodia is using the ‘Cloud’.

I hope you see you!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Value Your Work and Bring Value

In recent days, I started see a pattern in some links friends shared on Facebook and Twitter, as well as in business messages.

"You must show value".
As the following examples suggests, you should/must bring value, but also, you must value what you are doing.

For example:


Do You Provide Value?

In the end, if you want to feel confident in life—-every aspect of life—-you need to find a way to answer the question of value with a passionate “yes.” You don’t have to change the world. You don’t have to be a saint. But you do need to feel that every room you walk into is brighter and better equipped because you’re in it.

Simple, right?

And Mike Rowe's presentations about Dirty Jobs.

So, value your work and bring value.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Hair Cut

Well, it was time for a hair cut.

I have long hair for over 20 years now.
(I did take about 5 years break for the army...)

Anyway - this is the new look:

And if you do not like it, do not worry - it will grow...


Friday, February 6, 2009

Siftables - Physical, Natural Way to Interact with Information and Media

Interesting user experience concept from MIT - Siftables.
Presented by David Merrill.

I like it as it makes the 'out of the box' phrase real.
In this case - instead of a 'box'/screen it provides multiple display and interactive objects. This truly it breaks down the current interaction concepts by making the screen part of the interaction and not just the canvas.


Imagine overturning a container of nuts and bolts, then looking through the resulting pile for a particular item. Or spreading photographs out on a tabletop and then beginning to sort them into piles. During these activities we interact with large numbers of small objects at the same time, and they utilize all of our fingers and both hands together. We humans are skilled at using our hands in these ways, and can effortlessly sift and sort - focusing on our higher level goals rather than the items themselves.

Siftables aims to enable people to interact with information and media in physical, natural ways that approach interactions with physical objects in our everyday lives. As an interaction platform, Siftables applies technology and methodology from wireless sensor networks to tangible user interfaces. Siftables are independent, compact devices with sensing, graphical display, and wireless communication capabilities. They can be physically manipulated as a group to interact with digital information and media. Siftables can be used to implement any number of gestural interaction languages and HCI applications.

The Siftables interaction platform is a collaboration with Jeevan Kalanithi.



Design, Usability and Web Programing

Today I've learned about Yslow. YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you why they're slow based on Yahoo's rules for high performance web sites.
You may take the advices the tool provide you or just check your favorite sites...
It is useful and addictive...

Also, I've read the Google Eye Tracking and Heat Maps Blog post and learned how Google uses Eye Tracking and Heat Maps to analyze and understand users activities and needs.

So, overall a very interesting day. I am glad I managed to combine design, usability and Web programing...


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Updated Messages in the Veodia Studio

I've Blogged today on the Veodia Blog about the updated messages in the Veodia Studio.

Check it out.

My favorite:

And the relevant video:


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

24 Hour Marathon on the Friday Morning Report

Please join the 24 Hour Marathon on the Friday Morning Report organized by my friend Craig.


The Friday Morning Report, for it's first ever 24 hour Marathon starting on February 12, 2009 at 15:00pm CET (Central Europe) has signed up to accept donations on behalf of Doctors Without Borders. We look around the world we live in and realize that it's not a perfect place, we know that it has problems and that we as a community need to be more aware of the problems and do what we can to help provide critical care to those living amid armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition and natural disasters around the world.

Thanks to our support, Doctors Without Borders is at work right now saving the lives of women, men and children in more than 60 countries where people would otherwise not have access to medical care.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support Doctors Without Borders.

So join us during our 24 hour marathon and help make the world a little bit better and please take a moment to share your comments and thoughts of the show here for everyone to share in!

Thank you,


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Zend Technologies Co-Founder Andi Gutmans Named CEO

Congratulations to my friend Andi for becoming Zend Technologies CEO.

You can find the press release below, but I wanted to add a personal note:

Andi is a great guy/husband/father and I am proud to be his friend.
For time to time, he is useful around the house as well:

So - Good luck Andi - Well done.

PS - Maybe now he will get an iPhone and a new car...

Zend Technologies Co-Founder Andi Gutmans Named Chief Executive Officer

Zend Technologies Co-Founder Andi Gutmans Named Chief Executive Officer
MySQL Veteran Mark Burton Named Zend Executive Chairman

CUPERTINO, Calif. — February 3, 2009 — Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced that it has appointed Andi Gutmans, Zend co-founder, as its chief executive officer. Gutmans was most recently senior vice president for R&D and alliances at Zend, as well as chief technical officer. It also named Mark Burton, formerly executive vice president of worldwide sales at MySQL, as executive chairman. Harold Goldberg, who held the position of CEO at Zend Technologies during the past two years, will leave to pursue other opportunities.

Cameron Lester, a Zend director and general partner at Azure Capital Partners remarked: “Zend’s probably the most mature, fast track open source company today. Andi Gutmans’ vision and execution skills have played a key role in guiding the company’s strategy and expansion, and have supported PHP’s phenomenal growth to become the platform of choice for over 20 million Web sites. Business customers—especially in our current environment—are increasingly looking to open-source solutions to deliver both cost benefit and business agility, which is driving increasing opportunity for Zend. With Andi’s appointment as CEO, we are now confident that Zend has the leadership team in place to accelerate the execution of its growth strategy.”

“We are very fortunate to have Mark Burton join Zend as executive chairman,” says Danny Rimer, a Zend director and general partner at Index Ventures. “Mark was part of one of the most successful leadership teams in the history of open-source and there are many parallels between his former company—MySQL— and the strategy Andi has been driving at Zend. Mark will take a very active role and will add considerable operational and commercial depth to the team.”

Andi Gutmans stated, “I am honored to take the leadership role at the company I co-founded years ago, when open-source was in its infancy. Zend’s enterprise-grade PHP solutions and our growing customer roster have increased awareness of the high maturity level of PHP and the efficiencies it brings as most applications move to the Web. Going forward, we will continue to expand our industry-leading solutions for developing and running business-critical PHP applications, work more closely with our partners, and maintain our strong commitment to the open-source community.”

Mark Burton said, “I am thrilled to be joining Zend’s board of directors and am looking forward to working with Andi on realizing Zend’s strategic opportunity. Zend is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of PHP’s growth in driving business critical Web applications.”

About Andi Gutmans
Andi Gutmans has been instrumental in building Zend into the company it is today. In addition to building key partnerships with IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Adobe, and contributing to major sales engagements, in 2006 he led the company’s largest round of funding to date. Gutmans’ leadership of the company’s open source project Zend Framework has included galvanizing the PHP and enterprise communities around the benefits of standardization and has broadened the professionalism and market reach of PHP and of Zend solutions worldwide.
Gutmans was named one of Computerworld’s “40 innovative IT people to watch, under the age of 40.” He is also recognized from the widely circulated technical publications he has authored and is a frequent speaker on business and technology issues at global conferences. Gutmans is a member of the PHP Group, the Apache Software Foundation, and serves on the board of the Eclipse Foundation. Gutmans holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

About Mark Burton
Mark Burton has 29 years of sales and marketing experience. His past accomplishments include executive sales roles at MySQL AB and Informatica. At MySQL, as EVP of Worldwide Sales and Alliances, he contributed as the sales executive building a worldwide sales engine monetizing the MySQL open source brand and culminating in a $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in February 2008. At Informatica, Mr. Burton held roles as senior vice president of Americas Sales and eventually group vice president of Worldwide Sales and Alliances. His contribution helped grow Informatica from $12m to over $150m in sales resulting in a successful IPO in April 1999 and a secondary offering in September 2000. Other positions include several vice president of sales and marketing roles in early stage companies, executive-in-residence at Partech International Venture Partners, and regional sales management at Oracle, among others.

Burton was also recently appointed to serve on the board of directors of open-source leaders MuleSource and Infobright as well as on the advisory board for Jaspersoft.

About Zend Technologies, Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying, and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty million web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Zend Framework, the leading open source PHP framework, has been downloaded over 10 million times and corporate adopters and contributors include Fox Interactive Media, Google, IBM, and Microsoft. Deployed at more than 27,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
For more information, please visit or call +1 408 253 8800.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Top Gear's The Stig Revealed

I've been following Top Gear for a long time.
And as many, one of my favorite characters is "The Stig".

As it seems, "The Stig" identity was revealed.

Now, as I thought about it and after I researched a little (there are so many reports by now), I've realized that I just do not care.

As "The Stig" is more than a person - he is "The Stig".

The idea that their is someone on that TV show that actually knows what he is doing.
It's like Steve Austin ("The Six Million Dollar Man") - you do not care who is the actor ( it is Lee Majors in case you do care) - just that he is Steve Austin.

Anyway, I will keep following this show as it has a good balance of geeky data and dry British sense of humor.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yoshimoto Cube

I started to follow @fancyjeffrey and discovered this video:

These are very interesting artifacts/objects, demonstrating "The transformation of two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons from a cube".

The design of these objects is really cool.


Innovid - multi layer content clickable canvases

TechCrunch reported about Innovid (and brought their site down...) new announced capability to "help advertisers move away from the pre-roll with technology that allows for things like virtual product placements inside videos and turning entire surfaces into clickable canvases."

The visuals are great, but even more interesting is the multi-layer content capability as shown in this image:

Great to see innovation from Israel.

Would be interesting to see if Veodia could assist them with content creation.

Good luck guys!


Slacker Radio - Updated Web UI

As I opened my favorite Web Radio I've noticed that they have updated the web UI to match the iPhone UI.
Main changes seems to be a tile view of station and album images, instead of the text list we saw before and a framing some lists and menus.
I like.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hug a Developer

In recent weeks, I've worked hard with the Veodia team releasing the new version of the service as well as providing everyone with the ability to try the amazing video platform we've developed.

We had a good plan and the team executed very well. But as always, many things had to change at the last minute and many last minute changes were more costly then planed.

I saw this movie long time ago on Assaf Arkin's blog, and although I believe we did much better (then shown in the movie), I would like to express my thanks to the team and acknowledge their efforts.

Please join me and hug a developer.


iPhone Screen Splitter by Plutinosoft

ScreenSplitr is an iPhone app that lets you see your iPhone screen on a TV or a Computer while still being able to see and interact with the iPhone.


iPhone onnected to the TV

Connecting iPhone and Safari - wireless

Used as Remote Control

Check it out! For more info, including installation steps, click here.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Veodia - Free Trial of the Veodia Widget

Last night Veodia released a new version of its video platform for business.
In addition to 'enterprise' features, such as SSO, security, reports and integration to leading collaboration, sales, training and other systems, Veodia also offers a free trial of it 'Veodia Widget'.
Now you can register to the Veodia service and start uploading and recording high quality videos directly into the 'cloud'.

We've added demos to the Veodia site, showing video usage in business context, for example:
Sales, eLearning and collaboration.

In addition. Now you can register and try the Widget for free.
We added the ability to share the video by direct link or by an embed code.
I started using it to add video to my Twitter messages.

Link to video page

This is very exciting and I am very proud of the Veodia team.

Give it a try, use video for your business and send me your feedback.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Picture of the Day- US Airways in the Hudson (twitpic)

Today's events are another demonstration to the shift in event reporting caused by technologies and culture.

This is the image of the rescue of US Airways that had a emergency landing in the Hudson river.

I am amazed by the shift of/in information consumption we experiencing these days.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Patrick McGoohan - "I am not a number!"

Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner" has died. He was 80.

I used to watch "The Prisoner" when I was a kid and think it is still one of the best TV shows ever produced.

Patrick McGoohan acting was amazing and I miss his 'darken' qualities in the characters we see today on TV...

I will probably spend the next few days digging out some chapters of "The Prisoner"...


Veodia - New Video Platforms Safely Bring YouTube Benefits To The Enterprise

In the latest report by Ted Schadler (Forrester's Vice President and Principal Analyst), Ted covers several companies and video solutions for the Enterprise.

"...Information workers have been posting confidential videos to YouTube because they've had few alternatives. Fortunately, in the past few months, three vendors - Google, Microsoft, and Veodia - have introduced services or products for securely hosting videos with enterprise access controls.

These services give information and knowledge management professionals a way to harness the power of corporate and employee-generated video to teach, inspire, and capture knowledge.

This report introduces the business scenarios, platform checklist, and vendors for employee-generated video..."

Great validation for Veodia's vision and amazing execution capabilities!


Slacker Player for the iPhone

Wow! I am soooo happy that Slacker now have a player for the iPhone!
Following on my previous blogs (Slacker G2 Player, Slacker player for the Blackberry), I am now using the iPhone player as well.

It is going to be interesting to track this new product, as well as the Blackberry player and to see how would it effect the sales of Slacker G2 player.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Short (Video) Message

I was working on demos for Veodia most of the day.
Cool stuff I could share in few days.
So, as I was doing all these recording, I decieded to do one short message for the Blog.
Because I can.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Adobe Genesis - A Collaboration Mashup Client For Business Users

I had the pleasure working with Matthias Zeller, a Group Product Manager @ Adobe (twitter, blog) on several projects in the past. One of Matthias's projects is Adobe Genesis.
The project was presented in the last Adobe Max and now available on Adobe.TV:

Interesting Stuff!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

The History of the Internet (Picol/RRW)

RWW shared a very interesting movie on the history of the Internet.
The movie was crated by PICOL ( - stands for Pictorial Communication Language) - it's a project that aims to create "a standard and reduced sign system for electronic communication." PICOL is free to use and open to alter.


Slacker Player for Blackberry

Slacker, my favorite online radio site just released a new player for Blackberry.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile do not have an update for my old 8700, but AT&T does...

If anyone at Slacker reads this - I would be happy to get the new Blackberry Bold and promise a more detailed review!



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Jing Pro

Trying out the new Jing Pro .

I receded the 'thank you' eMail I received after buying it for $14.99/year.

I wish there was an easy way to re-size the output, as for example, my blog width is 400px and the movie I recorded was 649px...

Very cool quick integration/upload to FTP/Flickr/YouTube. Could be great to see integration to Twitter with a tinyURL for

I will keep working on this one and I hope it will continue to be very good experience.


SAP’s Leo Apotheker on Enterprise (2.0) Software

Interesting discussion with SAP’s Leo Apotheker on Oliver Marks column today.

As Leo mentioned, if the Enterprise software is not built well, it may take down many businesses with it...

Great point that emphasizes one of the main differentiators of Enterprise software.
For those who develop Enterprise 2.0 software/solutions, please keep this in mind. The transition from Web 2.0 to E2.0 is not trivial.

-- Update --
Interesting comments from Bill McDermott:

"...Bill McDermott, SAP (NYSE: SAP)'s CEO and president of global field operations, has a prediction on when software-as-a-service will become a popular platform on which large business will run their core business operations.

"Never," McDermott said, in an InformationWeek interview on Tuesday.."
information week


Monday, January 5, 2009

No More Sitting in the Dark

People say I sit in the dark.
This is not true.

Lights in my office: floor, desk.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Web 2.0 vs. Enterprise 2.0 - The Short Answer(s)

So what are the differences between Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0?
So many opinions and Blogs about is, so, let me share my short answers, based on who is asking...

The kids version

Web 2.0 is where daddy plays, Enterprise 2.0 is where daddy works.

Another example: Office 2.0 Blog

The car fan version

Web 2.0 is as if your car was shown on 'pimp my ride'.
It is fully customized to your taste, so it is cool, noisy and unique.

Enterprise 2.0 is
like as if you car was shown on 'Top Gear'.
It is in mass-production, cost a lot and performs as good as it looks.

The philosophical version

Web 2.0 is a 21st century culture looking for a business (model), Enterprise 2.0 is a business looking for a 21st century culture.

photo credits

The IT version

Web 2.0: "What is IT?"
Enterprise 2.0: "What is Web 2.0"

(Well, some of them do get it...)

The Mash-Up version

Web 2.0 is where you can mash-up anything you want. Just drag-n-drop, copy some embed codes, updated your blog and sync your twitter updates.
Enterprise 2.0 is where you expect to log-in to one system and have everything integrated and aligned with your business process.

The Cloud Computing version

Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 companies use cloud computing. While Web 2.0 companies are looking for low costs and scalability, Enterprise 2.0 companies are looking also for security, redundancy/recovery capabilities and good PR...

The shirt version

Web 2.0 summit 2008 (I think...Cannot remember, so many of them)

SAP TechEd 2004... (from my private collection)

Feel free to use them if you like.
Comments are welcome.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2009

I like gadgets because they usually cute and bringing me value (saving, time, great experience, fun). Some gadgets are very cool, but also very bad for the environment (due to usage of toxic chemicals). Once in a while I get my hand/eye on a gadget which I like, but also green.

I would recommend you visiting the Greener Gadgets Design Competition Website, to learn about last year ideas, but also to have the opportunity to contribute.

Here is some information from the Website


Greener Gadgets has partnered with Core77 to generate outstanding design innovations for greener electronics. This year, the top 50 entries will be published on the web for voting and commenting, and top finalists will be showcased live at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City on February 27th for judging by an expert panel. Awards will be given out at the end of the conference program, and winners will be showcased on,,, and

Design Brief

We invite designers to explore the concept of "Greener Gadgets." Designs should seek to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle. Areas of sustainability to consider include energy, materials/lifecycle/recycling, social impact, and educational development. Designers can focus on a particular area of human enterprise (learning, playing, communicating, etc.), or a particular context (work, home, school, etc.), a particular material, or a specific device. Entries may also seek to create new paradigms for products and services.

Some of last year's winners