Monthly Archives: April 2012

Check out several new startups born in Honolulu tonight

Check out several new startups born in Honolulu tonight

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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, teams were formed, and everyone got to work.

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Startup Weekend Honolulu Startups
Startup Weekend Honolulu went down over a 54-hour jam session in Kakaako, in conjunction with other Startup Weekend events happening aro

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Sunday brings the Institute for Astronomy Open House in Manoa

As a sci-tech geek dad, this is one of my favorite family events. All sorts of great science happens right here in Hawaii, and it's cool to see some of it (and the people doing it) in person. And if a mix of cool space stuff and hands-on activities isn't enough (including bottle rockets and dancing flame), there's always a great display from LEAHI (the LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii).

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IfA Open House
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Google Drive is nice, but I don't like Google's new storage plan pricing

Google Drive is nice, but I don't like Google's new storage plan pricing

Right now, I pay a delicious $5 a year for 20GB of storage. Up until this morning, I could have paid $20 a year for 80GB. But now, Google wants to come after our cash every month, and the prices are much higher. For example, the nearest approximate storage amount up for me would be the new 100GB plan. But that's $5 a month, or $60 a year.

Honestly, the pricing isn't awful, but it's the monthly debits that annoy me. I guess I'm going to hold onto my $5 annual plan and just start deleting stuff.

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Old storage plans vs. new storage plans – Picasa and Picasa Web Albums Help
This is an overview of Google storage plans for people who purchased a storage plan prior to April 24, 2012.
If you haven't yet purchased a Google storage plan, learn how the new Google storage plans …

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Hawaii's 'Eden In Love' Boutique Up for $25K Video Prize

The National Retail Federation has been running a nationwide "This Is Retail" video contest. And Tanna Dang of Honolulu's "Eden In Love" boutique has made the final five! What would she do with the prize?

"Take my staff on an appreciation trip and go somewhere where they will be able to help another community strive and grow in retail. My goal? Thailand or China. I would help a village perpetuate themselves by providing tools and training they need to sustain a healthy lifestyle."

You can vote every day, ten times a day at the Retail Means Jobs site.

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Hawaii's own Wally Amos is launching 'WAMOS' cookies

He was the original "Famous Amos." But through financial and legal wrangling, he was essentially kept from being himself for years. Though he's found lots to do, from making low-fat muffins to helping kids learn to read, it looks like Wally Amos is ready to go back to the business that started it all.

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Amos, now 75, launched the “Famous Amos” brand of cookies in 1975, starting with a cookie store in California and growing to find space on supermarket shelves across the country. His name and likeness became so synonymous with success that he found a career in public speaking and authoring books.

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Wally Amos Returns to Cookies with ‘WAMOS’ — Hawaii Star
Nationally renown, Honolulu-based entrepreneur Wally Amos is returning to the business that made him

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Use Morse Code to Tweet with TeleTweet

Congrats to the +Shacked team (+Chad Podoski and +Jason Skicewicz) on today's launch of TeleTweet! I was lucky enough to help beta test their most beautiful app yet.

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TeleTweet is a Twitter client that unearths an unexpected and clever connection between Twitter and the classic telegraph, one of the first ways people sent short messages to each other. And while I’ve enjoyed other apps by the Shacked team, including the Flickpad photo browser and the kid-safe YouTube browser Gube, TeleTweet is the most beautiful app they’ve made yet.

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TeleTweet App Merges Current, Classic Tech
I love Twitter. It's a fast and efficient social network and status stream based on short messages. And today, the Hawaii-based team at

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An eight-day HPR pledge drive is possible!

Hawaii Public Radio is daring to dream that it can raise $886,000 in eight days, instead of the usual ten. Today is day seven, and there's only $123,000 to go.

As it rebrands its two stations to HPR1 and HPR2, I hope you'll take a moment to recognize what great news, information, and music that HPR provides to you and to the community, and pledge your support today for invaluable original local programming (like, say, our weekly sci-tech show, +Bytemarks Cafe).

From Morning Edition to All Things Considered, from Science Friday to Radiolab, public radio is a treasure… particularly as the media landscape continues to shift and shrink. Keep the good stuff coming! Call (808) 941-3689 or pledge online, and please help spread the word to your family and friends.

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Challenge 2012 | Hawaii Public Radio
ShareThis. Your public radio station has a New Year's resolution: make pledge drives lean, trim and vibrant. HPR members have a distinguished record of bringing these campaigns in on time within t…

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Congrats to the Tracky team for their write up in +Mashable!

Congrats to the Tracky team for their write up in +Mashable!

"Tracky is an application that boosts productivity by cutting Internet clutter. The web and mobile app brings email, chat, task collaboration and file sharing to one place." And the app was built and launched with the help of geeks with Hawaii ties, including +Dan Zelikman and +Evan Nagle!

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Tracky: The Most Useful Online Tool You'll Use At Work Today
Tracky is a social collaborative web app and mobile app that boost productivity by cutting the Internet clutter.

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