Video Interview – Motorola
by Brian Solis
We’re back from Vegas with bags full of marketing material so that I can start my Christmas wish list now. We also shot a ton of show footage which will start running here and over at PR2.0 over the next couple of days. Stand by for numero uno.
by Julie Blaustein
Attending Macworld was like attending a big welcoming party for the new iPhone that is an iPod, a phone and the Internet using the Safari Browser, all in one. if you haven’t had a glance, here it is close-up. It was difficult getting close to it as it was cloaked behind glass with tons of folks swarming around it. I even got a tap on my back for being too close to it.
The best feature I thought was if you were listening to your music and a call comes through, it would fade out the music so you can answer your call. I also was digging the entire phone being activated by a touchscreen. Start saving your allowances as its on the pricey side with a 4GB for $499 and a 8GB for $599 and only one service provider being offered and that would be Cingular.
I attended an exclusive reception for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Tuesday evening. Its a non-profit mobile recording studio that has been travelling the country. They are working with students to introduce them to the world of music and technology. To help them out are celebrities such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Bob was at the reception and talked about the need to have more buses available so more kids will have a chance to be a part of this amazing blend of music and technology.
Bob Weir and Students of the John Lennon Bus
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been defending our freedoms in the networked world and we should all be grateful for their existence. It only made sense they would be celebrating their 16th. birthday with the folks of the Macworld Conference. They defend free speech, privacy, innovation and consumer rights today that allow us all to continue to play and do businees in our digital lives. If you want to donate to this doner supported orgranization you can do so here. The party at 111 Mina on Thursday was a testament to the appreciation of the digital crowd, providing a packed house. There was a mix of MAC die hards who have been around since the start of it all, web 2.0 folks, EFF supporters and others from the conference who kept the place packed throughout the night.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation at 111 Mina
For more pictures, jump to the Photobucket album.