Yogaglo is getting some traction

July 24th, 2009

Kurt the CyberGuy from KTLA did a piece on Yogaglo that came out today on nationwide television: Yoga Strikes a New Digital Pose

The filming:


The result:

Then, just after the filming crew left, Forbes Life did a short description of Yogaglo in Find of The Day

In the past week Derik, Yogaglo’s founder, also arranged interviews with the LA Times and Huffington Post.

When you take a look at what Yogaglo users are saying, no wonder its a success:

Here’s another update from Paris. I’m sure you’re busy, but i just want to send you all my gratitude for yogaglo. It’s revolutionary!
Thanks to your service I’ve found a solution – and more!

Martin, Paris, France

The website design is beautiful.  Clean, crisp look and nicely organized.  I will be spreading the word to friends in the weeks to come.  The seamless movement between the 15-minute segments requiring no manual clicking is as good as I’ve seen in online video.  The volume of the music is solid. I think Jo is a star yogi teacher and even better person.  Best of luck!

Kevin, New York City

What a perfect celebration of the power, peace, diversity, and radiance of our global lifestyle community.
Yogaglo has uniquely innovated a multi-platform brand which will sustain the test of time; and lead with relevance, grace, and style.
Yogaglo.com is a virtual Conscious Community Center reflecting the heartbeat of those devoted to building boundless bridges inward and outbound.
Thank you for being the connector to those of like mind and heart.
Imagine the potential….

Tracy, Los Angeles

I just found out about this site/concept today. I think it’s brilliant! Bravo to you for making this a reality. I look forward to practicing with you here in San Francisco.

Trish, San Francisco

You can read more Yogaglo testimonials at Yogaglo’s Blog: Testimonials

Interview with Jose DaVeiga, co-founder of Klicksports

July 20th, 2009

I had the opportunity to spend some time with Jose DaVeiga in his home in west LA for an interview on how Klicksports came to be, and for a demo of the technology.

We have 2 videos: one with the interview of Jose (on him and his company) and the other with a demo of their technology.

In this interview, Jose reveals how, inspired by the promises of interactive TV,  he  invented the perfect interactive platform for sports games in 2001 and made it a reality five years later.

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MyDragnDrop gets a mention in Techcrunch

July 7th, 2009

My Drag and Drop MyDnD, formally known as liveap, purchased a license of our Drag n Drop site creator 6 months ago, and since then have made several major improvements and customizations to it.

They are about to launch their 2.0 version and are gaining strong traction with some major partnership I can’t mention yet. They just got a blurb in Techcrunch Europe along with the other big players in the do it yourself web site market.

Paul Christian, founder of MyDragNDrop, is showing impressive business development skills. It’s perfect to reach small businesses with a free, do-it-yourself web site builder.

And its also great to see our technology at such great use.

Interview with Kayoko Mitsumatsu, co-founder of Yogagivesback

July 6th, 2009

At the Yogaglo / LA Yoga festival I had the chance to talk with Kayoko, the founder of YogaGivesBack. From the yoga community they bring support to women in India with micro lending.

I spoke a couple minutes with Kayoko about Yogagivesback and micro credit.

If you are interested in participating, come at a special fund raiser class the 26th of July at Yogaglo. Take an amazing Yoga class and the $25 donation will go  to YogaGivesBack.

The web site is at http://www.yogagivesback.org and check out a short trailer that explains the micro founding in India.

Yogaglo and LA Yoga summer kick off festival

July 1st, 2009

Last Friday was the big party for Yogaglo.

It included LA Yoga magazine and over 50 sponsors from the Yoga, health and sustainable community. It was a great success with high turn out. I had the chance to meet very interesting people and will post interviews in follow up blog posts.

Yogaglo is not just an Online video site — it’s also a community, and the success of this event showed us how big the community is.

In the video you will see Derik Mills (blue yogaglo t-shirt), the founder of Yogaglo. To listen to the full speech you can go to the yogaglo.com blog. The suspended Yogi is using the Omgym system and in the end there’s a short interview with Kayoko Mistumastu, co-founder of YogaGivesBack.

Disclaimer:  SQLFusion implemented the web site, video processing and hosting of Yogaglo.com

Multi touch screen everywhere

June 25th, 2009

3 years ago multi touch screens were  experimental .

Today with the iPhone, fingers are now part of the human - computer interaction.

Things are changing fast and multi-touch is becoming more more affordable and more software is built with touch in mind.

I was at Microsoft Monday for a demo and hands on with some User Interface products. Lynn Langit demo’ed five point multi touch software possibilities on an $800 HP laptop running Windows 7. Even if it was nice, I am still not convinced it will make a significant difference in improving user interactions with their laptop.   Still, it will be nice to have and a good addition to the mouse.

Next, Wood Pewitt let us play with the Surface and that’s something else. It’s a table, the smartest table I know. Keeping it in the context of a table I can see a lot of possibilities for this. It’s very engaging — the touch has a great feel and I can see it in restaurant, bars, airports … even homes. To order your food, drink, tickets, play casual games, organize your media, select a movie to see….. Its currently at $10,000 but I bet we will see multi-touch  tables at $2,000 in fewer than 2 years and $500 ones in 4 years.

G33kd1nner at uWink, Baseloop friends relevance and the Cobra language.

June 24th, 2009

I was at the Los Angeles G33kd1nner last week and had the chance to talk with Chuck Esterbrook — the creator of the Cobra language.

Chuck created this new programing language with productivity and performance in mind. It has its origins from Python with productivity and performance improvements from other languages like Java, C++, Ruby…. It currently run under .NET virtual machine and Mono. It may possibly work on the Sun virtual machine.

I’ve messed up my Mono setup so I could not get it to work on my setup, so I will post more once I get it running.

On our table were Baseloop folks; they discussed their official release. It’s a calendar based social network. One of the characteristics is the friends relationship and organization. You grade friends and set visibility to your content accordingly.

In the video below, Spencer explains how baseloop’s friends relevance is better than Facebook’s contextual lists.

1 year after

June 24th, 2009

Ok it’s been a year since the last blog post.

Incredible year; we had amazing projects going on but very little time to talk about it.

The 2 most noticeable ones are Ofuz and Yogaglo .

Screen shot of Ofuz o.3

Ofuz Contacts

Screen shot of Yogaglo beta4

Yogaglo Home PageYogaglo LA Yoga kick off party

Yogaglo is unlimited yoga in your home for a small monthly fee. The classes are available online in High Definition.

A big kick off party is happening on the 26th — an entire block in Santa Monica will be closed with live bands, and over 400 people from the Los Angeles yoga community are expected.

See you there.