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August 2011 Blog Posts (4)

We've Been Acquired: Local Startup Makes Good

 

Aloha, TechHuians - I am happy to announce to the local tech community that Sprout has been acquired by InMobi, nearly six years to the day from when we started our dot-com venture in Honolulu under the name ChipIn. Here's some of the press about the acquisition:

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Added by Kevin Hughes on August 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Honolulu selected as a 2012 "Code for America" city

Learned of this via Twitter from Ryan Ozawa and Burt Lum: Honolulu selected as a 2012 "Code for America" city

 

For those who don't know, Code for America is a nonprofit that recruits talented programmers and has them build web applications for local governments.  Sort of like a Peace Corps for computer…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on August 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Kauai Independent Food Bank wins!

 

 
Since separating from the grim past of mis-guided supports.
 
Today we have built an amazing, innovative organization. Our board is lead by Kauai residents who really care about feeding our families. Thank you…
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Added by John Sydney Yamane on August 18, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Google / Motorola

So, Google buys Motorola... I believe this is a multi-faceted move on Google's part.  Besides the obvious patent reason, there are other benefits to this deal.  

 

Immediately I think:

- Motorola has a set top box product, GoogleTV

- Front line for a "Nexus" type of tablet device.

- The phone docking product line has just gotten a lot more interesting and the likelihood of the product I was dreaming of could very much come to light now... Android when I'm…

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Added by James Pakele on August 15, 2011 at 6:40am — No Comments

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