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Job Opening: High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) seeking an Executive Director & CEO

High Technology Development Corporation

Executive Director

Job Posting


The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is an agency of the State of…


Added by High Technology Development Corp on June 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

America Spends More Money on Slower Internet

This article was in Bloomberg: U.S. Internet Users Pay More for Slower Service.  I've read many pieces like this, but can't help myself.  The problem is familiar.  But each time, I hope to read that a solution is brewing somewhere.  After having lived and traveled in Asia, it was disheartening to see the state of broadband here.  Discovered that my Internet in Hawaii was…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on December 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Spread a little aloha?

Well, if you haven't already heard, its true.


After alot of thought and consideration, I'm going for it.


Yes, I've been told I'm nuts and you are probably going to think so too....


Long story short- I'm giving away a trip to Hawaii for a deserving group of four people.


Its on Facebook and a few other places. Watch the video and let me know what

you think. Share it with people you love and I hope this idea connects with…


Added by Keith Cronin on July 1, 2011 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

Tech and Hawaii- How to Assist Our Clients with Their Marketing Needs and Create Local Jobs

As we read alot in our local news, finding a job in the tech sector can be challenging. I remember talking to Dan and Mika a couple of years ago about what Dan first said to me was going to be the future- "New Media". At the time, I was uninformed as to the phrase, so I asked him to elucidate further.

Basically he summarized it for me as Facebook, Twitter and other forms of marketing and advertising to reach new businesses. He extended the thought to the movie industry here as well,…


Added by Keith Cronin on April 11, 2011 at 1:36pm — 3 Comments

Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry

Aloha, currently Hawaii legislators are trying to pass an Internet tax law. Yes, Hawaii legislators think you should be paying even more taxes. Normally I am not a political person but after reading this bill I strongly believe this is bad for Hawaii.


The scary part is If you take a deeper look into this proposed bill you will see it has a dramatic negative affect on Hawaii's tech industry.  This includes the entire online media (content sites, photographers, video, bloggers,…


Added by Dean Takamine on March 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 19 Comments would like to feature Hawaii Artists who have had any art in a feature film or television series, like Hawaii Five-O perhaps?

Aloha All,

I just launched a new website and social network called "Art In Films".

I created it to showcase the art you see in films that enhance the scene or are just in the background.

I'd love to get some Hawaii artists to join my network and showcase any work they may have in films. Big screen or Small. Blockbuster movies, independent, foreign films or locally produced shows like Hawaii Five-O. A… Continue

Added by Liz Ambrose on November 30, 2010 at 11:22pm — 1 Comment

TSA's "enhanced screening" - why it hurts Hawaii most

Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth. We're 2,400 miles from California, nearly 3,900 miles from Japan and 5,000 miles from China. We are the widest state in the US and the only one to grow coffee.

We are also one of only two states that you must fly to (I can't swim that far.. sorry guys).

We are dependent on tourism.. all of us - because even if we are funded by external dollars, any decline in local industry…

Added by Brian on November 16, 2010 at 2:30am — 12 Comments

The Beauty of Hawaiʻi's Anchialine Pools

I thought I would take a break from my usual subjects, software development, Hawaiʻi's tech industry and policy issues, to write a few thoughts about my favorite little ecosystems - anchialine pools. Scientists have identified about 150 unique ecosystems in our state ranging from the awe inspiring alpine deserts of Mauna Loa to the world's wettest rainforests on Kauaʻi.…


Added by Daniel Leuck on May 2, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Tough Times for Tech in Hawaii

On the way back from Ryan's Geek Meet yesterday Mika and I noticed three more small businesses in our neighborhood, the east side of Kaka'ako, shuttered. We must have lost 1/3 of the small family owned restaurants and shops in this area over the past two years. I know some of the owners, and it breaks my heart to see businesses that families worked hard for years to build go under. Its starting to look like a ghost town littered with empty buildings covered in graffiti. The Economist predicts… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on April 26, 2010 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

No Strategic Direction

At the beginning of the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, with the State facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, I wrote a five-part series for our Legislature and for our tech community. The purpose was to demonstrate simple procurement decisions, and abuses, that subsidized technology-driven jobs in locations other than our own economy. During the hours that I was writing this on 1-26-10, the final essay, I learned that our recently appointed…


Added by R. Scott Belford on April 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Saving the DOE

In response to the 2009 recession, only Hawaii has reduced school days and, consequently, compromised its future. Below is an essay that I shared with our elected officials in hopes of inspiring change.

Saving the DOE

Sometimes the most simple solutions are right before your eyes. As you read this message, perhaps you will ask… Continue

Added by R. Scott Belford on March 3, 2010 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Why Hawaii is an Ideal Choice for Google's Gigabit Network

Hawaii, home to nearly 1.3 million people, is the most isolated island chain on earth. Our state's unique geographic isolation presents special challenges in keeping our families, communities and businesses connected across our islands and to the outside world. The speed and quality of our connection to the net directly impacts our ability to communicate, educate, learn and conduct business. Despite the… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on February 15, 2010 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

Pono Media partners with MotherApp to buiild mobile applications

Industry-leading provider of cross platform mobile applications, Motherapp Limited has partnered with local media marketing startup, Pono Media to develop and market mobile applications in Hawaii, Guam, and throughout Polynesia. Founded in Hong Kong in 2005 by former original Google team member, Ken Law and serial entrepreneur, Leo Chan; Motherapp focuses on creating mobile apps using their patent-pending technology, which allows them to create applications quickly and easily for all major… Continue

Added by L.P. "NEENZ" FALEAFINE on January 12, 2010 at 8:18am — No Comments

Renewable Energy Permitting

Sent to us by Jim Thompson:

There was a conference call this morning with representatives of the Hawaii Science and Technology Council, the UH Energy Policy Forum, the Farm Bureau, Senator Carol Fukunaga's Renewable Energy Sub-Group, Sun Fuels on the Big Island, and Pacific Bio-Fuel on Maui.

There was unanimous concensus to forward the attached package…

Added by Daniel Leuck on December 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why Hawaii Technology Companies Should Consider Outsourcing Their R and D Work


This is to let you know that I have posted a new blog article on "Why Hawaii Technology Companies Should Consider Outsourcing Their R and D Work" which you may find of interest. Please feel free to post any comments you may have.

Leighton K. Chong

Added by Leighton K. Chong on November 20, 2009 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

Framework for Developing a Statewide Innovation Plan

Posted on Behalf of the High Technology Development Corporation

From HTDC CEO Yuka Nagashima:

HTDC started working on this document in anticipation of the State's need to have a coherent implementation plan for establishing Hawaii's innovation economy last year. This document evolved as we also accommodated the needs of other economic development practitioners and… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on November 13, 2009 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Aloha on Rails Announces Hawaii High School Student Grant


We're proud to partner with Hawaii Information Consortium, the company behind, to offer the Hawaii High School Student Grant to attend Aloha on Rails. The grant covers the registration fees to attend Aloha on Rails, the Hawaii Ruby on Rails Conference.

This grant is intended to ensure that we continue to… Continue

Added by Seth Ladd on August 25, 2009 at 12:11am — No Comments

Watch Video Teasers of Aloha on Rails Presentations and Talks


We're proud to present teaser videos for talks and presentations at Aloha on Rails, the Hawaii Ruby on Rails Conference. Aloha on Rails is a three day tutorial and conference, teaching you how to build interactive web applications with the most productive and fun web framework out there: Ruby on Rails! After the tutorial, attend the two day conference and learn more about your craft, your career, and the technologies… Continue

Added by Seth Ladd on August 18, 2009 at 11:25am — No Comments

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