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Daniel Leuck's Blog – December 2008 Archive (3)

Featured Techie: Kaz Hashimoto, President of Avatar Reality

Kazuyuki "Kaz" Hashimoto has the most exciting job on the island: Overseeing the genesis of Blue Mars, a massively multiplayer virtual world (MMVW) set on a futuristic terraformed Mars. Blue Mars sports graphics that make Linden Lab's Second Life look like 1980's Ultima. Kaz has all the… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on December 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Finding & Retaining Talent in Hawaii

In Dave Takaki's forum post Action Committee for Threatened Hi Tech Tax Credits John raised an excellent point, "But maybe the issue is: Hawaii has insufficient tech talent so we are simply throwing money at the wrong problem." This is definitely a serious issue for a number of reasons.

1)… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on December 24, 2008 at 9:30am — 57 Comments

Launching a Niche Social Network

Aloha TechHuians. Fresh off the plane from Tokyo, we are going through the familiar ritual of adjusting to our home time zone. We had some interesting conversations during our trip with companies thinking about launching niche networks. Over the past few months we have had similar conversations with companies and academic institutions in Hawaii interested in launching new social networks or adding social… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on December 13, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment


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