Apple press conference (the blue monster goes to Cupertino)

David Pogue, tech writer at New York Times hanging out at Bucks with Patrick

Yeah, you can go over to Engadget or Gizmodo or some Apple-oriented blog (MacSurfer is my favorite because it links to anything that moves in the Apple space).

I’m sure they’ll all do an awesome job of covering tomorrow’s Apple press conference with text, pictures, video, and analysis. It starts at about 10 a.m.

But I’m going to take a different trail. I’m going to use my channel. I’ll be answering the chat there live. And posting video and audio and other things.

What’s cool about that? Well, you can post videos to my channel! And the live chat there can include audio, text, or video. I’ll be reporting from my Mac and maybe my cell phone (do you think it’d be rude to pull out a Nokia during an Apple press conference? Heh! I guess that’s one way to make the point that the iPhone really needs video capabilities to be considered a great phone).

Oh, and Hugh Macleod will be happy to know that my Mac has a Microsoft blue monster on it. So, the blue monster is going to Apple. Ahh, the fun!

Who is that in the picture above? New York Times tech journalist David Pogue. He wrote a book on the iPhone titled the missing manual.

I wasn’t the one who recognized David to tell the truth. He was having lunch at Bucks when my son recognized him (my son says that Pogue did the best iPhone video). My son is really the one who should go tomorrow. He knows more about Apple than most Apple employees do. He’ll be watching from PodTech’s offices. I’m sure he’ll give us some reactions too.

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Photowalking evolves…

I’m bummed that I missed Thomas Hawk’s Photowalking down in Santa Monica. But we have some improvements to the Photowalking show coming.

First, my producer/editor, Rocky Barbanica, is taking Photowalking to a new level. Translation: it won’t be just me doing it anymore. He’s been following along on the last few Photowalkings and has been looking for improvements since this show is very popular.

Second, we’re moving Photowalking to its own show separate of ScobleShow.

Third, we’re looking for sponsors for Photowalking.

Fourth, we’re going to get more professional photographers involved. That’s why I was meeting with Rick Smolan the other day.

Fifth, we’re looking for a new musical theme. Any musicians out there want to submit a theme?

Sixth, our next Photowalking is August 19th on the USS Hornet in Alameda. We’ll do that one by RSVP only (see next item).

Seventh, we opened a new Photowalking group on Facebook where we’ll organize all this stuff.

More to come soon.

Not your father’s FrontPage (and talking about Europe’s tech scene)

A few days ago I met JimDo’s founder Matthias Henze. He tells me all about his new Web design tool which is popular in Europe and just launched in China and elsewhere. JimDo builds Websites online and is pretty interesting. Maybe not for geeks and hard-core techies, but for someone like my brother who needs to build a Website for his bar in Virginia. Anyway, we sat down and talked about his new business (video embedded on this message). After talking through his business we switch to talking about Europe. That switch happens at about 14 minutes into the JimDo interview. Interesting conversation from an entrepreneur who is trying to build a Web 2.0 company in Germany.

In a separate video from the one embedded here he gives a 9-minute demo of JimDo so you can see what it does without signing up for it.

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