Before the event - a bunch of Google Product Managers came over from the US to mingle including Marissa Meyer - Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at Google.
I didn't manage to take any photos so nabbed them from the CJ Night Flickr Pool:-
Prepared this post before Jim and Jonny uploaded their pics - check them out too:-
My co-host Andrew Shuttleworth.
Emerging coverage as follows:-
Pokens were being sold at a huge discount too. For those who don't know, these are like electronic business cards. All you have to do is touch your Poken with another Poken owner and your info is exchanged digitally. You plug the USB Poken into your Mac and then you can see that persons info online.
The official launch of Poken in japan was at CJ Night Tokyo and is becoming a huge success over here.
Catering was provided by comrade Sunil who runs many restaurants in Tokyo called Swagat.
Sunil has been in IT for most of his career and opened up his restaurants as a side business - done very well for himself.
Asahina Marin-chan who calls herself a Hetalayer - compound of "Heta" meaning "Bad at" and cospLayer meaning that she refers to herself as being bad at cosplay ^^;
Expect to see more from Marin-chan but for now keep up with her shenanigans at her burogu.
The Web2.0 version of NicoNico - Twitter Fountain. Excellent for events like this. Twitter Fountain pulls in tweets and Flickr images tagged with "cgmnight" in real time.
People following the tweeter will learn about CJ Night too.
Also with our Eye-fi SD card, photos are uploaded via wifi real time from the camera as soon as they are taken and also appear on the projector screen too which are also tagged with "cgmnight" creating virl waves around the web2.0 social media community.
Somehow the folks at Circus knew that my fave Dacapo girl is Koko and they brought a long a few of her goodies - just in time for Summer. As I use glass tables, the grimy smelly sweat from me grubby paws goes all over the glass. In the Summer, I usually rest my arms on a towel to keep the table clean.
Foxkeh likes his new poo mat. Dont have any pets at home yet and we'll probably go for a dog first but have always wondered whether even trained pets occasionally poo or pee at home on the carpet? I can imagine - you drop some chocolate on the floor and pick it up to eat - only to nab a hardened chunk of dog poo. Could taste better than chocolate though.
And the pile of business cards I still need to go through.
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