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Boston Events

November 30, 2008 Leave a comment
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Over the weekend Paul Yeaton of Fortunate13 and I were busy developing BostonTweet. The technology has been finalized, but we’re still working on the design. We hope to have the app launched within a few days.  

For now follow BostonTweet on Twitter!

BostonTweet: real time Twitter updates about entertainment, promotions, crowds, events, menus & discounts at local Boston restaurants, bars stores & venues.

Tweet the Scoop: Have the scope on a local Boston hotspot? Email, text (617-947-8071) or @Reply us happenings in Boston.

Boston Business: Connect with your customers and promote your business. Email, text or call 617-947-8071.

BostonTweet will cover Boston Events in Boston, Cambridge & Brookline. Each region will be categorized according to the following neighborhoods:

Boston: South End, North End, Back Bay, Kenmore, Downtown Boston, Beacon Hill, Allston, Brighton, Jamaica Plain, 

Cambridge: Harvard Square, Porter Square, Davis Square, Central Square

Brookline: Washington Square, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village

Stay current on all the latest postings on BostonTweet by adding the follow code to your website. 

<div id=”twitter_div”> <h2 class=”sidebar-title”>BostonTweet</h2> <ul id=”twitter_update_list”></ul> </div> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://twitter.com/javascripts/blogger.js”></script&gt; <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/BostonTweet.json?callback=twitterCallback2&amp;count=5″></script&gt;

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Webinno – Cambridge, MA

November 28, 2008 Leave a comment

I’m happy to announce that infoMedMD will be one of the side dishes at the next Webinno. Webinno 20 will be held at the Royal Sonesta Cambridge hotel on Tuesday December 9th at 6:30pm.

A side dish means that infoMedMD will occupy one of the periphery tables in the conference room for demonstrating infoMedMD. The entire list of presenters at Webinno 20 are:

Main Dishes

TripChill – Alex Shore, Dave Miller, & Chris Holt 
Local Motors – John B. Rogers, Jr. 
Crimson Hexagon – Candace Fleming & Perry Hewitt

Side Dishes

Pixabilty – Bettina Hein, Dale Bertrand, & Randy Barth 
Tipjoy – Abby Kirigin & Ivan Kirigin 
HelpGuest – Mark Abrams & Jim Dowd 
InfoMedMD – Thomas O’Keefe 
Genotrope – Thomas Summit 
Photrade – Andrew Paradies & Dan Preston

I will be joined by Paul Yeaton of Fortunate13 (designer of infoMedMD) so if you there please stop by and say hi. – Tom O’Keefe

To register for the event please visit the URL below:

http://webinno20.eventbrite.com/

Boston Restaurants, Bars, Stores & Entertainment – BostonTweet

November 26, 2008 Leave a comment
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Over the next week TOKiBiz, in partnership with Fortunate13, will be launching BostonTweet. BostonTweet is an online platform for info about about specials, menus, entertainment, promotions & discounts at local Cambridge, Boston and Brookline restaurants, bars, stores & venues.

BostonTweet utilizes Twitter to broadcast to Twitter followers, Twitter search, mobile phones, Google, syndication feeds, blogs, and of course BostonTweet.com.  

If you have the scoop on a local event either email BostonTweet at tweet@BostonTweet.com or leave an @Reply or DM to @BostonTweet on Twitter. We’ll then broadcast it to our followers, syndication, blogs and BostonTweet.com.

If you’re a local Boston business and want to utilize social media & messaging to promote your business then contact BostonTweet at Tweet@BostonTweet.com or 617-947-8071.

BostonTweet will be categorized according to Boston, Brookline & Cambridge neighborhoods. To commence these neighborhoods include:

  • Brookline: Washington Square, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village
  • Cambridge: Harvard Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Porter Square
  • Boston: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, North End, Southie, Kenmore, Downtown, Brighton, Allston

If you’re neighborhood isn’t included that doesn’t mean you can’t tweet us with updates – they’ll still be posted under our citywide listings.

Twitter Acquires Values of N

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Techcrunch and the Values of n blog has announced that Twitter has purchased the Portland, OR based company. Values of n is the developer of Stikkit and I Want Sandy. In his blog post entitled “A fork in the road” Rael Dornfest says:

While the company and services will be shutting down, Stikkit and Sandy’s DNA will live on; the intellectual property behind both has been acquired by Twitter, Inc. While Twitter has no immediate plans to incorporate Sandy or Stikkit’s feature sets into its core product, those who know our apps well may notice familiar-feeling bits and bobs appearing in your Twitter experience.

The third tine of this fork is me: I have taken an engineering position in the User Experience group at Twitter. I started consulting there a few months ago, and fell in love with the team, their way of thinking about things, and of course the product (my Twitter user id is in the low 100s). It turns out we worked incredibly well together, the feeling was mutual, and they pulled me in as a permanent member of the team.

@TOKiBiz will be releasing a local Boston Twitter application over the next week serving local restaurants, bars and entertainment. If you’re a local Boston business owner please contact us for social media & messaging marketing opportunities.

Is Health 2.0 the Beginning of Web 3.0?

November 25, 2008 4 comments

In a previous article, Web 2.No More, I wrote about how the current economic conditions are moving us into a new web life cycle. Away from Web 2.0 and into Web 3.0 where the leading web applications will focus more on solving critical problems rather than creating love connections.  In that post I wrote:

Health 2.0 applications like SermoinfoMedMD & PatientsLikeMe are in their infancy but they’re quickly providing patients all over the world with medical research, information and patient outreach – services that previously were only available via costly doctor visits. Online medical applications were definitely slow to adapt Web 2.0 technologies, but I think they’re some of the first players in Web 3.0. Interactive medical data applications used not for online enjoyment (or making friends) but rather to educate people in an attempt to make their lives better and healthier. 

Health 2.0 is the commencement of this new web cycle and over time we might discover that there was years of overlap between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. Technology and ideas evolve. Some still adapt the old ways while others are pushing ahead. The current economic conditions calls for the immediate change in definition, valuation, focus and efficiency. Some will make the jump from 2.0 to 3.0, others won’t make it out and many more are just being born.

Startup – From Idea to Maturation to Sale

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

At TOKiBiz we develop the foundation for online applications to mature into successful internet startups. We start with an idea, create the model, build the brand, and then launch the application. Once the initial development is complete, and the application has developed its foundation, we then look for a buyer who can take that startup to the next level.

Bizak has been online now for 6 months, has developed that foundation, has received a tremendous amount of interest and is now ready for a buyer who can expand its reach. Both Bizak and infoMedMD were built with the ability to quickly & affordable scale operations with total costs being under $500/year.

We are now opening up discussions with interested parties and if you too are interested in acquiring Bizak please contact Tom O’Keefe at 617-947-8071 or tom[at]tokibiz[dot]net.

iPhone 2.2 Software Update

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

I just received the official iPhone 2.2 software update from Apple which includes Google Street View, public transit & walking directions, podcasts & Safari improvements.

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Installing the iPhone 2.2 software update is easy by following the steps below

install iphone 2.2 update