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A new player is trying to crack the event search vertical: Daybees. So far it works mostly for the UK but is planning to expand over to the USA in the next months. From their website: This Beta version of Daybees is the first step towards realising our goal of creating the world’s most advanced vertical […]

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Welcome Back, Plancast!

October 17, 2012

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Plancast (web, mobile app), the social calendar for discovering/tracking/sharing events is back. After being acquired by the Active Network, Plancast has announced today a revamped web interface and a new mobile application with a set of new features. Now it also integrates with LinkedIn and Eventbrite, apart from Facebook and Twitter.   At the time, […]

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Guest post by Alon Alroy of Bizzabo. 2 weeks ago I attended one of the best mobile events of the year, the MLOVE ConFestival Europe. Wired Magazine has called it the “TED for Mobile” – it truly is. The venue, speakers, activities and attendees, can all be described as “inspiring”. Unlike many conferences and events […]

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Among all the challenges that event organizers have to conquer, there’s one which is particularly important: being discovered by their future audience. The online service Lanyrd aims to fill this gap by providing a social conference directory that can expose events to a larger number of people. Lanyrd founders, Natalie “Nat” Downe and Simon Willison, offer […]

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Pinterest is the new kid on the block of Social Networking and many event organizers have been pondering how to use it to “pimp” their events. One practical application would be to follow the example of creative mastermind Marcel Kampman (creative director of PICNIC Festival and organizer of Mastermundo) and use Pinterest to aggregate and […]

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Selling tickets on Facebook is a natural step towards providing a service (selling tickets) where the users are already present (Facebook is expected to reach 1 billion users by August 2012, link). Most big online ticketing platforms (Eventbrite, Amiando, Ticketea) already offer the possibility to add a ticket module to Facebook pages and I’ve came […]

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You have an iPad but are afraid of it slipping from your hands while you’re speaking on-stage? Grabbit has a solution for both iPad 1 and iPad 2 owners, and at a quite affordable price too. With it’s hardshell body and quality leader strap, it appeals to both technologists and business men alike. It has […]

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Back in March I wrote about TEDx in a Box, a smart idea which challenged the assumption that you need a conference room for holding a conference. The concept is simple: pack a box with a portable pico-projector, a source (like a netbook) containing TED Talks and you can host your event wherever you are […]

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You think that your conference’s videos are not being watched by enough people or even worse by the right people? Maybe the problem is that they don’t know that those wonderful videos exist and you are doing nothing to help them discover them! One of the biggest challenges created by the amount of information available […]

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I often speak about the need to challenge the basic assumptions of a conference in order to improve the event’s experience, and one of these assumptions is that you need a big screen so that the speaker can show his slides, etc. A common deterrent to change the way an event develops is the lack […]

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