24hrs Blogosphere Buzz: 08.27.08


This article originally appeared in 24hrs Vancouver on August 27, 2008.

Want to know more about these events before you dive in? Visit DotComPho.com, where videos of the lunches are cut together highlighting the best parts of the conversation along with a featured Gadget of the Week. The Vancouver Bloggers Meetup schedule can be found at blog.meetup.com/30.

Next weekend sees MobileCampVancouver2 landing at Workspace. Those who are passionate about their pocket communication tools will be gathering together for an ad-hoc discussion about unlocking the potential of a mobile life. “Topics may include – but are not limited to – mobile gaming, entrepreneurship, social mobility and presence, mobile storytelling, the importance of open standards, protocols, and platforms, and mobility on other continents.”

Now all the options are out there for those needing a new phone. The Blackberry Bold has arrived to rival the iPhone. For those a little more buttoned up, the Bold is a nice upgrade for the Blackberry with a bigger screen, and more multimedia. Whichever smart phone you’re thinking about adding to your mobile arsenal, if it’s on the Rogers network, you’ll want to get it this week. The limited time offering of 6Gb of data for $30 / month expires at the end of this weekend.

Jordan and his wife Alex, celebrated their 4th anniversary this week. Like any couple, they have their own language – like using the word Nubnoo instead of I Love You. As an anniversary present to his wife, Jordan created nubnoo.com, a site devoted to love letters from twitter. When using twitter, just tag your 140 character love letter with #nubnoo to have it appear on the page.

So we got next, Vancouver is now on the clock as we count down to 2010. One of the cool toys those in the suites at GM Place Canada Hockey Place will get to play with will be the ability to order from concessions and souvenir stands without standing in line. Nortel Networks, is embarking on a 3 yr Unified Communications plan that will eventually let fans choose the replays they want to see on their personal mobile device from their seat.

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