Namedropping at Davos

Hey, I am a sucker for a good name drop. But I take you further than just writing a blog post saying something like “I met Vinod Khosla.”

I turned on my cell phone and let you interview him and others.

The BBC caught me doing this and wrote me up
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Here are the videos I did today.

1. Eric Hippeau, managing partner of SoftBank Capital. Talked with me about investments he has made. Lots of content plays like Huffington Post.
2. William Amelio, CEO of Lenovo USA. Showed me Lenovo’s latest laptops and MID device.
3. Vinod Khosla. One of Silicon Valley’s most famous venture capitalists. Talked with me about cement. Oh, and a few other things he is passionate about (green investing).
4. Daniel Shapiro, talked with me about conflict resolution. He is a professor at the Havard Law School and works with governments around the world to try to decrease violence and increase democracy.
5. John Gage, chief researcher at Sun Microsystems. Talked with me about helping people in Africa.
6. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, talked with me about trends he is seeing. Loic Le Meur popped in for the conversation and later Tim Weber of the BBC joined in, where he was amazed at the interactivity and questions he got from around the world.
7. Susan Sawyer, writer for the Huffington Post drops in for a chat.
8. John Markoff, senior tech writer for the New York Times and David Kirkpatrick, senior tech writer for Forbes, talk with me about the impact of economic turmoil on tech.
9. Danah Boyd, who is writing a dissertation on her social software research, talks with me about social networking trends she is seeing among teens.
10. Adrian Morick talks with me about the Davos Question, which is the YouTube project that the World Economic Forum is working on to get people around the world to answer how they would change the world.
11. Matthias Leufkins, head of PR for the World Economic Forum, talks with me about what he is seeing on the first day.
12. Mike Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, starts the morning out with a fun chat.
13. Tariq Kim, CEO of Netvibes, gives me a sneak peak at the new version of Netvibes, which looks very compelling.
14. Phillip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Labs, says hi along with Nic from Reuters.

More tomorrow at www.qik.com/scobleizer

Comments

  1. Are you trialing the new QiK application? I’m trying to get my paws on it, but can’t find anyone for the hookups. Supposedly it gives you even better quality (640×480 over hsdpa, 320×240 over umts).

  2. Are you trialing the new QiK application? I’m trying to get my paws on it, but can’t find anyone for the hookups. Supposedly it gives you even better quality (640×480 over hsdpa, 320×240 over umts).

  3. Hi Robert,

    Can you elaborate how you managed to see the comments while streaming? I assume you used a second phone to access your comment via web/ email access.

    Anyway, nice work!

    Now what someone needs to develop a RIA which allows you to edit online streams from sources such as Quik and YouTube into a summary news program… kind of like a Adobe Visual Communicator meets FinalCut.

    Anyone know if something like this exists? Hm… if not might have to build one myself and launch my very own web 3.0 business.

  4. Hi Robert,

    Can you elaborate how you managed to see the comments while streaming? I assume you used a second phone to access your comment via web/ email access.

    Anyway, nice work!

    Now what someone needs to develop a RIA which allows you to edit online streams from sources such as Quik and YouTube into a summary news program… kind of like a Adobe Visual Communicator meets FinalCut.

    Anyone know if something like this exists? Hm… if not might have to build one myself and launch my very own web 3.0 business.

  5. The interviews have been great! When do you think you will be live tomorrow?

    Are you getting business cards from the people you interview, would be great for your rolodex?

  6. The interviews have been great! When do you think you will be live tomorrow?

    Are you getting business cards from the people you interview, would be great for your rolodex?

  7. Robert, the BBC gent said:
    “Oh – there’s still one drawback: The phone’s battery allows for about 25 minutes of video streaming. Still, it was very impressive.”

    How many extra batteries did you bring, or is it a quick recharge?

  8. Robert, the BBC gent said:
    “Oh – there’s still one drawback: The phone’s battery allows for about 25 minutes of video streaming. Still, it was very impressive.”

    How many extra batteries did you bring, or is it a quick recharge?

  9. Who knew, Robert, when you were driving around in a car hour after hour with the founder of qik beta testing this real-time film over internet technology that a few weeks later you would be at Davos interviewing these few where the elite meat meets meat! I never would have guessed it. Now I see why you were so taken with this camera work. This is great.

  10. Who knew, Robert, when you were driving around in a car hour after hour with the founder of qik beta testing this real-time film over internet technology that a few weeks later you would be at Davos interviewing these few where the elite meat meets meat! I never would have guessed it. Now I see why you were so taken with this camera work. This is great.

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    what a weird name for a book yet its live

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1434831310

    just visit it and buy it – and ask davos what they think of it

    one sample – and lastly to bill gates -you were the best i knew- for you made fun of me in your retirement parody -this not many know for you were the best

    the book is not even remotely connected to technology

    bye
    arun balaji
    very soon @runb@laj! will be no longer a word or my logo -its days are numbered as a logo-zho sad

  12. @runb@laj!: part logical fiction-puzzle -3 step program for living the right experience,place at the right time (Paperback)
    by M. Arun Balaji. V (Author)
    List Price: $33.00
    Price: $33.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details
    Availability: In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

    what a weird name for a book yet its live

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1434831310

    just visit it and buy it – and ask davos what they think of it

    one sample – and lastly to bill gates -you were the best i knew- for you made fun of me in your retirement parody -this not many know for you were the best

    the book is not even remotely connected to technology

    bye
    arun balaji
    very soon @runb@laj! will be no longer a word or my logo -its days are numbered as a logo-zho sad

  13. Conference-ambush shaky cams, self-adoring the self-promoing narcissistic boring — whiplash headaches, fuzzy video and distorted-peaking audio, no extra charge.

    As heady-fake vacant as Davos is itself…

  14. Conference-ambush shaky cams, self-adoring the self-promoing narcissistic boring — whiplash headaches, fuzzy video and distorted-peaking audio, no extra charge.

    As heady-fake vacant as Davos is itself…

  15. The comments show up on my cell phone’s screen on top of the video. I don’t need a second phone to see it.

    I have six batteries and four cell phones (two lent to me by Qik and one from Reuters).

  16. The comments show up on my cell phone’s screen on top of the video. I don’t need a second phone to see it.

    I have six batteries and four cell phones (two lent to me by Qik and one from Reuters).

  17. They’d better move the forum outside and get more ‘grassroots’. Otherwise, they’d miss out on the real action. Great coverage, Mr. Scoble.

  18. BBC comments were really interesting. I could almost see the writer contemplating the future effect of these micro-interactive broadcasts on his world.
    As this trend takes hold, storage requirements are going to jump yet again. Rather than creating one version of news reporting/analysis, interactive interviews like these will create hundreds or thousands of versions of a story or topic. All video, all needed to be archived and distributed.
    The petabyte is the new terabyte!

  19. BBC comments were really interesting. I could almost see the writer contemplating the future effect of these micro-interactive broadcasts on his world.
    As this trend takes hold, storage requirements are going to jump yet again. Rather than creating one version of news reporting/analysis, interactive interviews like these will create hundreds or thousands of versions of a story or topic. All video, all needed to be archived and distributed.
    The petabyte is the new terabyte!

  20. Sounds like a wonderfully inspiring event. Keep up the blogging and coverage Robert. Looking forward to hearing your stories when you get to Geneva.

    See you at Lift!

    cheers,
    Thomas Purves

  21. Sounds like a wonderfully inspiring event. Keep up the blogging and coverage Robert. Looking forward to hearing your stories when you get to Geneva.

    See you at Lift!

    cheers,
    Thomas Purves

  22. This qik.com website is so lame. I just can’t watch any of your videos. I used to watch all of them at your previous website but now this website just won’t work. Maybe you can put them on youtube or something. It is a shame that I can’t watch your video just because of this bad platform

  23. This qik.com website is so lame. I just can’t watch any of your videos. I used to watch all of them at your previous website but now this website just won’t work. Maybe you can put them on youtube or something. It is a shame that I can’t watch your video just because of this bad platform