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Company: zvents
Launched: Today
Previous Profile: September 26, 2005
Location: Menlo Park, CA

The zvents team took the wrapper off their social event manager/calendar today. The timing of the announcement couldn’t be better, as Upcoming.org (a competitor) announced its acquisition by Yahoo yesterday.

Ethan Stock posted about the launch on the zvents blog. Key features include best of breed event search, tagging of events, easy blogging and blog/website widgets to promote your event. zvents uses ajax intelligently and the site feels very stable.

Zvents is also opening up a number of APIs to grab their data, encouraging mashups. We applaud them and look forward to developments.

  • Nathan

    not entirely sure what you want here.

    wait until the Olympics actually start…

  • Steve Gillmor

    I am waiting for messaging about the “open” cross-platform Silverlight platform unencumbered by PC and cable centric positioning away from the digital value proposition Microsoft has evangelized around Mesh and Silverlight. Not good signals of true internal buyin.

  • http://www.last100.com/2008/07/31/2378/ | last100

    […] and gymnastics. Video quality is near-HD. Olympics on the Go isn’t going anywhere on the Mac TechCrunchIT points out that Olympics on the Go is sponsored by PC-maker Lenovo and powered by TVTonic. When you […]

  • http://www.tvtonic.com Michael Sprague

    NBC is offering an unprecedented level of online coverage for the olympics this year, spanning many platforms and interactive experiences. Silverlight is the core of this. NBC Olympics On The Go is an additional way to get the Olympics that makes use of the unique and powerful capabilities only available in Vista Media Center. If you don’t have Vista there are plenty of other great ways to view the Olympics from NBCOlympics.com.

  • AreUthat Dumb

    Look, Gillmor, “On the Go” does not mean streaming in 2008 marketing speak.

    “With NBC Olympics on the Go, consumers will have a convenient new option for bringing Olympics video footage with them, though the coverage will be sandboxed to PCs.” (from Ars)

    Silverlight == Streaming, also on http://www.nbcolympics.com/

    BTW this comment is a negative gesture. In fact, equivalent to the middle finger.
    As you said in your Dare post, you need negative gestures to learn something. Now learn something — for example, why Ars, CNet, ZDNet, RWW all understood the message, while you didn’t.

  • Steve Gillmor


    The mixed messages sent on the On the Go site are not commented on in the Ars Technica post you cite. I continue to wonder why the Introduction to the service is provided via Silverlight. Microsoft appears to be promoting two competing technology bases, a telling sign at a time when Microsoft politics are in churn.

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