At the picnic conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, I met Rafi Haladjian, a successfull serial entrepreneur. With his actual company violet he explodes the boundaries between technology and daily life, focussing on the connection of the virtual and physical world, making applications more fun than just smart - as the Nabaztag rabbit demonstrates. Image via Wikipedia Nabaztag is the Armenian word for rabbit, there is a special Nabazblog telling for example that there is now also a black Nabaztag version available. The little cute rabbit has a wide range of functionalities for example he can update you about the twitter status of your friends. Mir:ror or mirror, the new product of violet, is a USB-pluggable RFID reader which is able to connect everything you own. Making it possible that a tagged umbrella launches the weather forecast if you hold it next to the mirror. See here, here and there for reviews about that new product. You want to know more about the founder of violet? Go to the Armeniapedia to get a short overview about Rafi Haladjian, his personal background and his company. After entering the telecommunications industry in 1983, he pioneered the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in France in 1994, FranceNet, and sold it in 2003 to British Telecom. For more information you can also follow Rafi Haladjian's french blog. From 24 to 26 September 2008, thousands of creative minds from all over the world came together in Amsterdam for the third PICNIC. For nice fotos, shot at the event follow the link to the eventsite picnicnetwork.org
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