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Final Round of Mashable’s Open Web Awards

As I’ve mentioned before, Pleasure and Pain is a blog partner for Mashable’s Open Web Awards. The final voting round started yesterday at noon ET. You can vote anytime until 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 14. Mashable Open Web Awards Final Voting Round – Top 3 Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Name: URL: Netlog [Keep Reading…]

Mashable’s Open Web Awards – Voting Round 1

As I announced on Nov 5, nominations for Mashable’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards were open until last Sunday. On Wednesday, the first round of voting began (sorry for the delay in posting this). Vote for your favorite site using the widget below until November 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Some ground rules: One vote [Keep Reading…]

Mashable’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards: NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Pleasure and Pain is proud to be a blog partner of Mashable‘s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards. This is a unique opportunity for the world’s best websites and services to be recognized for their accomplishments through an open voting system appearing on blogs all across the web. Nominations are now open! The 2nd Annual Open [Keep Reading…]

September 2008 IxDA NYC: Dan Saffer’s Tap is the New Click

In the midst of everything last week, I attended Dan Saffer‘s presentation Wednesday night at the IxDA NYC monthly meet-up, hosted at the beautiful R/GA offices (I particularly like the gated courtyard/parking lot in front of the building). Dan gave the same talk at Web 2.0 Expo NY earlier in the day, but I had [Keep Reading…]

Helvetica & Lessons for Experience Designers

I just finished watching Helvetica, a documentary film by Gary Hustwit. I’ve been dying to see it since it was released, and finally got around to it this afternoon (I had convinced myself it was a daytime movie and not meant to be watched at night). Less than two minutes into the film I realized [Keep Reading…]

NY Tech Meetup — June 2008

Internet Week New York edition Last night was the monthly NY Tech Meetup at IAC. Instead of the typical 5-minute presentations by new start-ups getting their feet wet, this month was a rather impressive line-up of successful Internet companies operating in New York. As always, it was a sold-out room of 400+ developers, designers, entrepreneurs, [Keep Reading…]

The importance of delivery to New Yorkers

I recently discovered Wakozi.com, what TechCrunch called “Kozmo for booze.” For those of you who never knew Kozmo.com, they were a movie-and-snacks delivery service that operated in Manhattan (and later in other cities) in the late-90s. Their angle was that they delivered your order for free in under an hour. I was one of their [Keep Reading…]