Arrive in Santa Monica, Visit Mahalo!

I escaped from freezing Las Vegas and arrived in Santa Monica.

It has so nice view whenever I come.

Santa Monica

I visited the human-powered search engine “Mahalo” locating near the downtown of Santa Monica, and Jason Calacanis and Tyler Crowley welcomed me.

http://calacanis.com/2009/02/12/green-tea-kitkats-hand-delivered-by-masaru/

Jason and Me

In the middle of chatting with them, there was a breaking news that South airliner landed in Las Vegas in emmergency where I’ve been until this morning.

Mahalo’s staffs were a little bit busy to collect and distribute the news-related tweets then.

DirecTV News Mix

A Mahalo guy working at the office said “CNN is always slower to bring breaking news”.

Now is the era of cellphone journalism as you may know.   CNN owns iReport, but they never win cellphone holders in terms of  competing the speed.

Mahalo

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Masaru IKEDA

Masaru IKEDA has co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms in Tokyo. Now he has been contributing serial columns to nationwide newspapers and IT periodicals, also he’s currently serving as tech consultant for several web companies. See this for more bio.