Giuseppe Taibi’s Techlog

Impressions and bookmarks about my technology journeys

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Profile on Italian Public Television [VIDEO]

December 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Video Profile by Stefano Salimbeni In Italian. I am working on a subtitled version in English. Meanwhile, please read the *RAW* Google Translate version of the transcript.


“Being there, on that site, what difference it makes?”

Giuseppe Taibi – Entrepreneur

“It ‘s the difference between a good idea and a great success”

The site is Apple’s, the undisputed world leader for computers and mobile phones, but also for so-called “Apps”, applications or programs that revolutionize the way you use now, and even perceive, these ubiquitous devices

Giuseppe Taibi, Agrigento engineer, has invented a number, two of which have made the App Store front page.

Giuseppe Taibi – Entrepreneur

“In this case, and ‘went well’ which together with the founder of ‘Soundtracker‘ and that ‘another Italian, Daniele Calabrese, we found the business manager of the apps for the music, then made a presentation application, he sees many, but ‘that the e; liked so much, so much.

Soundtrckr and ‘an application that allows you to create custom radio stations say the user chooses’ … I would listen to a radio station that I know I sound Spare Battsti … Lucius’. Just enter Lucio Battisti and ‘boom’ part of a series of songs that are, or Lucius or similar artists.

“There are already ‘satellite radios that do this?”

“There are, in genera, and perhaps with some famous artists.Whereas here you can ‘create a station esugli Inti Illimani, for example ”

“She who gains?”

“As users continue to grow in the way they are growing and will become millions in just a few months, will be ‘possible sale of tickets for concerts and events on which the artists have created the users stations.”

Taibi, a former researcher in the field of artificial intelligence in 2003 was noted with ‘Invisible Ideas’, by way of a program that was appearing on the virtual museum outdoor handheld computer user works of art according to the points touched from her walk.

And again thanks to GPS, ‘GoLearnSkatebording’, the debut of Taibi in the main application window, besides teaching the techniques of skating, shows real-time, specialty stores and theme parks more ‘neighbors.

“The bullet when it starts, when it is born?”

Giuseppe Taibi – Entrepreneur

“Some very far behind I’ve been in Sicily to be a fan of video games, that ‘I was a regular guy from, but’ I had this passion that I cultivated with a small group of friends and when we had this small group of friends, maybe others looked at us like we’re the ones a little ‘strange’

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A Look at the Future through Some Special Glass

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

In the past 10 years I logged several trips to Corning, upstate New York (Google Maps), home to my wife’s family and of the mythical Corning Glassworks, creators of many glass based products, from Pyrex to fiber optics. The visionaries at Corning Glassworks produced this video to give us a glimpse of how glass will continue to deliver amazing products in the digital information age.

The amazing Museum of Glass is also in Corning.

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Boston Startup Weekend

November 12th, 2010 · No Comments

The 2010 edition focuses on mobile and I am happy to help out by leading a session in iPhone application development Nov 12 from 1pm to 6pm.

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I Made The Boston’s Mobile Innovation Mobile Industry Heavy Hitters List

July 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I am delighted to report that yours truly has been included in the “Who’s Who: Boston’s Mobile Industry Heavy Hitters”. Congratulations to all the list members and special thanks to Jonathan Kardos of BostInnovation for compiling the list. OK, I have to admit that I am very proud of being the first face in the iPhone that contains all the mugshots for the  list members :)

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Mobile Social Shopping Startup Shopkick Raises $15M From Smart VCs

July 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments

shopkick logo Shopkick, a Silicon Valley startup that “bridges the mobile and retail worlds“, has been awarded $15M of the smartest money that entrepreneurs can ever dream to get (WSJ, TechCrunch, VentureBeat). It is practically a “Grand Slam” of fund raising, starting with angel money from visionary LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, followed by an A-series from the iFund, a joint effort by legendary VCs Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Apple, and culminated with a B-series round led by Greylock, another  rare “House of Home Runs” in the VC world.

Reid Hoffman explains the disruptive power of shopkick’s mission:

Location-based apps at the intersection of physical retail stores and smartphones are the next big opportunity in mobile. Shopkick will catapult location technology forward, turning offline stores into interactive worlds, and offering retailers and brands the first marketing vehicle that is entirely performance- and location-based.

Related link: shopkick’s first app – CauseWorld

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Venice Sessions 5 – Design The Future

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments


From the Archive (Venice Sessions 4):
My Talk on Future of Media: iPhone Ecosystem Video (in Italian)
Venice Sessions 4: The Pictures are In
Venice Sessions IV – Giuseppe Taibi – iPhone Media Ecosystem (Slides)
Venice Sessions 4: The Future of Media in the Digital Age


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Total Immersion Swimming iPhone App ranks in Top 5 Paid Sports Category on Day 1

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments

I am thrilled to report that Total Immersion Swimming, the latest app that I built with the stellar team at Whagaa, has immediately ranked #4 paid Sports app on the very first day of its launch!



Official Press release

Total Immersion Website



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iPad First Impressions [VIDEO]

April 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Happy Me!

In order to keep my Apple fanboy status, I felt compelled to pay a visit to the iPad on its very first day on earth, at least “for the rest of us”.

The trip confirmed and reinforced my positive impressions on the iPad. It is a terrific new device that has lots to offer to everybody. The only soft spot is its weight. Despite being lighter than a laptop, it is still a bit heavy. I don’t know if this will really be an issue in the long term but I am confident that the weight will only be reduced over time.

Interestingly, the Apple Store in Burlington, MA that I went to, was sold out of the more expensive iPads, while still a few of the $499 models were available at 5:30pm. The same had happened with the launch of the iPhone 3GS, where the demand for the 32GB model was higher than the cheaper 16GB.

While I did buy the iPhone on the very first day of its launch, I did not walk out of the Apple Store with an iPad. Why? Because I am going to wait for the model that incorporates a video camera. That’s right, folks. Most likely, the next release of the iPad will have the camera. I cannot tell you why and when but I am absolutely certain that there will be a camera on the iPad.

This flickr photo and video set say all the rest. Enjoy!

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TweetDeck For iPad Available On App Store [Video]

April 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

The iPad version of the popular Twitter client TweetDeck is now available on the App Store.

You can see TweetDeck for iPad in action by watching this video.

Screenshots and commentary available at

Official TweetDeck website.

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WideNoise is #1 Lifestyle Free App in Italian App Store

March 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

While in sunny Austin, TX for SXSWLeeanderFoll and yours truly conjured up a plan to make location-based sound meter WideNoise a free app. This was the tagline that we crafted and deployed in the twittosphere:

WideNoise is now FREE for SXSW! Download it now and build together the noise map of Austin! #sxsw
Three days later, WideNoise ranks #1 Lifestyle free app in the Italian App Store and many others throughout the world.
Congratulations to Leeander, Roberto, DavidFolletto and Babele! I am very proud of being a Board member of WideTag, maker of WideNoise.

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