TechCrunch Athens meetup

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I had the opportunity to be at one of the most inspiring events here in Greece. I saw persons that was really excited about the whole thing and I’m sure that they learnt a lot from the startupers.

Alexia Tsotsis, Mike Butcher and Niko Bonatsos did a great job keeping up the interest of the  crowd asking questions to the point. Alexia seemed to be excited and proud for hosting such event here in Greece. Mike was very enthusiast spreading his energy to the crowd. Niko, even his enthusiasm he was very calm, I suppose because of his style.

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Worth to mention that Mike Butcher is totally crazy and interesting person. At the end of the event he mentioned that he expect great things from Greek Startup scene and he promised that if we make progress, they’ll repeat TechCrunch Athens Meetup event again in the near future. Also, Mike announced that he will be happy to publish such Greek events. (Thank you Mike!)

Something is moving here in Greece, and we want to spread this new era to the world. Such events are very important for Greek startups because it’s a medium to show internationally that really great things happens in Greek Startup scene. Startups such as BugsenseTaxiBeat, Helic, warp.ly, are just the beginning… I’m sure we’ll see great things in the near future.

 

 

 

Firefox OS, Bringing the Open Web to mobile devices

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I think mozilla caught the new era of the time and Firefox OS looks a promising technology for mobile devices. I think the time of web-alization of smartphone devices has come. Of course the parameters driving to success of this project will be multiple, but I expect from mozilla something really cool. So, I can’t wait to play with a device running Firefox OS. I took a phrase from mozilla’s site which describes the exact position of this new effort:

Firefox OS will produce an implementation of these new Web standards to free mobile platforms from the encumbrances of the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms.