Voting takes place on January 27, 2009. Google will be picking the top 100 ideas, of which 20 semi-finalists will be selected through public voting. From there, Google advisory board will then select up to 5 final ideas.
After the final ideas have been picked, Google will bring them to life. They will commit $10-million to implement the projects.
I like how Google is doing this. Hopefully, its successful enough that not only a lot of people conceive great ideas but also help the World. If any, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if those 5 or so finalist show up on TED Talks.
More details available at project10tothe100.com. Good luck everyone! Let’s change the World positively.
Sick! Oh man, KAWS rocks. Here’s some tidbits via Freshness Mag:
To anticpate the bedlam this Saturday, September 27th on the release of KAWS’ Storm Trooper figure. The Original Fake flagship in Aoyama district of Tokyo published a guideline to keep the event orderly. Purchaser must be 15 years old or older, and must be able to present a valid identification at the event. A lottery system will be implemented starting 9 am. This will only give customer a fair chance to enter the store. But the figure’s availability will still be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rumor has it fans are already lining up around the store front.
Geez. These will be gone quick.
5–3‑25 Minami-Aoyama Oh Bldg. B1FL | Map
Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan TEL #: +81–03-3499–3333
It seems that Nike is set to release its Fall/Winter 2008 line of snowboard boots. They promoted their new line via some toy boots (as in the photos in this post). I wonder who Nike will get to join their team. For sure not Shaun White as he just inked a 10-year endorsement deal with Burton early this year. That, and it’s just going to be weird seeing him go with Nike as Burton has been there since he was a little kid.
I have to give it to Nike though, they’ll probably attract some share of the market as they are a well known brand. I just don’t know if they will attract those season-riders (such as myself) as I have been a brand-whore with ThirtyTwo in terms of snowboard boots. They are just damn comfortable and does what it needs to do to have me ride all day/night long.
Anyways, time will tell if Nike’s snowboarding line will be a hit or miss1.