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2/11 SF New Tech … and a whole bunch of tasty news!


The next SF New Tech is right around the corner - February 11th — and we’ve got some exciting news to share with you in 6.5 tasty nuggets.

1) Longer Schmooze Time!   
Many folks have asked us to extend the networking portion of the night a little longer.   We heard you loud and clear:  the hour between 6:30 and 7:30 just wasn’t enough time to get your schmooze on.  So, starting at our next event, we’ll now be opening the doors — and the bar! — an hour earlier  for your networking pleasure.   The demos will still start at 7:30 but if you want to slap on your name tag and get busy earlier now you can — beginning at 5:30 pm!  Woohoo!

2) Free Tacos!

Many folks have asked us to provide more food.    For the past year or so we’ve had hundreds sushi rolls offered up in the back room from Mikado Sushi.   Needless to say it doesn’t last long.  It never does.  And, it’s well known fact that no matter how much food is served there’s never enough feed the hungry masses.   This month we’re going to spice things up a bit.     Thanks to BuzzConnect, the famous El Tonayese Taco Truck will serve up 300 FREE tacos from 5:30-7:30 pm on a first come first served basis.  If you want  burritos, quesadillas, or tortas, you’re free to purchase the additional grub on your own.   BIG thanks to BuzzConnect for being our official munchie sponsor for our February event!

2a)  BuzzConnect Shout Out!
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3) February is gunna be HOT!
Lots of folks have chimed in to tell us as much as they love all this Web 2.0 stuff — there’s more to tech than Web 2.0.   And we agree.   This month we’re going to take a little excursion and check out Augmented Reality and QR barcode technology.   How cool!  

4) Ticket Tweaks
We’ve tweaked the ticket prices a bit.   First mover discounts notwithstanding (see below!), the first 150 "early birds" pay $15.00.  Late birds pay $20.00.   Tickets at the door, day of the event, will also be $20.00 so long as the event isn’t sold out.   If you show up with a pink slip we’ll let you in for $10 — but you must bring it with you!  

5) February Demos!
Demos on tap for February 11th include …



Mitesh L Thakker, CEO & Founder
AdoRoi is a solution to advertisers for measuring the ROI of all media types on a single platform which makes performance of conventional ads comparable to performance of online ads in real time. And while doing so provides very effective lead distribution system to shorten the sales cycle time using their current sales network.


Tobias Peggs, General Manager

OneRiot is a social search engine that finds the pulse of the web by keeping a running record of the contents of the internet - but unlike other search engines, OneRiot prioritizes that information based on its current popularity with its community, making search results relevant, fresh, friendly, and pulsing with the real-time energy of the web.

Stefan Misslinger, Director R&D

Metaio is a pioneer in augmented reality technology and develops software products for systems driven by visual interaction in both real and virtual worlds. Metaio’s Unifeye software platform places 3D animations directly into live video streams and supports the seamless integration of images from the external user environment.


Steffen Frost, CEO & Founder

Carticipate on the iPhone is the first ride sharing application on a location aware mobile platform and is available as a free download on Apple’s App Store on iTunes and on Facebook.

Gabe Benveniste, CEO

SonicLiving is a concert tracking tool and social network that syncs with iTunes, Pandora, Lala, and to find local concerts based on a user’s personal taste.


Margarita Quihuis, Director, RI Labs
Jamey Graham, Distinguished Research Engineer

Ricoh’s iCandy is a free application from Ricoh Innovations that makes it easy to access and share your digital world offline. Through the power of QR codes—expanded barcodes—iCandy connects iTunes or websites to printed iCandy links that you can share in person. Use a webcam or iPhone to scan a QR code in the physical world (off a coffee cup, a business card, an ad, etc) and your iPhone or computer launches the song or website instantly.

6) Discounts, baby!
Ready for some discounts?   GO!
25 tickets are FREE — try the code: seeyouthere-6
25 tickets are 50% off — try the code: yeahbaby-6
25 tickets are 25% off — try the code: whatadeal-6
25 tickets are 10% off — try the code: isnoozed-6


5:30 pm - Doors and Bar open <– New, earlier time!
5:30 -7:30 pm - Schmooze and Free Tacos!
7:30 - 9:00 pm - Demos
9:00 - 11:00 pm Schmooze
From 5:30-7:30pm, the famous El Tonayense Taco Truck will dish out 300 free tacos to attendees of SF New Tech thanks to our friends at BuzzConnect!