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Girotondo Italian School: Italian Family Day

Vorrei Ricordare a Tutti Che Girotondo Italian School ha un "ITALIAN FAMILY DAY" questo Sabato dalle 10 all'una, a 1055 Las Ovejas San Rafael

Qui i Dettagli:

Girotondo Italian Preschool and Kindergarten in Marin County

Italian Family Day

Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 1 pm - In celebration of our move to accommodate Kindergarten.

Girotondo Italian School will hold an Open House that promises to be feast for senses, for the whole family!

Guests will be treated… Continue

Added by Rosalia Pusateri aka Rosella on May 15, 2008 at 7:04am — No Comments

There's a new conversation

Ten years ago, four authors came together to start a new conversation

about marketing. The result was a book called The Cluetrain Manifesto

and with it Chris Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger

nailed 95 theses on the door of the Internet and challenged us all to

wake up to a transformation underway in how companies and people engage

in markets.

After 10 years, What have companies learned? What was right and wrong? What was left out that companies… Continue

Added by Veronica Rosso on May 13, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Malcom Gladwell Talks About Innovation and Great Ideas (The New Yorker)

Malcom Glawell is a very well know writer and thinker. He is mostly known for two popular books: The Tipping Point and Blink (personally I consider the first book by far better than the second one).

In a new article just… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Original and First PowerPoint Presentation of the BAIA LINK Project

I would like to share with you all the original PowerPoint presentation I made for teh BAIA Event "From Leonardo to Web 2.0" at the Metreon in San Francisco on December 13, 2007. …


Added by Franco Folini on May 10, 2008 at 7:13pm — No Comments

BAIA co-hosts videoconference event with Veneto Expo

Last Friday, April 18, 2008, BAIA to co-hosted a video-conference panel in collaboration with Veneto Expo. The California panel connected with the audience at Vega Park in Venice, Italy from the WSN Pirelli/Telecom Italia Lab in Berkely. The topic of the event: "Emerging entrepreneurship and global markets in digital media". Panelists included:

  • Richard Boly ,US Embassy,…

Added by Matteo Fabiano on May 8, 2008 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Social Media Challenging Traditional Media

Universal McCann
has released a report on the impact of social media on the media
landscape. It surveyed 17,000 Internet users worldwide in March 2008.
The report states that social media is a global phenomenon.
Did you know that China has 42m bloggers compared to the US's 26m?

Added by Veronica Rosso on May 7, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

Morgan Stanley Report: Internet Trends 2008

This is a very interesting report about the major Internet trends. It was published by Morgan Stanley on March 18, 2008. Please note that it's a PDF document over 6MB. LINK. Let me know what you think about this… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 5, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Milan as New York?

Milan is similar to New York! This is the opinion of Mark Worden a British journalist. He wrote an article about Milan published by the British magazine Italy. I found the article while browsing and I would like to share it with you.

In particular, having lived in Milan for about 10 years, I think the following sentence capture an interesting aspect of the Milanese personality:

Whenever the weather is beautiful in Milan you hear people say, ‘Oh, this is the… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 4, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

How to Make a True Italian Pizza in San Francisco

According to Wired, San Francisco is not the best place to find a great pizza. But somebody, in the American tradition of unconditional faith in chemistry and engineering, have now found a way to make a real Italian pizza here on the San Francisco Bay! The trick is to add a few chemicals to the local water and make it like water in Naples. Considering the recent huge pollution problem in Naples, I'm not so… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 3, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments


You can find me in many blogs, mostly in Italian

Added by Luca Conti on May 3, 2008 at 12:58pm — 3 Comments

Managing a Company's Online Reputation (According to BusinessWeek)

BusinessWeek publishes a simple list of strategies to mange a company online profile. I recommend to take a look and post here your comments!

Here is the link!

Added by Franco Folini on May 1, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

An Unusual Road to Innovation

Innovation is about actually solving problems, figuring out how to do it, then actually doing it. Of, course, that's easier said than done.

InnoCentive has found an unusual way of doing it. They post challenges -- problems that people are looking to solve -- on their web site, and offer cash prizes for solutions. So far, Innocentive has over 140,000 registrered "solvers," people who have domain knowledge… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on April 30, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Is FIAT back? According to The Economist YES!

Not everyday, but once in a while we find some positive news or opinions about Italy. This week the good news are coming from The Economist, a magazine that is always though with Italy and Italians. According to a recent article FIAT was able to reverse a terrible financial and market situation and is finally headed to a very positive recovery. The person who… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on April 29, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Michele Ursino Interviewed by "Italiani Di Frontiera"

Michele Ursino, one of the founders of BAIA, has been interviewed by Roberto Bonzio, a Reuter's journalist from Italy, for the blog "Italiani di Frontiera". It's an interesting interview that highlights the problem of underutilized Italian talents (…


Added by Franco Folini on April 28, 2008 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Y-Combinator Startup School Videos

Once a year, Y-Combinator holds Startup School, its "annual free conference for hackers

interested in startups." This year's videos from speakers like Jeff Bezos, Marc Andreessen and Peter Norvig among others are available online here:…


Added by Matteo Fabiano on April 22, 2008 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco, April 22-25

"The second Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco takes the pulse of the Web ecosystem and looks to its future, training a spotlight across the Web 2.0 universe to illuminate how the Internet Revolution is being created and delivered."

Web 2.0 Expo is for the builders of the next generation web: designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, business strategists, and venture capitalists, people who have…


Added by Veronica Rosso on April 13, 2008 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments

Resume (curriculum) Silicon Valley Style

Today i receive an invitation for an event in Silicon Valley (link to Upcoming) organized by the local chapter of the ACM. What impressed me was not the topic of the event, Computing in Transition, but the resume of the major speaker, Nick Tredennick, a resume pure Silicon valley semi-serious style. Enjoy and get inspired:


Added by Franco Folini on April 11, 2008 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

VC Tips from personal experience

During the recent Mind the Bridge 08 series of events in San Francisco, I had the pleasure to meet the great finalist companies and their representatives. It was humbling to be part of the roster of presenters with Giacomo Marini, Vittorio Viarengo and the other speakers. Here are my slides from the day. I posted my two cents on doing business in the US from an Italian perspective on Slideshare.

Added by Matteo Fabiano on April 8, 2008 at 2:29pm — No Comments

"La Repubblica" talks about "Mind the Bridge"

The Italian newspaper "La Repubblica" on March 29, 2008 published an article about the "Mind the Bridge" business competition, endorsed and supported by BAIA:

Sei progetti made in Italy alla prova della Silicon Valley by Paolo Pontoniere.

Added by Franco Folini on March 29, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Franco Folini (BAIA board) interviewed by Roberto Bonzio

On March 26, 2008 the Franco Folini, BAIA director of communication, has been interviewed by Roberto Bonzio, a Reuter journalist, for the ItalianiDiFrontiera blog.

Franco Folini is the president and founder of Novedge, the world largest online store for CAD/CAM and 3D software products. During the… Continue

Added by BAIA LINK on March 28, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

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