DISCOVER Romania — STARTUPS. HISTORY. ART & CULTURE
A'TOPIA is Ciprian Istrate’s first solo show at Galateca Gallery exhibition space. In case you are in Bucharest, take the time and go see A’TOPIA exhibition which is open between July 13 - September 3, 2017.
This time it’s the story behind the scene of my time spent with Iulia Gorneanu and MSPS agency, altogether working to prepare a very special full-weekend event dedicated to The International Day of IA, celebrated on June 24-25 at ParkLake.
Romanian entrepreneur Viorel Crețu raised USD 22,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for Wallor, the new smart wallet comes with a special RFID blocking layer surrounding your wallet, protecting your cards from high-tech thieves and their mobile scanners.
The MVP Academy acceleration program, developed by TechHub Bucharest, recently announced that applications are open for the 4th edition of the accelerator dedicated to tech businesses. Startups can apply by Sunday, February 9, 2017.
In March 2015, I was writing on my blog about the pre-order launch campaign launch of Vector — the smartwatch with Romanian DNA which promised customers 30-days battery life. One year, just few days after CES, FitBit announced Vector's aquisition.
It's official! Talentbuddy, the Romanian interactive learn-to-code platform start-up has been acquired by Udemy, the world’s leading online learning marketplace.
It took over a year for a team of engineers at Reloc-Electroputere VFU Craiova to build the first the first locomotive in Romanian running exclusively on pure biodiesel (B100) or vegetable oil.
One of the most Top 10 innovative companies in the world, R/GA is known for the way it reinvented itself when the business context required it. Here's how some of the brightest minds in R/GA today are thinking of the future of technology.
Few days ago I was writing about Kusak/Pop's Urban Unit concert at Tete-a-Tete Herastrau. I've been there two hear them play last night I thought it is worth telling you about.
As Nikolai Berdiaev so nicely said it, tradition is "the communion with history's mystery." Beyond.Threads is an open invitation from Georgeta Munteanu and Mariijana Bitulescu to all of us to discover those unspoken stories hidden among the thousands colorful threads.
This is a story about how Romanians in Neamt county (Moldova) wear their national folk costumes on their wedding day. The pictures that tell the story belong to my relatives living in Bicaz, the place where I keep coming back ...
In case anyone doubted, Romania does have talent! And it's not all about great developers or musicians; it is also about high-school students from various regions of the country winning 22 medals at physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and informatics... and July it's not over yet!
DIGITAL EXPLORER — INNOVATION. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & CONTENT STRATEGY
Few interesting stories on healthcare industry developments ... from the pain 23andMe's at-home research study of pain to vocal biomarkers, color-changing tattoos that monitor your health or smart-glasses for visually the impaired
Presented as the thinnest electronic wallet that consolidates all your cards, Spendwallet also claims to be the world’s most secure wallet. With a self-developed Magnetic Flux Emulation (MFE) technology, Spendwallet allows you to tap to pay on regular card swiping terminal as well as NFC terminal.
World IA Day is back in Romania, only this time it happens in Iasi! So, if you are passionate about information architecture and content strategy, you should book this date — February 18, 2017. Hurry up and register now!
Digital Strategies for Business: Leading the next-generation enterprise program at Columbia Business School focuses on how managers can innovate new strategies and business models to enable their organisation to thrive in the digital age.
If branding, online services, UX, usability or new technologies are topics very often talked about within the Romania digital industry, content doesn't benefit the same treatment. This post is all about why you should pay attention to your content.
Most probably you already now that content quality matters and Google is making sure of it. Time spent of page affects your ranking even more and so does other things.
Few interesting articles I've come across in the past weeks about design; from design checklists to emotions to design team morale and product quality and why emotions are key to impactful websites.
Writing for the web is one topic I love to talk about. This time I've chosen 7 personal favorite articles from Norman Nielsen Group. Although some were published few years ago, the learnings and advices he has been given still apply today.
Just like you, I love original and relevant content, yet from personal experience I know creating it is no simple task. It requires, passion, time, knowledge and resources. This month I’ve came across three interesting articles related to content, so I’m sharing them with you hoping you’ll find them useful.
It is estimated that the global sales of genetic tests will reach $60 billion per year by 2020, so we definitely entering the era of personal genetics as a big business. This may sound great for companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, yet it also opens up an important ethical debate…
Weighing only 6 kg, Panasonic's new wearable robot is designed to help warehouse and construction workers lift heavy objects up to 15 kg.
The disruption and innovations brought to healthcare industry by Digital health start-ups are shaping the entire medical ecosystem as never before. Let's have a look at these pioneers!
TRAVEL — ONCE A YEAR, GO SOMEPLACE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE ...
In Kecak Dance story I've shared with you there's a character named Garuda, a large bird-like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism. When researching a little bit about him, I realized deserves special attention ...
From time to time the universe shows you what true people look like and that's exactly what happened in Uluwatu... and no, it was not an old grey-haired man with some deep and profound story. Quite the contrary, it's a lesson learned from an young Balinese boy ...
“Cak! Cak! Cak cak cakcakcakcakcakcakcak…,” when you hear that sound ,it means that the dance performance has begun in Pura Ulawatu Temple. The Kecak dance is an icon of Balinese performing art. Its origins are rooted in an old ritual dance called "sanghyang" or "trance dance".
For the first day in Bali I planned a trip to Uluwatu Temple–Pura Luhur Uluwatu one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars. I was planning to see the Fire Dance at sunset. What I did not expect was to see the monkey thief playing a harmonica.
Known for being an Olympian drinker, Hemingway had a long-lasting love affair with Cuba and the famous frozen Daiquiri prepared at Floridita by Constante was one of the reasons why. This story is about the Cuban Daiquiri!
“My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita”, said Ernest Hemingway when writing about his beloved Havana. To this I would add music, people dancing, fascinating life stories and the unforgettable vintage cars.