Friday Nov 02, 2007

Victory in the Sun-IBM Dopplr Challenge!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on the challenge that James Governor of Redmonk (aka 'Monkchips') set - "who is coolest from a Dopplr perspective- IBM or Sun?". The idea was to see who could add the most Dopplr members over the next week - Sun or IBM. IBM, of course, have 10x the headcount that Sun have, but surely, surely, Sun are at least 10x cooler, from a Dopplr, or any other perspective...?

Well, the numbers are out, and the answer is... Sun! Of course! It was a close run thing, but we pulled it off. Now to celebrate by going and adding another trip to my Dopplr profile - IIW 2007b in Mountain View, CA, December 3-5 2007.

Thursday Oct 18, 2007

Sun Folks - Sign up to Dopplr!

UPDATE - it's a challenge - IBM vs Sun. Let's beat them down!!!

James Governor writes today, encouraging IBM'ers to sign up to Dopplr. Chatting with James, the sentiment is by no means exclusive to IBM - Sun is also a member of the 'Dopplr 100' - any Sun employee can sign up to Dopplr with their Sun email address, no invite needed. Here is a tweaked version of James' call to action, explaining why you need Dopplr...

Dopplr is a really cool application that makes it easier for distributed teams to get together. Its essentially a trip planning application but with a strong social element. Do you ever go to a city and then a week later find out that someone on your team was there too and you didn't know it? Sun today is a truly globalised company, and I know this happens a lot. Many is the time I have seen a Sun person really happy to finally meet someone they have worked closely together for years. So why not accelerate your serendipity with Dopplr.

Dopplr is currently still in limited beta (isn't everything cool) and normally people can't register unless they are invited. But
but the firm is savvy enough to have introduce what it calls the Dopplr 100 - that is 100 firms that can self-register. That is Dopplr is saying Sun is one of the cool kids. Sign up here.

disclosure: I share an office with Matt, but I loved the app before I did.
Further disclosure: Matt will think I am super lame if none of you sign up. So get to it.

Go sign up - if you know me, you can share your trips with me here.

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