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Link; Introducing the Poken Pulse

23-Sep 2009

Link; free iPhone or Macbook, anyone?

7-Sep 2009

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King Kong vs Po-Kong

King Kong vs Po-Kong

7-Sep 2009

Words; Business Card Redux - Michelle Rafter, inc.com

Poken It looks like a toy, but the miniature character with the oversized hand hides a USB drive that stores a name, address, phone number, social networking accounts and other traditional business card information in an encrypted personal ID number. Meet another Poken user and swap information by pressing the infrared sensors embedded in the hands together to give each other a “high four.” Plug the USB drive into a computer and it brings up a Web browser and downloads any new contact data into the user’s account on the Poken website. CEO Stephane Doutriaux created the device while finishing MBA school in Switzerland in 2008. Since then he’s raised $2 million, moved the company’s headquarters to Silicon Valley, signed up distributors in 25 countries and struggled to keep up with orders from places like Germany and The Netherlands that have gone gaga over the tiger, geisha, panda, alien and 20-odd other Poken characters. In the United States, Poken was completely out of stock in late May, forcing fans like Kelly Guimont, a Portland, Ore., tech support specialist and avowed lover of all things digital, to wait until sometime in June for new shipments to arrive. “I want a Poken so bad I don’t even know what to do with myself,” Guimont says. “They are so the cutest things ever.” They may be cute, but they serve a real purpose and unlike some smart phone-based business card apps, Pokens don’t need a constant 3G connection to work, Doutriaux says. On the horizon: a Poken convention badge.

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4-Sep 2009

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Say Goodbye to Business Cards? - MarketWatch’s Emily Glazer reports.

Take two Pokens, bump them together, and what do you get? An easy way to exchange and collect contact information, plus you can dump all those business cards. But is the U.S. market ready for these gadgets?

2-Sep 2009

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Aww. Just read this lovely post from Shawn Collins on the Affiliate Tip blog. We’re glowing like, er… pokens!

Shawn even joined the PokenGirl Afilliate program to help share the love. What a rockstar! If you love Poken, and want to earn revenue or goodies by referring your website visitors, feel free to follow :)

1-Sep 2009

Link; sex up your poken card

6-Aug 2009

Link; Product Update

4-Aug 2009

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Awesome POKEN video from German promoters ‘world of poken’ (www.worldofpoken.com) - Go Gadget Go!

27-Jul 2009

Link; Our strategy for adding social networks to Poken

23-Jul 2009

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20-Jul 2009

Words; Spanish Poken contest: Poken-ize a movie poster

Spanish poken movie contest

Clipset.net, Spain’s premier tech & gadget blog, has launched a cool Poken competition: http://www.clipset.net/2009/07/17/concurso-poken-de-pelicula/

For your chance to win, dust off your Photoshop skills and redesign any movie poster by adding a poken to it. Fun!

By the way, this contest is only open to Spanjards. You can always start a competition in your own hood…

20-Jul 2009

Link; Poken as enabler and platform for creativity in Japan

17-Jul 2009

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Poken on ARD Nachtmagazin (German National TV). Sweeeeet!
Check it out: http://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/servlet/content/2692922 (at 15:20 minutes)

Poken on ARD Nachtmagazin (German National TV). Sweeeeet!

Check it out: http://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/servlet/content/2692922 (at 15:20 minutes)

17-Jul 2009

Link; Poken: Spielzeug zum sozialen Netzwerken

16-Jul 2009

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