Wallace & Gromit Meet Google Street View

Okay, neither Wallace nor Gromit are in this. It’s a cute piece from Google Japan about how they protect people’s privacy in Google Street View. It’s very engaging, the animation associates Google with a number of positive emotions, and the robotics are a perfect fit for the Japanese audience.

Well done.

Web 2.0 Expo in New York

Had a great time at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York last week. I’d been to the San Francisco version of the same conference last spring, but was heading out to this one to present on Prototype Fidelity with a friend of mine, Ryan Lane.

Here’s one of the more entertaining, if not inspiring, parts of the conference. This is Gary Vaynerchuck speaking about personal branding. Gary is the guy behind Wine Library TV and is…well, I’ll let Gary speak for himself…