BB Video: Day in the Cloud – Google + Virgin America + Boing Boing + netbooks + mile-high networked fragging

(Download MP4 / YouTube)

Google Apps and Virgin America are teaming up for a day of cloud computing in the clouds: “Day in the Cloud,” Wednesday, June 24.

Boing Boing will be on board — me (Xeni), Rob Beschizza from Boing Boing Gadgets, and our friend Jane McGonigal, of Avantgame and Institute for the Future.

In this Boing Boing Video episode, I speak with Porter Gale of Virgin America, and Jen Mazzon, a “digital mom” from Google, about the in-flight game smackdown planned (one plane competes against the other to win a litter of brand-new netbooks), and about how always-connected data experience could change our lives.

Folks at home are also invited to play:

All you’ll need is a net connection, a Google Account, and the warm, comforting glow of your computer screen.
Become one of the top scorers and we’ll set you up with your own personal “Year in the Cloud,” complete with a brand-new HP netbook and 1 terabyte of Google Account storage for your photos and mail–all of which will come in handy when you fly free for a year on Virgin America with complimentary WiFi.

Virgin has long been a partner of Boing Boing’s video efforts — Boing Boing Video episodes are offered in-flight on Virgin America planes, and we’ll soon be announcing a new, cool upgrade to this in-flight BB Video experience.

Virgin produced a short, funny promotional video for Day in the Cloud which is also worth a watch, below.


Sponsor shout-out: This week’s Boing Boing Video episodes are brought to you in part by WEPC.com, in partnership with Intel and Asus. WePC.com is a site where users come together to “share ideas, images and inspiration about the ideal PC.” Participants’ designs, feature ideas and community feedback will be evaluated by ASUS and “will influence the blueprint for an actual notebook PC built by ASUS with Intel inside.”


(Special thanks also to Boing Boing Video’s hosting partner Episodic.)

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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