Donal Reddington on mass customization, crowdsourcing and digital manufacturing

Archive for June, 2006

Geomagic Listed in Red Herring Top 100

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

I see that Geomagic, the three dimensional modelling software company, has been included in this year’s Red Herring Top 100. Geomagic CEO Ping Fu was previously named as Inc. magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2005.

He Looks Just Like You!

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Bank of America and Hill’s Pet Nutrition are teaming up to offer the PetRewards Visa card, on which users can include their own pet’s picture! Customers can submit their pet’s picture by by mail or submitting a digital photo online, or they may choose from three existing card designs (one of these is shown here).

iBloks Beta Released Alongside Vista Beta

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

iBloks, a developer of ‘self-expression’ software for personalizing digital media, has recently published the public beta release of its software in connection with the Beta 2 availability of Microsoft Windows Vista.

Lillian Vernon Bought by Affiliate of Sun Capital

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

LV Catalog Holding Corp., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has acquired Lillian Vernon Corporation, the fashion and household products retailer that personalizes 5 million products each year.

CustomCommerce Version 5.0 Released by Technicon

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Product configuration system supplier TechniCon has released version 5.0 of CustomCommerce, its award-winning platform for delivering product data on the Web.

BBC Publishes Public Comments on Personalized Education

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

The British state broadcaster, BBC, has published comments submitted by its audience on the topic of personalized education .   The cross section of opinions and views make interesting reading.

U.S. And E.U. Regulators Co-operate on Assessment of Personalized Medicine

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

The European Commission, European Medicines Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement on 31 May, stating that they had agreed to a procedure for joint FDA EMEA briefing meetings with sponsors following voluntary submission of genomic data.