Inside the TechCrunch50 swag bag Video
Inside the TechCrunch50 swag bag Video Transcript
>> Hi, this is Rafe Needleman from CNET WebWear, and I've just come back from the TechCrunch50 conference where of course the big news is the swag bag. That's right, this is the cool little bag you get if you were at TechCrunch, and these were the goodies that were inside it. Now first of all, nice bag. Canvas, military, low observable, so if you're on a stealth mission this will not reflect too much light. Very important. All right, in the department of obsolete products is Microsoft Money Plus software. Now I understand that Microsoft is getting out of the business of distributing this product in a disc. I guess they're just trying to clear out their warehouse. So we'll try it out. All right. Clothing department, first of all the Mulhollow [Assumed spelling] hat. Jason Calcanas [Assumed spelling] co-host of the event is a founder of Mulhollow, so of course he gets to distribute a hat. In the T-shirt department -- two shirts. We have the Yammer T-shirt. Yammer is an enterprise twitter. Cool product. And Salesforce.com which I guess was a sponsor -- they didn't present. Yahoo had two things, they had a notepad and mints, and at the cocktail party a glowing purple ice cube when I wouldn't let them put in my drink. That stuff scares me. You put it in the water and it glows. Gum from Fenwick, from all those fast-talking lawyers. I think this is gum. Fortune cookies from App Center [Assumed spelling]. A tree from Causecast. Plant a tree -- this is a site about good causes and this is a tree you can plant. This poor tree has probably been stifling in this bag for weeks. Anyway, finally, sadly the coolest thing in the swag bag is this little glowy ball that changes colors from iCents.net, the Ajax payment tool. It's the glow ball. That's the TechCrunch50 swag bag, your intrepid reporter Rafe Needleman here reporting from TechCrunch50.
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