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YourVersion @TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 SF

Posted by Sylvanus on October 1st, 2010.

“Even in a recession, I’m leavin a good impression” – Chamillionaire

The YourVersion team was at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 SF this week and we had a blast! We enjoyed meeting current and future YourVersion users and hearing great feedback on our product! Three exciting days of introducing people to the YourVersion website, free iPad, free iPhone and free Android apps was highlighted by an MC Hammer performance where we got to dance on stage with the legend.

We met people from across the world; from Singapore, to England (Go West Ham United!) to Brazil and helped them realize the power of YourVersion to bring them personalized, real-time and relevant information for the topics they care about. We were excited by the positive feedback we received from everyone that stopped by our demo table!

Dan Olsen interviewed by David Spark: Implicit vs. Explicit Recommendations

Check out the interview with our CEO, Dan Olsen as he spoke with David Spark about peo­ple’s ability to game the sys­tem for rec­om­men­da­tion and social book­mark­ing appli­ca­tions through implicit vs. explicit user behavior.

In the video interview below, Dan introduces us to the phrase “Data Snacking”. When you have 5 or 10 minutes on the go and want to consume the latest relevant information, you are “data snacking”. The YourVersion mobile presence on iPad, iPhone and Android apps allows any of us to data snack in between meetings or riding the train to work. When you’re on the go and want to quickly catch up on the news and content you care about, YourVersion is the best tool out there to let you data snack. A guilty pleasure we can all enjoy with 0 calories!

Good Morning!

Let me tell you a tale from YourVersion lore. One year ago at TechCrunch50, YourVersion won the People’s Choice Award and we’ve been rocking and innovating ever since! During the award montage, the sound track they played was “Good Morning” by Chamillionaire and the song has been near and dear to our heart ever since. We will often play the song in the morning to pump us up for the day ahead.

Chamillionaire made an appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 this week. He is an entrepreneur (as founder and CEO of Chamilitary Entertainment) and he has a passion for following cutting edge technology and start-ups so it was no surprise to see him this week. I saw him walking into the exhibit hall and asked him if he had heard about YourVersion. He and his business technology partner, C-Lo came over and listened to Chris and Dan demo our products.We showed them the value of using YourVersion to discover relevant content quickly for both personal content consumption and monitoring the Chamillionaire brand. We demonstrated how they could add any terms related to the Chamillionaire brand and discover real-time content across the web. We then showed them how they could easily send content to fans with seamless Twitter and Facebook integration.

With YourVersion Chamillionaire can discovery an article related to his brand and easily post it to his Facebook page. Find a video from his latest performance and quickly Tweet it out to his followers with tiny URL already appended. See a blog post about his upcoming album “Venom” and email it to his team. Respond to someone on Twitter or Re-Tweet a comment from Pimp C. He can do all of this in seconds from his iPad, iPhone or Android while walking to the terminal to catch a flight to Brazil for “Stars in Concert in Belo Horizonte”. THAT’S the power of YourVersion. YourVersion can help anyone monitor and socially manage their brand.

After a good conversation with Chamillionaire and C-Lo, they were gracious enough to pose for a picture with the team. And thus, we have come full circle.

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  • Tuesday, October 5th come see our demo at the Mobile Apps Conference. Get a special 10% discount for YourVersion customers.
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