Weekly Tech, Web Culture Show Based on the Top Digg.com Social Bookmarking News Stories Will Appear at Visual Computing Mega-Event
SANTA CLARA, CA – August 15, 2008 – NVIDIA today announced that Diggnation will go live from NVISION® 08, the three-day visual computing mega-event. Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show from Revision3, based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories presented by co-hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose.
Diggnation Live will be hosted on Tuesday, August 26th starting at 6:30 P.M. PST at the Center of Performing Arts in San Jose, California. Attendance is first come, first served, and free for all Diggnation fans!
“With its hundreds of thousands of passionate fans, Diggnation has become a phenomenon like no other on the web,” said Rob Csongor, vice president of corporate marketing, NVIDIA. “We’re excited to bring the passion of Diggnation to NVISION. In true Diggnation fashion, Alex and Kevin will talk about the biggest stories from the Internet, the real world, Hollywood culture, and the world of visual computing. We can’t wait!”
Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories presented by co-hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose.
Alex Albrecht has participated in the entertainment industry for six years. He founded and directed the popular, Los Angeles-based improv comedy troupe, The Misfit Toys. The group was featured in Stuff Magazine and on MTV. Alex subsequently appeared in a number of national television commercials for companies such as Volkswagen, Domino’s, and Dell. After a chance meeting with a TechTV producer at a wedding, Alex landed the co-hosting role on TechTV’s The Screen Savers. It was at TechTV that he met Kevin Rose, and one of the most successful Internet television partnerships was born.
Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of Digg. He oversees all aspects of the management and development of the Web site. Kevin started Digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea, as Digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong community following. Kevin is also a co-founder of Revision3, where, as a member of the board, he provides strategic direction to the company.
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is a TV network for the web, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.
About NVISION 08
Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend. Registration for NVISION 08 conference is now open at: www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. NVIDIA’s inaugural NVISION 08 conference will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and www.nvision2008.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, uses, impact and capabilities of visual computing; and the events and attendees of the NVISION 08 conference are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: rescheduling or cancellation of the NVISION 08 conference events; the development of technology; the impact of competition and our competitors’ products and technologies as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended April 27, 2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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