Poken on FoxBusiness.com!

This week began with a splash as FoxBusiness.com interviewed Poken Founder & CEO, Stéphane Doutriaux, via Skype.  Where was Stéphane?  Sitting in the Geneva airport, waiting for his next flight.  Jetlagged?  Oh yes, this globe trotting Pokenaut is making waves around the world and it has its price.  Nevertheless, Mr. Doutriaux, pronounced “Doo-tree-ohh” for future reference, still managed to get these newscasters, and no doubt viewers as well, excited about Poken.  Hurray!

Watch the full video below:

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Got style ? Enter the competition of the Poken fashionistas…

How do you wear your poken ?

To all you Poken fashionistas, we’d like to invite you to a global Poken fashion contest.  Thanks to a Poken reseller and the fashion blog Con dos Bolsas en Cada Mano there’s been a competition of the fashionistas in Spain.  We love it and now Poken S.A. would like to take it global.

From now until Monday, March 8th, 2010 you can submit a picture of yourself in a complete outfit of fabulous style and taste paired with your most fashionable and innovative accessory, your poken.  Send your pictures via Twitter (@poken) or post to our wall on our Facebook page.

We will announce the top 3 winners on Tuesday, March 9th.   Each winner will get their choice of any one of our limited edition pokenSPARKs in the East London Collection and a choice of any one of the limited edition pokenPULSEs in the UrbanPop by GabyGaby Collection.

Can’t wait to see what you got!

Cheers,

The Pokenaut Lovers of Style

“Yeah, well. The Dude abides.” And the Pokenauts go bowling.

In honor of The Dude and the Poken team’s achievements of 2009, the Pokenauts of Lausanne went bowling. When you get an eclectic mix of people with a mish-mash of bowling talent you inevitably end up with an evening of highly entertaining moments, new concepts, and certainly, loads of laughs.

And, with awards like “Best style, which had no apparent effect on her score”, “Players most likely to be using performance enhancing substances,” and “Most strikes visibly aided by pin-setting machine,” there was something for everyone.

The team winner, by two points, was the Maudes.  It’s ok, the Donnys, the Dudes, and the Sobchaks had other good qualities…

And, lest we forget, the winner of “Most unique yet suprisingly effective style” was Gabriel. See the video below.

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Friday Night Lights: A Sneak Peak at pokenDOME

‘Friday Night Lights’ in 2010 Switzerland have nothing to do with American high school football and everything to do with blue waters, palm trees, and, you guessed it, pokens.

On January 29th, “Urban Oasis” at City Beach in Basel, Switzerland featured pokens in an effort to build their brand community while adding interactive entertainment.  Amidst the soft lighting, eclectic music, and paradise decor people discovered the full poken experience, from the green glow of pokening, to the dynamic website, poken.com, and of course the many networking opportunities that followed.

This pokenEVENT was especially pivotal for the Poken team because glowing pyramids were in the mix.  “Huh?” you ask, “What do pyramids have to do with widgets, APIs, and, wait for it… Shindig?  “Everything” is your answer.

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Termination of Joint Venture discussions

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – February 1, 2010 – Poken Holding AG (“POKEN”), announced today that its discussions with a contract partner relating to a possible Joint Venture and exclusive marketing rights to develop the North American market had come to an end. Poken will resume with immediate effect its prior market development activities in the US by contracting Authorized Resellers.