January 13, 2009
We saw a lot of crazy gadgets and new technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. My favorite part of the expo was trying out the products that have already been featured on iWishihadthis.com
Below are some iwiht.com product we found and our initial impressions: Read the rest of this entry »
January 9, 2009
In only a few short hours our team will be arriving along with members from our sister site in Las Vegas for CES 2009! As most of you may know CES is one of the largest consumer electronics showcases in the world and is held in beautiful Las Vegas. So sit back, relax and prepare for a onslaught of consumer electronics and be sure to leave us a comment if there is anything in particular you would like to see at this years show
December 31, 2008
2008 was a hugely successful year for iwiht.com, we made a lot of new friends and featured some pretty interesting things. We would like to take a moment and recap the past year.
1. Dragonflyer X6
2. DeLonghi Gran Dama Super Automatic Espresso Machine
3. Derbi DH 2.0
4. Phantom Lapboard
5. Brudeli 654L Leanster
6. AK Ice Tray
7. HTC Touch HD
9. MuchoTE Review
10. Carlo Rossi Sound System And More
Digital Design Core – Thanks for the server upgrade and the new site design.
Will Turpin BH4J
Tim Zastrow from FullofBit.com
Kirsten Andsager from SocialCider.com
Will and Dave Elger from MuchoTE Tequila
Denise McVey from S3
Nina Levett Designer and Artist
WordPress Development Team
October 22, 2008
We just opened up iWishihadthis.com to allow anyone to write for the site! All you have to do is register and you can start writing right away. Just login to the site admin and write, once you are ready for your post to be published simply click on ‘Submit for Review’. Everything that is contributed is subject to aproval (we need to keep the sites quality up).
October 1, 2008
I liked the design for SocialCider.com so much that I decided to redesign iWishihadthis.com after it. It took a couple days, but the new design is finished and it is awesome! It is designed on Firefox + Windows Vista, so let me know if you come across any bugs in the design. Enjoy!
September 2, 2008
We are finally back online after several days of downtime. We simply outgrew our old server and had to move to a new one. You can expect to see much faster page load times. Thanks for being patient!
June 12, 2008
Have you picked up your Father’s Day gifts yet? Remember Father’s Day is this Sunday. If you need help finding the perfect gift visit out Father’s Day Gift Guide.
May 20, 2008
YAY! Today is the 2nd birthday of iWishihadthis.com! Unfortunately last year we didn’t celebrate iWishihadthis.com’s birthday. This year we are celebrating big time! If you want to celebrate, we are sending out free stickers so you can celebrate too. The first 500 people who click here will get the free iWishihadthis.com stickers! Get them now!
April 8, 2008
Lazy typers rejoice, iWishihadthis.com is now accessible through IWIHT.com! The new shorter domain name forwards to iWishihadthis.com saving a lot of typing time with the difference of 8 letters. Throughout the years we have been trying to come up with a variety of names for iWishihadthis.com, one of our earlier domain names is WeWishWeHadThis.com. Feel free to use whichever .com you like best (they all point to here).
April 1, 2008
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 1, 2008 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire iWishihadthis.com, the consumer review company that follows luxury trends and unique products, for $65 million in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, iWishihadthis.com will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community.
The acquisition combines one of the largest and fastest growing online product and entertainment resources with Google’s expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising on the Internet. The combined companies will focus on providing a better, more comprehensive experience for users interested in buying extraordinary gifts for themselves or others, and will offer new opportunities for independent designers to distribute their work to reach a vast new audience.
“The iWishihadthis.com team has built an exciting and powerful media platform that complements Google’s mission to organize the world’s best products and make it universally accessible and useful,” said Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer of Google. “Our companies share similar values; we both always put our users first and are committed to innovating to improve their experience. Together, we are natural partners to offer a compelling media entertainment service to users, content owners and advertisers.”
“Our community has played a vital role in changing the way that consumers find products, creating a new luxury culture. By joining forces with Google, we can benefit from its global reach and technology leadership to deliver a more comprehensive entertainment experience for our users and to create new opportunities for our partners,” said Adam Gunderson, CEO and Co-Founder of iWishihadthis.com. “I’m confident that with this partnership we’ll have the flexibility and resources needed to pursue our goal of building the next-generation platform for serving designer and luxury products worldwide.”
When the acquisition is complete, iWishihadthis.com will retain its distinct brand identity, strengthening and complementing Google’s own fast-growing e-commerce business. iWishihadthis.com will continue to be based in Phoenix, AZ, and all iWishihadthis.com employees will remain with the company. With Google’s technology, advertiser relationships and global reach, iWishihadthis.com will continue to build on its success as one of the world’s most popular services for luxury blogging.
The number of Google shares to be issued in the transaction will be determined based on the 30-day average closing price two trading days prior to the completion of the acquisition. Both companies have approved the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2008. By the way this is just a joke! Happy April fools day!