The Microvision Blog Goes Live

Matt Nichols

December 31st, 2008
by Matt Nichols


It’s official.  On the eve of 2009, we’ve got a live Microvision corporate blog!  Welcome to the Displayground.  Here you’ll find a variety of postings from our team of bloggers.   Check out our Displayground charter.  We’ve been posting to this blog for the past few months (in fact a few of you may have stumbled across some of our early test posts. Sorry for the tease!).  Why did we not just go live with the first posting a few months ago?  The short answer, we are a public company and the reality is that figuring out what we can and can’t say took a little time.  But, we’ve got it all figured out now, and we hope that you’ll frequently visit the Displayground and provide your comments.  Happy New Year!


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11 Responses to “The Microvision Blog Goes Live”

  1. Mike Says:

    I’m very pleased to see this huge step forward in Microvision corporate communications — Bravo!

  2. L$S Says:

    Great work you guys. I am really excited about the new year and hope for the best for Microvision.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Ken Says:

    I’ve been a believer in Microvision’s technology since 1997. This is the first time since 1997 that there’s been a real dialog between Microvision’s management and stockholders. This is a indication of the quality of the management in place at Microvision now and a real belief that this truly amazing technology is in good hands. Looking forward to an exciting future.

  4. Virendra Yadav Says:

    Hi, Best wishes to Microvision Team a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year and congratulations on bring up the Blog live. I have been a frequent visitor on Microvision website and this is one great step to interact with the team for knowing about all the latest developments happening around.

  5. Len Says:

    Let me be blunt. Can you tell us what the WX represents? Thanks for the forum it’s great!

  6. Hello Matt:

    Congratulations to you and Microvision brass for going live with the official Microvision Blog.

    We, the investors of Microvision, are also the future customers of the company’s products and services. And, as such, we feel good about this corporate decision to embrace the “Real Time Customer Relations” that incorporates a feedback loop into products & services related decision making process. It’s a brave and bold leap forward in the right direction when Greg Olson on your team stated: “We’ll place sensors in the ground to see how we are doing, then exert all our might to continue improving the experience.”

    However, what’s missing is the “Real Time Investor Relations”. It is my hope that in the near future, the investors of Microvision can also come to this forum for exchange of factual information [as allowed by your corporate governance legal frame work] and not have to rely on public stock message boards like YAHOO.

    If folks still continue to visit message boards like YAHOO─ to spread rumors, misinformation, and exchange speculations & insults and the like─ it will be their choice. In all probability, people will still continue to gather in public forums of their common interests to network and share information. These people will be the investors, customers, vendors, friends, enemies, management, or employees of the public companies. In a public forum like YAHOO, that allows us to maintain our anonymity, there will be no place to hide for the incompetent or the unscrupulous… and that’s about all the good such public forums will serve now from our microscopic [Microvision] point of view.

    Those companies that recognize the evolution of Internet, and have the vision to recognize its far-reaching impact on traditional business models, can capitalize from the revolution and not be its victim. Companies that fail to embrace the Real Time nature of globally connected New World Economy of the Internet will slowly disappear… cut down to nothing by the competition… or be acquired. Massive changes are taking place in the way business is done and investments are made today. It seems that Microvision has finally embraced the changes and is going with the flow, to capitalize and gain from it, and not be a victim of the change itself. The real time information, traveling at the speed of light to billion(s) of informed and educated potential investors and customers around the globe, can very quickly take your company to higher levels of financial success or, on the flip side, simply cut it down to size forever.

    Two years ago I came to Microvision (NASDAQ: MVIS) message board at YAHOO looking for investor/user feedback to Microvision technology, products and services. What I noticed was a total lack of factual information and lots of BS posts by unscrupulous characters. Some of us took the risk and devoted our time to research, review, and write the facts about Microvision and articulated the investment opportunities offered by MVIS stock. It takes lot of time and energy to do that. And lately it really got harder and harder to gather useful information, because Microvision was firing on many different fronts and that information would easily get mixed-up to make any sense.

    Microvision has made lots of progress over the last two years. But Microvision is not fully appreciated, or recognized, by the investment community. May be that’s because of the antiquated dark-age communications media that the management [of the past] chose to get the message out. However, that could be changing and may be now the minority investors, for example, can realize the true value of their undervalued asset in MVIS stock. Microvision management took their first giant step when they held the first web cast [investor conference call] almost two years ago. To-day marks the day of their second giant step, when Microvision opened-up and communicated with the investors, employees, customers and vendors in real time… at their official “Microvision Blog”. And we hope that is the beginning of openness and sharing of the truth with integrity and trust. Openness and sharing truth with integrity are important to investors, both large and small.

    In summary: “please keep up the good work on your business execution and on active investor & customer relations. However, embrace the Internet—more aggressively and frequently— to communicate with your minority investors and global customers in real time”.

    Anant Goel

  7. jimi Says:

    Congrats. on this most informative blog. I have been following Microvision for over a decade, and have been waiting for virtual displays to become available for at least that long. I am also an MVIS investor as you appear to have the best technology for these type of devices. Thank you for all your efforts.

  8. Reggy Says:

    Wonderful, but usual =)

  9. Anant Says:

    Congratulations [again] to you and Microvision brass for going live with the official Microvision Blog.

    We, the investors of Microvision, are also the future customers of the company’s products and services. And, as such, we feel good about this corporate decision to embrace the “Customer Relations” that incorporates a feedback loop into products & services related decision making process. It’s a brave and bold leap forward in the right direction when Greg Olson on your team stated: “We’ll place sensors in the ground to see how we are doing, then exert all our might to continue improving the experience.”

    However, what’s missing in the “Customer Relations” is the real time element. Here’s what I mean…

    • The Blog posts are few and far in between for a company that has so much going-on on so many fronts. As investors and customers of Microvision we expected more transparency and more active dialog with the movers and shakers in the company.

    • Blog posts attract our attention but do not engage our participation… and they certainly don’t feed to our imagination. It almost feels like the Blog posts are written to unload canned information on us. They don’t provoke our [customer] participation and they certainly lack contagious enthusiasm worthy of this paradigm changing technology in the hands of a company that is on the cusp of future greatness.
    It is my hope that in the near future, the investors and customers of Microvision can come to this forum for exchange of factual information, ideas, and provide the feedback loop into products and services offered by the company.

    That’s my two cents worth and it’s my hope that you will consider these suggestions seriously.

    You are, as a progressive company, on the right path to embrace the future of real time investor/customer relations… so don’t stop… continue marching forward.

    These are tough times. But the opportunities are huge and so are the challenges.

    Anant Goel

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