Blue Lava Technologies Selected as FiRe 2009 FiReStarter

ilp-logoWe are pleased to announce that Blue Lava Technologies ( has been selected to participate as one of up to 12 honored FiReStarters for the Future in Review (FiRe) 2009 conference, May 19-22, at the Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California. (See Co-founders Laurenz Sell (CEO) and Henk Rogers (Chairman) will be in attendance.

The Blue Lava Technologies product “iLovePhotos” is free software for your Mac that solves a very simple problem: people have too many photos on their hard drive, and they never have time to look at them. iLovePhotos uses facial detection to make it effortless to organize, share, and enjoy your photos. Its desktop software applies advanced technology to automatically create personalized slideshows for your friends and family to watch on the Web, iPhone, and TV. Given thousands of personal photos, iLovePhotos automatically creates new 60-second slideshows every day. It’s like a personalized radio station for your pictures.

iLovePhotos is not creating a photo management platform as much as a photo enjoyment platform. Unlike traditional photo platforms that emphasize archiving, organization, or printing, iLovePhotos sees organizing as a necessary evil. Its technology makes organization extremely fast and simple, but the end goal is to use organizational data to make it effortless to enjoy your photos in a slideshow format on any platform. Put simply: iLovePhotos brings your photos back into your life.

About the FiReStarter program: For the third year in a row, Strategic News Service (SNS) is selecting up to 12 businesses – top startups or businesses with new startup technology – for world promotion, based on nominations by trusted strategic investment SNS Members. We believe that these FiReStarter businesses, which will be integrated into the FiRe 2009 program, will change our world in a positive way. They are businesses we believe you should know about.

For more information about the FiReStarter program, please contact the SNS Programs Director, Sharon Anderson-Morris/”SAM”: