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Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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But here’s what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood. And what Hollywood does’t get about Silicon Valley? Right?

TZ Tech Crawl | Hollywood Edition

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The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to the Hollywood Tech Scene! 2012 TechZulu Tech Crawl – Technically Awesome. The Deets.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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When's the next one?" So we did a one-day fall Silicon Beach Fest at io/LA in Hollywood. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?

What’s Next for TECH in 2012? | Infographic

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To the products that allow us to engage with media that was only imagined in Hollywood movies.

New Fund Targets Celebrities, Hollywood

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It seems like combining Hollywood and venture capital is the rage in Silicon Valley this week, as news came Tuesday of a new, seed-stage venture capital fund--run by former Mashable blogger Ben Parr--looking to raise money from Hollywood celebrities for access to hot, Silicon Valley Startups. READ MORE>>.

Always Go Home with the Lady Who Brought you to the Dance

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He was the son of a Hollywood celebrity and looked like he could have been a star as well (later in life he became nationally known).

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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” “Hollywood is run by dinosaurs and we understand the future of media.” This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

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The race to get your SXSWi panel to as many votes as possible so that you will be selected to present at the coming 2012 SXSW.

Microsoft Spins Up New Entertainment Studio In Hollywood

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The move looks to be part of a trend of big technology companies centering efforts in Los Angeles to bring content to their devices and properties.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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ZestCash, founded by Douglas Merrill, former CIO of Google [Hollywood]. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. hate Silicon Whatever.

Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”

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It was kind of like producing a film in Hollywood. Mark framed his comments around the major mistakes he made during his early ventures. Sales.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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Hollywood Today: The Digital World of Silicon Tech Collides with the Flashy Stardom of Hollywood. Tons of info and tons of fun!”

Silicon Valley VC's New LPs: Hollywood?

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Apparently, according to Variety, that source is increasingly Hollywood , and its stars and executives. Image courtesy of Bigstock. READ MORE>>.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Monday, August 27th, 2012. © 2012 AOL Inc. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming.

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Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet In Hollywood

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What was that gigantic gathering of tech journalists in Hollywood last night? microsoft surface hollywood announcement computer

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Los Angeles Companies Continue To Dominate Top YouTube Channels

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The August 2012 ranking by comScore ranks Machinima at number three on YouTube, with 21.8M uniques; fifth is FullScreen , with 18.9M

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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The top five tournaments for “StarCraft 2″ in the month of June 2012 had combined prize-pools of over $150,000. Main menu. Deals.

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Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio

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The deal--which was first uncovered by the Hollywood Reporter--is in the former headquarters of Hughes Aircraft. angeles youtube playa vista studio content hollywood videoAccording to a property developer in Playa Vista, YouTube has signed an 11-year lease for a 41,000 square foot office building in the location. READ MORE>>.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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john mudge ibnsports sports youtube content hollywood sport high school video streamingWhat is IBN Sports? It's a combination of revenue models.

Hulu Refreshes Site, Focuses on More Vivid, Graphic Experience

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hulu redesign content hollywood video streaming television movieHulu also released a walkthrough of the changes in a video on its site.

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Announcing Silicon Beach Fest! | June 21-23

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Media/Tech: io/LA (Hollywood). Arts & Lifestyle (Hotel Erwin) : Fashion, Art, Action Sports, Green, Good. Press: Techzulu @ Coloft.

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In Venice Beach, A Coming Out for Silicon Beach

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And when you live in a city that long, you're bound to find yourself at a Hollywood, celebrity-driven party. These parties are always the same.

Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups Seeking Their Endorsements

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You could contact Adam Lilling who is rumored to be raising a new fund and has deep ties to both the tech world & Hollywood. I live in LA.

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Startup Thought Leaders With The Most Authentic Twitter Followers

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HitFix Snags VP From The Hollywood Reporter

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Los Angeles-based film, TV, and entertainment site HitFix said today that it has snagged the former General Manager for Digital for The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Boyce, as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. hitfix hollywood reporter executive film contentREAD MORE>>.

Movie Hackathon Combines Film, Technology, Prizes

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movie hackathon zefr movieclips content hollywood software programmer hacker techie prize contestREAD MORE>>.

How to Find and Hire a Developer

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At Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood 2012 Kevin Winston organized a panel called “How to Find and Hire a Developer”. Ask for is code samples.

Hulu Plus Expands Device Support

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According to Hulu, its service is now available on Toshiba 2012 Blu-ray players, Sharp 2012 TVs and Best Buy's Dynex Blu-ray players. hollywood content television video streaming plus huluUsers of all of those devices can now sign up for Hulu Plus directly from those players. READ MORE>>.

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Paramount Pictures Licenese Movies To Amazon Prime

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Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures is extending out distribution of its movies with a new deal with Amazon.com , Amazon said Wednesday.

Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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The implications of what types of new interactive experiences can be made utilizing this technology are phenomenal. Cool, right? WOW, right? Concident.TV

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content

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youtube content channels development hollywood startupsIn what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. READ MORE>>.

How DinnerDate.com Takes Online Dating Offline, with Andrew Connell

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We spoke with Andrew about the startup and what it's all about. What's DinnerDate.com? Andrew Connell: DinnerDate.com is small group dating. Thanks!

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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7083 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. Social Media and Urban Development in Hollywood. 6712 Hollywood Blvd. 24-28.

Hulu Revenue Rise To $695M; Tops 3M Paying Subscribers

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Hulu , the online video streaming site headed by Jason Kilar, detailed its 2012 numbers today, saying that it will close the year with approximately $695M in revenues, a growth of over 65% since 2011. finances revenues hollywood content streaming video huluHulu said its subscriber count more than doubled during the year. READ MORE>>.

Fandango Expands Mobile Movie Ticket Distribution

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fandango mobile movie ticket content hollywood theater sales theatreFandango said it now accepts mobile tickets at 2,600 screens. READ MORE>>.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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October 5, 2012. When I arrived in Hollywood, everybody had written a screenplay," he says. 2012, compared with the same period in 2011.

Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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The following week, I joined AT&T Hackathon at iO/LA in Hollywood and again pitched the idea. THE GOOD. THE BAD. THE UGLY. His response?

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Hulu Updates Video Player

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hulu video player bigger expansion content hollywoodViewers watching their favorite TV show on Hulu today might notice a slight change: the site's video player is now bigger, due to an update on the firm's web site Thursday. Hulu explained the update came to provide the site with a "cleaner, crisper" look. READ MORE>>.

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Private Equity Firm Set To Sell Hulu Stake, Says Report

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hulu private equity merger acquisition providence disney content streaming hollywoodA report today from Bloomberg says that Providence Equity Partners , the private equity firm which owns part of Los Angeles-based Hulu , is selling its stake to the firm's other owners in a deal valuing the firm at about $2 billion. Comcast Corp., READ MORE>>.

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