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This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless

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This was certainly the case with Hollywood star turned inventor, Hedy Lamarr. Unsatisfied with the intellectual limitations of Hollywood, Ms.

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

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National and local press coverage so far is listed below. We will also do a one-day version this fall in Hollywood and Downtown.

Tongal Names Chief Marketing Officer

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She has also served at The Associated Press and Massive Incorporated. tongal chief marketing offier amanda malko executive video creative hollywood advertising crowdsourcing crowdLos Angeles-based creative video crowdsourcing site Tongal has named a new, Chief Marketing Officer, saying it has named Amanda Malko to the new position.

Making Money on YouTube | Audience First, Cash Second

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These fans have a personal relationship with the stars unlike traditional Hollywood. It’s like a press junket for online with public access.

Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?

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The tech press is abuzz about an announcement from Amazon, set for September 6th, speculating that the company is either planning a new Kindle announcement or something related to Hollywood. amazon santa monica hollywood content kindle ereader hardware electronicsREAD MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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Concurrent panels at several different hubs from Santa Monica to Venice and Hollywood including: Meet the Accelerators Panel, 10-12p @ Viceroy.

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Interview with Vic Caretti, Loudvine

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caretti loudvine music startup events concert content hollywoodWhat is Loudvine? Vic Caretti: It's pretty simple. It's just grown on its own.

Getting Back Your Series A Mojo

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What I loved about the founding team from day 1 was that the founders were all people who tried to break into Hollywood and found the system closed.

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How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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We make websites, and we make banners, primarily for the entertainment industry and Hollywood. Where do you fit into the mobile ad market?

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

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Getting press is sales. It was kind of like producing a film in Hollywood. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for.

Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups Seeking Their Endorsements

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It’s going to get you some press buzz – sure. I live in LA. And I’m a VC. So I guess it requires some explanation. For free.

Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

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I recently sat down with Troy Carter to talk about what he does and why he believes it is applicable to venture capital. Same with Gaga. He said that.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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June 18:    Hollywood Day at Hollywood Economic Development Summit by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. June 20 – 21). June 22.

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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In stead the press story for 2 years was about how they were losing to Facebook and continuing to hemorrhage revenue and people. Period. Crappy.

RealD Gets Go Private Offer From Starboard

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In a statement released to the press, REalD said it will "carefully review and consider" the unsolicited bid from Starboard. reald private starboard equity activist investor merger acquisition theater movie content hollywood The offer is roughly 29 percent more than RealD''s trading price as of Wednesday. READ MORE>>.

Car Sharing Firm Zipcar Heading To Los Angeles

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It looks like Los Angeles is set to get access to peer-to-peer car sharing service Zipcar , as it plans to open an office in Hollywood tomorrow. Zipcar has been inviting the press to an event tomorrow with L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, to mark its entry into Los Angeles, the 16th market covered by the company. READ MORE>>.

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Hulu Snags Exclusive Deal For South Park

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Hulu showed off its lineup of new content this weekend at the The Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. animated television license exclusive streaming hollywood content kenny park south hulu READ MORE>>.

Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy

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Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley and Who Will Win. The industry finally has one of their own at the helm of the largest YouTube network. Full stop.

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?

BUZZMEDIA Buys Four Punk Rock Blogs

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BUZZMEDIA said it acquired Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, Punknews.org was founded in 1998, providing online music news and a fan community; PropertyOfZack is a Tumblr blog focused on punk; Under The Gun Review focuses on entertainment, music, film, and comedy; and Alert The Press! READ MORE>>.

Interview with Zach James and Rich Raddon, MOVIECLIPS.COM

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It seems most venture investors have been very shy about investing in Hollywood content related ventures. Thanks for the time today.

What I Learned in 2014: Kevin Winston

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Over the last couple of weeks, we''ve featured a number of reflections on the year from movers and shakers in the local high tech community. READ MOR

Interview with Matthias Galica, ShareSquare

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An example of that is, we might be able to show you the hottest concerts in West Hollywood, or the hottest acts in Santa Monica. Thanks!

Sandy Hook Promise and Tech Activism

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If you didn’t see his interview on Meet the Press shortly after Sandy Hook please watch it here. enjoy it and so does my family.

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You are your company’s moral compass.

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Years ago, when I was CEO of my record manufacturing company in Hollywood, I happened to walk around the plant into the press room just as Bobby, one of the employees’ favorite coworkers, was offering stolen merchandise to his fellow pressmen from a bag he was carrying.  He halted, and waited for me to react, obviously caught in the act. 

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Let me answer ‘why computing needs RightScale.’

Amazon Santa Monica Shindig Likely To Revolve Around New Kindle Fire, Touch

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Amazon--which has been heavily promoting its press event on September 5th to tech press--started listing the Kindle Touch as out of stock Monday, and the Kindle Fire today, a very, very strong hint that those two devices will be seeing an update announced at the event. Kindle Fire is Amazon's tablet PC, which is based on Android.

The thrill of the adventure!

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Each new customer, each mention in the press or online adds to the feeling of early accomplishment. Because it is yours to write alone, there is no Hollywood script more thrilling than the one you create during those first days when everything is so very new. And it is more satisfying because it is yours, from idea to execution.

DMW: LA Game Conference, Workshops and Free Tix For Our Readers!

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LA Games Conference – now in its 4th year – features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. FREE tickets of course! How Do I Win! Like us on Facebook (Easily like us on Facebook to the right of this post).

Buzznet Hires Two, Snags NYTimes Editor

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Hollywood-based Buzznet, an online social media and networking site focused on music, said Wednesday that it has hired two editors to bolster its music editorial team. Leeds will head up expansion of Buzznet's editorial efforts, providing original news, commentary, and photos; Simon will work on day-to-day editorial for the site. READ MORE

LA Games Conference

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LA Games Conference  now in its 4th year  features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 -- LA Games Conference. What trends will be shaping the games industry?

LA Games Conference

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LA Games Conference  now in its 4th year  features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. Thursday, April 29, 2010 -- LA Games Conference. See [link] (more

A Tale of Two Pitches

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This is part of my ongoing series, “ Pitching a VC.&#. Tale of Two Pitches. ’s strategy and missteps.  This meeting was a 10/10 for me. 

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

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It’s really hard to zig when the whole world seems to be zagging. Those stories didn’t sound that plausible to me. For now. Same with VCs.

Visible Networking

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really enjoy his blog and I can't wait to mix it up with him some more on the value of Hollywood money / connections. But to the point here, when we were talking about networking events, Mark and the group generally were hard pressed to say what events were worth attending. I've not found any great groups either. More often 4.

Are You an Entrepreneur?

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Like a successful entrepreneur, Winston did not believe his own press clippings. Hubris might be an entertaining trait for an entrepreneur in a Hollywood movie. This is a reposting of a ‘classic’ popular post. Source: Harold Evans, They Made America. The answer is at the end of this entry. Hint: He was an entrepreneur.

The Streamy Awards 2010: The Event and The Winners

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Sure, it was held at the modest (though historical) Wadsworth Theater, and, let's face it, the nominees and winners a little one-sided, but it was achieving its goal of elevating web shows to a new status in Hollywood. Before I start writing this review, I want to say how much I appreciate the web series' nominated for Streamy Awards. Acting.

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Twiistup 6 Highlights

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ExpenseBay Wins Showoff. Twiistup 6 has come to an end.  It proved to be a great transitional year.  Much of this was highlighted at Twiistup.