Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

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The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music streaming market by combining it with social networking so that audiences can listen to the playlists of their favorite athletes and entertainers… and their friends.

Ground Control Aims At Voice Activated Entertainment, Backed By CAA

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According to the startup, is is developing "voice-activated entertainment experiences" and interactive audio technology, which will tape into well-known personalities across entertainment, sports, politics, music and beyond. ground control voice entertainment mike macadaan creative artists

Blizzard Entertainment, ESPN Partner On Gaming Competition

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Irvine-based online, massively multiplayer online game maker Blizzard Entertainment said last week that it is launching a new, video game competition which will award more than $450,000 in tuition and other prizes to college students--not to mention coverage on ESPN. Blizzard Entertainment said its Heroes of the Dorm tournament will pit college student teams against each other on its Heroes of the Storm title, which will give free tuition for students for the rest of their college career.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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And if you work in the entertainment industry, you have Stage 32. by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. Since launching 2011 global membership has grown to be over 500k people actively collaborating and supporting each other to move film and television projects forward. Entertainment Industry Entertainment entrepreneurs Startups

Blizzard Entertainment Links Games Into Facebook

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook said on Monday that the two are in a new collaboration, where Blizzard will link its games into Facebook, via Facebook Login. The deal will also help drive more social activity and integration within Blizzard's games. blizzard entertainment facebook login integration videogame

DTS Backs USC Entertainment Technology Center

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Los Angeles-based DTS , which develops surround sound technology, said today that it has signed on as an Executive Sponsor of USC's Entertainment Technology Center, an effort at the school to link entertainment, technology, and consumer electronics firms.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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Malibu and Beverly Hills have long been hot neighborhoods for entertainment execs. As the line blurs between tech and entertainment, and as Silicon Valley seeks synergy with L.A.’s One after another, tech and entertainment companies – and hybrids of the two – have taken root here.

Sony Online Entertainment: 12 Million Players In Free Realms

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San Diego-based massively multiplayer, online gaming developer Sony Online Entertainment reports today that it has just reached 12 million registered users for its title Free Realms. Free Realms is a family-friendly virtual world focused on "quests, activities and minigames". Sony Online Entertainment is the developer of a number of online games, including EverQuest and Legends of Norrath.

Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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Utilizing technological innovations spun out of the renowned MIT Media Labs and visual artistry by GMUNK , TrueCar is melding the company’s data analysis and visualization abilities with new, entertainment technology. Truly a sight to see, TrueCar brings L.E.D.

Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

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They want a means of representing themselves that is animated, and changeable, and actively communicates in places like MySpace, Facebook, and other social networks. Pasadena-based BigStage (www.bigstage.com) is one of those rare companies that has taken technology developed from university research, and is now bringing that technology to the commercial market.

Clubspeed Collects $20M

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Corona, California-based Clubspeed , a software developer which develops software used by entertainment and activity centers to manage their business, has raised $20M in a funding round, according to investor Bellwether Financial Group. clubspeed nadavon equity merger acquisition saas software business management tools entertainment center venture capital

Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm

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Santa Monica-based venture capital investor Siemer Ventures is one of the backers of a new, Japanese mobile video entertainment startup, Breaker. Siemer Ventures has been an active investor in overseas companies, and even has its own, Singapore-based startup incubator , WaveMaker Labs.

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Creative Artists Agency Gets Major Funding From Temasek

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The Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the entertainment and sports agency which also is an active investor and partner of technology and media companies here, said this morning that it has received a an investment from Temasek , the $200 billion Singapore investment company. CAA has also recently received investments from Chinese media and entertainment fund CMC, Fubon Group, and Taiwan Mobile. creative artists agency temasek singapore entertainment sports

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USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University

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The school--which has been actively encouraging startup activity based on its research in recent years--said that 16 USC startups raised $148M, in a combination of new startup funding and additional rounds of financing for those companies.

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Eventful Reaches 20M Registered Users

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San Diego-based Eventful , the online website which helps consumers find live entertainment and local events, reported this morning that it has reached 20 million members on its site. The firm claimed that the milestone makes it the largest, aggregated audience for local entertainment seekers in the world. Eventful lists local events, concerts, music, movies, family activities, and more. eventful event music live entertainment content

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Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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It looks like there's a new startup accelerator in town today: MediaCamp , an entertainment-focused startup acceleration program backed by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. mediacamp venture capital startup accelerator incubator entertainment content hollywood video

Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter

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Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Yahoo and Fox Interactive Media, has just been appointed CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media , the parent firm of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and other entertainment focused properties.

NantWorks' Soon-Shiong Eyes AEG

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NantWorks has been one of the more active investors and acquirer of technology and biotech companies in the area recently, although those deals are dwarfed by a potential deal for AEG, which is reportedly seeking bids of around $7 billion for the business.

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Top 11 Free Travel Apps To Help Keep You Sane

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Download some shows and let the kids be entertained and learn something new on those long plane rides or car rides. Viator Tours and Activities ( iOS ) ( Android ): Looking for a tour of a city? Summer is almost upon us and traveling somewhere new is always exciting.

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Giving with a twist: 3 online platforms that are changing the way we gift

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They each contain a collection of activities and trips, the cheapest box set, which costs £59 ($72 USD), offers 180 activities and the most expensive, at £199 ($244 USD), has over 340 activities. Entertainment Entrepreneurship Startups gifting Gifts present Travel

CASTAR App Launches to Match Talent with Casting Agents

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If you want a shot at making it big in the entertainment world, you go to Hollywood. Castar President and co-founder of Joel Robinson, is a talented musician and fashion aficionado with a decade of hands-on experience in the entertainment and fashion industries.

Nike debuts its most ambitious SNKRS stash drop for the Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA

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Launched in conjunction with Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment , the collaboration between Nike and Lamar marks a series of firsts for the world’s largest sports and lifestyle brand.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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Pierce’s entrepreneurial activities are focused in the areas of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, games, gambling, ad tech and payments. Mr. Csathy’s career spans Internet, music, motion pictures/video, live entertainment, and technology.

Live Stream or Bust: Why These Industries Should Incorporate Live Video

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Music & Entertainment. This type of grassroots effort can go a long way in helping a budding artist develop and grow an active online fanbase.

Acting and Modeling Startup Castar Is Thriving in LA

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This tech startup aims to improve the entertainment talent casting industry, and Hollywood is the perfect location for them to thrive, which they are managing to do. In other words, it’s a true marketplace for the entertainment industry, where it is possible to showcase one’s work and also to look for talent. Putting their entertainment industry experience and entrepreneurial knowledge together, Jones and Robinson managed to create a startup in a way that nobody else could.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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Scot has been an entrepreneur and executive responsible for the launch of several interactive entertainment ventures. Scot has 15+ years experience developing product integration and interactive campaigns for major sports, entertainment and consumer brands.

Bring Gaming to the Physical World | Doozy

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As you can see, the game can get very active and silly very quickly. Uong noted, “I started Doozy because I firmly believe that if you make physical activity fun, kids and adults will want to be active. The University of Southern California (USC), is famous for its games program.

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Learning is Fun with Two Bit Circus’ STEAM Carnival

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The team behind Two Bit Circus hopes to make education entertaining and entertainment more educational, by transforming the way people view games and amusement. Business Development Entertainment Gadgets Engineering Kickstarter Learning Steam STEAM Carnival Two Bit Circus

The gift-giving platform that offers experiences instead of things

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The platform’s database is made up of hundreds of once in a lifetime activities that people can buy their partners, friends, family and loved ones. Entertainment Entrepreneurship Startups experiences Gifts presents traveling

ATandT Shape Expo

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Explore the convergence of technology and entertainment at SHAPE. Get inspired by visionary speakers, interactive demos, and hands-on creation activities. You’ll vote for the winners of the SHAPE Hackathon and see cutting-edge shorts from the ATandT Entertainment Project. Saturday, July 15, 2017 -- ATandT Shape Expo. Check out Warner Bros. Studios’ outdoor sets, props, and costumes from iconic films.

ATandT Shape Expo

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Explore the convergence of technology and entertainment at SHAPE. Get inspired by visionary speakers, interactive demos, and hands-on creation activities. You’ll vote for the winners of the SHAPE Hackathon and see cutting-edge shorts from the ATandT Entertainment Project. Friday, July 14, 2017 -- ATandT Shape Expo. Check out Warner Bros. Studios’ outdoor sets, props, and costumes from iconic films.

Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”

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All your happy neurotransmitters fire, and your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex performs differently –you do not second guess yourself, you quite simply just flow into the next stages of the activity at hand. Maggie Lane. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Silicon Beach Fest Approaches! #SBF

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Silicon Beach Fest is LA’s original festival celebrating LA tech, entertainment & startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more in Santa Monica. If you want a booth, email wonji@nearwoo.com, including a fun activity for the public. Its that time of the year again!

TechZulu Presents | 2016 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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Joe Guzel leads investing activity at CrossCut Ventures. Apps & Software Business Entertainment Entrepreneurship Events Finance Gadgets Startups TechZulu Crosscut Ventures Joe Guzel Kiel Berry Linkin Park Machine Shop TechStars Yohei Nakajima

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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“This year, more than ever, we are working with companies with the potential to help define the future of media and entertainment together with Disney.” Brit + Co is a digital media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit.