Snap accelerator names its latest cohort

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and international cities like London, Mexico City, Seoul and Vilnius are building professional social networks for black professionals and blue collar workers, fashion labels, educational tools in augmented reality, kids entertainment, and an interactive entertainment production company.

Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

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Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

Tech Zulu Event

Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

TechZulu Live to Premiere "TZLaw" at 5:15 p.m. PT Thursday, October 7, with IP Attorney Denise Grayson of "The Social Network"

Tech Zulu Event

PT as they kick off the new weekly tech law show "TechZulu Law" with a discussion with IP attorney Denise Grayson, who portrays the attorney of Eduardo Saverin in the film about the early days of Facebook, "The Social Network.".

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Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

Tech Zulu Event

Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. The capability for a social app to monetize is now the new standard – like it or not.

Take Back Your Internet, Leave Klout

Tech Zulu Event

Defining “Good” and “Great” are completely subjective to the audience you’re trying to reach, but for starters, the Internet should be filled with interesting, useful, intelligent, creative, helpful, informative, entertaining, or fun things.

Can you create a great customer case study?


Growing weary of paid advertisements. We have grown more than a bit weary of most advertising, no matter in what form. Email readers, continue here…] How do you reach an audience that pays less attention to advertising then at any time in the past one hundred years?

Popbase helps YouTube stars build closer relationships with their fans

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Entertainment has changed. Developments like live streaming, social media and more have made the stars of today more relatable and more easily reachable than those of yesteryear.

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Gorilla Nation's Youthology Acquires


TeenSpot's entertainment and community website is a moderated, social networking and chat site, focused exclusively on teenagers. Gorilla Nation said its Youthology arm will provide marketers with integrated marketing programs, including mobile, video, social media and rich display products, on the newly acquired site. gorilla nation youthology teenspot teenager advertising online internet

A good case study is worth many paid ads.


We have grown more than a bit weary of most advertising, no matter in what form. We are constantly bombarded by ads in multiple types of media, to the extent that we most often tune them out unless particularly entertaining from the first moment.

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

Tech Zulu Event

Social Media Week (SMW) helps organizations connect and share the latest social media findings through social, cultural and economic talks and workshops in major cities worldwide. They have broken events down by two hubs: Social Tech , and Entertainment.

CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

Tech Zulu Event

Following graduate school, he worked in Film Finance and Sales at CAA, Creative Development at Vuguru (Michael Eisner’s multi-platform studio), and Content Partnerships at Blip Networks. Advertising Entertainment Marketing Blip CreatorUp Mike Tringe Sara Akhteh Vimeo YouTube

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

Tech Zulu Event

TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005. The new model includes viewing content — but adds interactivity, multiple screens, personalization, social networking, cloud streaming and mobility.

Marketing The Funniest Site On The Internet With Patrick Starzan of Funny or Die

Tech Zulu Event

He is a marketing professional with over 8 years of extensive online and social media marketing experience. How much of FOD advertising is focused on the internet rather then more traditional channels? Funny Or Die doesn’t do any advertising.

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Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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We also had awesome group of mentors that included: David Waxman (Co-founder of PeoplePC, Spot Runner and Firefly Network), Paige Craig (CEO of BetterWorks ), Josh MacAdam (Co-founder/CTO at What a weekend!

Let’s Get Weird, a SXSW Interactive Recap (2014)

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Addison McCaleb – Mediahound , making it easier for you to discover entertainment. James Citron – Outspoken , pioneering the combination of mobile messaging and advertisements. Savannah Peterson – Shapeaways , the social platform for 3D printing.

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How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101


As highlighted in the movie The Social Network , the Winklevoss brothers are embroiled in a protracted lawsuit with Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook. They claim that Mr. Zuckerberg “stole” their idea of creating a social network for the Harvard student community.

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018


The event is open to tech enthusiasts who want to join an event filled with some of the top leaders, investors and mentors from tech industry to network, find mentors and build their companies. Advertisers upload their 30 second ads and each time a user watches the ad, they receive $.50.

Interview with Babette Pepaj, BakeSpace


Our interview this morning is with Babette Pepaj , CEO and founder of BakeSpace (, a local Los Angeles startup focused on social networking around food. Babette Pepaj: BakeSpace is a food social network and recipe swap.

Making A Sport Out of Shopping On Little Black Bag, With Dan Murillo


We caught up with Dan to hear about how the firm is going beyond online sales, and making shopping online for fashion as much entertainment as e-commerce. Dan Murillo: Little Black Back is what we call an entertainment shopping company. When is shopping a sport?

Interview with Allison Dollar, SnapCuts


One way is to create your own, custom video clip which you can share via email, text message, or through a social networking site like Facebook. Allison Dollar: SnapCuts is a digital media marketing platform, which uses social video messaging.

What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace


For us, it was a big departure from social networking and a new commitment to social entertainment. One is to watch the companies who have the ability to leverage the power of social.

Smartphone Location Tracking Apps Next Wave Is B2B

Startup Professionals Musings

As outlined a while back by Adam Holden-Bache on Social Media B2B , I’m convinced that business-to-business has more money and more untapped opportunities, still waiting to be found: Find strategic partnerships. Broadcast sponsorships and advertising. Branded entertainment.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

The movie, “The Social Network” might have had more of an impact on creating future entrepreneurs than any other event of the past 5 years. This world of local meets retail meets digital advertising portends to technology disruption and with it VC opportunities.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

Team Rubicon unites the unique skills America’s returning veterans offer with the expertise of medical professionals; all while interactively engaging donors through social media. Lisa and her team create media projects designed to move the social progress agenda forward. Social Media.

Smart Startups Learn How To Create And Manage Hype

Startup Professionals Musings

According to Urban Dictionary , hype is “a clever marketing strategy where a product is advertised as the thing everyone must have, to the point where people begin to feel they need to consume it.”

Kaleio Integrates National and International Job Listings via | Founder Interview Jim Riley

Tech Zulu Event

Industry-specific networking site Kaleio , has partnered with to include both national and international job listings within the Kaleio Marketplace in a move that is expected to make it a one-stop professional networking and business tool for students and the non-executive workforce.

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard


We caught up with Andy, whose executive experience ranges from ZeroDegrees, NBC Internet/, Infoseek / Go Network, to CNET and, and whose last firm was MerchEngines, which he sold last year, to hear more about his new startup.

Interview with Sherry Gunther, Masher Media


We spoke with Sherry Gunther, CEO and founder of the firm, earlier this week to get a better look at the company and the dynamics behind the virtual world market nowadays--as well as why Sherry decided to make the jump from the world of entertainment media to online. Sherry Gunther: is a unique, online community for kids ages 6-13, which is both a social networking community as well as a game site.

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How to Save MySpace

Jason Nazar

It should be the next generation content/ entertainment portal that leverages millions of user profiles to more accurately provide data to advertisers on what is appealing to specific demographics. I’m not friends with most of the people that are connected to me on social networks.

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Sponsor post: Discount to tomorrow's DFR, and win a ticket to digiday:APPS


In association with some of the regions top trade associations/social networking groups and industry hosts, DFR '09 promises to be the largest holiday party of the season and help weave our various communities of interest into the larger collective family of professionals working in and around the technology industry. Toyota, Pizza Hut, NBA, Fandango, and More Share Their Success Stories with Mobile and Social Apps.

TechZulu Live from StartupDemo

Tech Zulu Event

Topic discussion: Impact of social media on startups and on funding leads for investors. Investment trends in startups that are about or related to social media. How startup can leverage social media to get investors attention. Click here to watch live on Wednesday Sept.

StartupDemo Was a Huge Success!

Tech Zulu Event

We would like give a huge thank you to Social Media Week and the supportive startup community here in Los Angeles. Topic discussion: Impact of social media on startups and on funding leads for investors. Investment trends in startups that are about or related to social media.

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

Both Sides of the Table

Dana Settle & I are hosting a dinner tonight (10/20/10) with some of the biggest companies in entertainment to talk about the future of television, film & digital media. Boxee prides itself on social TV & content discovery. Social media buzz can boost or bury content.

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Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

Tech Zulu Event

Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives in the entertainment and communications industries. Ranker is an easy, fun and social way to rank anything.

The Startup Guide To SXSW Panel Picking

Tech Zulu Event

Bootstrapping Marketing Strategy, social media marketing, web applications. . Entrepreneurism / Monetization Advertising, ecommerce, monetization. . Entrepreneurism / Monetization cosmetics, social media, women in tech. . Entrepreneurism / Monetization entrepreneur, social.

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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

I began asking around who the smartest people in the online media industry were and two names came up again and again — Jonah Peretti (social & viral content) and Ze Frank (social video). BuzzFeed.