Blizzard Entertainment, ESPN Partner On Gaming Competition


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. The competition also includes a fantasy sports-like bracket competition that anyone can enter to also win other prizes, without playing the game.

Sony Online Entertainment Offers $10K Scholarship For Girls


Looking to inspire girls to joint he video game industry, Sony Online Entertainment said today that it has begun accepting applications for its annual $10,000 scholarship which encourages women to join the video game industry. Game Design competition.

2018 Digital Entertainment World - Digital Entertainment World

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW2018). Recognized by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 5th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.

2018 Digital Entertainment World - Digital Entertainment World

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, February 5, 2018 -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW2018). Recognized by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 5th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.

N3XT CON 2017 - Entertainment, Technology, Startup

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 -- N3XT CON 2017 - Entertainment, Technology, Startup. Located in Southern California, N3XT CON 2017 will spotlight industries that embody the LA spirit - Entertainment, Technology, and Startups. Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain, will give the keynote address discussing how technology drives the entertainment industry. Afternoon panels will be broken out into individual sessions discussing the fields of entertainment, technology and startup.

Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Mobile Therapy


From apps to hardware, to KickStarter successes and international startups, we’re inching closer to finding out who will take home the title of Startup of the Year competition at our annual Celebrate Conference in October. Among the dozens of participants that applied for the online competitions, only a few progressed into the semifinals. Co: What was the road like leading up to your initial pitch for the competition?

Gathering of Video Game Legends and Student Game-Concept Pitch Competition

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Fourth Annual 4th Annual Video Game Pitch Competition. Every year Westwood College brings together some of the interactive entertainment industry's most accomplished professionals to share their experience on getting started in gaming, what they've learned along the way and to discuss the future of the gaming profession. Saturday, August 18, 2012 -- Videogame Pitch Event.

How Savvy Companies Leverage Brand, Technology and IP Licensing to Leap Ahead of The Competition

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 -- How Savvy Companies Leverage Brand, Technology and IP Licensing to Leap Ahead of The Competition. AccessEN.

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Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment


One problem with other avatar technology, is that in most competitive cases what people are doing is using a standard head model and trying to apply a face to that model. Pasadena-based BigStage ( is one of those rare companies that has taken technology developed from university research, and is now bringing that technology to the commercial market.

What Amazon Hopes to Achieve with Prime Day

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No matter where you spend your time — TV; radio; newspapers; podcasts; fashion , technology , business , and entertainment websites; shopping portals; or social media — you’ve probably been exposed to dozens of mentions of Prime Day by now. Beat The Competition.

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Blizzard’s Overwatch League Adds Two New Teams

L.A. Business Journal

s Blizzard Entertainment announced Aug. 2 that it added two new teams to its global e-sports competition, the Overwatch League Santa Monica-headquartered Activision Blizzard Inc.’s

Stacking Up The Online Film Submission Sites


Amazon is not the only company looking to make a business out of online film submissions: We dug up some of the other local competition in this space, mined from our database of startups , with brief details below: Amazon Studios.

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DreamJobbing Launches To Find Users Dream Jobs


The website--started by entertainment and digital industry vets Lisa Hennessy, Burton Roberts and Alex Boylan--said that users of the site compete by submitting a video application, which is voted on by an online community, and eventually will be filmed for a TV series debuting on AXS TV next year. shoes toms employment competition hollywood content video production television dream dreamjobbing Wish you could be a VH1 reporter, television producer, or other dream jobs?

Silicon Beach Hackathon Looks To Gather Techies


The event--one of a number of events focused on LA tech, entertainment & startups tied into the Silicon Beach Fest--will award $20,000 in cash from StartEngine, $12,000 in cloud hosting services from Peak Hosting, and many other prizes to the top technical products cooked up at the event.

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Interview with Steve Seigel, Hatched


There are a lot of other competition shows and reality show, which are much more predatory and cut-throat, and it's nice for our entrepreneurs to not only get a real investment, but get great feedback. As an entrepreneur, there is so much competition for so few dollars, so having a finance background and also having done something entrepreneurial really helps me provide balance to the show.

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Best Reads for Casual Friday: Big Tech Businesses Gets Political


Time to curl up in your cubicle, pop open one of these in-depth, entertaining reads, and catch up on some of what you missed during a busy week. You’ve made it to Friday.

Beats Music Struggles With Low Subscriber Counts, Says Report


The report says Beats Music also will face new competition from Spotify, which is rolling out a music partnership with Sprint which challenges Beats'' own deal with AT&T. entertainment billboard communications sprint hollywood spotify subscription service streaming music beats

Overwatch League Signs On HP, Intel For Sponsorships


The Overwatch League , the new e-sports league based on Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment's popular gaming title, Overwatch, said today that it has announced its first sponsorship deals for the league, with HP and Intel. In addition, Intel will sponsor future Overwatch competitive events, in addition to the league itself. overwatch league intel sponsorship videogame gaming esports entertainment blizzard

Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

How did we go from collaboration to competition, from consensus to dissention, from a reliable digital resource to an amplifier of questionable information? Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter., Yoostar In Joint Promotion


Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a network of male-centric content web sites, said today that it has linked with home entertainment system company Yoostar in a promotion. According to Break,it is teaming up with Yoostar for a special, featured channel on the site focused on the "Yoostar Casting Tour" competition. Tags: break content media publishing yoostar competition

Andre Bourque: There's a Tech Thunder Roaring Through Los Angeles

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Tech has many facets that could infuse the entertainment industry taking interestings ideas from Seed to rapid growth stage. Read more: Thunderstruck Competition , Los Angeles , Los-Angeles-Tech , Los Angeles News

DFJ Frontier's Netpulse Gets $15.6M More


funding round this morning, to bolster its development of digital entertainment systems for fitness treadmills. Netpulse is the developer of digital entertainment systems which connect into treadmills and other fitness equipment, giving users access to interactive TV, music videos, videos of landscapes, social competition tools, and other services. capital venture frontier software social entertainment treadmill exercise netpulse

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

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Ficto is bringing to market adaptations of bestselling books and original productions which will be released with theatrical films and has plans in the pipeline for other forms of scripted and unscripted entertainment.

Allied Esports, GameSpot In Sponsorship Deal


Irvine-based esports league operator Allied Esports , and GameSpot , the online site focused on content around videogames which is part of CBS Interactive , said that they are in a sponsorship deal over a new, esports entertainment show. According to the companies, GameSpot will be the sponsor of the premiere episode of PlayTime with KittyPlays, a new esports entertainment show featuring competitive gamers and online game streamer Kristen "KittyPlays" Michaela.

Hands on With TriCaster Mini

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Overall, the TriCaster Mini enters the market at just the right time as the entertainment industry embraces live streaming, ESPN broadcasts e-sports, and every MCN seems to be worth billions. NewTek’s First HDMI Product Gets A Lot Right.

Super League Gaming, Topgolf Team On Esports Events


Santa Monica-based Super League Gaming , which organizes community esports events at theaters and other locations, has partnered with sports entertainment venue company Topgolf , where Topgolf will host amateur e-sports events and competitions. According to the two companies, Topgolf's venues will run mobile and console competitions in the partnership with Super League Gaming, starting with Super League's "Clash Nights".

History of Cheating and Cheat Codes in Video Games

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The “cheat” industry started to become competitive and even combative for video game producers, and it became clear that cheats were compromising the quality of games and their experience.

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Digital Australia Shootout

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A pitch competition featuring Australia's innovative startups in media, entertainment, and technology. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 -- Digital Australia Shootout. See [link] (more

REACH NeXT Alumni Gets Into 500 Startups! | Batch 15 Announced

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He was fortunate enough to attend three competitions: Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. Apps & Software Entertainment Entrepreneurship Marketing Startups #links 500 Startups Barn & Willow Beeketing Cirrus Identity Clicky Code4Startup Cooleaf DataCulture Frivio

Treasure Your Startup’s Underdog Advantage


Before the integration of baseball in 1946, African American baseball teams had to be more entertaining than their white counterparts. The NBA adopted a slightly less eccentric approach to halftime entertainment, while considerably upping the entertainment value from their pre ABA approach.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Though competitors have sprung up, Tanz welcomes the competition to help define the market. Targeting images and adding video content is a nice premium alternative to the traditional buys that are extremely competitive. Think about how many images are on the web.

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

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Our combined experience working in film education and inside the traditional and digital entertainment industry gives us unique insight into building an authentic “film school like” education on the web. Any competition in LA?

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WESAWIT | Experience Events Through The Eyes of The Crowd

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The entertainment connection is readily available and getting more clients is a bigger possibility. The competition is not as big as Silicon Valley of course, but LA is going in the right direction. MR: The entertainment industry here is huge obviously.


Streaming Wars: Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu

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With upcoming HBO streaming likely, Hulu is more competitive now than ever. It may be harder to find Amazon’s service on your entertainment system or gaming devices. Apps & Software Entertainment Amazon Prime amazon video Hulu Netflix