Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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As one of the organizers, Jay Tucker explained, “The Silicon Beach movement is the future of the Los Angeles tech area – tech, mobility, digital content, entrepreneurship, etc. I wanted to connect LA’s incredible entrepreneurs with the larger business community and with the resources of USC.”.

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USC Adds New Accelerator “Viterbi Startup Garage” to Silicon Beach

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USC has just thrown their hat into the ring of the flurry of startup activity happening in SoCal with the introduction of a new accelerator, the Viterbi Startup Garage. Hollywood is looking for ways to redefine itself, market content, and jump on the tech boom bandwagon.

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USC Entertainment Technology Center Names CEO


The University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center , which is part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, said this week that it has named a new CEO. USC's ETC sponsors include such firms as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Alcatel-Lucent, Sony Pictures, Tata, Lucasfilm, DTS, and WB. The center's current projects include a number of 3D content development and research efforts; social media projects; cloud computing; and more.

Silicon Beach At USC | TZ Hooks You Up With 10 Free Tickets!

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USC’s Marshall School of Business and School of Cinematic Arts present Silicon Beach @USC : an event highlighting innovation, new ventures, partnerships and investment at the intersection of technology and digital content. Come join us for Silicon Beach @ USC! Silicon Beach @ USC. WHERE : Silicon Beach @ USC will be held at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center in the heart of the USC campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.

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UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire


The UTA has already been very active in approaching the startup commmunity, most recently backing the USC Viterbi Startup Garage with Kleiner Perkins. united talent agency hollywood content venture capital investment betterworks docstoc

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USC Launches Media Lab


The University of Southern California is looking to tie together technology and media, saying Thursday that it has launched a new Annenberg Innovation Lab as part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

GoPro Links With UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television


Action camera maker GoPro said Tuesday that it has tied with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), to launch a program to provide students with GoPro cameras and accessories to create content, and where it will also provide guided workshops, education, and one-on-one mentorship to students. gopro ucla theater film television video editing content school education action camera


USC, USA Today Partners On New Online Sports Site


In an unusual method of launching a new, online publication, the USC Marshall School of Business and USA TODAY said this morning that the two have linked up to create a new, online publication covering the business of sports, called Fields of Green. fieldsofgreen today usatoday publication content sports business online blog

USC CTM Fall 2012 Executive Roundtable

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 -- USC CTM Fall 2012 Executive Roundtable. Disruptive technologies, new consumer habits, and emerging business models have transformed the communications value chain from network service providers to content creators and beyond. The industry leaders who will shape the next wave of change must meet the challenges of increasing network demand, new modes of content distribution, and innovation.

Livestrong Looks To USC For Chief Medical Advisor


Saxon is Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar, and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Tags: livestrong chief medical advisor health executive lifescience content Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.COM , the online health information site run by Demand Media and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, said today that it has named Dr. Leslie Anne Saxon as its Chief Medical Advisor.

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

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Hours after the panelists debated the future of content distribution at the Silicon Beach @ USC conference, across campus at the Annenberg Innovation Lab a remarkable product demo was taking place by Coincident.TV. There is a television/video/content/Internet revolution coming.

Big Stage Adds New Content From GGL Global Gaming


Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment , the startup which uses photos to create animated, 3-D facial avatars of users, has added new content from a game from GGL Global Gaming. Big Stage told its users yesterday that they could now insert their avatars into content from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, a video game published by Funcom. The new content deal also came in conjunction with new features which allow users to add their own, custom backgrounds into BigStage's site.

JibJab's StoryBots Takes On Kids' Entertainment


What do you get when you take the creative minds behind , the Venice-based online humor content developers--known for its hilarious videos of everything from politics to everyday life--and apply that to kids entertainment? You get Storybots , a brand new, online service with the sensibility of JibJab's comedic content cross pollinated with kids educational entertainment. hollywood content video entertainment kids jibjab storybots

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


Alex Kazerani and James Segil (shared), EdgeCast Networks (Los Angeles, content delivery network). George Strompolis , Fullscreen (Los Angeles, content). Ashish Soni , USC (Los Angeles, incubator/university).

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp


We teach through video tutorials, with courses around specific sites, like how to make content for FunnyorDie, taught by one of the staff writers from FunnyOrDie. In terms of what the business is, we have some free content, the first episode of each chapter.

HipTraveler | Taking Startup Competitions by Storm

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In order to support all of these teams, there are several on-campus startup competitions every year, from the Silicon Beach USC competition to the New Venture Seed Competition, with prize funds to help build the companies.

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LA Hacks: Making LA the Tech Hub of the World

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Sifting through the crowd, it was easy to see sweatshirts with Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, USC and many other universities. When you think technology, you probably think Silicon Valley. But have you ever seen a stadium filled with 1500 student programmers in Silicon Valley?

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. The continued proliferation of media network and online distribution channels has increased demand for quality content. Large studios are traditional TV networks are snapping up online content providers (e.g., LinkedIn is by far the world’s largest professional network with more than 380 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

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

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Mike Tringe earned his BA in History and Science from Harvard, and his MFA in Film Production from USC. He’s worked as an English and Film teacher at the American School of Tangier, and has also assistant taught film production at USC.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


We met and shared ideas and business cards, from the opening party at the Viceroy, to the packed panels starring Silicon Beach accelerators, VCs, startup CEOs, digital content creators, movie, music, games, and PR pros; hackathon, demo days, student pitch fests, parties and more.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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Of course this can be done and of course I am a big proponent of the rise of startup centers across the country as the Internet has moved from the “infrastructure phase” to the “application phase” dominated by the three C’s: content, communications and commerce. For example, Lookout is a mobile security company that was founded by three talented graduates of USC.

One News Outlet That Got The Election Dynamic Right? Cenk Uygur's TYT Network


The other local outlet which got it right: The USC Dornslife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" Poll , which consistently showed Donald Trump in the lead. presidential election politics coverage reporting commentary cenk uygur contentIn the aftermath of a stunning U.S. election--there was one local, media startup which called the dynamics of the election year right: Los Angeles-based TYT Network , and founder Cenk Uygur.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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And our belief is that consumer applications — almost all of the things consumers DO on the Internet — that ride on this Internet infrastructure layer fall into just three buckets we call “the three c’s”: content, commerce and communications.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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Google chose Playa Vista to establish YouTube Space LA , its flagship center for content creation. Belkin is also here, as are digital entertainment firms Konami , ICANN , Rovi , as well as Cybercoders and USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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A market leader in content, music, entertainment, textiles, engineering, aerospace and trade. World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. I always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN


Your IoT and visual avatar can speak in your voice, providing any content that you and I could speak. We've been hiring from all of the top schools�Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, USC, Berkeley, UCLA ,and it has taken a combination of deep learning, machine learning, speech synthesis, linguistics, and psychology to come up with all of this.

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford, USC, and UCLA. Successfully negotiated ground breaking deals with several of the major media companies whose content became the basis for many of these products.

Fandango Launches New Season Of Original Video Series


Los Angeles-based online movie information and ticketing site Fandango said Thursday that it is continuing its efforts at creating original content for the service, with the second season launch of its series "Fandango Frontrunners".

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom


It''s all over the map, from content moderation for applications like Whisper and Tinder, to photo retouching for e-commerce websites. I had worked a year in investment banking, and Jasper was out of USC.

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves


Walter Grieves: We partnered with USC, UCLA, and Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Anderson, Annenberg Center, we have an internship program. Digital content is the software of Los Angeles., Backed By LA Investors, Finds $9M More

socalTECH , which operates an online marketplace for professionally written content--which was originally backed by LA investors--has raised $9M more in a funding. The company was founded by UCLA Andreson and USC Film School grads who had met as undergrads at Claremont McKenna. The company now offers up a marketplace to find content--blog posts, white papers, tweets, Facebook posts, and more--from freelance writers.

Strike Social Bolsters Board, Advisors


Ansari develops big data technology, and is also the CEO of Intuition Intelligence, in addition to teaching at USC Marshall. strikesocial strike social advertising youtube content executive Los Angeles-based advertising technology developer Strike Social is bolstering its board and advisory team, saying that it has named Lawrence Chu to its board of directors, and signed up Dr. Arif Ansari, a big data systems researcher at the University of Southern California, as an advisor.


Interview with Scott Ferreira, MySocialCloud


One, is the discovery of awesome content, two is a place to store and publicize that awesome content, and three is being able to save your usernames and passwords to literally any site on the web, and automatically log you into those sites.

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