Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net Hacked

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment said late Thursday that there was "unauthorized access" of the firm's Battle.net service. blizzard entertainment battle.net hacking security unauthorized access hacker

Sony Documents, Emails Go Online At WikiLeaks

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A huge collection of internal documents and emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment --stolen from the company in a massive hacking last year tied to the movie "The Interview"--has been posted online by WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks said it had posted a searchable database of 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails from Sony, claiming it did so to show "the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation."

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j2 Global Buys IGN Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the provider of cloud-based business and telephony services, said today that it has acquired IGN Entertainment , the video game, entertainment, and men's lifestyle publisher, via is Ziff Davis subsidiary. j2 moved into digital media in only November, when it purchased Ziff Davis in an all cash deal, funded by a steady stream of revenues from Internet fax, email, business telephony, and other cloud services.

Blizzard Entertainment Employees Affected By Trump Immigration Ban

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Mike Morhaime , CEO of Irvine-basd Blizzard Entertainment , called the Presidential executive order from this weekend an "incredible sharp contrast" from the company's values, in an email leaked to VentureBeat , saying that the company "strives for inclusion, embraces diversity, and treats one another with respect." blizzard entertainment mike mohaime travel band muslim muslimban politics trump hitler president

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. When the beta was ready in 2011 Botto emailed a link to 100 of his industry contacts, asking them to send it along to five more people if they enjoyed the experience. Entertainment Industry Entertainment entrepreneurs Startups

The Story Behind ScoreBig's Live Entertainment Tickets, with Adam Kanner

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The first problem is that the live entertainment industry has a tremendous amount of excess capability. discount event venue music sports ticket entertainment live scorebig interview kanner adam

Sony Online Entertainment: Customer Data Stolen

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of massively multiplayer online games, has provided details of the intrusion on the firm's systems, saying that hackers may have stolen its customer information. sony online entertainment shutdown hacking intrusion content videogame

Mail.com Buys Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based Mail.com Media Corporation , which operates the email service Mail.com, said today that it has acquired an entertainment focused blog, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. Mail.com operates a number of online content-focused sites, including HollywoodLife.com, MovieLine.com and OnCars.com, in addition to its online email services. Tags: mail.com mail media merger acquisition deadlinehollywooddaily blog content email

September SCribe Is Here

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Check out the latest edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Websites of the sponsors that make this all possible. VentureNet tickets will sell out soon - so don’t wait to secure your seats! www.VentureNet.org Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Term Sheet

Bccthis Adds Gmail Support

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Los Angeles-based Bccthis , a developer of messaging software which helps users add more information to their group emails, said Monday that it has added support from Gmail to its product. According to the firm, it has added Gmail support via a Firefox add-on, which allows users to use the product using Google's popular email service. Bccthis is headed by Dave Waldman, formerly an executive at Twistbox Entertainment, Eyematic Interfaces, and Amp'd Mobile.

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Bccthis Gets $500K, Launches Communications Tool

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According to the firm, it has created a service which allows users to use either Microsoft Outlook or Twitter to send secure private messages to recipients, along with their original emails or tweets. Waldman was most recently at Twistbox Entertainment, and also had served at Amp'd Mobile and Eyematic. Tags: bccthis venture capital seed mobile twitter email outlook blackberry software communications

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About personal use of corporate assets

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Or flaunting the privilege of that corporate card by charging expensive meals with high priced wines when not entertaining outside guests. It is no secret that the IRS looks carefully below the surface for personal use of company assets (including cash) in its corporate income tax audits.

TZ & GR Present REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming

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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.

AlwaysOn Presents OnHollywood Top 100 Companies

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AlwaysOn will proudly announce the sixth annual OnHollywood 100 -the top companies that are disrupting the Hollywood establishment and creating viable business models for the digital entertainment marketplace. If you’re interested in volunteering please email karina@aonetwork.com.

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.

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. Email mfgorman@gmail.com if you’d like to demo your gadget, hardware, accessories, etc. Its that time of the year again!

Goldstar Approaches 5 Million Ticket Sales

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Los Angeles-based Goldstar , the online, discounted event tickets service run by Jim McCarthy, is getting close to hitting 5 million tickets sold on the site, according to an email to users by CEO and co-founder Jim McCarthy. Goldstar offers up a service which emails members with last minute tickets to local events, usually highly discounted, which helps consumers get great values on local venues, and in turn, helps those venues sell out their seats.

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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

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Email readers, continue here…] Arthur: This is a matter between the owner of your IP (you) and the would-be user of your IP. This week we contacted royalty licensing expert, the well-respected Arthur Lipper, asking the magic question.

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

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After the gift buyer has chosen a theme and budget range, the recipient will receive a text or email with the recommendation. Entertainment Entrepreneurship Startups gifting Gifts present TravelThe days of giving people practical, useful gifts they might really need are over.

Radiolab “Detours” Into Location-Aware Storytelling

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I will be in Austin during SXSW, if you have a story you want me to check out, feel free to email me. Android Apps & Software Entertainment Entrepreneurship iPhone Mobile SXSW Uncategorized Andrew Mason Austin Detour Jad Abumrad Moonlight Towers NPR Radio Radiolab Servant Girl Murders

Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

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Email readers, continue here…] Arthur: This is a matter between the owner of your IP (you) and the would-be user of your IP. This week we contacted royalty licensing expert, the well-respected Arthur Lipper, asking the magic question.

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Use video whenever possible.

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Yes, most of that is from NetFlix and YouTube and others delivering entertainment content. Email readers, continue here.] Each video, especially those on the front page of a site, must be compelling, to the point, and short.

The Music Lover’s Dream | OnAir Box

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With your phone or tablet being plugged in, we lose direct access to our device in the event of an incoming text message, email or call. Android Apps & Software Entertainment Gadgets Android-based music OnAir Box streaming

TechZulu wants YOU at New Media Expo’s Startup Launchpad | Official Partnership Announced

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Hint: emails with the subject line “Startup Launchpad” will get the fastest response. Apps & Software BlogWorld Business Dev & Design Entertainment Entrepreneurship Events Marketing Startups C.C. Hey folks!

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Earbits | Growing and Going Mobile

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Here are some numbers, Facebook fans acquired rose 101%, song recommendations on Twitter rose 85.8%, and email signups increased by 261%. Earbits was featured on TechZulu awhile back. But how are things holding up at Earbits since the last time?

Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love

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This will bring back some conscious thought to digital gift giving instead of the current non-emotional email that links to a gift card. “We

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Sony Co-Chair Pascal Latest Casualty In Hack

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Amy Pascal , the co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Pictures Group , is the latest casualty of the devastating hack of Sony Pictures last year, and is stepping down from her position. Pascal had been under fire for both approving The Interview--which spawned the hack, blamed on North Korea, which devastated Sony Pictures internal IT systems--as well as leaked emails disparaging Angelina Jolie and President Obama.

YouTube Marketing | Top 8 Tips to Increase Sales with Video

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That as a business it is impossible to build your brand without an adwords strategy or partnering into a YouTubers existing audience or an having a robust email list. Advertising your brand utilizing YouTube could increase revenue by millions in under a year.

myLINGO | Connecting Non-English Speakers with the Movies

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Entertainment. We have many entrepreneurs here in Los Angeles, many of whom are working in the entertainment sector. If I was intimidated in any way from the very beginning I wouldn’t have made those cold emails and cold phone calls.

Ask the Career Expert: “Why Do I Need a Mentor?”

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When I was 19 years old I contacted the then most powerful man in the entertainment industry to be my mentor: Michael Ovitz. Once you have a lead, compose an email that is smart, grammatically correct, brief, and eye catching. Pinpoint, then Email. Email The Explorer Blog.

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Diva Startup Tips: @LadyGaga, @JLo, @Cher, @KatyPerry, @MariahCarey & @NickiMinaj

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Make no mistake, successful entertainers are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and entertainers alike must address their fears. Women entrepreneurs need to take a cue from successful women entertainers, who also compete in what is largely a man’s world.

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15 Hacks to Raise the Most Money for Your Indiegogo Campaign

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Apps & Software Business Entertainment Entrepreneurship Finance Gadgets Marketing Social Media Startups Adam Chapnick campaigns Cause Consumers Contributors Crowdfunding Hacks IndieGoGo Influence money ubuntu edge Indiegogo is no longer just for filmmakers.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

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The reality television show Shark Tank makes for entertaining content but many of its underlying messages are potentially detrimental to tech entrepreneurs. I get that Shark Tank is a TV show focused on entertaining its viewers.

Turn Yourself Into a Hologram with HOLLAGRAM

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About a year ago we introduced you to VNTANA , an Los Angeles, CA-based startup that wanted to leverage hologram technology to help celebrities and brands use holograms to entertain and engage their followers and fans. Immediately after the experience, users receive a branded email with a GIF, video or photo of the experience that they can share on social media. They Collect voluntary and passive data from users, such as email contacts, number of impressions, etc.

Big Stage Hits The iPhone

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Los Angeles-based Big Stage Entertainment , a venture-backed startup developing 3D animation technology used to create avatars, said this morning that the firm has created a new application which works on the Apple iPhone. The firm said that users can also post and share that content to Facebook, MySpace, or via email. Tags: avatar stage iphone entertainment apple