Pocket.watch Raises $15M For Kids Entertainment


Los Angeles-based media brand Pocket.watch , which creates content for kids, has raised $15M in a Series B funding round, led by Viacom, the company said today. As part of the funding, Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy joins the company's board of directors. Pocket.watch says it develops eerything from small-screen video to big-screen blockbusters, games, toys, and other products focused on kids.

HitFix Heads To The Big Screen With Theater News Deal


Los Angeles-based online entertainment site HitFix , which is headed by Jen Sargent, is in a new deal today which will bring the company''s entertainment news to theaters. HitFix and NCM Media Networks, which provides integrated media to consumers in U.S. movie theaters, said they are in a strategic relationship to bring entertainment news to theater screens. ncmmedia film hollywood theater publishing content news entertainment hitfix

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

Tech Zulu Event

The platform allows users to sync content and commands across all four screens — the smartphone, tablet/pad, computer and TV. And…they have opened up their API for all of you clever developers to create the amazing interactive second screen apps of the future.

Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

Tech Zulu Event

The theme for Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood is startups and Hollywood, featuring leaders from movie studios, music labels, agencies, and startups in entertainment – how Hollywood studios are investing and working with startups, and how Silicon Beach startups are making entertainment businesses.

Interview with Aviv Grill, Miso Media


Today's interview is with Los Angeles-based Miso Media , a developer of iPad-based music education software, which uses note detection to help users learn guitar, ukulele, and banjo. It's a diverse group, both entertainment and technology.

Media 275

How to Take Control of Your Hive of HDMIs

Tech Zulu Event

Or, if you’re one of the lucky ones who Santa brought a shiny new flat screen TV, how do you deal with squeezing all those chunky cables and streaming sticks between your TV and your wall? Just unwrapped a shiny new streaming media player only to find there’s no room at the inn?

Press 84

Interview with Sherry Gunther, Masher Media


Last Week, Calabasas-based Masher Media announced it had received a round of angel funding from the Tech Coast Angels to fund its development of MyMiniPeeps (www.myminipeeps.com), a virtual world for children. 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.

Media 133

New Media Revenue Models: Growing Greenbacks in the Digital Ecosystem

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, February 6, 2010 -- New Media Revenue Models: Growing Greenbacks in the Digital Ecosystem. The New Media ecosystem is growing rapidly with content distribution networks, mobile devices and social networks connecting and interconnecting consumers like never before. It will highlight the convergence between the "four screens", the integration points between the major players and the opportunities among all of them available to entrepreneurs.

The Future of Shopping | Vidzey Interactive Videos

Tech Zulu Event

” while watching the screen and registering nothing. And this in a nutshell, is what our lives as media consumers has turned into: a constant stream of impatience and auto-pilot interactions with ads. Working in LA’s talent and entertainment industry and I’m bored?

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market


Studios might spend $50 million on saturating the television with trailers, when in reality utilizing social media, much like Indie film producers do, those movie trailers would “whip around the web via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for no cost at all.” Indie movies are promoted by building them up around a virtual distributed version of a screening event through social media. Read more about Movies & Entertainment here on Tech.co.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

Tech Zulu Event

Without further adieu, I present to you the winners of the 1st annual REACH NeXT conference: Entertainment: Storygami. Prior to Sphero, Rob was SVP of Global Creative at Disney Interactive, the digital entertainment and games segment of The Walt Disney Company. We did it folks!

REVIEW | Un-Realistic TV: “Start-ups: Silicon Valley”

Tech Zulu Event

There is no good angle to her screen time. Entertainment Entrepreneurship Social Media Startups Ben Way David Murray Dwight Crowe Facebook Hermione Way Kim Taylor San Francisco Sarah Austin Shonova silicon valley Zuckerberg

LG Thrill 4G Review | 3D And A Whole Lot More

Tech Zulu Event

3D Movies, 3D Printing, 3D Televisions, 3DS, our entire screen world is turning 3D and now its time for your mobile screen to get in on the fun. Sporting a 4.3-inch 800 x 480-pixel screen that can displaying both 2D and 3D content.

SocialVents Takes The Mystery Out Of The Local Scene

Tech Zulu Event

Second, and more importantly the quality and amount of events that end up in their database, that will ultimately end up splattered across our computer and smartphone screens. Ever wandered around your city with a friend on a random night trying to find something to do?

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


“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.

The Vita Hill Social Club: A New Way to Game

Tech Zulu Event

The feel of the unit was very much like its predecessor, the PSP, with a wide body, glossy black surface, and wide screen. applications Arts & Entertainment Events Featured Gaming Mobile Retail & Consumers Social Media Facebook Playstation social Sony Twitter vita

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

Tech Zulu Event

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.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

Tech Zulu Event

With unrivaled weather, a host of high-profile universities and unlimited array of daytime and nightlife entertainment, Los Angeles seems like a dreamland for young tech professionals and the companies hoping to employ their talents.

Silicon Beach Fest Approaches! #SBF

Tech Zulu Event

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 have content, APPLY to screen your < 10 min video made in the past year. Its that time of the year again!

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

Tech Zulu Event

Also of note was Ryan Orrico’s launch of HandJob, a new form of job applicant screening and referral tracking. When using the Handjob app , users must shake the app up and down or side to side and out pops a pre-screened job applicant. What a weekend!

TechZulu Recaps: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

Peter Csathy – CEO Manatt Digital Media Ventures, accomplished media and digital media entrepreneur. The company hopes to prepare advertisers for varying screen sizes. Until then, we’ll be focused on gimmicky applications and entertainment.

The New Twitter | TV, Music and Blogs

Tech Zulu Event

Twitter continues to move into new directions of social media, broadening its offerings. a tweet that the pair would create the first in-Tweet branded syced video to entertainment series. Today, a video partnership with the BBC was announced via (what else?)

Interview with Neville Spiteri, TheBlu


Neville Spiteri is co-founder of Venice-based WEMO Media (www.wemomedia.com), a new, digital studio whose flagship product is TheBlu (www.theblu.com) an online, interactive experience focused on the world's oceans. Our focus is really what we refer to as globally shared media.

TechZulu Top 2013 SXSW Panel Picks & More

Tech Zulu Event

Merging of 2nd Screen & TV Everywhere Experiences. Culture and Entertainment. Immersive Entertainment – Sensation to Imagination. Culture and Entertainment. Culture and Entertainment. Culture and Entertainment. Culture and Entertainment.

eBook 81

110K Tweets Per Minute, The Walking Dead, Nintendo TVii & More | AdAge Social TV Conference Recap

Tech Zulu Event

Elite media giants, agencies and brands flew in from around the country to discuss the rapidly changing and complex ecosystem evolving between the primitive television and social engagement union. Facebook’s head of media and entertainment, Kay Madati, knows a thing or two about television.

REACH Connected Future: Gaming Recap

Tech Zulu Event

Our builders included Jason Yim , CEO of Trigger Global; and Daniel Busby , Lead Engineer at Two Bit Circus ; with Scot Rubin , Founder of G4TV and Nitropod, to represent media and consumers.

RealD Signs Another Chinese Theater Chain


THe firm said that SMI Corporation Limited , a Chinese entertainment and media company operating the Stellar International Cineplex brand, will equip 100 screens across its network with RealD's technology. The announcement is the fourth Chinese win announced in the past few months by RealD, bringing its total installed and committed screens in the country to approximately 2,000.

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

Tech Zulu Event

Ever since sound was first introduced into movies, the entertainment business has never really faced a huge change. However, the online presence has shifted the entertainment landscape drastically and is threatening to change the business for better or for worse.

A Seriously Great Story and Why We Funded Them

Both Sides of the Table

Andrew & Petri posited that a modern media company would build lovable characters that span video games, online digital media, lovable plush physical toys and then ultimately find its way to the big screen.

Streaming Live from NMX & NAB All Week!

Tech Zulu Event

NAB Show is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment.

Media 86

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


We dropped in recently, and found a screening session for the Tech Coast Angels; a number of former StartEngine, MuckerLab, and LaunchpadLA startups in residence; not more than a few startup founders wandering the halls; and a long list of upcoming technology networking events on the calendar.

Google 262

Solaborate: Professional Connections | Founder Interview Labinot Bytyqi

Tech Zulu Event

Solaborate is bringing professionals and companies from the tech industry together and connect them through a new social media platform. Solaborate is a professional social media network. So where do you see social media going in the future?

Tool 97

How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

Both Sides of the Table

When polled 88% of marketing professionals said they couldn’t accurately measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns and the majority said lack of ROI measurement is their single greatest frustration with social media (Forbes).

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. This is where the digital media puck is going. Will we discover stuff through second-screen apps?

Hulu 408

Here Is What You Missed At VidCon 2013


Entertainment." Next up was Nick Tran, Taco Bell''s "Social Media Lead." Filling The Screen. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. If you were not walking the halls of the Anaheim Convention last week, you missed a whole lot at the VidCon 2013.

Course 200