Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

After we typed the first two letters from our computer room at UCLA, namely, “Lo” for “Login,” the network crashed. Here one can list pervasive search engines, access to extensive information repositories, consumer aids, entertainment, education, connectivity among humans, etc.

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

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?

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.

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.

USC Launches Media Lab

socalTECH

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.

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More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

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

Both Sides of the Table

It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry. media journalism

Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, September 19, 2011 -- Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing. Learn first-hand from an all-star panel how the entertainment industry is using Facebook and other top social networking platforms. Social Media Week LA. PRSA LA. Well cover best practices, case studies and strategies for success (as well as those to avoid).

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.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

Tech Zulu Event

Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. Brian has over a decade developing and deploying cutting-edge technology within the entertainment industry.

Myspace Racks Up Registrations

socalTECH

The online entertainment site--now owned by Specific Media--has been looking to revamp Myspace into a new, social service which combines music, links to Facebook, and music recommendation engine. Myspace has been undergoing an extensive revamp, since Specific Media--headed by Tim Vanderhook--picked up Myspace from News Corporation in June of last year. myspace music player registration social networking entertainment content

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.

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

Tech Zulu Event

We’re excited to announce TechZulu is officially partnering with New Media Expo (formerly BlogWorld) to create a Startup Launchpad at their next event taking place January 6-8, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas. Hey folks!

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TechZulu Live from NAB at the NMX New Media Lounge!

Tech Zulu Event

That’s right folks TechZulu is heading to NAB with our old pals NMX to report and entertain live from the New Media Lounge. What better place for New Media content creators to network, learn, geek out on gear the most amazing gear in the world?

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Interview with Kieve Huffman, Dather

socalTECH

For this morning's interview, we have an interview with Kieve Huffman , the co-founder of Dather (www.dather.com), a new Los Angeles startup which has created a tool which helps to aggregate social networking web sites and media.

Popbase helps YouTube stars build closer relationships with their fans

TechCrunch LA

Entertainment has changed. New platforms led by YouTube have emerged to change the dynamic of broadcast media — once dominated by the rigid programming of TV — while the internet has enabled new media stars to engage with their audiences in new, high-touch ways.

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Myspace Launches New Music Player

socalTECH

Beverly Hills-based Myspace , the online entertainment site now owned by Specific Media, said this morning that it has released a new music player. Myspace said the player is the "biggest development" at the firm since its acquisition by Specific Media earlier this year. Specific Media has been working on revamping Myspace since its acquisition in June. myspace music player social networking discovery

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs

socalTECH

We spoke with Lisa Hennessy , one of the founders of DreamJobbing and an entertainment industry veteran, to learn more about the startup. Lisa Hennessy: I come from a network television background, and my two business partners are from a digital background.

Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

socalTECH

They want a means of representing themselves that is animated, and changeable, and actively communicates in places like MySpace, Facebook, and other social networks. It doesn't matter if someone is narcissistically motivated, or they just have a social affinity. They can put themselves and their friends into the media and the digital experience. There's been an unusually complex amount of engineering, compared to a web media startup, but that's a good thing.

Interview with Sherry Gunther, Masher Media

socalTECH

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.

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Interview with Gregg Champion, OneCubicle

socalTECH

Our interview today is with Santa Monica-based OneCubicle (www.onecubicle.com), a new startup we ran across recently, which is looking to provide a more professional social networking site for younger people. Gregg Champion: OneCubicle.com is a social business network for people on their first, second, and third jobs. You can also use the service to network to your next job. Why did you decide to start yet another social networking site?

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

Topics of discussion will be Wearables Technology, Bitcoin, SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, Gaming, Social Markets, what surprises are coming for 2014, creating value with your company, hiring problem solvers, and building a sensible businesses. Peter Csathy - CEO Manatt Digital Media Ventures.

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. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum.

CPMs Highest For Newspapers, Sports Sites

socalTECH

Display ad numbers released today from Internet analysis firm comScore shows that CPMs for Internet publishers were highest for newspapers, and lowest for social networking sites. Among the lowest CPMs are social networking sites, which garnered only an $0.56 CPM, and entertainment sites at $4.75. Despite those CPMs, the distribution of impressions were highly slanted toward social networking sites, with 27.7%

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Chill.com | A Place To Chill And Watch Online Video

Tech Zulu Event

Everything from hip hop music videos to entertainment news and gossip, there is sure to be a lounge to suit your taste. I was inspired by the combination of content, social networking and gaming. Chill.com , from the makers of Namesake , is a video community sharing platform.

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. Immerse yourself in data and become an expert in all online marketing strategies from social media to search. No social network has stood the test of time.

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Interview with Jeremy Gocke, Fliptu

socalTECH

With the proliferation of social media, how do you--as a brand--manage all of those various websites, content, and media? The firm already has seed funding from such investors as Kelly Perdew, Sugarmaker Media, and support from talent agency ICM Partners.

Apply for the 2011 SXSW Accelerator!

Tech Zulu Event

There are categories for Innovative Web Technology, Social Media and Social Networking Technology, Entertainment Technology, News Technology, and Music Technology. Arts & Entertainment Business Development Entrepreneurship Events News SXSW 2011 Startup application Startup Demo startup showcase SXSW sxsw accelerator

Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

Tech Zulu Event

Big news in the social gaming sphere as major interactive gaming player Kabam announces the launch of The Godfather: Five Families out of beta and into commercial exclusively with Google+ Games. This is the first social game based on a major movie franchise on any social platform, period.

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

Tech.Co

On your birthday, something special happens on social media: you receive hundreds of likes and well wishes from friends, family, high school classmates and people you haven’t talked to for years on Facebook.

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MySpace, Panasonic Unveil Social TV Service

socalTECH

Social entertainment site Myspace , which is now owned by Irvine-based Specific Media, is making a big push this week at CES, and launched a new, social TV service with Panasonic Monday. networking electronics consumer hdtv viera television social myspace panasonic

The Vita Hill Social Club: A New Way to Game

Tech Zulu Event

Instead, the feel of the event was right at home with the Vita Hill Social Club naming and branding. The social club felt like a new age speakeasy decked out with deep stained wood grain furniture and dark plushy couches, more appropriately placed in an old style cigar lounge.

A good case study is worth many paid ads.

Berkonomics

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. We have grown more than a bit weary of most advertising, no matter in what form.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

InfoChachkie

It is no secret that Pinterest and other social commerce sites have begun to dial in the commerce equation. Search Meets Social = Commerce. The combination of Search and Social is redefining the way marketers are allocating their ad budgets.

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.

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