Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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2018 Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -- 2018 Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival. The Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival (HETF) is an exciting international event bridging the US and China, with expert speakers and panel discussions on trends in entertainment technology, cross-border opportunities, and investments.

TiTAN Platform Launches Into US Market

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TiTAN Platform , a Chinese developer of "smart home" devices, says it has officially launched its U.S. TiTAN says its product provide a "highly-encrypted" content platform which lets content owners upload and provide their content to consumers through a secure marketplace, all tied into a "smart home" device in the living room. CEO is Adrian Sexton, who the company said formerly headed up digital efforts at Lionsgate Entertainment, Participant Media and Endemol Shine.

Ticket OS Acquired By Entertainment Benefits Group

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Los Angeles-based TicketOS , a developer of a software platform that helps organizations automate the management of such entertainment assets as corporate entertainment suite inventory, entertainment and sports tickets, corporate hospitality, and other assets, has been acquired by Miami-based Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG). ticketos ticket automation software entertainment merger acquisition corporate suite

Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Immersv is launching a brand new, ad platform aimed at virtual reality content, the company is announcing today. The startup--backed by Foundation Capital, Technicolor Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, CAA Ventures, All Mobile Ventures, 137Ventures, Gigi Levy, and others--says its platform is aimed at helping consumers discovery great virtual reality apps and entertainment, and also to help VR developers to monetize and distribute their content.

Smart Audio – A Lucrative Platform… If You Figure Out How To Leverage It

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The evolution of home entertainment offers numerous opportunities for startups to leverage the new and innovative ways consumers are digesting audio content. Neither Google nor Amazon offer ads on their platforms. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Stem Snags $8M For Creative Payments Platform

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Los Angeles-based Stem , which is developing a platform to simplify payments for musicians and other content creators, announced Wednesday morning that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding. Stem says it has created a financial platform that unifies and manages contracts, distribution, payments and data for artists and creators.

Sony Online Entertainment Sold To Investment Firm

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of EverQuest and other massively multiplayer, online games, has been sold to investment management firm Columbus Nova , SOE said this morning. The company said that it will be "business as usual" for game players, but that the move will allow it to expand into a multi-platform gaming company, supporting PlayStation, Xbox, mobile, and other platforms.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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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.

Entertainment Apps Conference + Entertainment App Awards

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 -- Entertainment Apps Conference + Entertainment App Awards. The Entertainment Apps Conference will bring together top digital distribution and marketing execs from the major studios and networks, CE and set-top box makers, technology and platform providers, developer and content creators for a day-long conference on the emerging world of app-based entertainment content and services.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 -- paidContent Entertainment. Connected devicescellphones, smartphones, tabletsand cross-platform content services, portals and apps raise the stakes from the home to anywhere the people who live there happen to be.Well look at todays reality, what 2011 has in store and what has the best shot at winning it all.

How Laudville Is Bringing Your Entertainment Life Together

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In the world of many online television, movie, and video sites, scores of music streaming services, and other entertainment content, it''s often a difficult task to find what you really want to watch, listen to, or read.

3D Entertainment Summit

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- 3D Entertainment Summit. The 3D Entertainment Summit brings together thought leaders from around the globe to analyze 3D in all platforms  theatrical, home entertainment, gaming, advertising, and alternative content. See [link] (more

3D Entertainment Summit

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 -- 3D Entertainment Summit. The 3D Entertainment Summit brings together thought leaders from around the globe to analyze 3D in all platforms  theatrical, home entertainment, gaming, advertising, and alternative content. See [link] (more

3D Entertainment Summit

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- 3D Entertainment Summit. The 3D Entertainment Summit brings together thought leaders from around the globe to analyze 3D in all platforms  theatrical, home entertainment, gaming, advertising, and alternative content. See [link] (more

Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform

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Yekra says it is a digital entertainment distributor connected with an affiliate marketing system. Yekra says its system helps match content to viewers by genre, by digitally distributing entertainment through different web sites, blogs, social networks, and other destinations.

The gift-giving platform that offers experiences instead of things

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The platform’s database is made up of hundreds of once in a lifetime activities that people can buy their partners, friends, family and loved ones. The post The gift-giving platform that offers experiences instead of things appeared first on TechZulu.

Serious Business Get Funded For Internet Entertainment

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A trio of United Talent Agency execs said Friday that they have launched a new, media company focused on the intersection of Internet and entertainment. The firm said it will work with creative talent to "produce television formats with a web sensibility" and also help develop digital platforms into TV and digital projects. serious business venture capital seed internet hollywood agent entertainment cheezburger

M-GO's Take On The Digital Entertainment Streaming Market, with John Batter

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We had the notion that we could create a service that was aimed at the mass market, which was really user friendly, which provided a service to the consumer, and that helped bring back the fun in the entertainment experience, so that we could help the consumer bridge the digital divide.

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

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The following online platforms are making it easy to give personal, memorable presents from anywhere in the world. SendItLater is the online gift-giving platform that lets anyone from busy college students to soldiers deployed overseas, deliver a special gift to the people they care about.

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

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We spoke with Lisa Hennessy , one of the founders of DreamJobbing and an entertainment industry veteran, to learn more about the startup. Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform. Lisa Hennessy: We are going to build our own platform.

Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

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When it first announced this new region, Google positioned it as the ideal region for the entertainment industry. Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today.

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Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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Originally intended as an experiment in personal connections, Facebook has turned into a powerhouse platform that can be leveraged by just about any industry you can think of. The post Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers appeared first on TechZulu.

Reflexive Entertainment Acquired By Amazon.com

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Lake Forest-based Reflexive Entertainment, a developer of computer games, has been acquired by Amazon.com, the firm's CEO, Lars Brubaker, has announced. Reflexive was founded in 1997 and develops games for the Mac, PC, and other platforms. Financial terms of the deal was not disclosed. No other details of the acquisition were announced

Yekra’s Digital Rights Distribution and AffiliateConnect Platform Raises $3M

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Yekra also allows creators to establish an exclusivity rights period and set up distribution to other platforms including Netflix and Hulu Plus. The post Yekra’s Digital Rights Distribution and AffiliateConnect Platform Raises $3M appeared first on TechZulu.

Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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During an event in Los Angeles today, Google specifically positioned this region as ideal for the media and entertainment industry in the area. Built In Cloud entertainment Google google cloud Los Angeles media

Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing

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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. PRSA LA. Well cover best practices, case studies and strategies for success (as well as those to avoid). The panel will include representatives from Facebook, major studios, talent agencies and PR/digital marketing firms. Social Media Week LA. See [link] (more

Vuguru, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Tie On Digital Content Deal

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Entertainment , the entertainment and multimedia firm headed by comic book legend Stan Lee, said today that two have inked a deal to product original, digital content, to be distributed across multiple platforms.

Digital Entertainment: Advertising, Distribution and the Consumer

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 -- Digital Entertainment: Advertising, Distribution and the Consumer. Santa Monica College and The City of Santa Monica bring together business leaders for an insightful discussion on Digital Entertainment.

SGN Teams With Fox Digital Entertainment | The Book of Life: Sugar Smash

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Social Gaming Network ( SGN ) and Fox Digital Entertainment teamed up for the recent release of a new game called The Book of Life: Sugar Smash. They have created a handful of successful games on iOS, Android and Facebook platforms with hits such as Cookie Jam and Paint Monsters.

Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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imperson provides an artificial intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters. StatMuse is developing an artificial intelligence platform to help sports fans explore data using simple, natural language. Video Engagement Platform.

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Ford’s Autonomic Pairs With Alibaba Cloud On Mobility Hub for China

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Together, the two companies plan to offer a standardized platform where all participants in the transportation ecosystem—including Ford’s rival automakers—can build services, from their own ride-hailing apps to entertainment channels for passengers marking time in self-driving.

Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

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I saw the same mistakes, over and over again in turnaround situations, and I was interested in taking all I knew and had applied sequentially, and seeing if there was an opportunity to work that at a platform level--to transfer that knowledge to multiple companies at once. Pasadena-based BigStage (www.bigstage.com) is one of those rare companies that has taken technology developed from university research, and is now bringing that technology to the commercial market.

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

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Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. The 2D platform brings together a new world of interactivity for users, including the ability to play and create their own worlds and games.

5 Apps To Get The Most Out Of Your Philips Hue Lights 

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To help you get the most out of your Hues, I tested 20 of the most popular, highly rated iOS apps to come up with a top 5 list of must-have apps for using your Hue light bulbs (iOS is the dominant platform for Hue control, and all these below work on both iPads and iPhones): 1.