Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

TechCrunch LA

The company is one of a growing number of startups trying to rejuvenate the music streaming market by combining it with social networking so that audiences can listen to the playlists of their favorite athletes and entertainers… and their friends.

E3 2014 Press Conference Overview & Our Grade For Each

Tech Zulu Event

Thankfully gamers and the media were able to experience what would be coming in the next couple days at E3 and beyond from Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA Games, and Sony’s press conferences. Here’s a quick look and grades of each of the press conferences. Microsoft E3 Press Conference.

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Hot Off The Press - August SCribe Newsletter

Technology Council

Check out the newly released August edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Website of the sponsors that make this all possible. Top articles include: Valuing Your Company For Success by Doug Hayes, executive committee, Tech Coast Angels Winning Approach To PR by Julia Zamorka, senior account executive, RuderFinn/West Member

BUZZMEDIA Buys Four Punk Rock Blogs


BUZZMEDIA said it acquired Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, Punknews.org was founded in 1998, providing online music news and a fan community; PropertyOfZack is a Tumblr blog focused on punk; Under The Gun Review focuses on entertainment, music, film, and comedy; and Alert The Press! buzzmedia merger acquisition punk blog content blogger music entertainment hollywood

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


In a press release The Disney Accelerator highlights the success of Sphero and announced: “They have a multi-property lineup for this year including the App-enabled Ultimate Lightning McQueen, the voice interactive Spider-Man, and more.”.

Can you create a great customer case study?


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 (eight seconds.). Attention spans are growing shorter by the second.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

Tech Zulu Event

Silicon Beach Fest is gearing up to showcase the most promising startups and visionaries from across LA’s growing startup entertainment ecosystem. To request a press pass, please fill out the form on the press page.

Hub of Awesome | Interview With Ann Le Managing Director of Hub LA

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They didn’t use any magic, its just what they offer and an awesome community of friends, press and members. Entertainment Entrepreneurship Marketing Social Good Startups acceleration Ann Le Arts Berkeley Collaboration GOOD Hub LA Los Angeles Seso SOMA start-up workspace

Past Is Prologue: 13 Startup Lessons From How We Got To Now


Mr. Johnson entertainingly describe the lives of unsung heroes of entrepreneurship and in doing so, he cleverly highlights thirteen attributes common to most significant innovations. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Making Money on YouTube | Audience First, Cash Second

Tech Zulu Event

Nick Tran, Social Media Director for Taco Bell said, “The new entertainment for teens is YouTube. It’s like a press junket for online with public access.

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Wearable Smart Devices | Ushering in the Future of Smart Technology

Tech Zulu Event

Oculus Rift, a new virtual reality gaming headset, has been getting a lot of press recently, as well. Apps & Software Entertainment Entrepreneurship Gadgets google glass Home Automation Nest Oculus Rift Ring Smart Clothing Vivint wearable tech

How to Take Control of Your Hive of HDMIs

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Some models come with a remote to help you switch from port to port without getting off the couch, while others have a button that you press to indicate which connected device you want the TV to use.

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

Tech Zulu Event

Simply press the light or group of lights to turn on or off, or long press for a color wheel. Open the app, select from the music on your device, press play and whichever lights you’ve told to will start dancing along with the song.

15 Hacks to Raise the Most Money for Your Indiegogo Campaign

Tech Zulu Event

This is where you go to influencers, bloggers, media and press, but instead of saying May 9th, tell them a later date (for example, Tuesday May 11th) and ask them to wait to publish any news on your campaign until that later date (May 11th). Indiegogo is no longer just for filmmakers.

What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

Tech Zulu Event

travel and entertainment). Beyond the figures in its annual year-end press release, we’ll likely never know for sure whether Amazon’s 2015 holiday season was worth the extra hires.

REACH Connected Future: Home Recap

Tech Zulu Event

Once inside, Belkin’s Wemo systems control everything from lighting to entertainment, and weMonitor watches over everything’s power consumption. Another pressing question: How safe are we in terms of communication security?

REACH Connected Future: Gaming Recap

Tech Zulu Event

The pressing question on everyone’s mind: How close are we to whole, immersive environments, or a unified platform for gaming? As you might recall, our first installation of REACH , was back in November and covered disruptive technology in the gaming industry.

An Afternoon with Rap Genius | Mahbod Moghadam (Co-Founder)

Tech Zulu Event

What You Know: A lengthy stream of media and press that have the tech world scratching their heads in confusion and/or denouncing them as the rap beef rudos of Silicon Valley. Wearing sunglasses on stage was for entertainment.

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

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Zuckerberg told press she wanted the show to encourage women to get into tech. Entertainment Entrepreneurship Social Media Startups Ben Way David Murray Dwight Crowe Facebook Hermione Way Kim Taylor San Francisco Sarah Austin Shonova silicon valley Zuckerberg

A Teachable Moment on Race

Both Sides of the Table

I asked him, “If Kaepernick did something less controversial do you think it would be getting the press attention right now?

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Announcements from ImageCollect | Tremendous Growth

Tech Zulu Event

Among some tech press releases from this week include a few announcements from local LA-based venture, ImageCollect , a micro-stock celebrity photo library, high-res and all prelicensed. Company CEO, Ryan Born, speaks in their official press release about big things to come with the company: “We’re incredibly excited about this landmark, but it is only a small sign of things to come,” said Ryan Born, chief executive officer, ImageCollect. “We’re

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Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

Tech Zulu Event

He kicked off the fest with his opening keynote, saying LA is a unique city of mash-ups, where tech, startups and entertainment – plus creativity, cultures, and passion – mix with successful results. National and local press coverage so far is listed below.

How This Startup Kicked Oracle’s A$$


You can watch Marten tell his entertaining story in the following 15-minute excerpt from his UC Santa Barbara talk. On the following Monday, Marten was besieged by the tech press. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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DMW: LA Game Conference, Workshops and Free Tix For Our Readers!

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We invite you to join us at the event and take part in the discussion with executives, creators, investors, analysts, press and gamers who will be instrumental in shaping the future of this booming business. Arts & Entertainment Events Gaming New Media Social News Digital Media Wire DMW Games Gamification LA Game Conference Transmedia Video Games WorkshopTechZulu is back again this year for all you gaming fans out there.

Schmoozd 3

SoCal Tech Calendar

The last event had over 300 people from a variety of fields: entertainment, tech, medical, marketing, venture capitalists, the press and many more. Thursday, July 29, 2010 -- Schmoozd 3. Back by popular demand, Schmoozd 3 is scheduled to make another go-around at the Wokcano in Santa Monica on Thursday, July 29th. See [link].

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement


No matter how much you think you know about Steve’s lean startup philosophy, Eric Ries’ contributions to the movement, or the methodologies by which companies have put lean startup tenets into practice, I am confident you will be enlightened and entertained by Steve’s frank and insightful remarks. .

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

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A sleep/power button on the top and finally a single button on the right side of the phone can be pressed to quickly enter the phone’s “3D Space” application. price tag, you’re getting a pretty great deal, a very reliable device, and countless hours of entertainment.

A good case study is worth many paid ads.


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.

What Do Boards Actually Do?

Both Sides of the Table

But unlike the popular press reporting of this conflict — 80% of the time it is founder-to-founder conflict and not investor-to-founder conflict. There’s a lot of mystique about what happens at board meetings and a lot of imagined board-room drama.

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Take Flight With The Sky Viper m200 Nano Drone [ Review ]


Built to be speedy, maneuverable, and conduct stunts at the press of a button, the Nano has a lot of competition on the market. With so many drone makers on the market, it’s hard to figure out which one to buy.

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Amazon Santa Monica Shindig Likely To Revolve Around New Kindle Fire, Touch


Amazon--which has been heavily promoting its press event on September 5th to tech press--started listing the Kindle Touch as out of stock Monday, and the Kindle Fire today, a very, very strong hint that those two devices will be seeing an update announced at the event.

LA Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti to Keynote Inaugural Silicon Beach Fest

Tech Zulu Event

LA City Council Member Eric Garcetti will give the opening keynote for the inaugural Silicon Beach Fest , a celebration of digital innovators in startups and entertainment happening June 21 – 23.

A Seriously Great Story and Why We Funded Them

Both Sides of the Table

Andrew was SVP of Mobile at Fox Digital Entertainment which launched the very successful Simpsons online game (curse you for wasting tons of my kids free time!) and Petri was co-founder and head of creative at Remedy Entertainment that launched the hit PC games Max Payne and Alan Wake.

Reflections on 2018: Anna Barber, Techstars LA


I don't have any predictions, but in terms of goals I'm looking to invest in future of work, media & entertainment, e-commerce and supply chain and social impact companies. In 2006 she sat next to a woman on an airplane who became her business partner in her next startup, Scribble Press. Anna was most recently GM and VP Partnerships at Fingerprint Digital, after selling Scribble Press to Fingerprint.

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Define your story before anyone else does.


It is an old warning in the entertainment industry. Press releases and PowerPoint presentations with a uniform use of the mantra or phrase will reinforce your effort. Define your persona the way you want others to view you – before someone else defines you by comparing you to someone not as flattering as you would like. I have a friend in the music business who worked hard to gain introductions to, and become mentored by, several known names in the business.