This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless

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This was certainly the case with Hollywood star turned inventor, Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr abandoned a successful European film career to become a Hollywood star. Unsatisfied with the intellectual limitations of Hollywood, Ms. Images: Associated Press.

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

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“It’s great to get the tech and Hollywood communities together to celebrate digital innovation,” said Kevin Winston, creator of the Silicon Beach Fest, and Digital LA CEO/Founder. National and local press coverage so far is listed below.

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Tongal Names Chief Marketing Officer

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She has also served at The Associated Press and Massive Incorporated. tongal chief marketing offier amanda malko executive video creative hollywood advertising crowdsourcing crowdLos Angeles-based creative video crowdsourcing site Tongal has named a new, Chief Marketing Officer, saying it has named Amanda Malko to the new position. Malko was previously CMO of digital marketing agency 360i.

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Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?

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The tech press is abuzz about an announcement from Amazon, set for September 6th, speculating that the company is either planning a new Kindle announcement or something related to Hollywood. Amazon hasn't said what it plans to announce at the big press event, although it seems to have invited practically every major mainstream technology publication out there to attend. amazon santa monica hollywood content kindle ereader hardware electronics

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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One of the side effects of the war over Flash, has been with advertisers--particularly in Hollywood--who rely on Flash to help display their advertising banners and video to users. We make websites, and we make banners, primarily for the entertainment industry and Hollywood.

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Getting Your Head in the Game for Fund Raising

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Very, very few founders have an easy time despite what you read in the press. Learn What’s Not Working VCs are the masters of the “soft no” just like Hollywood producers are. When you run a startup you’re always on borrowed time.

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Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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But the narrative in the press about Al Gore was that he was a smarmy know-it-all. Bush had the opposite narrative in the press. Obviously press narratives of people are characterizations that seldom match reality. This point isn’t just about press meetings.

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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Concurrent panels at several different hubs from Santa Monica to Venice and Hollywood including: Meet the Accelerators Panel, 10-12p @ Viceroy. Press. For all you working press out there don’t forget TechZulu and Coloft are hosting the press Hub.

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Interview with Vic Caretti, Loudvine

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We have done lots of social media campaigns, and we have really collected with the music ecosystem, such as labels, bands, venues, press, management, and street teams. caretti loudvine music startup events concert content hollywood

Getting Back Your Series A Mojo

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What I loved about the founding team from day 1 was that the founders were all people who tried to break into Hollywood and found the system closed. You got your tech press and your parents are proud. You build a team, ship your product, more tech press, more funding.

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Car Sharing Firm Zipcar Heading To Los Angeles

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It looks like Los Angeles is set to get access to peer-to-peer car sharing service Zipcar , as it plans to open an office in Hollywood tomorrow. Zipcar has been inviting the press to an event tomorrow with L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, to mark its entry into Los Angeles, the 16th market covered by the company.

Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”

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We just knew that we were onto an idea that no one had thought of and we had better be in the press first because, of course, there is a first-mover advantage. Getting press is sales. It was kind of like producing a film in Hollywood.

Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups Seeking Their Endorsements

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It’s going to get you some press buzz – sure. If your product is great and you are reasonable at marketing then customers will find you, you will get adoption, the press will build authentic buzz and celebrities will use your product. I live in LA. And I’m a VC.

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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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In stead the press story for 2 years was about how they were losing to Facebook and continuing to hemorrhage revenue and people. Any Hollywood studios taking notice? ==> What do you think about the Netflix decision?

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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So we did a one-day fall Silicon Beach Fest at io/LA in Hollywood. Both Silicon Beach Fests featured LA Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti, and were covered in several Forbes articles, TechCrunch, PandoDaily, and national and local press.

Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

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The old saying in Hollywood is that “It’s not what you know but whom you know” but the truth is always more deceptive and the tech industry is a lot more susceptible to this notion than you may think.

RealD Gets Go Private Offer From Starboard

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In a statement released to the press, REalD said it will "carefully review and consider" the unsolicited bid from Starboard. reald private starboard equity activist investor merger acquisition theater movie content hollywood Los Angeles-based 3D theater technology provider RealD has received an offer from one of its shareholders, activist investor Starboard Value LP , to take the company private for $12.00 per share.

Hulu Snags Exclusive Deal For South Park

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Hulu showed off its lineup of new content this weekend at the The Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. animated television license exclusive streaming hollywood content kenny park south hulu Los Angeles-based Hulu said over the weekend that it has inked a deal to become the exclusive home for "South Park", the irreverent animated TV show.

Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy

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He joined when Maker was a small, chaotic organization and helped bridge our talented creative team with the outside world of investor, brands, partners & press. Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley and Who Will Win.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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June 18: Hollywood Day at Hollywood Economic Development Summit by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. To request a press pass, please fill out the form on the press page.

BUZZMEDIA Buys Four Punk Rock Blogs

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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

Bio Roundup: Drug Pricing, Cystic Fibrosis Showdown, Myovant & More

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Since Donald Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape was released on October 7, Leerink Partners analyst Geoffrey Porges wrote, biotech investors have lost $50 billion. —A coalition of investors pressed drug makers to justify price increases. The 2016 election is (thankfully) almost here, and as one biotech analyst noted this week, a possible Democratic victory is to blame for a big October sell-off in biotech stocks.

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What I Learned in 2014: Kevin Winston

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As founder of Digital LA, I run one to two tech events every week bringing together tech, startups, investors, Hollywood, developers designers, and more. Over the last couple of weeks, we''ve featured a number of reflections on the year from movers and shakers in the local high tech community.

Why bother to sit in with customer service?

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Over fifty years ago, I was CEO of a record manufacturing company in Hollywood.

Interview with Matthias Galica, ShareSquare

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That's why we have done things like a recent campaign for Ray Kurzweil's documentary, Transcendant Man, where we helped with press materials, and posters, and publications, putting our QR code on those items.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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Coming from the world of academia, did you feel you had to overtly fight the Hollywood stereotype that business leaders have to be greedy and vindictive to win? . “In

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

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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.

Sandy Hook Promise and Tech Activism

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If you didn’t see his interview on Meet the Press shortly after Sandy Hook please watch it here. David Gregory says all options should be on the table: review Hollywood and video game glorification of violence (hallelujah!)

Interview with Zach James and Rich Raddon, MOVIECLIPS.COM

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It seems most venture investors have been very shy about investing in Hollywood content related ventures. We had gotten some good press from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable, and NewTeeVee, and then when we went to TechCrunch Disrupt we placed in the top 5.

Buzznet Hires Two, Snags NYTimes Editor

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Hollywood-based Buzznet, an online social media and networking site focused on music, said Wednesday that it has hired two editors to bolster its music editorial team. According to Buzznet, it has hired former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as its Editor-in-Chief, and former Alternative Press magazine editor Leslie Simon as its Senior Editor.

LA Games Conference

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LA Games Conference  now in its 4th year  features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. 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.

LA Games Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

LA Games Conference  now in its 4th year  features a lively and fun debate on timely cutting-edge business topics, demos as well unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. 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.

The thrill of the adventure!

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Each new customer, each mention in the press or online adds to the feeling of early accomplishment. Because it is yours to write alone, there is no Hollywood script more thrilling than the one you create during those first days when everything is so very new. There is nothing quite as thrilling in business as igniting a startup and watching it blossom.