Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment. And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day. Why do we build...
Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST
Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut Apple's Mac still influences computing today, 30 years after its debut NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required...
Jan 24 2014, 1:15am CST
Dr Dre’s Beats Music Service Launched Today Dr Dre is not only the grooming guy who made Eminem famous, he is a man with tons of business sense. The eventful launch of his Beats Music service took place today. The rival music channels are tense and they have every reason to be afraid.
Jan 21 2014, 9:22am CST
Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences The Sundance Film Festival is devoted to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences–so it’s time to embrace digital markets. As box office revenues stay low, the best bet for buoying independent...
Jan 21 2014, 8:58am CST
Giuliani Rancic Receives Inappropriate Reply Giuliani Rancic hosts the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Hunger Games starlet, who is endowed with extreme grace and extraordinary beauty, made a linguistic blunder at the SAG 2014. Giuliani Rancic received a rather inappropriate reply from Jennifer Lawrence regarding the dress she wore to the function.
Jan 20 2014, 8:18am CST
Why Musicians Must Embrace Spotify And Pandora Musicians need Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services more than ever.
Yes, I know both independent artists and superstars alike have criticized the services about the royalties they pay to artists. Spotify hands...
Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST
Oscars 2014: Oscar Nominations for Best Actress The 86th Oscar nominations for best actress in a leading role were announced last night by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The 2014 Oscars will go live on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT.
Jan 17 2014, 5:31am CST
Oscar Nominations 2014 for Best Actor The 86th Oscar nominations for best actor in a leading role were announced last night by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The 2014 Oscars will go live on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT.
Jan 17 2014, 5:07am CST
Oscar Nominations 2014 for Best Picture The 86th Oscar nominations for 2014 were announced last night. The Oscars will go live on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT. And as they come your way, the stars and starlets that make magical stuff happen on the movie screen are in gear to entertain the audiences. The Academy Awards will prove to be a passionate time for various artists who will get to show their stuff and collect their accolades.
Jan 17 2014, 4:29am CST
Oscars 2014 Nominations They are finally here. The 86th Oscar nominations for 2014 are about to go into full swing. The Oscars will go live on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT. And as they come your way, the stars and starlets that make magical stuff happen on the movie screen are in gear to entertain the audiences. The Academy Awards will prove to be a passionate time for various artists who will get to show their stuff and collect their accolades.
Jan 17 2014, 3:02am CST
The Billion Dollar Market Microsoft And Sony Are Ignoring The console video game market remains huge. Last September, Grand Theft Auto 5 generated over $1 billion in revenue in its first few days, a feat even the wizards of Hogwart’s and Middle Earth never matched on the...
Jan 16 2014, 5:46am CST
The Best Coffee Shops of Silicon Valley To know an innovation ecosystem, drink coffee. That’s my secret weapon.
People often ask me how to understand an ecosystem. It’s easy. Whenever my work takes me to a new city or country, I visit its coffee shops. ...
Jan 13 2014, 6:01am CST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Winner of Best TV Comedy at Golden Globes 2014 The TV comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was the winner of the best television sitcom at the Golden Globes 2014. It ousted several rival shows to snatch the prized trophy. The triumphant series has fully repaid its producer and cast of stars via this enviable accolade.
Jan 13 2014, 5:49am CST
Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month...
Jan 12 2014, 9:46am CST
That's The Spirit: Justin Timberlake Takes On Tequila Justin Timberlake has no shortage of brand deals to pick and choose from, between pop-up concerts for Target, and handling creative direction for Bud Light Platinum last year, but now he’s stepping up his game, and...
Jan 11 2014, 10:51am CST
Coachella 2014 Lineup Announcements Made A series of announcements for the Coachella 2014 festival lineups have been made. The celebratory event is focused on music and the arts, has a number of people and groups it wants to honor. Their brave efforts at creating beautiful forms of musical and artistic expression simply cannot be matched.
Jan 10 2014, 1:12am CST
Coachella 2014 Lineup Revealed A series of announcements for the Coachella 2014 festival lineups have been made. The celebratory event is focused on music and the arts, has a number of people and groups it wants to honor. Their brave efforts at creating beautiful forms of musical and artistic expression simply cannot be matched.
Jan 9 2014, 8:20am CST
A Year Of Explosive Creativity These days I feel like diving into the trenches to avoid the centenary of World War I — and all the rehashing of its causes and consequences. Was the assassination in Sarajevo really the tripwire? Did Germany’s...
Jan 8 2014, 8:11am CST
30 Under 30: The Best Of Art And Style 2014 30 under 30: Art & Style
When my colleague Hannah Elliott and I started researching Forbes’ third annual 30 Under 30 list of up-and-coming superstars in the category of Art & Style, we knew we had a lot of...
Jan 6 2014, 7:26am CST
How An Artist And A Dancer Saved An American City Culver City, once the heart of California’s movie industry, was dying just a decade ago. The downtown was decaying. It had become a sleepy commuter town. Today, however, people have proclaimed it an urban renaissance...
Jan 6 2014, 5:56am CST
Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy It’s being called the “Sharing Economy,” “Mesh Economy, ” “Collaborative Consumption,” and now the “Collaborative Economy.”
Whatever term prevails, it’s about a more efficient way of using valuable resources to benefit...
Jan 2 2014, 2:11pm CST
Four Fearless Predictions For The Music Industry In 2014 Tonight 2013 comes to a close, and with it, so does a typically eventful year in the music industry. In the past 12 months, we’ve seen new releases by acts from Jay Z to Katy Perry, continued sparring between streaming...
Dec 31 2013, 11:36am CST
9 Out-On-The-Limb Music Business Predictions For 2014 As the current year slowly grinds to a soft and mellow halt, it’s a good time to gaze into the crystal ball to see what possibilities the music business might have in store for us in 2014. Here are nine predictions for...
Dec 30 2013, 9:31am CST
Oakland A’s Mural to Encourage Team Allegiance The Oakland Athletes have a bunch of loyal fans in the city of their provenance. Oakland A’s aficionados have decided to spray paint a mural in order to encourage the team’s allegiance to their home town. It is wall graffiti with a smile instead of a leer.
Dec 30 2013, 9:12am CST
Quite The Strangest Argument Against Crowdfunding Yet Seen It does tend to be The Guardian where the strange arguments turn up but this is bizarre even by the standards of that newspaper. Crowdfunding is a bad thing because we can’t be sure that the people who really need it...
Dec 24 2013, 10:16am CST
Challenges Of Buying And Selling Art Online In a new ArtTactic podcast, Sean Moriaty, the new CEO of Saatchi Online, talks about the challenges facing the ever increasing number of e-commerce platforms selling art. One rather obvious challenge is the relatively...
Dec 23 2013, 5:51pm CST
Here Are 13 Apps We Couldn't Live Without In 2013 It’s been an important year for apps, those chicklet-sized, colorful squares on your smartphone, not just because the companies behind them continued to command multi-billion dollar valuations, but because of their...
Dec 23 2013, 4:31pm CST
Pussy Riot Members Freed In Russia; Musicians Trump Putin Vladimir Putin was named the most powerful person in the world earlier this year by FORBES, but even he has his limits.
Two members of the music collective Pussy Riot, who in 2012 were sentenced to two years in jail for...
Dec 23 2013, 3:31pm CST
Beyonce Fights Back Against The Amazon/Target Boycott If you’ve been following the marketing strategy used by team Beyonce on her latest self-titled album, you know that it’s been quite clever so far. To recap, the Beyonce album was released on the unsuspecting public...
Dec 23 2013, 9:26am CST
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