The Downtown Project, the $350 million revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, has announced the creation of a new entity called DTP Ventures to help provide support for the businesses they’ve created over the last few years. As part of this move they have appointed downtown mentor and entrepreneur Mark Rowland to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DTP… Read more »
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For over decade, EA Sports, the winning developer of sports video games including Madden NFL, FIFA, NBA Live, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, NHL, NCAA Football, has used its popular football video game series Madden NFL to play futurist and predict the Super Bowl winner and score. Last week, EA Sports published the results from this year’s “Super… Read more »
The all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D sports car is what Elon Musk wants to define as a new class of automobile. Priced around $120,000 this electric car is insanely fast, offering a new mode called Insane Mode. The car can go 0-60 MPH in an eye-opening 3.2 seconds and offers 687 lb-ft of torque. So what does… Read more »
President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address that covered a number of topics with themes based in optimism, resilience, rebuilding, bedrock values, and creating change. He started with the story about an American named Rebekah from Minnesota, noting her family’s struggles and resilience. Here’s a quick overview, via quotes taken from several of the topics President Obama covered, that… Read more »
The image of the “perfect” man or woman is all in the eye of the beholder, but over the last few decades online digital editing and manipulation of photographs has altered the perceptions of what a normal, healthy human body might look like. A new website, Herself.com, founded by Australian actress Caitlin Stasey, 24, has launched to combat… Read more »
Las Vegas was abuzz this past week as tech lovers, marketers, and media watched every consumer electronic company on the planet show off their latest creations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015). While the latest trends included flying drones, wearables, 3D printers, and ultra HD television sets; I found a few eye-catching CES 2015 coolest tech favorites that… Read more »
After weeks of media attention in connection with the massive hacking attack, today Sony decided to release their film, ‘The Interview‘, online. The New York Post reported earlier this week that the film was to be released on Crackle, a Sony owned site – but that, along with a number of other rumors, has not yet materialized. Instead Sony worked with Google… Read more »
It’s time to reflect on the year that was 2014, and just like last year, turn your Instagram photos into video thanks to Iconosquare (formerly known as Statigram). For those of you unfamiliar with their service, it offers a dashboard that analyzes your Instagram account with statistics such as who has liked, commented, and followed/unfollowed you lately. The service… Read more »
If you’re like me, you have been putting off your holiday shopping and will likely turn to a power hour (or two) of online shopping frenzy for last-minute gifts. My goal is to help you to come up with great ideas for some wonderful and thoughtful last-minute gifts. And, don’t just take my word for… Read more »
Just in time for the holidays, it appears that Zappos, the online retailer known for culture and customer service, is constructing a Zappos pop-up store in downtown Las Vegas in the space previously occupied by the Western Hotel. According to online reports, the space was purchased by the Downtown Project in the spring of 2013. Over… Read more »
This morning Tech Cocktail covered the launch of the VegasTechFund Syndicate which is funding Buffer, and putting a stake in the ground as the fund changes its focus. As Tony Hsieh announced at the Celebrate Conference, the fund has now invested the first $30 million of the $50 million fund. That $30 million was focused… Read more »
The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested around $30 million dollars into over 90 early-stage startups. As Tony Hsieh explained on stage… Read more »
Yesterday was the long-anticipated launch of Uber in Las Vegas to offer UberX rides for customers through an army of contractor drivers. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, just a few hours after the Las Vegas launch, Carson City District Judge James Russell blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state. This… Read more »
With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »