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“Startupland” Documentary Launches Globally with Screenings in Over 50 Cities

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After premiering this past March in Washington, DC, the Startupland documentary web series has announced that it will launch globally today, June 10th, with screenings in over 50 cities. “There’s so much knowledge to be shared and so many people hungry for access to it,” said associate producer Maxim Wheatley. “In winding down the accelerator, a good part… Read more »



‘Startupland’ Documentary Sheds Light on the Human Stories Behind Startups

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Last night, at the E Street Landmark Theatre in downtown Washington, DC, the Kickstarter-funded Startupland made its global premiere. Centered on the experiences of early-stage startups going through the accelerator process, the web series offers not just very informative guidance through the startup journey (such as raising capital), but also insight on the touching and relatable human… Read more »


JOBS Movie Preview and Q&A with Director and Cast

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Steve Jobs built a cult following for Apple around the creation of innovative products like the personal computer, music player, mobile phone, and tablet. Products that people didn’t even know they needed. We know a lot of the recent Apple history, but what many people may not know is the original story of Apple. Last… Read more »


New Reality Show “Dorm Biz” to Feature College Entrepreneurs

Dorm Biz

“Within the poster-strewn walls and pizza-covered floors of America’s college dormitories, there are thousands of businesses being built as we speak.” So reads the casting call for a new reality show produced by Alloy Digital, the creators of YouTube channel Smosh with 8.8 million+ subscribers. Dorm Biz is looking for eight startups from across the country… Read more »


The Internship Movie: Spotlights Google’s Campus and Culture On Big Screen

The Internship Movie

This summer, aside from the opportunity to intern for companies and startups around the country (like this opportunity with Tech Cocktail), you can watch a Google internship play out on the big screen. The Internship features Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as ex-salesmen who defy the odds by talking their way into an internship at Google. Watch The Internship movie… Read more »


Video Production in the Cloud From Scenios

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Movies, commercials, and television shows all require elaborate scheduling and collaboration. The organization that goes into a production – whether it’s big, small, reality-based or scripted – is remarkable. Coordinating talent, production crews, and logistics is challenging, to say the least. NYC-based startup Scenios recently launched a cloud-based platform to make it easier to coordinate… Read more »


Indie Game: The Movie Provides Look Into Lives of Game Developers

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In previous posts, I have discussed how independent games like Minecraft, Bastion, Journey and Botanicula succeed in providing amazing gaming experiences without a huge budget. Unlike large video studios, independent game developers have more freedom to express themselves using video games as a communication medium and as an artistic expression. Even though being an independent… Read more »


Look For Super Bowl Advertising To Go Mobile & Interactive

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On the eve of Super Bowl Sunday, even if you don’t like the teams playing this year (Go Bears!), you can still plan on enjoying the Super Bowl commercials and the variety of interactivity and entertainment that will fill tomorrow night, especially the spots that involve technology companies and entrepreneurs. Now at an all time… Read more »


Sluggers Tweet From The MLB Home Run Derby

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Tonight is the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby which is a summer tradition that I’ve been a big fan of since I was a little leaguer. Tonight though has a new twist as players have the opportunity to provide live commentary, photos and video through the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Major League Baseball… Read more »



Edit Final Cut of New Movie, The Power of Few, Courtesy of Crowdsourced Contest

POWER OF THE FEW

If you ever dreamed of working in Hollywood, well, now you can – without even moving there. Director/writer Leone Marucci and star Q’orianka Kilcher (from Terrence Malick’s The New World) are inviting online audiences to determine the final cut of their new film, The Power of Few, with a digital editing contest, ‘Scene 64.’  Participants can view… Read more »


Amazon Prime Now Includes Streaming Videos On Demand

Since hooking up a Google TV to my television, I have enjoyed watching streaming videos from YouTube, Amazon Video on Demand and Netflix but just a couple of weeks ago Amazon made a huge improvement to its Video on Demand service. It made all video rentals free for Amazon Prime members. Since the announcement, I’ve… Read more »


Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models On Your 3DTV

Now that we have your attention – yes, it’s true.  At the Consumer Electronics Show last month, Sony hyped their expanded content offerings in 3D, and today marks the release of the a 3D version of the illustrious Sports Illustrated swimsuit selection television special. It’s available for rent or purchase to PlayStation 3 gamers and… Read more »


Eminem Raps In Brisk Super Bowl Commercial

After much anticipation this week, we saw that Eminem teamed with Brisk to produce his first ever commercial. We were excited just to see the advertisement in the first quarter of the Super Bowl. You can watch the Eminem Super Bowl commercial below. Let us know what you think in the comments. NOTE:  they have hidden… Read more »


Mark Zuckerberg on SNL

In case you missed it this past Saturday night, Mark Zuckerberg made a cameo on Saturday Night Live along side Jesse Eisenberg, actor and star of the film The Social Network. It’s nice to see the young CEO starting to come out and show his own personality. It makes a lot of sense for Mark… Read more »