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Invisible Children to Shut Down in 2015: Lessons for Entrepreneurs


This week, the nonprofit organization best known for the KONY 2012 campaign, Invisible Children, announced that it will close its San Diego, California, headquarters and cease operations by 2015. In 2012 they became famous with their campaign to “End a War” in Uganda and find Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent Christian fundamentalist group led by Joseph Kony. The… Read more »

KISS Launches Official Photo App for Fans, KISS Me!


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary band KISS launched a photo tool app, KISS Me! Official Photo App, so fans feel they are part of the band as they continue their world tour. Through photo customizations, the app lets users put themselves and their friends together with the band through pictures, messages, emoticons, photo frames,… Read more »

The Sickest Drums in Metal is This Guy on His iPad [Video]


Who needs a drumset when you can learn how to play a killer drum set on your iPad? Technology is making it easier for people not only to learn unique skills on-the-go, but also save on space and money. Watch this guy killing it on his digital drums.

Season 2 of Emmy-Nominated ‘The Future Starts Here’ Premieres Today


The Emmy-nominated online series, The Future Starts Here, premiered today. Created by Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, the series documents what it’s like to be a person living in our modern, digital age, exploring the ways through which technology has affected the ways we interact with the world around us. “For our second season,… Read more »

First Trailer of Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’

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Want to get a behind the scenes look at the Edward Snowden story? There is a documentary film titled Citizenfour that follows National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and his release of classified documents and information to various media outlets. The documentary was directed by filmmaker Laura Poitras, who helped break the news of the NSA’s surveillance programs. Steven Soderbergh was the executive… Read more »

DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys


This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device; rather, it comes straight from no other than the brilliant minds… Read more »

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


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


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

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“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

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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


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


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 »