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Austin

Should a Brand Ever Drop an Influencer Over a Scandal?

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week, Rob Kardashian landed in serious trouble after posting inappropriate photos of Blac Chyna to his Instagram. The photos were taken down, but the act of posting them can never be erased. The move — and what it says about how Rob sees the women…

Interviews

Austin

Warren G & Karam Gill Talk G-FUNK Film, Hip-Hop and Technology – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Because musical artists are revered as celebrities, it can be easy to forget that they’re some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Not only are they selling themselves to millions of people, they’re also dealing with constant criticism on all sides, from…

Venture Capital

Jay-Z Plans to Launch a New VC Fund

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Between the ample capital and the obvious good luck, it’s no wonder celebrities investors are such a common occurrence. While being a famous musician, superstar actor, or prolific athlete in no way prepares you for the entrepreneurial world, having more money than you know…

Funding

Los Angeles

The Top 30 Celebrity Investors in Tech

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The tech world is filled with unique personalities, budding innovators, and a great deal of money. That’s why the tech world is the perfect place for celebrities to get their feet wet when it comes to investment opportunities. Whether it’s popular musicians, award winning…

Opinion/Analysis

How Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing the Entertainment Industry

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

We live in an era where mobile apps have become a real need. At Google I/O, the largest Android developer conference, Google touted 150,000 developers responsible for more than 800,000 apps, while discussions with external research analysts puts the number of downloaded apps from…

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News

Hang w/ Wants You to Get In on the Next Celeb Investment

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

If you remember back to the most recent SXSW, there was a massive amount of hype generated that spread through the crowds across all venues like wildfire. I’m talking about Meerkat, the live broadcasting app. I felt like everybody was broadcasting everything: that little, yellow…

Product Launch

Los Angeles

Hootsuite of Social Aggregation Fliptu, Raises $1.2M in Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

Social aggregation and visualization platform startup, Fliptu, announced that they have raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round is lead by Scout Ventures and includes Rick Dalzell, amongst several other angels. The funding will enable the company to exit from beta into full…

Art

Emoji Art: Portraits of Your Favorite Celebrities

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We recently published a story about Emojis how 2014 was the year that emojis took over. From the most popular “word” (the heart emoji) to marketing campaigns, emojis are quickly becoming an important tool used to communicate. Today, Internet anti-socialite, and all around digital blender…

Events

DC

2.0: The New Media Party is the True Tech Party This Nerd Prom Weekend

By | May 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

Watch out, DC: the tech nerds are taking over this weekend. In coordination with Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, cocktail hours, brunches, and parties will be held all weekend by publications like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker; however, it seems that Silicon Valley is also a little lovestruck…

iPad

Wish Your Favorite Celeb a Happy Birthday with Famous Birthdays

By | Jul 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Although Famous Birthdays just launched its iOS app, its website is well-entrenched in the online world; it gets 2 million visitors each month. In fact, the site is the number one ranked website on Google for birthdays. Famous Birthdays has profiled 30,000 people, with…

Social Good

Miami

Go Ahead, Look Famous With YouCeleb – Plus Why You Should Start Up in Miami

By | Mar 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Q: How many startup ideas come from watching the NBA? A: One that I know of – Miami-based YouCeleb. Founder and CEO Amit Dharmani is a huge NBA fan and was watching clips of stars  sitting on the floor before the start of a…

Social Good

Los Angeles

Win Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences that Raise Money for Charity at Omaze

By | Aug 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

How would you like to spend a day on the set of Modern Family?  Or hang out with scientists at the MIT Robotics Lab?  Or win a chance to meet with X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis? You can enter a sweepstakes to do all of…

Business

A View of Twitter’s Notable Accounts in 2010

By | Dec 10, 2010 at 11:28 am

What do Queen Noor of Jordan, Tinkerbell and Billy Idol all have in common? Possibly nothing, other than the fact they all opened Twitter accounts in 2010. See Twitter’s interactive graphic of notable accounts in 2010: http://yearinreview.twitter.com/whosnew/