Author Archive: Kyle Ellicott

We’ll be streaming live everyday from the Indiegogo Tech Cafe to bring you exclusive interviews from the best and brightest at this year’s SXSW. So even if you’re unable to make it out this year, we’ve got you covered.

Google challenged several global brands last year to take their most famous commercials and re-create them as digital campaigns. Execs at Google had imagined that interactive technology would open up new possibilities in advertising, so they decided to prime the pump with Project Re:Brief. The project urged advertisers to come up with ads that weren’t even thinkable, much less possible, in pre-Internet days.

Nowadays when you need a ride somewhere you instinctively reach for your phone and open an app to call upon your latest driver. However due to much controversy and competition, the same hasn’t played true while at large events (*cough* SXSW). Today that changes as two major brands Callaway and Uber, partner to offer on-demand rides at one of the largest events in sports.

As creators, developers, and hackers, we love a good challenge and even more so with time restrictions. We also enjoy spending weekends in front of the computer working on new projects or building the next mobile app. It’s our fuel. Myself included. The West Hollywood based team over at Talenthouse feels the same way. With us all in agreement on how we enjoy spending our weekends, there’s only one thing to do…hackathon!

In today’s world we’re connected to friends in ways that in the past could have never been imagined. At the touch of a button you can be connected with friends around the world. Today, Ribbon launches their mobile application to take us beyond our now traditional social connections to allowing us a glimpse into the future.

Whether you’re watching from home or wondering the streets of Austin, you’ll be able to tune in to all the exciting happenings at this year’s TechZulu Trend Lounge. Not only are we live streaming everyday, but we have all sorts of great events going on within the lounge. There’s even a few special guests that you just won’t want to miss. See below for the entire schedule.

During last year’s (2012) CES we had the opportunity to speak with SocialNightlife has they were in private Beta. Which has now officially been opened to the public. The platform was create to help nightlife professionals and venues gain insights about their most loyal customers and VIP members. Something that until now has been information held by an individual, spreadsheet, or your old fashion paper on a clip board.

We’re excited to announce TechZulu is coming back to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2013! We had so much fun last year speaking with entrepreneurs, startups, panel speakers and making new friends, we decided we just had to do it again this year. So we’re gathering some friends an opening the TechZulu Trend Lounge (#TZTL).

Today, Los Angeles based PromoJam released their newest product to the world offering marketers something they haven’t had before – full control and insight into social campaigns. With PromoJam 2.0, marketers now have the power to create social media campaigns with no development or design skills required – just drag and drop. The Social Promotion Management Platform is for businesses of all types – small, medium and enterprise.

TechZulu is teaming up with Los Angeles based companies Earbits and Grubwithus, to bring you a one-of-a-kind hackathon event. Instead of the traditional hackathon, let’s roll back the clock to childhood. Remember how great it was to wake up Saturday and watch the week’s best cartoons? Now hold that memory and think about your passion for coding. That’s Hacktoons. On January 12th, 2013 Hacktoons brings you all the cartoons, cereal, community, and coding you can take.