On Sept. 17, entrepreneurs, investors, civic leaders and other key players in the tech industry will gather at the historic Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Their mission: to support a charity, savor the hot SoCal nightlife, and transform Los Angeles into the startup capital of the world. It’s the premiere launch of Be Great Fest (www.begreatfest.com) and TechZulu is hooking you up with 20% off the ticket price with promo code “TechZulu”.
IndieGoGo and other crowdfunding sites have been on the rise on becoming the new medium to gain capital for businesses and projects. Many new startups and small businesses are shooting to crowdfund their campaign. But some larger companies, such as Canonical, came to the crowdfunding community to help them fund projects like the Ubuntu Edge. Even if Canonical did not reach its goal, the campaign has given other larger companies to look into crowdfunding other future projects. Kate Drane, hardware category lead at IndieGoGo joins us and talks about IndieGoGo and crowdfunding.
Digital publishing ecosystem Mag+ and Appboy, a mobile relationship management platform have partnered to enable digital publishers convert their readers into loyal users.
Mag+ iOS digital publishing platform will come with inbuilt Appboy’s mobile relationship management products to make it easy for publishers to access and eliminating the need for technical setup.
Silicon Valley-based an entrepreneur and VC, Karl Mehta has launched Code For India (CFI) to empower the country’s citizens to actively participate in improving their communities. Themed “Think Local, Hack Global”, Code For India based in Mountain View, CA and Bangalore, India and wants to inspire millions of techies to volunteer their time and talent to give back to their communities and to the developing world.
The brands at the 4th annual VidCon weren’t there to learn video keyword strategies, they weren’t there to pretend to be cool, they were there to understand their audience. To immerse themselves in the culture where their potential customers are actively involved = YouTube. It’s a conference about the community, not as much a business conference.
AdRev has been administering music copyrights and monetizing millions of YouTube videos for over two years. They have partnered with major recording labels such as Universal Pictures and Warner/Chappell Production Music. AdRev has claimed and monetized over 10 million YouTube videos for larger parties.
The online market is a great place to launch a new fashion brand. It allows your products to be available to the international fashion market and an online launch can be done for much less money than opening a traditional brick and mortar store. However, the right e-commerce technology and marketing is necessary to get your brand the exposure it needs to be seen.
Facebook has today partnered with OpenTable to allow users book tables via a Facebook app dubbed Facebook Pages for restaurants.
According to Facebook,”The update represents a new way of discovering and booking great dining experiences, all within the Facebook mobile app. There’s no need to visit a separate mobile site or open a separate app.”