Entertainment

Streaming video is at an interesting crossroads right now. A generation of content creators raised on YouTube is transitioning to the more social live video experience, exponentially growing the entire streaming industry and building billion dollar streaming platforms. But the technology to support this exploding industry has taken baby steps to better production, and the learning curve for professional live productions is steeper than most YouTubers can handle.

Digital distribution and ownership is commonplace for music, but for movies the digital process is still in its early stages of transition. Music’s exposure grew thanks to its accessibility online. Movies are making a similar transition, but it has not successfully been able to capture and gain visibility. Only a few online movie distributors exist on the markets now, but how are they supposed to help grow digital movie properties? Yekra Theater joins the few online distributors by providing a different business model.

Everything is getting “smart” these days. Basically every device you can think of out there can be connected to the web, stream music and play back videos, serve as a means of communication, etc… To that end, we’re now in a time when those same devices are being developed to become, well, smarter and take on tasks that were once only perceived to be the things of science fiction novels and movies. Case in point: The ability to use voice authentication technology in our homes.

With giant conferences like E3, showing off the coolest new video games to the world, very few innovations arrive in the game industry that’s off the screen. Enter Doozy, an interactive, life-sized board game for everybody ages 8 through 88.

Everyone’s favorite online award show, the Streamy Awards is quickly approaching. For the 4th year in a row, the Streamys will be held in honor of the hard working people responsible for creating and producing online video content. Last year, the Streamy Awards garnered over 7million live and VOD views, and this year, expect many more.

Today, Grokker.com, the community driven content network offering has 3500 plus high quality, expert-led videos for yoga, fitness and cooking too make it easy and enjoyable for enthusiasts to discover valuable content and seamlessly organize and share choice topics, experts and opinions with a larger like-minded community.

Malibu and Beverly Hills have long been hot neighborhoods for entertainment execs. But the tech culture of Los Angeles is shifting real estate’s center of gravity. As the line blurs between tech and entertainment, and as Silicon Valley seeks synergy with L.A.’s creative talent pool, Silicon Beach is the new center for both homes and headquarters.

‘Asking for money’ is doing it wrong, messaging is what matters. Imagine if you go to your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, and say ‘I need your help’… no matter how much they love you, the statement naturally leads to a quick mental reaction of ‘what do you want’.

Just 20 years old and a recent Harvard University dropout, Olenka provided insight into her transition to Los Angeles, life as an entrepreneur, and how she’s passionate about helping non-English speakers see American movies in their own native language.

Today, there are many companies competing for innovation in the field of wearable tech. Smartphones, tablets, and computers have advanced rapidly, but it looks like the future lies in wearable smart devices. Not only can wearable technology make our lives easier, but it can also help to make the lives of many with illnesses or disabilities more comfortable and productive. Let’s take a look at a few of the most anticipated smart devices changing the way we use technology.