Music streaming services are either full of ads that interrupt the flow of music or have a premium service to hear the latest and greatest songs without interruption. Even with all that cash flow, the listeners only hear bands from big labels and the smaller indie bands are pushed away and forgotten. It’s hard for smaller labels to get any radio time and to have their name known in the music world, thus they have less resources to grow from. Earbits wants to fix those problems for listeners and small-time bands by recreating the music streaming service.

Ever wondered how your Facebook feeds would look like if it were a TV show? Well, wonder no more! Social Studios TV introduces you to a new (beta) Facebook app called, Your Show and bridges the gap between TV and social media.

Launched in beta July last year in Oakland, San Francisco, Dealflicks is a price line for movie tickets and gives movie tickets and concessions for up to 60% off to help theaters get butts in their seats.

Creative thoughts are constantly processed in everyone’s mind. An idea may come up in your sleep, in the shower, or at work. Those same thoughts want to break out into reality, but who can help? Tongal is a place to start, and those very same creative thoughts can be brought together by a single community. Tongal created a community full of people around the world, who can collaborate on making videos for people to enjoy.

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.

On Friday, February 22, USC’s Business and Entertainment Association (BEA) is hosting its 4th annual E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at the Town & Gown Hall at the USC Campus. The event is designed for professionals and students alike who are interested in or are currently working in the field of entertainment or new media. It’s focus is on the evolving changes in technology that have had an influential impact on the business of entertainment.

TechZulu had the pleasure again this year to help bring all the New Media Expo (NMX) 2013 Keynotes sessions live. If you missed out on the keynotes live we have all of them for you on demand.

The final episode of Bravo’s Start-ups: Silicon Valley aired recently, wrapping up an 8-episode run of what could be considered the most bizarre depiction of entrepreneurs and start-ups to date. I would not be exaggerating if I told you that it left my head spinning and my mouth agape for at least an hour. What was that? No really, what just happened there?

We here at TechZulu would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and safe and happy holidays. The holidays are a wonderful time to slow down and truly enjoy the real treasures of our lives – our loved ones. Remember to keep them close and appreciate how rich our lives are because of them.
Enjoy the holidays this season and surround yourself with those you love most. We wish you the happiest of holidays!

TVSync’s parent company Voible, has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005. Their VDNA technology helps protect and manage content rights for works that may be pirated and uploaded illegally by automatically identifying that content, tracking it and taking it down. Utilizing this same core technology, TVSync has developed automatic content recognition (ACR) software that can be accessed in seconds by video and/or audio using the camera and/or mic from a mobile device.