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Content is king, and local startup Yekra has just secured $3 million in funding for their digital rights distribution service for the every man. In the digital age, streaming content is profitable for producers, but now digital rights management (DRM) is not just for big studios but for independent content creators as well.

Not just a new film, “The Cosmonaut” is a labor of love four years in the making, crowdsourced and created with a plan to test the boundaries of transmedia content distribution worldwide. The project was started by a group of young Spanish digerati called Riot Cinema Collective. Using the power of the Internet’s connected tools they are proposing a new film model from financing, distribution, production and user participation by fostering a hardcore community under a Share-alike Creative Commons license.

TechZulu has been covering the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival for five years now, and we’ve seen a lot in that time. We remember when Foursquare was battling it out with local Austin competitor Gowalla, and when Brian Solis would instigate pop-up champagne parties at the Driskill.

CADScan was formed in 2011 by Alastair Buchannan and Tony Rhoades and together they put a team to give people a chance on owning a great piece of technology. To do this, CADScan recently launched a Kickstarter to fund its new machine. The new machine in question, is a 3D scanner that is affordable to any market, which is also very easy to use and produces high quality scans.

Mobile first is becoming an important part of our daily lives. We interact with the world through our mobile devices, and they are quickly becoming our main vehicles for accessing and sharing information.
While great strides have been made in the mobile economy, there are still many challenges and opportunities to consider, and much we can learn from the market frontrunners.

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 Consumer Electronics Show, better-known as CES, is upon us, and we are all waiting to see who the big winners are going to be. Two weeks ago I found this new audio company Aedle, that have just created a pair of luxury audio headphones to die for! Then yesterday I read an article by Entrepreneur.com, which featured “5 Tech Startups Worth Watching at CES 2013″, and what do you know, Aedle made the top 5 tech startups…

It was 2008. Silicon Beach as we know it didn’t exist, coworking was unheard of, and an angel was mainly thought of as a heavenly creature, not the likes of Paige Craig. Digital LA had just begun throwing monthly networking events, Rubicon Project was in its infancy, and the Roosevelt in Hollywood was the local hangout. However, that wasn’t the start …

Viddy, your favorite iOS App for sharing moments with your Social Network friends has come to Android devices today. With over 400 million registered users, Viddy has come to be known as the Instagram for videos. In addition to providing the option of changing color pallets, Viddy features options such as special effects and the ability to add sound clips.

Being an entrepreneur is scary. Every day we have to make decisions we don’t know are right or wrong and most times we just do our best to trust our gut. Then people like Kevin Winston storm into a city like Superman to save the day and make all our lives just a little bit easier. That’s what Kevin’s conference, Silicon Beach Fest (SBF), did for Los Angeles entrepreneurs.