Twiistup. The name was synonymous both with small gatherings for the L.A. tech community and major party-mixers. But @TheMan, aka Francisco Dao, organizer of Twiistup, tried to change things for the event’s sixth go-around. This time, attendees needed to shell out $300 to get into the event. A competition was setup: 12 start-ups, known at…continue reading.

Tonight from 8:00pm to 9:00pm PST we will be streaming live from twiistup with special guest host Taryn Southern (Click here to view live stream).  Make sure to have your questions ready, for the start-ups, panelist, moderators and more.  Also, make sure too keep track all day today for live tweets from @TechZulu being handled…continue reading.

TechZulu had the honor of sponsoring and attending the first TEDx Hollywood put together by Tito Melega.  If his name sounds familiar its because he is the man behind those awesome Toyota Prius commercials. They had great speakers and performers throughout the night.  One of which was Greg Cargill who spoke on the subject of…continue reading.

Ryan Born, Founder of our local SoCal start-up AudioMicro, the Royalty Free music site, has just teamed up with The Hollywood Edge Sound Library.  Giving them an extra 55,000 new sounds effects from major motion pictures that can now be part of your online show.  AudioMicro has been killing it in the Royalty free music…continue reading.

This second dose of Bytes by MSDN and TechZulu brings to you Brian Noyes.  Brian Noyes is Chief Architect of IDesign, a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, author, and speaker. Brian speaks at many conferences worldwide, including Microsoft TechEd, DevConnections, VSLive!, DevTeach, and others. He is the author of Developing Applications with Windows Workflow Foundation, Smart…continue reading.

Are you going to Twiistup? Not sure? Are you? Well here is a definite list of people who are attending and you should probably meet ;) Hey Look we’re on it too :) 1. Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug n Play, Investor, Co-founder of Amidzad Partners 2. Wil Schroter, CEO of Go BIG Network, serial…continue reading.

This week Bytes by MSDN and TechZulu bring to you Jim Wilt. Jim Wilt focuses his deep experience and seasoned problem solving skills toward helping his customers architect the best possible solutions to succeed with their thorniest problems related to aligning their strategic business goals with technology. With a degree in Physics/Computer Science/Mathematics from Central…continue reading.

Congratulations to Blip.fm for the Twiistup spot.  They get 10 points for effort and 10 points for ingenuity!  Their task was simple, get people to twitter “I vote for #Blip.fm to be the 12th @Twiistup Showoff” no rules, just get the most votes and you win.  So here is what they did; they turned their…continue reading.

Freemium, Subscription, Virtual Goods oh my!  These are just a few of the monetization models that were covered during this conversation.  But which fits your company the best?  In this Strategy Series, you’ll get to sit down with executives and entrepreneurs who are leveraging new monetization models. What key lessons did they learn through the…continue reading.

You get a double Whammy today!  Now don’t you feel special ;)  Bytes by MSDN and TechZulu give you Michele Leroux Bustamante as your second dose of Bytes.  Michèle Leroux Bustamante is Chief Architect of IDesign Inc., Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems. At IDesign Michele provides training,…continue reading.