We all need help sometimes – and building a business is, by no means, immune to that. Though growth/expansion/hustle can be accomplished through an immeasurable number of ways, the best way to fulfill these goals lies in an even more basic need: to find good people.

Smack in the middle, there will be an NMX New Media Lounge – a place for the NMX community to network, and share insights and unique perspective and share what we see, hear, and experience at NAB and with our peers and each other. We will have live streaming video shows in the lounge as well with some pretty amazing guests.

Curved to hug your face, the innovative design of the LG G Flex solves several crucial issues facing large phablets. (phone/tablet hybrids) To begin with, as smartphone devices have been getting larger and larger; some may have noticed an inherent design flaw with the extended screen.

The very mention of the word fundraising can illicit some powerful emotions among entrepreneurs. It’s frustrating, taxing; a full time job in itself. And those who have gone through the process, know. Fundraising is a complex dance with a distinct, dichotomous tone. On one end, entrepreneurs who have (at minimum) built something customers love and are willing to pay for, and the other hand, investors who are looking for the very companies who fit that profile.

It isn’t the biggest secret that the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins aren’t the best of friends, especially on the football field. These rivals took their battle to a new platform: startups.

To cap off our 6th year at SXSW and follow up on last year’s amazingly successful Trend Lounge, we knew this year had to be bigger, better, more engaging, and of course, even more fun. As we know, long gone are the days of experiencing SXSW Interactive with just 9,000 other tech entrepreneurs and business brights – with 30,000 registrants in 2013 and the final numbers for 2014 still in the works.

What do you get when you take the rapid growth rate of a YouTube production studio and combine it with the watchful eyes of media powerhouse, Walt Disney Co? You get the story of Disney’s acquisition of Maker Studios, and an impressively hefty purchase amount of $500 million.

Coming hot off the tail-end of a much involved SXSW week (where the talk of the town was wearables, alternate-communication apps, and the internet of things); I was excited to immediately find myself in the heart of Silicon Valley, discussing a personal subject of my own curiosity: Bitcoin.

Language is never constant. Instead, it is always evolving to meet modern requirements, which include social needs and tools. Contrary to some grammarians, I believe that creating lingo is a natural evolution of human communication, not something that discredits the English language.

The technical failure of Google Hangouts has done a disservice to the entire privacy conversation by limiting the use, re-use and remixing of Snowden’s comments. Mainstream news outlets have little to work with in reporting on his SXSW dialog and now are limited to paraphrasing his comments through anchor commentary.