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Westworld Experience at SXSW: Walk Through Sweetwater With Me

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I’m at a major conference, I try not to take on anything that consumes 4-5 hours of my time. Of course, I make exceptions – which you have to do from time to time at SXSW. Long lines for movie premieres or major events are a common thing. When I found that Westworld was going to have an experience at SXSW, I knew I couldn’t pass this up – no matter how long it took. The end result was an event I will never forget. How HBO Built Westworld at SXSW About 30 miles northwest of Austin sits the J. Lorraine TX Ghost Town. A theme park open year round and host to many different events. Therefore, it would make sense that HBO and Westworld would use this to set up the town of Sweetwater – the main town in...

Interview with Downtown Podcast – Bringing in the Community

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSome podcasters have a microphone and computer in a closet to create their shows. Others use a webcam and Google Hangouts. But what if you had a live audience you can play to – and also bring that audience into the show? That is what Downtown Podcast does. I had a great opportunity to speak with a group of podcasters that are not only putting on a great show, they are doing it with the downtown Las Vegas community behind them. The Downtown Podcast is a show recorded live every Thursday night at the Ogden in downtown Las Vegas. The podcast is about the new startup scene being created in the old part of town. Entrepreneurs from all areas are creating this new community that actually is one. People helping people succeed. The crew are creators themselves. Dylan Jorgensen (Ticket Cake),...

Looqiloo Helps Monitize Video – DEMO 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you watch Community, you know about Leonard’s lucrative frozen pizza review. Imagine that Leonard did that review, which took you to Amazon to purchase multiple frozen pizzas. Yes –Amazon has Frozen Pizza. Looqiloo is a site that gives your product video review a monetary value. The site is in Beta right now, but you can sign up for the service. You can use any video you create – even if it’s on YouTube. Just upload the video, and let Looqiloo do the rest. For example, we had this Multi Voice Changer by Toysmith: I would create a small video, then post to Looqiloo. They have a direct link to Amazon, so if anyone purchases that toy, you could see a percentage of revenues. Everyone’s videos will appear on the page, you just have to watch how they use it. You...

Girls in Tech @blogworld NYC 2011

Girls in Tech @blogworld NYC 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJeffrey Powers talks with Sandy Ordonez from Girls in Tech. They are a community of people that focus on… well, girls in tech. The club is not discriminatory – guys can join. But it is a great resource for all women that are part of technology. They reach out to women and give them resources to help succeed. The web site is specific for the city – example: NYC GIT is at girlsintechnyc.com. Sponsor: GoToMeeting makes it easy to collaborate online with anyone, anywhere. Try it free (use promo code Podcast).

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Week In Tech History – 6-15-09 – FireFox 3 Debuts

Week In Tech History – 6-15-09 – FireFox 3 Debuts

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get your 30 Day free trial Mozilla broke free and created Firefox back in 2004. Since then, they have been growing in browser popularity. Being the major browser in Linux, but also downloadable for Windows and Mac helps a lot. The ability to install Add-ons also makes this browser very flexable. On June 17th, 2008, Mozilla released version 3.0 of the browser (with version 1.9 of the Gecko engine). They wanted to put a big dent into the Internet Explorer market, so they created a “Download party”. The idea was to get a record number of downloads for the launch – a Guiness World record, that is. They created Download Day to promote the record. However, the day of the launch was not good to Mozilla. They got ready to push out the browser, but...

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