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Ted Cohen Joins MediaTech As Head Of Corporate Development

Music industry and music tech veteran Ted Cohen has been named Head Of Corporate Development at MediaTech Ventures, an investment fund and incubator focused on the nexus of music, entertainment and technology. Cohen, who did stints in the executive suites at Warner Brothers Records and EMI, has spent the last three decades serving as a bridge between the music industry and tech, including as Managing Partner of consultancy TAG Strategic - “a combination Swiss Army knife and pocket field gui...
Tags: Music, Ted, Bruce Houghton, Cohen, Swiss Army, EMI, Warner Brothers Records, Ted Cohen, Paul O'Brien, MediaTech Ventures, Ted Cohen Ted, Paul O'Brien John Zozzaro


Austin in January: Cash rich and maturing

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. 2019 has been good to the Austin startup scene so far. Combined, Austin startups have raised $240.3 million in January. That’s not much less than the nearly $300 million raised in all of Q4 2018. And since the beginning of the year, the Texas capital has seen a number of double-digit funding rounds and a nearly quarter o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Texas, Tech, Chicago, Austin, Silicon Valley, Houston, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Austin Business Journal, Paul O'Brien, MediaTech Ventures, Mary Ann Azevedo, Alertmedia


Austin’s Media Tech Incubator Readies for First Group of Startups

Austin—An incubator for startups that are developing a media product is in its final week of accepting applications.Called Collective, the incubator is focused on startups that are working on innovating the media space, which includes augmented and virtual reality, publishing, news, public relations, video games, music, sound, film, marketing, advertising, radio, and podcasting, the group says. The incubator is a part of the Austin Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropy organization, an...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Publishing, Music, Texas, News, Media, Video Games, Film, Incubators, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Startup, Public Relations


Let there be light: 'ghost' particle found a mile beneath Antarctica holds key to breakthrough in physics

The secrets of the origins of light are set to be unlocked by the discovery of an elusive “ghost” particle a mile beneath Antarctica, scientists have announced. Astronomers have for the first time identified the source of a high-energy neutrino which shot through a solid ice laboratory at the South Pole last year in a “triumph” that promises to revolutionise understanding of fundamental physics. Neutrinos are virtually massless, subatomic particles which race across the universe, passing unnotic...
Tags: News, Antarctica, South Pole, University of Leicester, University of Geneva, O'Brien, Paul O'Brien, France Córdova, US National Science Foundation NSF, Carlo Ferrigno


M&S Paddington Bear and the Christmas Visitor

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is running a tie-in advertising campaign featuring Paddington Bear for Christmas 2017. At the heart of the campaign is a television commercial, “Paddington and the Christmas Visitor”, in which Paddington unwittingly saves Christmas for his friends and neighbours. It’s Christmas Eve at Windsor Gardens and Paddington is fast asleep. However, his dreams of marmalade are interrupted by a loud thud on the roof. Upon investigation, he stumbles upon a burglar and despite the burg...
Tags: Commercials, UK, London, Advertising, Christmas, Jonathan Williams, Paddington, Greg Martin, Marks & Spencer, Ben Whishaw, Vfx, Alice, Sparks, Childline, Mark Benton, NSPCC


Marketing Success Op-Ed Series: 5 Reasons Sleep is Key for Career Success

The following is a guest contributed post from Merilee Kern, MBA. Sleep. All business leaders need it, most crave it, but throngs do not get the kind of restorative and rehabilitative sleep required to optimize mental clarity, focus, ideation, awareness, productivity and overall job performance. The result is egregious opportunity loss relative to realizing one’s full leadership potential.  In addition to the CDC declaring “insufficient sleep” an “important public health concern,” a RAND Corpora...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Sleep, Washington Post, Cdc, Opinion, Marketing, NFL, America, Mobile Marketing, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Jeff Bezos, UC Berkeley, Brady, Clemson University


Putting yourself out there! (part 2)

Sharks & Angels Pitch Panel An Aussie’s experience of pitching in the US Did someone say Opportunity? I was already Texas-bound to give my personal take on global trends in digital kid’s media, so when the Summit organisers opened applications for an integrated pitch event I filled out the form with a determined “pick me” focus. What better way to test your product and business model than in front of 200 people within your target sector! Paul O’Brien YouTube announcement A week or so later,...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Kids, Wisdom, Australia, Entrepreneurship, US, Startup, Austin, Rudy, Skype, Coo, Sxsw, Pitching, Erin, Matt


Regional Innovators Start Work to Promote Texas Ecosystem as a Whole

In building thriving startup ecosystems, experts say density is key. The idea is to have a critical mass of founders, investors, mentors, and executives mixing and mingling together. That sort of serendipity allows ideas to fully blossom. Think of Kendall Square or Sand Hill Road. But, for communities not on the East or West Coasts, meeting that definition of density has proved elusive. It’s difficult to retrofit some communities that developed around the automobile, which enabled sprawl....
Tags: Startups, New York, Texas, California, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Investment, Cybersecurity, Software, Austin, Aol, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas


MAF invites you to join their Worldwide Day of Prayer

International (MNN) -- Tomorrow, April 5th is Mission Aviation Fellowship’s Worldwide Day of Prayer, and they’re asking if you would join them! Mission Aviation Fellowship is an aviation ministry that flies over 1,500 Christian outreach and humanitarian ministries into isolated regions. (Photo courtesy of Paul O'Brien with MAF) Brad Westom with MAF’s Spiritual Enrichment Team explains what MAF’s Worldwide Day of Prayer is all about. “All of our programs overseas, including MAF Interna...
Tags: Kingdom, Great Commission, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Paul O Brien, Brad Westom, MAF To, Westom


From Austin To Memphis: What It Takes To Build A Music-Tech City In 2017 [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu explores the complexities of bridging the gap between tech and music in cities, whether the two camps might be able to collaborate productively, and how such a collaboration might be affected by a city's socio-economic position. ______________________________________ Guest Post by Cherie Hu on Forbes AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: (L-R) Jeremy Drury, Jon Hembrey, Darryl James, Simon Ward, David Ritter and Isabel Ritchie of The Strumbellas perform at the GQ Jam I...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Music, New York, Sweden, Minneapolis, Colorado, La, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Guest Post, Nashville, Silicon Valley


Hurricane Matthew relief: not a Band-Aid fix

Haiti (MNN) -- It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Matthew battered the southern part of Haiti. The reverberating effects of this massive storm will continue to echo through the next several weeks and months long after the news has quieted. But when Hurricane Matthew becomes another tab in the list of natural disaster occurrences, Mission Aviation Fellowship will still be stationed on the ground in Haiti, enabling relief efforts for the revitalization of communities. At least 806,000 peo...
Tags: United States, Christ, Haiti, Matthew, Mission Aviation Fellowship, MAF, Cessna Caravan, MAF MAF, Paul O Brien


Verizon's $300 Million Shell Game in Boston & Cross-Subsidizing Wireless

Compare this write up about Verizon's $300 million, 6 year build out of fiber optics in Boston, Massachusetts, with Verizon's statement that the $300 million was already spent. Boston.com "Verizon to build $300M fiber network in Boston" "Verizon will bring its fiber-optic FiOS network to Boston over the next six years, city and company officials announced..." Verizon's CFO & EVP Francis J. Shammo stated on the Verizon 1st Quarter 2016 earnings call, April 12th, 2016: "So the $300 million, you'...
Tags: Verizon, New York, News, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Goldman Sachs, East Coast, Baltimore, Huffington Post, New York State, Alexandria, Bruce Kushnick


Maid Of Honor Gives The Most Epic Wedding Toast, Ever

A woman in England just raised the bar for every future maid of honor. Rachel Winterbottom toasted her sister, Hayley, and new brother-in-law, Paul O'Brien, by creating a custom rap set to Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Yes, you read that correctly. At the start of her speech, Winterbottom asked the crowd if she should "incorporate [her] maid of honor toast into a workout" or "sing the toast." The audience was opposed to both ideas, but the impromptu rapper was undeterred. "I can't sing," she adm...
Tags: England, Kaley Cuoco, Hayley, Winterbottom, Paul O Brien, Rachel Winterbottom, Fed Foodies McDonald


Sync up with AstroSync Inventor Paul O’Brien

We’re excited to announce that AstroSync™, the popular Tarot.com tool offering up-to-the-hour compatibility reports for you and everyone in your life, has debuted a brand new look and enhanced user functions this week. We sat down with AstroSync inventor Paul O’Brien, founder of Tarot.com and pioneer of electronic divination, to get the inside scoop on this [...]
Tags: Relationships, Astrology, Tarot.com experts, Paul O Brien