Check out friend of the truffle Jules Urbach on CNBC today talking about his innovative cloud rendering company, OTOY, which has Google’s Eric Schmidt on its board and ps — Ari Emanuel is Jules’ agent; need we say more? Google, Samsung, and others are making goggles (Google’s is called Google Cardboard) that look like old view finders and fully immerse you into … well, anywhere in the world. Need an example of where in the world you might like to sneak a peek? First stop: Behind-the-scenes footage from movie sets and Hollywood studios. “We’ll start with the studios, but then we want to see this expand …” says Jules. A “real-life holodeck” is “months away” … !
LA Natives Evan Spiegel (Crossroads), co-founder and CEO of Snapchat; Sean Rad, co-founder and CEO of Tinder; and Michael Heyward (Crossroads), co-founder and CEO of Whisper are profiled in LA Weekly as “the young princes of Los Angeles tech.”
“Funkee Phlavaz” was an underground rap music video show hosted by Alan Maman (now known as Alchemist, who was in the music duo The Whooliganz at the time of this show with Scott Caan).
The LA Times reports today on 14 year old Harvard-Westlake student, Daniel Singer, who has created YouTell, a website that enables users to solicit anonymous opinions from friends, and Backchat, an anonymous mobile messaging app that just raised $2220k from ArpexCapital in Brazil.
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This is our kind of breaking news! The Hotel Bel Air, and the long time residents of Swan Lake Hercules and Chloe, welcomed three baby swans (proper name: cygnets) to the family. If only Caroline Hunt were around to see this. The cygnets have 24 hours security to protect them from other roaming animals around…
Sometime in the night, Racked posted a story that Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen’s line The Row, is opening it’s first-ever store location at 8444 Melrose Place. Leave it to these pint-sized supermodel-ly-looking twins to choose the most elegant address in town. The Row, founded in 2006 with a mission to support high-end fashion manufacturing in the US, has been…
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