April 22, 2010

Pandora’s love-filled journey to dominance

by JD Lasica

Tim Westergren, founder and CEO of Pandora (photo taken with my video camera).   And other highlights of NewComm Forum 2010 I‘ve been spending the week at NewComm Forum, the annual gathering of communications, marketing, PR and new media thinkers and doers in San Mateo, Calif. I now have years of distance from the newspaper industry and so am offering … Continue reading

July 15, 2009

Seedcamp winners meet the Geeks

by JD Lasica

One of the real highlights of the Traveling Geeks trip to the United Kingdom last week came when we were treated to “speed dating” session with the top start-ups of Seedcamp. This, after all, is one of the chief goals of the Traveling Geeks: to suss out young or little-known start-ups hear their stories, and throw a spotlight on the … Continue reading

May 20, 2009

Will musicians flee MySpace for Facebook?

by Ayelet Noff

Most people find their favorite social networking spots for their personal needs quite easily. The socialites go to Facebook and the business networkers go to LinkedIn. But the search for the musician’s perfect online home is becoming just a little bit harder these days.

January 12, 2009

CES 2009 in 1 minute on Animoto

by JD Lasica

Here’s a one-minute music video on Animoto of some photos I took at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (And here’s the remix, which I like a bit better and shown above.) Among those featured: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Ford Motors CEO Alan Mulally, Cathy Brooks, Maggie Fox of Social Media Club, Kiesha Cochrane, Chris Heuer of Adhocnium … Continue reading

Category: Citizen media, Music, Video
December 21, 2008

Von Iva hits big time in Jim Carrey’s new movie

by JD Lasica

The Von Iva interview from JD Lasica on Vimeo. At the last Macworld Expo Culture Catch Salon, I bumped into the drummer of Von Iva, a San Francisco band that hit the big time this weekend with the release of Jim Carrey’s new movie, Yes Man. I hadn’t heard of Von Iva until then, but Kelly Harris was down-to-earth and … Continue reading

Category: Film, Music, Podcasts & interviews
December 4, 2008

Photos of Music in Schools benefit

by JD Lasica

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Category: Music