Archive for May, 2009

There was so much news coming out of EconSM last week, from a Twitter M&E hire to Pandora’s numbers to the real reason for the TV.com/Hulu fallout, as well as a net metering update from Stanford Legal Frontiers, TiECon winners (GetJar, PlaySpan..), Cannes, Clios, and more…. #EconSM We’ll start with EconSM which was a non-stop […]


Two fantastic conferences today, but only one might answer this:  is anyone building a mobile social casual mmorpg gaming app with virtual currency rewards for losing weight, highly addictive yet totally causal for the 14-64+ demo..because that’s the future, fa schizzle.  Since I’m more likely to find that out at EconSM, that’s where I’ll be today, […]


Quintessentially quixotic was this Silicon Valley scene of dreamy kids pitching VCs to the tune of Tim Draper’s Riskmaster anthem, and as the day waxed on, the youth got younger and younger, regressing from college kids to high schoolers to multimillionaire middleschoolers, until at one point Tim Draper got a big laugh for addressing preschoolers.  Kudos to […]


Teens Plugged In back by popular demand will be at HP Auditorium, 3000 Hanover/Page Mill in Palo Alto today. Content NOW will be live tweeting from there if Twitter doesn’t go down.  Here’s the guide: 9:15, Sergio Monsalve, Norwest Venture Partners, Catherine Cook, MyYearbook,  9:45, Kids on Kidtech:  College, Josh Lowensohn, CNET Webware 10:45, Teen Trends: […]


Last night it was all fun and games at the Commonwealth Club as the Sheppard Mullin Digital Media Law Forum delivered a highly informative and entertaining GamesLaw evening with JoAnn Covington of Electronic Arts, Nell O’Donnell of LucasArts, Victoria Libin of MTV Nickelodeon Games, Brad Simon of PlayFirst, Kevin Chou of Glu Mobile and Marc […]


Dr. Leonard Shlain, beloved surgeon author dad to Tiffany Shlain, groundbreaking indie filmmaker friend, took his last breath on Monday then moved on through light, space and time. I first met Tiffany’s dad at a reading of his fascinating book, Art & Physics, an epic study of cultural trends, and later booked him for a […]


Many exciting events this week.   The big ones of course are Cannes and the Clios, but there’s also DPAC, Streaming Media, EconSM, Community 2.0, WOMMA… The ones we’re hitting up include the Commonwealth Club‘s GamesLaw Conference (EA, LucasArts, MTV, PlayFirst, Glu Mobile, Sheppard Mullin), SDForum‘s Teen Tech Titans (Tim Draper, Tim Chang..), EconSM (Ron Conway, […]