The Dark Social: Are you game?

If you’re part of the games industry, you know how incredibly competitive and fast the market is. You can work for months up to the buildup of the big release day and still be frustrated with the lack of hype surrounding your product.

HealthTech Conference 2014: What new HealthTech companies will be the winners?

There’s nothing we want more in this innovation economy than new business models. But what makes the difference between a sustainable healthcare business and simply building a product? Successful HealthTech companies will be those that deliver a value proposition with a proven ROI for the customer. As our industry evolves, these disruptive companies continuously investigate the customer’s unmet needs, and find ways to meet them.

Top 5 Wearable Industry Challenges

The wearables market represents a significant new market opportunity for device OEMs. However, like any emerging computing platform, wearables have yet to figure out where they sit in a consumer’s lifestyle. Though consumer awareness and adoption have increased recently, OEMs, developers, and device manufacturers will have to consider and overcome several market barriers. We have summarized some of the top wearable industry challenges below.

Apply to Splash LA startup competition and win sit-down meetings with top VCs and $35k-plus in prizes

Vator, one of the largest business networks for high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event in Casa del Mar in Santa Monica on October 2. If you’re a startup and want a chance to win 10 sit-down meetings with VCs and $35k-plus in prizes, apply, be sure to apply to the startup competition. The application deadline is August 22nd.

Redefine networking with Startup & Tech Mixer

Join Startup & Tech Mixer and BMW DriveNow on August 8th and find yourself surrounded by exceptional individuals and curated spaces that speak to a vast audience in the startup, technology, and corporate world. Come experience an event full of unique ways to network, learn, play and relax.

The Meffys 2014 Awards are open for entry

A consistent characteristic of Mobile 3.0 is that the benefits are bi-directional. A large company can hope to achieve lower or negligible mobile development costs, accelerated speed to market and deliver products that add value to an existing service, all while keeping them relevant in the fast-paced mobile space.

Don’t miss the biggest [a]list summit so far on July 31

Popular entertainment marketing industry event, [a]list summit, is returning for its 9th iteration on July 31st and will be held at the brand new The Line Hotel in Los Angeles’ latest foodie-infested hotspot, Koreatown. The focus this year is the science, art, and business of influencer marketing, featuring a keynote from YouTube’s head of brand strategy, Eric Solomon; an array of top YouTubers; and 25-plus speakers from among the best and brightest of the influencer-marketing sphere.

Connected Cloud Summit showcases the latest Internet of things innovations

The Connected Cloud Summit will bring together executives from the leading IoT players and innovative enterprises deploying the IoT solutions. The Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue new business opportunities and overcome the technology challenges created by IoT to better serve their customers, create new offerings, and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The time for deep linking standards is now

Year after year since the big app stores launched, native apps have asserted their hegemony over the mobile web. One big drawback of native apps was the inability then the difficulty to seamlessly access any content from one app to the other the way the web allows to link any page to any other. The workarounds already in place aren’t yet widely accepted standards and create additional work for developers to set up. It frustrates users and developers who feel like mobile a step back in the wrong direction.