That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion — Diane von Furstenberg — meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
Will.I.Am wants kids to stop dreaming of being a rapper and start dreaming of being a technologist.
With her new gig, Keys will become the creative face for BlackBerry 10.
Steve Jobs can’t be at MacWorld this year. But Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve in the upcoming film JOBS, will be. And so will his co-star, Josh Gad, who plays the other half of the dynamic duo that founded Apple in 1976, Steve Wozniak.
Television all-star Simon Cowell and popular musician Will.i.am will team up to create a TV show focused on finding the next big tech entrepreneur to follow in the path of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.
The Mars Curiosity rover isn’t just a bad-ass robot scientist roaming the badlands of Mars. It’s also a jukebox. The rover transmitted Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am’s latest song “Reach for the Stars.” Tacky? Maybe, but it’s a song from Mars.
Last week, four VentureBeat reporters and our videographer braved the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They covered 1.861 million square feet of show floor, visited many of the 3,100 exhibitors, and sorted through the 20,000 new products that were launched at the event to find the most interesting stories and gadgets.
Musician Will.i.am took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday during Intel chief executive Paul Otellini’s keynote speech to talk about how technology is changing the way he makes and distributes his music.
In an attempt to promote its new social network, Google has placed a link to musical artist Will.i.Am’s Google+ profile on its search engine homepage.
Will.i.am, star of the pop music group the Black Eyed Peas, said yesterday that his creative role at Intel has changed his life. The musician opened the tech showcase for the Intel Developer Forum and said it was like looking at the future (see the video below).