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Attorney General of California Kamala Harris gives a speech at Runway in San Francisco about privacy and innovation. The future steps that the state of california is taking to insure the privacy of it s citizens.
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Do you love fashion? So does Ronnie and his passion elevated him to be selected by NBC for Season one of Fashion Star with Jessica Simpson and Nicole Ritchie. He's been on TV, and now he has his own fashion app, FashionClyp, that drives sales to brands with a social component for customers. Ronnie shares a few words of advice for other young up and coming fashion designers.
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Tech conventions in Silicon Valley have the gems that no one has ever heard of before and the over exposed over funded startups that may or may not go anywhere. But if you're an investor how do you know if either or will be a hit? Silicon Valley is all about the people and investing in the founders. If the founders have a good track record, but are underexposed it's just as good, if not better, as the over exposed startups.
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Zendesk CEO & Founder Mekkel Svane gives Pop 17 the inside look at their downtown San Francisco office spaces and sits down to discuss Zendesk's success and growth as one of the stand out leaders in customer service. Mekkel also discusses Zendesk's customer service package for startups.
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Barry Cole, publishing A&R / Soundtracks at Blue Mountain Music, sits down with Pop 17 host Sarah Austin to discuss his new development in the graphic novel industry, as well as how big businesses like Ikea are utilizing augmented reality to enhance marketability and commerce.
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Back in October, Pop 17 attended the SF MusicTech Summit at the Hotel KabukiHotel in Japantown, San Francisco, CA. The conference was packed full of all the latest and great tech in the music industry, as well as, great talks and performances from the likes of: Phil Abram, General Motors' Chief Infotainment Officer, Anna Anisin, CEO of 4sync, Josh Constine, Staff writer at TechCrunch, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose, and musician Michael Franti. Because of the enormous support and success of the 2012 SF MusicTech Summit XI ending just a little over a month ago, the 2013 SF MusicTech Summit is already being prepared as next year's promises to be just as informational, exciting, and entertaining as this years.
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Sarah Austin Interviews Gleb Budman, the CEO of Backblaze, about his challenges and success starting the unique online backup service, while also getting a tour of the CEO's home. Budman explains the humble beginnings of the company by showing the home office where it started. He explains that the company started with just five people who took a large risk by quitting their jobs and not paying themselves for an entire year. "The things you will do to make the business work", states the now successful CEO. He continues by sharing the charming relationship between learning to play the guitar and his hobby hang-gliding with his success at work.
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We at Pop17 met up with Aneil Mallavarapu and Jason Fischl the people behind the new mobile application Blipboard Inc. A new app that will allow you to truly be a local in your
neighborhood, the application provides its users to find out interesting things going on right now in the area you are in and the most important part of it is that it will be simple, yet informative. You could always edit what kind of news and events you will be interested in, so there will be no Spam about the things you do not want know about. Now you could just walk out of your house, go on your phone and find out what is happening right now at the venues nearby and where your friends are at, so no excuse to be sitting at home anymore because there is nowhere to go and nothing to do. San Francisco will be the first city to test the app, which is perfect because no one is as technologically spoiled as the locals.
The creators said that they want the app to be as simple as Twitter, we agree with them because less is more, even when it comes to mobile applications, even the greatest ideas could be ruined by too much content, so we hope that this app will be as simple as Aneil and Jason said it would. With Aneil being a Harvard graduate and having a PhD from UCSF, and Jason recently working as the Senior Director at Skype we will be expecting something big from this collaboration.
P.S. Dear iOS 6 Map users: we feel your pain, so this could also be a good solution while your map looks like the apocalypse already occurred and Apple has the first images of the world after it.
Filmed and edited by AK Long of Mystery Zone Productions
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Samsung Developers is like a Startup within a larger institution. They focus their energy on event and trade show organizations and sponsorships, hackathons, meetups, platform evangelism, device loaner programs, online marketing, social media engagement, informal co-marketing opportunities, app sourcing, tech sourcing and general business development, just to name a few. We at Pop17 sat down with Samsung Developers' Director Hod Greely and Michael Ludden the Marketing Director of Samsung Developers, to ask them about how developers are currently making money. With their new SDK's anyone can envision the future of web app development to find unique ways to harvest innovation and make money.
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Pop17.com goes to Rocketspace to sit down and talk to Joe Monastiero, President of Luedi. We got to ask him some interesting questions. Check it out!
Who they are:
Ludei is based in San Francisco (CA, USA) and Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain). Ludei has created successful native mobile games such as iBasket and, recently, Slide Soccer. More than 15 million people from 100+ countries have downloaded a game by Ludei. Now the company is focused on giving developers the best cross platform technology among the web, mobile and tablet.
Ludei, a San Francisco company with a team in Spain, has developed a new component for the Ludei Platform, the Ludei Cloud Compiler, that allows companies to take any HTML5 app and con- vert it within minutes into a hybrid native app. Ludei essentially does the heavy lifting of converting the software into something that runs fast, said Joe Monastiero, president of Ludei, in an interview with GamesBeat.
The Ludei Cloud Compiler is in public beta testing as a free service and will convert apps into iOS or Google Play apps. The Cloud Compiler includes support for any HTML5 web app, not just games. Ludei plans to roll out other cloud services between now and the end of the year that use the Ludei cloud to simplify the process of delivering and monetizing HTML5 programs.
What they do:
Ludei provides the easiest and fastest way to deliver your games to multiple platforms from a single codebase. More stores, more devices, more eyeballs, less cost. You write the code, we do the rest.
Allows you to:
Accelerate your canvas performance by up to 1,000%
Monetize your game using ads and In-App purchases
Deploy to the App Store and Google Play with no code changes
How it works:
1 DEVELOP IT
Deploy your HTML5 game. Use our top rated CAAT game framework to get started. Or roll your own.
2 ACCELERATE IT
Use CocoonJS and our HTML5 Enhancement and Extension APIs to make it run like a native app.
3 MONETIZE IT
4 WRAP IT
Use our Cloud Compiler to turn your HTML5 effort into a ready-to-roll native "Hybrid" app.
5 DISTRIBUTE IT
Distribute and monetize in most important mobile stores.
In July 2012 Ludei launched its own game engine for quickly making mobile games.
By October 2012 there were 18,689,156 TOTAL GAMES DOWNLOADED
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YetiZen is a strategic keystone in the game industry.
They are a community builder that hosts the largest Bay Area gaming events--the SF Game Developer's workshops.
6,500 unique developers every year
500 developers come in each event
Speakers are cream of the crop--Charles Hudson (Bionic Panda), Tim Chang (Mayfield Fund investor), David Helgason (Unity)!
We are the only games focused accelerator program—YetiZen Accelerator
10 Notable Game VCs
All the major publishers and acquirers you can think of!
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Jett McCandless Interview about the future of client scheduling and how TOA Technologies can change the Transport Industry
Sponsored by TOA Technologies
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Ben Kepes is a Tech Commentator and Pundit in all things computing, especially in relation to the cloud. Sarah sat down with him at Dreamforce 2012 at the TOA Technologies booth to discuss the conference and his balance between online guru and savvy family man.
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With 90 thousand attendees at DreamForce 2012 the challenge of getting eyes on a company is exponentially greater! Matt Elwood asked a few of the costumed booth workers about their costumes and how standing out from the crowd has an effect on their business image.
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Marc Benioff gave the first keynote of DreamForce 2012 with over 90,000 attendees. Sarah Austin got business reactions about the future of business.
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A co-founder of TOA Technologies, Yuval Brisker is a passionate customer service advocate driving TOA's unique approach to using mobile workforce management to improve the customer experience while also increasing operational efficiencies.
With Irad Carmi, Brisker envisioned a predictive solution for the "cable guy" problem where customers are waiting at home without knowing when a service will be provided or how long it will take. TOA is relaunching it's brand and launching ETAworkforce, a suite of native Force.com apps specifically for Salesforce users that adds powerful scheduling and field worker visibility.
I sat down with Mr. Brisker at Dreamforce to ask him a few words of advice for other startup CEO's.
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Rebekah and Sarah check out the fun filled action packed first day of the tenth annual Dreamforce Convention in San Francisco, California. Sponsored by TOA Technologies.
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http://pop17.com - Duncan Logan is the CEO and Founder of RocketSpace, an accelerator based in San Francisco in which alumni companies include Zappos and PocketChange. Rocketspace is an accelerator for high growth, seed funded tech startups. They connect Venture Capital, blue-chip brands representing millions of users, and access to top tier talent. In this Pop17 interview I sit down with Duncan for a chat.
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Seyyer's CVR platform applies artificial intelligence and
machine learning to make computer-generated modifications to original
video footage of a person's facial expressions, gestures and speech,
resulting in a hyper-realistic, customizable and extensible avatar
with authentic detail to be extremely convincing to the viewer.
CEO and founder, Behrooz Rezvani, Ph.D, has launched Seyyer Inc. and
now developers can create video avatar content based on real people,
in less time and at significantly lower cost than traditional filming
and editing techniques. Rezvani is a repeat entrepreneur who also
founded Ikanos Communications in 1999 to a successful IPO in 2005 and
co-founded Quantenna Communications in 2006. Seyyer is an angel-backed
He says, "Until now, filming people for web commercials, online videos
and other applications has been a time-intensive and expensive process
that does not align with the fast-paced dynamics of advertising,
mobile marketing and social commerce," said Rezvani. "Our solution
enables video to be super targeted and interactive while delivering
massive amounts of customizable, authentic video content, faster and
at a lower cost than any traditional methods available today."
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Scott Thorpe knows a bit about start-ups. Starting with programming in basic on the commodore 64 and writing web applications at the age of 15, Thorpe has always loved working with technology. As the Founder and CEO of MogoTix in 2010, Scott also founded and operated Fynspire, a web development company.
The premise behind his success is largely in focusing on keeping his customers happy. "One of the great things about a small company is you get to focus on a problem for a small group of people but you get to make them really happy." MogoTix makes mobile ticketing fully mobile on both ends, by enabling event holders and attendees to transact using mobile phones.
Mobile ticketing is forecast to grow to 15 billion delivered tickets by 2014, according to Juniper Research.
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From scientist to seamstress, Camilla Olson's designs take the fashion world by storm. Olson is an inventor (she owns two patents) and fashion designer who not only cares a great deal about her designs, but also the strong empowered women who sport her new creations every season.
Camilla moved seamlessly from a successful career in business to fashion design. "When I retired I wanted a challenge, I went back to sewing which was a lifelong passion but I never liked what I sewed or what came out of it." Taking her passion by the needle, she earned a Masters degree in Fashion Design from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The fashion industry liked what Camilla sewed, as her first line of designs were shown in the Mercedes Benz fashion week in 2011.
Olson's inspiration stems from the arts as well as science and technology. Her extensive interests and education provide more room for creativity. As a former venture capitalist of 30 years she also credits much of her success to her experience in funding start-ups and business endeavors in Silicon Valley.
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There are more seed deals than series A now then ever before. Q2 of this year was the biggest quarter in more than a decade of VC investing in the US. Geographically, Silicon Valley dominates the destination of angel funds, receiving 77% of the $8.1B funds invested in US-based companies throughout Q2 2012, 4 times as much as the total amount invested within New England, according to historical trend data.
This weekend, at the TechCrunch August Capitol summer party, I spoke to two friends and investors, Ed Roman and Salil Deshpande, about their 5 tips to investing in 2012. This is their advice:
1) Have enough money to invest. It's generally difficult to make money investing if you're investing small amounts (less than $100k) since you dont' have enough leverage to negotiate deal terms that are favorable to you. It's also tough to get into the best deals without having the financial means to do so. You're also going to want to reserve some money for follow-on investing for the startups that do well. All of this requires a substantial bankroll.
2) Have enough deal-flow. If you are a new investor, you're going to want to see many deals before pulling the trigger on any of them. Try to learn as much as you can about the market before investing.
3) Try to stick to a sector focus. By staying in a sector, you'll become an expert and be better-informed to make decisions by observing patterns within your industry.
4) Diversify across a set of investments. Any given startup has a very high chance of failure. By investing in a series of startups you reduce the variance of your return.
5) Look for great teams in big markets. Look for teams that are focused on customer development and who listen to clients. Those teams have a substantially higher chance of achieving product/market fit, and will likely pivot into the right idea eventually. So the specific idea isn't necessarily as important as the team's approach, and the size of the market.
Ed Roman is an angel investor in 8 companies. Prior to starting his investment portfolio, he was founder & CEO of Ghostfire Games, making exercise games for the Nintendo Wii. His game, Rage of the Gladiator, won critical acclaim as a top-rated Wii title. He was founder & CEO of The Middleware Company, a Java training/consulting company, which I grew over 4 years then sold to Precise Software and Salil and Ed co founded this company together.
Salil Deshpande is General Partner at Bay, and focuses on areas in which he has operating experience and thus some intuition. Since 2006, he has invested approximately US$75M into 20 companies across two themes: (1) open source and enterprise software infrastructure, and (2) infrastructure and platforms around social graph APIs.
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Watch what happens when you don't use a Duracell Powermat (and when you do!)! I am giving one of these devices away for FREE this week! Watch to see how easy it is to win!
Just like Duracell Powermat on Facebook (facebook.com/duracellpowermat) and/or follow and tweet @DuracellPmat using #neverbepowerless!!
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REVL is a place where individuals are matched to their dream job by experience, abilities, interests as well as preferred work culture.
Frustrated by the limitations of a traditional resume, Boyd Sleeman, Julian van de Steeg and Koen Bekkering, founders of AamigoO Group NV, one of Europe's leading publicly traded Human Resource innovators ($520M in revenues), wanted to equal the playing field. For the trio developing "change the world job finding technology" was the natural next step.
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http://pop17.com Ari brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial product leadership experience to Pocket Change. He is best known for co-founding GumGum.com, the world's largest In-image Ad-network, reaching 100M+ unique visitors per month. Ari also cofounded MoJungle which was acquired in '07. He has held senior product roles at BizRate/ShopZilla and LowerMyBills. He is an LA native.
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It's not about self promotion?
Beautylish is a community about sharing and helping others. Feel free to link or promote your work if it's relevant in helping someone, but please don't link or promote yourself without context. But at pop17 we are all about promoting so here are some youtubers who love BeautyLish:
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Hey everyone! I'm blogging at http://pop17.com from the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. Filming videos for my video blog makes me want to stay in shape and look good. So I went to the spa to go shopping for a fun look fit for yoga or spin class! I want to share with you this video of me getting ready for a great workout and let you know that I'll be posting more videos soon. This video is sponsored by Four Seasons and all opinions are my own.
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Blubelle Emotion sensing dress is a affectionate and sensual dress.
What will fashion look like in 2020? Difficult to say but not difficult to imagine. The design group at Royal Phillips Electronics of the Netherlands gives it a shit and takes a look into the far future of fashion in their SKIN project, an exploration research into the area known as 'emotional sensing'.
The dress is made up of two layers, the inner layer contains biometric sensors that pick up a person's emotions and projects them in colors onto the second later, the outer textile.
The Blubelle Dress changes the look instantaneously according to our emotional state and personality.
Phillips Design has given us a glimpse into the far future, but this future looks very bright and emotional form the fashion perspective.
The Designer behind this dress is Lucy Mcrae, who recently designed and created a swallowable parfum. A pill that makes your sweat fragrant.
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Rainbow Winters Structural Colour Collection
Amy Winters remarkably strikes the balance between scientific innovation and creative play with colorful garments in abstract patterns that subtly sift color.
Color shifting and illuminated textiles have been a common thread all throughout her collections, with each collection bringing a new fresh twist.
Her latest collection "Structural Color" uses newly developed fabric, "polymer opal" lyrca that changes color when stretched or twisted.
The Haute Tech "It" Bag
Vodafone, in collaboration with designer Richard Nicoll, designed a handbag capable of charging your mobile phone. The handbag itself must be charged via a magnetic induction cable. Once charged it can power your snart phone for up to several days. The inside pocket of the purse contains a cable that you plug your phone into.
There is also a bluetooth activated LED that illuminates when you receive a call or message.
Solebox, a sneaker and lifestyle boutique located in Berlin, celebrates their 10th anniversary with a limites release of an illuminated shoe: the Solebox Omni Zone Pump.
The project is a collaboration with Reebok. The trainers come in a simple black, grey and white color palette accented with the glow of green LEDs. Unfortunately, not sold in the U.S.
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From touchscreen time pieces to tactile televisions, technology is evolving every day and large corporations are taking notice. Businesses are fusing their branding with tech-based marketing strategies. While compact computers and smart-phones are overtly popular, public businesses are taking cues from technology and are jumping on the future-friendly band wagon.
These touchscreen finds are awe-inspiring examples of where the future of technology lies compiled in homage to CES 2012, which has already begun. These amazing examples are proving the prevalence of the simple and sleek design associated with modern tech products.
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Hooman Khalili, known San Francisco radio personality, sits down to discuss his new role as a feature-film co-director. 'Olive', which Khalili co-directed alongside Pat Gilles is the first film shot completely with a cell phone to receive theatrical release.
'Olive' is the only film that qualified for the 2012 Academy Awards that received no studio support. The half a million budget needed to complete the film was independently raised.
The film, which stars two-time Academy Award nominated actress Gena Rowlands ('The Notebook', 'A Woman Under the Influence') is about a little girl that transforms the lives of three other people without speaking one word.
The film also features Randi Zuckerberg, former Facaebook marketing director, and Facebook co-founder, in a supporting role.
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Murray Newlands originally from the UK in the USA on a O1 visa (alien of extraordinary ability) is a reporter for and host of http://performinsider.com - TV , he is also a regular contributor to adrants.com and Adotas.com among many other publications. He produces the popular video series future of engagement http://www.youtube.com/user/futureofengagement and future of publishing http://www.youtube.com/user/futureofpub.
In 2011 John Wiley and Sons published his book Online Marketing: A Users Manual http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047097384
6,descCd-authorInfo.html with foreword by Chris Brogan. Described by Meltwaters PR director Dan Purvis as "an excellent explanation of everything to do with online marketing. It provides step-by-step best practice advice to help guide you through the digital maze" http://blog.meltwater.com/book-review-online-marketing-by-mu rray-newlands-all-you-need-to-know-book-about-marketing-in-t he-digital-age
Murray was a contributor to the award winning
business-book-awards.html book edited by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward and "Go Global: How to take your business to the world" edited by Emma Jones http://www.harriman-house.com/authors/view?id=16373&name=Emm a_Jones.
In 2010, Murray was a judge and presenter at the Bees Awards,http://www.beesawards.com/ presenting an award to Saatchi and Saatchi.
He is an advisor to VigLink www.viglink.com and runs an international media agency, Influence People in the USA and Speadsite.co.uk in the UK.
Murray is one to watch out for this year in San Francisco, I see big things happening.
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In 2010 businesses in the US spent $142.5 billion on advertising. Sarah Austin stops by Ad:Tech - one of the biggest and most relevant interactive marketing events of the year. What lies ahead for this massive market? What will be the impact of the rapid advancement of technology? We're here to find out.
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Michelle Phan is the number one most subscribed female on youtube with millions of subscribers and half a billion video views. What started as a hobby creating makeup tutorials in her bedroom has turned this 24 year old into a media mogul. Her success ranges from Vanity Fair features to becoming the face of Lancome cosmetics. Michelle Phan is here to stay.
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Pop17 went to Austin Texas this month to check out SXSW interactive. Last week we told you about one the most interesting events we saw - Startup Bus. The fan favorite and eventual winner was the team from Silicon Valley. Their startup was Cerealize: A website that lets build your own customized cereal and delivers it to your door.
Since winning the competition, Cerealize has received some notable media attention from the likes of ABC, TechCrunch, Mashable, and many others.
Check out Cerealize at http://cerealize.com/
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We love SXSW here ay Pop17, and this year may have been the best. From interactive to music to film, the sights and sounds of Austin were alive. Sarah Austin and Anastasia Emmanuel take in the madness of 6th street, the heart of SXSW.
Stay tuned for more highlights and recaps from South By Southwest.
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This is Trailer Talk.
21 Jump Street, a remake of the popular 1980's TV show starring Johnny Depp, opened as the most popular movie in America. With Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum leading the way, is this undercover cop comedy worth a trip to the movies? Sarah Austin and friends watch the trailer and get some real hard hitting feedback. Let us know what you think!
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Ben Way started his first company at the age of 15. He raised £25 million before his 17th birthday, and lost it all by the time he was 20. He was one of the youngest millionaires in the dot com bubble. Ben now runs an incubator that looks to take emerging start up companies to market. Sarah Austin sits down with this remarkable entrepreneur at the Rackspace offices in San Antonio, Texas.
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Black Girls Code is a program dedicated to helping young black girls get a start in the field of technology. The mission of BlackGirlsCode is to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders who will become the leaders and creators of tomorrow. Pop17's Dani Bicknell meets founder Kimberly Bryant at the launch party.
Find out more at http://www.blackgirlscode.com/index.html
And stay tuned for more.
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Here at www.Pop17.com we love taking pictures with our iphone. It's pretty amazing what you can do with your phone and a few excellent photo editing apps. Our favorites are Camera +, Instagram, and Photoshop Express.
We decided to cruise the streets of San Francisco and show you guys just what you can do with an iphone. And you might end up having some fun in the meantime!
What are your favorite photo editing apps? Let us know in the comments below.
Music and Editing by James McDonald
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James 'J' Sider is the CEO and founder of RootMusic, the producer of BandPage - The most popular music app on facebook. With over 31 million active monthly users, BandPage is becoming THE music app on Facebook for artists and fans. J sits down with Sarah Austin and talks about his small town roots, how BandPage compares to Spotify, and the changing face of the music industry.
Footage courtesy of CBS, Spotify, BandPage, RootMusic and
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Jesse Draper is one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. She stars and produces her own unique show called "The Valley Girl Show". Jesse sits down with Pop17's Sarah Austin to discuss women in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship, and what's next for "The Valley Girl"
Check out the show at http://valleygirl.tv/
And check out Sarah Austin at http://pop17.com/
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After the Oscar nominations were announced, Twilight fans took to the twittersphere to express their outrage at the exclusion of the film franchises final installment, Breaking Dawn. These guys are downright mad. Well for those seeking all things twilight, check out some of YouTuber Shane Dawson's parodies (http://www.youtube.com/ShaneDawsonTV). These are not for the faint of heart!
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Conferences can be a bit much sometimes. Hundreds of people in the same space all trying to pitch their ideas and stand out. Well, Hermione Way (from TheNextWeb.com) has a seceret weapon. Watch as she weilds the ultimate power of cuteness to get as many business cards as she can.
Check out more of Hermione at http://thenextweb.com/author/hermioneway/
And watch more videos at http://pop17.com
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This is Trailer Talk. Did you know that there is yet another spiderman movie to be released soon. Tobey Maguire is out and Andrew Garfield (from The Social Network fame) is in. Directed by Marc Webb, is this most recent Spiderman going to be better or worse than the Tobey Maguire films? Is there such a thing as too much Spiderman?
Sarah Austin gets together with her friends to watch the trailer and get some trailer talk.
Check out another trailer talk video at http://www.nextmovie.com/shows/trailer-talk/2012-26-01/mgid:
And stay tuned for more..
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Unrest in the middle east never seems to be far from the healines. Recently Syria has been embroiled in a struggle between President Bashar al-Assad and protesters angry about police brutality and excessive government crackdowns. On the verge of civil uprising, it should be known that Syria has a very turbulant history.
In this video Bear Kittay goes to the Israel Syria border and explores the contrast between the natural beauty of the landscape and the violent history of the region.
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If anybody knows anything about Sarah Austin, it's that this girl loves tech conferences. Why? Well.. one of the reasons is the boatloads of free swag! Check it out as Sarah takes Macworld 2012 by storm and tries to gather as much free stuff as she can.
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Sarah Austin sits down with entrepreneur Edward Saatchi. During his work with the Obama campaign in 2008, Edward co-founded NationalField.com, a social networking site designed specifically for private business operations.
The Facebook model obviously works in the public space, but can it improve business operations?
Check out the interview and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Check out NationalField at https://www.nationalfield.com/
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The defining moment of the egyptian revolution, which is still ongoing, happened on January 25th 2011 in Tahrir Square, Cairo. Protestors demanded the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Sarah Austin shares her experience of Tahrir Square from her travels in the Middle East.
For more stories from the revolution check out 18 Days In Egypt
And see more of our videos at http://pop17.com
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The nominations for the 2012 oscars have been announced. Some of the recognized films are "The Artist", "Moneyball", and "Bridesmaids". After Eddie Murphy had been slated to host, the actor pulled out with relatively short notice, to be replaced by academy favorite Billy Crystal.
Who do you think is going to take home the oscars? Let us know in the comments below!
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Indie music sensation Lana Del Rey is literally everywhere at the moment. Since the video for her song "Video Games" went viral last year, the singer/songwriter has jumped into the mainstream media spotlight. Her recent performance on SNL drew some harsh criticism, most notably from actress Juliette Lewis on Twitter. But with the release of her new album "Born To Die" and her upcoming performance at SXSW 2012, Lana Del Rey probably isn't leaving the spotlight anytime soon.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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Sarah Austin and friend Danni discuss the recently dropped SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills. Why was there such an uproar about this legislation, and what were the bills really trying to do? Is our internet freedom safe or is the battle just beginning?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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I'm sure most of you have heard about SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act (and the similar PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA). This week the internet came together to protest this over reaching legislation that, if passed, would have seriously infringed upon our freedom of information. Google, Wikipedia, and many other prominent websites "blacked out" their homepages and led the way by raising public awareness.
In this video Sarah Austin, and her friend Dani, embarked on a covert operation and took to the streets of San Francisco to inform the people.
UPDATE: SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today! The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard! Well done!
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http://bit.ly/xn6KwA This is Trailer Talk! Check it out as some of Sarah's slightly ridiculous friends watch the trailer for the much anticipated upcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises". I'm not sure what's more interesting, the trailer or Sarah's friends! Stay tuned for more Trailer Talk coming soon.
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In another part of Pop17's women in culture series, Sarah Austin shares part of an interview with Dr. Khuloud Jamal Khayyat Dajani, a Palestinian Doctor of Medicine and Associate Professor in Social Medicine and Health Policy at Al-Quds University. In this segment Khuloud talks about the challeges of growing up in Palestine amidst the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Despite all these problems, she holds on to the hope that things will change.
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Sarah Austin and tech columnist John C. Dvorak delve into the best new TV's on show at CES 2012. Some of the featured products include Sharp's super definition 8k TV, smart TV's, and the future of Google TV. Also discussed is whether CES is getting too crowded for it's own good? What do you think? Lets us know in the comments below.
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Sarah Austin and well known columnist John C. Dvorak discuss some featured products from CES 2012. John and Sarah discuss waterproof smartphones, kitchen tablets, the Nokia lumia 800, and Sarah's amazonian iphone nightmare. Tomorrow we'll be featuring our best of CES TV review. Stay Tuned!
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Sarah Austin and well known columnist and "techxpert" John C. Dvorak discuss CES 2012 (Consumer Electronics Show). Is the popular event losing some appeal? With Microsoft and Apple dropping out, what is the future of CES? John and Sarah discuss, along with some initial product highlights. Stay tuned for more CES coverage with Sarah and John.
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KC Baker, founder of The School For The Well Spoken Woman, shares some inspirational words for women everywhere.
Find out more about KC Baker at http://www.kcbaker.com/
And take a look at her interviews with our very own Rebekah Austin