"I want to start a dating app for people over fifty. I know a lot of hot guys over fifty," one woman pitched to a small group last night. She was in the right place to get feedback, at the Dating and Social Networks Startup Showcase and Digital Dating Etiquette Panel, hosted by Kevin Winston, Found ... More >>
Startups is a new column about new companies, big ideas and bold discoveries happening in the L.A. area. The idea was simple: Take all those moments captured on smartphones and make something tangible out of them, fusing the online and the offline world. That's what Josh Brooks set out to do when h ... More >>
trattorewines.comSerial Entrepreneurs Make Pizza, TooAmong the benefits of being a "serial entrepreneur," as Tim Bucher, owner of Trattore Estate winery in Healdsburg, aptly describes himself, is having the financial chops to take advantage of those 150 year-old olive trees you happen to "dis ... More >>
Jim AldenPaige Craig and AV FloxThe hashtag for Twiistup 6's "Leveraging the Power of the Social Web" panel, moderated by lalawag and Tsavo's Sean Percival, was #wakeup. That's the peril of following a night of hard partying with a full day of serious conversation. Surprisingly, a good crowd gathere ... More >>
Can all food be created equal? Mama's Hot Tamales, everyone's favorite MacArthur Park tamale establishment, is bringing their democratic ideals, community service and unique cooking knowledge to Pasadena.
With recent the election of a former "community organizer" to presidency, community organizing or "crowdsourcing" has become the buzzword for the great shift in our culture from "top down" (Bush) to "bottom up" (Obama) everything. In this vein, the Threadless.com co-founders Jeffrey Kalmikoff and Ja ... More >>
Geek meets tech socialite and parties like it's 1997
Time magazine has just published their list of finalists for "The 2008 Time 100." What's that you ask? It's the magazine's list of the world's most influential leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and thinkers. And never-sleeping entertainment industry reporters. Ensconced among fellow nominees Mike H ... More >>