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Maya Baratz and Alexia Tsotsis at The Driskill; Credit: Shannon Cottrell

The Driskill Hotel Yell: "Get Off My Lawn!!!"

There comes a time during every party hopping night when you want to stop hopping, but keep your juices flowing along with the champagne and wine. The unofficial designated venue for this practice last night was Austin's historic hotel The Driskill. Filled with elegance, ambiance, and a cozy upstairs bar......
Sekou has spoken; Credit: Jim Alden - Techfrog

Ignite LA: Creating Your Own Destiny

We mentioned in the first post of our Ignite LA series that the speakers were asked to use 20 slides at 15-second intervals during their presentations. However, as Ignite LA organizer Michael Liskin said, "You can have a format, but certain situations call for breaking that format." And that's exactly......
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Ignite LA: Can Tech Geeks Save the World?

Tech geeks aren't just ruling the world; They're doing their part to save it. Ignite LA presenter and CrisisCamp organizer Chad Catacchio used his 15 minutes to talk about the power of the CrisisCommons community. Founded in March 2009, CrisisCommons brought socially conscious citizens and NGOs together to create solutions......
Kurty D; Credit: Jim Alden - Techfrog

Ignite LA: The Whims and Wisdom of a Cyborg

A mashup of technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, and activists gathered at Cinespace on March 1 for the 2nd annual Ignite LA. Founded in 2006 by Brady Forrest, Ignite kicked off in Seattle as a platform where people from diverse backgrounds could share their academic and creative visions. Now a week long......

Is Google Buzz Worth All the Buzz, or is it Shallow Wave?

Yesterday morning, after slurping up their morning coffee buzz, a number of Gmail users got their Google Buzz on, or they at least took a shot. Google's new social platform, which some say is the search engine giant's solution to Twitter and Facebook, is currently at the fore in tech......
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