SLIVER.tv Raises $6.2 Million Seed Funding, Launches Open Beta of Groundbreaking Immersive 360° VR eSports Platform for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Dota 2

August 24, 2016

SLIVER.tv announced the close of a $6.2 million seed round of equity funding and the open beta launch of its eSports entertainment platform.  Built with cutting-edge, patented technology, SLIVER.tv provides eSports spectators with a uniquely immersive and cinematic experience in 360° and virtual reality (VR).   SLIVER.tv was founded in Fall 2015 by successful entrepreneurs led by Mitch Liu, co-founder of Tapjoy, a leading mobile advertising company, and Gameview Studios, a mobile game studio acquired by DeNA. Its seed investors include top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms including DCM Ventures, Sierra Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund (VR Fund), and Japanese mobile gaming companies GREE and Colopl. Leading Hollywood media investors CAA Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Greycroft Partners, and Advancit Capital, along with Sparkland Capital and Green Pine Capital Partners also participated in the round.   SLIVER.tv...

Drawing on Frontline Industry Pros, Woodbury University Animation Department Forms Advisory Board

August 25, 2016

In an effort to keep both the university and the Southern California creative community in the forefront of the industry, Woodbury University today announced that its Animation Department has formed a new Advisory Board.  The 14-member panel consists of professional animators, retired animation industry professionals, past and present Animation Department faculty and graduates of Woodbury’s award-winning animation program. According to Dori Littell-Herrick, chair of the Animation Department within Woodbury’s School of Media, Culture & Design, the panel will provide input, insight and innovative ideas the university can use to design programs that will offer current and future Animation Department students the education and experience they need to succeed in the fast-changing animation industry. “In today’s global media industry, much of the production work is done out of state or overseas, and animation is no exception to this,”...

SynAudCon Digital Seminar 2016

August 24, 2016

Upcoming seminar will be held in the Los Angeles, CA area on September 26th – 28th 2016. This will precede the AES Scheduled Conference starting on September 29th, 2016. The is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to digital audio, digital signal processing, and IP networks. “This course is designed to dramatically shorten the learning curve for understanding everything from data formats to networked audio systems.” States Pat Brown, event organizer and owner of . The is separated into an agenda-based schedule; covering in-depth information and practical application of digital-based concepts. The , taught by Steve Macatee, includes comprehensive course materials; a complete manual, support files and a certificate of completion. Steve Macatee is Director of Product Development and Training at . Over the past 20 years Mr. Macatee has worked in manufacturing, test, documentation, analog, digital...

Locally Filmed Indy Movie 'Misfortune' Premiere Screening in Tucson, AZ - August 26 to September 2, 2016

August 24, 2016

Gunnison Galaxy Films is pleased to announce that our award-winning independent film, 'Misfortune,' filmed entirely on location in Tucson and surrounding area, will have its first commercial premiere in Tucson.  The Harkins 18 at the Tucson Spectrum, 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz, will show 'Misfortune' at 10:40am, 12:55pm, 3:10pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm and 10:00pm daily from Friday, August 26th through Friday, September 2nd.   The film is directed by Desmond Devenish, who is also the lead actor.  Arizona's stunning landscape and vibrant culture is beautifully represented in 'Misfortune,' which utilized a film crew comprised heavily of local film students.  'Misfortune' was also recently featured at the Arizona Film Festival.  Mr. Devenish will be in Tucson from August 25th to the 28th, and can be contacted  310.729.7749, or at [email protected]  We welcome any media interest...

Youfit Health Clubs® Steps Up To Take Down Childhood Illness

August 23, 2016

On September 17, 2016, members of Youfit® Health Clubs all around the country will come together to participate in a local 5K turned national. Youfit’s expansion of the into its 100-plus clubs was created to raise additional funds for the foundation. This year, Youfit is a Vendor Village Sponsor of the MCHF 5K where the brand will be on site with a tent to provide participants with interactive green-screen photo booth, prizes, free goodies and 3-day passes for all runners. “This foundation is very close to our hearts, and as a sponsor, we wanted to find a way to give and do more,” said Tom Peterson, Chief Marketing Officer of Youfit Health Clubs. “There is nothing more exciting than giving all our members an opportunity to be there, whether virtually or in person, honoring these children.” Prior to the race, participants in Youfit clubs all over the nation will virtually join the Youfit-led warm-up that will occur in Miami. As the...

Not Heard or Seen! Tranquil - Discreet Noise Cancellation on the Ear with Multiple Modes

August 24, 2016

Tranquil was designed to give you the luxury of being able to cancel out unwanted noises with a device that is unnoticeable even to the person sitting right next to you. Tranquil's multiple modes allow you to reduce unwanted noises like plane engines or that disruptive snoring making sure you achieve peace and tranquility when you want it. Tranquil, with a simple flip of a switch, has the ability to change between three modes: Quiet Mode for near total silence, Voice Mode for allowing you to hear someone speaking to you while still reducing those loud background noises (like having conversations on an plane trip) and Sleep Mode which is used to mask noises while you sleep. Tranquil is designed to fit comfortably and securely over and behind the ear, making it discreet and nearly invisible.  At only 1" by 1.5", Tranquil vanishes behind your ear and...

Knowledge is Power: The Key to Boosting the Design Economy is Not About Technology, Ideas or even Money

August 23, 2016

As a new wave of small design agencies spring into being and micro-agency founders begin to hit the same obstacles, a new podcast - Perspective FM - aims to fill the knowledge gap. Brutally honest, practical and entertaining, this podcast helps creatives and digital specialists to build strong and resilient businesses by openly sharing experiences and perspectives on topics such as pricing, pitches, recruitment and marketing. In recent years, we’ve seen the larger, full service agency model run by business strategists begin The juggernauts that used to dominate are becoming less and less relevant as the larger multi-national organisations . This, along with the wider , has opened up the ground for increasingly creative, diverse and specialised micro-agencies. This new breed of agency typically has vasts amounts of creative or technical skill, but they are missing the organisational and marketing know-how they need to get their fledgling businesses off the ground successfully....

Now Launching WTB Music “Where They Believe”

August 23, 2016

Where They Believe Music is a new record company in New York City by Al Pizarro and Manny Gerald. WTB Music is Where they believe in their artist and will help you achieve your goals, they know what it takes in the music industry to make your hopes and dreams come  by Al Pizarro and Manny Gerald. Al Pizarro a former Billboard Magazine Reporter, owner of Sure Record Pool and VIP Record Pool where he was awarded gold and platinum records from Ice Cube, Eminem, Snoop Doggy, Naughty By Nature and Dr Dre.  After receiving the best Rap Record Pool in the country from Gavin Magazine from 1996 – 1999. Credited for breaking Sugar Hill Gang and Planet Rock by Soul Sonic force featuring  Afrika Bambaataa. Worked with Interscope records under Kevin Black the VP of  Promotions which included Death Row, Noo-Trybe , Priority. Manny Gerald also Known as DJ Manny “Surgeon Of Sounds” Gerald...

LigerUSA Launches Universal Waterproof Case

August 24, 2016

 has just launched its new  on Amazon. This case is compatible with almost any device, including the Apple iPhone 6S Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It is designed to offer protection during water activities, such as kayaking and swimming. This case has a dual clear window which allows you to take pictures or video underwater. It also has a unique Snap and Lock feature to keep out water, snow, dust, sand. It can be conveniently carried along on outdoor adventures with the Neck Strap Lanyard, also included. As social media becomes increasingly visual, more and more people enjoy posting images and videos of their outdoor activities using apps such as Instagram and Facebook. There is a demand for products that allow consumers to document things like ski trips and surfing lessons. The  is an inexpensive way to meet this demand. As one customer stated: “The Universal Waterproof Case-pouch-bag has been a perfect solution for me. I was...

Oembox to Exhibit at CTIA Super Mobility 2016

August 24, 2016

Oembox, a  company, will be exhibiting at the CTIA Super Mobility 2016, the largest mobile event in America and the best place for everything wireless. This event will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8, 9 and 10. Oembox distributes  to cell phone repair businesses internationally and across the US. They provide components of Apple, Samsung, and LG devices with free shipping and guaranteed customer satisfaction. They also offer a  service which allows customers to order their  in less than one minute. The schedule for the Oembox exhibit at the CTIA Super Mobility 2016 trade show is as follows: Day 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Show Floor 10:30AM – 5:00PM | Meeting Hub 8:00AM – 6:00PM Day 2: Thursday, September 8, 2016 Show Floor 10:30AM – 5:00PM | Meeting Hub 8:00AM – 6:00PM Day...

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