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Why Sundance and Its Filmmakers Resemble Silicon Valley and Its Entrepreneurs

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For those who don't know enough about independent film to consider investing, I would love to ask: Are tech entrepreneurs and indie filmmakers cut from the same cloth?

Netflix Opens a Pandora's Box

Tom Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Silva

We're better educated and more curious about the world than big business gives us credit. And that's the lesson of Netflix. When given the choice of something interesting and exciting that sidesteps the mainstream, we will take it.

Immersion in Pandora: The Virtual World of Avatar

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Avatar is a beautiful movie, but it isn't due to artful cinematography. Rather, the visual splendor lies in the inherent beauty of the alien world in which we are immersed.

ART SALES: Gagosian, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Dasha Zhukova, And Others To Launch Site Art.sy

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Having covered the physical world with an art empire encompassing 10 galleries around the globe (including a new space in Geneva), Larry Gagosian has taken the next logical step -- he's gone virtual.

Humans vs. Robots: In Music, humans win!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A few years back - I was trying to get my Amtrak ticket out of what was then a new computer ATM ticket kiosk. For some reason, it wasn't working - and...

WATCH Pandora Founder: Being In A Band Helped Me Become An Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In measuring the life cycle of a successful startup, most investors will tell you that rapid growth usually takes place between the third and seventh ...

HypeM FT-International-Win! And Have You Heard of Grooveshark?

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

#FAIL Pandora is U.S. only. Although downloading a simple Hot Spot shield could help the situation, I'm not about to pull any fancy IP blocking tricks at an airport at 5AM.

Pandora Founder: Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Notice What Excites You

Tim Westergren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Westergren

The decision to chase after an alternative inspiration actually requires a substantial mental shift. And I think that step is perhaps the biggest hurdle to becoming an entrepreneur -- noticing the inspiration and believing in it.

Shuffler.FM, Your Personal Guide to Finding Online Music

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

Similar to a Pandora or StumbleUpon for the music blogosphere, Shuffler.FM not only helps users discover new music, but also drives targeted traffic to deserving music blogs.

Is Ping the MySpace Music Slayer?

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Giegerich

At the core of the Apple fan boy or girl, is an ethos that Apple can and will continuously do it better than the next guy. In Ping's case, this assumption would be a mistake.

The Sound of Service: It's Time to Bring MusicianCorps to LA

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenblatt

I attended a briefing this past week that still has me glowing with inspiration. It was a reminder of the miraculous potential of service and the raw power of music.

James Cameron in the Amazon: Avatar Meets Real Life

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

It is not International Rivers or Amazon Watch which have just denounced large dams as "an ecological disaster." It is the director of the Avatar movie, James Cameron himself.

Suing Facebook

Peter Wasylyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Wasylyk

On May 21, my law office filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island over privacy concerns relating to "Instant Personalization."

Woxy.com's Failure Is Ours Too

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

Angsty words spun by disc jockeys who never met an inside joke they didn't like; throughout Woxy's troubled past it has become tradition to tell the station's history through clever playlists.

A Deeper Look At Avatar

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

The film is a wake-up call - reminding us of the dangers of greed, unconsciousness, disconnection, insensitivity, violence, and arrogance, both globally and personally.

The Avatar Sequel: Damming Pandora

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

March 30, 2164. - I have spent a lot of time on Pandora lately. I have explored its verdant valleys, lush rain forests, and floating mountains. I have...

Avatar: Pandora Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Certain Avatar viewers are leaving the movie depressed at their inability to access a world as spiritual and beautiful as Pandora. The problem is not Earth, but rather these viewers.

Avatar: A Cinematic Playground

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wajahat Ali

Avatar's aesthetics tower considerably over its predictable storyline and mediocre dialogue, but James Cameron deserves props for seamlessly blending live action, 3D and digital effects.

Con Games: Bury My Avatar at Wounded Knee

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Conniff

Avatar was much better than good. Cameron has now set the bar so high that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas will spend the rest of their careers trying to reach the planet Pandora.

MySpace Wants its Cool Back

Piers Fawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Piers Fawkes

In a strategy shift, MySpace will try to become an online hangout for people who want to connect with their friends over entertainment content.

"Avatar" Movie Spawns Geeky Guide Book (PHOTOS)

Dirk Mathison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dirk Mathison

It's not easy messing around in the fictional sandbox of a famous director, especially one as exacting as James Cameron.

Avatar Recalls the Ancient World

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Deborah King

This monumental film is the closest representation I could imagine to the world I inhabit every time I meditate, every time I connect to the hearts of all those in my audience.

CES 2010: Ford's Radical Reinvention of the Car Into A 4-Wheel PC

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

It's a brave new car, with digital screens on the dashboard and around the speedometer, plus LCD mood lighting and twitter integration. At CES in Las Vegas, Ford introduced its updated SYNC interface, called MyFord Touch.

Innovation in America: An Autobahn, or a Suburban Street With Speed Bumps?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

My fear is that my son's future won't include the rapid pace of innovation that we have enjoyed in recent years. What if decades roll by and innovation stands still?

Planet Hollywood

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

A common theme runs through several films slated to hit theaters soon: the earth and its fate. "Take heed," the filmmakers seem to be saying, "or these will be our struggles."