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Announcing A Winning Idea For The Future of Travel

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel
Shira Lazar

I recently posted about 'Crowd Sourcing the Future of Travel' and my experience participating in the launch of Marriott Hotels' ...

Common on White House Controversy: It Was the Highest and Lowest Moment of My Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

From his new book One Day It Will All Make Sense to his reaction to all the bad press around his White House invite, the "influencer" candidly spoke to me about his spin on things.

Want to Know What Mark Cuban Is Investing in Next? Personalized Medicine (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Shira Lazar

Entrepreneur and Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban visited the What's Trending Live set on the tenth anniversary of HDNet, his television network, to look back on the company and talk about the choices he's made.

The 2012 Presidential Race According to Social Media

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Shira Lazar

2011-08-31-Screenshot20110830at10.41.04PM.jpg When it comes to politics, big numbers online don't mean that much.

Morgan Spurlock: "Ultimately I Think It's Just Going to Be One Tube... Everything's Converging"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.17.2011 | Media
Shira Lazar

Oscar nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, best known for his documentaries Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, is launching his new web series "A Day in the Life" on "There Should Be Science Programs in Every School"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Seven-time Grammy award winner believes in the importance of science in America. He thinks it's time that our schools start focusing on the basic building block of technology.

Interview: White House's Dan Pfeiffer on How Twitter Pressured Congress to Act on Debt Ceiling Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

On Friday, President Obama urged citizens to tweet their congressmen and women using the hashtag "#compromise." In the 48 hours after the president's call to action, the hashtag was used more than 22 thousand times, and reached an estimated 36 million users.

Mugglenet Founder: Harry Potter Is a "Gateway Drug for Reading"

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Emerson Spartz, the creator of Mugglenet -- the most popular Harry Potter fansite around -- joined my show, What's Trending, this week to discuss the end of the Harry Potter era and what the future holds for Potter fans around the world.

Weird Al Yankovic: "Twitter and YouTube Basically Saved My Album"

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

This week, I spoke to "Weird Al" Yankovic, who made waves this week with his Lady Gaga spoof, "Perform This Way." The single is off of his long-delayed album, Alpocolypse.

3D Fatigue? Avatar Producer Jon Landau Says This Is Only the Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

If you're sick of high movie prices due to 3D movies, sorry, it's only going to get worse. During our Real Time Conversation on the What's Trending live show, Avatar producer Jon Landau said that 3D isn't over: It's just beginning.

Algorithms and the Filter Bubble Ruining Your Online Experience?

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The bubble keeps things that you have indicated interest in through clicking links, viewing friends, putting movies in your queue, reading news stories, etc. in the forefront of search results and advertising.

Is It Okay to Say Gay? Devon Hicks Protests Tennessee Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Shira Lazar

Seventeen-year old gay rights advocate Devon Hicks spoke out against Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill. The bill would effectively ban talk about homosexuality in middle and elementary schools.