Bloom in Tech
By David Bloom / Anchor
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I talk with smart, innovative people about where they and their companies are headed in tech, media, entertainment, VR/AR, esports, AI, blockchain and advertising.
||CleanBig Block's Seven Volpone on Subnation, E3 & Gamer Culture||The giant gamer convention E3 opens today, and host David Bloom talks with Seven Volpone, CEO of Big Block Capital Group, about esports, brands, and gamer/lifestyle culture. At E3, Big Block is launching Subnation (link: http://thesubnation.com), which has created a fan-focused series of events, brand experiences and concerts at E3 (and at an afterparty Thursday) celebrating gamers and esports lifestyle and culture. Brands are jumping in on the game business as it becomes more mainstream, (PwC estimates games and esports generated $23.4 billion in the U.S. last year). Subnation hopes to take advantage of that growing mainstream presence to connect gamers and esports fans with brands that can't reach younger audiences through traditional media.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Hollywood Should Focus on Getting Better, Not Just Bigger||A wave of mergers and acquisitions has hit Hollywood, as companies try to scale up to compete with the tech giants. But they're taking on debt and new regulatory, legal and organizational headaches. Host David Bloom suggests that to compete, Hollywood should be investing all that money and time in getting better, not bigger, and creating better content and experiences for its customers if it wants to compete against Apple, Netflix, Amazon and other challengers.||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHollywood and Games - Bloom in Tech at the LA Games Conference 2018||I moderated a great panel at the Los Angeles Games Conference, featuring top executives from Blizzard, Skydance, Studio 71, Jam City and Seismic Games. We talked about the new Harry Potter and Marvel mobile games, Guava Juice's latest venture, and the opportunities in China's giant market for game and entertainment intellectual property.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealing American Democracy: Can "Constitutional Localism" & Tech Break the DC Logjam?||Host David Bloom talks with authors Mike Hais and Morley Winograd about their latest book, "Healing American Democracy: Going Local." It proposes that young Americans (Millennials and their successor generation, the "Plurals") can bypass the partisan gridlock afflicting national politics by putting "Think Globally, Act Locally" to work in a big way. They propose harnessing the civic-minded younger generations to empower local solutions while protecting Constitutional rights. Big Data and sharing technologies can be used to power the local solutions, while making it easier for other jurisdictions to discover and replicate successful approaches. Give a listen and let me know what you think.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRising Tide Summit - Oceans, Brands and Good Business||Bloom in Tech host David Bloom talks with Vipe Desai about the Rising Tide Summit, which brings brands, businesses, researchers, non-profits and entrepreneurs together to discuss solutions to challenges facing our oceans, and all those who depend on the oceans. The conference is March 28-29 in San Pedro, Calif.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBloom in Tech: David Bloom with Tubular Labs Allison Stern||I sit down with Allison Stern, CMO and co-founder of Tubular Labs, which tracks 4 billion videos across social media. Their latest State of Online Video report just came out, detailing the hottest trends and influencers online. We get into pancake art, pancake auteur and influencer Collins Key, how brands should be tracking video trends in their messaging and more.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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