The use of SaaS in entertainment

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Blog entertainment iGaming services SaaS systems software Video Gaming industrySoftware as a Service is one of the, if not the most useful addition to the tech industry in the 21st century, arguably saving companies billions of dollars on a yearly basis.

Sandbox VR - The future of entertainment

Andreessen Horowitz

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16 Minutes on the News #3: Fortnite, Esports, Gaming, & Entertainment

Andreessen Horowitz

entertainment gaming new mediums online videoThis is episode #3 of our new show , 16 Minutes , where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — … new media news 16 Minutes a16z Bytes apparently all our stuff is 16 (or multiples of 16!)

Live Casino basics and entertaining potential

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Online gambling quickly conquered the gaming world and significantly increased its fans. The main reason is probably the creation of live casino games. It is blending all online gaming features and innovations with a classic gaming experience.

H.O.M.E: Entertainment – when all the world’s a stage

Inside Intercom

This week, our final episode checks in with how folks are keeping entertained when they can’t leave the house. But what about the people producing that entertainment? Entertaining audiences and giving them a break from worrisome news is certainly a worthwhile mission.

Brand vs. Subscription: Apple Plus

Andreessen Horowitz

… mobile entertainment TV

Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019

Andreessen Horowitz

In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen to audio content, which in turn creates more revenue and financial opportunity for … new media consumer startups entertainment new mediums

Shonda Rhimes on How to Create Stories (and Products) People Want

Andreessen Horowitz

gaming & new media entertainment founder/maker stories on leadership our Summit events storytelling Summit 2019 TV[simplecast-embed error="src attribute needs to be set"]. Hollywood and Silicon Valley seem so different, but are more alike than we think.

a16z Podcast: For the Billions of Creatives Out There

Andreessen Horowitz

But what does it mean, as both a creative and a leader, to “showrun” something, whether a TV show… or a … Uncategorized #dothework entertainment founder/maker/operator stories new mediums on leadership TVThe writer-showrunner is a relatively new phenomenon in TV, as opposed to film, which is still a director-driven enterprise.

Hallucination vs. Vision, Selling Your Art in the Real World: Brian Koppelman Interviews Marc Andreessen

Andreessen Horowitz

The full Q&A is transcribed below, but you can also listen to … Uncategorized #longreads entertainment founder/maker/operator stories guest hosts Q&AsEditor’s note: This recent podcast interview of Marc Andreessen was conducted by Brian Koppelman, writer (Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, etc.), director, and showrunner (with David Levien) of Billions.

a16z Podcast: Gaming Goes Mainstream

Andreessen Horowitz

The company is responsible for some of the … gaming entertainment esports founder/maker/operator stories holiday specials M&A our Summit events Summit 2018Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard (a merger he engineered); it’s one of only two video gaming companies in the Fortune 500, and the largest game network in the world.

a16z Podcast: How Many Taps in the Apple (Plus) Tree?

Andreessen Horowitz

In this another of … Uncategorized entertainment hallway conversationsWhat does Apple’s recent event — in which a range of new services was announced, from Apple News Plus to Apple TV Plus to the Apple card — mean for the company’s overall strategy and tactics?

How Does the Casino Industry Use SaaS?

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16 Minutes on the News #8: Apple Camera, Services; Wearables – Where are We

Andreessen Horowitz

entertainment gaming sensors sensors everywhere and. This is episode #8 of our news show , 16 Minutes , where we quickly cover recent headlines of the week, the a16z way — why they’re in the news; why they matter from our vantage point in tech — … AI, machine & deep learning bio mobile new media news 16 Minutes a16z Bytes apparently all our stuff is 16 (or multiples of 16!)

Why Are the Public Markets Strong When Unemployment is Terrible? Answer: The Cloud


Cloud entertainment. Q: Why are investors doing well while unemployment is terrible? Because The Cloud continues to perform well during these crazy times. And the public markets have become … The Cloud. While a little dated, this is my favorite visual representation of the S&P 500.

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a16z Podcast: What’s Next in Gaming

Andreessen Horowitz

Video game technology has evolved into a global phenomenon that extends far beyond entertainment.

How Gaming is Changing the Media Landscape

Andreessen Horowitz

Gaming has dominated the entertainment industry, now eclipsing both film and music.

How to Utilize Video in Your Sales Funnel to Ramp Up Engagement

Nimble - Sales

Videos aren’t strictly for entertainment purposes — consumers are increasingly turning to video to inform their purchasing decisions. Research from Google has found that 55% of consumers watch online videos to research products while shopping in-store.

16 (x2) Things We’re Watching, Listening to, and Playing This Summer

Andreessen Horowitz

We’re a culture of readers here at a16z, and have shared lots of what we’re reading already — but we also love entertainment ! And while we’ve sometimes mentioned our favorites on various podcasts or Twitter, here, for the first … Uncategorized apparently all our listicles are 16 (or multiples of 16!) holiday specials

It’s Just Science: Why Stories Are So Powerful in Marketing

Adhere Creative

When we're little, bedtime stories soothe us to sleep; as we get older, we begin to seek out stories for entertainment via movies, books, and shows. “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Philip Pullman.

The Future of Online Gambling – VR Casinos

SaaS Metrics

Gambling is one of the most intriguing ways for people to entertain themselves. It has been attracting fans of all nations and religions for decades. After the beginning of the digital revolution, the industry moved online and further increased its popularity and revenues.

Top Trends in the Online Casino Industry

SaaS Metrics

There are lots of online casino sites to choose from, such as EasyBet Casino, which offers many fun and entertaining casino games. Since the rise of the online casino industry, it continued to grow and evolve through the years.

What Will this Crisis Accelerate in Your Ecosystem?

Tom Tunguz

Entertainment is changing. I read an op-ed in Bloomberg last week written by a stock trader who was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the 1989 crash. His manager brought him into his office. The trader feared his manager would fire him. Instead, his manager told him that these kinds of crises accelerate change and that he should embrace them. I’m struggling to find the link now, but if I do, I will update this blog post with it.

SaaSOptics Stories: Meet Mary Chiaffredo


But one thing is for sure: We're a hard-working, talented and entertaining group to meet, and I'm excited to start telling our stories. SaaSOptics team members have incredible stories to tell. From world travels to unique hobbies, there's a lot you probably don't know about the team.

Scale with fellow founders at SaaSociety


On the one hand, it’s highly entertaining whether you’re destroying clay pigeons or the golf course. In what can be rightfully deemed the era of the entrepreneur, we often gravitate towards glorifying founders; their successes and lifestyles.

Why LA Is The Best Place for Startups to Flourish?


The unbelievable access to the entertainment industry, presence of luxury brands, and living along with the abundance of distribution companies, equipment, and production teams all make the city surreal enough to be one’s imagination. Los Angeles is known as the city of dreams.

Coronavirus messaging trends: Things to keep in mind


Whether this is working from home, entertaining yourself and your family, caring for loved ones, looking after your health, etc. Consumer services: finance, insurance, utilities, entertainment.

How To Run Facebook Ads For SaaS To Get New Paying Users?


What are common objections that you hear (or have) regarding Facebook ads for SaaS companies? “ Users log in to Facebook to see posts from their friends and for entertainment.

How Netflix Is Making the Wrong Tradeoffs in the Streaming Market


Netflix is a first mover in subscription entertainment. From the beginning, Netflix solidified their position as the preeminent streaming entertainment service in the market. 12% said on-demand/watch content — “Quality entertainment where and when I want it.”.

An Antifragile Thanksgiving

Tom Tunguz

Taleb entertains with his irreverence and his depth of thought. I’m grateful for all the entrepreneurs who have spent time teaching me how to build their companies. Over these past few days, I have been reading the book Antifragile written by Nassim Taleb.

Startupland – How three guys risked everything to turn an idea into a global business

The Angel VC

It’s an entertaining read, too, and as someone who was fortunate enough to have played a small role in Zendesk’s beginnings, reading about those early days put a smile on my face many times. As some of you may know, my friend Mikkel , founder and CEO of Zendesk , wrote a book.

The Best Content Marketers in the World

Tom Tunguz

Game shows, sitcoms, and drama for after-dinner entertainment. I once asked a VP of Marketing at a top SaaS company how she thought of content programming. What is the right type of content to create? I asked her. She replied with a brilliant little insight, “I look at way the best content marketers in the world do it. The TV networks.” ” News dominates the early morning. Then, daytime television takes over targeting those who stay at home.

Announcing the 2019 Class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy


Today marks the beginning of Techstars’ first SportsTech focused accelerator, the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy , a 13-week mentor-ship driven accelerator program supporting startups addressing solutions across the sports spectrum.

8 Ways to Gain and Maintain Human Connections With Prospects (Even From Home)

Sales Hacker

If you know your prospect has a furry friend, send them a branded leash or a new chew toy to keep them entertained. If they’re parents, they’ll appreciate a virtual kids entertainment package with eGifts for Disney+, Xbox Live, or Build-a-Bear.

Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?


Fresco Capital focuses on businesses developing new solutions in the enterprise, education, infrastructure, healthcare, consumer goods and entertainment.

Here’s SendGrid’s seed round pitch deck


I hope you find this deck useful or at least entertaining to see. In 2009, coming out of Techstars, SendGrid set out to raise a seed round. The original target was $300,000. They ended up raising $750,000 in that round. Eight years later, they went public at around a $1B valuation.

Seal the Deal: Sales Presentations That Don’t Suck (Summit Replay)

Sales Hacker

How to create one by leveraging the entertainer’s effect. The Entertainer Effect (17:14). ? In 2014, I was working at a digital product agency, and my team had the opportunity to pitch to a major entertainment brand on building a loyalty program for their number-one TV show.

How I Grew This Podcast, and How I Unintentionally Started Working on Growth

Casey Accidental

Not only were they entertaining, but they helped me learn how to get better myself.

5 things I learned failing to sell Baremetrics for $5m


Know, or at least have an idea, of the revenue multiple you’d need to be at to even entertain a conversation. One of the major contributing factors to me entertaining any offers earlier this year was the depression and anxiety I was dealing with. I failed to sell Baremetrics for $5m. While failure is 100% a part of success, it’s only useful if you learn something. So, here are some of the things I learned from this little failure.

How To Create A Social Media Marketing Strategy In 5 Easy Steps


You need to indulge them by publishing amazing posts that are informative, funny, educational, emotional, or entertaining. Instead, keep your marketing discrete and publish 80% of entertaining posts while saving only 20% for promotional brand-related announcements.