Jesus, SaaS and digital tithing

There are more than 300,000 congregations in the U.S., and entrepreneurs are creating billion-dollar companies by building software to service them.

Actress Maisie Williams to launch Daisie, a social app for talent discovery and collaboration

Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is the latest celeb to venture into tech entrepreneurship, with the launch of a new company aimed at connecting creat

Here’s how to live stream the Grammys tonight

Don’t have a TV or just want to watch Kesha, Cardi B and Lady Gaga walk the red carpet from the comfort of your laptop? Thanks to modern tech, that’s possible tonight. James Corden kicks o

What’s holding back VR?

When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible

Make Hollywood-quality animations at low-budget prices with this motion capture suit

You might be familiar with the industry-standard green man MoCap suit many Hollywood studios use to capture the movement of objects or people for movies and games. Rokoko's new Smartsuit Pro produces

Crunch Report | Apple Suing Qualcomm for $1 Billion

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, Whitehouse.gov removes LGBT, climate change and more and Kristen Stewart appeared as a co-author on an AI pap

Netflix & Amazon score a few Golden Globes, HBO won none

Top streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and HBO didn’t fare as well as in previous years at last night’s Golden Globes. Despite entering the race with 14 nominations, HBO –

ScriptBook uses AI to pull great movie scripts from the slush pile

While not every movie can be Mr. Lovejoy, robots can now help producers find great films by sorting and scoring scripts based on actors, plot, and endings. Think of it as a robotic replacement for the

Cinemapocalypse Now?

Let's talk box office! Because it's one of my pet obsessions; I've long been curious how the rise of new entertainment tech (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Pokémon Go) will impact movies, our oldest and m

Pokémon is getting a live-action movie based on Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Go fever has definitely caught Hollywood’s attention: The franchise is getting a live-action movie, the rights to which were just won by Legendary Pictures. The movie won’t be fo

Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos

Out of all the federal regulations turmoil, questionable test results and threats to oust her from her own company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is getting a silver screen lining — Jennifer

Why owning your cable box won’t kill your favorite shows

A funny thing happens when the Federal Communications Commission moves to introduce competition into a consumer market. The industry, once so accustomed to acting the monopoly or duopoly in its sector

The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning whic

Marc Benioff Funds Social Network For Film Lovers “MovieLaLa”

“Movie studios are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to market movies without the analytics and data to know where to target that marketing and to know it’s working,” says Marc Benioff, C

When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least. It's a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music ar

Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Armando Kirwin is a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, 13 feature films, and a handful of TV shows.</

Whither, Hollywood, Wither?

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Hollywood Agents Talk About Technology In Entertainment [TCTV]

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/brent-weinstein" title="Head of Digital Media">Brent Weinstein</a> and <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-kuhn-2" title="Head of Social Media">Eri

Apple Buy Hollywood? That’s A Terrible Idea

Apple should not use its $100 billion in cash to buy, or buy into Hollywood. While it would most assuredly (ahem, cough) disrupt the system, it would not spur the kind of creative chaos and innovation

A Tale Of Two Cities: Silicon Valley And Hollywood

Silicon Valley and Hollywood: so close geographically, yet so distant digitally and philosophically. You would think we’d understand each other better. In the Valley, we circulate pitch decks. In Ho
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