Author Archive: Desdemona Bandini

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing engineer and PageWoo’s CEO and co-Founder Jason Crilly about his side project, the new hacker news site for the Southern California tech community called

First off, there are a few things about Jason you should know.

Social Media Week (SMW) helps organizations connect and share the latest social media findings through social, cultural and economic talks and workshops in major cities worldwide. Created by founder Toby Daniels, Social Media Week Los Angeles will focus this series of discussions around the theme of “Empowering Change Through Collaboration.” SMWLA will take place next week Sept. 24-28. 2012.

Lyfe Mobile is a new Southern California startup that combines augmented reality (AR) with traditional ad networks and real-time bidding (RTB) to offer advertisers and brands a unique opportunity to engage customers in an exciting new way.

It is that time of year again, when the digital and tech world looked up from their busy workload just long enough to make sure that they are “represented” with a kickass submission for a panel or two at the most prestigious conference all year, SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive Festival).

As technologists living online in real time all the time, it is easy to lose perspective on life. A new retreat called “The Digital Detox” offers a unique solution to recharge and reconnect by surrendering technology for a few days in a magical setting with like-minded fellows. Created by Levi Felix and Brooke Dean, “The Digital Detox” is a handcrafted experience for the brave who are willing to surrender, open their minds and let go through daily yoga, hot springs, and gourmet vegan fare surrounded by nature, a redwood forest and a starry sky only a two hour drive from San Francisco. TechZulu had a chance to catch up with Levi and ask him some questions.

It is a particular problem for a niche crowd: Creatives design amazing things for others but often have problems finding simple solutions to present their own creative portfolios. Enter, the pre-launch portfolio management solution for creative by creatives. Iconify solves this portfolio management problem by streamlining the portfolio process into a clean and simple template that transforms portfolio work into a website and mobile app that is easily shared and viewed on any device, complete with analytics on the backend.

IdeaMensch held it’s third gathering in Los Angeles last week to kick off a 48-state road trip (#IM48) across America of inspiring talks to help innovators bring ideas to life. Founded by advertising digital executive Mario Schulzke, IdeaMensch profiles doers to help and inspire dreamers to seed their ideas and make them grow into reality. The talks center around 4 presentations by innovators that last 15 minutes and walk the audience through the trials and tribulations the presenters faced to bring their ideas into successful businesses.