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Coming to you live from SXSW. There is so much going on out here after weekend one that my head is spinning. A lot of the talk is about chatbots, VR and and IOT. The vibe is creative, innovative, sexy and exciting. It is a great time to be alive and a great time to be connected, just ask our friends at Snapchat.

Snap’s ‘Long-Term’ Investment Value & Share Structure Seriously Questioned

A week after Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, floated in New York some market pundits have suggested that the shares are a “bad long-term” investment. Although it was a furious start in trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for Snap shares, closing as it did on Friday, March 3 at $27.09 for a two-day gain of $10 (c.+59%), this past trading week things have settled down with the stock price trading at between $23.77 last Monday (6 March) and $20.04 this past Friday (March 10) in after-hours trading.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2017/03/12/snaps-long-term-investment-value-share-structure-seriously-questioned/#17f624269af0

From Music To Movies, What To Watch For At SXSW 2017

The 2017 SXSW Conference & Festivals, which kicks off today in Austin, Texas, is a nine-day-long convergence of tech, movies and music. Now in its 31st year, the sprawling event gives insight into industry trends—and can set the tone for the year’s business. This year, the film festival is launching its first dedicated Virtual Reality section amongst other great tech related items.

Brooklyn Nets honor Notorious B.I.G. with a banner in the rafters 20 years after his death

It was a “Biggie Night” down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday where the life and legacy of The Notorious B.I.G. was remembered with a special tribute. “There would be no Biggie without Brooklyn,” the rapper’s mentor and best friend Sean “Diddy” Combs said during a halftime ceremony. Biggie’s number 72 jersey was retired and raised to the rafters just days after the 20th anniversary of his untimely death.

Enter Pandora: New On-Demand Streaming Service Launches This Week

It’s time. Pandora’s entry into the crowded world of on-demand streaming begins this week with the launch of Pandora Premium. Like competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora Premium will cost $9.99 a month for access to 40 million songs on-demand, plus offline listening and curated playlists from the company’s editorial team.

The Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979

There have been debates among rap fans living in that moment since the early days of hip-hop, but those discussions have never been properly cataloged—until now! Complex is proud to present the Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979, a comprehensive look back at every year of rap and which MC moved the crowd the most.

Jesse Kirshbaum has been in the trenches of the music business, specializing in securing talent for concerts, tours and endorsement deals for his various clients and brand partners internationally. He founded Nue Agency (a creative agency, recently named to Inc. Mag’s 500 list as the 3rd fastest growing Media Company in America) to sit at the center of culture, brands and technology. He is the host of Hot 97’s new web series Hot In Tech, an authority in Music Tech culture, news and events. Jesse is also the executive producer for both the hit digital series #CRWN and The Annual FlashFWD Awards, which honors premiere stars in Music Tech. @JesseKay on Twitter + Instagram.

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