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On the Air Digitally

On the Air Digitally

Hosting a Show in the era of Podcasts, Clubhouse Rooms, and Livestreaming "On the air," whether recorded video, live, producing a podcast, or a dialing it in, you are a “host.” In this era of Clubhouse, podcasts, and Livestreams, “hosting" is a skill more important...

Dell for Startups

Dell for Startups

Dell is a name synonymous with Austin and Texas Innovation.  While our startup scenes are booming, now, the history and experience in this part of the world with technology, in entrepreneurship, is astounding -  Texas Instruments invented the calculator here...

NFTBooks? Here’s Why to Buy Them

NFTBooks? Here’s Why to Buy Them

On the 21st March 2021, WIP PUBLISHING launched its first market offering: the NFTBook Genesis Tokens. The aim? To bring NFTs and publishing together. I admit my frequent encounters with general members of the public outside of this world to be consistently...

Jem Aswad, Music News Writer, and Pop Culture Expert

Jem Aswad, Music News Writer, and Pop Culture Expert

Jem Aswad launched Variety’s music section with executive music editor Shirley Halperin in April 2017, has held senior posts at Billboard, MTV News, Spin, Time Out New York, and CMJ as well as Atlantic, Warner Bros. and Caroline Records, and ASCAP.

NFTs – WTH Are They?

NFTs – WTH Are They?

The virtual gold rush of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in early 2021 rapidly brought this new digital asset out of obscurity and into the mainstream. It seems like NFT's emerged from the depths of the internet onto everyone's newsfeed, though they'd been around on the...

Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)

Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)

I'd like to do a songOf great social and political importIt goes like this Houston Tech Rodeo is upon us and in a quick fire QA alongside InnovationMap's Natalie Harms and Mercury Fund's Heath Butler, I dropped Janis Joplin when asked about my favorite Houstonite. Now...

What CES Shows the World

What CES Shows the World

In the early iterations of the internet, back in the era of AOL, Yahoo!, and Altavista, there were two major events in the United States that defined the cycle of the annual calendar, business development, and were considered in product releases.  In March,...