Visiting Dignitaries

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom DJ’d a Vegas Nightclub and Invited All His Tech Friends

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Party like it's 1999

Pop quiz: what’s more bubblicious than a Silicon Valley party featuring a monkey that will pose for Instagram photos? A Las Vegas party featuring the founder of Instagram, of course. And here you thought the good times ended when Kozmo’s CEO jumped off his grand piano in 2000.

This past Saturday, Kevin Systrom spun a set at Rain nightclub at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, which was covered by TMZ. Before you insert an eyeroll emoji, please refer to this curtain-opener in Vegas Seven recounting Mr. Systrom’s teenage years selling vinyl records to Paul Oakenfold and Paul van Dyk.

AllThingsD‘s Mike Isaac insists, “I spoke to a few people who are attending and they tell me that not only is it a fun Vegas road trip, but that Systrom is a legitimately talented DJ,” expressing some remorse about not attending. Read More

Cordcutting

Here’s Hoping Some of Hulu’s New Shows Are As Good As ‘Battleground’

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Earlier this week, the New York Times chronicled Hulu’s trajectory from an upstart streaming video service into something more in the vein of a traditional TV network with its own original programming, much like its corporate masters. Of course, that change has been in the works since January. But as Hulu and Netflix face increasing difficulty in convincing TV and cable stations to hand-over programming in a timely manner, they’ve put more of an emphasis on creating its own content to fill that gap. Read More