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Goldstar Releases Apple Watch App

Goldstar has just announced the latest addition to its top-rated mobile suite -- the Apple Watch app – joining the iPhone and Android apps in making live entertainment more convenient than ever before. “Convenience is at the very core of what we do to help people go out to live entertainment more often,” says Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy. “Our Apple watch app is another handy way to have all the information you need for a great night out.” Apple Watch pairs...

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Technology

Mobile’s Not Optional Anymore

Pinch me. That’s the message I got from about half of the live entertainment/arts websites I just visited. Siri and I just did a whirlwind tour of  20 or 30 major venues and organizations (all genres: music, sports, theater, performing arts, whatever else popped into my head) to see how they handled mobile. All of them are well-known, successful and well-funded. No, I’m not going to tell you who they are. Yes, I’m going to tell you what I saw. About half the...

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Technology

“What Stuck With Me From TedxBroadway 2014”

Last week, a few Goldstar employees attended TEDxBroadway 2014. So we asked them to tell us what especially struck a chord with them from the conference. Here’s one response from Kimi Yuen, senior venue relations manager for New York: I’m an Instagram-aholic. I love theater, but my experience isn't complete without checking in on Facebook. Even though I turn off my electronic devices during a show, as soon as intermission comes I have an uncontrollable urge to check my iPhone....

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Half-Bakery

Data or Gut? They Go Hand in Hand

So, data or "gut"? Really, it's a phony baloney question. I'll have both, please. Gut alone is basically just you being a witch doctor, which is fine as long as you're right. (Don't mess up.) Data alone is OK, but I think in arts and entertainment, you'll hit a wall pretty quickly. Data is backward-looking by definition. Steve Jobs didn't come up with the idea for the iPhone by reading the results of an A/B test, but a lot of the...

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News

Apple Announcement Today: Mobile Devices at a Crossroads

Apple is making a product launch announcement today, and, as always, there’s not much more than educated guesses about what they’re announcing. Still, unless Tim Cook jumps right out of character, what we’re probably looking at is: a new and improved iPad, a new and improved iPad mini, maybe a new operating system called Mavericks (for Macs of all kinds), and maybe some tweaks to the Macs themselves. Probably not a watch or a TV or a waffle iron. (Ooh, put...

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Word Stock

Word Stock Market: Charger

The Word Stock Market is an occasional feature on SellingOut.com, where I will tell you whether to buy, sell or hold a certain word based on whether that word has a strong future or has seen better days. For example, if you’d bought the word “hybrid” 10 years ago (when it meant a cross between a horse and a donkey, not an eco-friendly car), you’d be rich today. On the other hand, if you’d bought “digital camera,” you’d be...

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