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Bloom in Tech

105 EpisodesProduced by David BloomWebsite

I talk with (and about) smart, innovative people and companies in tech, media, entertainment, VR/AR, games, esports, AI, blockchain and advertising. I'm a long-time journalist and former studio executive. I write regularly for Forbes, Next TV, Tubefilter, and TVRev, and consult on communications and… read more

105 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

It's An Ad's World: Apple TV+, Friday Night Baseball, Advertising, and Adweek's New Podcast Network

April 14th, 2022


I sat down to talk with Adweek CEO Juliette Morris and Sr. Producer Al Mannarino about their new podcast network and what it means for the trade …

Taking The Oscars Online, And Talking With Topico CEO Andy Walraven

April 2nd, 2022


There's been a whole lot of talk about That Slap, but I'm more interested in what happens to the Oscar broadcast now that the Motion Picture Academy

Streaming Services Head For A Big Oscar Night

March 25th, 2022


Netflix alone has 10 films with at least one Oscar nomination, part of a phalanx of top contenders for the movie business's most glamorous awards. Which streaming-first or streaming-mostly projects are lining up for a …

Which Streaming Services Are Set For Big Oscar Night Wins?

March 25th, 2022


The 2022 Oscars are fast approaching, and films that mostly or solely appeared on streaming services are set for a big night. Bloom in Tech looks at …

Writer-Director Neill Blomkamp On 'Demonic,' Volumetric Capture, Videogames and His Next Projects

August 19th, 2021


South African-born writer-director Neill Blomkamp has been using tech in smart ways to create thoughtful, groundbreaking movies ever since his first …

The Logan Paul-Floyd Mayweather 'Fight' And The Celebrity-Sports-Live Event Mashup

June 11th, 2021


Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather had a boxing exhibition this week, and yes, someone punched Logan Paul in the face. Also, both participants made a …

The World After Covid With Deloitte Chief Futurist Mike Bechtel

June 9th, 2021


What's likely to change in business, entertainment, media and tech in the years after the Covid-19 pandemic finally eases? What's NOT likely to change? I talked with Mike Bechtel, managing director and the chief futurist

Maestro Media's Javon Frazier on Marvel, the Binding of Isaac, Umbrella Academy, and Creating Spinoffs Fans Love

April 9th, 2021


I talked with Javon Frazier about his work creating games, board games, subscription boxes, toys and more for fans while at Marvel for nearly a decade, and then at online-video company Studio71, before launching his own …

Tastemade CEO Larry Fitzgibbon On Streaming Video's Watershed Year And What's Next

March 8th, 2021


Tastemade creates video about "food, travel, home and design" for social-media sites from YouTube to TikTok, skinny bundles such as Hulu Plus Live, …

Streaming Video Year-End Grades And 2021 Trends To Watch

January 4th, 2021


The big streaming-video services were more important than ever in 2020 as the pandemic sent viewership and subscription levels soaring even as several big new services launched, and struggled to get their feet under …

HBO Maxes Out Movie Gambit As WarnerMedia Faces An Expensive, Transformative 2021

December 9th, 2020


WarnerMedia stunned Hollywood this past week when it announced that its entire 17-film slate will debut on streaming service HBO Max the same day the …

The Role of Social Media In Our Elections Still Needs A Lot Of Work

November 4th, 2020


We've finally come to the end, more or less of the 2020 election season, helped along in part by significant changes by the big social media

Lessons From Quibi's Fall, And Curio's Govind Balakrishnan On Subscription Audio

October 26th, 2020


I'd been expecting the Quibi collapse for a year before the mobile video site even launched,, but that doesn't mean there aren't lessons to learn …

Tubi Chief Content Officer Adam Lewinson On AVOD Streaming's Big Years

September 19th, 2020


Tubi is the biggest ad-supported video service in streaming, and was bought by Fox earlier this yea for a hefty $440 millionr. I sat down with Adam Lewinson, the company's chief content officer, this week as part of the …

How Hollywood's Most Important Labor Day Weekend Ever Sets Up Film's Future

September 7th, 2020


Labor Day Weekend is normally a dumping ground for the movie business, but not in 2020. Two blockbusters, "Mulan" and "Tenet," are using very …

Oscar Winner Walter Murch On 'Coup 53' And The British Secret Agent Who Overthrew Iran's Government

August 31st, 2020


Walter Murch is a pioneer in using digital non-linear editing software to create films, and helped create the notion of "sound design" as well. He's won three Oscars in sound and film editing (for The English Patient

Disney, NBCU and ViacomCBS Make It A Red Letter Week in Streaming History

August 9th, 2020


Three of entertainment's biggest media companies - Disney, NBCU and ViacomCBS – helped make it a red letter week in the history of Hollywood's …

Universal and AMC Turn The Movie Business, And Maybe Streaming, Upside Down

July 31st, 2020


Universal, the big movie studio, cut a landmark deal this week with AMC, the nation's biggest theater chain. The business of showing movies may never be the same, though not just for what it means for those two big …

Grading the Big Video Streaming Services in Quarter 2, 2020

July 24th, 2020


My quarterly grades for the big subscription-video services is out. I talk about which "students" did well, and which need a lot of work among

Paket Media's Raffi Bagdasarian On Solving Subscription Video's Sign-In Chaos

June 18th, 2020


Raffi Bagdasarian is founder and CEO of Paket Media, which is building a product designed to simplify what’s emerging as a significant headache for millions of streaming-video consumers, and for the streaming services …

Building and Buying Into the Metaverse with Peter Levin Of Griffin Gaming Partners

May 17th, 2020


Peter Y. Levin is a partner in Griffin Gaming Partners, which invests in the game business, and chairman of Immortals, the big esports team with backers such as AEG, Meg Whitman and Michael Milken. Before all that, …

Ken Jennings, Richard Garfield, Half Truth The Game, and Studio71 CEO Dan Weinstein

May 10th, 2020


I talked with Dan Weinstein, the head of Studio71, the big online-video distributor, about "blocking and tackling" during the pandemic, new opportunities in streaming, why the OTT industry is loving what's on Studio71's …

Duncan Trussell on Netflix's Animated Mind Trip "The Midnight Gospel"

May 3rd, 2020


I talked recently with comedian and long-time podcaster Duncan Trussell about his newest project, The Midnight Gospel, now available on Netflix. It's an extremely unlikely mashup of Trussell's deeply philosophical …

Facebook's Phil Ranta on The Booming Opportunities for Video Game Influencers

April 13th, 2020


Facebook is seeing a flood of celebrities interested in creating video game content for their fans during the coronavirus lockdown, Phil Ranta, the …

Talking With UTA Chief Innovation Officer Brent Weinstein on Hollywood And The Pandemic

April 3rd, 2020


Brent Weinstein is a partner and Chief Innovation Officer at one of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies, UTA. I interviewed Brent this week as part …

How Social Media Creators Can Thrive, And Help The Rest of Us Survive, The Pandemic

March 19th, 2020


As big parts of the economy get hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, social-media influencers and creators have an opportunity to do well, reaching audiences stuck with little to do. But it's not the time for hype and …

Influencer Marketing Takes Center Stage, with Former Nike Exec Drieke Leenknegt and CreatorIQ CEO Igor Vaks

March 10th, 2020


Influencer marketing is becoming a hot commodity these days, fueled in part by new data-privacy laws and Google's resulting decision to stop using …

My Meta-Podcast About Podcasting, iHeart CEO Bob Pittman , And My Essay On Sticks, Boxes and Gratitude

February 16th, 2020


Bob Pittman ran MTV and AOL when it was cool to run them, and has since done a lot of other big media jobs. These days, he runs iHeart Media, the …

Quibi's Oscar Coming-Out Party Was Big But Can Its Ad Blitz Buy Success?

February 13th, 2020


Quibi used the Oscars and a Super Bowl ad to kick off what it promises will be a massive marketing blitz ahead of the April 6 launch of the mobile streaming-video service. But with the Olympics, elections, and oh so …

Why Awards Season Will Never End For Netflix And Other Streaming Services

February 7th, 2020


Hollywood's studios and TV networks used to exist in their own separate universes, with little crossover in on-screen talent, business models, or …

Deepfake Videos And A Divisive Election Are Both Upon Us. What Could Go Wrong?

January 16th, 2020


We're about to see a flood of "deepfake" videos, which superimpose one person's face on another's body. Most of them will be fun and innocuous, …

Disney+, Apple TV+ Enter Dangerous New Territory: The Churn Zone

January 8th, 2020


After high-profile launches in November, and early success with shows such as The Morning Show and The Mandalorian, new subscription streaming services Disney+ and Apple TV+ are now moving into new and uncertain …

The Coming Deluge Of College Athlete Influencers, and My Panel On The Influencer Lifestyle With YiZhou, Brendan Kane, Bruna Nessif And Others

November 30th, 2019


The NCAA's recent decision to allow college athletes to profit from their "name, image and likeness" is likely to unleash a deluge of …

The Lessons Claire Wineland Taught Us And Why Nick Reed Had To Make Her Documentary

October 20th, 2019


Claire Wineland became a popular YouTube influencer talking about the thing that ultimately killed her, cystic fibrosis. But she also became popular …

Power's Changing Face, And How OTT Video Services Can Attract More Subscribers

October 4th, 2019


My East Coast trip last week included a stop at the Future of TV conference, where I sat down with Viacom SVP Christian Kurz to talk about their new report, Power in Progress, and to moderate a panel of marketing and …

How Apple's TV+ Could Get 100 Million Users, Plus Philo's COO On Making A Skinny Bundle Make Sense

September 21st, 2019


With one simple word, Apple may have unleashed a path to a huge user base for TV+, the streaming service it plans to launch Nov. 1. That word: free. …

Making Online Video Pay, Whether You're Apple Or Niche Providers

September 12th, 2019


Apple's big week of announcements included some bargain prices  on its new TV+ and Arcade video- and  game-streaming services. In turn, I suggest that may be a source of headaches for competitors such as HBO Max and

The Worldz Conference and Helping Brands and People Tell Their Stories Better

September 10th, 2019


The Worldz conference starts this week, or at least the biggest expression of what's a year-round experience called Worldz, and a related professional network called PTTOW! (it's their exclamation point, not mine). The …

Netflix Triples Down On Theatrical Runs For its Biggest Oscar Hopefuls, And It Should

August 29th, 2019


After winning four Oscars last year, Netflix is betting even bigger this year with special theatrical runs and awards handling for a whopping 10 films. Martin Scorsese's pricey mob picture, The Irishman, might be the …

Jeopardy King Ken Jennings and Magic The Gathering Creator Richard Garfield On Their New Game "Half Truth"

August 23rd, 2019


Ken Jennings made a name as the No. 2-winningest player on Jeopardy,  while Richard Garfield was the creator of Magic the Gathering, one of the most …

ViacomCBS, Tumblr and Houseparty: The Companies We Keep, And Those We Can't

August 15th, 2019


A flurry of deals and deal-related news this week, led by the Viacom-CBS merger's long-anticipated merger and Verizon's dumping of former social-media giant Tumblr got me thinking about what it all means for the …

Ninja Remixes The Gamer Live-Streaming Business With His Stunning Leap To Microsoft

August 8th, 2019


Ninja (Tyler Blevins) has been the best-known star in the booming business of live-streaming online about games. Until the first week of August, he did that for Amazon-owned Twitch. Then he turned the business of …

Netflix's Stumble And How Tubi Can Thrive Amid The Streaming Wars

July 29th, 2019


Netflix had a bad couple of weeks, for several reasons. In this episode of Bloom in Tech, I talk about the implications of Netflix's stumbles, and what it means for the looming streaming-video wars. And as all that was …

World of Wonder Co-Founders On RuPaul, DragCon, Retail and Subscription Video

July 19th, 2019


Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been running World of Wonder, their Hollywood-based TV production company, for nearly three decades. For the …

Joey Graceffa Really Doesn't Want To Direct

July 15th, 2019


Joey Graceffa has spent a decade as one of the most influential of online influencers, with more than 1.9 billion views of his YouTube videos by more than 9 million subscribers, along with a big footprint on Instagram …

Gamers Outreach Founder Zach Wigal On Helping Sick Kids

July 9th, 2019


During the recent E3 game conference, I sat down onstage with Zach Wigal, the founder of Gamers Outreach, which provides games and video game equipment for kids stuck in hospitals facing long-term care for serious and …

Going Digital Means We Lose A Way To Share Culture Together

July 4th, 2019


I've been gone for a little while, undergoing a huge move that's left me without virtually any of the traditional physical media that I've gathered over many years. That's all great. But as I and millions of others go …

EDM Duo Vicetone On Dance Music In Nashville, Videogames And Their Big Asia Tour

June 25th, 2019


At the recent E3 video game conference, I sat down with Victor Pool and Ruben den Boer, the Dutch duo behind the electronic dance music act Vicetone

Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas On Producing TV And Film Together For 50 Years

June 19th, 2019


Long-time pals Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas sat down together at the recent Produced By conference on the Warner Bros. studio lot to talk about, …

Mindy Kaling And Nancy Meyers On Being Do-Everything Creators In Hollywood

June 13th, 2019


Mindy Kaling made a splash as an actress in The Office and The Mindy Project and just released Late Night, an Amazon Studios feature that she wrote, directed, produced and stars in. Nancy Meyers started as the writer of …

Producing TV and Film In A Changing Hollywood: Gail Berman, Lucy Fisher and the Produced By Conference

June 7th, 2019


This weekend's Produced By conference, hosted by the Producers Guild of America, was a good chance to sit down with Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, the presidents of the organization, to talk about creating TV shows, films …

Apple Dumps iTunes, And The Web, At WWDC

June 5th, 2019


The announcements were coming fast and furious at Monday's opening session of Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, but the stuff that caught my attention was perhaps a little more subtle: Apple is trying to get us …

Crowdfunding Comes To Commercial Real Estate, with CrowdStreet CEO Tore Steen

June 3rd, 2019


Plenty of people have heard about crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which make it easy for fans to back f creative and technology …

Beating Burnout For Influencers And Everyone Else, With Dr. Habib Sadeghi

May 30th, 2019


This week, I moderated a panel on work and mental health for Soul Pancake's "Four Conversations About One Thing," a series of discussions tied to …

Dr. Fiorella Terenzi On Teaching Astrophysics With Space Opera

May 23rd, 2019


This week, I spent a day at the semi-annual Digital Hollywood conference, in part reconnecting with friends and business associates. After moderating …

Digital Anthropologist Brian Solis On Influencers And Scaling Your Life For The Digital Era

May 17th, 2019


I caught up with Brian Solis, the long-time "digital anthropologist" and speaker on influencer marketing, at this week's Open Influence Summit in Los …

Edward James Olmos On His Iconic Roles, Acting As Activism and Growing Up In East L.A.

May 12th, 2019


Actor and activist Edward James Olmos has created a string of iconic roles over the past 45 years, including in 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Zoot Suit,' …

Instagram Is Killing Likes; Beca Alexander of Socialyte Tells Me What It Means

May 3rd, 2019


In the category of good riddance, Instagram is experimenting with getting rid of one of its least useful metrics, the Like. I talk with Beca …

Short Films on Alien's 40th Anniversary and Tongal CEO James DeJulio

April 29th, 2019


The  movie 'Alien' turned 40 last week, and to celebrate, Fox partnered with the creator platform Tongal to find six young filmmakers to create short …

Emilio Estevez on 'The Public' Movie, Libraries and The Homeless

April 21st, 2019


I talked with actor/writer/director Emilio Estevez about his latest film, 'The Public,' set in a Cincinnati library during a brutal cold snap. The …

Disney+ Shows Its Cards While Netflix Continues To Count Its Winnings

April 18th, 2019


We're finally seeing some of the cards being played by some of the big players in this poker game known as the streaming-video wars. Disney+ showed a lot of its hand last  week, and Apple sort of showed its plans a …

Snap's Great Week Doesn't Solve Everything Yet

April 14th, 2019


Even hanging for a few days at Las Olas Resort in western Panama, one thing was pretty obvious to me about Snap's week of big news: they've only just …

Trump's Twitter Suit And Social Media As Public Trust

April 3rd, 2019


A suit in federal court  is challenging whether Donald Trump, as the most Twitter-reliant president yet, can legally block people from his feed. At …

Apple Echoes Amazon in Subtweeted Rebuke of Google And Facebook

March 30th, 2019


Apple made a lot of big announcements this week, many of which sounded a lot like what Amazon is doing in games, reading material and video, alongside their rather similar music and audio initiatives. Just as …

Critical Role's Leaders On Its $7.7 Million Kickstarter Hit, The Legend of Vox Machina

March 21st, 2019


Critical. Role started as a group of actor pals playing Dungeons & Dragons while a camera rolled on Twitch and YouTube. That unlikely start has …

Facebook's Fake Pivot, Amazon's Ascendance and Social Media's Inflection Point

March 13th, 2019


Mark Zuckerberg wants people to believe Facebook is pivoting toward privacy. It's not, and I explain why. More importantly, however, social media as we know it is undergoing significant shifts to new paradigms that put …

Digital Media Sports Spending, Jeff Zucker's Rise, And Conde Nast Catches Cricket Fever

March 7th, 2019


The business of sports online is taking off, with lots of venture capital coming to numerous sites and AT&T making a big statement by centralizing all its sports operations under CNN chief Jeff Zucker. I also sat …

How Netflix Won The Oscars Even Though It Lost Best Picture

March 1st, 2019


Netflix spent heavily during this awards season, but didn't snag the biggest prize of all, the Best Picture Oscar. But it still ended up a big …

Cinemark CEO On VR, Esports and The Future of Theaters

February 25th, 2019


Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi joined me during Oscar Week on Bloom in Tech to talk about the big theater chain's new ventures in virtual reality with Spaces and The Void, its esports venture with Super League Gaming, …

Surveillance As Art, Gender As Boundary: Jill Soloway and Jill Magid at Frieze LA

February 17th, 2019


Amid all the art and craziness of Frieze LA and seeming countless satellite fairs, openings and events, I was most intrigued by a panel at Neuehouse …

Fortnite, Dollar Shave Club And The Future Of Content Marketing

February 10th, 2019


I hosted a great panel on the future of content marketing at this week's Digital Entertainment World conference in Los Angeles, with top executives with Twitch, Fandango, Machinima and CreatorIQ. Content marketing can …

Tom Cruise, Callie Khouri and the Dog Days of Hollywood's Awards Season

February 2nd, 2019


Late January is the dog days of Hollywood's long, expensive awards season. Smaller events unfurl several times a week, and every win becomes a chance …

Baseball All Star Adrian Gonzalez and PopFly XP's New Fan Apps

January 27th, 2019


Adrian Gonzalez has had a long and distinguished career as an All Star first baseman for the L.A. Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Now he's taking a swing at another kind of game, creating fan-friendly custom apps that …

Netflix's Awards Strategy Pays Off With Roma's 10 Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2019


Netflix has spent heavily this awards season on several films, part of a strategy to differentiate it from competing media companies that soon will have their own video-streaming services. The strategy paid off big time …

Can Influencers Reach Their Fans Beyond Social Media Platforms?

January 20th, 2019


Companies such as EscapeX, Whalerock Industries and Beachfront have standalone apps that help big influencers generate more money from their most devoted fans. What are the opportunities here? I talked with the CEOs of …

NBCU's Bluprint And The E-Commerce Future of Online Video

January 11th, 2019


I talked recently with two top NBCUniversal executives about Blueprint, their revamped hobbyist learning site, which combines lessons in nearly dozen categories with lean-back content, community, e-commerce operations …

Netflix's Many Holiday Moves Set It Up For Challenging 2019

January 8th, 2019


Over the holidays, Netflix debuted its biggest ever hit and an intriguing interactive experiment, picked up multiple Golden Globes, saved hundreds of …

Five Trends Shaping Influencer Marketing In 2019

January 3rd, 2019


Influencer marketing was bigger than ever in 2018, despite a string of scandals hitting some of the major platforms. I talked with several top …

Virtual Reality's Improved Reality At End of 2018, With Dreamscape Immersive

December 27th, 2018


In this episode, I look at a  string of virtual-reality projects, technologies and venues that have arrived in Los Angeles recently, as the bad mojo …

Looking Back At Hollywood's 2018 and Its Momentous Makeover

December 23rd, 2018


Two media companies went away, and most of another is buying bought for parts. #MeToo and tech giants continued to reshape the physical, fiscal and …

What Netflix's $100 Million 'Friends' Deal Might Be A Bargain

December 6th, 2018


To keep showing the 25-year-old TV series 'Friends' for another year, Netflix agreed to pay WarnerMedia $100 million for one year. Crazy as it …

Giving Tuesday and NewsMatch - Funding Accountability Journalism

November 24th, 2018


Nov. 27 is Giving Tuesday, when hundreds of non-profits in 55 countries get a chance to double the value of donations with matching funds. It's also …

Making Esports A Cultural Happening - DreamHack, Subnation and VRTL Summit

November 17th, 2018


Esports are growing fast, for a lot of reasons. This weekend's DreamHack Atlanta festival shows some of those reasons why, partnering with Subnation and big brands such as Red Hat and Twitch to bring music, art, …

The Bear Chasing Streaming Video's Would-Be Giants

November 11th, 2018


The race for primacy the streaming video business is getting more and more crowded, and the basis for deciding who has "won" is ripe for a rewrite. Can CBS All Access outrun HBO, which needs to compete against numerous …

Has Donald Trump Actually Been Good For The Media?

November 5th, 2018


Amid all his complaints, criticism and even craziness, Donald Trump's attacks on the media have hardly hurt the beast. Instead, many major media companies are reporting rising profits, revenues, subscribers and viewers. …

Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley on Future TV and the Video Sea of Blood

October 29th, 2018


The head of the nation's largest group of local TV stations, CEO Chris Ripley of Sinclair Broadcast Group, took the stage at the recent NAB NY conference to talk about how ATSC 3.0 will supercharge local broadcasting; …

Vogue's 73 Questions and DP Vincent Peone

October 24th, 2018


Last night's Streamy Awards say the smart video series "73 Questions" recognized for its cinematography (it's one long take where 73 questions are lobbed at a celebrity). In accepting the award, both series creator Joe …

Snapchat's Future & A Talk With Thrillist's Ocean MacAdams

October 1st, 2018


Snap's been in the news a lot lately, not all of it for good, but for plenty of good reasons. Some are saying the Snapchat parent is ripe for buyout, perhaps by Amazon, which just did a partnership for in-app product …

Mobile's Future In Apple, Big Smartphones and 5G Networks

September 21st, 2018


On the day Apple rolls out its next generation of cellphones, I offer some thoughts on where mobile is heading, fast. Apple's new smartphones are …

Julia Maes of VidCon On Influencers, Dodging Cannes Lions, And London

September 12th, 2018


In this episode, I talk with Julia Maes, executive producer of VIdCon, the huge annual gathering of online influencers. The Viacom-owned company just …

Influencers and Fighting Follower Fraud, with James Creech

September 8th, 2018


Influencer marketing is big these days, but so too is follower fraud, as people try to game the system to make more money from brands. It's a …

How Brands Can Win At Fortnite: Subnation's Seven Volpone

September 4th, 2018


Fortnite is the world's most popular videogame, raking in $300 million a month selling digital goods. At the same time, Fortnite is transforming the …

Steve-O and Sam Macaroni on VR talk show "Headset Hotshots"

August 21st, 2018


I talked with "Jackass" alum/survivor Steve-O, who headlines the first two episodes of a new virtual-reality show produced by pal Sam Macaroni's production company, focused on some of the best VR experiences out there, …

Emmy Nominee Alexis Denisof of "I Love Bekka & Lucy"

August 20th, 2018


After time on the London stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Alexis Denisof made his name in the United States initially as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce in both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and its spinoff "Angel." Since …

TBS CMO Michael Engleman on Social Good, The Last O.G. and Tracy Morgan

August 2nd, 2018


TBS and Tracy Morgan's new show "The Last O.G." undertook a series of social-good initiatives in the Brooklyn area that "did good and did good business." I talked TBS (and TNT) Chief Marketing Officer Michael Engleman …

Comic-Con Panel: Creating Our Future Through Science & Art

July 21st, 2018


I'm at San Diego Comic-Con, reconnoitering the epic craziness for stories and moderating panels for Tech Future Live!, a sort of show within the show. This panel on Friday evening featured a NASA scientist …

deadmau5 on Music, Games and Merging the Two

July 5th, 2018


This is a material from a conversation I had with the electronic music star deadmau5 around E3, the big game conference. He was in town to check out the conference, but also to perform as part of Subnation Live, a …

Musing on Social Media, Memoir and McLuhan

July 4th, 2018


A few days hanging around a writer's retreat in the mountains east of Los Angeles got me thinking about what the memoirs of our future look like in an era where lives are transcribed on social media in near-real time. …

Big Block's Seven Volpone on Subnation, E3 & Gamer Culture

June 12th, 2018


The giant gamer convention E3 opens today, and host David Bloom talks with Seven Volpone, CEO of Big Block Capital Group, about esports, brands, and …

Why Hollywood Should Focus on Getting Better, Not Just Bigger

May 19th, 2018


A wave of mergers and acquisitions has hit Hollywood, as companies try to scale up to compete with the tech giants. But they're taking on debt and …

Hollywood and Games - Bloom in Tech at the LA Games Conference 2018

May 9th, 2018


I moderated a great panel at the Los Angeles Games Conference, featuring top executives from Blizzard, Skydance, Studio 71, Jam City and Seismic Games. We talked about the new Harry Potter and Marvel mobile games, Guava …

Healing American Democracy: Can "Constitutional Localism" & Tech Break the DC Logjam?

May 4th, 2018


Host David Bloom talks with authors Mike Hais and Morley Winograd about their latest book, "Healing American Democracy: Going Local." It proposes that young Americans (Millennials and their successor generation, the …

Rising Tide Summit - Oceans, Brands and Good Business

March 25th, 2018


Bloom in Tech host David Bloom talks with Vipe Desai about the Rising Tide Summit, which brings brands, businesses, researchers, non-profits and …

Bloom in Tech: David Bloom with Tubular Labs Allison Stern

March 13th, 2018


I sit down with Allison Stern, CMO and co-founder of Tubular Labs, which tracks 4 billion videos across social media. Their latest State of Online …

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