All posts by Jon Andrino

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence

The future of Artificial Intelligence is now. Artificial intelligence is here and alive (almost). But the real question is how soon will we as a society be adapting to it? We’ve already adapted to some form of it. Many brands are manufacturing AI in the

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National Association Music Merchants Exclusive: iRig Nano Amp

With the National Association of Music Merchants approaching us next month, don’t be surprised to see them on your timelines.  NAMM strives to bring out more than 1,000 music vendors exhibiting over 6,000 brands.  Plus, attendees are able to choose from 120+ educational sessions and

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FORECASTED PANTONE COLOR FOR 2017

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year? A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. Every year Pantone forecasts the next year’s color! This foreshadowing

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DON’T BECOME SPAM!

No matter what stage your startup is in, you’ll want to start or continue to grow your social media audience. The more people you reach on social media and through advertising, the better your launch and on-going sales will be. (Our list is sort of

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Branding Begins w/ YOUR Name

The wrong name for your brand can do worse than just fail to connect with customers; it can also result in time consuming, expensive, unconquerable legal and business hurdles. Finding the right name for your start-up can have a significant impact on your success. However,

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Which is best: Incubators or Venture Capitalists?

#Incubators were once the sleepy domain of universities and public development agencies. However, business incubators show life in the internet era. Focused on providing new ventures not just with funding, but also with services, advice, connections, and physical space, they offer a new way for

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Temples of the West

David Best is an American sculptor most notably known for the use of recycled goods, primarily well known for building immense temples out of recycled wood sheets (discarded from making toys and other punch-outs). AND being the architect behind the annual burning building at a desert

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Eurotrip w/ Rian from ANDesign

Ask any backpacker why they love traveling and you will wind up with a long-winded story about their life changing experiences. Ask an artist that and you’ll get a similar response. We got to interview Industrial Designer, Rian Carlo of Orange County’s notable Industrial Design firm, ANDesign Lab, and asked

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Instagram on Windows 95?

Imagine searching through the Instagram explore page while using your very first computer… Woah. The way these kids nowadays are born into their Instagram accounts, would have been the same for the Windows 95 generation of earlier–except in more pixelated graphics and possibly some film scan