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Imagine Dragons “It’s Time” – The Occidental Saloon Acoustic Performance

I heard about Imagine Dragons a few months ago when a few SpaceX employees I knew were claiming the song “Radioactive” as their unofficial anthem before their successful launch of the Dragon Capsule; which went on to dock with the ISS in late May.

Since then Imagine Dragons has become a household name with their music finding its way onto some of the NBC Olympic ads, and further fueled by the news that they will have their first full length album “Night Visions” releasing in September.

Below is a great video of them performing an “acoustic” version of “It’s Time” filmed by the Occidental Saloon, which is a performance music video production group based in Provo, Utah.

The Make Believe “Give It A Million” + Back Story

The Make Believe is an up and coming band based out of New Zealand. They popped up on my radar a few months back with their incredible cover of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful“. Admit it, you’ve caught yourself singing along to it when it comes on the radio! This video, of front men Tyler Vivian and Mike Lake, sitting on a futon on a Wednesday afternoon or something propelled them into the spotlight and helped them get a record deal within a few weeks of this video going viral.

Since then The Make Believe has released a single, “Give It A Million” and are currently in the works on a full length studio album. So get your boy-band-pants on and get ready to feel so satisfied and yet oh so guilty about their pop-punkiness in all it’s glory.

Buy it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/give-it-a-million-single/id526403396

Frame Rate + Speaker Frequency Matching = Genius

What happens when you can match up the frequency of water passing through a funnel to the frame rate of a recording camera?

Well, you can pretty much make David Copperfield happen right in front of your eyes, or the lens, or whatever. It’s David Copperfield happening in your life!!

Call Me Maybe – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders (Cover)

If you have known me the last few weeks you will know how much I have been a big fan of this song. Now, it has become perfect…

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Cover “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Watch Dogs – Video Game Demo [US] / This Looks Crisp!

This is one of the best demo video’s I have seen in quite a while. I have heard nothing about this game until today but it looks like it is going to kill it! It’s been too long since we have seen something truly original in the video game marketplace and with a year chocked full of sequels of sequels of your uncles-brothers-sequel Watch Dogs looks refreshing as shit!

AppNexus on Revolutionizing the Online Advertising Marketplace

The AppNexus platform is quickly becoming more and more well known as one of the leaders in online advertising. They provide advertisers and publishers with the ability to bid in real time on advertisements ranging from standard banner placements to rich media video.

Brian O’Kelley was recently featured on a quick Bloomberg Television spot discussing his company and the growth that is currently occuring in the online advertising space. AppNexus is on it’s way to being as household of a name as Google and Facebook!

You can check out the Interview through the following link:

AppNexus Bloomberg CEO Interview