Event Industry News: Coachella, Twitter changes and the Amazon smartphone

CoachellaWeekOne2014Coachella thanks their fans for coming to weekend 1 of their festival.

Coachella Weekend 1: A staple of the entertainment industry and a true salute to the Southern California lifestyle, Coachella has long been the envied mecca of music lovers everywhere. The first weekend of Coachella welcomed a wave of A-list performers including Outkast, Lorde, Muse, Beck and Arcade Fire. Pharrell Williams delighted his audience by bringing out an all-start list of guest performers including Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg. Our friends from RCS were there with their carnival rides and we are sure they had a spectacular view of all the performances!

Social media: Twitter plans to completelyrevamp their user profile layout and it doesn’t look half-bad. A large header image, larger profile photo space and customized tweet structuring (tweet pins, anyone?) make the change an ideal one for brands and consumers alike. The profile layout change is just one of many tweaks Twitter has in store for the future.

Tech: We reported rumors of an Amazon smartphone with a 3D display months ago, but now rumor is finally transforming into reality. The Wall Street Journal announced the mega-company’s plans to release a handset device in June 2014. Users will be able to view their screens in 3-D, without the use of glasses. Whether it will overshadow the iPhone and Galaxy users has yet to be seen.

Our bi-weekly Event Industry News post includes event trends, social media and technology industry updates and events news from Los Angeles County.

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