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Event Industry News: ESPN Zone shuts down, Facebook embeds posts and 2014 Oscar host announced

Photo from LA Basketball Week Goodbye, ESPN Zone: Sitting directly across from the Staples Center, the ESPN Zone at L.A. Live is closing down permanently. Taking the place of the ginormous playground dedicated to beer, sports and arcade games will be three new restaurants: Smashburger, Live Basil Pizza and Tom Urban 24. Live Basil Pizza…

Event Industry News: Google, you’ve been hacked.

Google, you’ve been hacked: Google Glass can be utilized in myriad ways, especially for event planners. Feeding event information and up-to-the-minute updates and reminders via Glass could be both effective and budget-friendly. Event planners could easily keep tabs on their entire event. Guests can capture photos, stream live tweets, Instagram and Vine videos and even scan…

Event Industry News: Twitter’s 3-D Billboard grabs attention at Cannes festival

Twitter’s 3-D Billboard: Digital billboards stopped being a novelty long ago, but 3-D billboards have not. Last month Twitter used a 40,000-lumens Barco projector mounted on a roof across the street from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. For five hours, a 3-D projection of tweets (using the official event hashtag, #CannesLion) was displayed…

Event Industry News: Tightrope walking the Grand Canyon, Vine — the endangered app and SnapKidz

Tightrope walking the Grand Canyon: Yesterday daredevil Nik Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas circus act did one of the more scary things in life when he tightrope walked across the Grand Canyon, no harness or safety net in sight. Using a two-inch cable rope spanning 1,400 feet across the 1,500 feet chasm, Nik successfully completed…

Event Industry News: Digital De-tox, dronemania, iPhone cleans up

There’s a lot to report on the event industry this week, from social media and technology changes to new concepts and emerging trends. Keep reading to get a quick snapshot of a weekend of digital detox, changes on Facebook, drones in QSR and more. Campgrounded.org Digital De-tox: Have you ever wondered what life would look…

Event Industry News: Film finally finds a home and European hotels come to the USA

Film finally finds a home: The Academy of Museum of Motion Pictures opens in Los Angeles in 2017. The 300,000 square-feet space will have galleries, exhibition and event space, theaters and screening rooms. A film fanatic’s paradise by all appearances, the museum has received generous donations from numerous sources. There’s a new brand in town……