convergence

Long-running Radio Ink Convergence conference returns Monday

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 3:20pm

Monday begins the day-and-a-half Radio Ink Convergence conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center. AccuRadio founder and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson is scheduled to take part in Tuesday afternoon's "Tech Super Session." Joining him will be Mohr Davidow Ventures (backers of Bandpage) general partner Katherine Barr and Walden Ventures (Pandora, SoundHound) managing director Larry Marcus.

The event's keynote speakers are Draper Fisher Jurvetson managing partner Tim Draper, journalists John Dvorak and Leo Laporte, Westwood One founder (with the new PodcastOne) Norm Pattiz, author and Social Media Explorer/SME Digital CEO Nichole Kelly, consultant and Business Rock Stars co-founder Ken Rutkowski, and DAR.fm and UberTalk CEO Michael Robertson.

Registration info and the agenda are here.

Radio Ink announces finalists in digital/radio Convergence Awards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:15pm

Industry news source Radio Ink has announced the finalists for its third-annual Convergence Awards, "to recognize excellence in digital platforms, from station websites to database marketing and client-focused solutions."

The finalists appear to be nearly entirely broadcasters, though we did spot "TuneIn" on the list, in the running for "Best Radio App." Other award categories include "Best Brand Extension Through Streaming," "Best Use of Social Media," and "Best Radio Station Website" (the last broken out into "markets 1-50" and "markets 51+").

Radio Ink will announce the winners at its March 4th Convergence event. See all the nominees here.

Radio Ink's Convergence 12 begins today; Hanson to speak tomorrow

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 8:15am

Radio Ink's digital media-focused conference Convergence 12 begins today. RAIN publisher and AccuRadio founder/CEO Kurt Hanson will speak tomorrow at the event on how new media technologies will ultimately be a boon to broadcast radio, and how radio can best position itself.

Convergence 12 is today and tomorrow at the Santa Clara, CA Convention Center. The first keynote speaker will be Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza. Follow Convergence 12 via twitter with the hashtag #RCIV. The events agenda is here.

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