In Downtown Las Vegas at the UP Global Summit

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I just landed in Downtown Las Vegas for my first trip for business in over a year. The post In Downtown Las Vegas at the UP Global Summit appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m here for the UP Global Summit and then our UP Global board meeting on Sunday.

Lean Startup Conference 2018 is Coming to Las Vegas

Startup Lessons Learned

After eight years in San Francisco, the Lean Startup Company's annual flagship conference is moving to downtown Las Vegas. a little while back about hosting our conference in Downtown Las Vegas, we saw it as an opportunity to further expand our mission beyond Silicon Valley. Lean Startup Conference 2018 November 14 – 16, 2018 Zappos Campus, Downtown Las Vegas Click Here to Register

Las Vegas and CES: The New Cannes

VC Cafe

This week marked the annual b2b marketing frenzy known as the Consumer Electronics Show (URL) in Las Vegas. ” Las Vegas has become the new Cannes and the stakes are indeed high.

Las Vegas: Authentically Unauthentic

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I recently spent a long weekend in Las Vegas. But the main reason Las Vegas was a surprisingly relaxing city to spend time in is because it is a city that's authentically unauthentic. But in Las Vegas, everybody is a tourist.

Las Vegas Casinos on Facebook (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Common Sense Web... An Entrepreneurs' Blog

Here's a fun infographic we did to analyze the performance of Las Vegas Casinos on Facebook. We also analyzed just a few of the available data points on a blog post at Social Colleague. Enjoy!! . Facebook Polygraph

CBS Fires Vice President Over Horrible Las Vegas Facebook Post

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Hayley Geftman-Gold said she wasn't sympathetic because victims were likely Republicans. HR/Benefits

24 Hours In Las Vegas With My Dad

Feld Thoughts

Our annual 24 hours (usually more like 30) together in Las Vegas every January for CES is another one. Last night during my two mile post dinner walk from the Hard Rock (where I had an awesome dinner at Nobu) to the Venetian (where I subsequently had a very short night of sleep), my mind wandered around about the great time I had with my dad at CES. My dad and I have developed several annual traditions including a really delightful father-son weekend.

4 Reasons to Launch in Las Vegas

Inc Startups

The strip may get all of the attention in Las Vegas, but for start-up founders, the real attractions are the ones that get overshadowed by all of the glitter. Here are four reasons--most of which involve saving money--for why you might want to consider launching in Las Vegas: 1.

Las Vegas Downtown Project Loses Tony Hsieh as Its Leader

Inc Startups

After three years, the Zappos CEO and founder of the ambitious Downtown Project--an effort to transform Las Vegas--has decided to hand over the reins

50,000 Las Vegas Workers Called a Strike to Keep Their Jobs Safe from Robots

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As the robot dawn looms, one city is already at the precipice of man versus the machine. Technology

How to Damage Your Brand: MGM Files Surprising Lawsuit Against Las Vegas Shooting Victims

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If this strategy works, future terrorism victims should expect lawsuits as well.

Want Office Space for $1? Move to Las Vegas

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A Las Vegas advertising agency called The Glenn Group is hosting a competition for tech start-ups that you might want to pounce on. Specifically, the company is giving away a 1,000-square feet office space in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas for $1 per month.

Tony Hsieh's Excellent Las Vegas Adventure

Inc Startups

Although the bar is part of a small, up-and-coming neighborhood in the city of Las Vegas, it is very much a diamond in the rough. I returned to Las Vegas at the end of last summer to find out how much progress Hsieh had made.

Founder Suicides

Feld Thoughts

It’s part of a series done by Re/code on the Downtown Las Vegas project. It’s a rough one that talks about three suicides – Jody Sherman (4/13), Ovik Banerjee (1/14), and Matt Berman (4/14) – all people involved in the Vegas Tech phenomenon.

NHL Leads The Way In Bringing Pro Sports To Las Vegas

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The NHL took a bold stance in being the first major professional sports league to allow for a team in Las Vegas

The Psychological First Aid We Should Be Giving to the Survivors of the Las Vegas Shooting

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Emotional wounds are similar to physical wounds. Without treatment, they get worse over time.

How Uber, Lyft, and Zappos Are Helping Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting

Inc Startups

Many flocked to blood banks and hospitals to give blood while others contributed nearly $3.5 million to a GoFundMe campaign.

Las Vegas Loses Tech Start-up to Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

Robot company Romotive was one of the start-ups Tony Hsieh recruited and invested in as part of his project to revitalize downtown Las Vegas. On Friday, the Las Vegas-based Romotive --creators of a smartphone-operated robot--announced its plans to relocate.

A Must-Attend Event: 2010 Las Vegas Business Summit

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In either case, you’ll definitely want to attend the Perfect Business Summit 2010 in Las Vegas, NV, October 7th and 8th. Anyone reading the Blogtrepreneur site is most likely either an entrepreneur or wants to be an entrepreneur. This incredible event is packed with influential keynote speakers and information-loaded breakout sessions to provide you with

The World’s Most Impressive Invitation Ever Sent Promoting a Grand Opening

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Las Vegas, NYC Hope New Domain Names Boost Small Business Growth

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Entrepreneurs in Las Vegas could be getting a huge boost in coming years now that the city has its own top-level domain name " vegas

The End of ‘Do Not Disturb’?


Neither Hilton nor Disney will say the changes are the result of the massacre of concertgoers in Las Vegas on Oct. These are disturbing times.

Mobile Commerce in Las Vegas – On the Ground at the Downtown Project

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Last year, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh spent much of his keynote speech at SXSW V2V 2013 on the Downtown Project, the name he gave to his personal economic and cultural revitalization effort of several acres of the original, downtown Las Vegas. Consumer Digital Editorial Gaming Mobile Startup 101 downtown project las vegas nomic preo SXSW V2V vegas slots venetian

What You Are Instead of What You Are Going To Be

Feld Thoughts

I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with my dad. Personal blackbelly dad las vegas life todd vernon He’s almost 77 and I’m 49. We had an awesome weekend which I expect he’ll write about in detail on his blog Repairing the Healthcare System in the next few days since he generally does a really nice retrospective of our annual trip together.

Grant Enfinger wins NASCAR Truck race in Las Vegas

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Grant Enfinger won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after leader Brett Moffit ran out of fuel on the third overtime shootout attempt

The Downtown Project: Tony Hsieh's Dream to Revitalize Downtown Las Vegas

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When Zappo''s CEO Tony Hsieh began The Downtown Project in 2012, he wanted to revitalize downtown Las Vegas through entrepreneurship and technology. Though rumors and bad publicity have recently plagued the project, it has to date invested in more than 100 local businesses in a variety of sectors. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the entrepreneurs engaging in the new tech ecosystem

North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State part of Las Vegas event

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Carolina, UCLA, Michigan State and Texas will play in an early season basketball tournament in Las Vegas

Mountain resort outside Las Vegas purchased for nearly $5M

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Carolina-based hospitality group has bought a mountain hotel outside Las Vegas for nearly $5 million

How Essie Weingarten Used Chemistry and Las Vegas to Launch a Nail Polish Brand

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Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics, describes how she started her business in 1981 with a line of 12 nail polish colors

North Carolina motorcyclist dead after Las Vegas crash

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a motorcyclist from North Carolina is dead after crashing into a Honda Civic

N.C. State graduate shot in Las Vegas attack

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

State graduate who was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her parents was shot during the attack Sunday in Las Vegas CARY — An N.C.

Logano pulls away from Larson, wins Las Vegas Xfinity race

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano believes the evolving strategy of restarts has made it one of the most challenging aspects for a NASCAR driver

American flight to N. Carolina returns to Las Vegas airport

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An American Airlines flight headed to North Carolina returned to Las Vegas' airport because of possible engine trouble

Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Global Cash Access Acquires Austin-based Multimedia Games for $1.2 Billion


Global Cash Access Holdings of Las Vegas announced Monday plans to buy Austin-based Multimedia Games Holding Co. Austin Global Cash Access Holdings Las Vegas Multimedia Games for $1.2 billion in cash. Global Cash has agreed to acquire all outstanding common stock of Multimedia Games for $36.50 per share, 31 premium from the stock’s close on Sept.

World Series Fans: Win or Lose, Gamblers Need to Know These 6 Tax Tips

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From Chicago to Cleveland to Las Vegas, the IRS really does care about gambling income – Matching Trade Exhibitors With Vendors


Founded in 2010, Las Vegas-based startup ExhibitMatch ( ) hopes to solve that particular problem – it is a global online interactive bidding platform that matches trade show exhibitors with stand builders from around the world.

Man boarding flight at Las Vegas airport found with heroin

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a passenger was arrested at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with heroin

In Just 10 Minutes, Jimmy Kimmel Taught a Master Class in Great Leadership

Inc Startups

Jimmy Kimmel's moving 10-minute monologue about the Las Vegas shooting massacre raised his status to a great leader.

Man survives 9/11, Las Vegas shootings

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Mike Dempsey never thought he would be a part of a second national tragedy

Michael Waltrip, former NASCAR team owner, narrowly avoids Las Vegas shooting

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Former NASCAR team owner and driver Michael Waltrip decided to go to bed early on Sunday instead of attending the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where a gunman opened fire and killed at least 58 people in

Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying in Las Vegas

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Matt Hagan topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals, breaking the track time record with a 3.872-second pass at 329.18 mph in a Dodge Charger

Unruly passenger diverts Charlotte-to-Las Vegas flight

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials say an unruly passenger aboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Las Vegas prompted an unscheduled landing at Dallas-Fort Worth