Where is Social Media Taking Hollywood? | WME’s Ari Emanuel & Patrick Whitesell | Google Zeitgeist

>>Andy Serwer: All right. I would like to bring up our next two guests and they are Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, the co-CEOs of WME Entertainment. [ Applause ] Good to see you. Thanks a lot, guys, for coming and for patiently waiting in the wings. You probably know who these guys are. They run, you know, […]

“I am addicted to wonder” | Jason Silva | Google Zeitgeist

>>Jason Silva: I’m addicted to wonder. You know, Carl Sagan, he coined the term “wonder junkie” in the novel “Contact” to describe the Ellie Arroway character, to describe that existential itch, that existential restlessness that makes us seek out, to transcend our boundaries by any means necessary. Now, I also think that “wonder” is a precursor to awe. […]

“Kids are not gonna subscribe to print newspapers EVER” | Jonah Peretti | Google Zeitgeist

>>Sal Masekela: You guys come from two very different backgrounds but yet both your companies are sort of positioned in this same place, sort of opening a new conversation about how we take in news. Quickly, a short abridged version, how did you guys get here? >>Jonah Peretti: So I got into this industry accidentally. I was a […]

The Google Beat: Special Zeitgeist Edition. December 9th, 2010

Anne Espiritu here with a special Zeitgeist edition of the Google Beat. Never heard of Zeitgeist? Well, it’s German for “spirit of the times.” Each December here at Google, we look at billions of queries across Google products to identify the most popular and fastest rising search terms over the past year, the ones that really showcase the […]