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The Buddytruk Weekly Top 8 – Buddytruk, Tidal, Tips, and more!

With Buddytruk officially launching in Austin in just one week, our office has been buzzing with anticipated excitement. Within the next few weeks we’re going to have a lot of awesome news to share with you. In the mean time, let’s check out some interesting news from the week. 

1. Buddytruk on the L.A. Tech Happy Hour Scene.

Last week, some members of #TeamBuddytruk attended an L.A. Tech Happy Hour event at Zefr. The L.A. Tech Happy Hour is an awesome meetup group called L.A. Tech Happy Hour. In case you never heard of it, it’s a fantastic way to meet other entrepreneurs, developers, businesses, and all around everyone who is invested into the growing tech scene. The group consists of over 5,000 members. It’s a growing scene that we even blogged about. Read more here.

2. A-List Music Talent Announces New Streaming Service With Tidal.

The internet was buzzing this week with the announcement of “Tidal”. Tidal is a (paid) streaming service that is the first of its kind because of the artist-owned platform for music and video. Backing this company are a roster of A-List talent including: Jack White, Madonna, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Beyonce, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Coldplay, deadmau5, Kanye West, and more! It’s too early to tell what the impact of something like this is going to be moving forward. But, artists are actively trying to take charge with owning and distributing their own content the way they want to. The bigger question will be how will music listeners respond. From the looks of it… not very well. For more on Tidal, visit their official website.

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3. #TeamBuddytruk hands out water at MTP. 

Buddytruk is making its presence known! We posted up at the Melrose Trading Post handing out bottled waters and meeting more locals with some of our new team-members. This was shortly before California announced mandatory water restrictions. We’ll all obviously be keeping an eye on that situation. But, we’re glad to help out by providing much needed water in the heat we’ve been having.

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4. Another YouTuber jumps to mainstream success!

Mashable reports, YouTuber, Grace Helbig is getting her own half hour series on E! The show is called, “The Grace Helbig Show”. The first episode airs April 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET on E! Helbig maintains the process from the internet to TV has been smoother than expected. “Coming from the internet there’s this whole idea that network television is this whole big bad wolf…and the experience with E! has been so not that, that it’s weird,” she says. “I feel like I’m being pranked.” It’s nice to see digital stars use entrepreneurial methods to further their career.  Read more on Mashable.

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5. The Buddytruk Elite 8!

The Buddytruk Elite 8 was announced on Sunday and it’s been a slugfest ever since. With $1,000 on the line, how can you blame anyone? One day one photo’s in the lead, the next day it’s another. This has been exciting to watch! See what photos made the cut.


6. LinkedIn Buys Refresh.io.

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with nearly 350 million users, has been making a push to predict what kind of information you need to know, when you need it. By acquiring (and eventually closing down) Refresh.io, a startup and iOS app that does just that helps Linkedin with its ongoing strategy. Read more on TechCrunch.


7. Entrepreneur’s “4 Winning Business Tips from the basketball court.”

With March Madness winding down to it’s Final Four and the NBA playoffs (I know, hockey too) right around the corner who wouldn’t love a good ‘ol business/sports analogy??? Check out the 4 winning tips below and read the full Entrepreneur article to see how you can apply these methods:

1. Avoid complacency.

2. Believe in the team.

3. The harder you work, the luckier you get.

4. Leadership dictates success.


8. 14 Apps For Anyone Living With Anxiety.

As entrepreneurs we’re constantly challenging ourselves on our journey to be more successful. It’s easy to get stressed out. So, when I saw that Buzzfeed made a list of 14 apps they recommended to help you deal with stress I thought it would be great to share.

buzzfeed-anxiety-buddytruk-blogHave a stress-free weekend and enjoy your Easter weekend! Have fun! Enjoy yourselves! Next week we’ll be in Austin, Texas officially launching Buddytruk out there! Wish us luck! Want us to share a business tip with you? Interested in learning more about the world of Buddytruk? Leave a comment. Ask a question. We want to hear from you!

CJ Johnson

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