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Postby ThaInfo1 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:11 pm

Her performances are kinda....dry lately. Like don't get me wrong, she hitting every mark and queue but there's no heart, no passion or anything behind it. This makes them boring.
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Postby GetBack » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:39 am

She's the only one who is exciting enough to pull a videography kind of album today. Maybe she should consider that for this era since her songs are video-ready. However, it would cost too much considering she's independent right now.
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Postby nekoocz » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:10 am

GetBack wrote:However, it would cost too much considering she's independent right now.
Thought she signed to Warner Bros.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:51 am

GetBack wrote:She's the only one who is exciting enough to pull a videography kind of album today. Maybe she should consider that for this era since her songs are video-ready. However, it would cost too much considering she's independent right now.
What makes her the only one exciting enough?
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Postby MO_FAN95 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:10 pm

I’m confused is she independent and have distribution deal with Warner Bros or is she signed to them?
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Postby nekoocz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:04 am

I think she would share if she had her own label, so I believe she is with Warner Bros
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Postby MO_FAN95 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:45 am

Why in the world would they not capitalize off of Level Up and send it to radio?!?!?!? So much confusion.
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Postby Controlfreak » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:51 pm

Russell Wilson’s TraceMe celebrity app cuts staff, closes L.A. office, pivots to sports prediction game

One year after attempting to take on social media giants with its own content platform focused on celebrities, TraceMe is pivoting.

The Seattle-based company, co-founded by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, laid off staff last month and closed its Los Angeles office, CEO Jason LeeKeenan confirmed in an interview with GeekWire this week.

The startup is shifting its business from a celebrity content app to a sports prediction game called Tally that offers real cash prize payouts. The app was released for iOS on Friday.

The company laid off content-related and celebrity relations staff who were mostly working out of Los Angeles. There are now 17 employees; TraceMe employed 24 people in May.

TraceMe had aimed to connect celebrities with “superfans” through its app via behind-the-scenes content, community features, and more. But LeeKeenan said the company overestimated the addressable market for TraceMe, which raised a $9 million round last year from investors such as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, and Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group.

The company, a spinout from Seattle startup studio Pioneer Square Labs, was also not able to differentiate itself enough from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and other larger social media platforms, LeeKeenan said. There are also several similar venture-backed sports media startups ranging from The Players’ Tribune, founded by MLB legend Derek Jeter, to Uninterrupted, founded by NBA superstar LeBron James. NFL quarterback Tom Brady and former lineman Michael Strahan raised VC money earlier this year for Religion of Sports.

The TraceMe app will shut down in the coming weeks.

Leekenan, a former executive at Hulu and Zulily, is now focusing his team on Tally, which is centered around the live event experience with an app that rewards users for making predictions. It’s a free-to-play game that offers cash prizes for those that rank highest on a leaderboard.

Tally will debut with NFL and college football games. Each user can make up to 12 predictions per game, ranging from selecting a winner to picking which team will have the first penalty. Points are awarded on a probability scale — if you predict something with a low chance of happening, you win more points. The top point-getter will win $100 for each game; if someone gets all 12 predictions right, that person wins $5,000.

The company sent an email to users about the change on Friday evening.

“We know you’re a fan – but are you ready to show your fandom like never before? All the fun is on TALLY, go check it out right now! If you thought TraceMe was fun… wait till you experience our new world on TALLY,” the email reads.

Tally is funding the prize payouts, which will be issued to winners via PayPal within three days. LeeKeenan said the app is not related to sports betting, which has caught the attention of investors and technologists expecting more legalization across the U.S. after a key Supreme Court decision earlier this year.

“We see this as a really friendly version of fantasy,” he said.

The app is ad-free for now, but LeeKeenan said there are ways to generate revenue from advertisers down the line if Tally can rack up enough users.

The inspiration for Tally came from TraceMe learnings about high engagement from gamification, as well as the popularity of live events, LeeKeenan said. He pointed to the Super Bowl Squares game that people often play during the annual football championship.

“What if every live event was as fun as the Super Bowl?” LeeKeenan said.

Tally mimics gamification and engagement concepts from HQTrivia, a live mobile game which went viral earlier this year and continues to expand. Another Seattle company, iPro, released a similar sports prediction app in 2015, though it doesn’t appear to be active now.

Amazon is also building technology for sports predictions with its NFL live streams on Twitch this season.

Wilson remains chairman of the company, but his role will “definitely be different,” LeeKeenan said, given that the Seahawks quarterback is playing in games featured on the Tally app. TraceMe relied heavily on Wilson and other celebrities for content creation, whereas Tally is more about the outcomes of sports games.

LeeKeenan said it was painful to go through layoffs, but he’s optimistic about where the company is headed.

“When you are at a startup, you have to be great at transitions,” he said. “Intellectually, we all asked ourselves, did we really give TraceMe a shot? We felt comfortable that we did … the credit really goes to the team, they’ve done an awesome job of embracing change. We’re excited about what lies ahead.”
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Postby Guru » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:45 pm

Her daughter is a mini Ci

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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:51 pm

So pretty, both of them.
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Postby Controlfreak » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:42 pm

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Postby biscuits » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:21 am

Her legs look too muscular but cool pics I guess
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Postby GetBack » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:01 pm

Her daughter is so beautiful!

Anyway, she doesn't seem to age! :o :o :o :o
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Postby Controlfreak » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:49 pm

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