Michael Tchong

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The Growing Marijuana Culture


When Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for personal use a significant societal shift took a dramatic turn in a new direction. Those two states capped a medical marijuana trend that began with California in 1996 and now numbers 18 states. Clearly, the “Times They Are A-Changin,” as Bob Dylan famously put it and it’s leading […]


Online Broadcasting Reinvented


On Sunday something remarkable happened. YouTube drew 8 million concurrent livestreams, the most people ever to watch a single online event — Austrian Felix Baumgartner’s space jump from 24 miles high (39km). Baumgartner broke the speed of sound record, reaching 834mph (1,342kph) during a nine-minute descent. Not only was the web video a tremendously exciting […]


Dance, Drink, Evolution


Next week, some 40,000 people will trek to Miami Beach to attend the Winter Music Conference — a gathering for DJs, dance club owners, music producers and promoters – to celebrate the dance culture and its music, electronica, a derivative of the 70s work of German band Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder. The 60s popularized a […]