The convergence between Hollywood and Silicon Valley is becoming more apparent in a number of ways.
Firstly, celebrities are investing in technology startups. Actor Leonardo Dicaprio is the latest celeb who joins Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga, MC Hammer and Justin Bieber investing in startups. Secondly, Hollywood is getting its content from Silicon Valley in the form of films like The Social Network and pending films; Wikileaks -The Movie and the film about Steve Jobs. Thirdly, celebrities like Deal or No Deal host and now America’s Got Talent Judge Howie Mandel are using tools being built in Silicon Valley to communicate with their fan base.
We caught up with comedian and actor Mandel backstage on set of America’s Got Talent in Hollywood to see which gadgets he prefers; iPhone or Android, how many times he tweets a day and how he is using technology to communicate with his fans.
Make sure you follow Howie along with his 283,00 followers on Twitter. Plus, to keep on top of all this celebrity tech action we are organizing an event bringing together the hottest names in Hollywood and Silicon Valley- come and meet us on the 10th November in West Hollywood, details here.