Norm Joins Augmented Reality Start-Up KabaQ as Advisor

Augmented Reality Food

KabaQ removes uncertainties inherent to the current food selection experience. As compared to traditional menus, diners using KabaQ can see and “feel” an interactive, 360 view of each dish, portion size, ingredients (visualized, translated and explained).

A 3D Photo-realistic image of each dish will magically appear at the Guest’s place setting at the table. It will seems as if the delicious food is physically in front of the guest.  The guest can turn the image around to check out every side of the prepared plate, while salivating:-)

For more information please visit KabaQ.IO

Norm Joins Augmented Reality Start-up FutureFly as Advisor

FutureFly, a tech start-up based out of Helsinki Finland, is rapidly gaining exposure and traction as they are capitalizing on the newfound craving for Augmented Reality and Bitmoji type use for Messaging, as well for allowing you to place your own likeness within social VR/AR experiences.

FutureFly is focused on becoming the standard 3D AR Bitmoji-style platform! Their technology is not only being used by their own commercially available apps, but also can be integrated into any social, gaming, messaging, AR & VR apps.

Futurefly’s latest App release is called Miso Happy.  Miso Happy creates a three-dimensional version of your face from a just one selfie, puts it on animated 3D characters that then perform actions layered onto the real world.  During the Avatar creation process, users can shop for fashion and celebrity brand clothing lines, jewelry, etc.  Big brand names and influencers are already on board and monetizing.  Scenes created through the app can be further decorated with various 2D stickers and text before being shared on messengers and social media.

Please download the Miso Happy App and see how creative and powerful it is to capture the details of your Face and turn it into a 3D animated Avatar!

​Current Investors:
Betaworks, Vision+, Broadway Video, Yuri Milner, Arielle Zuckerberg and Keith Boesky​

Legendary Giorgio Moroder orders Shout Line for New Song Release

I am thrilled to report that Giorgio Moroder’s marketing Team contacted my company and ordered a Shout Hotline to use as part of his new Song release (dropping May 12th)!

Giorgio Moroder has won three Academy Awards: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for “Flashdance…What a Feeling“, from the film Flashdance (1983); and Best Song for “Take My Breath Away“, from Top Gun (1986). Moroder also won two of his four Grammy Awards for Flashdance: Best Album or Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special and Best Instrumental Composition for the track “Love Theme from Flashdance”. The third was awarded for Best Dance Recording for the song “Carry On”. On 20 September 2004 Moroder was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, held in New York, when he was inducted for his achievements and contributions as a producer. In 2005, Moroder was named a Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana,[38] and in 2010 Bolzano awarded him the Grande Ordine al Merito della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano. In 2011, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Soundtrack Academy. In 2014, Giorgio Moroder won his fourth Grammy Award for Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories (Album of the Year).

For more details on the incredible life and successes of Giorgio Moroder

From Robbing to a Record Deal: The Tee Grizzley Story

Ever since Prohibition, Detroit has been overrun with violence. In the 1920s, the Purple Gang held such a bloody reign over the bootleg circuit, even Al Capone chose to make peace instead of trying to expand into their territory from Chicago. In 1943, after 20,000 White workers walked off the job at a plant manufacturing parts for bombers and PT boats because a small group of Black workers got a promotion, race riots broke out. Twenty-four years later, then-President Lyndon Johnson dropped paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions into the streets of Detroit to halt the 12th Street riot that erupted when police raided a bar in a mostly-Black neighborhood and arrested 82 people in 1967.

Then the 1980s came, and as heroin gave way to crack, Reagan declared war. Mass incarceration decimated inner-city families while Detroit gangs like Young Boys Inc., Pony Down and Adidas helped circulate the massive influx of drugs.

All the while, Detroit was coming apart at the seams, and as White flight and globalization left neighborhoods bare and jobs hard to find, Detroit became one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. “Illegal economies are dangerous economies, they are economies of desperation, they are accompanied by violence, they are accompanied by crime,” says Heather Ann Thompson, professor of history at University of Michigan. By 1994, Detroit’s murder rate was roughly 54 homicides per 100,000 residents, one of the highest in the country.

That was the same year Tee Grizzley, 23, was born. Raised in the Joy Road neighborhood of West Detroit, he had what he calls an “underprivileged” childhood. “I couldn’t get everything I wanted,” the rapper, born Terry Sanchez Wallace, tells XXL. “I had an abusive household, a lot of drugs coming in and out of there.”

Please read his incredible full story and interview here:
http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/04/tee-grizzley-interview/

Tee Grizzley uses Norm’s Shout technology to engage with his Fans and let them know where to check him out next!  He even calls some Fans back!  Hit him up @ (313) 777-TeeG (8334)

DNCE uses Norm’s Shout Technology to Promote New Track & Tour Dates

DNCE is an American dance-rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee. The group signed with Republic Records, who released their debut single, “Cake by the Ocean”, in September 2015. The song reached the top 10 in several charts, including on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 9. Their debut extended play, Swaay, was released the same year. They also were nominated for Favorite New Artist for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards and Best Song to Lip Sync and Best Anthem for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.

If you look carefully at the Dog Tag, you will see their Hotline Number: (818) 650-3623 (DNCE)

“When she wants ur number so u hand her ur dog tag”