While the spotlight was no doubt on the Oscars telecast this Sunday, a ton of attention was focused on the Oscar.com digital experience, which included an online experience and an app that allowed users to navigate over 17 cameras on the red carpet, Kodak Theater, backstage and even inside the Governor's Ball. This year, I was given the opportunity to be part of this very innovative "first" in the industry, co-hosting the Oscar.com webcast with Radio Disney's Fabulous Jake Whetter. The product was a huge success, with over a million views and hundreds of thousands of downloads of the 99 cent app, as well as thousands of people purchasing the $4.99 All Access pass. It was obvious to many that this had re-invented and set a new standard for the dual-screen viewing experience.
I also want to thank my amazing glam squad team who got me decked out from head to toe: Michelle Phan (makeup guru), Chriselle Lim (stylist), Krista Bradford (hair stylist). Thanks to Bellacures too for the mani-pedi.
For many asking, my dress was by Ronald Abdalla and the expensive bling by Erica Courtney. You can read more about my outfit HERE.
I'm a huge fan of Fast Company, so I was more than excited when I found out that I was included in their Most Influential Women in Technology list this year. I admire so many women on this list as well as previous years', so it's definitely an honor. I also want to thank everyone who nominated me. I can't express my appreciation for everyone's help and support! I couldn't do anything I do and love without you. So thank you!!!
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are coming up this Sunday, February 13th. I couldn't be more excited to be on board as host of the Grammy Live! webcast for the 2nd year in a row. Last year we went live over 72-hours bringing viewers behind the scenes of all the events leading up to the big show. We also went live on the red carpet and even backstage with all the winners. This year we'll be doing the same, but obviously it'll be bigger and even better.
Firstly, we're going live on YouTube starting this Friday, February 11th at 5pm EST at http://youtube.com/thegrammys. I'll be joined by the talented comedian Ben Gleib and veteran music journalist John Norris (Yay! I used to watch him on MTV back in the day, so I'm geeking out a bit here!).
I also recently posted on my CBSNews.com blog, about technologies that are giving a voice to citizens and journalists in Egypt who would have otherwise been cut off from the world.
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