CLBR #195: Silicon Beach Entrepreneur, Thought Leader Erik Huberman of Hawke Media

Silicon Beach Entrepreneur, Thought Leader
Erik Huberman of Hawke Media

hawk1Erik Huberman

  • Founded Santa Monica based Hawke Media in 2013
  • Was a co-founder and/or officer at, Swag of the Month and Fame Wizard
  • Writes “Faces of Silicon Beach” column for Santa Monica Daily Press

Hawke Media has just released its first TV-commercial.


U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

The sanctions Washington is currently considering would not target suspected hackers of government data, but rather foreign citizens and firms believed responsible for cyber attacks on commercial enterprises, one official said.

Internet-Connected Video Baby Monitors Are Basically The Most Hackable, Least Secure Thing Ever

Fusion spoke with a security researcher who tested out nine of the most popular, widely-available brands of video baby monitor, and what he found isn’t pretty.

The monitor brands researcher Mark Stanislav tested included popular models from Philips, Summer Infant, TRENDnet, iBaby, Lens Laboratory, and Gynoii. He gave eight of the nine an “F” for security. Just one passed, barely, with a D-.

Uber now faces class action lawsuit in California over expenses, tips

If Uber drivers were classified as employees rather than contractors, they would be entitled to a number of benefits under federal law. Those perks would include things like unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, the right to unionize, and most importantly the right to seek reimbursement for mileage and tips. If a jury were eventually to find against Uber in O’Connor, it would significantly curb the company’s potential future earnings and its reported $50 billion valuation.


Texas Revenge Porn Law Goes Into Effect

Congratulations to past guest Holly Toups for all her work on this legislation.

Meytal Cohen New Album Scoring Through Social Media

My wife became a fan on Facebook and by coincidence she sat next to us at the Hollywood Bowl.  Her new album, Alchemy, has sold almost 11,000 copies.

Six Degrees of History

  • Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri that brought a formal end to World War II.
  • One veteran of the Pacific war was Navy pilot George H.W. Bush, who was shot down on this day in 1944 over the Bonin Islands.
  • On this day ten years ago, his son, then President George W. Bush arrived in Alabama after Hurricane Katrina and famously praised FEMA head Michael Brown saying “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”  See my comments on “Ten Things to Remember on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina“.