Mario Armstrong Drops Into Banjo HQ in Redwood City

August 7, 2014

When we spotted Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong in the neighborhood taking selfies with Sheryl Sandberg, we immediately reached out and invited him to Banjo HQ! This Emmy Award winning personalty was the one who brought Banjo to homes around the country when he debuted Banjo on The TODAY Show Thanksgiving Morning .

We didn’t have time to roll out the red carpet, but we did manage to have a nice refreshing Tito’s and Tonic waiting…and not just any tonic, Q Tonic because we know Mario is all about the #neversettleclub!

Jennifer Peck, who is Director of Media Relations at Banjo, was unfortunately in Las Vegas when Mario visited. But thanks to Skype, they were able to enjoy a few laughs.

Our fabulous Office Manager Katie was the one who took the group picture below so we thought she deserved her very own with Mario. Thank you Katie for keeping us running like a well-oiled machine!

Thanks so much for coming to see us Mario, you are always welcome at Team Banjo.

Infographic On The Changing Landscape Of Entertainment

August 1, 2014

Banjo is a proud member of The Application Developers Alliance which is a non-profit global membership organization that supports developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. They promote the continued growth of the industry and advocate on behalf of their members on public policy and industry issues. Jennifer Peck, Director of Media Relations at Banjo is member of their Entertainment Working Group. Together they created an infographic to explore the changing entertainment landscape and the opportunity for developers to capitalize on smartphone and tablet entertainment apps. This infographic compares data on how consumers engage with media through various devices.

Infographic Changing Entertainment Landscape

Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 25, 2014

The world’s largest outdoor rodeo is held in Cheyenne, Wyoming and is more diverse than your run-of-the-mill cowboys and horses. Aside from the carnival featuring deep fried eats and all the usual rides, there are also some of the biggest stars in country music performing throughout.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days have been celebrating western ways since 1897 and has been named one of the top festivals in the nation. The only way to get the full experience if you can’t be there in person is by living vicariously through the social posts of the people that are in attendance. See the entire feed here Cheyenne Frontier Days

Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash In Ukraine

July 17, 2014

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down in Eastern Ukraine. There were 295 people on the plane including passengers and crew members. Currently, every person on the Malaysian Airline flight is feared dead.

As Banjo began to collect real-time photos from the plane crash, the horror of the event set in for users across the globe. The plane was coming from Amsterdam with people from every walk of life aboard. In the middle of an on-going battle between Russia and Ukraine, the plane was shot down with innocent people becoming the victims of a fight they had no part in.

See also: Multiple Dead In Ukraine Shelling Attacks

Follow the live feed as it continues to unravel on Banjo as citizens of Ukraine share what they are seeing and experiencing on social media Malaysian Airline Crash In Ukraine.