Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Das Energi Shows That It Can Overcome Challenges After Successful Night 1

After the 2018 Das Energi showed major logistical issues in the festival’s aim for growth, it overcame those issues with great fervor after a successful night one at its 2019 event. Each of the last couple of years have marked significant growth for the festival, as it transitioned from a single-day concert event to being rebranded as a major two-day music festival. With growth, however, comes growing pains, which came in the form of massive public relations disasters as the 2018 event...

8Chan Is Likely Not Coming Back, Prompting A Demand For Internet Censorship

After it was revealed that 8Chan played a major role in the El Paso shooting that killed 22 and injured 24 on August 3, legislators are calling for more supervision and possible censorship over what can be shared online in a public forum. 8Chan, which is a discussion board website that was located in one of the darker corners of the web before it was shut down after the El Paso shooting, seldom moderated its discussion boards with the argument that it threatened its users’ rights to...

Universal Cancelled The Release Of “The Hunt” After Receiving Death Threats

A new horror film called “The Hunt” was put on indefinite hold in the wake of three mass shootings throughout the U.S. over the last few weeks. The film, which was created by Blumhouse Productions and was to be released through Universal Studios, depicted a group of “liberal elites” that capture and hunt right wing conservatives for fun. Despite the depiction of gun violence during a time when gun control remains a hotly debated issue, the film garnered a lot of...

The Tragic Downfall Of Tumblr

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to spend more than an hour in any American high school without hearing a reference to Tumblr, the blogging and social networking platform that was once considered second only to Reddit in terms of teen popularity. The website created a platform for users to share anything from art to workout tips and tricks, and had amassed, at one point, more than 738 unique visitors worldwide that had created and shared as many as 148 billion posts through the...

British Airways Passengers Are Getting VR

First class passengers on certain British Airways flights could be given special VR headsets as part of their entertainment set up in the near future. The airline is testing whether or not the feature would be popular on its long haul flights as a way to help keep passengers distracted during the duration of the flight. This is not the first time that VR has been tested on long haul flights, but bulky equipment and a lack of entertainment options has dissuaded passengers from using the...

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