Sunday, May 19 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:47:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- There once was a time when it was popular to join fan clubs, giving members an opportunity to score a secret decoder ring, a prized autograph or a personalized newsletter.
Website designer Geoff Sanders of Las Vegas believes he and business partner Jonathan Nickle have hit on a concept that will not only revitalize fan clubs, but make them more popular than ever for both fans and the people who run the clubs.
Sanders and Nickle are co-founders of Fangible.com, a tech startup that plans by late summer to launch a free iPad app that will enable users to select a fan club they would like to join.
The idea represents a departure from popular social network website Facebook, where users are encouraged to "like" a celebrity, a brand or an organization and share that detail with friends.
"There's no monetary value to liking something on Facebook," Sanders said. "Facebook has more than 38 million active fan pages, but there's no way to monetize that."
Once the Fangible app launches, celebrities, brand-name companies, organizations and others could make money by signing up on the company's website to establish subscription-based clubs. Those who run the clubs could make money through monthly or annual subscriptions, though they would have the option to waive subscription fees.
Sanders, who works out of his Summerlin residence, said fans benefit because they could join a club in privacy without having to reveal to friends that they "like" a particular celebrity or brand.
"What we're trying to bring back are the classic mail order fan clubs that Facebook killed off," he said.
In addition to celebrities, brand names and organizations, Sanders said other Fangible categories will include authors, bands, bloggers, educational services and photographers. Anybody within reason will be allowed to establish a fan club as long as they're not breaking any laws, he said. Pornography is an example of material that won't be allowed but just about anything else will be accepted by Fangible.
"We're not going to mess with people's rights," Sanders said.
Geoff Sanders, co-founder of Fangible, discusses his start-up.
Fangible will allow access to the app for anyone 13 or older, though fan club organizers can require higher age limits to join based on the content they provide. The organizers are responsible for providing details on what fans will receive for their subscriptions and can also provide links to other websites.
Getting a percentage of subscription fees is one way Fangible intends to make money. Another way is to share revenue with fan club organizers from any advertisements that appear on Fangible's website. Fangible later this year also plans to launch a fee-based premium service for those interested in organizing large, elaborate fan clubs.
Sanders, a 27-year-old University of Texas dropout who moved to Las Vegas last year, is high on the future of the city as a place for startups such as his given the valley's experience in the entertainment industry and the way that industry embraces modern technology.
"There's a lot of room to grow here, and I'd like to be part of the framework that builds Las Vegas into a tech hub," he said.