Jun 24


While it’s not the first ever piece of wearable technology, the Apple Watch is definitely the most talked about and it was one of Apple’s most anticipated releases in the company’s history. Investors, tech bloggers, fans of Apple, Apple’s competitors, and just about everyone else waited for months to see if the watch would really measure up to the claims made by CEO Tim Cook last year when he announced the watch. And now that it’s been out for a few months, watch owners are voicing their opinions.

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May 29



On Tuesday May 19th, a Plains All American Pipeline onshore pipe carrying thousands of gallons of crude oil ruptured near Refugio Beach, releasing an estimated 105,000 gallons of the substance into the surrounding area. Experts believe over 20,000 gallons found its way to the ocean, forcing the closure of the state run beach and the surrounding campgrounds. The oil slick now stretches across 9 miles of pristine Pacific water and near 9 miles of California’s best beaches are covered in the foul smelling, black chemical. Cleanup began immediately although no would be volunteers have been officially permitted to assist in the cleanup due to potential health hazards. However, we Santa Barbarians care so much about our home that many have grabbed their buckets and shovels and taken to the beach anyways.

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May 07



Purple jacaranda trees line the streets of Santa Barbara and bright hues of pinks and oranges paint the sky during warm, tranquil sunsets. Spring is in the air – and this could only mean one thing: Santa Barbara Bowl 2015 concert season. With an eclectic array of 20+ shows lined up for the year, SB Bowl kicked off the season with a spectacular sold-out show by British indie rock band, alt-J, and special guests, Jungle, on Tuesday, April 14. Next up on the calendar is KJEE’s 11th Annual Summer Round Up featuring Of Monsters and Men, Banks, Walk The Moon, Family of the Year, and The Blues & Greys on Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 pm. For a full list of upcoming shows at the Bowl, visit the concerts page.

The SB Bowl has been hard at work to make this year’s concert experience the best yet! New improvements to the venue include a new lower plaza featuring a new walkway, public restrooms, and the official location to retrieve will call tickets. There are also new dining options available for hungry concert-goers, as well as a complimentary bike valet for those doing their part for Mother Earth.

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May 05



Oniracom’s latest collaboration with AIGA Santa Barbara happened this past weekend, when CEO Jacob Tell and Art Director Tad Wagner reprised their roles as reviewers at AIGA SB’s annual Portfolio Day. For those of you who might not know, AIGA is the professional association for design, and AIGA Santa Barbara is one of 70 chapters across the nation. For me, one of many cool benefits of being AIGA SB President is being able to include Oniracom in our design-related, educational, and networking events for the local creative community.

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Apr 28


Photo Shoot Mondays - Santa Barbara Bar

Author: hannahr

Mondays don’t typically have the reputation for being the best day of the week, but yesterday, we had a great day! Oniracom spent all day with our new client, the Santa Barbara Bar, to do a lifestyle photo shoot in the beautiful Santa Barbara. Working with the talented photographer Lexus Gallegos, we are creating a campaign for the tasty and nutritious bars. We are excited to be working with this amazing bar brand that’s local to our hometown!

Santa Barbara Bar founder, Peter Gaum has owned a wholesale bakery in Santa Barbara for 20 yeas. He created the bars as a delicious and healthy snack for friends and family, but it has turned into a local phenomenon, taking the area by storm. Not only are the bars full of flavor, but they are also gluten-free, a good source of protein and fiber, and contain no added soy protein of refined sugars. Right now there are three flavors: Coconut Almond, Peanut Chocolate Cherry, and Cranberry White Chocolate. We thank Santa Barbara Bar for stocking Oniracom full of these delicious bars, because we can’t stay out of the kitchen!

Check out the Santa Barbara Bar website here to see where you can find the bars-in store (or order online). Below are some of pictures from our photo shoot, check them out!






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Apr 22


This past Sunday marked the end of the 2015 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, and it was a remarkable success! Thousands of people came out to Alameda Park in Santa Barbara to learn about how to make a difference in the environment while enjoying tasty foods, shopping at the eco-marketplace, and attending a multitude of concerts and events.

Jacob, Mike and Sean worked hard all week to make sure our Storywall platform was ready for the big weekend! Storywall connected festivalgoers with all the exciting things happening throughout the event such as live music set times, tips for being environmentally friendly, and more. Everyone enjoyed interacting with the platform by sending in photos to be displayed on-screen and by participating in contests with awesome prizes including local gifts from the farmers market and an electric bicycle!

Overall, Earth Day and Oniracom’s participation with Storywall couldn’t have gone better. Thank you to everyone who played a role in this year’s festival, we can’t wait until next year! Check out some of our photos from Earth Day below.

Photos by: Jacob Tell & Mike Wald





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Apr 21


Sonos at Oniracom: Reintroducing Music

Author: keir


Sonos has been a wireless stereo powerhouse in Santa Barbara for over a decade, reinventing audio for the digital age. Here at Oniracom, we’ve been beefing up our music system with Sonos gear since January, and it’s definitely made an impact.

“After I listened to classic albums on our Sonos such as Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Doors’ Morrison Hotel, and The Beatles’ White Album I heard new things in the music I never had,” said our CEO Jacob Tell.

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Apr 17



It’s that time of year again to celebrate the earth and environment at the 2015 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival! This Saturday and Sunday (April 18 and 19) at Alameda Park in Santa Barbara, there will be tons of events, concerts, games, exhibits, and classes, — all centered on celebrating the Earth. The Oniracom team has put a lot of work into helping ensure the success of this year’s Earth Day, and we are excited to attend.

The festivities start at 11 a.m. on both days, beginning with Bike Valet. Save gas by riding your bike to the festival and park it for free with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition. Is your bike broken? Bring it and fix it yourself with the help of local mechanics. If cars are still the preferred method of travel, make sure to check out the Green Car Show where potential customers can get behind the wheel of advanced fueled vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Toyota hybrids and more!

Visitors can shop at the Eco-Marketplace for green products, technology, gadgets, and clothing and then take a class to learn about healthy, organic cooking. Local bands will take the Main Stage to play all genres of music including, blues, country, rock, reggae, dance, and indie. On Sunday at 12:30, join Snook the Sloth at the Kids Corner to talk about how we can protect the planet. We are proud of Oniracom Video Producer Luke Archer for his efforts in bringing to life the giant sloth with built-in audiovisual technology.

An exciting contribution from Oniracom, developed by CTO Sean Campos, is “Storywall,” a technology platform that we will be beta testing at Earth Day. Story Wall will connect guests to events, allowing them to interact with the Festival in a unique way. Campos is excited to see thousands of people interact Storywall “in the wild.” Visitors can hash tag #sbearthday to see their photos on Storywall, so make sure to check it out! 

CEO Jacob Tell and Chief Business Development Officer Mike Wald made enormous contributions as a part of the Festival’s Marketing and Outreach, promoting music performances, speakers, events, and much more. Tell is excited to see the Kids Parade on Sunday because Oniracom will work with students from the Multimedia Arts & Design Academy to film the Kids Climate March.

Make sure to visit Earth Day and check out all the cool events and a big thanks to everyone at Oniracom who made this event possible! There is something for everyone at this year’s festival, so visit http://www.sbearthday.org/ to start planning your days!

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Mar 24


March Staff Playlist: Mellow March

Author: calia

Spring is here, it’s light out a little bit longer once we all get off work… the times, they are mellow. Which is why our staff compiled an amazing Mellow March Playlist that’s perfect for spring, the light sun rays, days out on the beach, or even a short road trip drive.


Mellow March | Listen for free at bop.fm




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Mar 11



Oniracom is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the first ever TEDx live event right here in Santa Barbara on Tuesday March 17th!

TED is a nonprofit organization that hosts annual TED Conferences where some of the world’s greatest minds come to speak. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and more. TED also hosts a program called TED Talks on their website TED.com where talks are posted daily that viewers can access anytime.

TEDx is TED’s new program of independently organized local events, where people can come together to experience TED Talks video and live speakers simultaneously. 

The first-ever live TEDx will be hosted in Santa Barbara and will include talks by leading scientists such as Laura Shulz, David Eagleman, Donald Hoffman, and Fei-Fei Li. The event will also host some of today’s top astronomers, mathematicians, authors, and philanthropists. For more information, check out the TEDx Santa Barbara website.

Registration is FREE but limited! Be sure to register online here while space lasts.

THEN, don’t miss the after party at Pure Order Brewing Co at 410 N Quarantina, off Milpas. Burger Bus will be serving some great food as well!

We look forward to seeing you there and expanding our knowledge of the world together!


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