Watch TWiST News Roundtable with Cyan Banister and Erik Lanigan Live at 1pm

Today on This Week in Startups, tune in for a special News Roundtable live from CNET in San Francisco with Cyan Banister of Zivity, and Erik Lanigan, journalist and former This Week in Tech host.

Cyan is the founder and CEO of Zivity, a subscription and voting based artist-fan interaction platform for models, photographers and artists. She is also a confirmed judge at the upcoming LAUNCH Festival in March.

Erik, formerly of TWiT, left the company in December after "wrongful termination...and subsequent slander by Leo Laporte on his broadcasts," Erik recently wrote on his blog.

Host Jason Calacanis, Cyan and Erik will discuss news topics of the week like former TechCrunch reporter Sarah Lacy's launch of daily tech news blog PandoDaily, the latest on SOPA, Facebook's long-anticipated IPO and Zynga's acquisition of four mobile gaming companies. If you want to vote any of the topics for discussion up or down, visit the Ranker page.

Watch TWiST episode #221 live here at 1pm PT or join the chat on,Ustream,YouTube Live or Chill. Also, be sure to subscribe to the TWiST audio and video podcasts in iTunes.