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Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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What special data, content, APIs, etc. I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Partners?

ActionAllStars.com Signs Up 100K Users For Sports Site

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Break Ramps Branded Content, Growth

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media said today that the firm has more than tripled its branded content projects this year, and expects that it will grow 18 percent this year, despite the economy. Break has been developing content series with advertisers, aiming at creating "viral" videos which get a lot of online viewers.

Break.com, G4 In Content Deal

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Financial terms of the content deal was not disclosed. Tags: break content hollywood television Los Angeles-based Break.com , which operates a video and entertainment web site focused on men, reports today that it has inked a partnership with G4's "Web Soup" television series, where "Web Soup" will feature a Break.com segment.

Big Stage Targets Content Creators

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Los Angeles-based Big Stage Entertainment , which develops avatar creation technology for turning photos into animated, 3-D likenesses, said Wednesday that the firm has launched a new effort targeted training content creators on the firm's products. Tags: bigstage stage entertainment avatar content READ MORE>>.

Mzima Selected For NetDNA's Content Delivery Network

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Los Angeles-based Mzima Networks , a provider of network services, said earlier this week that content deliver network firm NetDNA --also based in Los Angeles--has selected the firm's low-latency, 10 Gigabit backbone. NetDNA provides content delivery network services for ad networks and application acceleration.

Outcast In Content Deals with CBS, CNET, HGTV

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Financial details of the content relationships were not disclosed. The firm says it now has 12,600 of its screens deployed. READ MORE>>.

Lionsgate Kicks Off User Generated Content Effort

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RightScale Partners With Content Management Firm

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , a developer of cloud computing software, has linked with a London developer of enterprise content management software, Alfresco Software, the two said this week. Financial details behind the partnership were not disclosed by the company. READ MORE>>.

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

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Southern California's venture capital industry isn't just content and media, but is gaining a reputation for companies who "actually know how to make money,"--or so says Highland Capital's Richard de Silva. He echoed the sentiment of DFJ Frontier's David Cremin, who said the industry here has grown quite a bit since he started 11 years ago.

Internet Brands 2009 Acquisition Total: $24.2M

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands revealed it spent $24.2M in acquisitions, earnout, and holdbacks during 2009, as part of its 2009 fiscal results release. Tags: internet brands merger acquisition consumer content publishing earnings million in January. READ MORE>>.

Big Stage Adds New Content From GGL Global Gaming

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Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment , the startup which uses photos to create animated, 3-D facial avatars of users, has added new content from a game from GGL Global Gaming. Big Stage told its users yesterday that they could now insert their avatars into content from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, a video game published by Funcom.

Guarding your Ones and Zeroes - Securing Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 -- Guarding your Ones and Zeroes - Securing Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content. See [link] (more

Content Monetization: 3 Models that WorkContent Monetization: 3 Models that Work

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 -- Content Monetization: 3 Models that Work. these revamped models are opening up a whole new way of looking at content monetization.In Dealmaker LA. rom video to music and games to news, everyone and their mother is looking for better ways to monetize online content.and it's starting to pay off.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. Obviously, this being LA, we're also very interested in digital content and distribution. This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). Mark Suster: Let's start at the 50,000 foot level, then I'll segue into that question.

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. CellFrog Announces Embeddable Conference Calling. Who Are You?

Burn Baby Burn: Is Traditional Licensing of Content Joining the Business Models Torched by New Technology and the Web

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 -- Burn Baby Burn: Is Traditional Licensing of Content Joining the Business Models Torched by New Technology and the Web? What You Need to Know About the New Growth After the Firestorm. Linux, Chang v. Virgin Mobile, and Jacobsen v. Katzer. See [link] (more

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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Put your digital audio content up for sale with AudioMicro, simply and securely. We already have a jammed packed schedule for 2010.  Discover.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Hits $400M In Sales in 24 Hours

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The sales figures surpassed last year's release of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which had $360M in first day sell-through, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, released in 2009, which had estimated first day sell through of $310M. call duty modern warfare activision videogame content salesThe firm said it sold more than 6.5 READ MORE>>.

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9 Marketing Trends for 2009

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While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. free) search engine optimization (SEO) content targeting.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. free) search engine optimization (SEO) content targeting.

Developing a Marketing Communications Strategy

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The marketing communications function (commonly called "marcom") has many communications tools available. Selecting effective marketing programs.

Clicker Acquired By CBS Interactive

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The acquisition is a quick one for Clicker, which only launched public access to its site in November of 2009. READ MORE>>.

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THQ Gains On UFC Title

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Riot Games Announces First Online Game

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According to the firm, the new game will be supported by virtual currency and ability to customize and modify content within the game.

THQ Completes Cost Cutting

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Hulu Adds Advanced Search Page

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Clicker.com To Launch Public Access

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Break Media Launches New Game Front

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Break said that the redesign puts a greater emphasis on the original videos and editorial content. READ MORE>>.

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Interview with Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie

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The luck was Taylor Swift signing up organically in late 2009, which was our first major artist. Describe what Mobile Roadie does? READ MORE>>.

SEO for Startups

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They went on to describe a fairly common type of site that has some original content, but not much. won't say that I'm truly an expert on SEO.

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FastPoint Games Shuts Down

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and SCP Worldwide, and last raised funding in 2009, raising a total of $10M in funding. fastpoint games shutdown employment videogame content kelly perdewLos Angeles-bsaed Fastpoint Games , the online fantasy game development shop headed by Kelly Perdew, has shut down, according to a notice on the firm's site. READ MORE>>.

Activision Delays Game, Reaffirms Estimates

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Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing announced this morning that it has delayed the release of one of its highly anticipated titles, Blur, but reiterated its calendar ear 2009 outlook. Tags: content economy videogame game video blur activision READ MORE>>.

THQ Hires Back Alumni As Licensing VP

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Hulu Launches Publishing Tool, Linux Support

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Six Degrees Games Raises $7M

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Social Media for Service Professionals

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If I can do a good job with my blog content, then I can effectively be doing a keynote per day. This is that post. It has changed my life.

Six Degrees Partners For Moderation Software

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Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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My guess is that will be the case with a lot of different kinds of content and applications. Tell me a bit about your background. In L.A.

Paramount Opens Online Movie Clip Licensing Site

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