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What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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When's the next one?" So we did a one-day fall Silicon Beach Fest at io/LA in Hollywood. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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But here’s what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood. And what Hollywood does’t get about Silicon Valley? Right?

TZ Tech Crawl | Hollywood Edition

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The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to the Hollywood Tech Scene! 2012 TechZulu Tech Crawl – Technically Awesome. The Deets.

New Fund Targets Celebrities, Hollywood

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It seems like combining Hollywood and venture capital is the rage in Silicon Valley this week, as news came Tuesday of a new, seed-stage venture capital fund--run by former Mashable blogger Ben Parr--looking to raise money from Hollywood celebrities for access to hot, Silicon Valley Startups. READ MORE>>.

Microsoft Spins Up New Entertainment Studio In Hollywood

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The move looks to be part of a trend of big technology companies centering efforts in Los Angeles to bring content to their devices and properties.

Los Angeles Companies Continue To Dominate Top YouTube Channels

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The August 2012 ranking by comScore ranks Machinima at number three on YouTube, with 21.8M uniques; fifth is FullScreen , with 18.9M

Nine Startup Tips From Walt Disney

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. 1.

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Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio

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The deal--which was first uncovered by the Hollywood Reporter--is in the former headquarters of Hughes Aircraft. angeles youtube playa vista studio content hollywood videoAccording to a property developer in Playa Vista, YouTube has signed an 11-year lease for a 41,000 square foot office building in the location. READ MORE>>.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell

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According to a January 2012 article in Forbes Magazine , nearly 16% of the 400 most affluent Americans do not have a college degree. Degree?

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Hulu Refreshes Site, Focuses on More Vivid, Graphic Experience

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Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Yes the real Oscars were also on this past Sunday but if you’re in LA or Hollywood, you wouldn’t be tuning into anything but Startup Weekend LA).

In Venice Beach, A Coming Out for Silicon Beach

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And when you live in a city that long, you're bound to find yourself at a Hollywood, celebrity-driven party. These parties are always the same.

Always Go Home with the Lady Who Brought you to the Dance

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He was the son of a Hollywood celebrity and looked like he could have been a star as well (later in life he became nationally known).

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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” “Hollywood is run by dinosaurs and we understand the future of media.” This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

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The race to get your SXSWi panel to as many votes as possible so that you will be selected to present at the coming 2012 SXSW.

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HitFix Snags VP From The Hollywood Reporter

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Los Angeles-based film, TV, and entertainment site HitFix said today that it has snagged the former General Manager for Digital for The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Boyce, as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. hitfix hollywood reporter executive film contentREAD MORE>>.

Movie Hackathon Combines Film, Technology, Prizes

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Hulu Plus Expands Device Support

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According to Hulu, its service is now available on Toshiba 2012 Blu-ray players, Sharp 2012 TVs and Best Buy's Dynex Blu-ray players. hollywood content television video streaming plus huluUsers of all of those devices can now sign up for Hulu Plus directly from those players. READ MORE>>.

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Paramount Pictures Licenese Movies To Amazon Prime

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Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures is extending out distribution of its movies with a new deal with Amazon.com , Amazon said Wednesday.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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ZestCash, founded by Douglas Merrill, former CIO of Google [Hollywood]. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. hate Silicon Whatever.

Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”

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It was kind of like producing a film in Hollywood. Mark framed his comments around the major mistakes he made during his early ventures. Sales.

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content

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youtube content channels development hollywood startupsIn what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. READ MORE>>.

How DinnerDate.com Takes Online Dating Offline, with Andrew Connell

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We spoke with Andrew about the startup and what it's all about. What's DinnerDate.com? Andrew Connell: DinnerDate.com is small group dating. Thanks!

Hulu Revenue Rise To $695M; Tops 3M Paying Subscribers

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Hulu , the online video streaming site headed by Jason Kilar, detailed its 2012 numbers today, saying that it will close the year with approximately $695M in revenues, a growth of over 65% since 2011. finances revenues hollywood content streaming video huluHulu said its subscriber count more than doubled during the year. READ MORE>>.

Fandango Expands Mobile Movie Ticket Distribution

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fandango mobile movie ticket content hollywood theater sales theatreFandango said it now accepts mobile tickets at 2,600 screens. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. Of course, given the size of this list and having kids, I really can't attend a lot of these.

Hulu Updates Video Player

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hulu video player bigger expansion content hollywoodViewers watching their favorite TV show on Hulu today might notice a slight change: the site's video player is now bigger, due to an update on the firm's web site Thursday. Hulu explained the update came to provide the site with a "cleaner, crisper" look. READ MORE>>.

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Private Equity Firm Set To Sell Hulu Stake, Says Report

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hulu private equity merger acquisition providence disney content streaming hollywoodA report today from Bloomberg says that Providence Equity Partners , the private equity firm which owns part of Los Angeles-based Hulu , is selling its stake to the firm's other owners in a deal valuing the firm at about $2 billion. Comcast Corp., READ MORE>>.

OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology

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Twentieth Century Fox Launches HD Streaming Program

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twentieth century digital streaming content video hollywoodTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is aiming to boost digital streaming and downloading of its content, through a new program the firm announced this morning. The entertainment firm, which is a subsidairy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/News Corp., READ MORE>>.

Fandango, Moviefone In Ticketing Partnership

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Interview with Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie

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Demand Media Launches Pet Channel On YouTube

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Movieclips Becomes ZEFR, Raises $18.5M

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video youtube clips movie hollywood content capital venture movieclips zefrThe new funding round was led by U.S. READ MORE>>.

SpiritClips Acquired By Hallmark

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spiritclips hallmark content hollywood greeting cards merger acquisitionLos Angeles-based SpiritClips , an online video service and short film producer, has been acquired by greeting cards firm Hallmark. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The startup was founded by Rob Fried, who will remain as CEO of the ocmpany.

Mobile Roadie Powers New Madonna iPad App

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Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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Hollywood Today: The Digital World of Silicon Tech Collides with the Flashy Stardom of Hollywood. Tons of info and tons of fun!”

BeachMint Powers New Lingerie Line From Brooke Burke

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intimint brooke burke celebrity dancing beachmint ecommerce startup beauty hollywoodLos Angeles-based BeachMint , the celebrity-meets-ecommerce startup which already has a impressive lineup of celebrity-linked ecommerce sites, is launching a new site--this time, with celebrity Brooke Burke-Charvet. READ MORE>>.

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Topspin Ties With MTV On Artists.MTV

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hollywood content label marketing musician music sxsw topspin artistsLos Angeles-based Topspin and MTV said Thursday at SXSW that the two are in a new partnership, on a new initiative called Artists.MTV. Financial details of the arrangement between Topspin and MTV were not announced; the new site is expected to launch in June. READ MORE>>.