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Content Firm Draws Suitors

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Zealot Networks, co-founded by Danny Zappin, former chief of Maker Studios, may be acquisition target

23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream

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StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

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The home page always shows the latest and greatest content coming out. All content is shown as a snippet and links directly back to the source.

Naritiv Raises $3M For Snapchat Content

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Los Angeles-based Naritiv , a new startup developing a network of content creators for Snapchat, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The startup--founded by Dan Altmann and Eric Posen--says it is enabling the creation of mobile-first content for Snapchat and other social network platforms. READ MORE>>.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. What is IPSY?

Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

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But of course we also focused on making content go viral. Or creating quizzes or games with your content. Can we do 10 variants?

MACRO Gets Funding For Muticultural Content

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Los Angeles-based MACRO , which says it is developing content for the African American, Latino, and multicultural market, says it has raised a initial round of funding. macro ventures venture capital content hollywood multiculturalSize of the investment round was not announced. MACRO is led by Charles D. READ MORE>>.

Wonderville Takes On Educational Content For Kids

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Wonderville has launched to take on curating educational content on the web, providing links and videos to different content on a wide range of educational content for K-8 education. wonderville education elementary video content schoolREAD MORE>>.

Amazon Studios Sets First Four Content Projects

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Amazon Studios , the content development effort being run out of Amazon.com's Los Angeles arm, the People's Production Company, has set the first four projects being developed by the company. According to Amazon, it has selected one children's show and three comedies as the first four content development efforts at the company.

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content

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In 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. youtube content channels development hollywood startupsREAD MORE>>.

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

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PublishThis , the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels.

Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding

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Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) video production content advice business small docstocREAD MORE>>.

Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API

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

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The Los Angeles area is fast becoming the content hub for online video site YouTube , a position that takes advantage of both the LA region's long history in the entertainment business, and the rise of a slew of startups producing content specifically aimed at the YouTube audience. READ MORE>>.

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet

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evolve media break executive content marketing video Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said late Monday that it has named Mitch Rotter as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Evolve Media said that Rotter will head up its marketing efforts, plus its vertical publishing divisions CraveOnline Media and TotallyHer Media. READ MORE>>.

NewFronts | Monetizing Digital Content [Live]

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We’ll discuss how content studios are monetizing this content via advertising, sponsorship, show integration and more. georgeruiz.

Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the Internet content publishing company run by Richard Rosenblatt, is applying its crowdsourced content model to eNom , the domain name registrar it owns. According to eNom, it has put up a new content portal focused on the.ORG domain name, which is powered by Demand Media's creative studios.

Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is building out its executive team today, saying that it has named Scott Lehr as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Content Solutions. Lehr was previously at NewsCred, a developer of content marketing and content syndication software. READ MORE>>.

When Intent And Content Align, Online Ads Suck A Whole Lot Less

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This automated coupling of intent and content results in uber-relevancy and ultimately enhances marketers’ ROI. and Overture Services.

Fandango's Movieclips Ties With YouTube Space For New Content

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Los Angeles-based Fandango said Thursday that its YouTube channel, Fandango Movieclips , is in a deal with YouTube Space LA , to create new, movie-themed original video content at the production space. fandango movieclips youtube youtubesspace angeles content interviews celebrity hollywood movieREAD MORE>>.

PickDeck – Content Based on YOUR Interests

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They’ll discover content for me…AND make sure it’s not spam. Content was a flowing based of my Twitter stream.

OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology

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Silicon Beach Report Oct. 21: Snapchat’s Content Terms Raises Questions for Publishers

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Snapchat’s content terms raises questions for publishers, TigerText launches new messaging and workflow app, and Faraday Future Misses $21 Million Payment to Aecom

EndPlay Raises $21.5M For Content Management Systems

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Los Angeles-based EndPlay , a developer of software-as-a-service offerings for content management, said today that it has raised $21.5M in total funding for the firm. saas software capital venture system management content endplaySize of the most recent round was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Amazon Ramping Content Efforts In LA

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According to reports , and are expected to generate content for both online and traditional distribution. amazon angeles content streaming video production hollywood hiring jobsAccording to reports today, Amazon is looking to ramp its efforts in Los Angeles to develop original programming through its Amazon Studios initiatives.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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YouTube's New Content Partners A Who's Who Of SoCal Startups

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Not suprisingly, the announcement by YouTube late Friday of a new initiative to provide original content programming channels on the site was a who's who of Southern California content and media startups. youtube content video streaming machinima demand media equal deca vuguruREAD MORE>>.

Content Firm Draws Suitors

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Two years after Maker Studios co-founder Danny Zappin was ousted as head of the online video firm, a group of former and current executives at his new venture, Zealot Networks, is trying to acquire the branded content company and replace him as chief executive.

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

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There are new filmmakers who are trying to get into the entertainment business, but the market has been over saturated with content

Demand Media Expands Content Offerings

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said today that it is expanding its offerings in the content area, with an expansion of its Content Solution offerings. According to Demand Media, the expansion includes new content formats and enhanced "publishing and distribution strategies." READ MORE>>.

AudioMicro Launches New Stock Content Sites

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Sherman Oaks-based AudioMicro.com , the stock audio site run by Ryan Born, debuted four new content sites Thursday at the Launch Conference. Born showed off ChooseTattoos , ImageCollect , InfographicStock , and Cartoonsy at the conference. READ MORE>>. audiomicro choosetattoos stock images imagecollect cartoon cartoonsy

MGM Licenses Content To Amazon

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Seismic Snags $20M For Content Management Software

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San Diego-based sales software developer Seismic has raised $20M in a Series B funding round, to go towards its sales content management software, the company said this morning. seismic content management sales software The funding was led by JMI Equity, and also included Sigma West. Seismic is led by Doug Winter. READ MORE>>.

Digiboo Adds Android Support, TV Content

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Digiboo sells the content via interactive kiosks in three airports, Minneapolis-St. Digiboo said the new shows will cost $1.99 READ MORE>>.

Why Twitter Analytics Is The Holy Grail For Every Content Marketer

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NetDNA Targets Asian Content Delivery Network Services

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network operator NetDNA is ramping up its efforts to provide CDN services in Asia, the company said Friday. NetDNA said its content delivery network services start at $39.95 a year. netdna content delivery network services asia accelerationREAD MORE>>.

Hulu Plus Adds Content From WWE

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Fans of the WWE have a new way to get content from the entertainment company--known for its professional wrestling personalities and contests--via Hulu Plus , the premium service of Los Angeles-based video site Hulu. hulu plus television streaming spanish wrestling professional entertainment hollywood contentREAD MORE>>.

Pivotshare Raises $1M For Content Monetization

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Irvine-based Pivotshare , a new startup offering up a service to help content creators publish and monetize their video or audio via subscription or pay-per-view, said today that it has raised $1M in a Series A funding. pivotshare content video monetization hosting audioThe company was founded by Adam Mosam. READ MORE>>.