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One thing Internet technologies have brought us over time is the increasing ability to create customizable or personalized content for ourselves.

Yabber Launches iPad Kids Magazine

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Yabber , a new Los Angeles startup, said Thursday that it has launched a new, iPad-based kids magazine. According to Yabber, the founders of the firm were "inspired by the growing tech and startup communities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles" to start the company, looking to innovate in the children's magazine area. 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?

ThisNext.com Partners With Lucky Magazine

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Santa Monica-based ThisNext , the social shopping and content site run by Matt Edelman, has scored a partnership with Lucky Magazine. thisnext lucky magazine cobranded social shopping advertising retailAccording to ThisNext, the two have created a co-branded shopping site, which was launched Friday. READ MORE>>.

Funny or Die Launches iPad Magazine

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The firm said its new magazine, The Occasional will cost $9.99 a year, or $3.99 for a single issue. READ MORE>>.

Yapert Raises $1.2M For Mobile Magazine

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San Diego-based Yapert said this morning that it has raised $1.2M in a seed funding round, for its interactive mobile magazine. Yapert''s moblie magazine focuses on musicians, celebrities, athletes, fitness stars, and others, with a particular focus on stars and brands. The firm currently has an iOS app , and an Android app in beta.

Variety Acquired By Penske Media

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variety penske media reed content publishing magazineThe bible of entertainment industry news, Variety , has been acquired by Internet entrepreneur Jay Penske, via his firm, Penske Media , the companies said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Glossi Debuts New Features For Digital Magazine Publishers

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Glossi , which develops tools to help publishers create digital magazines for the web, said today that it has launched a brand new set of features aimed at rich media content publishers. Glossi is aiming at helping marketers and other publishers to create their own, slick digital magazines using drag and drop tools. READ MORE>>.

Snapchat Theme Drives New Playboy Issue

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New Partnership with Inc Magazine

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Magazine.  It’s an exciting day at Docstoc as we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Inc.

KidZui Links With Parenting Magazines

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San Diego-based KidZui, a provider of a kid-friendly web browser, has inked a deal with Parents.com, the online site for the American Baby, Parents, and Family Circle magazines. KidZui said that editorial content from Parents.com wil be integrated into its parent site, and Parents.com will recommend KidZui's web browser for children.

Buzz Media Inks Deal with Magazine

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Magazine. Magazine is a celebrity news magazine and website. Buzz Media--which was formerly known as BuzzNet--is a venture backed operator of a network of pop culture, celebrity, and music-focused web content properties and blogs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Buzz Media said it will use OK!'s READ MOR

Lean Startup Legend Steve Blank Discloses His Most Daring Guerrilla Marketing Tactics

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For the next 3 1/2 years, every magazine in the Mac industry was benchmarking all the graphics boards with SuperMac's own internal benchmarks.

ThisNext's Glossi Launches Public Beta

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The new service lets users organize and lay out heavily visual, online magazines. READ MORE>>.

OpenX Launches New Service Around Content Optimization, Ad Monetization

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Los Angeles-based digital advertising technology developer OpenX has launched a new service today, which it says will combine content optimization and ad monetization for publishers. The firm said that publishers can use the tool to figure out what is the most valuable content on their websites. READ MORE>>.

GotCast Wins Playboy

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According to the firm, it is helping to promote a casting call for Playboy's Miss Social, an effort which includes a photo shoot with the magazine.

SpinMedia Buys Death and Taxes

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Los Angeles-based SpinMedia said today that it has acquired Death and Taxes , an online magazine focused on indie music news, pop culture, politics, and entertainment. deathandtaxes spinmedia content blog magazine merger acquisition music news entertainment Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

ImageCollect.com Grows Celebrity Photo Library

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Los Angeles-based AudioMicro , which operates a network of online content licensing marketplaces for audio, photos, and more, is announcing today that it has grown its library of pictures on site ImageCollect to 1.5 million photos. ImageCollect is focused on celebrity photos, offered up using the microstock photo model. READ MORE>>.

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Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publisher which runs such sites as eHow.com, typeF.com, and LIVESTRONG.COM, said Thursday afternoon that it is launching a new effort focused on long-form web content. freelance writer journalism writing livestrong ehow content publisher publishing editorial media demandREAD MORE>>.

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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Forbes  Magazine ranks us among America’s Best Banks and  Fortune considered SVB one of the best places to work. to 10 p.m. Amplify.

Web Second, Mobile First

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It’s the new magazine. Fred Wilson wrote two posts in 2010 that were very influential with the startup community. The power of a keyboard.

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Cie Games Signs Deal With Car and Driver

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The deal integrates awards, monthly contests, and more along with updates and features in the magazine of the game. READ MORE>>.

Verve Wireless Snags Former comScore Technology Chief

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Verve Wireless develops mobile software used by newspapers, magazines, and other publishers--including the Associated Press--to distribute their content to mobile and smartphone users. Verve said Nicotra will oversee the firm's product innovation and technology functions. READ MORE>>. verve wireless comscore executive technology

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

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Other than the occasional NBA game, he consumes his video content via our iPad and Xbox. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch  HERE.

How WhoSay Is Connecting Celebrities Directly With Fans

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These days, they''re now generating more and more of their own content, often on their phones. What is WhoSay? Steve Ellis: It''s pretty simple.

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Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

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mostly didn’t buy it because I’m a big content producer. And by content I mean email. My Blackberry died today. Buh-bye.

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. In 2000 he launched a men’s lifestyle magazine called RAZOR and served as the publication’s Editor in Chief and CEO for the next six years, pursuing acting and writing projects on the side. billion. Membership took off.

United Online Turns Down MemoryLane.com

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Woodland Hills-based United Online said Wednesday afternoon that has launched a new business, MemoryLane.com , focused on nostalgic content, folding its Classmates Online business into the new website. United Online said that Classmates Online will become Memory Lane, Inc., Memory Lane, like Classmates Online, is based in Seattle.

BUZZMEDIA Buys Spin

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Los Angeles-based digital media and entertainment publisher BUZZMEDIA announced this morning that it has acquired venerable SPIN Media , the publisher of Spin Magazine, the 25 year old brand known for its coverage of music and culture. buzzmedia spin magazine music content merger acquisition publishing publisherREAD MORE>>.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Tanz has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine “Young Millionaires of 2011 Special Report.” Millions, billions, trillions? and M.S.

BUZZMEDIA Snags Sales VP From Break

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Ziegler was previously VP of Sales at Break Media, and also served at Yahoo and TIME Magazine, among other positoins. music content publishing executive sales buzzmediaBUZZMEDIA said Ziegler will head up sales efforts in the Midwest and Eastern areas. READ MORE>>.

Twitter Delivers You 4x More Traffic Than You Think. Here’s Why …

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In some ways it is because that’s where your user engaged the content. Today they’re wrong. Terribly wrong. Possibly up to 4x more.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

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In the quest to own the world of Internet content, there has been a huge amount of focus given to the world of consumer Internet content. For that reason, more and more content is going online. However, as these are relatively niche focuses, it's difficult for those content providers--often times bloggers--to build an audience.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch. “There’s something going on in LA.” LA By The Numbers. Booed.

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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Magazine. Magazine. Magazine ended up doing a cover story on Kyle and I called, An American Start-Up. From 35 To 500 Readers.

GOOD Gets Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based GOOD , a media firm which operates Reason Pictures, GOOD Magazine, and GOOD Digital, announced this week that it has raised a Series A funding round. magazine founder Bernie Goldhirsch. Tags: good content media magazine movie venture capital angel nicholas negroponte Goldhirsh is the son of Inc.

How Roambi Is Making Mobile Work For The Enterprise, with Quinton Alsbury

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We actually recently launched a secondary app, Roambi Flow, which is a publishing app for creating interactive iPad magazines. Thanks!

Classmates.com Hit By Trademark Suit

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United Online shifted Classmates into the nostalgic content market in February, as adoption of social networking sites like Facebook made the firm's prior business model irrelevant. Classmates' Memory Lane provides nostalgic magazines, school yearbook pictures, song samples, and more. The suit was filed by Memory Lane Inc.,

How This Entrepreneur Went From Poverty To CEO Of A Dead Sexy Startup

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My ears were closed so I decided I was going to, try to start a company…at night…(and build)a content management system. looking in the couch.

Want to Know How to Better Partner With, Raise Money From or Be Acquired by a Big Media Company?

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They are best known for their magazine titles such as The New Yorker, Wired, Vanity Fair and Vogue. That they own Reddit? Who knew?