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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. Partner Leverage.

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>>.

Zugara Launches World’s 1st AR Ecommerce Platform Module

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It’s fun and engaging; It’s proven to help sell clothes; and, it’s a word of mouth marketing platform.

SendUs Debuts Crowdsourced Video Platform

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Are you a company looking to find and promote user-generated videos around your brand? A new, Los Angeles startup, SendUs , launched its services to help brands manage user-generated video content this morning, saying that its platform helps companies leverage that user-generated content and turn it into videos for companies.

PromoJam 2.0 | The Social Promotion Management Platform

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The Social Promotion Management Platform is for businesses of all types – small, medium and enterprise. With PromoJam 2.0, PromoJam 2.0

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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Platform For Speed & Scalability. The new Fan Appz solution runs on the SAP HANA® platform. Siegal added,“Social data holds the key.

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.

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FlxOne Announces Launch of Analytics and Optimization Platform for Real-Time Advertising

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The post FlxOne Announces Launch of Analytics and Optimization Platform for Real-Time Advertising appeared first on TechZulu. Take action.

KidZui Launches Advertising Platform

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San Diego-based KidZui said this week that it has launched a new advertising platform focused on family-friendly brands. The firm said its new platform, KidClicks, allows brands to reach kids through the KidZui browser. As part of the launch, the firm said it has hired Bryan Mullen as Chief Revenue Officer. READ MORE>>.

A Designer’s Weekend With The Oculus Rift

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Virtual reality has always fascinated me. As a designer by trade, I have always loved different visual experiences. gl=us/.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisREAD MORE>>.

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

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs

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Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform. Lisa Hennessy: We are going to build our own platform. Thanks!

Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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imperson provides an artificial intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters. FEM Inc.

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Why Twitter Analytics Is The Holy Grail For Every Content Marketer

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Why does twitter analytics considered as the “Holy Grail” for every content marketer? Photo courtesy of Search Engine Journal via Pinterest.

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>>.

GraphEffect Revs Facebook Ad Management Platform

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Santa Monica-based GraphEffect , the developer of social marketing software which helps advertiser manage their advertising on Facebook, said this morning that it has launched a significant update to its platform. The firm--which is headed by James Borow--said its new, GraphEffect 2.0 READ MORE>>.

Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Immersv is launching a brand new, ad platform aimed at virtual reality content, the company is announcing today. platform advertising reality virtual immersvImmersv is led by co-founder and CEO Mihir Shah. READ MORE>>.

Why Sidevision Is Tying Content, E-Commerce Together, with Justin Wu

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Justin Wu: Sidevision is a video e-commerce platform which allows brands and content providers to better monetize their videos with interactive apps.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? However, these platforms could be interesting for prototype and pilot solutions. The other conclusion was that you need to have a migration path from the platform. Must design your application differently to live on top of the platform. It's funny. Whoops.

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Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current

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We also have a partnership with Trion Media, which is one of the largest content providers to the radio industry. What is Deal Current? Thanks!

MaxCDN Acquired By StackPath

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network operator MaxCDN has been acquired by security-as-a-service startup StackPath , StackPath revealed today as part of a big launch. MaxCDN, led by Chris Ueland, said on Sunday that the company will help StackPath work on its secure, content delivery platform. READ MORE>>.

CallFire Launches Their New Cv3 Platform & New Look

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Born on the shores of Santa Monica, California, the company is taking its beta-tested Cv3 platform out into the public today.

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#Mixcord is a discovery platform designed to help you uncover apps content creators are using. #MuckerCon [Flickr]

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Bedloo: Find The Answers In Life | Founder Interview, Startup Life & LA Tech

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Bedloo is a social media voting platform for those who want to find the right answer in life. Since Bedloo is a social media voting platform

Pluto TV Adds New Content Partners

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Los Angeles-based Pluto TV , which is developing an online Internet TV platform aimed at curating live TV entertainment for Internet users, said Wednesday afternoon that it has signed up a roster of over 20 new content partners fro the service. partnerships channels streaming hollywood partners content plutotvREAD MORE>>.

How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business

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We then acquire those videos directly from content owners. Is there a lot of competition for the rights to all of that content?

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Jukin Media Adds To Executive Team

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jukin media viral video youtube content hollywood videos executive frequency cnet Tran has been at Viacom and Fourth Wall Studios. READ MORE>>.

How To Meerkat: A Visual Guide to Twitter Streaming

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Like every great startup, Meerkat exploded out of nowhere to catch the imagination of mobile video technofiles worldwide. For Creators. For Consumers.

Content ID | Independent Music Rights

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Smaller and independent musicians, labels, and publishers would have to look elsewhere to monetize their content from YouTube. 

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

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40% of all of YouTube is viewed on mobile devices and of high-quality content I believe it is between 60-70% based on my insider data.

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State of Content | Los Angeles

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This event will bring together thought leaders to discuss the current state of CONTENT within the ever-evolving digital ecosystem.

Hands on With TriCaster Mini

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NewTek’s First HDMI Product Gets A Lot Right. Streaming video is at an interesting crossroads right now. Broadcaster Will Feel Right At Home.

Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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Content/television programming/video is moving away from being a sit-on-the-couch-watching-your-TV experience. Cool, right? WOW, right?

WebVisible Enhances Ad Platform

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Irvine-based WebVisible , the provider of local online marketing software for small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday that it has enhanced its technology platform, adding new mobile optimized landing pages, use of Amazon Cloud Front for video, and expanded listings in business directories. READ MORE>>.

GoPro, USC Film School In Major Content Partnership

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Action camera maker GoPro said late Thursday that it has partnered with the University of Southern California , and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, to bolster its content efforts--and maybe help the company recruit talented students to work for the company. READ MORE>>.

Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class

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video engagement platform); HYP3R (real time location information); Imperson (AI for allowing fans to chat with movie and TV characters); MakieLab (3d printed characters); Open Bionics (3d, robotic printed hands for amputees); Pundit (platform for talk radio hosts); and StatMuse (AI applied to sports stats). READ MORE>>.

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Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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Our whole goal is to create content for real life. They couldn't find enough people to write the content they needed, at the quality they need.

Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform

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