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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


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>>.

SendUs Debuts Crowdsourced Video Platform


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.

Rubicon Project Launches Mobile Video Ad Platform Out Of Beta


Los Angeles-based online advertising marketplace and technology provider Rubicon Project is launching its mobile, video advertising platform out of beta, the company said today. According to Rubicon, its Mobile Video Platform (MVP) is now reaching more than one billion unique connected mobile devices globally. READ MORE>>.

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool


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.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider


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>>.

Four Advertising Platforms You Really Should Try

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Native Ads offers a great way to get native advertising – i.e. adverts that fit seamlessly with your website content. Native Ads. Nativo.

Ownzones Launches Media Management Platform


Los Angeles-based OWNZONES Media Network , a provider of technology for the motion pictures, television, and digital content market, said on Monday that it has launched a new product for delivering content over "over the top" (OTT) market. ownzones media management platform overPricing on the new product was not announced.

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


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!

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


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

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

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Hulu Plus Adds Content From WWE


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


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


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>>.

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/.

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


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

Immersv Launches Virtual Reality Ad Platform


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>>.

Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current


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!

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

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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MaxCDN Acquired By StackPath


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>>.

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TubeMogul Acquired By Adobe For $540M


TubeMogul is a provider of a video advertising platform, which lets users buy video ads on desktop, mobile, streaming devices, and TVs. tubemogul adobe merger acquisition content streaming video advertisingAccording to Adobe, it will pay $14.00 per share for TubeMogul. READ MORE>>.

Jukin Media In Content Partnership With Japanese MCN On New Site


Culver City-based Jukin Media , which licenses and distributes viral, user-generated content for the TV, web, and other platforms, has inked a new content deal with Japanese MCN UUUM , the two announced this morning. jukin media content youtube youtuber japan international uuum viral videoREAD MORE>>.

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.

How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business


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


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

Pluto TV Adds New Content Partners


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>>.

Choosing Internet Platforms


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.

WebVisible Enhances Ad Platform


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>>.

Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media


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.

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GoPro, USC Film School In Major Content Partnership


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


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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Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform


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Digital LA - Design Goes Cross-Platform

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Monday, October 25, 2010 -- Digital LA - Design Goes Cross-Platform. Join us for our panel discussion on designing GUI across multiple platforms: web, phone apps, iPad, etc. See [link] (more

GoPro Links With UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television


Action camera maker GoPro said Tuesday that it has tied with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), to launch a program to provide students with GoPro cameras and accessories to create content, and where it will also provide guided workshops, education, and one-on-one mentorship to students. READ MORE>>.

Vuguru, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Tie On Digital Content Deal


Beverly Hills-based Vuguru , the online digital content production studio run by Michael Eisner, and POW! READ MORE>>.

MySpace Launches New Ad Platform


Los Angeles-based MySpace said Monday that it has opened a beta of a new self-serve, advertising platform is it calling MySpace MyAds. According to the social networking site, the new ad platform is targeted at individuals and small businesses, and allows them to target and create banner ads to specific MySpace audiences. READ MORE

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues


They all depend on EdgeCast to deliver content to their customers, anywhere they are, on any device. We've grown really fast. company. Thanks!

Laudville Bolsters Advisory Board With's Chuang


Los Angeles-based Laudville , a startup developing an online platform to help users share entertainment like movies, books, TV, and music with friends, has added Gene Chuang to its board of advisors, according to the firm. laudville entertainment content startup advisory board oversee executive Chuang is also a mentor at Muckerlab.