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Mindshare LA Brings the Power of “Play” to Santa Monica

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It is important when the presenters come from a complex educational background that the content is curated in a digestable manner. Spectular.”

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Perhaps one of the reasons it took 20 years for the commercial web to monetize images is because matching images with content is a very difficult.

Silicon Beach Fest June 2013 Keynote and Accelerator Panel Highlights

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One such entrepreneur was Adam Miller ,  Cornerstone OnDemand , CEO, who kicked off the conference at ROC. 4 P’s of Success.

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?

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 18: Amazon Producing Virtual Reality Content in Santa Monica

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Amazon producing virtual and augmented reality content in Santa Monica, FreedomPop offers free WhatsApp data, and Atom Tickets expands nationally

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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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>>.

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. eNom said it will offer up Demand's content through a service called RichContent. READ MORE>>.

Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?

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Hulu Buys The Video Genome Project

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu has acquired the assets of The Video Genome Project (aka Structured Data Intelligence), a developer of software and data being used to personalize content recommendations for video. The Video Genome Project was based in Santa Monica, and founded by Xavier Kochhar. READ MORE>>.

TZ & GR Present: REACH | Byte into the Future of Now

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Event Details: Where: Santa Monica. In the words of Veruca Salt “Don’t care how I want it now!” Agenda.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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Remember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital? mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisREAD MORE>>.

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>>.

Manalto Gets $1M For Social Media Content Management

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Santa Monica-based Manalto has raised $1M in a seed funding round, for the company''s social media content management software. The company splits its operations between Santa Monica and Australia. manalto venture capital social media content managment software facebook australia READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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Mitu Raises $27M For Latino Digital Media

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Santa Monica-based digital media firm mitu , which focuses on the Latino youth market, is announcing this morning that it has raised $27M in a Series C funding. mitu network digital latino media venture capital content streaming social burstin awesomenesstv verizonmitu said the new round brings its total raised to $43M.

Demand Media Plans To Split Domain, Content Businesses

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In a surprise move, Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Tuesday afternoon that it plans to explore separating its domain name and content businesses into two, independent, publicly traded companies. demand media split merger acquisition content domain domainerREAD MORE>>.

Edmunds.com Bolsters Content With Technology Guide

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online car information site, said this morning that it has bolstered the content on its site, by launching a new online guide to shopping for in-car technology. READ MORE>>. edmunds technology guide infotainment electronics bluetooth

Victorious Gets $25M For YouTube Celebrity Apps

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Favrit Takes On Bookmarking Your Favorite Places

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Santa Monica-based Favrit said this week that it has launched its new app, which helps people save, organize, and share their favorite places. The startup is led by Anke Audenaert, and said its team was behind JumpTime, a content optimization software product that was sold to OpenX in 2013. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Unloads Cracked For $39M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has sold Cracked , its online humor site, to the E.W. The sale comes as Demand Media has been seeing a steep drop in revenues from its content businesses. Scripps Company , in a deal worth $39M in cash, the companies said late Tuesday. Demand Media acquired Cracked in 2007. READ MORE>>.

Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm

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Santa Monica-based venture capital investor Siemer Ventures is one of the backers of a new, Japanese mobile video entertainment startup, Breaker.

FameBit Buys Refame

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Santa Monica-based Famebit , the Youtube influencer marketplace led by David Kierzzkowski, has acquired short form, video marketing company Refame , the two announced this morning. Famebit said the deal will help it automate short form, video content creation on Vine, Snapchat, and Instagram. Famebit is backed by Science Inc.,

Demand Media Content Revenues Continue To Plunge

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported its quarterly earnings Monday afternoon, revealing a precipitous decline in the company's content revenues. Demand Media said that its Content and Media revenues dropped 40%, from $22.5M in the first three months of 2015 to just $13.5M in the first three months of 2016.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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But it was the low-key, creative beach vibe of Venice and Santa Monica that spurred a spate of start-ups to seek offices and homes.

Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Daryl Bernstein , RightSignature (Santa Barbara, software). Sam Friedman , ParkMe (Santa Monica, mobile apps).

Amazon Betas Gets Greenlight

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It looks like Ed Begley, Jr., is hanging out at Santa Monica technology coworking and tech hangout ROC--thanks to a new online series being piloted by Amazon.com Amazon.com officially announced the greenlighting of a new, comedy pilot called Betas , centered around what it described as "four computer geeks and their quest for nerd fame".

Super League Scores Funding To Bring Minecraft To A Theater Near You

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Docstoc Bolstering Premium Business Courses

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online small business resources site led by Jason Nazar, is looking to bolster its video content with more content around small business subjects. Docstoc already offers up a large library of business videos, which it offers to its Docstoc Premium members. READ MORE>>.

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests

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EdgeCast Launches Open Traffic Exchange Service

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Santa Monica-based content delivery network (CDN) provider Edgecast Networks said Wednesday that it has launched its OpenCDN federation platform, which allows independent content delivery network (CDN) providers to exchange production traffic. edgecast content delivery network telecom exchange trafficREAD MORE>>.

Tastemade: Our Content Better Than Ads

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Santa Monica-based food show producer Tastemade , the venture-backed Youtube show developer, said that it has conducted a brand research study, which finds that brands that integrate into content do far better with viewers than those who use typical advertising. tastemade youtube food foodie content hollywood advertising study

Panel: Digital Content Distribution’s Brave New World

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“Digital Content Distribution’s Brave New World: Trends & Issues&# was our topic last Thursday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica. Turn-out was stronger than expected for this

EdgeCast Doubles Revenues, Headcount

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Santa Monica-based EdgeCast Networks , the content delivery network (CDN) provider headed by Alex Kazerani, said today that it doubled its annual revenues and headcount in 2011, over its 2010 numbers. edgecast content delivery network accelerationREAD MORE>>.

GotCast Gets More Funding

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Report: Hulu Up For Sale

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A number of reports Tuesday afternoon says that Santa Monica-based streaming video site Hulu is up for sale. hulu merger acquisition exit content hollywood video streamingAccording to the Wall Street Journal, the firm was approached by an unsolicited offer to be acquired. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Launches Pet Channel On YouTube

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Demand Media Sees Executive Exodus

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publisher headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has seen the exodus of three of the firm's EVPs and founders. demand media executive content publishing publisherThe move was first uncovered by Paidcontent.org. READ MORE>>.