Mindshare LA Brings the Power of “Play” to Santa Monica
Tech Zulu Event
APRIL 25, 2013
It is important when the presenters come from a complex educational background that the content is curated in a digestable manner. Spectular.”
Silicon Beach Fest June 2013 Keynote and Accelerator Panel Highlights
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 2, 2013
One such entrepreneur was Adam Miller , Cornerstone OnDemand , CEO, who kicked off the conference at ROC. 4 P’s of Success.
GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
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.
The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
TechZulu will guide groups through some of the hottest tech companies in Santa Monica: Hawke Media, NeoHire, Zuma Ventures and others.
Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. What is IPSY?
Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding
MAY 31, 2011
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.
Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
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Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
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>>.
Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?
AUGUST 23, 2012
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Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom
MARCH 24, 2011
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>>.
Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider
APRIL 30, 2012
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>>.
Manalto Gets $1M For Social Media Content Management
DECEMBER 30, 2013
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>>.
Demand Media Expands Content Offerings
MARCH 4, 2014
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>>.
Demand Media Plans To Split Domain, Content Businesses
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
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>>.
Demand Media Content Revenues Continue To Plunge
MAY 9, 2016
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.
Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content
MARCH 3, 2015
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Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today
JUNE 19, 2013
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Victorious Gets $25M For YouTube Celebrity Apps
SoCal Tech Calendar
MAY 25, 2016
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Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm
JANUARY 2, 2014
Santa Monica-based venture capital investor Siemer Ventures is one of the backers of a new, Japanese mobile video entertainment startup, Breaker.
Mitu Raises $27M For Latino Digital Media
JANUARY 13, 2016
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.
Favrit Takes On Bookmarking Your Favorite Places
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
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>>.
Tastemade: Our Content Better Than Ads
MARCH 20, 2015
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
Demand Media Unloads Cracked For $39M
APRIL 13, 2016
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>>.
FameBit Buys Refame
MAY 14, 2015
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.,
Edmunds.com Bolsters Content With Technology Guide
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
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
Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 10, 2014
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.
Amazon Betas Gets Greenlight
MARCH 28, 2013
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".
GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests
MAY 2, 2011
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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Daryl Bernstein , RightSignature (Santa Barbara, software). Sam Friedman , ParkMe (Santa Monica, mobile apps).
Docstoc Bolstering Premium Business Courses
JULY 30, 2012
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>>.
Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues
AUGUST 8, 2014
Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported a steep drop in revenues for the last quarter, saying that it had $89.8M in revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014, down from the $101.1M in revenues for the similar quarter in 2013. demand media content traffic revenues READ MORE>>.
GotCast Gets More Funding
APRIL 1, 2011
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Super League Scores Funding To Bring Minecraft To A Theater Near You
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel
SoCal Tech Calendar
JUNE 14, 2016
We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (www.eventfarm.com), on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. We're in Santa Monica, and sometime people think we're a venue or rental space for events, but what we are, is a 100 percent software company.
Activision Sets New Downloadable Content For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
JANUARY 9, 2013
The firm said the new content will be released on Xbox Live on January 29th. The new content will retail for $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.
Panel: Digital Content Distribution’s Brave New World
NOVEMBER 20, 2008
“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
CHNL Boosts Board
MARCH 1, 2012
Santa Monica-based CHNL , a new, pre-launch startup which is focusing on social content and content curation, said this week that it has named Rod Perth to its board of directors. chnl content social curation startup executiveCHNL is headed by John Wander, and is angel backed. READ MORE>>.
Activision Releases New Content For Call of Duty: Black Ops II
JULY 3, 2013
Santa Monica-based videogame maker Activision said Tuesday that it has released a brand new, downloadable content pack for its popular title, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The content pack is the third for Black Ops II. The new content will initially be available on Xbox Live, with other platforms to follow.
Xfire Launches PC Tournament Service, Battleground
MARCH 5, 2013
Santa Monica-based Xfire is aiming to make it easier for PC game enthusiasts to find challengers, with the launch of a new tournament system, the firm announced this morning. xfire tournament service battleground virtual currency content videogame video gameREAD MORE>>.
EdgeCast Launches Open Traffic Exchange Service
MAY 2, 2012
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>>.