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Pluto.TV Inks Deals For Content From Hulu, Jukin, Others

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Los Angeles-based streaming media site Pluto TV has inked a deal to stream free content from Hulu, Jukin Media, and a number of others , to bolster the content lineup for the service. operates an online and mobile service which provides curated access to video streaming content, and is venture backed by U.S. Pluto.tv

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Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site

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West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday. attn venture capital news publishing content liberal social mobileREAD MORE>>.

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>>.

AudioMicro Launches New Stock Content Sites

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Sherman Oaks-based AudioMicro.com , the stock audio site run by Ryan Born, debuted four new content sites Thursday at the Launch Conference. Born showed off ChooseTattoos , ImageCollect , InfographicStock , and Cartoonsy at the conference. READ MORE>>. audiomicro choosetattoos stock images imagecollect cartoon cartoonsy

4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

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Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. Site Speed  .

NewFronts | Monetizing Digital Content [Live]

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We’ll discuss how content studios are monetizing this content via advertising, sponsorship, show integration and more. georgeruiz.

Hulu Refreshes Site, Focuses on More Vivid, Graphic Experience

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in addition, the site has enhanced its search tools and layout, made it easier to follow series through its video player, and more. READ MORE>>.

Google Lets Users Block Sites

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Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. Those recent changes have been aimed at sites like Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com.

PickDeck – Content Based on YOUR Interests

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They’ll discover content for me…AND make sure it’s not spam. Content was a flowing based of my Twitter stream.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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No matter how you end up on the front page of a major news site, getting there is just the first step. Audience. Timing. Engagement.

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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.

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

MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design

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According to Myspace, its new site offers up a persistent music player, offering up 53 million songs from a library of digital music.

Xfire Partners With Southeast Asian Gaming Site

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xfire southeast asia publisher gaming videogame content partnership seagaming massively multiplayerLos Angeles-based Xfire is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asia with a new partnership, the firm said today, with Southeast Asian games publisher SEA Gaming. Financial details of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Aggregage Launches Two New Sites

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Los Angeles-based Aggregage , the content aggregation and publishing startup headed by Robert Flynn, has launched two new sites, the firm said this week. Aggregage said that it has launched Leadership Digital , a new site focused on leadership and management, and Working Smarter Daily. Aggregage's co-founder is Tony Karrer.

Anti-AgingGames.com Launches Brain Fitness Site

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The site--whose games were designed by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell--offers up online games which have been vetted by scientists to help reduce the risk of early memory loss. bushnell nolan atari content game videogame metal lifescience health cognitive neuroscience games aging antiREAD MORE>>.

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YouTube's New Content Partners A Who's Who Of SoCal Startups

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Not suprisingly, the announcement by YouTube late Friday of a new initiative to provide original content programming channels on the site was a who's who of Southern California content and media startups. youtube content video streaming machinima demand media equal deca vuguruREAD MORE>>.

Internet Brands Buys Two Women's Sites From eHarmony

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Monday that it has acquired two web sites aimed at women, Weddingbee.com , and JustMommies.com from Pasadena-based eHarmony. Internet Brands and eHarmony said that eHarmony had been operating the two sites for "several years" before the sale. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Site For YouTube Projects

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Have a great idea for a online video project, but just need a little funding for equipment, actors, or editing? A new, Santa Monica-based startup TubeStart , said today that it has launched its crowdfunding platform specifically for YouTube video content creators. tubestart crowdfunding youtube video content hollywood production funding

Fullscreen Buys Video Game Content Site ScrewAttack

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Los Angeles-based Fullscreen , the video content network operator, said Friday that it has acuqired video game media site ScrewAttack. fullscreen merger acquisition content youtube screwattack videogame video game gaming conference Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Break Media Analyzes Men With New Site

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media is delving into that question this morning with the launch of a new site, called Acumen , focused on pulling insights and analysis on the behavior and trends driven by men. Break Media also said it will be running an ongoing, R&D panel of several thousand men for its new site.

Stacking Up The Online Film Submission Sites

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million in awards over the next year to the best movies submitted to the site--with an exclusive option for Warner Bros. link]. OpenFilm.

PublishThis Powers Cox Media Site

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Los Angeles-based PublishThis , the developer of publishing technology which is headed by Matt Kumin, is powering the content for a new Cox Media site, the firm said today. site, which is focused on politics, news, and lifestyle content for the center-right. PublishThis said it is behind the new Rare.us READ MORE>>.

Sweety High Launches Site for Tween Girls

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Sweety High , a new startup based in Manhattan Beach, is hoping to reach tween girls with its new social gaming and entertainment site, saying this week that it has launched out of private beta. The site says it is hoping to create a social game platform to allow girls between 8 and 16 to "express themselves fearlessly". READ MORE>>.

ActionAllStars.com Signs Up 100K Users For Sports Site

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The site--which counts both the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball Advanced Media as partners--offers an online site focused on interacting with friends, playing games, and chatting with other sports fans. However, he said that the site also has eyes on Major League Baseball's opening day. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media, Tyra Banks Announce Fashion Site TypeF

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Demand Media and Tyra Banks said in June of last year they would be partnering on a new fashion and beauty site. READ MORE>>.

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. READ MORE>>.

Rustic Canyon Backs Social Shopping Site

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon is the lead investor in a round of funding from a social shopping site out of Y Combinator. According to Mertado , a social shopping service which links users with home and kitchen products via Facebook said Wednesday that it has raised $2.3M in a Series A round. READ MORE>>.

NetDNA Launches CDN Service For E-commerce Sites

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is targeting e-commerce site owners this morning with a new product, the company said. The company said the new service is integrated with the latest version of e-commerce storefront software PrestaShop, which has more than 120,000 deployed storefronts. READ MORE>>.

GotCast: 10,00 Job Postings To-Date On Site

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Break Launches Hispanic Site

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video and content firm headed by Keith Richman, said this morning that it is targeting Hispanic males with a new site, TuVez.com. According to Break, the new site will provide content focused on entertainment, gaming, sports, and culture, all in context of Hispanic males.

USC, USA Today Partners On New Online Sports Site

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According to USC Marshall''s Sports Business Institute, and USA TODAY Sports Media Group, the new online publication will provide daily content on breaking news, current events and ongoing topics in the sports industry, including media trends, emerging technologies, new venues, sponsorship deals and marketing campaigns impacting the sports world.

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>>.

AudioMicro Scores Funding From Stock Photo Site Fotolia

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Los Angeles-based AudioMicro , the provider of royalty free music and sound effects run by Ryan Born, has scored a round of financing from micro stock photo site Fotolia. AudioMicro operates an online web site which allows users to license royalty free music and sound effects for their video products, YouTube videos, and other uses.

Gaikai Powers Game Site

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Los Angeles-based Gaikai , the cloud-based game streaming service backed by Benchmark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners, Limelight Networks and Intel Capital, said Thursday that it is powering a game site, "The Escapist". gaikai game videogame content streaming escapistFinancial impact of the win were not disclosed.

Hulu Names New Content Head

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has named a new Head of Content, the company said Monday, to lead the firm''s content and programming strategy. hulu executive streaming television content hollywood READ MORE>>.

Stocktwits Inks Content Deal With CNNMoney

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San Diego-based Stocktwits , the stock-focused, online social media site headed by Howard Lindzon, has inked a new content deal with CNNMoney , the firm said today. stocktwits cnnmoney content financial social media twitter finance blog bloggingFinancial detail fo the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Autobytel to Provide Auto Content For Scripps

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Scripps Company , to provide its automotive content on the web sites of Scripps' television stations across thirteen major markets. The deal also calls for Autobytel to work with those local television stations to also develop content for the various local markets served by each site. READ MORE>>.

SheKnows Powers Site For Patti Stanger

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Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the online women's publishing community and site which is part of Evolve Media Corp.'s AtomicOnline unit, reports today that it is powering a new web site for Patti Stanger, best known for hosting Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker. pattiknows sheknows content publishing patti stanger celebrity