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Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

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The bad was that it seems like when I shared media on Facebook I wouldn’t get any heat initially so Twitter was my go to place to share my blog.

Evolve Media Buys Pet Publisher Dogtime Media

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher Evolve Media said this morning that it has acquired online pet publisher Dogtime Media , the publisher of Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Evolve Media said the two sites reach over 1.6 Dogtime Media had been founded by Trevor Wright. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

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Verizon Digital Media Acquires Volicon

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider Verizon Digital Media Services --which is better known to locals as the former operations of EdgeCast--said it has agreed to acquire Volicon , a provider of video capture, archival, compliance monitoring and clip creation workflow for broadcasters. 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. According to Demand Media, the move will give it a "more focused portfolio of businesses", and also "significantly" strengthen its balance sheet. Demand Media acquired Cracked in 2007. READ MORE>>.

Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising

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Until recently, three legacy providers (Sizmek, PointRoll and Google’s DoubleClick) have dominated the rich media market.

Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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To learn more about where Demand Media is today and how it has evolved, we sat down with Joanne Bradford , Chief Revenue Officer at Demand Media.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

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Along with Greycroft Partners we were the first investors in Maker Studios 3 years ago when the company had no revenue and limited infrastructure.

J2 Global Submits $100M Bid for Gawker Media

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publishing division Ziff Davis has reportedly submitted an opening bid of $90 million to $100 million for Gawker Media, which is putting itself up for sale after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday J2 Global Inc.’s

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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>>.

Total Beauty Acquired By Evolve Media

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Los Angeles-based Total Beauty Media Group , the beauty products focused site founded by Emrah Kovacoglu, has been acquired by Evolve Media , and will become part of Evolve''s TotallyHer division. total beauty evolve media merger acquisition fashion cosmetics women female exit Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Jukin Media Names Essner President, COO

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Los Angeles-based Jukin Media , a company which says it discovers, acquires, and distributes viral videos, has tapped technology veteran Lee Essner as the company''s new President and Chief Operating Officer. president executive content hollywood licensing video viral essner media jukin READ MORE>>.

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 says it now has a network of more than 2 billion, and 6,000 Latino creators offering up social media feeds on YouTube, Facebook, and elsewhere. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues, Cuts Staff

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is continuing to see a steep drop in revenues from its content and media efforts, reporting Thursday afternoon that it had $15.9M in revenues from its Content & Media segments, compared with $33.6M in the same quarter in 2014. The company reported a total, Q3 revenue of $28.5M. READ MORE>>.

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Social Media Week Efforts Kick Off

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The local events--part of a broader, global Social Media Week effort--will include keynotes and meetings, breakfasts, and parties. READ MORE>>.

Social Media Faking It – Cheaper Than You May Think, But Still Not Worth It

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How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? So, I manage my social media presences and audience. What a bargain. The Downside.

How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business

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What is Jukin Media? Lee Essner: Jukin Media starts with the assumption that you can take any video viral. more) READ MORE>>.

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Triton Digital Signs Accordant Media

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the provider of streaming audio advertising technology, has signed up media trading buyer Accordant Media as a partner, the two said yesterday. triton digital accordant media streaming audio advertising Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

LA Looks To Prove It's A Social Media Mecca

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Los Angeles is looking to prove it is a center of the social media universe next week, with a roster of events for Social Media Week Los Angeles.

SOCi Scores $2.25M For Social Media Marketing Tools

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San Diego-based SOCi , a developer of social media management and marketing software, has raised $2.25M in funding, the company said Wednesday. SOCi is taking aim at competitors such as Hootsuite, with what it says is a "next-generation" social media content discovery and marketing product. READ MORE>>.

Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said late Monday that it has named Mitch Rotter as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rotter joins the company from Break Media, where he was Execuktive Vice President of Programming, in charge of Break Media''s in-house creative agency and production arm, Creative Lab. READ MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. service software marketing media social appz fanappzREAD MORE>>.

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Evolve Media Snags Say Media Executive

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the online publishing and media firm behind CraveOnline and TotallyHer, said Tuesday that it has named Jennifer Catto as its new SVP of Integrated Media. Evolve said Catto will oversee marketing efforts for CraveOnline, TotallyHer and Martini Media. Catto will be based in New York.

Harvest your social media contacts

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You may not know that you have access to many “free” sources of social media contacts to help you in your marketing effort. Growth! Positionin

MobiGirl Media Targets Mobile Ads For Girls

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If you''re the developer of a mobile application targeted at young girls, how do you monetize that application? A new, Los Angeles ad network, MobiGirl Media recently launched its niche, mobile ad network, specifically aimed at advertisers and app developers targeting girls between the ages of 6 and 16. READ MORE>>.

Evolve Media Buys Martini Media

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the online lifestyle publisher, is expanding out its empire again, saying late last night that it has acquired Martini Media , which focuses on content for reaching and engaging the affluent online. Evolve Media said it will run Martini Media as a separate division. READ MORE>>.

DFJ Frontier Bolsters Team With Media Vet

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Brown was most recently at the Montclair State University School of Communication and Media, but prior to that also had served at Journalism Online (acquired by RR Donnelley); Realnetworks; MSNBC.com (as Editor in Chief/SVP); and worked withTime Magazine, NBC, Court TV, among other companies and clients. READ MORE>>.

True(X) Media Finds $6M

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Los Angeles-based True(X) Media --which was most recently known as SocialVibe--disclosed this week that it has raised $6M in a new funding round. truex media socialcibe svnetwork venture capital online advertising technology The company has now raised over $50.85M in funding since 2008. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu wants YOU at New Media Expo’s Startup Launchpad | Official Partnership Announced

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NMX is not only interested in the big picture trends with new media, but the technologies that are making it all possible. Hey folks!

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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City of Angels: How Social Media is Bringing LA Closer to Utopia. Social Media and Urban Development in Hollywood. 24-28. io/LA.

TZ Tech Crawl | Social Media Week LA Edition

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TZ Tech Crawl is back and teaming up with  Social Media Week Los Angeles! !! Starting Point. Swing by The Broad Stage to pickup your name tags.

Break Media Launches Screenwriting Contest With Scripped

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher headed by Keith Richman, said today that it has partnered with Scripped.com , an online community for screenwriters, on a new screenwriting contest. The contest will be judged by Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan); Steven De Souza (Die Hard) Break Media development team and executives.

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Demand Media Opens TypeF

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According to Demand Media, the new site will "empower women of all shapes, sizes and styles" to discover their unique look. READ MORE>>.

Media Temple Acquired By GoDaddy

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Los Angeles-based hosting provider Media Temple has been acquired by GoDaddy , the two companies announced Tuesday. Reeder. READ MORE>>.

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Demand Media, Buddy Media Link

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has inked a deal with Buddy Media , developer of a Facebook management system for advertisers, on a new version of Pluck. Pluck is Demand Media's social media application. demand media buddy facebook community forum pluck brand advertiserREAD MORE>>.

Yardi Adds Social Media Marketing Features

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Santa Barbara-based apartment leasing software suite developer Yardi has expanded its software to handle social media marketing, according to the firm. Yardi said it has expanded its Yardi Marketing Suite to now handle social media marketing, including a Facebook application and links to Twitter. READ MORE>>.

Top Notch Panelists Secured for SMCLA’s “Social Media for B2B”

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It is going to be an informative night at the next Social Media Club L.A. Social media is all about people. Tickets are $10.

Viant, Owner of Specific Media and MySpace, Acquired By Time Inc.

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Irvine-based Viant , the parent company of Specific Media and Myspace , has been acquired by publisher Time Inc. , the companies said this morning. Viant, which is led by Tim Vanderhook, was founded in 1999 as Specific Media, and acquired Myspace back in 2011. Financial details of the asset deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

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Adconion Media Buys Smartclip

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Adconion Media Group , the European advertising network firm which as significant operations in Los Angeles, said today that it has acquired smartclip , a European digital video advertising firm. adconion media merger acquisition smartclip advertising network joostFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Entravision Buys Pulpo Media

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Santa Monica-based Spanish language media company Entravision Communications --which owns television, radio, and online media focused on the Latino market--said earlier this week that it has acquired online advertising company Pulpo Media. Siemer & Associates said it advised Pulpo Media in the deal. and Latin America.

Interview with Aviv Grill, Miso Media

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He showed me the prototype, we flushed it out, and figured out what Miso Media could really end up being. What does your software do? Thanks!