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Orbitera Acquired By Google For More Than $100M


West Hollywood-based Orbitera , which develops cloud-based software for managing leads, trial subscriptions, and billing, has been acquired by Google , Google said on Monday. orbitera google merger acquisition software trial cloud leadFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Google Launches Music Service


Throwing its hat into the streaming music market, Internet giant Google announced a new service, Google Music , today in Los Angeles. Among other features, Google said it would allow users to play songs and albums shared by friends on Google Plus, for free, without purchasing those tracks. READ MORE>>.

Google Follows MP3tunes With Music Locker Service


Mountain View-based Google has followed the lead of San Diego-based MP3tunes , and debuted its own "music locker" service today at its Google I/O developer conference. google mp3tunes music locker service streaming content hollywoodREAD MORE>>.

Microsoft Spins Up New Entertainment Studio In Hollywood


The move looks to be part of a trend of big technology companies centering efforts in Los Angeles to bring content to their devices and properties.

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort


Search engine giant Google said over the weekend that the firm has been developing technology for self driving cars, driving automated cars across California, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Tags: google automotive auto robotic robots grand challenge darpa

J.J. Abrams To Produce Documentary On Google Lunar XPRIZE


Abrams, the producer of Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens, to document the efforts behind the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Google said last week that Moon Shot, the new documentary of the teams behind the XPRIZE, will be created by director Orlando von Einsiedel, Executive Producer J.J. abrams hollywood documentary google lunar xpriz

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 11: Snapchat Courting Hollywood Producers

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Snapchat courting Hollywood producers, SpaceX expects to launch again by the end of the year, and FameBit acquired by Google

Disney, YouTube Link In Original Video Effort


Glendale-based Disney Interactive Media and online video sharing site YouTube , which is part of Google, announced today that they are spending up to $15M on developing original videos series. hollywood content google video original youtube disneyThe content will be produced by Disney and distributed via YouTube and

Sony Releases The Interview Online On YouTube, Xbox, Google Play


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YouTube's New Investments Aimed At Hollywood Creators


Google''s YouTube has created a huge upswing in content and media startups-and fortunes--in Los Angeles, with the rise of multi-channel networks. A new effort by YouTube to fund individual content creators-- announcd last week --might further fuel that fire. youtube hollywood channel content creator video funding investment

Why Seriously Thinks Mobile Games Are Key To Hollywood's Future


In the mobile age, what is the key to connecting and engaging with users, and where does Hollywood''s creative content fit into the mix?

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content


In what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. youtube content channels development hollywood startupsREAD MORE>>.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports


This last season, we did over 600 high school football games all over the country, and signed a partnership with Google/YouTube and others.

Google Executive Chairman Buys House In LA, Says Report


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Twentieth Century Fox Launches HD Streaming Program


said that its DIGITAL HD initiative will allow consumers to download or stream Fox movies, via Amazon, CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU, Xbox Live and YouTube. twentieth century digital streaming content video hollywoodThe entertainment firm, which is a subsidairy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/News Corp.,

MGM In Deal With YouTube


A new content distribution deal between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and YouTube , announced over the weekend, will bring over 600 new titles for rent to YouTube and Google Play, the two firm said Sunday. youtube title rent content hollywood rental videoREAD MORE>>.

What Does Google's New YouTube Strategy Mean For SoCal Startups?


It looks like Google's YouTube intends to pull at least 60 percent of its programming deals for online content providers, a move that may have a huge impact on Southern California's emerging video content startups. google youtube content hollywood video streamingREAD MORE>>.

Machinima Raises $35M


The round was led by Google, along with prior investors Redpoint Ventures and MK Capital. machinima venture capital youtube hollywood videogame games video googleLos Angeles-based Machinima , the online video entertainment firm focused on computer gamers, said Monday that it has raised $35M in a financing round. READ MORE>>.

Biotech Roundup: ASCO, BIO, Drug Setbacks, Incubators & More


First reported by Deadline Hollywood , Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to play Holmes. If you blinked, you probably missed something this week in biotech. The nation’s biggest annual cancer meeting took place in Chicago, while biotech’s trade group held its annual confab in San Francisco.

Amazon Betas Gets Greenlight


The comedy pilot, which is set in the "land of Silicon Valley start-ups", is actually being filmed at ROC Santa Monica, the real-life, startup coworking space which recently opened in Google's old Santa Monica offices. amazon betas greenlight content hollywood technology startup high techThe stars of the pilot are Ed Begley Jr.,

ZestCash Gets $19M For Lending Startup


The firm's founder and CEO is Douglas Merrill , the former CIO and VP of Engineering of Google. READ MORE>>.

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Apple Bids For Hulu, Says Report


So far, Hulu apparently has been shopped to Yahoo, AT&T, Microsoft, and Google. hulu apple merger acquisition video content streaming hollywood televisionIn the latest rumor swirling around Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu , a number of reports last night say that Apple Computer is now bidding for the firm. READ MORE>>.

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The Backplane Snags Investors


The round include Sequoia Capital, Greylock Discovery Fund, Battery Ventures, Formation 8, Advance/Newhouse Investment Partnership an affiliate of Conde Nast, along with Google Ventures, Founders Fund Angel, Menlo Ventures, SV Angel, i/o Ventures and other angels. The firm's technology operations are in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.

Interview with David Aronchick, Hark


About one quarter of all of the searches on Google are for entertainment related content, and studios are not playing into that at all.

YouTube Adds Movie Rentals


Google's online video sharing site YouTube , said today that it has inked a deal to add around 3,000 movie titles for rent through the site, as it looks to broaden its offerings from the amateur, web-based videos its is known for towards more traditional, professional content. studio hollywood content rental movie machinima youtube

Move Over Kim Kardashian | Sophia, The Robot Is The New It Girl

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CEO, David Hanson, American robotics designer and researcher created Sophia in the likes of Hollywood legend, Audrey Hepburn and his lovely wife.

Amazon's New AutoRip Converts CDs To MP3, Echoes AnywhereCD


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Interview with Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie


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SilVR Thread, Lionsgate Roll Out New VR Title


The VR experience runs on Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard, and is available on the Oculus store, Android Marketplace and Apple iTunes. samsunggear cardboard google oculus hollywood nerve reality virtual lionsgate threat silvrThe companies said the experience was shot with SilVR Thread's VR cameras and platform. READ MORE>>.

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp


We also have live lab sessions, which we run through Google+ Hangouts, which mirror the school education experience. What's your background?

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California


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23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream


You can watch John describe his surprising Hollywood journey HERE. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. billion.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper


We make websites, and we make banners, primarily for the entertainment industry and Hollywood. Where do you fit into the mobile ad market?

Interview with Sam Rogoway, Near Networks


The company is employing a network of documentary filmmakers and high quality, Hollywood production capability here in Los Angeles to produce small business videos in HD for the web and YouTube. There was a recent study which showed that adding a video makes it 53 times more likely that you'll have a Google first page search result.

Machinima Lays Off 42


Los Angeles-based online content developer Machinima said Thursday that it has laid off 42 people at the company, all from its sales force, as the company continues to struggle with low ad rates and the large chunk of revenues that are claimed by Google from multi-channel networks. READ MORE>>. | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

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At PageWoo, they follow Google’s 20% free time rule to conceive new products, with that time Crilly made The framework in L.A.

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Tastemade, Jaunt Tap Ryan Seacrest, Conan O'Brien For Tour Through LA


According to the two, A Perfect Day in Los Angeles is a virtual reality travel experience which takes viewers through a tour of LA's most iconic sites (Stan's Donuts, Universal Studios Hollywood, The Rock Pool at Malibu Creek State Park, etc.) tastemade virtual reality content food travel hollywood olympics celebrity jauntvr

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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It would be like if Microsoft undermined it’s Office franchise by aggressively pursuing a Google Docs like strategy. Period. Streaming.

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits


In what looks to be an unprecedented surge in high profile, high value exits for high tech companies in Southern California, there have now been six big exits in the region over the last month worth over $100M. Those exits--worth more than a collected $3.8 READ MORE>>.

Jaunt, USC Link On Virtual Reality Lab


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