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

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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?

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Google Launches Music Service

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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>>.

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

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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

Google Follows MP3tunes With Music Locker Service

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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

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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.

Orbitera Acquired By Google For More Than $100M

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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>>.

YouTube's New Investments Aimed At Hollywood Creators

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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

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

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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.

MovieClips Gets $7M, Partners With YouTube

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Financial details of the partnership between Google and MOVIECLIPS was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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jauntvr jaunt virtual reality content hollywood film cinema cinematic videos venture capitalJaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. READ MORE>>.

Disney, YouTube Link In Original Video Effort

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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 Disney.com.

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

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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>>.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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

SilVR Thread, Lionsgate Roll Out New VR Title

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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>>.

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content

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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>>.

Amazon Betas Gets Greenlight

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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.,

MGM In Deal With YouTube

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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>>.

Apple Bids For Hulu, Says Report

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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>>.

Twentieth Century Fox Launches HD Streaming Program

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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.,

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

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23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream

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

Machinima Raises $35M

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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>>.

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

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amazon autorip anywherecd mp3tunes music storage ecommerce content hollywoodAmazon said its new AutoRip service will automatically load a MP3 version of CDs purchase on the site, for immediate streaming or download by users. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie

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Let’s Get Weird, a SXSW Interactive Recap (2014)

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Noor Siddiqui – Remedy On Glass , helping doctors collaborate using Google Glass. I know what you’re thinking. recap? Of SXSW?

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Develop.la | 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 Develop.la The framework in L.A.

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ZestCash Gets $19M For Lending Startup

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

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Jaunt, USC Link On Virtual Reality Lab

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jaunt virtual reality school education film cinema hollywood cameraAccording to the two, the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts is opening up a new virtual reality incubator called the Jaunt Cinematic Virtual Reality Lab. READ MORE>>.

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp

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

YouTube Adds Movie Rentals

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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

Interview with David Aronchick, Hark

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

The Backplane Snags Investors

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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>>.

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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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>>.

Life Imitates Art Imitates Life As Amazon Films Show At ROC

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ROC is located in what was Google's former Santa Monica offices. amazon studios real office silicon beach show content hollywoodThe show-- a comedy about "under-socialized computer geeks" working on their own, Silicon Valley startup--is one of a number of shows being piloted by Amazon for its Amazon Instant Video service. READ MORE>>.

Machinima Lays Off 42

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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>>.

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

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

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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.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

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.