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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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media journalismBuzzFeed. Others are skeptical, “Ha! It’s a lightweight website of listicles that is grossly over-valued” some have argued.

Assignmint: Freelance Work Available | Founder Interview, The Future of Journalism & The LA Startup Scene

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For all those who want to talk about the fragmentation of media and the models for journalism is in trouble; it’s actually not.  Digital media?

Citizen Journalism

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Monday, July 13, 2009 -- SMCLA: Citizen Journalism: Social Media's Effect on How News is Reported and Consumed. More and more people are turning to social media as the first place they look for breaking news. What does this mean for: a.) the traditional media and b.) See [link] (more

50 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To—and 5 New Ways to Find Them


If you’re not much of a podcast listener and you have a sense that you’re missing out on a lot of great content, you’re absolutely right. But now is a good time to fix that, thanks to a new profusion of listening options. And to get you started, I have a few shows to suggest. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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The Los Angeles Business Journal recently reported data compiled by showing that “L.A. commercial real estate market. In West L.A.,

GLAZED | Wearable Tech Conference [Live]

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Amir Efrati, Writer, Wallstreet Journal. The Top GLASS focused entrepreneurs in the world. Alex Gourley, Founder, BitGym. Chris Hughes.

Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort


freelance writer journalism writing livestrong ehow content publisher publishing editorial media demandSanta Monica-based Demand Media , the online publisher which runs such sites as,, and LIVESTRONG.COM, said Thursday afternoon that it is launching a new effort focused on long-form web content. READ MORE>>.

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SoCal's Next Big Online Publisher:


breitbart andrew journalism online publishingSouthern California is already establishing a reputation as the home of one of the biggest online publishers, Demand Media. However, what will Southern California's next big, online publishing empire be? runs the site Big Government , which broke the story of U.S. READ MORE>>.

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Perfect Market Raises $9 Million More


newspaper journalism content publishing funding capital venture market perfectPasadena-based Perfect Market , which provides tools for publishers to better create value from their content, is announcing today that it has raised $9M in a new funding round. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

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Journalism: How to Talk to Your Audience Again. Its that time again! Get your votes in quick because it all end on Friday, September 2 nd !

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GumGum Powers In-Image Ads On Rolling Stone


Santa Monica-based ad technology developer GumGum --which injects contextually relevant ads into images on publishers' websites, said today that it has signed a renewed partnership with Wenner Media, the publisher of Rolling Stone , Us Weekly and Men's Journal. Financial details of the renewal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

WSJ Top Startups List: SoCal Matches Silicon Valley On IPOs


One of the most interesting things about the Wall Street Journal's list of top startups in the U.S.? READ MORE>>.

Jason Nazar Raises $5.2 Million for Stealth Startup

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Read at Los Angeles Business Journal. Jason Nazar has closed a $5.2 million seed round for a new startup named Crew32, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The The news comes just one day after his first company, Docstoc, was shuttered by Intuit Inc., the company that bought it two years ago. Press

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Snap Inc. Files for IPO

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The Venice-based company would likely initiate its IPO in March, an offering which would value the company between $20 billion and $25 billion, according to sources cited by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Snap Inc., It was also reported last month that startup is seeking to raise up to $4 billion from its offering.

Report: Websense On The Block


San Diego-based Websense is reportedly considering a sale of the company, according to a report this week in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reports Websense has hired investment banking firm Qatalyst Partners on the sale. According to the WSJ, the firm is looking to get around $1B for the company. READ MORE>>.

Mindbody Raises $50M at $450M Valuation; IPO Likely in 2015

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HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App


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MediaPass Wins New Publisher, RightWisconsin


MediaPass has just added another customer looking to use the firm to help drive its subscription business, the Journal Broadcast Group, which owns and operates 35 radio stations and 15 television stations. MediaPass said that the Journal Broadcast's RightWisconsin , a political site, is using MediaPass for a new, paid subscription system.

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Southern California's Billion Dollar Startup Trio: SpaceX, Snapchat, Beats


recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal uncovers a surprising number of Southern California startups in the billion dollar valuation -- led by Hawthorne-based SpaceX , with a $4.8 Think Silicon Valley has a lock on billion dollar startups? billion dollar valuation at its last round. billion); Beats Electronics ($1.0 billion). READ MORE>>.

Report: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Among Top Spots For CEOs


The Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metro area has made a list of the top areas where CEOs live , published in this week''s Wall Street Journal. The report--ranking the percentage of residents identified as CEOs--said 1.21% of residents in the metro workforce were CEOs. READ MORE>>. executives ceos jobs employment ventura oxnard oaks thousand

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


Keep An Idea Journal. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Even Stephen Curry Needs To Practice. Practice With A Purpose.

SoCal Firms Still Lined Up For IPOs


10 of the 44 venture-backed companies currently filed to go public are from Southern California, according to an analysis today from the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, there are 44 U.S., venture-backed companies currently filed for an IPO, with 10 from Southern California and 13 from Silicon Valley.

Report: Hulu Up For Sale


According to the Wall Street Journal, the firm was approached by an unsolicited offer to be acquired. A number of reports Tuesday afternoon says that Santa Monica-based streaming video site Hulu is up for sale. Details on potential buyers has not be disclosed or uncovered. READ MORE>>.

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Kobe Bryant Launches New $100 Million Venture to Solidify Retirement


“I think it’s interesting that the immediate reaction from people would be competitiveness between myself and others,” said Bryant in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Sports stars are used to success. But when it comes to the entrepreneurial world, sports stars haven’t always panned out.

PR Is A Passion Play That Cannot Be Outsourced


A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Sound crazy? PR agencies are expensive versions of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Snap’s Challenges to Gain Increased Focus in Public

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Business Journal lays out five factors that could figure in to Snap’s first year as a public company

UberMedia Losing TweetDeck To Twitter, Says Report


Upping the ante in the battle between Pasadena-based Twitter client software firm UberMedia and Twitter itself, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Twitter is buying Twitter client software firm TweetDeck. The journal cited "people familiar with the matter". READ MORE>>.

DFJ Frontier Bolsters Team With Media Vet


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; (as Editor in Chief/SVP); and worked withTime Magazine, NBC, Court TV, among other companies and clients. READ MORE>>.

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A Look At Useful Sites for Entrepreneurs

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Wally Eater, one of our esteemed and longtime Executive Committee members, brought this Wall Street Journal article to my attention. It presents some excellent sites for entrepreneurs and is well worth a look. link]. General Resources Startup entrepreneurs links resources sites

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How to Avoid Being Disrupted as a VC

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realized 18 months ago what the LA Business Journal just recognized last week. ” Numero uno. I was nowhere to be found. Earnestly. Or die.

MediaPass Powers Weekly World News Paywall


In the quest to re-make the business of publishing and journalism, there's been a lot of hand wringing and debate over the merits and complexities of online paywalls. mediapass weekly world news publication content publisher paywall journalism subscriptionFinancial details of the latest deal with Weekly World News were not announced.

io/LA Shuts Down


The loss was first reported by the LA Business Journal. Hollywood-based io/LA , the high tech and creative incubator and coworking space, has shut down, the first loss of one of Southern California's new crop of high tech gathering spaces. io/LA had only been in the space since April of last year. READ MORE>>. Parent Rakuten Leads $100M Round In Pinterest


The Wall Street Journal reports the round values the startup at $1.5 Rakuten , the Japanese e-commmerce giant which owns Aliso Viejo-based e-commerce site , has just grabbed a stake in up-and-coming Internet sharing site Pinterest , according to reports today. billion. READ MORE>>.

USC Launches Media Lab


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Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup


Fortis declined to divulge more details about the target, but said Liu has submitted a paper on the topic to a scientific journal. Bregua Corp.,

SharesPost CEO Takes On WSJ Article


SharesPost , the secondary marketplace for venture backed, privately owned shares of such companies as Twitter and Facebook, is taking on the Wall Street Journal for an article published last week. SharesPost said the article left readers "largely misinformed and our company unfairly maligned." READ MORE

Hulu In Video Deal With New York Times


The report , from the Nieman Journalism Lab, says that videos produced for will be available alongside the rest of Hulu's content. Hulu has similar deals with the Wall Street Journal, along with a number of news networks. Financial details of the content licensing deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Mobile Messenger Bids For Presidential Text-Donations


According to a report Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, two political consulting firms--one Democratic, the other Republican--are lobbying the Federal Election Commission to approve a plan to allow political campaigns to accept donations via text messages. At the moment, donations by text are prohibited by the FEC. READ MORE>>.

Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP


A version of this article previously appeared in  The Wall Street Journal. Do not rely on the IP lawyer to coax such vital information from you.

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Interview with Tom Grasty, Stroome


We saw that we had traction in the journalism and news organization marketplace, so we concentrated on that area. It ran in April of 2008.