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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.

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>>.

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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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>>.

Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age

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Los Angeles-based Render Media (www.rndr.com), which is creating a publisher geared at the social world, social channels, and sharing. and $3.0

Adaptive Medias Buys StartEngine's Ember

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Irvine-based online advertising firm Adaptive Medias is announcing this morning that it has acquired Ember , one of the companies incubated out of the StartEngine startup accelerator in Los Angeles. As part of the acquisition, StartEngine founders Howard Marks and Paul Kessler have both joined Adaptive Medias'' advisory board.

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.

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.

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.

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>>.

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.

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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This Generation Will Be Fine: Why Social Media Won’t Ruin Us

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The post This Generation Will Be Fine: Why Social Media Won’t Ruin Us appeared first on TechZulu. Let’s be very clear here.

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>>.

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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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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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>>.

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.

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>>.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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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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>>.

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.

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>>.

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.

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.

Report: Sling Media's Blake Krikorian Passes Away

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Blake Krikorian , the UCLA graduate who founded Sling Media , the maker of the Slingbox, has died, at the age of 48, according to reports trickling out of Silicon Valley. blake krikorian sling media slingboxKrikorian apparently died of a heart attack yesterday in the San Francisco area. 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.

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!

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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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>>.

Fanattac Gets $1M, Tackles Social Media, Music

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the firm said it is providing a "unique" social media experience for music lovers, where fans will be able to interact with artists online.

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

Social Media Trend Spotting Turns $20,000 into over $2 million

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Cheers to discovering a real return on using social media. He teaches how to take the risk out of being risky. How was this possible?

Briabe Media Finds $2M

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Venice, California-based Briabe Media , a mobile marketing firm targeting Hispanic, African, and Asian American consumers, said today that it has raised more than $2M in funding. Briabe Media offers up mobile advertising targeted at ethnic audiences, and is headed by James Briggs. briabe media mobile marketing venture capital interne

SheKnows Launches Social Media Feature

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Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the women's media site run by Evolve Media, said this morning that it has launched a new social media, community features for the service. sheknows evolve media content publishingREAD MORE>>.

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The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

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It was especially influential in my mind in thinking about media. At the simplest level you can think about markets in terms of the number of times media is consumed and/or purchased by people plotted against the total number of content of that media type that is available. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. Why is that?