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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. The sale comes as Demand Media has been seeing a steep drop in revenues from its content businesses. demand media cracked online humor merger acquisition ewscripps

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Guerilla Marketing Makes Me Thirsty

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We've been bringing more and more users live onto our system daily and trying to grow the team to keep up with the increasing demand (more on that later).We I know it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. Things have been going absolutely crazy for us over here at the Rubicon Project. We just got back from ad:tech NY. As I mentioned before, we launched our beta much earlier than we

Guerilla Marketing Makes Me Thirsty

Frank Addante

We've been bringing more and more users live onto our system daily and trying to grow the team to keep up with the increasing demand (more on that later). I know it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. Things have been going absolutely crazy for us over here at the Rubicon Project. We just got back from ad:tech NY. As I mentioned before, we launched our beta much earlier than we

Demand Media Sued By Mania.com's Founder

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has been sued by Chip Meyers, the founder of Mania.com, according to a report today from paidContent.org. from Demand, over Demand Media' acquisition of his site in 2007. Tags: demand media lawsuit chip meyers mania merger acquisition legal paidContent said that Meyers is looking for at least $6.2M

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Demand Media: $56.3M for Pluck, $5.0M For The Daily Plate

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The price of two of Demand Media's acquisitions, Pluck , and The Daily Plate , have both been made public with the firm's IPO filing Friday evening. According to the S-1, Demand paid $56.3M The firm also revealed that it acquired Pagewise , a provider of how-to videos and text articles, for $15.8M, back in June of 2007. Demand Acquired Pluck in March of 2008, and The Daily Plate in January of 2008. Tags: demand media pluck daily plate merger acquisition exit

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Heal Names Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs As Chairman, Adds Jeb Bush To Board

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Los Angeles-based, on-demand doctor house call service Heal has named former Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul E. Bush was Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Jacobs as its Chairman, and named former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to its board of directors, the company said on Wednesday. The startup lets clients schedule in-home visits by doctors for both routine visits and other checkups.

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What is the Definition of a Seed Round or an A Round?

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There weren’t a lot of seed funds in 2007 so this was often done by angels, funding consortia or sometimes early-stage funds that existed then (First Round Capital, True Ventures, SoftTech VC, etc.).

The Trade Desk Adds $20M

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Ventura-based The Trade Desk , the real time, demand-side advertising platform developer led by Jeff Green, has raised $20M in a Series B funding, the company said today. Jeff Green is a serial entrepreneur, who sold his last company--AdECN--to Microsoft, back in 2007. The new round was led by Hermes Growth Partners, and also included prior investor IA Ventures. According to The Trade Desk, Alex Kayyal of Hermes will join the company''s board as part of the funding.

All The Questions You Wanted Answered about Bird Scooters and Their Recent $300 Million Funding

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While this reaction to such a valuation is understandable, to anybody who has seen the meteoric rise in consumer demand and actual revenue the valuation is much less surprising and may turn out to be quite conservative.

Amazon Takes On Local Service Referrals In LA

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Amazon.com is in a bid to take a share of the Los Angeles market for local referrals for handymen and service providers, as Los Angeles continues to be a major launch market for on-demand, services marketplaces. Local handyman referral services have been a perennial favorite for startups in Los Angeles, with services as Done Right (acquired by Tree.com in 2009), and Insider Pages (acquired by Citysearch in 2007, now part of Citygrid).

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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The Laws of Supply & Demand. The most basic chart of microeconomics is a supply & demand curve. Demand represents a buyer and supply a seller. Other products “elastic” meaning demand falls off quickly when prices go up.

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

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https://medium.com/media/cc969482e7abf6b75d3c0958c8ee409d/href I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and as a VC who had built his career as a programmer, database designer, program manager, CEO then VP Products at Salesforce, I wanted to build a portfolio of software investments. BuzzFeed.

Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

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At the tail end of this period when demand was picking up for the industry there was still a belief that in venture it only mattered that you got into the top 10 funds in Silicon Valley.

Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems

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Since its origin as an academic research project in 2007, Eucalyptus has become the dominant open source cloud solution, boasting over 25,000 clouds formed.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Launched in 2007 in Los Angeles by Adam Bernhard and Konstantin Glasmacher. Online DSP (demand-side platform) and ad exchange for display advertisers. Formed in 2007 by UPenn students, Nat Turner, Scott Becker, Michael Provenzano, and Zach Weinberg, in Philadelphia.

Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

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2007, 2011) and for the hottest of companies and in bad markets for fund raising (2003, 2008) prices test the bottom end of the range. I saw this kind of pricing when I first entered the VC market in 2007. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

WD Sells Factory

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According to WD, the sale is part of an effort by the firm to "realign its cost structure" to match softer demand for its products. WD's Sarawak, Malaysia facility manufactured aluminum substrates for magnetic media, and was originally part of Komag, which was acquired by WD in September of 2007. Lake Forest-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp.

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This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus , Michael Luxton, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, and Steve Schoettler. Structured data asset creation works in on demand in real-time across multiple data sets Including web, e-mail, internal databases, documents, and media.

Cohu Cuts Back Headcount, Cuts Pay

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in the similar quarter in 2007. The firm said that the global financial crisis has results in "sharply reduced demand" for semiconductors, which has affected the firm's customers. Poway-based Cohu, a supplier of equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced Thursday that it is reducing headcount, cutting pay, suspending its matching 401(k) contributions, reducing work hours, and forcing mandatory time off, as the firm sees "extremely difficult" business conditions.

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How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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For example Twitter , where gazillions of bots [type A] follow other equally superfluous but nevertheless very busy bots [type B] that automatically generate 27% valuable content (links to penis enlargement tools) and 73% not exactly exciting girly chatter (breeding demand for cheap viagra).

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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They built in a feature called “auto scaling&# that monitored for traffic spikes and automatically provisioned new servers on demand and decommissioned them if your traffic surge subsided. Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics.

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Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth

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The firm changed its name to Internet Brands in June of 2005, and hit the markets with its IPO in November of 2007. Currently, Los Angeles-based Demand Media , San Diego's Zogenix , City of Industry-based NewEgg , Los Angeles-based GameFly , San Diego-based Reva Medical , Westlake Village-based Inphi Corp , and Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan are among the local technology firms waiting to reach the public markets.

E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

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Up 33% this year, according to the Washington Post, online commerce is trending upwards from $175 billion in 2007 to a projection of $335 billion in 2012 (Forrester Research). As customers shift online, retailers have no choice, to not only follow suit, but to adapt to their changing demands.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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High unemployment, wage stagnation, lowering real estate prices and the lowering of demand for products may lead to deflation (where prices of goods & services decrease each month – i.e. the opposite of inflation).

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Demand Media is an online media company operating two strategically-linked businesses: an integrated content and social media platform, and registrar solutions.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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www.goodandgreen.biz Microsoft Office Buy Office Small Business 2007 now. RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley.

The @TWTFelipe Story – A Tale of US Visa Policy Gone Awry (#startupvisa)

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In 2007 Salesforce.com wanted to buy Koral. Recently — in the name of censoring pornography — China blocked access to Google and demanded that computers sold in China come supplied with an Internet nanny filter called Green Dam Youth Escort, starting July 1.

Digital Health Becoming a Reality

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In January 2007 I had a resolution to lose weight and I didn’t want to do it through some crash diet like Atkins that I felt wasn’t sustainable for me. Unfortunately it seems that it was back-ordered due to strong demand with rumors of it selling for astronomical prices on eBay.

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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On Demand). TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. We will have a line up of amazing panelist who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2014.

CallFire Bootstraps 50,000 Signups and Hires Former NetZero CEO

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CallFire simplifies telephony, making sophisticated, expensive carrier-class telecom capabilities available through an easy-to-use GUI and API platform, which the company pioneered in 2007.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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It had grown stratospherically from 2004-2007 to 100 million users, which actually was slightly smaller in December 2007 then MySpace was. AOL is in the process of rebuilding itself and emulating a little-known LA-based startup called Demand Media.

How ConsumerTrack Has Created A Growing, Profitable--and Mostly Unknown Business

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We have a checklist of about forty things we go through, to make sure the market is big enough, and figure out how much demand consumers have for a product, and how much organic and paid traffic we can actually drive to a website to acquire a consumer.

E-commerce’s changing Landscape: Customization

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Up 33% this year, according to the Washington Post, online commerce is trending upwards from $175 billion in 2007 to a projection of $335 billion in 2012 (Forrester Research). As customers shift online, retailers have no choice, to not only follow suit, but to adapt to their changing demands. Consumers demand an exact product suited to our exact needs and this time we do not want to be told what this is. Retail therapy has long been a rich country’s rite of passage.

What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

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Although some of the new workers are likely needed to fulfill the one-hour delivery demands of its new Prime Now service, Amazon obviously anticipates yet another strong holiday performance.