Demand Media's Rosenblatt Resigns


In a surprise move, Santa Monica-based Demand Media said late Monday that founder, Chairman, and CEO Richard Rosenblatt has resigned from the company. Demand Media said that it has appointed Shawn Colo as interim President and interim CEO, effective immediately, with James Quandt taking the Chairman position. Demand Media said it will begin a search for a permanent CEO shortly. demand media richard rosenblatt executive chairman

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Demand Media Expands In Ireland


Demand Media , the online publishing business led by Richard Rosenblatt, has made a major expansion into Ireland, as part of its domain name business, the firm said Wednesday. According to Demand Media, it has opened up what will be its largest, international office in Dublin, Ireland, which will serve as the international headquarters for its domain services business. demand media domain domainer ireland international headquarters expansion

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Global Economic Outlook for 2013

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 -- Global Economic Outlook for 2013. The global economy faces serious headwinds, including the lingering effects of the American recession, slowing demand among our European and Asian trading partners, apparent gridlock in Washington over the 'fiscal cliff', and a long list of other issues. How can an economist evaluate the outlook for 2013 and beyond in such an uncertain environment?

Demand Media Loses Chief Revenue Officer


Santa Monica-based Demand Media has lost its Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Dossett, to startup , only eight months after Dossett was named to the position after the loss of former Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Bradford. porch jeff dossett chief revenue officer demand media executive everest

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Demand Media Buys


Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has acquired domain registrar Demand Media said that will help the firm as it prepares for the released of new top level domains (TLDs) this year. Demand Media said that is known for its strog retail footprint. demand media namecom domain domainer registration merger acquisition

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Demand Media Gets Second $100M+ Quarter


Santa Monica-based online digital media publisher Demand Media keeps on getting bigger and bigger. for its quarter, which ended March 31, 2013. demand media earnings domain content publishing creativebug The firm reported its latest quarterly results Tuesday, reporting $100.6M in total revenues, its second $100M plus quarter. The company also reported net income of $0.7M

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Demand Media Gets $225M Credit Facility


Santa Monica-based online publisher Demand Media said Tuesday afternoon that it has entered into a new, $225M credit facility, split between a $125M revolving credit facility and a $100M term loan. According to Demand Media, the new facility replaces an existing, $105M revolving credit facility. Demand Media said the new facility has an option to increase the amount to $250M. demand media credit facility financing venture capital merger acquisition

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Demand Media Names Head of Registrar Services


Santa Monica-based Demand Media has announced a new head of the company''s domain name registration business this morning, saying it has named Steve Banfield as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company''s Registrar Services business. Demand Media is in the midst of spinning off its domain name registrar business. Banfield will head up Demand Media''s and eNom businesses. executive icann registration gtld name domainer domain registrar media demand

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Demand Media Names Domain Spinoff, Appoints Execs


Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it has come up with a name for its domain name services group, which it is in the midst of spinning off into an independent company. Demand Media said the new company will be named Rightside Group, Ltd. , and will be headed by Taryn Naidu, who is current Demand Media''s Executive Vice President of Domain Services. Naidu has been head of Demand Media''s domain business since 2011.

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Frameworks Round 6


By popular demand, Round 6 introduces a plaintext test that uses HTTP pipelining, implemented in 14 frameworks so far. Also in response to popular demand, we ran the plaintext test with higher client-side concurrency levels than other tests.

Demand Media Officially Becomes gTLD Registrar


Demand Media said today that the company''s domain name subsidiary has entered the generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) market, and has been awarded the contracts necessary to participate as a registrar in the new market. According to Demand Media, its Domain Name Services business officially has become an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accredited registry fro the new gTLDs, including both Demand Media''s eNom and businesses.

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Demand Media Cuts 15, Says Report


Los Angeles-based Demand Media has juts cut fifteen members of the company''s research and development unit, according to a report from Variety. demand media layoff jobs employment richard rosenblatt turnover content According to the report , the cuts included Chief Innovation Officer Byron Reese, and were a result of the abrupt resignation of CEO Richard Rosenblatt last week. READ MORE>>.

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San Diego, Irvine Tops For Engineering Job Demand, Says Report


Two, Southern California markets-- San Diego and Irvine --are among the top ares for engineering job demand, according to a report today.

Demand Media Plans To Split Domain, Content Businesses


In a surprise move, Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Tuesday afternoon that it plans to explore separating its domain name and content businesses into two, independent, publicly traded companies. According to Demand, its board has has authorized a plan to spin Demand Media into a "pure play" media company focused on content creation; and a separate, pure-play domain services company providing registry services and related, aftermarket services.

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Demand Media Expands Into Online Learning, Buys Creativebug


Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning it has expanded into the online learning market, and has acquired Creativebug , an online site which provides educational videos around art and carft instruction. According to Demand Media, Creativebug's library of educational videos and network of designers will help bolster the crafts-related content on eHow. creativebug demand media merger acquisition online video learning elearning

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Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M


Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. According to Demand Media, it paid $94M for Society6, including $75M in cash and approximately $19M in its common stock. Demand Media said that Society6 had revenues of approximately $15M for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, with $4M in oerating income.

Demand Media Names Dossett Chief Revenue Officer


Santa Monica-based Demand Media saw a big switchup in its executive staff Thursday, as the company said that Joanne Bradford, the firm''s Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, has stepped down to pursue another opportunity. bradford executive revenue dossett jeff media demand

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Earbits' New Service Trades On-Demand Music Access For Social Actions


Earbits , the online radio and music marketing startup headed by Joey Flores, announced today a brand new service, which lets fans of musicians access their favorite music from artists on-demand, and for free, in exchange for social actions.

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Demand Media's Debuts To Power New gTLDs


Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced the launch of a new service, , which it says wil lhelp generic Top Level Domain registrants create new websites. Demand Media explained athat will help users create their own websites on the new gTLDs, offering up professional templates and online sites tied with the new gTLDs, such as.ARCHITECT,DENTIST,SOCIAL, and.FAN. designs demand media gltd domain domainer website template professional

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Idea Non-Disclosure Demands Kill Investor Interest

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs often get the advice from their lawyers and friends to always get a Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA or CDA) signed before disclosing anything about their new venture. Most investors and startup advisors I know hate them, and refuse to sign them. Who is right?

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Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform


Los Angeles-based Yektra announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. Yekra says it is a digital entertainment distributor connected with an affiliate marketing system. The funding came from Maurice Gallagher, Bray Capital, Shay O''Brien, and Michael Rogers.

Demand Media Connects Users To Experts Via eHow Now


Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it has launched a brand new effort on eHow , which will connect users with experts in one-on-one, online consultations. Demand Media said its new service, eHow Now , will let customers chat directly with experts online, across all kinds of categories, including technology, finance, fashion, and home decor. Wish you could find an expert to help you across any part of your life?

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If you Can’t Make Time, MakeSpace

Both Sides of the Table

Inventory your items with photos, store it in physical storage, demand back items when you wanted them and only what you wanted. Shouldn’t all your storage be inventoried with photos in 2013? If you Can’t Make Time, MakeSpace.

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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

Both Sides of the Table

The more senior people are the more demands, the busier, etc. We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails we hope for replies or action.

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Demand Media Loses CFO As Revenues Decline


Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Monday afternoon that it has lost its CFO, Mel Tang, who the company said will depart at the end of the year. The announcement was made as Demand Media reported its third quarter 2014 results. Demand Media reported $41.3 ‌in revenues for the third quarter, down from $50.7M in revenues in the third quarter of 2013, or a decline of 19 percent. demand media executive revenues quarterly

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Here’s What’s Driving Collaborative Consumption and Where the Market May Head Next

Both Sides of the Table

Final le web london (june 2013) from Mark Suster. Tapping into global markets – There are talented people in the world who can’t earn a “global market rate” for their services but when you open them up to global demand – boom!

Accurate assumptions lead to defendable plans


For example, if you supply software to the chip design industry, do you segment your market into digital and analog users, into high end or inexpensive buyers, and into which languages or platforms users demand or request?

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Both Sides of the Table

And when you achieve product / market fit your company often ramps revenue very fast and you need to build an organization to address it from demand generation (aka marketing) to sales discovery to implementation and after-sales support. This article originally appeared on

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How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses

Both Sides of the Table

So the goal should be to have some formats that require talent who have become large in their own right and can demand rev shares of 70-90%. I would argue that the strongest visionaries have been TasteMade, who were originally running video at Demand Media.

Dana White, Scott Monty, Guy Kawasaki and More | NMX Keynotes 2013

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu had the pleasure again this year to help bring all the New Media Expo (NMX) 2013 Keynotes sessions live. If you missed out on the keynotes live we have all of them for you on demand.

The Most Interesting Online Video Trend

Both Sides of the Table

For those who still don’t know the origins, the Harlem Shake started as a small skit from a YouTuber named Filthy Frank (10 million views as of this writing) on January 30, 2013. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

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How DogVacay Literally Saved my Thanksgiving

Both Sides of the Table

Supply and demand. Without DogVacay my Thanksgiving would have been ruined. That’s a fact. And I’m not an investor. I just had to tell this story.

Manage your bottlenecks!


The bottleneck itself strains to keep up with demand, often to the point of reducing its own efficiency in the process of attempting to keep up with demand. As a manager, you have a number of critical tasks that are general to your position as opposed to specific to your industry.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

Both Sides of the Table

Let me not bury the lede. I’m super excited to announce that GRP Partners led the investment in Ethan Anderson’s new company MyTime (link has LA-based merchants but will give you a good feel for the product).

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Los Angeles To See Clearwire LTE In 2013


Clearwire--which currently offers up 4G wireless in Los Angeles using the WiMAX wireless protocol--said that it will roll out its TDD-LTE network to New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle, in early 2013, among 31 cities it plans to launch overall in 2013. The new LTE network is targeted at "hot zones" within those cities where there is high demand for 4G mobile broadband.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

94 new startups have launched since January 2013 to June 2013 and the startup ecosystem has raised $500 million in funding in 2013 so far. The post LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast appeared first on TechZulu.

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Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues


Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported a steep drop in revenues for the last quarter, saying that it had $89.8M in revenues for the similar quarter in 2013. According to Demand Media, the drops were the result of a 24 percent decline in content and media revenue, which came despite a slight increase in traffic. Demand Media recently split out those operations into a separate, publicly traded company, Rightside Group. demand media content traffic revenues

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The most important person on the startup team


And what upsets people is that there are different quantities of those components available in the economic marketplace; and the law of supply and demand is pretty good about consequently assigning a value to them. By David S. Described by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering.

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The Damaging Psychology of Down Rounds

Both Sides of the Table

Well, a down round is even more complicated than having no demand for your investment round. Yesterday I wrote a post about “ proprietary dealflow for VCs.”

Find and build recurring revenues.


Mature businesses bring less in an M&A transaction than fast-growing companies, but the stability of recurring revenues always gives comfort to the buyer and allows the seller to slow the sales process, find multiple candidate buyers, and create increased demand for the company.

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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards). We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.

Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction


Investors demand more than that. Yesterday, I was talking to a startup founder about their MVP and they said something that finally got me to write this post: "I have a few investors interested but they want to see a product."

Oh please! Walk the talk!


I was floored, and told dozens of people about the unexpected service offered without an angered demand or even a request for compensation.

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