Demand Media Sells Pluck

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media has sold its social media software arm, Pluck , to New York-based Sprinklr , the companies said Thursday. Pluck, which is based in Austin, was founded in 2003, and had been acquired by Demand Media in 2008 in a deal worth $56.3M. demand media pluck merger acquisition social software Financial details of the sale were not announced.

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Demand Media Acquires LEAFtv

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is bolstering its efforts to reach out towards millennial women, and has acquired LEAFtv. Demand Media also said it has hired Geri Hirsch and Erin Falconer, the founders of LEAFtv, and will expand the LEAFtv brand. According to Demand Media, Hirsch and Falconer will be expanding the LEAFtv brand as Executive Editor and General Manager of LEAFtv, a move which will help it enhance its position in the categories of home, food, and fashion.

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With its Greenlots acquisition, Shell is moving from gas stations to charging stations

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Shell, which is making the acquisition through its Shell New Energies US subsidiary, snatched the company from Energy Impact Partners, a cleantech-focused investment firm. “As

Demand Media Acquires The Other Art Fair

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said on Friday that it has acquired UK-based The Other Art Fair , an art fair for emerging artists. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Demand Media, the acquisition will complements its online art gallery marketplace, Saatchi Art, allowing Demand Media's buyers the the ability to purchase art from emerging artists from across the globe. Demand Media is led by Sean Moriarty.

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Demand Media Buys Name.com

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

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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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Gimlet Media and Anchor: What Spotify’s Acquisitions Mean for Podcasts

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It’s the biggest podcast industry acquisition ever, and Spotify isn’t done. Here’s what the podcast acquisitions mean for Spotify, for the entire podcast industry, and for all the tiny underdog podcasters out there.

Demand Media Buys Saatchi Art, Appoints Sean Moriarty As CEO

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Santa MOnica-based Demand Media made a surprise move this morning, saying it has appointed former Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty as its new CEO--and also acquiring Moriarty''s startup, Saatchi Art. According to Demand Media, it paid $17M for Saatchi Art, in a mix of cash and stock, in a deal which will add revenues of $0.5M Demand Media co-founder and current Interim CEO Shawn Colo becomes President of the company, and also joins Demand Media''s board.

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Demand Media Gets $225M Credit Facility

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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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Build On-Demand Teams Instead of Hiring Employees

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The author outlines eight necessary steps for every business and entrepreneur to capitalize on this movement to on-demand project teams, versus permanent hires. Conventional hiring strategies usually follow a vanilla approach to talent acquisition.

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Demand Media Buys CoveritLive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it has acquired CoveritLive , a developer of a live blogging platform used to provide real time commentary, reader polling, and questions and answers on live events. Demand Media was already a strategic investor in CoveritLive. Demand Media said CoveritLive will become part of its portfolio of social solutions, alongside its community platform PLuck.

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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 Demand Media also revealed that it has realigned personnel, reduced headcount, and consolidated its offices in the third quarter--as well as selling what it says are "non-core media properties"--as an effort to improve the long term profitability of the company.

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Demand Media Reports Profit

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the internet publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 results today, the first as a public company. Demand Media said it had revenues of $73.6M Demand Media hit the NYSE as DMD on January 26th, in what had been one of the biggest anticipated IPOs this year. publishing content acquisition merger media demand

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Fandango Launching Video-On-Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based Fandango , the online movie ticketing and information services, said Tuesday that it will launch its own, premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW , on March 30th. The new service comes thanks to the company's acquisition of M-GO , the on-demand movie service which was backed by Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation, back in January. fandango videoondemand video demand streaming movie television hollywood movies stream

Demand Media Sweetens Executive Pot

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Ahead of its IPO, Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online domain name and media publishing business run by Richard Rosenblatt, updated its IPO filings Thursday, saying that it has granted $30.8M Security research firm KnujOn had reported in June that eNom was hosting a number of "criminal pharmacy networks" and had not agreed to cooperate with LegitScript on rooting out those networks; it appears Demand Media is now actively trying to address that problem.

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Demand Media Gets Second $100M+ Quarter

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Santa Monica-based online digital media publisher Demand Media keeps on getting bigger and bigger. The company said the growth in revenues came from "strong growth" on its owned & operated content and media properties, plus its acquisition of Creativebug, the arts and crafts instruction site. demand media earnings domain content publishing creativebug The firm reported its latest quarterly results Tuesday, reporting $100.6M

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Demand Media Files For IPO

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online media firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, has finally filed for its long awaited IPO. According to Demand's IPO filing, the firm had a net loss of $6.00M on revenues of $114.0M Among warrant holders of the firm's stock are Lane Armstrong and his foundation--which has lent Armstrong's backing of LiveStrong.com, the firm's health and fitness portal--Bobbi Brown; Tyra Banks--who recently started fashion site with Demand--and InfoSearch Media.

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Demand Media Plans To Split Domain, Content Businesses

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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

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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. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Demand Media, Creativebug's library of educational videos and network of designers will help bolster the crafts-related content on eHow.

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

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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 Selects NYSE For IPO

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online content publishing empire of Richard Rosenblatt, has updated its S-1 filing with the SEC, saying that it has applied to list its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "DMD". In addition, Demand Media revealed it had executed a 1-for-2 reverse stock split of its common stock ahead of its planned IPO, and also that it plans to use $50 to $75M of any funding raised in an IPO to make "investments in content."

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Demand Media Files Paperwork For Domain Name Service Spinout

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has filed paperwork required for the planned separation and spinout of its domain name business. According to Demand Media, its new subsidiary, Rightside Group, Ltd. , Rightside Group will be based in Kirkland, Washington, which is where Demand Media''s domain name businesses have been based. acquisition merger domainer group rightside spinout name domain media demand

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Demand Media Ups Article Count To 3 Million

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has updated its S-1 filing, saying it now has around 3 million articles in the firm's library of content. Demand Media has applied to list on the NYSE as DMD, but has not yet set an offering range or pricing on its IPO. Demand Media filed for an IPO in August. Demand operates Livestrong.com, eHow.com, and other web properties. demand media merger acquisition

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EcoATM Gets New CEO After Private Equity Acquisition

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Maquera as its CEO, after the completion of the company's acquisition by private equity investor Apollo Global Management. ecoATM had previously faced the ire of some of by Outerwall's investors , who had demanded Outerwall sell or shut down ecoATM due to results out of the division. ecoatm otuwerall redbox coinstar merger acquisition executiveSan Diego-based ecoATM has appointed David D.

Leaf Group Seeks To Raise $22M For Acquisition, Other Efforts

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Leaf Group says it does not have any specific acquisitions in mind. Leaf Group was last known as Demand Media. leaf group merger acquisition consumer internet saatch society6Santa Monica-based Leaf Group , the publicly traded consumer Internet company best known for running such sites as Saatchi Art, Society6, EHow, and Livestrong, said it is looking to offer and sell approximately $22M in shares of its common stock.

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Demand Media Launches Share Repurchase Effort

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the newly public online publisher run by Richard Rosenblatt, said this morning that it has launched a $25M, share repurchase program. Demand Media was recently trading at around $7.19 demand media merger acquisition repuchase share internet advertising publishing publushThe company said the move "reflects confidence in our business" and a commitment to "maximize shareholder value."

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Demand Media Surges In IPO Debut

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media surged in its IPO debut Wednesday morning on the NYSE, rising as high as $25.00 Demand Media, which is headed by Richard Rosenblatt, operates a network of content focused sites, including LiveStrong.com and eHow. The enthusiastic reception for Demand's IPO follows similar strong showings from Southern California firms such as RealD, Green Dot, ReachLocal, and others this year. Demand Media is now trading on the NYSE as DMD.

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Demand Media Underwriters Buy Additional Shares

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , riding high on a successful IPO debut Wednesday, said Thursday that its underwriters have exercised their option to purchase an additional 675,000 shares from Demand Media, and 660,000 shares from selling stockholders at its initial offering price. The additional shares bring the total shares of common stock up to 10.235M shares in Demand. Demand originally had filed to offer up to 7.5M demand media underwriter merger acquisition

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Zingy's On-Demand, Dog Walking Services Acquired By Rover

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Los Angeles-based Zingy , an online, on-demand dog walking service, has been acquired by Rover , according to the companies. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced, and it's unclear when the actual acquisition occurred. Rover has posted details of the acquisition on a web page, but the Zingy website has disappeared. Zingy launched in 2015, offering up a way to find on-demand, dog walking services from a marketplace of independent providers.

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Demand Media Sets IPO Pricing Range

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, said today in an S-1 filing that it expects its IPO to be between $14.00 Demand Media's IPO efforts have been one of the closest watched activities in the Southern California technology industry, as an indicator of the IPO prospects for other technology companies here. Demand Media runs such sites as LiveStrong and eHow, along with a network of other media and content focused sites.

Demand Media Buys Demand.com

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the well funded Internet content startup headed by Richard Rosenblatt, the former chairman of MySpace, has acquired the domain name Demand.com. Demand Media acquired the domain name from Phoenix-based inter123, a firm owned by Jeffrey Peterson, former founder of Quepasa.com. In a quote released by Inter123, Demand Media's Rosenblatt said the domain name would go to expand its corporate branding efforts.

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Demand Media Nets $77.2M From IPO

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it received approximately $77.2M Demand's IPO offering was for 10,235,000 shares of common stock at $17.00 per share, with 5,175,000 shares of the offering coming directly from Demand Media itself, and the rest from other shareholders. demand media exit merger acquisitionin net proceeds from the firm's IPO last week.

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Demand Media Up 32 Percent In IPO

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing network run by Richard Rosenblatt, had a huge reception in the public markets Wednesday, closing up 32 percent in its initial public offering. Demand, which debuted on the NYSE as DMD this morning, priced at $17.00, but soon shot up to as high as $25.00 Demand Media's IPO was well above the firm's initial estimated range of $14.00 demand media merger acquisition richard rosenblatt publishing content

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Demand Media Prices IPO, Begins Trading Today

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said late Tuesday evening that it has priced its IPO, as well as increased its IPO offering size, and will sell 8,900,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 Demand Media, which operates an online publishing business and sites such as LiveStrong and eHow, upped the pricing well above its initial offering range of $14.00 Demand Media had initially filed for its IPO in August. publishing content acquisition merger media demand

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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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