Break.com Promotes Positive Pranks

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Break.com , the online viral video and entertainment site, is looking to promote "positive pranks", saying yesterday that it has tied with YouTube comedy duo SMOTH and YouTube pranksters Stuart Edge, LAHWF, Greg Benson and Jack Vale, to put a positive spin on video pranks. According to Break.com, it will offer up one dollar to social organization DoSomething.org for every 1,000 views on a new set of Prank it FWD videos. Is this the end of the "fail" video?

Break.com Rolls iPhone App

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Los Angeles-based video site Break.com said today that the firm has launched a new, iPhone application, which allows its users to view its various video channels.

Break.com Launches Horror Channel

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Los Angeles-based Break.com , an online site focused on entertainment for men, said it has launched a new Horror Channel this morning. Break.com said it is partnering with horror site FEARnet on the new channel, and also has its Creative Lab working on original content specifically for the channel. Break.com operates a network of online sites focused on young men, and is headed by Keith Richman.

Break.com Lampoons Twitter

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Los Angeles-based Break.com has launched a new lampoon of the micro-messaging service Twitter, saying Wednesday afternoon that it has launched Tweet Boxx , a weekly online web series hosted by "Man in the Box" star Mike Polk.

Report: Break.com Cuts Staff

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Beverly Hills-based online entertainment site Break.com has reportedly laid off 11 staffers, according to a report by CNET. Break.com's CEO Keith Richman, which focuses its efforts on providing videos, games, and other entertainment for men, told CNET that the firm is planning to hire the same number of people in the future, with different skill sets.

Break.com, Total Beauty Partner On ModernMan.com

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Los Angeles-based Break.com and Santa Monica-based Total Beauty Media announced Wednesday afternoon that the two firms have partnered on the launch of a new site, called ModernMan.com. Total Beauty is headed by Emrah Kovacoglu, and Break.com is headed by Keith Richman. According to the two firms, the new site will focus on grooming advice, style tips, and product information and review for men 18-39.

Break.com, Yoostar In Joint Promotion

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The finalists from the event will be uploaded onto a contest site on Break.com, which will also film and include interviews, a special webisode, and other content. Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a network of male-centric content web sites, said today that it has linked with home entertainment system company Yoostar in a promotion. According to Break,it is teaming up with Yoostar for a special, featured channel on the site focused on the "Yoostar Casting Tour" competition.

Break's Prank It Fwd Kicks Off Series Of Positive Pranks

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Los Angeles-based Break.com has kicked off a series of "positive pranks" with a new video--apparently, the first of many--revolving around life changing pranks on unsuspecting people.

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Break Media Launches iPad App

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher focused on video for men, said this morning that it has launched a new Break.com iPad app. Break.com said it has revamped its application, and has specifically designed an app for the iPad's advanced features. Break had previously offered a generic, iOS application, which did not take advantage of the iPad's display and features. READ MORE>>. break media ipad online publishing content smartphone tablet

Break Partners With Sony, Others

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Break.com said the new content will appear on original channels on Break.com, with some of the content shown on Break's homepage to draw viewers. Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a network of online content properties targeted at the male demographic, said today that it has signed up a slate of new content partners for its sites.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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USA Today cited the activity of such companies as Demand Media, Break.com, Buzzmedia, Citysearch, Google, JibJab, ShoeDazzle, and Viddy in Los Angeles, and Qualcomm, Slacker, Sorenson Media, and MOGL in San Diego as examples of those cities' active startup base.

TiE Southern California's May Event.

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Speakers include: Mr. Uday Kumar - Head, US Ops at Reliance MediaWorks; Mr. Basu Ghosh - CEO, Omnikron and CEO Basu's HomeStyle; Nick Wilson - CTO, Break.com; Jon Ham - CEO, Fitness on the Run. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 -- TiE Southern California's May Event. See https://www.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1521728182300andP=1521728191150788000andInfo. PG=1521728182300andP=1521728191150788000andInfo.

Break Media, Scripped.com Name Contest Winner

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The result of the contest--" The Cutest Website "--is being promoted and featured on Break.com.

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Break Media Launches New Ad Unit

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher which runs Break.com as well as a number of other sites, said it has launched a new advertising unit it is calling "Social Video Accelerator". The firm said that the unit provides guaranteed cost-per-view (CPV) ads through its family of sites. Cost-per-view charges advertisers based on how many times people actually view their video ads. Break says its sites now reach more than 120 million unique viewers per month. READ MORE>>.

Break Media Plans New Video Series

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Los Angeles-based Break Media is continuing to roll out new, original video content for the site, saying today that it plans to roll out five new web series on Break.com. Break Media said is launching For the Win, Awesome America, Thinking Out Loud, MMAshed Potato, and FAQ U, all original series created by its Creative Lab in-house digital production studio. Break said it is on track to create more than 1,000 original videos this year. READ MORE>>.

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Break Media Ties With Zachary Levi on "Nerd HQ"

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According to Break, it will product three, original videos starring Levi, as well as a dedicated "Nerd HQ" channel on Break.com. Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video content publisher, said today that it has partnered with actor Zachari Levi, on a set of original videos and events. Levi is the star of NBC's "Chuck". Financial detalis of the deal were not disclosed.

Break Media Ties With BlueKai, exelate

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Break operates the Break.com, CagePotato, MadeMan, Chickipedia, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, AllLeftTurns and FileFront sites. Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a number of Internet media and entertainment properties focused on men, said late Tuesday evening that it has partnered with BlueKai and exelate , two firms providing online advertising data. Break said that the partnerships will provide it advertisers with ad targeting and optimization capabilities.

Break Launches Hispanic Site

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The company also operates Break.com, CagePotato, MadeMan, Chickipedia, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, AllLeftTurns, and FileFront, in addition to TuVez. Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video and content firm headed by Keith Richman, said this morning that it is targeting Hispanic males with a new site, TuVez.com. According to Break, the new site will provide content focused on entertainment, gaming, sports, and culture, all in context of Hispanic males.

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Scripped Merges With Zhura

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As part of the merger, the firm said they have raised $250,000 in new funding, and added Break.com CEO Keith Richman to its board of advisors. Scripped , the developer of online screenwriting software headed by Sunil Rajaraman, has merged with Zhura.com , another online provider of screenwriting software, the firms announced to their users today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the firm said the merger is in the "seven-figure range."

Break Adds Greg Siegel As VP

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Break Media is headed by Keith Richman, and operates a number of online video sites, including Break.com, MadeMan, GameFront, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, CagePotato, AllLeftTurns, Chickipedia, and TuVez. Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online publisher of video content, announced this morning that it has added Greg Siegel as its Senior Vice President, Entertainment Development. Siegel was most recently founder and CEO of VidMe, and also has served at talent agency Endeavor.

Break Media Launches Ad Server Effort

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The firm said it developed the new ad server so that it could develop its own, custom ads and non-standard ad formats.Break Media is headed by Keith Richman, and operates Break.com, CagePotato, MadeMan, Chickipedia, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, AllLeftTurns, and FileFront. Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a network of Internet entertainment properties focused on men, said today that it has launched its own, in-house advertising server for its ad network.

Break Media Launches New Site

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Break also operates the sites Break.com, Cage Potato, Chipedia, Holy Taco, Wall Street Fighter, Screen Junkies and All Left Turns. Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a number of web sites focused on the young male demographic, announced this morning that it has launched a new website, MadeMan.com. According to Break, the new site will focus on product reviews, including "gadgets, gears, fashion, sports, and more."

How to Build a Great Technology Team – Startups Uncensored #16

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This month’s Startups Uncensored will be on “How to Build a Great Technology Team”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation talking about the experience, process and skills need to build an all-star caliber technology team.

Break Taps Quantcast For Demographic Data

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Break's male-oriented content web sites include Break.com, Cage Potato, Chickipedia, Holy Taco, Wall Street Fighter and Screen Junkies. Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a online network of web properties focused on men, announced this morning that it is teaming up with Quantcast to collect demographic information about its sites.

Break Media Sees Move Towards Mobile

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Break Media runs sites Break.com, MadeMan, GameFront, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, CagePotato, AllLeftTurns, Chickipedia, and TuVez. Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media is reporting this morning that it is seeing a shift towards mobile access on the company's various websites. According to Break, twenty two percent of its video views are now happening on mobile or other consumer entertainment devices.

Break Adds Greg Siegel As SVP

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Break Media is headed by Keith Richman, and operates a number of online video sites, including Break.com, MadeMan, GameFront, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies, CagePotato, AllLeftTurns, Chickipedia, and TuVez. Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online publisher of video content, announced this morning that it has added Greg Siegel as its Senior Vice President, Entertainment Development. Siegel was most recently founder and CEO of VidMe, and also has served at talent agency Endeavor.

Break Develops Creative Lab

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Break operates the sites break.com, Cage Potato, Chickipedia, Holy Taco, Wall Street Fighter, and Screen Junkies. Los Angeles-based Break Media , an online video and entertainment site focused on men, said Tuesday that it has tapped a new team of writers, directors, and producers for a new "Creative Lab", which the firm said will create original content for its branded advertisers. Break Media said that the new unit will be headed by Jonathan Small and Tara Leone.

Transpera Takes $8.25M In Second Round

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Transpera provides mobile video delivery and advertising for such sites as AccuWeather.com, the Associated Press, CBS, Break.com, Revision3, ManiaTV, MTV Networks, and others. Santa Monica-based Transpera , a provider of mobile video advertising technology, announced Thursday that it has raised $8.25M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Flybridge Capital Partners, and included new investor Labrador Ventures.

Online and Mobile Video

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 -- Online and Mobile Video. The UCLA Anderson School of Management and the German American Business Association (GABA), invite you to an exciting panel discussion with top digital media executives and venture capitalists followed by a reception at the UCLA Faculty Center.

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Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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Those include quite a few brands you probably recognize, including Twitter, Hulu, Pinterest, EMI, Wordpress, Break.com, and a whole host of other companies.