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

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BuzzFeed. Some, of course, agree with me that BuzzFeed has been and continues to be the gold standard innovator in digital media to emulate. Or perhaps you think Donald Trumps assessment that BuzzFeed is a “ Failing pile of garbage is correct?”

Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley

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Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

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I recently had the pleasure of spending an hour with Jon Steinberg, president of Buzzfeed , a company who focuses on helping media companies make their content go viral. That’s why people turn up to Buzzfeed.

BuzzFeed Ramps Entertainment Coverage In LA

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The latest move in that area comes from online viral content publisher BuzzFeed , which is apparently ramping its operations in Los Angeles, as part of effort by the site to expand into entertainment coverage. BuzzFeed is looking to compete against Deadline, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter with its news coverage. buzzfeed entertainment hiring jobs employment online publishing media

Report: Crosscut Ventures Launching Fourth Venture Investment Fund

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The firm is a heavy investor in Southern California's startup community, and has had a number of exits, including Dermstore (acquired by Target), Docstoc (acquired by Intuit), CircleSt (acquired by Valassis), GradientX (acquired by SingTel), Lettuce (also acquired by Intuit), SHIFT (acquired by Brand Networks), Shoedazzle (Acquired by Justfab); and Star.me (Acquired by Buzzfeed).

TYT Network Names Fullscreen Vet As VP

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Los Angeles-based TYT Network has hired on BuzzFeed and Fullscreen veteran Chris Puckett as its new Vice President of Advertising & Brand Partnerships, the company said Tuesday. Puckett joins the company from Fullscreen, where he had been serving as East Coast Director of Brand Partnerships and Sales. He also had served at BuzzzFeed. TYT Network runs The Young Turks and other online properties. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: Snap Inc. Opens Spectacles Store in NYC

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opens Spectacles store in New York City, across the street from Apple store, NBC Universal plows $200 million more into Buzzfeed, and virtual reality video distribution platform Vrideo shuts down Snap Inc.

Snapchat Sued Over Obscene Snapchat Discover Links

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The lawsuit alleges "willful and intentional violations" of the Communications Decency Act by Snapchat in linking to media partners such as Buzzfeed, Vice, and MTV. snapchat lawsuit legal discovery obscenity geragos buzzfeed clickbaitVenice-based Snapchat has been sued in a class action lawsuit , over what the lawsuit says are obscene news stories published via Snapchat Discover.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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s other startup advantages include: A long media history: Companies such as Netflix and Buzzfeed are based in L.A. When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. Could it be the large number of new companies? Is it the culture or community atmosphere? But trying to boil it down to a single trait minimizes its impact.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

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Usually I tell them to study Upworthy & Buzzfeed. I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Most will fail. I repeat the same mantra to every one I see. “You can’t build a large online video company.

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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data has confirmed it and BuzzFeed has built an entire business around it! 10 Tips from BuzzFeed on How to Make Content Go Viral ” See what I did there? Gabe Rivera wrote a post on why TechMeme is now using its editors to curate titles that appear on its site.

Silicon Beach Report July 7: Snapchat Hit with Indecency Class Action

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Snapchat hit with indecency class action, J2 Global may be outbid for Gawker Media, Buzzfeed Motion Pictures show tops iTunes, and more

To Survive, Reddit Must Move Beyond One Size Fits All

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BuzzFeed and other sites have adopted this approach, focusing their site on providing a single unified editorial voice. The recent uprising and subsequent meltdown of Reddit can be attributed to the age-old problem of letting customers run your business for you.

Has Facebook Achieved What AOL Could Have A Generation Ago?

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Facebook started with the biggest publishers in the game: BuzzFeed , Huffington Post , New York Times , Washington Post. Facebook opens up Instant Articles to all publishers.

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

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In the online world the ecosystem is being fragmented into those that primarily produce content (Mitu, Vice, BuzzFeed) and those who primarily distribute it: YouTube, Amazon, Netflix, Yahoo!,

Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age

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It will be less about celebrities, but more along a Wired or more intellectual Buzzfeed, and we'll also further our reach into gaming, music, and elsewhere in our same format.

How Crowdstrike Ended Up At The Center Of The DNC Hacking Investigation

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Buzzfeed takes a deep dive into the story behind Crowdstrike's investigation , and how essentially Crowdstrike has replaced the FBI in investigating the intrusion. Irvine-based Crowdstrike , the cybersecurity services and software firm led by security veteran George Kurtz, has been in the news a lot over the last year, for its involvement in uncovering the hacking at the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Here’s What The @NYTimes Should Teach Its Writers About Social Media

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It’s no wonder Buzzfeed, Vox, Upworthy and others are growing leaps. Not everybody likes the NY Times. I happen to be a long-time fan and paid subscriber. I mostly read the op eds and have for years.

N3XT CON

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Talks and panels on: AI, VR, IoT, Digital Media, Startups, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Women in Tech, Company Culture Reps from companies like: Cisco System, Intel, Digital Domain, Vizio, Disney Interactive, Buzzfeed, NBC Universal, the Port of LA, Enplug, Kind Traveler, SoGal, Spokeo and more See [link] (more Sunday, April 2, 2017 -- N3XT CON. Hear from industry leaders in technology, entertainment and startups in three rooms at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

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So you have GM investing $500 million in Lyft, BMW starting a $530 million venture fund, Comcast/NBCU investing $200 million into BuzzFeed and even Sesame Street now has a venture capital fund!

The Future of Advertising will be Integrated

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And as Jon Steinberg of Buzzfeed points out, the CTRs for social media banner ads are just 0.08%. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Banner Ads. They first started in 1994 and are therefore almost as old as the Web itself.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Buzzfeed? I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse.

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

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It has Vice, Tastemade, Vox, ESPN, Comedy Central, BuzzFeed and more. As the human ear ages it loses its ability to hear high-pitched sound frequencies (above 15-16 kHz) through a condition known as presbycusis that starts at 18 years old.

N3XT CON 2017 - Entertainment, Technology, Startup

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Industry leaders from top companies such as Disney, LA Times, BuzzFeed, and NBC will share their experiences at the conference. Sunday, April 2, 2017 -- N3XT CON 2017 - Entertainment, Technology, Startup. Located in Southern California, N3XT CON 2017 will spotlight industries that embody the LA spirit - Entertainment, Technology, and Startups. Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain, will give the keynote address discussing how technology drives the entertainment industry.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Is it any surprise to see Zulily in Seattle, Wayfair in Boston, ExactTarget in Indianapolis, TrueCar in Los Angeles, GroupOn in Chicago or BuzzFeed in NYC? An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

Hyperloop Co-Founder Is Suing Former Colleague For Harassment

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Buzzfeed broke the news , offering an explanation of the Hyperloop lawsuit: “In mid-June Bambrogan requested a temporary restraining order against Hyperloop’s chief legal officer Afshin Pishevar, who also happens to be cofounder Shervin Pishevar’s brother. Brogan Bambrogan, the colorful cofounder of futuristic travel startup Hyperloop, left his position as CTO at the company less than two weeks ago. Today, he’s suing a former colleague for harassment.

HyperLoop One Co-founder Seeks Restraining Order From Fellow Executive

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According to BuzzFeed, the lawsuit relates to harassmen of Bambrogan by Afshin Pishevar. Brogan BamBrogan , the co-founder of high profile transportation technology developer HyperLoop One , has requested a temporary restraining order against Chief Legal Officer Afshin Pishevar, and has another lawsuit pending against the company itself, plus co-founder Shervin Pishevar.

Assignmint: Freelance Work Available | Founder Interview, The Future of Journalism & The LA Startup Scene

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It doesn’t matter who you are; you can be writing long-form journalism for Rolling Stone, doing advertorials for BuzzFeed, or you can be writing the menu for the restaurant down the street. Freelancing is a tough gig for many writers.

AllSay: Using Mobile Apps To Engage Users With Decisions, with Geoff Campbell

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One thing with AllSay, is it looke like Buzzfeed did in the early days. Editors use Buzzfeed and read the news, to find proposals and decisions, and use the news as a source.

How to Get YouTube Views and Become a Professional Content Creator

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There are tons of social platforms and he does his best to be on as many as possible because there are people who are only do one social network, maybe only twitter, only tumblr, only chive, only facebook or only buzzfeed.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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BuzzFeed. Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.