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

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BuzzFeed. It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry.

BuzzFeed Ramps Entertainment Coverage In LA


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

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BuzzFeed Partners With CNN, Sets Up Studio In Los Angeles


Online viral news and media site BuzzFeed is further expanding its operations in the Los Angeles area, and has set up a "social studio" in Los Angeles to help "influencers, thinkers and celebrities" to create videos for the social web. BuzzFeed said the new studio will grow to 30 people in the new few months, and will be led by Ze Frank. buzzfeed entertainment content jobs news employment social video youtube

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.

Snapchat Sued Over Obscene Snapchat Discover Links


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.

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

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So it’s a disappointment to me that these esteemed journalists haven’t adapted to the modern media – to social media. But he hasn’t figured out that media is now two way. NYT Learn How to Use Social Media. Not everybody likes the NY Times.

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

Best Reads for Casual Friday: Big Tech Businesses Gets Political


You’ve made it to Friday. Time to curl up in your cubicle, pop open one of these in-depth, entertaining reads, and catch up on some of what you missed during a busy week. This week we’re taking a look at all the political stories that are coming out of the tech world.


SoCal Tech Calendar

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 Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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It an era of social media and newsreaders titles matter a lot. So I need to stand out in two areas in which I compete for attention – social media and news readers. The three must reads for me daily are: The NY Times, TechMeme & Media Redefined.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success


s other startup advantages include: A long media history: Companies such as Netflix and Buzzfeed are based in L.A. For companies in the media, entertainment, or content business, there’s no better place to be. 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?

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

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Mitu Network is the largest digital media company for Latinos in the US and also targeting Mexico and South America. This is the cycle of synergies that lead to strong vertical franchises in media. So if Ted Cruz rises, Latino media gains.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

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Usually I tell them to study Upworthy & Buzzfeed. They want to be media companies that use the Internet rather than tech companies that distribute video. I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Most will fail.

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%. Firstly, we care more about getting cheap or free high-quality media than we do about whether we see ads. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Banner Ads.

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


Geoff Campbell: My professional life has all been in digital media. That was all in digital media. So I''ve spent most of my time in digital media. I wanted to marry my digital media experience with my private life experience.

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

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He built & IPOd Demand Media. 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.

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

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The fourth part is “ discover ” and this is the professional media part of Snapchat that you barely knew existed but your younger peers certainly know about. It has Vice, Tastemade, Vox, ESPN, Comedy Central, BuzzFeed and more.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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Buzzfeed? VCs generally have had an easy time fostering relationships with large ad agencies and media companies given how much our businesses have intersected over the past 20 years.

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

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For all those who want to talk about the fragmentation of media and the models for journalism is in trouble; it’s actually not. Design, photography, tech, any sort of media broadcast, any kind of contracted workforce, we expect to be there and help. Digital media?

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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It’s always fun debating companies with Dana because she’s always so knowledgeable on deals – particularly those in the digital media, ad-tech and eCommerce spaces. BuzzFeed.

Has Facebook Achieved What AOL Could Have A Generation Ago?

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And if you’re paying attention, you’ll understand that this is their third push for native media consumption: first photos, then videos, and now written content. Facebook started with the biggest publishers in the game: BuzzFeed , Huffington Post , New York Times , Washington Post.