Content Firm Draws Suitors

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Zealot Networks, co-founded by Danny Zappin, former chief of Maker Studios, may be acquisition target

Snap and Time Warner Sign $100 Million Content Deal

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The deal, reportedly valued at $100 million, will include both entertainment and advertising content Snap Inc. and Time Warner Inc. announced a global partnership to develop made-for-Snap shows over the next two years.

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23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream


The post 23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream appeared first on John Greathouse A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Who would have thought academic videos recorded at a state university would generate nearly 23 million views?

Naritiv Raises $3M For Snapchat Content


Los Angeles-based Naritiv , a new startup developing a network of content creators for Snapchat, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The startup--founded by Dan Altmann and Eric Posen--says it is enabling the creation of mobile-first content for Snapchat and other social network platforms. naritiv venture capital snapchat content creation hollywood social media network

Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments


Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. paladin software tipalti content payment fintech financial currency processing

Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues, Cuts Staff


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 in revenues from its Content & Media segments, compared with $33.6M Demand Media has rumored to be looking to sell eHow and Cracked , two of the major remaining content properties it owns, as part of a broad retreat from the content business.

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Wonderville Takes On Educational Content For Kids


A new, Los Angeles startup, Wonderville has launched to take on curating educational content on the web, providing links and videos to different content on a wide range of educational content for K-8 education. The company said this morning that it is looking to create "smart galleries" of digital content and videos around educational topics like history, science, popular culture, and more. wonderville education elementary video content school

MACRO Gets Funding For Muticultural Content


Los Angeles-based MACRO , which says it is developing content for the African American, Latino, and multicultural market, says it has raised a initial round of funding. macro ventures venture capital content hollywood multiculturalSize of the investment round was not announced. The funding was led by Emerson Collective, and also included MNM Creative, MediaLink, and angels Raymond J. McGuire (Citibank), Justin Yoshimura, and Michael Kane (Caltius Capital). MACRO is led by Charles D.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 8: Walt Disney to Pull Content from Netflix and Launch Streaming Service

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Walt Disney to pull content from Netflix and launch streaming service, TYT Network receives $20 million from investors including Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo and Hopscotch signs 40 collegiate programs for sports app

Amazon Studios Sets First Four Content Projects


Amazon Studios , the content development effort being run out of's Los Angeles arm, the People's Production Company, has set the first four projects being developed by the company. According to Amazon, it has selected one children's show and three comedies as the first four content development efforts at the company. amazon studios content streaming video prime instant

Donut Media Raises $800K For Millennial Car Enthusiast Content


Los Angeles-based Donut Media , a startup generating social video content focused on car enthusiasts, announced this morning that it has raised $800,000 in a seed funding round. The startup, led by CEO Matthew Levin, says it has created a process for creating highly shareable automotive social content. The funding goes towards content production. millennial-focused automotive content for TV and premium streaming services.

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content


In what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. New channels listed in the preview of YouTUbe's new content effort include channels developed by My Damn Channel, EQAL, Big Frame, Katalyst, Mahalo, Demand Media, Maker Studios, DECA, and many others.

Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding


Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding. production capital venture funding angel editorial video group content amos

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool


PublishThis , the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels. The software helps those companies publish their own data on their websites, by surfacing fresh content to help engage consumers.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) video production content advice business small docstocIn a new section on Docstoc's web site, the firm has been sharing dozens of video segments featureing business tips and advice from entrepreneurs from Southern California's technology community.

Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API


The firm's tools allow web publishers to recommend content to users, while also inserting "sponsored stories" in those recommendations from advertisers. gravity myspace personalization advertising content recommendation engine software

Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio


The Los Angeles area is fast becoming the content hub for online video site YouTube , a position that takes advantage of both the LA region's long history in the entertainment business, and the rise of a slew of startups producing content specifically aimed at the YouTube audience. angeles youtube playa vista studio content hollywood video

MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter,


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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. But of course we also focused on making content go viral. Or creating quizzes or games with your content.

Silicon Beach Report July 5: Snapchat Lets Users Add Links to Web Content

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Snapchat lets users add links to web content, SpaceX launch scrapped twice but scheduled for attempt tonight, and Virgin Galactic aims for commercial flights in 2018, and more

Snap, Time Warner Sign $100M Content And Ad Deal


Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat, and Time Warner announced on Monday that the two are in a $100M deal, where the two will collaborate on both content and advertising. snap snapchat timewarner content advertising storiesAccording to the companies, Time Warner will develop and produce shows for Snapchat, from its wide range of networks and entertainment companies. The two also said Time Warner will purchase advertising for HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros.

Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet


evolve media break executive content marketing video Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said late Monday that it has named Mitch Rotter as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rotter joins the company from Break Media, where he was Execuktive Vice President of Programming, in charge of Break Media''s in-house creative agency and production arm, Creative Lab.

Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the Internet content publishing company run by Richard Rosenblatt, is applying its crowdsourced content model to eNom , the domain name registrar it owns. According to eNom, it has put up a new content portal focused on the.ORG domain name, which is powered by Demand Media's creative studios. eNom said it will offer up Demand's content through a service called RichContent. dotorg domain domainer content media demand enom

Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive


Santa Monica-based Demand Media is building out its executive team today, saying that it has named Scott Lehr as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Content Solutions. Lehr was previously at NewsCred, a developer of content marketing and content syndication software. Lehr was that firm''s VP of Content & Strategic Partnerships and COO. Demand Media said Lehr wlil focus on growing its content marketing practice.

OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology


Companies such as Los Angeles startups Machinima, DECA, Demand Media, EQAL, Katalyst, Maker Studios, My Damn Channel, and many others are all aiming at that combination of content and technology--and YouTube--as a principal part of their business plans.

Fandango's Movieclips Ties With YouTube Space For New Content


Los Angeles-based Fandango said Thursday that its YouTube channel, Fandango Movieclips , is in a deal with YouTube Space LA , to create new, movie-themed original video content at the production space. Fandango said it has been selected for the YouTube Space LA residency program, and will have extensive use of its production facilities to experiment with new formats and innovate new types of content.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 20: Whatsapp Updates with Snapchat-Like Vanishing Content

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WhatsApp updates with Snapchat-like vanishing content, SpaceX lands its latest Falcon 9 rocket booster, media buying on Snapchat confuses advertisers, and more

EndPlay Raises $21.5M For Content Management Systems


Los Angeles-based EndPlay , a developer of software-as-a-service offerings for content management, said today that it has raised $21.5M saas software capital venture system management content endplayin total funding for the firm. The company said it recently closed a round of funding from VantagePoint Capital Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures. Size of the most recent round was not disclosed.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 8: Facebook Willing to Spend Up to $1 Billion on Content

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Facebook willing to spend up to $1 billion on content, Snapchat to add college newspapers to Discover channel, and Virgin Galactic nears powered test flights of tourist Spaceship

Amazon Ramping Content Efforts In LA


According to reports , and are expected to generate content for both online and traditional distribution. The technology world has been increasingly turning to the strength of the Los Angeles region, most visibly, YouTube with its push to publish original content channels, which has favored a new crop of original content developing startups in the LA area. amazon angeles content streaming video production hollywood hiring jobs

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider


mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisRemember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital? The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform.

YouTube's New Content Partners A Who's Who Of SoCal Startups


Not suprisingly, the announcement by YouTube late Friday of a new initiative to provide original content programming channels on the site was a who's who of Southern California content and media startups. Among the list of dozens of partners were DECA , EQAL , Katalyst , Machinima , Demand Media , Maker Studios , My Damn Channel , and Vuguru --just to name a few local content producers involved. youtube content video streaming machinima demand media equal deca vuguru

NewFronts | Monetizing Digital Content [Live]

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We’ll discuss how content studios are monetizing this content via advertising, sponsorship, show integration and more. Content partners include Discovery, CBS, Time Inc., Join us tonight at 8pm right here on TechZulu for the live stream of the NewFront panel.