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Content Firm Draws Suitors

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

23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream

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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

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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

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. So it's all about content and community. Can you talk about the content side of our business, and how that ties all together to the glam bags?

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups

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This site aggregates and filters content from thought leaders who talk about topics such as Marketing , Sales , Design , Revenue , Hiring , Social Media , Business Models , Metrics , PR , Venture Capital , Angel Investors , Bootstrapping , Incubators , Agile and many others.

MACRO Gets Funding For Muticultural Content

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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.

Wonderville Takes On Educational Content For Kids

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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

Amazon Studios Sets First Four Content Projects

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Amazon Studios , the content development effort being run out of Amazon.com'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

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content

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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.

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

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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.

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Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding

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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

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Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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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

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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

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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, FilmContact.com

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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.

Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet

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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.

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

Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom

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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

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Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive

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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.

Fandango's Movieclips Ties With YouTube Space For New Content

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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.

OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology

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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.

EndPlay Raises $21.5M For Content Management Systems

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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.

Amazon Ramping Content Efforts In LA

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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

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

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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.

Demand Media Expands Content Offerings

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said today that it is expanding its offerings in the content area, with an expansion of its Content Solution offerings. According to Demand Media, the expansion includes new content formats and enhanced "publishing and distribution strategies." Demand Media''s product is used by brands, publishers, and agencies to create content and drive visitors to their websites. demand media content marketing advertising experian infographics

When Intent And Content Align, Online Ads Suck A Whole Lot Less

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This automated coupling of intent and content results in uber-relevancy and ultimately enhances marketers’ ROI. The company has scaled so quickly because its platform uses vast natural language algorithms to match intent with the appropriate content.

PickDeck – Content Based on YOUR Interests

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Rarely do we come upon a website or web applcaitions that truly sifts through all the junk and curates the most influential and authoritative source to give to useful and value content…not spam. They’ll discover content for me…AND make sure it’s not spam.

AudioMicro Launches New Stock Content Sites

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Sherman Oaks-based AudioMicro.com , the stock audio site run by Ryan Born, debuted four new content sites Thursday at the Launch Conference. Born showed off ChooseTattoos , ImageCollect , InfographicStock , and Cartoonsy at the conference. ChooseTattoos sells stock tattoo designs; ImageCollect celebrity images; InfographicStock includes infographics; and Cartoonsy various cartoon images. READ MORE>>. audiomicro choosetattoos stock images imagecollect cartoon cartoonsy

MGM Licenses Content To Amazon

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amazon studios content streaming video prime instantMGM Studios is licensing its library of classic movie and television shows to Amazon.com , as part of Amazon's Prime Instant Video service, Amazon said today.

Seismic Snags $20M For Content Management Software

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San Diego-based sales software developer Seismic has raised $20M in a Series B funding round, to go towards its sales content management software, the company said this morning. seismic content management sales software The funding was led by JMI Equity, and also included Sigma West. As part of the funding, JMI''s Peter Arrowsmith joins the company''s board of directors. Seismic said it will use the funding for product and sales, marketing, and customer support.

Digiboo Adds Android Support, TV Content

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Los Angeles-based Digiboo , a developer of retail kiosks where users can purchase movies and other content for digital download, said today that it has added support for Android devices, and also included a new set of television series.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 17: Mitú to Create Latino Content for MLB

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Mitú to create Latino content for MLB, Snap Inc. secrecy culture may clash with the requirements of a public company, and Seinfeld’s “Comedian’s in Cars” leaving Crackle for Netflix

NetDNA Targets Asian Content Delivery Network Services

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network operator NetDNA is ramping up its efforts to provide CDN services in Asia, the company said Friday. NetDNA said its content delivery network services start at $39.95 netdna content delivery network services asia accelerationNetDNA said it will provide accelerated traffic through its Singapore point-of-presence, for a flat $10 per month for existing customers of its MaxCDN service.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 21: Snapchat’s Content Terms Raises Questions for Publishers

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Snapchat’s content terms raises questions for publishers, TigerText launches new messaging and workflow app, and Faraday Future Misses $21 Million Payment to Aecom

Hulu Plus Adds Content From WWE

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Fans of the WWE have a new way to get content from the entertainment company--known for its professional wrestling personalities and contests--via Hulu Plus , the premium service of Los Angeles-based video site Hulu. The WWE said that it is in an exclusive, multi-year agreement to bring its content to Hulu Plus, offering unlimited instant streaming access, additional content and programming on-the-go, to all of the WWE's TV programming.

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

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There are new filmmakers who are trying to get into the entertainment business, but the market has been over saturated with content. To do this, they have created Filmzu , an online matchmaker to find and connect with others to create new content. They prefer niche driven content.

Pivotshare Raises $1M For Content Monetization

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Irvine-based Pivotshare , a new startup offering up a service to help content creators publish and monetize their video or audio via subscription or pay-per-view, said today that it has raised $1M in a Series A funding. pivotshare content video monetization hosting audio