Demand Media Ties Into Olympics With Content

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher Demand Media is getting into an Olympics mood, saying Thursday afternoon that it has launched an Olympics-related series, Taking London , a special series which will be featured on the LIVESTRONG Woman YouTube channel.

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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.

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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.

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Demand Media Content Revenues Continue To Plunge

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported its quarterly earnings Monday afternoon, revealing a precipitous decline in the company's content revenues. Demand Media said that its Content and Media revenues dropped 40%, from $22.5M Demand Media and CEO Sean Moriarty have been looking to reshape the company in the face of strong headwinds for the company's traditional content generation business. demand media online content earnings

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Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues, Cuts Staff

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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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Demand Media Plans To Split Domain, Content Businesses

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In a surprise move, Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Tuesday afternoon that it plans to explore separating its domain name and content businesses into two, independent, publicly traded companies. According to Demand, its board has has authorized a plan to spin Demand Media into a "pure play" media company focused on content creation; and a separate, pure-play domain services company providing registry services and related, aftermarket services.

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Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported a steep drop in revenues for the last quarter, saying that it had $89.8M According to Demand Media, the drops were the result of a 24 percent decline in content and media revenue, which came despite a slight increase in traffic. Demand Media recently split out those operations into a separate, publicly traded company, Rightside Group. Demand Media operates such sites as eHow, Livestrong, and CollegeHumor.

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Demand Media Launches New Content Channels

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced Thursday that it has launched a new product, called Content Channels. According to Demand, the new product is aimed at online publishers, and will provide them with original content focused on attracting readers. According to Demand, it is providing the service to both Hearst and USA Today. Tags: internet journalism channels content media demand

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Demand Media Acquires LEAFtv

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is bolstering its efforts to reach out towards millennial women, and has acquired LEAFtv. Demand Media also said it has hired Geri Hirsch and Erin Falconer, the founders of LEAFtv, and will expand the LEAFtv brand. According to Demand Media, Hirsch and Falconer will be expanding the LEAFtv brand as Executive Editor and General Manager of LEAFtv, a move which will help it enhance its position in the categories of home, food, and fashion.

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Demand Media Gets New Competitor, Yahoo, After Associated Content Buy

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the user-generated content venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has new competition this afternoon, from Yahoo , after Yahoo announced it would acquire content publishing firm Associated Content. Financial terms of the acquisition of Associated Content were not disclosed. Associated Content, much like Demand Media, pays users to "crowdsource" articles about various topics which might be of interest to Internet users and web searching.

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Disney Links With Twitch On Content Distribution

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Disney Digital Network , part of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI), is in a content deal with videogame streaming service Twitch , where Disney will provide content from four Disney content creators to Twitch. According to Twitch, four of the largest Disney-managed digital content creators Jacksepticeye, LuzuGames, Markiplier, and Strawburry17--will create exclusive, video-on-demand and live broadcast content on Twitch.

GIBLIB Gets $2.5M For Medical Education Content In VR

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Los Angeles-based GIBLIB , which offers up a library of on-demand, medical content in 4K and 360-degree virtual reality, announced this morning that it has raised $2.5M According to the company, the investment will go to "substantially increase" the quantity of content it is making available to its user base. video educational surgical surgery reality virtual content education medical giblib

Demand Media Launches Content Widget

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the media firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, former Chairman of MySpace, said Wednesday that it has launched a new service which automatically pulls up and links to related content on web pages. According to Demand Media, the new, self-serve widget reads content on a page and adds links to related articles and videos. The new service, Pluck On Demand, comes as a result of Demand Media's acquisition of Pluck in March of this year.

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Hulu Adds More Live TV Content

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said this week that it has added two new "add-ons" for its Live TV subscribers, including both a new set of Spanish channels, as well as new Entertainment content. Hulu's Live TV option provides live and on-demand programs from more than 50 popular cable and television channels, including those from CNN, Fox News, ESPN, TBS and local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC channels. hulu live television streaming content hollywood spanish

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Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media (www.demandmedia.com) has seen its share of ups and downs as one of the highest visibility technology and media companies to come out of Southern California's technology ecosystem in recent years. What is Demand Media doing nowadays?

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Demand Media Names New CFO

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Thursday that it has named a new CFO, appointing Rachel Glaser to the position. The announcement came as part of Demand Media''s quarterly results announcement, where the company reported 2014 revenues of $172.4M. Sean Moriarty, who is now heading up Demand Media, said the company saw strong growth in its marketplace businesses, including Society6 and Saatchi Art. demand media executive

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Hulu, Disney Ink Video-On-Demand Deal

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Santa Monica-based television- and video-streaming service Hulu and Walt Disney Studios said earlier this week that the two are in a subscription, video-on-demand deal which make over 50 popular titles available for streaming on Hulu. Hulu and Disney already have a deal to stream content from The Disney-ABC Television Group. hulu disney video demand streaming content hollywood television

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Motor Trend Updates Video On Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher TEN: The Enthusiast Network said this morning that it has launched an updated Motor Trend OnDemand , its automotive, video-on-demand service. According to TEN, the new site features a new and refreshed mobile app, more than 1500 plus hours of updated live and original content, support for Apple TV, and more. motor trend motortrend automotive videoondemand video demand streaming content auto publishing

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Demand Media Shuffles CFO

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Santa Monica-based online publisher Demand Media reported Thursday that it is shuffling its CFO, and is promoting its Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer Mel Tang to the CFO position. Current CFO Charles Hilliard becomes a Special Advisor to Demand Media's board of directors. Hilliard has at Demand Media for five years. demand media executive content publisher

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Demand Media Unloads Cracked For $39M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has sold Cracked , its online humor site, to the E.W. According to Demand Media, the move will give it a "more focused portfolio of businesses", and also "significantly" strengthen its balance sheet. Demand Media acquired Cracked in 2007. The sale comes as Demand Media has been seeing a steep drop in revenues from its content businesses. demand media cracked online humor merger acquisition ewscripps

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Demand Media Emerges As Leaf Group

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media --in what looks to be a tumultuous day to for the stock market--said this morning that it will begin trading its common stock today on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol, LFGR. The company, led by Sean Moriarty, said the change is a "fresh new name for a fresh new business", reflecting the company's shift from what had been known as a "content farm" to a marketplace operator and more focused entertainment brand.

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Demand Media Expands Into eBooks

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media has a new market on its sights: electronic books. The firm said today that it has launched two, new electronic book series, part of what the firm said is the "next chapter" of its Demand Studios efforts. ereader reader kindle amazon title content publishing book electronic ebook ebooks media demand

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Fullscreen Media Shuts Down Video On Demand Service

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Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Media says it is shutting down its video on demand service , and instead putting its resources into its other efforts, after a two year run. According to reports, about 25 employees are being laid off as a result of the shutdown of the service, which had offered up access to subscription content for $6 a month. fullscreen media video demand shutdown deadpool content hollywood streaming subscription

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Demand Media Launches Pet Channel On YouTube

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is expanding out its original content efforts on YouTube, saying Wednesday that it has launched a new, eHow Pets Channel on YouTube. animal hollywood content media demand pets ehow

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Demand Media, Rachel Ray Partner

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, along with food and cooking celebrity Rachel Ray , said this morning that they are in a multi-year, exclusive partnership to develop co-branded content in the food category. According to the two, Rachael Ray will provide the "lead creative force" behind an eHow food channel, and identify and develop up-and-coming culinary talent to be featured on Demand Media web properties.

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Demand Media Sees Executive Exodus

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publisher headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has seen the exodus of three of the firm's EVPs and founders. Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd apparently are all leaving Demand Media for "other opportunities." Fitzgibbon, Perez, and Kydd were among those who took Demand Media from inception through its IPO. demand media executive content publishing publisher

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Demand Media Revenues, Profits Up

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Demand Media , the online media publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, reported record revenues and profitability, the firm said Monday afternoon, as its released its third quarter results. Demand Media was boosted by its video efforts and its partnership with YouTube, among other efforts. Demand Media also said it had not been impacted by the scandal around Lance Armstrong; Demand Media operates Livestrong.com in a partnership with the Livestrong Foundation.

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Maker Studios, Vimeo Team On VOD Content

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Maker Studios will be producing content for distribution exclusively on Vimeo , the two said this morning, as part of a new, on-demand deal between Walt Disney a IAC. The deal will be through Vimeo On Demand, Vimeo''s pay-per-view service, and apparently is aimed at allowing creators at Maker Studios to boost their revenues through direct sales. maker studios vimeo video demand hollywood

Demand Media Buys CoveritLive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it has acquired CoveritLive , a developer of a live blogging platform used to provide real time commentary, reader polling, and questions and answers on live events. Demand Media was already a strategic investor in CoveritLive. Demand Media said CoveritLive will become part of its portfolio of social solutions, alongside its community platform PLuck.

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Demand Media To Change Name To Leaf Group

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said on Friday that it will be changing its name, and will become Leaf Group Ltd. Demand Media did not say why it is changing its name, however, the company has significantly been shifting its business from Internet media, to an online marketplace business. The change also moves it away from a substantial amount of baggage associated with the Demand Media brand, all of which was associated with its prior days as a "content farm".

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Demand Media Cuts 15, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media has juts cut fifteen members of the company''s research and development unit, according to a report from Variety. demand media layoff jobs employment richard rosenblatt turnover content According to the report , the cuts included Chief Innovation Officer Byron Reese, and were a result of the abrupt resignation of CEO Richard Rosenblatt last week. READ MORE>>.

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Demand Media Gets Second $100M+ Quarter

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Santa Monica-based online digital media publisher Demand Media keeps on getting bigger and bigger. The company said the growth in revenues came from "strong growth" on its owned & operated content and media properties, plus its acquisition of Creativebug, the arts and crafts instruction site. demand media earnings domain content publishing creativebug The firm reported its latest quarterly results Tuesday, reporting $100.6M

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Demand Media Shifts Ad Strategy

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the publisher of online content, said late Tuesday that it is changing its advertising strategy to exclusively focus on premium programmatic ads. Premium programmatic ads are typically a controlled set of inventory of advertising only made available to brands and advertisers by a publisher through its own private exchange; it''s unclear what exactly the move means in Demand Media''s case.

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Demand Media Updates eHow

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media site run by Richard Rosenblatt, said Friday that it has updated its eHow web site, the firm's questions and answers site. Demand said that it has created a "crisp, clean" design update, and also added new content channels, a new video series, and social tools to the site. Tags: ehow demand media question answer video help

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Demand Media Launches Subscription Fitness Program, Stronger

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has made an interesting move this morning, launching a brand new, subscription fitness and nutrition program. Demand Media said it new Stronger program is part of a "key initiative" to expand its paid content porfolio. Demand Media recently acquired subscriptoin-based video workshop and instruction site Creativebug. Stronger is an offshoot of Demand Media''s LIVESTRONG.COM site.

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