The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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Right now the most important role to hire in Twitter would be a seasoned marketing professional who could proactively change the conversation about Twitter and educate people about its significance as an information sharing tool. Twitter resurfaces things and can drive old content viral.

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MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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The company said it will provide free access to breaking news feeds from The Hollywood Reporter, contact information from FilmContact.com, and access to the crowdsourced funding resources at Invested.in. mysetlife hollywood reporter producer content filmmaker investedin

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PickDeck – Content Based on YOUR Interests

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One of the largest time sucks of the internet is the vast amount of information available to us at any time right at our finger tips. They’ll discover content for me…AND make sure it’s not spam. Content was a flowing based of my Twitter stream.

Autobytel to Provide Auto Content For Scripps

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Irvine-based automotive information provider Autobytel said this morning that it has signed a deal with publisher The E.W. Scripps Company , to provide its automotive content on the web sites of Scripps' television stations across thirteen major markets. The two said that Autobytel's in-depth automotive information will be added to the websites of the various stations, none of which had automotive sections before the deal.

Fandango, Moviefone In Ticketing Partnership

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Los Angeles-based Fandango and AOL's Moviefone , both of which provides movie information and tickets, announced today that the two are in a deal which will make Fandango the exclusive ticketing partner for Moviefone.

UX Workshops by Celebrated Author & Usability Expert, Eric Reiss

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He is the author of various best selling books including Practical Information Architecture, Web Dogma ’06 and Usable Usability. October 14: Putting the content into content strategy – effective writing for interactive media. “Great presentation.

StockTwits In Canadian Distribution Deal

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StockTwits has been pursuing partnerships with major content sites, including Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, Reuters.com and Bing Finance, to feature the information streams and discussions on those sites. stocktwits canada distribution startup howard lindzon stock finance information content

ScoreStream Inks High School Sports Content Deal With Buffalo Wild Wings

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Del Mar-based ScoreStream , which provides crowdsourced high school sports scores, photos, videos, and more, has inked a content syndication deal with restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants. According to ScoreStream--led by tech startup veteran Derrick Oien--the deal will provide that content to 600 Buffalo Wild Wing Restaurants across the country on Friday nights.

Triptrotting Raises $1M

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vacation social networking content information travel capital venture triptrottingPasadena-based Triptrotting , which operates an online service to help connect travelers with local hosts, has raised $1M in a Series A funding, the firm said this morning.The funding came from Google Ventures, Mark Suster, 500 Startups, WI Harper, Bill Gross of Idealab, Safa Raschtchy, and Eric Chen.

Snapchat Targets News Discovery With Discover Feature

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Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. publishing publisher discovery socialmedia media social information news snapchat

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ZAM, Sony Tie In Game Information Deal

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Los Angeles-based ZAM , and San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment announced Wednesday that the two companies have tied on a new online site focused on information from Sony's EverQuest II massively multiplayer online game. According to the two, they have launched a site which will gives users access to EverQuest II's database, including information about game items and more. Tags: sony online entertainment everqued mmog content

Jukin Media Names Essner President, COO

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Essner was previously the founder of AccessDNA, which he sold to Informed Medical Decisions a couple of years ago. Jukin Media says it acquired rights to viral Internet content, and licenses that content to major TV networks, digital publishers, and others. president executive content hollywood licensing video viral essner media jukin

Tecca Bolsters Board, Executives

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Venice, California-based Tecca , the online and mobile, consumer information and review service backed by Best Buy, said today that it has bolstered its board and added a slew of executives to the company. Tecca offers up how-to articles, reviews, breaking news, and more information on consumer electronics. tecca online content consumer electronics information blog reviews bestbuy best executive

Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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The company went from a venture backed high tech startup to an IPO as a publicly traded firm, and over its time has battled the perception of being a "content farm", suffered through Google and its Panda update, and now has emerged as a major content partner for Google, via YouTube.

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Snapchat Targets News Discovery With New Feature

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Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. Studies have found that users are now strongly turning to social media instead of traditional news sources for their information. snapchat news information social media socialmedia discovery publisher publishing

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Autobytel Claims Video Milestone

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Irvine-based Autobytel , the provider of automotive information and buying services, claimes that it is seeing success with its recently launched YouTube channel. The firm said the channel, which offers editorial content such as new car reviews, vehicle sneak peaks, and industry insight, has garnered more than one million views since its launch in December. autobytel video youtube auotmotive information editorial

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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What is it about the content delivery network market which has enabled Santa Monica-based EdgeCast to go from startup to over $100M in revenues in only a few, short years? They all depend on EdgeCast to deliver content to their customers, anywhere they are, on any device.

Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class

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video engagement platform); HYP3R (real time location information); Imperson (AI for allowing fans to chat with movie and TV characters); MakieLab (3d printed characters); Open Bionics (3d, robotic printed hands for amputees); Pundit (platform for talk radio hosts); and StatMuse (AI applied to sports stats). disney startup accelerator class hyp3r openbionics makielab incubator incubation content

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Fandango Launches Original Video Effort

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In a move into creating its own video content, Los Angeles-based Fandango , the movie ticketing and movie information site, said this morning that it plans its first ever, original video development slate. fandango original video content production movies movie review

Docstoc Swizzles Site, Sharpens Focus On Premium Content

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In a move to make things easier to find on the site, Santa Monica-based Docstoc launched a major redesign Tuesday, swizzling the navigation of the site to better highlight the company''s move to provide premium business documents and information to small and medium sized businesses. docstoc premium content subscription business tools medium enterprise legal documents tutorials

StockTwits Inks Deal with Bing

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According to Microsoft, it is tapping StockTwits to include real-time, financial information on the site; among those features is the inclusion of an "Hourly Buzz" tab tracking interest in stocks, plus links to messages from StockTwits about those stocks. The addition came along with a broader expansion of content on Bing, which includes content from Seeking Alpha, TheFlyOnTheWall, and Trefis.

OpenX Launches New Service Around Content Optimization, Ad Monetization

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Los Angeles-based digital advertising technology developer OpenX has launched a new service today, which it says will combine content optimization and ad monetization for publishers. The firm said its new Revenue Intelligence service--aimed at online publishers such as newspaper chains and national magazines--helps publishers understand the link between their content, audience, and advertisements. OpenX said it can the use that information to help improve advertising revenues.

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. The new offering takes Demand's sometime controversial process of tailoring web content based on search and other interest of web users, and creating low-cost articles specifically to address that content.

That’s A Wrap! | Silicon Beach Fest 2015

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Silicon Beach Fest has sadly come to an end, however Elvina Beck hit the marina for this year’s SBF getting some insightful tidbits of information from SBF attendees.

Fandango Adds PayPal To iPhone, Android Apps

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Fandango's apps provide movie showtimes, information, and ability to purchase tickets from a mobile phone. fandango mobile ticket sales phone iphone movie content theater theatre paypal

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests

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GotCast allows casting agents to post casting calls, and allows any Internet user to respond with a portfolio and other information. gotcast casting talent hollywood content mediablastr social media newtorking

Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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Hours after the panelists debated the future of content distribution at the Silicon Beach @ USC conference, across campus at the Annenberg Innovation Lab a remarkable product demo was taking place by Coincident.TV. There is a television/video/content/Internet revolution coming.

Tecca Improves, Relaunches Mobile App

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Venice-based Tecca , the online consumer technology information site focused on women, said Thursday that it has relaunched and redesigned the site's iOS application. The firm said the new app includes local deals, personalized content recommendations, a new knowledge base, and more. tecca mobile iphone women consumer information smartphone

Fandango Ties With Telemundo On Hispanic Movie Hub

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Los Angeles-based movie ticketing and information site Fandango has tied with Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo , to launch a new online site aimed at Hispanic movie fans, Fandango Cine , the two announced Monday. The companies said the new site will offer up movie-related content in Spanish, movie show times, ticketing, and other information across telemundo.com, mun2.tv, and fandango.com.

Hulu Applies Face Matching To Shows

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The feature--which comes out of Hulu Labs--will provide information about the actor or actress, a link to their Facebook or Twitter account, and more. hulu face matching facial recognition software labs entertainment contentHave you ever wondered what the name of that actor is on your favorite show?

Fandango Debuts Horror Movie Destination

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Los Angeles-based movie ticketing and information site Fandango announced Wednesday that it has launched a brand new site, focused on horror films. The new Fandango House of Screams includes original videos from film producer and rocker Slash, including highlights of upcoming horror films and related content. fandango horror movie scream content hollywood halloween slash

StageIt Gets Funding To Help Broadcast Musicians

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StageIt, which was founded by Evan Lowenstein, allows artists to informally broadcast everything from an impromptu jam to interviews and chats directly from their laptops, to offer up their fans with unique experiences. stageit artist musician venture capital digital media content broadcast video

Slacker Launches New Facebook App

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Slacker said it has launched a new social app called Slacker Radio on Facebook , which allows listeners to discovery new music, and share information about their music listening to friends. content entertainment streaming networking social music personal facebook slacker