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

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. The site has since grown to nearly 7.5

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Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Technorati and AdAge rank his site as one of the world’s Top 10 business blogs. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Pluto.TV Inks Deals For Content From Hulu, Jukin, Others

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Los Angeles-based streaming media site Pluto TV has inked a deal to stream free content from Hulu, Jukin Media, and a number of others , to bolster the content lineup for the service. operates an online and mobile service which provides curated access to video streaming content, and is venture backed by U.S. Venture Partners, United Talent Agency, Sky plc, Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Luminari Capital, as well as angels.

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HuffingtonPost Abandons Los Angeles Video Streaming Effort, Says Report

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The Huffington Post is abandoning its video effort, HuffPo Live , in Los Angeles, according to a report today, and is laying off around 20 staffers from its office here. HuffPo Live was launched about a year to, to provide live-streaming, video coverage to the Huffington Post site.

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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.

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.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Technorati and AdAge rank his site as one of the world’s Top 10 business blogs. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Aggregage Launches Two New Sites

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Los Angeles-based Aggregage , the content aggregation and publishing startup headed by Robert Flynn, has launched two new sites, the firm said this week. Aggregage said that it has launched Leadership Digital , a new site focused on leadership and management, and Working Smarter Daily. Aggregage aggregates the posts of multiple blog owners into a single, topic-specific site, which is then sponsored by companies.

MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design

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Los Angeles-based Myspace officially launched its new site design and a mobile app today, firmly centering the online site on music, music discovery, and streaming. The new site also lets users create their own radio stations, share animated GIFs, and more.

Anti-AgingGames.com Launches Brain Fitness Site

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Los Angeles-based Anti-AgingGames.com , a new startup offering up brain fitness games, has launched today, aiming at healthy people looking to help their memory, concentration, and focus. The site--whose games were designed by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell--offers up online games which have been vetted by scientists to help reduce the risk of early memory loss. bushnell nolan atari content game videogame metal lifescience health cognitive neuroscience games aging anti

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Recursor.TV Debuts Science Fiction Video Site

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Los Angeles-based Recursor.TV said on Tuesday that it has launched a brand new site, which is focused on indie, science fiction video. The site--founded by E.J. Kavounas, Edouard de Lachomette and Steve Tao--said it will feature curate short films and series from independent filmmakers, and its own original content. The site allows users to search for content based on types of science fiction (alien encounters?

Break Media Analyzes Men With New Site

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media is delving into that question this morning with the launch of a new site, called Acumen , focused on pulling insights and analysis on the behavior and trends driven by men. Break said the new site is designed as a new tool for brand marketers, to help them gain "actionable intelligence" about the male demographic. Break Media also said it will be running an ongoing, R&D panel of several thousand men for its new site.

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Demand Media, Tyra Banks Announce Fashion Site TypeF

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Demand Media and celebrity Tyra Banks said Tuesday that they have officially named the new fashion and beauty site the two are working on together, as TypeF. typef demand media tyra banks fashion model celebrity content publishing

Internet Brands Buys Two Women's Sites From eHarmony

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Monday that it has acquired two web sites aimed at women, Weddingbee.com , and JustMommies.com from Pasadena-based eHarmony. Internet Brands and eHarmony said that eHarmony had been operating the two sites for "several years" before the sale. internet brands eharmony merger acquisition content women advertising mommy blog

Xfire Partners With Southeast Asian Gaming Site

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Los Angeles-based Xfire is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asia with a new partnership, the firm said today, with Southeast Asian games publisher SEA Gaming. xfire southeast asia publisher gaming videogame content partnership seagaming massively multiplayerAccording to the two, SEA Gaming will integrate Xfire's online gaming utility into its massively multiplayer online games offerings. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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UX | An Old Dog With New Tricks

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Last week, I attended an event hosted by The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. The problem is, how are you going to administer the site?”

Rustic Canyon Backs Social Shopping Site

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon is the lead investor in a round of funding from a social shopping site out of Y Combinator. A key part of Mertado's service is video content, whre it has syndicated content from Food Network, Fine Living, and Better TV to promote home an dkitchen products in its catalog.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point.

NetDNA Launches CDN Service For E-commerce Sites

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is targeting e-commerce site owners this morning with a new product, the company said. The firm said its new CloudCache.com content delivery network service is aimed at e-commerce site owners, and offers up to 200 gigabytes of bandwidth for prices starting at $12.00

AudioMicro Scores Funding From Stock Photo Site Fotolia

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Los Angeles-based AudioMicro , the provider of royalty free music and sound effects run by Ryan Born, has scored a round of financing from micro stock photo site Fotolia. AudioMicro operates an online web site which allows users to license royalty free music and sound effects for their video products, YouTube videos, and other uses.

Microsoft Opens Xbox Studio In Los Angeles

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Santa Monica has just gotten yet another boost in its bid to become the capital of Silicon Beach, as Microsoft said this week that it is opening up a new, 125-person strong entertainment studio in the city as part of an effort to create interactive content for the Xbox. The announcement, which was made Monday at the AllThingsD conference, will create original interactive content, live events and streaming, and more for Xbox.

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.

Develop.la | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing engineer and PageWoo ’s CEO and co-Founder Jason Crilly about his side project, the new hacker news site for the Southern California tech community called Develop.la. I believe that the next Facebook will come out of Los Angeles,” said Crilly. “I

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Gaikai Powers Game Site

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Los Angeles-based Gaikai , the cloud-based game streaming service backed by Benchmark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners, Limelight Networks and Intel Capital, said Thursday that it is powering a game site, "The Escapist". Gaikai said that "The Escapist" will use its platform to stream demos of games like Electronic Arts Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 to game players, with other major video game publishers making their titles available through the site.

BuzzFeed Partners With CNN, Sets Up Studio In Los Angeles

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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 entertainment content jobs news employment social video youtube

SheKnows Powers Site For Patti Stanger

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Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the online women's publishing community and site which is part of Evolve Media Corp.'s s AtomicOnline unit, reports today that it is powering a new web site for Patti Stanger, best known for hosting Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker. SheKnows said that they are helping to launch Stanger's official site, PattiKnows , which will feature daily content from Stanger, video diaries, and other features.

Fullscreen Buys Video Game Content Site ScrewAttack

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Los Angeles-based Fullscreen , the video content network operator, said Friday that it has acuqired video game media site ScrewAttack. fullscreen merger acquisition content youtube screwattack videogame video game gaming conference Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Fullscreen, the acquisition will significantly increase its presence in the game industry news and entertainment space.

Hulu Debuts Virtual Reality App For Samsung Gear

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Los Angeles-based streaming television and movie site Hulu said Thursday that it has rolled out a new virtual reality application for Samsung Gear , which gives user access both to its 2D streaming library as well as new, 360 degree video content.

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Cloud Takes Acquired By Technicolor

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Los Angeles-based Cloud Takes , an online project collaboration site focused on feature films, post production, and other content work, has been acquired by Technicolor. cloud takes technicolor merger acquisition project collaboration film content hollywood post production dailies movie software Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cloud Takes founder Daryll Strauss has been hired by Technicolor as Vice President of Software Development.

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Evolve Media Buys Pet Publisher Dogtime Media

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher Evolve Media said this morning that it has acquired online pet publisher Dogtime Media , the publisher of Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Evolve Media said the two sites reach over 1.6 Evolve Media said that Dogtime Media becomes part of Totallyher Media, the female and family focused arm of Evolve Media, due to the "largely female" readership of the sites.

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Stage 32 Targets Film, TV, Theater With Social Network

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Does the entertainment industry need its own social networking site? Los Angeles-based Stage 32 thinks so--and so far, has 325,000 members for its online social networking site, which it says ties together film, television, and theater creatives. According to the site, it has been around since 2011, and can be described as "Lynda meets Linkedin" for creatives. stage32 social networking hollywood content film theater television artist

Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December

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Los Angeles-based ranking and polling website Ranker , the startup led by Clark Benson and backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Lowercase Capital, BullPen Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels, said today that it hit 11.5 ranker unique visitors polling ranking crowd content