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.

GumGum Jumps Into Publishing With New Site

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GumGum said it will publish original and curated content, a newsletter, awards and more focused on artificial intelligence and computer vision. gumgum visionary content publishing artificial intelligence computer vision softwareSanta Monica-based GumGum , the developer of computer vision and artificial intelligence software focused on the advertising industry, has jumped into the online publishing business, saying it has started a new online publication call The Visionary.

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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

Disney Shutters Parenting Blog Site, Babble

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Burbank-based Disney has shut down parent blog site Babble , according to the site, which did not say why it was shutting down. The site had originally been founded in 2006 by Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, covering topics around parenting and raising children. Disney had paid $40M for Babble in 2011, one of a number of parenting sites acquired in the era by Disney Interactive.

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

Famous Birthdays Launches Spanish Site

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Los Angeles-based Famous Birthdays , the online information provider led by Evan Britton, is expanding into the Spanish language market, with a new Spanish site called Famous Birthdays Español. According to Famous Birthdays, the new site will provide its brand, technology, and user experience to the Spanish market. The company says it now has 25 full-time staffers working on its websites, with eight English-to-Spanish translators who are working on the new site.

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Recursor.TV Debuts Science Fiction Video Site

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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? Los Angeles-based Recursor.TV

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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.

Hulu Names New Content Head

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has named a new Head of Content, the company said Monday, to lead the firm''s content and programming strategy. Hulu said it has added Craig Erwich as Senior Vice President, Head of Content, as the company increases its content offerings, continues to invest in original programming, and more. hulu executive streaming television content hollywood

Google Lets Users Block Sites

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Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. Google--which said it is not yet using the data in search results, but will be looking at the data from the program--said the blocked sites will be linked to a user's Google account. Those recent changes have been aimed at sites like Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com.

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Edmunds Launches New Automotive Video, Reviews Site

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According to Edmunds, the new site is aimed at either those who are just starting to search for a car, or those who prefer browsing "just editorial content" in one place. Edmunds said the new site is an "easy-to-find, central access point" for all of its editorial content, and also will include a weekly video highlighting automotive headlines.

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.

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. In 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. Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.)

Facebook Plans to Spend $1 Billion Next Year On Content

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In a move which will no doubt be music to Hollywood's ears, Facebook is reportedly planning to spend as much as $1 billion next year on building out its own, original video content. According to the WSJ , the spending will go towards making Facebook a destination site for people looking for television shows on its "Watch" video tab. Some early action in Facebook's content push surfaced in August , after Mitu reported Facebook had purchased two of its shows.

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. The firm most recently sold online humor site Cracked in April as part of that shift.

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Ground Control Powers New Site, Biden's Briefing

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Los Angeles-based Ground Control , the new digital content startup led by serial entrepreneur Mike Macadaan, is powering a new online site, Biden's Briefing , which features podcasts and other content from former Vice President Joe Biden. Ground Control--which is venture backed by CAA --says that the new site is a collaboration between the company and the Creative Artists Agency.

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Napkin Adds Spanish To Financial Literacy Site

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Los Angeles-based Napkin , which provides easy-to-understand, financial literacy materials, has rolled out a Spanish language version of is site, the company said on Friday. napin spanish financial literacy fintech content publishing language

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Break Launches Hispanic Site

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video and content firm headed by Keith Richman, said this morning that it is targeting Hispanic males with a new site, TuVez.com. According to Break, the new site will provide content focused on entertainment, gaming, sports, and culture, all in context of Hispanic males. Break said the new site's premier sponsor is Toyota. Tags: break hispanic media tuvez male content entertainment video

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Hunker Launches New Home Design Site

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A new, online home design site, called Hunker , launched today, focused on home design, home tours, product recommendations, personal essays, and helpful information for homeowners and apartment-dwellers. The new site comes from Santa Monica-based Leaf Group --which, until recently, was known as Demand Media--and offers up its own site, plus also reach into Facebook and Instagram. hunker home design content magazine website demandmedia leafgroup demand leaf

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PublishThis Powers Cox Media Site

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Los Angeles-based PublishThis , the developer of publishing technology which is headed by Matt Kumin, is powering the content for a new Cox Media site, the firm said today. site, which is focused on politics, news, and lifestyle content for the center-right. PublishThis develops technology used to curate and distribute content, and help manage publishing of content for web publishers.

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Covario Targets Mobile Web Sites

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San Diego-based Covario , a developer of search engine marketing and search engine optimization software, said today that it has launched a new product focused on creating mobile web sites. According to the firm, its new product--Mobile COntent Optimizer--helps advertisers create mobile-friendly web sites. Tags: covario mobile site software

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Local.com Relaunches Site, Brand

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Irvine-based Local.com , the provider of online local business search sites, said this morning that it is in a big relaunch of the firm's flagship site. Local.com said the changes are a "massive improvement" over the firm's prior sites.

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BUZZMEDIA Adds Six Music Sites

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Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , a venture-backed publisher of online entertainment content, said today that it has added six new web properties. BUZZMEDIA said that the six sites have a total of over five million fans every month. Tags: buzzmedia music site merger acquisition publishing hollywood The firm said it has added PureVolume, PopMatters, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Hype Machine, Concrete Loop and RCRD LBL to the list of its web music properties.

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OpposingViews.com Grows Readership As It Shifts To Viral News Content

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Los Angeles-based online trending news site Opposing Views said Thursday that it is now seeing an average of more than 23 million unique visitors per month, up from around 14.4 Opposing Views originally got its start as a site featuring stories with balanced stories from opposing political and other groups, but has since transitioned into trending content and social-media driven news bites. opposingviews opposing views news content publishing viral eytan elbaz

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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.

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lynda.com Hires Content VP

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Carpinteria-based lynda.com , which operates an online training and education site for computer skills, announced Thurday that it has added Michael Ninness as the firm's Vice President of Content. Ninness was formerly Lynda.com's Director of COntent from 2005 to 2007, and has also served at Microsoft and Extensis. Tags: lynda executive training education content adobe

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. access to Jukin's popular FailArmy channel, among other content. pluto streaming television hulu jukin content hollywood movies guide channel

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Stacking Up The Online Film Submission Sites

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Last night, Amazon.com jumped into the movie business, with its own, online film submission site, Amazon Studios , backed by the help of a number of notable USC Film School advisors. Submissions to the site are eligible for a financing package to produce a feature length film.

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Business.com Taps Experts For Content Expansion

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Business.com is back, and it''s looking for experts to bolster its content. According to Business.com today, it is seeing market experts to provide it with daily, weekly, and monthly content to bolster the site. The company said it is looking to find market experts in finance, marketing, sales, human resources, technology, and entrepreneurial areas to bolster its library of content. business businesscom guide content marketing online jmiequity resourcenation

Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site

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West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M attn venture capital news publishing content liberal social mobilein a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday.

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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.

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Break Ramps Branded Content, Growth

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media said today that the firm has more than tripled its branded content projects this year, and expects that it will grow 18 percent this year, despite the economy. Break, which operates a series of web sites focused on content for the young male demographic, said that it had what the company calls its "best revenue month" in the company's history in August, and is expecting revenue growth this year.

Hulu Updates Android App, Offers Up Free Content

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said this morning that it has updated its Android app, and will offer up a selection of free content on the app. The move--the first to offer free content on its mobile apps--gives access to both current and past episodes of television shows, which Hulu said would mostly mirror the Hulu.com, ad-supported site. hulu android streaming video smartphone free content hollywood television

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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.

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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. Adam runs u look haute fashion and beauty channel and editorial site. Content partners include Discovery, CBS, Time Inc.,