Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino

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Shuttle startup Via and the city of Cupertino are launching an on-demand public transportation network, the latest example of municipalities trying out alternatives to traditional buses.

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Massage-on-demand company, Soothe, raises $31 million

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The massage-on-demand service Soothe seems to be rubbing investors the right way with the close of a new $31 million round of funding. The Series C round from late stage and growth capital investment firm, The Riverside Company , caps a busy first quarter for the massage service.

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On-Demand Startups Are Completely Changing the Industry

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The successor to social media, at least in terms of cultural significance, are the on-demand apps that have us reaching for our phones not just to message friends, but to make transactions. At the top of the list of the challenges these on-demand companies face is managing the labor pool.

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Demand Media Sells Pluck

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media has sold its social media software arm, Pluck , to New York-based Sprinklr , the companies said Thursday. Pluck, which is based in Austin, was founded in 2003, and had been acquired by Demand Media in 2008 in a deal worth $56.3M. demand media pluck merger acquisition social software Financial details of the sale were not announced.

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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's Rosenblatt Resigns

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In a surprise move, Santa Monica-based Demand Media said late Monday that founder, Chairman, and CEO Richard Rosenblatt has resigned from the company. Demand Media said that it has appointed Shawn Colo as interim President and interim CEO, effective immediately, with James Quandt taking the Chairman position. Demand Media said it will begin a search for a permanent CEO shortly. demand media richard rosenblatt executive chairman

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Demand Media Opens TypeF

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has opened up access to its new fashion and beauty website, TypeF.com , which it has partnered with Tyra Banks to develop, the firm said today. Demand Media and Bankable, Tyra Banks' development firm, announced the deal to create TypeF in February.

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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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Demand Media Names Marketing VP

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media said today that it has named Matt Gehring as the company's new Vice President of Marketing. Demand Media said Gehring will be responsible for marketing at its properties Saatchi Art and Society6. demand media executive marketing saatchi society6Gehring was most recently VP of Marketing for Touch of Modern, and previously served at Provide Commerce, Marchex, Classmates.com and Musicmatch.

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Demand Media Expands In Ireland

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Demand Media , the online publishing business led by Richard Rosenblatt, has made a major expansion into Ireland, as part of its domain name business, the firm said Wednesday. According to Demand Media, it has opened up what will be its largest, international office in Dublin, Ireland, which will serve as the international headquarters for its domain services business. demand media domain domainer ireland international headquarters expansion

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Demand Media Names Accounting Head

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Monday afternoon that it has named Wendy Voong as the company's new Chief Accounting Officer. Demand Media said Voong was responsible for Activision's SEC reporting and quarterly close cycle. demand media executive finane accounting wendy voong activisionVoong was most recently Senior Director, North America Accounting and Reporting for Activision, and also has served at Ernst & Young.

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6 Demand Generation Metrics To Quantify Marketing ROI

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Every entrepreneur knows that good demand generation marketing is the key to growth these days, but very few have the discipline or know-how to measure return in a world of a thousand tools and techniques. The fuel for any good demand generation program is relevant, buyer-centric content.

As it raises new cash, Recharge adds homes to its supply of on-demand spaces

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If JetBlue’s investment offered Recharge access to the demand side of the equation, then the company’s new investment partner, Fifth Wall Ventures , gives the company new access to supply.

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Demand Media Acquires The Other Art Fair

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said on Friday that it has acquired UK-based The Other Art Fair , an art fair for emerging artists. According to Demand Media, the acquisition will complements its online art gallery marketplace, Saatchi Art, allowing Demand Media's buyers the the ability to purchase art from emerging artists from across the globe. Demand Media is led by Sean Moriarty. demand media merger acquisition theotherartfair fair marketplace artist

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Demand Media Buys Name.com

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has acquired domain registrar Name.com. Demand Media said that Name.com will help the firm as it prepares for the released of new top level domains (TLDs) this year. Demand Media said that Name.com is known for its strog retail footprint. demand media name.com namecom domain domainer registration merger acquisition

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Demand Media Spins Off Rightside

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has completed its spinoff of Rightside Group , its domain name registration business, as a tax-free distribution this morning. According to Demand Media, the two companies now will trade as separate, publicly traded companies--with Demand Media on the NYSE as DMD, and Rightside trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market as NAME. Demand Media has been in the midst of spinning off Rightside Group for over a year.

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Demand Media Names Two Execs

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced late Thursday that it has named two new executives. Demand said it has named Rachel Glaser as its new CFO, and Tawn Albright as its EVP of Corporate Development. demand media executive rache glaser tawn albrightGlaser was most recently CFO of Move, Inc., and also served as COO and CFO of MyLife.com, in addition to serving at Yahoo and The Walt Disney Company.

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Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Monday that it has sold both its Creativebug. Demand Media said it sold Creativebug its online video business focused on arts and crafts, to Other Media , a new joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Separately, the compay said it sold CoveritLiveto Canadian firm ScribbleLive. According to Demand Media, the move will "streamline" its approach to its business, and will help it refocus attention on its overall growth strategies.

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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 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. demand media lfgr leaf group marketplace ecommerce

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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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7 Tips For Success With Today’s Demanding Customers

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Your ability to meet the test of the ever more-demanding and less-tolerant customer, as well as the emerging swarm of new competitors, is dependent on your willingness and ability to change your thinking and your company. If you think your business has weathered the storm, think again.

Build On-Demand Teams Instead of Hiring Employees

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The author outlines eight necessary steps for every business and entrepreneur to capitalize on this movement to on-demand project teams, versus permanent hires. Build an on-demand team of strategic do-ers. Welcome now to the on-demand workplace.

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Demand Media Loses Chief Revenue Officer

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has lost its Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Dossett, to startup Porch.com , only eight months after Dossett was named to the position after the loss of former Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Bradford. porch jeff dossett chief revenue officer demand media executive everest

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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 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 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. Pricing details on Demand Media''s expanded offerings were not announced.

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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 disney video demand streaming content hollywood television

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Flowspace Finds $12M For On Demand Warehousing

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Culver City-based Flowspace , a provider of "on-demand" warehousing and fulfillment services to businesses, has raised $12M in a Series A funding round, the company announced this morning. Flowspace is led by co-founder and CEO Ben Eachus, and manages what it says is a national network of on-demand warehousing and fulfillment centers, enabling one and two-day delivery for both e-commerce and other businesses.

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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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Clutter Finds $2M For On Demand Storage

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Los Angeles-based Clutter , which provides on-demand, self storage to users in Los Angeles, has raised $2M in a funding round, the company disclosed Monday. The startup helps users pack up their stuff, and picks up and stores, and returns those items on demand. clutter demand ondemand storage self selfstorage venture capital seed amplifyla

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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. Demand Media said Lehr wlil focus on growing its content marketing practice. content marketing demand media demandmedia executive newcred scottlehr scott lehr

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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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SUN Plans New Scooter For Crowded On Demand Scooter Market

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Is there room on your curb for (yet another) on-demand scooter company? Los Angeles-based SUN thinks there is, and said on Wednesday that it is getting set to launch a new, shared scooter model in California. The company says that so far, it is offering up its scooter service in Los Angeles and San Diego.

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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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