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.

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 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

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 Demand Media also revealed that it has realigned personnel, reduced headcount, and consolidated its offices in the third quarter--as well as selling what it says are "non-core media properties"--as an effort to improve the long term profitability of the company.

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Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA

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Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles. Squeegy's on-demand app currently runs only on iOS.

Demand Media to Change Its Name to Leaf Group

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Demand Media is turning over a new leaf. Demand Media purchased Leaf.tv The media and e-commerce holding company announced on Friday that it will change its name to Leaf Group, effective Nov. last year, which is a women’s lifestyle video content creator

How Helpr Wants To Bring On-Demand To Babysitting

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There's a large number of on-demand services which have been appearing recently, to help people deal with almost every aspect of their life. Becka Klauber Richter: Helpr is an app for babysitters on demand.

ZUM: On-Demand Rides and Child Care for Busy Parents

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Kids require a lot of attention , and if we ourselves are not available to give that extra care to our kids, we are keen on finding someone who we trust would do a great job. Trust is a huge factor in relegating childcare to others; we need to feel the connection, and believe that our kids are in safe hands and that the person doing the job is willing and capable of giving the utmost possible care.

Drizly Expands On-Demand Beer, Wine To Orange County

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Drizly , a provider of on-demand delivery of beer, wine and liquor ("Uber for beer"), said Thursday that it has expanded its services to Southern California, starting with Orange County.

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.

Demand Media Extends Pluck To Mobile

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has extended its Pluck social media platform to mobile devices, the company said today. Demand Media said that Pluck now includes new tools for software developers, to provide native experiences and creation of community features on mobile phones, including support for Objective-C on the Apple iOS, as well as Java for Google Android applications. demand media pluck brand community mobile iphone android

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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

Demand Media, Buddy Media Link

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has inked a deal with Buddy Media , developer of a Facebook management system for advertisers, on a new version of Pluck. Pluck is Demand Media's social media application. demand media buddy facebook community forum pluck brand advertiser

Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the Internet content publishing company run by Richard Rosenblatt, is applying its crowdsourced content model to eNom , the domain name registrar it owns. According to eNom, it has put up a new content portal focused on the.ORG domain name, which is powered by Demand Media's creative studios. The portal features articles about the.ORG domain, which were created by Demand Media's creative professionals.

Squeegy Launches On-Demand Car Washes In LA

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Los Angeles-based Squeegy has recently launched into the market, with an on-demand, car wash service--currently serving the west side. Squeegy--which says it uses an eco-friendly method of washing cars, which saves around 40-100 gallons of water per car wash--lets users from Santa Monica to Westchester and East to Culver City order up an on-demand car wash, starting at $29.00--all requested via the company's iPhone app.

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.

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

Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. According to Demand Media, it paid $94M for Society6, including $75M in cash and approximately $19M in its common stock. Demand Media said that Society6 had revenues of approximately $15M for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, with $4M in oerating income.

Heal Finds $26.9M More In Funding To Expand Access To On-Demand Doctors

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Santa Monica-based Heal , the on-demand doctor's house call startup, said this morningg that it has raised $26.9M Heal lets users request in-home, on demand visits from doctors, who the startup says can do anything a patient might require in a traditional doctor's visit. lifescience medical call house housecall mobile ondemand demand appointment doctors capital venture heal

Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publisher which runs such sites as eHow.com, typeF.com, and LIVESTRONG.COM, said Thursday afternoon that it is launching a new effort focused on long-form web content. Demand Media said the new articles will look like "traditional" feature-length articles, including original reporting, exclusive quotes, and side-bars. freelance writer journalism writing livestrong ehow content publisher publishing editorial media demand

Demand Media Names eNom Head

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has appointed a new head of its eNom domain name registration services group, the firm said today. Demand Media said it has promoted Taryn Naidu to EVP and General Manager, eNom. Naidu was previously Senior Vice President, replacing Michael Blend, who Demand Media said will work full time on special projects for Demand Media. Naidu has been at Demand Media since 2006, and previously served as CEO of Pool.com.

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

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 Hands Out Big Bonuses

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publishing empire of Richard Rosenblatt, has handed out some big bonuses to executives, three months after the firm's successful IPO. demand media content publishing bonus executiveAccording to a regulatory filing from the firm, uncovered by paidContent, the company said it elected to fund its bonus pool in "excess of 100% of the target level". The bonuses include $361,760 for Rosenblatt, $286,863 to President and CFO Charles S.

Demand Media Names GM For typeF.com

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has named Lisa Kraynak as head of the firm's new fashion web site, typeF.com , which it is launching with Tyra Banks. According to Demand Media, Kraynak will lead the launch, operation, and ongoing development of the new site. Demand Media said last night that it would be launching typeF in March. demand media typef tyra banks celebrity fashion executive lisa krynak

Report: Demand Media Targets Critical Blog

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, is targeting a blog which has been posting internal documents and criticism of the company. According to a report from Forbes, the firm has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Demand Studio Sucks , alleging copyright infringement. The site appears to have been created by an unhappy, freelance contributor to Demand Media in May of 2010. demand media blog critical legal lawsuit

Saucey Raises $4.5M For On-Demand Alcohol Delivery App

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Los Angeles-based Saucey , a provider of an on-demand, alcohol delivery app said it has raised $4.5M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Blumberg Capital, Structure Capital, Altpoint Ventures, T5 Capital, HashtagOne, as well as individual angels. The company was founded by Chris Vaughn, Daniel Leeb and Andrew Zeck, who were all previously at TextPlus. Saucey delivers beer, wine, and spirits in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and, as of yesterday, Chicago. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Reports Profit

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the internet publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 results today, the first as a public company. Demand Media said it had revenues of $73.6M Demand Media hit the NYSE as DMD on January 26th, in what had been one of the biggest anticipated IPOs this year. publishing content acquisition merger media demand

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Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide.

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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

Demand Media Increases Revenues, Posts Loss

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, announced its third quarter 2011 financial results on Monday, saying that it had a loss from operations of $3.3M, with a rise in revenues to $81.5M. Demand Media operates eHow.com, LIVESTRONG.com, as well as a stable of other online media properties. demand media content earnings publishing

Demand Media Powers New YouTube Original Channels

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Santa MOnica-based Demand Media is one of the new partners for YouTube , in the big original content programming push by Google's video site, the firm said today. Demand Media, which is headed by Richard Rosenblatt, said it is partnering with YouTube on multiple channels, including eHow Home, eHow Pets& Animals, and LIVESTRONG, all of which will feature daily original programming from both traditional media talent as well as others. demand media youtube channels streaming vide

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Vet On Demand Launches New Service To Connect Pet Owners, Vets

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Santa Monica-based Vet On Demand announced a new, on-demand pet health app for iOS and Android this morning, which lets pet owners get remote, consultations from veterinarians.