Demand Media Highlights Entertainment Personalities


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content network headed by Richard Rosenblatt, said today that it has launched a new "Talent and Expert Network," which will highlight entertainment personalities through its site. Demand said it would find "authentic and entertaining" personalities which it will integrate into its original content and articles. Demand said it is working on two additional projects with Potts for its various media properties.

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Demand Media Emerges As Leaf Group


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. The company, led by Sean Moriarty, said the change is a "fresh new name for a fresh new business", reflecting the company's shift from what had been known as a "content farm" to a marketplace operator and more focused entertainment brand.

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Demand Media Buys CoveritLive


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.

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Demand Media Ties With Tyra Banks On Beauty, Fashion Site


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, announced today that it has inked a partnership with celebrity model Tyra Banks , to create a new site focused on fashion and beauty. According to Demand, Banks' beauty and entertainment firm Bankable is in a deal to develop a Web site, online video offerings, and mobile applications. Financial details of the partnership between Banks and Demand Media were not disclosed.

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives


And if you work in the entertainment industry, you have Stage 32. by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. Educating the next generation of media talent. The continued proliferation of media network and online distribution channels has increased demand for quality content. Entertainment Industry Entertainment entrepreneurs Startups

LiveXLive Media Ties With Insomniac In Streaming Media Deal


Los Angeles-based LiveXLive Media , which provides digital media streaming focused on live music and entertainment, has inked a deal with music festival producer Insomniac , which is also based in Los Angeles. According to the two, they are launching a new Insomniac Channel on its video streaming platform, and will provide livestreaming, video-on-demand, virtual and augmented reality, and other content for Insomniac's more than 50 festivals and events.

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Fullscreen To Launch Subscription Video-On-Demand Service


Los Angeles-based Fullscreen announced plans to launch its own, subscription video-on-demand service on Wednesday, with plans to show both its own original and third party content. Fullscreen, which is led by George Strompolos, is now part of Otter Media, which is backed by AT&T and the Chernin Group. fullscreen entertainment content video streaming original ottermedia chernin

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Fifty years of the internet

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Here one can list pervasive search engines, access to extensive information repositories, consumer aids, entertainment, education, connectivity among humans, etc. Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry. media journalism

Demand Adds Mandalay's Guber, Omniture's James To Board


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the publishing and social media firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, announced today that it has appointed Peter Guber , chairman of Mandalay Entertainment Group, and Josh James , SVP and GM of Omniture, to its board of directors. Guber is Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, and previously was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Tags: demand media executive rosenblatt peter guber mandalay

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Row 44 Gets Investment, Inks Deal With MLB Advanced Media


Westlake Village-based Row 44 , the provider of in-flight broadband equipment, announced today that it has linked with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) in an in-flight live streaming television and on-demand video entertainment effort. The two said that Row 44 will use MLBAM's technology to provide live streaming IPTV service for news, entertainment, and on-demand movie and television content.

Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age


Los Angeles-based Render Media (, which is creating a publisher geared at the social world, social channels, and sharing. We caught up with co-founder and CEO Vic Belonogoff to learn more about Render Media, whose flagship site is Opposing Views. Tell us about Render Media?

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Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

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This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar business of the entertainment industry as it moves to the cloud.

Netflix, Hulu Test In-Hotel Streaming With Marriott


Both Netflix , which has a substantial operation in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles-based Hulu are both considering an expansion into the hotel entertainment market, in a test with Marriott International , according to a report this morning. According to Bloomberg, Marriott is in a test which lets guests access Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and other streaming media services through their televisions. netflix hulu marriott streaming video television demand

Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

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It’s a matter of survival thanks to the persistent lack of demand from consumers. . That’s the hope of people like Nancy Bennett, an entertainment industry veteran who was brought on as the Chief Creative Officer at Two Bit Circus.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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He is also the co-founder of Playsino, ExpressCoin (Bitcoin exchange), GoCoin (Bitcoin payment platform), Five Delta, Evertune, GamesTV, Digital Entertainment Network, (Bitcoin Mining), and Robocoin China (Bitcoin ATM). Peter Csathy - CEO Manatt Digital Media Ventures.

LA's Tech Industry Unfavorably Linked To Rise Of Steve Bannon


That gold farming startup, Internet Gaming Entertainment (IGE), was founded by prominent Los Angeles investor Brock Pierce. The back end technology for Breitbart--blamed for driving the rise of the "alt right" , and arguably leading to the election of Donald Trump-- was originally built by veterans of Demand Media. entertainment gaming internet farming godl everquestHow is the tech industry in Los Angeles linked to the rise of Steve Bannon?

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SPACES' Shiraz Akmal On Making VR A Real Life Experience


Santa Monica-based SPACES (, led by CEO Shiraz Akmal and a team of entertainment veterans from Dreamworks Animation, is hoping to do that with a series of physical attractions, powered by VR technology. SPACES recently announced a deal with Skydance Media to bring Terminator Genisys to life as a VR journey, where consumers will get to experience an immersive VR attraction where they become part of the world of Terminator. We're an entertainment company.

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Qualcomm Confirms FLO TV Shutdown Plans, Layoffs


In a statement, Qualcomm said it has been "examining strategic opportunities" for the FLO TV service, and claimed that it is seeing "strong interest" in using the FLO TV network or spectrum, particularly for mobile data and addressing an imbalance between supply and demand of bandwidth, due to tablet PCs, and demand for high quality video and print content. Tags: qualcomm television content streaming media layoffs entertainment jobs employment

NextVR Gives Viewers Virtual Front Row Seats to Big Events

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Media companies are placing big bets on virtual reality (VR) programming. NextVR, the Laguna Beach-based VR technology company, has been testing unprecedented immersive experiences in live 3D sporting and entertainment events.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Without further adieu, I present to you the winners of the 1st annual REACH NeXT conference: Entertainment: Storygami. EnvoyNow is innovating in the on-demand food delivery space, targeting the underserved college market. Categories: mobile consumer, on-demand, chat.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Silicon Beach Fest is gearing up to showcase the most promising startups and visionaries from across LA’s growing startup entertainment ecosystem. Opening Party hosted by Demand Media with KCRW at the Viceroy. Saturday Night Closing Party by Media Temple.

The Launch of Ultraviolet: Perceiving Digital Film

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The conference brings about panelists from across the platforms in film, television, new media and tech. Deluxe Digital Studios, and Digital Media Directions to understand the goals in the new space of digital film consumption.

Announcements from ImageCollect | Tremendous Growth

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We’ve simplified our pricing, and API partners are now utilizing our technology in unique ways to fulfill a growing demand for entertainment imagery.”. Arts & Entertainment New Media News Social Media Social News Website AudioMicro celebrity image celebrity photo celebrity pictures image database ImageCollect micro stock photo library Royalty Free Music Ryan Born

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Dana White, Scott Monty, Guy Kawasaki and More | NMX Keynotes 2013

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TechZulu had the pleasure again this year to help bring all the New Media Expo (NMX) 2013 Keynotes sessions live. If you missed out on the keynotes live we have all of them for you on demand. Amy Jo will explore how social media gives every human the power to make positive change.

CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

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Learning experience includes: on-demand online video tutorial courses, live video-conference workshops, as well as individual online consultations, live workshops, and group programs. Creators can take any course of interest on-demand by purchasing it through our website.

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TZ Presents: ‘Nice Guys’ DO Finish First In Business | Fireside Chat With Greg Cargill

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to a fireside chat with Greg Cargill, VP of Client Services and Social Media at BLITZ. Greg will share his experience on how to Successfully Build and Sell an Effective Social Media Marketing Agency.

Interview with Jennifer Sargent, HitFix


Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based HitFix ( an online news site focused on entertainment, announced it had raised $2M in a funding round. What's the story behind HitFix and where do you fit in the entertainment news landscape?

Interview with Kieve Huffman, Dather


For this morning's interview, we have an interview with Kieve Huffman , the co-founder of Dather (, a new Los Angeles startup which has created a tool which helps to aggregate social networking web sites and media.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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There is a true renaissance happening in entertainment today, where the distribution channels of television and cable are being disrupted and transformed quickly into new models. I think we are coming to a world with enormous amounts of content available on demand.

Entrepreneurs Love Celebrity Investors While VCs (Usually) Hate Them


Entrepreneurs typically embrace celebrity investments, while most sophisticated investors prefer to avoid famous entertainment or sports personalities on the cap table. The same cannot be said regarding the involvement of an entertainment or sports star.

An Evening with ImTech: The Era of Experience

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Think things like virtual & augmented reality, gesture interfaces, interactive media, etc; cool and novel pieces of tech that seek to blend our lives seamlessly with the digital realm. Ed Lantz – CEO, Vortex Immersion Media.

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“Visibility” — A Powerful Lesson on DACA and The American Dream from @LeonKrauze

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link] I’m tired of hearing people on social media speak of “virtue signaling,” a term meant to silence well-meaning people from speaking the truth about injustices done to immigrants, African Americans, the LGBTQ community or speaking up on gender inequality. Ramiro was demanding one thing?—?“visibility.”

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Interview With CEO Jason Njoku iRoko Partners | Africa’s Netflix Set To Disrupt US TV & Cable Market

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People in the West still see Africa as a struggling continent, and reports of new businesses and markets rising up are few and far between in Western media.

LA TECH SUMMIT Celebrates Los Angeles’s Phenomenal Growth


Cornerstone on Demand brought together the area’s best & brightest for its fourth annual LA Tech Summit , once again hosted at the Fairmont. mitchlasky re: #techla "I feel more at home here… LA's biz culture, the fluidity b/t media & tech is unique" #latechsummit LA Tech has arrived. CornerstoneInc CEO @amiller29 #latechsummit — LATech Digest (@LATechDigest) October 25, 2016.