Mammoth Media Finds $13M For Mobile Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based Mammoth Media , a startup that says it is developing mobile-first media, has raised $13M in a Series A funding round, the company disclosed on Tuesday. scienceinc vatere benoit capital venture enteratinment mobile media mammothThe company, co-founded by CEO Benoit Vatere, and incubated at venture studio Science Inc., said the funding was led by Greylock Partners and also included Science Inc.

LAVA Digital Media: AI + Media and Entertainment

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Nirvanix Wins Entertainment Studio

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , the provider of enterprise cloud storage services, said today that it has scored a customer win at Relativity Media, an entertainment studio working on film and television production. nirvanix cloud storage entertainment hollywood relativity media studio dat

AngelVision Eyes Investments In Entertainment, New Media

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A new Los Angeles investment group, AngelVision Investors , said this morning that it has launched, and is looking to invest in startup and emerging growth-oriented companies, in the entertainment, marketing and new media. angelvision angel vision investors entertainment media venture capital funding hollywood content creative

Pocket.watch Raises $15M For Kids Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based media brand Pocket.watch , which creates content for kids, has raised $15M in a Series B funding round, led by Viacom, the company said today. As part of the funding, Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy joins the company's board of directors. pocket.watch kids entertainment venture capital viacom content hollywood film

Demand Media Highlights Entertainment Personalities

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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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Future Forum ? Entertainment: The Convergence of Technology and Media

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -- Future Forum – Entertainment: The Convergence of Technology and Media. The business strategy has gone to more vertical integration of companies who have cable, TV, and film arms, as well as theme parks and digital media. Burgeoning technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are also emerging as the go-to for the gaming world and other forms of entertainment.

Myspace Sets Entertainment Head

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Beverly Hills-based Myspace , the online social entertainment site now owned by Specific Media, said this morning that it has named Roger Mincheff as President of Myspace Entertainment. Mincheff was previously at Fox Filmed Entertainment, serving as SVP Branded Entertainment; he also served as CEO of Spacedog Media, a digital marketing agency. myspace entertainment music specificmedia specific media executive

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. Like most facts of life, social media’s impact on branding and marketing could only be seen over time.

Qualcomm, Disney, UTA Back The VOID For VR Entertainment

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Three, Southern California investors--Qualcomm Ventures, Disney, and the United Talent Agency--have backed the developer of a network of "experience centers" focused on virtual reality entertainment, as part of a newly disclosed Series A Funding. The VOID says its centers include everything from virtual reality to "multi-sensory effects" for interactive entertainment and storytelling.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 -- paidContent Entertainment. Last November, industry leaders, disruptors, creators, distributors and investors gathered in West Hollywood for the day-long paidContent Entertainment: The Battle for the Digital Home. This year, well bring the same mix together for an incisive look at the state of media and entertainment today.

j2 Global Buys IGN Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the provider of cloud-based business and telephony services, said today that it has acquired IGN Entertainment , the video game, entertainment, and men's lifestyle publisher, via is Ziff Davis subsidiary. The acquisition significantly bolsters j2's media properties. j2 Global said the acquisition will more than double its digital media business. publisher publishing software saas content entertainment j2global

OWNZONES Media Network Names Chief Security Officer

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Beverly Hills-based OWNZONES Media Network , a technology and entertainment company which provides products for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries, says it has named Rob Hopps as Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Senior Vice President, Platform Operations. ownzones media network technology entertainment digital security officer

TechZulu Presents Tech & Entertainment: Disruption versus Destruction

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What does the Tower card have to do with tech and entertainment, you ask? In the entertainment business, technology is often seen as the Tower card; the lightning bolt destroying the stronghold and shaking it to its very foundation.

Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!

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Join us tonight live at 8pm PST from UCLA Korn Hall for Digital LA’s Branded Entertainment panel right here on TechZulu. They’ll discuss how content creators and brands work together to create, develop, and market digital branded entertainment.

BuzzFeed Ramps Entertainment Coverage In LA

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The latest move in that area comes from online viral content publisher BuzzFeed , which is apparently ramping its operations in Los Angeles, as part of effort by the site to expand into entertainment coverage. buzzfeed entertainment hiring jobs employment online publishing mediaThe intersection of Hollywood and online publishing looks to be helping grow jobs in Los Angeles in the online content area.

LA Mobile Entertainment Summit

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- LA Mobile Entertainment Summit. The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace.

Otter Media Sold to AT&T

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8 that it sold Santa Monica entertainment conglomerate Otter Media Inc. Holding company Chernin Group announced Aug. to AT&T Inc

Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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During an event in Los Angeles today, Google specifically positioned this region as ideal for the media and entertainment industry in the area. Built In Cloud entertainment Google google cloud Los Angeles media

M-GO's Take On The Digital Entertainment Streaming Market, with John Batter

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Does the world need another, online streaming media service for movies and television? We caught up with M-GO''s CEO, John Batter , to hear about where M-GO fits into the streaming media market.

Gravity Summit - Social Media for Sports and Entertainment

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 -- Gravity Summit - Social Media for Sports and Entertainment. Gravity Summit is the premiere social media conference focused on business. Event includes sports teams, studios, technology, mobile, content, gaming. See [link] (more

E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at USC

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On Friday, February 22, USC’s Business and Entertainment Association (BEA) is hosting its 4th annual E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at the Town & Gown Hall at the USC Campus. This year’s theme is Media Without Borders: The Globalization of Entertainment.

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Evolve Media Snags Say Media Executive

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the online publishing and media firm behind CraveOnline and TotallyHer, said Tuesday that it has named Jennifer Catto as its new SVP of Integrated Media. Catto was most recently Vice President and Head of Branded Entertainment and Partnerships at Say Media, and also served at Conde Nast and Site59.com (acquired by Travelocity), along with Travelocity. evolve media evolvemedia executive publishing content craveonline totallyher

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Symply Targets Rich Media Storage

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Los Angeles-based Symply , a new startup focusing on providing data storage for rich media, says it has launched out of stealth mode, and will target the new media industry. Grossman was most recently VP Media and Entertainment at Quantum, and was founder and CEO of ActiveStorage, and also helped create Apple's Xsan products. symply apple xsan data storage promise media entertainment

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IDEAS LA - The Future of Digital Technology and Content: Media and Entertainment and Lifestyle and Health

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- IDEAS LA - The Future of Digital Technology and Content: Media and Entertainment and Lifestyle and Health. Explore the future of digital technology in media, entertainment, lifestyle and health, as hundreds of global industry leaders gather to discuss the world's most exciting innovations at the 2016 IDEAS LA Conference, presented by American Friends of Tel Aviv University.

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IDEAS LA - The Future of Digital Technology and Content: Media and Entertainment and Lifestyle and Health

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- IDEAS LA - The Future of Digital Technology and Content: Media and Entertainment and Lifestyle and Health. Explore the future of digital technology in media, entertainment, lifestyle and health, as hundreds of global industry leaders gather to discuss the world's most exciting innovations at the 2016 IDEAS LA Conference, presented by American Friends of Tel Aviv University.

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Shift Media Acquired By Marlin Equity Partners

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Los Angeles- and Boston-based Shift Media Holdings , a developer of software tools used for collaboration by entertainment enterprises, brands and agencies, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm Marlin Equity Partners. shift collaboration merger acquisition marlin equity recap recapitalization media content software

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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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

LA Mobile Entertainment Summit

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- LA Mobile Entertainment Summit. The 2nd Annual LA Mobile Entertainment Summit will host the brightest minds in mobile technology, interactive media and entertainment to examine how content and rapidly evolving technology is dramatically changing the entertainment marketplace.

Loop Media Unveils Streaming Media Service, Backed By $10M In Funding

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A new, Burbank-based startup, Loop Media , said on Thursday afternoon that it has launched a new "short-form" streaming media service, which it says will feature music videos, film trailers, game trailers and TV clips. According to the startup, it wants to provide entertainment to consumers at home, on-the-go, or in public venues such as bars, restaurants, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, stadiums and universities.

Jukin Media Names CFO, CPO

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Los Angeles-based Jukin Media , which owns such social video properties that includes FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo--and provides a whole host of services related to viral and social video for brands, publishers, and media networks--said on Thursday that it has named both a Chief Financial Office and Chief Product Officer. jukin media mike demartino anton reut viral video content licensing

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LiveXLive Media Ties With Insomniac In Streaming Media Deal

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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. livexlivemedia live media streaming insomniac festival music electric daisy carnival concert party

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Deeper Social Media: Social Art/Entertainment vs Social Games

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- Deeper Social Media: Social Art/Entertainment vs Social Games. Virtual Goods, free to play games, social media, globally sourced content creation, social art and entertainment; the mix is growing wildly. Entertainment is no longer Star Wars and Pong. What happens next? We dont get busy signals any more. Twitter and Facebook have taken us massively social. Virtual Goods are generating more revenue than lots of countries.

FabFitFun surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million-subscriber milestone

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As it renews its focus on media — doubling down on new programming in a bid to reach further into repeatable revenue through subscriptions that encompass more than just retail — the company is trying to frame itself as more than just makeup and accessories in a box.

USC Entertainment Technology Center Names CEO

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The University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center , which is part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, said this week that it has named a new CEO. The center--which promotes and runs projects between the entertainment and technology industry--said it has appointed Kenneth S. He also has served at Captive Media, Ascent Media Group, and Technicolor Digital Cinema.