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

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.

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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.

Web TV Workshop Pro-Panel Series: Mighty Fresh, McBeard Media, Distribber and IndieGoGo

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On Monday November 1, 2010 TechZulu will present Web TV Workshop Pro-Panel Series live at 9pm PST. You will hear from some of the most successful professionals of the new media space. Tags: Arts & Entertainment Business Development New Media Social Media Video Adam Chapnick Alec Distribber IndieGoGo McBeard Media McNayre Mighty Fresh Richard Frias Web TV Workshop

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Stratalux Acquires Tojo Media

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Los Angeles-based Stratalux , a provider of cloud-based, managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), said it has acquired Tojo Media , a company which specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud. As part of the acquisition, Stratalux said it has hired Joseph Hunt, who had led Tojo Media, as its new VP of Engineering. Stratalux said that Tojo Media's major client was Charter Communications.

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Serious Business Get Funded For Internet Entertainment

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A trio of United Talent Agency execs said Friday that they have launched a new, media company focused on the intersection of Internet and entertainment. The firm said it will work with creative talent to "produce television formats with a web sensibility" and also help develop digital platforms into TV and digital projects. serious business venture capital seed internet hollywood agent entertainment cheezburger

Web TV Workshop Pro-Panel Series: Creating A Web Series From The Ground Up

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Last night we had an amazing group of panelist for the Web TV Workshop Pro-Panel series. They went over and touched on all the aspects that you would need to get your web series up and running. Tags: Advertising & PR Arts & Entertainment Social Media Video Jeremy McMillan Kristyn Burtt Matt Bolish Michael Redford Carney New Media Pro Panel Series Social Media Damian Pelliccione The Web Files Web Series Web TV Workshop

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Can Blip.TV Change The Indie Production Market On The Web?

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If you’re a big supporter of indie films or web series you’re probably checking out your favorites on a variety of different sites on the web. Arts & Entertainment New Media News Review Social Media Social News Website Blip.tv

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Warner Media Camp Graduates Second Class

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It might look a little like Demo Day for Warner Media Camp , the startup incubator program being run out of Los Angeles by Turner/Warner Bros. at the intersection of technology and media. According to Warner Media Camp, all of the startups went through mentoring from Turner/Warner Bros.

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Break Media Goes 3D

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online entertainment site run by Keith Richman, said today that it has launched a new, 3D video channel--and will also produce its own, original 3D series. The channel will also feature other, 3D videos from across the web. Tags: break media content publishing hollywood

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

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CreatorUp is the online web series school teaching the next generation of web series creators how to make and market their own new video projects on the web. We also host video-conferences with students who want to learn specific topics around web video.

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Ford’s Autonomic Pairs With Alibaba Cloud On Mobility Hub for China

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Together, the two companies plan to offer a standardized platform where all participants in the transportation ecosystem—including Ford’s rival automakers—can build services, from their own ride-hailing apps to entertainment channels for passengers marking time in self-driving.

Demand Media Ties With Tyra Banks On Beauty, Fashion Site

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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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Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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Social Media Week (SMW) helps organizations connect and share the latest social media findings through social, cultural and economic talks and workshops in major cities worldwide. They have broken events down by two hubs: Social Tech , and Entertainment. ENTERTAINMENT HUB.

Topspin Media's Gotcher Gets Emmy

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Peter Gotcher , the Chairman and co-founder of Santa Monica-based music startup Topspin Media , has scored an Emmy award, for his work in co-founding firm Digidesign. Avid's Pro Tools -- based on Digidesign's products -- are an industry standard used for sound editing in the entertainment industry. The firm's web applications are used by music artists to market their work and connect with fans.

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Robb Report's Bill Curtis On Why Podcasting Is The Next Media Frontier

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For today's interview, we spoke to Bill Curtis , the founder of Malibu-based CurtCo Media (www.curtco.com). Curtis is the former publisher of the Robb Report, which he sold back in 2015, and has a long history of operating media companies that have published such titles as Home Office Computing, Home Theater, Mobile Computing, Worth, and many others. We spoke to Bill about CurtCo's move into the podcasting area, and why he thinks podcasting is the next frontier in media.

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Changing The Business Of Media Through Online Video, With Cenk Uygur

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The world of media is in the midst of a major transition, where radio and television are no longer the powers they used to be--and there''s a clear shift towards some unknown future online. We''re now the longest daily web show, ever.

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Join TechZulu LIVE from New Media Expo in Las Vegas

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It’s the New Year, and there’s no better time to get educated on all the blogging, podcasting and Web video tools to help you become an active content creator. The post Join TechZulu LIVE from New Media Expo in Las Vegas appeared first on TechZulu.

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Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

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They can put themselves and their friends into the media and the digital experience. There's been an unusually complex amount of engineering, compared to a web media startup, but that's a good thing. Unlike most web media firms, we've got a real, protectable IP, based on serious computer science, three patents, and five more pending.

MediaShift Snags Clear Channel Media Vet As CFO

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Newport Beach-based digital advertising firm MediaShift has snagged the former CFO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, as its CFO, according to the company. MediaShift, which provides digital advertising for private Wi-Fi networking providers, as well as for web publishers, said Baran was most recently Executive Vice President and CFO at Clear Channel Media and Entetaiment, heading up financial planning and operations for 850 nationwide radio stations.

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs

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We spoke with Lisa Hennessy , one of the founders of DreamJobbing and an entertainment industry veteran, to learn more about the startup. This is an interesting combination of media and online website, can you talk about the strategy there?

MySpace Partners On Web Reality Show, Launches Presidential Pledge Effort

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MySpace said today that it has launched a new web reality show with reality entertainment producer Endemol, and separately, has launched a promotion along with Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Media linked to the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. In the Katalyst Media effort, MySpace is featuring a slate of celebrity pledges to serve President-elect Barack Obama, where celebrities talk about how they will take action to give back to the nation.

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Pluggedin Media Looks For Buyer

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Los Angeles-based Pluggedin Media , which operates a web site focused on streaming of high quality, music videos in HD and broadcast quality, is looking for a buyer. The firm is backed by funding from Overbrook Entertainment, the entertainment firm run by Will Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz, and launched in April of last year. Tags: merger content acquisition pluggedin hdtv media

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Pluggedin Media Looks For Buyer

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Los Angeles-based Pluggedin Media , which operates a web site focused on streaming of high quality, music videos in HD and broadcast quality, is looking for a buyer. The firm is backed by funding from Overbrook Entertainment, the entertainment firm run by Will Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz, and launched in April of last year. Tags: merger pluggedin acquisition content hdtv media

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8th Annual Digital Media Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 -- 8th Digital Media Summit. Over the past six years, over 1000 investors representing billions of dollars in venture funding attended our Venture Forums to hear promising entrepreneurs and mid-stage companies pitch for funds in the areas of digital entertainment, digital media, games, mobile, IPTV, web services, Commerce, software, hardware, social media, devices, music, film, TV, cable, consumer electronics, services, networking and applications.

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AWS Opens New Los Angeles Zone

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing service of Amazon, has launched anew Los Angeles zone, which will give local customers and companies much faster access to the AWS cloud. AWS said the new, direct access to AWS will be useful in a number of areas, including media and entertainment (for gaming, 3D modeling, video processing, and other related media processing); electronic design automation; advertising technology and ad serving; and machine learning.

Southern California Tech Central

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The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. Tags: Hardware Internet Marketing Media/Entertainment Newsletter Sales Software Startups Venture Capital Video Games

Interview with Peter Csathy, Sorenson Media

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Today's interview is with Peter Csathy, President and CEO of Sorenson Media (www.sorensonmedia.com), which recently relocated its executive offices to San Diego. What is Sorenson Media about? Peter Csathy: Sorenson Media has been around for several years. Peter Csathy: One reason we're expanding into San Diego, is we wanted to be more in the heart of digital media in Southern California. Peter Csathy: I have been in media and digital media for twenty years.

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Fireside Chat with Cameron Olthuis | VP of Search and Social Strategies at CBS Interactive

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Cameron is responsible for SEO and social media across CBS Interactive’s properties, which include CNET, Last.fm, CBS.com, Metacritic, ZDNet, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com, and more. Metacritic MTV Performa Media Samsung ZDNet

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SocialNightlife.com | An App for Venues

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As we’re out we all like to indulge in our social media accounts with sharing updates, media, and check-ins. Soon we’ll all be able to experience this premium night experience both on the web and via their upcoming mobile app.

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

Tech.Co

This freedom comes from the option to simply wait until we can find a new box office movie streamed somewhere on the web or available for download from pirate sites. Studios might spend $50 million on saturating the television with trailers, when in reality utilizing social media, much like Indie film producers do, those movie trailers would “whip around the web via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for no cost at all.” Read more about Movies & Entertainment here on Tech.co.

Digital LA: Digital Comics Panel With The Punisher Himself (Thomas Jane)

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We’ll discuss how comics and comic book characters are part of an overall entertainment franchise, including animation, games, movies, iPad apps, web series, and promotion via social media. TQ Jefferson, Marvel Entertainment, VP of Production, Games @Marvel.

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Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Also we would like to thank our global sponsors: Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Ven Corps, Twilio, Vertical Response, oDesk, Elance and OpenTok. What a weekend!

Planetwide Games Raises $3.67M

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Los Angeles-based Planetwide Games , a publisher of entertainment software and web sites, has raised $3.6M Planetwide Games published the title Comic Book Creator, and runs the MashON web site, which allows users to create and shore their own graphic novels and comic books. Tags: planetwide media games venture capital entertainment content software of a $4.0M funding round, including equity, debt, and warrants, according to a regulatory filing by the firm.

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Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

Tech Zulu Event

Brian has over a decade developing and deploying cutting-edge technology within the entertainment industry. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds. With sites like TurnTable.fm , Chill , and Shaker to name a few.

AngelLaunch Holiday Party

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Investors, startups, Internet and web enable ventures, games, web services, mobile, apps, Internet enabled services, platforms, consumer electronics, software, hardware, entertainment and media, digital media, broadband and web services, entertainment,, finance, life science, enterprise, clean tech. Friday, December 21, 2012 -- AngelLaunch Holiday Party.

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Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

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Southern California is the center of the entertainment industry, which not only includes the world of Hollywood, movies and film, and television, but is also the home of the music industry. Miso Media.

WESAWIT | Experience Events Through The Eyes of The Crowd

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The mobile app and website that allows people to capture and share images and videos of events through social media. The cool thing is we were not only taught about film and TV, but also about new media. One of our teachers was teaching new media and it was really inspiring.

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YouTube Marketing | Top 8 Tips to Increase Sales with Video

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Nick Tran, Director of Social Media for Taco Bell. There are many paths you can take to develop a robust YouTube channel in order to market your brand from creating a one time hit like “Hello Flo” and “Dollar Shave Club” did to creating a consistent web series.

BuzzFeed Partners With CNN, Sets Up Studio In Los Angeles

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Online viral news and media site BuzzFeed is further expanding its operations in the Los Angeles area, and has set up a "social studio" in Los Angeles to help "influencers, thinkers and celebrities" to create videos for the social web. buzzfeed entertainment content jobs news employment social video youtube

Gorilla Nation, AtomicOnline, Double Helix, Springboard In Big Merger

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Online marketing firms Gorilla Nation , Atomiconline , Double Helix , and Springboard said this morning that the firms are in a four-way merger, and have become Evolve Media. Los Angeles-based Gorilla Nation provides online ad sales for branded consumer sites; Los Angeles-based AtomicOnline operates its own network of online media properties; Springboard Productions is a developer of entertainment videos; and Double Helix is a creative and interactive web marketing firm.

15 Hacks to Raise the Most Money for Your Indiegogo Campaign

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This is where you go to influencers, bloggers, media and press, but instead of saying May 9th, tell them a later date (for example, Tuesday May 11th) and ask them to wait to publish any news on your campaign until that later date (May 11th). Indiegogo is no longer just for filmmakers.

Interview with Neville Spiteri, TheBlu

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Neville Spiteri is co-founder of Venice-based WEMO Media (www.wemomedia.com), a new, digital studio whose flagship product is TheBlu (www.theblu.com) an online, interactive experience focused on the world's oceans. Our focus is really what we refer to as globally shared media.