Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

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When it first announced this new region, Google positioned it as the ideal region for the entertainment industry. Google Cloud’s new region in Los Angeles is now online, the company announced today.

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How Laudville Is Bringing Your Entertainment Life Together

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In the world of many online television, movie, and video sites, scores of music streaming services, and other entertainment content, it''s often a difficult task to find what you really want to watch, listen to, or read.

Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform

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Yekra says it is a digital entertainment distributor connected with an affiliate marketing system. Yekra says its system helps match content to viewers by genre, by digitally distributing entertainment through different web sites, blogs, social networks, and other destinations.

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

Giving with a twist: 3 online platforms that are changing the way we gift

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The following online platforms are making it easy to give personal, memorable presents from anywhere in the world. SendItLater is the online gift-giving platform that lets anyone from busy college students to soldiers deployed overseas, deliver a special gift to the people they care about.

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. has provided a platform since 2005 for indie producers, distributors and advertisers to provide viewers with this kind of content.

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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. Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform. How is this different than how most shows use the web and online today?

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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SGN Teams With Fox Digital Entertainment | The Book of Life: Sugar Smash

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Social Gaming Network ( SGN ) and Fox Digital Entertainment teamed up for the recent release of a new game called The Book of Life: Sugar Smash. They have created a handful of successful games on iOS, Android and Facebook platforms with hits such as Cookie Jam and Paint Monsters.

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

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Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. The 2D platform brings together a new world of interactivity for users, including the ability to play and create their own worlds and games.

Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

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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. Pasadena-based BigStage (www.bigstage.com) is one of those rare companies that has taken technology developed from university research, and is now bringing that technology to the commercial market.

5 Apps To Get The Most Out Of Your Philips Hue Lights 

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To help you get the most out of your Hues, I tested 20 of the most popular, highly rated iOS apps to come up with a top 5 list of must-have apps for using your Hue light bulbs (iOS is the dominant platform for Hue control, and all these below work on both iPads and iPhones): 1.

SocialNightlife.com | An App for Venues

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During this year’s 2012 Consumer Electronic Show (#CES), we were sponsors to the demoing of the new venue management solution from the nightclub and nightlife web application called SocialNightLife.com. Everyone enjoys a good evening out on the town now and then.

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

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VOD Streaming Platforms Are Open for Independent Filmmakers. 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. But VOD also provides Indie producers a platform forth which to display their works. For those who are more confident in their Indie film brand, they usually move onto platforms like Hulu that offer income from ad supported platforms (AVOD).

Watch the #IAWTVAwards LIVE NOW on TechZulu

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Tune in NOW at www.techzulu.com to catch LIVE coverage of the International Academy of Web Television Awards (IAWTV), from the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IAWTV Awards honor the content creators driving today’s rapidly evolving web television industry.

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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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Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

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The theme for Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood is startups and Hollywood, featuring leaders from movie studios, music labels, agencies, and startups in entertainment – how Hollywood studios are investing and working with startups, and how Silicon Beach startups are making entertainment businesses.

Transmedia Docu-Series ‘Do Not Track’ Personalizes All of the Ways Your Privacy Is Violated Online

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The Canadian documentary filmmaker Brett Gaylor wants to educate you on just how much the web knows about you in his informative seven-part interactive docu-series Do Not Track that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the transmedia Storyscapes showcase. Where do you go online?

Sweety High Launches Site for Tween Girls

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Sweety High , a new startup based in Manhattan Beach, is hoping to reach tween girls with its new social gaming and entertainment site, saying this week that it has launched out of private beta. The site says it is hoping to create a social game platform to allow girls between 8 and 16 to "express themselves fearlessly". sweety high tween social gaming entertainment content girls female children

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TZ & GR Present REACH | The Wearable Future

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The 200-400 invited guests will range from some of the web most influential Journalists, Bloggers, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram users, founders, VCs, CEOs, captains of industry, early adopters, PR execs and more. What is a wearable?

Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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Utilizing technological innovations spun out of the renowned MIT Media Labs and visual artistry by GMUNK , TrueCar is melding the company’s data analysis and visualization abilities with new, entertainment technology. Truly a sight to see, TrueCar brings L.E.D.

YouTube Marketing | Top 8 Tips to Increase Sales with Video

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So here are the top 8 tips from 2 successful brands on what we can do to create engaging content and market our brands using YouTube as our platform. Orabrush also created a web series called “ Diary of a Dirty Tongue ”.

WESAWIT | Experience Events Through The Eyes of The Crowd

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You take all the photos and videos and upload it on YouTube, Facebook, Vine, and other social media platforms and experience the event through the eyes of the crowd. But the list is increasing as we are supporting more and more social media platforms. MR: We always had a web presence.

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It’s Too Soon For YouTube Awards Shows

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If core audiences on core platforms are asking why they should care, there is a problem. One of the goals of entertainment awards galas is to expose talent to a wider audience that may have not been noticed by a chart-based PR machine. Online video is still growing.

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

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The platform allows users to sync content and commands across all four screens — the smartphone, tablet/pad, computer and TV. As media morphed into individually packaged pieces of content across platforms, viewing media on the couch (lean back) quickly became the old model.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Think about how many images are on the web. Photos that are prime real estate and have never been monetized before, until one very ambitious Silicon Beach startup, GumGum , recognized the opportunity and created the first and largest in-image advertising platform, and an entirely new market.

Let’s Get Weird, a SXSW Interactive Recap (2014)

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Well, thanks to a fantastic partnership with the good people at crowd fun ding platform, Indiegogo , we were able to do just that! Addison McCaleb – Mediahound , making it easier for you to discover entertainment. I know what you’re thinking. A recap? Of SXSW?

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Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

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This is the first social game based on a major movie franchise on any social platform, period. According to an announcement at a recent Web 2.0 Arts & Entertainment Gaming Social Media Social News Facebook godfather Google kabam paramount social game Zynga

15 Hacks to Raise the Most Money for Your Indiegogo Campaign

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One secret payment insight most people aren’t aware of is with other crowdfunding platforms is that money pledged is not immediately drawn from the buyers account so purchasers get pissed when they are charged a month later, or their credit card may be maxed out, or reached it’s expiration date.

Interview with Jennifer Sargent, HitFix

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based HitFix (www.hitfix.com) 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?

REACH Connected Future: Home Recap

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Once inside, Belkin’s Wemo systems control everything from lighting to entertainment, and weMonitor watches over everything’s power consumption. And you can only get so much data from smartphones and web services.

Pluto TV Adds New Content Partners

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Los Angeles-based Pluto TV , which is developing an online Internet TV platform aimed at curating live TV entertainment for Internet users, said Wednesday afternoon that it has signed up a roster of over 20 new content partners fro the service. Pluto's service aggregates content from all of its content providers into themed "channels", which users can tune into and watch on connected TVs and devices, mobile devices, and the web.

Mobile Internet Apple Facebook

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The analysts at Morgan Stanley have produced a report that’s quite good reading on some of the major trends concerning mobile web. And it’s interesting that while they talk about the impact of Facebook, they don’t quite seem to recognize the impact of Web 2.0,

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Meet Our Startup of the Year Competition Semifinalists: Mobile Therapy

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Habra: Mobile Therapy spent the majority of the time leading up to the initial pitch competition perfecting our platform and ensuring that both the application and the Web dashboard is 100 percent rooted in real science. As far as the pitch itself, we wanted to convey quickly the positive impact using this type of technology will have on the mental health industry; and entertain the audience at the same time.

Mission Debuts Managed Services, Cloud Consulting After Merger

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The company--led by longtime cloud and hosting services veteran Simon Anderson--offers up managed services and consulting for cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The company said its core customers are in the media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, education, consumer goods, marketing, ecommerce, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) verticals.