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

Sony Online Entertainment Restarts Game Services

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment said over the weekend that it has begun restoring its online game services, after the massive hack of the firm's services. The company also said that it will require its players to reset their passwords after the cyber-attack on the site.

HitFix Partners With Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based HitFix , the entertainment news site headed by Jennifer Sargent and backed by angel groups the Tech Coast Angels and Golden Seeds, said today that it is in a strategic partnership with film and awards blog In Contention. hitfix entertainment blog content incontention film

Sony Online Entertainment Offline Due To Hacking

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The web site of San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of massively multiplayer online games, was shut down today, along with Station.com, another Sony site, due to continued issues with hacking of the firm's systems.

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.

Break Launches Hispanic Site

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video and content firm headed by Keith Richman, said this morning that it is targeting Hispanic males with a new site, TuVez.com. According to Break, the new site will provide content focused on entertainment, gaming, sports, and culture, all in context of Hispanic males. Break said the new site's premier sponsor is Toyota. Tags: break hispanic media tuvez male content entertainment video

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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But it isn’t meeting the needs of everyone, leading to the creation of several sites positioning themselves as the go-to professional network for niche industries. 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. Entertainment Industry Entertainment entrepreneurs Startups

Taltopia Aggregates Casting Calls, Entertainment Jobs

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Hollywood-based Taltopia.com , an online social networking site for artists, said today that it is launching a new tool which aggregates casting calls and job postings in the entertainment and arts industry. Tags: taltopia casting calls hollywood entertainment content jobs

The Story Behind ScoreBig's Live Entertainment Tickets, with Adam Kanner

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Every consumer out there who goes to live sports, music, and other events is used to the drill: pay lots of money to a ticketing site, pay lots of extra fees, or have to hassle with a shady ticket broker, or pay extra to get a seat to the event you want to get to.

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.

Sony Online Entertainment: 24.6 Million Accounts Stolen

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment has tallied the number of accounts which have been compromised by hackers on the firm's online game service, saying that it has found that personal information from approximately 24.6

BUZZMEDIA Adds Six Music Sites

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Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , a venture-backed publisher of online entertainment content, said today that it has added six new web properties. BUZZMEDIA said that the six sites have a total of over five million fans every month. Tags: buzzmedia music site merger acquisition publishing hollywood The firm said it has added PureVolume, PopMatters, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Hype Machine, Concrete Loop and RCRD LBL to the list of its web music properties.

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Sony Online Entertainment: Customer Data Stolen

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of massively multiplayer online games, has provided details of the intrusion on the firm's systems, saying that hackers may have stolen its customer information. sony online entertainment shutdown hacking intrusion content videogame

GameTrailers.com Launches Motion Gaming Site

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Los Angeles-based GameTrailers.com , the online gaming entertainment and news site owned by MTVN, said Monday that it has launched a new site, GT Motion, focused on motion-based gaming on the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360. GameTrailers said the new site will focus on motion-based gaming reviews, features, and blogs. s MTV Networks Entertainment Group, and has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

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Wearable Tech LA | Where Entertainment & Health Meet Wearables July 17th

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We are pleased to announce a special discount for TechZulu readers: Visit Wearable Tech LA registration site and use TECHZULU4WTLA to save 30% on ticket prices. The Future of Wearable Music will be a discussion on how wearables can change our music experience from entertaining to healing.

Arktos Entertainment Funds Online Gaming Firm

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Los Angeles-based Arktos Entertaiment Group , a firm which says it provides investment, creative and production management support, and other services to interactive and online entertainment firms, said today that it has led a $5M investment round in firm Online Warmongers. Arktos is headed by Sergey Titov, and according to the firm's site has been an investor in Online Warmongers since at least March of this year.

GameFly Debuts New Online Videogame Download Site

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According to GameFly, the new site lets users buy and play over 2,500 PC and Mac games. gamefly videogame download rental content entertainment Los Angeles-based videogame rental service GameFly said Monday that it has launched a brand new, digital download website for videogames. GameFly''s website lets users purchase and download full games, and is separate from the company''s subscription rental service. READ MORE>>.

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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.

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Loot Crate Launches New Fan Commerce Site, Loot Vault

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Los Angeles-based Loot Crate , which delivers monthly bundles of pop culture, gaming, and entertainment products to fans, launched a new fan commerce site, Loot Vault on Tuesday. The new site lets fans of the service snag some of the company's prior "crates", as well as special products.

Bing Focuses On Entertainment With New Features

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Microsoft's search engine, Bing , is enhancing its searches for an area of interest to lots of Southern California firms--entertainment and media content. According to Bing, it has released a new version of its site which focuses on music, gaming, movies, and TV. The search engine said one of the biggest investments is in entertainment, particularly navigating and finding what you are looking for from content on the web.

Stacking Up The Online Film Submission Sites

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Last night, Amazon.com jumped into the movie business, with its own, online film submission site, Amazon Studios , backed by the help of a number of notable USC Film School advisors. Submissions to the site are eligible for a financing package to produce a feature length film.

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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

MySpace Debuts New Site, Logo Plans

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Beverly Hills-based MySpace , the online social networking site, is set to debut a new new site design and logo, the firm said late last night. As part of the redesign, MySpace has changed over its logo, and will center its web site on "bubbling up" fresh content of interest to users.

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Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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With over 25% of the total time Americans spend online dedicated to social networks and blogs, it’s no wonder that 71%, just about three quarters of all Internet users, are more likely to purchase a product from a brand they are following on a social media site like Twitter and Instagram.

Fullscreen Buys Video Game Content Site ScrewAttack

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Los Angeles-based Fullscreen , the video content network operator, said Friday that it has acuqired video game media site ScrewAttack. According to Fullscreen, the acquisition will significantly increase its presence in the game industry news and entertainment space. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. ScrewAttack runs a YouTube channel, website, as well as an annual gaming focused conference, SGC.

Hulu Entertaining At Least Five Bidders, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu is entertaining offers from at least five different bidders, according to a report over the weekend, including one that values Hulu at between $600M to $800M. According to a report from AllThingsD, Yahoo made the $600M to $800M bid for Hulu, depending on the licensing terms for the content acquired with the site.

Machinima.com Raises $9M for Entertainment Content

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Los Angeles-based Machinima.com , an online entertainment site focused on video gamers, has raised $9M in a investment from Redpoint Ventures, the firm said this week. The firm said the Series B funding round will go towards accelerating further growth at the company. As part of the investment, Geoff Yang of Redpoint will join the firm's board.

CPMs Highest For Newspapers, Sports Sites

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Display ad numbers released today from Internet analysis firm comScore shows that CPMs for Internet publishers were highest for newspapers, and lowest for social networking sites. for newspaper sites, and $6.29 for sports sites. Among the lowest CPMs are social networking sites, which garnered only an $0.56 Other high CPM earners are general news sites, at $6.14 CPM, and entertainment sites at $4.75.

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Mail.com Buys Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based Mail.com Media Corporation , which operates the email service Mail.com, said today that it has acquired an entertainment focused blog, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. Mail.com operates a number of online content-focused sites, including HollywoodLife.com, MovieLine.com and OnCars.com, in addition to its online email services.

BUZZMEDIA Partners With Photo Sharing Site Plixi

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Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the online publisher of entertainment focused blogs and web sites, said today that it has linked with photo sharing site Plixi , which until recently was known as TweetPhoto. According to the two, they are in an exclusive, multi-year partnership where they will create content offerings, marketing programs and branded entertainment campaigns.

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Digital Domain Helps Deutsche Telekom Launch New VR Site, Magenta VR

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According to Digital Domain, Magenta VR bundles the best VR content from the fields of sports, music and entertainment. Digital Domain said it created four, original pieces of VR content for Deutsche Telekom as part of the new VR site, which also includes VR content from Red Bull, National Geographic and Twentieth Century Fox.

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4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

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Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. Sites like ww1.novarad.net place their free demo button above the fold and make it as visible as possible. Site Speed .

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Paramount Opens Online Movie Clip Licensing Site

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Los Angeles-based Paramount Digital Entertainment said Tuesday that it has launched a new site, ParamountClips.com , which will offer B2B licensing of clips from the studio's films. The site was developed for Paramount by Digitalsmiths, a North Carolina startup.

Hollywood Insiders Back Social Shopping Site The Hunt

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San Francisco-based The Hunt said this week that it has raised a seed funding round worth $2.7M, from such Hollywood insiders as Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary''s AGR-ade Investments, Rohan Oza (Vitamin Water, Pop Chips), RedOne (producer for Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez), Keli Lee (EVP of Casting for ABC Entertainment Group), Anjula Acharia-Bath (CEO of Desi Hits) and Michael Banks (media investor).

BeachMint Partners With Olsen Twins On New Site

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According to Dualstar Entertainment Group, the Olsen's lifestyle and brand company, they have partnered with BeachMint to launch StyleMint , an online apparel site. The new site will include exclusive apparel, trend reports, videos, and other information. BeachMint is the latest startup of MySpace co-founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, which already runs JewelMint.com, another celebrity ecommerce site with actress Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter.

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