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. The capability for a social app to monetize is now the new standard – like it or not.

Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

After we typed the first two letters from our computer room at UCLA, namely, “Lo” for “Login,” the network crashed. Here one can list pervasive search engines, access to extensive information repositories, consumer aids, entertainment, education, connectivity among humans, etc.

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.

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

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Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

Take Back Your Internet, Leave Klout

Tech Zulu Event

Defining “Good” and “Great” are completely subjective to the audience you’re trying to reach, but for starters, the Internet should be filled with interesting, useful, intelligent, creative, helpful, informative, entertaining, or fun things.

Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing

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Monday, September 19, 2011 -- Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing. Learn first-hand from an all-star panel how the entertainment industry is using Facebook and other top social networking platforms. Social Media Week LA. PRSA LA. Well cover best practices, case studies and strategies for success (as well as those to avoid).

TechZulu Live to Premiere "TZLaw" at 5:15 p.m. PT Thursday, October 7, with IP Attorney Denise Grayson of "The Social Network"

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PT as they kick off the new weekly tech law show "TechZulu Law" with a discussion with IP attorney Denise Grayson, who portrays the attorney of Eduardo Saverin in the film about the early days of Facebook, "The Social Network.". LA and the LA Media Reform Summit.

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Solaborate: Professional Connections | Founder Interview Labinot Bytyqi

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Solaborate is a blend of great social network platforms, by taking in all the greatest bits and putting it all into one. Consumers all have access to social networks, but the business-side has never really caught on. Solaborate is a professional social media network.

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Marketing The Funniest Site On The Internet With Patrick Starzan of Funny or Die

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He is a marketing professional with over 8 years of extensive online and social media marketing experience. Immerse yourself in data and become an expert in all online marketing strategies from social media to search. No social network has stood the test of time.

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Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

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Big news in the social gaming sphere as major interactive gaming player Kabam announces the launch of The Godfather: Five Families out of beta and into commercial exclusively with Google+ Games. This is the first social game based on a major movie franchise on any social platform, period.

Chill.com | A Place To Chill And Watch Online Video

Tech Zulu Event

Everything from hip hop music videos to entertainment news and gossip, there is sure to be a lounge to suit your taste. I was inspired by the combination of content, social networking and gaming. Chill.com , from the makers of Namesake , is a video community sharing platform.

The Vita Hill Social Club: A New Way to Game

Tech Zulu Event

Instead, the feel of the event was right at home with the Vita Hill Social Club naming and branding. The social club felt like a new age speakeasy decked out with deep stained wood grain furniture and dark plushy couches, more appropriately placed in an old style cigar lounge.

Popbase helps YouTube stars build closer relationships with their fans

TechCrunch LA

Entertainment has changed. New platforms led by YouTube have emerged to change the dynamic of broadcast media — once dominated by the rigid programming of TV — while the internet has enabled new media stars to engage with their audiences in new, high-touch ways.

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TZ Startup Hot Seat | Vincent Borel Co-Founder of Webdoc

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Imagine a white canvas that allows you to create a mixture of any kind of media you want in one space. Everyone has something to say that goes beyond 140 characters or a single media post.

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Apply for the 2011 SXSW Accelerator!

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There are categories for Innovative Web Technology, Social Media and Social Networking Technology, Entertainment Technology, News Technology, and Music Technology. Arts & Entertainment Business Development Entrepreneurship Events News SXSW 2011 Startup application Startup Demo startup showcase SXSW sxsw accelerator

Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love

Tech.Co

On your birthday, something special happens on social media: you receive hundreds of likes and well wishes from friends, family, high school classmates and people you haven’t talked to for years on Facebook.

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TechZulu wants YOU at New Media Expo’s Startup Launchpad | Official Partnership Announced

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We’re excited to announce TechZulu is officially partnering with New Media Expo (formerly BlogWorld) to create a Startup Launchpad at their next event taking place January 6-8, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas. Hey folks!

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Gorilla Nation's Youthology Acquires TeenSpot.com

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TeenSpot's entertainment and community website is a moderated, social networking and chat site, focused exclusively on teenagers. Gorilla Nation said its Youthology arm will provide marketers with integrated marketing programs, including mobile, video, social media and rich display products, on the newly acquired site.

Interview with Jeremy Gocke, Fliptu

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With the proliferation of social media, how do you--as a brand--manage all of those various websites, content, and media? The firm already has seed funding from such investors as Kelly Perdew, Sugarmaker Media, and support from talent agency ICM Partners.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

InfoChachkie

It is no secret that Pinterest and other social commerce sites have begun to dial in the commerce equation. Search Meets Social = Commerce. The combination of Search and Social is redefining the way marketers are allocating their ad budgets.

Streaming Live from NMX & NAB All Week!

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NAB Show is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment.

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

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TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005. As media morphed into individually packaged pieces of content across platforms, viewing media on the couch (lean back) quickly became the old model.

Sometrics Launches New Product

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Sometrics, the venture backed developer of analytics products for the social networking and social media industry, has launched another product, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the new product will manage virtual currency from Super Rewards, Offerpal, and SocialMedia Networks.

Interview with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam

socalTECH

What's the best way to get the word out about your brand on social media? Amanda MacNaughton: PromoJam is an enterprise, social marketing technology platform. Matt MacNaughton: Our mantra, is to reach social media users everywhere.

How FilmBreak Is Bringing Data and Analytics To Hollywood, with Darren Marble

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One of those is Hollywood-based FilmBreak (www.filmbreak.com), which is applying the world of social networking, media, and the Internet to help film-makers gain access to the analytics and insights they need to better market their films.

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: I come from a network television background, and my two business partners are from a digital background.

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

Both Sides of the Table

Dana Settle & I are hosting a dinner tonight (10/20/10) with some of the biggest companies in entertainment to talk about the future of television, film & digital media. This is where the digital media puck is going. As will the media companies.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

We believe there are awesome entrepreneurs everywhere, not just in the places constantly covered by the media. Team Rubicon unites the unique skills America’s returning veterans offer with the expertise of medical professionals; all while interactively engaging donors through social media.

TechZulu Live from StartupDemo

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Topic discussion: Impact of social media on startups and on funding leads for investors. Investment trends in startups that are about or related to social media. How startup can leverage social media to get investors attention. mt) Media Temple, Inc.

StartupDemo Was a Huge Success!

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We would like give a huge thank you to Social Media Week and the supportive startup community here in Los Angeles. Topic discussion: Impact of social media on startups and on funding leads for investors. How startup can leverage social media to get investors attention.

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

socalTECH

We caught up with Andy, whose executive experience ranges from ZeroDegrees, NBC Internet/Xoom.com, Infoseek / Go Network, to CNET and Snap.com, and whose last firm was MerchEngines, which he sold last year, to hear more about his new startup.

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Sponsor post: Discount to tomorrow's DFR, and win a ticket to digiday:APPS

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In association with some of the regions top trade associations/social networking groups and industry hosts, DFR '09 promises to be the largest holiday party of the season and help weave our various communities of interest into the larger collective family of professionals working in and around the technology industry. Toyota, Pizza Hut, NBA, Fandango, and More Share Their Success Stories with Mobile and Social Apps.

Interview with Sam Rogoway, Near Networks

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Well, Los Angeles based Near Networks (www.nearnetworks.com) is looking to both reach customers online, and avoid the tacky, lousy production of typical small business ads, with a new service. The company is employing a network of documentary filmmakers and high quality, Hollywood production capability here in Los Angeles to produce small business videos in HD for the web and YouTube. What is Near Networks?