Grindr Launching Digital Magazine, INTO

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Los Angeles-based social networking site Grindr , which serves the "gay, bi, curious and queer" market, is launching a new online, digital magazine called INTO today. According to Grindr, the new digital magazine is looking to fill a gap in the media landscape, with content that appeals to young, LGBTQ+ millennials. The magazine said it will provide "fresh, relevant stories and beautiful photography" on the site, which is led by Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford.

BUZZMEDIA Trims Spin Magazine

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Los Angeles-based digital media publisher BUZZMEDIA is wasting no time reshaping SPIN Magazine , the venerable music and culture publication it acquired earlier this month, and is reportedly already cleaning house. Billboard magazine reports that BUZZMEDIA has already begun layoffs at the magazine, which is expected to halt print publication with its September/October issue. buzzmedia spin magazine merger acquisition publishing layoff jobs entertainment music

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Yabber Launches iPad Kids Magazine

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Yabber , a new Los Angeles startup, said Thursday that it has launched a new, iPad-based kids magazine. According to Yabber, the founders of the firm were "inspired by the growing tech and startup communities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles" to start the company, looking to innovate in the children's magazine area. The magazine is available now in the Apple iTunes store, and is free. yabber ipad kids children magazine content publishing

ThisNext.com Partners With Lucky Magazine

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Santa Monica-based ThisNext , the social shopping and content site run by Matt Edelman, has scored a partnership with Lucky Magazine. thisnext lucky magazine cobranded social shopping advertising retailAccording to ThisNext, the two have created a co-branded shopping site, which was launched Friday. The new e-commerce site is aimed at helping women decide what to buy by tapping ThisNext's social shopping features and guides. Financial deatils of the partnership were not disclosed.

Gotcast Powers Maxim Magazine Contest

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Santa Monica-based GotCast is powering a campaign for Maxim Magazine, using its new contest platform, MediaBlastr. The firm is powering the "Maximum Warrior" contest for the magazine, which is looking find readers willing to train on firearm and driving skills, competing against ten special operations veterans. mediablastr contest warrior casting magazine maxim gotcast

Yapert Raises $1.2M For Mobile Magazine

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in a seed funding round, for its interactive mobile magazine. Yapert''s moblie magazine focuses on musicians, celebrities, athletes, fitness stars, and others, with a particular focus on stars and brands. music entertainment brand celebrity publishing content capital venture magazine mobile yapert San Diego-based Yapert said this morning that it has raised $1.2M

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Glossi Debuts New Features For Digital Magazine Publishers

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Glossi , which develops tools to help publishers create digital magazines for the web, said today that it has launched a brand new set of features aimed at rich media content publishers. The startup--headed by Matt Edelman--said it has added such features as contest creation; ways to highlight collections of its digital magazines in Facebook, a blog, or web site; new e-commerce ability from within its magazines; an iPad app; and Google Image search support, among other tools.

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Funny or Die Launches iPad Magazine

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Los Angeles-based Funny or Die , the online humor site, is trying its hand in the digital tablet publishing space, saying Thursday that it has launched a new, digital magazine for the iPad. The firm said its new magazine, The Occasional will cost $9.99 The company said the magazine will feature original content, interviews, multi-media, games and other interactive components.

LiveOffice Wins Magazine Publisher

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , a provider of email archiving and compliance software-as-a-service, reported Monday that the firm has signed on magazine publisher Source Interlink. The firm said that Source Interlink, which has more than 7,000 employees and three major operating divisions, will use the firm for email archiving. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.

I Buy Dead Magazines (the art of the intro …)

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I buy dead magazines.” I buy dead magazines. We think that the magazine industry is going through incredible change but that the Internet website experience doesn’t yet fulfill our magazine needs. People read magazines for a reason and it’s a combination of focused content and beautiful images. We were off to the races and talking about how he had bought the CarAudio Magazine out of death and how he started by already having a subscriber base and fans.

Zite | Your Personalized Magazine

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Zite, which was acquired by CNN in late 2011, is a personalized magazine to help clean up all that content overload we deal with on the web when trying to catch up on the days current events and instead delivers content based on your personal interest. Outside of my social account I’m able to choose additional topics to be added to my magazine such as Politics or Wine.

Insights & Opinions: No, Magazines Aren't Dying

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For decades, consumer magazines were pretty much the only way for CPG companies to reach a large audience of women making purchase decisions in a contextually relevant way. But then came 2009's "Black September" -- where nearly every magazine's revenues shrunk, during a month when magazines typically pull in 20-40 percent of their annual revenues. Tags: insights opinions emrah kovacoglu totalbeauty fashion magazine publishing

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Zite | Your Personalized Magazine

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Zite, which was acquired by CNN in late 2011, is a personalized magazine to help clean up all that content overload we deal with on the web when trying to catch up on the days current events and instead delivers content based on your personal interest. Outside of my social account I’m able to choose additional topics to be added to my magazine such as Politics or Wine.

Panna Gets Funding From LA Investors For iPad Cooking Magazine

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A number of Los Angeles investors are behind a first round of funding today for Panna , a developer of a video cooking magazine for the iPad and iPhone. Panna, which is based in New York, said it raised $1.35M in funding from Anthem Ventures, Launchpad LA, Lerer Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Maveron, Advancit Capital, RSL Venture Partners,David Tisch''s BoxGroup, Rick J. Caruso, Ken Siskind, Jay Livingston, Dan Rose, Aaron Schiff and David Levy.

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Penske Media Buys Rolling Stone Magazine

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Los Angeles-based Penske Media said on Wednesday that it is buying a majority of Rolling Stone magazine. Financial details of the deal were not announced, however, reports say the deal values Rolling Stone at more than $110M. Penske Media is led by Jay Penske. The media firm already owns such titles as Variety, Deadline.com, Robb Report, and other online and print publications.

KidZui Links With Parenting Magazines

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San Diego-based KidZui, a provider of a kid-friendly web browser, has inked a deal with Parents.com, the online site for the American Baby, Parents, and Family Circle magazines. According to KidZui, it is in a new partnership with Parents.com, to enhance KidZui and to introduce more companies to its services. Financial details of the partnership were not released.

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Buzz Media Inks Deal with Magazine

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Magazine. Magazine is a celebrity news magazine and website. Los Angeles-based Buzz Media , the online network of celebrity-focused web sites, announced today that it has inked a deal with OK! Buzz Media--which was formerly known as BuzzNet--is a venture backed operator of a network of pop culture, celebrity, and music-focused web content properties and blogs. According to the two, they are in a joint venture focused on digital content, marketing, and advertising.

New Partnership with Inc Magazine

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Magazine. It’s an exciting day at Docstoc as we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Inc.

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CurtCo, Founded By Former Robb Report Owner, Launches Podcasting Venture

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Malibu-based CurtCo a new startup founded by a veteran of the magazine business, is taking on the podcasting market, and has launched what it says is a new "podcast platform". Curtis was the owner of the Robb Report magazine, which he acquired in 2001; he also has owned such media properties as Home Office Computing, Home Theater, Mobile Computing, Worth, Showboats International, Art & Antiques, and others.

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ThisNext's Glossi Launches Public Beta

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Glossi , an online magazine publishing tool being developed by Santa Monica-based ThisNext , has its debut today, aimed at letting users built and publish their own visual magazines. The new service lets users organize and lay out heavily visual, online magazines. The new magazines includes content from Lucky Magazine, Liv Magazine, BeachMint, as well as individuals. tool software content publishing visual magazine thisnext glossi

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

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We have published 74 different magazine titles over the last 30 years. That's absolutely crucial in magazines, and in the way we ran events. In magazines, if you pick up Robb Report, you can see the passion behind its writing, and the way it approaches the subject matter, and how appropriate it is for the audience it is built for. Bill Curtis: I think there are some magazines that will continue to have their audience.

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Audience Media Acquired By Zinio

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Audience Media , which has offices in Temecula, just outside of San Diego, has been acquired by San Francisco mobile magazine publishing firm Zinio. audiencemedia audience media zinio magazine publishing tools merger acquisition Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Audience Media''s headquarters are in Barcelona, Spain. Zinio said the buy will help expand its footprint in digital publishing services. READ MORE>>.

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SpinMedia Buys Death and Taxes

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Los Angeles-based SpinMedia said today that it has acquired Death and Taxes , an online magazine focused on indie music news, pop culture, politics, and entertainment. deathandtaxes spinmedia content blog magazine merger acquisition music news entertainment Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SpinMedia said that Death and Taxes sees around 1 million unique visitors a month. READ MORE>>.

Mindbody, Cornerstone Among Outside's Top Places To Work

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Several Southern California technology companies including San Luis Obispo-based Mindbody , Los Angeles-based Cornerstone OnDemand , Santa Barbara-based Ontraport , and Ventura''s The Trade Desk --have made a list of the top places to work, according to Outside Magazine. The magazine--focused on outdoor adventure, fitness, travel, and other similar topics--listed the two in its annual list of top places to work yesterday.

Mogreet's Serena Ehrlich Tapped For Mobile Marketing Award

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serena ehrlich mogreet mobile marketing award marketer magazineSerena Ehrlich , Director of Marketing of Los Angeles-based Mogreet --and who is also well known in Los Angeles for her work with the Los Angeles chapter of the Social Media club--has been recognized by Mobile Marketer as one of its Mobile Women to Watch 2013. Ehrlich has been involved widely in the Los Angeles startup and social media community. Ehrlich joined Mogreet earlier this year.

Cie Games Signs Deal With Car and Driver

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Long Beach-based Cie Games , the developer of the branded, social automotive game Car Town for Facebook, said today that it has partnered with Car and Driver , the automotive magazine published by Hearst Magazines. The deal integrates awards, monthly contests, and more along with updates and features in the magazine of the game. branding advertising hearst magazine driver caranddriver games game social town cartown

San Diego Tech Roundup: Ezoic, Trust & Will, Oska Wellness & More

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National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories coding bootcamp Cody Barbo Entrepreneur magazine Ezoic National University Oska Wellness Sageview Capital SanDiegoVC Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute startups T. Summer can be a slow time in San Diego, but its startups have stayed busy. Read on for news of recent financings, plus upcoming opportunities to connect with the local tech community.

Enrou Wins $400,000 From Forbes

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Los Angeles-based Enrou , an online marketplace for fashion and lifestyle products which benefit causes such as education, entrepreneurship, the environment, empowerment of women, and youth, has scored a $400,000 prize from Forbes, as part of a competition from the magazine publisher. enrou venture capital forbes magazine publishing prize chicklauncher

T+ink Launches First Interactive Print Ad

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The ad for the Moto X phone ran in WIRED magazine and changes color when users touch the ad. tink gary winnick conductive technology printing advertising magazine Los Angeles-based T+ink , the interactive printing technology developer backed and headed by Garry Winnick, said it has launched its first, interactive print ad. T+ink said a video of the ad also has seen more than a million views on YouTube. T+ink announced funding from Winnick last month.

GotCast Powers Casting Search For Food Publication

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Los Angeles-based GotCast , the online casting call firm headed by Alec Shankman, said today that it has been selected by Food & Beverage Magazine to power an online casting search for the magazine.

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Mi Padrino Builds Event-Planning Hub for Latino Communities in U.S.

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CraveOnline Partners With The Ring

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Los Angeles-based CraveOnline , the male lifestyle content site owned by Evolve Media, said today that it has partnered with SEP, Inc, owner of boxing publication The Ring Magazine. craveonline crave online male content publication ring boxing publish ringtv magazine

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Slacker Links With The Source

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San Diego-based personalized Internet radio service Slacker announced yesterday that it has linked with The Source Magazine, to launch an online, Hip-Hop radio station. Tags: slacker personalized internet radio hiphop source thesource magazine

Local College Startups Get Limelight

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Four, local college startups -- all founded at the University of Southern California -- have the spotlight in the latest Inc.com magazine, which highlights America's coolest College Start-Ups. university competition magazine startup college

Hunker Launches New Home Design Site

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hunker home design content magazine website demandmedia leafgroup demand leafA new, online home design site, called Hunker , launched today, focused on home design, home tours, product recommendations, personal essays, and helpful information for homeowners and apartment-dwellers. The new site comes from Santa Monica-based Leaf Group --which, until recently, was known as Demand Media--and offers up its own site, plus also reach into Facebook and Instagram.

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BUZZMEDIA Buys Spin

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Los Angeles-based digital media and entertainment publisher BUZZMEDIA announced this morning that it has acquired venerable SPIN Media , the publisher of Spin Magazine, the 25 year old brand known for its coverage of music and culture. BUZZMEDIA, which is headed by Tyler Goldman, said the deal includes not just SPIN's print magazine, but also SPIN.com, the SPIN Play app for the iPad, and SPIN's events business.

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits. While the culture that works for one company might not work for another , you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own. Zappos.

AVIXA’s Heidi A. Voorhees on Thinking Differently

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Career Path Magazine PlenaryHeidi A. Voorhees, CAE. EDUCATION Bachelor of arts, majoring in commercial recreation/business, Central Michigan University; master of business administration, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. MY FIRST INDUSTRY JOB Straight out of college — convention assistant, SmithBucklin.

Variety Acquired By Penske Media

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variety penske media reed content publishing magazineThe bible of entertainment industry news, Variety , has been acquired by Internet entrepreneur Jay Penske, via his firm, Penske Media , the companies said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Penske Media owns such online publications as Deadline, HollywoodLife, BGR, and TVLine MovieLine, a number of which are major competitors to Variety.

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10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits. While the culture that works for one company might not work for another , you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own. Zappos.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

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Destinations Features MagazineIf you’ve spent any time in the business-events industry, you know destinations like Las Vegas, Paris, Chicago, or Barcelona like the back of your hand. These top-tier cities are meetings hotspots, with enough convention space and hotel rooms to accommodate thousands of attendees at any given time, plus the cultural amenities and intangible cachet to keep them around. None of that is new to you.

Interview with Tara Weingarten, VroomGirls

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As automotive web sites go, there are lots of review and information sites giving you information about new and used cars, magazines and information sites for auto enthusiasts, and discussion sites and groups for all kinds of cars. I thought, my photos would be photos of women, and be more of a fashion magazine about cars. interview tara weingarten vroomgirls automotive auto review editor editorial magazine startup entrepreneur

How Yapert Puts All Your Interests In One Mobile App, With Phil Kelly

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Phil Kelly: We''re an interactive, mobile magazine, which I think is probably the best way to describe it. consolidating magazine mobile yapert interview kelly phil How do you keep up with everything that''s happening with your favorite interests, brands, and personalities on your mobile phone? Right now, that''s a jumble of different social services, websites, and more--which is the problem that Yapert (www.yapert.com) thinks it has solved.

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