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.

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. According 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. thisnext lucky magazine cobranded social shopping advertising retail

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Zite | Your Personalized Magazine

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It started as basic as signing up for a newsletter from your favorite site to customizing a profile to display particular topics. Outside of my social account I’m able to choose additional topics to be added to my magazine such as Politics or Wine.

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

Zite | Your Personalized Magazine

Tech Zulu Event

It started as basic as signing up for a newsletter from your favorite site to customizing a profile to display particular topics. Outside of my social account I’m able to choose additional topics to be added to my magazine such as Politics or Wine.

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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Insights & Opinions: No, Magazines Aren't Dying

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For today's Insights & Opinions piece, we have an article from Emrah Kovacoglu , founder and CEO of Total Beauty Media , which operates an online site focused on beauty products and user generated reviews. 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. Tags: insights opinions emrah kovacoglu totalbeauty fashion magazine publishing

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Hunker Launches New Home Design Site

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A 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. hunker home design content magazine website demandmedia leafgroup demand leaf

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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. KidZui said that editorial content from Parents.com wil be integrated into its parent site, and Parents.com will recommend KidZui's web browser for children.

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Buzz Media Inks Deal with Magazine

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Los Angeles-based Buzz Media , the online network of celebrity-focused web sites, announced today that it has inked a deal with OK! Magazine. Magazine is a celebrity news magazine and website. s online advertising sales team to represent the firm, and that OK's online site, OKmagazine.com , will become part of its Celebuzz network.

Intent.com Launches Wellness Site

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Santa Monica-based Intent.com said Thursday that it has launched a new web site focused on wellness and social networking. The new site fatures blog posting from Deepak Chopra, Olivia Newton John, Ed Begley Jr.,

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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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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

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Chevron shows it cares about employees by providing health and fitness centers on site or through health-club memberships. Facebook offers, as do many similar companies, lots of food, stock options, open office space, on-site laundry, a focus on teamwork and open communication, a competitive atmosphere that fosters personal growth and learning and great benefits. Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option.

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Chevron shows it cares about employees by providing health and fitness centers on site or through health-club memberships. Facebook offers, as do many similar companies, lots of food, stock options, open office space, on-site laundry, a focus on teamwork and open communication, a competitive atmosphere that fosters personal growth and learning and great benefits. Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option.

Microsoft Rolls Out Celebrity News Site

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Microsoft's MSN, and Santa Monica-based media firm BermanBraun Interactive said today that they have rolled out a new celebrity news site called WonderWall , which will feature information on what the companies described as the "hottest" pop culture stories, personalities, and trends. According to the firms, the new, stand-alone site will also be featured throughout the MSN network, and is designed to have the look and feel of a magazine.

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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.

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.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

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With the help of Visit Rapid City, Logar’s presentation convinced the ICPC Executive Committee to do a site visit. Destinations Features Magazine

Variety.com Puts Up Pay Wall

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Variety said it subscribers who pay the $248 for a introductory subscription to the publication will get acess to both the print and online versions of the site. Noting that the site expects the number of unique visitors to the site to decline, the Variety's president Neil Stiles said that the people who remain are "ultimately the people we want to reach." Tags: variety hollywood content subscription publisher newspaper magazine

H Code Links With Argentine Media Company Artear

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H.Code said it will gain sole access to Artear''s digital advertising inventory here in the United States, including ads on Artear's other properties, Ciudad Magazine, eltrece, ElDoce.tv, and Todo Noticias (known as TN). The company has a number of partnerships with other, Latin American publications and broadcasters, where it represents the ad inventory of those sites to U.S. Los Angeles-based digital advertising company H Code , which focuses on advertising for the U.S.

FlipGloss.com Targets Fashion Market

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Venice-based FlipGloss Media announced this morning that it has launched a web site targeted at the fashion, design, travel, and lifestyle photography markets. The new site--funded by Forbes Media--said it is looking to create a "new visual discovery experience" for consumers. The advertising-driven site said it was founded by Yahoo! Tags: magazine photography flipgloss fashion forbes

Docstoc Inks Syndication Deal With Businessweek

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Docstoc is also powering similar marketplaces for sites such as Yahoo Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Inc. Magazine.

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GotCast Wins Playboy

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Los Angeles-based GotCast , the online casting site run by Alec Shankman, said Wednesday that it has scored a casting by Playboy. According to the firm, it is helping to promote a casting call for Playboy's Miss Social, an effort which includes a photo shoot with the magazine.

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Niche marketing works. Here’s how.

Berkonomics

So, aiming a brand-new smartphone full of great features but increased complexity using AARP Magazine as your marketing resource just won’t get the job done. Create social media posts with links to your site that drive search engine scores and increase search traffic. Close.

Eyeballs aren’t everything.

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And the most logical one seemed to be “eyeballs” or number of unique users finding their way to the site or registering for the service. And yet, users rave about the service, and spend long durations of time on the site.

CraveOnline Relaunches Website

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said today that it is relaunching its flagship site, CraveOnline.com , with a complete design overhaul and a "significant shift" in editorial direction. Evolve Media said its relaunched site is aimed at 25-34 year old males, and now includes specific content channels for culture, art, design, and style. Evolve Media said the site is now being anged by Executive Editor Andrew Pogany, who was previously Editor-in-Chief of Flaunt Magazine.

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BoutiqueHomes Targets Unique, Architectural Vacation Rentals

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Topanga-based BoutiqueHomes , a vacation rental site aimed at letting travelers rent unique, "architectural gems" from around the world, says it has launched a new site and hired Michael Bolger as head of its Business Development efforts. Bolger was the founder of vacation rental site hovelstay.com. BoutiqueHomes features architecturally unique homes across the world, which you'd expect to see in Dwell or other architectural magazines rather than as vacation rentals.

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Lynda.com Gets Award For Job Creation

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Lynda.com , the site which helps people learn software and other skills from online videos, has been recognized for its job creation, the firm said Friday, ranking number 1 in job creation in education by Inc. magazine.

FabFitFun: We Just Hit $200M In Revenues, One Million Subscribers

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The site had started in 2010 as a digital magazine focused on beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, and other areas. Los Angeles-based subscription box startup FabFitFun said on Thursday that it has just exceeded $200M in revenues, and now has more than one million subscribers to its service. According to the company, the growth is a huge increase from its start offering up its seasonal subscription box in 2013, when it shipped a mere 2,000 boxes.

ImageCollect.com Grows Celebrity Photo Library

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Los Angeles-based AudioMicro , which operates a network of online content licensing marketplaces for audio, photos, and more, is announcing today that it has grown its library of pictures on site ImageCollect to 1.5 The site apparently has been used by customers US Weekly, Life & Style, Tribune Media Services, NY Times Magazine, and Star Magazine.

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Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups

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Can you profit by serving early adapters?

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Our test sites. I found a willing test site in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose management was thrilled to participate in an industry-changing experiment with new technology. I am a gadget freak, often purchasing new technologies in their first release.

BuzzMedia Becomes SpinMedia

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The publisher, which owns such brands as Celebuzz, Sterogeom, Idolator, JustJared, and many other music-related sites, acquired longtime music magazine Spin back in July of last year. Los Angeles-based online entertainment, music, and advertising firm BuzzMedia is no more: it's just rebranded itself SpinMedia.

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