Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

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The constantly changing media landscape is relentless, so our seed funding part-way through our journey from the Zappos leadership of Tony Hsieh and Fred Mossler via the downtown Las Vegas revitalization efforts of the Downtown Project was particularly helpful as we adjusted, and readjusted.

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What Media Execs Missed about YouTube Stars

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Fred Rogers was an ordained minister, an expert on childhood development and a lifelong Republican who fought for funding for public television to reach American children and help them develop alternative narratives to the emerging media onslaught around them.

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Snap Launches Media Startup Accelerator

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The accelerator said it will invest $150,000 into ten different "creators" and startups focused in the media area. According to reports, the company's accelerator is specifically focused on people building media projects for mobile devices. snap startup accelerator discovery media mobileVenice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat, is launching a new startup accelerator, named "Yellow", the company disclosed on Wednesday afternoon.

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H Code Media Signs Peruvian Radio, TV Broadcaster

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Los Angeles-based digital advertising provider H Code Media reports that it has signed a new partnership with Peruvian radio and television broadcast company Radio Programas del Peru (RPP). According to H Code Media, it will become the exclusive partner to monetize RPP's traffic, and will represent 100 percent of RPP's ad inventory in the US on its various websites. H Code media is led by CEO Parker Morse.

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Will Packer Media Buys xoNecole

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Los Angeles-based production and content firm Will Packer Media said on Thursday that it has acquired women's lifestyle site xoNecole , a lifestyle site aimed at "urban millenial women". Will Packer Media said it will accelerate growth of xoNecole, adding video, social and mobile offerings, plus a newsletter and event series. will packer media xonecole production content lifestyle urban merger acquisition brand

How Facebook Videos Can Boost Your Social Media Campaign

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We think a good place to start with this topic is on the subject of social media. Social media is popular. Using video for social media marketing is a powerful tool for building your brand and reaching your clients. Social media platforms know you better than you know yourself.

LiveXLive Media Names Interim CMO

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Beverly Hills-based LiveXLive Media , the parent company of Slacker Radio which also is focused on producing music-related content and streaming media from music festivals and concerts, said it has named Jonathan Anastas as its Interim Chief Marketing Officer.

LiveXLive Media Ties With Insomniac In Streaming Media Deal

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Los Angeles-based LiveXLive Media , which provides digital media streaming focused on live music and entertainment, has inked a deal with music festival producer Insomniac , which is also based in Los Angeles. livexlivemedia live media streaming insomniac festival music electric daisy carnival concert party

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YP Holdings Acquired By Dex Media

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Los Angeles-based YP.com , the provider online directories and services to help businesses get their companies online which has been remade by a number of technology executives into a provider of local business marketing and automation software, has been acquired by competing directory provider Dex Media. Dex Media said on Friday that it has acquired YP Holdings , which operates both YP.com and the Real Yellow Pages, and will create a new combined company called DexYP.

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Mammoth Media Finds $13M For Mobile Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based Mammoth Media , a startup that says it is developing mobile-first media, has raised $13M in a Series A funding round, the company disclosed on Tuesday. scienceinc vatere benoit capital venture enteratinment mobile media mammothThe company, co-founded by CEO Benoit Vatere, and incubated at venture studio Science Inc., said the funding was led by Greylock Partners and also included Science Inc.

AEG Boosts Digital Marketing, Media Expertise

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Los Angeles-based AEG Global Partnerships , which is part of sports and entertainment giant AEG, has boosted its digital marketing and media expertise, with the addition of a new Director of Digital at the company. AEG said Lawler will be responsible for the execution of strategic digital media initiatives, including the development and management of digital and social marketing campaigns, community engagement, and original partner and fan-generated content.

DEFY Media Snags $70M

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Los Angeles-based DEFY Media , a developer of YouTube channels and digital content, said on Tuesday that it has raised $70M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Wellington Management Company LLP, and also included ABS Capital, Lionsgate, Viacom and ZMC (Zelnick Media Capital). DEFY Media is led by Matt Diamond, and owns such brands as SMOSH, Clevver, Screen Junkies, AWEme, Break, and Made Man. defy media youtube content hollywood venture capital streaming

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Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series Social Media Battle

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However, there is another battle raging between the two teams that you’re likely a little more involved in: social media. However, for those that aren’t burdened by super fandom, social media engagement is key for teams to build their empire.

Evolve Media Buys Pet Publisher Dogtime Media

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher Evolve Media said this morning that it has acquired online pet publisher Dogtime Media , the publisher of Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Evolve Media said the two sites reach over 1.6 Evolve Media said that Dogtime Media becomes part of Totallyher Media, the female and family focused arm of Evolve Media, due to the "largely female" readership of the sites. Dogtime Media had been founded by Trevor Wright.

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OWNZONES Media Network Names Chief Security Officer

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Beverly Hills-based OWNZONES Media Network , a technology and entertainment company which provides products for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries, says it has named Rob Hopps as Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Senior Vice President, Platform Operations. ownzones media network technology entertainment digital security officer

Triton Digital Wins Connoisseur Media

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the developer of advertising technology for the audio streaming market, reported that it has been selected by Connoisseur Media. Triton Digital said Connoisseur Media will use it to stream and measure their digital audio content. Connoisseur Media owns and operates 39 radio stations. triton digital connoisseur media radio station audio streaming

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Triton Digital Wins Salem Media

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Los Angeles-based audio advertising technologyp rovider Triton Digital said this morning that it has been selected by Salem Media Group, to power Salem's podcasting strategy. Salem Media is a major Christian and conservative radio station operator. triton digital salem media podcasting audio streaming advertising

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Younity Launches New Home Media Server Software

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San Diego-based Younity , the developer of file sharing software led by Erik Caso, said today that it has launched a new, desktop-to-desktop home media server product. The company said its updated software lets user access all of their file and media content from any device, via a simple user interface. The company's software previously had only supported accessing media files from mobile devices; the new update now allows users to access media files from desktop to desktop.

H Code Media Inks Deal With Group Milenio

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Los Angeles-based H Code Media , which provides digital advertising services for the US Hispanic market, said this week that it has inked a deal with Mexican media company Grupo Milenio. Acording to H Code Media, the deal calls for it to represent 100 percent of the ad inventory for sports website MedioTiempo, as well as Milenio, a major national newspaper in Mexico. H Code Media is led by CEO Parker Morse.

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H Code Media Launches New Division

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Los Angeles-based H Code Media , which operates a digital advertising company specifically aimed at reaching the U.S. According to H Code Media, the new division is a full-service content studio aimed at helping deliver "culturally relevant" content marketing campaigns to U.S. hcode media hispanic latino digital advertising inventory video creative servicesHispanic market, said it has launched a brand new division, H Code Studio.

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Penske Media Names Two VPs

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Los Angeles-based Penske Media Corporation (PMC), the publisher of Variety, WWD, Footwear News, Deadline, Indiewire, TVLine, Hollywood Life, and the Robb Report, has promoted two of its executives to VPs. penske media executive variety judith margolin laren gullion publishing content online

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Stratalux Acquires Tojo Media

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Los Angeles-based Stratalux , a provider of cloud-based, managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), said it has acquired Tojo Media , a company which specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud. As part of the acquisition, Stratalux said it has hired Joseph Hunt, who had led Tojo Media, as its new VP of Engineering. Stratalux said that Tojo Media's major client was Charter Communications.

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Evolve Media Snags Say Media Executive

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the online publishing and media firm behind CraveOnline and TotallyHer, said Tuesday that it has named Jennifer Catto as its new SVP of Integrated Media. Catto was most recently Vice President and Head of Branded Entertainment and Partnerships at Say Media, and also served at Conde Nast and Site59.com (acquired by Travelocity), along with Travelocity. evolve media evolvemedia executive publishing content craveonline totallyher

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Penske Media Names COO

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Los Angeles-based Penske Media Corporation , which owns such media brands as Variety, WWD, Deadline, Indiewire, and other online and offline publications, says it has named George Grobar as its new Chief Operating Officer. Penske Media--which is led by Jay Penske--says it is in midst of aggressive expansion plans, and is continuing to grow its businesses. penske media corporation variety deadline publishing publisher

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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. 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. Penske Media got its start as Mail.com. penske media rolling stone merger acquisition rollingstone print publication digital content

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Ownzones Launches Media Management Platform

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Los Angeles-based OWNZONES Media Network , a provider of technology for the motion pictures, television, and digital content market, said on Monday that it has launched a new product for delivering content over "over the top" (OTT) market. The company said its new product, Zypline, helps media owners deliver video to OTT platforms, automating and simplifying the process of distributing content to Roku, Hulu, Verizon, Comcast, LeEco and other OTT platforms.

Report: Snapchat Buys Cimagine Media

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the parent company of Snapchat, has reportedly acquired Israeli startup Cimagine Media. Cimaging Media develops augmented reality technology. snapchat cimagine media israel israeli merger acquisition augmented realityVenice-based Snap, Inc. , The deal is reportedly worth between $30M and $40M. The acquisition was first reported by a local Israeli financial daily. Cimagine was founded in 2012. READ MORE>>.

Skydance Media Gets Investment From Tencent

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Los Angeles-based Skydance Media , a media company which creates feature films, vidoegames, television, and other digital media,has received an investment from Tencent Holdings Limited. capital venture reality virtual international china film content tencent media skydanceFinancial details of the strategic investment were not announced.

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Social Media Platform Greenfly Raises $8.5 Million

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Greenfly, a developer of a social media engagement program, raised an $8.5 million Series B round led by Alpha Edison

Fuisz Media Raises $10M

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Santa Monica-based Fuisz Media , which develops interactive video technology, has raised $10M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Evolution Media Partners. Ross Levinsohn and Ian Doddy have both joined Fuisz Media's board with the funding. Fuisz Media develops software which automatically identifies objects and people in a video, and links those objects and people to purchases and other links.

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Jukin Media Raises $2.5M More

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Los Angeles-based Jukin Media has just raised $2.5M Jukin Media finds and licenses viral, video content on the web, which it then provides to both online and traditional media sources; the company has previously raised funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Maker Studios, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), along with others. youtube streaming content videos viral funding debt capital venture media jukin

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Giant Media Names CEO

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Los Angeles-based Giant Media , a native advertising company which is part of Adknowledge, said this morning that it has named John Cobb as its CEO. giant media executive native advertising video adknowledge john cobbCobb was most recently COO of Fexy Brands, and was CEO of Publishing Group of America (PGOA), which was backed by Bain CApital and Shamrock Capital, and had headed up the firm when it was sold to Fexy in 2014. Giant focuses on native video advertising for brands.

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