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

Bestofmedia Group Acquired By Tech Media Network

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Los Angeles-based Bestofmedia Group , the publisher behind the Tom''s Hardware, Tom''s Guide, and Tom''s IT Pro online publications, has been acquired by Tech Media Network. Tech Media Network is venture backed by ABS Capital Partners, Highway 12 Ventures, and Village Ventures.

Rant Media Network Raises $4M

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Irvine-based Rant Media Network , an online media publisher which publishes a sports, men''s, and fashion publications under the Rant name, has raised $4M in a funding round. Rant Media Network is led by Brett Rosin. online content publishing capital venture network media rant The company said the funding was led by Barry Honig, Craig Dubow (Gannett), and Southpaw Asset Management, as well as Hudson Bay Capital and Roth Capital.

EdgeCast Networks Wins Atlantic Media

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Santa Monica-based content delivery network provider EdgeCast Networks said Thursday that it is providing its services to publisher Atlantic Media. edgecast networks atlantic media content delivery network publishing Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. EdgeCast said The Atlantic is specifically using EdgeCast due to the ability to quickly replace or update content on its edge servers around the world, due to changing news and breaking stories.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

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For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

The Action Network Finds $17.5M For Sports Betting Media

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Los Angeles-based The Action Network , a sports media company which provides content, tools, and analytics for sports betting fans, has raised $17.5M The Action Network offers up sports betting data, content, and analytics, and is led by CEO Patrick Keane. in a Series B funding round, the company said on Thursday.

Relativity Media Sells Stake To Singaporean Social Networking Company YuuZoo

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Beverly Hills-based movie studio Relativity Media --which is behind such titles as Limitless, Masterminds, and Immortals--scored a big investment from Singaporean Internet company YuuZoo , the two companies said this morning. percent of Relativity Media, and now has an option to take a majority stake of the company over the next 24 months. YuuZoo apparently was bidding against Lenovo and Legend Holdings for Relativity Media.

Rally Networks Gets Spot At Virgin Media Accelerator In London

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Venice, California-based Rally Networks , a startup which uses free charging stations in public locations to help spread the word about mobile apps, has been selected for the new Virgin Media Accelerator that is launching in London. Rally is the only, United States-based startup participating in the Virgin Media Accelerator, which also has startups from Poland, Italy, the UK, and Canada. virgin media accelerator rally networks incubator richard branson london international

Sorenson Media Signs Flash Networks

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San Diego-based Sorenson Media , the developer of video encoding and decoding software, reported today that mobile Internet gateway firm Flash Networks has licensed its video decoder. Flash Networks will provide Sorenson's video deocder for use with its mobile Internet services gateway, which adjusts video quality to mobile users based on real-time network conditions. sorenson media flash networks transcoding video software

Fifty years of the internet

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After we typed the first two letters from our computer room at UCLA, namely, “Lo” for “Login,” the network crashed. Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

Reaching Girls With MobiGirl Media's Girl-Friendly Mobile Ad Network

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However, Mobigirl Media (www.mobigirlmedia.com), a new mobile advertising network, is looking to change that by specifically creating an ad network focused on girls. Jennifer Noonan: Mobigirl Media is the only mobile ad network targeting girls.

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PeeqSee Launches Social Networking App

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Los Angeles-based PeeqSee , a new startup developing social networking and media apps, has launched an app which lets users create interactive, visual posts. peeqsee social networking media sharing androidThe startup--founded by Vacit Arat--lets users posts photos with an interactive component, which unveil additional information when users click on objects in those photos.

Zealot Networks Acquires AllScreen

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Los Angeles-based Zealot Networks , the digital media company led by Danny Zappin, said last week that it has acquired Culver City-based AllScreen , a video syndication company. zealot networks allscreen merger acquisition digital media video syndicationFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zealot said the buy will help it with both distribution and technology. The two said AllScreen sees an average of 250 million monthly video views.

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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Social Networking

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Manal Richa Social networking is not about technology or what you had for lunch. While creating a major shift in messaging and communication, social networking is literarily changing the way we look at the world. It is about building a global network while having access to instant information and exposing your message to viral growth. Keep in mind though that social networking is a two-way street. Here are few of the social networking benefits: Lead Generation.

Defy Media Creators Likely Out Of Luck

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Now defunct, Los Angeles-based multi-channel content network Defy Media is unlikely to be able to pay the $1.7 One of the companies which had provided debt funding to Defy Media, Ally Bank, said recently that it expects to experience "a substantial loss" on its loan to the company. Ally Bank said that Defy Media is being liquidated by its board of directors. Defy Media had run the SMOSH, Clevver, Screen Junkies, AWEme, Break, and Made Man brands.

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Santa Monica Media Leaders Networking

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 -- Santa Monica Media Leaders Networking Event. Mingle and chat about all things tech, marketing and advertisin. See [link] (more

Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity

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A new study of social media activity and e-commerce, compiled from Los Angeles social tools developer Social Annex , shows that social media is--not surprisingly--playing a far bigger role in online shopping this year. infographic social media networking ecommerce holiday gifts

Adconion Media Buys Smartclip

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Adconion Media Group , the European advertising network firm which as significant operations in Los Angeles, said today that it has acquired smartclip , a European digital video advertising firm. Smartclip adds around 500 new publisher sites to Adconion's network. adconion media merger acquisition smartclip advertising network joost

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Jukin Media Names CFO, CPO

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Los Angeles-based Jukin Media , which owns such social video properties that includes FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo--and provides a whole host of services related to viral and social video for brands, publishers, and media networks--said on Thursday that it has named both a Chief Financial Office and Chief Product Officer. jukin media mike demartino anton reut viral video content licensing

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Specific Media Snags Two From Fox Audience Network

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Irvine-based Internet advertising network operator Specific Media is continuing to bolster its executive staff, saying today that it has named Fabrizio Blanco as its Chief Technology Officer, and Jason Knapp as Executive Vice President of Product. Blanco joins from Fox Audience Network, which was recently acquired by Rubicon Project. where he was a co-founder, and also was involved in Fox Audience Network. specific media audience network myspace

Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

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I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. I love to watch networks evolve, see how crowds gather and communicate and curate and share. Social Media.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. Isn’t social networking amazing?

Snap is channeling Asia’s messaging giants with its move into gaming

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The company unveiled a series of new strategies that are aimed at breathing fresh life into the service which has been ruthlessly cloned by Facebook across Instagram, WhatsApp, and even its primary social network. Snap is taking a leaf out of the Asian messaging app playbook as its social messaging service enters a new era.

Qualcomm Acquires Orb Networks

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has acquired Orb Networks , a developer of media streaming hardware for a range of mobile devices. qualcomm networks merger acquisition media streaming hardware Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Orb said in a post on its site that its technology had been acquired by "one of the large strategic partners" it has been working with.

Verizon Digital Media Acquires Volicon

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider Verizon Digital Media Services --which is better known to locals as the former operations of EdgeCast--said it has agreed to acquire Volicon , a provider of video capture, archival, compliance monitoring and clip creation workflow for broadcasters. Verizon Digital Media Services, which is now part of AOL, said it will use the acquisition to help it bolster its servies in the area of broadcast and online video.

USC Launches Media Lab

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The University of Southern California is looking to tie together technology and media, saying Thursday that it has launched a new Annenberg Innovation Lab as part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry. media journalism

TCOSC Special Networking Event

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Monday, October 17, 2016 -- TCOSC Special Networking Event. Senior executives representing technology, media and e-commerce firms in Southern California will gather together to officially re-launch the TechCouncil of Southern California (TCOSC) as a chapter of SIIA’s Software and Services Division (SSD) of SIIA (The Software and Information Industry Association).

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Jukin Media Gets Strategic Funding

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Los Angeles-based viral video company Jukin Media has raised a strategic funding round, for that company''s video entertainment network on YouTube, according to the company. Jukin Media''s YouTube channels include viral video channels FailArmy, JukinVideo, and CutiesNFuzzies.

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YP Buys Sense Networks

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YP , the local search, media, and advertising firm spun out of AT&T which has significant operations in Glendale, said today that it has acquired venture-backed Sense Networks , a provider of mobile advertising and location-based services. Sense Networks was venture backed by Intel Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and others. sense networks yellow pages merger acquisition cerberus

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.

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

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“Superfriends” to Appear on Food Network via meetup.com

Eric Greenspan

Social networking at it’s finest… I’m sitting at a local brewery watching football with my wife and friends a month back and I get an email from someone who had just visited my Meetup.com site. I never imagined the Food Network would find me there.

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

Eric Greenspan

What I mean by this is we do radio better by building it around the web, social media and traditional marketing strategies alongside, behind and wrapped around our radio shows. For one, we built a following by using Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites.