SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. As part of the expansion to Santa Monica, the firm said it has added Ivan Nikkhoo as Venture Partner; Nikkhoo was previously at Siemer and Associates.

Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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Stubbs Alderton joins recent Santa Monica addition--and Silicon Valley law firm and rival--Cooley LLP in putting an office in the area, about a block away. beach silicon legal technology alderton stubbs monica santa

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Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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Light Emotion Data) to the Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series. “We’re aiming to achieve something that’s never been done before, and as a Santa Monica-based technology company, we felt there was no better place to debut this than in our own backyard.”

BusinessWeek: Santa Monica, Irvine Top Cities For Startups

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An article in this month's BusinessWeek names Santa Monica number three, and Irvine number four, on its list of top 10 cities for startups. The article cites Santa Monica's density of technology and digital media companies, and Irvine's workforce, University of California campus, and office parks in its rankings. Tags: businessweek santa monica irvine startup jobs

VideoAmp Grows In Santa Monica, Adds New VP

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , the developer of programmatic video advertising software, says it is expanding in Santa Monica, and has relocated to a new, 6,000 square foot office, plus hired a number of new executives. Chakalos was most recently SVP Global Distribution at Cognitive Networks, and also served at Catch Media Inc., videoamp santa monica growth programmatic advertising media television streaming video executive

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Demand Media Unloads Cracked For $39M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has sold Cracked , its online humor site, to the E.W. According to Demand Media, the move will give it a "more focused portfolio of businesses", and also "significantly" strengthen its balance sheet. Demand Media acquired Cracked in 2007. The sale comes as Demand Media has been seeing a steep drop in revenues from its content businesses. demand media cracked online humor merger acquisition ewscripps

The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

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TechZulu will guide groups through some of the hottest tech companies in Santa Monica: Hawke Media, NeoHire, Zuma Ventures and others. TechZulu is stoked to be partnering with TechWeek LA from November 17 – 23!

Mitu Raises $27M For Latino Digital Media

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Santa Monica-based digital media firm mitu , which focuses on the Latino youth market, is announcing this morning that it has raised $27M in a Series C funding. mitu says it now has a network of more than 2 billion, and 6,000 Latino creators offering up social media feeds on YouTube, Facebook, and elsewhere. mitu network digital latino media venture capital content streaming social burstin awesomenesstv verizon

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

It’s A Launch! It’s A Tech Crawl! It’s Silicon Beach! | PromoJam 2.0 Launch at ROC

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Beta Invite, take the TechZulu Tech Crawl Tour of ROC Santa Monica to meet the hottest start-ups on the westside, and more. Entrepreneurship Events Marketing Social Media Tech Crawl Digital LA Los Angeles PromoJam Real Office Centers Santa Monica Silicon Beach The ROC

At AngelHack Santa Monica, Teams Battle Sleep Deprivation, Nerves

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In Santa Monica, Hackathon first-timers and veterans all gathered at CrossCampus to hack almost 30 products within 24 hours. angelhack santa monica startup demo hackathon

Demand Media Sees Steep Drop In Content Revenues, Cuts Staff

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is continuing to see a steep drop in revenues from its content and media efforts, reporting Thursday afternoon that it had $15.9M in revenues from its Content & Media segments, compared with $33.6M Demand Media has rumored to be looking to sell eHow and Cracked , two of the major remaining content properties it owns, as part of a broad retreat from the content business.

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Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp

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Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp. An interactive presentation by Josh Ochs that will show you how to utilize Twitter and Facebook for your business. See [link] (more

Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media (www.demandmedia.com) has seen its share of ups and downs as one of the highest visibility technology and media companies to come out of Southern California's technology ecosystem in recent years. What is Demand Media doing nowadays?

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Demand Media, Buddy Media Link

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has inked a deal with Buddy Media , developer of a Facebook management system for advertisers, on a new version of Pluck. Pluck is Demand Media's social media application. demand media buddy facebook community forum pluck brand advertiser

Demand Media Opens TypeF

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has opened up access to its new fashion and beauty website, TypeF.com , which it has partnered with Tyra Banks to develop, the firm said today. Demand Media and Bankable, Tyra Banks' development firm, announced the deal to create TypeF in February.

Demand Media Extends Pluck To Mobile

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has extended its Pluck social media platform to mobile devices, the company said today. Demand Media said that Pluck now includes new tools for software developers, to provide native experiences and creation of community features on mobile phones, including support for Objective-C on the Apple iOS, as well as Java for Google Android applications. demand media pluck brand community mobile iphone android

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Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising

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Until recently, three legacy providers (Sizmek, PointRoll and Google’s DoubleClick) have dominated the rich media market. The best-performing ads are often custom, high-impact rich media ads that integrate seamlessly into a publisher’s content with interactivity, video and other features.

Demand Media Launches Pet Channel On YouTube

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is expanding out its original content efforts on YouTube, saying Wednesday that it has launched a new, eHow Pets Channel on YouTube. animal hollywood content media demand pets ehow

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests

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Santa Monica-based GotCast , the online casting site run by Alec Shankman, told its users today that it is gearing up to launch a new, spin-off website for its social media contest platform. gotcast casting talent hollywood content mediablastr social media newtorking

MomentFeed Partners With Location3 Media

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Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the startup which is developing software to provide analytics on such things as check-ins and customer interaction at retail locations, said this week that it has partnered with digital marketing firm Location3 Media. According to MomentFeed, Location3 Media will be providing a layer of services on top of its platform for its clients. momentfeed location3media media location3 location based marketing analytics software

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Demand Media Sees Executive Exodus

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publisher headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has seen the exodus of three of the firm's EVPs and founders. Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd apparently are all leaving Demand Media for "other opportunities." Fitzgibbon, Perez, and Kydd were among those who took Demand Media from inception through its IPO. demand media executive content publishing publisher

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. According to Adconion, it will use the acquisition to help solidify its video advertising business, Joost, which is headquartered in Santa Monica. adconion media merger acquisition smartclip advertising network joost

Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. According to Demand Media, it paid $94M for Society6, including $75M in cash and approximately $19M in its common stock. artist acquisition merger marketplace ecommerce society6 media demand

Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the Internet content publishing company run by Richard Rosenblatt, is applying its crowdsourced content model to eNom , the domain name registrar it owns. According to eNom, it has put up a new content portal focused on the.ORG domain name, which is powered by Demand Media's creative studios. The portal features articles about the.ORG domain, which were created by Demand Media's creative professionals.

Demand Media Buys CoveritLive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it has acquired CoveritLive , a developer of a live blogging platform used to provide real time commentary, reader polling, and questions and answers on live events. Demand Media was already a strategic investor in CoveritLive. Demand Media said CoveritLive will become part of its portfolio of social solutions, alongside its community platform PLuck.

Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is building out its executive team today, saying that it has named Scott Lehr as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Content Solutions. Demand Media said Lehr wlil focus on growing its content marketing practice. content marketing demand media demandmedia executive newcred scottlehr scott lehr

Demand Media Names eNom Head

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has appointed a new head of its eNom domain name registration services group, the firm said today. Demand Media said it has promoted Taryn Naidu to EVP and General Manager, eNom. Naidu was previously Senior Vice President, replacing Michael Blend, who Demand Media said will work full time on special projects for Demand Media. Naidu has been at Demand Media since 2006, and previously served as CEO of Pool.com.

Demand Media Names GM For typeF.com

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has named Lisa Kraynak as head of the firm's new fashion web site, typeF.com , which it is launching with Tyra Banks. Kraynak was most recently SVP of Digital Media for NBC Unviersal, and also has served at Viacom, City of New York, Intuit and iVillage.com. According to Demand Media, Kraynak will lead the launch, operation, and ongoing development of the new site.

Demand Media Loses Chief Revenue Officer

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has lost its Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Dossett, to startup Porch.com , only eight months after Dossett was named to the position after the loss of former Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Bradford. porch jeff dossett chief revenue officer demand media executive everest

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TZ Tech Crawl | Social Media Week LA Edition

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TZ Tech Crawl is back and teaming up with Social Media Week Los Angeles! !! Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies located in Santa Monica. Social Media Week LA , Purse Case , Famous Birthday s & Pivotal Labs already on board!

Demand Media Hands Out Big Bonuses

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publishing empire of Richard Rosenblatt, has handed out some big bonuses to executives, three months after the firm's successful IPO. demand media content publishing bonus executiveAccording to a regulatory filing from the firm, uncovered by paidContent, the company said it elected to fund its bonus pool in "excess of 100% of the target level".

Report: Demand Media Targets Critical Blog

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, is targeting a blog which has been posting internal documents and criticism of the company. The site appears to have been created by an unhappy, freelance contributor to Demand Media in May of 2010. demand media blog critical legal lawsuit