Jammcard Launches Social Network For Musicians

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Los Angeles-based Jammcard said this morning that it has launched a new, social networking site specifically for professional and amateur musicians. The startup, which is led by Elmo Lovano, said it provides a platform where artists can present or share their repertoire and abilities, and network with others in the business. jammcard social networking music musican industry business

Social Network ‘Gigmor’ Connects Musicians for Jam Sessions

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Gigmor intends to reinvent the ways in which musicians and bands are connected with paid gigging opportunities and the way industry talent buyers discover new talent through its social network for musicians, bands and industry talent buyers.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

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Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. My main points were: Social Everywhere - I work with a lot of different shapes and sizes of companies and it's interesting how each one has opportunities to leverage its users to form different kinds of communities, create connections, encourage contribution, etc. It is almost universal that there are opportunities around social networking.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

Sgrouples | The World’s Private Social Network, Interview with Forrest Hanson

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Sgrouples is the world’s private social network. Mark Weinstein , the founder and CEO of Sgrouples, was a pioneer of the early social network experience online with his first creation in 1999, Supergroups, one of the first real social networks on the Internet.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). encouraging an open platform where 3rd parties can make lots of money].

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform

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Yekra says its system helps match content to viewers by genre, by digitally distributing entertainment through different web sites, blogs, social networks, and other destinations. Los Angeles-based Yektra announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round.

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs

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Lisa Hennessy: The short one liner answer, is it''s a robust, digital platform that broadcasts once-of-a-lifetime job openings and experience, which everyone can apply for. Lisa Hennessy: I come from a network television background, and my two business partners are from a digital background.

SocialVibe Ties Into Facebook Credits

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Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , the social advertising firm headed by Jay Samit, said Thursday afternoon that it has linked into the Facebook platform, and will allow people to earn Facebook Credits through engaging with its video engagements. SocialVibe--which awards virtual items and credits from brands for interacting with their advertisements, web sites, Facebook pages, and other campaigns--said the credits will be awarded for interacting with a range of engagement ad units.

MySpace Launches New Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said Monday that it has opened a beta of a new self-serve, advertising platform is it calling MySpace MyAds. According to the social networking site, the new ad platform is targeted at individuals and small businesses, and allows them to target and create banner ads to specific MySpace audiences. MySpace said that advertisers can spend as little as $25 to advertise on its site.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

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With sites like TurnTable.fm , Chill , and Shaker to name a few. Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds.

Myspace Confirms Major Password Leak

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said the data stolen included user login data from a portion of accounts that were created prior to June 11, 2013 on the old Myspace platform. The company said it had conducted a major security upgrade in 2013 as part of its site relaunch. myspace password leak cybersecurity social networkingLos Angeles-based Myspace , which is now part of Time, Inc.,

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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Companies want to see their social media investment drive sales.” Siegal added,“Social data holds the key. That’s how social can help build customer lifetime value.”. It makes it easy to drive engagement,capture social data, and analyze it for actionable insights.

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. The capability for a social app to monetize is now the new standard – like it or not.

Open Source Business Model

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

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J.R. Johnson On Critical Mass and Communities

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Johnson, announced a move to allow other sites to host and show content via a new Lunch Network effort. Johnson: Essentially, we built Lunch to be the source of the highest quality user generated content out there, all built on top of our similarity network.

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EQAL Launches Social Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles-based EQAL , said this morning at Twiistup that the firm is launching a new, social publishing tool it is calling Umbrella, focused on independent producers, celebrity talent, and online personalities. According to EQAL, its new platform is focused on helping those producers and talent to create their own web sites, with features such as blogs, discussions, forums, and user profiles, as well as links to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Marketing The Funniest Site On The Internet With Patrick Starzan of Funny or Die

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He is a marketing professional with over 8 years of extensive online and social media marketing experience. Patrick is the man behind all the marketing aspects of what could be called one of the funniest sites on the web. How do you market the Funniest site on the internet?

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Feel Lost On LinkedIn? ExploreB2B Wants To help You Network With People Of Your Profession

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ExplorerB2B is a free to join exclusive network of experts who share information that matters to you and make sure you expand your professional network, interact with a relevant audience and present your expertise. Our goal is to provide the only truly international B2B platform.

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Google Plus: First Impressions

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From what I remember, Wave wasn’t supposed to be a mainstream platform for the public. My only apprehension is that my home network is a stronghold behind my server configuration; I’d much prefer a Windows tablet. Google, they’ve cracked a nut here.

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

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It is no secret that Pinterest and other social commerce sites have begun to dial in the commerce equation. Search Meets Social = Commerce. The combination of Search and Social is redefining the way marketers are allocating their ad budgets.

Tweetphoto: One Of The Fastest Growing Twitter Photo Sharing Sites On The Web

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Tweetphoto is an extensible photo sharing platform, that allows you to send photos via mobile or email to Twitter and Facebook. The booth for San Diego based Tweetphoto was a happening spot at the 140 Characters Conference.

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Evvnt Sets Up Office In LA, Raises $450K From Newspaper Groups

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Evvnt develops a software platform which helps event organizers manage and promote events across event listing sites, calendars, directories, ticketing, social networks and search engines. Evvnt , an event marketing automation software developer based in London, says it has set up a U.S. office in Los Angeles, as part of an "aggressive" North American expansion effort by the company. The company said the move comes as it has received an investment from three U.S.

Rexter Named Part Of Microsoft Accelerator Class

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Rexter''s software--which runs across mobile platforms, tablets, and PCs--helps consolidate and manage their contacts from across social networking sites and email, and helps users manage those contacts and activities. Altadena-based Rexter , the developer of real time contact and relationship management software led by technology veteran Andy Wilson, has been named one of the fourteen companies in the upcoming Microsoft Digital Work Accelerator.

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Mefeedia.com Adds New Partners

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Online social video discovery site Mefeedia said Thursday that it has added two new partners providing content to the site, MovieClips , and AnyClip. Mefeedia's site lets user figure out what videos are popular with people, based on social networking activity; the firm also offers up a platform aimed at video producers, TV networks, and other content providers to deliver video applications for iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Android Tablets, and Kindle Fire.

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

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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.

Shopit Deploys On Ning

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Los Angeles-based Shopit, which develops a platform to allow users to buy and sell products on social networks, announced support for Ning this morning. Shopit said that it will support Ning, a social networking site, through its support of the OpenSocial API. Shopit creates software widgets which allow users to sell products from their profile pages and other web pages.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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What are some good examples of similar sites? Examples of other brands/sites that are similar from a brand perspective? Social Integration/Viral Outreach - are you integrating in some way with social networks?

WhoSay Finds $12M For Celebrity Media Management

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WhoSay , which operates an online, media management platform used by agents, celebrities, and studios to manage celebrities, has raised $12M in a funding round, the company said today. The company--which was co-founded by Los Angeles talent agency Creative Artist's Agency (CAA)--develops software that lets celebrities share their content via social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.

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Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

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Fake Site - you can have what looks to be a real site, even take "orders" but not actually have anything able to run it. We end up using WordPress a lot as the marketing front-end of our web sites.

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SheKnows Launches Social Media Feature

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Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the women's media site run by Evolve Media, said this morning that it has launched a new social media, community features for the service. The company said its new SheKnows Connect social media platform connects into sites such as Facebook and other social networking services, allowing users to challenge their friends to "dares".

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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What are some good examples of similar sites? Examples of other brands/sites that are similar from a brand perspective? Social Integration/Viral Outreach - are you integrating in some way with social networks?

Interview with Brian McKelvey, Worlize

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based startup Worlize (www.worlize.com) announced it had received a seed round of funding, and launched a firm to focus on social gaming and chat. It's built on a gaming platform, and is a way for users to create their own content and portions of that world.

MySpace: We're Tops On Android Market

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace reported Tuesday that the firm is now the top, social application on the Android platform, and is the third most popular downloaded application overall on the Android Market. However, competitor Facebook is not far away, at number five in the Android Market rankings, according to site AndroidStats.