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 Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. 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 ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

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?

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].

Spreeify Launches Social Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the social marketing software startup led by Ruben Dua, announced this morning that it has launched a new, social advertising platform it is calling SocialActive. socialactive spreeify social networking advertising html5

Earbuds lets audiences stream the playlists of athletes, entertainers and each other

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Earbuds , a new startup from Austin founded by former Detroit Lions lineman Jason Fox, wants to bring the power of social media to your eardrums. On social media, players would take screenshots of their playlists and post them to platforms like Twitter or Instagram, Fox said.

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.

Central Desktop Adds Social Networking

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Pasadena-based Central Desktop, a provider of on-demand project management and collaboration software, has rolled out new social networking features on its site. According to Central Desktop, it has released new abilities for its customers to share their stories and best practices, through online discussion forums, social networking communities, and links to social sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious, and Flickr.

Pringo Upgrades Social Networking Software

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Los Angeles-based Pringo, which develops white label social networking software for enterprises, said earlier this week that it has launched a beta of its latest version. According to Pringo, the new software adds a new intranet solution, as well as features to allows integration of blogs, bulletin boards, shopping carts, and other third party software into its platform.

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

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Snap is taking a leaf out of the Asian messaging app playbook as its social messaging service enters a new era. 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. It isn’t hard to see where Snap found inspiration for social games — Asian messaging companies have long twinned games and chat — but the U.S.

e Time - Leveraging Social Networks for Commercial Value

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Saturday, October 9, 2010 -- e Time - Leveraging Social Networks for Commercial Value. Social networks have moved beyond casual communications between friends and family and now provide professionals and enterprises opportunities to realize meaningful economic value. We will explore the evolution of the social net and the emergence of business models using social networks as platforms for generating revenue.

6 Keys To The Best Social Media Platform For Business

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An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Is it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the other 200 active platforms vying for attention these days?

GraphEffect Unveils Social Network for Marketers With API

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GraphEffect today unveiled the latest version of its social network for marketers with an open API for developers. It enables marketing firms to work together on a variety of functions including planning, content creation, analysis, social advertising.

SendUs Debuts Crowdsourced Video Platform

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A new, Los Angeles startup, SendUs , launched its services to help brands manage user-generated video content this morning, saying that its platform helps companies leverage that user-generated content and turn it into videos for companies. According to SendUs, brands and companies can use its video platform to request specific videos from their audiences, and promote that through social networks.

Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

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The New York-based company was founded last year by Gina Bartasi, a fertility industry vet who previously launched Progyny, a fertility benefit solution for employers, and FertilityAuthority.com, an information platform and social network for people struggling with fertility.

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Report: Criminals Using Snapchat To Illegally Sell Guns

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The report, from The Guardian, details a number of recent arrests made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of Snapchat users who had abused the social networking service to sell firearms that are banned in California. However, the recent arrests show how easy it is for criminals to bypass those rules on any social networking platform. snapchat guns firearms crime criminal social networking media

CHNL – Social Network For All | Interview With John Wander, Co-founder & CEO

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Inspired by the vast amounts of data from videos, photos, music, websites and blogs shared by the many friends and people they follow online and seeing how much time it takes to check all the content across many platforms, friends set out to come up with a solution and CHNL was born. It’s a web app that pulls all the content from across your social networks and puts it in one place – your channel. Step 2 — connect your social networks to CHNL.

March Capital Leads Funding Round In Knock Knock Games

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Knock Knock develops "chat" games, which run on social media sites and through chat platforms, which it calls "chat-native" games. knockknock knock games venture capital investment content chat social network networking marchcp march gregory milkenLos Angeles-based venture investor March Capital Partners is the lead investor in a new, Series A $4M funding round for a new, video game developer called Knock Knock Games , according to the company on Thursday.

A Comprehensive View of Social Marketing, Social Media, and Social Networks

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: A Comprehensive View of Social Marketing, Social Media, and Social Networks. Blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social platforms can be low-cost marketing tools (great for anyone in this economic climate!) As an entrepreneur, knowing how to use these popular platforms gives you a competitive edge.

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. The firm said that brands using its platforms include GE, Best Buy, Disney, Nestle, McDonalds, Coke, Visa, AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, and Lexus. socialvibe facebook credits platform advertising engagement social networking

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.

Bumble Sponsors LA Clippers Jerseys

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Bumble--a female-centric dating and social networking app, where women make the first move and control who they interact with on the platform--said the move is part of a campaign to partner with companies that "pledge to advance workplace equality". bumble clippers angeles basketball sports sponsorship dating women social networking femaleIn an interesting sponsorship move, dating app developer Bumble and the L.A.

Precipice Labs Launches Photo Sharing App SDK

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Hermosa Beach-based Precipice Labs , a new startup developing mobile apps, has announced a new platform and SDK which helps mobile app developers add photo sharing to any mobile app. According to the startup, its new Ostetso platform is designed to help developers add their own, photo sharing social network with only a few lines of code. The platform handles everything from the photo gallery within the app to all the back-end database and image storage.

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. myspace password leak cybersecurity social networkingLos Angeles-based Myspace , which is now part of Time, Inc., confirmed a major security breach on Tuesday, saying that stolen Myspace user login data had been posted to an online hacker forum. Myspace--which blamed the hack on Russian cyberhacker "Peace."--said

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

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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. With sites like TurnTable.fm , Chill , and Shaker to name a few.

Businesses Must Manage the Twitter Conversation

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On Facebook (and nearly all social networks that preceded it) the relationship was always reciprocal – if I accept your invitation to follow me then I have to follow you. Twitter, by contrast, started as an open platform where people let anybody see what they were writing.

GameFly Gets Social With Android App

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Los Angeles-based GameFly , the online video game rental subscription service, said this morning that it has connected its online social network for gamers with its GameFly App for Android. GameFly--which was already offering up the social features on its iPhone app--said that the updated Android app now allows gamers to connect with each other across the different platforms. gamefly android social networking mobile smartphone

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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Interview with Jay Goss, exactly.me

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In the world of social networking, there are lots of apps and services which connect you with people you know, but not so many which help you connect with others like you. Is there a need for yet another social networking app? This is the year, according to all the data, where mobile messaging will surpass social. This is the year human beings will spend more time with mobile messaging than traditional social medial.

Did Twitter Kill the Blogger Star?

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So Twitter was initially billed at a “micro-blogging&# platform. Tags: Social Media social networking technology Twitter When Twitter first became popular with niche crowds in 2007 it seemed to take hold initially with bloggers.

At The Pool Matches Users, Interests

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At The Pool is the latest incarnation of Hyphos, Capecalatro's effort to help create a social discovery platform to connect people you don't know, based on their interests. atthepool hyphos social networking graph interests silicon beach meetA new, Los Angeles startup At The Pool , headed by Alex Capecelatro, has started letting users sign on to the service, helping to match them based on their location, interests, and other information.

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