PASHpost Aims At Focused Social Networking

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, PASHpost , said today that it has lauched a new service called PASHGroups , a social destination which aggregates posts from such sites as Craigslist, Google+, Reddit, and YouTube, and sorts content from those sites into a single, interest-focused community. pashpost social networking startup

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. I have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web. Isn’t social networking amazing?

Communly Takes On Social Networking Around Interests, Not Friends

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Is there room in the world for another social networking site? Los Angeles-based Communly thinks so, and recently has launched a new site aiming to help connect users not based on who their friends are, but instead by a users'' interests.

Stage 32 Targets Film, TV, Theater With Social Network

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Does the entertainment industry need its own social networking site? Los Angeles-based Stage 32 thinks so--and so far, has 325,000 members for its online social networking site, which it says ties together film, television, and theater creatives. According to the site, it has been around since 2011, and can be described as "Lynda meets Linkedin" for creatives. stage32 social networking hollywood content film theater television artist

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

Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest

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A report issued this week by Experian Marketing Services has identified two, San Diego niche social networking sites as being among the fastest growing sites between July of 2011 and July of 2012. social networking analysis pinterest experian skillwho stocktwits ranking

AtomicMe Connects Social Networking, Revenue Sharing

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A new, Los Angeles startup, AtomicMe , said this week that it is looking to tie together social networking activity with the interests users are passionate about--by sharing advertising revenues with those users. AtomicMe said it will pay 30% of the net advertising revenue generated through impressions on the site, for any user that can attract more than 100,000 unique visitors to a page within a month. atomicme advertising social networking sharing revenue

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

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. I have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web.

Which Social Networks are for Entrepreneurs?

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking is indeed the new business networking. Every social network, including MySpace, claims to be a mecca for business people to network and sell products. Here is the big gorilla of social networks, now exceeding 500 million members worldwide.

LiveOffice Adds Social Networking Support

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Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider of email archiving, compliance, and backup services, said yesterday that it has linked with SocialWare , a provider of software for connecting companies to social networking sites. According to the two firms, the link will allow users of LiveOffice's AdvisorMail software to pre-review and route social networking updates through a company's compliance workflow.

Stockr Raises $1.5M For Social Networking Site For Investors

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Stockr , the social networking service aimed at financial investors based in Los Angeles, has raised $1.5M discussion networking social financial trading stock stockrin a seed funding round, the firm said yesterday. The company said the round came from Personal Capital, The Doyle Investment Group, and Adam Townsend.

More Women Than Men Using Social Networking Sites, Says Report

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The latest report out of Internet traffic analysis firm comScore finds that there's a higher percentage of women than men using social networking sites. percent of women globally used social networking sites in May, versus only 69.7 The report also found women were spending "significantly more" time on social networking sites than men, at 5.5 percent of women are using social networking.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

SoCal CTO

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

SoCal CTO

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 ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks?

Social Networks Make Resumes Obsolete

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, if your profile is not already on one of these sites, it probably means that you aren’t in the business market anyway. Tags: wikipedia social network resume business

Build the Right Social Network Resume for Business

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In fact, if your profile is not already on one of these sites, it probably means that you aren’t in the business market anyway. social network entrepreneur LinkedIn resume business

Greenwala Launches Green Social Networking Site

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Lake Forest-based Greenwala , a new startup, launched its social networking site Wednesday, saying that it is hoping to connect people with brands focused on sustainable lifestyles. The firm said that the site will allow companies to showcase green-based products, through a network of community members who want to help others live a greener lifestyle.

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.

Forget Facebook? Pushup Social Adds a Social Network to Your Website

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Pushup Social, a startup that lets you add a social network to an existing website, has raised $300,000 to build out its technology and launch this Spring. Our early investors saw the potential right away,” said Pushup Social CEO Dan Lohman. “As

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.

Name the Big Three Social Networks for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent of social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, Internet usage has totally morphed, from a serious business medium, to a social and fun medium that still means business. Twitter for business and networking is ‘hot’.

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.

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.

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

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Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

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Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the site that had outed him as gay in 2007, was concretized into conspiracy on April 6, 2011. This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now.

At The Pool Redesigns Site, Rolls Out Groups For Organizations

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At The Pool , the Los Angeles-based social networking site focused on helping locals meet other locals, said Wednesday that it has launched a major, new site redesign, including adding the ability for local groups to create their own "pools".

ResearchGate | Social Network For Researchers Only

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ResearchGate , the professional network for scientists and researchers, was founded by virologists Dr. Ijad Madisch and Sören Hofmayer, and IT specialist Horst Fickenscher. 2 million Researchers On site.

Pasadena's ArtCenter College Of Design, 3D Avatar Site IMVU Team

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The ArtCenter College of Design , based in Pasadena, and social networking and 3D avatar site IMVU announced on Tuesday that the two have launched a new "studio partnership", which will let students in a course design their own, 3D experience in the IMVU world. pasadena center college design artcenter student school avatar social media networking

In Control: Who Will Own the World of Social Networks?

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Saturday, April 18, 2009 -- In Control: Who Will Own the World of Social Networks? Meanwhile they tire of repeated data entry, are leery of ever-proliferating and incomprehensible "Terms of Service," and outraged when a site overreaches. Socnet" proliferation amplifies issues that increasingly worry users. They are questioning "what access do 'friends of friends' have? Is my content still mine? What about advertisers?"

ReachLocal Gets Social With New Local Business Site

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched a new, beta of a local business site called Bizzy. The new site is launching first in New York, San Francisco, and Dallas. Zorik Gordon, CEO of ReachLocal, said in a statement that the new site is a "separate, unique place" for local business owners to communicate with their best customers. Tags: reachlocal bizzy social networking business

amSTATZ Social Network For Fitness Gurus, Athletes & Events | Interview With Founder

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The fitness professional network develops business tools that make it easier for fitness professionals to run their businesses and keep their clients engaged between training sessions. Advertising revenue is generated from each site visitor, paid or otherwise.

PurePhoto Buys PhotographyMentor.com, Launches Photo Site

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Westlake Village-based PurePhoto.com , a new startup headed by former NextMedium COO John Ellis, and whose exec team includes prior executives from ReachLocal, ValueClick, and YellowPages.com, said Tuesday that it has acquired the assets of Los Angeles-based PhotographyMentor , an online photography education and social networking site. Tags: purephoto merger acquisition photographymentor photography photo camera social networking startup

MySpace Debuts New Site, Logo Plans

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Beverly Hills-based MySpace , the online social networking site, is set to debut a new new site design and logo, the firm said late last night. In a statement, MySpace CEO Mike Jones said the move is an "exciting turning point" for the site.

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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.