Report: Veoh Files For Bankruptcy

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San Diego- and Los Angeles-based video sharing site veoh Networks has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to web site Mashable. Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh, did not respond to emails requesting comment, the PR firm listed on the firm's site said it no longer represents the company, and socalTECH was unable to reach anyone via phone at the company. Veoh had raised over $67.5M Tags: veoh networks merger acquisition bankruptcy failure

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Veoh's Shapiro Confirms Bankruptcy Filing

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Dmitry Shapiro , in a post on his personal web site, confirmed the Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing of San Diego- and Los Angeles-based Veoh Networks Thursday afternoon. Veoh had raised over $70M in funding. Tags: veoh video sharing dmitry shapiro bankruptcy failure employment jobs In the post, Shapiro said in his post that "The distraction of the legal battles, and the challenges of the broader macro-economic climate" led to the bankruptcy filing.

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Veoh's Shapiro Named CTO Of MySpace Music

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Los Angeles-based MySpace Music announced this morning that it has hired Dmitry Shapiro , who founded Veoh, as its new Chief Technology Officer. Shapiro was founder and CEo of Veoh Networks until its bankruptcy filing in February. Shapiro had raised over $70M in funding for Veoh, until legal battles and the economy sunk the online video sharing site. Tags: veoh dmitry shapiro myspace executive

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Veoh Claims Win Over Universal Music

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Los Angeles- and San Diego-based video sharing site Veoh is claiming a major win today over Universal Music group, saying that a federal judge has thrown out a copyright infringement lawsuit against the firm. Veoh said that a federal court awarded a summary judgement in the copyright lawsuit, finding that Veoh's copyright process is compliant with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Veoh had been sued over user videos using music from the label in September of 2007.

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Veoh Cuts 20 Percent

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Los Angeles- and San Diego-based Veoh (www.veoh.com), an online video sharing site, has laid off 20 people, or roughly 18-20 percent of the firm's employees. A spokesperson for Veoh told socalTECH that the changes affected every group in the firm, and was because the firm wanted to make smart choices early on in the game given a possible internet advertising slowdown.

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Veoh In International Partnership

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Los Angeles- and San Diego-based Veoh Networks, a provider of Internet video sharing services, said today that it has entered into a partnership with Axel Springer Digital TV Guide GmbH. According to Veoh, Axel Springer is in a strategic international partnership with the firjm, specifically in Germany. Veoh is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, Spark Capital, Tornante Company, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner Inc., Tags: springer video germany veoh axel internet

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Report: Veoh Planning Major Layoffs

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San Diego- and Los Angeles-based online video site Veoh is reportedly in the midst of a "major restructuring," according to a report from VentureBeat. An email to Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh, this morning, asking for comments on the rumor was not returned. Veoh laid off 20 percent of its employees in November. Tags: veoh layoff jobs video content

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SmartDrive Systems Snags Former Veoh CEO

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Mitgang was previously CEO of Veoh, and also had served at Senior Vice President of Yahoo!'s San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems said Monday that it has named Steve Mitgang as its new CEO. s advertising products, platforms, and services. SmartDrive develops systems which are used by fleet managers to record road data, which helps improve safety, fuel efficiency, and reduce collisions. READ MORE>>. smartdrive systems steve mitgang executive driving fleet automobile

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Veoh Spins Browser Add-On

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San Diego- and Los Angeles- based video sharing site Veoh Networks is looking to have users continually view and find videos on the site in their web browser, saying today that it has rolled out a new web browser add-on. The firm said the new product, called the Veoh Video Compass , will instantly recommend online videos depending on what page a users is searching or browsing.

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Altly, Dmitry Shapiro's New Startup, To Take On Facebook

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Dmitry Shapiro , the founder of Veoh and most recently the CTO of MySpace Music, is looking to build an alternative to Facebook at his new startup, Altly. altly startup dmitry shapiro veoh myspace music executive

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Altly Reveals Seed Investors

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Uberpaper, Headed by Dmitry Shapiro, Takes On News Reading

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Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder and CEO of Veoh, and later head of MySpace Music and Facebook alternative Altly, said Thursday that he has launched Uberpaper , a new, online news reading service to help people read and navigate news. uberpaper startup news reading social voting reader software altly dmitry shapiro veoh

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Altly Posts Anti-Facebook Manifesto, Gets Funding

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Los Angeles-based Altly , the latest startup of Dmitry Shapiro , the founder of Veoh and former CTo of MySpace Music, has officially thrown down the gauntlet, saying in a blog post this week that it there is a need for an alternative to Facebook--and the firm is going to create that alternative.

Qlipso Confirms Veoh.com Acquisition

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Qlipso is backed by Jerusalem Venture Partners, and is now operating a Los Angeles office after its acquisition of Veoh. Veoh had raised more than $70M in venture funding, before being force into bankruptcy in February. Tags: qlipso veoh merger acquisition video sharing social Los Angeles- and Israel-based Qlipso , a developer of online video sharing and editing tools, announced this morning that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Veoh.com.

Qlipso Integrates Into Veoh.com After Acquisition

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Qlipso is backed by Jerusalem Venture Partners, and is now operating a Los Angeles office after its acquisition of Veoh. Veoh had raised more than $70M in venture funding, before being force into bankruptcy in February. Tags: social sharing video acquisition merger veoh qlipso

Debating Some of the Issues of Our Time with Dmitry Shapiro

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I’ll let you watch the video to find out what we thought , but we covered: Why YouTube took off when Veoh and others didn’t. I had the pleasure of sitting down for an hour with Dmitry Shapir o of AnyBeat this week.

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StockTwits Names COO

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Costello was most recently COO at Veoh Networks, and has also served at Akonix Systems, Entrypoint, and McKinsey & Company. San Diego-based StockTwits , the online social media service focused on trading stock tips and information, has named Francisc Costello as Chief Operating Officer. StockTwits is headed by Howard Lindzon, and allows users to share real-time information about stocks and finances. READ MORE>>. stocktwits executive social media stock

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GoMeta Gets $2M For Augmented Reality Universe Tools

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Shapiro was most recently at Google, but also had served at Anybeat, MySpace Music, and founded video site Veoh. San Diego-based GoMeta , a new, augmented reality startup being led by serial entrepreneur Dmitry Shapiro, has raised $2M in a seed funding round, and launched its app out of beta. The funding came from Mike Jones (Science Inc., MySpace) as well as Michael Eisner (former CEO of Disney).

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SmartDrive Systems Raises $47M For Better Driving

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The funding came on the same day the firm announced the hiring of former Veoh CEO and Overture GM Steve Mitgang as its new CEO. San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems , which develops driving safety systems for managing driving fleets, said Monday afternoon that it has raised $47m in a new funding round. The firm said the round was led by Oak Investment Partners and New Enterprise Associates, and also included Stanford University.

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Internet Power

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Internet Power is taught by Dmitry Shapiro, a successful Internet entrepreneur, who is currently the founder and CEO of Veoh, a 25 million user per month online video service. Saturday, July 11, 2009 -- Internet Power: From Average User to Power User in One Day. link] (more

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Adconion Names Wiseman North American COO

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He also has served as SVP Finance and Operations at Veoh Networks, and roles at Yahoo!, Adconion Media Group , the online advertising network firm which has its North American headquarters in Santa Monica, said today that it has named Bruce Wiseman as Chief Operating Officer for North America. Wiseman was most recently EVP and CFO at Fox Audience Network. Disney, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Wiseman reports to Adconion CEO Tyler Moebius.

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Anybeat Rolls Out Chat Roulette Feature

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Shapiro was the founder of Veoh and former CTO of MySpace Music. Taking a chapter out of the popularity of sites like Chatroulette in connecting up strangers with one another, Los Angeles-based Anybeat , the alternative social networking site run by Dmitri Shapiro, said Friday that it has rolled out a new feature called "Interest Roulette". The new feature automatically connects users to other people on the site, who share interests with your profile.

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Facebook Competitor Altly Becomes Anybeat

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Shapiro was formerly the founder of Veoh Networks, and head of MySpace Music. Altly , the startup headed by Dmitry Shapiro which is developing an alternative to Facebook, said Monday that it has renamed the firm to AnyBeat.com. The new name was not a surprise, as Shapiro had said the company would be renaming itself before launch. In addition to the new name, AnyBeat outlined a number of principles behind the social network.

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Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus

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A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts. The report , from PandoDaily, cited a single source for the information.

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Gorilla Nation Extends Canadian Wins, Signs Dailymotion.com

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The win is the latest in a string of Canadian ad rep deals for the firm, including deals with Gawker, Reuters, Veoh, and MetaCafe. Los Angeles-based Gorilla Nation , which provides representation to web publishers, said today that the firm has signed on to represent the ad inventory for Dailymotion.com in Canada. Dailymotion.com is a video sharing site. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

Get to Know Richard de Silva of Highland Capital

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Initially it was a UGC site that competed with sites like YouTube and Veoh. Why do you think Veoh didn’t succeed? (40:30 I’ve just finished a week away from the office for Spring Break, which was much needed. I’m now back & ready for action.

Anybeat Opens To Public Access

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Shapiro was also the founder of video site Veoh. Los Angeles-based Anybeat , the alternative social networking site created by former MySpace Music VP Dmitri Shapiro, has opened up broad, public access to the service. The firm--which had been in invite-only, beta mode--said it is looking to create a "third place"--different from home and work--for people to get away, relax, and socialize.

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BUZZMEDIA Boosts Sales Efforts With Hires

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Wiedre joins from Heavy.com, and had also worked at Veoh Networks and Flavorpill. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the entertainment and pop culture publishing firm founded by Anthony Batt , said today that it has hired on two new sales execs, as part of a push to expand its advertising sales. The firm said it has hired Christopher Sanders as Vice President of Ad Sales, and Judah Wiedre as Senior Director of Sales.

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How do I Really Feel About Anonymous Apps Like Secret?

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One really great experience was a discussion I had with the camera rolling with my good friend Dmitry Shapiro who founded the major YouTube competitor of its time (Veoh) that was sued into oblivion by Universal and who also founded a social network designed to promote pseudonymity.

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MP3tunes Asks for Summary Judgement In EMI Battle

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According to Robertsons, the move is similar to those taken by Napster, Grokster, Youtube, Veoh, and others, and centers around its compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). San Diego-based MP3Tunes , the online music locker service headed by Michael Robertson, is hoping to avoid a jury trial and end its three year long battle with record label EMI , and has asked the U.S. District Court for a summary judgement.

Productivity Hacks: Voicemail, Folders & To-Do’s

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Getting Rid of Folders - A friend of mine, Dmitry Shapiro (founder of Veoh), teaches a course called WeekendU.

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Ventures

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For example, our existing portfolio is content related--Next New Networks, which is in online video, creating content for super distribution on multiple sites like YouTube, Metacafe, AOL Video, Veoh, and others--happens to be a content company.

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Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital

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For example, our existing portfolio is content related--Next New Networks, which is in online video, creating content for super distribution on multiple sites like YouTube, Metacafe, AOL Video, Veoh, and others--happens to be a content company.