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Brit Media Raises $1.25M and Launches Wedding Web Site Tools

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Former Google TV Product Lead Brit Morin is disclosing today that she has raised $1.25 million in seed funding from an impressive list of investors, including Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Tina Sharkey and Seth Goldstein, Kevin Colleran, Annabel Teal, Index Ventures, General Catalyst, Founders Fund Angel and DMGT. The company called...
Brit Media Raises $1.25M and Launches Wedding Web Site Tools
Sean Parker’s Video Startup Airtime Launches With a Splash at Lengthy, Star-Studded Event

Martha Stewart on Her Changing Media Empire

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Martha Stewart said her company is transitioning to a digital media company just as fast as it can. “We are relentless in serving our customers where they need us, where they want us,” Stewart said, appearing alongside Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia CEO Lisa Gersh at the D: Dive Into Media...
Martha Stewart on Her Changing Media Empire

OpenSky is Pinterest For Shopping (But Wait, There's More: Frictionless Sharing!)

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Despite GroupOn's stock price struggles this year, online commerce is a market ripe for disruption. OpenSky is a relatively new e-commerce site that is getting buzz and gaining traction, thanks in part to the presence of celebrities like Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. OpenSky started off tapping Twitter for inspiration...
OpenSky is Pinterest For Shopping (But Wait, There's More: Frictionless Sharing!)
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales

Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary

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Brit Morin, the Martha Stewart of tech, is today announcing a $1.25 million seed round for her technology and content company Brit. The list of investors is actually pretty sympatico with “the next generation of lifestyle” branding of Brit & Co, with fashion-heavy Index Ventures, tech fashionista Marissa Mayer,...
Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary

'Pinterest Stress' Is Ruining Your Mother's Life

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Part of the problem. (Photo: Pinterest) So, there's a very real illness that's destroying the lives of mothers everywhere. It’s called “Pinterest stress,” and it reportedly affects 42 percent of mothers. A crippling condition that is yielding a lot of sad BBs in the world, "Pinterest stress" leads people to worry that...
'Pinterest Stress' Is Ruining Your Mother's Life

Say Hello To Brit, A Former Googler Who's Turning Herself Into Martha Stewart 2.0

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No one is more surprised that Brit Morin founded a company than her mother. Not just any company -- a domestic living company, Brit. Growing up in Texas, Morin's family didn't cook much. Her mother didn't teach her to style her hair. So Morin taught herself to do a lot....
Say Hello To Brit, A Former Googler Who's Turning Herself Into Martha Stewart 2.0

Social: Airtime Is Stuck on the Runway, Despite Celebrity Friends and a Viral Ad

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Airtime founders Sean Parker, left, and Shawn Fanning, right. Photo: Airtime Sometimes it’s not who you know, it’s what you know. Just ask Airtime, the impossibly well-connected video-chat service that can’t figure out how to grow traffic sustainably. Despite star-studded, well-financed promotional efforts, Airtime’s user base dropped by nearly half...
Social: Airtime Is Stuck on the Runway, Despite Celebrity Friends and a Viral Ad

A decade of digital media flops, Flips and predictions

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Media flops Microsoft rolls out the Zune to go up against the iPod in 2006. And then, three years later, a new Zune HD to vie with the iPod Touch. Both the player and the brand are now dead. Burger King gives away a free AOL Music download with every Original Whopper. The download...
A decade of digital media flops, Flips and predictions

Hipster Cooking Device from Fatty Crab and Babbo Alums Sparks Investor Interest

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(Photo: Nomiku) What do you get when you mix one-part fresh-faced "bicoastal foodie" founders, one-part pioneering Chinese accelerator, and one-part high-brow cooking fad? Nomiku, an immersion circulator that wants to bring a "Top Chef"-worthy cooking technique to the amateur kitchen. By clipping its device onto any pot of water, users...
Hipster Cooking Device from Fatty Crab and Babbo Alums Sparks Investor Interest

Totally Random Group of Celebs Appearing at Airtime Event

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Mr. Parker (flickr.com/mager) Airtime, the super stealth video startup from Napster cofounders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, is launching at a press event this morning at NYC’s Milk Studios, and celebrities on Twitter are apparently really, really excited about it. It’s perhaps unsurprising, though, considering the company the Shawn &...
Totally Random Group of Celebs Appearing at Airtime Event
Funding daily: mobile payments, charitable giving, and flower delivery
Pink is the New Purple!

Ron Johnson Has Laid Off 19,000 People Since Taking Over JCPenney (JCP)

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JCPenney has been ambiguous about the total number of layoffs at the company. But today, CEO Ron Johnson dropped the number in court as he testified in the fight between JCPenney/Martha Stewart and Macy's.  Johnson said that JCPenney has laid off 19,000 employees throughout its transformation thus far, according to...
Ron Johnson Has Laid Off 19,000 People Since Taking Over JCPenney (JCP)
AOL COO Artie Minson Is Leaving, Susan Lyne Is New CEO Of 'Brands' (AOL)

No Room at the Top: HuffPo Publisher Janet Balis to Leave Job in May

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According to a memo AllThingsD.com has obtained, Huffington Post Media Group publisher Janet Balis will depart her job the online content unit of AOL on May 3. The memo went to staff last week, apparently, but it is not clear from it if she is staying at AOL or...
No Room at the Top: HuffPo Publisher Janet Balis to Leave Job in May

Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Own Brand Names On Pinterest

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A host of major advertisers—including Coca-Cola and McDonald's—have failed to secure their own account names on Pinterest. The names have already been taken by individuals unrelated to the companies. With Pinterest fast becoming a crucial social media channel for marketing to women, the situation all but ensures widespread gnashing...
Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Own Brand Names On Pinterest

Everybody's a Curator: Flipboard's Mike McCue Talks About New Version of Social Magazine (Video)

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There’s no doubt that the highly-valued Flipboard has been at the forefront of social publishing. With its popular app for the Apple iPhone and iPads, the Silicon Valley start-up now has 50 million readers, who use it to elegantly consume content from Facebook, Twitter and a myriad of sources...
Everybody's a Curator: Flipboard's Mike McCue Talks About New Version of Social Magazine (Video)

Microsoft's Xbox Live Goes Short-Form, Adds Content From AOL And Vimeo

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It’s been about a year since Microsoft first unveiled an updated user interface to its Xbox Live media center, with lots of new content from video providers like HBO, Comcast, and Verizon, as well as a universal search interface. Since then, the Xbox team has been working on getting more...
Microsoft's Xbox Live Goes Short-Form, Adds Content From AOL And Vimeo

AOL On Network launches mobile video apps to lure advertisers across multiple platforms

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AOL is launching Android and iOS apps to help users find and watch video content on their smartphones, the company announced today during the Advertising Week in New York. The apps are operating under the company’s video umbrella, the AOL On Network, which launched in April 2012. One of the top ten...
AOL On Network launches mobile video apps to lure advertisers across multiple platforms

Martha Stewart In Talks To Get Her Own Cable Channel

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Martha Stewart In Talks To Get Her Own Cable Channel

Martha Stewart Uses 3 iPads (AAPL)

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Martha Stewart travels with three iPads, reports Mashable in an interview with the domestic icon. What is each one for? The context is a little unclear from the interview, but it sounds like one is just for magazines, one is for watching movies, and one is for writing and emailing. We're...
Martha Stewart Uses 3 iPads (AAPL)

Martha Stewart Exploring New Lifestyle Channel With Hallmark; PE Partner

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Two of the most recognized American brands, Hallmark and Martha Stewart, may be joining forces behind a new lifestyle cable channel. Crown Media Holdings, the parent company of Hallmark, is holding preliminary talks with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) about forming a new company jointly owned by both...
Martha Stewart Exploring New Lifestyle Channel With Hallmark; PE Partner

Marissa Mayer Grabs Another Googler And Makes Andrew Schulte Chief Of Staff At Yahoo

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Marissa Mayer has grabbed another Googler. Andrew Schulte, a former product marketing manager at Google, is joining Yahoo as Chief of Staff. Schulte joined Google in 2007 in its ad sales department from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In his latest role, he managed integrated Google+ marketing campaigns for entertainment and...
Marissa Mayer Grabs Another Googler And Makes Andrew Schulte Chief Of Staff At Yahoo

Catch a crowdfunding wave With Deeyoon, Michael Lohan and Octomom

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Who says average Joes can’t get into hot startup deals? With crowdfunding everyone is an investor, or at least will be, whenever the JOBS act is actually implemented (2014?). There is one startup that’s been working around this with its own clever twist on the idea in the interim....
Catch a crowdfunding wave With Deeyoon, Michael Lohan and Octomom

Innovation Agents: Marvell Technology Group's Weili Dai, Semiconductor Pioneer

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The first thing Marvell Technology Group's cofounder Weili Dai says about herself --rather proudly-- is that she’s a geek. If there’s such a thing as geekdom, Dai would be queen. As the only female cofounder of a global semiconductor company, Dai built an empire out of those little silicon chips....
Innovation Agents: Marvell Technology Group's Weili Dai, Semiconductor Pioneer

paidContent 2012: fads vs. the future

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paidContent 2012: “At the Crossroads” features the best minds in global media who will debate how to make money from content and create scalable, sustainable media enterprises. Now in its third year, this one-day, highly interactive forum looks at the biggest opportunities in digital media and chats with the most...
paidContent 2012: fads vs. the future
Brit + Co. Gets Into E-Commerce With 'Brit Kits', Monthly Deliveries Of All Things Crafty
Demand and Google leave farm fight behind with “premium” YouTube channels
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