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Ampsy Taps Into IBM's Watson For Social Analytics
Los Angeles-based Ampsy, the social content sharing and aggregation software developer led by Jeremy Gocke, has linked into IBM's Watson technology, saying it is using the machine learning technology as part of a new analytics offering. Ampsy said the new analytics offering, AmpElite analytics, is aimed at helping live events stakeholders better understand social content sharing and fan sentiment. Ampsy said it already has the product in pilot with CrowdSurf (Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Az (More info...)

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Hulu Gets Exclusive On The Goldbergs
Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has scored the exclusive streaming rights to The Goldbergs, the ABC comedy series, the company said this week. Hulu said that all past episodes of the comedy are now exclusively streaming on the site, as of Thursday. The Goldbergs focuses on a family in the 1980's. Details on the deal with Sony Pictures Television were not announced; Hulu also said it will also stream new episodes of the series the day after they air on the site, available only t (More info...)

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VideoAmp Opens Offices In New York, Chicago, and Detroit
Santa Monica-based VideoAmp, a developer of programmatic video advertising software, said Friday that it has opened up offices in New York, Chicago, and Detroit, and also has hired a new VP to head up its eastern region sales. VideoAmp said the New York office will be led by Amy McGovern, who has been appointed VP of Strategic Sales, to head up the company's eastern region; McGovern was most recently Vice President of Digital Video Ad Sales at Fox Networks Group, and also had served at GroupM. V (More info...)

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Fandango Buys Brazilian Online Ticket Firm, Ingresso
Los Angeles-based online movie ticketing and information site Fandango said Friday morning that it has acquired Ingresso, Brazil's largest online ticketing firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Ingresso was previously owned by B2W Companhia Digital. Ingresso is based in Rio de Janeiro. Fandango said it was advised by The Raine Group and G5 Evercore in the deal. Ingresso offeres up mobile movie ticketing, as well as ticketing services for concerts, soccer games and cultural (More info...)

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SaneBox Rolls Out New Email Follow Up Tool
Venice, California-based email software developer Sanebox, which develops software to help you prioritize and respond to emails, has just rolled out a new feature which might just help you keep on top of that email monster. The company aid its new SaneNoReplies software helps users track which emails they need to follow up with, flagging those emails where you were expecting a response, but never got one. The company said the feature is available to all SaneBox users. SaneBox--which works with m (More info...)

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TeleSign Comes Out Of The Shadows With Tinder Spambot Success
Los Angeles-based two-factor, phone authentication provider TeleSign has long worked in the shadows, helping to prevent fraudulent logins for a large chunk of the top, Internet and web services. However, for years, it hasn't been able to talk about the work it does with its technology. Now, however, it looks like another local company, Tinder, is helping TeleSign to get the word out about its success.

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Hulu Dips Toes Into Virtual Reality
Santa Monica-based streaming television site Hulu is dipping its toes into the world of virtual reality content, saying Thursday that it is launching its own, Hulu VR application. The new virtual reality app, which will launch sometime this fall, will offer up an immmersive 3D environment, and which will also include at least one, immersive 3D short film. The 3D environment will also support streaming of Hulu's more traditional 2D content. According to Hulu, the idea behind the new custom, 3D en (More info...)

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