Like This if You Like Pandas! Facebook Says Publishers Shouldn’t Fret About News Feed Changes.

The guy who runs Facebook’s most valuable real estate explains why the company just changed its rules.
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Pinterest Hires San Francisco Chronicle President Joanne Bradford to Lead Advertiser and Media Partnerships (Updated)

The social scrapbooking company looks to a veteran online ad exec to make some bank from its audience.
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Demand Media’s Domain Services Spinoff Will Be Called Rightside

Demand Media has taken another next step toward spinning off its domain-name business into a new publicly traded company, giving it a name and a leader. The company said on Tuesday that its standalone domain-services business will be called Rightside Group, and it tapped Taryn Naidu, currently EVP of Domain Services, as CEO.

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Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt to Step Down

Richard Rosenblatt, the CEO and chairman of Demand Media, announced on Monday that he will step down from the company he co-founded and launched seven years ago. Co-founder Shawn Colo will step in as board president and interim CEO after Rosenblatt’s resignation is final, effective Oct. 31 (Halloween, as it happens). Board member James Quandt has been named chairman, effective immediately.

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Tastemade, YouTube’s Would-Be Food Network, Raises $10 Million

Tastemade, a video network aimed at becoming YouTube’s version of the the Food Network, has raised $10 million from Raine Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Industry sources say that the company, which had previously raised $5.3 million from Redpoint, had lots of interest in this round, including an offer from Food Network owner Scripps Network Interactive.

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Demand Media Buys Society6, Cuts Revenue Outlook

Online content outfit Demand Media is moving into the e-commerce business. The company on Monday afternoon said it has purchased Society6, an e-commerce marketplace for artists, for about $94 million in cash and stock. The acquisition, part of Demand’s push to diversify its business, was announced along with a reduced revenue forecast for the current quarter. The company, which had previously estimated revenue of $105 million to $107 million, is now expecting $100 million to $101 million.

Hearst Taps Demand Media’s Bradford and Yucaipa’s Johnson to “Redefine” the San Francisco Chronicle

Can the City by the Bay finally get the newspaper it deserves?
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Content Gains Allow Demand Media to Beat Wall Street Expectations on Q1 Earnings and Revenue

Strong performance of media properties added to the results.
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How Much for a How-to Lesson? Demand Media Gets Into Paid Content by Buying Creativebug.

Lots of places to get free lessons on the Internet. Now Demand wants to charge, too.
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Demand Media Vets Launch Tastemade, a Machinima for Food Videos

There are plenty of food and recipe videos on YouTube. But these guys, backed by $5 million in venture money, think there’s room for more.
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