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Marina del Rey Marriott Hosts Three Days of Mediabistro Curated Knowledge

There’s still time to register at a discount for a pair of events being staged next week at the Marina del Rey Marriott by Mediabistro blogs Social Times and AllFacebook together with our parent company WebMediaBrands.

On Wednesday December 12, speakers at the Social Curation Summit will include Storify co-founder Burt Herman, StumbleUpon head of product monetization Jack Krawzwyk and Pinfluencer CEO Sharad Verma. The list of panelists is equally impressive for the Social Gaming & Gambling Summit, set to follow December 13-14 at the same venue. To name just a few: RockYou COO Josh Grant, Adobe’s group product marketing manager for gaming solutions Diane Helander and head of games & Apps for Facebook global vertical marketing Niranjan Nagar.

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LA Social Curation Summit: Early-Bird Registration Ends TODAY

On December 12, Mediabistro’s parent company WebMediaBrands will be hosting an all-day Social Curation Summit at the Marina del Rey Marriott. Scheduled events include a morning keynote by magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum and panels moderated by our blog network colleagues Jason Boog (Galley Cat, App Newser) and Devon Glenn (Social Times).

Though the event is still a few months away, today is the deadline for getting a huge discount on the registration fee. Anyone signing up for the Summit by midnight ET tonight will pay just $129 rather than $449. That’s a savings of $320!

Other participants include: Evan Bailyn, founder of First Page Sage; Dave Copps, CEO of Pure Discovery; Burt Herman, co-founder of Storify; and Ramy Adeeb, founder/CEO of snip.it:

Snip.it allows users to easily “snip” content – videos, images, and articles – and share your opinions with the world. Before founding Snip.it, Ramy was a principal at Khosla Ventures, working closely with the legendary investors Vinod Khosla and Pierre Lamond. There, he worked on a number of investments including Square, Groupme (acquired by Skype), and Ness Technologies where he is currently an advisor.

The event is also designed to allow for networking during coffee breaks, lunch and an early evening cocktail reception. To learn more about early-bird registration, click here.

Former AP Correspondent Now Helping Other Outlets ‘Storify’

A few years ago, AP foreign correspondent Burt Herman (pictured) was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. As he watched newspapers and magazines around him close, and many colleagues get laid off, he wondered how it might be possible to re-invigorate print journalism with a little Silicon Valley ingenuity.

The result was Storify, a software platform currently being beta tested by the LA Times, the Denver Post, and a number of other national and international media outlets. The application is designed to help journalists easily drag and drop into a piece of content related information from Twitter, Facebook and other social media, while automatically alerting the sampled individuals to those actions. Per a story by NBC in San Francisco, where Storify is based:

Herman calls it  “a two-way system of embedding…” Currently, Storify is working with Al Jazeera, which is finding it useful to identify the best “eyes on the ground” in the Middle East countries where popular uprisings are occurring.

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