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Can a media company succeed without Facebook? This startup says yes.

Most app developers targeting teens and their ever-shrinking attention spans fall short of mainstream success — but not Mammoth Media. The Santa Monica-based startup claims it's reached about 30 percent of U.S. teenagers in less than four years, solely through the two apps its created: Wishbone and Yarn. Wishbone, a social polling app, and Yarn, an interactive storytelling app, are part of what the company calls "micro-entertainment," or bite-sized experiences that can fill the space of a few minutes or even a few seconds.
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