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Axesstel Shuffles Board

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Min has been on the firm's board since November of 2005, and is the founder and CEO of Epison System Solutions, Inc. San Diego-based Axesstel, a developer of fixed wireless and broadband data products, said Monday afternoon that the firm's Chairman, Bryan B. Min, is resigning.

WebVisible Acquires Adapt Technologies

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Adapt Technologies was venture backed by Concept2company, Emergence Capital Partners, and Mohr, Davidow Ventures; the firm had raised $9.8M in 2005. Irvine-based WebVisible announced today that it has acquired Pasadena-based Adapt Technologies, a developer of search engine marketing tools. READ MORE

Interview with Eric Bjorndahl, TravBuddy.com

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Berkeley in 2005, and right after that I started working on the site. Photo: David on the left, Eric on the right). He graduated from U.C.

PriceGrabber Launches Free Shipping Site

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Experian bought PriceGrabber.com in 2005. Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber.com , the online shopping comparison site owned by Experian, announced Thursday that the firm has launched a new, free shipping site. According to PriceGrabbber, the new site allows shoppers to evaluate free shipping offers from more than 1,000 retailers. READ MORE

United Online Makes Executive Moves

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Wisk has been at United Online since 2005, and was EVP and Chief Marketing Officer. Woodland Hills-based United Online said Friday that it has promoted Robert J. Taragan to President of the firm's Communications segment, and named Matthew J. Wisk as President of the firm's online loyalty business, MyPoints.com.

Broadcom: Qualcomm In Contempt, Again

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District Court in Santa Ana, Calif., in May 2005 Irvine-based Broadcom is continuing its patent skirmish with San Diego-based Qualcomm, saying Tuesday that Qualcomm has been held in contempt of an injunction entered into last December, covering the use, sale, and import of certain EV-DO chips. Broadcom sued Qualcomm over U.S. Patent No.

Smith Micro Scores Compression Patent

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Smith Micro purchased Allume, the maker of StuffIt, in 2005; the software was originally developed by then-high school student Raymond Lau in 1987 for the Mac. Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, for compression technology in its StuffIt software line. Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP.

EI Solutions Acquired By Suntech

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EI Solutions was acquired by Energy Innovations in February of 2005, and was formerly known as Prevalent Power. Pasadena-based EI Solutions, the solar power integrator arm of Idealab-backed Energy Innovations, has been acquired by a Chinese photovoltaic module manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings. READ MORE

Cramster.com Finds $3M

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Reshef is the owner and chairman of Israeli education firm the Kidum Group, which he sold in 2005 to learning firm Kaplan. Pasadena-based Cramster.com, an online community focused on students and homework, said today that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. READ MORE

Are we creating a vibrant future for California?

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They are creating a vibrant future for California.” (excerpt from a Teri Takai speech, 2008) California -- if it broke off from the United States and became its own country, would be the "sixth-largest economy" in the world, according to an oft-repeated phrase. Takai was named "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine in 2005.

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Interview with Derrick Oien, Intercasting

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Historically, it was something that started to develop before our launch with operators back in 2005, and it now serves as a laboratory for development of our product. Derrick Oien: We launched Rabble in June of 2005, and we launched the first version of ANTHEM in September of 2007. It's a client-server solution. So it's been a year.

Interview with Cramster.com

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After that, Rob and I took a year or so to gain traction, and in 2005 we committed full time to the business. Pasadena-based Cramster (www.cramster.com) recently announced $3M in a large angel round for the firm's online study communities. First off, tell us what Cramster is all about? How did the company come about? Thanks

INNOVATION - A Scientist's Perspective

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My colleague at National Defense University, Dr. Tim Coffey, head of the Naval Research Laboratory for many years, called these two parts of discovery the "prospecting" and "mining" phases in a 2005 paper ( [link] ), where prospecting is largely the responsibility of the government and mining that of industry. government. Maybe. New ideas?

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2013 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Thursday Jan. 24 7pm at  The ROC  in Santa Monica.

MP3tunes Gets Win Over EMI

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Robertson and MP3tunes were sued by EMI in 2008. Robertson launched MP3tunes in 2005. San Diego-based MP3tunes , the cloud music storage service run by Michael Robertson, has scored a win over EMI, according to Robertson. The firm's services have recently been replicated by companies such as Amazon and Google. READ MORE>>.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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So they skipped over those steps of the value chain, and purchased Android in 2005 (launched in 2008) to backwards integrate to the OS layer.

How Frequency Wants To Bring You Internet Video, with Blair Harrison

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Blair Harrison: I sold iFilm to Viacom at the end of 2005, and got out of there at the beginning of 2008. What is Frequency? Thanks!

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. Our 2008 fund looks spectacular.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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From 1997 through 2005, Robin was a marketing executive and general manager at PepsiCo.   Make sure to tune in! Time : 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

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Elizabeth Amini: I actually ran into him in 2005, when he was a keynote speaker at a conference. What does Anti-AgingGames do? Thanks!

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Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Make sure to tune in for all the live action. The NewTek Inc.

United Sample Becomes uSamp

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Dusig and Lavin started United Sample in 2008, a few years after selling goZing to Greenfield Online in 2005. READ MORE>>.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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He previously led business development for Affiliate Fuel, leading to its acquisition by Experian in 2005. Weekly. Idea Mensch. About. Events.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

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It was 2008. When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005.

DexCom Names COO, CTO

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Pacelli has been Chief Administrative Officer of the firm since December of 2008, and has been at the firm since April 2006. Valdes was most recently the firm's Senior Vice President of Operations, and joined the firm in November of 2005. Pacelli as its Chief Operating Officer, and Jorge Valdes as Chief Technology Officer.

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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Josh and Howard began co-investing as angels and in 2005 they started a $10 million fund. I'm a huge fan of this innovation. and Half.com. 

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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Fast forward to my second company.  I founded it in 2005 at the age of 37.  I had just moved back to the US from living in Europe for 11 years.  We had never purchased a house in Europe because we always knew we’d move home at some point. Only then are you truly aligned. Not FU money, but “feed the family&# money.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

It was 2008. When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. paid my mortgage until that day in 2008 when I started getting nervous about my business, my property value and the economy in general. Now that’s the crazy part.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

It was 2008. When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. paid my mortgage until that day in 2008 when I started getting nervous about my business, my property value and the economy in general. Now that’s the crazy part.

Bestcovery.com Rolls Out Web Widget

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Bestcovery was started in 2008, and has 8 employees. Pourzanjani was CEO of Pricegrabber.com until its $485M purchase by Experian in 2005. The new widget ties its expert reviews alongside content from Pricegrabber, which recommends those products based on the expert's pick. Bestcovery launched in November of last year. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Hits $147M In Revenues

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500 listing was that Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , a venture backed provider of local online marketing services, hit $147M in revenues in 2008, up significantly from $4.4M in revenues of 2005. One of the revelations in yesterday's Inc. The revelation is the first public disclosure how much the firm's business has grown recently.

Interview with Todd Jerry, Marmol Radziner

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Todd Jerry: I joined the company in early 2008. First, explain what your company is all about? It's been around for about 20 years. Thanks!

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Make sure to tune in for all the live action. The NewTek Inc.

Inside The Industry With Amir Rahimi: EA, Steven Spielberg, Boom Blox, and More

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Also, the game has won a few awards, Spike TV 's 2008 best Wii game of the year and a BAFTA award for best casual game.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Founded in 2008 by Mehdi Maghsoodnia. RockYou (US) was founded in Redwood City in November 2005 by Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen. Trazzler.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Unexpected Startup Lesson #1: Quitting the day job - Currently Obsessed , May 10, 2010 This post is the first of a series on “unexpected lessons&# learned through my experience as co-founder and CEO of Snapvine , a venture-backed mobile social networking service founded in 2005 and acquired by WhitePages in June of 2008. Solution.

Social Networking and Business Value

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In 2005, Majid coauthored "Data Strategy" a book designed to help streamline information management within organizations. Yammer was launched on stage at TechCrunch 50 on September 8, 2008 and won Best in Show. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium. What are the risks and rewards?

The @TWTFelipe Story – A Tale of US Visa Policy Gone Awry (#startupvisa)

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So I was intrigued when I read Thomas Friedmans’s Op Ed in December 2008 about the need to Reboot America. But I have some. More red tape.

Interview with Quinn Curtis, BrightCloud

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Quinn Curtis: We were around since 2005, we were incorporated and funded in 2006. Quinn, thanks for the time. How big was the team in San Diego?

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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It was acquired by Experian in 2005 for $330M. It also was acquired by Experian in 2005. It filed for an IPO on August 6th. CoLoft !