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Lenovo Purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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In 2005, Lenovo first burst onto the scene by acquiring IBM’s PC line, namely the brand recognition of the Thinkpad line. billion.

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Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services

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Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. urchin google shutdown picnikUrchin was founded by Paul Muret and Scott Crosby in 1995. READ MORE>>.

PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsREAD MORE>>.

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

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Google’s vision is the most ambitious of its peers. Value Chain.

Google Follows MP3tunes With Music Locker Service

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Mountain View-based Google has followed the lead of San Diego-based MP3tunes , and debuted its own "music locker" service today at its Google I/O developer conference. MP3Tunes--one of the many companies founded by Michael Robertson, who was founder of MP3.com--has been around since 2005. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

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Brett Crosby: When I was at Google, there were a couple of things. Number two, the opportunity in the space is a Google sized opportunity.

Equity Compensation: A 6 Point Primer on Creative Service Fees

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Google’s famous 56 th employee, Chef Charlie Ayers joined Google in 1999 was paid 40,000 in Google stock as part of his compensation package.

Equity Compensation: A 6 Point Primer on Creative Service Fees

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Google’s famous 56 th employee, Chef Charlie Ayers joined Google in 1999 was paid 40,000 in Google stock as part of his compensation package. Charlie eventually sold those shares for $26 million when he left the business in 2005, which meant he earned $4.3 million for each year he worked at the start-up. 2. Valuation.

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.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Excite, MSN and eventually Google. ” 3.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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In our industry we call that a TAM (total addressable market) and I’m sure you can even Google methods for calculating a TAM. But that’s harder to build in 2016 than it was in say 2005. This is based on “price elasticity” and you can google that to understand it better. Market Size. Let me be very direct.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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Every startup I knew in 2005 (when I started my second company) was using this. Not Google. Rewind. These are very different. Who knows?

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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first met Ethan in 2005. I was preparing to move back to the US from London after 11 years abroad. And we wanted a head of global marketing.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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And thats not even counting MySpace, which Rupert Murdoch famously paid $580 million for in 2005. Google acquired that and incorporated it.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

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Your parents want to know why on Earth you’d leave a job at Google. We funded one in 2005 and lost a lot of money. Right? Right?!?

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics.  In case you don’t know Applied Semantics it’s Google AdSense.

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005.

Why A Cellular Carrier Did Not Buy Skype - Watching A Big Dumb Company Fail In Real Time

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billion caused me to recall an awkward meeting I had in 2005 with a particularly clueless group of cellular executives. doubt it.

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Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Share on Google+. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005. Where do you fit into the mobile ad market? It certainly has challenges.

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Coffin sold LowerMyBills.com in 2005 for 300 million and took that money into the Los Angeles startup sector. Share on Google+. Deals.

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MP3tunes Gets Win Over EMI

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The firm's services have recently been replicated by companies such as Amazon and Google. 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. Robertson and MP3tunes were sued by EMI in 2008. READ MORE>>.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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Google and Yahoo aren''t going to buy them, AOL has already made its bet, and your only real path to an exit is an IPO for any kind of liquidity.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so. Photo: Bruce Brown on the left, Dan Dato on the right). What is Upstart.la? Bruce Brown: Exactly.

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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. Raising money is hard. Call high.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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When you start a company in the Bay Area you can often get your first biz dev deal done with Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, eBay, Yahoo!

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Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear

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To hear more about where exactly the firm fits in a crowded space, we spoke with Eli Portnoy, the firm's founder. Thanks for the time today.

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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billion (plus an earn out that could have totalled $4 billion but didn’t in the end) in 2005 before selling 65% of the company in 2009 for $1.9

Yahoo Axes Upcoming.org

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Upcoming.org , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more. Upcoming.org''s founder posted a long diatribe on Yahoo''s shutdown of his creation Friday. READ MORE>>.

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. The solar power integrator was known for its installation of Google's campus solar power project, as well as for projects done for Disney, Sony Pictures, the North Face, and Puget Sound Energy. READ MORE

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Google Analytics vs. Facebook’s new analytics tool. RockYou (US) was founded in Redwood City in November 2005 by Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Sam Cimino, Sales Manager SW of YouTube/Google As YouTube’s Southwest Regional Manager, Sam is responsible for generating revenue across YouTube and the Google Content Network which comprises a media network that reaches nearly 80% of all internet users worldwide. What are the risks and rewards? LAUNCH.com, and The Improv Comedy Clubs.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Facebook is about to try to dominate display ads the way Google dominates text ads - Chris Dixon , May 15, 2010 It is customary to divide online advertising into two categories: direct response and brand advertising. 8211; are mostly a loss leaders for Google. You could just outspend. You could use brute force to get the word out.

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

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Friedman again in this weekend’s (Apr 3, 2010) NYTimes: “Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

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Heading Out To CES And A Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. Today is the day! We want to hear from you as well and get what you are really interested in.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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Criteo was founded in 2005 in France; now based in Palo Alto, CA. We just had our sixth episode of #TWiVC and I felt this one was the best.

TechZulu Partners with meebo!

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. TechZulu is proud to announce that we are partnering with meebo! Are you interested? 

Off To SXSW, Our Schedule, And A Special Thanks

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. Meebo - Founded in 2005, Meebo enables real-time social interactions with instant messaging and group chat at meebo.com and on partner sites across the Web. huge thanks goes out to the Social Media ClubHouse (SMCH3) for helping put this all together. and AudioMicro.  . In Minutes.

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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Google Enables Real Time Spam and More ( Outspoken Media ) Shared Items Stuff4Bots Whats that? Tweet its URI (not shortened - message incl.

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