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Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook

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signed up for Facebook before many – in 2005 – when I first moved back to the US. And I noticed how many comments his posts generated and I thought that would be a very useful platform for me. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did. So I thought it was worth explaining why.

Kerri Pollard Discloses Commission Junction’s Secret Weapon: Humble Confidence And A Healthy Dose Of Passionate Conviction


Over the course of 2004 and 2005, we actually merged Be Free and Commission Junction together. . When I look back on my own career.

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 Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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You see – running a SaaS platform for customers like you is the ONLY thing our team does. There was a meme that started going around LPs around 2005 that “I’m not sure LA is really its own venture market” and some LPs actually believed that. recently wrote about the three rules of sales. 1. Why Buy Anything ? 2.

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How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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But that’s harder to build in 2016 than it was in say 2005. No platform is naïve enough to allow an outsider to grow enormously large in their ecosystem without an appropriate tax or benefit to them. Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail. ” when often that’s a stupid comment. Market Size.

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


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


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

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Cloud Data Platform. Let me explain. Storage. million in our A round. Hardware ate just over 10% of the round. Processing. Think about it.

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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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Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit


Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. jumped off, and at that point, I thought I'd retired.

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.

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.

Interview with Howard Marks, Gamzee


returned to the gaming industry in 2005, when I started Acclaim Games, which we then sold to Playdom. What is Gamzee all about? Thanks!

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


We hope to be on every single platform, over time. What is Frequency? Blair Harrison: Frequency is an Internet video service. Thanks!

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. RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in.

Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet


Brew Johnson: At the high level, it's a marketplace, a lending platform for real estate. Photo: Brew Johnson on left, Brett Crosby on right.

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

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Another service, iGoogle launched in 2005 will be switched off on 1 st November 2013. Another service facing the axe is Google Talk Chatback.


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.

Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear


That ended up becoming a deal matching platform, which would work for local businesses. Thanks for the time today. The third, is distribution.

Interview with Scott Lahman, GOGII


So, we really built some innovation into our platform, to make it ubiquitous in the mobile space. What's the story behind GOGII? Thanks!

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A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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Who’s going to help you with improving your marketing / positioning to become a clear platform category leader like Twilio? billion.

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Interview with Scott Saunders,


Scott Saunders: I spent nearly my entire career on the investment side, and in 2005 switched over to the entrepreneurial side of the world.

Changing The Business Of Media Through Online Video, With Cenk Uygur


started Young Turks back in 2002, and then, in 2006 and really towards the end of 2005, started daily web streaming for the show. billion views.

Can Blip.TV Change The Indie Production Market On The Web?

Tech Zulu Event has provided a platform since 2005 for indie producers, distributors and advertisers to provide viewers with this kind of content.

Interview with Jamie Siminoff,


Not everyone had a spam filter, and lots of companies didn't have a spam filter in place until 2003, 2004, or 2005. Jamie, thanks. We raised $2.1M

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

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Leverage a feedback platform like Get Satisfaction or UserVoice. In 2005, Meebo started connected users across other websites. Awesome.

uSamp Reports Growth


The company also said that it is planning to double its investment in its technology platform. READ MORE>>.

EA Mobile Targets Amazon's Kindle


EA Mobile came out of EA's acquisition of Los Angeles based Jamdat in 2005. No details on which titles would first appear on the Kindle.

Pasadena Angels Invest in a $475,000 Series B Investment in Wasatch Microfluidics

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Wasatch will use the series’ funding for a turnkey solution to combine its patented protein printing technology with an SPR biosensor, as well as help its platform technology move closer to a multiple product line. Wasatch Microfluidics was founded in Salt Lake City, in 2005 by Josh Eckman, Bruce Gale and Jim Smith. 

Interview with Taher Scherzay, FavRav


Taher Scherzay: FavRav is basically a platform that allows small businesses to get a footprint with customers, using the referral network of social media. One of the previous companies I worked on we sold to Microsoft in 2005, and I then spent some time at Microsoft to get that company integrated. What's the idea behind FavRav? Thanks!

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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RockYou (US) was founded in Redwood City in November 2005 by Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen. Our guest was Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital.  Trazzler.

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

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didn’t know what I was getting into when I started buying live endorsement radio ads back in 2005. The Make It Work Mini Cooper Fleet.

Social Networking and Business Value


an enterprise social networking platform provider located in Los Angeles, CA. In 2005, Majid coauthored "Data Strategy" a book designed to help streamline information management within organizations. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy.

How Kixer Is Connecting Mobile Web Users To Apps


What we saw back in 2005, was that everyone was making a ton of money on desktop ads, because that''s where the users were. What is Kixer?

How A Pivot Turned Vantage Media Into A $100M Plus Business


Starting with that vision, we acquired a company that had built the base platform, based in Guatemala. The trick was if I wanted to move to LA.

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

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SocialVibe – Social media monetization platform that benefits non-profit organizations and social causes.  But it does happen. 

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 !

Public and Open Debate is the Highest Form of Democracy (and Blogging)

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And there is relationship between debating and blogging. Let me explain. But I can also measure it in retweets, facebook shares and comments.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music's To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit


Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. jumped off, and at that point, I thought I'd retired.

Protect Your Parents from Avis Budget: Direct Marketing Scumbags

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Frankly, it disgusts me. But I’m not one to take on the big investment banks – I’ll save that for somebody else. What do you think?

Core Innovation Capital's Quest To Find Finance Innovation, With Arjan Schutte


Arjan Schutte: I''ve been investing in this space since 2005, and consistently, fifty percent of our dealflow is from California. Thanks!