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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 Personalized Results

SoCal CTO

Google now shows me an option to push things in my search results to the top. Not sure I buy this approach from Google It's an interesting choice. Doesn't it seem like it's inviting problems. Basically the only people who will spend time on this is people trying to improve their search rankings.

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Interview with Anne Walls and John Singleton, WordHustler

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WordHustler launched in May of 2008 in a beta. The other way we monetize, is we run ads from Google, ads from our partner Scripped, and are also launching a digital membership in the new year which will combine both print and email submissions for a monthly membership fee. What's the whole idea behind WordHustler? Thanks

Google Analytics Panel wows Santa Monica crowd

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Google’s free “Analytics&# and “Optimizer&# services were the hot topics Thursday night in Santa Monica.  The latest TCOSC event featured 2 expert speakers:  James Tipton from Google and Corey Koberg of Webshare Design (an authorized Google consulting firm). Some estimate

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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This likely means something like Google Analytics , although there is a very large universe of equivalent tools out there as well. May 2008 (9).

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Google's Lurking Problem.

The Quigley Report

Yes, even Google has problems. What problem am I referring to with respect to Google? Specifically, the thousands of projects being undertaken by Google employees without proper corporate oversight of which ones makes sense and which ones don't. Google has proven itself competent at monetizing search results. That is it.

Murano Software Takes On Google Android

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Agoura Hills-based Murano Software, a provider of outsourced software development, is branching out into Google Android application development. According to the firm, it has created G1MobileSoft, an offshore development company devoted solely to creating mobhile applications.

Interview with Dave Newmark, Bid4Spots On Google, Radio, and more

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Yesterday, Google announced that it was shutting down its Google Audio efforts--the search engine giant's efforts to try to sell radio advertising.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

InfoChachkie

There were no unicorns in sight on April 14th, 2008 when Kevin O'Connor, my Partner Jim Andelman and I met Twilio's Founder and CEO, Jeff Lawson.

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OVGuide.com Rolls Out New Video Search Engine

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The firm previously used Google's search engine for its back end video site search. Los Angeles-based OVGuide.com, an online guide to video sites on the Internet, said Monday that it has unveiled a new search engine on its site. The company said the new site uses a technology it is calling "Relevis." READ MORE

MySpace Launches Android App

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said today that the firm has launched an application for Google's Android mobile operating system.

Interview with Rajeev Kapur, Greenwala

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That way, we also get picked up by Google and the other search engines. Today's interview with with Rajeev Kapur , Chairman and Chief Wala, Greenwala (www.greenwala.com), a recently launched social networking site focused on green/sustainable topics. Where'd the idea for Greenwala come from? There are great people over there.

Interview with Ian Swanson, Sometrics

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We just recently started rolling out ad-related products, like Ad Manager, which is like Google's ad manager with baked-in social targeting. It's simple as Google Analytics, and you just place it on your canvas page for your application. The firm has also received investments from Greycroft Partners and AT&T. Thanks

Two Teams Join Lunar X PRIZE Competition

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The Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation has added two new teams for the group's Google Lunar X PRIZE competition, the group said Tuesday.

Two Teams Joins Lunar X PRIZE Competition

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The Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation has added two new teams for the group's Google Lunar X PRIZE competition, the group said Tuesday.

eSolar Hires VP Engineering

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Pasadena-based eSolar, the Google-backed thermal solar energy startup, is announcing today that it has hired on a new Vice President of Engineering, Craig Tyner, Ph.D. eSolar is backed by more than $140M in funding, from Google, Idealab, and Oak Investment Partners. READ MORE

magnify360 Launches Advertising Optimization Tool

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Los Angeles-based magnify360, a provider of web page optimization tools, has lauched a new product for optimizing Google AdWords advertising, the firm announced today. magnify360 said it will be adding support for similar campaign tools for Yahoo, MSN, Comssion Junction, and Atlas this quarter. READ MORE

ReachLocal Opens UK Office

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ReachLocal's paid search ads are placed in Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and other search engine, to generate leads for local businesses. READ MORE

introNetworks Adds Mapping Feature

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The firm said Tuesday it has integrated Google Maps into its product to help users returning from tradeshows to find other attendees in their local area or to help members of associations find contacts in a city. introNetworks' software uses user profiles and information to visually connect users with one another. READ MORE

Geni Adds "Family Finder"

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According to Geni, the new feature will look through your address book and select anyone that the company's software thinks is related to you.

Digital LA - Digital Drinks @ Les Deux

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -- For our next Digital Drinks, we're heading to Hollywood hot spot Les Deux! Attendees work at Sony Pictures, FOX Interactive, MySpace, Google, Yahoo!, Digital LA organizes mixers for professionals in online entertainment, marketing, and advertising. Stop on by for informal casual networking.

X Prize Foundation Launches Healthcare Competition

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No parameters behind the competition have yet been announced; the foundation said it expects rules and guidelines to be finalized in early 2009.

Productivity in Your Pocket

Xconomy

Fast-forward to the iPhone and the smartphone explosion in 2008 with the launch of the App Store. Behaviors started to shift. But First iPad.

Interview with Matthew Graczyk, Zubican

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It's just a matter of time--when someone goes to Google and searches for a ball bearing, that search will be dominated by our content.

Interview with Michael Kantor, Orgoo

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There's a lot of big guys in this business --Google, Yahoo, etc.--how What's the idea behind Orgoo? It's a real loss of productivity. Thanks!

Interview with Eric Bjorndahl, TravBuddy.com

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Things like Google Maps, five years ago, would have costs tons of time and resources to develop. Photo: David on the left, Eric on the right).

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut. Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut. Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, December 15, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut. Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences.

MyNuMo Becomes PlayScreen, Launches Android Apps

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San Diego-based MyNuMo, a firm which develops mobile phone applications, said this week that it has renamed itself PlayScreen, and launched a number of Google Android phone applications.

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

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Tonight starting at 7:00pm PST we will be streaming and bringing you all the action live from Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Make sure to tune in!

X PRIZE Foundation Finds Lunar X PRIZE Sponsor

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Santa Monica-based nonprofit the X PRIZE Foundation has added another firm as a "preferred partner" for the firm's Google Lunar X PRIZE, the challenge to send a robot to the surface of the moon. AGI joins Space Exploration Technologies, the SETI Institute, Universal Space Network, and Space Florida as partners in the prize.

JuiceCaster Adds Picture Messaging For iPhone

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JuiceCaster's free service sends pictures to other mobile phone users, and is targeted at helping users share both pictures and their location information pinpointed on Google Maps. Los Angeles-based mobile social networking service JuiceCaster said today that the firm has rolled out a new iPhone app, called Flutter. READ MORE

ReachLocal Expands Into Canada

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ReachLocal helps businesses place pay-per-click and other ads through Google, Yahoo, MSN, and others. Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal announced Wednesday that the firm has expanded into Canada, and opened up a new sales office in Toronto for its online marketing services. The new office will be headed by Alyn Glazerman. READ MORE

SoCal Firms In X PRIZE Auto Contest

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Aptera recently raised $24M from Idealab, Google, and a number of other backers for its composite, lightweight hybrid electric vehicles; Kinetix Motors is currently raising financing, according to its web site. The X PRIZE competition will begin in 2009, with winners awarded in 2010

Language Weaver Puts New Twist On Recruiting, Runs Logic Contest

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In running the contest, Language Weaver is taking a book from such companies as Google and Microsoft, who regularly use logic puzzles and contests to recruit and find employees. According to the firm, the effort is part of an effort to identify smart people to fill positions of researchers or engineers at the company. READ MORE

EI Solutions Acquired By Suntech

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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. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Suntech, it is will rename EI Solutions as Suntech Energy Solutions. READ MORE

eSolar Inks Technology License Deal With Sundrop Fuels

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eSolar is venture backed by Google, Idealab, and Oak Investment Partners. Pasadena-based solar thermal technology developer eSolar has inked a deal with another clean technology firm, Sundrop Fuels, the company announced today. Exact details on the size of the contract were not provided. READ MORE

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Google Analytics) to spot ways to improve ROI. While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Google Analytics) to spot ways to improve ROI. While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009.