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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.  We were happy to host about 60 people at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica for networking, dinner, and education . Some estimate

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

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Value and Meetups - SEO / SEM

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I'm hoping to figure out a way to spark a meet-up around SEO / SEM in Santa Monica / West Los Angeles / South Bay I went to a meetup yesterday that was on the topic of Internet Marketing / SEO / SEM. The meeting had a decent case study and some pretty good discussion around the room of different tools that you might consider using.

Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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invested. Nationally, there was $7.1B in 907 deals for the third quarter, down 7 percent compared with Q2. invested. READ MORE

Siemer & Associates Acquired By Chinese Investment Bank

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Santa Monica-based investment banking firm Siemer & Associates , which has focused on the technology and media sector, has been acquired by Chinese investor CEC Capital Group. Siemer & Assocaites was founded by David Siemer in 2008. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

TZ Presents: ‘Nice Guys’ DO Finish First In Business | Fireside Chat With Greg Cargill

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That work laid the foundation for Greg’s contribution in founding bigMETHOD in 2008, a social media agency that joined BLITZ in 2011.

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Docstoc Halloween Open House

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Friday, October 31, 2008 -- Docstoc Halloween Open House. In honor of Halloween and our One Year Anniversary, we're putting on an open house at the Docstoc Office in Santa Monica, California. See [link] (more

Out of Home Advertising Firms Merge

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The new, merged company will be headquartered in Santa Monica. and McDonald's. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.

Los Angeles Speaking Series #3: “Mistakes People Make Before Starting a New Business”

Jason Nazar

Thursday, January 15, 2008 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Santa Monica Public Library (Auditorium) 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

MTV Buys Social Project

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Santa Monica-based Social Project--which was once known as Tagworld--has been acquired by MTV Networks, MTV said Monday. READ MORE

AeA Los Angeles Council on Facebook!

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03/11/08 - Dinner @ Water Garden's new restaurant "Prego" in Santa Monica with keynote, Bob Fox ( RSVP now!) www.koodooz.com

Intent.com Launches Wellness Site

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Santa Monica-based Intent.com said Thursday that it has launched a new web site focused on wellness and social networking. READ MORE

DECA Finds Talent On YouTube

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DECA said that SMOSH has over 555,000 subscribers on YouTube, in addition to operating its own web site. READ MORE

GumGum Partners With Glam Media

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Santa Monica-based GumGum said Wednesday that the firm has inked a partnership with Glam Media and Splash News. READ MORE

LA Group Launches Effort To Promote Technology Corridor In Los Angeles

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The group also said it plans to launch a new program called the Edge.LA READ MORE>>.

Southern California Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500

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Of those 500, there were at least 60 Southern California companies in the rankings. READ MORE>>.

Miles Electrical Vehicles Gets $13M, Looks For $40M

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Santa Monica-based Miles Electrical Vehicles is reportedly seeking $40M in a venture financing round. According to a report from PeHub.com , Miles Electrical Vehicles has raised $13M so far in the round. The funding apparently is coming from Angeleno Group. Miles Electrical Vehicles is developing plug-in, electric vehicles and sedans

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.

Zag Makes Exec Hires, Promotions

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Santa Monica-based Zag, a venture-backed developer of online car buying software, said this morning that it has made. READ MORE

Zag Adds Another AAA Group

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Santa Monica-based Zag, which is developing software for auto buying programs, has signed on another AAA group as a customer. READ MORE

Activision Appoints Chief Creative Officer

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Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing said this morning that it has appointed Brad Jakeman as the firm's Chief Creative Officer. Jakeman joins the video game publisher from Macy's, where he was EVP of Corporate Marketing. Jakeman has also served at Citigroup, BBDO, and Ogilvy. READ MORE

Virgin Charter Ties Into GetThere

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Santa Monica-based Virgin Charter, Richard Branson's online private jet chartering service, said today that it has inked a deal with travel booking provider GetThere, which allows companies, government agencies, and travel agents to book travel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tsavo Snags Percival From Docstoc

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Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the online media startup headed by former Userplane founder Michael Jones, said today that it has hired on Sean Percival as Director of Content at the firm. Percival has previously served at Trading Places International and Nova Development. READ MORE

Activision Buys FreeStyleGames

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Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing said Friday that it has acquired FreeStyleGames, a UK-based video game developer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. FreeStyleGames develops music-based games, including localized, downloadable content for Activision's popular Guitar Hero franchise. READ MORE

Tsavo Launches Search Engine Marketing Arm

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Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the new startup founded by Userplane founder Michael Jones, has launched a new division, focused on search engine marketing. The firm announced the division Tuesday afternoon, saying that its new Tsavo Agency will provide search engine marketing and content monetization services for companies. READ MOR

Mahalo Takes On Questions and Answers

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Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the high profile startup headed by Jason Calacanis, has launched a new questions and answers site it is calling Mahalo Answers. The new service is similar to offerings from Yahoo with its Yahoo Answers service, Los Angeles-based Sodahead , and Demand Media's Answerbag Q&A service. and Sequoia Capital.

Gorilla Nation Extends Gawker Deal

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Santa Monica-based Gorilla Nation, which provides ad sales for web publishers, said today that it has extended its deal with Gawker Media to cover advertising sales throughout the UK. The firm had inked an earlier deal with Gawker to represent the firm in Canada. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE

Gorilla Nation Gets Xbox Game Win

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Santa Monica-based online advertising rep firm Gorilla Nation has scored a win for the promotion of a new Xbox game called Fable 2. According to Gorilla Nation, it is in an international partnership to promote the Fable 2 video game, and has created a custom widget that is being deployed throughout the UK, United States, and Canada.

Activision Buys Budcat Creations

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Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing, a publisher of video games, announced this morning that it has acquired Budcat Creations, a video game developer based in Iowa City, Iowa. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Budcat Creations develops Wii and Nintendo DS titles for the home video game market. READ MORE

Livestrong.com Rolls iPhone App

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Santa Monica-based Livestrong.com, the online health site effort of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Demand Media, said this morning that the site has rolled out a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The new application is available for free, through the Apple App Store. READ MORE

Mahalo Cuts Staff

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Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the search and news site run by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of the firm's staff, Calacanis said in a post on his blog Wednesday. Calacanis said that the moves were due to a "challenging economic environment." The cuts will give the company runway past 2012. READ MORE

Cornerstone OnDemand Adds Social Networking Features

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Santa Monica-based Cornertone OnDemand, a provider of software-as-a-service tools for human resources management, said this week that it has added new social networking features to the firm's product. The new product provides online communities, user profiles, blogs, and wiki features for business collaboration. READ MORE

ContentNext Hires Research Director

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Santa Monica-based ContentNext Media, the parent company of digital media publisher paidContent.org, said this morning that it has hired Lauren Rich Fine, CFA, as Research Director at the firm. ContentNext said that Fine will author research reports and briefing notes on the digital media industry for the firm.

Demand Media Hires Ad Sales Head

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has hired a new executive to head up the firm's advertising sales, the firm disclosed Tuesday. Demand Media has appointed George Stewart as the company's Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, heading up sales for all of the company's sales channels. READ MORE

Cornerstone OnDemand Signs Engineering Firm

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, which develops software-as-a-service for talent and employee management, said this week that it has signed on Barry-Wehmiller Companies, a capital equipment provider and engineering consulting services firm. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE

Goodreads Adds Status Updates

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Santa Monica-based Goodreads, a social networking site focused on book readers, said today that it has rolled out a new feature which allows users to provide status updates. The new feature also allows user to synchronize the status with Facebook and Twitter. READ MORE

Teleflip Assets Sold, Says Creditor

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Santa Monica-based Teleflip, which operated a service which allowed users to send and receive email using text messages, has been sold to an undisclosed buyer, according to creditor Hercules Technology Growth Capital. HTGC said that the firm received $650,000 from the sale of Teleflip, which the firm said occurred this month.

Tsavo Names General Manager For SEO Unit

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Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the new startup venture of former Userplane founder Michael Jones, said Tuesday that it has named Steve Schepke as General Manager of Tsavo Agency, a new unit focused on providing monetization services to content providers. According to Tsavo, Schepke joins Tsavo from Commission Junction. SEO unit.