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Engineering Immunity Against HIV and Other Dangerous Pathogens

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 -- "Engineering Immunity Against HIV and Other Dangerous Pathogens " IEEE. Dr. Ping Wang, USC. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur of the Year - Marshall School of Business

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 -- USC Entrepreneur of the Year - Marshall School of Business. Richard Rosenblatt, Demand Media, shares his journey with a time for QandA. Email claudia.morataya@marshall.usc.edu.

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Optimizing Business Performance

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Monday, November 10, 2008 -- "Optimizing Business Performance with Value Networks" USC CTM Speak and Spark Luncheon Discussion. As the economy turns down, every enterprise is searching for new ways to increase productivity and inspire innovation from their existing resources. Learn more. See [link] (more

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Sendio Hires Sales VP

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Javier joins the firm from Corporate Express, where he was Director of Sales for the firm's Southern California division. READ MORE

5D: The Future of Immersive Design Conference

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Sunday, October 5, 2008 -- 5D: The Future of Immersive Design Conference. Produced by the Art Directors Guild (ADG) and the University Art Museum of California State University at Long Beach (CSULB), this first-ever conference takes place on the CSULB campus. See [link] (more

Green Building

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 -- "Green Building: Where are Spaces for Entrepreneurship in Green Building?" Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter; Roberto Alvarez, Light Prescription Innovators; Dr. Yan Xiao, USC; Eric L. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. And how does a green building startup receive funding? Speakers include: Lance A.

Big Stage Partners With GGL Global Gaming

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The firm is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels; the firm's technology is a result of CIA-funded research efforts at USC. According to Big Stage, the deal will allow users on the site to insert the firm's 3D avatars into game photos and videos. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Alelo Gets Voice of America Contract

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Los Angeles-based Alelo, the USC spinout which is developing "serious" games to teach languages and cultures, has scored a contract with the Voice of America. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. The firm's software has so far been applied to Chinese, Iraqi, Pashto, and Dari. READ MORE

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Audyssey Labs Gets Win At Volvo

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Los Angeles-based Audyssey Labs, a sound equalization technology firm founded by a number of well known innovators in the audio industry, announced Tuesday that the firm's technology has been chosen by Volvo Cars. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Audyssey's MultEQ product was originally developed to calibrate hoem theater systems.

Big Stage Partners With VIDiGREET

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Los Angeles-based Big Stage Entertainment, a USC spinoff developing avatar technology, announced a new effort to provide its technology to third parties. Big Stage said it has created BackStage, which will offer its 3D face modeling technology to clients and partners. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

Interview with Sunil Rajaraman, Scripped

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Zak went to the Peter Stark Program at the USC Film School, which is a very prestigious program. We're always interested in how technology is influencing the business of Hollywood, and recently ran across Los Angeles-based Scripped. We spoke with Sunil Rajaraman, CEO and co-founder of the firm, about the company. What's Scripped?

Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

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What we've done, is we've taken technology originally developed at USC, a CIA funded project, and gained global commercial rights for the non-security sector. We spoke with Phil Ressler--a former venture capitalist from Clearstone Ventures--who is now CEO of BigStage. We see this as a way to let them represent themselves in the digital realm.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford, USC, and UCLA. and negotiated the company’s successful acquisition by Logitech, Inc., in 2008.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel

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When we arrived at USC, we began to talk about how we struggled during the recruiting process. What''s the idea behind FieldLevel? Thanks!

Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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came to engineer and serial entrepreneur David Kaiser (Founder and CEO) in 2008 while surfing on his laptop while watching TV. Cool, right?

Blackstone Expands Student Entrepreneurship Program To SoCal

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Blackstone said it is supplying a $3.5M The new effort is open to students in any major. READ MORE>>.

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom

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In 2008, we started to throw around ideas, and eventually settled on this one. So, what is TaskUs? Who are some of those companies? Thanks!

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

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We actually wrote the business plan in a business plan class at USC. What does Anti-AgingGames do? How did you end up starting the site? Thanks!

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Interview with Tom Grasty, Stroome

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Tom Grasty: Essentially, we started off as a graduate school project at USC. It ran in April of 2008. So what's next? READ MORE>>.

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Social Networking and Business Value

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Yammer was launched on stage at TechCrunch 50 on September 8, 2008 and won Best in Show. Dr. Karrer graduated from Loyola Marymount University (Valedictorian), then attended USC as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. What are the risks and rewards? He was raised and educated in London.

Mark Tapling On Language Weaver's Next Chapter

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Mark Tapling: Starting in March of 2008, Language Weaver really embarked on a growth strategy. Mark, thanks for the time today. Cash is king.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Ian Rogers – Topspin Media Ian Rogers was the GM of Yahoo Music before heading to  Topspin Media in April 2008 as CEO. LowerMyBills, Inc.

Please Help My Friend Colin Recover His Kidnapped Children #noorramsay

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I’ve never made a public appeal before. Mirvat el Nady now has an arrest warrant in the US and is wanted by Interpol ( see here ).

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