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Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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What special data, content, APIs, etc. I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Partners?

ActionAllStars.com Signs Up 100K Users For Sports Site

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TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. CellFrog Announces Embeddable Conference Calling. Who Are You?

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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Put your digital audio content up for sale with AudioMicro, simply and securely. We already have a jammed packed schedule for 2010.  Discover.

Break Ramps Branded Content, Growth

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media said today that the firm has more than tripled its branded content projects this year, and expects that it will grow 18 percent this year, despite the economy. Break has been developing content series with advertisers, aiming at creating "viral" videos which get a lot of online viewers.

HowSimple Launches Content Viewer

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Huntington Beach-based HowSimple has launched the firm's "desktop viewer" at DEMO in Palm Desert, saying that it has created software which allows users to browse, navigate, and search the web in a multiple-panel, desktop user interface.

Interview with Sean McCleese, Student of Fortune

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They had no way to monetize the content. It's interesting to see how the Internet continues to create new marketplaces for what are otherwise inefficient businesses. An area we've been seeing a lot of companies attacking recently is tutoring and homework help. Tell us a little a bit about the service, and what it provides?

Mzima Selected For NetDNA's Content Delivery Network

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Los Angeles-based Mzima Networks , a provider of network services, said earlier this week that content deliver network firm NetDNA --also based in Los Angeles--has selected the firm's low-latency, 10 Gigabit backbone. NetDNA provides content delivery network services for ad networks and application acceleration.

Outcast In Content Deals with CBS, CNET, HGTV

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Financial details of the content relationships were not disclosed. The firm says it now has 12,600 of its screens deployed. READ MORE>>.

Lionsgate Kicks Off User Generated Content Effort

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RightScale Partners With Content Management Firm

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , a developer of cloud computing software, has linked with a London developer of enterprise content management software, Alfresco Software, the two said this week. Financial details behind the partnership were not disclosed by the company. READ MORE>>.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

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. free) search engine optimization (SEO) content targeting.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

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. free) search engine optimization (SEO) content targeting.

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

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Southern California's venture capital industry isn't just content and media, but is gaining a reputation for companies who "actually know how to make money,"--or so says Highland Capital's Richard de Silva. He echoed the sentiment of DFJ Frontier's David Cremin, who said the industry here has grown quite a bit since he started 11 years ago.

Internet Brands 2009 Acquisition Total: $24.2M

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands revealed it spent $24.2M in acquisitions, earnout, and holdbacks during 2009, as part of its 2009 fiscal results release. Tags: internet brands merger acquisition consumer content publishing earnings million in January. READ MORE>>.

Big Stage Adds New Content From GGL Global Gaming

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Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment , the startup which uses photos to create animated, 3-D facial avatars of users, has added new content from a game from GGL Global Gaming. Big Stage told its users yesterday that they could now insert their avatars into content from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, a video game published by Funcom.

Developing a Marketing Communications Strategy

Cliff Allen on Marketing

The marketing communications function (commonly called "marcom") has many communications tools available. Selecting effective marketing programs.

Guarding your Ones and Zeroes - Securing Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 -- Guarding your Ones and Zeroes - Securing Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content. See [link] (more

SEO for Startups

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They went on to describe a fairly common type of site that has some original content, but not much. won't say that I'm truly an expert on SEO.

Content Monetization: 3 Models that WorkContent Monetization: 3 Models that Work

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 -- Content Monetization: 3 Models that Work. these revamped models are opening up a whole new way of looking at content monetization.In Dealmaker LA. rom video to music and games to news, everyone and their mother is looking for better ways to monetize online content.and it's starting to pay off.

Social Media for Service Professionals

SoCal CTO

If I can do a good job with my blog content, then I can effectively be doing a keynote per day. This is that post. It has changed my life.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

My guess is that will be the case with a lot of different kinds of content and applications. Tell me a bit about your background. In L.A.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. Obviously, this being LA, we're also very interested in digital content and distribution. This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). Mark Suster: Let's start at the 50,000 foot level, then I'll segue into that question.

Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. And perhaps to stimulate new connections.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The content comes from other places. The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.

Burn Baby Burn: Is Traditional Licensing of Content Joining the Business Models Torched by New Technology and the Web

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 -- Burn Baby Burn: Is Traditional Licensing of Content Joining the Business Models Torched by New Technology and the Web? What You Need to Know About the New Growth After the Firestorm. Linux, Chang v. Virgin Mobile, and Jacobsen v. Katzer. See [link] (more

User Interface Beyond the Web Site

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It does NOT contain the contents of that update. To see the contents you have to click a link to go to the site. Ning could easily send the contents of the message. I talk to a lot of founders of startups. SEO for Startups and Negative Customer Acquisition Costs ) and, of course, the product itself. How does that happen?

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. and SVP, Branded Content & Audience Creation at nitetime.net. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Online Business Networking Los Angeles

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Ambal Balakrishnan who I've been talking to about interviews and content marketing as it relates to B2B marketing as well as discussing aggregation in B2B Marketing suggested that I should answer the following about this business networking group: What topics will your "conversations" be about? This would be easy enough to do.

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

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Again, an interesting topic to discuss. I’m more familiar with content marketing in B2B Marketing. I’ll be curious to drill down a bit around concepts like Browse My Stuff. He’s done several startups and is a board member of the Technology Council of Southern California (which is where I met him originally). Sometimes I make a blog entry.

Matching Algorithm

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If you think about what's going on with the web, we've reached a point where everyone and everything is connected, it's represented online, it's creating content. They describe the company as the eHarmony of careers, clothes, jobs, college, tutoring services, doctors, service companies, investments, etc. That feels powerful.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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There was no viral social networking products back then like Twitter where people could easily discover your content.  It seemed that the main discovery mechanism was the “blog roll&# that everybody kept.  It was sort of like Twitter’s list of who you follow but much, much smaller.  But we also had some negative experiences, too. 

documenting my life with my new Flip camera

Eric Greenspan

The software is super easy to use and I can’t wait to build a library of content that I will use for future blogs.

Do your kids Google Poo?

Eric Greenspan

Last year my son Jacob was in sixth grade at Montecito Union Elementary School. This seams harmless right? He replied laughing, “Not anymore!&#

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

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Thus, avoid link farms, mindless keyword content and similar techniques designed to make your site more Google friendly. John Wanamaker.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you.  What success have you had with Twitter?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Hits $400M In Sales in 24 Hours

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The sales figures surpassed last year's release of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which had $360M in first day sell-through, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, released in 2009, which had estimated first day sell through of $310M. call duty modern warfare activision videogame content salesThe firm said it sold more than 6.5 READ MORE>>.

Southern California Tech Central

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The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. 

False Negatives and the Anti-Portfolio

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These examples should give you a pretty good idea why Angels and VCs don’t typically invest in music, movies or other forms of content. “You can afford to have a false positive; you can afford to invest in things and fail, but because the big ones are so rare, you cannot afford a false negative. Electric guitars are now old hat.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

You can read their blogs on my links.  We are also getting ready to re-launch blog.makeitwork.com which will provide a landing page for all things tech, both from our hundreds of daily appointments solving consumer electronic problems and our content from Tech News.  Also, as you know, I launched my blog along with the rest of my team.