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Geni Connects With Facebook

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According to Geni's Facebook page, the firm has been working on connecting the two services since November of 2007. READ MORE>>.

Geni Bundles Gifts With Pro Subscriptions

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the Web 2.0 Geni is venture backed by the Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Geni Launches New Facebook App

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Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund. Tags: geni facebook application social networking READ MORE>>.

Geni Creates Lab Effort, Translation Support

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Knowledge Genie Launches Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles-based startup Knowledge Genie is launching a new, online site today which allows people to publish, share, and sell their knowledge online. The service is available based on a subscription to users, who can use the tool to charge people for access to the information in their "genie" via payment systems like Paypal.

Geni Hit By Downtime

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No reason for the downtime was given, however, the downtime at Geni paralleled a similar, more widely reported downtime issues at sister firm Yammer.

Geni Widens Search

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Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc.

Geni Goes Pro

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Hollywood-based Geni , an online site that allows users to share family trees and network with relatives and family, is the latest Web 2.0

Geni Enhances Service

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Geni's Web 2.0 Tags: geni genealogy family tree networking social web2 READ MORE>>.

Geni Enhances Privacy Controls

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Geni Enhances Collaboration Tools

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Geni, Yammer Both Raise Funding

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The details of the Geni funding were first reported by PEHub; with details on Yammer's latest round reported on TechCrunch this morning.

Geni Adds Tabs, Search Tools

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Geni Enhances Stats, Adds Gift Subscriptions

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Geni allows users to create online, Web 2.0-style family trees, along with other social tools. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie

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This morning, Knowledge Genie (www.myknowledgegenie.com) launched a new web site that helps experts and authors publish online information to the web. What is the idea behind Knowledge Genie? We call this a "Genie," and you can build a Genie using Knowledge Genie. Could you walk through what a Genie looks like?

Geni Among Firms Hit By Data Center Fire

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Los Angeles-based Geni was one of the firms hit by a fire in Seattle, which took down the firm's payment processor, Authorize.net on Friday. According to Geni, due to the issue with Authorize.net, it was unable to process payments for the firm's virtual gifts and subscriptions on due to the downtime.

Yammer Bails On Los Angeles, Heading To Silicon Valley

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Sacks said that Geni, which spun out Yammer, remains in West Hollywood. The firm was spun out in September 2008 from Geni, and is backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund. Tags: microblogging geni sacks david move valley silicon angeles yammer READ MORE>>.

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. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium. and Ph.D.

AppleTree.com Targets Online Family Trees

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GumGum Confirms Investment Round

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Advisors to the firm include David Sacks of Geni (formerly of PayPal) and Vince Thompson (formerly of AOL and Facebook). Tanz said that GRP's Mark Suster will be joining the firm's board along with the funding. READ MORE>>.

Earned Media: What is it & how can it benefit or harm your brand?

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In 2009, two rogue employees filmed themselves spitting on pies and sticking cheese up their nose before placing it on the doughy pizzas.

Earned Media: What is it & how can it benefit or harm your brand?

From the Venture Trenches

In 2009, two rogue employees filmed themselves spitting on pies and sticking cheese up their nose before placing it on the doughy pizzas. The social genie is well and truly out of the bottle and brands who ignore its impact will do so at their own peril. Power Out? No Problem….You You can still dunk in the dark.”.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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ExpenseBay Wins Showoff. Twiistup 6 has come to an end.  It proved to be a great transitional year.  Much of this was highlighted at Twiistup.