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What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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You think that anybody really believed 1999 that two young kids out of Stanford had a shot at unseating Yahoo!, Excite, Ask Jeeves and Lycos? 

Yahoo, Microsoft Deal Includes Up To 550 Employees

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Further details on the deal between Yahoo and Microsoft have come out in a filing by Yahoo with the SEC, with Yahoo saying that Microsoft will hire at least 400 Yahoo employees, and potentially another 150 employees to help with the transition, as Microsoft takes over the search engine features of Yahoo's sites.

A Tale of Two Pitches

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during the better days and we had lots of discussions / debates about Yahoo!’s Tale of Two Pitches. ’s strategy and missteps. 

LegalZoom Adds Former Yahoo President Decker To Board

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Decker, the former President of Yahoo!, to the firm's board of directors. Decker was president of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and served as CFO of Yahoo from 2000 to 2007. Brian Liu, co-founder and Chairman of LegalZoom, said the addition of Decker will help the firm through its next stage of growth. READ MORE>>.

I met with an investor, what happens next?

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The partner you saw is probably sitting on 5-6 boards which means he or she will be busy helping existing portfolio companies. Sinister? Voila.

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.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content. 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. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point.

Once Upon a Time in Jorts

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245 people registered, Yahoo! Notes to self: Get to know the presenters, practice presentation, call Yahoo!, It was an amazing day.

VMIX Eyes Maven Networks' Customers

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San Diego-based VMIX is eyeing customers of Maven Networks, a provider of video hosting owned by Yahoo, saying Wednesday that it will help customers of Maven to migrate to VMIX. Yahoo said earlier this week that it would discontinue the services offered by Maven Networks, which it acquired back in February of 2008. READ MORE>>.

Topspin Media Adds VP

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Santa Monica-based Topspin Media , the developer of music and band marketing software headed by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, said over the weekend that it has added Andrew Mains as its new VP Artist Relations and Services. The firm said that Mains will help artists find their way to the firm's platform. READ MORE>>.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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Per the email below, Jeff leveraged his discussion with the industry expert to enlist his help with future investors. What’s The Worst Mistake?

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Twiistup 6 Highlights

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Jason’s cutting wit and insightful commentary made for entertaining listening on topics ranging from the Microsoft / Yahoo!

When Should Technical Founders Become CEO?

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Somehow in a world of rapid change Mark had been able to right his ship much faster than the highly bureaucratic organizations that places like Google, Yahoo! remain as childishly giddy at Nick’s vision as I did in our conference hangout we had in 2009. So why did Larry need to return? and Microsoft had become. Startup Lessons

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile

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Aside from Sonnad, who was at thePlatform, the company includes executives from Shopzilla, Yahoo!, and Jamdat. READ MORE>>.

Embrace Losing

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But we worked the account tirelessly for months.  We helped the write out their requirements for a system.  We met everybody in the organization.  We had every reference client we worked with call their senior team members (we had already won a major project at Scottish Water, Anglian Water and another at a large water company in Paris, France).

NativeTung Takes On Translation, Localization

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According to NativeTung, it has developed a product which helps companies translate websites into other languages, and helps them to manage the entire translation process. The firm's founders come from Oracle, Yahoo!, and PeopleSoft. READ MORE>>.

Topspin In Distribution Deal With INgrooves

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Topspin Media , the high profile, Santa Monica-based music startup headed by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, has inked a deal with independent music promoter INgrooves. INgrooves and Topspin said that Topspin will provide its marketing software to INgrooves' artists and labels, as part of an enterprise marketing service deals. READ MORE>>.

Gravity Summit Slide Presentations

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Here are slide presentations from representatives of three large brands on how they have used social media marketing: Yahoo. In addition, here are slide presentations from two social media consultants who presented examples of clients they've helped: David Reis. Sprint. Rodney Rumford , co-producer of the event.

Gravity Summit Slide Presentations

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Here are slide presentations from representatives of three large brands on how they have used social media marketing: Yahoo. In addition, here are slide presentations from two social media consultants who presented examples of clients they've helped: David Reis. Sprint. Rodney Rumford , co-producer of the event.

ReachLocal Adds Display Advertising

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which operates a service to help small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, said this morning that it is adding a online display advertising product to its mix. The firm said its new offering, ReachDisplay, will help local advertisers place online visual display ads on multiple web sites.

Perfect Market Names Advisors

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Pasadena-based Perfect Market, the Idealab-backed startup which is looking to help publishers monetize their underutilized and archive content, said Wednesday that it has created a new advisory board. The firm is hoping its automated tools can help large, branded content publishers a way to drive traffic to their sites. READ MORE>>.

Global Fitness Media Names CTO

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Auld was most recently Senior Operations Architect at Yahoo, and has also served at IBM Corporation and Alchemy Communications. Los Angeles-based Global Fitness Media , which is developing a number of fitness-related online web sites, has hired on a new Chief Technical Officer, according to the firm's search agency, NeoHire. READ MORE>>.

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The 7 Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

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Search Engines – Google, Yahoo, MSN, ASK redirect billions of searches everyday. Search Engines. 2.) Referring Traffic / Press. 3.)

Topspin Rolls Out Music Marketing Software, To Some

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Venice, California-based Topspin , a developer of software focused on helping musicians market and distribute their work, launched an upgrade to its product Wednesday at the SXSW festival. The firm is backed by Redpoint Ventures and The Foundry Group, and its CEO is Ian Rogers, former GM of Yahoo Music. READ MORE>>.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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By 2009 had reduced to around $15 billion in capital from LPs. But the people whom I consider best in this industry are quite helpful indeed.

Insights and Opinions: In the Midst of the Nuclear Winter

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an article from Andy Wilson Managing Director and Founder of Momentum Venture Management (www.mvmpartners.com), a firm which helps early-stage companies achieve early business results in order to attract funding and create sustainable, successful businesses. for $1.7 Continued.).

Interview with Josh Stomel, ResumeBucket

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Our startup interview this morning is with Josh Stomel , founder of ResumeBucket (www.resumebucket.com), a new web site that is focused on helping people share their resumes with the world. went on to Oversee.net, and helped to build that company from 60 to 250 employees. What's the idea behind the site? It works. Thanks!

Interview with John Nahm, PhoneVite

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Dialpad was acquired by Yahoo in 2005, and became the voice engine for Yahoo's VoIP services. Entrepreneurs here really enjoy helping each other. Recently, we spoke with John Nahm, the CEO and co-founder of Phonevite (www.phonevite.com), a new startup in town which recently relocated from Silicon Valley. It's 5 cents per call.

Interview with Idris Manley, NativeTung

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One of the firms launching this week there is Los Angeles-based NativeTung (www.nativetung.com), which is developing tools to help web sites translate and create multilingual versions of their sites. The last place I worked was at Yahoo. It's another big week for startup launches, this time in San Diego at DEMOfall. What is NativeTung?

Gravity Summit

Cliff Allen on Marketing

The speakers from Sony, Sprint, and Yahoo presented excellent examples on how major brands can generate attention for a product by using social media. And, representatives from social media marketing agencies described how they help clients plan, implement, and monitor a social media marketing campaign.

Gravity Summit

Cliff Allen on Marketing

The speakers from Sony, Sprint, and Yahoo presented excellent examples on how major brands can generate attention for a product by using social media. And, representatives from social media marketing agencies described how they help clients plan, implement, and monitor a social media marketing campaign.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures

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David founded Geocities back in 1994, took it public in 1998, and in 1999 Yahoo bought the firm as a public company. From MySpace, to Google, to Yahoo, to other large successful companies like LowerMyBills--all of these firms have built a good presence here, with lots of product and engineering talent. They did really, relaly well.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Maybe this meme will help. and Ph.D.

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Interview with Eric Hovanec and Steve Reich, LeisureLink

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We help them distribute their product, and put it on the shelf, anywhere a customer might buy--whether that's with a tour operator, travel agency, or a travel website. The first, is our platform helps them generate revenue. became an angel investor after Overture was acquired by Yahoo. Let's talk about the new round.

Interview with Peter Csathy, Sorenson Media

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Csathy was the former CEO of SightSpeed, which he sold to Logitech last year, and also served as COO of MusicMatch, which was sold to Yahoo in 2004. Today's interview is with Peter Csathy, President and CEO of Sorenson Media (www.sorensonmedia.com), which recently relocated its executive offices to San Diego. What is Sorenson Media about?

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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We believe there are awesome entrepreneurs everywhere, not just in the places constantly covered by the media.  We want to help them, and will.

Toronto Based Start Up Readitfor.me | Reads Books for You

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Google’s current market cap sits at just over $200 billion (Yahoo! Time is a valuable commodity. For we live in speed. Time is money. Readitfor.me

Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster

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Probably the internet helped because they needed internet skills in their strategy group.  Be an intern”  And by the way, this is 2009.  You remember what 2009 was like, right? Last month they turned the tables on me. Here is the link to the video interview. She was originally a nurse and then she did nonprofit work. 

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Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch – As New Companies Proliferate, Financing Is Drying Up – WSJ 10-13-2011

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Overall, 826 consumer-oriented Internet start-ups received a round of venture funding from 2009 through this year’s first half, nearly double the 416 such companies that snagged a round of venture financing in the dot-com boom years of 1998 to 2000, according to an analysis by VentureSource. venture-capital firms raised $39.2

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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We had executives from the studios like Fox, Warner Bros and Disney.  We had software executives from Google, Yahoo!, Watch this space.