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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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You are constantly faced with decisions and there is always incomplete information.  This paralyzes most people.  Not you. Making Things Happen.

Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising

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Until recently, three legacy providers (Sizmek, PointRoll and Google’s DoubleClick) have dominated the rich media market.

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How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. Waste.

Break Media Launches New Game Front

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Break acquired Game Front from Ziff Davis back in 2009, when it was known as FileFront. media break breakmedia filefront gamefront front game

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IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. number of other companies have filed but have yet to reach the markets, including Peregrine Semiconductor, Demand Media, and Cornerstone OnDemand. billion.

Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar

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A brand new, domain registration startup headed by a set of ex- Demand Media executives, has just raised an astounding $100M for its efforts. He continued to serve at Demand Media until 2009. oversee media demand demandmedia enom registration icann registrar domain domainer capital venture donutsDonuts Inc. Donuts Inc.

Video Games Industry 2009

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Video Games Industry 2009. This Panel of gaming media, operational and development experts will share their views on the industry's evolution. The Event will explore the convergence of games and media, and offer views on growth directions. See [link] (more

BIOCOM's 2009 DeviceFest

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 -- BIOCOM's 2009 DeviceFest promises to provide thought provoking panel discussions and case studies focusing on Inspiring Innovation, Overcoming Adversity and What's Next? The Future of Innovation. See [link].

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.

ActionAllStars.com Signs Up 100K Users For Sports Site

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The site--which counts both the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball Advanced Media as partners--offers an online site focused on interacting with friends, playing games, and chatting with other sports fans. However, he said that the site also has eyes on Major League Baseball's opening day. READ MORE>>.

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Startup Metrics

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Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp, Sept 2009) View more documents from Dave McClure. You only build what you need to prove that model.

Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  This is a story of one of the risks of venture capital. This is what happened to me. Burger?

Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- "Video Games Industry 2009: New Opportunities" TCOSC. This Panel of gaming media, operational and development experts will share their views on the industry's evolution. The Event will explore the convergence of games and media, and offer views on growth directions. See [link] (more

Penske Media Names COO

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Los Angeles-based Penske Media Corporation , which owns such media brands as Variety, WWD, Deadline, Indiewire, and other online and offline publications, says it has named George Grobar as its new Chief Operating Officer. penske media corporation variety deadline publishing publisherREAD MORE>>.

Media Leaders

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 -- Media Leaders networking event. Join us as we forget about the state of the economy and enjoy beach weather while mingling with the south bay's hippest professionals in marketing, advertising, tech and media. See [link] (more

Social Media for Service Professionals

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I'm trying to build a network of people who can help with this as I discussed in Los Angeles Social Media Starters. This is that post. Linkbait.

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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Around this time B2C eCommerce had been dominating the media but the wheels were starting to come off. Yours. million A round. Not so much.).

Media Leaders

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 -- Media Leaders Fundraiser. Bring your business cards to take part in a cutting edge junction of leaders in PR, media, marketing, advertising and tech while discussing current events and new ideas. See [link] (more

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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This is why I say that Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media. Great post by John Shiple. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. They put on great events. VentureNet – Great annual event by the Technology Council. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

Media Leaders

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 -- Media Leaders. night of experiential social networking at the V Lounge in Santa Monica. See [link] (more

Media Leaders Hollywood

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 -- Media Leaders Hollywood. See [link] (more

New Media Interchange Media Walk

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Saturday, January 17, 2009 -- New Media Interchange Media Walk. New Media Interchange is hosting a Media Walk! spend some time creating and talking New Media. Bring your still cameras, video cameras, audio recorders, microphones, Flip videos et al and let?s See [link] (more

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Media Leaders

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 -- Media Leaders. Bring your business cards to take part in a cutting edge junction of leaders in PR, media, marketing, advertising and tech while discussing current events and new ideas. See [link] (more

Angel Funding Advice

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Last night I attended a DealMaker Media (whom I love because they always host such great discussions) panel on raising angel money moderated by Dan Gould and with panelists Rob Hayes (First Round Capital, more seed or A round than angel), Scot Sangster (with OrganicStartup and [.]. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC.

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Media Mixer LA

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 -- Media Mixer LA. Mashable and Demand Media are joining forces to host Media Mixer LA, the official after party of the 140Conf LA. See [link] (more

WD Announces New Media Player

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Tags: western digital wdtv live media player hardware electronics

New Media Vault

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 -- New Media Vault. Join us for the best downtown Los Angeles new media networking event! This month we're getting ready for Turkey Day  gobble gobble gobble! Don't miss out on our last chance to hang before we usher in 2010! See [link] (more

Social Media Strategy

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 -- Social Media Strategy. Leveraging social media requires planning. Learn from an expert in the field what the benefits can be, and how to plan for success using social media. Like any other part of your business planning process, social media requires some strategic thinking.

Los Angeles Social Media Starters

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find myself speaking at various venues in Los Angeles to tell people (most often service providers) about how I've used social media and particularly my blogs, LinkedIn, twitter and topic hubs as part of my own services business. I'm hoping you can help me figure out who I should be connecting with on this. What's their specific niche?

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. Mains was Head of New Media at Interscope Records. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Buys Demand.com

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the well funded Internet content startup headed by Richard Rosenblatt, the former chairman of MySpace, has acquired the domain name Demand.com. Demand Media acquired the domain name from Phoenix-based inter123, a firm owned by Jeffrey Peterson, former founder of Quepasa.com. READ MORE>>.

New Media Vault

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 -- New Media Vault Twiistup Kickoff Party! Two times a year, Twiistup brings together Los Angeles' technology, media and entertainment communities, but unlike traditional conferences, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, beverages, swag and the unexpected. See [link] (more

Angel Funding Advice

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Most Venture Capital “A&# rounds (as of 2009) seem to start around $3 million pre-money and may go as high as $5-6 million pre-money if you’ve made a lot more progress or for some other reason the deal is “hot&#. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC. How: 1. Jarl Mohn says he hates seeing PowerPoint.  I get that.

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The New Media Vault: October

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 -- The New Media Vault: October. Hosted by Tubefilter, Stella Media, and LA Mixers, sponsored by MarxandTrotsky and supporting the Open Entertainment Alliance. See [link] (more

New Media Vault

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 -- New Media Vault. Welcome to the East Sides first New Media Networking Event in Downtown Los Angeles. See [link] (more

Media Club LA

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 -- Media Club LA. The Media Club (LA) offers you an alternative to your current business and networking opportunities. Attendees work at companies such as CAA, Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, ICM, MySpace, NBC, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, William Morris, YouTube, etc. See [link] (more

Media Leaders Resume Workshop

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Saturday, September 19, 2009 -- Media Leaders Resume Workshop. We will make sure you have all the tools necessary to create an amazing resume tailored to your target job, industry and company. See [link] (more

New Media Vault May

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 -- New Media Vault May. Welcome to the East Sides first New Media Networking Event in Downtown Los Angeles. See [link] (more

Sorenson Media Adds SDK

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San Diego-based Sorenson Media , a developer of video encoding software and related services, is looking to enable third party developers, by releasing a new software development kit (SDK). Tags: sorenson media software development video hosting READ MORE>>.

Digital Media Center Conference

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 -- Digital Media Center Conference. The Digital Media Center's Business Incubator program was created to assist digital media technology entrepreneurs to develop and grow their business, and thus is pleased to offer "The Orange County Business Growth Forum". See [link] (more