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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.

Save Your Spin for Someone Who Cares

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Most notably you need to understand Earned Media and how blogging, public speaking and social media play an important role in the new PR landscape. 2.

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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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?

GadgetFest 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- GadgetFest 2009. This is your chance to get exclusive access to the hottest gadgets for 2009 before anyone else! This year, we expect heightened competition from large companies as well as from smaller stealth-startups. Register now and secure your place in this years biggest event!

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.).

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.

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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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.

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?

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

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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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].

Social Media to Build Reputation and Reach Prospects – More Ideas

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Based on a question I posted in LinkedIn, Serena Ehrlich posted How to Use Social Media to Find Prospects. and provides the following list of suggestions for ways to use social media to build a reputation and to reach prospects. Or Sell a House. They still will need ways to get this out to an audience. Thanks for the thoughts Serena.

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. Effect of Social Media on the Film Industry at SMCLA.

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>>.

RANT: Social media/marketing or is it just Sales 101-the online version?

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I’ve been learning a ton about social media lately, but I have to say, I never feel like I’m actually getting anywhere with it all.

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

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

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Earned Media has evolved into a constant, real time stream of word of mouth thanks to Social Media. Power Out? No Problem….You

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

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provides a strategically significant opportunity to make media and business run better. We already have a jammed packed schedule for 2010. 

The Social Media Monster; It’s right under YOUR bed.

Eric Greenspan

Which social media portal is the best means in which to promote your wares? Tags: Eric Greenspan 140conf facebook social media Twitter Twitter? Facebook? Linkedin? Where does it all end? How many are enough? Which one is here to stay and gone tommorow? The answer to these questions lies within the questions themselves. NEVER. MAYBE.

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

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

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

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

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Of the three horses in a brand’s marketing troika: owned , paid and earned – earned media is the least understood and least utilized, despite the fact that a conscious effort to leverage the channel can be extremely effective and long lasting. However, they do require a constant vigil, particularly in regards to earned media.

The Social Media Monster; It’s right under YOUR bed.

Eric Greenspan

Which social media portal is the best means in which to promote your wares? Twitter? Facebook? Linkedin? Where does it all end? How many are enough? Which one is here to stay and gone tommorow? The answer to these questions lies within the questions themselves. NEVER. MAYBE. WHO KNOWS? The question that is on everyone’s mind here is the same.

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

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

6 Tips for Using the @ sign in Twitter

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Tags: Social Media social networking technology Twitter

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. Marketing Trend #5: Increased use of analytics tools (e.g.,

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. Marketing Trend #5: Increased use of analytics tools (e.g.,

Developing a Marketing Communications Strategy

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Some companies in an industry might rely on paid advertising in print and online media. Selecting effective marketing programs. Advertising.