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This is part of my Startup Advice series. That’s Ok.  They raised $5 million in their B round.  125,000. So let’s go CRAZY!  Not bad.

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bloblive Santa Monica

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Monday, July 13, 2009 -- bloblive Santa Monica. You know that great idea you have? We want to help you get it going! Come to the next bloblive, grab the mic and hit the crowd with your best elevator pitch. Youll find advice and feedback from a roomful of people focused on trying to help your idea grow. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 -- Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 -- Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers. See [link].

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link].

bloblive Santa Monica

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Monday, May 11, 2009 -- bloblive Santa Monica - The OPEN MIC NIGHT FOR IDEAS and ENTREPRENEURS. Bloblives are a weekly series of OPEN MIC NIGHTS FOR IDEAS and ENTREPRENEURS where you can step up, practice your pitch and share your ideas with a supportive audience. See [link] (more

bloblive Santa Monica

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Monday, May 4, 2009 -- bloblive Santa Monica - The OPEN MIC NIGHT FOR IDEAS and ENTREPRENEURS. Bloblives are a weekly series of OPEN MIC NIGHTS FOR IDEAS and ENTREPRENEURS where you can step up, practice your pitch and share your ideas with a supportive audience. See www.bloblive.com.

Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 -- Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers. Networking group. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009 -- Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers. Networking event. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. Networking event. See [link] (more

Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 -- Santa Monica Shakers and Stirrers. Networking event. See [link] (more

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. Networking event. See [link] (more

Shoes Of Prey Raises $15M, Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Shoes Of Prey , a fashion startup which allows women to custom order shoes to their specifications, has raised $15M in a Series B funding, and set up shop in Santa Monica, according to the company. The company was founded by Michael Fox, Mike Knapp and Jodie Fox in Sydney in 2009. READ MORE>>.

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.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. There’s no cost.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

CEO Flow

It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. There’s no cost.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

CEO Flow

It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. There’s no cost.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

CEO Flow

It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. There’s no cost.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. 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. AITP-LA – Monthly events.

The Perfect Pitch 2009

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Monday, October 26, 2009 -- The Perfect Pitch 2009. See [link] (more

Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report

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Yahoo's editorial team remains in Santa Monica. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica. Tags: yahoo news taiwan overseas media santa monica

Cornerstone OnDemand Extends Alliance With ADP

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the provider of cloud-based talent management software for the enterprise, and human resources management outsourcer ADP , said today that they have expanded an existing strategic alliance between the companies to target small businesses. READ MORE>>.

Skype Launches Free Airport Wi-Fi Deal

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The service is powered by Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless , which inked a deal in 2009 to allow Skype users to its hotspots.

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Adconion Spins Out Joost

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Adconion Media Group , the Internet advertising firm which has been ramping up its operations in Santa Monica, said today that it is spinning out its video product, Joost Video Network , into a new, standalone business, also based in Santa Monica. Higgins also has previously been at MSN. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Connects To Twitter, Facebook

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the venture funded web-document sharing firm run by Jason Nazar, has connected the firm's document sharing service with Facebook and Twitter updates. Docstoc is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, along with local angel investors. READ MORE>>.

Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year

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Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. Mahalo now has about 3,000 how to articles on the site. READ MORE>>.

Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware

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Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cetas was incubated in Clearstone's Palo Alto offices by Sudhakar Muddu, a Ph.D. from UCLA.

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

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Santa Monica-based Activision reported Friday that it had an estimated sell through of more than $400M on its new title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, in the first 24 hours of its release. The firm said it sold more than 6.5 million units in North America and the United Kingdom alone with the release. READ MORE>>.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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This time I'm getting to know Mark Geller ( LinkedIn , @markgeller ). Tell me a bit about your background. In L.A. What are you working on now? In L.A.,

Los Angeles Technology Connector – Kurt Daradics

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We have regular monthly meetings in Westlake Village, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, & Newport Beach. I'm hoping that Baron and Kurt come up with one that's in Santa Monica / West LA. Kurt Daradics ( Facebook , @KurtyD , FriendFeed , MySpace , LinkedIn , Delicious ) (pronounced dare-a-dix) is a great guy to know.

Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. Clearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. Apture announced the acquisition on its website Thursday, but did not disclose any financial details of the buy.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

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more--or you can go online and use Fine Art America (www.fineartamerica.com), a Santa Monica company which is doing. customers? online.

TrueCar Names CMO

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the publisher of real-time automotive pricing information headed by Scott Painter, said yesterday afternoon that it has appointed Todd Daum as Chief Marketing Officer. Automoti.com was sold to Hertz in 2009. Daum joins TrueCar from Automoti.com, where he was Chief Operating Officer. READ MORE>>.

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 goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.

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

Adconian Spins Out Joost

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Adconian Media Group , the Internet advertising firm which has been ramping up its operations in Santa Monica, said today that it is spinning out its video product, Joost Video Network , into a new, standalone business, also based in Santa Monica. Higgins also has previously been at MSN. READ MORE>>.