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3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience.  I know I didn’t.  Why Buy Anything?

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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? 

Acacia Research Gets $12.4M Win Against Yahoo

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Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corporation has scored a major patent lawsuit win, this time against Yahoo! , the firm announced this morning. The firm said the total award includes $6.6M in damages, which were awarded in May of 2009, $4.5M in enhanced damages for willful infringement, and $1.1M in interest.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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and the subsequent acquisition sprees of companies like Google, Yahoo!, craze.  wares.  Cisco and others went out to fill out their Web 2.0

AdventureLink Snags CEO From Yahoo

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Dossett was most recently at Yahoo!, Tags: adventurelink travel executive booking yahoo READ MORE>>.

Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report

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The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning. 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.

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.

SodaHead Connects With Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead.com , an online site focused on a combination of news discussion and questions and answers, announced today that the firm has connected the site to Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. Tags: sodahead twitter facebook yahoo software integration news READ MORE>>.

Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

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Yahoo! 22 replacing CFO Tim Morse, once acting CEO, hired in 2009 by then CEO Carol Bartz. Goldman will be responsible for  Yahoo!’s

DivX Gets Settlement From Yahoo On Toolbar Lawsuit

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San Diego-based DivX reported Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with Internet portal Yahoo!, DivX sued Yahoo in November of 2008, after Yahoo backed out of a deal to offer its toolbar to users who downloaded video software from DivX. Tags: divx yahoo toolbar lawsuit legal contract READ MORE>>.

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. Tags: legalzoom legal documents executive susan decker yahoo Intel Corporation and Costco Wholesale Corporation. READ MORE>>.

I met with an investor, what happens next?

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This is part of my ongoing series, “ Pitching a VC.&#  Getting a meeting with a prominent angel or VC is difficult enough. Let’s be honest.

Yahoo Taps Pepperdine Prof As Chief Product Officer

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Online search portal Yahoo said yesterday that it has named Blake Irving , most recently a professor at the Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, as its Chief Product Officer, heading up the company's product strategy and direction. Tags: yahoo blake irving professor pepperdine executive

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called LastMinute.com, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies. So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. Mark Suster: Let's start at the 50,000 foot level, then I'll segue into that question. more).

Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

Eric Greenspan

great Yahoo blog post here). The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High. These kids where sharp. ended with the following: Innovate. Move fast.

Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

Eric Greenspan

great Yahoo blog post here). The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High. These kids where sharp. ended with the following: Innovate. Move fast.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo! who gladly offered to sponsor the event and provide the venue at Yahoo!’s Yahoo!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo! who gladly offered to sponsor the event and provide the venue at Yahoo!’s Yahoo!

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

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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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.

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.

MySpace Connects To TV

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Tags: yahoo intel myspace widget

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you.  What success have you had with Twitter?

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. Tags: topspin media yahoo music content executive Mains was Head of New Media at Interscope Records.

Stamps.com Links To E-Commerce Payment Providers

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Los Angeles-based Stamps.com is furthering its focus on online stories, saying today that it has linked its product to the e-commerce payment systems for Amazon.com Pro Merchant, Yahoo Merchant, Google Checkout, and Paypal. Tags: stamps ecommerce postage amazon yahoo google checkout paypal READ MORE>>.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning.  It’s been an interesting week to say the least. Also, as you know, I launched my blog along with the rest of my team. 

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!

Is it a Good Idea to Have Ads in Tweets?

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Advertising is also what allows you to watch Hulu for free, use Yahoo! Advertising has driven the majority of Internet innovation. Web 1.0

TrueCar Names CMO

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Automoti.com was sold to Hertz in 2009. Daum has also served at Overture Services/Yahoo, and also was at American Express. 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. READ MORE>>.

Paid Search Engine Marketing Now

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 -- Paid Search Engine Marketing Now. Year 2010 Tips of the Trade for Buying and Converting your traffic on Google, Yahoo and Bing. TechBiz Connection. Whether you are a small business owner or a marketing manager for a large multinational corporation, taking advantage of paid search advertising is a must.

Broadcom Gets HDTV Win At LG

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The LG HDTVs include connectivity to Neflix and Yahoo directly on their TV, and is being distributed through Best Buy and other retailers.

Twiistup 007: Date, Speakers, Early Bird Special

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In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. gigaom.com.  . Paul Grahm.

Embrace Losing

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There are other great VC’s in SoCal and there is always the allure of the NorCal guys flying down and talking about how they invested in Google, Facebook, Yahoo! This is part of my ongoing series on Start-up Lessons that I learned from founding two companies. HATE LOSING. think about it for months, often years. and 7.0, And so on.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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Too Early – Twilio secured a $1M seed round during the first half of 2009, nearly one year after we met with Jeff. What’s The Worst Mistake?

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>>.

Southwest Airlines Tests Wi-Fi, Uses Row 44

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The airline also said it is partnered with Yahoo! to offer an in-flight homepage and destination-relevant content to Wi-Fi users. READ MORE>>.

How to learn about social media marketing

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Tony Adam, SEO Manager, Yahoo. Individuals are now concerned about their "personal brand." Ricardo Bueno, Blog Director, Real Estate Tomato.

How to learn about social media marketing

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Tony Adam, SEO Manager, Yahoo. Individuals are now concerned about their "personal brand." Ricardo Bueno, Blog Director, Real Estate Tomato.