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Girls Scouts Go High Tech with iPhone Cookie Sale App

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Are the days of Girls Scouts knocking at your door selling cookies on their way out? READ MORE>>.

End of the Year Thoughts From SoCal High Tech Influencers

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What are the technologies, companies, or things you think the community ought to pay the most attention to in 2011? opinion high technology thoughts yearWe'll be featuring some of their responses every day, to help people get a sense of what people are thinking about. The questions we asked are the following: 1.

Startups Are A Remix

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At the risk of undoubtedly offending some readers, here are a few highly subjective examples of each school of musical creativity.

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An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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The embarrassed subjects consistently rated the discussion group highly. People are free or cheap because of the recession. Hard Knocks U.

San Diego Padres High Tech Night

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 -- San Diego Padres High Tech Night. Feel the strength of San Diego's Tech Community when we pack PETCO Park! Highlights the rivalry between the "Silicon Beach" Padres and the "Silicon Valley" Giants. Email MLeonard@commnexus.org.

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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Chatting with someone live doesn’t need to be tech support.  It is a way to build relationships and get to know your customers. It makes sense. 

Where High Tech Meets High Surf

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 -- Where High Tech Meets High Surf: Ventura Ventures Technology Center. ACG 101 Where are the next generation of high-tech companies getting their start? The City-sponsored Ventura Ventures Technology Center is an incubator for a wide range of tech startups. See [link] (more

Entrepreneurship In China's High Tech Industry

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 -- Entrepreneurship In China's High Tech Industry. IEEE's OC Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and IEEE's OC Entrepreneurs' Network (OCEN). Email Farhad Mafie, IEEE-OC SSCS/OCEN Chairman: FarhadMafie@Gmail.com.

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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Southern California technology companies are hiring aggressively, and the high tech job outlook is better than it has ever been, with hundreds of open positions and many companies eagerly seeking high tech talent. Trying to find local, high tech savvy employees? Slow job market?

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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The information came out in the annual index, which showed that while 2010 had a very high startup rate–the highest in 15 years–those new businesses are not generating jobs. The report covers all business entrepreneurs, not just those in the high tech industry.

Online Retailers Lose Affiliate Tax Battle In Illinois

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Interestingly enough, California's high tech industry powers the affiliate marketing industry, with such companies as ValueClick, and its subsidiary Commission Junction, powering much of the affiliate marketing efforts of online retailers. California also has similar bills in motion.

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

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The information came out in the annual index, which showed that while 2010 had a very high startup rate--the highest in 15 years--those new businesses are not generating jobs. The Kauffman Foundation speculated that the economy and high unemployment has pushed individuals into starting up sole proprietorships, while avoiding hiring employees.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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Our mentors as we've built up this effort in LA are TechStars, Tech Wildcatters in Dallas, and Accelerator Labs in Chicago. What is Upstart.la?

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Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations.

White House Launches Startup America Effort

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The White House is announcing a new effort today to spur high tech innovation and growth, called the Startup America Partnership. According to the partnership effort, it is looking to "dramatically increase the development, prevalence and success of innovative, high-growth U.S. firms." READ MORE>>.

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The 8th Annual Long Beach Soundwalk! | Art Mediums From Random Materials to High Tech

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What is sound art? This past weekend, the annual Long Beach Soundwalk took place across the blocks of downtown Long Beach’s art district. whew*.

Insights: Turning Soft on Social Entrepreneurship

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It's another social entrepreneurship deal; I'll never get my money back." How could her VCs even make their money back, let alone earn some multiple?

SoCal Investors To Benefit, As Pandora Bumps IPO Estimates

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The bump in the IPO estimates, and if the IPO is successful, will result in a windfall for at least three, Southern California-linked investors and high tech executives. Pandora has not said when it will price its IPO, but firms generally set their IPO estimated pricing a few days to a couple of weeks ahead of their IPO pricing.

Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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Norton spent some time talking about his vision of where LA's future in high tech lies. Derek Norton: I'm a fourth generation Angeleno.

Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring

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Separately, Santa Monica-based Factual , along with local high tech firms MyLife , Google 's local office, AT&T Interactive/YP.com , Amplio , Hipswap. Factual said its LA Tech Job Fair --coming up on July 13th--is focused on finding "smart people" for a variety of technical/engineering roles at the various firms.

LaughStub Takes On Comedy Ticket Sales, With Angel Backing

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The firm--which the Tech Coast Angels revealed last week that it had funded in 2010--also has the backing of well known angel investor Paige Craig, who also sits on the firms advisory board. No details on the angel funding for LaughStub have been announced. The firm is headed by Scot Richardson. READ MORE>>.

Local Companies Support Movember

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A number of local, high tech companies are putting their efforts behind Movember , a charity which helps raise funding and awareness for men's health, and particularly prostate cancer. READ MORE>>. movember cancer nonprofit charity awareness

Getty Gets Google Goggles

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Google said Monday afternoon that the museum has just gone high tech with its displays, with a new link to Google's "Google Goggles" mobile app.

Interview with Erik Rannala, MuckerLab

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At the time, that was high tech, and bricks were a combination of mud, hay, and muck. Erik, thanks for the time. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Interview with Neville Spiteri, TheBlu

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We spoke with Neville about the company: What is theBlu? Our focus is really what we refer to as globally shared media. Can people see TheBlu now?

Local.com Names Operations VP

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Local.com said Iguchi has previously also served at Cisco Systems and Software Publishing Corporation. READ MORE>>.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

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The inaugural Splash LA event will be held on the evening of May 26, 2011, at The Highlands Hollywood. The evening gathering brings together high-profile, successful tech entrepreneurs sharing their lessons and advice alongside promising startups showcasing their innovative ideas. The TZ Hookups.

Interview with Vic Caretti, Loudvine

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What is Loudvine? Vic Caretti: It's pretty simple. The genesis of this, is it's all about the music. Vic Caretti: It's rather diverse. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Ryan Scott, CauseCast

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Ryan is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded email marketer NetCreations, and also has been an angel investor in local startups. Thanks!

Insights and Opinions: What Startups Need to Know About Patent Reform

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Congress recently passed some major changes to federal patent law. No industry will be untouched by patent reform. Here's what you need to know.

LegalZoom, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Team Up

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Dun & Bradstreet Credibility, which is headed by high tech vet Jeffrey Stibel, will provide information on its D&B D-U-N-S number to customers of LegalZoom. Los Angeles-based Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Financial detalis of the partnership were not disclosed.

Interview with Todd Jerry, Marmol Radziner

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Our wood flooring is FSC certified, we use high efficiency, low-E windows, low-VOC paints. First, explain what your company is all about?

Firsty

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 -- OCTANe Firsty Networking Event. You'll meet entrepreneurs, corporate executives and many others in the local high tech ecosystem.sign up now and see who else is going! Join OCTANe for the first Firsty of summer! Come for some relaxed networking with 250+ others from OC's best happy hour crowd.

SPONSOR POST: Find jobs at socalTECH.com

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Looking for a high tech job in Southern California? Despite the economy, Southern California's high tech job outlook is better than it has ever been, with hundreds of open positions and many companies eagerly seeking high tech talent. Tech Lead Adserving Engineer , Santa Monica, Adconion Media Group.

Los Angeles County Technology Week

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Friday, October 21, 2011 -- Los Angeles County Technology Week. The 10th Annual Techweek will be hosted once again at the award-winning Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County - California's largest high tech business incubator located in Altadena (near Caltech, JPL and other major research institutions).

Los Angeles County Technology Week

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 -- Los Angeles County Technology Week. The 10th Annual Techweek will be hosted once again at the award-winning Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County - California's largest high tech business incubator located in Altadena (near Caltech, JPL and other major research institutions).

Los Angeles County Technology Week

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 -- Los Angeles County Technology Week. The 10th Annual Techweek will be hosted once again at the award-winning Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County - California's largest high tech business incubator located in Altadena (near Caltech, JPL and other major research institutions).

Los Angeles County Technology Week

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 -- Los Angeles County Technology Week. The 10th Annual Techweek will be hosted once again at the award-winning Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County - California's largest high tech business incubator located in Altadena (near Caltech, JPL and other major research institutions).

Los Angeles County Technology Week

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Monday, October 17, 2011 -- Los Angeles County Technology Week. The 10th Annual Techweek will be hosted once again at the award-winning Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County - California's largest high tech business incubator located in Altadena (near Caltech, JPL and other major research institutions).