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It Takes a Village to GROW and Nurture Innovation

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Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring

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Twiistup 7: Talks, Interviews, and Startup Pitches

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Twiistup has been a great place for startups to get their name out there and we love giving them that extra boost from just offline to online.

Final Twiistup Agenda and Last Chance to Nab Tickets

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Today at 3pm PST is the final time for you to grab your Twiistup tickets at the $397 rate. After 3pm it will jump to the $497 rate.

Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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Twiistup is just 2 weeks away and there have been a whole slew of announcements within these past few days. Twiistup 007 Showoff's:  .

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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Twiistup 6 has come to an end.  It proved to be a great transitional year.  Much of this was highlighted at Twiistup.

Seethroo: Revamped And In The Black

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Their technology anonymizes and analyzes the content that people submit to social websites.

Interview with Mike Macadaan, Urbandig

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We're just being super true to content. That's the problem Urbandig (www.urbandig.com) is looking to solve. What's the idea behind Urbandig?

Amazon Sets Santa Monica For Big Announcement: Hollywood Link?

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Apparently, Amazon has booked Barker Hanger--which techies here might know from multiple events, including Twiistup--for its big announcement, which either is about a 10-inch Kindle, or some other effort. amazon santa monica hollywood content kindle ereader hardware electronicsREAD MORE>>.

Demand Media's Rosenblatt On IPO, Exits

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Richard Rosenblatt , the CEO of Los Angeles-based Demand Media said today at the Twiistup conference in Los Angeles, that he sees an IPO as a possible opportunity for the firm. Tags: demand media exit content Rosenblatt had suggested earlier this year at the Web 2.0 conference the firm was looking at exit optioins. 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 content comes from other places. The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Thanks for the time today. Fouad ElNaggar: There has been this perception that we are not involved in Los Angeles, which I find really funny. Thanks!

EQAL Launches Social Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles-based EQAL , said this morning at Twiistup that the firm is launching a new, social publishing tool it is calling Umbrella, focused on independent producers, celebrity talent, and online personalities. Tags: eqal lonelygirl15 content video hollywood studio social networking software publishing READ MORE>>.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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They really need to take a look at how Twiistup , Mixergy and others are doing to both promote and help make their events better for attendees. personally think the content provided at the old school event providers is often very high quality. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post. But there's no attendee list in site.

Report: Demand Selects Goldman Sachs For IPO Effort

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online content publishing firm run by Richard Rosenblatt, has reportedly selected Goldman Sachs to run its IPO effort, according to a report this evening from the Financial Times. The report says that Demand Media has hired Goldman Sachs to explore an initial public offering for the firm. READ MORE>>.

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing

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Think Marc Benioff is content with being a billionaire?  I’m sure he seethes at any losses to Larry Ellison. OK. I had to say it. 9. 

Digital Revenue Expert – Vince Thompson

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Vince: On the consulting side we are working with a unique social network, a new television network and some original video content businesses. Vince: Always On Paid Content TwiistUp DealMaker Events Digiday Events And many private events. More Visible Networking? this time with Vince Thompson. What’s the short version?

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown. You can find very talented technology executives.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic

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Actually, from that, I just got lots of analogies with publishing geographic specific content. This runs on a number of platforms? Thanks!

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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Twiistup Shows Off Its New Legs And The Judges Say. The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. I'm Batman.

Making The Most out of Sitting on Panels

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photo from left to right: me, QD3, Brian Solis, Chamillionaire, Ian Rogers and Brian Zisk – most of whom I got to know through Twiistup panels).