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DinnerDate.com Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego

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Are you single, but really hate setting up those one-on-one dates? Wish there were a more relaxed way to meet people? READ MORE>>.

Southern California Venture Network General Mixer

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -- Southern California Venture Network General Mixer. Meet and mix with other professionals at southern California's premier emerging growth company focused organization. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Sponsorship and tabletop opportunities available for qualified companies. Email bruce.wilson@cox.net.

Southern California Bucks VC Trend, As Firms Raise $924.13M In Q1

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters have tallied up just under a billion dollars in venture capital investments in the Southern California region in Q1 of this year, a very significant uptick from Q2 of 2011.

Workforce Development, Bioscience Alliance

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Monday, April 23, 2012 -- Workforce Development Interest Group (WDIG) Meeting. Bio Science Alliance. Email billp@biosciencealliance.org.

RealtyTrac Acquires Homefacts

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Irvine-based RealtyTrac , which provides an online marketplace and service to track foreclosure properties, said this week that it has acquired Homefacts , an online data aggregator tracking real estate information. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Homefacts was based in Salt Lake City, Utah. READ MORE>>.

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Hulu Tops 50,000 TV Episodes, Plans New Original Series

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Los Angeles-based streaming video site Hulu has been in New York this week pitching its service to advertisers at its Hulu Upfronts event, revealing today four new original series, plus some statistics on the service. Hulu debuted its first original series, "A Day In The Life", in August, and "Battleground" and "Up to Speed" in January. READ MORE>>.

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Fast Pitch Los Angeles

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -- Fast Pitch Los Angeles 2012. Tech Coast Angels, 7th Annual Fast Pitch Competition. Now in its seventh year, the Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch event has come to symbolize true entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. Finding these companies and helping them reach the next level is at the heart of Tech Coast Angels mission.

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Qualcomm Backs Video Chat Service Tango

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is backing a developer of mobile video chat services, Tango , via its Qualcomm Ventures arm, the two companies announced today. Tango develops a video chat service which lets users conduct video chats with their Apple iPhone or Android smartphone, and also provides free phone calls and video messaging. READ MORE>>.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

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For the past week, I’ve been graced by the mobile-Gods with the new Nokia flagship cellphone, the Lumia 900. The Hardware. The Camera. Overall.

Lifecrowd Finds $5M From Groupon Founders, Others

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Santa Monica-based LifeCrowd , the social activities website headed by Bong Koh , has raised $5M in a initial funding round, the company is announcing today. As part of the funding, a representative from Lightbank will take a seat on LifeCrowd's board. READ MORE>>. events discovery activity lightbank groupon capital venture lifecrowd

Be careful how you define your competition.

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Professional investors laugh when they hear an entrepreneur state, “We have no competition.”  That statement has killed more investment deals than almost any other.  It is a failed litmus test for the entrepreneur, even if the plan is for a totally new device or service that could take the world by storm.  Finding your ideal niche Positioning

TeleSign Names New CFO

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign has appointed a new CFO, saying today that it has named Matthew Hardy as its new Chief Financial Officer. READ MORE>>.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

Tech Zulu Event

For the past week, I’ve been graced by the mobile-Gods with the new Nokia flagship cellphone, the Lumia 900. The Hardware. The Camera. Overall.

SMWCon Spring 2012: Play with Data

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 -- SMWCon Spring 2012: Play with Data. Semantic MediaWiki Conference (SMWCon) brings developers, users and organizations around the world together to share knowledge about social semantic web technologies in a semantic wiki. See [link] (more

LAVA Mobile - ROI in Mobile

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -- LAVA Mobile - ROI in Mobile. While there are any number of ways to make money in the mobile space, advertising and brand sponsorship is, by far, the most common. We'll ask our panelists to answer questions relevant to entrepreneurs, investors, and advertisers. See [link] (more

The Emerging Wireless SIG Presents. 5G Is Here - How Will We Test It?

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- The Emerging Wireless SIG Presents. 5G Is Here - How Will We Test It? CommNexus. The recent introduction of IEEE802.11ac standard poses a new testing challenge. The IEEE802.11ac will consume very high data rates in a 5.2 GHz frequency area while using a wide bandwidth (up to 160 MHz) and advanced MIMO technologies.

Digital Kids Conference

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 -- Digital Kids Conference. Now in our 6th year, Digital Kids Conference (formerly Engage!) 2012 takes place April 25-26, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Digital Kids provides companies the critical information they need to reach digital kids and connected youth through online and mobile technologies. See [link] (more

Engage! 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 -- Engage! Engage!, the leading event on digital kids and youth, April 25-26, 2012. Engage! provides attendees the critical information to reach kids and youth through digital technologies. See [link] (more