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At NeXT, Steve Jobs Balanced Reality Distortion With Startup Realities


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ID Analytics Acquired By LifeLock


San Diego-based ID Analytics , the developer of risk and identification management services, which is venture backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital, Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures, has been acquired by LifeLock , the firms said today. ID Analytics had raised around $35.15M in funding. READ MORE>>.

How To Get Your App Built.Correctly!

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Monday, March 19, 2012 -- How To Get Your App Built.Correctly! SCV Startup #5. So many of you have asked me how you get your product built. You know what you want to create but you don't know where to start. Ready? The 11 MUST-KNOWS about building a great app for 2012. Learn them before you start! Email

Slacker Offers Free NCAA Streaming Radio


Slacker and ESPN set up the streaming radio deal in September, in what was a significant content expansion for the service. READ MORE>>.

Startup Ideation Bootcamp

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 -- Startup Ideation Bootcamp. The Startup Ideation Bootcamp provides expert advice with real-world practice. The evening begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. See [link] (more

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ProVisors Technology Industry Group

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 -- ProVisors Technology Industry Group. This group's mission is to provide a networking, educational, and referral driven forum to one another through personal knowledge and expertise in the Technology industry. Email Kevin Holmes (, Group Leader.

Goldstar Launches In Miami


Los Angeles-based discount event ticketing service Goldstar has expanded its services into Miami, Florida, the firm told its subscribers today, as the firm continues to grow the number of cities covered by its services. GoldStar has been offering its services in a wide range of cities, from Los Angeles, to New York, Las Vegas, Seattle, and beyond.

SpaceX Signs Two Launch Agreements


Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies , the commercial rocketship firm headed by Elon Musk, reported Tuesday afternoon that it has signed two contracts to launch satellites into space on its Falcon 9 rocket. Financil impact of the new satellite launch deals were not announced. READ MORE>>. spacex launch space spaceflight spacecraft rocket

Diverse Solutions' New Employee Perk: Skiing


Zillow posted pictures from the Irvine group at Big Bear Lake this morning, as part of a push to recruit employees at the company. READ MORE>>.

Siemer & Associates Launches Singapore Incubator


Los Angeles-based Siemer & Associates , and its affiliated venture capital fund, Siemer Ventures , said today that it has launched a new, technology incubator--in the country of Singapore. The deal will provude up to $400,000 of co-investment from the NRF in startups who join the incubator, which is a 5.7x READ MORE>>.

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Names Chief Commercial Officer


Los Angeles-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals , which develops aesthetic medicine products, said this morning that it has named Elisabeth Sandoval as its Chief Commercial OFficer. Sandoval was previously at Bausch + Lomb Surgical, and also has served at Allergan Medical and Jonson & Johnson. READ MORE>>.

ESET Launches Nonprofit Foundation


San Diego-based security software firm ESET reports today that it has launched its own, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the ESET Foundation , to help support an effort by the firm to increase cybersecurity awareness and education. READ MORE>>. eset security software nonprofit cybersecurity awareness education

Vangard Voice Ties On Warehouse Management Software


Irvine-based Vangard Voice Systems , the developer of voice recognition and voice enablement software, said this morning that it has tied with a provider of warehouse management systems, BellHawk Systems Corporation , to voice-enable a product for the warehouse, manufacturing, and supply chain sector. READ MORE>>.

Cricket In 4G LTE Deal With Clearwire


San Diego-based prepaid wireless service provider Cricket , is turning to 4G wireless provider Clearwire for its next general, 4G LTE network. The companies announced this morning that they are in a five-year., wholesale agreement where Cricket will be able to tap into Clearwire's new LTE network. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.