Mon.Nov 05, 2012

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Lean Startup Legend Steve Blank Discloses His Most Daring Guerrilla Marketing Tactics


I always walk away smarter after speaking with Steve Blank. Eventually, someone volunteered, 'We have a ton of registration cards.' Good News Bad News.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video. The concise guide is here.

Mindspeed In Chinese Small Cell Rollout


Newport Beach-based Mindspeed reports that its baseband systems-on-a-chip (SoC) is being used in a TD-SCDMA small cell rollout in China. The firm said its chips are being used by China Mobile Group, Jiangsu Company, Ltd., Suzhou Branch to deliver wireless access for residential and enterprise customers, serving 10 million subscribers. READ MORE>>.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. It is election season. So why re-hash Bush v. Before that he was a US senator. Call on me. ” 3.

Miigle up! | Interview with Luc Berlin Founder/CEO & Netrepreneur

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MIIGLE  is a LA-based social network for entrepreneurs and  innovators that recently launched its Beta version. What does that refer to exactly?

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3D Robotics Raises $5 Million In Funding | Expanding To New Markets

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And they share our vision of the power of open source, the Maker movement and personal robotics.

THQ Seeks Buyer As Sales Slip


Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is looking for a buyer, after reporting less-than-stellar results on Monday afternoon. THQ said it has hired an investment banker to help it consider "strategic alternatives", in hopes of raising additional capital to bring a number of titles to market. The firm also reported a net loss of $21.0M. READ MORE>>.

Startup Movement Hits SVC

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Published in 10, 2012. By Jana Adkins. Joining the ranks of a grass roots, global movement, the first-ever Startup Weekend Santa Clarita not only sold out, but doubled projected attendance this past weekend. Zejoop also won a working lunch with Clearstone Venture Partners of Palo Alto and Santa Monica, he said. Local momentum.

Demand Media Revenues, Profits Up


Demand Media , the online media publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, reported record revenues and profitability, the firm said Monday afternoon, as its released its third quarter results. The firm's total revenues grew to $98.1M, up 20 percent from Q3 of 2011 when it reported revenues of $81.5M. READ MORE>>.

mSIGNIA Looks To Secure Mobile Devices


mSIGNIA , a developer of mobile security tools, has quietly been funded by the Tech Coast Angels and Gold Hill Capital, it was revealed by the TCA last week. mSIGNIA, which is based in Irvine, apparently islooking to help manage the identity of online users, and is targeting online service providers with mobile applications. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Inks Deal With CBS


Hulu announced today that it has inked a multi-year license deal with CBS , to add library content from the network to Hulu Plus. The deal also includes rotation of some of those titles through the free service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the deal does not include non-library, current CBS episodes. READ MORE>>.

SkuLoop Acquired By Revionics


SkuLoop , the online social promotion service headed by Michelle Cranes and which was backed by Tomorrow Ventures, Founder Collective, SK telecom, and Saban Capital Group, has been acquired by Revionics , a provider of merchandising software. According to Revionics, the firm acquired the SkuLoop business and assets from GIIV, Inc., READ MORE>>.

Genesis Digital Imaging Acquired By Carestream


Los Angeles-based Genesis Digital Imaging , a developer of imaging software for the diagnostic imaging systems market, has been acquired by CareStream , a manufacturer of healthcare imaging, X-ray systems, and other related products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Genesis distributed Carestream's computed radiography (CR) systems.

JuntoBox Partners With IndieGoGo On Film Crowdfunding


Juntobox Films , the online startup social community focused on independent filmmakers, and which is chaired by director and actor Forest Whitaker, said today that it has partnered with online crowdfunding site indigogo , to help filmmakers get their projects funded. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

RingRevenue Raises $3.25M


Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue has raised $3.25M in a Series B-2 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. The company--which provides call tracking technology for the affiliate marketing industry--said in the filing that the funds would be used for working capital. RingRevenue is headed by Jason Spievak. READ MORE>>.

Life Technologies Buys Advanced Microscopy Group


Carlsbad-based life sciences equipment company Life Technologies announced today that it has acquired Advanced Microscopy Group , a developer of imaging systems for research microscopy. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Life Technologies said that Advanced Microscopy Group (incorporated as Westover Scientific, Inc.) READ MORE>>.

Regulus Gets $80.9M In Financing Efforts


La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals firm Regulus Therapeutics , which is developing microRNA-based biopharmaceuticals aimed at oncology, fibrosis, hepatitis C and metabolic diseases, said it has raised $80.9M in total proceeds from its IPO, a private placement, and convertible note. The firm said $50.9M from a convertible note sale to Biogen Idec.

3D Robotics Helps You Design Your Own, Personal Drone Aircraft


Looking for your own, personal drone aircraft? San Diego-based 3D Robotics , is looking to let anyone develop and operate their own personal, drone aircraft, and is currently selling parts, instructions, and more for hardware hackers to create their own remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). READ MORE>>.