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Five Startup Tips From The Beatles


Article first published as Five Business Tips From The Beatles on Technorati. This part one of a two part series; you can access part two HERE.

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Jumping into the App Game | Making Apps The Market Wants!

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Apps are quickly becoming a ubiquitous part of life. Smart technology doesn’t work without clever software to make it useful. But where do you start?

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard


Last week, Pasadena-based Punchcard ( launched its mobile apps, which help local retailers provide rewards to loyal customers.

leetUP Awesomesauce.Live! | Tonight! March 1, 2012

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I absolutely love attending events and shows at Club Nokia. Something a little off the wall from the music acts Club Nokia often hosts. Double sold.

CHNL Boosts Board


Santa Monica-based CHNL , a new, pre-launch startup which is focusing on social content and content curation, said this week that it has named Rod Perth to its board of directors. Perth is a television executive, who has worked on projects for CBS Television, the USA and SyFy Channels, and Jim Henson Studios. READ MORE>>.

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Shea Ventures Backs SolarCity


Shea Ventures , the venture capital arm of Orange County homebuilder Shea Homes , has boosted its solar installation partner SolarCity , as part of an $81M equity investment in SolarCity. According to SolarCity, the big funding round was led by The round was led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valor Equity Partners, and also included Nicholas J.

OpenX Adopts New IAB Ad Units


Los Angeles-based OpenX , the developer of ad serving software and an ad marketplace, said it is adopting the new advertising units from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. The firm said its product, OpenX Enterprise, will support the new IAB Rising Stars" Ad Units, the six new ad units which were recently approved by the IAB. READ MORE>>.

QLogic Completes Sale Of InfiniBand Assets To Intel


The deal was worth $125M in cash. QLogic had originally announced the sale on January 23rd. READ MORE>>.'s Andrew Breitbart Dies


Conservative commentator, and Internet publishing startup founder Andrew Breitbart has died, according to, his publishing company, after dying unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning. Breitbart is known more for his politics, and in particular his role in the ACORN scandal, the firing and re-hiring of U.S.

j2 Global Buys Australian Voice Services Firm


Continuing its flurry of international acquisitions, Los Angeles-based J2 Global reports today that it has acquired Zintel Communications , and Australian cloud voice services provider. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. j2 Global said the acquisition will bring its skilled employees and a local office in Australia. READ MORE>>. Launches Marketplace For Dog Boarding


Ever wish there was a better place than that huge, impersonal kennel for your dog to stay on vacation? Well, Los Angeles-based Dog Vacay , a new person-to-person marketplace startup, is looking to help connect pet owners with other dog owners and pet sitters, who are willing to watch their pets when their owners are on vacation. READ MORE>>.