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Unlike You, Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Can Go Both Ways

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Article first published as Unlike You, Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Can Go Both Ways on Technorati. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Objective.

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Female Founders and CEOs | Talia Goldstein of Three Day Rule

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Everyone needs a date at some point, why not get it right the first time (or three). Talia, tell me a little about yourself. Entertainment. While at E!,

SpaceX: Build Your Own Falcon 9 Rocket

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Plus, the firm has also just been tapped by new space startup Stratolaunch--backed by Microsoft billionaire Paul G. READ MORE>>.

Jacob Greenspan and David Schaeman perform at TEDxAmericanRiviera 11/11/11

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My son Jacob (14) and his pal David Schaeman (15) perform at TEDxAmericanRiviera 11/11/11. Needless to say, I’m very, very proud of this.

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Worst Networking Call Ever

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I just got off the phone with someone who wanted my help getting networked into the Santa Barbara business community. Little did I know when the call began, that it would end up being the worst networking call in which I have ever partaken. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Connection?

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Navigating the Ups and Downs on the Road to Startup Success

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Monday, December 19, 2011 -- Navigating the Ups and Downs on the Road to Startup Success. Tech Coast Angels. Join Barbara and Rajeev Madhavan, CEO of Magma, as he shares his compelling story about the highs and lows of building a successful Startup. There's lots of wisdom here, so start crafting your questions now! See [link] (more

A Cocktail of LA Tech | Tech Cocktail Winter Mixer

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“Would you like a free drink ticket?” ” Said the smiling girl at the check-in table.

Party Earth Finds $4.0M

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Los Angeles-based Party Earth , a new startup focused on connecting people to bars, night clubs, lounges, and other night life, announced today that it has raised $4.0M in a funding round. Source of the new funding was not announced. Party Earthy currently covers cities in both the U.S. Chicago, Amsterdam, Madrid, London, Ibiza, and other cities.

Is success a goal or a byproduct?

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The goal is often stated in revenues, such as “Become a twenty million dollar company in three years.”.                 Achieving such a goal is a direct measure of the success of the company’s strategies and tactics.  And when that goal is achieved, another should be set, then another.  Finding your ideal niche Growth

Hike The Geek

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Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Mobile Roadie and the San Diego Zoo said Thursday that they have launched a new, official app for the zoo.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Tops $1 Billion In Sales

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Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing said this morning that its new title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , has just topped $1 billion in sales.

CapLinked Tops $12 Billion In Deals Hosted

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the developer of a service to help companies manage their fundraising activities and investors, has tallied up its deals for the last few months, saying Friday that it has now topped over $12 billion in deals hosted on the service. billion. READ MORE>>. caplinked deal business dealroom document finance

Hello Music Launches iPhone App

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Los Angeles-based Hello Music , a startup providing a deal marketplace for musicians, said Friday that it has launched a new, iPhone app. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Stadium To Become Snapdragon Stadium

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is planning to rename Qualcomm Stadium to "Snapdragon Stadium", as part of a promotion of the company's mobile Snapdragon mobile processors, the company is announcing today. The firm said the move, the San Diego Chargers, the City of San Diego and The San Diego Bowl Game Association, will be unveiled today at the stadium.

NanoH2O Raises $14.8M

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fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. No details of the funding have been announced by the company yet. READ MORE>>.

Insights and Opinions: Idealab and the Bill Gross Legacy

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For today's Insights and Opinions section, we thought we'd share a recent article penned by Clearstone Ventures' William Quigley. Continued.).

Hulu Launches Spanish Language Programming

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Los Angeles-based Hulu reported this morning that it has launched its Spanish language programming service, "Hulu Latino", offering up Spanish language programs from Univision, Azteca America, Butaca, Caracol Televisin, Comarex, Estrella TV, Imagina US, Laguna Productions, Maya Entertainment, RCTV, Todobebe Inc, and Venevision. READ MORE>>.

Online Spending Tops $1.1 Billion On Monday

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Shoppers are continuing to flock in droves to online stores, spending over $1.1 billion in sales Monday, according to the latest ecommerce numbers from comScore. comScore said that shoppers spent $1.13 billion on Monday, the third heaviest day of spending this holiday spending. billion in sales) and Monday of last week December 5th ($1.17

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Qualcomm Backs Femtocell Firm Ip.access

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made another investment in femtocell and picocell technology developer ip.access , as part of a new round of funding. According to ip.access, it raised $15M from investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Cisco, Intel Capital, Qualcomm, Rothschild & Cie Gestion, Scottish Equity Partners and TE Connectivity. READ MORE>>.

Boingo Extends In Rome

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Boingo said that it will provide its managed Wi-Fi at the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, through a deal with Aeroporti di Roma (ADR). READ MORE>>.

Broadcom Raises Outlook

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In a sign of the strength, Irvine-based Broadcom said Wednesday morning that it is raising its financial guidance for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Outcast Links With ECOtality On Advertising Network

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Outcast powers many of the gas station pump screens and programming, in addition to similar displays at health clubs. READ MORE>>.

Broadcom Eyes Acquisition Of Israeli Startup

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The two apparently have signed a letter of intent for the acquisition. No details on the acquisition have been released by Broadcom. READ MORE>>.

Legend3D Scores $19M

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San Diego-based Legend3d , a developer of 2D to 3D movie conversion technology, has raised $19M in a Series E funding round. READ MORE>>.

THQ Chops 30

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The cuts were due to "weaker than expected" sales of the gaming accessory. READ MORE>>. videogame games layoff employment jobs

Ecomom Raises $4M

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Los Angeles-based Ecomom , an online retailer focused on organic food, eco-friendly clothing, and other similar products for children, headed by Jody Sherman, has raised $4M, according to reports. EcoMom has previously announced $2M in funding in its Series A; it's unclear if the new funding includes that earlier announced funding. READ MORE>>.

Zynga IPO Rewards SoCal Investors

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Despite a cool reception for the IPO of social games maker Zynga Friday, the IPO of the company still rewards a couple of Southern California investors. Zynga looks to be among the most visible exits from that firm's portfolio yet. READ MORE>>. zynga merger acquisition znga social gaming videogame

textPlus Expands To Phone Calls

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Los Angeles-based Gogii , the free text messaging app developer behind textPlus which is headed by former JAMDAT Mobile founder Scott Lahman, is moving into the world of free Wi-Fi calling. READ MORE>>. smartphone android ipod iphone mobile jamdat text wifi phone cell textplus

Factual Adds Restaurant Dataset

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The firm said that the data also includes two new countries, China and Canada. READ MORE>>. factual restaurant data dataset location based informatio

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Hulu Uniques Rise To 34.5M Viewers

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Los Angeles-based Hulu , the online video streaming service, appears to be steadily growing its online audience, based on the latest numbers from comScore. comScore released its latest Video Metrix report Thursday, showing that Hulu had 34.5 million unique viewers in November. That's up from 31.9M in October, and 29.2M in September. READ MORE>>.

Live Nation Buys Analytics Firm BigChampagne

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Los Angeles-based Live Nation Entertainment said today that it has acquired a provider of media metrics and analytics, BigChampagne Media Measurement. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. BigChampagne provides media metrics about entertainment and online audiences.

Sotera Wireless Raises $12.2M

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San Diego-based Sotera Wireless , a developer of wireless vital signs management products has raised $12.2M in a Series D funding. The firm said the round included new investor Cerner Capital, and also included Sanderling Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Intel Capital and West Health Investment Fund, all existing investors. READ MORE>>.

KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts

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San Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a service which provides kid-safe content via a search engine and browser, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in new funding, and will start creating its own, original video content. The new funding comes from existing investors Mission Ventures and Costella Kirsch. READ MORE>>.