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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?

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!,

Rovio Wants To Rival Disney, As It Heads Towards IPO

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as a media company. Rovio, now says it is planning an IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2013, according to an interview in a Finland paper.

The trend is your friend.

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One flying into the wind uses double the difference in both fuel (money) and time.  Email readers, continue here.] Either way, very few startups can afford to forge new markets or create a product that does not fit into an existing class of increasing demand.  . Certainly there were resources available to point the company toward the information. 

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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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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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.

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>>.

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

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>>.

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.).

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.

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>>.

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.

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>>.

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

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

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>>.

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

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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>>.

Report: United Online Chops Staff At MemoryLane

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Woodland Hills-based United Online , has reportedly cut its staff at unit MemoryLane in Seattle, eleven months after transforming what was an online networking site into one focused on nostalgia. The report said an unspecified number of staff were cut across multiple functions at the company. READ MORE>>.

Encompass Digital Media Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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Los Angeles-based Encompass Digital Media , a provider of digital media services to the broadcast and cable television market, said this moring that it is in a deal with private equity Court Square Capital Partners, where Court Square will acquire a majority interest in the company. and others. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Specific Media Ties With Advertising Analytics Firm

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Irvine-basd Specific Media , the online advertising network which also owns MySpace, said Monday that it has tied with Nielsen Catalina Solutions , which measures advertising performance. The two said they will integrate offline purchase behavior with online ad data through the alliance. READ MORE>>. specific media nielsen advertising performance

Nexicore Services Sold To Avnet

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Simi Valley-based Nexicore , a provider of consumer electronics and conmputer repair and installation services, said Monday that it has agreed to sell substantially all of its assets, andits parent company, Hardcord Computer Group Inc., to Avnet. READ MORE>>. nexicore services avnet merger acquisition computer repair depot