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Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

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The implications of what types of new interactive experiences can be made utilizing this technology are phenomenal. Cool, right? WOW, right? Concident.TV

TCVN Dangles $25,000 Cash in Survivor Pitch Contest


TCVN has been running its Survivor events for a number of years, with the last event being held in 2010. READ MORE>>.


Celebrities With The Most (Allegedly) Fake Twitter Followers


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Recruiting Star Talent? Do This First

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When it comes to top hires, the questions people ask tell you far more than the answers they give. When I interview, I don’t ask many questions.

UN Agency Threatens Prosperity and Growth of Silicon Beach

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Got your attention? The next meeting is taking place in the United Arab Emirates a few months. You’re in the majority.

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Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

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How It Works. it’s like a video game! Beat 70 Start-ups. Winning the USC’s Silicon Beach Awards however is not their only accomplishment.

How TVC Aims At Acquisitions, Not IPOs, with Jeb Spencer


One issue has been a difficulty by indigenous funds to raise their own capital from their limited partners. Take the Accordent deal. more) READ MORE>>.

Announcing Dave’s new book: BEGINNING BERKONOMICS – with twelve guest authors


Just released! BASIC BERKONOMICS. by Dave Berkus. Here is the newest addition to Dave’s library of insights to grow your business. Author signed.

Siemer Silicon Beach Summit

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 -- Siemer Silicon Beach Summit. This invitation-only summit will draw more than 300 of the leading players in digital media and emerging technologies from around the world for two days of discussion, networking and celebration. See [link] (more | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

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Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp


You've got a great idea for a web video series, but how do you learn about how to make that happen, to get distribution, and monetize that video?

Fandango Launches Original Video Effort


The company said its original video series will be made for Fandango, spearheaded by new Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. READ MORE>>.

Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization


The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.

Factual Bolsters Advisory Board


Factual , the Los Angeles-based data startup headed by Gil Elbaz, said today that it has added two new members to its advisory board. Rosenthal was most recently EVP of Products at Glam Media, and was CEO of Ning; he also has served at AOL, Netscape, Loudcloud, Opsware, and HP. READ MORE>>. factual executive advisory board infogroup glam

Tapiture Is A Pinterest For Guys


Anyone with the slightest interest in the world of social Internet services nowadays has by now heard of Pinterest , the online site which allows users to "pin" and comments on their favorite photos from across the web. Pinterest is one of the latest services to sweep the Internet world in terms of popularity, particularly with women. READ MORE>>.

Adigami Takes On Digital Marketing Analytics


The new startup is headed by Cyrus Ghalambor. READ MORE>>. adigami digital marketing analytics software tools

Bragstr Combines Fantasy Sports, Sport Wagering


Bragstr , a new startup based in Chatsworth, said today that it has launched a new service which combines fantasy sports and social gaming. Bragstr said its new service will let fans compete, socialize, and tout their knowledge of sports, allowing users to make fantasy bets on upcoming sporting events for virtual gold coins. READ MORE>>.

NewAer Gets Funding From Intel


Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. NewAer's executives include Rob Meadows, of mobile development house Originate. READ MORE>>.

Playsino Buys Two Social Gaming Firms


Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Popover Games develops social casino games such as Popover Poker. READ MORE>>.

Ahead of Debate, USC Project Uses Twitter To Measure Political Sentiment


A new project out of the University of Southern California is looking to help people visualize public sentiment towards the 2012 United States presidential candidates, by analyzing Twitter. The first 2012 Presidential Debate is scheduled for later tonight in Denver. READ MORE>>.

Microsoft Buys Telesign Competitor


Microsoft has just acquired PhoneFactor , a competitor of Los Angeles-based, two-factor authentication provider TeleSign. PhoneFactor provides similar services to TeleSign, using phone calls, texts, and other means of authenticating users, as a way of better securing logins into enterprise applications and other services. READ MORE>>.

Nimble Updates Social CRM Tool


Nimble , the customer relationship management software developer headed by Jon Ferrara, has updated its online, social CRM tool today, saying that it has added new features such as ways to filter and cut through the noise of online social activity, plus new task management tools to link tasks with contacts and deals. READ MORE>>.

Sony Online Entertainment Takes PlanetSide 2 To Russia


Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

Mogreet Officially Launches Mobile API Service


Mogreet's new APIs make it much easier for application developers to send MMS services, at a cost of only $0.01 per MMS message sent. READ MORE>>.

MaintenanceNet Names Marketing VP


Carlsbad-based MaintenanceNet , which develops software for managing service contracts, said yesterday that it has named Kelly Crothers as its Vice President of Marketing. Crothers has been at the firm since 2004, serving as Director of Marketing. She joined MaintenanceNet after serving at such companies as Kintera, Triniti Corp., and MarketSpring.

Microsemi Names Marketing VP


Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi , the developer of semiconductor products, said this morning that it has named Amr El-Ashmawi as its Worldwide Vice President of Strategic Marketing. El-Ashmawi was previously at Altera. The firm said that El-Ashmawi will focus on the defense & security and industrial vertical market. READ MORE>>.

Eventful Ties With Billboard On Concert Awards


San Diego-based local events site Eventful is powering a big concert award with music publication and brand Billboard. According to the two, they have launched the fifth annual Eventful Fans' Choice Award, which will allow music fans and concert goers to vote for their favorite concert tour, via Eventful's platform. READ MORE>>.

Report: ShoeDazzle Cuts Staff


Los Angeles-based ShoeDazzle has cut a significant amount of its staff, according to sources, saying that the company had "major layoffs" Thursday morning. ShoeDazzle's public relations firm could not comment on the report, and the company had yet to reply to requests forwarded to them at press time. READ MORE>>.

Viewdle Being Acquired By Google, Says Report


Viewdle , a developer of computer vision technology which is venture backed by Anthem Ventures and Qualcomm, among others, is in the midst of an acquisition by Google , according to reports today. The original report came via Forbes, with followup from TechCrunch. TechCrunch said the acquisition is worth around $30M. READ MORE>>.

Insights and Opinions: Everybody's a Critic


So, your company has a great new mobile app. Only, you've got a few people (or competitors!) putting in negative reviews. What can you do about it?

Local Corporation Claims Record Traffic


The company said that much of the growth came from mobile and organic traffic. READ MORE

Insights and Opinions: Forget Politics, Just Shut Up And Sell


In 2003, the lead singer of the country music group, The Dixie Chicks, criticized then-current President George Bush during a concert in London.

Hulu Plans Presidential Debate Coverage


Online video streaming site Hulu said this afternoon that it will be covering live coverage of tonight's presidential debate, from ABC, Fox and The Wall Street Journal, including both pre- and post-debate content. READ MORE>>. hulu presidential debate coverage politics romney obama election political republican democrat

LeisureLink Upgrades Vacation Rental Management Software


LeisureLink , the developer of vacation rental management software which is backed by Clearstone Venture partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, said Tuesday afternoon that it has upgraded its MarketSpan Guest Generation product. The product is used by small and independent vacation properties to market their properties online.