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How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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Tracy DiNunzio isn’t your typical Silicon Valley startup founder. She’s a painter and a self-proclaimed Bohemian. More on that later.

Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. For more than 30-years, Bill Gates has been at the pinnacle of the software industry.

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Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

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Few people have heard of TeleSign, but odds are you have used some of the services the company provides in the last week--or even this morning.

5 Reasons Why Businesses Still Love Microsoft

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We’ve all become so used to having Microsoft in our lives that we’ve started to take their products and services for granted. came out in 1985.

Consider all resources before seeking investment.

Berkonomics

I cannot tell you how many times I have seen executive summaries of business plans in which the entrepreneur seeks $5,000,000 to build the business. First, few startups can use that much money today with all of the virtual services available and increasingly inexpensive methods of development, prototyping and marketing. Email readers, continue here.]

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New Concept? Ask These 3 Questions First

Frank Addante

Before you waste your time with a business case, sales pitch, or SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats), put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Then, answer these three simple questions: Why do I need a product or service like this? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now? Seems simple? Try it.  Not so easy, right? 

CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 -- CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. March 1, 2012 :: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Join CONNECT for our prestigious Hall of Fame Luncheon honoring distinguished biotech inventor, entrepreneur, investor and pioneer, Howard "Ted" Greene. See [link] (more

Cool Planet BioFuels Claims Breakthrough

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Camarillo-based Cool Planet BioFuels , the developer of technology to convert biomass to gasoline, is claiming a "major breakthrough" in its technology. Cool Planet Biofuels said it used the high yield plant giant miscanthus, developed at the University of Mississippi, in the pilot effort. READ MORE>>.

How to be a Startup Competition Winner | Infographic

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It’s always nice to have a map in hand when going backpacking through the mountains. Without a map it’s easy to get lost. Good luck!

Chill Becoming Pinterest For Videos?

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Chill is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Atlas Venture, Paul Kedrosky, and CrunchFund. READ MORE>>.

Fanattac Gets $1M, Tackles Social Media, Music

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The firm, which is headed by Dan Faiman, did not disclose the names of the investors in the company. READ MORE>>.

RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product

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In a move which significantly broadens its market focus, Santa Ana-based RealPractice said Tuesday that it has launched a new, automated marketing software called ReplyWise. The new product is an expansion--and significant shift--beyond RealPractice's former focus on the legal vertical. RealPractice is headed by Carey Ransom. READ MORE>>.

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mobileStorm Gets Debt Funding

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Los Angeles-based mobileStorm , the provider of mobile messaging and email marketing services headed by Jared Reitzin, has scored a venture debt funding, according to provider Agility Capital. Financial details of the funding and terms were not announced. READ MORE>>. mobilestorm venture capital debt funding agility mobile marketing

Flowtab Wins Startup Competition

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Los Angeles-based FlowTab , the developer of a smartphone application which allows users to order food and drink from their smartphone, has scored the top position in a competition hosted by Glendale-based startup incubator/office space Voivoda Labs. FlowTab competes against such companies as TabbedOut. READ MORE>>.

Samsung Unveils New Line of Stylish Branded, Armageddon Surviving Memory Cards

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wish they’d do something about it.” ” Probably not huh? ” Well. SD Card. MODEL NAME. CAPACITY*. SPEED CLASS. READ SPEED. 14.99.

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Punchcard Takes On Mobile Loyalty

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Looking to provide a high-tech twist on retail loyalty punchcards, Pasadena-based Punchcard --the latest startup out of Idealab--has debuted a set of mobile apps which allow retailers to virtually "punch" customer loyalty cards on Android and iPhone. Financial details of the seed funding in Punchcard have not been announced. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Neil Malhotra, Sandalbay Life

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Southern California has seen a surge in accelerators and incubators looking to spawn new startups in the region. What's your background? Thanks!

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Local Corporation Adds Real Time Polling

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The firm said the new ad unit is aimed at allowing users to create and display polls, and is ideal for the 2012 election ad campaign season.

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Ceres Prices IPO

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The firm will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as CERE. The IPO was underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & CO., READ MORE>>.

TeleSign Gets Patent

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The firm said it was awarded patent #8,117,106 for its TeleBureau clearinghouse for submission of fraud activity from online businesses and merchants.

Mobile Roadie Powers Cristiano Ronaldo App

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Financial details of the win were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. ronaldo cristiano soccer star mobile iphone android

SpotlightTMS Snags Toronto Maple Leafs

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SpotlightTMS said that Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Totam Targets Businesses With Equipment Buybacks

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San Diego-based Totem , a startup which buys and recycles used iPhones, BlackBerry, Android, tablet, and other devices from consumers and businesses, has recently launched a corporate division to buy back unwanted corporate equipment. Totem also provides data erasure services to those corporate customers. READ MORE>>.

Milyoni Finds Funding, Sets Up LA Office

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A Bay area developer of social entertainment applications for Facebook, Milyoni , said Friday that it has scored $11M in a funding round, in part to open up an office in Los Angeles. The firm said the Series B funding was led by Oak Investment Partners, and also included ATA Ventures and Thomvest Ventures. READ MORE>>.

DexCom Buys Healthcare IT Firm

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San Diego-based DexCom , a developer of continuous glucose monitoring systems for patients with diabetes, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired SweetSpot Diabetes Care , a healthcare information technology firm. DexCom said it will pay up to $4.5M, plus earn out of an additional $4M for SweetSpot. READ MORE>>.

CyberDefender Files For Chapter 11, Agrees To Sell To GR Match

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Los Angeles-based CyberDefender , the troubled developer of Internet security software and provider of remote technical support services, said today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and has agreed to be sold to GR Match, LLC, an affiliate of Guthy-Renker LLC, its largest shareholder. READ MORE>>.

Xirrus Adds Calix CEO Russo To Board

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Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , the developer of wireless networking equipment headed by Dirk Gates, has snagged the CEO of networking equipment maker Calix for its board. Xirrus said it has added Carl Russo, President and CEO of Calix, to the position. At Xircom, Russo was COO and responsible for sales, marketing, development, and manufacturing.

WHI Solutions Acquired by eBay

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WHI Solutions , a developer of software and digital catalog products for the auto parts distribution market, which had an office in Los Angeles, in addition to New York and New Jersey, has been acquired by eBay. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. eBay said it will make WHI Solutions part of its eBay Motors operations.

Qualcomm Life Invests In Wireless Healthcare Firm

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San Diego-based Qualcomm Life , the wireless health-focused subsidiary of Qualcomm, reported today that it has made an investment in wireless healthcare startup AirStrip Technologies. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. lcare, AliveCor, Cambridge Temperature Concepts and WorkSmart Labs. READ MORE>>.

Ceres Rises In IPO

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The firm priced its IPO on Tuesday evening at $13.00 per share, pricing lower than expected after a delay in its IPO. READ MORE>>.

BakeSpace.com Launches iPad Cookbook Publishing Service

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Ever wish you had a better way of sharing your favorite recipes with family and friends? READ MORE>>.

Fanzila launches new apps with blogger promotion

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But what’s more noteworthy is how Fanzila is spreading the word. Fanzila-powered blogs are not eligible.

Entrepreneurs and Teachers Put to the Creation Challenge | Startup Weekend Bay Area

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With the SOLD OUT  Startup Weekend Los Angeles quickly approaching (February 24th-26th, 2012) it’s time to start getting in the creation mindset.

Interneer Reports Record Growth

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Los Angeles-based Interneer , a developer of software-as-a-service for the business process management market, reports that it had "record growth" in 2011. The firm, which did not disclose actual financial details or any growth figures, said its customers now include include Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Silliker, Inc., READ MORE>>.