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Advice For Emerging Entrepreneurs (And Anyone Else With A Boss)


"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day." " Robert Frost, American Poet.

Interview with Bryan Hertz, VoxOx


To try to understand the service's strategy, we spoke with Bryan Hertz,CEO of Telcentris, the parent firm of VoxOx. Telcentris is based in San Diego.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

Tech Zulu Event

Its Time! Its Time! The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. SuperDemo. Attend and Support.

Reflections of America this July 4th

Both Sides of the Table

July 4th. The funniest experience I ever had on July 4th (US Independence Day) was in 1999. So one of my bucket list items was to live in Japan.

Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part II) - Sales Advice From Dr. Seuss


Note: This is part II of a five part series. Access the first installment HERE , part III HERE , part IV HERE , and part V HERE. The Plot. Thank you.

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San Diego Padres High Tech Night

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, July 14, 2011 -- San Diego Padres High Tech Night. Feel the strength of San Diego's Tech Community when we pack PETCO Park! Highlights the rivalry between the "Silicon Beach" Padres and the "Silicon Valley" Giants. Email

CapLinked Trumpets Growth


Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the online platform for managing fundraising and investor updates started by Eric M. Jackson and Christopher Grey, reports today that it has seen major growth this year. The site allows companies to manage their investor communications, including venture capital fundraising and other efforts. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Sharpens Focus On Small Businesses


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online document sharing site headed by Jason Nazar, said Tuesday that it is rebranding the service to focus on small business owners and operators. The firm--which started as a place to share professional documents--said it is looking to become the "premier" online resource for small business owners. READ MORE>>.

Job Fairs Back, As SoCal Technology Firms Ramp Hiring


In a sign that demand for employees from Southern California technology firms is on the rise, two, separate announcements Wednesday from local companies indicates that hiring demand at local companies is up, and companies are again scrambling to fill positions.

Citrix GoToMeeting Heads To Android


A new, Android app version of GoToMeeting , the online meeting service developed by Citrix Systems ' Santa Barbara-based online service division, will be preloaded on Motorola DROID 3 phones, Citrix announced Thursday. The deal is the first availability of GoToMeeting as an Android app. Financial details of the deal were not not disclosed.

Broke Girl's Guide Gets Funding


Santa Monica-based Broke Girl's Guide , a startup focusing in on daily deals and information for women, has scored a small debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Broke Girl's Guide runs a daily deal newsletter with offers, online promos, and sales information. READ MORE>>.

Guide 30 Launches New Android Game


The game is already available on Facebook, King's own game portal, and Apple iOS. Miner Speed for Android is free. READ MORE>>.

Groupon Now Hits The OC


Daily deals giant Groupon said Thursday that it has expanded its real-time, deal venture, Groupon Now, into Orange County. READ MORE>>.

EdeniQ Links With German Firm


Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. EdeniQ's product is used at US, corn-based ethanol plants for increasing yields. READ MORE>>.

OpenX Expands In EMEA


Pasadena-based OpenX , which develops Internet advertising server software and related services, said this morning that it has made a major, European expansion. According to the firm, it has appointed Vincent Pelillo as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company said it is making a "major expansion" into the European market.

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US Renewables Backs Biofuels Firm


Los Angeles-based private equity investor US Renewables Group is the lead investor in a biofuels and renewable chemicals firm. As part of the funding, USRG managing director Jonathan Koch has joined the company's board. The investment looks to be the first, new investment publicly announced by USRG this year. READ MORE>>.

Namesake Releases iPhone App


Los Angeles-based Namesake , the real time conversation and discussion site headed by Brian Norgard and Dan Gould, said Tuesday afternoon that it has released its iPhone application. The app-- available for free in the Apple App store--allows users to participate in real-time conversations on the iPhone, iPod touc, and iPad. READ MORE>>.

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YouMail Ups Funding To $12.5M


Irvine-based YouMail , the provider of third party voicemail and other cloud-based communications services run by Alex Quilici , disclosed this morning that it has upped its total funding to $12.5M. The funding came from VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemer Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.

ParAccel Finds New Funding, From


San Diego- and Campbell-based ParAccel , the developer of data warehouse and big data analytics software, reported this morning that it has scored a new round of funding, which includes as the lead investor. Financial terms of the new funding was not disclosed. ParAccel's CEO and Chairman is Chuck Berger. READ MORE>>.

Microsemi Buys ASIC Advantage


Irvine-based Microsemi , the provider of analog and RF semiconductors, said Wednesday that it has acquired ASIC Advantage , a fabless semiconductor firm developing radiation hardened and high-voltage integrated circuits for the aerospace, automotive, communications, industrial and medical markets. ASIC Advantage was based in Sunnyvale. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Approaching 1M Hulu Plus Subscribers


Los Angeles-based Hulu , the online video streaming site headed by Jason Kilar, released some detailed subscriber numbers Wednesday, as the firm continued to be. According to the firm, it is approaching 1 million paying subscribers to its Hulu Plus service, expecting that it will cross the 1M number before the end of the summer. READ MORE>>.

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Kingston Dangles Prizes For Game Designers


Fountain Valley-based Kingston Digital , the developer of flash memory, is courting game designers today, with a contest which promises to award $1,500 for a game incorporating its portable storage products for the Apple iPhone. Kingston said it will award a total of 18 prizes in the contest, and also promote the game globally. READ MORE>>.

Gaikai Signs Capcom


Los Angeles-based Gaikai said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Capcom Entertainment , to stream Capcom's games online. Gaikai--which develops videogame streaming technology--said the deal will allow Capcom to reach a broader audience. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

StockTwits Adds Social News Rankings


San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-oriented, social messaging site run by Howard Lindzon, said this morning that it has launched a new, social news ranking feature on the service. The new feature is available on news stories listed by ticker symbol. READ MORE>>. financial finance trading stories ranking news social stocktwits

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Hulu Plus Hits LG HDTVs


Los Angeles-based Hulu said this morning that it has started rolling out its Hulu Plus subscription service on LG LCD TVs. Hulu said the support is for selected LG LCD TVs, with additional LG devices available in coming weeks. Hulu provides online video streaming services of popular television and cable shows, as well as movies and other content.

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Boingo Expands In Italy


Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless , the Wi-Fi network operator, said Thursday that it has added two new airports to its network, this time in Italy.

LA's Technology, VC, and Entertainment Industry Meet Royalty


The Los Angeles technology industry appears to have landed as the first stop of Prince William and new bride Catherine in Los Angeles today, as the two are scheduled to present at the Variety Venture Capital and New Media Summit in Beverly Hills. Prince William and Catherine are making a whirlwind stop in Los Angeles over the weekend.

ResMed Buys Irish Firm


San Diego-based ResMed , a developer of medical equipment for treating sleep disorders, said today that it has acquired Irish medical technology firm BiancaMed Ltd. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BiancaMed is a developer of devices to monitor sleep and breathing. BiancaMed 's investors included ePlanet Ventures and Resmed itself.

Amgen On Final Space Shuttle Mission


Thousand oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said Tuesday that the firm is taking part in a preclinical test on the final, NASA Space Shuttle mission scheduled to launch Friday. Bone loss is a big issue for long term spaceflight. READ MORE>>. amgen space shuttle nasa preclinical lifescience sclerostin bone density loss biotech drug trial

CareFusion Buys German Firm


San Diego-based CareFusion , the developer of infusion pumps and other medical products, reported today that it is acquiring Rowa , a German firm focused on robotic medical storage and retrieval systems. The deal was worth approximately $150M. CareFusion said the buy would help it accelerate its global growth. READ MORE>>. Expands Home Improvement Products


Aliso Viejo-based is reporting today that it has "significantly expanded" its selection of home improvement products. The online retailer said it has linked with CPO Outlets, adding thousands of home and outdoor products to the store. The new listings comes through's third party retail listings. READ MORE>>.

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Interview with Scott Dudelson, Swagbucks


Swagbucks in on its way to hitting $20M in annual revenues, and has bootstrapped since its founding. Explain to me how Swagbucks works? Thanks!

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RF Industries Names President


San Diego-based RF Industries , a manufacturer and distributor of RF connectors, cable assemblies, medical cabling, and other products, said today that it has appointed James Doss to the additional position of President. Doss is currently CFO of the firm. Prior President Howard Hill continues as CEO.

TowerJazz Sells Stake in Chinese Firm


Newport Beach-based TowerJazz , the semiconductor foundry, said today that it has agreed to sell its holdings in Chinese IC foundry service Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited (HHSL). The firm said the sale was worth $32M in cash. TowerJazz said the move will provide the firm with cash to fund its growth initiatives. READ MORE>>.