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Flowtab | Your Mobile Bartender

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Have you ever found yourself standing in a crowded bar during happy hour, waiting for what seems like hours to get a drink or food? No receipts.

Postcard on the Run Links With Hotel Group

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Lucia and Zihuatanejo, it has linked with PostCard on the Run to offer up the service via the hotel company's own mobile iPhone app, MyViceroy.

Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion, Not A Choice

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This entry originally appeared at Live Your Legend. “It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.”. It is a compulsion. Execution.

The first ten seconds of a job interview – The Caveman Brain

Alon Schwartz

Intro. In this post I will dive into the importance, limitations and traps of the first ten seconds, but focus instead on the interviewer’s standpoint.

7 Facts You Need to Know When Creating a Mobile App

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All you hear about these days is Mobile.  Wild right?  This is way more important than most people realize.  But trust me, its worth it. China.

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UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. You can signup here.

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Report: Los Angeles Ranks Sixth In Active Startup Ecosystems

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A new report this week from the Startup Genome Project has ranked Los Angeles as number six in a list of the world's most active startup ecosystems. The report, which used data from the Startup Genome's benchmarking tool to rank startup performance, found that Silicon Valley topped the list, followed by New York City, London, Toronto, and Tel Aviv.

Interesting Interview Of Phil Libin, CEO Evernote

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Adam Bryan published a really interesting interview in the NYT of Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, who has some interesting culture practices. Read on! Q. So So tell me something about your culture. A. We We recently implemented something called Evernote Officer Training. I got this idea from a friend who served on a Trident nuclear submarine. He said

Something Ventured

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- SDVG Presents. Join us for the film, "Something Ventured," the story of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. Told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happenTom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others.

Making a Little Noise On SocalTech

Steve Reich

SocalTech, my favorite source of news on the local community, gave me a little coverage. You can see it here: [link

H.Bloom, Backed By Brian Lee, Gets More Funding

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Lee was an existing angel investor in the company. READ MORE>>.

Flowtab | Your Mobile Bartender

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Have you ever found yourself standing in a crowded bar during happy hour, waiting for what seems like hours to get a drink or food? No receipts.

Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices. OCTANe. Today's medical devices are more than just advanced materials and exotic metals. Semiconductor technology is now found in many of the cutting-edge medical devices that are being developed or entering the market. See [link] (more

Google Analytics for Hiring?

Steve Reich

You are fanatical about metrics for your online business.  You A-B test everything.  You study metrics and user behavior.  The consumer’s every move across your site, your mobile ap, and your marketing campaigns is tracked and analyzed. Can you say the same for hiring? Metrics?  A year after the hire, we review the candidate.  Sales

Inogen Secures $20M For Oxygen Therapy Devices

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Santa Barbara-based Inogen , a provider of oxygen therapy equipment and services, said Thursday that it has scored a $20M, equity funding round. The round was led by Novo A/S. Inogen, which is led by Raymond Huggenberger, said the new funds will go to support growth. READ MORE>>. inogen oxygen therapy equipment generator lifescience medical copd

Givit: FlipShare Deadline Approaches

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Do you have a Flip video camera? Storing all of your videos on FlipShare and want to move them elsewhere for safety? San Diego-based Givit has one word for you: hurry. Givit explains that Cisco will be expiring out videos stored on the service 30 days after they are first shared. READ MORE>>. givit flipshare flip video service storage online cisco

Insights and Opinions: The Key to Success with Angel Investors

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What's the best way to connect with an angel investor, and how do you get them to pay attention to your company? You can do it in a few simple steps.

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Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. The firm's apps run on both Android and iPhone. READ MORE>>.

Klout Dangles Free Volt Loan To LA Residents

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Los Angeles residents will have access to the program from April through September. READ MORE>>.

Mention Mobile Gets More Funding From Mark Cuban

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Size of the new investment in the company was not announced. Mention Mobile said the new investment will go to develop new titles from the company.

WaveTec Vision Gets $16.5M For Cataract Surgery

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Aliso Viejo-based WaveTec Vision , which is developing diagnostic devices for cataract surgery, said monday that it has raised $16.5M more in funding.

Kuapay Takes On Mobile Payments, Loyalty With $2M

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Santa Monica-based Kuapay , a new startup aiming at the mobile payments and loyalty markets, has scored $2M in funding, the firm has disclosed. The startup is headed by Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, one of the angel investors in Border Stylo and co-founder of Spanish social network Tuenti.com (acquired by Telefonica). READ MORE>>.

Tioga Pharmaceuticals Gets $10M

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San Diego-based Tioga Pharmaceuticals , a developer of biopharmaceuticals for treating irritable bowel syndrome, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Thomas, McNerney & Partners, which also included Genesys Capital Partners. READ MORE>>.

PayDragon Takes On Mobile Payments

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Looking to make it easier to pay for local items using their mobile phone, Los Angeles-based PayDragon said today that it has launched its mobile purchasing app in Los Angeles. The new service also revealed that it has scored backing from Y Combinator, SV Angel, Start Fund and Rustic Canyon Partners for its efforts. READ MORE>>.

Boingo Wireless Powers WiFi At U.S. Cellular Field

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Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless is heading to the U.S. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

SkuRun Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based SkuRun , a startup developer of mobile software used to manage sales, marketing, and other collateral, said Thursday that it has raised a seed round of funding. Size of the round was not announced. The firm said the funding was led by Luke Weil, along with other private investors. SkuRun is led by Ralph Acosta. READ MORE>>.

Spokeo Names Chief Strategy Officer

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Pasadena-based Spokeo , an online people search engine, said today that it has named Emanuel Pleitez as its Chief Strategy Officer. Pleitez joins the firm from McKinsey & Company, and also has served as Special Assistant to Chairman Paul Volcker and the Presidents Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) under President Barack Obama.

Gores Group Buys Touchscreen Manufacturer

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group said Tuesday that it has acquired the touch screen business of TE Connectivity , in a deal worth $380M in cash. Gores said it acquired TE Connectivity's Touch Solutions business, which supplies touch screens, touch monitors and all-in-one touch computers, under the Elo TouchSystems brand.

E-Band Communications Finds New Funding

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Band said the investment came from a new, strategic investor from the telecom industry. Band is headed by Sam Smookler. READ MORE>>.

YouMail Says Goodbye To BlackBerry

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Demonstrating in dramatic fashion why BlackBerry maker Research in Motion seems to be in so much trouble these days, Irvine-based YouMail , which develops personalized voicemail services and related applications, said it is saying goodbyte to the BlackBerry platform. READ MORE>>. youmail blackberry voicemail voice mobile

Verve Wireless Snags Former comScore Technology Chief

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless , which develops mobile publishing and advertising tools, reported today that it has hired Chris Nicotra, the former Chief Technology Officer of comScore, as its new Executive Vice President of Product and Technology. Verve said Nicotra will oversee the firm's product innovation and technology functions. READ MORE>>.

iStoryTime Taps Apple Vet For Creative Head

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Santa Barbara-based zuuka , the publisher of the iStoryTime interactive kids books and educational applications, has tapped an Apple vet for its new Creative Director, the company said today. The company said it has hired Paul Mueller-Bruehl to head up its design department. READ MORE>>. istorytime executive apple creative

Friendgiftr Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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Los Angeles-based Friendgiftr , the angel-backed developer of a service which allows users to send gift cards to their family and friends, has been acquired, the firm said Friday morning. Friendgiftr said it has been acquired by private equity firm Aurora Borealis Investments. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

EndPlay Raises $21.5M For Content Management Systems

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Los Angeles-based EndPlay , a developer of software-as-a-service offerings for content management, said today that it has raised $21.5M in total funding for the firm. The company said it recently closed a round of funding from VantagePoint Capital Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures. Size of the most recent round was not disclosed.