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Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

Fred Wilson wrote two posts in 2010 that were very influential with the startup community. The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. also love Batch.

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Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell


Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Degree? For many entrepreneurs, college has little appeal. Look around.

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CitySourced Heads To Hawaii


The app runs on iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Stephan Paternot shares open letter to Facebook’s Zuckerberg

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” Who is Stephan Paternot, and why is his advice so relevant? Just ask anyone who rose and fell with the Internet bubble. Is Paternot jaded?

Learn the science – practice the art of negotiation.


At home, we certainly negotiate with our spouses or significant others. Depending upon others Positioning Surrounding yourself with talent

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Why L.A.'s Start-up Scene Beats All Others

Frank Addante

(my first article of a weekly column that I'm writing for Inc Magazine) A five-time entrepreneur makes the case for launching a company in Silicon Beach. He's not the only fan. los angeles inc

Chat with Yellow Thunder Media CEO and YouTube guru Tony Chen

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Monday, February 6, 2012 -- Chat with Yellow Thunder Media CEO and YouTube guru Tony Chen. Tech Coast Angels. ony is the CEO of Yellow Thunder Media, a digital media agency specializing in video seeding and optimization on the YouTube platform to guarantee targeted, organic views and make videos go viral. See [link] (more

Fisker Debuts In Canada


Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive , the heavily backed, electric vehicle manufacturer, said today that it has entered into the Canadian market.

American Immigration: The Invisible Wall to Innovation

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Even investors and experienced founders are caught in the same net as recently educated graduates looking to build companies. Take the U.S. entities.

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SAIL Venture Partners Extends To Canada


SAIL said that the move comes as part of a joint venture with a Canadian subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. READ MORE>>.

EdgeCast Doubles Revenues, Headcount


Santa Monica-based EdgeCast Networks , the content delivery network (CDN) provider headed by Alex Kazerani, said today that it doubled its annual revenues and headcount in 2011, over its 2010 numbers. EdgeCast said it added more than a thousand customers in 2011, including such sites as DailyMotion, Imgur, and posterous. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Plans Super Bowl Push


Los Angeles-based Hulu said Tuesday that it is planning a big push of its Hulu Plus subscription service, with a Super Bowl XLVI advertising campaign.

JustEnough Gets Customer


Newport Beach-based JustEnough Software , a developer of a cloud-based app for managing customer demand and inventory planning, said this morning that it has been selected by a retailer. According to the company, Journelle is using its products for forecasting customer demand, planning inventory, and optimizing purchasing. READ MORE>>.

Machinima, Lionsgate Renew Deal


Machinima , the online video entertainment firm focused on gamers, and studio Lionsgate , said today the two have renewed a deal around Machinima's zombie comedy series "Bite Me." Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The companies said the first season of the series had 14 million views. READ MORE>>.

Leads360 Gets $15M For Sales Lead Software


Los Angeles-based Leads360 , the developer of leads management software headed by Nick Hedges, said this morning that it has raised $15M in new funding. The round was led by Volition Capital, and also included Rustic Canyon Partners. Leads360's software is used for managing and tracking sales leads. READ MORE>>.

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Steamboat Ventures Cuts US Investment Efforts


In yet more attrition from Southern California's venture capital ranks, Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, looks to have sharply pulled back on its U.S. investment efforts. According to the firm's website, it has trimmed its list of Managing Directors in the U.S. to just one person, Scott Hillboe.

Platinum Equity Sells Portfolio Firm Canvas Systems


Los Angeles-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has sold one of its portfolio companies, Canvas Systems , a supplier of refurbished IT hardware and services. Canvas Systems was sold to electronics distributor Avnet. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Platinum Equity had acquired Canvas Systems in April of 2009. READ MORE>>.

Rustic Canyon Backs Social Babysitting Service UrbanSitter


Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Rustic Canyon Partners is backing the developer of a service which uses parents' social graphs to help connect them with babysitters. Rustic Canyon's Neil Hansch was involved in the deal, and will join the company's board along with Rob Hayes of First Round. READ MORE>>.

Guidance Software Expands Cloud Support


Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops digital forensics software and tools, said today that it has expanded its cloud-based data collection support. Guidance Software's products are used to manage electronic discovery of email and other corporate data. READ MORE>>. guidance software legal discovery cloud search

Demand Media Sees Executive Exodus


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publisher headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has seen the exodus of three of the firm's EVPs and founders. The move was first uncovered by Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd apparently are all leaving Demand Media for "other opportunities." READ MORE>>.

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Fandango To Debut Super Bowl Ad


Fandango said that the SuperBowl advertisment will feature a tag which links viewers to its mobile apps. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts


It's unclear when the shift happened, although the company just began emailing users about its various products today. READ MORE>>.

CallSource Sells Multifamily Division To Former Homestore Exec


Westlake Village-based CallSource , which develops leads management software, has sold off one of its divisions, CallSource Multifamily, to an entrepreneur who was previously a Vice President at Mueller had been EVP of's SpringStreet division, which was previously before being acquired by

Shopatron Signs Bosch Appliances


San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , the provider of e-commerce software for brands, reported Tuesday that it has signed a partnership with appliance firm Bosch Home Appliances. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Shopatron's software then connects consumers with a local retailer for delivery or pickup. READ MORE>>.

Central Desktop Claims Growth In Staff, Customers


Los Angeles-based CEntral Desktop , the developer of online project and collaboration software which is headed by Isaac Garcia, claimed yesterday that it has seen growth in both its employees and customers last year. The company said it grew its staff by 43 percent in 2011, and increased its enterprise customer base by 41 percent. READ MORE>>.

InTouch Health Gains $6M From iRobot


Santa Barbara-based InTouch Health , a developer of remote presence technology and robotics for the healthcare market, has scored a $6M investment from iRobot. iRobot said the investment gives it a minority position in InTouch, and is an expansion of a joint development and licensing agreement between the two companies. READ MORE>>.

GraphEffect Taps Social Media Experts For Advisory Board


Santa Monica-based GraphEffect , which develops social marketing software, is tapping a bank of experts in the social media industry for its advisory board, the company announced today. GraphEffect said it has added Paul Ollinger, J.B. Kropp and Hari Menon to the advisory board. READ MORE>>.

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StockTwits Ties With Investor Relations Web Developer


San Diego-based StockTwits , the online, finance-focused messaging service, said today that it has partnered with Q4 Web Systems , a developer of corporate websites and social media products for public companies. The two said that Q4 will integrate StockTwits products and services as part of its offering for public companies. READ MORE>>.

Web 16 | An App for Venues

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Everyone enjoys a good evening out on the town now and then. Me: Have you used it and what are your thoughts of the application?

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StyleHaul Raises $4.4M


Los Angeles-based StyleHaul , an online video network focused on fashion and beauty, said today that it has raised $4.4M in a Series A funding round.

TextPower Signs Electric Utility


TextPower was founded by Scott Goldman and Mark Nielsen. The Goldman Group. READ MORE>>. textpower messaging communications wireless

Slacker Expands Latin Music Channels


San Diego-based streaming radio service Slacker said yesterday that it has expanded its Spanish language offerings. READ MORE>>.

Mobile Roadie Powers App For The Los Angeles Kings


Los Angeles-based mobile apps developer Mobile Roadie is powering a new app for the Los Angeles Kings , the company said today. READ MORE>>.

THQ Signs Innovative Leisure


Turmoil over at Agoura Hills-based videogame developer THQ apparently isn't stopping the company from inking new deals. THQ said Friday that it has linked in a strategic agreement with Innovative Leisure , a new digital development studio. Runner, Steel Talons). The new studio will focus on mobile, social and downloadable games. READ MORE>>.