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People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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And having sold two companies I worked inside much larger companies that acquired us and observed even bigger company structures. Skipping. Strange.

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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

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Telogis Buys Remote Dynamics

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Aliso Viejo-based Telogis , a developer of route planning and fleet management software, said late Thursday evening that it has acquired the assets of Remote Dynamics , a developer of GPS fleet management technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Remote Dynamics' products are used in the construction and heavy lifting industries.

AT-A-BOYS (Follow Up)

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Virginia's Post got me thinking a lot about how entrepreneurs and business owners treat their employees. You might be surprised.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

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Here is the link to this week’s TWiVC with Mike Hirshland. You’ll hear this story in the video. This lasted from about 2001-2004. Lijit.

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This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Just in case here’s the link to this week’s episode. Our guest this week was Scott Painter. Actually, I’ve done this! Geodelic.

NeighborGoods Goes National!

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Announced this morning, Los Angeles startup NeighborGoods.net is taking its sharing goodness all across the country.

Ad.ly Expands To Twitter Apps

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Maverick Angels Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 -- Maverick Angels Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs. Do you have a great business idea but are not quite ready to present to angel investors? Many entrepreneurs have promising business plans, but are not skilled in how to present their ideas to investors. See [link] (more

Pay for frequent moves over risky long term leases

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Employees move into their new cubicles and offices, spread out far more than in the previous facility.  The excitement and noise of working in too-close proximity to cohorts suddenly becomes an unexpected near silence, as everyone notices that they do not have to raise their voices any more to be heard above the din of noise. .

Lollapalooza Integrates Slacker Radio into App and Custom Station

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However, they are not just simply releasing an iPhone app for the event they have also integrated Slacker Radio into the app.

Illumina Names VP

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San Diego-based Illumina announced this morning that it has named Nicholas J. Air Force. Illumina is a supplier of gene sequencing and analysis tools.

Legal Nuts and Bolts for Early Stage Companies

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 -- Legal Nuts and Bolts for Early Stage Companies. TriTech SBDC. In this informative and interactive program, you will hear from Crowell and Moring attorneys experienced in guiding early stage companies through the intricacies of business formation and growth. See [link] (more

Anametrix Wins San Diego Union-Tribune

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San Diego-based Anametrix , a developer of web analytics technology, said this week that it has signed The San Diego Union-Tribune as a customer.

TweetUp Funding Worth $3.5M

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The April funding of newest Idealab startup TweetUp was worth $3.5M, according to regulatory filings from the firm released Thursday. READ MORE>>.

Blizzard Launches Beta of World of Warcraft Cataclysm

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Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment said last night that it has launched a closed beta test of its new expansion for World of Warcraft, Cataclysm.

Fisker Eyeing IPO, Says Report

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Interview with Tom Grasty, Stroome

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The Knight News Challenge is a contest which highlights digital news experiments and technology, and is closely watched by those in the news industry.

Hulu Details Subscription Service

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Nirvanix Releases Hybrid Cloud Storage Service

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Pricing on the new offering was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

iGarageSale: A Bargain Shopper Dream App

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iGarageSale allows you to find the gems without digging through the dirt. Finding Garage sales is not all the app does.

Geodelic Raises $7M

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The funding came from MK Capital, Clearstone Ventures, and Shasta Ventures. The funding brings the company's total raised to around $10.5M.

LeisureLink Plans Vacation Pricing Report

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LeisureLink said it will be providing the list on its site ABetterStay.com. and week to week changes in lodging prices, based on the firm's own data.

Newest Tech Mogul in Town: Microsoft's Paul Allen

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The newest technology mogul in Los Angeles this week appears to be Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen , according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The report says that Allen has purchased beachfront property in Malibu, which was listed at $29.5M. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and is estimated to be worth $13.5 billion.

Ceres Raises $20M

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Thousand Oaks-based Ceres , a developer of biofuel crop technology, has raised another $20M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. The filing indicates the round came from five investors. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Targets Augmented Reality With SDK, Research Lab

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is hoping this week that the newly developing field of augmented reality--the layering of software and the real world via mobile phones and computers--will help bolster use of its products, and has released both a software development kit and announced a new research center around the field. READ MORE>>.

Disney Buys Tapulous

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Burbank-based Walt Disney Company said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Tapulous , a Silicon Valley maker of music games for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Disney said that Tapulous will become a wholly owned subsidiary, reporting into Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG).

MySpace Inks Advertising Deal With Orange

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said today along with French firm Orange that they are in an advertising and content partnership. According to the companies, Orange Advertising Network will manage both premium and performance advertising sales for MySpace in France. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Razorgator Names Technology VP

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Los Angeles-based Razorgator , which provides secondary sports and entertainment tickets online, said today that it has named Ismail Elshareef as the firm's new Vice President of Technology. According to the firm, he was most recently at Edmunds, where he was Director of Front-End Engineering. Razorgator is backed by. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Firm To Sell Sex.com

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A Los Angeles firm, Escom LLC , has inked a deal with domain marketplace firm Sedo to sell domain name Sex.com , Sedo said today, in the latest chapter in a long drama over the domain. Sedo said it is now the exclusive brokerage firm representing the domain. Escom had purchased Sex.com in 2006, reportedly paying $14M for the website.

imFORZA Spins Out of The Design People

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El Segundo-based imFORZA , an online Internet marketing agency, said today that it has been acquired and spun off from parent company The Design People. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. imFORZA provides search engine optimization, paid search advertising, social media marketing, and other related services.

VMIX Releases SDK For iPad, iPhone

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San Diego-based VMIX , which provides an online video publishing platform, said this morning that it has released a new software development kit. According to the firm, the new SDK makes it easier for developers to integrate video into mobile applications for Apple's iPad and iPhone, as well as other devices. READ MORE>>.

WD Completes Hoya Magnetic Media Buy

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Lake Forest-based disk drive maker Western Digital said today that it has completed its acquisition of Hoya's magnetic media sputtering operations. The deal was worth approximately $233M. WD had originally announced the buy in April. READ MORE>>.

Eucalyptus Gets $20M More

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , a developer of private cloud management software, said this morning that it has raised $20M in new funding. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, and also included current investors Benchmark Capital and BV Capital. The firm said the funding brings its total raised to $25.5M. READ MORE>>.