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Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

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Like most first-timers, I learned the hard way. Negotiating was a subset of every activity in a startup – it really was a way of life. And smart.

At NeXT, Steve Jobs Balanced Reality Distortion With Startup Realities


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This week during SXSW we learned of all sorts of the new startup scenes around the country, even the world.

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup


I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. Here's an example of that kind of email.

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Los Angeles Ranks 6th In Tech Job Pay Survey


Los Angeles ranks number six in a recent survey by Irvine-based recruiting firm CyberCoders. 99,618) and Boston ($99,099). READ MORE>>.

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ID Analytics Acquired By LifeLock


San Diego-based ID Analytics , the developer of risk and identification management services, which is venture backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital, Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures, has been acquired by LifeLock , the firms said today. ID Analytics had raised around $35.15M in funding. READ MORE>>.

Budding Entrepreneurs at CSLA? Yes, Really!

Steve Reich

Tuesday, I had the good fortune to meet a roomful of Mechanical Engineering Master’s students at CSLA, and was throughly impressed. 

Pasadena Angels Participate in a $1.6 million Series A Investment in JobSync

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JobSync matches candidates to jobs at leading companies based on experience, qualifications, and personality. Pasadena, Calif., MAR 8, 2012 – JobSync, an innovative online career service that reinvents recruiting for candidates and companies alike, has raised a $1.6M The Angels look forward to a successful exit in the next few years. 1-818-980-3939.

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Hulu Updates Video Player


Viewers watching their favorite TV show on Hulu today might notice a slight change: the site's video player is now bigger, due to an update on the firm's web site Thursday. Hulu said the company updated its video player with one which is 55 percent larger, in addition to a number of other UI changes. READ MORE>>.

The Future is Happening: Real-Time Ad Buying

Frank Addante

The hot topic in digital advertising today is real-time ad buying. Even for a fast-evolving industry, it felt like real-time ad sales swept through the industry quickly last year, with lots of companies activating real-time exchanges that enabled advertisers to plug in, find their desired audiences, and buy ads within fractions of a second.

From Founder to CEO: What are the Critical Steps in Growing Your Business and Securing Funding?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 -- From Founder to CEO: What are the Critical Steps in Growing Your Business and Securing Funding? What are the Critical Steps in Growing Your Business and Securing Funding? Evolving as a startup company is critical. Evolving as a Founder to CEO is just as critical. See [link] (more

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Qualcomm, Broadcom, Skyworks Prominent In iPad 2 Teardown


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Getting Sales Right at a Young Company

Steve Reich

This week, I helped a young entrepreneur at a “stealth startup” evaluate his progress on the sales front.  His small team is moving rapidly thanks to the thoughtful approach he’s taking.  There are lessons here for all of us. Compensation- The compensation plan focuses on aligning the interests of the salesman and company.  Sales

Small Business Breakfast Series Presents: Building a Brand Through Social Media

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 -- Small Business Breakfast Series Presents: Building a Brand Through Social Media. Building a brand is a key cornerstone to the success of a small business. In this generation of social media, companies have a plethora of social networking channels that can be utilized to build and sustain brands. See [link] (more

Docstoc's Jason Nazar Talks License123


Can you tell us about the new site, and how Docstoc is doing? Jason Nazar: The quick update on Docstoc, is the business is doing really well.

CODA Automotive's First Vehicle Rolls Off Production Line


CODA said its first of its five passenger sedans will be sold in California to current reservation holders for its cars. READ MORE>>.

Factual Team With Geoloqi


Financial details of the deal with Geoloqi and Factual were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. mobile database based location geoloqi factual

Topspin Ties With MTV On Artists.MTV


Los Angeles-based Topspin and MTV said Thursday at SXSW that the two are in a new partnership, on a new initiative called Artists.MTV. The new project taps Topspin's marketing platform, to provide artists with pages on MTV with ways to connect with fans, and allows fans to buy music, merchandise, and tickets. READ MORE>>.

Live Nation Sets Up Venture Investment Fund


Los Angeles-based ticketing and concert management firm Live Nation is getting into the early stage investment business, announcing Wednesday that it has established the LN Labs Fund , which will invest in early stage technologies and entrepreneurs. Size of the fund was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Signs Global Distribution Deal


Los Angeles-based Hulu has inked a deal to distribute its original content to the international market, the firm said Monday, in a deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises. Hulu said the deal calls for FremantleMedia to handle distribution rights to its original content internationally, including distributing the content over traditional media.

Qualcomm, Broadcom, Skyworks Prominent In iPad 3 Teardown


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Slacker Offers Free NCAA Streaming Radio


Slacker and ESPN set up the streaming radio deal in September, in what was a significant content expansion for the service. READ MORE>>.

Broadcom Funds Entry In Google Lunar X Prize


Broadcom said it is donating the money to the Israeli group SpaceIL for its efforts. READ MORE>>.

Fandango Launches Facebook Timeline App


The firm said the new app allows fans to share movie recommendations and activities with friends, see their friends' movie picks, and more.

AeroVironment Gets $11.1M Order


In another military contract win, Monrovia-based AeroVironment , the maker of unmanned aircraft for the military, reported that it has scored an $11.1M

Nirvanix Wins National Geo


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Docstoc Launches New iPhone App


Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding or to help get your business started? READ MORE>>.

Crosscut Ventures Raising Second Fund


Los Angeles-based Crosscut Ventures , the early stage, venture capital investment firm run by Rick Smith and Brian Garrett, looks to be kicking off a new fund, according to an SEC filing this week. Details on the fund size were not included in the filing, and the firm has not commented on the filing. READ MORE>>.

Mark Burnett Invests In Youtoo


Los Angeles-based reality show producer Mark Burnett , and his company One Three Television LLC announced this morning that it has taken an ownership interest in startup Youtoo. Youtoo operates an online site which allows viewers to upload videos of themselves, and then incorporates those videos into live television. YooToo is based in Texas.

Autobytel Sees Growth, Profits In 2012


Online automotive information and purchasing site Autobytel looks to have finally turned a corner, saying today that it is expecting to achieve "meaningful growth" in both its revenue and profitability in 2012. The firm, reported a profit in 2011, its first profitable year since 2004. READ MORE>>.

Givit Overwhelmed By FlipShare Users


San Diego-based Givit , the online video sharing service kicked off by VMIX Thursday, reported last night that it is seeing "temporary delays" due to overwhelming demand for the service. The company said, in a blog post, that the response was "overwhelming" for the service, which caused its services to be a "little slow". READ MORE>>.

Essential Learning Acquired By Vista Equity Partners


San Diego-based Essential Learning , which develops interactive education and learning software for behavioral and community health, substance abuse, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare organizations, has been acquird by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.