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What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC?


Nearly every entrepreneur has heard the refrain, "Get back to me when you have some traction,” while seeking funding. Triangle Of Evidence.

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UX Workshops by Celebrated Author & Usability Expert, Eric Reiss

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“Great presentation. It was good to see someone else who actively thinks about the world from the user’s perspective.” budgets.

Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next

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It all started in 2010 with Klout. Nobody had any sound logic on why Klout would be successful. – and why it would become a powerhouse. Smart.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts.

Enervee Ranks Appliance, Electronics On Energy Use


How energy efficient is that new television you just bought for your house, and how can you be sure? A new, Santa Monica-based startup, Enervee , has recently rolled out a new tool to help people estimate how much energy their television--and soon, other appliances--are consuming. READ MORE>>. enervee electronics television energy startup

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CityGrid Slashes Staff


In the latest cuts among Silicon Beach's high tech community, CityGrid , which runs Citysearch, Insider Pages, and Urbanspoon--has laid off a chunk of its staff, including a significant number of Los Angeles employees. Initial news of the cuts, which were made in the last couple of days, came through recruiters and others close to the company.

3M and Roku Launch First-of-Its-Kind Streaming Projector | The New Big Screen

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Bringing Back Big-Screen. Strategic Partnership. 600 Channels On 120 Inches & Long Battery Life. US $30 Billion Sales. Canada, U.K.

Separate “Chairman from “CEO.”


This recommendation is true for all companies with outside investors who are active and have or seek board representation.

MacTech Conference

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 -- MacTech Conference. MacTech Conference is a 3-day, immersive, technical conference specifically designed for Apple developers, IT Pros, and Enterprise.MacTech Conference will have two separate tracks: one focused on programming / development, and the other on IT/Enterprise and consulting. See [link] (more

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content


In what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. READ MORE>>. youtube content channels development hollywood startups

Recycled Bride Wants You To Save On Your Big Day | Wed Without Tears

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TechZulu caught up with Recycled Bride and here is what we found! What is Recycled Bride? When was Recycled Bride founded and where is it based?


To Infinity And Beyond: Buzz Lightyear, T-Pain, Hot Chocolate And Technology

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I’m at the #BoxWorks conference in San Francisco this week, which is an odd place for me to be at first glance. Why odd?

BSA Finance Group Meeting

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 -- BSA Finance Group Meeting. Bio Science Alliance. SEC HOT TOPICS AND OTHER KEY ACCOUNTING ISSUES AFFECTING LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES. The SEC and FASB continue to hammer revenue recognition, IP accounting and other issues near and dear to Life Science companies. Our speakers will discuss the latest developments.

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LA Clean Technology Corridor Gets Funding


The effort to establish a "clean technology corridor" in Los Angeles has received $2.1M in a grant, according to the LABJ , from the Commerce Department. The grant gives the City of Los Angeles more than $2.1M to construct and equip the La Kretz Innovation Campus downtown. angeles cleantech corridor clean technology

FreeBike Project | Shifting Brands into Gear

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Copenhagen is world renowned for its biking culture and has officially become the first Bike City in the World. How does the Project work?

Variety Acquired By Penske Media


The bible of entertainment industry news, Variety , has been acquired by Internet entrepreneur Jay Penske, via his firm, Penske Media , the companies said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Penske acquired Variety from parent firm Reed Business Information, which is part of Reed Elsevier. READ MORE>>.

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ShopWiki Launches Barcode Scanning, Price Comparison App


ShopWiki , which operates an Internet shopping search engine, said this week that it has released a new, barcode scanning app for iOS. The site--which is owned by Los Angeles-based --said the barcode app lets users check online prices while shopping at brick and mortar retail stores. READ MORE>>.

Three Southern California Firms Get EETimes Focus


The magazine, in its list of startups worth watching , identified Efficient Power Conversion Corp. Efficient Power Conversion Corp. READ MORE>>.

SpaceX Dragon Docks Successfully With ISS


SpaceX launched its first, cargo carrying mission to the ISS Sunday evening. The hatch to the Dragon is scheduled to be opened tomorrow. READ MORE>>.

Boingo Inks Wi-fi Sponsorship Deal With Microsoft


Boingo said the free Wi-Fi comes as part of a promotion for Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. READ MORE>>.

Convertro Launches New Product


The firm said its product provides "attribution credit" to those assets--which it calls owned media assets--even though those third party sites do not support first party analytics tags. Convertro is trying to better track conversions and visitors, and attribute those to different online advertising and outreach. READ MORE>>.

Ceres Chief Scientific Officer Takes Advisory Role


the firm's Chief Scientific Officer, has become Chief Scientific Advisor. Flavell remains on the company's board. Flavell has been at Ceres since 1998.

Digiboo Adds Android Support, TV Content


Digiboo said its catalog now includes such series as Boss, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, and The Big Bang Theory. Digiboo said the new shows will cost $1.99

Google's PageSpeed Exits Beta


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ResearchGate | Social Network For Researchers Only

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Virtual Research Lab For Global Collaboration. All from your ResearchGate profile.”. Place For Answers, For Free. million Researchers On site.

Inktank Partners With Citrix


Inktank , the software developer behind the open source Ceph distributed storage project, said Thursday that it has partnered with Citrix Sytsems to provide support for Ceph as part of Citrix CloudPlatform. Citrix CloudPlatform is a software product, commercially supported by Citrix, used for cloud orchestration. READ MORE>>.

Elon Musk's SolarCity Files For IPO


It's been a big weekend for tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, after another successful launch Sunday from his commercial spaceflight firm, SpaceX--based in Hawthorne--and, it turns out, another IPO filing for Musk. It turns out that Musk owns 31.9 percent of SolarCity, which was founded by his cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. READ MORE>>.

Atari Ties With Zynga On New Game


Atari said the game is an expansion of its Breakout franchise, and will be available in both a demo version and a complete $0.99 Atari's U.S.

ZunguZ Facebook Payment Application | Interview With The Founder Robert Sussman

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TechZulu caught up Robert Sussman, Co-CEO of Zunguz , the Facebook payment app. What is Zunguz? Why the name? When was it launched? How does it work?


SpaceX Dragon Hatch Opens Ahead Of Schedule


NASA said that the crew of the ISS opened up the hatch to the SpaceX Dragon at 1:40 p.m. The hatch had been expected to be opened sometime today.

Top 5 TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 StartUps that will Save You Time & Money

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Lyft / Sidecar – The Airbnb of commuter transportation. Lately there has been a non cab, “hire your neighbor”, kind of transportation craze. 

SGN Launches Effort Supporting Ocean Conservation


The two said they are partnering to raise awareness and charitable donations for ocean conservation. READ MORE>>.

How GridTest Is Helping To Build The Next Electric Car, With Neal Roche


How do you create a business around the still-emerging market of electric vehicles and avoid those issues? What are GridTest's products used for?

uSamp Expands In Europe


The company says it now has five offices internationally. uSamp explained that it had 104 percent revenue growth in Europe last year. READ MORE>>.