2008

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AdEngage Acquired By Technorati

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El Segundo-based AdEngage, an online advertising network, has been acquired by blog and Internet search site Technorati, Technorati said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Technorati, it has acquired AdEngage to launch a new self-service advertising network for blogs and social media sites. READ MORE

Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

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I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. Luckily, I've found a GREAT way to make my time spent at events much better. What do I do? Then I couldn't back out. 3.

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

SoCal Delicious

Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen. Analysis on viral marketing, user experience, game design, and online ads. See the books I recommend to friends.

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Hike The Geek

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Sunday, December 14, 2008 -- Hike The Geek. See [link] (more

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Panel: Digital Content Distribution’s Brave New World

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“Digital Content Distribution’s Brave New World: Trends & Issues&# was our topic last Thursday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica. The first in what we hope is a series of digital media-related events for the Technology Council, this program focused on trends and opportunities in digital content distribution.

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Meetup - Avoiding Negative Comments

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As a follow-up to my last post on Meetups SEO / SEM , I was just booted from the group and any of my comments about issues I had with the way the group was handled along with my negative vote about the event were deleted from the group. It makes me wonder if Meetup is actually encouraging this kind of thing

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Web 2.0 Strategy

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Fantastic post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Ten Aspects of Web 2.0 Strategy That Every CTO and CIO Should Know. Raises some interesting points, but the general theme is: just figure out ways to get it to happen

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Technology Impact - Performance Spread

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Fascinating article by Andrew McAfee - Technology Beats a Full House - discusses how variation in performance spread decreases over time as systems become optimized. He shows that the spreads in IT heavy industries has greater variation over the past decade. winners were increasingly separated from losers

Geni Rolls New Holiday Calendar, Pro Features

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Los Angeles-based Geni, the online genealogy and social networking site run by ex-PayPal cofounder David Sacks, has rolled out two new features.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. At the CTO Group that I organize in Santa Monica, we've had lots of discussions around this. application services (security, integration), etc. Whoops.

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Social Innovation

SoCal CTO

It's funny how things intersect in life. just ran into Chris Gammil's post New Era of Social Innovation where he describes it as: The model takes the best of the OPEN model and pushes right out into the open, further distributing idea sourcing, team forming, development, commercialization and economic distribution. What are some of the drivers?

Mindshare

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, December 18, 2008 -- Mindshare. Mindshare is a monthly event that was created to serve as a platform for networking and the sharing of ideas across a wide range of fields. See [link] (more

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

Technology Council

The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter.  Check this out, along with our other feature articles and links to the upcoming event schedule. Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

SoCal CTO

A while ago I posted about Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking where I recommended that people should look at who's attending the event prior to going to the event in order to make their networking more effective. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post. And I think it hurts them in attendance.

Entreprenuer Questions

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Chris Gammil and I just spent some quality time together with a new, private group that is advising start-ups here in Los Angeles. The goal is to have start-ups learn from each other and from others who have been through the experience. So, far it's turning out great. Who should I get involved? What is 'good enough'? Great questions Chris

Start-up Advisors

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Andrew Warner from Mixergy posted - Before Looking for Funding, Get an Advisor. He recommends that early stage companies get input from people who know the funding process, know the vertical, etc. That's great advice. Of course, it's sometimes hard to find advisors. Maybe Andrew, Chris and I will figure out a way to address the friction around this.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

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Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. It was a really good event with lots of interesting folks in attendance. would guess that there was about 100 people - on a Saturday in Pasadena. That shows some interest in the topic. The presenters had some interesting things to say on a wide variety of topics. Lots of niches.

Slacker Lowers Prices

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The firm said its new "Radio Plus" service will allow for ad-free, unlimited song skipping for $3.99 a month based on an annual subscription.

Yonkly Creates New Microblogging Site

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Orange County-based startup Yonkly launched a beta of its site this week, focused on creating a Twitter-like, branded microblog service. READ MORE

Two Teams Join Lunar X PRIZE Competition

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The Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation has added two new teams for the group's Google Lunar X PRIZE competition, the group said Tuesday. READ MORE

Two Teams Joins Lunar X PRIZE Competition

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The Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation has added two new teams for the group's Google Lunar X PRIZE competition, the group said Tuesday. READ MORE

AeroVironment Gets Win In Italy

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The device is designed to fit into a backpack, and so far has been sold to Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and Spain. READ MORE

Freelancers Ball

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 -- Freelancers Ball. Holiday event for freelancers. See [link] (more

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Illumina Appoints VP

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Lewis was previously at Becton Dickinson Biosciences, where he was Vice President of Special Order Research Products. READ MORE

Novatel Wireless Hires New EMEA VP

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless announced today that Greg England has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and General Manager, EMEA.

Interview with Dr. Ramin Sadr, Mojix

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We spoke with Dr. Sadr about the firm. Mojix is venture backed by Oak Investment Partners, Red Rock Ventures, and Innocal. Thanks! READ MORE

Broadcom Eyes Acquisition Bargains

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Irvine-based Broadcom is eyeing technology companies it can buy at a bargain, the firm's CFO said on an analyst call this week. READ MORE

MySpace Launches Browser Toolbar

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said Wednesday that it has officially launched its new MySpace Toolbar, an add-on for Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0

Verari Launches Leasing Program

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San Diego-based blade computing provider Verari Systems is targeting its customers with a new leasing program it is billing the "Green Leasing Program."

Novatel Wireless Loses President

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Reason for the sudden departure was not given. READ MORE

Sendio Hires Sales VP

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Javier joins the firm from Corporate Express, where he was Director of Sales for the firm's Southern California division. READ MORE

Novatel Rolls Mobile Hotspot Hardware

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The pocket-sized device will ship in the first half of next year. Pricing has not been released. READ MORE

Broadcom Integrates AMD Digital TV Operations

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According to Broadcom, it will be demonstrating a number of combined technology as CES in January, based on technology from the acquisition. READ MOR

SoCalBio Networking Forum

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 -- SoCalBio Networking Forum. Making Every Innovation Count: Monetizing IP Assets. See https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1522578182300andP=1522578191157716600. 1522578182300andP=1522578191157716600.

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