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Mahalo Cuts 25 Percent


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online content and information site run by Jason Calacanis, has laid off 25 percent of its employees, according to a report today. mahalo jobs employment layoff jason calacanisAllThingsD, which confirmed the cuts with President Jason Rapp, said the move is part of a shift to product online videos.

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider


Remember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital? Mahalo had initially focused on creating a human-curated search engine, but had seen some stumbles after major Google algorithm changes last year which caused a dropoff in the firm's search engine traffic.

Mahalo Chops Headcount, Says Report


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online human-curated news and search site headed by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of its staff, according to reports. Citing an email sent to Mahalo's "Guides", who develop content for Mahalo, the report said that, so far, the Google changes have led to a "significant dip" in traffic and revenues.

Calacanis: Yahoo Should Buy Mahalo For $150M


How much is Santa Monica-based Mahalo worth? In a list of 10 acquisitions he suggested Yahoo make "on day one", Calacanis--not one to shy from self promotion--said that Yahoo could acquire Mahalo for $75M to $150M, with a chance of closing a deal at greater than 50%. mahalo merger acquisition yahoo content learning video

Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year


Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. Mahalo now has about 3,000 how to articles on the site. READ MORE>>.

SoCal's Online Video Companies Weigh In On Gangnam Style Earnings


Mahalo is a YouTube partner, and TubeMogul provides an online video ad purchasing platform. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Drops TechCrunch50 Lawsuit


The news comes on the same day it was reported that Mahalo made a 10 percent cut to its staff, due to Google's recent search ranking changes.

Mahalo Cuts Staff


Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the search and news site run by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of the firm's staff, Calacanis said in a post on his blog Wednesday. Mahalo is venture backed by Burda Digital Ventures, CBS, News Corp., Calacanis said that the moves were due to a "challenging economic environment." READ MORE

Mahalo Revs Site Design, Home Page


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online search site headed by Jason Calacanis, rolled out version 3.0 Among other changes, the site's home page now features a prominent "ask any question" box, links to Mahalo Answers and How To pages, as well as ways to search and browse topics on the site. of the firm's web site. READ MORE>>.

Mahalo's Calacanis Offers $500K For Twitter Spot


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the human-powered search engine run by Jason Calacanis, is in the spotlight again, this time for putting a price on being a top Twitter user. According to Mahalo head Calacanis, he is offering the micro blogging service $500,000, to have Mahalo's new Answers service featured as a "suggested user" for three years.

Mahalo Takes On Questions and Answers


Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the high profile startup headed by Jason Calacanis, has launched a new questions and answers site it is calling Mahalo Answers. Mahalo is a human powered search engine which uses a team of editors to cull the web for information on the most popular search topics. and Sequoia Capital. READ MORE

Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication


Here's a classic example that illustrates the issue - the sign-up page from Mahalo. This is exactly what Mahalo ends up doing.

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Mahalo Employee Goes To Jail For Botnet Hacking


High profile entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, CEO of Los Angeles-based Mahalo , emailed an impassioned note to his mailing list Thursday, which he also posted to his personal blog, detailing how one of the firm's employees has just been sentenced to 48 months in jail for computer hacking. Tags: employment mahalo hacker legal lawsuit

USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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54 hours. 70+ students. 8 business ideas. One weekend we will never forget. 42 pitches (that’s right 42 out of 65 students pitched!!) Lrning It.

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LAUNCH Conference Prize Money Hits $151K


Calacanis--who is the CEO of local startup Mahalo, and also host of This Week In Startups--has been promoting his LAUNCH conference since a widely publicized fallout with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington over their jointly produced TechCrunch50. Mahalo is based in Santa Monica. READ MORE>>.

Open Angel Forum Looks To Expand


The Open Angel Forum , the angel investment group started by Mahalo's Jason Calacanis, is looking to expand, according to the group.

LAUNCH Conference Tops $1M In Prizes


The LAUNCH Conference , the technology startup launch conference organized by Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis, has just surpassed $1 million in prizes, Calacanis said Tuesday afternoon. Calacanis heads up web search site Mahalo, as well as running video podcasting enterprise This Week In, and is also an angel investor. READ MORE>>.

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content


New channels listed in the preview of YouTUbe's new content effort include channels developed by My Damn Channel, EQAL, Big Frame, Katalyst, Mahalo, Demand Media, Maker Studios, DECA, and many others. The company is reportedly also investing another $200M in its channel efforts, on top of the $100M effort it kicked off last year. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Launches News Aggregation Service


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup led by tech celebrity Jason Calacanis, apparently is shifting its focus to a new effort called , focused on mobile news. mahalo service aggregation news calacanis jason READ MORE>>.

Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis


Jeffrey has previously been at ThisWeekIn, Mahalo, ZeroDegrees, TargetClose, and The Palace; Hayes has been involved with ShoutEngine, ThisNext, and DaVita, among other companies. Just having one of those days, when you need some help--ie your car broke down, you can't get to daycare to pick up your child, you've got a medical emergency?

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 -- Startup Meetup @ Mahalo. See [link].

Calacanis Takes A Bite Of Ramen's Crowdfunding Site


No, Jason Calacanis , the Santa Monica angel investor, and CEO and founder of Mahalo , isn''t bootstrapping a new company and reverting to the hungry''s entrepreneur diet. ramen software crowdfunding finance project development jason calacanis mahalo launch conference The size of the investment round was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Invests In DNS Provider Dyn


Calacanis, who lives in Santa Monica where he runs Mahalo , apparently has invested in Dyn , which operates a managed DNS and email delivery service, used by such clients as Twitter, Zappos, CNBC and Pandora. calacanis jason venture capital mahalo managed iaas infrastructureREAD MORE>>. Taps Calacanis For Board


Santa Monica-based online coupon site has tapped Jason Calacanis, founder of Mahalo and Internet celebrity, for its board of directors, the firm said Thursday. Calacanis is CEO and founder of Mahalo, a human-powered search engine also based in Santa Monica; Calacanis had his big win at Weblogs, which was acquired by AOL.

Science Snags Jason Rapp


mahalo executive incubator accelerator science scienceinc Santa Monica-based technology incubator and studio Science has added technology veteran Jason Rapp to its team. Rapp was previously President and member of the board of, the app and video content developer headed by Jason Calacanis. READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Plans Competitor To TechCrunch


Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Mahalo, is planning some direct competition to Michael Arrington's technology blog empire, TechCrunch , according to a report today from the Guardian. startups, and Calacanis has increasingly directed Mahalo along the path of editorial content. to AOL. AOL was the buyer of TechCrunch.

Calacanis: First Angels In New Angel Group


Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based Internet search site Mahalo , has signed on several angels for his new angel group, the Open Angel Forum - Los Angeles. Tags: jason calacanis mahalo angel investment venture capital keiretsu forum openangel executive

Calacanis Expands Campaign Against Pitching Fees


Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is continuing his crusade against angel groups and others who charge startups to pitch their groups, saying that he's now calling on groups to stop charging fees, and post what fees they were charging to entrepreneurs on their web sites.

Calacanis Threatens To Sue Arrington Over TechCrunch Acquisition


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Tsavo Snags Percival From Docstoc


Percival was most recently at Docstoc, where he was Content Manager, and has also previously headed up social media and search engine marketing at Mahalo. Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the online media startup headed by former Userplane founder Michael Jones, said today that it has hired on Sean Percival as Director of Content at the firm.

Calacanis/Keiretsu Tiff Heats Up With Lawsuit


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Calacanis Pits LAUNCH Conference Against TechCrunch Disrupt


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Calacanis Backs 15Five


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Former LA Tech Champion Percival Takes Silicon Beach Experience To Norway


Mahalo, and MySpace. The new effort is being led by Percival, who moved to Silicon Valley two years ago. READ MORE>>.

3 Valuation Inflection Points for Startups: Don’t Copy Calacanis

From the Venture Trenches

Serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis. The valuation will be based on how well you can sell your idea.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Tyler Crowley, of Sqweal, Launch, ThisWeekInStartups, Open Angel Forum, and Mahalo, stopped by to give a quick coaching session on pitch prep.

Wittlebee's Percival Surfaces At Topix


Percival, who had been very visible in the Los Angeles technology scene, had left Los Angeles in July seeking new pastures. READ MORE>>.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link]. link].

Calacanis Boosts Thumbtack


Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Mahalo, host of This Week In Startups, and angel investor, is one of the angel investors in Bay Area startup Thumbtack said today that it received $1.2M in angel investor from Calacanis, along with a long list of Silicon Valley angels, for its local services marketplace. READ MORE>>.