Mahalo Cuts 25 Percent
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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
APRIL 30, 2012
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.
Calacanis: Yahoo Should Buy Mahalo For $150M
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
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 Chops Headcount, Says Report
MARCH 2, 2011
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.
Mahalo Revs Site Design, Home Page
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online search site headed by Jason Calacanis, rolled out version 3.0 of the firm's web site. 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. READ MORE>>.
Mahalo's New Name, Pivot: Inside.com?
OCTOBER 1, 2012
Is Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis, just about to reveal a new pivot and new corporate name? mahalo jason calacanis inside smartphone content videos ebook pivotAccording to a story from TechCrunch this morning, yes. READ MORE>>.
Mahalo Revamps Site
JUNE 3, 2009
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the high profile "human-powered search engine" run by Jason Calacanis, rolled out a new, revamped site late Tuesday evening, offering to split advertising revenues with users who help to create pages on the site. Mahalo has received funding from Sequoia Capital, Elon Musk, and News Corp., among others.
Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication
OCTOBER 24, 2011
Here's a classic example that illustrates the issue - the sign-up page from Mahalo. This is exactly what Mahalo ends up doing.
Mahalo Cuts Staff
OCTOBER 22, 2008
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
Calacanis Drops TechCrunch50 Lawsuit
MARCH 2, 2011
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's Calacanis Offers $500K For Twitter Spot
MARCH 19, 2009
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.
USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown
Tech Zulu Event
OCTOBER 3, 2011
54 hours. 70+ students. business ideas. One weekend we will never forget. 42 pitches (that’s right 42 out of 65 students pitched!!) Lrning It.
Mahalo Takes On Questions and Answers
DECEMBER 15, 2008
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
Mahalo Employee Goes To Jail For Botnet Hacking
MARCH 5, 2009
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
Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis
JULY 21, 2016
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?
Calacanis Launches News Aggregation Service Inside.com
JANUARY 28, 2014
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup led by tech celebrity Jason Calacanis, apparently is shifting its focus to a new effort called Inside.com , focused on mobile news. inside.com mahalo service aggregation news calacanis jason READ MORE>>.
Science Snags Jason Rapp
APRIL 9, 2013
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 Mahalo.com, the app and video content developer headed by Jason Calacanis. READ MORE>>.
LAUNCH Conference Prize Money Hits $151K
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
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
MARCH 31, 2011
The Open Angel Forum , the angel investment group started by Mahalo's Jason Calacanis, is looking to expand, according to the group.
YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content
OCTOBER 8, 2012
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>>.
LAUNCH Conference Tops $1M In Prizes
MARCH 6, 2012
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>>.
Former LA Tech Champion Percival Takes Silicon Beach Experience To Norway
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Mahalo, and MySpace. The new effort is being led by Percival, who moved to Silicon Valley two years ago. READ MORE>>.
Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.
Calacanis Takes A Bite Of Ramen's Crowdfunding Site
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
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>>.
SoCal Tech Calendar
JULY 19, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 -- Startup Meetup @ Mahalo. See [link].
Calacanis Expands Campaign Against Pitching Fees
OCTOBER 9, 2009
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 Invests In DNS Provider Dyn
OCTOBER 2, 2012
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>>.
Calacanis Invests $25K In StorkBrokers
AUGUST 18, 2010
Jason Calacanis , the high profile CEO of Mahalo, and angel investor, has made an investment in Georgia-based StorkBrokers , an online community site focused on new mothers and fathers. The investment was worth $25,000, and Calacanis has joined the firm's board. StorkBroker's founders are Bridget Hawkins and Sterling Hawkins. READ MORE>>.
Savings.com Taps Calacanis For Board
AUGUST 6, 2009
Santa Monica-based online coupon site Savings.com 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.
Calacanis Backs 15Five
JANUARY 18, 2013
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Calacanis Plans Competitor To TechCrunch
OCTOBER 5, 2010
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.
Wittlebee's Percival Surfaces At Topix
AUGUST 13, 2013
Percival, who had been very visible in the Los Angeles technology scene, had left Los Angeles in July seeking new pastures. READ MORE>>.
Calacanis: First Angels In New Angel Group
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
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 Threatens To Sue Arrington Over TechCrunch Acquisition
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
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Tsavo Snags Percival From Docstoc
OCTOBER 29, 2008
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
OCTOBER 13, 2009
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Calacanis Pits LAUNCH Conference Against TechCrunch Disrupt
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
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3 Valuation Inflection Points for Startups: Don’t Copy Calacanis
From the Venture Trenches
MAY 21, 2013
Serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis. The valuation will be based on how well you can sell your idea.
The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA
MARCH 22, 2011
But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.
Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012
Tech Zulu Event
MARCH 5, 2012
Tyler Crowley, of Sqweal, Launch, ThisWeekInStartups, Open Angel Forum, and Mahalo, stopped by to give a quick coaching session on pitch prep.