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HireRight Takes On Resume Padding Executives


HireRight said it has been providing similar services through millions of background checks each year, but that the new offering specifically is aimed at high profile positions to protect organizations from "potential embarrassment." hireright resume padding yahoo executive biography background check saasREAD MORE>>.

myfab5 Wanst to Reinvent The Way You Find Food | Interview With Co-Founder Calvin Schemanski

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Apps & Software Entrepreneurship iPhone Marketing Social Media Startups Facebook Google myfab5 Recommendation Reviews Yahoo Yelp and 4.5

Kaleio Integrates National and International Job Listings via | Founder Interview Jim Riley

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Using Kaleio, members can find, connect and message others free of charge. Mashable, and several others. Below is our interview in detail. Education.

Tinder Bolsters Executive Ranks


McDonald was formerly SVP/Head of Original Marketing at Starz Entertainment; Zhang was VP of Engineering at Yahoo!; Tinder said that CTO Ryan Ogle will become responsible for its product organization, Jonathan Badeen becomes Chief Strategy Officer at the company, and current CMO Phil Schwarz will shift to leading marketing initiatives.

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HipGeo Raises $500K


The funding comes from Morado Venture Partners, a seed stage fund run by ex-Yahoo executives Ash Patel and Michael Marquez. HipGeo develops a location-aware platform which includes smartphone apps which enable users to continuously record and organize their lives around geography. READ MORE>>.

When Should Technical Founders Become CEO?

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Somehow in a world of rapid change Mark had been able to right his ship much faster than the highly bureaucratic organizations that places like Google, Yahoo! Under Rob’s leadership we built out an amazing organization of seasoned enterprise software veterans in the US market. So why did Larry need to return?

Interview with Jonathan David, Tapstone


We spoke with Jonathan about the company and where it fits into the advertising market. What is Tapstone all about? What''s your background? Thanks!

Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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sure wish the founders of Yahoo! But for years Yahoo! Today’s post courtesy of the Dave McClure school of vocabulary. It happens.

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Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports


That got us the eye of the people at YouTube, Yahoo Rivals, and others, in terms of being a major player in high school sports, with quality content.

How Chippmunk Hopes To Use UX To Rise Above The Coupon Crowd


We spoke to CEO Brian Nickerson --an Internet veteran with time at Yahoo and Internet Brands--about the company and its goals. Thanks!

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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So the value on the Internet went “up the stack” to portals such as Yahoo!, need to give credit for the topic to PR Malloy who Tweeted me this question. must admit I discuss this very frequently with portfolio companies but hadn’t thought to write about it. Excite, MSN and eventually Google. THAT is the power of exclusivity.

Bringing The Benefit Of Managed Cloud To Enterprises, With Metacloud


Steve Curry: I had been at Yahoo managing their storage operations. What does MetaCloud do? There is an advantage and disadvantage to that.

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The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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First, A Primer: Portals, RSS, Feed Readers & Delicious - When the web started we needed directories to find information and thus Yahoo!

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Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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They are run by smart & shrewd people or they wouldn’t become leaders in incumbent organizations in the first place. They can’t.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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It’s why I was always critical of the “acquihire culture” at places like Yahoo ! They are transparent about the goals and objectives of the organization and they’re willing to tell people how the company is doing against those goals. The reality of most startups is about survival. Sense of Purpose. Conviction.

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As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges


Collins, whose organization is overseeing much of the initiative, raised the question last month, even as he announced a goal to start recruitment by November, only four months away. The U.S. Those concerns are shared by the public. But they did not view tech companies as trustworthy stewards. Vanderbilt is the lead contractor.

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How FatCloud Is Bringing NoSQL To The World of Microsoft


The company was actually born in Los Angeles, out of a company which was a.NET development organization. What exactly is FatCloud? Thanks!

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8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

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So naturally we’re pushing for him to drop critical information when their paths cross organically. Rob Bailey is the CEO of DataSift.

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Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a great leader and seem to be having this conversation a lot lately about Facebook, Yahoo!,

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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MusicMatch was acquired by Yahoo! 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. There will be plenty of  FREE  food and drinks! in 2004. On Demand).

Biz2Beach To Stream Live Here On TechZulu

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Tony has previously worked for organizations like PayPal, Yahoo! Matthew Arevalo, Founder, Master Works.

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CapLinked Raise $1.6m Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology

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He helped develop an airline tracking system for Homeland Security and is an organizer of the Agile Open SoCal conference. Now $2.5

Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence & Authority and Are Unafraid to Use Them

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These are the permanent members of a VC. This lesson on NINAs applies to VC pitches as well as any sale. 1. Some people have authority (A).

UCLA DEV Contest Proves Grand Ideas & Teamwork are Essential to LA Tech

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Laptops, Desktop PC’s and a plethora of smartphones were strewn across desks inside of rooms that were almost creepily silent.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

Both Sides of the Table went on to ink huge distribution deals with Microsoft, AOL & Yahoo! Overture was sold to Yahoo! Overture ( Heresy.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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Community Leaders + Organizers. Perhaps somebody needs to organize it a bit better to go into more angel deals. Me: “Bullshit.

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As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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Hard to imagine that Dick joined “organically” or that his becoming CEO also was organic. But VC is like congress. Dying.

Interview with Wes Nichols, MarketShare


One of their partners is Ted Meisel, who we worked with closely when he was CEO of Overture, before selling it to Yahoo. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Jake Wood serves as President of Team Rubicon , the organization he co-founded following the massive earthquake in Haiti. Weekly. Idea Mensch.

Interview with Lane Soelberg, WePlay


Where do you organize and share all the information about your team's games? How did WePlay come about? How did you get involved? Thanks!

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Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine


People we met there were Greg Cohn, who was recently head of yahoo games. First of all, of those who haven't heard of SocialEngine, what is it?

Digital LA - Digital Drinks @ Les Deux

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Digital LA organizes mixers for professionals in online entertainment, marketing, and advertising. Attendees work at Sony Pictures, FOX Interactive, MySpace, Google, Yahoo!, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -- For our next Digital Drinks, we're heading to Hollywood hot spot Les Deux! Stop on by for informal casual networking.


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The Underground powered by PDC10 is a highly anticipated annual event that is organized by Microsoft for the Southern California technology and startup community. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 -- UndergroundPDC. Jason Nazar (Co-Founder and CEO of, a prominent startup in the LA community) will be moderating. See [link] (more

Phonevite Lands In LA


Both Nahm and Kim were at voice-over-IP firm Dialpad, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. Nahm said the service is ideal for small parties, groups, or organizations. The firm, which offers both free and premium mass notification systems, was started in San Jose in 2007 by Nahm and co-founder Kalvin Kim. READ MORE>>.

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Tilofy: Making Sense Of The World Around You Using Location Data


Our mission is to organize all of the world''s real time location information. What is Tilofy about? My degree is from USC in big data. Thanks!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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Jeff was tweeting about needing help organizing and promoting the upcoming #140conf LA Meetup. The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

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Jeff was tweeting about needing help organizing and promoting the upcoming #140conf LA Meetup. The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo!

ConTraps Part II – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs


As shown at left, Google’s initial go-to-market strategy included syndication of its search capabilities to third-party sites, including Yahoo and AOL.

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Assignmint: Freelance Work Available | Founder Interview, The Future of Journalism & The LA Startup Scene

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Whereas that used to take maybe hours of hours of your time to organize and with us you can just spend a few minutes and you’re done.

Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

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This is an updated post from my ongoing series on  Startup Advice that I learned from founding two companies.  . HATE LOSING. On Losing in VC. or eBay.

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