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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. Factual.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Yahoo. Mayer on her first 100 days at Yahoo: ‘This job was tailor-made for me’ 1 day ago. Okay, so they got this one right.

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Ross Levinsohn Takes Charge At Yahoo


A familiar face in Southern California's technology industry reappeared in a high profile position this weekend: Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media and venture capitalist at Fuse Capital, has taken the reins at troubled Internet portal Yahoo , after the company decided to replace CEO Scott Thompson.

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Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer


That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical. Thanks!

Yahoo Extends Free Food Perk In New York: Whither SoCal?


Internet portal Yahoo is continuing its makeover back into a Silicon Valley style workplace, and apparently has extended its free food offer to employees at two of the company's New York locations, according to reports today. However, it looks like--so far--that revolution has skipped Yahoo's Southern California operations.

Report: Levinsohn, Hulu's Kilar Top Prospects For Yahoo CEO Post


A report Thursday says that Hulu 's Jason Kilar , and interim Yahoo chief Ross Levinsohn are considered the top prospects for a permanent replacement for troubled Internet portal Yahoo. Regardless of who does gain the CEO post, it's clear that they will have quite a job cut out for them to reverse the ailing fortunes of Yahoo.

Yahoo Employees Get Free Lunch, But Not In Santa Monica


Yahoo , which finally has a new CEO, former Googler Marissa Mayer, has brought back one of the most cherished startup institutions: free lunch, at least in Sunnyvale, according to AllthingsD. In the article, AllThingsD said that Ross Levinsohn, who had been serving as interim CEO at Yahoo, is apparently planning to leave the company.

Yahoo Sets Final Shutdown Date For Geocities


The last chapter for Internet homepage Geocities has been written, with Yahoo telling its last remaining users of the service that it will shut down on October 26th. According to Yahoo, as of October 26th, GeoCities sites will no longer appear on the web. Yahoo had initially said it would shut GeoCities in April.

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Yahoo Deal With Microsoft May Hit Overture


In a major deal, search portal provider Yahoo and software giant Microsoft said that the two companies are in a deal where Yahoo will replace its own search engine technology with that of Microsoft--with potentially huge repercussions to Yahoo's Southern California search engine marketing operations.

Yahoo, Microsoft Deal Includes Up To 550 Employees


Further details on the deal between Yahoo and Microsoft have come out in a filing by Yahoo with the SEC, with Yahoo saying that Microsoft will hire at least 400 Yahoo employees, and potentially another 150 employees to help with the transition, as Microsoft takes over the search engine features of Yahoo's sites.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer 2011 Judges! Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX


He was at Overture before it was acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>. gradient openx executive advertising bidding mobile marketing

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Metacloud Snags Google Exec


Pasadena-based private cloud provider Metacloud announced today that it has hired on Conner Grey, the former head of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Google for Southern California, as its new VP of Operations. Metacloud said Grey had been at Google for the last decade, and also has served at Yahoo!, READ MORE>>.

Bringing The Benefit Of Managed Cloud To Enterprises, With Metacloud


Steve Curry: I had been at Yahoo managing their storage operations. Why is it that enterprises are so open to trying open source nowadays?

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VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round


For us, it’s OK if we miss a great deal once in a while, so long as the companies we DO invest in generate outstanding returns. Unicornless.

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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.

Demand Media Loses Chief Revenue Officer


Porch''s founders are split between Seattle and Southern California. Dossett (who has summitted Mount Everest two times) was also previously CEO of Pasadena-based AdventureLink, and also served at Yahoo! and Microsoft. READ MORE>>. porch jeff dossett chief revenue officer demand media executive everest

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UCLA Hack-a-thon Starts Today!

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UCLA’s ASM has partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, WIX, Yahoo! The details of this event are quite amazing. Fri, Feb 22. 00pm Doors Open.

Beats Music's Ian Rogers Heads To LVMH


Ian Rogers , the former CEO of Beats Music and longtime Southern California startup executive, has been named Chief Digital Officer at luxury brand LVMH Moet Hennessy Luis Vuitton , the company said this morning. Prior to Topspin, Rogers had headed up Yahoo Music. billion. It's unclear if Rogers will remain in Los Angeles.

ZEFR Taps Levinsohn For Board


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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


which became Softbank Marketing, selling ads for Yahoo before Yahoo had its own salesforce. That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so.

MetaCloud Raises $10M For Private Cloud Service


Lynch and Curry are technology veterans, having managed cloud deployments for Yahoo and Ticketmaster. Metacloud , a provider of managed, Openstack-based private cloud services, announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included Storm Ventures and AME Cloud.

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


Over the last year or so we''ve created Watsup, the easiest way to figure out what is happening around you, at any time. What is Tilofy about?


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

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. MusicMatch was acquired by Yahoo!

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. See Five Things Meme as an example.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


We decided to formalize our investing in October, and call it TYLT Labs, so here we are. Tell us a little bit about your investments and firm?

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology


That allows you to get to where you want to go, faster, and so you''re more likely to find stuff, super fast. What is SRCH2? release; our 2.0

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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We had executives from the studios like Fox, Warner Bros and Disney.  We had software executives from Google, Yahoo!, Watch this space.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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So spending time thinking about what your leadership style is, whether it’s effective and what you could do to improve it can yield dividends. In fact, 50% of our investments are in Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Chip Kelly was 10-6 in his first two season so Philly fans had a love affair with him.

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Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. You don’t.

Interview with Lane Soelberg, WePlay


He saw the power of user generated content, and the power of building a passionate community online, which certainly led to a good thing with Yahoo.

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Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. 1.

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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies. So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. So we're focused on technology, and financial services. We're taking it seriously. more).

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

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And each analyst or associate may have different levels of influence with different partners.  So how could you find all this out?

Interview with Tobi Bauckhage, Moviepilot


We keep track of movies from first rumor to theatrical release, and make it so that you don't miss any information that is important to you as a fan.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine


So, we were pretty excited to educate ourselves at TechStars. People we met there were Greg Cohn, who was recently head of yahoo games.

LA Technology Investor Bohnett Appointed To Kennedy Center Board


Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The appointment was announced Friday by the White House and the Obama administration. READ MORE>>.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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Jason’s cutting wit and insightful commentary made for entertaining listening on topics ranging from the Microsoft / Yahoo!


SoCal Tech Calendar

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