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Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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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

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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. According to a report by CenterNetworks, the changes were a reaction to the search algorithm and quality changes made by Google last week. READ MORE>>.

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

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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>>.

Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

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

Calacanis Drops TechCrunch50 Lawsuit

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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.

YouTube Injects $200M Into More Content

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In what can only be good news for the ecosystem of content providers and startup firms here in Southern California, Google's YouTube said Sunday that it is expanding into Europe, and adding more than 50 original channels to the 100 it introduced last year. READ MORE>>. youtube content channels development hollywood startups

Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

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What do Google Analytics and print newspapers have in common? In fact, I’m surprised by how antiquated Google Analytics feels.

Calacanis Backs 15Five

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

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Loosing talent is a HUGE problem and the reason why Google will give  big bonuses and cash to keep their teams in tact. link]. link]. link].

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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Elbaz sold Applied Semantics to Google in 2003, for pre-IPO stock, reaping first round investors more than a 100x return on their investment.

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.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.

Story Crawler

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Think Google Alerts on steroids with ability to push out and publish or syndicate. These guys are Techstars alum btw.). Hats off!

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Read more: VentureWire (requires login) , Mahalo Profile Page. 3. Greycroft is an early-stage VC.  Time will tell. OTHER DEALS: 1. BuzzFeed. 

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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ExpenseBay Wins Showoff. Twiistup 6 has come to an end.  It proved to be a great transitional year.  Much of this was highlighted at Twiistup.