Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit
DECEMBER 5, 2009
Yesterday, I met with @LisaBraithwaite, a local Santa Barbaran. have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web. great trade! Yahoo!
FindTheBest Snags Google, DoubleClick Vet As President
MAY 5, 2011
findthebest doubleclick executive google search engine comparison rabin yaghoubiFindTheBest is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins. READ MORE>>.
Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls)
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
Jason is another local Santa Barbara CEO and we had a great chat about Make It Work, Ring Revenue, Affiliate Marketing and life in SB. Google, Amazon and Ebay have been at the game for a long time. While they are similar to Google Adwords, they implement phone call tracking in their reporting, sort of. Thanks in advance.
Google Taps UCSB Team For Quantum Processors
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Internet giant Google said late Tuesday that it has tapped a research team from UC Santa Barbara , to help build new, new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics. those processors are being applied to design of artificial intelligence at Google. ucsb google quantum computing physics research
Google Funds LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara Researchers
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Search engine giant Google announced Tuesday that the firm is funding a number of University research projects, including a group of researchers at UC San Diego, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara, and a researcher in Los Angeles. Tags: google search engine research development
PureClick: Google's Display Network Doesn't Perform As Promised
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Google''s display advertising network, Google Display Network, doesn''t perform as promised, according to Santa Barbara-based PureClick. pureclick google display network advertising PureClick is led by Tim Rodgers. READ MORE>>.
Sonos Connects With Google Play
APRIL 10, 2014
Sonos , the maker of the whole home audio streaming systems, has connected up its systems with Google Play Music , the music service run by Google, the companies announced this morning. Sonos is based in Santa Barbara. sonos google play streaming music integration cloud stream speaker home audio electronics
Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M
MAY 5, 2016
He then joined Picasa and was instrumental in its acquisition by Google. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes. TaxJar.
SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits
AUGUST 10, 2016
The exit activity has been far and wide across the region, ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and providing stunning returns for a large list of venture and angel investors in those companies. Those exits--worth more than a collected $3.8 READ MORE>>.
Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you. What success have you had with Twitter?
Startup Lessons From Stephen King: Results Vs. Activities
JANUARY 12, 2016
We took a similar shared-success approach with our employees, many of whom were my former students at UC Santa Barbara. Share and Enjoy.
An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].
Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning. It’s been an interesting week to say the least. Also, as you know, I launched my blog along with the rest of my team.
Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Goleta-based Transphorm , a developer of energy efficiency and power conversion technology, emerged from stealth today, saying it has just closed a $20M, Series C funding led by Google Ventures. Mishra is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Engineering and Sciences.
FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service
MARCH 22, 2011
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. Engel said that the service is aimed at SaaS and Web 2.0 READ MORE>>.
23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Certainly not I when I took over the program three years ago. Your friends see you as you are.
A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas
JANUARY 3, 2012
In my UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial course, I require the students to submit a venture idea every week. Chaos By Design.
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
range of software products, and which has offices in Calabasas and Santa Barbara. Google. Demand Media. The now-public. OpenX.
Do your kids Google Poo? (part 2)
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
After 20+ Poogling seminars in Socal, we were approached by a concerned parent and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation to do a Poogling Seminar (teaching parents about child Internet safety) city-wide. Ever have a game changing day? Anyhow, the event is on Dec 1st in SB and you can learn more about it here. Oh, and it’s free.
American Entrepreneurs – Be Happy You Are Not In Spain
JANUARY 12, 2015
Even Google News decided to close in Spain due, to a new law designed to protect legacy businesses. He founded Alpha Origins in 2011. Got it!
VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
true Internet Pioneer, by 2008, Kevin had already founded or co-founded two Unicorns in his own right, DoubleClick (sold to Google $3.1 to John.
D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies
MARCH 2, 2011
Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Webia is based in Taipei, Taiwan. READ MORE>>.
UCSB Ties With Google, Intel, Others On Terabit Networking Effort
OCTOBER 21, 2010
The University of California, Santa Barbara said Wednesday that it has launched a new research center, focused on developing next generation, terabit-speed networks. Tags: ucsb google intel terabit networking hardware ethernet equipment research education grant
Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Is it hard to balance your work hard / play hard culture, especially in beautiful Santa Barbara? free weekly Infochachkie articles!
RingRevenue Powering Google Pay-per-Call Trial
JULY 14, 2010
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the provider of pay-per-call technology headed by Jason Spievak, apparently is powering a trial by Google in its Google Affiliate Network. In news leaked out by Affiliate New Review, apparently Google is using RingRevenue on a trial of paying commissions for phone-based traffic.
Commission Junction Co-Founder Lex Sisney Applies A Scientific Approach To Analyzing Your Business
AUGUST 6, 2012
To this day, Commission Junction remains the dominant player despite Google's significant investment of time, money and resources. Hate Physics?
Tranphorm Raises $25M
JUNE 17, 2011
The company is venture backed by Google, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, and Lux Capital. Transphorm is headed by Professor Umesh Mishra, from the University of California, Santa Barbara Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Engineering and Sciences. READ MORE>>.
Transphorm Gets $25M From Soros
JUNE 23, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Transphorm , a developer of high efficiency, power conversion technology, confirmed today that it has raised $25M in a Series D funding round. Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital and Lux Capital also participated in the funding. READ MORE>>.
Transphorm Unveils Products
MARCH 7, 2011
Goleta-based Transphorm , the stealthy, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers startup in the energy conversion space, has unveiled its first product today at a conference. Transphorm, which is headed by Umesh Mishra, just announced $20M in a Series C funding led by Google Ventures last month. READ MORE>>.
FindTheBest Takes On Car Classifieds
MARCH 20, 2012
The Santa Barbara startup said the entry into the classified market allows users to shop for cars by type, make, model, year, mileage, and color.
What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
Or the huge dividends that Santa Barbara got from building GoToMeeting that sold for a nice price to Citrix. Here are mine: 1. Machinima.
FastSpring Trumpets Growth
DECEMBER 11, 2009
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , a firm which provides e-commerce services and payment processing for online software sellers, claims that the firm had 500% growth in its revenues in 2009. Engel did not disclose actual financials related to the firm. READ MORE>>.
RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel
JULY 14, 2011
Messenger : Rob Duva , Co-Founder, COO RingRevenue, prior Director of Customer Acquisition, CallWave. But consumers don’t always want to buy that way.
Citrix Links Podio Into Cloud Storage
JUNE 18, 2012
The Santa Barbara, online division of Citrix has tied in its work collaboration sofwtare Citrix Podio , into cloud storage service YouSendit , bringing the firm's service to a chunk of the cloud storage services market. READ MORE>>. citrix podio cloud storage software
Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
Another company we are super excited about is Santa Barbara based Apeel Technologies and before knowing whether I could even talk about this company had to check whether our involvement had been mentioned in the press before ( it has ). Venture Capital is a tricky industry. Far from it. Lots of it. It was an early and smart bet.
Sonos Adds Android Direct Music Streaming
JULY 24, 2013
Santa Barbara-based Sonos , the maker of the user friendly, whole home, wireless music systems, has added support for streaming music directly from Android phones and tablets. sonos android music streaming whole home audio google play READ MORE>>.
Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011
DECEMBER 22, 2011
Google likes these entries, as evidenced by the significant organic traffic it consistently drives to them. will also increase the amount of video content, including snippets from talks given by my UC Santa Barbara classroom guest speakers. I am very thankful for your readership and support. I began publishing my blog in 2008.
Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2012 – The Year Of Syndication
JANUARY 9, 2013
In 2012,I added video from my UC Santa Barbara speakers, including Mark Templeon, CEO of Citrix; Kerri Pollard, President of Commission Junction; and Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus. YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund. > 780 social media shares on TechCrunch. 9. and Forbes.
Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?
JANUARY 15, 2014
He will use it to get answers to questions on Wolfram Alpha or just by Googling it. Schools in the U.S.A. took four years of French. Father.
D2 Boosts Android Effort
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
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