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FindTheBest Snags Google, DoubleClick Vet As President

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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)

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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 Funds LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara Researchers

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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

RightSignature Integrates With Google Drive

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Santa Barbara-based RightSignature , the provider of online electronic signature software headed by Daryl Bernstein, reported yesterday that it has integrated with Google Drive, Google's file storage and collaboration software. rightsignature google drive saas software electronic signature esignature cloud storage

Sonos Updates Software

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Santa Barbara-based whole home music system manufacturer Sonos said Monday that it has rolled out a nuber of minor updates to its streaming music systems. sonos music streaming hardware electronics software update google tuneineSonos said the updates had rolled out earlier to beta users, and are now available to all users.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you.  What success have you had with Twitter?

Transphorm Gets $20M For Energy Technology

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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.

Startup Lessons From Stephen King: Results Vs. Activities

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We took a similar shared-success approach with our employees, many of whom were my former students at UC Santa Barbara. Share and Enjoy.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

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. 

Google Taps UCSB Team For Quantum Processors

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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

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

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In my UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial course, I require the students to submit a venture idea every week. Chaos By Design.

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Sonos Connects With Google Play

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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

FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service

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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

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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.

American Entrepreneurs – Be Happy You Are Not In Spain

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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!

Do your kids Google Poo?

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guess just knowing we were doing the seminar was enough as she went home and checked her son’s Google search history. Verizon rocks!

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Webia is based in Taipei, Taiwan. READ MORE>>.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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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)

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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.

PureClick: Google's Display Network Doesn't Perform As Promised

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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>>.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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Is it hard to balance your work hard / play hard culture, especially in beautiful Santa Barbara? free weekly Infochachkie articles!

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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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.

Tranphorm Raises $25M

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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>>.

RingRevenue Powering Google Pay-per-Call Trial

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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.

SoCal Sees Summertime Surge In Exits

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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>>.

Transphorm Gets $25M From Soros

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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

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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

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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.

Commission Junction Co-Founder Lex Sisney Applies A Scientific Approach To Analyzing Your Business

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To this day, Commission Junction remains the dominant player despite Google's significant investment of time, money and resources. Hate Physics?

UCSB Ties With Google, Intel, Others On Terabit Networking Effort

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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

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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Or the huge dividends that Santa Barbara got from building GoToMeeting that sold for a nice price to Citrix. Here are mine: 1. Machinima.

Citrix Links Podio Into Cloud Storage

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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

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RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel

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Messenger : Rob Duva , Co-Founder, COO RingRevenue, prior Director of Customer Acquisition, CallWave. But consumers don’t always want to buy that way.

Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011

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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.

Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning

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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.

D2 Boosts Android Effort

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Sonos Adds Android Direct Music Streaming

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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 2012 – The Year Of Syndication

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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.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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But I’m sure he’ll never remember your company when Google buys you for $500 million and he’s still eating Ramen – right?

Interview: Kevin O’Connor of FindTheBest

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He is a member of the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Faculty where he teaches several entrepreneurial courses. _. Both”.