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Idealab Ramps Job Hiring

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In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. idealab employment angeles pasadena technology talent jobs unemployed

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Event Details.

Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies. Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. Where: Idealab. REGISTER HERE. The Deets. 130 W.

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses

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We spoke with CEO Steve Schell on how Idealab believes its past experience with starting up a 3D printing company--and some new ideas on how to create a marketplace of 3D designs--are the key to making the leap from hobbyist to the mass market. Steve Schell: I glad you brought that up, Idealab and Desktop Factory. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Idealab Backs Clean Power Technology Firm

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Pasadena-based Idealab announced today that it has invested in a developer of clean energy generation technology. The firm has invested in Cool Energy , a Boulder, Colorado based developer of Stirling engine technology, used to convert heat energy into power. Financial details of the funding were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale

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Pasadena-based Energy Innovations , the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Friday. GreenTechMedia, an industry publication covering the green technology and solar industry, reports that Energy Innovations is in the midst of being acquired by a strategic investor.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

OpenX Names Idealab's McPherson As Chief Legal Officer

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider OpenX announced this morning that it has appointed Douglas McPherson, the former General Counsel of Idealab, as its new Chief Legal Officer. OpenX said that McPherson has joined the board of directors of Idealab as part of the move. READ MORE>>.

X1 Technologies Names Exec

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The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. The new incubator is headed by Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec. READ MORE>>.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. Bill Gross founded  Idealab  in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. We’re Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

Four Local Firms Make Technology Review List

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The MIT Technology Review has published its 50 most innovative companies for this year, including at least four Southern California technology firms. Those firms joined such companies as Groupon, Zynga, Facebook, and others in the highlight of innovative technology firms.

X1 Technologies Goes Mobile

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Two Local Firms Make WSJ Clean Technology List

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The Wall Street Journal, at a conference in Santa Barbara this week, named its list of "Top 10" clean technology firms, naming two local companies to the list of firms with the "greatest potential to succeed." clean technology cleantech esolar idealab sapphire energy conference award

Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing Pasadena-based Guidance Software said this morning that it has named Michael Harris as its new Chief Marketing Officer. READ MORE>>.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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Up next: Part II, The in-house incubators/studios, including Idealab, Science, Brighthouse, Nantworks, Originate Labs. Funding: Yes. K5Launch.

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Aptera Considering Production Move Out Of State

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Aptera is backed by Idealab, Google, Esenjay Investments, The Simons Family, and The Beall Family Trust. READ MORE>>.

Idealab Job Fair

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 -- Idealab Job Fair. Come explore a variety of tech opportunities and network with some of LA's top startups at the offices of Idealab, the Pasadena-based technology incubator. See [link] (more

Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery

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Sharpening its focus on the electronic discovery market, Pasadena-based X1 , the enterprise search tools provider backed by Idealab, has split out a new company called X1 Discovery , headed by John Patzakis, the former President of eDiscovery at X1. discovery electronic ediscovery software forensics legal search idealab guidance

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. Andy Steuer: It's actually out of Idealab proper. Thanks!

PostUp Buys UberTwitter, Becomes UberMedia

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Pasadena-based PostUp , the Internet advertising firm spawned out of Idealab, said Friday afternoon that it has acquired UberTwitter , developer of a Twitter client that runs on the BlackBerry Platform. postup ubertwitter ubermedia idealab twitter client advertising bill grossFinancial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region.

Evolution Robotics Acquired By iRobot

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Pasadena-based Evolution Robotics , the Idealab robotics technology firm headed by Paolo Pirjanian, has been acquired by iRobot. Evolution Robotics was backed by Idealab, and also had raised funding from CMEA Ventures, The Quercus Trust of California, and Vodafone. READ MORE>>.

X1 Technologies Rolls iPad App

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X1 is backed by Idealab. technologies search email discovery software ipad mobile iphone ipodREAD MORE>>.

RayTracker Acquisition Worth $44.8M, Says Report

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A report today from Greentech Media says that Pasadena-based Idealab 's sale of portfolio firm RayTracker was worth $44.8M. Idealab, Quercus Trust, and Phoenix Fire had invested $3.5M in funding in RayTracker a developer of solar tracking technology. RayTracker was a spinout of Idealab's Energy Innovations. READ MORE>>.

Aptera Shuts Down

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Aptera had been backed by Esenjay Investments, Google, Idealab, The Beall Family Trust, and The Simons Family. READ MORE>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech Winter | Recap, Videos, and Thank You!

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To close off the evening we had an especially inspirational super demo from Idealab’s Bill Gross. Bill received his B.S.

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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For all of the activity in Silicon Beach which seems to be crystallizing in Santa Monica, there are many other parts of Los Angeles which have a long history of involvement in the technology industry. One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. READ MORE>>.

eSolar Gets Investment From GE Energy

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Pasadena-based eSolar , the developer of solar thermal power generation plants backed by Idealab, has scored a strategic investment from GE Energy , GE said Monday. According to GE, the deal also calls for GE to license and incorporate eSolar's technology into its own solar thermal power plant offerings. READ MORE>>.

RayTracker Acquired By First Solar

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Pasadena-based RayTracker , a developer of solar tracking technology which is backed by Idealab, has been acquired by solar power module giant First Solar. RayTracker was venture backed by Idealab, The Quercus Trust and Phoenix Fire IV, LLC. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

eSolar Ties With Flextronics

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Burbank-based eSolar , the developer of solar thermal power plant technology, said Monday that it has selected Flextronics to provide design services for its heliostats and solar collector systems. manufacturing power cleantech clean thermal solar flextronics esolar idealabFinancial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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The conference is being run by Kevin Winston, best known for the many local entertainment-meets-technology events under the Digital LA brand.

UberMedia Raises $8M More

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Pasadena-based UberMedia , the provider of mobile advertising technology, announced this morning that it has raised $8M in a funding round. UberMedia--which is led by Idealab''s Bill Gross--currently offers up mobile advertising technology which uses social signals and location infromation to optimize ad campaigns. READ MORE>>.

Julie Schoenfeld On Perfect Market's New Funding

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Jukin Media Names Essner President, COO

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Los Angeles-based Jukin Media , a company which says it discovers, acquires, and distributes viral videos, has tapped technology veteran Lee Essner as the company''s new President and Chief Operating Officer. He also was the COO of WeddingChannel.com, and has been an advisor to PageWoo, FanAppz and Capsule, and also was EIR at Idealab.

X1 Technologies Gains New Funding, CEO

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Idealab's Bill Gross also re-joins as Chairman of the firm's board of directors. X1 did not say if prior investor U.S. READ MORE>>.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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Is it disruptive technology, IP or what other kind of criteria? Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.