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Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition

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The socalTECH 50 is aimed at identifying and highlighting the top 50 people in the technology industry here, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit, or influence the industry in a significant way. Congratulations to our third class of the socalTECH 50! Where did these names come from? READ MORE>>.

Key Information Systems Buys ISWest

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Woodland Hills-based Key Information Systems said Friday morning that it has acquired IT colocation and hosting company ISWest. Key Information Systems is a major, IT systems integrator focused on business continuity, virtualization, security, storage, and other related areas. Key Information System is led by Lief Morin.

socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights for November 4th, 2013

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The company is a leading provider of software and solutions in the enterprise information management, archiving and compliance sectors.

socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights

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Check out socalTECH''s online Job Board , where we let our members post their jobs for free. Our average client revenue in in the millions.

socalTECH Jobs: Hot Technology Jobs at DreamHost, Telesign, Condusiv, and more!

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Check out socalTECH''s online Job Board , where we let our members post their jobs for free. Senior Network Engineer , TeleSign. READ MORE>>.

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Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Key Information Systems ([link]. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Startups Made Simple.

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Help us keep delivering you the news and information you need to grow your business and keep on top of Southern California's technology industry, by becoming a member of socalTECH.com. Tags: sponsor post socaltech Do you find our news coverage useful? Have you benefited from our news coverage? Not yet a member? Join today at: [link].

socaltech50: Your Mobile Networking Guide To The Winners!

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Click below to browse the socaltech 50 on your mobile browser! If you still haven''t registered for the event, it''s not too late! READ MORE>>.

SPONSOR MESSAGE: Tap Into Southern California's High Tech Economy with socalTECH

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For sales reps, stop wasting your time with information about companies outside your territory--get the inside scoop on companies and deals here. Information is key to understanding how to get funded, and socalTECH is the best source for this information in Southern California. Join socalTECH.com as a premium member!

Insights and Opinions: Founder Restricted Stock 101

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Stubbs Alderton is a sponsor of socalTECH, but the Insights section is open to everyone in Southern California's high tech community.

Sponsor Post: Get the inside scoop on Southern California's Technology Economy

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No one else provides the focus on the high tech economy in Southern California like socalTECH, or has anywhere the level of depth of information. Tags: socaltech sponsor post promo Get the scoop on Southern California's technology firms, investors, jobs, and more by becoming a member of socalTECH.com. Find our news useful?

What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

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KeyInfo has also been a big sponsor for socaltech over the years). We'll be publishing these between now and the new year. READ MORE>>.

Carving An Internet Niche With FamousBirthdays.com

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There are other sites where you can learn about famous people, but you have to read ten to fifteen paragraphs to find that information. Thanks!

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

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But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.

Q3 Venture Investments For SoCal Total Around $1.0 Billion

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According to an analysis of socalTECH's proprietary database of venture capital deals, venture investors invested slightly more than the $966M in Q3 of 2009, but less than the $1.6 Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data.

Friday Tech Video Roundup for November 16th, 2012

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Los Angeles MiniTime debuted its service this week to help families find reviews and information for their family vacation. with Mario Andretti.

Exploring the YouTube Ecosystem at YT Access 2012

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Forbes contributor Paul Tassi hammered their shift to Premium Partners: YouTube Abandons the Little Guy.  By contrast, the Premium Partners at the event seemed happy with YT’s efforts.  We were all struggling with information overload, but the mood was upbeat (apart from a few hangovers caused by the YT party at the Standard). Rapidly.

OpusData Takes On Movie Data APIs

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Beverly Hills-based Nash Information Services, the company behind The Numbers , a data information service providing the latest movie industry box office information, said today that it has launched a new service, OpusData. The new service allows users to access the data via widgets and APIs, for a monthly fee. READ MORE>>.

Autobytel Buys Cyber Ventures and Autotropolis

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Irvine-based Autobytel , which runs an online information site for automotive information and a corresponding automotive leads business, said this morning that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Cyber Ventures, Inc. and Autotropolis, Inc. based in Tampa, Florida. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Venture Totals Drop In Southern California For Quarter

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A study of the venture capital deal flow in Southern California conducted by socalTECH shows that venture capital deals dropped for Q3, to around $720M in deals, in a market dominated by clean technology firms. invested in Q3 of 2007, and down slightly from venture numbers in Q2, when there was approximately $966M in venture deals.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. Numbers from those firms will differ--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data. last week.

Zag Raises Funding

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The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site. READ MORE>>.

Zag Raises $32.4M

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spokesperson for Zag told socalTECH that a round had closed, but would not confirm the investors or details of the round. READ MORE>>.

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Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of socalTECH! Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Need office or Tech Space?

eNom Ties With LegitScript

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eNom said the deal would provide it with trustworthy information regarding the illegal sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The deal had originally been uncovered by socalTECH in Demand Media's latest amendment of its IPO filing last week. state or federal law. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

CampusExplorer.com Gets $2.25M

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In addition, Slavonia told socalTECH that the firm may benefit from the interest of many people in going back to school--CampusExplorer.com's site offers guidance to both adult and traditional students to find information about two- and four-year colleges, technical and career-oriented schools, and online programs. READ MORE>>.

Factual Pulls In $25M

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The firm currently hosts information such as data on businesses and other information. READ MORE>>.

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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Key Information Systems (www.keyinfo.com) Providing IBM Storage Solutions. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Most Informative Chip Technology Conference of the Year! Thanks in particular to: Sponsors.

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Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers

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SPONSORED POST: Win a free ticket to the Third Annual IMA Conference in Vegas

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Just email us at info@socaltech.com with your name, email, and contact information! Paid members of socalTECH get two entries, everyone else, one. Interested in winning a free ticket to the Internet Merchant Association's conference in Las Vegas? worth $599)? Find out the three keys to thriving, not just surviving in this economy.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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DataPop Gets $1.7M

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According to Lehmbeck, in an interview with socalTECH, the company's software takes key specifications from products such as televisions and other consumer electronics, and applies them to ads automatically, so that instead of just advertising a big screen television an ad might contain key terms and information about those products.

Ad.ly Raises $5M

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Los Angeles-based Ad.ly , the Twitter advertising firm headed by Sean Rad, is announcing today that it has raised $5M in a new round of financing.

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SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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According to numbers derived from socalTECH's venture database, there was $717.96M invested in Southern California in the first quarter, up from only $465M in Q4 of 2008. The totals will differ, due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data, but should be close in terms of venture deals tracked.

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Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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A quick analysis of venture capital deals in Q1, tracked by socalTECH, finds that there was around $1.4 The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are also up significantly from Q1 of last year, when only $729.89M was invested in the region. Other big funding deals included a big, $115.3M

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Insights and Opinions: Social media: You at the Helm of Your Own New Starship

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Meanwhile, all of us get more news and information than ever, sliced, diced, pushed or aggregated by Web sites, email alerts, blogs, Facebook, Tweets and the socalTECH newsletter youre reading now. According to the brand-ranking database Engagement DB, companies embracing social media grew revenues by 18 percent in the past 12 months.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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A recent analysis by socalTECH, of our detailed tracking of venture capital investment activity in Southern California, finds that there was around $932M in funding raised in the area in Q2, a rise from roughly $700M in Q1. PwC/NVCA officialy reported $950M invested in Q2 of 2008.