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Mahalo Chops Headcount, Says Report


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. Citing an email sent to Mahalo's "Guides", who develop content for Mahalo, the report said that, so far, the Google changes have led to a "significant dip" in traffic and revenues.

Calacanis Drops TechCrunch50 Lawsuit


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.

Mahalo Revamps Site


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the high profile "human-powered search engine" run by Jason Calacanis, rolled out a new, revamped site late Tuesday evening, offering to split advertising revenues with users who help to create pages on the site. Mahalo has received funding from Sequoia Capital, Elon Musk, and News Corp., READ MORE>>.

Calacanis Launches News Aggregation Service


Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup led by tech celebrity Jason Calacanis, apparently is shifting its focus to a new effort called , focused on mobile news. mahalo service aggregation news calacanis jason READ MORE>>.

Mahalo Cuts Staff


Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the search and news site run by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of the firm's staff, Calacanis said in a post on his blog Wednesday. Mahalo is venture backed by Burda Digital Ventures, CBS, News Corp., and Sequoia Capital, and provides human-edited search pages and news summaries.

Lalawag, LA's Technology Gossip Blog, Shuts Site


Sean is currently VP of Online Marketing at MySpace, which he joined at the beginning of the year, and had previously been at Tsavo Media and Mahalo.

Wittlebee's Percival Surfaces At Topix


Percival, who had been very visible in the Los Angeles technology scene, had left Los Angeles in July seeking new pastures. READ MORE>>.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal


Demand Media / Richard Rosenblatt / Los Angeles - Rosenblatt's last big win: MySpace, where he was Chairman, brokering its sale to News Corp.

Startup Challenges and Failures

Ask the Angels

There’s also a good post from last week by Jason Calcanis of Mahalo, What to do if your Startup is About to Fail. Although Jason’s been in the news this week for not fully vetting a prospective employee and accidentally hiring a felon, don’t discount the worthiness of his advice.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

SoCal Delicious

In July 2005  News Corporation bought MySpace parent company eUniverse for $580 M, of which approximately $327 M was the valuation of MySpace.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

Both Sides of the Table

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.

How to Save MySpace

Jason Nazar

Local News Online & More Valuable User Generated Content. I wouldn’t bet against MySpace. MySpace = Yahoo2.0: Think eHOW or About. 4.)