Mahalo Cuts 25 Percent
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online content and information site run by Jason Calacanis, has laid off 25 percent of its employees, according to a report today. mahalo jobs employment layoff jason calacanisREAD MORE>>.
Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider
APRIL 30, 2012
Remember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital? Mahalo had initially focused on creating a human-curated search engine, but had seen some stumbles after major Google algorithm changes last year which caused a dropoff in the firm's search engine traffic.
Calacanis: Yahoo Should Buy Mahalo For $150M
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
How much is Santa Monica-based Mahalo worth? In a list of 10 acquisitions he suggested Yahoo make "on day one", Calacanis--not one to shy from self promotion--said that Yahoo could acquire Mahalo for $75M to $150M, with a chance of closing a deal at greater than 50%. mahalo merger acquisition yahoo content learning vide
Mahalo Chops Headcount, Says Report
MARCH 2, 2011
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. The move also includes a suspension of Mahalo's Guides program, which solicited content from freelancers. READ MORE>>.
Mahalo Revs Site Design, Home Page
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online search site headed by Jason Calacanis, rolled out version 3.0 of the firm's web site. Among other changes, the site's home page now features a prominent "ask any question" box, links to Mahalo Answers and How To pages, as well as ways to search and browse topics on the site.
Calacanis Drops TechCrunch50 Lawsuit
MARCH 2, 2011
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
JUNE 3, 2009
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.,
Mahalo Cuts Staff
OCTOBER 22, 2008
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., Calacanis said that the moves were due to a "challenging economic environment." READ MOR
Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Daryl Bernstein , RightSignature (Santa Barbara, software). Sam Friedman , ParkMe (Santa Monica, mobile apps).
Mahalo Takes On Questions and Answers
DECEMBER 15, 2008
Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the high profile startup headed by Jason Calacanis, has launched a new questions and answers site it is calling Mahalo Answers. Mahalo is a human powered search engine which uses a team of editors to cull the web for information on the most popular search topics. and Sequoia Capital.
Mahalo's Calacanis Offers $500K For Twitter Spot
MARCH 19, 2009
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the human-powered search engine run by Jason Calacanis, is in the spotlight again, this time for putting a price on being a top Twitter user. Mahalo Answers is Mahalo's question and answer service, where users can post questions and answers, with the best answer getting paid.
LAUNCH Conference Prize Money Hits $151K
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Calacanis--who is the CEO of local startup Mahalo, and also host of This Week In Startups--has been promoting his LAUNCH conference since a widely publicized fallout with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington over their jointly produced TechCrunch50. Mahalo is based in Santa Monica. READ MORE>>.
Science Snags Jason Rapp
APRIL 9, 2013
Santa Monica-based technology incubator and studio Science has added technology veteran Jason Rapp to its team. mahalo executive incubator accelerator science scienceinc Rapp was previously President and member of the board of Mahalo.com, the app and video content developer headed by Jason Calacanis. READ MORE>>.
Calacanis Launches News Aggregation Service Inside.com
JANUARY 28, 2014
Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup led by tech celebrity Jason Calacanis, apparently is shifting its focus to a new effort called Inside.com , focused on mobile news. inside.com mahalo service aggregation news calacanis jason READ MORE>>.
The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA
MARCH 22, 2011
There’s Santa Monica, Westside, Hollywood, Downtown LA, the Valley, and Pasadena. Past Startups Uncensored LA Tech Events. link].
Calacanis Takes A Bite Of Ramen's Crowdfunding Site
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
No, Jason Calacanis , the Santa Monica angel investor, and CEO and founder of Mahalo , isn''t bootstrapping a new company and reverting to the hungry''s entrepreneur diet. ramen software crowdfunding finance project development jason calacanis mahalo launch conference The size of the investment round was not announced.
Calacanis Invests In DNS Provider Dyn
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Calacanis, who lives in Santa Monica where he runs Mahalo , apparently has invested in Dyn , which operates a managed DNS and email delivery service, used by such clients as Twitter, Zappos, CNBC and Pandora. calacanis jason venture capital mahalo managed iaas infrastructureREAD MORE>>.
Calacanis Expands Campaign Against Pitching Fees
OCTOBER 9, 2009
Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is continuing his crusade against angel groups and others who charge startups to pitch their groups, saying that he's now calling on groups to stop charging fees, and post what fees they were charging to entrepreneurs on their web sites.
Savings.com Taps Calacanis For Board
AUGUST 6, 2009
Santa Monica-based online coupon site Savings.com has tapped Jason Calacanis, founder of Mahalo and Internet celebrity, for its board of directors, the firm said Thursday. Tags: mahalo executive calacanis savings.com.Savings.com provides coupons and coupon deals to Internet users, and is venture backed by U.S.
Calacanis Threatens To Sue Arrington Over TechCrunch Acquisition
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com, is threatening to sue TechCrunch , over TechCrunch's sale to AOL last month, claiming breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. Tags: jason calacanis arrington mahalo legal lawsuit techcrunch
Tsavo Snags Percival From Docstoc
OCTOBER 29, 2008
Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the online media startup headed by former Userplane founder Michael Jones, said today that it has hired on Sean Percival as Director of Content at the firm. Percival has previously served at Trading Places International and Nova Development. READ MORE
Calacanis: First Angels In New Angel Group
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based Internet search site Mahalo , has signed on several angels for his new angel group, the Open Angel Forum - Los Angeles. Tags: jason calacanis mahalo angel investment venture capital keiretsu forum openangel executive
Calacanis/Keiretsu Tiff Heats Up With Lawsuit
OCTOBER 13, 2009
A personal campaign by Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com 's CEO, Jason Calacanis, to put pressure on for-profit angel investment firms to stop charging entrepreneurs to pitch, has ramped up, as Calacanis said Tuesday that he has been informed that Keiretsu Forum is filing a lawsuit against him.
Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs with Jason Calacanis - Startups Uncensored #12
OCTOBER 14, 2009
We are joined this month by Jason Calacanis the CEO of Mahalo , co-founder of Weblogs Inc and publisher of Sillcon Alley Reporter. Cost: FREE.
Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012
Tech Zulu Event
MARCH 5, 2012
This past SWLA (February 24-26) was like non other and the 5th event to take place at Coloft here in Santa Monica. Coffee is for closers!”
Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009
FEBRUARY 4, 2009
Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.
SMCLA Takes On Google Analytics LIve
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
TechZulu will be streaming SMCLA: Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics, live from the Mahalo Office in Santa Monica.
A Conversation with Eric Ries
SoCal Tech Calendar
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
In a very special Lean LA event, serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis from Mahalo and This Week in Startups will interview Eric Ries live on stage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Thursday, September 15, 2011 -- A Conversation with Eric Ries. Los Angeles Lean Startup Circle. See [link] (more
Calacanis Splits With Arrington, Boots Up New Tech Conference
MAY 11, 2010
Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based search site Mahalo , said Tuesday afternoon that he and TechCrunch's Michael Arrington have parted ways, and will no longer be running the TechCrunch50 conference.
Open Angel Forum Expands To Seattle
OCTOBER 18, 2010
Sack said the forum will hear from six startup companies at the event for the Seattle chapter. READ MORE>>.
Calacanis Backs Mobile Social Networking Service
DECEMBER 9, 2009
Jason Calacanis , the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based Mahalo , is one of the angel investors in a mobile social networking service, Gowalla , the company said today. Series B funding for the firm. Calacanis is also an investor in Gdgt.com and ChallengePost.com.
ShopNation Raises $800K, Launches Fashion Discovery Site
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Santa Monica-based ShopNation has raised $800,000 in a seed funding, and launched a new fashion discovery site today. The firm said its team comes from LowerMyBills.com, Mahalo, and HUGE. in 2008. READ MORE>>.
SMCLA: Google Analytics Recap and Video
Tech Zulu Event
MARCH 1, 2010
The Google Analytics panel was a big success with a great turnout of over 150 people at the Mahalo office in Santa Monica.
Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List
JANUARY 20, 2009
I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.
SoCal Tech Calendar
MAY 18, 2011
They also have a growing tech culture in Los Angeles and its adjacent cites like Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills as companies like Demand Media, MySpace and more recently Hulu, Mahalo, Callfire, DocStoc and BetterWorks have staked claim to the area. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 -- Tech Cocktail. See [link] (more
Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 18, 2010
What do Google Analytics and print newspapers have in common? In fact, I’m surprised by how antiquated Google Analytics feels. Let’s see.
Guide to the LA Startup Community
AUGUST 23, 2010
As of June 2008 Jason is now CEO and Founder of Mahalo, Inc. , a user-powered search engine. It filed for an IPO on August 6th. CoLoft !
Twiistup 6 Highlights
Both Sides of the Table
AUGUST 3, 2009
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.