Axesstel Shuffles Board

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Min has been on the firm's board since November of 2005, and is the founder and CEO of Epison System Solutions, Inc. San Diego-based Axesstel, a developer of fixed wireless and broadband data products, said Monday afternoon that the firm's Chairman, Bryan B. Min, is resigning. According to the firm, Min is resigning for personal reasons, and will be replaced in early 2009.

Interview with Eric Bjorndahl, TravBuddy.com

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Berkeley in 2005, and right after that I started working on the site.

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WebVisible Acquires Adapt Technologies

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in 2005. Irvine-based WebVisible announced today that it has acquired Pasadena-based Adapt Technologies, a developer of search engine marketing tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. WebVisible is a provider of local online advertising services, which helps small and midsize businesses place search engine marketing. Adapt Technologies was venture backed by Concept2company, Emergence Capital Partners, and Mohr, Davidow Ventures; the firm had raised $9.8M

PriceGrabber Launches Free Shipping Site

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Experian bought PriceGrabber.com in 2005. Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber.com , the online shopping comparison site owned by Experian, announced Thursday that the firm has launched a new, free shipping site. According to PriceGrabbber, the new site allows shoppers to evaluate free shipping offers from more than 1,000 retailers. The firm said the new site is aimed at helping consumers find additional ways to save money, particularly in a challenging economic climate.

eHarmony To Launch Same-Sex Matching Service

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The firm had been sued by a New Jersey resident in 2005; the firm also faces a similar claim in California. Pasadena-based online dating provider eHarmony said Wednesday afternoon that it will launch a same-sex matching service, called Compatible Partners, as a result of a lawsuit filed against the firm by the state of New Jersey. eHarmony had faced scrutiny and criticism for refusing to accept gay members to its computerized matching site.

Broadcom: Qualcomm In Contempt, Again

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in May 2005 Irvine-based Broadcom is continuing its patent skirmish with San Diego-based Qualcomm, saying Tuesday that Qualcomm has been held in contempt of an injunction entered into last December, covering the use, sale, and import of certain EV-DO chips. According to Broadcomm, Qualcomm has been ordered to retrieve the chips, and destroy them, or to pay Broadcom Qualcomm's gross profits on the sales.

Smith Micro Scores Compression Patent

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Smith Micro purchased Allume, the maker of StuffIt, in 2005; the software was originally developed by then-high school student Raymond Lau in 1987 for the Mac. Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, for compression technology in its StuffIt software line. According to the USPTO, the patent was actually issued in July, and names Serge Volkoff, Michael Paul Halpin, and Darryl Lovato as inventors.

EI Solutions Acquired By Suntech

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EI Solutions was acquired by Energy Innovations in February of 2005, and was formerly known as Prevalent Power. Pasadena-based EI Solutions, the solar power integrator arm of Idealab-backed Energy Innovations, has been acquired by a Chinese photovoltaic module manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Suntech, it is will rename EI Solutions as Suntech Energy Solutions.

Cramster.com Finds $3M

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Reshef is the owner and chairman of Israeli education firm the Kidum Group, which he sold in 2005 to learning firm Kaplan. Pasadena-based Cramster.com, an online community focused on students and homework, said today that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Mr. Shai Reshef, who the firm described as an online education industry veteran.

Interview with Derrick Oien, Intercasting

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Historically, it was something that started to develop before our launch with operators back in 2005, and it now serves as a laboratory for development of our product. Derrick Oien: We launched Rabble in June of 2005, and we launched the first version of ANTHEM in September of 2007. We seem to receive lots of pitches from companies looking to attack the mobile market with their mobile software applications, but few who have deployed on-deck with carriers.

Interview with Cramster.com

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After that, Rob and I took a year or so to gain traction, and in 2005 we committed full time to the business. Pasadena-based Cramster (www.cramster.com) recently announced $3M in a large angel round for the firm's online study communities. Cramster is looking to create online study groups, to help high school and college students study math, science, and other topics.

Are we creating a vibrant future for California?

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They are creating a vibrant future for California.” (excerpt from a Teri Takai speech, 2008) California -- if it broke off from the United States and became its own country, would be the "sixth-largest economy" in the world, according to an oft-repeated phrase. Takai was named "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine in 2005.

INNOVATION - A Scientist's Perspective

AeA Los Angeles Council

My colleague at National Defense University, Dr. Tim Coffey, head of the Naval Research Laboratory for many years, called these two parts of discovery the "prospecting" and "mining" phases in a 2005 paper ( [link] ), where prospecting is largely the responsibility of the government and mining that of industry.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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Around 2001 Jonah was studying at MIT Media Lab and began running experiments in viral stories in an era before smart phones (2007) and before social networks took off (2004–2007) and before YouTube (2005). BuzzFeed.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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Since 2008, Harrison Metal has invested in over 40 companies, including Aardvark (GOOG), DocVerse (GOOG), Heroku (CRM), Manymoon (CRM), MixerLab (Twitter) and ZipZapPlay (ERTS). TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2013 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Thursday Jan.

MP3tunes Gets Win Over EMI

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Robertson and MP3tunes were sued by EMI in 2008. Robertson launched MP3tunes in 2005. San Diego-based MP3tunes , the cloud music storage service run by Michael Robertson, has scored a win over EMI, according to Robertson. Robertson called it a "99% Victory" over EMI in the case, after a judge found that the service did not violate copyright laws when it stored a single copy of MP3 files on a server, rather than storing separate copies for useres on the service.

How Frequency Wants To Bring You Internet Video, with Blair Harrison

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Blair Harrison: I sold iFilm to Viacom at the end of 2005, and got out of there at the beginning of 2008.

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

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Elizabeth Amini: I actually ran into him in 2005, when he was a keynote speaker at a conference.

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United Sample Becomes uSamp

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Dusig and Lavin started United Sample in 2008, a few years after selling goZing to Greenfield Online in 2005. Encino-based United Sample , the online polling and sampling firm headed by former goZing founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin , has renamed itself uSamp , the firm said Tuesday.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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So they skipped over those steps of the value chain, and purchased Android in 2005 (launched in 2008) to backwards integrate to the OS layer. In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Fiber is a genius long-term strategic play.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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I raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. Our 2008 fund looks spectacular. Raising money is hard. And when you’re relatively new to the process it’s easy to be confused by the process.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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From 1997 through 2005, Robin was a marketing executive and general manager at PepsiCo. Tonight starting at 7:00pm PST we will be streaming and bringing you all the action live from Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Make sure to tune in! TechZulu & Gadget Review present REACH.

DexCom Names COO, CTO

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Pacelli has been Chief Administrative Officer of the firm since December of 2008, and has been at the firm since April 2006. Valdes was most recently the firm's Senior Vice President of Operations, and joined the firm in November of 2005. San Diego-based DexCom , a developer of continuous glucose monitoring systems, said today that it has named Steven R. Pacelli as its Chief Operating Officer, and Jorge Valdes as Chief Technology Officer.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

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Bestcovery.com Rolls Out Web Widget

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Bestcovery was started in 2008, and has 8 employees. Pourzanjani was CEO of Pricegrabber.com until its $485M purchase by Experian in 2005. Santa Monica-based Bestcovery.com , an online expert review and ranking site headed by former Pricegrabber.com co-founder and CEO, Kamran Pourzanjani, said today that it has rolled out a new widget which will allow web publishers to display its content.

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ReachLocal Hits $147M In Revenues

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500 listing was that Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , a venture backed provider of local online marketing services, hit $147M in revenues in 2008, up significantly from $4.4M in revenues of 2005. The listing also revealed that the firm was up to 707 employees as of 2008; a spokesperson for the firm says that the company now actually is well over 800 employees today. One of the revelations in yesterday's Inc.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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He previously led business development for Affiliate Fuel, leading to its acquisition by Experian in 2005. He began developing the business model for scoreAscore.com in October of 2008. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch. where entrepreneurs share their stories.

Interview with Todd Jerry, Marmol Radziner

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Within that have own custom cabinet shop, our own metal shop, make our own furniture, and as an offshoot of that, started exploring developing modular, prefab homes in 2005. Todd Jerry: I joined the company in early 2008.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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On a panel that I sat on with Ron in LA in 2008 he stated that there were no circumstances in which the founder should take money off of the table. He’s been at it since 2005. I founded it in 2005 at the age of 37. This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#.

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

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Josh and Howard began co-investing as angels and in 2005 they started a $10 million fund. In 2008 they raised a much larger fund $132.5 If you read this blog often you'll know that I'm a huge fan of First Round Capital.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

It was 2008. When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. I paid my mortgage until that day in 2008 when I started getting nervous about my business, my property value and the economy in general.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

It was 2008. When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. I paid my mortgage until that day in 2008 when I started getting nervous about my business, my property value and the economy in general. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

It was 2008. When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. I paid my mortgage until that day in 2008 when I started getting nervous about my business, my property value and the economy in general. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month.