Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services


Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. According to a post from Urchin co-founder Paul Muret, the shutdown comes as the software has been overtaken by Google Analytics, which had originally started as an online version of the Urchin software. urchin google shutdown picnik

PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace


The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsLos Angeles-based PeerStreet said this morning that it has launched a brand new, online real estate loan marketplace, which is aimed at accredited investors interested in real estate investments.

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Lenovo Purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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In 2005, Lenovo first burst onto the scene by acquiring IBM’s PC line, namely the brand recognition of the Thinkpad line. And now they’ve just shocked the world by announcing their plans to purchase Motorola Mobility from Google for about $2.91

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Google Follows MP3tunes With Music Locker Service


Mountain View-based Google has followed the lead of San Diego-based MP3tunes , and debuted its own "music locker" service today at its Google I/O developer conference. Google's new "Music Beta by Google" is only available to a limited number of customers, however, will allow users to store up to 20,000 songs "in the cloud", streaming those tunes to Android phones or PCs. google mp3tunes music locker service streaming content hollywood

Cheers App Launches | Adding Cheers to your Day [Exclusive Video With Farhad Mohit]

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Mohit, who sold Shopzilla in 2005 for $569m, brought together an all-star team from Google and StumbleUpon, as Cheerful, inc., We all have things to cheer for in life. Most times we celebrate to milestone events or showing our affection for people in our lives.

Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet


We sat down with Brett Crosby (who founded Urchin Software, the company which became Google Analytics) and Brew Johnson , the co-founders of the company, to learn more about the company and what it's working on. Brett Crosby: When I was at Google, there were a couple of things.

Android Founder on VR, Voice & the Future of Human-Machine Collaboration


Miner helped shape the smartphone era with Android, a mobile operating system startup that Google acquired in 2005. Within 20 years, computer keyboards will be relegated to the technology dustbin, says Android co-founder Rich Miner. Android software now powers over 2 billion devices. On Tuesday, Miner spoke at a mobile software developer conference in Boston organized by Facebook, part of the city’s HUBweek festival.

Equity Compensation: A 6 Point Primer on Creative Service Fees

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Google’s famous 56 th employee, Chef Charlie Ayers joined Google in 1999 was paid 40,000 in Google stock as part of his compensation package. Charlie eventually sold those shares for $26 million when he left the business in 2005, which meant he earned $4.3

Equity Compensation: A 6 Point Primer on Creative Service Fees

From the Venture Trenches

Google’s famous 56 th employee, Chef Charlie Ayers joined Google in 1999 was paid 40,000 in Google stock as part of his compensation package. Charlie eventually sold those shares for $26 million when he left the business in 2005, which meant he earned $4.3 Filed under: Design Agency , Entrepreneurs , Equity Compensation , Fund Raising , Startup Tagged: Google , Larry Page , Mark Zuckerberg , Steve Jobs , TechCrunch , Valuation.

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.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Excite, MSN and eventually Google.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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In our industry we call that a TAM (total addressable market) and I’m sure you can even Google methods for calculating a TAM. But that’s harder to build in 2016 than it was in say 2005. This is based on “price elasticity” and you can google that to understand it better. Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail.

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How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper


There's been a huge debate over the future of Adobe's Flash raging over the last month, as both Google and Mozilla disabled Flash due to security holes and other issues. I started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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Every startup I knew in 2005 (when I started my second company) was using this. Not Google.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I first met Ethan in 2005. For Ethan it came down to two companies – BuildOnline or Google. ” I proclaimed to Ethan, “Google is at $400 / share. ” So Ethan went to work as a product manager at Google Video. Let me not bury the lede.

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MP3tunes Gets Win Over EMI


The firm's services have recently been replicated by companies such as Amazon and Google. 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.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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When I started my second company in 2005 we decided to do everything differently. To this day I’m astounded that IBM, Google, Sun, Microsoft and others didn’t offer this service and Amazon did. In case you don’t know Applied Semantics it’s Google AdSense.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

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Your parents want to know why on Earth you’d leave a job at Google. We funded one in 2005 and lost a lot of money. CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!? Of course not.

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005. Companies like Flingo, Shazam Yahoo, Coincident.TV, Google and Nielsen are all developing their own coding protocals for ACR.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer


Google and Yahoo aren''t going to buy them, AOL has already made its bet, and your only real path to an exit is an IPO for any kind of liquidity. If you go back to 2005 and 2006 and look at a company which would have a $5M pre- then, it''s now $8 to $10M, all else equal.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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billion in 2005, and also currently represents Rdio, Beats Electronics, Riot Games,, Redpoint Ventures, and several other prominent private and publicly traded clients. Share on Google+. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content.

Why A Cellular Carrier Did Not Buy Skype - Watching A Big Dumb Company Fail In Real Time


billion caused me to recall an awkward meeting I had in 2005 with a particularly clueless group of cellular executives. Cool stuff for circa 2005, unless you were an idiot working for a cellular carrier. The recent purchase of Skype by Microsoft for $8.5

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Coffin sold in 2005 for 300 million and took that money into the Los Angeles startup sector. Google quickly bought AdSense in 2003 and Elbaz’s AS team became Google Santa Monica. Share on Google+. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu.

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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so. Some examples of those who we have worked very closely with are Ron Garrett, who was the lead engineer on Google AdWords.

Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear


Towards the end of last month, Culver City-based ThinkNear ( announced a seed round of funding for its location-based mobile advertising service, with notable inclusion of such firms as IA Ventures, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, and others.

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. And trust me if they’re thinking about investing in you and an investor Googles you and gets “bagel” – so, too, will you. Raising money is hard.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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When I saw what BuddyTV is working on and how long they’ve been the market (since 2005) I realized that this has huge potential to help disrupt the television market. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. I’m in Seattle this week.

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Yahoo Axes

socalTECH , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Taking a clue from Google, Yahoo has begun closing donw lesser used services owned and operated by the company, including a half dozen different services announced Friday, including Upcoming, Yahoo!

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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Dig deeper and you see that they do: project management (like 37 Signals), share and store files online (like DropBox and, create and edit documents online (like Google Docs & Zoho), Wikis (like SocialText) and Discussions (like Yammer).

EI Solutions Acquired By Suntech


EI Solutions was acquired by Energy Innovations in February of 2005, and was formerly known as Prevalent Power. The solar power integrator was known for its installation of Google's campus solar power project, as well as for projects done for Disney, Sony Pictures, the North Face, and Puget Sound Energy.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Spark Capital is relatively new to VC (founded in 2005) yet has become one of the hottest new VCs having invested in Twitter, Tumblr, AdMeld, Boxee, KickApps and many more companies. Google Analytics vs. Facebook’s new analytics tool. InviteMedia (acquired by Google).

Social Networking and Business Value


Sam Cimino, Sales Manager SW of YouTube/Google As YouTube’s Southwest Regional Manager, Sam is responsible for generating revenue across YouTube and the Google Content Network which comprises a media network that reaches nearly 80% of all internet users worldwide. Prior to joining Google, Sam worked at CNET, The Wall Street Journal Interactive and Ziff Davis and has over 15 years of experience selling media.