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

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. 2) Fiber is a means to Google’s vision of the future of computing. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are striving to be the super-mega technology company that owns every layer of the value chain.

Google Personalized Results

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Google now shows me an option to push things in my search results to the top. Not sure I buy this approach from Google It's an interesting choice. Doesn't it seem like it's inviting problems. Basically the only people who will spend time on this is people trying to improve their search rankings. The rest of us signal with lots of other things like links, bookmarking, etc.

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The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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This likely means something like Google Analytics , although there is a very large universe of equivalent tools out there as well. Google analytics can’t really tell you much - it’s not very actionable. September 18th, 2008 at 8:00 am. August 2008 (19).

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Google Analytics Panel wows Santa Monica crowd

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Google’s free “Analytics&# and “Optimizer&# services were the hot topics Thursday night in Santa Monica. The latest TCOSC event featured 2 expert speakers: James Tipton from Google and Corey Koberg of Webshare Design (an authorized Google consulting firm). We were happy to host about 60 people at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica for networking, dinner, and education . Some estimate

Google Maps Mobile

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing. My only minor complaint is that it doesnt have a menu option to disconnect the phone from the data connection.

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TZ Presents: ‘Nice Guys’ DO Finish First In Business | Fireside Chat With Greg Cargill

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That work laid the foundation for Greg’s contribution in founding bigMETHOD in 2008, a social media agency that joined BLITZ in 2011. Events Fireside TechZulu Agency bigMETHOD Blitz Google Greg Cargill Harley Davidson Honda Interscope Marketing NAKED Juice Nike ROC Social Media

MySpace Launches Android App

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace said today that the firm has launched an application for Google's Android mobile operating system.

Two Teams Join Lunar X PRIZE Competition

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The Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation has added two new teams for the group's Google Lunar X PRIZE competition, the group said Tuesday.

Two Teams Joins Lunar X PRIZE Competition

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The Playa Vista-based X PRIZE Foundation has added two new teams for the group's Google Lunar X PRIZE competition, the group said Tuesday.

eSolar Hires VP Engineering

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Pasadena-based eSolar, the Google-backed thermal solar energy startup, is announcing today that it has hired on a new Vice President of Engineering, Craig Tyner, Ph.D. eSolar is backed by more than $140M in funding, from Google, Idealab, and Oak Investment Partners. According to eSolar, Tyner joins the firm from Sandia National Laboratories, where he spent more than 30 years. According to eSolar, Tyner's career has been spend advancing and deploying solar thermal technology.

magnify360 Launches Advertising Optimization Tool

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Los Angeles-based magnify360, a provider of web page optimization tools, has lauched a new product for optimizing Google AdWords advertising, the firm announced today. magnify360 said its new Google Cost Optimizer automatically synchronizes with AdWords accounts, and provides campaign performance metrics to users about return on investment in individual keywords, cost per click, conversion rates, and other information.

ReachLocal Opens UK Office

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ReachLocal's paid search ads are placed in Google, Yahoo!, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said late Tuesday that it has expanded into the United Kingdom, and opened up a new office in London.

Geni Adds "Family Finder"

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Los Angeles-based genealogy and family networking site Geni has rolled out a new "Family Finder" feature, the firm said Friday, allowing users to import addresses from Microsoft Outlook, web email programs like Google's Gmail and Yahoo, or other sources.

introNetworks Adds Mapping Feature

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The firm said Tuesday it has integrated Google Maps into its product to help users returning from tradeshows to find other attendees in their local area or to help members of associations find contacts in a city. Santa Barbara-based introNetworks, a developer of social networking software for connecting trade show attendees and organizations, has released an update to the firm's software.

Digital LA - Digital Drinks @ Les Deux

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -- For our next Digital Drinks, we're heading to Hollywood hot spot Les Deux! Attendees work at Sony Pictures, FOX Interactive, MySpace, Google, Yahoo!, Digital LA organizes mixers for professionals in online entertainment, marketing, and advertising. Stop on by for informal casual networking. Join the Digital LA group if you haven't already to get our event updates!

X Prize Foundation Launches Healthcare Competition

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The new prize will be in addition to current competitions the X Prize Foundation is managing, in addition to the $10 million Archon X PRIZE for Genomics, the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, and the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

Interview with Matthew Graczyk, Zubican

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It's just a matter of time--when someone goes to Google and searches for a ball bearing, that search will be dominated by our content. b2B advertisers are willing and happy to place ads, but Google can't place them because of lack of inventory.

Interview with Michael Kantor, Orgoo

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There's a lot of big guys in this business --Google, Yahoo, etc.--how It was long, long before Google--before Google was a figment of someone's imagination.

Interview with Eric Bjorndahl, TravBuddy.com

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Things like Google Maps, five years ago, would have costs tons of time and resources to develop.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut. Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut. Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences.

AlwaysOn BreakOut

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Monday, December 15, 2008 -- AlwaysOn BreakOut. Hip hop artists and rock stars, comedians, TV and film talent and Internet-born celebrities will show how they have used new social media technologies and services such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo and Google to promote their own brands and reach new audiences.

MyNuMo Becomes PlayScreen, Launches Android Apps

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San Diego-based MyNuMo, a firm which develops mobile phone applications, said this week that it has renamed itself PlayScreen, and launched a number of Google Android phone applications. According to the firm, it has launched 20 web-based titles and a new downloadable game for the T-Mobile G1, the new cell phone running Google's Android mobile operating system

X PRIZE Foundation Finds Lunar X PRIZE Sponsor

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Santa Monica-based nonprofit the X PRIZE Foundation has added another firm as a "preferred partner" for the firm's Google Lunar X PRIZE, the challenge to send a robot to the surface of the moon. The Google Lunar X Prize is one of a number of challenge prizes X PRIZE has created for fostering innovation; the group was behind the Ansari X PRIZE, the first private spaceship to reach suborbital spaceflight

OVGuide.com Rolls Out New Video Search Engine

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The firm previously used Google's search engine for its back end video site search. Los Angeles-based OVGuide.com, an online guide to video sites on the Internet, said Monday that it has unveiled a new search engine on its site. The firm said it the new search engine provides prioritized information about video sites, based on category, editorial ranking, user statistics, and other information. The company said the new site uses a technology it is calling "Relevis."

JuiceCaster Adds Picture Messaging For iPhone

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JuiceCaster's free service sends pictures to other mobile phone users, and is targeted at helping users share both pictures and their location information pinpointed on Google Maps. Los Angeles-based mobile social networking service JuiceCaster said today that the firm has rolled out a new iPhone app, called Flutter.

ReachLocal Expands Into Canada

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ReachLocal helps businesses place pay-per-click and other ads through Google, Yahoo, MSN, and others. Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal announced Wednesday that the firm has expanded into Canada, and opened up a new sales office in Toronto for its online marketing services. The venture-backed firm, which helps small and medium sized businesses place Internet advertising, said that its first Canadian location will cater to local businesses in the Greater Toronto area.

SoCal Firms In X PRIZE Auto Contest

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Aptera recently raised $24M from Idealab, Google, and a number of other backers for its composite, lightweight hybrid electric vehicles; Kinetix Motors is currently raising financing, according to its web site. Los Angeles-based X Prize Foundation said today that it has signed up 22 teams in the firm's Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, including two Southern California teams.

Language Weaver Puts New Twist On Recruiting, Runs Logic Contest

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In running the contest, Language Weaver is taking a book from such companies as Google and Microsoft, who regularly use logic puzzles and contests to recruit and find employees. One Southern California firm is putting a new twist on its recruiting efforts for engineers and scientists, by running a "Puzzle Contest" which will award $1,000 for the first answer to a series of questions on the firm's site.

EI Solutions Acquired By Suntech

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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. 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.

eSolar Inks Technology License Deal With Sundrop Fuels

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eSolar is venture backed by Google, Idealab, and Oak Investment Partners. Pasadena-based solar thermal technology developer eSolar has inked a deal with another clean technology firm, Sundrop Fuels, the company announced today. According to eSolar, it will supply its heliostat and sun tracking technology to Sundrop Fuels, and also make that technology available to other prospective partners and customers.

Interview with Anne Walls and John Singleton, WordHustler

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WordHustler launched in May of 2008 in a beta. The other way we monetize, is we run ads from Google, ads from our partner Scripped, and are also launching a digital membership in the new year which will combine both print and email submissions for a monthly membership fee. Anne Walls and John Singleton are co-founders of WordHustler (www.wordhustler.com), a local Hollywood startup looking to help writers connect with publishers.

Interview with Rajeev Kapur, Greenwala

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That way, we also get picked up by Google and the other search engines. Today's interview with with Rajeev Kapur , Chairman and Chief Wala, Greenwala (www.greenwala.com), a recently launched social networking site focused on green/sustainable topics. We spoke with Rajeev about the idea behind the site, how he went from being a General Manager at Dell to green social networking, and where the company is hoping to go. Where'd the idea for Greenwala come from?