Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

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I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. I seem to be very adept at meeting financial planners, attorneys, accountants, etc. - and after 10 seconds of conversation, I'm at a loss.

AdEngage Acquired By Technorati

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El Segundo-based AdEngage, an online advertising network, has been acquired by blog and Internet search site Technorati, Technorati said today. According to Technorati, it has acquired AdEngage to launch a new self-service advertising network for blogs and social media sites. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. AdEngage was founded in 2004, and according to Technorati serves more than 12 billion ad impressions across more than 4,000 sites.

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CommNexus GadgetFest 2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- CommNexus GadgetFest 2008. The competition is preceded by a Mini CES-style trade show and gives you the opportunity to experience the latest technologies as well as network with industry representatives from all parts of the globe. Every year, CommNexus challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of "Greatest Gadget."

ResearchGate, Social Network For Scientists Acquires Scholarz.net

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To give you a quick refresher ResearceGate is a professional network for scientists. Koch says it is used to increase the speed and quality of their work even though it was being outgrown by other networks like ResearchGate. We covered ResearchGate here on TechZulu sometime back.

Mzima Networks Selects CRG West

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Los Angeles-based Mzima Networks, a provider of Internet backbone services, has inked a deal with data center provider CRG West, the firms said today. The companies said that Mzima will expand its network into six CRG West data centers across the United States.

Boingo Expands Network In Ireland

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Los Angeles-based Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless has expanded its network again, this time with a deal in Ireland, the firm disclosed Tuesday. Boingo said that the firm has added 950 wireless hotspots in the country of Ireland, through a deal with eircom, a local Wi-Fi provider.

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Social Networking

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- "Social Networking: How it Can Add Value to Your Organization" MIT of the Central Coast Enterprise Forum. Social networking is the fastest growing activity on Web 2.0. Whereas it was once used predominantly by individuals using applications such as Facebook and MySpace, social networking has found its way into the commercial sector. Mark Sylvester, CEO of introNetworks describes what social networking really means in the business realm.

18-Hole Golf Outing / Business Networking

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Friday, November 21, 2008 -- 18-Hole Golf Outing / Business Networking. See [link] (more

SoCalBio Networking Forum

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 -- SoCalBio Networking Forum. Making Every Innovation Count: Monetizing IP Assets. See https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1522578182300andP=1522578191157716600. PG=1522578182300andP=1522578191157716600.

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- Santa Monica High Speed Networking. See [link] (more

Breakout Companies of 2008

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Breakout Companies of 2008. Amidst many of the financial challenges of 2008, several San Diego companies achieved successful milestones, financial growth, or other accomplishments that set them apart from the pack. Three winners -- Novalar Pharmaceuticals for Life Sciences, The Active Network for Technology, and Sapphire Energy for Clean Tech -- have been chosen by the SDVG's board of directors and will be featured in our breakfast program.

Network security in a networked world

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008 -- Network security in a networked world. If you're planning, implementing or managing network security policy and systems, you must attend this event! We'll discuss how to ensure your network is set up for success against the threats of today and tomorrow. SDSIC. Hear first-hand how the right technology tested in the right environment can make all the difference in the world. See [link] (more

H.E.A.R.T. Holiday Networking Event

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -- H.E.A.R.T. Holiday Networking Event. Enjoy a fantastic evening of food and networking and make this holiday evening one to be remembered. TechBizConnection, AeA, AWT and TCVN HEART Holiday Event. mingle. celebrate. You are cordially invited to our Holiday Event and Annual Roundup of Technologists. See [link] (more

FORE Networking Mixer and Golf Fashion Show

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- FORE Networking Mixer and Golf Fashion Show. See [link] (more

Entertainment Networking Event

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -- Entertainment Networking Event. There's hip music, networking, and the opportunity to mingle with everyone that's changing the way things work. Bring your business cards and friends to meet the "who's who" of entertainment and new media in Hollywood. See [link] (more

Green Business Networking

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Thursday, November 13, 2008 -- Green Business Networking Mixer presented by Artilient. Event will be co-hosted by executives of Artilient and California State University Dominguez Hills who are collaborating to launch the Center of Business Research, Innovation and Development ("CBRID") - an incubator focussed on developing green and sustainable energy businesses. See [link] (more

Souther California Venture Network Mixer

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 -- Souther California Venture Network (SCVN.org) Professional Mixer. The Southern California Venture Network invites you to meet, mix and mingle at its monthy open mixer. See [link] (more

SoCalBio Networking Forum

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- SoCalBio Networking Forum. Outsourcing can be one of the most strategic endeavors an organization can set about. They can also be among the most costly and stress-inducing. Enterprises can take steps to ensure that their relationship with an outsourcing partner is successful and yields the maximum benefits.

Build a Global Digital Network

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 -- "Build a Global Digital Network" Convergence Technology Council. Learn from the "Bandits of Bandwidth" exactly how to design and streamline your enterprise's digital network. With so many players and pieces in the value chain, you need to sit with the experts so you can benefit from lessons learned and maximize new, enterprising technologies! See [link] (more

Networks In Motion Names VP

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Irvine-based location-based services (LBS) firm Networks in Motion said this week that it has hired on a new Vice President of Engineering at the firm. Networks In Motion said that M. Networks in Motion is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures, and provides local search software for such services as AAA Mobile on Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Alltel; Verizon Wireless' VZ Navigator; and YellowPages.com Mobile, among others.

Astute Networks Adds Board Member

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San Diego-based blade storage manufacturer Astute Networks said Monday that it has added John C. Shoemaker is currently chairman of the board of SonicWALL, and serves on the boards of Altera and Extreme Networks. Asute Networks develops blade storage and is backed by Tallwood Venture Capital, Sevin Rosen Funds, Scale Venture Partners, KeyNote Ventures, U.S. Shoemaker to the firm's board of directors.

GoTV Networks Inks Ad Partnerships

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Sherman Oaks-based GoTV Networks, a venture-backed developer of mobile new media, said this week that it has inked three partnerships with mobile advertising firms. According to GoTV Networks, it has teamed with Millennial Media, digital SIDEBAR and Ad Infuse to provide mobile ads alongside its content. The firm credited the shift to unlimited data plans, 3G networks, and large format 3G handsets.

Central Desktop Adds Social Networking

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Pasadena-based Central Desktop, a provider of on-demand project management and collaboration software, has rolled out new social networking features on its site. According to Central Desktop, it has released new abilities for its customers to share their stories and best practices, through online discussion forums, social networking communities, and links to social sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious, and Flickr.

Southern California Venture Network (SCVN.org) Holiday Mixer

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 -- Southern California Venture Network (SCVN.org) Holiday Mixer. Bring yourself, your significant other, your clients, and any of your contacts that want the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurial minded individuals. SCVN.org Meet and Greet Holiday Mixer. Everyone is welcome. See [link] (more

K2 Network Upgrades Game Site

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Irvine-based K2 Network, which published video games, said late Wednesday that it has launched an improved version of the firm's GamersFirst.com game site. The site provides downloads, chat forums, and other information about K2's various games. The firm said the upgraded site adds improved navigation, an expanded marketplace for purchasing game premiums and special items, as well as news and user profile pages. The new site is available in English--and for whatever reason--Turkish

Pringo Upgrades Social Networking Software

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Los Angeles-based Pringo, which develops white label social networking software for enterprises, said earlier this week that it has launched a beta of its latest version. According to Pringo, the new software adds a new intranet solution, as well as features to allows integration of blogs, bulletin boards, shopping carts, and other third party software into its platform. Pringo's software is used by companies to develop their own online communities. READ MORE

GoTV Networks Launches Country Music Channel

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Los Angeles-based GoTV Networks, which develops mobile content, disclosed earlier this week that it has launched a new mobile channel focused on country music. GoTV Networks is venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, and Motorola. The firm said the channel--True Country--will include country music, live performances, itnerviews, new releases, and news. The new mobile channel will be available via Apple iPhone, T-Mobile G1, and Virgin Mobile.

Networks In Motion In Traffic Data Deal

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Aliso Viejo-based Networks In Motion, a provider of location based services for the wireless market, has tapped a firm for real time traffic data. According to Networks In Motion, it has inked a deal with INRIX to use INRIX's traffic data in its AtlasBook Navigator product.

NextWave Wireless Shuts GO Networks Operations

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San Diego-based NextWave Wireless said today that it is discontinuing the operations of the firm's GO Networks unit, which developed wide area Wi-Fi networking equipment. NextWave said the move was part of its efforts to divest its network infrastructure subsidiaries. in January of 2007 for Go Networks

DataDirect Networks Get Win At LLNL

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Chatsworth-based data storage provider DataDirect Networks is reporting this morning that the firm's products have been selected by Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) for a supercomputer storage installation. DataDirect Networks manufactures high speed data storage devices, specifically geared toward the high performance computing (HPC) market.

Mushroom Networks Ships T1 Replacement Technology

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San Diego-based Mushroom Networks announced today that it has rolled out a service which offers "better than T1" speeds to broadband subscribers, at a significant savings to traditional T1 service. According to Mushroom Networks, which is a spinout of UC San Diego, it has created a new product which ties up to six broadband connections together to form a single, high-speed Internet connection.

The Active Network Buys Three Firms

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San Diego-based The Active Network, which operates a network of sports- and other online registration services and marketing web sites, said today that it has acquired three companies which provide hunting and fishing licensing technology. According to The Active Network, it has acquire Automated Licensing Systems, Inc, the Central Trust Bank of Missouri's Conservation Licensing Division, and its subsidiary, Outdoor Central, Inc.