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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. READ MORE

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. See [link] (more

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. We covered ResearchGate here on TechZulu sometime back.

Reaching Girls With MobiGirl Media's Girl-Friendly Mobile Ad Network

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Jennifer Noonan: Mobigirl Media is the only mobile ad network targeting girls. We''re not the first mobile ad network. Thanks!

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. Mark Sylvester, CEO of introNetworks describes what social networking really means in the business realm.

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.

Santa Monica High Speed Networking

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

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.

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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. San Diego Venture Group. See [link] (more

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. 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.

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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

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

Green Business Networking

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Thursday, November 13, 2008 -- Green Business Networking Mixer presented by Artilient. 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. See https://www.123signup.com/register?id=zgszb. id=zgszb.

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. 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. Fathi Hakam has joined the firm from Kyocera Wireless, in San Diego. He has also served at Motorola. READ MORE

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. Shoemaker to the firm's board of directors. Shoemaker also has served at Xerox. Venture Partners and Narra Venture Capital.

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. READ MORE

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. Central Desktop said the idea is to "deepen customer-to-customer" engagement within its platform. READ 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 new site is available in English--and for whatever reason--Turkish

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.

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. 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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE

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. Mushroom Networks said its service is available for a $50 monthly fee, excluding cost of CPE equipment.

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. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. READ MORE

Greenwala Launches Green Social Networking Site

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Lake Forest-based Greenwala , a new startup, launched its social networking site Wednesday, saying that it is hoping to connect people with brands focused on sustainable lifestyles. Greenwala is headed up by Rajeev Kapur, who was formerly at SmartLabs, Inc., READ MORE

ValueClick Targets Health With New Ad Network

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Westlake Village-based ValueClick said this morning that it has launched into the health and wellness market with a new online advertising network. The new advertising network will be part of ValueClick's Media division. READ MORE

FastSoft Gets Win At Limelight Networks

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Pasadena-based FastSoft, which develops Internet acceleration appliances, announced Monday morning that the firm's hardware has been deployed by Limelight Networks. According to FastSoft, the firm's products are being used to help speed the upload of content objects to Limelight's servers. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

KidZui Adds Social Networking, Homework Help

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San Diego-based KidZui, a venture-backed startup which develops a kid-safe Internet browser, said Monday that it has added new social networking features and homework help to the firm's suite of services. In addition, KidZui rolled out a homework help tool which allows kids to find information about subjects they are studying at school.

Cornerstone OnDemand Adds Social Networking Features

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Santa Monica-based Cornertone OnDemand, a provider of software-as-a-service tools for human resources management, said this week that it has added new social networking features to the firm's product. The new product provides online communities, user profiles, blogs, and wiki features for business collaboration. READ MORE

MySpace Inks Ad Deal With Auditude, MTV Networks

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Los Angeles-based social networking site and online video advertising firm Auditude announced this morning that the two companies have partnered with MTV Networks to insert ads into user uploaded videos on MySpace. In the deal, the technology will be applied to video content from MTV Networks, which is uploaded to MySpace.

CircleUp Launches Group Communications Tool, Links With Active Network

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As part of the announcement, CircleUp said it has linked with San Diego-based Active Network's eteamz division, which will deploy the new tool throughout its web sites. Financial impact of the Active Network deal was not disclosed. The new platform--billed SmartMessage--helps groups send messages among members and others. READ MORE