Acacia Research Gets $12.4M Win Against Yahoo

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Newport Beach-based patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corporation has scored a major patent lawsuit win, this time against Yahoo! , in damages, which were awarded in May of 2009, $4.5M Acacia also said that it has been awarded a royalty rate on all Yahoo IMVironment sales of 23%. Tags: acacia research patent legal licensing lawsuit yahoo

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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If you were at a ladies online retail store don’t be surprised if you start seeing advertisements for that same store next time you’re reading the Washington Post or on Yahoo! This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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You think that anybody really believed 1999 that two young kids out of Stanford had a shot at unseating Yahoo!, This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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and the subsequent acquisition sprees of companies like Google, Yahoo!, This is part of my ongoing series of posts and I need to file this one under both Raising Venture Capital and Startup Advice. I remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 craze.

Yahoo Deal With Microsoft May Hit Overture

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In a major deal, search portal provider Yahoo and software giant Microsoft said that the two companies are in a deal where Yahoo will replace its own search engine technology with that of Microsoft--with potentially huge repercussions to Yahoo's Southern California search engine marketing operations. Tags: technology advertising engine search microsoft overture yahoo

Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report

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The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning. Yahoo's editorial team remains in Santa Monica. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica. Yahoo had pulled development of the service out of its LA location in February, moving the UI and engineering design back to Sunnyvale.

Yahoo, Microsoft Deal Includes Up To 550 Employees

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Further details on the deal between Yahoo and Microsoft have come out in a filing by Yahoo with the SEC, with Yahoo saying that Microsoft will hire at least 400 Yahoo employees, and potentially another 150 employees to help with the transition, as Microsoft takes over the search engine features of Yahoo's sites. Tags: yahoo microsoft employees search employment

SodaHead Connects With Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead.com , an online site focused on a combination of news discussion and questions and answers, announced today that the firm has connected the site to Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. The new integration allows users to automatically post questions from the site to a Twitter feed and Facebook status updates, or distribute them to Yahoo's contact lists. Tags: sodahead twitter facebook yahoo software integration news

DivX Gets Settlement From Yahoo On Toolbar Lawsuit

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San Diego-based DivX reported Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with Internet portal Yahoo!, DivX sued Yahoo in November of 2008, after Yahoo backed out of a deal to offer its toolbar to users who downloaded video software from DivX. Tags: divx yahoo toolbar lawsuit legal contract over a contract dispute concerning a cobranded Toolbar deal made between the firms in September of 2007. The firm said the settlement would boost its earnings by $0.29

LegalZoom Adds Former Yahoo President Decker To Board

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Decker, the former President of Yahoo!, Decker was president of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and served as CFO of Yahoo from 2000 to 2007. Tags: legalzoom legal documents executive susan decker yahoo Los Angeles-based LegalZoom.com , the provider of online legal documents, said today that it has added Susan L. to the firm's board of directors. Decker also has served at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and currently sits on the boards of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,

Yahoo Taps Pepperdine Prof As Chief Product Officer

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Online search portal Yahoo said yesterday that it has named Blake Irving , most recently a professor at the Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, as its Chief Product Officer, heading up the company's product strategy and direction. Irving, who had been a professor at Pepperdine since January of 2009, was teaching classes at Pepperdine's full time MBA program in Malibu. Tags: yahoo blake irving professor pepperdine executive

Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

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Yahoo! 22 replacing CFO Tim Morse, once acting CEO, hired in 2009 by then CEO Carol Bartz. Goldman will be responsible for Yahoo!’s I look forward to working with Marissa and the rest of the executive team as we define Yahoo!’s

A Tale of Two Pitches

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He had spent many years at Yahoo! during the better days and we had lots of discussions / debates about Yahoo!’s This is part of my ongoing series, “ Pitching a VC.&#.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called LastMinute.com, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies. So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com).

I met with an investor, what happens next?

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If you happen to see him I’d really be grateful if you would mention how much you like our product / believe in our company / that you knew me well when we worked at Yahoo! (or

MySpace Connects To TV

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According to MySpace, the new MySpace Widget For TV was co-developed by Intel and Yahoo, and will allow consumer electronics devices to interact with MySpace, directly through a TV. Tags: yahoo intel myspace widget

VMIX Eyes Maven Networks' Customers

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San Diego-based VMIX is eyeing customers of Maven Networks, a provider of video hosting owned by Yahoo, saying Wednesday that it will help customers of Maven to migrate to VMIX. Yahoo said earlier this week that it would discontinue the services offered by Maven Networks, which it acquired back in February of 2008. Tags: vmix maven networks yahoo video hosting

Topspin Media Adds VP

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Santa Monica-based Topspin Media , the developer of music and band marketing software headed by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, said over the weekend that it has added Andrew Mains as its new VP Artist Relations and Services. Tags: topspin media yahoo music content executive

Stamps.com Links To E-Commerce Payment Providers

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Los Angeles-based Stamps.com is furthering its focus on online stories, saying today that it has linked its product to the e-commerce payment systems for Amazon.com Pro Merchant, Yahoo Merchant, Google Checkout, and Paypal. Tags: stamps ecommerce postage amazon yahoo google checkout paypal

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. A 12 - year veteran of the online world, he has worked in sales, business development and content partnership functions for Yahoo!,

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places. This is mostly from bloggers, but also from pages being included by members.

TrueCar Names CMO

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Automoti.com was sold to Hertz in 2009. Daum has also served at Overture Services/Yahoo, and also was at American Express. Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the publisher of real-time automotive pricing information headed by Scott Painter, said yesterday afternoon that it has appointed Todd Daum as Chief Marketing Officer. Daum joins TrueCar from Automoti.com, where he was Chief Operating Officer.

Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

Eric Greenspan

I had a blast co-hosting that event with Jeff Pulver and it was a huge success thanks to Yahoo! great Yahoo blog post here). The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High. It’s been mellow since the 140conf LA meetup and the “high&# has worn off.

Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

Eric Greenspan

I had a blast co-hosting that event with Jeff Pulver and it was a huge success thanks to Yahoo! great Yahoo blog post here). The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High. It’s been mellow since the 140conf LA meetup and the “high&# has worn off.

Paid Search Engine Marketing Now

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 -- Paid Search Engine Marketing Now. Year 2010 Tips of the Trade for Buying and Converting your traffic on Google, Yahoo and Bing. TechBiz Connection. Whether you are a small business owner or a marketing manager for a large multinational corporation, taking advantage of paid search advertising is a must.

Broadcom Gets HDTV Win At LG

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The LG HDTVs include connectivity to Neflix and Yahoo directly on their TV, and is being distributed through Best Buy and other retailers. Irvine-based Broadcom announced Monday that the firm has been selected in a design win from LG Electronics.

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile

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Aside from Sonnad, who was at thePlatform, the company includes executives from Shopzilla, Yahoo!, Santa Monica-based Geodelic announced today that the firm is shipping a new application for local discovery, along with T-Mobile USA.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo! who gladly offered to sponsor the event and provide the venue at Yahoo!’s Yahoo!

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

I was provided with introductions to execs at Myspace, Facebook, Yahoo!, The first to respond was @robinzucker of Yahoo! who gladly offered to sponsor the event and provide the venue at Yahoo!’s Yahoo!

Southwest Airlines Tests Wi-Fi, Uses Row 44

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The airline also said it is partnered with Yahoo! Southwest Airlines has begun testing its Wi-fi service, the firm said today, tapping Westlake Village-based Row 44 for equipment.

Snowball Factory Raises Funding

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Product Manager at Yahoo! Beverly Hills-based The Snowball Factory , the developer of Awe.sm , a URL shortener for domains, and tweetpo.st , software for updating Facebook from Twitter, has raised $562,600 in an equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. Source of the funding was not disclosed. Snowball Factory is headed by Jonathan Strauss, who according to his profile on LinkedIn was most recently a Sr. Widgets.

NativeTung Takes On Translation, Localization

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The firm's founders come from Oracle, Yahoo!, Los Angeles-based NativeTung , a startup developing software for managing translation of web sites into multiple languages, is unveiling itself at the DEMOfall conference today in San Diego. According to NativeTung, it has developed a product which helps companies translate websites into other languages, and helps them to manage the entire translation process. and PeopleSoft. READ MORE>>.

Once Upon a Time in Jorts

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245 people registered, Yahoo! Notes to self: Get to know the presenters, practice presentation, call Yahoo!,