Startup Lessons From Stephen King: Results Vs. Activities

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Activities Vs. Results. Unlike entrepreneurs, whose survival is similarly based on their ability deliver value to their customers, politicians and big company executives routinely confuse activities with results. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes.

Active Launches Hyperlocal Activity Site

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San Diego-based Active.com , the operator of online sports and community activity registration sites, said this morning that it has expanded into the hyperlocal information market, with the launch of a new, local Bay Area activity guide. Active said the new, hyperlocal Active.com Bay Area site provides information on sporting events, fitness activities, and other things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as discounts on gear and activities through its Schwaggle program.

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ACTIVE Network Moves To Texas

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In another blow to San Diego''s technology industry, ACTIVE Network , the sports and recreation registration provider, said late Thursday that it is moving its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. According to ACTIVE Network, the transition will take place over the coming year. Active Network said it will continue to maintain a San Diego presence. active network texas perry economic jobs employment headquarters

Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity

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A new study of social media activity and e-commerce, compiled from Los Angeles social tools developer Social Annex , shows that social media is--not surprisingly--playing a far bigger role in online shopping this year.

Snap Inc. Files for $3 Billion IPO; Discloses 158 Million Daily Active Users

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Snap Inc., parent company of ephemeral photo-sharing and messaging app Snapchat, has made public its $3 billion initial public offering of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange

Active Storage Names Engineering VP

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Active Storage, which is currently headed by Steve Rizzone, develops RAID storage devices particularly targeted at the media industry; the firm's products are particularly geared toward the Apple market, where the firm's founders had worked on Apple's various storage products.

CapLinked Launches Activity Tracker

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the online service which helps startups manage their fundraising efforts, share due diligence documents, and find investors, said this week that it has launched a new activity tracker on the site. caplinked activity tracker investment financial startup entrepreneur

Twitter Insights From A Guru With 113,000 Rabidly Active Followers

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One of the parameters by which authenticity is measured is the activity level of one''s followers. Unfortunately, authenticity matters online, due to the nefarious activities of certain status seeking individuals who manipulate their social media standing by purchasing fake followers.

Active Network Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. Active Network operates a network of online sports registration, community activity and group sites, and other related Internet services. espn community online registration sports acquisition merger network active

StockTwits Launches Activity Stream

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San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-focused, micro-messaging service run by Howard Lindzon, has launched a new feature today, focused on activity streams. The firm said the new StockTwits Activity Stream will allow users to keep up with other people, as well as tickers friends are following. Lindzon is known for his prior startup Wallstrip, plus his angel investment activity. stocktwits activity stream micro messaging twitter

Summer Vacation with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

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Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Active rocked the world with its IP67 water and dust protection, allowing the device to go underwater for up to 30mins. We had lots of fun playing with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.

Active Network Buys Ski Resort Ticketing Firm

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San Diego-based Active Network , the operator of online software for sports groups, events, community activities registration, and other organizations, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired RTP , a provider of technology for managing ski resorts and ticketing.

Active Network Ties With Sporting Goods Group

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San Diego-based Active Network , the provider of sports registration and related web software for the sports and recreation industry, announced today that it has linked up with the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), a group representing the sporting goods industry. According to Active, the two will work together via the Active Lifestyle Panel, a panel and survey effort being run by Active. active network sporting goods sports survey panel

ACTIVE Network Debuts Half Marathon Training App

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San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the provider of cloud-based sports activity and registration services, has rolled out a new mobile app for iOS specifically to help people complete their first half marathon. According to ACTIVE Network, the 13.one Half Marathon app helps runners make it to their half marathon, by providing a 12 week training plan, tracking of training, and more. active network half marathon training mobile iphone exercise

LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service

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Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd launched Wednesday, saying that it is looking to help users connect with others on fun activities led by experts. lifecrowd activity discovery classes learning expert startup demoLooking for something fun to do around town? The new startup--funded by Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, and Prism VentureWorks, and headed by Bong Koh--is one of the companies debuting today at the DEMO Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley.

Report: Los Angeles Ranks Sixth In Active Startup Ecosystems

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A new report this week from the Startup Genome Project has ranked Los Angeles as number six in a list of the world's most active startup ecosystems. The report, which used data from the Startup Genome's benchmarking tool to rank startup performance, found that Silicon Valley topped the list, followed by New York City, London, Toronto, and Tel Aviv. Los Angeles beat other startup hubs such as Seattle, Boston, and Mumbai in the rankings.

Active Network Up Slightly In IPO

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San Diego-based The Active Network , which debuted on the NYSE as ACTV this morning, was slightly up in morning trading, at around $15.83 Active provides online sports registration and community sites. active network actv merger acquisition exit sports saas software registrationper share. The firm had priced at $15.00 per share last night. The firm had traded as high as $16.25 during morning trading, and as low as $14.75 per share.

Oakley, Intel Link On Voice Activated Eyewear

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Sunglasses brand Oakley --owned by Luxottica Group--and Intel said that the two have partnered to launch a new "smart eyewear" system, called the Radar Pace , which will offer real-time, voice activated coaching for athletes. According to the two, the new device will provide personalized training programs, performance tracking, and coaching in real time. The new "smart glasses" cost $449.

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Active Network Plans Offering For Investors

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The venture investors in San Diego-based sports website firm Active Network are looking to take some dollars off the table, via an offering from Active, according to an S-1 filed by the company Friday. In the filing, Active said it is planning to sell 1.5 The sales come around 9 months after Active Networks May 2011 IPO. Active Network has been roughly flat since the IPO, trading recently at around $14.59; the firm had debuted May 25th at $15.00

Active Network Sets Global Sales Exec

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San Diego-based Active Network , the operator of a number of sports related registration and sports events management websites, said yesterday that it has named Kevin Biggs as its Executive Vice President of Global Technology Sales. Active Network sells its platform and services to endurance race events, marathons, sports leagues, parks and recreation departments, and many others. active network executive sales

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ACTIVE Network Ties With IRONMAN

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San Diego-based online, cloud-based sports and activity registration provider ACTIVE Network reported today that it has linked with IRONMAN , the sports race operator. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed; ACTIVE has been providing registration for IRONMAN since 1999.

Triptrotting Adds Events and Activities

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Santa Monica-based Triptrotting , which helps match travelers with like-minded locals, is expanding this morning, saying that it has added a new "Social Activities" feature to help users find activities by location, date, time, and price. The company said the new feature is aimed at helping users find other like-minded travelers at parties, tours, concerts, trips, and much more.

Active Storage Names New CEO

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Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops storage devices aimed at the Mac and broadcast media market, said today that it has named Steve Rizzone as its Chief Executive Officer. active storage data executive devices multimedia broadcastThe firm said that Rizzone succeeds Alex Grossman, who will be focusing on product aspects of the firm. Rizzone has previously served as CEO of IP3 Networks, Communicado, Ortel, and NetVantage, among other firms. READ MORE>>.

Active Network Revenues Up In Q1, Sets Trading Symbol

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San Diego-based Active Network , the operator of sports registration and online community sites, said in a filing today that it had a net loss of $10.9M active network merger acquisition sports registration actvon revenues of $72.71M for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The firm--which is currently in IPO registration--also set its trading symbol as ACTV. Revenues were up 15% from the quarter ending March 30, 2010, when the firm reported a net loss of $12.4M

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ACTIVE Network Wins Three Cities

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San Diego-based ACTIVE Network is expanding its footprint in the parks and recreation management market, reporting this morning that it has signed up the cities of Phoenix, Portland, and Denver as customers of its ACTIVE Net software. ACTIVE Net is ACTIVE Network''s software that help cities manage reservations at facilities, classes, community programs, and memberships. active network recreation parks registration community

Active Network Sets IPO Trading Range

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San Diego-based Active Network , the operator of online sports registration, team website, and related sports businesses, has set the trading range for its IPO. Active Network's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co. active network actv merger acquisition exit sports saas software registration

Third-Quarter Report Shows Slowdown in VC Activity, & Top 10 Deals

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Venture capital activity is gradually easing from last year’s peak, according to a new quarterly report put together by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. VC firms invested $14.99 billion in 1,810 U.S. deals (1,796 companies) during the third quarter that ended September 30, according to the inaugural “Venture Monitor” report released today. It was the fifth straight quarterly decline in the number of companies getting VC funding, according to the report.

ACTIVE Network In $1.05 Billion Acquisition Deal With Vista Equity Partners

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San Diego-based sports and activity registration service Active Network announced this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners , in a deal valued at approximately $1.05 Active Network said that Vista Equity Partners will pay $14.50 per share in cash for Active Network, in a deal which has been approved by Active''s board of directors. The deal will remove Active Network from the public markets.

Active Network Prices IPO

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San Diego-based The Active Network , the operator of sports and community event registration services and websites, priced its IPO Wednesday evening, saying it will sell 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 Active priced below its expected initial offering range, which was $16.00 Active's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co.

Active Storage Adds Exec

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Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. active storage executive data apple

Sources: Active Network In Major Layoff

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San Diego-based sports registration service Active Network has laid of over 100 people, according to sources near the company. Active Network has been contacted, but has not yet responded to queries about the layoff. active network layoff jobs employment private equity texas websense omnitracs No details on the layoff have been announced by the privately held company, and the company had not yet filed a notice with the state of California''s WARN system on any impending cuts.

Active Network Launches Ski Resort App

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San Diego-based Active Network reported this morning that its RTP unit, the provider of ski resort and park information software, has launched a new mobile app platform called LiveInfo. Pricing on the new tool was not announced by RTP and Active Network.

Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage products for the Apple Macintosh, has raised $7.0M data raid apple capital venture storage activein a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, the firm's board continues to include representatives from Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>.