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Report: Rapportive, Backed By Calacanis, Acquired By LinkedIn

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According to those reports, San Francisco-based Rapportive , a developer of plug-ins which overlay social networking information on your Gmail account, has been acquired by LinkedIn. Calacanis has been a fairly active angel investor across companies in both Southern California and Silicon Valley. rapportive linkedin merger acquisition social networking gmail contacts email lnkd jason calacanis

As Groupon Files For IPO, What SoCal Firms Might Be Next?

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The firm's filing had been anticipated, and follows a huge runup in the recent IPO of LinkedIn , and widespread speculation on what firms might be next to file. Southern California has had its own share of IPOs over the last year, including Demand Media, Active Network, and Boingo Wireless.

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. How do you use LinkedIn? Where I use LinkedIn: * I definitely use LinkedIn for Specific Requests - Ex. I definitely check people out using LinkedIn.

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StartupRoar Adds Personalized Subscriptions

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The system then uses social signals such as those coming from Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, delicious as well as clicks and views. What's new now is that the site allows you to sign up and provide your Twitter and LinkedIn information.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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So, please take this in the spirit intended. It was a mobile app, so he ideally would find someone who had experience with mobile development or someone who could pick up a mobile framework. LinkedIn - This remains one of my primary tools.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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So, please take this in the spirit intended. It was a mobile app, so he ideally would find someone who had experience with mobile development or someone who could pick up a mobile framework. LinkedIn - This remains one of my primary tools.

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Interview with Jerry Jao, Retention Science

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data scientists, from Stanford, and from companies like LinkedIn, PayPal, and Microsoft. How to you better convert web visitors into customers? That's exactly what Retention Science (www.retentionscience.com), the latest firm out of the MuckerLab acceleartor, helps e-commerce companies do.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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But I digress… So the first challenge was weeding out the designers from the long list of Los Angeles Web Developers. So my flip suggestion was actually not all that helpful. Some other things he tried: LinkedIn – searched for people, but gave up pretty quickly as it felt like a needle in a haystack. There certainly are a lot of Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California that you can use. It’s a pretty active, but very private network.

Interview with Gary Bishop, Network Automation

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Southern California--despite the lack of huge, name brand firms-- has a significant number of enterprise software companies, of which Network Automation is just one. He spent a number of years with another, Southern California bootstrap, Goldmine.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. So it would be unwise to say that funding outside of Silicon Valley will be easier. So it’s always a trade-off.

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Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

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The interesting thing about working with angels (the tech founder kind) is that they’ve all run their own startups before so there is instant resonance with what you’re going through, the issues you’ll face and how to best help. In fact, HAVE done so.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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As with any sales campaign you need to: Qualify your buyers early so you focus your scarce resources on people likely to buy your product. Every company is different so it’s hard to listen to advice from the uber-successful fund raisers. And so on. They seem so reachable.

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

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I've talked about that in lots of other posts, so you can visit some of these to help determine what you specifically need: Startup CTO or Developer Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything Key ingredients in the equation are: How complex is the system?

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Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. For me, these are folks who are actively involved in wide variety of technology-enabled businesses. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? I personally believe that there are lots and lots of good developers working inside of organizations who would love to work on the interesting projects that we work on all the time, yet they arent out actively looking, so its almost impossible to find them. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Visible Networking

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Networking Events – Questionable Return on Your Time Last week I posted about Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California and received back some interesting comments, some of the best from a LinkedIn Group. There were some suggestions in the LinkedIn group, but nothing that made me think … wow, that would be great. And that doesn't count the time for Prenetworking – see Secret for Networking at Events – Prenetworking and Pre-network with LinkedIn.

Finding Developers is Tough Again

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And it’s not just me, Ben Kuo just posted - Good news for developers (and jobs) We’ve been talking with a lot (and I mean a LOT) of people who are looking for developers in Southern California (Los Angeles and beyond). in terms of the activity, with not only jobs aplenty, but offers and counter-offers hitting good talent. Update from original - just saw a follow-up post by Ben Kuo - Southern California Technology Jobs Surge.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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The southern migration is taking place as companies like Google. during that time period to $186,000, according to DataQuick, and in California the median price rose 4.8% I thought, Why leave all the activity here to compete with everyone else in NorCal? Most Active Discussions.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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This time I'm getting to know Mark Geller ( LinkedIn , @markgeller ). When I got to college, I did not see myself as a full-time coder, so I majored in biology, which was my favorite subject at the time. So I obsess about ways to iterate and make it better.

Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouhi

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That's when phone calls were a dime, so you get an idea how long ago that was. So cheer up everybody, this too will pass. BLOG: [link] LINKEDIN: [link] TWITTER: [link] What's a phone booth? What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to?

How to be a Hero to your Elders

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The app, dubbed HomeHero Connect, supports phone timesheet tracking, daily activity summaries, emergency alerts and automated payments between a user and an independent home caregiver. LinkedIn for Caregivers.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

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So, we both turned down job offers to create a new kind of practice – we are true “advocates.” I can be found on LinkedIn , have a blog Holocognics and my firm’s website is www.SolutionsLLP.com. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to?

Interview with David Sacks, Geni and Yammer

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David has a unique perspective on the Southern California technology environment, having been the COO of PayPal before its acquisition by EBay, and having had the full Silicon Valley experience. Before that, creating a family tree was a solitary activity.

Interview with Sean McDonald, Jute Networks

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Sean is looking to locate his startup in the area, so we sat down with Sean to learn more about the company's software, as well as what brought him to the Los Angeles area. Rajiv was an early member, now a VP with them, and is an active angel investor.