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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. Where LinkedIn Works for Me A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive About this Blog Southern California Tech Central Southern California Tech Central Loading

Ebyline Rolls Payment System For Wordpress Blogs

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Los Angeles-based freelance writing marketplace Ebyline said this week that it has launched a brand new product, which helps WordPress publishers pay contributors to their WordPress blog. The new product--which is a plug-in to the WordPress software--lets publishers directly pay freelance writers through WordPress, track payment history, provide 1099''s, and offer up other management of payments to blog authors. marketplace freelance writers payment blogging blog wordpress ebyline

How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance?

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I don’t know Ezra yet but since he’s taking the time to blog (which I hugesly respect) and share thoughts I thought I’d take him up on his challenge and also spill the beans on my secrets. On blogging I blog because I love it. My other secret on blogging?

Startup LA and More Blogs

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One thing that was interesting is that I'm finally starting to run into folks in Los Angeles who run in technology circles and who have blogs. So some of the newly found blogs: Joel Ordesky Cliff Allen Marty Poulin and some others I've found recently: Fabian Schonholz Shuki Lehavi However, if I'm missing others that are technology and Los Angeles related, please let me know I was on a panel yesterday at StartupLA.

Blogging for the Hell of It, Not Blogging to Stay Relevant

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I used to love blogging. Blogging proved to be a great way to hone my ideas, have public conversations with people and as it turns out – build meaningful relationships through public dialog that spilled over into the real world. Somewhere along the way blogging changed. Fred Wilson said as much in his blog post today, too. I guess it’s just a reality of blogging and I accept that. I like “single take” blogging.

Mail.com Buys Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based Mail.com Media Corporation , which operates the email service Mail.com, said today that it has acquired an entertainment focused blog, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. Tags: mail.com mail media merger acquisition deadlinehollywooddaily blog content email Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com was founded by Nikki Finke, a former Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and New York Magazine writer and reporter.

Lalawag, LA's Technology Gossip Blog, Shuts Site

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Lalawag , the technology-meets-gossip blog run by Sean and Laurie Percival, is shutting down, according to a post from the two Thursday afternoon. According to the Percivals, they no longer have time to properly run the blog, due to a tough job and a new baby.

SheKnows Taps Alanis Morissette For Video Blog

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said today that it has inked a deal with singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette , to include a video blog (vlog) from Morissette while on tour. SheKnows said that Morissette has joined its video blog Mommalogues , as a guest celebrity mom, where she will vlog about music and motherhood. sheknows alanis morissette music women blog vlog video content musicianLos Angeles-based women's content site SheKnows , which is owned by Evolve Media Corp.,

BUZZMEDIA Buys Four Punk Rock Blogs

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Punknews.org was founded in 1998, providing online music news and a fan community; PropertyOfZack is a Tumblr blog focused on punk; Under The Gun Review focuses on entertainment, music, film, and comedy; and Alert The Press! buzzmedia merger acquisition punk blog content blogger music entertainment hollywood

Xconomy Roadmap 2018: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch

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View the Slideshow With the first quarter in the books, it’s time to step back and lay out Xconomy’s editorial map for the rest of the year.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep. I have much on my mind since I just returned from a week on the road. 5 days. 3 cities. Late night Mexican food. Beers. Airports. Delays. I left on a Sunday. I had to miss a full day with my family, camping in the mountains.

E-Commerce Startups Open Door to Endless Virtual Closet

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The sharing economy is moving into our bedroom closets. We already apply this idea to transportation (Uber vs. taxi) and vacation accommodations (Airbnb vs. hotel).

Hungry for Innovation, Big Food Firms Seek Alliances With Startups

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Big Food is getting serious about innovation. Many top food companies are increasingly pumping money into supporting young, innovative startups, according to a recent analysis by CB Insights.

BUZZMEDIA Buys Electronic Music Blog XLR8R

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Los Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture backed entertainment and digital media publishing firm behind such sites as Celebuzz, Sterogum, and Buzznet, has acquired electronic music blog site XLR8R , the firm said today. xlr8r buzzmedia music content entertainment blog blogger digital media hollywood

Report: Demand Media Targets Critical Blog

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, is targeting a blog which has been posting internal documents and criticism of the company. demand media blog critical legal lawsuitAccording to a report from Forbes, the firm has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Demand Studio Sucks , alleging copyright infringement. The site appears to have been created by an unhappy, freelance contributor to Demand Media in May of 2010. READ MORE>>.

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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Blogs. By definition, you read blogs. People often ask me why I started blogging. I often get the question from people, “I’d like to blog, but I don’t really know what to talk about?&# My suggestion is to blog about your industry. You need a blog.

With New Data, Drug Combos, Lung Cancer Experts Scramble to Keep Pace

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When oncologist Renato Martins finished his medical training, advanced lung cancer was almost certainly a quick death sentence. “I I knew, by name, every patient who had survived two years,” he says. Thanks in large part to the arrival of cancer immunotherapy, things are much different today.

My first blog post!

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How the hell do I work this thing? Posted in Daily Diary.

Expectations Rise on Q1 Surge in Venture Funding; and Top 10 Deals

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Venture capital investors poured more than $28.2 billion into U.S.

AI Chip Startup Mythic Reaps $40M from SoftBank, Lockheed Venture Arms

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Mythic , which last year unveiled its novel computer chip designed for artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series B fundraising round led by the venture capital arm of Japanese telecom and tech giant SoftBank.

For More Lung Cancer Patients, the Promise of No Chemo Looms Larger

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[ Editor’s note: Ben Fidler co-authored this report.] A decade from now, it’s possible that immunotherapy will have made a big dent in lung cancer, which is by far the deadliest type of the disease.

Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool

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1/ Twitter started off positioned as a micro-blogging platform but in the end became more of an RSS reader. The post Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Planning a threaded Tweetstorm? Here’s the rules: 1/Tweet 2/Reply to 1st Tweet but remove your @name 3/Reply to 2nd Tweet not 1st 4/Repeat. Mark Suster (@msuster) May 29, 2015.

XRC Labs Chief Anthos: Retailers Must Adopt “Test and Learn” Culture

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As college undergraduates, my roommate and I had what we called a “monowardrobe.” That’s how we described the contents of the closet that lined a wall in our dorm room.

Regeneron to Slash Price of Cholesterol Drug After Showing it Saved Lives

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How Next-Gen Chipmakers Are Raising Money, Taking On Tech Giants

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The advent of big fundraising rounds for startup chip innovators—a class shunned by most venture capital firms only a few years ago—seems to mark a turnaround in recent VC attitudes about semiconductor investments.

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Three Southern California Firms Building Blog Empires

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News today that AOL has acquired technology news blog TechCrunch highlights the growing place of blog publishers in the online world. Here are three, Southern California blog networks which have quietly growing their network of properties: BUZZMEDIA. BUZZMEDIA has a network of music and entertainment news related blogs, including Buzznet, Celebuzz, Absolute Punk, GoFugYourself, JustJared, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, WWTDD, SocialiteLife, and Idolator.

BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

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In this article you’ll discover how to start a blog that makes money. There are four types of blogs; written blogs, video blogs, photo blogs and a combination of these. We’ll primarily be discussing written blogs. How to make money with a written blog.

Instant Gratification: Whole Foods, Target Offer Same-Day Delivery

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[ Updated 2/8/18, 1:39 pm.] The race is on to sign up consumers seeking same-day delivery of groceries, household items, and personal goods.

Canon Communications Buys Pharmaceuticals Blog Pharmalot

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Los Angeles-based Canon Communications , a publisher and trade show operator serving the pharmaceutical industry, said Monday that it has acquired Pharmalot , a blog focused on news and information in the pharmaceutical industry. Tags: pharmaceutical lifescience blog publisher merger acquisition

Techstars Alexa Firms Address Settings Where Voice Is ‘Most Natural’

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Smart speakers are becoming increasingly common in our homes. Users can instruct these devices to order takeout, give the weather forecast, or turn on or off various Internet-connected devices. The Consumer Technology Association estimates that nearly 44 million voice-enabled assistants will be sold this year in the United States. Unit sales rose 279 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the association. “We

First U.S. Gene Therapy, Approved for Vision Loss, to Cost $850,000

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The first gene therapy approved in the United States will cost $850,000, its developer Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ONCE ) announced today.

Trump Budget Touts Lower Drug Prices, But No Medicare Negotiation

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As president-elect, Donald Trump in January 2017 slammed drug companies for “getting away with murder” and said he supported Medicare negotiation. He vowed during last month’s State of the Union speech that drug prices “will come down.”

Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)

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Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?”

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