My First Book – Pricing Your Practice by Eric Greenspan

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Woke up and there it was, my book cover. The book is trending is #1 in the small business category right now. Why did I write a book? But books are different; people treat you different when you become an author. I’m going to keep writing books; many of them.

Boulevard Books Seed Funding

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Santa Monica-based Boulevard a developer of cloud-based software used by salons and other appointment-based businesses to automate the process of booking appointments, has raised a seed round of funding, according to one of its investors. The company uses machine learning for online booking, customer engagement and personalization, checkout, and other automation for salons.

Elves Tackles Travel Booking With AI, Human Assistance

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A new, Los Angeles startup-- Elves --said this week that it has launched a new service, aimed at helping users tackle travel booking, using both artificial intelligence and real human beings. According to Elves, it has just launched an app and booking platform, which lets travelers book and change flights via "real, human" travel companions backed by AI technology. elves artificial intelligence travel booking agent asistance mobile smartphone traveler

AvantStay Adds $5M For Group Travel Booking

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avantstay venture capital travel booking group millenial hotelLos Angeles-based AvantStay , an online group travel site focused on millennials, said on Thursday that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The funding was led by Bullpen Capital, and also included F-Prime Capital, Zeno Ventures, Convivialite Ventures, plus prior investors Abstract Ventures and Presidio Bay Ventures. According to AvanStay, it will use the funding for accelerating expansion of its service.

Twigtale Finds $1M For Personalized, Therapeutic Books

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Los Angeles-based startup Twigtale , a service which helps parents create personalized books to help kids through everything from giving up a pacifier to moving to a new home, said today that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. Twigtale''s service uses expertly crafted, personalized books which the company says "make each child the hero of his or her story" and cover such challenging childhood transitions as moving, having a new sibling and trips to the doctor.

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. This time he has written a book that is far more important than most management books you will read. Why do I think this is a “must own” book? And the book actually had me in tears.

Chrome River Links With Travel Booking Partner

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a provider of travel booking software, to offer up integrated travel booking and expense solutions. chrome river travel booking expense management invoice invoicing softwareLos Angeles-based expense management and invoicing software developer Chrome River Technologies said this morning that it has linked with Amadeus IT Holding, S.A. , Financial details of the deal between the two companies were not announced.

SpaceX Books Lunar Lander Launch Mission

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been booked to launch the first, privately funded lunar lander mission, as a secondary payload on an upcoming launch from Cape Canaveral. According to satellite launch arranger Spaceflight, the first, privately funded and developed lunar lander has been booked on an upcoming ride-sharing mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9.

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The Most Important Book I Read This Summer

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I also listened to the book on tape, “Shoe Dog,” the memoir by Phil Knight about the founding and evolution of Nike. But the single most important book I’ve read this year is “ Between the World and Me ” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I read an except from the book and was also moved.

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. The book is a memoir about an improbable journey from the working-class Hillbilly roots of Appalachia to the elite corridors of one of the top law schools in the US and the world of venture capital. What I loved most about the book is J.D.’s

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Surf Air Extends Flight Schedule Booking

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Santa Monica-based Surf Air said on Monday that it is extending out its flight schedule, and now allows its customers to book flights out as far as 90 days in advance.

JibJab Launches Kids Books Line

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Venice-based JibJab , the online entertainment site known for its humorous animated videos, has expanded into the children's book market, saying this week that it has launched a new brand which will create interactive children's books.

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Kelley Blue Book Expands Into Portugal

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Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , the online vehicle information and value provider, announced this morning that it is expanding into the country of Portugal. kelley blue book online vehicle information portugal international expansionAccording to KBB, it has launched a new site at KBB.PT , which it says is its first international launch of the service. KBB said the international expansion is the first in a series of international launches planned for the service.

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Google Teams With Fandango For Movie Ticket Booking

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Los Angeles-based movie ticketing service Fandango is powering a new service from , announced on Friday, which lets users of Google Assistant book tickets to their local movie theater. google fandango movie ticket ticketing booking content hollywoodFinancial details of the link between the companies were not announced. The new service is now available on Google Assistant for Android. READ MORE>>.

Overnight Raises $2.5M For Booking Last Minute Rooms

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Los Angeles-based Overnight , a brand new travel booking app startup which aims to connect last minute travelers with local hosts, has raised $2.5M overnight venture capital booking rooms travel travelerin a seed funding, the company is announcing this morning. The funding was led by Accomplice and CrossCut Ventures, and also included Paul Bricault (Greycroft/Amplify) and Elliott Bisnow (Summit Action Fund). Overnight was founded by Asher Hunt, Artia Moghbel, and Ethan Kravitz.

SpaceX Books Flight Around The Moon For Private Passenger

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SpaceX said on Thursday that it has booked the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon, about the company's BFR launch vehicle. SpaceX did not announce the name or details on the passenger, saying that it will be making a formal announcement on Monday, September 17th of the deal. According to the company, the move is an "important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space." READ MORE>>. spacex moon rocket space exploration aerospace

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XCOR Books Flights For AXE

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Mojave-based commercial spaceflight firm XCOR Aerospace has booked a new customer for its yet-to-be-launched suborbital spacecraft, after Unilever Group and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) said that Unilever is purchasing 22 flights on XCOR's aircraft as part of an advertising campaign for AXE.

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HouseCall Gets $6M For Mobile Services Booking Software

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San Diego-based HouseCall , which develops mobile software to let consumers book home services appointments, along with offering up home services contractors with scheduling and related tools, has raised $6M in a funding round. housecall mobile services booking smartphone android iphone venture capital investment

Goodreads Catalogs 300 Million Books

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Los Angeles-based book social networking and sharing site Goodreads , which is headed by Otis Chandler, reported today that it has cataloged its 300 millionth book on the site, as usage of the site continues to grow. The firm--which said it took three years to get to 100 million books, fourteen months to get to 200 million--said it took just seven months to hit the latest milestone. goodreads book social networking community reader reviews

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Silicon Beach Report Nov. 19: Riot Games’ Latest Venture is Books

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“League of Legends” comic book in production; Former Netflix veteran joins ServiceTitan; Virgin Orbit finishes critical flight test

Kelley Blue Book In Chinese Joint Venture

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Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book has inked a partnership to expand its Internet content into China, the company said this week. Kelley Blue Book said it entered into a joint venture with Bitauto Holdings Limited and the China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). Kelley Blue Book said that the joint venture will provide both web- and mobile products in China, providing new and used car vehicle information. kelley blue book china joint venture bitauto

VolJet: Creating An Online Booking System For Private Jet Charters

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Los Angeles-based VolJet (www.voljet.com) is looking to solve that puzzle, with its online system for booking charter jets, just as you would a commercial flight. Susan Sloan: It's very similar to a commercial, online booking system, like Expedia.com.

LeisureLink Picks Up $17M More For Vacation Rental Booking

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LeisureLink which provides booking and distribution software for the vacation rental industry, announced today that it has raised $17M in a funding round. leisurelink venture capital vacation booking rental rentals investmentThe funding came from Clearstone Ventures, Kinderhook Industries, and Escalate Capital Partners. The company--which has offices in Pasadena, but has its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah--said the funding will go towards scaling company operations.

Netflix Acquires Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

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Netflix , the online television streaming and entertainment company, said Monday morning that it has acquired Millarworld , the comic book publisher behind such characters as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Netflix, which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.

Goodreads Launches Book Quizzes

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Santa Monica-based Goodreads , the online book community headed by Otis Chandler, has launched a new feature on the site around book quizzes. Tags: quiz networking social community book goodreads According to GoodReads, it has created a new section of the site which allows members of the site to take quizzes and compare scores with friends and other members.

WanderWe Adds All-In-One Booking Feature For Travel Site

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WanderWe.com , the online vacation booking service recently launched by Oversee.net, said Friday that it has launched a new, all-in-one booking service for short, weekend getaways. The company said the new feature combines all hotel, activities, and tours in a single booking package. wanderwe booking travel hotel weekend getaway vacation

BERKONOMICS book and workbook now available.

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I am happy to announce the availability of BERKONOMICS in book channels worldwide, including the eBook edition from Amazon. This book and workbook contain all the material from the BERKONOMICS emails and blogs and much more. Soft cover book ( $20.00

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One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own

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No book. They’ve written this comprehensive book called Venture Deals that should be read by anybody dealing with funding of startups – whether you’re a startup CEO, CFO or other founder or whether you work in the ecosystem (lawyer, debt provider, banker, VC).

The new Berkus SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS COLLECTION – eBooks and books

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Announcing EIGHT new mini-books and eBooks by Master Entrepreneur, Dave Berkus , just released by The Berkus Press. Covering important business growth subjects, these books are a must-have for you and your associates. Individual books from The Berkus Press by clicking HERE.

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Kelley Blue Book Adds Motorcycle History Reports

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Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , the provider of new and used car information, said today that it has added motorcycle history reports to its website. kelley blue book motorcycle history automotive information cyclechexThe firm said the addition of motorcycles to its services come via a new relationship with Cyclechex, a provider of historical title information for motorcycles. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. The firms said the reports will cost $24.95

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From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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John Lusk, along with his Co-Author Kyle Harrison, leveraged their humble company''s newsletter into The MouseDriver Chronicles , a New York Times bestselling book. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’ And so the book came out. We wanted a book that was real.

BUZZMEDIA Links With Suri's Burn Book

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Los Angeles-based online celebrity media publisher BUZZMEDIA said Wednesday that it has linked with Suri's Burn Book , an online Tumblr blog focused on celebrity children and fashion mishaps. tumblr venture joint celebrity fashion publishing content book burn siri buzzmediaFinancial details of the joint venture were not disclosed. The blog was created by blogger and author Allie Hagan, and logs more than 620,000 unique visitors a month and 4.5 million monthly pageviews. READ MORE>>.

MINDBODY Signs Customers For Booking Technology

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The firm said MINDBODY Finder will display fitness classes and wellness appointments which consumers can book online, and allow consumers to handle all of the scheduling and booking of those services.

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Buy The CEOFlow Book

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Now you can buy the book! Chip Conley, best-selling author of “PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow&# and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality: Tags: Featured Books

Total Immersion Lands Deal With Book Publisher

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Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the augmented reality software firm headed by Bruno Uzzan, has extended the firm's list of promotional content deals to the book publishing business. The firm--along with publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing--said Tuesday afternoon that it will provide additional, augmented reality features to accompany a new series of books by Tony DiTerlizzi.