Debuts Big Screen Site


Los Angeles-based , the online video programming guide firm run by former CEO Jim Lanzone, debuted a "big screen" version of its site today at the Google I/O conference. The firm said the new site is designed to support using the web on 50-inch displays.

Fullscreen Buys Video Game Content Site ScrewAttack


Los Angeles-based Fullscreen , the video content network operator, said Friday that it has acuqired video game media site ScrewAttack. ScrewAttack runs a YouTube channel, website, as well as an annual gaming focused conference, SGC. fullscreen merger acquisition content youtube screwattack videogame video game gaming conference Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

John Battelle’s “NewCo” Festival Disrupts the Conference Model

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Media mogul John Battelle, famous for spinning up new media concepts into standards, has been quietly perfecting a new conference model he is branding NewCo , a “festival of innovation.” NewCo is a new conference model that is experiential, engaging and interactive. He’s back.

LAUNCH Conference Tops $1M In Prizes


The LAUNCH Conference , the technology startup launch conference organized by Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis, has just surpassed $1 million in prizes, Calacanis said Tuesday afternoon. The conference--which has been stacking up prizes all month--said that angel investor and entrepreneur Bill Lee has committed to invest $100,000 as part of the conference, bringing the total prizes to $1,039,000 in prizes and investments for companies presenting at the event.

LAUNCH Conference Prize Money Hits $151K


The prize money for Jason Calacanis' LAUNCH Festival technology conference has hit $151,000, after early stage venture investor Venture51 agreed to invest $51,000 in the winner of the conference's "Best in Show" award. Calacanis--who is the CEO of local startup Mahalo, and also host of This Week In Startups--has been promoting his LAUNCH conference since a widely publicized fallout with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington over their jointly produced TechCrunch50.

Calacanis Takes A Bite Of Ramen's Crowdfunding Site


Instead, he''s one of the key angel investors in a new, crowdfunding site called Ramen , which launched this week at Calacanis'' Launch Conference, saying that it has raised a seed funding from Calacanis, Naval Ravikant (AngelList), and Matt Cutler, to bring its online crowdfunding service for software projects to market. ramen software crowdfunding finance project development jason calacanis mahalo launch conference

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Technology Conference Outbreak Linked to Legionella Bacteria


According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, it has identified Legionella bacteria--the bacteria which causes Legionnaire's Disease--at a water source at the Playboy Mansion, the site of the DomainFest Global conference in February, which resulted in an outbreak of illness in attendees. The technology conference, held for the domain name industry every year in Los Angeles, held a fundraiser the final night of the conference at the mansion.

AudioMicro Launches New Stock Content Sites


Sherman Oaks-based , the stock audio site run by Ryan Born, debuted four new content sites Thursday at the Launch Conference. Born showed off ChooseTattoos , ImageCollect , InfographicStock , and Cartoonsy at the conference. ChooseTattoos sells stock tattoo designs; ImageCollect celebrity images; InfographicStock includes infographics; and Cartoonsy various cartoon images. READ MORE>>. audiomicro choosetattoos stock images imagecollect cartoon cartoons Launches Social Fundraising Site


announced today that it is launching today at the DEMO Spring 2010 conference in Palm Desert. Los Angeles-based The firm, which is self funded, says that it allows individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to raise money for any project, using social media. calls itself a "social fundraising platform", and allows users to use Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other means to promote different projects, handling the collection of funds for those different projects.

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Calacanis Splits With Arrington, Boots Up New Tech Conference


Jason Calacanis , CEO of Santa Monica-based search site Mahalo , said Tuesday afternoon that he and TechCrunch's Michael Arrington have parted ways, and will no longer be running the TechCrunch50 conference. According to Calacanis, in a letter to his private email distribution list, he is starting a new conference called the Launch Conference.

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Yidio Gets Around $500K For Movie Site


San Diego-based Yidio , an online site for finding television shows and movies online, disclosed Thursday that it has raised around $500,000 in angel funding from angel investors, including Adam Warms. The round announced at the NewTeeVee Live conference. Yidio was founded by Adam Eatros. READ MORE>>.

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Venture Conference Highlights SoCal Startups


Southern California's top startups showed up in force Friday at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, for the Technology Council of Southern California's annual VentureNet conference. socalTECH was a media sponsor of the conference).

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Yidio Raises Around $500K For Movie Site


San Diego-based Yidio , an online site for finding television shows and movies online, disclosed Thursday that it has raised around $500,000 in angel funding from angel investors, including Adam Warms. The round announced at the NewTeeVee Live conference. Yidio was founded by Adam Eatros. READ MORE>>.

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Announcing XCON 2018: A Conference on Technology and Transformation


Come join us at our newest interactive conference, XCON: The Xconomy Conference on Technology and Transformation. Request your invitation today to connect with top leaders by visiting our event site or e-mailing with your name, job title, company affiliation, and. This fall, we are convening exemplary business leaders, investors, and far-seeing technologists for an in-depth exploration of the innovation ecosystem and its impact on the future.

Causecast Launches Social Causes Site


Los Angeles-based Causecast, a new startup focused on promoting causes and non-profits, launched this week at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco. The site features videos of celebrities promoting their causes, profiles of nonprofits, and ability to donate to organizations. The firm said will "harness the power of pop culture" to help social causes and non-profits.

Yammer Gets Top Prize At Tech Conference


Geni is the online, Web 2.0-style genealogy and social networking web site headed up by former PayPal founder David Sacks; the firm is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund. Yammer, a Twitter-like spinout out of high profile Los Angeles genealogy firm, has scored the top prize at the TechCrunch50 awards in San Francisco. Yammer offers instant messaging focused on internal corporate communications, and is the result of work by engineers at Geni.

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Hulu Ties Into TED


Los angeles-based video site Hulu said this morning that it has inked a deal with the TED conference--which, not coincidentally, kicks off today in Long Beach--and will be featuring the 50 most popular TEDTalks from the last few years. hulu conference tedtalks

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StartEngine Joins ICO Bandwagon


Los Angeles-based equity crowdfunding site StartEngine is looking to get into the "initial coin offering" (ICO) market, saying that it is planning on becoming one of the first crowdfunding portals to accept Initial Coin Offerings. According to the company, it's planning on running a conference on November 10th, featuring people from the industry, former SEC attorneys, and companies planning to launch their own ICOs.

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How Made Audio Conferencing Free


If you are like us, a huge number of the conference calls you participate in are enabled by a company called , which has enabled free conference calls for millions of startups and large businesses alike. Conference calling is still growing.

SPONSORED POST: Win a free ticket to the Third Annual IMA Conference in Vegas


Interested in winning a free ticket to the Internet Merchant Association's conference in Las Vegas? The Internet Merchant's Association conference is focused on the e-retail marketplace. If you're selling goods or services online, want to add commerce to your content or community site, or get affiliates to sell your products this is the conference for you. You can read more about the conference (running March 16 to March 18 at the Sands Expo Center) at: [link

Streaming Live From The Foresight Conference

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TechZulu will be streaming live from the Foresight 2010 conference this coming Saturday and Sunday January 16-17. The Conference will be focused on Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and general Artificial Intelligence. From the Site: "Several rapidly-developing technologies have the potential to undergo an exponential takeoff in the next few decades, causing as much of an impact on economy and society as the computer and networking did in the past few.

AnyMeeting Rolls YouTube Feature, Hits 200K Users


The site--which uses advertising to offset providing web conferencing services at no charge--said the new YouTube video feature lets users copy and paste the URL of any YouTube video into a conference, including allowing for pausing or skipping ahead in videos. sharing conferencing conference free youtube anymeeting

USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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Network Now, Accelerating Conference Networking. A way for conference attendees to find and connect with each other. Site Unseen. Site Unseen is a mobile app that serves as a personal tour guide for exploring a city. 54 hours. 70+ students. 8 business ideas.

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BIL 2013 | The Unconference

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In case you haven’t heard, BIL is the tech oriented, community based non-origination that throws an Ad-HOC conference that runs concurrently with TED (March 1-3) every year. Business Culture Events BIL Conference LA Tech Long Beach Technology TED

AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service


Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The new service also includes a 6-way video conferencing feature specifically aimed at hosting mall video conferences. anymeeting conference webinar free serviceThe update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features.

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UberMedia Links With Mashable On SXSW


Pasadena-based UberMedia , the third party Twitter client software firm headed by Bill Gross, said today that it has linked with blog site Mashable for a SXSW promotion. According to the two, they've created a UberGuide to SXSW section in its clients, UberSocial and Twidroyd, which will features tweets from Mashable's staff on the ground at the conference. ubermedia mashable sxsw twitter tweet client texas conference promotion

Cheezburger Deal Spawned Out Of LA's TwiistUp


and FAIL Blog web sites, apparently was spawned out of an introduction at last year's Twiistup technology conference, according to investor the Foundry Group. cheezburger venture capital twiistup lolcats investment conference

Interview with Tony Adam, EventUp


How do you cut out all of the effort required to discover, find, and book venues for your event, wedding, or conference? As a reminder to our readers who haven't used EventUp, what is the site all about? I also had the chance to do a conference, and had knowledge of that.

Tweetphoto: One Of The Fastest Growing Twitter Photo Sharing Sites On The Web

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The booth for San Diego based Tweetphoto was a happening spot at the 140 Characters Conference.

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Will hundreds of new domains complicate your online trademarks?

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At O ctober’s ICANN 51 conference in Los Angeles , the ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse was tasked with explaining the new Internet landscape to attendees. Business Events Marketing action Benefit Brand Management Conference ICANN Search Engines small business

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How Businesses Can Find Scalable Ethernet Services in Southern California

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These companies often have offshoots that offer other local services, such as dedicated internet access for enterprises , Ethernet, Wavelength, Cell Site Backhaul and SONET services. workers regularly participated in video conferences.

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Calacanis Plans Competitor To TechCrunch


Calacanis has reportedly set the launch of his new site, Launch--as well as an associated, TechCrunch50-like event--for February. Tags: jason calacanis mahalo launch techcrunch blog blogging publishing conference content Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Mahalo, is planning some direct competition to Michael Arrington's technology blog empire, TechCrunch , according to a report today from the Guardian.

The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing


Our goal was to have the conference participants wake up in their suites to a flyer stealthily placed under their doors in the middle of the night. I had no idea how I was going to slip the flyers under the doors of conference attendees.

Why You Can’t Get Serious About Productivity Unless You Optimize How Your People Use Your Space

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I saw this kind of behavior even 20 years ago when I worked at Accenture where staff was mostly at client sites but when they returned to the office there was a rush to phantom book the limited meeting rooms.

Beware of Ballers on a Budget

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I have written about this before in my post on Conference Hos. These are people at every conference. Because often these Conference Hos bring back their latest idea from the hot tub cocktail session with their favorite tech superstar. The other day I was at a Mercedes dealership.