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Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus

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A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts. AnyBeat had raised funding from Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzon, Tom Anderson, Alex Bard, Alex Karelin, Kenny Van Zant, and Francis Costello. dmitry shapiro anybeat google plus social networking

Google's Investment In SpaceX Round Totals $900M

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Mountain View-based Google confirmed in its quarterly earnings report this week that it was the biggest investor in the recent, $1 billion funding round for Hawthorne-based SpaceX. The investment gives Google and Fidelity combined a 10 percent ownership in SpaceX.

MomentFeed Adds Google+, Bing Support

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Los Angeles-based MomentFeed , the developer of tools to help businesses manage their location data in online local search services, says it has added Google+ and Bing management to its tools. According to the company, it now lets brands publish content to local Google+ Pages, aggregates customer reviews from those pages, and also lets brands directly update location data, address, menus, and more in Bing. momentfeed googl plus bing local data information

SpaceX Raises $1 Billion From Google, Fidelity

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The funding came from Google, Fidelity, as well as existing investors Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Valor Equity Partners and Capricorn. SpaceX said the deal gives Google and Fidelity just under 10 percent ownership of the company. google spacex investment venture capital internet satellite constellation launch rocket mars aerospace goog fidelity

Brickfish Snags Sales Exec From Google

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San Diego-based Brickfish , a developer of social media and networking software being used by brands, reported today that it has hired on a Paul Botto, most recently Head of Analytics for the North American Sales Organization at Google, as its Vice President of Sales.

CapLinked Announces New Investors, Signs Up New Clients & Builds New Features

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CapLinked’s new investors include Conversion Capital , Inflection Ventures,The Artesian Group, Chris Harris (software engineering manager at Google), and Lee Essener (founder of AccessDNA). Business Entrepreneurship Startups AccessDNA Artesian Group Caplinked Chris Harris Conversion Capital Draper and Kramer Eric M. Jackson funding Google Inflection Ventures Investing Lee Essener

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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The reason I was brought in, was because one of my board members, Tim Draper, who was a board member at my first company, encouraged me along with some of the other partners at Epic to come and spend a year there.

CapLinked Adds Investors To Series A

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The firm said it has brought its Series A up to $2.1M, and added new investors Conversion Capital, Inflection Ventures, The Artesian Group, Chris Harris (software engineering manager at Google), and Lee Essener (founder of AccessDNA). The startup said its clients include Edwards Lifesciences, Draper and Kramer, Proprietary Capital, Thomson Reuters, Sun Capital, and NextView Ventures.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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Sam was also a member of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and inaugural new media team and previously worked for Google, Credit Suisse, The Colbert Report, and Senators John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. million from Rincon Ventures & Tim Draper.

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

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NAME Google. PERSON Timothy Draper PERSON|Timothy Draper. NAME Timothy Draper. The southern migration is taking place as companies like Google. A substantial portion of Venices real-estate boom is attributable to Google. Google says on its website.

Three Epic Startup Battles With SoCal Players

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eSolar, the solar thermal utility plant developer started by Idealab's Bill Gross, has a sizeable chunk of capital and notable support of Google and others, not to mention a number of contracts with utilities. Backers: ACME Group, Google, Idealab, NRG, Oak Investment Partners, The Quercus Trust of California. Backers: Alstom, the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), VantagePoint Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

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Heading Out To CES And A Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. is funded by: Y Combinator, Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates. Today is the day! TechZulu is heading out to CES and we got tons of products/gadgets/games/companies to review and interview.

TechZulu Partners with meebo!

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If you look to the bottom of your browser you will see to the far right the ability to connect to Facebook, AIM, Google Talk and other chat networks. Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. is funded by: Y Combinator, Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates.

Off To SXSW, Our Schedule, And A Special Thanks

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. is funded by: Y Combinator, Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates. The time has come for us to say goodbye SoCal (temporarily of course) and HELLO Austin! We have a jammed packed schedule while we are out there and you will be able to follow along with this special SXSW calender below. A huge thanks goes out to the Social Media ClubHouse (SMCH3) for helping put this all together.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 3

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Investors: Helion Venture Partners (Ashish Gupta), Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Nexus Venture Partners. So hot that even Google is getting in on the act. OK, it’s official! I’m now the permanent host for TWiVC (until such time as they kick me off).

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. is funded by: Y Combinator, Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates. As 2010 approaches, a whole new year of exciting start-ups, tech news, gadgets, and much more is ahead.