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Epicor Acquires Auto Parts Software Firm

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Epicor Software , the developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software which has major operations in Irvine, said Thursday that it has acquired Internet AutoParts (IAP), a developer of business-to-business e-commerce software for the automotive replacements parts distribution market. Epicor did not announce any financial terms of the acquisition. Internet AutoParts' software is used by automotive parts distributors and dealers to manage reordering of parts.

Spam’s Cousin | Graymail and How Hotmail Is Conquering It

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Once upon a time we had inboxes with messages only from friends and family or work. An inbox that could be managed in a matter of minutes rather than hours or days. Then the Internet grew up. The chain letters started coming in strong. You HAD to sign up.

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Couponler Launches Small Business Coupon Site

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Are you a small business looking to help drum up some business? Los Angeles-based Couponler , a new website launched this week, is hoping to make it easier for small businesses to create online, printable-coupons, and share them via Facebook, Twitter, or a website. The new site was created by Baron Miller, Ian Kilpatrick, and Jason Eastwood. According to the site, its customer so far include frozen yogurt chain Golden Spoon, which posted a coupon from Couponler to its 37,000 fans on Facebook.

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DreamHost(ed) IT Open-House for LA

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- DreamHost(ed) IT Open-House for LA. On April 12th, in what will hopefully not be the last year of Earth, DreamHost will host (go figure) a job fair for IT professionals here in LA. Weve managed to get a handful of really awesome companies to join in on the event including AOL, Edgecast, Evite, Hulu and Oversee.net.

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Power of Angel Investing Seminar

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- Power of Angel Investing Seminar. This full-day seminar provides an overview of the angel investing process including the details of finding, evaluating, and structuring deals. It will also go into depth on how to develop angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success.

Paragon Software Wins NETGEAR

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Irvine-based Paragon Software said this week that it has been selected by NETGEAR , to provide its NTFS for Linux technology for NETGEAR's Linux-based wireless routers. Paragon said its software is being used in NETGEAR's new N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. Paragon's software is being used to enable access to NTFS USB hard drives. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Privately held Paragon is headed by Tom Fedro. READ MORE>>. paragon software netgear ntfs driver linux

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- BYOD: Bring Your Own Device. As mobile devices become more prevalent, so does their use for work in addition to play. Employees are regularly using their own personal devices (smartphones, tablets, and laptops) to conduct business or store company information. However, this can lead to security breaches - employees are not regularly aware of or familiar with security best practices.

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Pxldust.com Launches Art, Photography Competition Site

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Hollywood-based Pxldust.com , a new web site focused on allowing artists and photographers to showcase their work, said this week that it is looking to let artists to compete for prizes and show off their artwork to others through its site. The site allows artists to submit their work, and have that work voted on by visitors, with the top artwork receiving various prizes, including gift cards, consumer electronics, and more.

Brad Feld Speaks at SCV Startup

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- Brad Feld Speaks at SCV Startup. The rumors are true. Brad Feld is coming to Valencia to speak to SCV Startup. As a successful entrepreneur, investor, creator of the Tech Stars Accelerator, and best-selling author he is one of the most sought after speakers in High Tech. Brad will tell us what sets the successful startups apart from the rest and how to make your startup a true Rock Star!

Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Berkonomics

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds. Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. First, VC’s in general cannot invest in ‘S’ corporations or limited liability companies (LLC’s). This is only a minor problem in that both forms can convert easily into ‘C’ corporations at low cost and little consequence.

The Road to Smart Vehicles

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -- The Emerging Wireless SIG Presents. The Road to Smart Vehicles: An Industry Review of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications. CommNexus. In an effort to make our roads and vehicles smarter and safer, the FCC allocated an allotment of 75 MHz of spectrum in 5.9 GHz for Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), intended for use in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Long To-Do List? Make a Not-Right-Now List

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In today’s digital age, it’s hard to focus. But the Not-Right-Now list can help you get things done. Most people operate with To-Do lists. If you’re like me, it seems as though that To-Do list never ends and you never check everything off of it. It’s so easy to add new things to the To-Do list. For those who use their email box as a To-Do list, it can be even worse.

4 New HR Laws That Could Impact Profits

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -- 4 New HR Laws That Could Impact Profits. One Source Alliance. More than 760 new California laws were signed into effect in 2011, including four new human resources laws that can affect your business and threaten your profitability. One of the challenges for any size business in California is keeping up, understanding and complying with all of the human resources laws.

From Start-up to Success??Maximizing Opportunities and Managing Risk Throughout Your Company's Lifecycle

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- From Start-up to SuccessMaximizing Opportunities and Managing Risk Throughout Your Company's Lifecycle. CONNECT. With the economy rebounding, is your company prepared for the return of boom times and anticipated explosive post-recession growth? Are you prepared to navigate the rocky shoals of securing investment, threatened litigation and leveraging for growth or exit?

Power of Angel Investing Seminar

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- Power of Angel Investing Seminar. Tech Coast Angels. This full-day definitive seminar provides an overview of the angel investing process including the details of finding, evaluating, and structuring deals. It will also go into depth on how to develop angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success.

DreamHost(ed) IT Open-House for LA

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- DreamHost(ed) IT Open-House for LA. DreamHost is teaming up with AOL, EdgeCast, Evite, Hulu and Oversee.net to make it easier for our IT community to explore new opportunities. The Open-House is at DreamHost HQ in Downtown. Attendance is free, and we'll provide food and drinks. Please come with your resume on a thumb drive or bring multiple hard copies. The event password is "itjobsgalore". Make sure to RSVP! See [link] (more

2012 West Coast Manufacturing Conference

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- 2012 West Coast Manufacturing Conference. See [link] (more

Are You Ready for the Medical Device Excise Tax?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- Are You Ready for the Medical Device Excise Tax? OCTANe. On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act enacting a new excise tax on medical device sales. The new excise tax is imposed at a rate of 2.3% on sales of medical devices after December 31, 2012. Lack of clarity in this statute may create significant confusion, and could cause many companies to be unaware of their liability for the excise tax.

34th Annual USC Viterbi Awards

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- 34th Annual USC Viterbi Awards. See [link] (more

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Green LAVA Meeting

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -- Green LAVA Meeting. Monthly meetings are held the third Friday morning of each month. See [link] (more

Venture Funding in Digital Media

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -- LAVA Special Event: Venture Funding in Digital Media. Digital Media's New World: Incumbents, Insurgents, and Investors: The media world is going through tremendous change. Incumbents are finding new ways to adapt, startups are embracing disruption, and a new class of incubators/accelerators are leading a large infusion of capital. Innovation is upon us.

Celebrity-Driven Business: How to not end up on the D list.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -- Celebrity-Driven Business: How to not end up on the D list. Dealmaker. Celebrities are no longer new-comers to the technology space. Celebrities and celebrity-based business are becoming a sure-fire way to attract an instant customer base and draw attention to a specific cause or business initiative. How do you build a business around a celebrity-based industry, or appeal to star-power to help sell your goods?

Skills to Make You Successful in Startupland

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 -- Startup UCLA Presents: Julia Lam, early Facebook employee: "Focus On What Matters: Skills to Make You Successful in Startupland" We're raised to think the working world revolves around high GPAs and climbing the career ladder, but not in the startup world. Join former early Facebook employee, fbFund team member, and advisor to UCLA for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Julia Lam, to learn tips on how to navigate the startup world and prioritize the skills that matter.