Wed.Mar 14, 2012

At NeXT, Steve Jobs Balanced Reality Distortion With Startup Realities


While working, I often listen to YouTube videos in the background, much like a podcast. Depending on what I am working on and the degree to which the video is compelling, my focus on the video’s content fades in and out.

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ID Analytics Acquired By LifeLock


San Diego-based ID Analytics , the developer of risk and identification management services, which is venture backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital, Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures, has been acquired by LifeLock , the firms said today. Exact financial deals of the acquisition were not announced, however, LifeLock said it has raised over $100M in new, preferred equity in order to complete the acquisition.

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How To Get Your App Built.Correctly!

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Monday, March 19, 2012 -- How To Get Your App Built.Correctly! SCV Startup #5. So many of you have asked me how you get your product built. You know what you want to create but you don't know where to start. Ready? The 11 MUST-KNOWS about building a great app for 2012. Learn them before you start! Email

Slacker Offers Free NCAA Streaming Radio


The deal between streaming music service Slacker and ESPN , which the two brokered in September last year, is about to go into overdrive this week, as Slacker said it will provide free, streaming radio access to all 67 games of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship via its service.

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SharesPost Pays Fines To SEC


SharesPost , the online marketplace for private company stock, along with CEO Greg Brogger, are paying fines in the firm's trading of private company shares, the SEC said Wednesday. According to a release from the SEC, SharesPost is paying $80,000, and Brogger is paying $20,000 in fines, as part of an SEC order which found that SharesPost and Brogger violated Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act of 1934.

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ProVisors Technology Industry Group

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 -- ProVisors Technology Industry Group. This group's mission is to provide a networking, educational, and referral driven forum to one another through personal knowledge and expertise in the Technology industry. The group's intent is to be purposeful and accountable, in forming relationships and driving business to other group members who are trusted professional advisors working primarily with companies in the technology sector.

Goldstar Launches In Miami


Los Angeles-based discount event ticketing service Goldstar has expanded its services into Miami, Florida, the firm told its subscribers today, as the firm continues to grow the number of cities covered by its services. Goldstar offers up highly discounted, last minute event tickets to consumers, to things like concerts, plays, comedy clubs, sports events, and more.

SpaceX Signs Two Launch Agreements


Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies , the commercial rocketship firm headed by Elon Musk, reported Tuesday afternoon that it has signed two contracts to launch satellites into space on its Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX said that it has signed contracts with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Satelites Mexicanos (Satmex), which are scheduled to launch from Cape Caneveral in two separate launches. Financil impact of the new satellite launch deals were not announced.

Diverse Solutions' New Employee Perk: Skiing


Irvine-based Diverse Solutions , the developer of products to help real estate agents market their businesses and websites, which was acquired by Zillow last November, have gained a fun new employee perk from their acquisition: an annual "Ski Day".

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Siemer & Associates Launches Singapore Incubator


Los Angeles-based Siemer & Associates , and its affiliated venture capital fund, Siemer Ventures , said today that it has launched a new, technology incubator--in the country of Singapore. The investment banking firm, which is headed by David Siemer, said that the new WaveMaker Labs is being formed under the Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS) of the Singaporean government's National Research Foundation (NRF).

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Names Chief Commercial Officer


Los Angeles-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals , which develops aesthetic medicine products, said this morning that it has named Elisabeth Sandoval as its Chief Commercial OFficer. Sandoval was previously at Bausch + Lomb Surgical, and also has served at Allergan Medical and Jonson & Johnson. KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals' lead product is a compound for the reduction of under-the-chin fat. READ MORE>>. kythera executive lifescience biopharmaceuticals biopharma

ESET Launches Nonprofit Foundation


San Diego-based security software firm ESET reports today that it has launched its own, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the ESET Foundation , to help support an effort by the firm to increase cybersecurity awareness and education. The firm said the nonprofit will support its Securing our eCity efforts, which is providing cybersecurity education in San Diego and beyond.

Vangard Voice Ties On Warehouse Management Software


Irvine-based Vangard Voice Systems , the developer of voice recognition and voice enablement software, said this morning that it has tied with a provider of warehouse management systems, BellHawk Systems Corporation , to voice-enable a product for the warehouse, manufacturing, and supply chain sector. The two said they are in a joint collaboration, which will provide voice-directed receiving, picking, and materials movement functions to users of BellHawk's software.

Cricket In 4G LTE Deal With Clearwire


San Diego-based prepaid wireless service provider Cricket , is turning to 4G wireless provider Clearwire for its next general, 4G LTE network. The companies announced this morning that they are in a five-year., wholesale agreement where Cricket will be able to tap into Clearwire's new LTE network. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cricket becomes the second carrier to commit to using Clearwire's LTE network; the other carrier is Sprint, Clearwire's major investor and customer.