Fri.Nov 02, 2012

How Enervee Is Making Shopping For Products Energy Smart, with Matthias Kurwig


Are you someone who'd like to save money, energy, and maybe the environment while shopping for your new television, appliance, or other electronic product? If so, how do you figure out what the better choice is when you're making those purchase decisions?

Enhancing User Engagement for Faster Growth

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 -- Enhancing User Engagement for Faster Growth. Coloft. ve developed your product and you?re re ready for growth, or so you think. Growth preparation is one of the most important steps at any startup and failing to properly prep for it can have devastating effects. In this class Sean Ellis, the man behind marketing efforts at Dropbox, LogMeIn, Lookout and Xobni, will explain how you can experience faster growth through enhanced user engagement.

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Friday Tech Video Roundup for Southern California for November 2, 2012


Some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH's video section , where we're currently featuring community videos from and about local startups:  Perfect Market's Gangnam Style Halloween.

Lowercase Capital Boots Up New LA Investment Fund


Another, Silicon Valley investor-- Chris Sacca --has his eyes on investments in Los Angeles, saying that his super angel fund, Lowercase Capital , has just hired a full time director in Los Angeles to make investments in local startups. The news came at a PandoDaily event Thursday evening.

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Nanoogo Gets Funding To Spur Creativity In Kids


Nanoogo , an online service focused on helping encourage creativity in kids, has scored a round of angel funding from the Tech Coast Angels, according to a report today from the group. Size and timing of the round was not announced. Nanoogo operates an online website which lets kids share their talents--photos, drawings, and creations--online in a social forum. The firm was one of a number, previously unannounced investments by the Tech Coast Angels.

United Online: FTD Split Expected By August 2013


Woodland Hills-based United Online , the hybrid Internet Service Provider and flower delivery service (via FTD), reported yesterday in its quarterly results that it now expects to spin off FTD as an independent, publicly traded company by August of 2013. United Online also said it is looking at "strategic alternatives" for its other businesses. United Online had said in August that it was looking to split the two businesses. United Online owns Memory Lane, Classmates, MyPoints, NetZero, and Juno.

International Rectifier To Shut El Segundo Plant In March


El Segundo-based International Rectifier , a manufacturer of analog, digital, and mixed signal ICs, said it expects to close its El Segundo based fabrication facility by the end of March, 2013. International Rectifier had announced the move in August. IR is also downsizing its Newport, Wales fabrication facility. International Rectifier said the cuts are expected to save it approximately $40M a year, when completed. International Rectifier did not say how many employees are being cut in the move.