Mon.Nov 05, 2012

Lean Startup Legend Steve Blank Discloses His Most Daring Guerrilla Marketing Tactics

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I always walk away smarter after speaking with Steve Blank. In addition to being a thought leader within the Lean Startup Movement , Steve is also a professor at Stanford and Berkley.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video. The concise guide is here. My narrative has stayed pretty simple: People in the US watch 5.3 hours of TV per day. People read for less than 30 minutes.

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Miigle up! | Interview with Luc Berlin Founder/CEO & Netrepreneur

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MIIGLE is a LA-based social network for entrepreneurs and innovators that recently launched its Beta version. The platform enhances the process of turning ideas into entrepreneurial ventures and growing startups through social collaboration.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. It is election season. So it’s tempting to think this is going to be a partisan post – it is not.

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3D Robotics Raises $5 Million In Funding | Expanding To New Markets

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3D Robotics has raised over $5 million in round two funding to accelerate its growth and expansion into new markets says Chris Anderson 3DR CEO and former Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, Entrepreneur and author.

Fallbrook Technologies To Move HQ To Texas

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San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , which develops continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmissions for the electric bicycle and automobile market, said today that it is moving its headquarters out of San Diego to Cedar Park, Texas.

Boingo Wins Three Norwegian Airports

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Boingo Wireless reported another airport win this morning, saying it has been selected to manage and operate Wi-Fi services at three, Norwegian airports.

THQ Seeks Buyer As Sales Slip

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is looking for a buyer, after reporting less-than-stellar results on Monday afternoon. THQ said it has hired an investment banker to help it consider "strategic alternatives", in hopes of raising additional capital to bring a number of titles to market. The firm said it hired Centerview Partners to help evaluate "strategic and financing alternatives". The announcement came as the firm announced net sales of $107.4M

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Demand Media Revenues, Profits Up

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Demand Media , the online media publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, reported record revenues and profitability, the firm said Monday afternoon, as its released its third quarter results. The firm's total revenues grew to $98.1M, up 20 percent from Q3 of 2011 when it reported revenues of $81.5M. The firm said it saw a growth of 33% in page views for its owned and operates site, over the similar quarter last year, as well as a 12% growth in domains.

mSIGNIA Looks To Secure Mobile Devices

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mSIGNIA , a developer of mobile security tools, has quietly been funded by the Tech Coast Angels and Gold Hill Capital, it was revealed by the TCA last week. mSIGNIA, which is based in Irvine, apparently islooking to help manage the identity of online users, and is targeting online service providers with mobile applications.

Hulu Inks Deal With CBS

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Hulu announced today that it has inked a multi-year license deal with CBS , to add library content from the network to Hulu Plus. According to Hulu, CBS content will start appearing on Hulu Plus in January 2013, and will include more than 2,600 episodes of shows such as "Medium", "Numb3rs" and "CSI: Miami" -- as well as older titles like "Star Trek", "I Love Lucy", and "The Twilight Zone". The deal also includes rotation of some of those titles through the free Hulu.com service.

SkuLoop Acquired By Revionics

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SkuLoop , the online social promotion service headed by Michelle Cranes and which was backed by Tomorrow Ventures, Founder Collective, SK telecom, and Saban Capital Group, has been acquired by Revionics , a provider of merchandising software. According to Revionics, the firm acquired the SkuLoop business and assets from GIIV, Inc., the parent firm of SkuLoop. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Genesis Digital Imaging Acquired By Carestream

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Los Angeles-based Genesis Digital Imaging , a developer of imaging software for the diagnostic imaging systems market, has been acquired by CareStream , a manufacturer of healthcare imaging, X-ray systems, and other related products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Genesis distributed Carestream's computed radiography (CR) systems. Carestream is based in New York. READ MORE>>. genesis digital carestream merger acquisition software healthcare lifescience xray medical

JuntoBox Partners With IndieGoGo On Film Crowdfunding

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Juntobox Films , the online startup social community focused on independent filmmakers, and which is chaired by director and actor Forest Whitaker, said today that it has partnered with online crowdfunding site indigogo , to help filmmakers get their projects funded. The two said that JuntoBox Films will create a branded "Partner Page" on Indiegogo.com, which will give "thousands" of films on IndieGogo.com access to the services provided by JuntoBox.

RingRevenue Raises $3.25M

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue has raised $3.25M in a Series B-2 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. The company--which provides call tracking technology for the affiliate marketing industry--said in the filing that the funds would be used for working capital. RingRevenue is headed by Jason Spievak.

Life Technologies Buys Advanced Microscopy Group

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Carlsbad-based life sciences equipment company Life Technologies announced today that it has acquired Advanced Microscopy Group , a developer of imaging systems for research microscopy. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Life Technologies said that Advanced Microscopy Group (incorporated as Westover Scientific, Inc.) will become part of its Flow Cytometry and Imaging business unit. READ MORE>>.

Regulus Gets $80.9M In Financing Efforts

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La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals firm Regulus Therapeutics , which is developing microRNA-based biopharmaceuticals aimed at oncology, fibrosis, hepatitis C and metabolic diseases, said it has raised $80.9M in total proceeds from its IPO, a private placement, and convertible note. The firm said $50.9M came from its sale of common stock, $25.0M in a private placement to AstraZeneca AB, and $5.0M from a convertible note sale to Biogen Idec.

3D Robotics Helps You Design Your Own, Personal Drone Aircraft

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Looking for your own, personal drone aircraft? San Diego-based 3D Robotics , is looking to let anyone develop and operate their own personal, drone aircraft, and is currently selling parts, instructions, and more for hardware hackers to create their own remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The firm came to light last week when the editor of Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson, said he was leaving the magazine to work full time on 3D Robotics (which is doing business as DIY Drones).