Tue.Apr 10, 2012

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir

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One of the most original, subscription startups to come out of Southern California's tech accelerator boom emerged last week, looking to disrupt not just another retail sector or e-commerce category, but something else entirely: the airline industry.

7 Facts You Need to Know When Creating a Mobile App

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All you hear about these days is Mobile. Companies are spending more time and money on their mobile sites than their full-fledged website. It’s hard to even watch a TV commercial without some sort of mobile app shout out.

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Klout Dangles Free Volt Loan To LA Residents

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In a marketing campaign to get people drivin the Chevrolet Volt , online "influencer" site Klout said yesterday that it has kicked off a campaign which will give influential social media users a free, three day loan on a Volt.

UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. UCLA 48hr Startup brings together people with technical, design or business background to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

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The Popularization of Analytics via the Cloud: Theme of Cloud Analytics Summit, April 25

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By Jeffrey M. Kaplan As a follow-up to Greg Sikes’ blogpost entitled, “Deep Analytics Become More Relevant In Daily Life”, on March 21, I’d like to suggest that the pervasive nature of today’s powerful new forms of analytics can be found everywhere in our day-to-day lives, ranging from fantasy sports teams to smartphone apps which [.]. Software analytics software THINKstrategies

Verve Wireless Snags Former comScore Technology Chief

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless , which develops mobile publishing and advertising tools, reported today that it has hired Chris Nicotra, the former Chief Technology Officer of comScore, as its new Executive Vice President of Product and Technology. Verve said Nicotra will oversee the firm's product innovation and technology functions.

Autobytel Claims Video Milestone

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Irvine-based Autobytel , the provider of automotive information and buying services, claimes that it is seeing success with its recently launched YouTube channel. The firm said the channel, which offers editorial content such as new car reviews, vehicle sneak peaks, and industry insight, has garnered more than one million views since its launch in December. Autobytel said it had a total of 1,176,524 video views and 1,579 subscribers on the new channel. READ MORE>>.

Amgen Buys KAI Pharmaceuticals

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Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said this morning that it has agreed to buy KAI Pharmaceuticals , a developer of treatments for secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are on dialysis, for $315M in cash. KAI Pharmaceuticals is based in South San Francisco. Amgen said it gains worldwide rights to KAI's lead compound, excluding Japan. KAI Pharmaceuticals will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Amgen.

Kingston Releases Solid State Drive Line

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Fountain Valley-based Kingston Digital , the flash memory unit of Kingston Technology, said today that it has released a new line of solid state disk drives. Kingston said its new HyperX 3K SSDs are aimed at providing high performance, and lower priced solid-state disk drives, specifically aimed at gamers, multimedia, overclocking, and others. The new drives range in capacity from 90GB to 480GB, and use a SandForce SF-2281 processor. Prices start at $139.99. READ MORE>>.

Apace Launches Private YouTube Appliance

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Ever wish you could run your own, internal "YouTube" site for your business? Now you can. Orange-based media storage provider Apace Systems said this morning that it has shipped an appliance product which allows companies, schools, governments, and others to create their own private YouTube site. The firm said its OurTube product is aimed at enterprises and others who want a private service to share and view videos, for such uses as marketing, sales, HR training, and more.