Fri.Apr 20, 2012

Playsino Gets $1.5M For Casino Games

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Los Angeles-based Playsino --which, until recently, was known as Titan Gaming--said Friday that it has raised $1.5M in a new funding round. The firm said the firm will go to support building the largest, social casino game publisher on both social networks and mobile platforms.

Banjo Hits 1 Million Users | Aims to Claim Social Discovery

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Mobile social discovery is all the rage as evidenced by the early success of apps like Banjo , which achieved an astounding 500,000 downloads in its first six months alone. Apparently the momentum is continuing. Earlier this week, Banjo announced it doubled its users in the last three months.

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Samueli, Musk Join Buffett, Gates In Pledge To Give Away Wealth

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Two Southern California technology entrepreneurs-- Henry Samueli , who co-founded Broadcom , and Elon Musk , who heads up Hawthorne-based SpaceX --have joined Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates in adding their names to the Giving Pledge , the effort started by Buffett and Gates to giave away at least 50 percent of their wealth in their lifetimes or at death to charity.

Bottom Line Confidential – How to for Sales Growth: “A New Way to Increase Revenues”

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By Bill Swanson, CEO Decisions Revenue is down and so is profit. You listened to your customers, assessed the competitors, enlisted the brightest of your team, and sifted through the brains of the best external experts. You’re feeling good about your decision to signed-off on that five hundred thousand dollar Sales Improvement Program; you locked [.]. Sales analytics bill swanson predictive analytics revenue roi sale

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Digital Kids Conference

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- Digital Kids Conference. Now in our 6th year, Digital Kids Conference (formerly Engage!) 2012 takes place April 25-26, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Digital Kids provides companies the critical information they need to reach digital kids and connected youth through online and mobile technologies. Coverage will include social games, mobile and tablet apps, virtual worlds, social media and marketing and more. See [link] (more

RealD Launches Stock Buyback Effort

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Los Angeles-based RealD , the developer of 3D movie projection technology, said Friday that it has authorized an up to $50M repurchase of its common stock, as it looks to boost its stock price. The firm's stock price has been languishing at around $11.00 per share--below what it had its IPO at nearly two years ago. The company said the move "demonstrates our confidence" in the firm's future. RealD, which is headed by Michael V.

Hacker Security Workshop

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- Hacker Security Workshop. Email kdavidson@murietta.org.

Aerovironment Gets $5.5M Order From U.S. Marine Corps

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Monrovia, California-based Aerovironment , which makes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military, said Friday that it has scored another military order worth $5.5M. The firm said the win is with the U.S. Marine Corps, for the firm's RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems.

Schmoozd

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- Schmoozd. Startup Mix and Mingle. Drink. Connect. Join us on Thursday evening, April 26th at WOKCANO in Santa Monica for Schmoozd as we mix and mingle while geeking out on the latest tech startups demoing their apps. Grab a drink, some food and start schmoozing. See [link].

Local Corporation Signs Deal With ConsumerInfo.com

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Irvine-based Local Corporation , the online publisher of local business guides, said Thursday that it has signed a deal with Experian's ConsumerInfo.com , to provide targeted ad campaigns for the site. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The EcoCom SIG Presents. Electric Vehicles: Cars, Charging Stations and The Utility Grid

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- The EcoCom SIG Presents. Electric Vehicles: Cars, Charging Stations and The Utility Grid. CommNexus. This EcoCom Event will take us to the intersection of plug-in electric vehicles, networked charging stations, the utility grid and the communication systems that make it work together. How does this all fit together? The panelists will discuss their initiatives and the communication technologies needed. See [link].

Curbsy Launches iPhone Food Ordering App

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Los Angeles-based startup Curbsy said Friday that it has launched a new, photo-driven food ordering app for the iPhone, West LA Takeaway. The startup said the app very specifically aimed at consumers on the west side of Los Angeles--will let consumers order from favorite area restaurants, view dishes, browser user reviews, and order for takeout or delivery. Curbsy is headed by Justin Kahn, who was a co-founder of WireImage.com. READ MORE>>.

Leasing Fundamentals

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- Leasing Fundamentals: How to Save Money, Reduce Risk, and Manage the Leasing Process. CONNECT. In this workshop, we will discuss the current state of the economy as it relates to the real estate market in San Diego County and provide education and insight you can use in your next lease transaction to save money, reduce risk and extract the optimal concession packages based on what other tenants are getting in today's environment.

Banjo Hits 1 Million Users | Aims to Claim Social Discovery

Tech Zulu Event

Mobile social discovery is all the rage as evidenced by the early success of apps like Banjo , which achieved an astounding 500,000 downloads in its first six months alone. Apparently the momentum is continuing. Earlier this week, Banjo announced it doubled its users in the last three months.

TechAmerica Senior Finance Executives

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- TechAmerica Senior Finance Executives. Optimizing and Effectively Integrating your Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting with Strategic Planning "Series" Part 3 Thought Leader: Mark Schneipp. See [link] (more

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Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources,advisors,dealmakers and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. See [link] (more