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Postcard on the Run Links With Hotel Group

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Los Angeles-based Postcard on the Run , the mobile app startup which allows users to take a photo on their smartphone and turn that into a real, physical postcard, has inked a partnership with a hotel and resort operator.

Marketing Me: Strategies for Success

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- Marketing Me: Strategies for Success. Broads Circle. Join us for this hands-on workshop to create your strategy for success. Our keynote speaker will provide an update on the status of women in the workplace and valuable advice on overcoming obstacles. Learn which key attributes corporate boards look for when selecting members. Our expert panelists will walk you through crafting your unique message and provide you with tools for getting the word out. See [link] (more

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Insights and Opinions: The Key to Success with Angel Investors

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What's the best way to connect with an angel investor, and how do you get them to pay attention to your company? Steve Reich , a Southern California entrepreneur and investor, says it's all about one thing: respecting their culture.

Social Media School

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- Social Media School. Social Media School is in session. This is the beginners class. We will teach you how to maximize Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Pinterest, Evernote, Tumblr and all emerging platforms in your personal and professional life. We will teach you how to manage the information through one platform and distribute it via the same channels. Laptop is required. This will be an interactive and working class. There is a small amount of prework as well.

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SoCalBio Executive Luncheon in Orange County

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- SoCalBio Executive Luncheon in Orange County. See [link] (more

Gaikai Delivers Console Games Via Facebook App

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Streaming, cloud-based game service provider Gaikai has linked up its service to Facebook , the firm said Wednesday, launching a beta of a Facebook app which allows users to play console-quality games directly from the social networking site. The firm said its app is aimed at allowing video game publishers to reach millions of potential new players on the social networking site.

Opportunities in Mobile Space

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- Opportunities in Mobile Space: Networking and Panel discussion. The mobile communicating infrastructure including digital telephony and data exchange coupled with steep innovation in handheld smartphone and data exchange devices has fueled an exponentially growing marketplace of mobile services for consumers and businesses. See [link] (more

Citrix Online Acquires Podio

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The Santa Barbara-based online services arm of Citrix is expanding its suite of software, after Citrix said this morning that it is acquiring Podio , a developer of collaborative work software for business teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. Citrix said it will use Podio to bolster its GoTo line of cloud services.

ProVisors Technology Industry Group

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- ProVisors Technology Industry Group. The group's mission is to provide a networking, educational, and referral driven forum to one another through personal knowledge and expertise in the Technology sector. 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. Email Kevin Holmes (kholmes@jhcohn.com).

SpaceX Plans Launch Site In Texas

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is gearing up to set up a launch site in Cameron County, Texas, according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In a release to the public, the FAA said that SpaceX is developing an environmental impact statement and public meetings to discuss the plan.

Techtonic Games Names CEO

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Santa Barbara-based Techtonic Games , a developer of mobile, tablet, and browser-based games, said Tuesday that it has named Scott Miller as the firm's new CEO. Miller was previously CEO of Snail Games USA, and also was founder and COO of MojoBaby. Techtonic Games said it was founded in May of 2011 by Peter and Leif Dahl. The firm's first title is Bust-N-Rush, an action game which currently runs on PCs and Macs. READ MORE>>. techtonic games executive videogame content

AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups

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Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators.

Esri Launches ArcGIS App On Kindle Fire

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Redlands-based Esri , the developer of geographical information system (GIS) mapping software, released a new version of its software for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and other Android devices. According to Esri, its ArcGIS for Android allows users to access and edit Esri maps on the mobile devices.

WD Ships Mobile Hard Drive

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Irvine-based Western Digital said this morning that it has shipped a new, 7mm, 2.5-inch mobile hard drive, aimed at the notebook and Ultrabook market. The firm said its new WD Scorpio Blue drive is only 7mm in height, ideal for the thin and light notebook market. The new drive is available in 500GB and 320GB capacities, and costs $79.99 for the 320GB version, and $99.99 for the 500GB version. READ MORE>>. western digital hard drive portable ultrabook laptop notebook