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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

Both Sides of the Table

Intros.They’re the lifeblood of networking – the currency of mavens. They are your route to angel money. Your entrée to sales meetings.

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7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness


You can watch the 11-minute excerpt from Seth’s talk below, in which expounds upon the Seven Tools Of Awesomeness. Be An Active Listener.

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Caltech Scientists's Kickstarter Project: Nanoart


Here's an interesting Kickstarter project looking for some (crowd) funding: a Caltech scientist is looking to raise $50,000 to create "nanoart".

Grocery Coupon Network’s CMO Jeffrey Hudson | Interview

Tech Zulu Event

Recently we talked with Grocery Coupon Network about the future of couponing and the push towards mobile solutions. Now we bring in the Chief Marketing Officer, Jeffrey Hudson to talk about the new application Grocery Coupon Network engineered to allow the entire coupon printing process to happen from inside Facebook. Social integration?

A Quick Hack for Speeding up Term Sheet and other Negotiations

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve started a series on negotiations in startups. In it I list some books and also link to some of my previous posts. Nor did their lawyer.

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Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara

Steve Reich

More than 150 MIT alums gathered Wednesday night for a discussion of incubators/accelerators. Photo: The takeaway?

Uh Oh: The personal information in our database has been breached

Technology Council

By Richard E. Neff There is so much in the news about cyber-security. Much of the focus is on cyber war as a new and inevitable weapon, Stuxnet and the vulnerability of our national infrastructure. Some of the news is about use of computers to steal US technology and trade secrets, with culprits—if traceable—often located in China or [.].

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Hulu Plus Expands Device Support


Los Angeles-based Hulu is continuing to build out its list of supported devices for its subscription, Hulu Plus service, the firm said late Thursday. According to Hulu, its service is now available on Toshiba 2012 Blu-ray players, Sharp 2012 TVs and Best Buy's Dynex Blu-ray players. READ MORE>>.

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The Future is Happening in Real Time

Frank Addante

Here is a video of my keynote at the Rubicon Project Real Time Trading Summit 2012. I give an overview of the state of the online advertising industry and how a disproportionate amount of the ad spend is going to the Top 10 publishers. The three main areas of automation that will propel Real Time Trading are: Enabling ad networks as bidders.

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 29, 2012 -- NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium. The NIAC examines early stage concepts that may lead to advanced and innovative space technologies critical for NASA to enable missions 10 to 100 years from today. See [link] (more

iPad 3. Really? That’s it?

Alon Schwartz

Let me start by saying that I owned an iPad from the very beginning. I had the first iPad and currently have the iPad 2 and I love it!


Vantage Media Launches Into Educational Marketplace


Vantage Media said its new marketplace helps schools to reach prospective students, segmented by geography and area of study interest. READ MORE>>.

gen-E Scores Private Equity Investment


Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. According to the company, the firm will use the funding to accelerate adoption of its software.

SpaceX Targets Astronaut Delivery


SpaceX said its Dragon has enough interior volume to hold the entire, three-person Russian Soyuz capsule inside its pressure vessel. READ MORE>>.

Mogreet Targets Hispanic Market


Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the provider of a mobile video marketing product which is headed by James Citron, said yesterday that it has been targeting the Hispanic market with its services, and now counts a number of large customers in that category. READ MORE>>. mogreet hispanic video marketing mobile

Interview with Michael Dubin, Dollar Shave Club


We talked with Dubin earlier about the company. The company is also one of the companies to recently emerge out of Science, Inc., Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Virgin Galactic Signs 500th Customer


Virgin Galactic just hired its first pilot in October, and is in the midst of building and testing its vehicles before commencing operations.

Factual Partners with EMC Greenplum


Los Angeles-based Factual has inked a partnership with EMC, as part of EMC's new Grenplus Chorus toolset for data scientist collaboration. According to Factual, its data is available through the Greenplum corus platfor, which will allow data scientists to use data from Factual as part of their own, existing data. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Paul Bricault, Amplify


We sat down with Paul to learn a bit more about the program at Amplfify. Can you tell us a little bit about the basics behind the program?

Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal


Movies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fandango won the deal over rival Movies. READ MORE>>.

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RTI Electronics Acquired By API Technologies


Anaheim-based RTI Electronics , a provider of passive electronic components, including thermistors, film capacitors, magnetic transformers and inductors, has been acquired in an asset deal, according to Orlando, Florida-based API Technologies. API Technologies said it paid $2.3M in cash for RTI's assets. READ MORE>>.

FundaGeek Partners With Inventors' Group


Yucca Valley-based FundaGeek , an online, crowdfunding site headed by Dan Gutierrez, said this week that it has entered into a partnership with the United Inventors Association of America (UIA). According to FundaGeek, the group will use FundaGeek as a crowdfunding resource to help inventors with projects. READ MORE>>.

New Incubator, Frost Venture Partners, Targets Big Data


Adding another group to the growing list of Southern California startup accelerators and incubators: a new, Orange County incubator, Frost Venture Partners , looks to be gearing up to tackle the "big data" market. The new incubator, headed by Stuart Frost , the founder of DATAllegro , lists five startups in its portfolio of companies. READ MORE>>.

LuxeYard Names Tony Winders EVP


Los Angeles-based LuxeYard , the flash sales site headed by Braden Richter, said Friday morning that it has named Tony Winders as its Executive Vice President of Revenue. Winders was most recently VP of Marketing at ValueClick Media, and also had served at Search123. Tony also co-founded interactive Agency (iAgency). READ MORE>>.

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SodaHead Ties With Google Analytics


Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the online social discussion and voting site, is one of the launch partners for the new Google Analytics Social Media features, Google said this week. SodaHead, which was co-founded by former MySpace exec Jason Feffer, was one of nearly two dozen social sites who partnered with Google on the feature. READ MORE>>.

Eucalyptus Inks Deal With Amazon


Santa Barbara-based Eucalpytus Systems , the developer of cloud software deployment tools, has inked a major deal today, with Amazon is tapping Eucalyptus to make it easier for enterprise customers to migrate their web applications between Amazon and their own IT environments. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Verve Wireless Raises $7.0M


Encinitas-based Verve Wireless , the developer of mobile publishing software used by newspapers and other local publishers to serve up mobile news and ads, has raised $7.0M as part of an ongoing, $10M funding round, according to a regulatory filing. The first funding in the round was received on February 28th, according to the filing. READ MORE>>.

PromoJam Raises $1.2M


Los Angeles-based PromoJam , a developer of enterprise, social marketing tools, has raised $1.2M in a Series A investment, the firm said today. The round was led by Golden Seeds, and also included the Band of Angels. According to the company, the new round will go towards growing its social marketing software, plus expansion of sales and marketing.

Sonos Rolls New Mac, PC Apps


Santa Barbara-based Sonos , the developer of easy to use, wireless, whole-house music systems, said this morning that it has updated its controller apps for the Mac and PC. The firm has made a name for its Apple-like ease of use. READ MORE>>. sonos wireless music system audio sound

California Uses $120M Energy Settlement For Electric Car Charging Network


The State of California announced Friday that it is using $120M, received in a legal settlement with a subsidiary of Dynegy Inc., READ MORE>>.

FindTheBest Takes On Car Classifieds


The Santa Barbara startup said the entry into the classified market allows users to shop for cars by type, make, model, year, mileage, and color.

Interview with Tim Sae Koo, HypeMarks


Are you the sort of person who relies on your friends to help you figure out the best places to explore on the web? What is HypeMarks all about?

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My Damn Channel Launches Live YouTube Comedy Channel


Los Angeles-based My Damn Channel , the online comedy and video site run by Rob Barnett and Warren Chao, announced this morning that it has launched a new, live comedy channel on YouTube, and also completely redesigned its website. READ MORE>>. live comedy content video youtube mydamnchannel

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TrueCar Names Industry Relations Head


Santa Monica-based TrueCar reported today that it has named Pat Watson as its new Vice President, Industry Relations. Watson was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, in Columbia, SC. Watson had been at the association for 39 years. READ MORE>>.