Sat.Dec 23, 2017 - Fri.Dec 29, 2017

How well do you use your business time?

Berkonomics

Forming business relationships at the highest level. As you follow these insights from ignition to liquidity event, you’ll detect a continuing theme, emphasizing the need for deep and wide relationships that the CEO and senior staff can call upon for advice and guidance.

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Candidate Experience and Rapid Growth: The Secrets Only Experts Know

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Congratulations! Your company is growing rapidly. This brings many new challenges and is an exciting time. But there’s one thing you can’t afford to ignore while expanding: your candidate experience. Rushing through the hiring process negatively impacts the candidate experience.

Pantone Announces 2018 Color of the Year

TechCrunch LA

Image Source: pantone.com. In 2018, the fashion influencers at Pantone want you to inspire, invent and imagine with their choice for color of the year: Ultra Violet. “We

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 26: SpaceX Launch Lights Up L.A. Skies

L.A. Business Journal

A SpaceX launch of 10 Iridium satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base lit up the Los Angeles sky on Dec. 22; WhatsApp is ending support for BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8.0 at the end of the year; and Fair.com is acquiring Uber’s Xchange Leasing and picking up 150 employees

Tech Industry Must Implement Old-School Corporate Best Practices

Xconomy

There is little doubt that Silicon Valley has taken a reputational hit in 2017, partly as a result of the media’s usual star-making and -breaking process, but mostly through self-inflicted wounds.

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Fashion Comes To Social VR As Sansar Launches User-Created Avatar Clothing Market

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Sansar™ , announced the launch of a fashion market for user-created avatar clothing, opening new creative and entrepreneurial opportunities for users. In addition, Sansar has launched a first-of-its-kind integration with Marvelous Designer , the fashion design software by CLO Virtual Fashion Inc.

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Members Hire Associations, Members Fire Associations

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Members hire Associations, Members fire Associations is what the new mantra will be for Association Executives in 2018. The evolving external environment is continually redefining how member executives assess the impact of their memberships.

Reflections on 2017: Michael Terpin, Transform Group International

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During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions from Southern California's "movers and shakers" in the technology industry. This morning, we have a contribution from Michael Terpin , the CEO of Transform Group International and Chairman of BitAngels.

TaskUs Tops 8,000 Employees

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Santa Monica-based TaskUs , the provider of business process outsourcing led by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, has now passed up 8,000 employees, the company said today. According to the company, it added more than 1,000 additional employees this year. The company was started in Santa Monica, but its biggest employee base is in the Philippines. TaskUs did not reveal any financials, but said it increased its revenue by 45 percent in 2017 and signedup 20 new clients, among other milestones.

Reflections On 2017: Anna Barber, Techstars LA

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During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions from Southern California's "movers and shakers" in the technology industry. Today, we have a contribution from Anna Barber , the Managing Director of Techstars LA (www.techstars.org), one of three startup accelerators run by Techstars in the Los Angeles area. What was the big news for your company this year?

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Irvine's Alteryx At Center Of Massive Consumer Data Leak Of 120M

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Irvine-based data analytics software developer Alteryx is at the center of a massive, consumer data leak which was revealed this week , which has revealed a stunning depth of information on 120 million American households.

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 29: Faraday Future Boss Jia Yueting No Longer Owns the Company

L.A. Business Journal

Faraday Future boss Jia Yueting no longer owns the company; Ziff Davis’ Vivek Shah on publishers’ e-commerce fever; and SpaceX rolls out Falcon Heavy

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rolls Out To Launchpad

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has moved the Falcon Heavy , the new, heavy lift capable rocket it is developing, to a launch pad in Florida for the first time, as it gets set for its first test flight to space. According to Spaceflight now, the Falcon Heavy was placed on Launch Pad 39A at NASA Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, as SpaceX plans to start testing for a launch sometime in January. A formal launch date has not yet been announced.

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Reflections On 2017: John Greathouse, Rincon Venture Partners

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During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions from Southern California's "movers and shakers" in the technology industry. Here, we feature the contribution of John Greathouse , an investor with Rincon Venture Partners and Professor Of Practice at UC Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurial Sales. What was the big news for your company this year?

Reflections On 2017: Krisztina 'Z' Holly, MAKE IT IN LA

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During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions from Southern California's "movers and shakers" in the technology industry. This morning's contribution is from Krisztina 'Z' Holly host of the The Art of Manufacturing podcast and founder of MAKE IT IN LA (www.makeitinla.org), which supports connecting local manufacturers and high tech companies. What was the big news for your company this year?

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 28: LeEco Founder's Assets Seized as China Pursues Absent Web Mogul

L.A. Business Journal

LeEco founder's assets seized as China pursues absent web mogul; Snapchat developing ‘Stories Everywhere’ outside the app; and TaskUs grows to more than 8,000 employees

Reflections On 2017: Peter Cowen, Sutton Capital Partners

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During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions from Southern California's "movers and shakers" in the technology industry. This morning, we have a contribution from investor and investment banker Peter Cowen of Sutton Capital Partners.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 27: Library of Congress Ends Comprehensive Twitter Archive

L.A. Business Journal

The Library of Congress will stop archiving all public tweets; LG is working with a mapping provider to create products for self-driving vehicles; and Amazon released details from the recent holiday shopping season

With Expansion Plans, Ed-tech Companies Hire Top Talent at High Packages

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Nikhil Barshikar – MD Imarticus Learning, interacted with The Economic Times, for the job market for ed-tech professionals. Read More. The post With Expansion Plans, Ed-tech Companies Hire Top Talent at High Packages appeared first on Imarticus. newsroom

HyperX In NBA 2K Sponsorship Deal With Mavs Gaming

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Fountain Valley-based HyperX , the division of Kingston which is focused exclusively on gaming products, said this morning that it has inked a deal with the Dallas Mavericks Mavs Gaming team, where Mavs Gaming will use its gaming headsets. According to HyperX, the Mavs Gaming team will use its headsets through the NBA 2K League, the new e-sports league run by the National Basketball Association. Financial details of the sponsorship deal were not announced.

Reflections On 2017: Michael Jones, Science Inc.

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During the holiday season, our tradition over the last few years has been to post reflections on the past year and some predictions from Southern California's "movers and shakers" in the technology industry. Today, we have a contribution from Michael Jones , the CEO of Science Inc. www.science-inc.com). Michael has been behind such companies as HelloSociety (acquired by New York Times), FameBit (acquired by Google) and Dollar Shave Club (acquired by Unilever).

Report: Fair.com Acquires Uber's Auto Leasing Business

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Santa Monica-based car startup Fair.com is acquiring the auto leasing business of Uber , according to a report from the WSJ today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Fair operates an auto car shopping/financing service, which is led by longtime industry veteran Scott Painter (formerly of TrueCar). As part of the deal, Uber is reportedly taking a stake in Fair. READ MORE>>. fair uber auto leasing merger acquisition shopping finance lease automotive

Where You’d Least Expect Them

Xconomy

If you’ve spent any time in the business-events industry, you know destinations like Las Vegas, Paris, Chicago, or Barcelona like the back of your hand.

Houston Investor Murthy Reflects on Tech’s High & Low Points in 2017

Xconomy

A series of events this year—from the Equifax data breach to the foreign use of social media to influence the U.S. presidential election—has prompted some to question the utopian promise of innovation, especially when it comes to Web companies and cybersecurity.

Flipside Crypto’s Balter Talks Uber, #MeToo, Cryptocurrencies

Xconomy

The past year was a turbulent one for the tech industry. There was a new controversy seemingly every week, whether it was Uber’s myriad scandals ; more personal data breaches ; Russia’s use of social media and other online platforms to try and influence U.S.

Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe on the Tech Backlash of 2017

Xconomy

It’s time to ring out the old year. Or perhaps in the case of 2017, with its litany of data security breaches, social media manipulations, and allegations of sexual harassment, to just wring out the old.

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Tamr’s Andy Palmer on Diversity in Tech & A.I.’s Data Challenge

Xconomy

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re surveying business and technology leaders from around our network to get their perspectives on the year in tech—and what’s next. Below are the highlights from our e-mail exchange with entrepreneur and investor Andy Palmer, the co-founder and CEO of Cambridge, MA-based Tamr , a “data unification” software company. Palmer previously co-founded Vertica Systems, now part of HP.)

Privacy Advocate Richard Holober on the Tech Backlash of 2017 

Xconomy

We’ve just passed a year full of news about the role of technology companies in U.S. elections, democracy, free speech, fairness in hiring, sexual harassment, privacy, data security, and the future job market for humans in the age of robots and artificial intelligence.

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UTD’s Guengerich on the Promise and Peril of Tech Innovation in 2017

Xconomy

A series of events this year—from the Equifax data breach to the foreign use of social media to influence the U.S. presidential election—has prompted some to question the utopian promise of innovation, especially when it comes to Web companies and cybersecurity. To help put things in perspective at year’s end, Xconomy reached out to Steve Guengerich, executive director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Despite Scandal-Filled Year, Mark Cuban Says “Tech Is Just Tech”

Xconomy

A series of highly publicized events this year—from the Equifax and Uber data breaches to foreign use of social media and Web services to influence the U.S. election—has prompted some to question the utopian promise of innovation, especially when it comes to cybersecurity and big tech companies.