Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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Remember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital? Mahalo had initially focused on creating a human-curated search engine, but had seen some stumbles after major Google algorithm changes last year which caused a dropoff in the firm's search engine traffic. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanis

Mahalo Chops Headcount, Says Report

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Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the online human-curated news and search site headed by Jason Calacanis, has cut 10 percent of its staff, according to reports. According to a report by CenterNetworks, the changes were a reaction to the search algorithm and quality changes made by Google last week. Google said last week that it had made significant changes to its algorithm to downgrade what it considered low-quality pages, which was expected to hit "content farms".

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Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year

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Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. According to Calacanis, the firm is now paying $5 - $10 to writers to write articles for the site, and then splitting revenues from Google AdSense with those writers. Mahalo now has about 3,000 how to articles on the site.

Calacanis Drops TechCrunch50 Lawsuit

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The news comes on the same day it was reported that Mahalo made a 10 percent cut to its staff, due to Google's recent search ranking changes. conference launch disrupt techcrunch spat legal lawsuit arrington michael techcrunch50 mahalo calacanis jason

SMCLA Takes On Google Analytics LIve

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TechZulu will be streaming SMCLA: Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics, live from the Mahalo Office in Santa Monica. This month we are going to take a deeper dive into one of the easiest ways to measure online social media efforts – through Google analytics.

SMCLA: Google Analytics Recap and Video

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Repost of SMCLA's Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics. The Google Analytics panel was a big success with a great turnout of over 150 people at the Mahalo office in Santa Monica. It takes 5 minutes: Google Analytics is about as easy to setup as setting your alarm clock.

Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

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What do Google Analytics and print newspapers have in common? I’ve been using Chartbeat for over a month now to track performance of my blog and I find myself looking at Google Analytics much less these days. In fact, I’m surprised by how antiquated Google Analytics feels.

Calacanis Backs 15Five

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Jason Calacanis , the Los Angeles angel investor, podcast host, speaker, conference organizer, and CEO of Mahalo , is one of the angel investors in employee feedback firm 15Five.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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In the bay area you have Facebook stealing employees from Google, Zynga stealing from Facebook, and some new hotshot startup ready next in line to pounce. Loosing talent is a HUGE problem and the reason why Google will give big bonuses and cash to keep their teams in tact.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Tyler Crowley, of Sqweal, Launch, ThisWeekInStartups, Open Angel Forum, and Mahalo, stopped by to give a quick coaching session on pitch prep. We’d also like to thank the Startup Weekend Global Sponsors including Amazon, Twilio, Kloudmine, Open Tok (Talk Box), Sendgrid, Microsoft, and Google.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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Factual / Gil Elbaz - For the amount of success in his last startup, few people seem to know that Elbaz is behind Google's immensely successful Google AdSense product--originally known as Applied Semantics' AdSense.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places. This is mostly from bloggers, but also from pages being included by members.

Story Crawler

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Think Google Alerts on steroids with ability to push out and publish or syndicate. Mahalo (Mark Jeffrey and the gang are super cool and I dig that they made a custom page for me, ha!).

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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We are also home to DemandMedia (Richard Rosenblatt) and Mahalo (Jason Calacanis). ExpenseBay Wins Showoff. Twiistup 6 has come to an end. It proved to be a great transitional year.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Read more: VentureWire (requires login) , Mahalo Profile Page. I don’t like going against Google Docs or against 37Signals for project management.