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SXSW Organizes Rare Edward Snowden Interview. Then Google Ruined It.

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Organizers at SXSW and the ACLU scheduled a rare and relevant live interview with privacy advocate Edward Snowden, live streamed from an undisclosed location to a very interested audience. Google Hangout had just botched the most important discussion of SXSW and the broader security dialog.

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves

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In a sign of the growth of the Silicon Beach technology world, last year, Google moved its headquarters out of a space on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, and into a new fancy headquarters space in Venice. We find that events are kind of the glue that sticks that all together.

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amSTATZ Social Network For Fitness Gurus, Athletes & Events | Interview With Founder

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amSTATZ is an online community that brings fitness professionals, athletes and fitness events together into one place. For the event organizer: Exposure to a new channel of would-be participants – fitness-focused athletes who are dedicated to athletic training.

Silicon Beach Expands with Santa Clarita’s Startup Weekend Nov. 13 -15

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Santa Clarita Startup Weekend is a grassroots event, organized by five volunteers who currently live in the Santa Clarita Valley. Event: A three-day event that encourages a fun and engaging environment for startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds.

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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Find events, conferences, mixers, networking groups, meet up groups who would find value in hearing your insights. In an excel sheet put the name of the event, link to the event, event organizer and event theme. Now study the event organizer.

Two Bit Circus Co-Founder Brent Bushnell to Keynote TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech

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It connects to your linkedin, facebook and google accounts and allows you to collect feedback from any of your connections securely, simply and very quickly. It enables anyone (home chef, brand, nonprofit organization, etc.) Sponsorship Opportunities for Events, and other channels.

Vision, School, & Work | Interview with Jim Farley CMO Ford Motors

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As I sat quietly at CCE and listened to the openings and keynotes – LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ford CMO Jim Farley, and Google Maps for Business Director Tarun Bhatnagar, I came to realize what an interesting crossroads we’re sitting at. Organic shapes vs hard?

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

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My trip was scheduled around the annual Web Summit and the f.ounders conference, both of which have become the hottest must-attend event in Europe and rivaling any great conference in the US. There were senior members from Facebook and Google. and later attracted firms like Google.

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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Where does YP fit in a world dominated by Google and Yelp? With Google, they are obviously the big dog, no matter who you are talking about. Outside of Facebook, Google is the internet. Google has to go through channels like us just to get to an advertiser.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Startup Weekend LA has grown to become a very special event here in Los Angeles. This past SWLA (February 24-26) was like non other and the 5th event to take place at Coloft here in Santa Monica. As Avesta Rasouli, SWLA Co-organizer and Founder of Coloft says, “Go sell something!

Real Office Centers In Santa Monica To Shut Down

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According to the LA Times, the lawsuit stemmed from "misuse" of the ROC's terrace, which had frequently been used by local organizations for parties, get togethers, conferences, and other events. Real Office Centers apparently had been prevented from renting out that terrace upper floor and terrace for big, third-party events, one of its key sources of revenue. The property on Arizona Avenue was previously Google's Santa Monica headquarters.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Coming hot off the coat tail of earlier this year’s Startup Weekend LA where Zaarly launched, this LASW was nothing less than amazing and as someone put, one of the best tech events in LA they had ever been to. What a weekend!

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How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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Where does YP fit in a world dominated by Google and Yelp? With Google, they are obviously the big dog, no matter who you are talking about. Outside of Facebook, Google is the internet. Google has to go through channels like us just to get to an advertiser.

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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Actually, there is tons of wealth in San Diego but it isn’t organized well to support them. Killer Events – Think about what a wonderful benefit Austin gets by hosting SxSW every year. But why not start with a niche event in a topic that can attract 200 people.

What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

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The charity event is a 10,000-mile race in a farcically small and junky vehicle, with the goal of raising money $10K for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. These events reinforced how important it is to build a strong team with staying power.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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This last season, we did over 600 high school football games all over the country, and signed a partnership with Google/YouTube and others. Can you talk about how the YouTube/Google relationship works, as much as you can? John Mudge: We started working with Google/YouTube last year.

One of My Most Frequent Pieces of Advice: Be Politely Persistent

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They get pissed off if a senior executive at Google doesn’t take a meeting with them, if people are late to their meetings or if they have emails that are unreturned. I once went to a startup event where a VC told the audience that if a VC doesn’t respond to your email to move on to the next VC – that VC is clearly not interested. Do you think that every conference organizer will promptly meet your needs?

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Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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ABC Family, Fox, Universal Music, Google, Facebook, Demand Media, MyLife, Riot Games, DFJ Frontier, Rustic Canyon, GRP Partners, Siemer and Associates, Marketshare, Saatchi Online, OMD, Ignited, Rubicon Project, Smashbox Cosmetics, NFL, UCLA, USC, and dozens of start-ups.

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?

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In 2009 Jed created a Google doc to track the seed accelerators. By mid-2011 he noted, “As seed accelerators have exploded in number world-wide, it’s become nearly impossible to keep this (Google Doc) working.”

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Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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SEO / SEM are promotional techniques for marketing through the Google distribution channel, which have yielded huge benefits to many companies – Yelp being a prime example. This industry is so mature now that the cat-and-mouse game between companies and Google has gotten sophisticated.

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What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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Valuing any company can be difficult because it requires a degree of forecasting future growth & competition and ultimately the profits of the organization. Usually only an “ exogenous event ” that causes a shift in the amount of supply or demand.

Interview with Damir Davidovic, NEOGOV

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Damir Davidovic: What's driving that growth, is we have established a standard in the public sector for agencies and organizations using our system. We have really been spreading around lots of organizations across the state, through word of moth and referrals from satisfied customers.

The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.

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And yet, as I recall the greatest thrills, the memorable events, the best of memories, almost none are about the money. If you are in such a good place in your life, find a local angel investing group by Googling “angel investing”. The liquidity event and beyond

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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Other firms like Google bring massive resources to design or engineering and as as corporate VC can offer things normal VC firms can’t offer. We also run internal events often where we connect entrepreneurs to share knowledge.

This Super Cool B-Corp Is Changing The Nonprofit World

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We’ve seen companies like Zendesk utilize HandUp gift cards for customer appreciation, and provide the gift of impact at an event like Keen IO’s KeenCon, as well host internal matching campaigns like Box did for the team on #GivingTuesday.

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AT&T and American Airlines | The SXSW Party & Hackathon Recap

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AT&T and American Airlines went all out with this event. Special shout out goes to WeLink who helped organize the after party, and ROAR who came in as a party sponsor. Prism will be an extension of what you can do with the Google Glass.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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The goal for this organization is four-fold: To provide mentorship for some of the most promising young companies based in Los Angeles or willing to relocate to LA. We always wanted to be seen as a “mentorship organization” where people are asked to give back to their community.

6 Steps To Raising Venture Capital – Hint: Preparation Matters More Than Your Pitch

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Judiciously comment on articles they post to LinkedIn, retweet their tweets, vote up one of their Quora posts and establish a Google Alert on them and their firm. If possible, make sure you have an alternative to a funding event, such as growing organically, slowing down planned growth, etc.

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.

How Boards Need to Evolve Over Time

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Planning and dealing with extra-ordinary events: M&A, fund raising, crises. In the first two years we were really focused on getting our product adopted through major channel partners like Commission Junction, LinkShare, Google, eBay, ShareASale and others.

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A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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I don’t care if you’re a 10-person organization, a 1,000 person organization or a multinational corporation – often it is the few key players that change the dimensions. Community Leaders + Organizers. Every region needs its local media & events.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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Google was clear that they WOULD NOT go into this business. He came up to Bill after the event and said, “clever idea, we should do that with you.&# They were a juggernaut and Google was a small company. But obviously Google won the war.

8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

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He has grown our US operations from 1 employee (him) to a global organization of 75 employees that will finish the year with 8-digit revenues (90+% recurring) and more than 350% year-over-year growth. “We’re trying to figure out how to best get a deal with Google.

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