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He also designed the Farmville iPhone application (top iPhone app), and worked on corporate development deals including Microsoft, Yahoo, Zynga Japan, and Zynga corporate strategy. Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at Idealab.

Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo


Pasadena-based Idealab has sold another one of its companies to Yahoo today: GoPollGo , a Twitter polling service which let Twitter users collect feedback from their friends and followers. According to GoPollGo, it will be joining Yahoo!

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UberMedia Snags Yahoo Exec


Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab-backed developer of mobile apps and other mobile advertising products, said today that it has named Yahoo veteran Eric Aledort as the company''s Chief Business Development Officer. Aledort was most recently VP, head of media for Yahoo''s global partnerships group. UberMedia is led by Idealab''s Bill Gross. ubermedia advertising exchange yahoo mobile apps

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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My best friend was at IdeaLab at that time, working on the project, and he approached me to join their team. During my seven years at the company, we went public, were acquired by Yahoo , and I continued at Yahoo for two more years.

How Chippmunk Hopes To Use UX To Rise Above The Coupon Crowd


We spoke to CEO Brian Nickerson --an Internet veteran with time at Yahoo and Internet Brands--about the company and its goals. Brian Nickerson: I started out at Yahoo, in their search group.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

Ask the Angels

We were the largest spender on Microsoft at the time and the largest spender on Yahoo. Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

Perfect Market Names Advisors


Pasadena-based Perfect Market, the Idealab-backed startup which is looking to help publishers monetize their underutilized and archive content, said Wednesday that it has created a new advisory board. The firm said that it has added Darshan Kantak, Chief Product Architect for Yahoo's Marketing Products Division; Larry Goodman, President of White Mountain Media; Jonah Schnel of the Ezralow Company; and Chris Muller, Director of Business Development of Synthasite, to its advisory group.

San Gabriel Valley: Bitcoin Creator Not The Only Inventor In Town


Paid search advertising , invented at --a spinout of Idealab--which was later acquired by Yahoo for $1.63 billion and became Yahoo Search Marketing.

UberMedia Names VP


Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab-backed developer of mobile and desktop messaging and social media apps, is announcing this morning that it has hired Ken Rudman as its Vice President of Developer Relations. Rudman has also served at Technicolor, Overture/Yahoo! Rudman joins the company from AT&T Interactive, where he was Director of the Developer Program and Platform. Search Marketing, and

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


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.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

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They were started in affiliation with IdeaLab and were the first-round lead in PayPal. That seems to be the case for lots of AOL / Yahoo! Had a great chat with Jim Armstrong who is a General Partner at Clearstone Venture Partners today on TWiVC.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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billion to Yahoo! He’s behind IdeaLab and has created many interesting companies including innovating in solar energy ( eSolar ) and electric cars ( Aptera ). I was on This Week in Venture Capital (TWiVC) again this week with Jason Calacanis.

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Scott’s first big foray into industry-changing companies came with CarsDirect, an IdeaLab company where he was the initial founder & CEO. Rumored to have turned down acquisition offers from Yahoo and Facebook.

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Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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At at time where nearly all advertising was purchased on a CPM (cost per thousand) basis and not very measurable this was a huge innovation that should be credited to Bill Gross, the founder of IdeaLab. Yahoo!