Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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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. The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet!

StockTwits: Twitter Hijacked Our Idea


Stocktwits developed the idea of click-able stock tickers, allowing users to search for conversations about certain stocks on the micro-messaging site, as well as through partners like CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, and others. San Diego-based Stocktwits , the online, finance focused micro-messaging site run by Howard Lindzon, has a problem: Twitter just made stock tickers on the site clickable, replicating a major feature of Stocktwits.

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UCLA DEV Contest Proves Grand Ideas & Teamwork are Essential to LA Tech

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They then reached out to Yahoo who jumped on board to provide some funding and once they had that name attached, other big names in the industry took notice. 1 2 3 ► The post UCLA DEV Contest Proves Grand Ideas & Teamwork are Essential to LA Tech appeared first on TechZulu.

Is it a Good Idea to Have Ads in Tweets?

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Facebook popularized the short-form “status update&# and this initially is called the “feed&# but over time starts to become known as the “ stream.&# Twitter then popularizes the idea of having only a stream (e.g. Advertising has driven the majority of Internet innovation.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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Hello, Yahoo!?! (I I talked to an ex Yahoo! And you still have no idea if you will accidentally become Pinterest or if your $41 million will produce a Waterworld.

Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban


Mark and his team sold, to Yahoo! Even after Yahoo’s stock tanked following the dot bomb crash, Mark and his senior team still walked away with a whole lot of Chicklets. Ideas are worthless, unless they are coupled with effective execution. EVERYONE has ideas.

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Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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I was drawn to entrepreneurial projects, and I wanted to work with friends and pursue new ideas. During my seven years at the company, we went public, were acquired by Yahoo , and I continued at Yahoo for two more years.

Burn This Number After Calling: Greg Cohn on Burner


Where'd the idea come from? The idea was that prominent people who might have a small following might post their availability to chat for 20, 40, or 60 minutes to Twitter of Facebook. So, we came that idea, and started working for six months polishing it up as its own product.

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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And many short-termists will think it’s a bad idea. I argued ages ago that Yahoo! Imagine if Carol Bartz or the Yahoo!

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

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He presented the idea at the TED conference in the mid 90′s and was literally boo’d while he was on stage. The idea actually came to him from the Yellow Pages business. He came up to Bill after the event and said, “clever idea, we should do that with you.&#

The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get

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Would Google have become today’s juggernaut without Yahoo! But they weren’t there in 2009 when you were up late nights shitting yourself whether you really were smart for pursuing this idea. Overnight success. It’s one of the biggest myths in the tech industry.

Interview with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits


First of all, what's the idea behind StockTwits, for people who haven't used the service? Howard Lindzon: StockTwits is a verticalized community for people to share stock ideas and market ideas, 24/7.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


Those programs--epitomized by YCombinator in the Bay Area, and TechStars in Boulder, Colorado--attract newly minted entrepreneurs with a mixture of cash and mentoring, and a program which rapidly takes ideas and turns them into viable, executing businesses.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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First, A Primer: Portals, RSS, Feed Readers & Delicious - When the web started we needed directories to find information and thus Yahoo! They had a lock on “distribution&# and were named AOL, Yahoo!, And because Delicious was bought by Yahoo! (a

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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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Our clients are large, Fortune 1000 companies, like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Nike, JP Morgan, Lamborghini, and SpaceX. Silicon Beach is the premiere market for what we're doing, and it is really about attracting talent, getting the right ideas, and getting the right cultural environment, to be able to produce the product we have. In the corporate world, events are more than just an event�they are opportunity to connect with your customers and turn potential customers into buyers.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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Of course these are great places to network with other investors, meet great entrepreneurs and keep your connections strong with senior execs at larger companies like Yahoo!, If you say yes to every inbound meeting you don’t have the time to search out the harder-to-find, crazier ideas that are often lurking around university research projects or getting out to meet senior executives at tech companies to find out whom they’re partnering with.

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TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


Rami Rostami: One of the things about the new crowdfunding phenomenon, is that everyone is raising money, validating their ideas, and maybe raising $500,00, or $50,000, or $5 million. Plus, there are companies like Yahoo, Google, and others who have set up shop here.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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With Yahoo!, A healthy startup community needs to communicate and create new ideas together. Communication and growth will bring more capital and investors to start new businesses and ideas to create more opportunities, thus continuing the circle of startup life.

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When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?


In this post, I want to look at just the question of when it makes sense to use Facebook Connect, Twitter Oauth, OpenID, Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication, Google Friend Connect or basically any of the other authentication mechanisms. Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo!

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Biz2Beach To Stream Live Here On TechZulu

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For those who may be unfamiliar with the Biz2Beach conference, its a networking conference of thought leaders, innovators, and trendsetters for a day of exchanging ideas. Tony has previously worked for organizations like PayPal, Yahoo!

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What to do When a Tech Giant Decides to Eat Your Lunch

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And AOL stopped Yahoo! And Yahoo! They seem to have several interesting ideas. An edited version of this post originally ran on TechCrunch. This version has some additional details on a portfolio company I’ve invested in, which are disclosed below.

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a great leader and seem to be having this conversation a lot lately about Facebook, Yahoo!, Take Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo! I never worked at Yahoo! But his role as “Chief Yahoo!&#

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Interview with John Ellis, PurePhoto


John Ellis, the CEO and co-founder of the firm, is the former COO and CMO of NextMedium, was a VP at ValueClick, and has also served at Fastclick, Yahoo/Overture, and Earthlink, among other firms.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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What was Bill Gross’s heretical idea as portrayed to the tech elite? Yahoo! An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch. If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Yahoo. Mayer on her first 100 days at Yahoo: ‘This job was tailor-made for me’ 1 day ago. Matthew Jenusaitis is the CEO of OCTANe , an Orange County startup accelerator whose mission is to connect people and ideas with capital and resources.

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How ScoreStream Is Crowdsourcing Its Way Into High School Sports Media


While there, I was approached by a guy with an idea around sports statistics, and we spent about two months to figure out what was interesting about the sports market.

Interview with Rich Rygg, HipGeo


Earlier this month, Fullerton-based HipGeo ( announced a $500,000 funding round from Morado Venture Partners, the seed fund of ex-Yahoo executives Ash Patel and Michael Marquez, eHarmony's Galen Buckwalter, and San Diego angel investor Bob Bingham.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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But it did take Brad as a public spokesman, consummate networker and successful VC to help create legitimacy to let David’s ideas flourish. The people with the time, energy & creativity to build organizations like TechStars need to bring their ideas to fruition.

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp


You've got a great idea for a web video series, but how do you learn about how to make that happen, to get distribution, and monetize that video? We developed films for half a million to a million for distribution to places like Hulu and Snagfilms, and Yahoo, that sort of things.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Idea Mensch. We are about to head on a four-month, 48-state road trip to help people across America bring their ideas to life and shine the light on some of the amazing entrepreneurs and communities. We highly recommend.CO for your next ideas URL.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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You think that anybody really believed 1999 that two young kids out of Stanford had a shot at unseating Yahoo!, You had no idea how important that brand name was until you left it behind. This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful.

Interview with Tobi Bauckhage, Moviepilot


What is the idea behind Moviepilot? In the last four years, we built, which is like Yahoo Movies or Netflix on steroids.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine


Is the idea to have multiple projects as part of the company? People we met there were Greg Cohn, who was recently head of yahoo games.