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Indeed Prime On Why Los Angeles Is A Hot Technology Jobs Market

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Most of the insiders and hiring executives in Los Angeles know how hard it is to find technical talent in Los Angeles�but not all realize it's not because of lack of talent, but because of very high demand. Last week, job search service Indeed launched a new service in Los Angeles, called Indeed Prime , hoping to jump into the market for finding talent here to address that issue. Why did you pick Los Angeles for the new job service?

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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To prove that point, tonight I had the privilege of hearing him speak at Lean LA , a Los Angeles group that helps high tech start-ups build great companies on a budget. Noah has what I believe he called “Thank You metrics”. I am a raving fan of AppSumo.com.

Ninja Metrics Ties With Mobile Analytics Firm

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics , the social analytics software developer led by Dmitri Williams, said this week that it has tied with mobile analytics company TUNE. The two said that they will integrate Ninja Metrics'' Katana Social Analytics Engine into TUNE''s own MobileAppTracking product, which the two said will help app developers and marketers with the value of their advertising. ninja metrics mobile analytics social integration tracking developer

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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I asked attendees who travelled from Los Angeles, Montreal, San Francisco, Washington DC, why they took the long flight and 3 days to attend PowderKeg and every answer was the same – Matt Hunckler. It’s spectacular and I want one here in Los Angeles.

Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Make Games More Profitable

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In a move to convert that huge pile of data into something much more meaningful, Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics (www.ninjametrics.com) launched a new predictive analytics product for the industry. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Online Business Networking Los Angeles

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Great by Cliff Allen Business Networking Online who I had blogged about previously in Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles. I'm going to be working with people like Cliff and Steve Gilison (see Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles ) and Tom Humbarger (see Social Media to Build Reputation and Reach Prospects ) to create this online business networking group for Los Angeles.

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. ► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo. Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles.

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LeanLA Presents: Beware of False Prophets

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Fueled by a drive to be self-made and complimentary pizza & beer, the room consisted of younger and older, budding entrepreneurs, track-proven overseers, and even a couple of angel investors. Metrics-Guided.

UX | An Old Dog With New Tricks

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Last week, I attended an event hosted by The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. see it as the end-all-be-all when they are still looking at target groups and traditional metrics.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. 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 bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

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We narrowed it down to key-metrics. Los Angeles is going to be our home base. Also, mainly the entertainment focus side of Los Angeles is something you can’t dismiss.

Porter: Mobile Chores | The Constant Hustle and LA Tech, Interview with CEO Matt Lucido

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My every day is trying to fundraise, reaching, re-reaching out, and trying to keep people updated with metrics. More important piece of advice, especially in Los Angeles because capital markets here is tighter than the ones in the bay area.

Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round

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Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M The company's other backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. ninjametrics ninja metrics venture capital funding regulatory filing game videogame online mobile social analyticsof an ongoing, $5M funding round, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing this week.

Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? Posted byTony Karrer at 7:47 AM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning. Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles.

Internet Marketing tips from SEO/SEM expert Jason Lavin

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Last Friday was no exception my Los Angeles-based CEO Group 3709. Best practices Executive Development Leadership Management Metrics Productivity Strategy Team Development Teamwork Internet Marketing The post Internet Marketing tips from SEO/SEM expert Jason Lavin appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Vistage regularly attracts amazing speakers to its CEO Advisory Group meetings.

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LA TECH SUMMIT Celebrates Los Angeles’s Phenomenal Growth

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Lasky talked about Riot’s growth trajectory, which took the team from a dingy warehouse to the leveraged entry investment, which lead to a full acquisition, by China’s Tencent (which parallels Instagram’s early buyout by Facebook), as well as the secret metrics which took his daughter’s interest in Snapchat to meeting founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, who were working out of Spiegel’s father’s house with a staff of ten at the time.

Image Metrics Gains $6.5M

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics, which is developing facial animation products for the entertainment industry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $6.5M Image Metrics develops technology for facial animation, being applied to the film and video game industry. Image Metrics said the new funding will go towards developing new technology and to execute its plans.

Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics announced this morning that it has raised $2.8M in funding came from the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. Ninja Metrics uses social analytics and cloud computing software to calculate "social value" of users in an online gaming environment, helping companies to predict what their users will be purchasing or doing, and helping them to better monetize their games.

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Image Metrics Releases Facial Animation Software

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics said Monday that it has launched its facial animation technology product, FACEWARE. Image Metrics' FACEWARE works with existing 3D software packages. Tags: image metrics facial animation halo bungie videogame content software The new software is based on existing services the firm offers to game developers. The company also said the new package is being used in-house by game developer Bungie, the developer of HALO.

Image Metrics Targets Video Game Customers With New Services

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, disclosed this morning that it has created a new "rigging" service for the video game and film markets. Image Metrics develops software used for facial animation image capture; the firm's technology was used for the upcoming God of War III video game for the Sony PlayStation 3. Image Metrics is venture backed by Saffron Hill Ventures.

Interview with Mike Starkenburg, Image Metrics

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics (www.image-metrics.com) recently landed a $6.5M, Series B funding round for the firm's facial animation products. I was introduced to Image Metrics a year before I joined, and was helping them along. Editor's note: you can see Image Metrics "Emily" demo on their web site ). Tags: animation hollywood interview content animate metrics image software movie

Ace Metrix Gets $8M For TV Ad Analytics

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The firm, which is headquartered in Mountain View, also has operations in El SEgundo, and was founded in Los Angeles. metrics television analytics venture capital advertisingAce Metrix , a provider of technology for television advertising analytics, said today that it has raised $8M in a funding round from WPP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Leapfrog Ventures, and Palomar Ventures.

Mogreet Targets Small Businesses With Self-Serve, Mobile Marketing

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Los Angeles-based mobile messaging and marketing firm Mogreet is targeting the small business market with a new, self-serve offering it is calling Mogreet Express, the company announced this morning. The company said the new product includes reporting tools and metrics to track marketing programs.

Live Nation Buys Analytics Firm BigChampagne

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Los Angeles-based Live Nation Entertainment said today that it has acquired a provider of media metrics and analytics, BigChampagne Media Measurement. BigChampagne provides media metrics about entertainment and online audiences. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. LiveNation said that it will incorporate the technology from BigChampagne across its businesses, to power social discovery, product personalization, and other features.

A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles

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Is there a difference between tech startups in Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles? Los Angles founders are hustlers and deal makers. At parties in Los Angeles people talk about a media deal they’re “closing”, what TV star is at the party, and some “gray hat” spam-like technique that made them an extra 100K last month. Raj Kapoor – a hawk about understanding the metrics that drive the growth of online communities.

About this Blog

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. ► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo.

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Burstly Buys TestFlight

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Los Angeles-based Burstly , the mobile advertising technology firm headed by Evan Rifkin, said today that it has acquired TestFlight , a developer of a real-time dashboard which provides mobile advertising and revenue analytics for iOS apps.

Dollar Shave's TV Push Powered By Convertro

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Fans of Los Angeles subscription razor firm Dollar Shave Club might have noticed a lot of the firm recently on television. The reason why, is the firm has been running ads since January to help get the word out about its service and products.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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What metrics are going to be the key startup metrics and how do we get those metrics without too much cost? Here in Los Angeles, it's the LA CTO Forum - a private, invite only group of 250+. I received a great question via LinkedIn: I'm the founding engineer and working hard to launch my startup. I seem to encounter a lot of people who want to attach a CTO label to me as I'm the only programmer on the founding team of three.

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Gatsby: Tackling Shopping Cart Abandonment With Social Sharing

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Los Angeles-based Gatsby (www.thinkgatsby.com) has come up with a way to combine both ways to promote social sharing, as well as reduce shopping cart abandonment, via discounts which change depending on your social influence and sharing activity.

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

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Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. years there has been an initiative in Los Angeles called Launchpad LA.

Squabbler Launches New Features To Power Video Engagement

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Founded during 2012 in Los Angeles (and Amplify alum), Squabbler believes the web can serve as the perfect platform for staging and settling debate. Watch video metrics, track performance.

When the Good Guys in Venture Change Roles

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I’ve worked very closely with Matt over the past four years as we share an investment in a company in Los Angeles called NextPlus and we sat on a board together for years.

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SocialVibe Aims Product At Politics

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Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , the online advertising firm run by Jay Samit, said today that it has launched a new, political advertising solution ahead of the 2012 elections. The firm--which sells online ads based on engagement metrics, rather than the usual clicks and views--said it is applying its model to the political landscape, looking to help campaigns get their word out on social networking sites like Facebook.

Interview with Michael Wong, MergeLocal

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That's what Los Angeles-based MergeLocal (www.mergelocal.com) is looking to find out, by offering up points which can be converted to real cash, when users check into local businesses. Are users willing to check into local businesses with another, mobile check-in product?

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How The Promise Of Social Media Advertising Is Measuring Up For Adly

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Four years ago, Los Angeles-based Adly (www.adly.com) launched to much fanfare as one of the first local startups to tie into the brand-new, Twitter micro messaging platform. In addition, those platforms are not providing the metrics that marketers need.

Interview with Matthias Galica, ShareSquare

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For this morning's company profile, we thought we'd connect with ShareSquare (www.getsharesquare.com), a newly funded Los Angeles startup focused on QR barcodes -- 3D barcodes -- focused on musicians and entertainers. In that market, there are literally no ROI metrics.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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We make it trivial to quickly aggregate and monitor your key metrics in real-time! Start Engine is a rapid accelerator focused on helping Los Angeles-based technology startups build a solid foundation for success in 90 days. Early-stage companies in the web, mobile and ecommerce space are encouraged to apply for the program which completes four cycles per year, culminating in Demo Days that are attended by the region’s top angel investors and VCs.

Interview with Wes Nichols, MarketShare

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For our Friday interview, we thought we'd catch up with Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the Elevation Partners-backed software provider, to hear where the firm is nowadays.