Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when they reach maturity or a major liquidity event, their talent disperses and germinates into the next generation of companies. Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan Spiegel

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Los Angeles.

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Ross Levinsohn Named CEO, Publisher At Los Angeles Times


Southern California technology veteran Ross Levinsohn , best known for his efforts as Interim CEO at Yahoo! and his work at Fox Interactive Media, has been appointed CEO and Publisher of the Los Angeles Times , according to the LA Times' parent company, tronc. According to tronc Levinsohn will oversee the Los Angeles Times' operations, and look to expand its journalistic endeavors, product and content initiatives, global footprint and business and revenue opportunities.

Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal


Los Angeles-based Fandango announced htis morning that it has scored an exclusive deal with Yahoo , where it will be the exclusive ticket seller for Yahoo! The firms said the deal includes both Internet and mobile access to Yahoo!

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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NAME Yahoo. SIGNIFICANCE PASSING-MENTION. --> Tech Titans Hit the Beach As Silicon Valley moguls go on a home-buying spree in Los Angeles, theyre reshaping the real-estate landscape. Another client, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, just closed on a deal to buy ex- Yahoo.

Yahoo Taps Former MySpace Exec For Revenue Chief


It looks like Ross Levinsohn is building out his team to help out at troubled web portal and media firm Yahoo. Barrett was Chief Revenue Officer at Los Angeles-based MySpace. Barrett also has served at AOL Media Networks, GeoCities and Disney Online, in addition to a stint in Sales at Yahoo. yahoo executive revenue sales levinsohn

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New Owner Looks To Sell Tsavo Media, Sees Yahoo Penalty Fees


The new owner of former Los Angeles startup Tsavo Media , Canadian-firm Cyberplex , said today that it is looking for "strategic alternatives" for the unit of the firm, after a fiasco involving Yahoo's traffic quality reporting system. Cyberplex said that Tsavo Media was informed that it will be required to pay Yahoo approximately $4.8 million, due to Yahoo's indication that Tsavo was sending it "low quality" traffic.

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LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Be Great Partners , a Los Angeles technology incubator, has recently released a report on the startup community in LA and the information shows a positive growth for startups here in LA. Los Angeles is 3 rd in the global startup ecosystem, behind Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


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.

Report: Yahoo Eyeballs Maker Studios


A report this morning from AllThingsD says that Yahoo is on the prowl for companies, and has been looking at Maker Studios. The report comes after reports that Yahoo is considering an acquisition of TVGuide from Lionsgate, in a deal worth $20M.

Luxe Valet Launches On Demand Parking Into Los Angeles


Luxe Valet , a new, on-demand valet parking app startup, has expanded into Los Angeles, saying that it will offer up its valet parking service to users in Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Venice. Luxe Valet looks to be the third, on-demand valet parking startup to launch in Los Angeles, which also has valet parking startup Curbstand , and another Bay Area competitor, ZIRX , both of which also offer up similar valet parking services to residents via smartphone.

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socalTECH , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Taking a clue from Google, Yahoo has begun closing donw lesser used services owned and operated by the company, including a half dozen different services announced Friday, including Upcoming, Yahoo! Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more.

Yahoo Outsources Yahoo Shopping To PriceGrabber


Yahoo said Monday that it is dropping its outsource most of Yahoo Shopping, its comparison shopping to Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber , the firm told its developers Monday. Yahoo Shopping is a comparison shopping site which displays products and prices for different products, including consumer electronics, computer, and related items. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo. Tags: pricegrabber yahoo comparison

It's Official: Ross Levinsohn Out At Yahoo


Ross Levinsohn , who has been heading up Yahoo as Interim CEO, is officially leaving the firm tomorrow, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo. The move is not at all surprising or unexpected, given Yahoo's hiring of former Googler Marissa Mayer as CEO earlier this month.

Ross Levinsohn Joins SteelHouse's Board


Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse announced on Thursday that it has named Ross Levinsohn, the former CEO of Yahoo!, Levinsohn, who is a well known advisor and investor in the digital media and technology market, has previously served as CEO of Yahoo!, ross levinsohn steelhouse digital media technology investor board advisor executive yahoo

Nativo Snags Yahoo VP As New Executive


Los Angeles-based native advertising provider Nativo said Tuesday that it has named Jay Freedman, a former VP at Yahoo, as its new Chief Revenue Officer. According to Nativo, Freedman was most recently in charge of Yahoo''s Technology and Telecom Vertical, and also had been at Interclick. publishing brand advertising sales yahoo executive nativo

Ross Levinsohn Officially Starts At Yahoo


Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, has officially started at Yahoo heading up its Americas Region, according to the company. Fuse Capital has not yet made any statement on how the firm is managing the departure of Levinsohn to Yahoo.

AdventureLink Snags CEO From Yahoo


Los Angeles-based AdventureLink , a venture funded online adventure travel booking site, said Friday that it has appointed Jeff Dossett as the firm's Chief Executive Officer. Dossett was most recently at Yahoo!, Tags: adventurelink travel executive booking yahoo

Hulu: Kilar Declines Yahoo CEO Spot


Los Angeles-based Hulu has one word for Yahoo : hands off our CEO! According to a Hulu spokesperson, as reported, its CEO, Jason Kilar, has been a focus of Yahoo's CEO search committee. Yahoo has been in the midst of attempting to find a new CEO to help right the ship at the ailing Internet portal, which has been churning through CEOS and battling to regain relevance. rumor executive kilar hulu ross levinsohn yahoo

Yahoo Confirms Ross Levinsohn Hire


Internet portal Yahoo confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it has hired Ross Levinsohn , former head of Fox Interactive Media, and current venture capitalist at Fuse Capital, as its new Executive Vice President of Americas. According to Yahoo, Levinsohn reports directly to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, and will manage the company's media group, advertising sales, and partnerships for the Americas region. Tags: yahoo ross levinsohn executive media content

Demand Media Snags Yahoo Exec


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media venture of Richard Rosenblatt, announced Monday afternoon that it has hired on Joanne Bradford, most recently Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand Revenue and Market Development, as its Chief Revenue Officer. According to Demand, Bradford will oversee brand advertisers on the firm's top 20 owned and operated web sites. Bradford reports to Rosenblatt.

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. Scott Sangster, President of Tech Coast Angels (Los Angeles)/CEO at OrganicStartup.

YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product


Los Angeles-based b> YP , the provider of business search and local marketing services, said today that it has launched a brand new product. The company said the tool not only lists ads on its own properties, but also delivers those ads to Google, Bing, and Yahoo. YP said it has launched ypSearch , a new product aimed at small business owners, which both provides search ads on YP''s properties, as well as on major search engines.

Report: Demand Media Snags Yahoo VP


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the online media venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has apparently scored a high profile executive from Yahoo, according to reports. According to AllThingsD, Joanne Bradford, most recently Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Revenue and Market Development, is leaving Yahoo for Demand Media to serve as Chief Revenue Officer. Tags: bradford joanne yahoo executive media demand

Yahoo Extends Free Food Perk In New York: Whither SoCal?


Internet portal Yahoo is continuing its makeover back into a Silicon Valley style workplace, and apparently has extended its free food offer to employees at two of the company's New York locations, according to reports today. However, it looks like--so far--that revolution has skipped Yahoo's Southern California operations. Yahoo has operations in Santa Monica, San Diego, and Burbank, which among them show a few dozen job openings.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product


Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.

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LegalZoom Adds Former Yahoo President Decker To Board


Los Angeles-based , the provider of online legal documents, said today that it has added Susan L. Decker, the former President of Yahoo!, Decker was president of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and served as CFO of Yahoo from 2000 to 2007. Tags: legalzoom legal documents executive susan decker yahoo to the firm's board of directors.

Panache Grabs VP From Yahoo


Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Panache said today that it has named Cheryl Kellond as its new Executive Vice President. Panache said that Kellond joins the firm from Yahoo, where she was Vice President of Advertiser Product Marketing. Kellond has also served at Adobe. Panache is a provider of online advertising products focused on premium video publishers. READ MORE>>.

Report: Levinsohn May Head Up Yahoo North America


Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Fox Interactive Media, is possibly the top candidate to head of Yahoo 's North American operations, according to a report from AllThingsD. Yahoo has been undergoing some management turmoil, and recently lost Hilary Schneider, who headed up Yahoo's US operations. Levinsohn is based in Los Angeles, and was in charge of Fox Interactive Media when it acquired MySpace. Tags: ross levinsohn yahoo executive fuse capital

Demand Media Gets New Competitor, Yahoo, After Associated Content Buy


Los Angeles-based Demand Media , the user-generated content venture of Richard Rosenblatt, has new competition this afternoon, from Yahoo , after Yahoo announced it would acquire content publishing firm Associated Content. Tags: demand media associated content yahoo

SodaHead Connects With Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo


Los Angeles-based , an online site focused on a combination of news discussion and questions and answers, announced today that the firm has connected the site to Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. The new integration allows users to automatically post questions from the site to a Twitter feed and Facebook status updates, or distribute them to Yahoo's contact lists. Tags: sodahead twitter facebook yahoo software integration news

Google Reportedly In Talks To Buy Hulu


A report Friday from the Los Angeles Times says that Google is in preliminary talks to buy Los Angeles-based Hulu. and Yahoo Inc. According to the LA Times--citing "people familiar with the situtation"--Hulu has also been shopped to Microsoft Corp. Hulu has reportedly retained investment banks Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners to shop the firm. READ MORE>>. hulu google merger acquisition exit video content network

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Factual Adds Neighborhood Data


Los Angeles-based cloud data provider Factual , which is run by Gil Elbaz, has expanded outs its data set, saying Tuesday that it has tagged fourteen million of its Factual places with neighborhood data. Factual said it has used data from Flickr Neighborhood and the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset to populate its database. factual neighborhood data database yahoo clickr geoplanet software

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