Effective Networking Starts With Empathy


We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand their network. What is one practical tip you’d give a young entrepreneur who is just setting out to build a professional network? There is no better network builder than providing value.

Worst Networking Call Ever


I just got off the phone with someone who wanted my help getting networked into the Santa Barbara business community. Little did I know when the call began, that it would end up being the worst networking call in which I have ever partaken. An important aspect of effective networking is to understand how the person you are speaking with relates to other members of your network. One might think the caller was a young person who is still learning the networking game.

Understanding the Power of Your Human Networks

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The critical skill is not just your immediate network but the network beyond that you can tap into if you’ve earned the right through nurturing your 1-degree relationships. Building Your Network. Either you have a well established network or you don’t.

Epic Fail: Worst Networking Call Ever


It was a rather hapless soul who was seeking my help networking within Santa Barbara''s startup community. In the fifteen minutes that we chatted, the caller made some shocking networking mistakes. It is acceptable to politely ask for something when you are networking.

This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking


The post This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking appeared first on John Greathouse A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Andrew Fuller (left) and Jonas Bolduan I encourage my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students to err […].

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires


So with no real barometer for reliable talent and a fast-evaporating social network, where should early founders snag that elusive star talent. Tap Into Your Network. Tap Into Your Employees’ Networks. Tap Into Superconnectors’ Networks.

How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks

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I was waiting for my son’s basketball game to start this morning and with the morning’s emails all drained I turned to Twitter and saw this Tweet from Marshall Kirkpatick. Test: open your twitter stream, look at the 1st item in it, think of something to say in response, say it. Theory: it’s really that simple. Marshall Kirkpatrick (@marshallk) January 24, 2015. I consider Marshall a business friend. A fellow thinker and tinkerer of technology. Somebody I respect. And like.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

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For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

ACTIVE Network Moves To Texas


In another blow to San Diego''s technology industry, ACTIVE Network , the sports and recreation registration provider, said late Thursday that it is moving its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. According to ACTIVE Network, the transition will take place over the coming year. Active Network said it will continue to maintain a San Diego presence. active network texas perry economic jobs employment headquarters

AdRev Acquired By Zealot Networks


Studio City-based AdRev , the digital rights management startup that also operates AudioMicro , has been acquired by Zealot Networks , according to AdRev founder Ryan Born. Zealot Networks already owned a majority of AdRev, having acquired that stake in 2014 for $20M. adrev zealot networks merger acquisition digital rights management content youtube music musician studio

TYT Network Names Fullscreen Vet As VP


Los Angeles-based TYT Network has hired on BuzzFeed and Fullscreen veteran Chris Puckett as its new Vice President of Advertising & Brand Partnerships, the company said Tuesday. TYT Network runs The Young Turks and other online properties. network fullscreen executive buzzzfeed chris puckett content publishing young turks

How To Network With Really Busy People


It has never been easier to network with really busy thought leaders who can have a huge impact on your career. When expanding your vitrual network, sincerity and charm make a powerful duo, just like in the real world. Other Networking Tips.

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Ixia Rolls Out New Network Security Product


According to the company, the new product is aimed at enterprise networks, and specifically blocks known bad traffic from malicious IPs, hijacked IPs, and unassigned or unused IP spaces and addresses, all at line speed. In addition, the tool also helps identify and stop internal, infected devices from connecting with known botnet servers, as well as blocking traffic from countries which are likely to have no valid reason to access a company's network.

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Digital Networks Group Acquired By Telerent Leasing

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Aliso Viejo-based Digital Networks Group , a provider of AV and IT integration for the healthcare, education, and government sector, has been acquired by Raliegh, North Carolina-based Telerent Leasing Corporation. Telerent said that Digital Networks Group becomes part of its Avidex division. digital networks groups merger acquisition healthcare hospital sytem integration visual audio

Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

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They “don’t care what people ate for lunch.&# They’re fine on their existing social networks, which these days mostly means they’re happy with Facebook. And as a result Twitter Networks are currently different in my mind than many other social networks.

Zealot Networks Acquires AllScreen


Los Angeles-based Zealot Networks , the digital media company led by Danny Zappin, said last week that it has acquired Culver City-based AllScreen , a video syndication company. zealot networks allscreen merger acquisition digital media video syndicationFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zealot said the buy will help it with both distribution and technology. The two said AllScreen sees an average of 250 million monthly video views.

Stage 32 Targets Film, TV, Theater With Social Network


Does the entertainment industry need its own social networking site? Los Angeles-based Stage 32 thinks so--and so far, has 325,000 members for its online social networking site, which it says ties together film, television, and theater creatives. stage32 social networking hollywood content film theater television artist

ThisWeekIn Expands Network


ThisWeekIn , the Los Angeles-based, online video podcasting network co-founded by Jason Calacanis, Mark Jeffrey, and Kevin Pollak, is expanding out its lengthy list of podcasts, with a new one focused on startups out the TechStars business incubation effort.

Playsino Releases First Two Network Titles


Santa Monica-based Playsino , the developer of social casino games, said Friday that it has released the first two games under its Publishing Network effort.

Nirvanix Wins Fox Networks


San Diego-based cloud storage service provider Nirvanix has signed on Fox Networks Group , the television broadcaster, as a customer for its service, the company announced this morning. cloud data storage content broadcaster networks nirvanixSize of the win was not announced. Nirvanix said Fox is using the firm's cloud to secure access and deploy key media assets, and to replace a multi-tier data and tape backup system.

Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Be the Connector – there is great value in positioning yourself as the person that can connect people at networking events and meet-ups. Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

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ACTIVE Network, LeftLaneSports.com Launch Private Sales Site


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the online sports registration site, and LeftLaneSports.com , a members-only e-commerce site based in San Luis Obispo, said today that they have tied to launch a new, private sales website called ACTIVE GearUp. active network leftlandsports sports daily deal fashion ecommerce

weeSPIN Finds Funding For Social Networking App


Los Angeles-based weeSPIN announced late Tuesday that it has raised a seed investment round for its music-focused, social networking app. weesping social networking music mobile venture capital angel soundcloud spotify

Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features


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Break Out From The Comfort Zone | Networking For Designers

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Most designers, at least the ones I know, hate to network and rarely do it. The key to networking in the tech world is you do not need to be the best in the world, you just need to be passionate, willing to learn and in a lot of cases be the best designer or developer that people know.

Tech Coast Angels Launches Angel Network


The Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, as well as the United States, said today that it has launched a new network which will syndicate deals between the firm and other angels. The angel group said the new Angel Syndication Network ties together the Tech Coast Angels, Golden Seeds, and the Band of Angels, and will make it easier for entrepreneurs to get funding. tech coast angels network golden seeds syndication finance band

Virgin America Taps LA Startup For In-Flight Social Network


Virgin America said this morning that it has launched a brand new, in-flight social network, based on a mobile app from Los Angeles startup Here on Biz. According to Virgin America, it has launched an in-flight social network which is aimed at helping to connect fellow business travelers on its flights, via the free Here On Biz app. virgin america angeles inflight social networking twitter business hereonbiz travel traveler

Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio


It’s been more than a year since an infamous party with hired models in cocktail dresses captured the biotech community’s attention at the 2016 J.P. Morgan conference. There has been plenty of talk since about closing biotech’s notable gender gap. At this year’s J.P

RingRevenue Signs Mobile Ad Network Tapjoy


Santa Barbara-based RinvRevenue , the provider of pay-per-call marketing technology, said today that it has partnered with mobile ad network firm Tapjoy. RingRevenue's technology helps track the source of inbound calls from affiliate networks. ringrevenue tapjoy mobile advertising network call affiliate tracking marketingThe two said they partnership will deliver advertisers with more customers through inbound calls. Financial details of the partnership were not announced.

Qualcomm Backs M87 To Improve Access To Wireless Networks


San Diego-based Qualcomm is one of the backers in a startup which is developing technology to create a network of peer-to-peer, wireless devices, to help improve access for phones in poor coverage areas. qualcomm wireless peer mesh network telecom poor cell service venture capital strategic

BeLinked: How Professional Networking Can Improve Your Dating Life


LinkedIn is one of the largest social networks, with 300 million users, and we fell that it has a higher quality user base. Max Fischer: There definitely is the idea that LinkedIn is a professional networking site. What do you get when you cross Tinder with LinkedIn?

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Broadcom Rolls Out New Networking Chips


Irvine-based Broadcom rolled out a new set of networking chips this morning, used for physical layer transceivers on 2.5G broadcom networking chips transceiver gigabit ethernet

Report: Hulu Near Network Deal


A report today says that Los Angeles-based Hulu is close to inking a new deal with its network owners. hulu content streaming video network hollywood mediaAccording to AllThingsD, the deal will keep programs from NBC, Fox and ABC on the video site.