Raise money on good news


The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news – right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, the longer you wait without significant upward news, the harder it is to get attention.

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Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites


I reached out to Michael after their surprising day at the top of Hacker News during early September. The innocuous post, which was simply titled " Divshot " generated over 110 comments and was awarded nearly 200 points by Hacker News' notoriously jaded readers.

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Tealium Wins News International


San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise tag management software, announced today that it has been selected by News International , the UK publishing division of News Corporation for its online media network. Tealium said its product will be used to manage page tags on publications such as the The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. tealium enterprise management software news corp media digital marketing

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Framework Benchmarks


Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. Please join the conversation at Hacker News.

Flud Launches Social News Apps For Companies


Flud , a San Diego startup developing mobile apps to let teams privately share news with their co-workers and others in the company, recently revealed that it is trying to take on that task with its social news platform developed with the backing of a couple of venture capital firms. Flud firm said its tool is aimed at bringing private news and intelligence sharing to businesses, letting co-workers share news articles and other information within an organization.

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Products I Love to Use

Both Sides of the Table

I’m not trying to say my picks are great and other products aren’t and I’ll certainly forget some. But this is just a reflection midway in June 2015 of the some of the products I love, enjoy or use frequently, and am not an investor in. World leaders use it to break news. They even have a “you’re buying this product on Amazon, why not donate one to a classroom” feature kind of like Tom’s Shoes pioneered.

Verve Wireless: 100M Mobile News Pages Per Month


San Diego-based Verve Wireless is reporting tonight that the firm served up 100 million mobile news pages per month in 2009, up 160% year over year. The firm, which powers such mobile news applications as AP Mobile, said it is on track to serve up 2.2 billion news pages this year. The firm attributed the growth in news page views to local media partners, who have recently been signing up to the company's white label mobile application product.

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Verve Wireless Raises $7M For Mobile News Apps


According to Verve, the new funding will go towards further development and expansion of products. The company says its mobile news app served up 150 million mobile news pages in July. Tags: content news newspaper publisher android iphone software mobile advertising wireless verve

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Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report


The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica. Tags: yahoo news taiwan overseas media santa monica

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Develop.la | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

Tech Zulu Event

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing engineer and PageWoo ’s CEO and co-Founder Jason Crilly about his side project, the new hacker news site for the Southern California tech community called Develop.la. s own hacker news, Develop.la s first hacker news site, Develop.la.

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Good News For Content Creators: $5M Available From YouTube


The good news for content creators in Hollywood and elsewhere trying to make it on the Internet: YouTube , the video sharing site owned by Google, said today that it has just launched a new program which will invest five million dollars for new content partners. According to site, its new YouTube Partner Grants program will invest in new and emerging YouTube partners for those partners to invest into their product budgets.

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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?


The problem is you don't yet have product/market fit, and until you do, you don't really know what to build. When product vision is truly clear, then it makes sense to execute it, and hiring follows. These companies are very early-stage and definitely have not shown product/market fit.

Microsoft Rolls Out Celebrity News Site


Microsoft's MSN, and Santa Monica-based media firm BermanBraun Interactive said today that they have rolled out a new celebrity news site called WonderWall , which will feature information on what the companies described as the "hottest" pop culture stories, personalities, and trends. BermanBraun Interactive--the production firm founded by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun--has deals with MSN, NBC Universal, and Pepsi to develop online entertainment properties.

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VIRURL Debuts Native Advertising Product


According to the firm, its product allows bloggers to insert sponsored posts that match a blogger''s audience on a cost-per-click basis. VIRURL is part of the move towards the somewhat controversial idea "native advertising", where sponsored content appears as part of a publisher''s news stream. Santa Monica-based startup VIRURL said Thursday that it has launched its technology, which automatically publishes sponsored content into blogs.

Rubicon Releases Ad Numbers For News Publishers


The firm said it has optimized more than 18 billion impressions for 150 "Premium News" category publishers using its products. Rubicon said that the Premium News category is one of the firm's largest growing areas. Rubicon's products are used to optimize the mix of online advertising networks for publishers, by selecting which ad networks will provide the most revenue for online publishers.

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Bio Roundup: Bristol & Illumina Blues, Sickle Cell News & More


AND IN OTHER NEWS…. —New York-based Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ICPT ) said that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended conditional approval of obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) in Europe to treat patients with the rare liver disease primary biliary cirrhosis. On Aug. 4, shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb closed at $75.32. Today, shares are worth just over $50.

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Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller


He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Like many product managers, my background is fairly eclectic. That's where I learned I enjoyed interacting with customers and working with development teams to build and launch products.

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products


Santa Monica-based talent management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand announced the launch of its suite of people analytics products at its annual Convergence Conference. News cornerstone convergence cornerstone on demand

Turning Thoughts into Productivity | The Fetchnotes Story

Tech Zulu Event

Turn on your phone and look at the productivity folder. You’ll be more productive within three weeks time. And for the 81,000 avid users, we’ve got some exciting news. We discuss productivity, emails, communication, and the dynamics of the team.

Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News


And then the news flowed, from a fast reprieve for Juno Therapeutics to no mercy for Elizabeth Holmes. —Enough good trial news. ” —Company funding news: Tesaro (NASDAQ: TSRO ) of Waltham, MA, said it took advantage of positive Phase 3 data to raise $409 million in a secondary stock sale…Protagonist Therapeutics, based in Milpitas, CA, has filed for a $75 million initial public offering. —In other Merck news, U.K.-based

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Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production


Goleta-based Soraa , the Khosla Ventures-backed developer of LED and laser-based lighting and projection display technology, appears to be heading for volume production on its products. manufacturing capacity for volume production. No details on production dates were given.

Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More


For more on Tsien and the rest of the week’s news, let’s get to the roundup. ” But the company insists it will stay the course with its lead product, a T cell-based cancer immunotherapy called CTL019 that Novartis could present for regulatory approval if current trials go well. A man who helped shed light—fluorescent light—on biology died far too early, at the age of 64.

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LG Releases Smart Products Galore! [Phones, TV's, Appliances]

Tech Zulu Event

LG is really getting into the smart product game. News Retail & Consumers Science & Technology 3D Appliances CES LG LG Mobile Smart TV SmartTV Upgrader THINQFrom smart phones, to the smart connected entertainment devices, to even smart appliances. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Can Blip.TV Change The Indie Production Market On The Web?

Tech Zulu Event

And the site is growing, it now includes video content made by brands you may recognize from places that you visit elsewhere on the web, like the Popsugar entertainment news brand. Arts & Entertainment New Media News Review Social Media Social News Website Blip.tv

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BuzzVoice: Listen To Your Favorite News And Blogs

Tech Zulu Event

So it was a pleasure to catch-up with BuzzVoice ( formally Pimp My News ) and to see where they have taken their product. It mashes together your 10 top favorite news feeds into a 10min newscast. It is like a Pandora for web news. It's always great to catch-up with start-ups we have interviewed in the past. Seeing their progress and how much they have changed in one year is pretty amazing.

Some of the Best Reads for Casual Friday: Artificial Intelligence


Fridays can be the most productive work day, as you look to shore up everything before the weekend starts. Or, maybe instead, it’s a day filled with long lunches and listless Internet surfing, as you seek out all the interesting articles you missed during the week.

Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

TechCrunch LA

Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out last week’s edition , which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to Waymo’s laser bears and cybersecurity. And here, (wait for it) there are ONMs — original news manufacturers.

Yahoo Links With Producer Of The Office For Web Series


Financial details of the production deal were not disclosed. Yahoo and Reveille said the program is part of a broader, content production and distribution deal between the two firms. Tags: yahoo reveille knew news content production hollywood toyota Online web portal Yahoo has inked a deal with Reveille , producer of The Office, Ugly Betty, The Biggest Loser, and other shows, for a new online series, the firms said today.

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Bitcentral Buys Fission Software


Newport Beach-based Bitcentral , a developer of software used in broadcast news production and automation, said it has acquired Fission Software , a developer of software used for master control automation in the media and broadcast industry. bitcentral merger acquisition fission software broadcast news automation

FindTheBest Partners With Electronics Review Site


Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the online product comparison site headed by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor, said Thursday that it has partnered with an online consumer electronics products review and technology news site, eCoustics.

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Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator


You are the ultimate product; your work, innovations and products are an extension of yourself. The SELF Accelerator is our core product. News Profiles Cameron Kashani CoAccel Coloft Jasmine Hannaby

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Behind the Scenes: Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS with Suzy Ryoo


In addition to advising the companies on various core business practices and ways to improve their products, SMASHD LABS worked to create experiences that set them apart form other accelerators, in order to enrich its entrepreneurs with different ways to approach their businesses and their products.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


We’ve heard this from startup founders, product managers, development team leads, CTOs, and others who see their product gaining traction, but simultaneously see performance falling off a cliff. User experience is suffering and it’s the worst possible time with the product taking off.

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Digest 5/9-15: Hyperloop One’s Big Week; uBeam Accusations; Snapchat Moves into Santa Monica


Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter ( link ) for news as it happens. **. CORNERSTONE ON DEMAND Launches New Products ( link ). THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. Monday May 16. Silicon Beach Startup 101 (-5/20). SMNT HH. LA Fintech. Tuesday May 17. TriNet Inspire.

Frameworks Round 1


Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. Please join the conversation at Hacker News