Raise money on good news

Berkonomics

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

InfoChachkie

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

socalTECH

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

TechEmpower

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

socalTECH

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.

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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Verve Wireless: 100M Mobile News Pages Per Month

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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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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.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

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

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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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Battling Cyber Hackers: The Next Generation of War Games

Tech.Co

News Privacy and Security Product News StartupsIn 2017, society experienced more data security breaches than any year prior. The final number of data breaches reported was 1,579, a 45 percent increase over 2016’s number of data breaches.

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

Xconomy

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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Eureka Park at CES 2018 Will Shine the Light on Emerging Startups

Tech.Co

News Privacy and Security Product News StartupsOne of the must-see startup events at CES 2018, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, is Eureka Park. It is here over 800 of the world’s most promising new companies will showcase their breakthrough technology.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

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.

Clean Water Wins at CES Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

While celebrity Matt Damon and founder of Water.org is bringing awareness and action to this issue, the startup team from Lishtot is developing products to test the water we consume to ensure it’s safe. News Product News Startups

Girls in STEM and Cyber Security Among Top Startups at Eureka Park 2018

Tech.Co

This year at CES 2018 Eureka Park, the mega startup hub of the conference, the hottest early-stage startups from around the world will showcase their products and services aimed at disrupting their respective industries. They also build deep learned-based products for IoT devices.

Meet the 15 Eureka Park Startups Competing at CES Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

For many founders, getting noticed by investors, potential customers, incubators and other companies, is a necessity to take your product to the next level. Rifft is a company that has designed a multitude of products aimed to enrich our everyday life. News Product News Startups

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

LATechDigest

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

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

Xconomy

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

socalTECH

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.

Study: 17% of Tech Workers Are High on the Job

Tech.Co

Of the top reasons given in the survey for what honestly seems like a pretty poor decision, increasing productivity was the biggest, given by 38 percent of those who had gotten high at work. percent) said it actually makes them more productive. News Startups

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Tesla Adds Dog Mode – Because Twitter Asked

Tech.Co

But, while the customer is king, what does it mean for the state of product development at Tesla? That’s bad news for dogs, and it can prompt members of the public or authorities to smash the windows of unattended cars to rescue animals. News Social Media Startups

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

Xconomy

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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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

Tech.Co

I was very excited by how inclusion was such a priority in the space, Startup of the Year wanted to work with us to make sure the event reflected our community ,” said Denayja Reese, Partnerships and Production Manager of BlackTech Week. News Startups

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.

Why I Made the Decision to Go from Home Office to Coworking Space

Tech.Co

However, this also meant that you could have a quick nap or watch TV when you are not feeling very productive. The minutes you waste because of distractions are more than made up for by the hours you save by being extra productive. News Startups

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5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers

Tech.Co

Purchasing products from a brand you trust can be more of an emotional buy, and trust is one of the key factors to attracting the female shopper. If they know a product is good enough for their family and children, they will share that information with friends. News Startups

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